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 #59

Whoooaaa baby, what a Monday! Sunday night I was asked to come into work at 7:30 instead of 10 a.m. No problem, just put a little damper on my workout plans. I’ve said it before, but I swear, I don’t know how I used to keep up with my old workout schedule. Every morning was 45 minutes of cardio and twice a week I went back to the gym after work for 20 more minutes of cardio + strength work. Now I’m lucky if I get in 20 minutes of cardio.. ever. Ha!

Cardio Some Ecards

I’m also such a morning workout-er. That said, because I give myself 3 hours to get through my workout, get myself ready, and sit down to eat breakfast, if I have to get into work earlier than 8, there’s a good chance I won’t get a workout in that day. I consider 6-7 hours on my feet tiring enough. And a mid-week rest day is fine and dandy, but I have another early one today at work and I was not about to take 2 days off.. I need the workout release and I’m so glad I pushed myself to go after work yesterday. Not to mention it wore me out even more. Just what we need for a great night’s rest, yes?

And speaking of great, this list of posts came together in absolutely no time at all. There were so many amazing posts last week so I know you’ll like what I have for you today. Enjoy!

Health

How in the Heck Do I Listen to My Body Trainer Paige

How in the Heck Do I Listen to My Body – Your Trainer Paige

How in the Heck Do I Listen to My Body?! – Trainer Paige
5 Ways to Stay Active Outdoors in the Winter – Running to the Kitchen
Should You Eat Organic? – Food & Nonsense
Post-Marathon: A Guide to Physical and Mental Recovery – Run to the Finish
Are You a Slave to Striving? – Cotter Crunch
The One About the Baby Weight – Meals & Moves [Added by popular demand.. and for good reason!]

Fitness

The I Dont Want to Workout Workout Fitnessista

The “I Dont Want to Workout” Workout – Fitnessista

The “I Don’t Want to Workout” Workout – Fitnessista
How to Workout With KettlebellsLifting Revolution via The Lean Green Bean
5 Kettlebell Workouts for Outdoor Athletes – Onnit
It’s Time to Break Up with Sugar + A New WAHM Workout – MusselFIT
30 Minute Lower Body Dumbbell Tabata – The Almond Eater

Food

Skinny Tandoori Butter Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Baked Harissa Feta Half Baked Harvest

Skinny Tandoori Butter Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Baked Harissa Feta – Half Baked Harvest

Skinny Tandoori Butter Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Baked Harissa Feta – Half Baked Harvest
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting – Peas & Crayons
Layered Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread – Yeah…immaeatthat
Fall Veg + Lentil Bowl with Goji Ginger Tahini Cream – The First Mess
Curried Brussels Sprouts Salad – The Hummusapien

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #52

Morning, friends! I think I conveniently forgot to mention that my first training session on Friday went great! I was able to get a good baseline and do some basic workouts but I warned her that I’d be kicking her butt soon enough.. she’s in for it this week 😉

Yesterday was another whirlwind of a day; I got a great workout in, went to work, and had just enough time to shove a monster salad in my face before heading to a meeting with the owner of Truve and a few other trainers. Lots of goal-setting was done and plans of attack were made. I’m really looking forward to getting my training career up and running. If you’re in the bay area and looking for a trainer, hit. me. up! But if you’re looking for some butt-kicking workouts and some more awesome posts, hit up the links below.

Health

5 Unhealthy Health Foods with The Hummusapien She Rocks Fitness

5 Unhealthy Health Foods with The Hummusapien – She Rocks Fitness

5 UNHEALTHY Health Foods with The Hummusapien – She Rocks Fitness
8 Painfully Obvious Signs of Dietary Destruction – Butter Nutrition
5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight – The Real Life RD
Food Intolerances in Athletes – Understanding the Performance Impact – Run to the Finish
Why Ice Cream Isn’t Evil and Why You Should Eat Real Bacon – Badass Fitness

Fitness

Delts of Doom Workout 5 Best Exercises for Sculpted Shoulders Trainer Paige

Delts of Doom Workout 5 Best Exercises for Sculpted Shoulders – Trainer Paige

Delts of Doom Workout: 5 Best Exercises for Sculpted Shoulders! – Trainer Paige
Med Ball Core Workout – Pumps & Iron
The Best Kettlebell Back Exercises for Women – Lifting Revolution
3 Ways to Modify Pull Ups – Strong Brees
Compound Crusher Workout – Fitnessista

