My five somethings

by Kim on July 2, 2013

I feel like the majority my blog posts follow the same basic formula. There’s usually something fitness-related and something kid-related, with honorable mentions to food-related, happiness-related, and life-related things. (Plus a little dumb humor and the occasional lame anecdote.)

So, I thought, why not just be transparent about all this. And forget the transitions—ain’t nobody got time for that.

Something Fitness-Related

I just got an insaaaaane deal on yoga classes at a local studio. In honor of their anniversary, they were offering $20 one-month unlimited yoga memberships over the weekend.

That’s $20, aka $5 less than the actual cost of a SINGLE barre class there.


The timing is perfect, too, since my gym contract is expiring in a week and I’ve decided not to renew it, for now.

So buckle up and get ready for some more yoga talk over the next month!

Something Kid-Related

I think my son’s experimenting with barre workouts.

And it doesn’t seem to be going well.


I just have no other explanation for that picture. Ow, dude.

Something Food-Related

If you ever find yourself at a store on the verge of purchasing some kind of veggie chip that is NOT this kind, don’t do it.


We’ve tried several knock-offs of these babies, and none of them are even remotely comparable. Lesson officially learned.

Brent finally scored this bag at Costco yesterday, and folks: they are THE REAL THING. So good.

Something Happiness-Related

I know I already mentioned this, but you NEED to read this book.


It’s written by the author of the Fearful Adventurer blog, which is also something worth checking out.

Guys, I can’t put this book down. By chapter 2, I was already mourning the fact that it was going to have to end at some point. I’ve been trying to space out my reading sessions as much as possible to delay the inevitable, but it’s tough.

Turns out it goes great with a beer, a deck, and an evening breeze.


Aka happiness.

It would also make an amazing movie, if anyone out there is in the script-hunting biz. (Obviously, I’ll be needing 10% for that tip.)

Something Life-Related

I have a pretty big crush on the Huff Post.

Huff Post

Every day, I get an email from their Healthy Living section, suggesting 10 or so articles I might be interested in. And every day, I right-click + open link in new tab almost every single one of those articles, and read them throughout the day.

This is saying something, because I can only read so many of the 8 kajillion articles/blog posts that are in my face everyday, and Huff’s stuff almost always makes that list.

Anyway, I really liked one of this morning’s articles about common mistakes women with unrequited dreams make. (Warning: grab the tissues.)

Here’s a handful of the ones that stood out to me:

They start out too gung ho and that pace is not sustainable.

–They allow other people’s lack of vision to make them doubt their own.

They don’t know themselves.

They feel they need permission.

–They wear their self-neglect like a Girl Scout bade for martyrdom, not realizing this is nothing to be too proud of.

They are not used to investing in themselves.

They think they can go it alone.

–They smile even when they don’t mean it. A LOT!

They are still angry about stuff that happened way, way, way in the past.

They enjoy being the person in the group with the fewest needs.

–They wonder why they don’t have more to show for the choices and sacrifices they’ve made in their lives.

Did any of that ring true? I’m guessing at least some of it does for all of us.

Something I can’t stand on that list is the one about wearing self-neglect like a Girl Scout badge. That just irks me. We all need to stop doing this, especially us women. Self-neglect doesn’t just hurt us, it hurts the people around us, and it’s not something to be proud of, it’s something to fix.

Soapbox rant over.

Your turn: gimme something fitness, food, kid, happiness, or life-related from your world. And yes, I want every minute detail.

Best summer read so far?

Veggie straws: amazing or meh?

Fellow bloggers: what are your blog’s main “somethings”?

Do you consider yourself someone with unrequited dreams?

I certainly do. But I’m still confident that I’ll make at least some of them happen! (Or, also very likely, my dreams will totally change.)


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Presley @ Run Pretty July 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm

My blog’s main somethings? Interesting… 1.) Whine 2.) Wine 3.) Unwind. ;)

I have so many unrequited dreams that I feel like I collect them. That’s pretty sad if you really think about. I have so much stuff that I want to do that it’s overwhelming.
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Kim July 3, 2013 at 10:28 am

I know! Ambition is awesome, until it’s paralyzing.


Lindsay @ Health Foragers July 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I never got around to commenting on yesterday’s post but I just signed up for the personal training cert. too! I am very excited to get started and to see someone else doing it.
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Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome July 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I’ve tried some knock off brands of veggie straws before and bleh, not good!
I’m in need of a new book to read so I’ll have to check out both the ones you mentioned! Love good summer read it’s just finding the time lately! I’ve been bringing my magazine pile to bed to catch up on. I need a vacation!
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Katie @ running4cupcakes July 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I have never tried veggie straws – but I will now!! Luke had his first boat ride this weekend. he looked so fickin cute in his little lifejacket! He loved sitting on Dad’s lap and helping “drive.” Heart melting! And I am super jealous of your unlimited yoga for $20 – that is awesome!!


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