Link Love #70

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working with some of my Truve-rs to put together some fun specials and cross promote each other. We’re all running our own businesses so we’re also in the business of helping each other to grow our own networks and further our reach.

Most recently, I’ve been chatting with the nutritionist on staff and am pretty excited to share in the near future what we have in store. There will definitely be some changes to my diet that I’m going to be writing about. It’s going to be an interesting experiment.. especially when I made chicken bacon fra diavolo for dinner last night. Any ideas what it might be? 😉

Health

#moderation365 Survive & Thrive

#moderation365 – Survive & Thrive

#moderation365 – Survive & Thrive
7 Gut-Cleansing Foods To Add To Your Diet – MindBodyGreen
Gut Loving Cranberry Pineapple Elixir with Turmeric – Cotter Crunch
Fad Diets Work Because They Trick You into Eating Less – Your Trainer Paige
How Exercise Keeps Us Young – The New York Times Well

Fitness

Advantage of At-Home Workouts Mussel FIT

Advantage of At-Home Workouts – Mussel FIT

Advantage of At-Home Workouts – Mussel FIT
Tips On Getting Up & Holding A Handstand – Lifting Revolution
8 Minutes to 6 Pack Abs – Fresh, Fit & Healthy
Ten Reasons Why You Should Care About Muscle Maintenance – Cape Fear Nutrition
Warm Me Up Ab/Core Workout – Bendiful Blog

Food

Baked Sriracha Lime Chicken Wings The Healthy Maven

Baked Sriracha Lime Chicken Wings – The Healthy Maven

Baked Sriracha Lime Chicken Wings – The Healthy Maven
Chocolate Chip Espresso Banana Bread Muffins – PaleOMG
Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef and Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowls with Peanut Sauce – Half Baked Harvest
Brussels Sprout and Walnut Pizza with Whole Wheat Flax Crust – Kara Lydon The Foodie Dietitian
Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Cheesecakes – Amy’s Healthy Baking

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #69

Today just so happens to be a very special day—it’s my mama’s birthday!

Mom Dad Golden Gate Bridge

Mom Me Pacifica State Beach

She’s the best. And I’m not the only one that thinks that.. Jilly bean is quite the fan of her Bubby, too!

Jilly Bean Mom

My parents will be back out here visiting in about a month and a half and I can’t wait to take them around to all of the new places we’ve explored since their last time out here. More birthday celebrations!! Woohoo! Until then…..

Health

10 Reasons to Love Brussels Sprouts Groovy Green Livin

10 Reasons to Love Brussels Sprouts – Groovy Green Livin

10 Reasons to Love Brussels Sprouts – Groovy Green Livin
20 Nutrition Facts That Should be Common Sense (But Aren’t) – Eat Local Grown
Back When I Ate the “HLB” Way: Blogger Responsibility and Disordered Eating – Run Pretty
The Three Worst Ways to Lose Weight – Wildly Fit
The science of creating new health and fitness habits – fitknitchick

Fitness

The Royal Flush Kettlebell Workout Lifting Revolution

The Royal Flush Kettlebell Workout – Lifting Revolution

The Royal Flush Kettlebell Workout – Lifting Revolution
Fit Bit Friday 173: The January Core Challenge Workout – Eat Spin Run Repeat
Whit’s 10 Minute Bodyweight Workout – To Live & Diet in L.A.
Sweat Drenching Leg & Core Workout – Jessie Loves 2 Run
Chocolate Cherry Trail Cups + Workout to Flip For – The Fit Fork

Food

Roasted Pineapple with Honey & Pistachios Blogging Over Thyme

Roasted Pineapple with Honey & Pistachios – Blogging Over Thyme

Roasted Pineapple with Honey & Pistachios – Blogging Over Thyme
PB&J Oatmeal Crumble Bars – The Nutritious Kitchen
Whole Wheat Penne with Butternut Squash & Roasted Red Pepper Sauce – Oh My Veggies
Grain Free Winter Spice Plantain Bites – Cotter Crunch
Rainbow Spring Rolls with Ginger Peanut Sauce – Minimalist Baker

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #68

It’s strange to me to think that last week was 2014. Even more strange that it’s 2015.. I’m still trying to figure out where the year went! Anywho, I went into yesterday being super pumped that I was going to get up for my 6:30 a.m. shift at the store, work 8 hours, and then hit the gym to get in my 30 minutes. I have to tell you, by the time the end of my shift rolled around and I still had more to do, I decided the gym wasn’t happening. That said, there was a lot of lifting boxes and fast-paced moving at work, so I’m going to count that!

