Good morning, and happy Saturday!
I hope everyone’s weekends are off to a good start – what are y’all up to this weekend? Is anyone planning to see the new Star Trek movie? (Not gonna lie: I’ve been looking forward to that for months – I can’t wait to see it!)
In addition to our Trekkie plans, I’m excited to do some cooking that will, pleaseohpleaseohplease, yield better results than this week’s Great Crock Pot Experiment. GF blueberry pancakes, Mexican breakfast scramble, and these banana bread protein bars from Oh She Glows are all on deck — the kitchen will look like a disaster area once I’m done, and I’ll probably start weeping when I see all the dirty dishes, but oh well.
On the workout front, I decided to go running yesterday and give my muscles an extra day of recovery before my next lifting session. I fired up my beloved Charity Miles app and busted out a few miles for Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign that enables American girls to help raise awareness and funds for UN programs focusing on women and girls in the developing world. (How cool is that? I seriously wish these sorts of things had existed when I was a teenager, because I would’ve been all over this like white on rice.)
Anyways, since I ran yesterday, today’s workout will involve getting my strength training on. For now, though, I’m doing some reading while enjoying a cuppa joe.
I apologize for the fact that there are so many articles in this week’s round-up. There are just so many good ones, and I couldn’t decide which ones to post…so I posted all of them. (Sorry, sorry!) I figured this would allow y’all to decide which ones you want to read instead of me deciding for you. It’s a mo’ betta approach, right? 🙂
Happy reading, and have a lovely Saturday!
Health & Fitness:
Mind, Body, Green: 10 Free Ways to Optimize Wellness
Greatist: 15 Key Resources for Women’s Health
NYT Well: When Athletic Shoes Cause Injury
Greatist: The Advanced No-Gym Workout
Kylie Bisutti, Former Victoria’s Secret Angel, Reveals Drastic Weight Loss Methods Involved
Stress Relief & Happiness:
HuffPo: Boost Your Mood: Simple Moves To Help You Feel Happier
NYT Well: Shaking off Loneliness
HuffPo: Meditation for the Time-Deprived
Mind, Body, Green: Use Your Unique Gifts to Serve the World
Atlantic: What if Men Stopped Dating Much Younger Women?
Blisstree: If You Have ‘Tiny Breasts,’ You’d Better Be Prepared to Make Up for It
Washington Post: No Merida Makeover? ‘Brave’ Director Brenda Chapman on Disney Princesses and ‘Sexing Her Up’
The Frisky: I Was Sexually Harassed At The Corner Store
HuffPo: Men Experience Simulated Labor (side note: the best quote in here is”Stop smiling!“)
Humor and Warm Fuzzies:
Slate: My Husband’s Other Wife
Tiny Buddha: When You Don’t Get What You Want, Something Better May Be Coming
*More tattoo fails!* The Most Blatant Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Ever Seen in Tattoos
Happy Place: Stolen Laptop Returned Bedazzled, Full of Jesus-y Photos