Magazine Worthy Thoughts {Thoughts on That Thursday}

Before we get started, today’s a special day because I’m celebrating 4 years of marriage with my husband, Shane!


I freakin’ love that man Red heart

I confess that I totally slacked on my news reading this week Disappointed smile Usually I keep up with cnn, foxnews, today show, and GMA, but this week, the only thing I can remember at ALL is that dang Trader Joe’s recall of the peanut butter. And I think that’s already been talked to death, so I won’t beat that dead horse Winking smile

What I have wanted to discuss with ya’ll is some facts and studies I’ve been reading about in my beloved magazines. This week’s stash:


Aw yeah.

I love magazines, but it’s pretty annoying to either keep stacks and stacks around the house, or random pages torn out and in a folder or cabinet to be forgotten about. Hashtag – annoying! But I’ve found a solution! Shane’s completely ecstatic that I’ve been slowly transitioning my magazine “keepers” to an electronic avenue:


As I’m reading a magazine and come across something I want to share/retain/reference, I just snap a pic of it with my iPhone! So instead of stock piles of magazines in my house, I have tons of screen shots to read through.

Some of the more exciting ones I want to talk with you all about today:

  • Eating fruits and veggies can help you quit smoking
  • A couple glasses of wine can provide good bacteria for your gut
  • When people are blindfolded, they had 6% less power in a leg press
  • Anxious exercisers don’t recovery as quickly
  • Doing cardio before lifting can limit the number of reps you can crank out


Have you ever tried closing your eyes to make an exercises more difficult?

Do you do cardio or weights first?

I have my clients close their eyes to make an exercise harder when increasing the intensity in other ways isn’t an option. I typically do cardio and lifting on separate days – so no issue there for me!

Other TOTT:

1st FDA-Approved Diet Pill in 13 Years

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  1. I’ve been so behind in everything this week! I didn’t even know about the pb recall until my mom texted me. So you know that news was at least two days behind… ha.

    Happy Anniversary!
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  2. Happy anniversary!!!! Have a wonderful day! Love all the little tips! I definitely save way too many magazine articles and end up losing them anyway! I’m going to have to use your trick from now on!
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  3. Lately I’ve been doing cardio and strength on separate days too…any days when I do do them together, I do weights first. I’d rather have more energy for that!
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  4. cardio and lifting on seperate days for me too! i just don’t have the energy to do both!

  5. I usually do cardio and strength on different days so I can give 100% to each but when I do combine I like to do cardio first to get my heart rate up while I’m strength training!
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  6. Happy Anniversary to you and the hubs. I hope the two of you have a wonderful day/evening together <3
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  7. I usually do cardio first, since I go to the gym first thing in the am I need to wake myself up before doing nay strength training!

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  9. Happy Anniversary! I always do cardio first.
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  10. I usually do cardio before weights. I’ve heard that it should go the other way around, but I like my muscles to be warmed up and ready to go before I lift. Plus, mentally, it’s nice to have that run out of the way right from the get go!
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  11. Happy four year anniversary to you and Shane! You two love birds have quite the photo chemistry :)

    I usually do cardio first just out of personal preference, but my workouts are pretty unstructured and that changes often. I’m a creature of change!
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  12. Happy Anniversary you two! I hope it’s a special day!

  13. New reader here! Holly from sent me over!

    First….Happy Anniversary!!

    I always do cardio and then weights… I’m intrigued by the wine-does a couple mean two small glass or two big girl glass? I kid I kid!

    I’m going to need to try closeing my eye while lifting weights! Great tips!
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  14. Love the bangs! And Happy Anniversary!
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  15. Happy Anniversary!! you are beautiful!!

    I totally close my eyes when I am teaching zumba and I am out of breath, which is seriously by the 3rd song haha and I do 15 total. It just helps me to get through it. I also have done weights before cardio.. if I get to the gym early and have few min before teaching zumba, I’ll do a few reps, nothing crazy, ha. But when I do home dvd’s I do like my weights in the AM.. just found it’s easier to get through!
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  16. I LOVE your hair! You are too cute! I have been super sore lately after working out… I have been super stressed… maybe that is why?!? Loved all this!
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  17. First, Happy Anniversary to you and Shane!!! I hope you two have an amazing day.
    Second, I love love your hair! It looks awesome, and it does look like you got your hair coloured ha ha.
    Um, I just do cardio and weights on separate days. So I guess I’m just not so cool;)
    As someone that suffers from panic disorder I can agree that we don’t recover as fast. In fact, after exercise or even during intense exercise I have actually gotten panic attacks from exercise…its definitely NOT fun at all.
    I’ve closed my eyes during exercise not to make it harder, but to make it seem less painful ha ha. I do that in spin, but when I open my eyes I usually realize my HR has come down and that my watts aren’t as high, so I try not to do that.
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  18. I take pictures too from magazines! I don’t buy many any more because I feel like it’s such a waste of paper and space. I need to try closing my eyes and lifting. I seriously focus and use my breath to focus on the lift, but have never closed my eyes.
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  19. Awww happy four years!! Suuuuch a beautiful bride you were :)
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  20. Happy four years! YAHOO! LOVE all the awesome info you have to share 😀 You rock lady!

    BTW, you’re in IL right? I’m in Chicago. I say we plan a FF meet up sometimes to crank out a workout or talk nutrition research vlog-style 😀
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  21. hahahah i LOVE when you do like the reverse mode or look at yourself through a camera and you’re like OH is that what my hair looks like!? hahaha. btw you bangs look fabulous and you’re hair looks ultra strawberry blonde but gorgeous! xox


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