Happy November!
When I woke up this morning it was raining and in the low 40's with a chance of snow later today. How did that happen so fast? It was gorgeous just 2 weeks ago. Anyway, it appears that winter is coming which is often a challenge for people trying to get and stay fit. So here are three great resources to keep you in shape through the long cold freeze.
 1. Supercook.com
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Cold weather is the perfect time for trying out new recipes. But what if cooking is not your strongest suit? Well never fear. A few years ago I discovered what I think is one of the coolest recipe sites on the internet, but it's very different than what you're used to. With traditional cookbooks or recipe sites, you have to wait for cooking inspiration to strike, then plan out what you want to make, then look up the recipe just to find that you can't make it anyway because you are missing a key ingredient. Supercook is a "reverse cookbook" and it works the other way around. From a drop down box, you click on all the ingredients you already have in your kitchen and it then tells you what you can make. Click on what looks good and it gives you the recipe. There are a few of these reverse cookbooks on the internet but Supercook is by far the best. Try it. It's really easy to use and can turn even a beginner cook into a gourmet.
Here's the link- Supercook.com
2. Full Fitness App
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The Full Fitness app is for people who want to take their bodies to the next level with weight lifting but don't really know how to get started. If you want to work on your arms for instance it shows you all the exercises for different parts of the arms and even has a video of the correct way to do each exercise. It will also track your weight, measurements, calories and "macros" (percentage of your calories that come from each of the three macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates and fat).  It is a paid app but at $2.99 it's a great value. Currently, the app only works on iPhones but hopefully they will make an Android version soon. If anyone finds a similar app for Android phones please let me know.



3. Think Yourself Thin
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OK, I will admit that this sounds a little cheesy but think about this. Professional athletes have sports psychologists that get paid a ton of money just to talk to them and put positive thoughts into their heads. Most of us can't afford that kind of thing but you can find a reasonable alternative online. There are any number of these that I have found on YouTube. The link below is for just one of them but I think it is pretty good. Remember, losing weight is super hard, and we need to bombard ourselves with all the positive stimuli we can. And I personally find that getting that stimuli in different ways- visual, auditory, tactile, etc. really helps. Try it. You may find that it doesn't work for you but I bet many of you will find it helpful. So put this on in the background while you are cooking that super healthy recipe from Supercook. 
Here's the link- Weight Loss Affirmations    
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