I had big plans for my run this morning and then I remembered that I was running the New York Mini 10K tomorrow morning and it probably wasn’t a good idea to go all out. So, to keep the RWRunStreak alive, I did my easy mile and finished up with Kara’s core challenge and of course, the burpee challenge. I will post an update on how this is going in the next few days, but let me just say that after breaking 35 burpees, it has gotten HARD. I can’t believe there’s only a week left of this challenge! I feel like they are making an incredible difference in my workout, but like I said, more on that later!

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My coworker showed me this video yesterday and I promise you, you will get a good laugh out of it:

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Have you seen all of these articles published talking about how exercise is bad for you? Puh-lease.

By analyzing data from six rigorous exercise studies involving 1,687 people, the group found that about 10 percent actually got worse on at least one of the measures related to heart disease: blood pressure and levels of insulin, HDL cholesterol or triglycerides. About 7 percent got worse on at least two measures.

I’m interested on how much worse they got… was it a matter of decimals? And, what were they eating? We all know that diet has a big impact on overall health and that should be a component of this study as well. It just makes me mad because now the people who already have 648 excuses why they can’t exercise can add this to their list. All people see are the headlines and don’t realize what the science behind the studies are and of course, the media is going to sensationalize it. Ay. At least one of the doctors analyzing the data agrees:

“There are a lot of people out there looking for any excuse not to exercise,” said William Haskell, emeritus professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. “This might be an excuse for them to say, ‘Oh, I must be one of those 10 percent.'”

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Of course I have wedding on the brain, but when I stumbled across this site I thought it was so cool!

We all know how horrendous bridesmaid dresses can be…

I mean, everyone always says, “I tried to pick this because you can wear it again!” but does anyone ever really wear it outside of the wedding? Granted in recent years, these dresses have gotten MUCH better and more flattering. But, if you are sick of having it clutter up your closet, check out NewlyMaid. They have a service where you can exchange your bridesmaid dress for a little black dress at a lower price. The dresses are made by the Dessy Group (LOVE them!) and are actually pretty cute.

my fav – the jennifer

So, if you are in the market for a LBD and have a spare bridesmaid dress lying around, check it out! I just wish you could trade in a few dresses for credit and end up getting the LBD for free… 🙂

P.S. Happy Friday! And don’t forget to check back later today because I am REALLY kicking off the giveaway this time… and since I slacked, I’m throwing in an extra goodie just for one of you! 



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