Sunday, May 15, 2016

High Low High 8

Good morning and happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I can’t believe I haven’t written a High Low High post since January, so I figured it was about time for another. If you’re unfamiliar with this series, I recap the high and low points of the weekend. If you’d like to play along, please leave a comment with your “high low high” from the weekend. Ok, here we go!

HIGH: Getting out of the house! Woohoo! Haha! Mal was busy/away the last 3 weekends, including this one, so I asked our babysitter come for a couple of hours on Friday night, so I could get a mani-pedi with my friend Marisa.

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LOW: Calling 3 different places before we were able to make ourselves an appointment. Apparently, Fridays are a happening night at nail salons!

HIGH: Having a brand new pedicure and breaking out my flip-flops. From now until mid-September, I’ll likely only wear flip-flops (and sneakers) on my feet. Yesssss!

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LOW: Quinn waking up really upset on Friday night. I have no idea what happened (maybe a nightmare?), but he woke up screaming and it took me 1.5 hours to calm him down and get him back to sleep.

HIGH: Quinn sleeping until 6:30 AM the next morning. I was really thankful since I didn’t get to bed until almost midnight.

LOW: Sitting in Saturday morning traffic on 93. (HOW?! WHYYYYY??! Ugh, 93 makes me mental.)

HIGH: Babies and Bagels. Mal was away for a bachelor weekend, so the ladies of the guys on the trip got together for a play date. It was so fun and the bagels/muffins/breakfast sandwiches were incredible!

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LOW: Quinn had a blast at Babies and Bagels, but sleeping on the drive home messed up his afternoon nap.

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HIGH: Somehow, though, he managed to rally and we had a great afternoon together. (Usually, if he doesn’t get a substantial nap, he’s a total crank monster.) We went grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s (Q-Man’s favorite – he loves the free samples) and then played at a nearby playground for a couple of hours.

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Photo via @carrotsnake on Snapchat

LOW (I think): Watching Fuller House. Even though it was super cheesy, I actually liked the first episode. But, by the third episode, I was kind of over it. I really liked Full House back in the day, so I may give it another try. There’s just something about the characters that keeps me hooked!

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HIGH: Sunday morning pancakes followed by a play date, which included a Marylou’s White Chocolate Chip iced coffee.

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LOW: Having a super full bladder after drinking my iced coffee. There wasn’t anywhere to go the bathroom, and I didn’t want to end our play date, so I was a tad uncomfortable at the playground. Ha!

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HIGH: Making homemade pizza with Quinn. We wanted to welcome Dada home with a tasty dinner, so we tried a new Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix and it turned out really well!

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 400

Weekend Link Love

I recently dined with the guys at Power Supply. Check it out along with their recipe using PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Mayo.

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Research of the Week

Nitrate rich vegetables (beet juice, spinach smoothie, rocket salad) reduce blood pressure more than sodium nitrate. Obese women vigorously exercise for an hour a year. Obese men, 3.6 hours. Cause, effect, or both? Either way, it’s a sad state of affairs.

We’ve got a sixth sense that protects us during distracted driving, but not if we’re texting.

A barefoot run enhances working memory.

Animism was the earliest religious belief.

Use of artificial sweeteners during pregnancy is linked to heavier babies.

A new study finds no link between cell phones and cancer.

Researchers have detected evidence of significant genetic shifts in the human genome in the last 2000 years.

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Episode 119: Chris Adams: Host Brad Kearns hangs out with firefighter and PrimalCon legend Chris Adams about the importance of stress mitigation, balancing training with the stress and sleep-deprivation inherent to firefighting, what it takes to make it as a firefighter in Arizona, how (and why) to slow everything down, and much more.

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Interesting Blog Posts

The most effective blue-blocking eyewear is the cheapest.

These would be cool to blow up and have on your wall: periodic tables of kettlebell, dumbbell, bodyweight, and TRX suspension exercises.

Media, Schmedia

Kids in some areas need notes from their doctors just to keep recess.

Taubes proposes a better Big Fat Loser study.

“Dad, I’m loving skinny Samwise and the guy with the member’s only jacket over a Purple Rain shirt, but where are their parents?”

Everything Else

Good news! No need to eat liver, leafy greens, or pastured eggs. You can get all the folic acid you need in a bag of Fritos!

The (often terrible) power of “no.”

Buzzfeed poetry.

Strongmom competitions.

Bread sales plummet across the UK.

Health and infectious disease experts are urging the cancellation of the 2016 Olympics in Rio for fears it’ll spread Zika worldwide.

Did the potato change the world?

DIY China Study (very cool).

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Time Capsule

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Comment of the Week

“100% of the psychology students were experiencing anxiety … ironic in a sense. :)”

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Everyone wants to get in beach body shape for summer, but how about making changes to get fit and stay fit throughout the year? These six tips will help set you up for long-term success.

Avoid overshooting.

Know your limits, and be practical about how much you can and should exercise. It’s better to start conservatively and progress to more strenuous workouts than to start by overdoing it and risk getting burnt out or injured. If you currently exercise one or two days a week, bump it up to three. Eventually work up to five or six, and always include a day to rest.

Set a goal.

Sign up for a race or competition, map out a new route, or join a class you’ve always wanted to try. Working toward attainable goals will help keep you motivated and dedicated. Decide on a way to reward your accomplishments that’s not food-related, and then work toward a new goal.

Asses hydration.

According to a new study released by the , many Americans actually are drinking enough water — but are you one of them? The report also found that as physical activity increased, so did water intake. But because folks who exercise regularly are at greater risk for falling short on fluids, it’s worth counting up the ounces you drink for a couple of days to see where you stand.

Eat for performance.

Keeping fit means eating right. Fuel your workouts by eating properly beforehand and making smart choices during the rest of the day. It’s fine to indulge occasionally, but try not to undo all that hard work by eating too many high-calorie foods.

Remember to recover, recover, recover.

This buzzy sports nutrition term actually means something. Get in a meal or snack of some healthy carbs and protein directly after exercise to help replenish energy stores and build muscle. Get into the routine of doing this after any strenuous exercise session, and see our list of recovery food suggestions.

Have fun.

To make a long-standing commitment to exercise, it’s ideal to actually like to exercise. With so many options to choose from, you don’t need settle for something you aren’t interested in. Find a new activity you’ll be excited about with our list of hot new fitness trends.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.

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