Happy Friday, friendly faces!
I’m keeping it light today with some fun favorites. I would love to hear some of YOUR favorites in the comments. Let us know what you’re into this week.
Here are some things making me happy this week.
Specifically, Dr. Death and Over My Dead Body. I put out a call on Instagram stories last week for some non-nutrition podcasts that you guys loved, and I got so many recommendations for Dr. Death and crime shows. And now I’m very much into them, can’t stop won’t stop.
Sweet Potato + Tomatoes + Cheese
Yummmm. Sweet potatoes + canned tomatoes + cheese. These were SO simple and so good. I also added salt, pepper, italian seasoning and paprika. Probably baked them around 375 for 30-40 min, and then added the tomatoes and cheese and baked for 5-10 more minutes.
Parks and Playgrounds
Camryn is full blown walking now and it’s all she wants to do. I’m lucky if I can get her to sit still for a second. You can forget trying to get a picture! But, my mom got this great picture of us on a new playground last weekend.
I am really enjoying this 11 month phase. She’s so interactive and so much fun!
Easy Body Image Exercise
I saw this on Rachael’s stories and found it really helpful. I have all of these thoughts for a body image post that I hope to put together for you guys soon. A post with lots of resources, kind of like the intuitive eating resources. Tell me you’re interested and I’ll get on it!
Cannoli’s and Cinnamon Buns
When in Savannah last weekend, I made sure to stop in my favorite coffee shop for a cinnamon bun. I gave Cam a bite and safe to say she loved it as well. Like mother, like daughter.
We also got takeout one night from an Italian place, and had a delicious cannoli.
Years ago, I used to think if I couldn’t exercise for an hour, was it even worth doing? A 10 minute workout wasn’t going to do anything for me, I thought. I cringe when I think back to this because now I know and understand how movement affects me in so many other ways. I have so many reasons to run and exercise that have nothing to do with my aesthetics.
Sometimes I enjoy quick, shorter workouts. They are the perfect length for a quick podcast and to free my mind a little bit. A good break in the day to come back to work or Camryn with full attention and focus.
The Latest Trend is Not Dieting – I think everyone should read this! So light hearted but well spoken.
Check Your Privilege – This discussed some great insight about privilege, specifically in regards to relying on processed and convenience foods. There are still some people who preach that you should avoid all processed foods and xyz, but they don’t consider that not everyone has access to fresh foods all the time. Or storage for food. Or even the ability to transport food. Sometimes, processed foods are all they can get or afford. And we know that nutrition is so much more than what we eat.
Anorexia Knows No Body Type – “Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes, and you cannot tell who is healthy by looking at them. Weight should not be used as a predictor of medical wellness.”
Nauseous post workout? Here’s why – I wrote this piece for Women’s Running because many of my clients deal with these symptoms
7 Reasons I run that have nothing to do with weight – Throwback from last month.
Race Weight – “I had to do the work of regaining a trusting relationship with food. I had to do the work of divorcing my self esteem from my aesthetic. And I had to reframe race weight.” <– I share this because even with many of the female runners I work with, there is this thought that you have to be thin to be fast and succeed, which is the farthest thing from the truth. There are so many negative implications that are interlaced with those thoughts, like anxiety around food, restricting, loss of mensturation, bone health, social connection and so much more.
Chicken Pumpkin Crockpot Chili – it’s on our weekend list!
Lentil Soup – Can you tell I’m craving some warm, coziness?
What have you been into this week?