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Read This!

I hope you’re all having a great (short) week!  On this edition of Read This! we have a grab bag of interesting articles.  Let me know which one(s) you like!

  • Read this great interview with Jillian Michaels — all about how to use fitness as a tool to feel confident in who you are.  I love this woman!  Here’s my favorite quote from the article:

When it comes to your “why,” write it down and put it everywhere — in your car, on your phone. Remind yourself constantly why you’re doing what you’re doing. Then remove any sort of temptation. Build a support system, whether it’s a workout buddy or a mom from day care, so you have that person to call when you have a moment of weakness.

  • I love infographics, and this one about the benefits of napping is great!  I’ll take any excuse to take a nice nap in the middle of a lazy Sunday (:
  • Kris Carr’s morning green juice recipe!  Can’t wait to try this.  She’s truly inspirational.
  • An oldie but a goodie: Coach Nicole’s honest “confession” post about the dangers of dieting down to an unhealthy weight.  Thin does not always equal healthy.
  • Check out this app for your phone that might motivate you to run — I know it’s right up my best friend’s (and her husband’s) alley!  What better motivation to get in shape than to prepare for the zombie apocalypse?
  • *shameless plug* Check out my Pinterest where you can find great diet and exercise tips plus some yummy vegan recipes!
  • Lastly, here is a wonderfully inspirational quote that I came across this week from German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche:

Read any good articles lately?  If you have suggestions, feel free to post in the comments below or email me at extrafirmtofubelly@gmail.com — I love comments and suggestions!

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