Shoes and the Old Ways: It's Fit Friday's Tips, Tricks and Inspiration!

Friday, March 14, 2014

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It has been over a year since I posted on my SparkPeople blog; more on that later! For now here are your Friday Tips, Tricks and Inspiration!

Please take a minute to read my PRT throw-down challenge posted on my "outside" blog yesterday. brightweightloss.blogspo

I am looking for some Warriors to join me in this fitness challenge that will finish up on July 31.

How to Find Your "Sole-Mate"

How long has it been since you replaced your exercise shoes? If your feet, ankles or knees are troubling you more than they used to, turn those shoes over and take a look. Most running shoes will last about 500 miles as a benchmark. For some tips on determining if your shoes are worn out, I found this article by Mizuna helpful. www.mizunousa.com

If you aren't sure what to look for in a shoe, check out these tips by SparkPeople (How to Find Your Sole Mate!). www.sparkpeople.c

I have already chosen my new shoes and will be hunting them down this weekend
Good News for Mediterranean Diet Followers

We all know there is no magic to losing weight but some eating plans do seem to do the trick better than others. The Mediterranean diet is rich in fish, nuts, vegetable and fruits, as well as healthy oils. Web MD reported recently on yet another study that shows how helpful this traditional diet truly is. www.webmdhealth.

Our family is definitely moving closer to this way of eating but fish is still hard for me to incorporate. Lent is a good springboard for us as we eat fish every Friday and I think I will have a goal of moving to twice-a-week fish beginning Easter. Sometimes the old ways are the best!

Speaking of the Old Ways . . .

I found a very interesting to site for inspiration this week. It's called Old Ways. oldwayspt.org/
Their mission is to "guide people to health through the old ways." This just suits me! It's a combination of "back to basics" and new spins on old favorites. My philosophy is to keep refining my eating and to allow myself to be inspired by other ways of improving health. This site had some wonderful recipes and help on two fronts: 1) Making clear the Mediterranean way of eating and, (2) African Heritage Health forums and recipes. Both of these are well suited to my family so we have several of these recipes and practices coming soon to our table. Have a look at for yourself and let me know your thoughts.

That's all for today folks! Have a fit Friday and a Work-Out (or Work-Outside!) Weekend.
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    Thank you for the informational links and also for sharing your story on the link to your blog. I wish I had realized the importance of good footwear before I started my walking program a few years back. I developed a neuroma and it has limited my options for shoes ever since. It does not limited my ability to exercise because I spend the money to buy the appropriate footwear that do not put pressure on that nerve. However, the options are not so cute. I liked the oldways link too and will come back to peruse the site more.
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    2683 days ago
    Thanks for an interesting link to the old ways.

    My shoes are so old that they are almost falling off my feet but they are the only one that allows me to walk without pain...I have specially made insoles in them but it seems to be importanat how the rest is as well.
    2687 days ago
    Thanks for the links! Some interesting stuff. New shoes have been on my mind recently and I think it's about time for me to head to the shoe store.

    Good luck with your fish eating! I love fish; but, am not very good at fixing it so I tend to eat it when we go out. I'd like to have it more often at home too.

    2692 days ago
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