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Hi Friends!

First things first, a bit of sad news. We lost my Grandpa over the weekend.

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He was almost 94 years old and lived a long and happy life. Over the next few days we’ll be celebrating his life. He’s the one who taught me many important life lessons…like the value of a good jelly donut icon smile Bean Bytes 44 He will be missed. Love you Grandpa!

Because I was on top of my game last week, I still have some Bean Bytes to share with you today!

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Link Love


Love this:
How to Have Faith via Live Well 360

Great advice:
What to know before you go hiking via Greatist

You don’t have to be the best:
Becoming a crossfit Coach via Run Fit Kin

8 Things that can make you smarter via Huff Post

What do you think?
Are YOU contributing to the fitspiration problem via Fitting it all In


The more I accept myself via Olive to Run

A touching story:
Today, You via Neon Fresh

Great advice:
How do you measure up via Best Body Fitness

Why I Crossfit:
Why the last rep from the last man makes you cry via The Sweet Life

Lift heavy love:
Cues, Mentality and Focus via Gabby’s Gluten-Free

A must read:
A single post results in change via Pavement Runner


Great info:
Breast feeding and endurance sports via NYC Running Mama

A must read:
Do I need to be reminded that I’m overweight via Running Rachel

Love this:
Simple thoughts on imagination via Matters of Course

What do you think?
Should Food Stamp purchases be limited to healthy foods via Fooducate

Great stretches!
Post-Run Stretches via Free to Be Imperfect


The secret to perfect, garden fresh salsa via A Healthy Slice of Life

Super helpful if you travel a lot:
Healthy Business Travel via PFit Blog

This. Is. Awesome:
Encyclopedia of Squats via Lifting Revolution

Stock up:
How to blanche and freeze summer vegetables via The Fit Fork


Passion or Problem: When exercise becomes an addition via Greatist

A great project:
What’s Beautiful: I am enough project via Fitness Health Happiness

Are you burnt out? How to fix it:
Runner burnout via Live from La Quinta

Love this:
For body shame via Fitnessista


Twitter Favs

Dehydration myths: 7 things you should know about staying hydrated
A letter from camp grounded
Mindfulness and how it helps kids excel
5 ways to rock wet hair at work
Dangers of distracted walking
10 tips for hiking with kids
Mother who lost daughter to bulemia is fighting Thinspo
10 signs you’re gluten-intolerant
What Wendy Davis’ filibuster really meant
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Big Food Controversy
The simple question that helps you use linked in better
How carbs can trigger food cravings
10 steps to getting what you want
5 tips for the perfect kale salad
19 Life lessons you should have learned by now
Bullying in the workplace
Are carbs really as bad as everyone says
Cheating ourselves of sleep
Do we need more kinds of social media that self-destructs like snap chat?
When your mother says she’s fat
Doctors make progress toward artificial pancreas
Young and isolated
Parking your car- what’s the environmental impact?
16 rules for naming your child
How junk food can end obesity
5 tips to survive your next grocery trip
My latest fear
7 ways stress affects men’s health
Where Don Draper Ends, DB Cooper begins
Is health insurance an anti depressant?
I’m in a fight with yoga
Obesity is officially a disease- is this a good or bad thing?

Scenes from the Week

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1. Loves his toys, even while sleeping
2. Marcus loves the new dresser we inherited
3. Wicked witch of the west?
4. Waiting for daddy

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1. Playing catchup with my magazines
2. Weird moment of the week- Received that book and notebook in the mail with no note. No idea who they were from. Turns out they were from my internship director…In other news, approximately one million of you said that’s a great book so I guess I better read it icon smile Bean Bytes 44
3. Taste testing the top secret new Chobani flavors. You guys are in for a treat!
4. We’ve been majorly neglecting our flower beds this year. I finally spent some time pulling gigantic weeds while Abner hid on the mulch because he hates wet grass.

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Hubby got his stitches out. Surgeon said he’s doing well, not tightening up. It’s been 2 weeks in a sling. 4 more in a sling to protect it before he can start physical therapy!
Can’t mow the lawn one-handed so Bean had to step it up and help with things like mowing the lawn!

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1. Restaurant win!
2. The clouds are SO FLUFFY
3. Sunset family fetch time
4. Best friends

In the News

Why she drinks: Women and Alcohol
Does your lettuce have jet lag
Rethink your drink
Top 15 crusaders for Health in America’s Food Industry
Are two meals a day better than grazing?
Night caps and summer bbqs may throw off your internal clock
5 ways to grill food safely
Favorite snacks from nutritionists
Bike sharing offers big fitness benefits
Sleep deprived teens more likely to make unhealthy choices
Despite mercury concerns, tuna is a great option
A tale of two fibers
10 tips for healthy summer eating
How water aerobics help you stay fit and live longer
New smart snack in school standards
Tattoos instead of stickers on your fruit?


Bonus: Two posts I’m featured in over on Self Magazine’s website:
10 ways to cut calories from your burger
No Fuss 3 Ingredient side dishes

That’s all for today!