Link Love #74

Holy cannoli! I don’t know where all the time has gone but this is my 500th post! I never thought when I started this blog 3 years ago that it would become what it is today. I love having it as an outlet, creative or otherwise, and a way to share some wonderful information I find from across the web. I’m also so grateful for all of you readers that come back day after day to read, comment, and share. So a huge thank you to all of you!

Health

Is it possible to eat too clean Love & Zest

Is it possible to eat too clean? – Love & Zest

Is it possible to eat too clean? – Love & Zest
What Does It Take To Live a Balanced Life? – Cotter Crunch
Can Sweet Potatoes Help You Lose Weight? – PopSugar
Where Dietary-Fat Guidelines Went Wrong – Time
Mega Omegas – The Muffin Myth
Five Things Beginners Need to Know About Getting Lean – Eat to Perform

Fitness

12 minute workout to tone you up Purely Twins

12 minute workout to tone you up – Purely Twins

12 minute workout to tone you up – Purely Twins
Cupid’s Shuffle Partner Workout Challenge – Lifting Revolution
10 Workouts You Can Do in a Hotel Room – Pumps & Iron
10 ‘crunch-free’ exercises for a stronger core – FitKnitChick
18 Partner Workouts – Diary of an Ex Sloth

Food

Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal Kara Lydon The Foodie Dietitian

Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal – Kara Lydon The Foodie Dietitian

Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal – Kara Lydon The Foodie Dietitian
Jamaican Jerk Veggie Burgers – Oh My Veggies
Homemade Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups – Mommy Run Fast
Idiot Proof Creamy Tomato and Curry Butter Lobster Pasta – Half Baked Harvest
PB&J Granola Cookie Clusters – The Nutritious Kitchen

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?

Link Love #56

Sometimes when you have big plans for the weekend, it makes the week go slower. I’m really hoping that’s not the case for me! This Saturday, Nathan and I will be celebrating 11 years together; we’ve only been married for a year and a half but having been together for so long before being married, we just can’t give up the celebrations.

We started talking the other day about what we were going to do, which of course leads to where we’re going to have dinner. Because really, good food and drink? What else is important? Oh right.. the company. Well, low and behold, Nathan had a little trick up his sleeve! I got an email invite for dinner Saturday but with no location; I spent quite a bit of time guessing but after a few dropped hints, I figured it out. Gather is on the docket and I can’t wait! Everything looks and sounds incredible. I’m going to have a really hard time figured out what to order and I can’t wait to share the pictures!

Until then, you know the dealio.. enjoy!

Health

Eat Less, Exercise More Isn't The Answer For Weight Loss Time Health

“Eat Less, Exercise More” Isn’t The Answer For Weight Loss – Time Health

“Eat Less, Exercise More” Isn’t The Answer For Weight Loss – Time
How to Stop at Just One Cookie – Greatist
‘Calorie counting is crazy-making’ – The Hamilton Spectator
Training Tip of the Week: Take it out on the workout – Katrina Elle
6 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results Despite Doing “Everything Right” – Trainer Paige

Fitness

The Spartan 300 Workout Challenge Lifting Revolution

The Spartan 300 Workout Challenge – Lifting Revolution

The Spartan 300 Workout Challenge – Lifting Revolution
Functional Fitness Focus and Routines – Cotter Crunch
30 Minute Tabata Workout – The Almond Eater
5 Dynamic Stretches (and when to use them) – Mommy Run Fast
5 Reasons to Do Burpees Everyday – Mind Body Green

Food

Spanakopita Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Bowls Half Baked Harvest

Spanakopita Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Bowls – Half Baked Harvest

Spanakopita Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Bowls – Half Baked Harvest
Butternut Squash Pasta with Spicy Garlicky Broccoli Rabe and White Beans – Inspiralized
Vegan Hot Pretzel Challah Bread – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Harvest Apple Sangria with Bourbon and Thyme – A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Maple Sea Salt Sweet Potato Pancakes – The Nutritious Kitchen

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #41

I’m seriously a lightweight when it comes to waking up crazy early now. I guess I’m not really expected to have a ton of energy waking up at 4am when I couldn’t fall asleep till midnight, but I passed the heck out after work yesterday! It took everything I had to make myself lunch when I got home and keep my eyes open long enough for a conference call but once I hung up, it was lights out. Or really, zonked out on the couch. At least the 5am shifts are only once a month.

I’ve got some blog reading to catch up on from yesterday, but in case you missed some great posts from last week, I’m here to help!

Health

The Art of Food Tracking Part 1 Workout Nirvana

The Art of Food Tracking (Part 1) – Workout Nirvana

The Art of Food Tracking (Part 1) – Workout Nirvana
5 Reasons Athletes Should Eat Fish and Mediterranean Baked Cod – Cotter Crunch
192 Sugar Sources and Alternate Names – Sarah Kay Hoffman
This Just In: Husbands Don’t See Cellulite – Lifting Revolution
3 Ways to Find Motivation to Accomplish Your Goals – Trainer Paige

Fitness

4 Advantages of Dumbbell Exercises and Why You Should Use Them And 3 Disadvantages Nia Shanks

4 Advantages of Dumbbell Exercises and Why You Should Use Them (And 3 Disadvantages) – Nia Shanks

4 Advantages of Dumbbell Exercises and Why You Should Use Them (And 3 Disadvantages) – Nia Shanks
Chocolate NuttZo GIVEAWAY + NEW Workout – She Rocks Fitness
Boot Camp Summer Sweat – Hungry Mother Runner
20 Minute Vacation Resistance Band Workout – Mommy Run Fast [This one is coming with me at the end of the month!]
Extreme Core Workout – PFITblog

Food

Classic Chunky Fig Newtons Peachy Palate

Classic Chunky Fig Newtons – Peachy Palate

Classic Chunky Fig Newtons – Peachy Palate
Grilled Peach Barbecue Sauce with Grilled Polenta – Edible Perspective
Bourbon Poached Peach Black Manhattan – One Martini
Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts – The Almond Eater
Kombucha Moscow Mules – Cookie + Kate

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #40

Guys. I need to tell you. The fruit in California is absolutely outrageous. It must be because the fruit is grown here and there’s not a week of transfer before it gets to me in Maryland anymore, but I’ve never had such flavorful strawberries, plums, blueberries.. seriously, everything! I’m not a peach gal and I’m eating peaches! Nathan’s not a plum gal guy and he’s eating plums. I never want it to end!

