How is it already Sunday evening?!
I hope you all have had a great weekend. We enjoyed ours. I began Saturday with a Bikram yoga class—my first traditional 90-minute class since February 9 of last year! In hindsight, I probably should’ve tried the 60-minute class, but I survived, so that’s what matters, right?!
Post-yoga I cleaned up and we had some lunch at Jason’s Deli (I’ve been craving salad lately!) Then we took the babe for a stroll at a new-to-us park and soaked up some sunshine and fresh air.
This morning I was back at the yoga studio—this time for the “iron hour” class, which is really just yoga with hand weights. It was much more difficult (and hot!) than I imagined, but I definitely will go back.
I’m setting a goal for March. The local Moms Run This Town group I joined (but haven’t run with yet, go figure) is giving a prize to anybody who exercises every day this month. Even if it’s just a 1-mile run or 15 minute circuit at home, it counts. I think I can manage this! I’d actually planned to do this own my own last month, but I managed to screw up the first day!
After doing a bit of shopping earlier, we’re now relaxing and watching some House of Cards while dinner simmers on the stove. Enjoy the recipes/reads below, and have a fantastic week!
Cinnamon Chip Studded Snickerdoodle Bread via Sweet Tooth Sweet Life
Although I wouldn’t call them my favorite, there’s just something incredibly delicious and comforting about snickerdoodles. If I ever find those cinnamon chips, I’m totally making this.
Apple, Berry, and Brie Turkey Burger Sliders via Peas & Crayons
We don’t make burgers too frequently, but if we ever switch things up, these are going on the menu for sure!
Chocolate Pound Cake With Bacon Bourbon Frosting via How Sweet It Is
This cake is ridiculous! I want it.
Salad Pizza via Healthy Aperture / Imma Eat That
Samoas Cookie Pie / Tagalongs Cookie Bars via Averie Cooks
Since these are 2 of my favorite Girl Scout Cookies (Thin Mints are the third), there’s no way I could choose to post just one. Since Mark isn’t a coconut fan, the Tagalongs version will probably win out in our house, however.
.Food, Nutrition & The Environment.
When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps via NPR
Great ideas—every college and university should implement something of this nature.
Kids, Allergies, And A Possible Downside To Squeaky Clean Dishes via NPR
I’m a big believer in “a little dirt doesn’t hurt.” While I’m too lazy/reliant on technology to give up the dishwasher, I do believe we live in a world that’s overly sanitized, resulting in more allergies and less immunity.
7 Ways To Stay Motivated via Kate Moving Forward
Some good tips.
The One Thing You Need To Advance Your Yoga Practice (And Your Life) via Strength & Sunshine
Often easier said than done—but so important.
NEDA: I Had No Idea via Clean Eats, Fast Feets
Meghan says what I’m thinking much more eloquently than I did in my post.
Why I Smile: My Recovery via The Domestikated Life
This is a beautifully-written post that does a great job of explaining the darkness one experiences when suffering from depression, anorexia, etc—and also the joy one feels when truly loving oneself. All the best to Kate.
My Green Recovery Story via Choosing Raw
Although I’m not a vegan (or ED sufferer), I’ve always loved Gena’s blog—her honesty, understanding, eloquence, and inspiration to others. It takes a lot of courage to share a story like hers—and it’s a beautiful read.
Embracing Imperfections via Your Trainer Paige
Such good rules to live by.
Be The Same Person In The Dark via Enjoy Your Healthy Life
Great advice. As an imperfect being, I struggle with this. We all do, but it matters to that grocery clerk or that sales person that you treat him/her with the same kindness you’d treat a beloved friend, family member, or role model.
I Assumed These 10 Things Made You a Bad Parent (Then I Had Kids) via Your Tango
So much to look forward to!…