Link Love #60

As I was walking to work yesterday, I was thinking about how chilly it was. It was like, 58 degrees, you know. Freaking cold! Ha! In just 1 short year, I’ve gone from laughing at people bundled up when it was almost 60 to wishing I had bundled up more. In just 2 short weeks, Nathan and I are going to be back home in Baltimore [for 2 weeks!!] and I can’t help but laugh about how cold we’re going to be.. and when I say laugh, I really mean cry. Oooh boy, we’re going to be in for it. That said, I’ll put up with the cold weather to see this..

Jilly Bean Poppy

Come on, is that not one of the sweetest things you’ve ever seen?! It’s going to be a good time and I’m looking forward to getting some of those snuggles for myself. Just 2 more weeks. Powering through! And to help you power through your week, enjoy the posts, friends.

Health

Wellness Wednesday: Perfectionism + 8 Things To Help You Relax & Stress Less Ambitious Kitchen

Wellness Wednesday: Perfectionism + 8 Things To Help You Relax & Stress Less – Ambitious Kitchen

Wellness Wednesday: Perfectionism + 8 Things To Help You Relax & Stress Less – Ambitious Kitchen
How to See Results From Working Out – Running on Real Food
How To Survive A Level 5 Meltdown of Epic Proportions When Your Pants Don’t Fit – Beauty and the Box
The 5 Ways We Burn Calories Every Day – Your Trainer Paige
56 Reasons to Lose Weight BEFORE the End of the Year – Workout Nirvana

Fitness

Core Couch Workout Pumps & Iron

Core Couch Workout – Pumps & Iron

Core Couch Workout – Pumps & Iron
Barre/HIIT Combo {video} – Fitnessista
Step-By-Step Guide To Master The Kettlebell Turkish Get Up – Lifting Revolution
Work Out Wednesday: 3 Not Your Average Ab Workouts – She’s Wicked Healthy
Should You Focus on BIG Muscle Groups in a Workout? – Cotter Crunch

Food

Warm Toasted Caramel Coconut Gooey Chocolate Crunch Bars Half Baked Harvest

Warm Toasted Caramel Coconut Gooey Chocolate Crunch Bars – Half Baked Harvest

Warm Toasted “Caramel” Coconut Gooey Chocolate Crunch Bars – Half Baked Harvest
Homemade Paleo Almond Joys – Fed + Fit
Brussels Slaw with Tahini Dressing and Za’atar Crostini – The Lemon Bowl
Pumpkin Beer Cheese Soup with Maple Chili-Spiced Popcorn – Destination Delish
Chocolate Chip Pear Blondie Bites – Hummusapien

Food for Thought

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

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Link Love #53

Thank you all so much for all of the shares and comments on yesterday’s post! I love making other blogger’s recipes and it’s fun to see other people so excited about one of my recipe ideas. If you do try them out, tweet or instagram a picture to me so I can see 🙂

Speaking of other blogger’s recipes, I love my Tuesday link love posts because not only do I get to share some of my favorite posts from the past week, but I also take some time to revisit them too. Even if there are some posts here that you’ve already read, I’d suggest giving some of them a second look; you may take away something new than you did the first time. You may also get some new killer workout moves.. I know I’m looking for some new ones for when I’m training Nathan [watch out! ;)] Enjoy!

Health

How to Embrace Mental and Physical Rest Family Sport Life Cotter Crunch

How to Embrace Mental and Physical Rest – Family Sport Life via Cotter Crunch

How to Embrace Mental and Physical RestFamily Sport Life via Cotter Crunch
5 Tips for Better Sleep – I Heart Vegetables
How to Eat Intuitively | A Guide to Mindful Eating – fannetastic food
Holistic Fat Loss: Is It More Effective? – Workout Nirvana
Don’t Be Fooled By the Sugar-Free Label – The Lean Green Bean

Fitness

Crazy 8s Sprint Workout Blonde Ponytail

Crazy 8’s Sprint Workout – Blonde Ponytail

Crazy 8’s Sprint Workout – Blonde Ponytail
5 Ways to Increase EPOC aka Workout After Burn – Trainer Paige
Kettlebell Training for Beginners – FitKnitChick
15 Minute Thunder And Lightening Workout: Kettlebell & Jump Rope – Lifting Revolution
Full Body vs. Body Part Split Routines – Reach Your Peak

