“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you’ll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.” —Roger Caras
“Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations”
Technically, I’m only STARTING another Whole 30, rather than ‘doing’ another one, because I didn’t finish ‘doing’ the last one, nor the one before that, nor the one before that, nor … you get the idea.
Why didn’t I finish? I decided my desire for a quinoa cracker was worth more than my desire to finally finish a Whole 30. In hindsight, that seems silly, but it made sense at the time. One of my goals was to break the cycle of bad eating and drinking habits, which I did, until about 2 weeks later, when I started on my bad habits again (chocolate and wine being the most notable).
I’ve just come back from a spectacularly enjoyable 2 weeks in San Francisco, where I ate and drank whatever took my fancy, and I fancied a plentiful array of varied things (though mainly soft corn tacos with pulled pork, washed down with a margarita). My exercise routine was awesome at least; I walked almost everywhere, which meant up all those damn (but very pretty) hills. I also made it to San Francisco Crossfit which was one of the highlights of the trip. I’m totally in love with San Francisco – and not just because of SFCF although that does have somewhat to do with it :)
Anyhow, back to my reason for doing another Whole 30 and how I’m going to go about it a little differently this time. Continue reading
As a student enrolled in Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program in Nepal, Srijana knew she was lucky to be supported through her secondary school graduation and she was determined to be a successful student, even if it meant a tremendously challenging 6.2 mile walk to school. Each way. Every day. After making the tenuous commute twice a day, not only did Srijana start to enjoy the solitude, she started to enjoy the challenge. Noticing that her stamina was increasing, Srijana started to pick up the pace. Before long she wasn’t just walking the distance, she was running it….
Good article from Balanced Bites: Why you want more stomach acid, not less.
Why the Sumo Dead Lift High Pull will probably trash your shoulders …
Some really good reads:
1. CrossFitters Shouldn’t Do Isabel (And Other Blasphemies) (Patrick McCarty)
3. It’s All in the Hip: 5 Steps to Fixing Movement Dysfunction (Lauren Beasley)
The WordPress.com helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual stats report for my blog, which I think is kinda cool. Looks like some more posts on pumpkin frittata and activated buckwheat wouldn’t go unappreciated!
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 8,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.