It’s hard to believe a week has passed since I set off for my blogger meet-up adventure. I’m reasonably certain I won’t be able to top last weekend for fun, but I’m going to give 110% effort trying! The weather should cooperate, so I’ll spend as much time as possible outdoors. I’m trying to cram in as much sunshine as possible before the temps start dropping.
Sharing a few items that caught my fancy this week:
Interesting fitness article on WiseBread this week: Fitness Rewards: Breaking a Sweat without Breaking the Bank
[With] wellness industries taking in billions of dollars each year; high-end running shoes costing as much as $200 a pair (to be replaced every four months, depending on mileage, according to experts. What experts?!); the average smoothie costing more than a meal; and the local grocery store that accepts food stamps yet sells moisturizers for upwards of $40, I suspect we’re investing more in ad campaigns than we are in our own wellness.
That said, a reward can be a wonderful thing and inspire us to continue to work toward a healthier, better self. So what can we do to step out of our role as consumers and simply do something to better ourselves?
As someone who, in days gone by, would start any fitness effort with a trip to Target, I found some truths in this article. Thank goodness I finally figured out that I couldn’t buy success ; I had to earn it.
Still, I don’t think it would break my gym to buy a BOSU.
Moving along. If you’re like me and use batch-cooking as a time-saver and cooking avoidance device, you might find this article from Yahoo Shine helpful: 6 Myths About Freezing Food. I had no idea you could re-freeze thawed foods!
And finally, a link to a video that never fails to make me smile and be calm. It’s one of those Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (no affiliation; I don’t even have their insurance) commercials about responsibility:
With that, I’ll push you into the weekend! May it be everything you hoped for…and MORE!