WOOHOO!!! It’s Friday. My days have been all messed up these past two weeks with the holidays. I have worked 5 days in two weeks thanks to the holidays and a vacation day. Tonight should be fun. My friend L and I are celebrating our birthdays with our friends.
Let’s dive into Friday’s Fabulous Five . . .
Five Must Read Blog Posts
Organic Red Potato Spicy Fries by Courtney – I love potatoes and I love spicy so this recipe definitely called to me. And since they are baked, not fried, they are definitely a healthier version of french fries. These are going on my must try list.
Cheers to 2014! by Lindsay – Lindsay offers 5 wishes in different areas for all of her readers. They include sleep more, lift heavier, eat slowly, and more. Definitely things to think about for 2014. My favorite might be – “do what makes you happy”.
7 Must Read Posts for the New Year: How to be Fit with a Full Plate by Pam – Pam offers up links to some of her articles to help you learn how to be fit even if you have a husband, full-time job, kids, and more. Great reading to start the year.
8-Step Process to Become Motivated for (Yearly) Goal Setting by Sarah – Have you set your goals for 2014? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t. No reason you can’t set them this weekend, next week, or any other time of the year. Sarah offers great tips for becoming motivated for the goal setting process. And remember – set as many or as few goals as work for you. There is no set number that is magically.
Make 2014 All About Y-O-U by Rachel – I love this article from Rachel. Don’t start a diet program you feel is wrong just because your co-workers are doing it, don’t join the newest gym when it is a distance from your house and office. Do what works for you. Set YOUR goals, YOUR intentions. Goals do not have to be about losing weight or getting fit. Maybe it is finding the full-time job of your dreams or saving to buy a larger house.
And, because I couldn’t narrow down the articles to five, a bonus one:
Bad Photos Shouldn’t Destroy your Self-Worth by Emmie – I love Emmie. She is fantastic. And this post probably resonates with everyone. I know I am not the only one who takes tons of photos trying to get the best one. Or, when someone else is taking them, I am never happy with the photo they took. Emmie says it all in this quote: “A bad picture doesn’t mean that you look bad – it just means it’s a bad picture.” Here are some personal examples taken within 15 hours of each other:
I took a few selfies while waiting on hubby to get in the car before New Year’s Eve dinner. I love this photo:
After dinner, we had a group photo taken. I am second on the right (black coat). I am so-so about this picture.
Finally, had this picture taken of me the next morning before the 5K started. I hate the way I look in this photo.
So, see, three photos taken within 15 hours of each other and I love one, hate one, and am indifferent about the other. Some pictures are just better than others. Accept it and move on.
Five Motivational Tweets
Resolve to be the best version of yourself this year. Ideal weight is when you are your healthiest, not hungriest #nodiet
— Rebecca Scritchfield (@ScritchfieldRD) January 1, 2014
The BEST part about getting fit is that it's all about YOU and YOUR improvements. ➔ No comparisons. ➔ No judgement. ➔ Just determination.
— Fitness Motivator (@Fit_Motivator) January 1, 2014
Where to start? Small changes! NO soda – NO fast food – ADD extra water -HABIT SHIFT – EAT breakfast #changechallenge
— Heather Frey (@SmashFit) December 31, 2013
"You control the food ~ not the other way around." ~Lori Shemek
— Lori Shemek PhD, CNC (@LoriShemek) December 27, 2013
I am very much looking forward to things getting back to “normal” next week. No word yet on when my new gym is opening. Hopefully sooner rather than later. In the meantime, I am still working out at home or Planet Fitness. This weekend I have nothing huge on my calendar. Going to get the Christmas tree back upstairs and the house cleaned. I started reorganizing the master bedroom closet and would love to finish (or at least keep going) on it.
Share something good with me!
Have a healthy day!