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.
A nice variety today, from vegan desserts and savory Philly cheese steak, to fitness motivation (or is it resolve?), to blogging tips, and beyond. In no particular order, I present the posts that I found inspiring this week.
Most Inspirational: Vegansaurus, Tiny Dog Saves His Owner’s Life. Would your dog save your life? I’d like to think that mine would. This man will never have to wonder, because his dog Toby did just that.
Dessert Deliciousness, Part 1: What the Hell Does a Vegan Eat Anyway? Peach Crumble Tart. There are a lot of amazing desserts in this post today. The blog with the best name ever has this yummy sounding recipe (and gorgeous photo).
Most Honest Post of the Week: Squat Like a Lady, The Journey Back to a Healthy Weight. With painful honesty, Sable shares the challenges she faces fighting back against ED tendencies in the days after her competition.
Best Vegan Re-creation: Healthy. Happy. Life. Vegan Philly Cheese Sandwich. Just take a look at the picture and you’ll be hooked. Kathy creates a delicious and cruelty free Philly Cheese Steak sandwich.
Dessert Deliciousness, Part 2: Maple Spice, Banana Doughnuts with Peanut Butter Glaze. Or maybe breakfast deliciousness? Don’t look at these pictures unless you’re serious about making yourself some doughnuts. They make my mouth water (maybe because I can’t actually remember the last time I had a doughnut).
New in my Reader: Arena Fitness, Fitness Realities: The Myth of Motivation. Whether you agree or disagree, Jonathan has written an interesting article about whether motivation is the key to fitness consistency. Resolve and Commitment are the words of the day.
Best Rules for Eating Your Way to Health: No Meat Athlete, 10 Simple Guidelines for Eating Healthier than Ever. This a great, simple list for eating. Even though Matt follows a plant based diet, vegans and meat eaters alike can benefit for these guidelines.
Blog Tips of the Week: Warrior Spirit, Anatomy of a WS Blog Post. So many of my readers are also writers, so I like to share information that I think makes my writing better. Here Khaled takes us step by step through his process of creating a blog post.
Dessert Deliciousness, Part 3: Post Punk Kitchen, Chai Spice Snickerdoodles. Isa Chandra doesn’t update her blog too often, but when she does, it’s a doozy. Or a Snickerdoodle. These sound spicy and wonderful.
Here’s Some Fitness Inspiration: Candy Fit, Start to Finish: My First Half Marathon. I’ve been enjoying watching Kierston train for both her first half marathon and her first Fitness/Figure competition, two types of sports that don’t always mesh well. Here is her recap of her half marathon.
Best Use of Two of My Favorite Foods: Oh She Glows, Creamy Avocado Spaghetti Squash Pasta. Try them together, they may become your favorites too. Angela blends a creamy avocado pasta sauce with roasted spaghetti squash to create a delicious, gluten free “pasta” dish. (I admit it. This recipe intrigued me so I made it for dinner tonight, without actually following the recipe. I added 1/2 cup of raw almonds, used a whole lemon instead of a half, and added a little water to thin it out, all blended well in the food processor)
This WILL be my Sunday Breakfast: Better with Veggies, Vegan Sausage Gravy and Biscuits. Okay, even before I was a vegetarian it had been years since I had biscuits and gravy. I think that is all going to change. This version is cruelty free and sounds delicious.
Most Thought Provoking: Bex Life, Photoshopped to Look Heavier. In this serious look at the topic of photoshopping models to erase their so-called flaws, Bex reveals a little inside knowledge (her husband is a celebrity photographer) and talks honestly about her own insecurities.
Your turn! Any amazing posts that you’d like to share? (If you’re proud of one of your own, please share that, too!)