As a blogger myself, I have a deep respect for other bloggers who provide information that helps me to live the best life that I possibly can. Over the years, I have found several websites that have helped me to make my life and my family’s life better by giving me information that I didn’t even realize I needed.
The best blogs help you think outside the box, provide information that is relevant to your life and is easy to understand. The top notch blogs come from a place of personal experience and passion with a strong desire to help others, which is our ultimate goal here at Coach Calorie as well. Here are the blogs and websites that have made my life better.
Zen Habits is run by Leo Babauta, and his blog has been named in the Top 25 blogs in the world by Time Magazine. Zen Habits makes my life better in so many ways, but if I could sum it all up I would say that his articles teach me how to live with simplicity. Because of Zen Habits, I am slowly reforming my adult ADHD and Professional Procrastinator ways.
I began the habit of making my bed daily, “zenned” out my kitchen, began practicing daily meditation, stopped spending needlessly, bought better Christmas gifts for my kids, and even experimented with veganism (it didn’t stick, but I have given up red meat!) after being inspired by this site. Leo also discusses simplifying exercise, parenting, traveling, nutrition, cleaning, and just about everything under the sun.
Bex Life is a total wellness blog that focuses on self-care through healthy eating, meditation, and exercise. Rebekah “Bex” Borucki is a busy mother of 4, who sometimes posts gorgeous pictures of herself doing yoga with one of her babies on her back. I love her meditation videos, usually under 4 minutes in length and incredibly helpful for the beginner.
You can’t help but to adore Rebekah and her energetic personality. She has helped my life with her guided meditations, her insight into self-care, and her inspirational positivity. Rebekah isn’t all meditation and yoga though, check out her workout videos for some killer routines.
Healthy. Happy. Life.
Kathy Patalsky has created this deliciously colorful website full of fabulous plant-based recipes. Don’t worry if you’re not a vegan, there is plenty here for you to try, and the photos alone are worth the visit. I find myself saving Kathy’s recipes for our Healthy Recipe Roundups pretty often. I’ve never seen such delicious meat-free recipes before! Be sure and check out these easy mini nacho pizzas, YUM!
I absolutely love Steve Kamb’s website design and theme, but the information here is invaluable and delivered in such a fun format. Steve takes the reader along for the ride on his “epic quest for Awesome” including his philosophies on fitness (fun!), nutrition (real food!), and most exciting is his bucket list (seriously, you won’t believe what this young dude has accomplished already). Steve’s website is great for health and fitness, but it is his bucket list posts like this one that inspire me the most.
Marc And Angel Hack Life
If you follow Tony or myself on Twitter, you probably already know that we adore this site. A new find for me, Marc and Angel have the most inspiring self-improvement articles to help their readers lead a happy and fulfilled life. I could read through their articles all day and all night, every single post is so beautifully written and deeply insightful. My most favorite thing they have posted was quite recently, and was actually written by Marc’s father – 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Your Age and has inspired me to write a similar letter to my own children.
100 Days of Real Food
I found Lisa Leake’s 100 days of Real Food site through Pinterest, where I kept coming across pictures of the clean-eating lunches she prepares for her children. 100 Days of Real Food is a website devoted to clean eating for the entire family. It began as a way to document Lisa and her family’s 100 day commitment to eating nothing but clean, whole foods as defined by one of my favorite authors, Michael Pollan.
Rattled by what Lisa discovered about the food industry and the “food-like products” that she and her family had been eating, she began a quest to clean up their meals. She now shares practical advice and invaluable tips to anyone who wants to achieve the same with their own families. Her lunchbox ideas are my favorite and I have used many of them with great success for my own kids.
What are your favorite health, fitness, nutrition, or self-improvement websites? Tell us in the comments!