Hey Mount Pleasant and Charleston DUFFNATICS: Looking for something inspirational to read while waiting in line at the bank/carpool/your child’s orthodontist/your turn for the bathroom in the morning?  Spark up your smartphone and put that good time to use!  Read on for our favorite (and often FUNNY) blogs of 2018.


GreatList explains, “”Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead, the brains behind Fit Bottomed Girls, are real women with busy lives who understand that exercise should be enjoyable, not punishment. This popular blog has a lighthearted and practical approach to fitness that we seriously dig. It’s a great combo of real talk, laughs, workouts, motivation, and more.”  And WE love the fact that these fitness fanatics update their workout playlist section with new grooves to get your heart pumping!  To check that out, click HERE.

Blog Rec #2: ACE BLOG

HealthLine recommends The American Council on Exercise blog: “Offering science-backed training and information to U.S. fitness professionals and the general public, the aim of American Council on Exercise (ACE) is to reduce preventable, inactivity-related diseases by 2035. In addition to educational programs and training certifications, the nonprofit group shares in-depth articles by health and fitness experts, from certified professional trainers to college kinesiology professors. Some posts are geared toward fitness pros, like how to find a job as a personal trainer or creating effective treadmill interval workouts. Others feature tips for people looking to get healthy, like when and what to eat when you work out and yoga poses for athletes.”  We personally love the last one!  To read more, click HERE.


The experts at Self love Ashlae of Oh, Ladycakes “Ashlae’s beautiful blog focuses on fresh, healthy recipes with a dash of travel mixed in—and so does her Instagram feed. It’s all #goals, all the time.” Swoon.  We love here here at DUFF too!  Click HERE for her piece about chocolate protein oats (with full recipe).


Medical News Today gets real with their recommendation of The Fitnessista: “The Fitnessista is a healthy lifestyle blog written by Gina Harney, who is a fitness instructor, personal trainer, and weight loss specialist based in San Diego, CA.  Gina is a mom of two, and she shares snippets of her family life on the blog along with quick, effective workouts and healthful recipes that are super speedy to put together.”   We love her article titled, Getting Past The Mom Guilt To Make Time For Your Health.  We all can relate to that!!!


Shape loves laughing with Running Off The Reeses: “Cely of Running off the Reeses doesn’t just feature workout tips and tricks (though it provides those too), but it also features funny pictures and captions, and on days when you need extra motivation, photos of hot famous guys, like Javier Bardem or Patrick Dempsey.”  We love their irreverent humor (read: links to hilarious Oscar outtakes) mixed in with reading recommendations like the book Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld.