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Hi Friends!

Happy Monday! Time for another round of Bean Bytes!

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On working out:
5 Ways To Counter Inflammation From Running via Mommy Run Fast
Be A Butter Burner via Miss Zippy
Gender Differences In Running via Run To The Finish
How To Embrace Mental And Physical Rest via Cotter Crunch

On labels:
Are You A Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo? via Foodtrainers
Things You Should Consider When Reading My Blog via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

What do you think?
Would Your 20 Year Old Self Approve of You via Feminine Muscle

Great reads:
Stop Comparing Yourself To Others via The Foodie Dietitian
The Day I Stopped Saying I Don’t Have Time via Scissortail Silk


Working on this!
Building Your Virtual Community via The Adventures of MJ & Hungryman

Great way to help the community
What Is Milk Sharing via Food Fitness & Family

One of my favorite pieces of workout equipment:
Kettlebell Training For Beginners via Fit Knit Chick

Tips and Tricks:
5 Ways To Increase Post-Workout Burn via Your Trainer Paige
How To Eat Intuitively: A Guide To Mindful Eating via Fannetastic Food <– awesome
Why Toddlers Make You Fat & How To Avoid It via Feminine Muscle <– interesting
How To Race With Your Significant Other via Relentless Forward Commotion
The Best Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Received via Making Mine

Nailed it:
What Beauty Means To Me via Brittany Lesser
Look How Far You’ve Come via Bonnie Lang


Tips & Tricks
Natural Shaving Cream via Energy We Bring
How To Schedule Posts in Hootsuite via SITS Girls
Why Am I Sore After Some Workouts- What Foods Speed Recovery via Fitfluential
5 Questions To Ask When You’re Not Making Progress via Gabby’s Gluten-Free

Good reads:
Fear or Love: Where Are You Coming From via Eat Run Sail
Women’s Greatest Threat Isn’t Misogyny, It’s Counting Calories via The Washington Post
How Much Sugar Is Too Much via Eating Made Easy

What Matters Most via A Gutsy Girl
Things I’ve Learned Since Turning 30: Money via Cupcakes & Cashmere


Tips & Tricks:
How To Be More Productive Working From Home via Hubspot
Breastfeed Nutrition via Itz Linz
10 Things To Do Before & After Your Next Track Workout via Reach Your Peak
General Child Safety Tips via The Wise Baby
Blog Brulee Recap (Photography Tips) via The Foodie Dietitian

In the news:
Artificial Sweeteners Could Spike Blood Sugar via The Washington Post


Stay safe!
Run Before The Sun Safety Tips via Healthy Helper

What do you think?
Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use Electronics So Why Should You?

Great tips!
9 Food Presentation Tips via Army Wife to Suburban Life

Good read:
I Wear Large Bikini Bottoms via Eat Lift Be Happy


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27 Ways To Use Leftover Wine
Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins
Chai Tea Latte Milkshake
A Guide To Tofu
Apple Cinnamon Pretzel Twists
Curried Carrot Soup
Lentil Sloppy Joes
Paleo Pesto Meatballs
Greek’d Out Sweet Potato Fries
Curried Almond Granola Bars
Single Serve Peanut Butter Muffin
Small Batch Cinnamon Rolls
Asian Soba Noodle Salad w/ Spicy Peanut Dressing
Flourless PB Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pear Cookie Crisps <– dying over these
Asian Pork Tenderloin
Pumpkin Spice Browned Butter Protein Bites
Slow Cooker Ginger Spiced Apple Butter
No Bake PB&J Thumbprint Cookies
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Thai Sauce
Baked Breakfast Taquitos
5 Layer Baked Hummus Dip
Mini Pumpkin Pie Smores Tarts
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Dip
Bento Style Lunch Ideas
Vanilla Pumpkin Chickpea Pancakes
3 Minute Egg White Oatmeal
No Bake Coconut Raisin Oat Crunch Bars
Pear Honey & Cheddar Biscuits
Pumpkin S’mores Bars
Autumn Chopped Salad with Apple Maple Vinaigrette
Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
Salted Cinnamon Salmon
Caramel Apple Cider Floats


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The furry children.

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More cute onsies from friends!
Someone shared this cartoon with me & I loved it.
Texts with Regan make me laugh.
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Love working out with hubby. He, baby bean & I did a great basement wod yesterday.  Speaking of baby, we have our 36 week appt this week and also have another appointment to monitor the fluid in the kidneys so hopefully both of those will go well. This weekend we put one of the carseat bases in hubby’s car, washed all the clothes and blankets we have so far and I made a dent in my freezer meals prep plan! Hoping to do a post on all the meals and snacks I prep soon so stay tuned!

In other news, my parents were here Thursday afternoon- Saturday morning. It was great to see them one last time before baby comes. I also got my new phone and it is AMAZING!. The fingerprint login = clutch.

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We got the pics back from our maternity shoot and we love them!! I’m planning a post to share them with you guys, as well as pics of the nursery so be on the lookout for that! This is ones of the best ones though icon smile Bean Bytes 108


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 Why Pinterest Made Me Reconsider How I Create Blog Posts
Stop Apologizing For A Messy House
Preserving Memories While Wedding Planning
Celebrating the Lessons of Julia Child
10 Natural Remedies For Your Medicine Cabinet
7 Fantastic Email Lists
5 Everyday Things That Are Really Hard When You Can’t Get Pregnant
Don’t Downplay The Easy Days
11 Ways I’m Trying To Achieve A Sane Relationship With The Internet
22 Intellectual Jokes You Have To Be A Little Nerdy To Understand
7 Life Lessons From A Flying Trapeze Class
The Importance of Youth Sports From A Coach’s Perspective
What To Do When You Have A Bad Body Day
How To Make Old Workouts New Again
Is Adulthood Dead?
9 Things No One Tells You About Conditioner
Should You Run With Music? Depends on your goals


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Make lunch fun!
Check out these Awesome Bento Boxes

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Need some on-the-go snacks?
Check out these Portable Snack Ideas

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Is soup season!
Here’s some Quick, 20 Minute Soups!

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Make your salad a meal.
Check out these High Protein Dinner Salads!

Have a great week!

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