Food

Baltimore's Berger Cookies Copycat Recipe Tidy Mom

Baltimore’s Berger Cookies copycat recipe at TidyMom.netBaltimore’s Berger Cookies Copycat Recipe – Tidy Mom

Baltimore’s Famous Berger Cookies Copycat Recipe – Tidy Mom
Gluten Free (Paleo & Vegan) Pumpkin and Fig Bread Pudding. Plus Why We Might Need Carbs During Fall Season – Cotter Crunch
Fall Race Schedule + #TrainingBites {Almond Butter Cream} – Love & Zest
Stove Top Roasted Garlic – Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Healthy Blueberry Cobbler – Fit Foodie Finds

Food for Thought

What are some of your favorite posts from the past week?

Link Love #51

Have you entered my AMRAP giveaway yet?

Check me out, two posts in a row! It took a few days but I think we’re getting back into the groove over here. I have to wish my oldest brother a very happy birthday. Without him, I wouldn’t have my little Jilly Bean! He’s a pretty great brother and father too though 😉

Jilly Bean Matt

Health

This is What Dieting Does to Your Body Better With Sprinkles

This is What Dieting Does to Your Body – Better With Sprinkles

This is What Dieting Does to Your Body – Better With Sprinkles
The Importance of DHEA and an Omega-3 Packed Recipe! – Cotter Crunch
3 Reasons You’re NOT Losing Fat – Mussel FIT
Debunking Yet Another Low Carb Claim – According to Elle
How Can You Tell if You’re Overexercising?FitKnitChick via Carla Birnberg

Fitness

JumpN Pass Kettle Bell Workout Lifting Revolution

Jump’N Pass Kettle Bell Workout – Lifting Revolution

Jump’N Pass Kettlebell Workout – Lifting Revolution
5 Ways to Transition Your Summer Workouts Into Fall – Trainer Paige
5 to 50 Ab Workout – Pumps & Iron
Protein Intake and Timing for Reducing Body Fat – Run to the Finish
15 minute Labor Day bodyweight home workout purely training #77 – Purely Twins

Food

Slow Cooker Japanese Pork and Ramen Soup Country Clever

Slow Cooker Japanese Pork and Ramen Soup – Country Clever

Slow Cooker Japanese Pork and Ramen Soup – Country Clever
Almond Butter Banana Bread Muffins – Fit Foodie Finds
Asian Farro Medly with Salmon – Skinnytaste
Smoky Chipotle Cheddar Burgers with Mexican Street Corn Fritters – Half Baked Harvest
Hidden Veggies Two Bite Brownies w/ Caramel Drizzle – The Healthy Maven

Food for Thought

What are some of your favorite posts recently?

Link Love #48

Wow, where did Monday go?! Yesterday completely flew by but I’m thinking I’ll take some more of those days right about now. With each passing day, I’m getting more and more excited to head back home! There are also lots of exciting things going on over here that I’m hoping to share with you soon. Let’s just say fingers crossed! In the meantime, my birthday is coming up pretty quickly and of course dinner reservations have already been made [at NOPA] and I’m getting super psyched!

I have no smooth transition into links this week, so I’m just going to say enjoy! 😉

Health

Why We Eat Resistant Starches for Gut Health Cotter Crunch

Why We Eat Resistant Starches for Gut Health – Cotter Crunch

Why We Eat Resistant Starches for Gut Health – Cotter Crunch
The 5 stages of change (guest post)Erica House via Carla Birnberg
Diet Review: The Clay Diet – Food & Nonsense
Hacking Your Cravings: How To Use Taste & Bulk to Your AdvantageErika Nall via JillFit
Is your workout causing you to gain weight? – Run to the Finish

Fitness

20 Minute Leg Burner Almond Eater

20 Minute Leg Burner – The Almond Eater

20 Minute Leg Burner – The Almond Eater
A Do-Anywhere, Full-Body Resistance Band Workout – Greatist
What Heart Rate Tells You About Your Workout: Is Your Heart Going To Explode? – Lifting Revolution
Resistance Band Loop Leg Workout – Fitnessista
Booty Blaster Workout Finisher – Trainer Paige