I also made a one-pot paprika chicken for dinner that came out really well! It didn’t look as pretty as the pictures from the recipe and it wasn’t anything that was out-of-this-world crazy or fancy, but it was just darn tasty. I did change it up a little by roasting some potatoes on the side instead of adding them into the pot.. crispy is always better, am I right? Welp, onto Tuesday.. 🙂

Health

7 Foods That Will Work Wonders On Your Digestion MindBodyGreen

7 Foods That Will Work Wonders On Your Digestion – MindBodyGreen

7 Foods That Will Work Wonders On Your Digestion – MindBodyGreen
Why I Retired from Being the Fit Girl – Mind Body Musings
Resolutions: Why They Suck & The 5 Rules That Everyone Needs To Know To Make Then Not Suck – Lifting Revolution
Why You Should Eat Omega-3 FatsMarisa Moore via fannetastic food
4 Things To Know Before You Lose Weight – An Avocado a Day

Fitness

New Year's At Home Core Workout - Bendiful Blog

New Year’s At Home Core Workout – Bendiful Blog

New Year’s At Home Core Workout – Bendiful Blog
6 Upper Body Exercises for RunnersFine Fit Day via Love, Life, Surf
5 Exercise Alternatives to the Bench Press – Your Trainer Paige
Deck of Cards Ab Workout – Pumps & Iron
One song workout: Holiday Fit Frenzy – Fitnessista

Food

Paleo Double Chocolate Dunked Cookies Peachy Palate

Paleo Double Chocolate Dunked Cookies – Peachy Palate

Paleo Double Chocolate Dunked Cookies – Peachy Palate
Apple Spiced Mimosas – The Healthy Maven
One-Pan Baked Champagne Cream Sauce Fettuccine with Truffle Oil – Half Baked Harvest
Salt-Roasted Beets and Carrots – Heartbeet Kitchen
Lucky Black-Eyed Peas Chocolate Chip Blondies – Diary of an Ex Sloth
Spicy Sweet Potato Carbonara – Running to the Kitchen

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #67

With only 2 days left in 2014, I thought I’d share my top 5 posts from the year and, of course, my link love post seemed like the perfect time to do so. Ironically enough, some of them are from years past! Still delicious though 🙂

#5: Foodie Friday: Pancake Variations
Reeses Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Flour Pancakes

#4: Recipe Remix: Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes
Barr & Table Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes About Time Cinnamon Swirl Whey Protein Powder Flax Cottage Cheese Egg White Cinnamon Almond Milk Agave Nectar Salt

#3: Foodie Friday: Apple Pie Protein Bites
Apple Pie Protein Bites

#2: Foodie Friday: Dark Chocolate Dreamy Powerballs
Dark Chocolate Dreamy Powerballs

#1: Fudge Ems!
Fudge Ems!

Thank you all for making 2014 such a great year of blogging for me!

Health

4 Myths About Eating Gluten Free RDelicious Kitchen fannetastic food

4 Myths About Eating Gluten Free – RDelicious Kitchen via fannetastic food

4 Myths About Eating Gluten FreeRDelicious Kitchen via fannetastic food
Breaking Plateaus: Confuse your body – Katrina Elle
Blueberry And Green Tea Extract Protects Hard-Training Runners – Runner’s World
The Smother-In-Law: Standing Up for Your Health and Food Choices – Huffington Post
Travel, Work Productively During Holidays – Evernote

Fitness

How Music Can Boost a High-Intensity Workout The New York Times

How Music Can Boost a High-Intensity Workout – The New York Times

How Music Can Boost a High-Intensity Workout – The New York Times
12 Days Of Christmas With The In-Laws Workout (Real Time Video) – Lifting Revolution
HOT Holidays At Home Workout – Peanut Butter Fingers
My Gift To You – The 12 Days of Fitmas Workout! – Thrive Personal Fitness
4 Things You Should be Doing After Your Workout – Your Trainer Paige

Food

Chocolate Cinnamon Babka Muffins How Sweet It Is

Chocolate Cinnamon Babka Muffins – How Sweet It Is

Chocolate Cinnamon Babka Muffins – How Sweet It Is
Double chocolate Paleo gooey cake – Fitnessista
Crispy Kale Caesar Salad Chicken Pizza – Yeah…immaeatthat
Turmeric Persimmon Porridge – Nutrition Stripped
Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios – Half Baked Harvest

Food for Thought

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

Don’t Miss Your Midday Workout with ShowerPill

Merry Christmas to all of you that are celebrating! Now that all of the gifts have been opening, I’m sure many of you are psyched about your new workout gear. I know I was! I also know that as much as I love a good early morning workout, midday workouts have their place too.

