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 #47

Back to normal! Nathan’s home and I have to admit, it was really strange to be here without him for 4 days [we’re not actually attached at the hip ;)]. I certainly kept busy but it’s nice to have him back!

Tonight I’m headed into the city for a free Barry’s Bootcamp class thanks to ClassPass [. I’ve never been to Barry’s Bootcamp but I’m psyched; I’m thinking that’s definitely my kind of workout. I’ve heard really great things and I’m really glad I have the opportunity to check it out with ClassPass but I’m a little scared the workout might kill me ha! I’ll report back though.. it’ll be good to mix it up.

Your turn to mix it up with some of these posts! 😉

Health

An Important PSA Your Body on Lazy Lifting Revolution

An Important PSA: Your Body on Lazy – Lifting Revolution

An Important PSA: Your Body on Lazy – Lifting Revolution
Focus On: Carb Cycling (what is it and how does it work?) – Fitnessista
5 Proven Techniques to Beat Stress Eating – Thrive Personal Fitness
Ripped And Miserable: How Neghar Fonooni Gained Body Fat And Got Her Life BackNeghar Fonooni via Molly Galbraith
8 Easy Nutritional Switches That Prevent You From Binging – JillFit

Fitness

3 Best Exercises to Work the Lower Abs Trainer Paige

3 Best Exercises to Work the Lower Abs – Trainer Paige

3 Best Exercises to Work the Lower Abs – Trainer Paige
My Workouts + Another NEW Workout – She Rocks Fitness
The Importance of Cross Training – Nut Butter Runner
Resistance Band Core Workout – Pumps & Iron
Locked and Loaded Purely Training #72 Workout – Purely Twins

Food

Blueberry Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze Averie Cooks

Blueberry Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze – Averie Cooks

Blueberry Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze – Averie Cooks
Gluten-Free Cherry Crumble – The Healthy Maven
Sweet Balsamic Strawberries w/Whipped Ricotta Cream and Maple Glazed Seeded Nuts – Half Baked Harvest
Vietnamese Springs Rolls with Crispy Tofu – Minimalist Baker
Grilled Romaine Salad with Quinoa, Apples, Corn, & Dijon Vinaigrette – Climbing Grier Mountain
Coconut Vanilla Latte Protein Bites (Healthy Bites giveaway!) – Cotter Crunch

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #46

After a weekend off from workouts, I was ready to hit the gym yesterday. To be honest, my legs were still sore from Friday’s workout [say what?!] but I knew I was ready to get them moving again. It was a little rough, but damn, it felt good. The sunburn, however, is still not my friend and still looking a little too purple for my liking. Lesson. Learned. Seriously.

Well, it hasn’t been too long since my last link love, but there were some really, especially wonderful posts over the past week that I’ve been excited to share with you. Enjoy!

Health

Overcoming Negative Thoughts and Learning to Fly Love Life Surf

Overcoming Negative Thoughts – Love, Life, Surf

Overcoming Negative Thoughts and Learning to Fly – Love, Life, Surf
Everyone Has a Hard – Carla Birnberg
How Often Do You Rest? – Mommy Run Faster
Do Runners (and all Athletes) Really Need a Walk Break? – Cotter Crunch
Why I No Longer Strive for Balance – Caroline Winn Photography

Fitness

WAHM Tabata Workout 20 Minute Fat Burning Workout MusselFIT

WAHM Tabata Workout: 20 Minute Fat Burning Workout – MusselFIT

WAHM Tabata Workout: 20 Minute Fat Burning Workout – MusselFIT
A DIY 30 Minute Whole Body Workout – FitKnitChick
Booty Burner Workout – Reach Your Peak
You’re 5 Minutes Away From a Rock Solid Ab Workout – Lifting Revolution
She ROCKS Boot-Camp Workout – She Rocks Fitness

Food

The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich Edible Perspective

The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich – Edible Perspective

The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich – Edible Perspective
Superfood Cookie Dough – Fitnessista
Nectarine and Fig Summer Salad with Crispy Pancetta – How Sweet It Is
No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes – Minimalist Baker
Caramelized Peach + Cherry, Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Salad w/Buckwheat Cr̻pes РHalf Baked Harvest

Food for Thought

What was 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 #36

Well, we’re wrapping up our anniversary trip and I’d be lying if I said I was excited to go home. Who actually wants to leave wine country? It’s been a really special few days and I’m so not ready to go back to reality, but I guess that’s just what happens. As always, I’m happy to share some of my faves from the past week. Hope you enjoy!

