Bean Bytes 20

Hi Friends!

Time for another round of Bean Bytes. We took a few weeks off. Here’s what you missed: A lot of people did 2012 wrap-up posts one week, then a lot of people did 2013 Goals posts the next week. And new we’re back in business!


Link Love

Amidst all those wrap-up and goal posts, there were a few that stood out:

Strive for balance:
5 tips for keeping your life balanced via Run Wiki

Loved this reflective post!
What 2012 taught me via Chivon John

Info on using weight loss apps:
Accounting for Exercise when using weight loss apps via The Candid RD

A very well-written post about a heart-breaking subject.
My battle with infertility via Say what you need to say

Great tips for bloggers:
How to get a professional looking blog via Shareaholic

I’m not my leanest via Tina Reale

A fun fitness challenge by 4 great girls!
Go the Distance 2013 via Life After Bagels

On prioritizing.
Sometimes you prioritize via Determined To Be


Then we moved on to last week:

An awesome kickstarter project for portion control
Simple Portion Bowls via No Sugar Sweet Life

Goes right along with my follow your dreams post!
Are you afraid of making your dreams a reality via Strong Inside Out

A must read for bloggers:
The Ultimate Blog Post Editing Checklist via Shareaholic

Love these.
On my blog voice and Diets, Resolutions and Body Image via Live Love and Run

So. true. Love this girl.
It’s not supposed to be easy via It’s Progression

Great workout advice!
Scaling Like a Boss via Savvy Sassy Me

On changing your mindset:
Change your expectations via Fiterature

What are your thoughts on this?
Israel’s Model Law via Greatist

Another discussion-provoking post.
Diet Programs Target Anorexic Teens via Fitting It All In

A virtual race for a great cause:
Kyle’s Krusade Virtual 5K, 10K and half marathon via Run Wiki

Twitter Favorites

Guide to visiting a new baby 
Top 10 reasons why first time entrepreneurs fail
Blogging Advice
10 reasons why you matter
Be with me. Just for today. – heartbreaking.
Whole Food Dairy Free Cheese Substitutes
Social Media ettiquette your mom taught you
No one has it all together
Food Blogger Trends that Need to Go
Homemade Gift Ideas for Boys
Using Microsoft One Note to increase blogging productivity
163.8 pounds later
Lots of posts on how to improve your blog
26 acts of kindness you can do right now
10 things every 10 year old should know

Scenes from the Week(s)


A quick recap of my winter break:
1 & 2. Fun in the snow!
3. Lots of lounging
4. Catching up on magazines
5. Marcus loves his daddy
6. See #3
7. A tour of Watershed Distillery
8. Cats
9. Ordered a Strong is Beautiful shirt from my girl
Katie @ She Rocks Fitness


First week back at my internship.
It involves a 45 minute commute each way, every day.
My facebook status pretty much sums it up:

Bright sides:
I see a lot sunrises.
There’s no traffic when you have to leave your house at 6am.
Most days I still get home in time to go to crossfit.
I treated myself to a manicure, haircut & eyebrow wax on Friday.
I still had enough energy to go out with friends on Saturday!

In the News

Dash Diet and Weight Watchers top list of best diets
Diet Drinks Tied to Depression


That’s all, friends! Happy Monday!

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I love when you do these round ups. You’re so much better at keeping up with news that I am! Thought The Skimm has been the best discovery ever – thank you!
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..High Fat Fail + 5-Spice Roasted Veggies

  2. Great tips and bytes as usual! I love when you do this. Helps me catch up on anything I’ve missed.
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Courage + Giveaway

  3. Love these round-ups and LOVE the headlines you post. I read the diet drinks and depression study… scary! But on a good note, people who had 4 cups of coffee or more were happier!! Score!
    Andrea recently posted..VLOG: Day 3 of 7 Day Slim Down!

  4. Thanks for the shout out girl! Hope you had a lovely weekend!
    Lauren recently posted..Weekend Things: It’s Not Goodbye

  5. Thank you so much for sharing my post, Lindsay :)
    I love that Bean Bytes is back!
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    Miz recently posted..Four steps to becoming an early bird.

  7. So many good ones! I LOVE Run Wiki’s post too. Can’t wait to get to many of the others.
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..A 28th Anniversary

  8. Well you’ve given me lots of reading to do! THank you!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Flashdance, Football, & Bikram

  9. I need to read that going after your dreams post. I’ve been writing a similar one too! Must be a January thing. :) Great shares, Lindsay!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Houston Marathon Recap

  10. Two of my links? I’m honored, friend! Thank you!!

    I do have to say, though, I’ve already dived into a few of the reads you mentioned this morning. GREAT reads! LOVED It’s Progression’s “It’s not supposed to be easy.” Awesome post of hers.
    Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run recently posted..Diets, resolutions, and body image: my rant.

  11. There are so many great ones, where do I start?! Definitely want to read the one about diets and anorexic teens. Also, the blog editing one, and food blogger trends that have to go! lol, I bet that ones good, I have a few that I can think of….

    Thanks for including my post Lindsay!
    Gina (The Candid RD) recently posted..Protein-Packed Quinoa Bean Burgers (Meatless Monday)

  12. As usual, great roundup! I need to check out those Strong is Beautiful shirts and Tina’s post you mentioned.
    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers recently posted..Tuscan Dinner

  13. I love this post :) It takes me to so many sites!
    Sara @ fitcupcaker recently posted..Oatless Scramble & Ab Burner

  14. Aww thanks for including me!! I love these roundups :-) <3
    jobo recently posted..Quietly.

  15. Thank you so much for sharing my post! I’m honoured to be included. I love this round up posts and I can’t wait to go through them all!
    Chivon recently posted..Video: 3 tips to keep you healthy, strong and make time for fitness

  16. Love the bean bytes! Great stuff :)

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  17. I always look forward to your Bean Bytes posts – such a great list of articles/blog posts. I especially love the ones about giving your personal blog a little facelift!

  18. Marcus’s Daddy is so handsome! He looks a little like my kitty Ghost. I think they’re all related!

    Thank you so much for mentioning not one, but two of my posts. I am the most fortunate person to have the most amazing #BlogSister. Good luck with your internship, commuting stinks, but it’s incredible that you’re following your dreams! xoxo
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted..Kyle’s Krusade Virtual 5K, 10K and Half Marathon

  19. Thanks for the share to my site AND the fabulous sites that are new to me! Have a great week!
    Megan @ Fiterature recently posted..DJ Tanner Says: Change your Expectations

  20. Thanks for sharing all of the links! Some of these I saw and some I didn’t, that look really interesting and I can’t wait to check them out. Your nails look beeeauuutiful!

  21. Great list as always! Love roundups like these. Thanks for mentioning my tongue in cheek post 😉
    Rachel Cooks recently posted..Glazed Almond Poppy Seed Cookie Doughnuts {guest post}

  22. And I love YOU, my friend! Thanks for the love! Hope you’re having a wonderufl Monday. :)
    Tina @ Best Body Fitness recently posted..Log To Succeed

  23. So much to read!!! Newer here so catching up but love this AND all your pics!!!! LOve the quote about inspiration!

    BTW – one busy person!!! Reminds me of me in my younger years! 😉
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted..Gratitude Monday & Supernutrients

  24. Can’t wait to check some of this out. I can agree about life being busy the next weeks with school starting back up! To know there is a worthwhile light at the end of the tunnel makes it all worthwhile though. :)

  25. Love the fun in the snow pictures :) There was plenty of it! Enjoy your week, Lindsay.
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..On Letting Go

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