I’m sure you’ve heard time and time again how important it is to keep moving throughout the day; get up once per hour to get a glass of water, take a walk around the office, or just stretch it out.

Sitting Infographic

Source: Mashable

So why not take it one step further and put your new workout gear to work with a midday workout? Studies suggest that a midday workout can help to boost your productivity throughout the rest of the day. You don’t even need to take a full hour to get your sweat on; 20 – 30 minutes can do you just right. Need a few ideas?

Now that you have a few ways to work up a sweat at work, don’t sweat the clean up. No office shower? No problem! ShowerPill has you covered.
ShowerPill Athletic Body Wipe

ShowerPill is an antibacterial wipe for your body. It is like wiping down with soap and water which leaves skin feeling clean, fresh and moisturized. One wipe cleans your entire body. It will save you time, decrease chance of skin infections and keep you fresh & clean when a “traditional shower” is not possible.

  • Extra thick like a washcloth
  • Kills 99.99% of germs including Staph
  • Aloe Vera & Vitamin E
  • Quick dry solution, no sticky residue
  • Light fresh scent
  • Hypoallergenic & Gentle on Sensitive Skin
  • Paraben & Alcohol FREE

It’s a pretty great product; I’m a huge fan of using my ShowerPill wipes so I can squeeze in a quick workout in between clients. And when you purchase 2 or more boxes, you can receive 20% off with code holiday20. So no more excuses, get your butt moving!

Food for Thought

What’s your favorite way to move throughout the day?

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary shipment of ShowerPill Athletic Body Wipes as a Sweat Pink Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions of the product are my own.

Link Love #66

We had the best dinner last night. For realz. We planned on having a nice roast turkey breast on Sunday for dinner but when I saw the sale on turkey breast ($.99/lb what whaaaattt!), we didn’t realize it was frozen until picking it up at the store.. Sunday afternoon. Whoops! But we brined the turkey overnight, seasoned the crap out of it, and popped it in the oven. It was sooo good!
Roast Turkey Breast

I also had some sweet potato latkes leftover and we roasted a bunch of carrots. And do you see the sprinkling of salt?
Roast Turkey Breast Carrots Sweet Potato Latkes

Oh, that’s some special salt. That’s some truffle salt. It made the dish. I don’t think I can top that dinner for the rest of the week now! Good thing there are lots of leftovers 😉

Health

Whole and Healthy 5 Reasons to Embrace Self-Improvement Joyce Cherrier

Whole and Healthy: 5 Reasons to Embrace Self-Improvement – Joyce Cherrier

Whole and Healthy: 5 Reasons to Embrace Self-Improvement – Joyce Cherrier
Eating Clean vs. Orthorexia – T-Nation
Why Setting “Just for Today” Goals Might Work for You – Your Trainer Paige
Intuitive Eating – Learning to Love Food Again Love & Zest via Run to the Finish
The Basics | Carbohydrates, part II – Nutrition Stripped

Fitness

Jillian Michaels’ Kettlebell Swing Reminds Us That Trainers Are Like Doctors Lifting Revolution

Jillian Michaels’ Kettlebell Swing Reminds Us That Trainers Are Like Doctors – Lifting Revolution

Jillian Michaels’ Kettlebell Swing Reminds Us That Trainers Are Like Doctors – Lifting Revolution
15 Minute Arms and Abs Bodyweight Circuit – Peanut Butter Fingers
5-Move Action Core Workout – My Fitness Pal
Holiday Barre Blast Workout – Fitnessista
8 Total-Body Moves that Double Results—in Half the Time! – Shape

Food

Thai Coconut Cabbage Soup Paleo Cotter Crunch

Thai Coconut Cabbage Soup {Paleo} – Cotter Crunch

Thai Coconut Cabbage Soup {Paleo} – Cotter Crunch
Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Baklava Bites – Peas and Crayons
3-Ingredient Chocolate Bark (with a bunch of add-ins) – Yeah…immaeatthat
Deep Dish Spinach and Prosciutto Quiche with Toasted Sesame Crust – Half Baked Harvest
Braided Cardamom and Chocolate-Hazelnut Bread – Floating Kitchen

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #65

Can you believe we’re already half way through December? I went to lunch with a friend yesterday and we were talking about our New Years plans; it’s really only 2 weeks away. Wow.. 2014 has been a pretty crazy year for us and I’m doing my best to wrap it up on a high note.

