The Week Between

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Gooooood morning and happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a great weekend. I’m loving this Monday because it’s really like my weekend. I had some clients and hours over the weekend and today is my first day 100% off in a while. Even though I had a few days off of work with my parents here, it was still a lot of exhausting running around so I’m just relishing every minute of this slow day.

Wednesday, Nathan’s mom gets into town and she’ll be staying with us through Sunday which gives us exactly 1 week to recover from my parents! We’ve been enjoying the easy meals at home, taking a break from the drinks, and trying to get back to normal before we start all over again.

Asian Chicken Broccoli Peanuts

Despite my work schedule, we still had some relaxing fun over the weekend. Saturday when I was finished training, we went over to the farmers’ market to load up on some fresh produce. We threw together lunch when we got home, including a delicious apple-fennel salad that I can’t wait to make again! I’ll definitely have to share the recipe soon. The dressing tasted like a sweet vidalia onion dressing. So good!

Apple Fennel Salad Blue Diamond Almonds Salami Pate

I digress. We packed up our lunches and made our way back to Mountain View Cemetary where we took a walk with my parents on Tuesday. This time, however, we hiked all the way to the top and the views were stunning. Lunch in the 70° sunshine with these views was the perfect way to spend the afternoon.

Mountain View Cemetary Oakland California CA

Mountain View Cemetary Oakland California CA Nathan Brittany

Wild Turkey Mountain View Cemetary Oakland California CA

Sunday was another slow day. After work, we took a trip to Trader Joe’s to stock up on the food we needed to make it through the next few days and had a nice walk around the area. Like I said, a nice, quiet and relaxing weekend. Just what we needed to refresh ourselves. And now to prepare for more craziness!

Weekly Meal Plan

SundayLemon Moroccan chicken with asparagus & za’atar roasted cauliflower couscous
Lemon Moroccan Chicken Half Baked Harvest Za'atar Roasted Cauliflower Oh My Veggies
MondayVietnamese pork bowl
TuesdayGreek Chicken Souvlaki
Wednesday – Saturday – Nathan’s mom is in town so we’re going out!

Food for Thought

Do you usually need recovery time after guests?

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 #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 #54

Big news! Yesterday I ran for the first time since I hurt my ankle. And not only did I run, but I did sprints! As much as I don’t like running, I don’t like being unable to do something even more.. ya feel me? I’ve also been crazy busy at Athleta since we got new inventory last week. If you haven’t taken a look in a while [or ever], definitely check out some of the new gear. Better yet, if you’re in the bay area, come visit me 🙂

Health

Forget The Carbs Before A Race Research Supports Diet High In Fat Improves Endurance Lifting Revolution

Forget The Carbs Before A Race: Research Supports Diet High In Fat Improves Endurance – Lifting Revolution

Forget The Carbs Before A Race: Research Supports Diet High In Fat Improves Endurance – Lifting Revolution
Why Walking To Work Is More Than Just Good Exercise – HuffPost Healthy Living
How to Have a Healthy and Balance Life – Hungry Healthy Happy
What To Do When Your BIG Dreams or Goals Feel Stalled – Cotter Crunch
7 Healthy Habits Almost Anyone Can Implement – Food & Nonsense

Fitness

5 Reasons to Use the Treadmill Reach Your Peak

5 Reasons to Use the Treadmill – Reach Your Peak

5 Reasons To Use The Treadmill – Reach Your Peak
Strength Training Workout for Runners – Trainer Paige
My Playing Card Workout For Shoulders – Eat, Run, Sail
Quick arm and core bodyweight home workout purely training #80 – Purely Twins
10-Minute Work-Break Workout (for at Home or the Office) – Pumps & Iron

Food

Smores Cheesecake Life Love and Sugar

S’mores Cheesecake – Life, Love, & Sugar

S’mores Cheesecake – Life, Love, & Sugar
Couscous Bowls with Za’atar Chickpeas and Roasted Cauliflower – Oh My Veggies
Butternut Squash, Apple + Pear Crisp – Edible Perspective
Chipotle Tofu Chilaquiles – Minimalist Baker
Baking Bootcamp: Apple Pie Biscuits – Joy the Baker

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #24

Well I’ve been running around like a nut job trying to get everything together for when my parents get here. Tomorrow. Seriously, we’ve been talking about it for what feels like forever and now it’s finally here! I couldn’t be more excited! Clearly the best way to share my excitement is to share some wonderful posts from the past week. Enjoy 🙂

Health

Why This Registered Dietitian Eats More Fat fANNEtastic Food KathEats

Why This Registered Dietitian Eats More Fat – fANNEtastic Food via Kath Eats

Why This Registered Dietitian Eats More Fat – fANNEtastic food via KathEats
Nutrition Q&A: Protein and Plant-Based Diets – Oh My Veggies
What’s Wrong With The Modern Diet – Business Insider
Mindful Living – Carla Birnberg via Eleven by Venus
5 Reasons to Workout in the Morning – Happy Fit Mama

Fitness

3 Cross Training Workouts Allowing Mental Breaks Cotter Crunch

3 Cross Training Workouts & Allowing Mental Breaks – Cotter Crunch

3 Cross Training Workouts & Allowing Mental Breaks – Cotter Crunch
HIIT Bootcamp Inspired Tread & Shred Workout | Bodyweight Total Body – Sarah Fit
My Sweaty Valentine Workouts – Running Hutch [Awesome partner workouts for more than just Valentines Day!]
450-Rep Workout (All Pinterest Exercises!) – Pumps & Iron
Racing Heart HIIT – Just Call Me Janks

Food

Coconut Apricot Truffles Himalayan Sea Salt Fit Foodie Finds

Coconut Apricot Truffles with Himalayan Sea Salt – Fit Foodie Finds

Coconut Apricot Truffles with Himalayan Sea Salt – Fit Foodie Finds
Asian Salmon Burgers with Miso Dressing – The Curvy Carrot
Homemade Harissa (Spicy Red Pepper Sauce) – Half Baked Harvest
Market Mediterranean Pizza – Tartine and Apron Strings
Breakfast Friday | Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins for Two – Edible Perspective

Food for Thought

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