Hey guys! I’m so glad that my post yesterday on feeling like an imposter and doing things that scare us resonated with so many of you. I’m hoping to write more posts like that in the future when I feel inspired, rather than just saying “oh, so and so already wrote a post about that and probably did it better, anyway.” So stay tuned. 🙂 I’m working on one related to pregnancy/body image/intuitive eating right now, too… most likely sharing that one on Friday!
And in the meantime, I’m coming at you today with a super random mix of things I found interesting from around the internet lately, plus things I’m enjoying.
1) Still crushing hard on quiches! This was a quick breakfast at Baked and Wired in Georgetown with Kathleen after a fun workout at Definitions via ClassPass (<- affiliate link for $40 off). Hit the spot!
2) I loved this article about triathlete Jesse Thomas entitled “I eat a lot and that’s ok.” Wonderful to see a professional athlete promoting intuitive eating/the non-diet, flexible, B+ approach to eating. He says the only time he is aware of calorie intake is during endurance workouts, which is exactly the approach that running coach Jason and I take in our Nutrition for Runners program (<- get started for free at that link)! Pay attention to nutrition numbers during the workout (mostly for safety reasons so you aren’t underfueling and bonking), and otherwise listen to your body. Keep it simple.
3) This podcast from the NY Times about how Weight Watchers has tried to morph into less of a “diet” company and more of a holistic wellness type program is really interesting… what do you guys think about this?
I’m not a fan of Weight Watchers at all because their focus has historically been so much on weight (and on what you “can’t/shouldn’t” eat simply because points tell you you have already had enough for the day, even if you are still hungry… this leads to so much food guilt and can turn into a restrict/binge cycle) – but it’s interesting that even they are trying to move more towards an intuitive-ish approach to food. (The accompanying long form article is also interesting, and basically a more detailed version of the podcast episode.)
4) The sunrises in October are my absolute favorite – so colorful (and slightly later in the morning, so I’m more likely to see them)! This was my view on the way to a workout class earlier this week (don’t worry, Chelsea was driving, not me)!
5) Because the weather has been so lovely, I’ve been walking a lot this week and listening to a ton of podcasts, so here’s another one I enjoyed: this podcast episode from Nutrition Matters about how to have a healthy gut without letting that pursuit lead to you to yet another diet trap. The intersection of disordered eating and gut health/elimination diets (and how they can influence and compound each other) is a fascinating gray area that I want to learn more about.
6) And just because I want to end this post with something really fun… check out this article: This Traveling Cat Circus Has Helped Save More Than 200 Feline Lives. Okay, cat circus?! How cool is that?! The show is actually going to be here in northern VA from October 5 to 9… we might have to go!
What are you loving lately? And/or what have you found around the internet recently that was interesting and worth sharing?