Eat. Live. Be. #10: Listening to the Experts

by Cate on March 7, 2011

ELB logo - largeThis week’s Eat. Live. Be. topic is all about the experts… who do we listen from? Whose tips do we like? Who should we be listening to?

Honestly, this week’s topic comes at a good time for me, as I’m currently in the spot where I’m shaking things up a bit, fighting through any rut that I and my body might be in.  A task that is much easier said than done.  Last week, I bumped my average work-out totals from 7 hours to topping out at just under 11.  And my body responded.  I also added a Spinning class to my schedule.  And I can’t put into words how much I hate spinning.  I swapped out one of my weekend Zumba classes for a three mile hike instead.  Little tweaks here and there to change up my regular regime and get things uncomfortable.

As for the experts, I listen to different experts for different things.  I’m an ardent follower of Dr. Mehmet Oz.  Such practical, easy to apply advice for the general health and well-being of your body.  I like Jillian Michaels and Bob Greene for work-out tips.  When it comes to food, I lean more and more on Michael Pollan.  What about you?  What experts do you glean the most from?

One small suggestion for you, as you make your way through your “get healthy” journey, go and “like” your favorite experts on facebook.  Most of the ones I follow post regularly, and you’ll get all sorts of new ideas and motivation from seeing their updates.  I know I do.  From Jillian, particularly.  While you’re at it, go “like” our Eat. Live. Be. page and come interact with us too.  I also follow all of my instructors (Zumba, Spinning, etc.) … seeing them on facebook are like little subtle reminders of what I’m doing, what my goals are.  I’m lucky in that I’ve sought out instructors that are personally invested in their students; they care about me meeting my goals and are quick to offer countless ideas and suggestions when I need help.  And my (new) Spin instructor, in particular, gently guilts me into showing up at his class.  It works.  And I’m grateful for it.

To find out which experts my fellow ELBers turn to, please visit them at the below links:

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March 7, 2011, Photo #65 and a bonus

Play BallLooks like an awesome lake, right? Only problem is, it’s one of our town’s baseball fields. We had a bit of rain this weekend. Thanks goodness it wasn’t snow.

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claire March 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I feel like you’ve had a picture like this before! This field likes to flood. Yikes!


Cate March 8, 2011 at 8:30 am

You have a good memory! Last time was about a year ago, although way worse, with whole downtown flooding, cars stranded, it was terrible. This time wasn’t quite as bad, though I’m afraid to look in my basement.


Joanne March 8, 2011 at 7:17 am

11 hours! You are intense! But mixing it up like this is definitely a great way to keep your body guessing!


Sarah Caron March 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

Mixing it up does help, doesn’t it? That way your body doesn’t get used to what you are doing … But where is your goal check-in, lady???


Ramona March 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

We’ve had our share of rain over the weekend and it’s raining all day and night here again today.


Patsy March 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Great idea to “like” favorite sources for healthy eating and exercising on FB! I can’t believe the rain we got last weekend either… and more is on the way… yikes!


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