#FitGeekFriday 3: Let The Games Begin!

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Welcome back to #FitGeekFriday, everybody! Today, we’re talking about games, games, and more games. We love games! And, of course, we love how they tie into our fitness goals!

If you’re not familiar with link-ups and blog hops, they’re super simple: Use the “Add A Link” button below to leave a link to something awesome you wrote at your website, click into someone else’s links, comment, and make new friends! #FitGeekFriday is about bringing together the community of geekery-loving fitness junkies, so get out there and be social!

Games! Games! Games!

This week I’ve been thinking about video games a lot and searching for an awesome single-player game to keep my attention.

I downloaded quite a few demos on my wife’s 2DS, and while Pokemon Alpha Sapphire was awesome, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance and Super Smash Bros. could barely keep my attention for the duration of the demo.

In the end, I settling in with Golden Sun: Dark Dawn on my old, original DS. I loved the first Golden Sun on the Game Boy Advance a bunch, and I didn’t realize I never even started the sequel. So I’ll be screwing around with that one for a while, I expect.

What are you guys playing these days?

Community Spotlight

Each week, #FitGeekFriday will feature one of the awesome posts shared by you wonderful FitGeeks out there.

In keeping with the gaming theme of the week, today’s spotlight is from A Green Mushroom where Void has written with an awesome piece on keeping your sanity while cycling and playing Mario Kart while being unable to run.

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Graze Nibble Box? #nomnomnom

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If you know anything about me at this point, you know I love healthy food. I do my best to snack on fruits, veggies, and nuts, and I do my best avoid as much processed food as I can. When I do eat processed stuff, I make sure the ingredients are as simple and wholesome as possible.

A friend told me about Graze boxes a long time ago, but I never really gave it much consideration. I wasn’t looking for a snacking subscription service back then.

Now, though. Man, oh, man. Another friend gave me a code to try a free box, so I figured…why not?

After one bite of some kind of dried blueberry and yogurt concoction, I was hooked. Now, after two months worth of boxes, I feel confident enough in the product to recommend it to all you folks, too. You guys should definitely head over and use the code BJK4TWCWP to get your own free Graze nibble boxes. Continue reading

My Favorite Sweet Potato Recipe

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When I first started trying to lose weight, a great deal of my diet consisted of bread and potatoes. Since I followed the low-glycemic diet to lose weight, that meant that carbs (especially simple ones) were a very limited part of my diet.

To make things easier, I read that you could substitute sweet potatoes for white ones. The only problem was that I really didn’t like sweet potatoes. They were too ooey and gooey and sickly sweet. I hated brown sugar and cinnamon on them. And marshmallows? I was trying to lose weight here! What the heck?

So my father-in-law had my wife over for dinner one day, and he made a twice-baked sweet potato with cheddar cheese, jalapeños, and sour cream that was so good, my wife and I still eat them 3-4 times a week to this very day.

I promise you, if you want to like sweet potatoes but just can’t make yourself, try making this dish a few times.
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#FitGeekFriday 2: The Second One

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Well, the first #FitGeekFriday was a success, and I can’t thank you guys enough. We had hashtag sharing, link dropping, comments, blog posts, and emails. It was just phenomenal. Really.

You guys are awesome. I can’t wait to see what the coming weeks have in store for us. #NewFriends! #squee!

Community Spotlight

Each week, #FitGeekFriday will feature one of the awesome posts shared by you wonderful FitGeeks out there. This week, that article comes from The Mighty Jerd with “The Jerd Library: 10 Books to Educate, Inspire, and Entertain.”

The Jerd Library (Looks a bit like Hogwarts to me…)

 So be sure to check out all the literary awesomeness and leave your link to be a part of next week’s community spotlight!

#FitGeekFriday Community Guidelines

All I ask is that if you leave a link for #FitGeekFriday, click around and check out at least one of the other posts in the Link-Up. It would be pretty cool if you left a comment at their place, letting them know where you came from with the #FitGeekFriday tag. That’s it!

#FitGeekFriday is about the wonderful community of fitness-loving geeks, so let’s share the love. If you’re feeling extra awesome, you could even share someone’s post with your friends and loved ones–and be sure to use the hashtag #FitGeekFriday, too!

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Running Bucket List: Greece!

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Recently, one of my colleagues came into my office and talked to me about his recent experience of doing his first 5K with his son. He loved doing it, and I loved hearing about it.

As we talked about running and racing, he told me that years ago, he had taken a trip to Greece and that one of the places they visited was the original Olympic stadium–which still includes the original running track.  Continue reading