This post is mostly for the ladies, because the featured website is mostly for women…. However, the basic thoughts/feelings behind it can apply to anyone and if you’re wanting insight into the way (some) women think, here’s a window.
Personally, I love this blog. It’s humorous and Brittany has become a sort of champion of self acceptance and accepting others, imperfections and all.
A few disclaimers:
- It’s not for everyone. She’s crude at times (okay, most of the time) and goes pretty far into TMI Land, so if you’re squeamish or if you want to keep the illusion that women are dainty flowers, you might want to pass on this.
- You could potentially be offended by her language or by her views on life. So…. if you’re easily offended, you should skip this.
- It’s not really a health blog…. Actually, it’s not even close.
Why you *might* like it:
- She’s real. She struggles with self esteem, she struggles with her weight, she struggles with loving herself…. but she’s trying.
- She’s a big promoter of loving yourself as you are. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive to be as healthy as possible, but on days when I’m feeling really low and hating myself, sometimes THIS helps a little.
- When I’m feeling stuck in a rut, posts like THIS inspire me and make me want to find ways to inspire others.
- And THIS. This woman is so brave!
So, if you’ve read through my disclaimers and you STILL want to check it out, visit Brittany, Herself (formerly Barefoot Foodie). This is definitely a little different (or a lot) from the typical websites I feature on here, but I think working on your mental health/happiness is a pretty big component of overall wellness. Don’t read this to find tips on fitness or diet, but read it to remind yourself that you don’t have to wait until you’re at your goal weight to like yourself. You can (and should) like yourself waaaayyyy before that point. Stop beating yourself up and be NICE to yourself. You deserve it.
P.S. Keep in mind, this is NOT a work-associated blog. This is my own personal blog, so….. yeah. I’ll stop there. 🙂
There are about a bajillion fantastic websites out there for healthy ideas. This week’s site is Whole Living. I came across THIS link and I want to make every single one of these ideas.
This site has ideas for natural remedies, tips for yoga beginners, tips for making your home more green, tips for healthy skin, suggestions for living your life to the fullest, and so much more (insert Billy Mays voice here)!!!
I love searching for new websites to browse. Tonight, I went searching for one for you. For you. Because I love you. Want some healthy inspiration? There are some out there who believe that “clean eating” is the best way to go. Some even say that if you cut out all of the processed, unnatural foods in our diet, you can pretty much eat whatever you want. Basically, the thought is that the pure foods are way more satisfying and nutritious and you’ll want less. There are also many who say processed foods and sugars are highly addictive, almost like a drug.
(If I were super cool and with it, I would have linked articles for all of the things I just said, but… well, I’m not. I’m okay with that. I hope you are, too!)
Anyway, this week’s featured website is Clean Eating Chelsey. I’ve only done some quick perusing, but I really like it so far! I have been furiously bookmarking recipes to try in the near future — hello, English muffins!
Anyway, click HERE to search for many natural recipes — most of them are vegan, gluten free, and corn free.
I have to admit that our my quest to become healthier, I mostly focus on food and diet, which is pretty wrong. I mean, any schmuck knows you need to balance diet AND exercise, right? Well, apparently I am dumber than a schmuck. 🙂
Anyway, so while I have pages and pages of healthy cooking websites bookmarked, I don’t have any exercise websites flagged. Seriously? So tonight started my search.
My first one for you is Workout Mommy, but you shouldn’t be fooled by the name. The majority of this can apply to men, women, single folk, and certainly people who aren’t moms… This blogger, Lisa, is a certified trainer and her website has all sorts of goodness for you:
P.S. You should go to her page just to see her blog header photo. It’s super cute!
This week’s feature website is called Eighty Twenty. It’s written by Lindsay Kay Kordick, who is a registered dietitian and an ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist. Lindsay’s blog promotes health and wellness, while also keeping in mind that we are all HUMAN. She understands that sometimes, you just need some chocolate.
The blog’s title, Eighty Twenty, is based on the thought that you should choose healthy options 80% of the time and indulge a little (not go crazy) 20% of the time. She labels her recipes as either “80” or “20” recipes.
Lindsay also features links to interesting articles and fitness-related products.
Check it out for delicious recipes like Coconut Quinoa Pudding, Little Mama’s Chicken Pot Pies, and Easy Vegan Tortilla Soup.
I’ve only been reading this blog for a few weeks, but it has quickly become one of my favorites!
Lindsay Kay Kordick (below)