Friday Freedom

Happy Friday! This week was filled with all sorts of random work duties, everyday was different. I also had time to start a planning/drafting my first ebook. More on that later. Jason and I have been talking about camping the entire summer, and the time has finally come.  We’re off to the Grand Canyon (South Rim) for a little weekend getaway. Phoenix is crazy hot right now, but thankfully we can jump in a magical machine and transport to a green forest with cooler temperatures.

Fitness: Tone It Up on YouTube

I first started watching the Tone It Up girls about 3 years ago, and fell in love with their follow-along style workout videos. They typically host themed challenges throughout the year like their famous “Bikini Series”, have a huge community of followers, and are super motivating. Bonus, all the workouts are FREE, and all you need are hand weights, some space, and a computer. My all-time favorite video is KettleToning using a kettlebell, but you can substitute with a regular weight.

Food: PEACHES

Shout out to my local Safeway for hitting it out of the park this summer with their produce! They’ve expanded their local offerings, and I haven’t had a bad pick all season. I’m currently obsessed with their peaches and have been enjoying them for breakfast with some 4% cottage cheese (don’t fear the fat!), strawberries or grapes, and a sprinkle of hemp seeds. Heaven.

Current favorite: peaches + strawbs + 4% cottage cheese + hemp hearts. 👌🏼🍑🍓❤️

A photo posted by Erinn Gregory, RDN (@erinncg_rd) on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:36am PDT

Flourish: “5 Big Food Myths You’re Still Falling For” – Runner’s World

A friend of mine recently sent me this oldie but goodie article, and I couldn’t agree more!  Just like the author mentions, the most difficult aspect of working with clients and helping them revamp their eating habits, are the naysayers.  Everyone has an opinion, but most of the time their “facts” are not sound.  Do yourself a favor, and seek out credible science from a dietitian and/or a nutrition researcher.  My favorite debunked myth is for the humble potato. “What science really shows: White potatoes and sweet potatoes have complementary nutritional differences; one isn’t necessarily better than the other. For instance, sweet potatoes have more fiber and vitamin A, but white potatoes are higher in essential minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and potassium.”

Fun: Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love (Chris Lake remix)

My former club kid self still enjoys House music.  Can’t fight it.

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