Top Blogs

I love to look through blogs and often read posts that speak to me.  I will use this space to post links to my favorite blogs and specific posts that inspire, teach, entertain me.  I want to be sure to give credit where it is due.  

Runs for Cookies - 

Katie has lost an amazing 125 pounds.  She shares her continuing battle with maintaining.  She began running in order to enjoy the sweets she still loves.  The truth I have gleaned from from her blog is that in order for me to have success in this lifestyle change I have to find what fits me.  If some of the treats are important to me I need to find a way to incorporate them by being more active and/or sacrificing something less meaningful. It was Katie's blog that inspired me to start my own.

Finding the the Skinny Geek Within  -

Desiree has a great sense of humor and she loves the same nerdy things my husband does :)  I might be secretly envious that she has found her fitness passion - tennis. You will not find a more supportive person on this journey.

One Crazy Penguin -

Tiina inspires me with her mad triathloning.  Last year she completed her first Half Ironman (1.2 mile swim / 56 mile bike / 13.1 mile run). She is super encouraging and even came to cheer my husband and I on in a nearby race!

Running Just as Fast as She Can -

Meg is a rain or shine runner.  How she does it all with two little guys is amazing. I enjoy guessing the songs she references in all her blog post titles.

Skinnytaste -

Gina shares tons of delicious recipes and includes nutritional information.  The recipes are easy and use common ingredients that I often have on hand. Once you learn a new technique it opens many possibilities for your own creativity.  For example, who knew my husband would love lettuce wraps - filling possibilities are endless.  Below are some of our favorites (so far):

  • Chicken Francese - One of the first we tried.  For convenience I skip the flouring of the chicken - I had some trouble with it sticking to the pan.  I think it is time for new pans.
  • Flounder Piccata - Opened my husband's mind about fish.  I have at least one fish recipe now I can serve. 
  • Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps - I like to add grated zucchini to this recipe..always trying to sneak in more veggies.  I have also adapted some other recipes to the lettuce wrap technique - pineapple/pork with chipotle was oh so good.  
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas - Super easy. Chicken is cooked in crockpot and can be made ahead. Served with a red cabbage slaw - don't let that scare you off - check out the comment section of the recipe for other suggestions.   
Check out these blogs that I am currently enjoying.

Two Ton Teacher
Operation Skinny Jeans

Owning the Journey on One Crazy Penguin

    1 comment:

    1. Thank you so much for including me here! I'm so glad that you found some inspiration from my blog :)