Health

Why the No Pain No Gain Mentality is Stupid Lifting Revolution

Why the “No Pain, No Gain” Mentality is Stupid – Lifting Revolution

Why The “No Pain, No Gain” Mentality Is Stupid – Lifting Revolution
Binging Versus Hunger – The Real Life RD
The OVER FIXING Syndrome – Cotter Crunch
Why Registered Dietitians are the best source of nutrition advice – Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen
Each choice is a step toward feeling well (guest post). – Dr. Samantha via Carla Birnberg

Fitness

The 200 Squat Leg Day Slim Sanity

The 200 Squat Leg Day – Slim Sanity

The 200 Squat Leg Day – Slim Sanity
Dirty 30 Full Body Circuit – She Rocks Fitness
AMRAP Quickies Workout – Pumps & Iron
5 Metabolic Interval Conditioning Workouts (without Even Stepping on the Treadmill!) – Trainer Paige
HIIT the Hill Workout – Fitnessista

Food

Roasted Carrots with Mint Lemon Dressing White on Rice Couple

Roasted Carrots with Mint Lemon Dressing – White on Rice Couple

Roasted Carrots with Mint Lemon Dressing – White on Rice Couple
Ginger-Infused Honey Lemonade Cocktails – Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Oatmeal Bars – Running with Spoons
Shrimp Tacos – A Spicy Perspective
Raspberry-Rhubarb Bellini Smoothie w/ Blueberries – Half Baked Harvest

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #34

Hot diggity! Yesterday was a whirlwind with lots of good things coming soon. It looks like things are starting to fall into place around here and I’ll really be getting into a good routine. I’m busy running around like a crazy person getting everything together for visitors this week.. I even hung up a shelf yesterday! Side note: I’m really bad at hanging things. I’m digging it now that Nathan helped me re-hang it in the right spot. Ha!

Welp, in addition to all of my excitement [which I will be sharing more on soon], here are some wonderful posts from the past week. Enjoy!

Health

Fermented Food Facts and Recipe Round Up Cotter Crunch

Fermented Food Facts and Recipe Round Up – Cotter Crunch

Fermented Foods Facts and Recipe Round Up – Cotter Crunch
7 (Simple) Steps to Lose Fat, Without Even Trying – Nia Shanks
7 Things You Had No Idea Gut Bacteria Could Do – Marks Daily Apple
5 Tips to Create a Healthy Relationship with Food – Strong in a Thong
The benefits of active rest | what it is and why you need more of it – FitKnitChick

Fitness

Ultimate Burn Leg Workout Slim Sanity

Ultimate Burn Leg Workout – Slim Sanity

Ultimate Burn Leg Workout – Slim Sanity
Kettlebell Training: The Spring “Clean” Workout – Lifting Revolution
Back to MORE Strength Training + NEW Workout – She Rocks Fitness
Speed Workouts: Standing Rest Vs. Jogging Rest – Competitor
Interval Core Balance Workout Purely Training #58 – Purely Twins

Food

Cacao Coconut Plantain Rice Balls with Pepitas Inspiralized

Cacao Coconut Plantain Rice Balls with Pepitas – Inspiralized

Cacao Coconut Plantain Rice Balls with Pepitas – Inspiralized
Sriracha Grapefruit Salmon – Sprint 2 the Table
BBQ Margarita Chicken Tostadas with Sweet Jalape̱o Margarita Salsa РHalf Baked Harvest
Mini Nutella Bacon Banana Shortcakes with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream – Climbing Grier Mountain
Harissa-Spiced Chickpea Avocado Salad Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – Keepin’ It Kind

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #28

On Sunday I made some big plans and I can’t believe I forgot to mention them yesterday. I made reservations for our first anniversary getaway!

