The Secrets of Portion Control, Dancing for Health, and How Music Moves Your Bowels

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Kim Kardashian Finally Dresses Like a Pregnant Lady (EOnline) – At the premiere party of “her” movie, Tyler Perry’s Temptation, Kim finally showcases her baby bump glory.  This is the top story, mostly in reference to my February rant, of the noticeable avoidance Kim has had in posting recent photos and stories about herself as her appearance changes.  Embrace it, mama!

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Courtesy of US Weekly

SUNDAY HELPINGS:

This week has the potential to be slightly difficult for me, because on Wednesday, my favorite, sanity-inspiring co-worker and mentor goes on leave for 2 months.  She is having surgery, and I will be lost without her, therefore, I’ll have to keep extra busy.  You can expect to see a lot of me here and on Twitter (@lindsaynhyatt).  Come find me!  The good news is, I woke up today with an other-worldly resolve.  Maybe it’s a miracle.  Whatever it is, I’ll take it. Here are some of the things I’ll be thinking about all week long.

Top Secrets of Portion Control (Cooking Light) – It’s common sense, but that doesn’t make it commonly easy to do.  I’ve fallen into the pit of giant-ass portions and it has really messed with my sense of what “one serving” of something is.  Even if it’s a salad or some fruit, portions do matter, and that will be a major focus this week for me.  Join me in this harrowing and humbling experience.

Dancing for Health (Go Ask Alice) – You may or may not have read that I tap danced this week.  It’s true.  And while tap dancing definitely isn’t the coolest thing in the world, it felt right.  I actually scared myself at how much I remember from the good old days of Dance Workshop.  So I am going to spend this week finding a “real” dance class- you know, for the really talented kids, and making it a part of my weekly workout.  Gotta make it fun- for realz.

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Courtesy of Tumblr. I still think it’s cool.

10 Delicious Gluten Free Dinners (Real Simple) – Yes, I’ve declared this before, but here I go again.  I know a gluten free lifestyle is the one for me.  I feel heaps (that’s my tribute to Australia) better living that way, and it’s just a matter of getting back into the swing of it.  I like these recipes because it thinks outside of the protein and veggies box.  That gets old after a few days.

How to Meditate (Gabrielle Bernstein) – It doesn’t matter your religion, your beliefs, your profession, or how much time you have every day, meditation should be a part of everyone’s life.  That’s a big statement, but there are actual scientific studies that show meditation is beneficial to decreasing stress and anxiety, and if practiced consistently, an overall happier mindset.  You can call it whack, but I challenge you (and me) to take a 30 day meditation challenge.  All you need is at least 10 minutes a day.  Try it.  Don’t be a chicken.

How Music Affects Your Brain (MSN) – We all need more music in our lives, for our heart, both hemispheres of the brain, and you got it- our bowel movements.  Why not?  Kick up the jams!

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