Another weekend that flew by and we’re back at it for another week. My weekend included a fun birthday dinner, a wonderful picnic in the park and another Warriors game! Today, I’m back for another recipes, round-ups and Q+A post. I’ll showcase some interesting links from around the web, throwback to some old posts of mine, answer your anonymous questions and highlight some delicious recipes I find on the web!
Around the web:
- I love finding new foods to try. Julie rounded up 5 new ones here!
- Have you jumped on the collagen train yet? Erin wrote about how she uses it!
- Gracie recently completed the Whole30 and has rounded up her favorite recipes from it.
- Incredible post from Robyn on finding YOUR healthy set-point.
Clearly, I’m wishing I was back in paradise…
- In need of healthy dinner inspiration? Here are some ones I cooked recently!
- If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a new fitness routine, here are five ways to organize your fitness lifestyle.
Ask me anything:
Ask your questions here!
Q: How did you break free from the cycle of diets and fitness fads?
It takes time. Believe it or not, that vicious cycle helped me get to where I am today. It took years of frustration and confusion to finally realize that there is no one way. I finally stopped trying to do everything Fitness girl 1,2,3,4,5 + did, I sought out articles and blogs of those in the industry who had real credentials. I read up on their philosophies, some of which I took away with me and others I didn’t. I started to get a handle on what was pure BS in the industry and what was not and over time I felt confident enough to try out these practices in my own life.
- This vicious cycle can be stopped
- It may take more time for you to realize that this is a vicious cycle and that it does suck
- Find people you trust in the industry
- Read their stuff (this takes time and yes, lots of effort, but if you’re reading this, you know it’s worth it)
- Be patient- changing your lifestyle is setting you up for life. Think you can do that in a week? Didn’t think so.
Q: What are some protein sources you recommend?
A: Protein is an essential macronutrient. Some great protein sources are Greek yogurt + nut butter, cottage cheese + nut butter, protein powder and nuts or fruit, toast with peanut butter, jerky, egg whites, whole eggs, fish, chicken and all meat, beans (not as high in protein, but still good!), protein bars… here is a great site with protein packed recipes!
On This Fit Chick:
On my blog: My post on treating your body well so it treats YOU well in return.
On my Instagram: I ate taco cones the other weekend and they are just as delicious as they sound!
On my Twitter: The best Gin & Tonic I’ve ever had…
What I want to eat right now:
- Lindsay’s Jalapeño cheese crisps!
- These incredibly easy and delicious sweet potato pizzas!
- Taralynn‘s Carbless Chocolate Peanut Butter Pecan Bark. YUM!
Now you tell me…
What’s your favorite protein source?
Have you tried collagen?
If you could stuff any food into a cone, what would it be?