reading list, volume 23.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on January 18, 2014

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Here Are The Top 37 Things Dying People Say They Regret. Learn From It Before It’s Too Late via Viral Nova because seriously, take note.  Get out there and experience life to the fullest extent.

25) Not stopping to appreciate the moment. Quit texting or taking pictures and realize what you are doing when you are doing it.

Judging Thy Neighbor Isn’t Helping the Environment, You Jerk via Huffington Post because let’s get past a posture of pointing fingers and move towards one of grace, understanding, and the opportunity for education and an open conversation.

There’s a middle ground. There’s they guy who needs a truck for work and shops at Whole Foods. There’s the environmentalist who loves living in the city and can’t always make it out to the hiking trail. (Me.) There’s the mom who wants to feed her children healthy food, but chooses to spend the family’s extra money on activities and classes instead of organics. Every step toward a more sustainable lifestyle is good, and should be celebrated instead of used as moral ammo against us.

The More You Know:  Dreaming Big via Mom’s Little Running Buddy because #dreambig is my 2014 theme, so this clearly resonated with me.

Dreaming big isn’t a bad thing.  It’s not foolish or childish.  It’s smart and as long as you’re willing to step outside your comfort zone, which can be EXTREMELY tough, those pipe dreams come into focus.

How to Handle Different Eating Habits in the Same Household via Roni’s Weigh and How to Go Plant-Based (When Your Partner Isn’t) via No Meat Athlete because I’m currently single and live alone, so it doesn’t speak to me during this season of my life.  However, there’s a some good insight for people with families, particularly picky kids.  Hopefully someday down the road, it’s something I have to take into consideration.

Including the family is a great way to raise healthy eaters who aren’t afraid of trying new things  (and expose unenthusiastic husbands). You can’t shove some crazy quinoa dish in front of them and say EAT but you can introduce healthier sides along with their favorite and create a culture that celebrates variety and trying new things.

25 Kitchen Gadgets to Make Healthy Cooking Easy via DailyBurn because now I need to go shopping.  So many new toys!  (You know you’re grown up when you consider things for your kitchen “toys”.)

17. A Perfect Pour – The Solid Red Square Lemon & Lime Squeezer keeps seeds from falling into your dish. And your hands will stay clean and sticky-free, too. ($14;

Best Life Ever, Episode 2:  Healthy Comfort Food! via Healthy Living Summit because I adore these girls, this podcast, and the Healthy Living Summit.

Julie’s comfort food is mac and cheese. When she’s having a really terrible day, she goes with the blue box (hangs head in shame).  <–me too, Julie!

I Met Jillian Michaels via Preppy Runner because I’m super jealous.

Another interval was air squats. I did approximately 17 million squats this morning, so I probably wasn’t pushing super hard. She came over to me, and said “I know you’re fit! Come on! I want to see you go lower.”


Race Recap:  Walt Disney World 10k via Brownies and Zucchini because I’m super proud of my friend, Kelly, for finishing her second 10k, and because every Run Disney recap I read makes me want to do one of their races.

Last weekend I ran a 10k.  At Disney World.  It was awesome and fun and tiring and stressful and everything in between.

Why I Ditched Diets…and why you should too via Katie Moving Forward because dieting is dumb.  Learning sustainable, healthy eating habits that fuels your body is smart.

I’m officially OVER diets. Really and truly. Like a lot of women I went on my first diet as a teenager. (I remember one really weird one I did before a spring break trip where I ate a lot of ham…still doesn’t make sense.) After lots of diet books, websites and programs I’ve decided to ditch dieting. Just be done. And here’s why.

OFB 50 States Project:  Michigan via Our Freaking Budget because I love the land shaped like a hand (and because I contributed, so that’s cool. Pat on the back for me.)

We’ve only heard great things about Michigan, but neither of us has ever been there. It’s one of those places where we’d like to go but never had a reason. We love the outdoors, and it seems like Michigan has a lot to offer in that area. And we’re very intrigued by these pasties everyone talks about. Our only concern is the long winters, but we’re currently surviving in Utah, and it can’t be worse than the winters here. The fact that Kid Rock calls Michigan home scares us a bit. But we watched an interview with him on Piers Morgan once, and he actually seemed like a pretty cool dude. So good work, Michigan.

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Ashleigh @ Passion for Life, Love, and Health January 18, 2014 at 6:55 pm

I can’t decide if I should click on the kitchen gadget link. There’s not much wiggle room in my budget right now, and I can bet that I’ll want it ALL!! Haha seriously though, I really liked some of these posts. Thanks for sharing them! 🙂
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mindy @ just a one girl revolution. January 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm

I added some of the kitchen gadgets to my birthday wish list – it would be much more exciting if my birthday weren’t until September!


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