Food

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus The Healthy Maven

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus – The Healthy Maven

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus – The Healthy Maven
30-Minute Stir Fried Korean Beef and Toasted Sesame Noodles – Half Baked Harvest
Mini Pumpkin Pie S’mores Tarts – Treats With a Twist
Lamb and Millet Tagine with Cinnamon and Prunes {Gluten-Free} – Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Broken Farro Porridge with Coconut Milk, Almonds, & Roasted Plums – Blogging Over Thyme

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #43

In all of my home craziness, I missed the chance to share my favorite posts last week so this week I’m going to share a little extra! And let’s throw a few more pictures in there too, shall we? 🙂

Health

Who Are You To Be Successful And Fabulous Lifting Revolution

Who Are You To Be Successful And Fabulous? – Lifting Revolution

Who Are You To Be Successful And Fabulous? – Lifting Revolution
Choose FOOD, Not Drugs, For Weight Loss – Slim Sanity
Meal Planning & Intuitive Eating – Mindful Meals
Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle When Life Gets Busy – Perfection Isn’t Happy

The Boxed Lunch Or You Cant Have It All Kath Eats Real Food

The Boxed Lunch, Or You Can’t Have It All – Kath Eats Real Food

The Boxed Lunch, Or You Can’t Have It All – Kath Eats Real Food
Why I’m Transitioning Away From Veganism… – The Blonde Vegan
How to Use Micro-Goals to Blast Away Fat – Workout Nirvana

Fitness

Justins Sweaty Workout Jessie Loves 2 Run

Justin’s Sweaty Workout – Jessie Loves 2 Run

Justin’s Sweaty Workout – Jessie Loves 2 Run
Top 5 Body Weight Workouts – Blonde Ponytail
power of two 18 minute leg burning workout purely training #67 – Purely Twins

Afternoon Energizing Stretch Fitnessista

Afternoon Energizing Stretch – Fitnessista

Afternoon Energizing Stretch – Fitnessista
1776 Rep Workout – Lifting Revolution
RUNNER’S GUIDE: 8 Tips for Road Runners – PFITblog
Join me for Strength and Sweat! A Plyometric Workout You can Do Anywhere – Cotter Crunch

Food

Spicy Green Harissa Chicken and Golden Beet Noodles Inspiralized

Spicy Green Harissa Chicken and Golden Beet Noodles – Inspiralized

Spicy Green Harissa Chicken and Golden Beet Noodles – Inspiralized
Blueberry Flax Superfood Smoothie – Fit Foodie Finds
Apricot Strawberry Grilled Crisp – Edible Perspective
Toasted Coconut Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee – Ari’s Menu

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies The Lean Green Bean

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies – The Lean Green Bean

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies – The Lean Green Bean
Blissful Blueberry Oat Cobbler Healthy Bites – Cotter Crunch
Quick Honey Ginger Pineapple and Summer Veggie Chicken Stir Fry with Caramelized Cashews – Half Baked Harvest
apple trifle with bourbon whipped cream + caramel drizzle – Climbing Grier Mountain

Food for Thought

What was one of your favorite posts from the past 2 weeks?

Link Love #42

This week is all about go, go, go for me. So that’s exactly what I’m giving yousome quick link lovin’! Enjoy 🙂

Health

7 Signs You Should Eat a Burger Fries and Even Ice Cream Lifting Revolution

7 Signs You Should Eat a Burger, Fries, & Even Ice Cream – Lifting Revolution

7 Signs You Should Eat a Burger, Fries, & Even Ice Cream – Lifting Revolution
Why You’ll Fail At Losing Weight – Workout Nirvana
Chronic Inflammation and Turmeric Ginger Lemonade – Cotter Crunch
A Note (Rant) on Fattism & Fat Shaming – Food & Nonsense
If Mama ain’t healthy–ain’t nobody healthy. – Carla Birnberg

Fitness

5 Ways to Truly Brace Your Core Trainer Paige

5 Ways to Truly Brace Your Core – Trainer Paige

5 Ways to Truly Brace Your Core – Trainer Paige
10 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Results in the Gym – FitKnitChick
Partner Plank Resistance Band Pull Downs! [Workout Video] – Powercakes
5 Ways to Get a Strong Stomach – Running Rachel
HIIT + Abs Workout – Reach Your Peak

