Happy Friday, Sweathearts!
It has been a crazy week. I’ve spent a lot more time at home than usual, because I was snowed in on both Monday and Wednesday! In between home workouts and baking cookies (of course), I came across a few fabulous links that I’m going to share with you today. Look for “Link Love” posts every other Friday. I hope you enjoy these blogs, images, and recipes as much as I have.
MIND DETOX – We often focus on detoxing our bodies. And while that is very important, so is detoxing the mind! This powerful post shared on the Move Nourish Believe blog challenged me to really be aware of the negative thoughts that I direct towards myself, and to work on minimizing them.
ROCKIN’ RIVERDANCE – Chances are, you’ve already seen Jason Brown‘s fantastic free skate from the US Figure Skating Championships in January. But if you haven’t, today is the perfect day to see it as the Winter Olympics have begun! It is so inspiring to see an athlete compete at the top of their game. Good luck, Jason!
IT’S OKAY TO INDULGE – I try to eat as clean as I possibly can. But, I love sweets! I love bread! And I’m not going to spend the rest of my life avoiding them at all costs. Taralynn of Undressed Skeleton feels the same way, and I loved her post that recognizes that perfection is impossible.
THE SMALLEST LOSER? – Rachel Frederickson, the latest ‘Biggest Loser’ champion, has taken a lot of flack on social media for her dramatic weight loss this season. Do you think that Rachel took it too far? I don’t follow the show, and I’ve only seen this photograph. From the picture, I actually don’t think that she looks overly frail. I think we need to shift the focus from Rachel (who I sincerely hope is healthy, inside and out) to the practices of “The Biggest Loser“. From what I’ve read, the physical and mental pressure put on participants can be very detrimental. Thoughts?
SHAKE IT UP – One of my favorite afternoon treats are smoothies! I even keep a Magic Bullet in my office so that I can blend them fresh daily. I can’t wait to try out this Apple Pie Smoothie recipe from Claire at The Slender Student. Apple pie is one of my favorite decadent desserts, so I want to see how this captures its essence.
What were some of your favorite links from around the web this week? Do you have any great fitness plans for the weekend? Leave a comment and let me know!