Why Yoga is Great for your Sex Life (Shine from Yahoo!)
So this week I headed back to that XSport® Vinyasa Flow/Hatha Yoga class. One, it turned out to be way better strength training than I had thought at the time, judging by how sore my shoulder muscles were the next day. And two, in this study, women who did yoga once a week reported a 20 percent increase in sexual desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm and satisfaction after three months. And, girls, my wedding is in three months.
Kate Middleton: I’ve got to gain weight before the wedding! (Now)
Speaking of… Reportedly, Kate Middleton wants to gain weight before her wedding to Prince William. I think I speak for all hardworking spring brides when I don’t say all the unspeakable things I am thinking right now.
My Faith: When the Fat Girl Kissed Sweets Goodbye (CNN Belief Blog)
This past week was Valentine’s Day, and it’s estimated Americans spent about $1 billion on chocolate over the holiday. Lysa TerKeurst wasn’t one of them. The Christian author and speaker — who just wrapped up a six-week webcast based on her New York Times bestseller Made to Crave (tagline: “Satisfying your deepest desire with God, not food”) and launched a 21-Day Challenge on the Made to Crave website — shared why in this post on CNN’s Belief Blog: “Because on this day of love, I have decided the best gift I can give myself and my family is a healthy life, a healthy wife, and a healthy mom.”
6 Moves to Lady Gaga’s Grammy Abs (Self)
Also last week? The Grammys. I didn’t watch it, but Self has video of Lady Gaga hatching from an egg during the awards show and the secret to the singer’s flat stomach from her trainer, Harvey Pasternak.
Letter to my Body (Your Kick Ass Life/Eat the Damn Cake)
Here’s an idea, making its rounds through the fit-blogosphere: Write a letter to your body. I first stumbled across this idea on Eat the Damn Cake, but Your Kick Ass Life blogger and fitness professional Andrea Owen apparently did it first. Owen wrote, “Writing this letter has been the single most powerful thing in healing my body image issues. I encourage you to do the same.”
3 New Ways to Eat More Fiber — and Live Longer! (Self)
If you eat fiber every day for nine years, you’ll live forever. Well, close, according to a study released Monday by the National Institutes of Health. Self has the full scoop, as well as a list of some fiber-rich foods you never may have tried before (I love quinoa!).