I COULD do a Canada day theme here, but I’m not going to. Only because I bookmarked a lot of awesome this weekend and because I’m not that festive. Though Christmas is only 179 days away and the fact that I know that makes me a
weirdo festive person.
Anyways, here’s this week’s run down:
5 songs I can’t get enough of
5. One More Night – Maroon 5
4. Both of Us – BOB/Taylor Swift
3. Old Pine – Ben Howard
2. Payphone remix – Maroon 5 (PS I LOVE suggestions for spin songs)
1. Wide Awake – Katy Perry
4 Crossfit-related posts that caught my eye
These are just posts that I bookmarked that just so happened to be about Crossfit, cuz it was on my mind. Maybe it was the link to the 10 seriously fit chicks of crossfit slideshow (or the desire I have to be this strong physically) on Shape.com that I found on Carrots n Cake or maybe the searching for bootcamp inspiration, or whatever. At any rate…
4. Swimming, Crossfit style - squats and swimming? I’m in. This sheet’s full of ideas!
3. Tina’s Crossfit Q&A II post this week was informative. I love reading about how she pairs it with running and her take on Paleo and all that good stuff. The links to her older posts are easy to find on this page too so there’s plenty of reading for you!
2. Like I said I’m interested in how Crossfit fits with endurance sports. Crossfit Endurance has good info on how to get started on their website.
1. Along the same vein, there was an article about how Crossfit can benefit triathletes on Active.com (this is probably the quickest way to get sucked into the internet for hours–besides pinterest, of course). Proper body mechanics, identifying/addressing weaknesses, building strength/power/agility/speed, and building true functional strength are amongst the suggested benefits. They all sound good to me!
3 articles about eating worth digging into
Bad pun, good reads:
3. Ask Michael Pollan a question about food. I love his answers. I love him. Reading this is refreshing and a good reminder of common sense and how we should approach our food choices. Love.
2. 100 Days of Real Food’s “Why Cut Processed Food” post. Need a reason to cut some of the crap? Here are 10 good ones!
1. “Shoot for progress, not perfection” on Everyday Fitness. I’m not sure what led me to this article, but I liked it. I think it applies to any lifestyle change and hits some important points and lends some good tips about how to leave perfectionism out of the equation:
1. Replace “I aim for perfection,” with “I aim for progress”.
2. Instead of saying “I wasn’t perfect,” proclaim proudly “I did the best I could, given the constraints and restrictions of my life.”
3. Substitute “but” with “and” when you’re describing your journey.
4. Celebrate every ounce of progress you make.
5. Pound perfection out of your lifestyle habits.
2 borrowed ideas I’d like to get in on
1. Jello shots in fruit wedges. I brought up my pudding shots with a friend today and she mentioned that she’d made these before. I thought they’d be hard to do but when she explained how to do them and when I found a site with directions, it suddenly became easier in my mind. Adding it to the list of things to try!
1 worth laughing at
It’s okay since I updated my inspiration reel — you can get your cheese all in one place!
I’m gonna argue that when you are a quote queen, it’s okay and it is a bit about quotes about life.
Have a great weekend!
What are you loving this week?
Do you like any of these songs? Have any suggestions for me?
Do you do crossfit? Why/why not?