Weekly Reader: Inspiring Words from Around the Web (9/17)

Have you ever read a great book, seen an inspiring movie, or heard a great joke, and thought, “I’ve got to share that!” Of course you have! Here are a few things from my Reader in the last week that inspired and motivated me, made me happy, sad, and angry, made my stomach growl, and made me laugh.

Cross Country runners inspired me this week. Running their hearts out in triple digit temperatures.

So many great posts this week! This has turned out to be a long list. I hope you enjoy!

The TWO Most Inspirational Posts: MizFitOnline, The Time to Move is Now (guest post), Standing on My Head ChangedMy Life. The first, a guest post from Khaled of Warrior Spirit talks about the “Natural” movement and the MovNat program, which moves fitness outdoors. Reading about it made me want to play exercise outdoors. The second post, by Miz herself, encourages readers to look at things from a different perspective, literally.

Most Important Post (Food Edition): The Blog of Bruce Bradley, Are All Marketers Liars? Bruce, a former food industry exec, now dedicates himself to educating the public (that’s us) about the sneaky sorts that sell us our food. If you think that Yogurt Granola Bars sound healthy, you need to read this post.

Best Info from a Trusted Source: FitKnitChick, Is the Paleo Diet Right for You? My experience with going grain and dairy free. Tamara writes a thoughtful post about her experience with a paleo diet. She tries to separate the truth from the hype. As a vegan, it is not the lifestyle for me, but I appreciate her honesty in rating this popular diet.

Babies and Dogs. Enough Said. Healthy Tipping Point, Two Dogs and a Baby. Check out Caitlin’s post for some cute pics of both Henry and the pups. She is a first time mom, but I always loved that she had no fear about her son being too close to the dogs. Here she talks about how she prepared the dogs for the arrival of their “brother.”

Do You Vlog? Read This: Fun and Fit, Tips to Look Super Cool and Totally Hot on Camera. Guest post by the beautiful Tanya Memme, with advice on looking your best on camera. If you are a blogger doing video these days, you won’t want to miss these great tips for making the most of your assets.

Are You Vegan? Read This: The Vegan RD, 10 Tips for Staying Happy and Healthy on a Vegan Diet. As a vegan, I hear many stories about former vegans who say that they weren’t healthy on a vegan diet, didn’t get enough protein, etc. While everybody is different, there is a good chance that they did not do their research on eating a healthy, plant-based diet. Ginny Messina, RD, offers great tips to help vegans thrive.

Best Vegan Take on an American Traditional Dish: Vegan Miss, Truffle Mac and Cheese Stuffed Heirloom Tomato. If you’re vegan, and you’ve ever seen a fancy, adult Mac and Cheese dish on a menu and lusted after it, Miss Lexy has a recipe for you.

Best Vegan Take on a Mexican Traditional Dish: The Naked Kitchen, Naked Quesadillas. The title alone should be enough to lure you in. Sarah’s recipe is delicious either with or without “cheese.”

I Love Banana Bread, Haven’t Had It Since I Went Vegan Award: Fitfluential, Recipe: Vegan Banana Bread. A guest post by Karen from Run with Nutrition, this recipe makes my mouth water. Seriously.

Information that Everyone Should Know, but Apparently Nobody Does: rUnladylike, Another Pair of Running Shoes. When to buy and how to make them last. As a coach, one of the most common things I see is runners of all ages wearing old, worn out shoes. Jesica tells you how to tell when to replace your shoes, tips for making them last, and even some options for donating your old shoes to someone who needs them.

She’ll be Here Every Week if She Keeps Posting: Tri-ing To Be Athletic, Will Run for High Fives: ChelanMan Spring Tri (the run). Seriously (or not, because she makes me laugh), I will share whenever Julie posts. Here is her illustrated recap of the run portion of her triathlon.

Phew, that was a long list. I hope you will share your favorites. What inspired you this week?

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