Happy Saturday, friends!
As I mentioned yesterday, I’m planning to wake up a bit early in order to catch the World Half Marathon Championships this morning and cheer on both Tina and Lanni as they race.
I “secretly” went vegan for a month. This is what happened. <– I love this post from Bri. I personally don’t have a desire to go vegan, but I do eat a ton of fruits and veggies, and will make vegan meals because I can.
Dietitians Debunk Some Crazy Popular Diets <–opinions masquerading as fact makes me really, really angry.
Ange has 57 Way to Simplify Your Life <– my interview with Emma at In Your Face Nutrition. The title is a play on my comment on all the Buzzfeed lifehack articles we read. I’ll admit it, I click on every single one of them, but when it comes to being healthy, there really isn’t a way to hack it, you just gotta do it.
Birds Eye View: Rule 40 Explained <– Sally does an awesome job at breaking down the ruling. Now we just need to figure out how to change it so everybody benefits.
I also found a copy of the COC rules and Rule 40 is the same for Canadian athletes as it is for American athletes (scroll to page 12 for the wording and 21/22 for examples of what is and isn’t okay by non-Olympic partners). I asked Sally her opinion on Tweets permitted by Canada and she replied that it sounds like non-Olympic partners in the US would be able to Tweet what is permitted in Canada.
— Sally Bergesen (@oiselle_sally) March 21, 2016
traffic and income report – february 2016 <– while I’ve always loved reading these, what prompted me to share this post from Pinch of Yum is what Bjork had to say about loving the process.
Here’s the thing: often times the issue is that people are focused on the end result of the process. But success comes because people love the process, not the end result.
This is so true. I also think Gretchen Rubin did an excellent job in capturing this in Better Than Before when talking about our fantasy self and our real self. Sometimes we want to do something because that’s what we think the fantasy us would do, but real us would hate it. For example: fantasy me has a successful food blog, but real me would not be remotely good a recipe development, writing catchy posts like Pinch of Yum, or taking good pictures, so I keep on talking about running (which I love) and I stay true to me.
Fantasy me also works a million hours a day and is super successful. Spoiler: I did the working a million hours a day thing and it left me absolutely miserable. Sure, if I’d have stuck with it, I might have a cooler title on paper, but I know for certain I’d be totally miserable and I’m just not cut out for those kind of work situations. And it only took getting fired and a failed marriage for me to learn – no biggie.
Where to Make Infographics & Why You Need Them <– I’ve been dying to include more infographics in my posts, but I just can’t figure out how to make them look how I want them to look. I am not artsy, so I need some pretty idiot-proof directions and templates.
Top 10 Canadian Subscription Box Services Based Out Of Vancouver <– gah! I just LOVE subscription boxes so much and I super love ones that are Canadian!
If Facebook Bugs You…Debug It! <– I’ve definitely had issues with Facebook showing my posts all wonky and learning about the debugger has been HUGE for me!
My Top 13 Essential WordPress Plugins <– a great list of plugins for bloggers! There were only a few on the list I didn’t have installed.
Feeling Sick: When to Run and When to Rest <– this can be such a struggle! I tend to err on the side of rest because I know my body and I know I can get sick and take forever to recover if I don’t treat it well. I’m finally, a month later, feeling fully recovered from the fly from hell.
How To Get Started As A Social Influencer <– some great tips and website to help you up your game!
The Unwritten Rules of Snapchat <– confession: sometimes I forget I have snapchat and go DAYS without posting anything. Whoops!
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