Health

How to eat the gold standard of 7-9 servings of fruits and veggies Run to the Finish

How to eat the gold standard of 7-9 servings of fruits and veggies – Run to the Finish

How to eat the gold standard of 7-9 servings of fruits and veggies – Run to the Finish
5 Ways You Can Restore Balance to Your Busy Weekend – Family Sport Life
What Would Happen if You Focused on THIS and Not That? – Nia Shanks
Why Easy Sessions Make You a Better Athlete – Cotter Crunch
‘Detox’ Diets Are a Scam, According to Report – Food and Wine

Fitness

12 Days Of Christmas Kettlebell Workout Lifting Revolution Love Life Surf

12 Days Of Christmas Kettlebell Workout – Lifting Revolution via Love, Life, Surf

12 Days Of Christmas Kettlebell WorkoutLifting Revolution via Love Life Surf
At-Home Broomstick Workout – Your Trainer Paige
5 Exercises For Improving Grip StrengthFitKnitChick via Eleven by Venus
Resistance band travel workout – Fitnessista
New Holiday Hunny HIIT Workout – Tone It Up

Food

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Tarts with Cinnamon Peanut Crust Garnish with Lemon

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Tarts with Cinnamon Peanut Crust – Garnish with Lemon

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Tarts with Cinnamon Peanut Crust – Garnish with Lemon
Sweet Potato and Apple Latke Cake with Baked Eggs – The Healthy Maven
Triple Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake Cookies – Half Baked Harvest
Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Bark – Sally’s Baking Addiction
Sage Kale Pesto with Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash – Food Faith Fitness

Food for Thought

What’s one of your favorite posts from the past week?
Do you have plans for New Years Eve?

Link Love #64

Have you entered my Peanut Butter & Co. giveaway?

After staying with my parents for 2 weeks in Baltimore, it feels downright strange to be back in California. I’m a little confused as to where I actually live and why my parents aren’t around watching tv at night. Ha! Of course, Nathan and I made sure to get a little pick-me-up after we landed.

Anchor Brewing Winter Wheat Steam

Well, that pick-me-up really ended up making us even more tired after a 3 a.m. wake up call so we just made our way to the grocery store and then back to the apartment to unpack. Just in case we didn’t have enough beer in our lives, we successfully hauled about 12 more beers back from Baltimore! Do you know how hard it is to find Bourbon County Stout?!

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Stillwater Stateside Saison Brewers Art Ozzy

It was a long, tiring day so I was more than thankful for a delicious bibimbop carryout dinner from around the corner. Success!

Spoon Bibimbop

I knew it was necessary when the thought of even microwaving the meatballs in the freezer seemed like too much. Yep. But now we’re back to the daily grind.

Health

10 Tips for Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season Eating Bird Food

10 Tips for Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season – Eating Bird Food

10 Tips for Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season – Eating Bird Food
All About Cider Vinegar – The Lean Green Bean
Mindful Monday: Herbs for Winter Wellness and Immunity – The Foodie Dietitien
The One Thing Top Nutrition Experts Do to Stay Healthy During the Holidays – Greatist
6 Ways Perfectionism is Sabotaging You – Too Much On Her Plate

Fitness

Fast Paced Upper Body Workout Peanut Butter Fingers PBFingers

Fast Paced Upper Body Workout – Peanut Butter Fingers

Fast Paced Upper Body Workout – Peanut Butter Fingers
The 25 Reps Of Christmas Workout {Bodyweight} – Lifting Revolution
Why I love Drop Sets & Why They Are Effective – Powercakes
30-Minute At-Home Workout – Pumps & Iron
My Top 3 Exercises to Build the Glutes – and Why Squatting isn’t One of Them – Trainer Paige

Food

Pomegranate Sesame Chicken with Ginger Rice Pilaf Half Baked Harvest

Pomegranate Sesame Chicken with Ginger Rice Pilaf – Half Baked Harvest

Pomegranate Sesame Chicken with Ginger Rice Pilaf – Half Baked harvest
Bourbon Peanut Butter Gingerbread Healthy Bites {Cyber Monday Giveaway} – Cotter Crunch
Crepe Cake with Pistachios And Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting – Food Faith Fitness
Roasted Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Farro Salad – Fit Foodie Finds
Peppermint Pretzel Marshmallow Fudge – Joy the Baker

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #63

I feel like I’ve hardly been on the interwebs at all since I got home so this post was a fun one. I usually have a bunch of posts that I share and add to my link love post throughout the week, but this time I had a bit of catching up to do! Apparently I’ve unintentionally decided to take a little social media detox and I think it’s a good thing. I’m loving all of the family time and I’m happy to put my computer and phone down to soak it all in. I hope you’ve had the chance over the holiday to do the same.

