Before we get into my favorite links from the week, I’d like to remind you about my pretty little giveaway. Don’t forget to leave a comment! YOU could be the winner!
Ok, so different perspectives are represented in a few of today’s links. While it’s great to read articles that align to my personal thoughts, I find that it’s even more fun to read things that take me outside my comfort zone and make me think. I hope some of these links do that for you too!
Let’s get to it!
Self-Discipline in 5 Sentences – Everyone should read this. So simple, so true. LOVE.
The Philosophy That Will Ruin A Marriage – Last week I linked to Marriage Isn’t For You. This week I present y’all with a slightly different take on what marriage is all about. I’m obviously no expert, having only been married a little over 1.5 years. However, I think both POVs are relevant and correct. While you should never make your marriage/relationship all about you, you should ensure that your happiness, along with your partner’s, is a priority.
My Embarrassing Picture Went Viral – As I read this article, I was screaming “YOU GO, GIRL” the entire time (in my head of course). What an amazing woman!
But I refuse to disappear. I still go jogging in public. I don’t hide my flabby arms or chubby ankles for fear of offending someone else’s delicate sensibilities. I dress in a way that makes me happy with myself. And this Halloween, I’m thinking of reprising my role as Lara Croft just to give all the haters the middle finger.
And no, I won’t be putting the pictures online this time.
The point of the project is to empower women to stand up for themselves more and learn to love themselves just a little bit more, no matter what issues they may be working through.
9 Sneaky Reasons You’re Ravenously Hungry – For those of us who have the occasional I-can’t-seem-to-get-full-no-matter-how-much-I-eat days.
Pounding Pavement by Heel or Toe – I used to be a heel striker, which I think led to all the knee pain I experienced over the past few years. Now I’m a mid-foot striker. The basic lesson is…do what works for you.
Keep Telling Yourself, ‘This Workout Feels Good’ – I’ve always known that the mind-body connection is a powerful thing! As silly as it sounds in your head, keep up the positive self-talk.
It’s Possible To Get Too Much Of These 5 Essential Nutrients – More proof that our bodies are smarter than we give them credit for, and that if we just nourish them with a variety of different foods, they’ll be just fine.
10 Toxic Beauty Ingredients to Avoid – Eep! This is something I really want to and need to start paying attention to. It’s not just about what we put in our bodies, it’s also about what we put ON our bodies.
5 Reasons Running May Not Help You Lose Weight – I totally get that not everyone runs to lose weight. But for those who do, this is a great article that presents new and different ideas to take running to the next level.
Garlic Parmesan Kale Chips – I know everyone is sick of hearing about kale chips. BUT I can promise you these are the best! The flavor combination is spot on! Vishnu and I ate an entire batch last weekend…in under 3 minutes.
Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies – Just a warning – once you click on this link, you will be running to the supermarket to buy all the ingredients necessary to make these brownies. YUM.
The Bros Who Love Love Actually – This reminded me of Vishnu because Love Actually is one of his favorite movies! In fact, he’s the one who introduced me to it. Awww…