Link Love #53

Thank you all so much for all of the shares and comments on yesterday’s post! I love making other blogger’s recipes and it’s fun to see other people so excited about one of my recipe ideas. If you do try them out, tweet or instagram a picture to me so I can see 🙂

Speaking of other blogger’s recipes, I love my Tuesday link love posts because not only do I get to share some of my favorite posts from the past week, but I also take some time to revisit them too. Even if there are some posts here that you’ve already read, I’d suggest giving some of them a second look; you may take away something new than you did the first time. You may also get some new killer workout moves.. I know I’m looking for some new ones for when I’m training Nathan [watch out! ;)] Enjoy!

Health

How to Embrace Mental and Physical Rest Family Sport Life Cotter Crunch

How to Embrace Mental and Physical Rest – Family Sport Life via Cotter Crunch

How to Embrace Mental and Physical RestFamily Sport Life via Cotter Crunch
5 Tips for Better Sleep – I Heart Vegetables
How to Eat Intuitively | A Guide to Mindful Eating – fannetastic food
Holistic Fat Loss: Is It More Effective? – Workout Nirvana
Don’t Be Fooled By the Sugar-Free Label – The Lean Green Bean

Fitness

Crazy 8s Sprint Workout Blonde Ponytail

Crazy 8’s Sprint Workout – Blonde Ponytail

Crazy 8’s Sprint Workout – Blonde Ponytail
5 Ways to Increase EPOC aka Workout After Burn – Trainer Paige
Kettlebell Training for Beginners – FitKnitChick
15 Minute Thunder And Lightening Workout: Kettlebell & Jump Rope – Lifting Revolution
Full Body vs. Body Part Split Routines – Reach Your Peak

Food

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus The Healthy Maven

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus – The Healthy Maven

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus – The Healthy Maven
30-Minute Stir Fried Korean Beef and Toasted Sesame Noodles – Half Baked Harvest
Mini Pumpkin Pie S’mores Tarts – Treats With a Twist
Lamb and Millet Tagine with Cinnamon and Prunes {Gluten-Free} – Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Broken Farro Porridge with Coconut Milk, Almonds, & Roasted Plums – Blogging Over Thyme

Food for Thought

What’s one of your favorite post from the past week?

Bootcamp: Take 2

Week 2 of Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp is complete and I’m alive! Sore. But alive.

Monday I hit the ground running and pushed through my first workouts from both Tina and Tone It Up.

Tone It Up TIU Love Your Body Challenge 100forVDay Tina Reale Best Body Bootcamp

It was tough, but knowing what to expect out of the workouts helped me crank em out a little quicker than last week. And I already found that I could increase my weights for some of the exercises! That really makes me look forward to revisiting the fitness challenge after week 4!

Tina Reale Best Body Bootcamp Week 2 Tone It Up TIU Love Your Body Challenge VSX

Week 2 Thoughts

Once again, my motto of less thinking, more moving rings true. Some of the moves got easier and I was able to increase weight. Others [like that darn scorpion!] are still putting me to shame. I’m also pleased to say that this weeks’ workouts have pushed me over my 100 miles since January 1! The newest goal? I’m going to hit 200 miles by Valentines Day. Might as well double it, right? 😉

Workouts for weeks 3 and 4 have been sent out and they look grueling but I’m up for the challenge and I’m looking forward to changing it up again.

Favorite Meals of the Week

It’s a toss up! Nathan made a delicious fajita spiced skirt steak which I made into a huge kale salad. But tied was a salad from Kooper’s Tavern, a local Baltimore bar. This salad was not only topped with beets and roasted squash [some of my faves], but also everything bagel seasoning crusted tuna. Everything bagel seasoning crusted. It’s revolutionary.

Koopers Tavern Baltimore Maryland MD Skirt Steak Fajita Kale Salad Squash Walnuts Cranberry Tuna Pear Guacamole

Previous Reviews

Best Butt-Kicking Bootcamp [Week 1]

Food for Thought

How have you pushed yourself this past week?