As the holidays and the end of the year draw closer, I’m in a retrospective mood. I woke up this morning thinking of how much I’ve learned over the past year, including the friends and resources that have taught me so much. So, in the spirit of gratitude and sharing, I’m sharing a few of them with you!
Blogging has been a topic of serious investigation over the year. I’ve done my best to put out good information that you can use readily to get yourself and loved ones healthier (how are you liking it so far?) — and I’ve also been reading a lot of them, learning a ton myself.
This list is NOT comprehensive — there are so many others out there doing good work to kick potatoes off the couch, so many others I admire and could go crazy-fan-girl on. But this is a start, and it’s a good one — if you pick up some information from even one of these smart women, you’ll be on a good track for 2013 and beyond.
And without further ado, here they are, in no particular order:
Kim F. at Keep It Moving Fitness Kim is excellent at giving video how-tos on her blog. There’s a wealth of good information here, which she delivers in a way that feels like a good friend is talking right to you.
Emmanuelle Lambert Hers is a unique take on business and life, both in the yoga state of mind. Just read it – especially if you run a business. You’ll see what I mean, and you’ll love it.
Cafe Physique Amber O’Neal’s straight-talking, practical advice had me at “hello.” The page has a clean look & feel, like taking a deep, cleansing breath with a nice, gentle stretch.
Restore Healing Pamela LaBelle has compiled an impressive array of partners and resources in holistic health. She’s based in the Twin Cities, but don’t let that fool you — her blog is for YOU, right now, right wherever you are.
Oh Baby! Fitness No list of my favorites would be complete without Oh Baby! Fitness. Sure, I’m partial to them because I was one of the first intructors to work with Clare — and that also gives me the inside scoop on their expertise. That’s why I can tell you without reservation that they’re, hands-down, the best authority on pre- and post-natal exercise. The blog serves up no-nonsense, real-life information for moms.
Intuitive Body This one is near and dear to my heart because the founder, Lisa, is so in touch with the ways women beat themselves up over body image, and the damage we can do with food and carelessness toward our own bodies. I’m also completely honored and excited and starstruck to be among the members of her November 2012 Wise Woman Council. (Take a look at each month’s Council — I promise you will find something and someone you connect with in each different set.)
Kristine Rudolph - Exploring Wellness And speaking of smart moms, you’re going to love Kristine. Her blog is a treasure trove of well-thought out, sensible information on being truly well (not just fit or healthy or in good shape, but well). She’s passionate, and her writing could have a broad appeal — but to me, it feels like she really understands the life of a mom as the health and wellness leader of the family.
So, pick one of these really fine blogs — or pick several! Head on over to them, take a little tour, leave a little comment love. Maybe check them out on Facebook and the like. Really, go ahead. I’ll wait.
Now that you’re back, what did you think? What are your favorite health and fitness blogs?