Nathan and I had been talking about a wine country getaway and when a deal popped up on Travelzoo for the same place we stayed back in 2012, we jumped. This place is an “Inn” as opposed to a hotel so it had a much more cozy feeling. Their food was fabulous—breakfast, happy hour, and dinner—and it also doesn’t hurt that they give you a bottle of wine in the room, winery tours, tastings, & pairings included, and a discount on dinner at their restaurant. Wine country won’t know what hit ’em! Only 8 weeks to go..

Health

5 Ways I Improved My Metabolism Weed Em and Reap

5 Ways I Improved My Metabolism – Weed Em & Reap

5 Ways I Improved My Metabolism – Weed Em & Reap
Tips for preventing workout-related injuries – fitknitchick
Everything You Need to Know about Nutrition for Runners – Run Lady Like
All about Fats – which ones to eat and which ones to avoid – It’s Progression
When You Work (and Eat) From Home: 7 Healthy Tips – Babble

Fitness

Quick She ROCKS Workout She Rocks Fitness

Quick She ROCKS Workout – She Rocks Fitness

Quick She ROCKS Workout – She Rocks Fitness
12-Minute Kettlebell Blast Workout – Pumps & Iron
The Best Ab Workout Routine – Tone It Up
Back Attack – Slim Sanity
Quick Workouts: Thirty Minute Thursday – Cotter Crunch

Food

Sweet Thai Chili Salmon Quesadillas with Spicy Mango Half Baked Harvest

Sweet Thai Chili Salmon Quesadillas with Spicy Mango – Half Baked Harvest

Sweet Thai Chili Salmon Quesadillas with Spicy Mango – Half Baked Harvest
5 Ways To Transform Desserts To Healthy Sweet Treats Without Sacrificing Flavor + Taylor’s Mint Ice Cream Cups – Lifting Revolution
Japanese Ramen Eggs – Rasa Malaysia
Creamy Cheesy Avocado Pasta (GF, Vegan) – To Live & Diet in L.A.
One-Bowl Fudge Brownies (Gluten-Free and Vegan) – The Fit Cookie

And speaking of recipes, I have a new recipe for you tomorrow along with a giveaway that you don’t want to miss!

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #13

Have you entered my thinkThin giveaway yet?

If you’re like me, you’ll probably agree that Tuesday is only just a little bit better than Monday. You’re one day closer to the weekend, but not quite halfway through the week yet. That’s why I like to share some of my favorites with you on Tuesday.

Health

Rotten Gut Bacteria, Starving and Weight Gain - Sarah Kay Hoffman

Rotten Gut Bacteria, Starving and Weight Gain – Sarah Kay Hoffman

Rotten Gut Bacteria, Starving and Weight Gain – Sarah Kay Hoffman
Women, Food, and Body Image – Galit Breen
WHY You Work Out is More Important Than HOW You Work Out – Nia Shanks
Fight Stress with Food – Lindsay Cotter via LiveWell360
Ditching the Plan – The Healthy Maven

Fitness

The Total Body Pumpkin Workout - Lifting Revolution

The Total Body Pumpkin Workout – Lifting Revolution

The Total Body Pumpkin Workout – Lifting Revolution
Puma Plyometric Workout – Fit2Flex
My Favorite Core Exercises – She Rocks Fitness
Wednesday Workout: 20 Minute Fusion – Femme Fitale
Bodyweight Ab Workout – Pumps & Iron

Food

Vegan Whole Wheat Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Bread - Ambitious Kitchen

Vegan Whole Wheat Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Bread – Ambitious Kitchen

Whole Wheat Applesauce Banana Bread – Ambitious Kitchen
Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal – Eating Bird Food
Smashed Sweet Potato Fritters, Pistachio-Pumpkin Seed Crusted – Lunchbox Bunch
Crockpot Carne Asada Nachos – How Sweet It Is
Peanut Butter Protein Truffles – Peachy Palate

Food for Thought

What was your favorite post from the last week?
What is your favorite day of the week?