I mentioned a few weeks ago on the blog that I’ve been having a bit of difficulty figuring out when, in my new working-mom schedule, to fit a workout into my day.
To recap: Mornings aren’t super ideal, since that’s the largest chunk of time in a given day that I’m able to spend with my kid. Evenings are tough, because by the time I get home from work and put my kid to bed (and put him to bed AGAIN, when he inevitably wakes up screaming 20 minutes after going down) I’m exhausted and, well, starving. And midday is obviously out because I’m here spending my time with you, dear reader.
So that leaves me with … the middle of the night? Yeah. You see my predicament. Read more »
Photo via sweetgreen
Back when we told you guys about fall fitness and foodie openings to be excited about, one of our favorites, Sweetgreen, had yet to set an opening date for their new Rittenhouse location. But looks like things have changed! Read more »
Welp, in today’s evidence that life is completely unfair: A recent study published in the journal Obesity Research and Clinical Practice found that it’s harder, even when you’re eating the same amount and exercising the same amount, for adults today to maintain the same weight as adults did 20 to 30 years back, The Atlantic reports. Insert all the sobbing emojis here.
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Beef and eggplant tacos with Swiss chard and yogurt sauce | Photo by Becca Boyd
This could be mental but I find organic ground beef to be much more flavorful than the conventional stuff. We eat it about once a week in my house, and while chili and stuffed peppers are all well and fine, I decided to take my beef hankerings in a different direction recently — and it paid off. Read more »
Get ready to do some plyos and get your body off the ground, people! For this week’s workout, we’re jumping. You’re going to need a stable surface (at a safe height of your choosing) to jump onto, and a line on the ground to use as a marker. You’ll have a series of exercises to do, and then a short cardio burst of quick jumps in between sets. Good luck!
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• Alarm clock, shmalarm clock. Who needs one when your body is primed with the perfect wake-up tool? Here’s why you always wake up right before your alarm goes off. [Mental Floss] Read more »
As I type this, the temperature is 48 degrees and it’s been raining for hours. So yeah, I think it’s safe to say that soup season has arrived. And to make sure you don’t fall into a soup slump — because it’s way too easy to make the same butternut squash soup recipe over and over again all season long — we give you this: Five healthy, filling and oh-so-delicious soup recipes to try. (I’d start with the ginger and lemongrass Thai soup. Mmmmmm.) Happy slurping! Read more »
Confession: If my boyfriend broke up with me and my dog died and a doctor told me I was allergic to avocado all in the same day, Robyn’s “Show Me Love” would still put a smile on my face. There’s just something about that song — and the other 17 songs on this playlist — that makes you smile. And considering this weekend is supposed to be a very dreary, very rainy one, I’m sure we could all use some spirit-lifting. So listen up!
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RiverCity Festival | Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia
Attention, runners: Fishtown’s eighth annual River City Festival is coming up next week, and you’re invited to explore the neighborhood on foot with a 5K fun run. Read more »
This week’s adoptable running dog, Livvie, is currently being fostered through the Monster Milers’ Adopt a Running Buddy foster program. At less than a year old, she’s already a great runner — and she’s cute to boot! Learn more about her below. Read more »