Weekly Link Roundup – July 6, 2012

July is here, and the heat is fabulous, even if it makes running a challenge. I’ll admit – ever since I lost my weight, I’m cold ALL. THE. TIME. I’m loving this heat and am in no mood to see it go away. 🙂

Why do we run (or do triathlon, or really, any difficult physical challenge)? Brandon at I Run Alaska nails it – he runs because it is hard. Yes, that’s part of it. I wouldn’t do this if it was easy.

I had to include this post. Callie talks about Dressing Rooms Wars… have you ever had a meltdown in a dressing room? I totally have, and often still do every time I have to buy bras and bathing suits! Even at goal, excess skin and saggy EVERYTHING means needing extra support and underwire. Try finding THAT in the smaller sizes I need now! 🙁

All this week DC Rainmaker has been posting about the Tour de France – because he and his wife now live there! Bruce & I have been watching it, and can’t get over how amazingly talented these cyclists are – and how colourful their race kits are!

I discovered FitKnitChick’s blog through Christie at Average Mom’s Wear Capes, and this week, Tamara wrote a wonderful post about the difference between weight loss and weight maintenance. Having been in maintenance mode for over two years now, I know what she writes is true – exercise is KEY to maintaining weight loss.

I haven’t linked back to Katy’s blog in a while, but I really connected to this post on The Busy Trap. People always ask me how I manage to juggle everything, how I make time for my workouts, etc. Yes, I’m busy. But I choose to be busy, and I’m busy doing things I enjoy with people who matter to me. I swim, bike, run with Bruce. I bake cookies and play at the lake with my sons. Sometimes, I even spend time with other friends (gasp!). Life is busy, but I’m having fun.

It is now 5:00 am and time to head for bed!

Goals update: I got everything done except cleaning the end table. So I’m pretty happy.

Weekend goals:

1. Dinner with neighbours
2. Bike workout
3. Run workout
4. Clean house
5. Write 4 blog posts
6. Read 3 chapters of nutrition book

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6 Responses to Weekly Link Roundup – July 6, 2012

  1. Bruce says:

    Why to we run (or do tria

    Spelling mistake dear

  2. Tamara says:

    Thanks so much for the link love!
    You’re so right about maintenance! It’s hard not to put weight back on.

    Your weekend to do list is impressive! 4 blog posts!

    • Kris says:

      It can be a challenge, but one worth fighting for. 🙂 As for the four blog posts… off to start them now! I need to get at least 10 done this week (2 blogs) to have a couple in reserve for next week when travelling.

  3. PlumPetals says:

    “Life is busy, but I’m having fun.” – Love it!

    • Kris says:

      I’m making it a priority to do the things that are most important to me. It makes me happier. 🙂

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