Food

Inside Out Grain Free Oreos Fit Foodie Finds

Inside-Out Grain Free Oreos – Fit Foodie Finds

Inside-Out Grain Free Oreos – Fit Foodie Finds
Most Ridiculous Breakfast Sandwich Ever – Bev Cooks
Blueberry Pie Bars – Averie Cooks
Spicy Salmon Sushi Bowls – Heather Christo
Whiskey Braised Short Rib Flatbread – How Sweet It Is

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 #37

Yesterday was a first for me—Athleta got a ton of new product in so we had a “flip” where the entire store is rearranged and new product is incorporated into the displays. It’s not really anything I thought about before, but when I got into work at 5 a.m. yesterday, you bet I was thinking about it! It was kind of nuts but I also kind of enjoyed it. I was also finished with work by 10 a.m. so that’s a plus. Oh, and there’s some pretty cute new stuff that you should definitely check out [come see me!] The 4 a.m. wake-up call had me walking around like a zombie for pretty much the rest of the day, but I have to admit, it’s nice to really feel tired again.

Nathan also found out about a Target deal good through 5/24 for $10 off your $50 grocery purchase. We also had a $10 gift card so I was pretty excited to get $50 worth of groceries for $30. It’s the little things 😉 I also made him come with me to keep me on track ha! Anywho, it’s catch up time and as usual, there are some goodies.. enjoy!

Health

How to Improve Your Self Esteem Smart Fit Chicks Barefoot Colorado

How to Improve Your Self Esteem – Smart Fit Chicks via Barefoot Colorado

How to Improve Your Self Esteem – Smart Fit Chicks via Barefoot Colorado
9 Habits Of People With A Healthy Relationship To Exercise – HuffPost Healthy Living
8 Habits To Stop When I’m A Mother To Daughter – Lifting Revolution
Balanced Living or Healthy Living? – Cowgirl Runs
Why Hydrating After Exercise is Not Enough – The Lyons Share

Fitness

20 Minute AMRAP Crossfit Workout Blonde Ponytail

20 Minute AMRAP Crossfit Workout – Blonde Ponytail

20 Minute AMRAP Crossfit Workout – Blonde Ponytail
A Fun, Full-Body Resistance Band Workout – Workout Nirvana
10 Minute Workouts You Can Do At Your Desk – Peanut Butter Fingers
At Home & Travel-Friendly Total Body Resistance Band Workout – Trainer Paige
Making Workouts Purposeful – Cotter Crunch

Food

Beet Chips Avocado Mayo Peachy Palate

Beet Chips with Avocado “Mayo” – Peachy Palate

Beet Chips with Avocado “Mayo” – Peachy Palate
Easy Apple Noodle & Rhubarb Crisps – Inspiralized
Banana Bread Truffles – The Lean Green Bean
Grilled Caprese Toast with Burrata Cheese + Grilled Avocados – Half Baked Harvest
Fresh Pineapple Avocado Pea Shoot Salad – Pineapple & Coconut

Food for Thought

What’s one of your favorite posts from last week?

Link Love #29

Have you entered my LÄRABAR giveaway yet? Today is the last day to enter so don’t miss out!

Yesterday was strange. Do you ever just have those days where you wake up in a funk and can’t quite seem to shake it? I wasn’t in a bad mood yesterday, just kind of out of it. Unfortunately my mood killed my workout, but I plan on making up for it with my other workouts this week. Less energy one day = more energy the next, right? 🙂 These will get me started nicely..

Health

Guest RD Rev Your Metabolism Kath Eats Real Food The Real Life RD

Guest RD: Rev Your Metabolism – The Real Life RD via Kath Eats Real Food

Guest RD: Rev Your Metabolism – The Real Life RD via Kath Eats Real Food
5 Steps You May Not Have Heard of That Will Improve Digestion – Della Terra Wellness
Confessions of a Former Cardio Queen – JillFit
Two Steps to a Bathing Suit Body – Carla Birnberg
10 Reasons Your Weight is Not Shifting – Food & Nonsense

Fitness

Lean Lifting (fat loss without boring cardio) Eat Lift & Be Happy

Lean Lifting (fat loss without boring cardio) – Eat Lift & Be Happy

Lean Lifting (fat loss without boring cardio) – Eat, Lift, & Be Happy
Lucky 7s Body Weight Workout – Blonde Ponytail
The 10 Best Kettlebell Arm Exercises For Women – Lifting Revolution
How to Get to Pull ups Faster Using Bands – Workout Nirvana
10 Minute No Equipment No Time Workout – Trainer Paige