Food

Easiest Bourbon Peach Dump with Buttered Popcorn Half Baked Harvest

Easiest Bourbon Peach Dump with Buttered Popcorn – Half Baked Harvest

Easiest Bourbon Peach Dump with Buttered Popcorn – Half Baked Harvest
Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Cashew Butter – Fit Foodie Finds
Pan Seared Mahi Mahi over Sticky Coconut “Rice” with Mango Salsa – PaleOMG
Savory Bacon Granola – Honestly Yum
Caramelized Peach, Mascarpone and Dark Chocolate Grilled Cheese – How Sweet It Is

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #39

It definitely feels like a little victory having made it through Monday.. anyone else feel the same? This week is going to be a little nuts for me, but the plan is just to keep on trucking. Besides, it’s June [when did that happen?!] and that means we’re headed home at the end of the month!

As always, last week featured some pretty fabulous posts and I had a hard time choosing my tops, but I think I got a good group of bloggers.

Health

Why You Dont Want to Look Like a Model Fitzala

Why You Don’t Want to Look Like a Model – Fitzala

Why You Don’t Want to Look Like a Model – Fitzala
#SuitYourself To Love Yourself – Lifting Revolution
Sports nutrition should we stop talking calories? – Run to the Finish
Body Transformation Starts With the Mind – The Change Blog
You’re Allowed to Love Your Body – Snack Therapy

Fitness

HIIT Scorcher Fitnessista

HIIT Scorcher – Fitnessista

HIIT Scorcher – Fitnessista
Race Week Triathlon Tips and Repeating our Chances – Cotter Crunch
Tabata Core Workout – Power Fitness
Easy Ways to Add Balance Training to Your Workouts – FitKnitChick
Fit Bit Friday 143: The 20-Minute Upper Body Blitz Workout – Eat Spin Run Repeat

Food

Flourless Almond Butter Samoa Bars Paleo Vegan Purely Twins

Flourless Almond Butter Samoa Bars (Paleo, Vegan) – Purely Twins

Flourless Almond Butter Samoa Bars (Paleo, Vegan) – Purely Twins
Sriracha Kale Caesar Salad – Running to the Kitchen
No-Churn Caramel Peanut Butter Cup Soft Pretzel Ice Cream Sammies with Hot Fudge – Half Baked Harvest
Spiralized Carrot and Cucumber Kale Salad with Peanut Sauce – Eating Bird Food
Summer Caprese Burger – The Fueled Athlete

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #30

The Orioles won yesterday! And that’s not an April Fools joke 😉 Excuse me while I bask in the glow of of a perfect record right now. I’m also super excited because Nathan decided to surprise me with tickets to the A’s game this Sunday. I think watching the Orioles game yesterday really got us extra pumped for baseball season. We have a couple fun things planned for the weekend so I’m already psyched for the next few days to fly by. In the meantime, let’s play a little catch up.

Health

Benefits of Strength Training Slim Sanity

Benefits of Strength Training – Slim Sanity

Benefits of Strength Training – Slim Sanity
8 Tips to Have a Positive Body Image and Stop Obsessive Eating Habits – Trainer Paige
My Addiction to Exercise Permanently Damaged My Body. But It Also Taught Me How to Love Myself – Tara Fuller via Greatist
Antioxidants 101 – Nutritious Eats
How Rigid Diets Threaten True Digestive Healing – Mind Body Green

Fitness

Core Workout for Runners Crazy Running Girl

A Core Workout for Runners – Crazy Running Girl

A Core Workout for Runners – Crazy Running Girl
30-Minute Bodyweight AMRAP Workout – Pumps & Iron
10 Advanced Ab Exercises for the Summer – Lifting Revolution
7 Boredom Busting Treadmill Workouts – Run to the Finish
Leg Burnout Workout – Blonde Ponytail

Food

Sushi Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing The Healthy Maven

Sushi Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing – The Healthy Maven

Sushi Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing – The Healthy Maven
3 Gluten-Free Recovery Snacks for Coffee Lovers – Cotter Crunch
Lemon Vanilla Brown Rice Pudding with Berries – Edible Perspective
Microwave Breakfast Berry Crumble – 24 Carrot Life
Black Pepper Rub Chicken Fingers with Greek Yogurt Ranch – Half Baked Harvest

Food for Thought

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