Happy Thursday! This week has been a doozey. Between being stuck in Denver and spending yesterday at the hospital for my mom’s surgery, I’m feeling far away from my routine – but I’d much rather be off routine that not be near my parents for this. Overall, her surgery went well. The doctor had to remove a bit more from her mouth than expected, but hopefully that will buy us more time until the cancer comes back – and hopefully it won’t come back at all! Please keep your fingers crossed for the later!
Ok, let’s get into today’s Fit, Focused & Fun Finds, shall we?
For those of you new to this post series, Fit, Focused, & Fun Finds are articles, posts, videos, memes, and anything I’ve come across while perusing the world wide web that I think you’d enjoy. Peruse through these links and discover some new blogs, pubs, and peeps to follow!
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FOOD & FUEL
7 brain benefits of cutting wheat out of your diet | MindBodyGreen
8 delicious ways to fight sugar cravings | MindBodyGreen
Whole Foods to launch new stores for millennials | Forbes
5 fitness myths debunked | Diaries of an ExSloth
Reverse the damaging effects of sitting | Supreme Men
The minimum amount you can strength train and still see results | Greatist
How to become a certified personal trainer | Petite Heartbeat
23 ridiculously amazing things you can buy at Anthropology. This is hysterical | Buzzfeed
TIPS & TRICKS
Train your brain to help you run | Active
Six steps to curb mindless eating | MyFitnessPal
Tips for gluten free baking | The Lean Green Bean
A blogger’s guide to growing your instagram | In It 4 the Long Run
Sneaky tips for pretty post-workout hair, no shower required. | Well & Good
10 ways a good workout changes your brain | MindBodyGreen
10 motivational running quotes to keep you inspired | ACTIVE
An article we all should read: 8 “Healthy” Things I’m Not Doing Anymore | MindBodyGreen
This little girl was forced to change at school and her dad was NOT happy about. I’m in full agreement with him. | My sister via LiftBump
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Also, don’t forget to swing on by tomorrow for Fit & Fashionable Friday! You can link up any post (old or new) that has to do with fitness, fashion, or both (more details here). It’s a great way to get your links some views as well as connect with/discover some other great bloggers! Feel free to snag the badge if you’re joining. Hope to see you there!
Are you excited about the new Whole Foods?
Who wants to convince the Nintendo Theme Park to start a Mario Kart themed race?!
What do you think about the little girl forced to change at school?