Thankfully, for me, this weekend has been a nice mix of activity (Friday morning yoga, Saturday morning barre) and splurges (brunch, afternoon sweets—recipe to come soon). Today, I have plenty of exercise ahead, as I’m taking part in a 6-hour training session to study up on teaching group fitness classes!
I’m filling up my water bottle and heading for the door, but I suggest that you grab a cup of coffee or tea and click through some links that caught my eye this week:
Save money—and calories—with this smart ground beef trick from Kristin at Iowa Girl Eats. From the looks of her Smothered Sweet Potato Fries, you won’t feel like you’re missing a thing.
Let your race bibs and medals motivate you to stay on track with your training! Pavement Runner shows you how to create DIY displays for your wall.
Can you guess the secret ingredient in Sarah’s sneaky fudgey brownies that makes them dense and moist? Check out Ingredients of a Fit Chick for the unexpected but genius answer. Hint: It’s not beans (but I do have a dessert recipe that uses them!).
No matter how much you usually enjoy exercise, you’ve no doubt had those workouts that seem to just draaag on. Greatist has 16 ideas to help things speed along . A good soundtrack is really key for me.
Fitnessista (AKA Gina) asked a couple friends to offer a pro vs. con look at intermittent fasting , which has been in the news more lately thanks to The 8-Hour Diet . I think I’ll stick with eating when I’m hungry, but I’d love to know: would you consider trying this strategy?