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The title of this article got my attention for a number of reasons, but primarily because I’m deeply in agreement. I’m 29, I’ve been working 12+ hours a day for 7 years, and I’m ready to retire! LifeVest – Why Women Are Burning Out at Work Before 30.
Pizza is hardly considered a diet food and any healthy eating regime is likely to outlaw it, but I’m a rebel and I think these versions sound ah-mazing! From the Fit Community: 6 Diet-Friendly Pizzas. From fresh veggies and goat cheese to whole wheat dough to mini versions, there’s something to make everyone’s mouth water! I’m partial to the socca myself, I’ve been making socca-crust pizzas since I was first diagnosed with gluten intolerance and I can’t recommend trying them enough!
To me Summer is all about fresh produce and as much I as love the colorful array of options at the farmer’s market, not all produce is created equal – Game, Set and Match to Strawberries: The Superfruit.
One of the first things that my doctor did last fall after my spinal injury was write me a prescription for a stand up desk. My office amazingly had one in storage so three days later it was up and running. The results have been amazing and I’m planning to keep it even once I’m fully healed. Interested in learning more? Fit Bottomed Girls – Stand Up for Your Fitness: Review of the Standing Fit Standing Desk. And if that’s not enough to convince you, this piece for the SF Gate may change your mind – Sitting Less Adds Two Years to U.S. Life Expectancy.
You don’t need hours and hours at the gym, even squeezing in 10 minutes a few times a week can make a difference if you’re also walking and eating a healthy, balanced diet – Get R.I.P.P.E.D. in Just 10 Minutes With This Total Body Workout!
Whenever I get the urge to freshen things up in my apartment I turn to wall decor for that extra zing of unique creativity. If you’re the same check out Apartment Therapy’s – 10 DIY Wall Art Ideas That Anyone Can Do.
If you’re still dying for more fashion week madness after the Spring 2013 Resort and Fall 2012 Couture collections, check out Harper’s Bazaar’s Moda Operandi and Taylor Tomasi-Hill Go To Sao Paulo Fashion Week.
There are many celebrity “designers” out there but few who really have the fashion chops, a la Victoria Beckham, to make a real impact on the fashion world. Which side of the line do you think Miss Gwyneth Paltrow’s first collection will fall on? FabSugar has the details – See What Gwyneth Paltrow Designed For Her Special Goop Collection So Far.
Get in the mood for next season’s crop of fabulous frocks by checking out Banana Republic’s Anna Karenina inspired holiday collection, Karl by Karl Lagerfeld for Fall 2012, and the H&M Summer 2012 Magazine.
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In the market for some new shoes? Refinery 29 and FabSugar have you covered on all fronts! Pump It Up: 10 Comfy-Chic Heels Every Working Girl Needsand 10 Super Chic Foldable Flats For the Girl on-the-Go.
Accessory obsessed? Real Simple has the goods on which baubles to buy – 7 Trendy Jewelry Pieces For Spring, WhoWhatWear shows you just what to put on your face Accessory Report: Retro Frames, and Mama’s A Rolling Stone has everything else you need for Spring – Style Essentials: Spring 2012.
In the mood for some fabulous vintage-inspired pieces? The Ulyana Sergeenko Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook contains everything from gowns to floor length skirts to pin-up style one piece rompers.
Have you been enjoying the Do It Yourself articles that I’ve included in the last few Links You’ll Love posts? (The decoupage tray from Refinery 29, tuxedo pants & knockoff Chanel pants, sequined & beaded collared tops) You’ll love these two DIY suggestions!
- Are you a fan of all the gorgeous floral pants out there for Spring but unsure about dropping $100+ dollars on a short-lived trend? I Spy DIY walks you through how to make your own! [MY DIY] Painted T – You can apply this method to anything you’d like to freshen up for Spring – pants, a t-shirt, a canvas tote… The options are endless.
- I absolutely adore Peter Pan Collars (clearly) and was thrilled to discover Love Maegan’s Leather Peter Pan Collar Necklace DIY. Simple and chic.
Are you a fan of the rush of endorphins you get after a workout or run? It might be evolution’s way of motivating you to hit the payment. heck out Science Daily’s Runner’s High Motivated the Evolution of Exercise.
I love to travel, but there’s one thing that never seems to get any easier – dealing with jet lag! Ever think about trying fasting? Steve Hendricks rights for Harper’s Magazine The Empty Stomach: Fasting to Beat Jet Lag.
Did you enjoy the Mark’s Daily Apple piece Why Fast? Part I – Weight Loss? that I shared a few weeks ago? Check out the next installment: Why Fast? Part II – How Fasting Fights Cancer.
Did you enjoy the breakfast ideas that I included in last week’s link post? Here are a few more ideas to spice up your breakfast routine:
- Easy Blueberry Cherry Granola from Yum Universe
- Strawberry Muffins (Gluten, dairy & sugar-free) from FitSugar
Personally, I love a little external inspiration to get me amped up and ready to hit the gym. Luckily Modelinia agrees and showed off some oh-so-fit Victoria’s Secret Angels in the new VSX Sexy Sport collection: Candice Swanepoel & Erin Heatherton Have Us Ready to Hit the Gym.
How about you, are you ready for a workout now? 🙂
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Need some good reading materials? Here are two healthy & nutrition related pieces to check out: Is Fructose Being Blamed Unfairly For The Obesity Epidemic from Science Daily and Dr. Terry Wahl’s video – Minding Your Mitochondria, about the unparalleled benefits of following a Hunter/Gatherer diet.
How to Fall In Love With Healthy Living from the amazing & hilarious Rachel Wilkerson – her latest article for Shape Magazine.
Interested in probiotics but not sure where to start? Here are a few pieces that you can read to help educate yourself: FitSugar’s The Pros of Probiotics and Choosing Raw’s Probiotics: To Take or Not To Take.
If you’re beginning a new workout regime or interested in really focusing your energy in order to get the best results possible at the gym than the word for you is INTERVAL. Intervals, Tabata & HIIT are the most effective ways to drop weight and build muscle through cardio. Here are some good basics to get you started:
- The Fitnessista – Tabata Training Intervals & Focus On: Tabata Training (scroll below the recipes)
- Erin Stern – Star Jumps
- Interval Training – Tabata Training : The Fastest Way to Fitness & Fat Loss
- Lean Gains– Intermittent Training & Stubborn Body Fat
- Jeanette Jenkins – Fat Blasting 10-Minute Workout
If you haven’t seen Garance Dore’s hysterical Fashion Week diaries they’re a MUST: Pardon My French Part I, Pardon My French Part II & Pardon My French Part III. Gorgeous shots from the shows, backstage and the parties & events, all narrated by . Too cute.
Spring staple to get your hands on? The shirtdress! The Stylist’s latest recurring series is called Lessons For A Modern-Day Lady and their most recent piece is titled: How To Wear A Shirtdress.
Fun boots were all over the runways for Spring, what version are you going to live in? Modelinia has models loving their brown, low heeled ankle boots, FabSugar has the How To on wearing Winter boots with breezy Spring looks, The Stylist shows chic celebrities in Rain Boots or you can try combat boots a la Lisbeth Salander from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. What is the right style for you?
In the mood for some grown up arts & crafts? Check out FabSugar’s DIY: Make A Sequin-Collar Top video, Design Sponge’s DIY Project: Leather Lunch Tote or the great DIY: Beaded Collar Blouse post from Moda, Moda that found when I was working on the Freckles In April 10 Day Style Challenge.