The Weekly Reader

by tinareale on February 18, 2013

Happy afternoon! I hope your Monday has gone well so far. If not, then may I suggest distracting yourself with some good reads? Some good blog reading always de-stresses me and unwinds my mind. Plus, you can find some great (and scary!) information out there. I went ahead and did what I love to do and compiled some link love to share with you all. What was formerly “Saturday Shares” comes to you today as “The Weekly Reader”. I hope you find something you like!

weekly reader


Get Your Fitness Going

Eat It Up!

  • Runner’s World has a new feature column online all about nutrition – Fuel School Session. As questions about nutrition for runners, and other workout junkies for that matter, and get the answers you need. 
  • Lee adds quite a few favorite flavors into one simple homemade peanut butter – Homemade Cocoa Peanut Butter.
  • When you’re looking for something to satisfy that chocolate craving without banking too many calories, why not give Erica’s 125 Calorie Microwave Chocolate Cake a try? 
  • Meal prep helps make healthy eating easier all week. Ashley prepped these Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers for easy meals through the week and they look mighty tasty.

Reflect & Grow

  • Gabby asks the question “what are my priorities & where does weight loss/leanness rank?” A very thought provoking post on leanness vs strength and worth a read!
  • Allison, one of my BBB participants, learned a big lesson this past week – that she CAN (and does!) inspire others…which only further inspires herself. Inspire others and yourself at the same time.
  • Diet or exercise? Which is harder for you? Dana pointed out a few key lessons she recently experienced with this topic in a great post on the challenges with diet over exercise.

Just For Fun

  • Maybe not so “fun” but interesting for sure! Did you catch the NY Times Calorie Detective video that’s been going around? Pretty disturbing and only solidifies the importance of whole, real foods you put together yourself. I may or may not get into a completely separate debate about other parts of this video one day.
  • I’m not the biggest DIY-er, but for those of you who are, have you ever thought about DIY Gym Equipment? Greatist has some pretty crazy ways to do so!
  • I just said I’m not a DIY kind of gal, but I will be DIY enough to make one of these DIY Workout Tanks Lindsay posted this past week. So cute!

Happy reading!


1 [email protected] Palate February 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Nice little surprise of a Monday evening! Extra reading material at it’s best! Thanks Tina!

2 Dana February 18, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Love getting these and reading all the interesting posts, more blogs to follow:) thanks for including mine

3 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 18, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Definitely some great reads! Thanks for sharing!

4 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean February 18, 2013 at 7:31 pm

yessss! can’t wait to see your workout tank! thanks for sharing!

5 tinareale February 19, 2013 at 6:49 am

I just need to find a good t-shirt to do it. I went to check out my shirts and almost all of mine have the fun design on the back. :(

6 Jenna February 18, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Goodness, you shared some good stuff here! Thank you!

7 purelytwins February 18, 2013 at 9:19 pm

we need to look into those DIY tanks and try it out!

8 Jess @ Blonde Ponytail February 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Great collection of posts Tina! That’s for sharing!

9 lindsay February 19, 2013 at 7:37 am

i’m afraid to watch the NY calorie detective video. EEK, should i?

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