Health

3 Things I've Learned About Feeling Overwhelmed Family Sport Life Cotter Crunch

3 Things I’ve Learned About Feeling Overwhelmed – Family Sport Life via Cotter Crunch

3 Things I’ve Learned About Feeling OverwhelmedFamily Sport Life via Cotter Crunch
Tips On Staying Healthy This Winter – Hungry Healthy Happy
7 Ways To Bounce Back If You Feel Like You Ate A Bit Too Much – MindBodyGreen
Nutrition Tips and Recipes for Vegan Runners – Running on Real Food
How Journaling Can Help Stop Mindless Eating – Mommy Run Fast

Fitness

How to Modify Exercises (A Beginner’s Guide) Pumps & Iron

How to Modify Exercises (A Beginner’s Guide) – Pumps & Iron

How to Modify Exercises (A Beginner’s Guide) – Pumps & Iron
Pre-Turkey & Pie Burner Workout + Weekly Workout Recap – Peanut Butter Runner
Turkey Day Tabata Workout {No Equipment Required} – Trainer Paige
Give Planks Workout {video} – Fitnessista
Burn Off The Cocktails Workout – Lifting Revolution

Food

White Chocolate-Dipped Brown Butter Ginger Cookies with Pistachios Ambitious Kitchen

White Chocolate-Dipped Brown Butter Ginger Cookies with Pistachios – Ambitious Kitchen

White Chocolate-Dipped Brown Butter Ginger Cookies with Pistachios – Ambitious Kitchen
Healthy Vanilla Almond Milk Latte Rice Pudding – Fit Foodie Finds
Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, and Parsnip Toss with Wild Rice, Cranberries, and Feta – Destination Delish
Salty Maple Squash with Ginger Scallion Rice + Turmeric Brussels Slaw – The First Mess
Fig-Glazed Bacon Sliders with Brussels Sprouts, Grapes, Walnuts and Mint Yogurt Sauce – Iowa Girl Eats

Food for Thought

What is one of your favorite posts from the past week?

Link Love #62

Yesterday. Was. Great. I slept like a freaking rock and had a nice, relaxing morning.. didn’t even eat breakfast until 11! I also took a trip to Wegmans with my parents. We bought almost the entire store haha! And the best part of my day was going to visit my grandparents and my little Jilly bean. They were quick visits but it was so nice to see them all again and I’m looking forward to getting to spend more time with everyone over the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures, but I’m hoping to have plenty after Thanksgiving! And with that, back to family time.. enjoy the links!

Health

The Basics Carbohydrates Part I Nutrition Stripped

The Basics Carbohydrates | Part I Nutrition Stripped


The Basics | Carbohydrates, part I – Nutrition Stripped
Cheat Meals: Should You Cheat? If So, How? – Wildly Fit
4 Health & Fitness Habits You Should Give Up – MindBodyGreen
The cost of getting lean: Is it really worth the trade-off? – Precision Nutrition
Are Your Beliefs What’s Really Keeping You Stuck in Dieting Craziness? – Corinne Dobbas

Fitness

Arm Smoker Workout + Our Holiday Cards Carrots N Cake

Arm Smoker Workout + Our Holiday Cards – Carrots ‘N’ Cake


Arm Smoker Workout + Our Holiday Cards – Carrots ‘N’ Cake
The 4-Course Kettlebell Pre Thanksgiving Workout Challenge – Lifting Revolution
The Most Efficient Way to Strength Train – Mommy Run Fast
Getting my Bosu On! – Bendiful Blog
Why You Shouldn’t Hold a Plank for Longer than :30 Seconds – Trainer Paige

Food

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Loin with Roasted Apples Art de Fete

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Loin with Roasted Apples – Art de Fete


Prosciutto-wrapped Pork Loin with Roasted Apples – Art de Fete
Carrot Butternut Whole Grain Muffins – Peas & Crayons
Gluten Free Shrimp Pho with Miso – Cotter Crunch
Savory Waffle Eggs Benedict – FITaspire
Manchego Brussels Sprout + Prosciutto Spaghetti w/Brown Butter Pistachio Pangrattato – Half Baked Harvest

Food for Thought

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