I’ve been pinning fruit recipes out the wazoo and have a couple to share today, but you should definitely check out my Pinterest boards for more!

Health

Are You Addicted to Adrenaline Cotter Crunch

Are You Addicted to Adrenaline? – Cotter Crunch

Are You Addicted to Adrenaline? – Cotter Crunch
Get Rid of “Should” – Fine Fit Day
Healthy Eating: A Shared Responsibility – Kath Eats Real Food
Why You Should Throw Away Your Scale – fANNEtastic Food
Why Calories In vs Calories Out is Outdated – Mommy Run Fast

Fitness

30-Minute Kettlebell HIIT Workout with Finisher Pumps Iron

30-Minute Kettlebell HIIT Workout with Finisher – Pumps & Iron

30-Minute Kettlebell HIIT Workout with Finisher – Pumps & Iron
I LIFT 20 minute leg workout purely training #64 – Purely Twins
Friday Happy Hour Workout Plan – Lifting Revolution
Sculpted Summer Arms Workout – Peanut Butter Runner
Sweat for Summer Interval Sprints – Fit2Flex

Food

Samoa Baked Doughnuts with 1 Minute Maple Caramel Edible Perspective

Samoa Baked Doughnuts with 1-minute Maple Caramel – Edible Perspective

Samoa Baked Doughnuts with 1-minute Maple Caramel – Edible Perspective
Sweet and Savory Breakfast Polenta and Egg Stack – Clean Eating Veggie Girl
Raw Snickers Candy Bars – Peachy Palate
Crispy Peanut Tofu & Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry – Minimalist Baker
Chilled Avocado Sweet Corn Soup – Running to the Kitchen
S’mores + Peaches = S’meaches – The Kitchy Kitchen

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #15

Holy cow, life is busy right now! I promise I’m not deserting you and I’ll be popping in from time to time 🙂

Health

Why I quit going nuts for nuts - My Healthy Happy Home

Why I quit going nuts for nuts – My Healthy Happy Home

Why I quit going nuts for nuts – My Healthy Happy Home
Why Every Athlete Needs to EMBRACE an Off Season. – Cotter Crunch
Progress – Snack Therapy
The Power of Carbs – Breaking Muscle
10 Ways to Worry Less – Huffington Post

Fitness

8 Steps For Creating A Fit, Fun & Fab Fitness Plan From Scratch - Lifting Revolution

8 Steps For Creating A Fit, Fun & Fab Fitness Plan From Scratch – Lifting Revolution

8 Steps For Creating A Fit, Fun & Fab Fitness Plan From Scratch – Lifting Revolution
5 Things to Consider When Using a Personal Trainer – Blonde Ponytail
Glycogen Depletion Training – Mommy Run Fast
Ab Circuit – Bess Be Fit
Move It Monday: Work Those Abs! – Tina Reale

Food

Raw Carrot Cake Bites The Sweet Life

Raw Carrot Cake Bites – The Sweet Life

Raw Carrot Cake Bites – The Sweet Life
Cranberry, Butternut and Brussels Sprout Brie Skillet Nachos – Half Baked Harvest
Shaved Brussels Sprout Slaw with Pink Grapefruit and Maple Cider Vinaigrette – Flourishing Foodie
Pumpkin Pie Rugelach – She Knows
Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad – Two Peas and Their Pod

Food for Thought

What was your favorite post from the past week?

Link Love #9

Sharing my favorite posts of the week has quickly become one of my favorite posts to do. I’m constantly reminded of all of the talent that’s out there in the blogosphere and I also hope to introduce you to some new blogs too.

Health

MizFit

MizFit! Love this lady 🙂

Four Lessons Resistance Training Taught Me About Life – MizFit
Progress, Not Perfection – Mommy Run Fast
My Relationship is Healthy, Is Yours? – Skinny Sometimes
3 Things to Look For on Every Food Label – Thrive Personal Fitness
1200 Calories – Sophieologie

Fitness

Booty Blasting Weekday Workout - Nutritionella

Booty Blasting Weekday Workout – Nutritionella

Booty Blasting Weekday Workout – Nutritionella via The Lean Green Bean
Focus For Five Minutes: At Home Circuit – Mom’s Little Running Buddies
Form Friday: Tips on Building Strength with Hill Running – Cotter Crunch
Two For the Price of One! – Peachy Palate
The Uprising 10-Minute Workout Challenge – Lifting Revolution

Food

Maple-Spice Ginger Cookie Breakfast Risotto - Lunchbox Bunch

Maple-Spice Ginger Cookie Breakfast Risotto – Lunchbox Bunch

Maple-Spice Ginger Cookie Breakfast Risotto – Lunchbox Bunch
Blondies vs. Brownies – Peachy Palate
Spicy Cioppino My Way – Pineapple & Coconut
Cinnamon Sugar Radish Chips – Pinch of Yum
Sea Salted Cinnamon Almond Butter Pancakes – Sarah Kay Hoffman

Food for Thought

What was your favorite post of the last week?