Link Love #25

This past week has been so great. I’m completely exhausted, worn out, and love having my parents here. I wish they lived here too. From beer tours, to AT&T Park, to strolling down the cute streets of Berkeley, I’ve really loved everything.

AT&T Park San Francisco Giants Tour

No game? We tour!

I haven’t had as much time for blog reading since they’ve gotten here, but I was still able to put together a pretty awesome round up if I do say so, myself!


Wearable Fitness Trackers Are We Creating a New Addiction The Valentine RD

Wearable Fitness Trackers: Are We Creating a New Addiction? – The Valentine RD

Wearable Fitness Trackers: Are We Creating a New Addiction? – The Valentine RD
Carb controversy: Why low-carb diets have got it all wrong – Precision Nutrition
Three Tips to Overcoming Body Image Issues – Sometimes Always Never via Mastering Joy
Fostering a Healthy Body Image in Your Daughter – Healthy Ideas Place


Leg Torture Purely Training Workout 49 Purely Twins

Leg Torture Purely Training Workout #49 – Purely Twins

Leg Torture Purely Training Workout 49 – Purely Twins
The Bachelor Workout – Pumps & Iron
30-Minute Total-Body Indoor Stair Workout – FitSugar
Computrainers and 2 Indoor Cycling Workouts – Cotter Crunch
How I Got My 5K and 1/2 Marathon PRs – Katy Widrick


Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad Orange Sage Dressing Roasted Root

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad Orange-Sage Dressing – The Roasted Root

Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Orange-Sage Dressing – The Roasted Root
Salted Caramel Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding – PaleOMG
Harissa, Smashed Avocado + Egg Toast with Goat Cheese and Honey Drizzle – Half Baked Harvest
Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – The Colorful Kitchen
The Balance Bowl – A Healthy Meal Made Easy – Begin with Nutrition

Food for Thought

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

What I Ate Wednesday #72: Refueling and Resetting

Alright, so maybe I’m not totally better yet. I have to say it feels good to get my workouts in though. Tina is really kicking my butt this week. My upper body wasn’t feeling sore at all on Monday after my workout, but yesterday I was definitely feeling it! My NASM book just came in yesterday and I know I’ll be taking some cues from Tina as I’m learning and creating routines.

Last week I found myself eating too many delicious veggies [brussels, broccoli, cauliflower..] and my stomach was not happy about this so I’ve made it a point to eat lighter this week.


FlapJacked Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

The mighty tower o’ pancakes! DEMOLISHED!

As I mentioned before, FlapJacked sent me a sampler of their protein pancakes and the Apple Cinnamon was the last one that I had left to try. One thing I love is that these are only 180 calories per serving which is great on my rest days, but since this was my post-workout meal, I went for the whole thing! Topped, of course, with peanut fluff and coconut.

Even more exciting is that you have a chance to win some protein pancakes for yourself! For the month of February, FlapJacked is celebrating National Pancake Month by giving away FREE PANCAKES! You will simply share a photo of your favorite way to enjoy pancakes for the chance to win. 3 Prizes awarded weekly! For full details, check it out!

Marshalls Salted Caramel Love Hurts Coffee

I’m not sure I understand the name, but I love the taste!

I’ve also been grabbing coffee from Marshalls lately.. they have some pretty awesome flavors and I’m definitely a fan of this one. Not to mention it was only $4!


Mango Beef Stir Fry

Not pretty. But darn tasty.

Polished off the last of the mango beef stir fry with a side of brown rice cake. I’d only ever had Quaker rice cakes before but I decided to try Lundberg and I really like them! It’s like actual pieces of puffed rice instead of all ground up. What a novel idea.

Afternoon Snack

Marshmallow Cacao Nib Cake Sprint 2 the Table

More coconut cashew butter and granola? Why not?!

This Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cake was fabulous! I actually subbed the chocolate chips for cacao nibs and whole wheat flour for buckwheat. And then I couldn’t have a mug cake without topping it with some coconut cashew butter and granola. That just seems wrong!


Mahi Mahi Fried Plantains Roasted Asparagus

Don’t be fooled. I definitely went back for more asparagus and plantains!

Grilled up some herb mahi mahi, plantains, and roasted asparagus for a nice, light dinner. It really hit the spot! We’ve both always loved plantains but haven’t really bought them much until recently. It’s nice change in starch for dinner from the normal rice or potatoes for Nathan too.

And as always, I finished the night with an apple.. and a little more granola. I figure this, not only is helping my stomach feel better, but helping me get better too. Doesn’t hurt that it’s all delicious.

Food for Thought

What is your favorite post-workout meal?
Have you ever tried a mug cake?