Weekend Snapshots

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LOTS OF REST

Last week was a doozy. It took a weird toll on me, a toll I’m not entirely sure I know the full details of. On Saturday I woke up feeling either like I was getting sick or depressed or both, and all I wanted to do was take naps and eat food. So besides a long run on Sunday morning, that’s really about all I did this past weekend.

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Scenes from the Women’s March on Denver

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Taking a Stand

The Women’s March on Denver was (and is) a peaceful but powerful statement to the nation—and to the new president and administration—that people of all genders, races, communities, and backgrounds deserve respect and equal treatment.

Here, a photo recap along with my thoughts on the subject.

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Some of My Go-To Fitness & Foodie Blogs

My favorite food, fitness, and wellness blogs

Food, fitness, and a deliberate lifestyle: That’s my aim not only on The Real Life but… in real life. I want to get fitter, savor more delicious, real food, and put tremendous thought into my passions and overall state of mind.

When I’m looking for inspiration in one or all of these categories, I visit some of my favorite bloggers’ sites and glean wisdom from their expertise. Check them out!

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Getting Goal-Oriented & Organized

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The Doing is the Thing

I’m a perfectionist, a planner, and a notorious all-or-nothing-er (if you didn’t already know this, read here and here.) Sometimes making goals or New Year’s resolutions backfires heinously, because I give up if I don’t make immediate progress or go from 0 to 100 in an instant. Thankfully, I’ve changed a lot, and I’ve learned how better to improve—and the short answer is: Break it down into tiny steps, and then JUST DO IT without fear of it not being perfect.

Here are some of my goals for the month of January.

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This Post is Not Sponsored by Cosmo’s Pizza!

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(SURPRISINGLY!)

This weekend was a true lesson in balance and moderation (in moderation). My equation goes a little something like this: exercise, gluttony, sloth, repeat! I like it that way and highly recommend it. And, apparently, our weekend was Cosmo’s Pizza-Themed. Duh.

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READING IS TO THE MIND…

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers | Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body!

…WHAT EXERCISE IS TO THE BODY

The quote above is attributed to Joseph Addison and Richard Steele (co-founders of The Spectator magazine, 1711). I couldn’t agree more, especially having done a lot of both reading and exercising in the past year.

Here are some of my favorite recent reads, from comedy to history to classic.

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