{Weekly Roundup!} Volume 18

IN VOLUME 18: BEAT THE HEAT // BRUSCHETTA DIP // THE LOST ART OF THE PUSHUP // JERK CHICKEN // 3 EXERCISES FOR BOOSTING YOUR WEIGHT LOSS WILLPOWER

 

NUTRITION

BRUSCHETTA DIP

"This recipe was buried in the blog archives from a while back when my girl Jenny shared with me. It needed to be re-vamped and brought to the forefront. Best part about it? Less than 8 ingredients and really just plain good." -Rachel Schultz
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"A LITTLE BITE WON'T HURT": THE FAILURE OF MODERATION

"People going on crash diets often gain the weight back. Frustrated with this, many are gravitating to the “everything in moderation” theory, and simply trying to maintain their weight. This is supported by dietitians, our government’s advice and by the food industry (of course)!" -Robb Wolf
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3 EXERCISES FOR BOOSTING YOUR WEIGHT LOSS WILLPOWER

"Going cold-turkey and entirely avoiding temptation may seem like a good idea to nix cravings. But that's not always the case.  What we avoid or pull away from will find us and often do more damage. What we confront head-on becomes known to us, and we quickly learn to beat it." -Jade and Keoni Teta 
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TRAINING

THE LOST ART OF THE PUSH UP, IT'S MANY VARIATIONS AND FUNCTIONS

"The execution of the perfect push up has become a lost art in today’s fitness community.  With so many sexy and exciting variations of the push up that have been popularized over the years, people have simply forgotten the requisites and basics of arguably the most important upper body functional patterns in the human body." -Ann Wendel
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PERMISSION TO BE POWERFUL (AND FEMININE)

"You’re allowed to determine what feminine means to you, and you’re allowed to identify what makes you feel powerful, what makes you feel most aligned and fully alive. So instead of collapsing silently and peacefully into the mold that someone else has created for us, I suggest we create our own." -Neghar Fonooni
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LIFTING, PREGNANCY, AND SELFISHNESS (I'M CHOOSING ALL THREE)

"When I posted the first video of myself lifting whilst preggo, I got some comments about it being scary or to be sure to talk to my doctor about what I’m doing.  I even got a private message that it was dangerous and basically selfish.  And all these made me smile and chuckle because they were coming from people who meant the best (I think)." -Kelsey Albers
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LIFESTYLE

THE PANTRY: HOW TO ORGANIZE ANNOYING WIRE SHELVES

"I have the wire shelf curse. No matter where I’ve lived, from apartment dwelling to building our own home, each kitchen pantry I’ve had has been loaded with wire shelves. I’m thankful to have a pantry, of course, but I’ve been frustrated on more than one occasion with the challenges of organizing these bad boys.." -Laura, The Organizing Junkie
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BEAT THE HEAT

"Listen, I love a good messy bun as much as anybody else, but as we enter into summer, I thought I’d share my favorite products to help beat humidity, limp hair, and even cut dry time so you can wear your hair down and enjoy it." -Kate, The Small Things Blog
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