April 2022: The DIY Issue

Spring is a time of cleaning, building, creating and renewing! In this DIY Issue, we’ll showcase some of the most creative projects fellow Austinites have partaken in as well as tips for starting your own projects — whether it be lifestyle changes, meal planning, training regimes or anything in between. Let’s make something!

 
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From The April 2022 Issue

April 1, 2022
Imagine if you could eat and drink your way around Austin from the comfort of your home with dishes prepared by your own hands. Now, you can! Thanks to these local authors, anyone can...
April 1, 2022
With the weight of the world seemingly hanging on our shoulders, it’s no secret that many of us are overstressed, overworked and desperately in need of guidance to navigate our fast-paced society. James Butler,...
April 1, 2022
This one for me could have gone south for me… allow me to explain. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, I grew up in the country on 20 acres outside of the small town with...
April 1, 2022
Blue lights shine off of a dumbbell rack, painting its cobalt hues onto the surrounding black walls. Next to the dumbbell rack is other equipment you’d find at a gym — a deadlift platform...
April 1, 2022
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects more than 200,000 women in the U.S. a year, yet many know little about the condition. PCOS is a chronic hormonal condition in which the ovaries produce excessive androgens...
April 1, 2022
Last year, I built a van and traveled across the country for seven months by myself.  When people hear about van life today, it’s usually through the lens of a fairy-tale series of Instagram...
April 1, 2022
Businesses crumbled, suffered severe setbacks or were forced to shut down when the pandemic swept across the world. Nothing was left untouched at the hands of the unknown. But Texas Garage Gym Builders is...
April 1, 2022
There is no planet B — it’s everyone’s responsibility to do what they can to preserve the Earth’s resources, and doing so will benefit human health for years to come. Fortunately, doing so can...
April 1, 2022
Running a marathon is a Herculean task alone. But you don’t simply step onto the starting line and go — you must train beforehand. As the saying goes, in order to run, you must...
April 1, 2022
Serving 4 387 Calories, 47.1 Carbohydrates, 4.7 Fat, 24.3 Protein Ingredients: 4 strips bacon (no sugar added) 1 cup red onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp red pepper flakes 40 littleneck clams...
April 1, 2022
Payson McElveen dipped the back tire of his modified bike into the northernmost coastal waters of Iceland in September of 2021. McElveen traversed the interior of Iceland to reach the southern coast in 19...
April 1, 2022
Whether you’re turning a room in your home into a gym or clearing a space to use as needed, transforming a space depends largely on its intended use. Working out from home has become...
April 1, 2022
In a city as active as Austin, you can never venture too far without seeing someone jogging or walking their dog while wearing earbuds. But what are they listening to? Here, we’ll be following...
April 1, 2022
Dancing is a versatile way to get a good sweat in while having a great time. While there are so many great dance studios in Austin, some people have the goal of starting their...
April 1, 2022
A dog so nice we named him twice!! RayRay is a goofy and affectionate couch potato looking for his furever home. He has been described as liking a variety of activities that take him...
April 1, 2022
Dedicated spaces are just as important to your lifestyle routine as dedicating anything else, such as time or allowances. You must give priority to your space the same way you do with your time. ...
April 1, 2022
Howdy, we’re St. Elmo Runners. Here in Austin, we collaborate throughout the community to activate and elevate fitness, health, and wellness resources for everyone. We love to promote and celebrate a wide range of...
April 1, 2022
Hello there, AFM readers! My name is Billy Bosco, and I’m obsessed with fitness. I do happen to be a personal trainer and boot camp instructor, so it is my job to love this...
April 1, 2022
Planning and preparing meals can sometimes feel like climbing a mountain. The length of time necessary can seem too long, the amount of food can be overwhelming and the type of meals may feel...
April 1, 2022
What’s for dinner? Those three dreaded words can wreak havoc on a calm day. The answer depends on available ingredients, pickiness of eaters and available prep time. Luckily, planning can take the stress off!...
April 1, 2022
Six years ago, Damir Okanovic knew nothing about rock climbing much less anything about what it takes to build a rock climbing wall. But by the end of 2020, he had built a climbing...
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