Food

Jerk Fish Tacos Asian Slaw Avocado Lime Sauce Fit Foodie Finds

Jerk Fish Tacos with Asian Slaw and Avocado Lime Sauce – Fit Foodie Finds

Jerk Fish Tacos with Asian Slaw and Avocado Lime Sauce – Fit Foodie Finds
Roasted Sesame Asparagus Toasts with Poached Eggs – How Sweet It Is
Peppermint Patty Chocolate Almond Butter – PaleOMG
Banana Almond Teff Porridge – Eating Bird Food
Braised Pork Shoulder – Gabby’s Gluten-Free

Food for Thought

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

Link Love #23

Have you entered my Peanut Butter & Co. giveaway yet?

Wow, I don’t even know where yesterday went! I’m so glad we finally got a break from the constant rain. I was able to take a walk to Berkeley Bowl in the middle of the day and it was much warmer than I expected. Good and bad when you layer up like I do.. definitely blasted the fan when I got home haha. I also came home to a wonderful package thanks to Kaila and NuNaturals. Can’t wait to try these out!

Health

Warning: 7 Healthy Habits that are Stressing Your Metabolism Living the Nourished Life

Warning: 7 “Healthy” Habits that are Stressing Your Metabolism – Living the Nourished Life

Warning: 7 “Healthy” Habits that are Stressing Your Metabolism – Living the Nourished Life
Confession of a Food Addict – Wellness Today
Renewing Your Training with Recovery – Workout Nirvana
Food Shaming and Comparison – The Real Life RD
The Bloat Cure – Dr. Oz

Fitness

30 Minute Body Pumping Workout CandyFit Burnbrae Farms

30 Minute Body Pumping Workout – CandyFit via Burnbrae Farms

30 Minute Body Pumping Workout – CandyFit via Burnbrae Farms
Sprinting Vs Running: What You Need To Know – Lifting Revolution
Total Body Workout – Peanut Butter Fingers
20-Minute HIIT Workout – Pumps & Iron
Fabulously Fit Friday Treadmill Workout – Treats With a Twist

Food

15 Easy, Healthy Vegetarian Dinner Ideas Minimalist Baker

15 Easy, Healthy Vegetarian Dinner Ideas – Minimalist Baker

15 Easy, Healthy Vegetarian Dinner Ideas – Minimalist Baker
Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Kale Salad – Eat Yourself Skinny
Butternut Squash and Spelt Salad with Goat Cheese and Toasted Almonds – The Lemon Bowl
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Butter – “Baby Delight Butter”– The Smart Kitchen via Delights & Delectables
Grain Free Chocolate Coconut Chia Bread – Cotter Crunch

Food for Thought

What was one of your favorite posts from last week?

Link Love #6

It’s been another week of some really great posts and I’m excited to share some of my favorites with you!

Health

What Makes Superfood Super? - Svelte

What Makes Superfood Super? – Svelte

What Makes Superfood Super? – Svelte
This is your body on sugar | the science behind food cravings – fitknitchick
Counting Calories Is Flawed. But Here’s Why I Still Do It. – Greatist
Let’s Be Real: Before & After Photos Are B.S. – MindBodyGreen
Not Happy is Okay, Too – Speak Happiness

Fitness

Burpees Everywhere Fitfluential Life to the Full
Burpees Everywhere – Life to the Full
10 simple tips for running your first half marathon – Run Wiki
The Best Exercises for Your Weightlifting Routine – Workout Nirvana
Motivation Monday: 5 Ways to Get Better Results from Strength Training – Cotter Crunch
5 to 50 Ab Workout – Pumps & Iron

Food

Loaded Greek Goddess Chickpea and Quinoa Pita  Chip Nachos - Half Baked Harvest

Loaded Greek Goddess Chickpea and Quinoa Pita Chip Nachos – Half Baked Harvest

Loaded Greek Goddess Chickpea and Quinoa Pita Chip Nachos – Half Baked Harvest
No Bake Elvis Bars – Oh She Glows
Healthy “Fried” Brussels Sprouts – Carrots ‘N’ Cake
Vegetarian Coconut Rice Bowls – Bev Cooks
Paleo Spaghetti Squash Casserole – SlimSanity

Food for Thought

What is your favorite post from the past week?