Not pictured: Me almost beaning myself with that dumbbell while I wobbled for 20 seconds trying to get my balance.
13 Simple Ways to Amp Up Your Push-Up. If you’ve been exercising for any length of time you are probably a little sick of regular push-ups. Here are a few ways to add some flavor to your routine and get some awesome looks at the gym. (Ok, awesome only if you don’t eat it. I’m still working on that part.)
Other stuff I wrote this week:
9 Reasons to Skip Your Workout… Sometimes. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, if people only learn one thing from me (when it comes to fitness) I hope they learn that more is not always better. Whether you are mildly over trained or a compulsive exerciser like I was, the physical and mental problems are real. Rest is good!
7 Ways to Change Your Luck With Weight Loss Not only did I find a way to give decent health tips but I also name-checked Lucky Charms and my editor added a reference to Skittles – all in a St. Patrick’s Day-themed “weight loss” article. Awesome.
Should Moms Sell Girl Scout Cookies For Their Daughters? Yeah, my mom made me sell my own cookies back in the day (until I got kicked out of Girl Scouts for calling my leader “Caca Carla” which is terrible, I know, but I was 8 and didn’t speak Spanish then!) so maybe I was a little bitter this past weekend when I saw a group of moms manning the cookie table at the store — and no girl scouts in sight. 250+ comments and counting, I think this one touched a nerve!
Young Girls in Burlesque Number: Horrifying or Innocent fun? Do I really need to ask this question? 9-year-old girls + burlesque dancing seems like a pretty bad idea to me but apparently other moms are okay with it. And did I mention they were in nude-colored bras?
Kristi Yamaguchi’s Tips For Winning the Bedtime Battle. Yes, that Kristi Yamaguchi took some time this week to share her new book/kids’ bedtime routine with me. And let me just say that she makes it look as easy as she made those triple axels look in the Olympics!
I Parent Differently Than My Mother. I’m not saying anything about my mom, here. She is wonderful and I love her! (Hi Mom!)
Scaring Kids to Teach Them a Lesson: Ethical? When I tried it? Epic parenting FAIL.
Is It Weird to Nickname Your Baby… In Utero? Considering I still call my bean “Jelly Bean” you know where I stand. If this is wrong then I don’t ever wanna be right.
Do you have a fave push-up variation? What’s your opinion on moms selling cookies for their Girl Scouts??