Link Love #57

Today is the kind of day that has become more and more common over the past couple months. I have an early morning at Athleta—6 a.m. to be exact—and whereas I used to be completely bummed that I’d miss my morning workout. These days, if a 6 a.m. shift means that I take an unplanned rest day because I just don’t feel like going to the gym when I get home, well then so be it.

Last week as I walked home from work, I tried bargaining with myself.

It’s not that long of a workout.
If I go to the gym before I sit down at home, I can definitely do it.
No cardio today. Just hit the weights and get it done.

Then I realized how tired my legs really were. Which made me realize how tired my whole body was. And if I just go home, put my feet up, and rest a bit, I’d be able to hit it harder at the gym the next day. And that’s exactly what I did. I’ve said it before, but it really is a hell of an idea to actually listen to your body. Who would have thought that you own body knows what’s best for it? It’s certainly a challenge for me and I know it is for others too, but it’s something that I’m really focusing on, especially with the holiday season coming up. That said, I want to challenge you to focus on listening to your own body more. Deal? Deal.

Health

Got a Nutrition Question 2 Iron. Are You Getting Enough Food and Nonsense

Got a Nutrition Question 2: Iron. Are You Getting Enough? – Food & Nonsense

Got a Nutrition Question 2: Iron. Are You Getting Enough? – Food & Nonsense
Three New Natural Supplements and How We Use Them – Cotter Crunch
10 Smart Tips for Eating Healthy on a Super Tight Budget – The Kitchn
I’m a Fitness Professional, but I Don’t Think Fitness Should Be Your Life – Trainer Paige
Exercising For Your Health is NOT a Joke – Slim Sanity

Fitness

Back to Basics Arm Workout Peanut Butter Fingers PBFingers

Back to Basics Arm Workout – Peanut Butter Fingers

Back to Basics Arm Workout – Peanut Butter Fingers
This Exercise Can Give You Kim Kardasian’s Butt & Jessica Biel’s Abs – Lifting Revolution
No-Equipment Tabata HIIT Workout (Lower Body) – Fit Foodie Finds
5 Stretches Every Runner Should Be DoingJamie Walker via HuffPost Healthy Living
Med Ball Tabata Workout – Pumps & Iron

Food

Caramelized Sweet Potato and Kale Fried Wild Rice Iowa Girl Eats

Caramelized Sweet Potato and Kale Fried Wild Rice – Iowa Girl Eats

Caramelized Sweet Potato and Kale Fried Wild Rice – Iowa Girl Eats
Healthy Sticky Chocolate Fudge Cake (like, super fudgy no joke) {Gluten, Dairy + Grain Free} – Top With Cinnamon
Baklava Whole Wheat Biscotti – Yeah…immaeatthat
Carrot Noodles with Mushrooms and Sausage in a Cashew Cream Sauce – Inspiralized
Breakfast Baked Acorn Squash with Greek Yogurt, Honey & Pecans – Ambitious Kitchen

Food for Thought

How do you plan on listening to your body more?
What’s one of your favorite posts from the past week?

Link Love #17

Looks like we’re getting back into the swing of things around here! So glad I’ve been able to catch up on my blog reading again and share my faves with all of you.

Health

Rebel Dieting - Rebel Dietitian via Kath Eats Real Food

Rebel Dieting – Rebel Dietitian via Kath Eats Real Food

Rebel Dieting – Rebel Dietitian via Kath Eats Real Food
Ditch Elimination Diets. Take the 30 Day Addition Diet Challenge Instead. – Nia Shanks
What Your Junk Food Cravings Are Really Telling You – Organic Authority
Weighty Wednesday – Avocado Athlete
what you can when you can (AKA #wycwyc). – MizFit

Fitness

Why Bodyweight Is Heavy Enough - Lifting Revolution

Why Bodyweight Is Heavy Enough – Lifting Revolution

Why Bodyweight Is Heavy Enough – Lifting Revolution
Bodyweight HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home with No Equipment – Trainer Paige
Fitting Fitness in During the Busiest Time of the Year – Jamie Walker via HuffPost Healthy Living
6 Important Muscles Exercisers Ignore – HuffPost Healthy Living
Wake-Up Workout – Tina Reale

Food

Banana Bread Macaroons Empowered Sustenance

Banana Bread Macaroons – Empowered Sustenance

Banana Bread Macaroons – Empowered Sustenance
Edible Gift: Gingerbread Chocolate Chunk Granola – Fit Foodie Finds
Brussels Sprout + Avocado Winter Rolls with Grapefruit Hoisin Dipping Sauce – Half Baked Harvest
Healthy No-Bake Coconut Bars – Eating Bird Food
All Things Kale – Peachy Palate

Food for Thought

What was your favorite post from the past week?