Weekly Reader: Two Weeks of Inspiration

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.


It felt inspirational to be out for a bike ride last weekend!

Here we have two weeks of my favorites! Without making too many excuses, let me just say, I’ve been a bit busy, and I’ve found myself a bit behind in my blogging. So here are the best posts that turned up in my reader in the last two weeks, divided into categories. (I should say some of the best posts. I star many as I read, then cut it down to a manageable amount. This week it was tough.)


No Meat Athlete, 16 Strength Exercises and Stretches to Help You Run Faster and Injury Free. Susan offers some great advice for how to make your body stronger, more flexible, and injury proof. Not to mention faster.

FitKnitChick, #FatblasterFriday | Hi-Lo LEGS Workout. I enjoy Tamara’s videos not only because she offers a great workout, but because she is working out right along with you. And I love listening to her voice. This workout will totally blast your legs.

Candy Fit, Competition Day: Team FFA Rocks! Kierston just competed in two physique competitions in one weekend and she rocked them both! Read all about her events, how well she did, and take a look at how great she looks!

Tri-ing to Be Athletic, This is How I Roll. Okay, maybe Julie isn’t the best person to learn foam rolling from, but she sure is the funniest.

Fun & Fit, I am Awesome. You Can’t Fake Awesome. In spite of a bad knee, or maybe, in a funny way, because of it, Alexandra walked the Nike Women’s Half Marathon and killed it. A fun race report and lot’s of pictures.


Katy Kidrick, Blogger Media Kits: When You Don’t Have Much Traffic. Just two weeks after giving birth to her beautiful baby girl, Katy is here to help you create your media kit. If your goal is to reach out to brands, don’t miss this post.

Pushing Social, 5 Steps to Marketing Your Blog Even if You’re Broke. Who says you have to have money to make money? Not Stanford. This post will get you on the right road to marketing your blog without spending a lot of money.


What the Hell Does a Vegan Eat, Anyway? Apple Fritters. I couldn’t help it. I have to share this post. I have not had an apple fritter for several years and now, I can. This looks sinfully delicious.

JL Goes Vegan, Tofu Tips. JL’s blog is a great resource for all vegans, new ones in particular. Here she gives a rundown of different types of tofu and some easy steps to make it taste delicious.

The Blog of Bruce Bradley, Processed Food: Trick or Treat? Beaver’s anal glands. Crushed bugs. Beetle juice. Can this be in your food? Absolutely! Bruce Bradley, former food industry insider turned food advocate, uses a little Halloween humor to introduce you to the horrors of deceptive labeling.

My next link up post will be to share some of the wonderful vegan and gluten free blogs that I have found as I explore the lifestyle suggested during my WellnessFX health consultation. Don’t ever think that simply cutting a few things of your diet, especially when you can improve your health because of it, means that you will feel deprived or have to eat boring food. Simply. Not. Going. To. Happen.

Now it’s your turn! What has inspired you lately? Yes, you can go back two weeks too. Did you write something that you’re proud of? Share! Now’s the time and here’s the place!

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  1. says

    Hurray, I can finally comment here… great picks this time around, I agree. I have been doing Tamara’s workouts a lot and also enjoying following Kierston’s competition posts.

    I wanted to comment on your gluten-free post too… when I first started G-F I stuck with plain meals for a while to get the hang of it all. And I ate no bread or processed G-F foods for several weeks. Some of them have very little nutritional value and are quite expensive. You will want to become even more of a label-reader. Good luck with it.
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    • says

      Thanks! I don’t actually do Tamara’s workouts, but I love watching her and stealing ideas from her :-).

      At least I’m already used to reading labels, now I just have to look for other things. I did buy bread, with the idea that it would help my transition (and it has). In the morning I’ve been making smoothies instead of cereal, but I still love that slice of toast! Last night I made tempeh burgers (made sure I got the gluten free kind!) and served with veggies. I had it on a slice of gluten free toast (I really could have gone without bread, but…).
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  2. says

    Yay for the links this week!!!! Two wks worth! Yeah! Love the tofu tips bc I’m clueless, and the two times I’ve tried cooking it I’ve totally junked it! Lol happy Halloween!!!!! Xo

  3. says

    I think this is my favourite segment of yours! Naturally Candy Fit tops my list, along with Tri-Girl. I’ll be bookmarking Katy’s post!

    I am so daft sometimes, I just didn’t even think about the fact that Kierston relies on fish, chicken and eggs to get through!
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  4. says

    Love this blog! Thanks so much for your information and links! :) What is inspiring me right now is being able to help individuals who lift weights to reach their goals through the use of this product: http://fitfour.com/. Using these weight-lifting gloves gives everyone more hand protection and can make a huge difference during workouts. They are really awesome!

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