New things around the web

As I’ve mentioned before, I tend to have a bit of free time to sit and surf the interwebs (or just read good and not-so-good novels), so I’ve decided to blog my top finds with you regularly. I plan to only post the interesting and/or helpful things I read related to nutrition, lifting and life. So, grab a cup of coffee, have a seat and enjoy! Cat Reading

1. A fascinating ‘expose’ on artificial light and sleep disruption, including why it will probably kill you. Seriously.

2. If you haven’t read Time’s Bitter Pill yet, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock (or are from a country with a much better health system). Either way, check it out. This needs to stop.

3. This kick-ass article from veteran NFL player and CrossFit Football founder John Welbourn taught me that I’m only doing half the things I need to be doing everyday.

What other awesome articles have you found lately? Leave a comment below if you have thoughts on these topics.


Getting Ready for My Closeup

Great White Shark My next International Trip will feature a close encounter with this guy, or maybe his cousin. Either way, I’m super excited to have an opportunity like this. There are only two places in the world where you can legally cage dive with Great Whites, and I am certainly not going to miss my chance! Some people may question the cost-benefit of participating in this kind of ‘crazy’ activity, and normally I would agree that an experience is not worth dying for. However, in my anxiety-filled anticipation of this experience, I have done some research. The following famous people have done it and lived to tell about it: Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Sting. Well – that’s all I need to know!

Jokes aside, this is a very safe and awesome thing to do if you are ever travelling in South Africa or Australia. I will be sure to let you all know how it goes! In addition to cage diving, the trip will likely include a short safari, sandboarding, petting cheetahs (I hope!) and, of course, wine. Trip number 4 of my ‘see all the things‘ year is shaping up to be Spectacular!

A Princess’ Influence

A Princess' Influence

I hate to admit it – in fact, I have debated about telling anyone this – but the truth is that I took this picture of Kate to my hairstylist yesterday. That’s right, I walzed into the Aveda salon that I have gone to for years and asked for ‘The Dutchess’. For a moment, I flashed back to the 90’s and saw the ‘Princess Diana’ hair! That’s when I decided not to tell anyone what I’d done.

I don’t consider myself to be all that mainstream when it comes to hair and fashion. But the reality is, if I don’t know what to wear or how to do my hair, I turn to the celebrities. I comb through google images in search of the perfect look. Really, it’s ridiculous. I have great hair and it’s hard to make it look bad, but I always get nervous when it comes time for my twice annual visit to the salon. The one time I ever got a bad haircut has seemingly scarred me.

So, now I have beautiful layers in my hair, and I am happy. Even the hubby gave it the nod, ftw. Thanks, Kate!