Bean Bytes 21

Hi Friends!

Time for another edition of Bean Bytes. I have LOTS of links to share with you this week:


Link Love


Tips for learning to love the morning:
Four steps to becoming a morning person via Mizfit Online

On persistence:
Five uncommon ways to stay persistant via Strong Inside Out

Some of my fav moves are on this list:
13 Functional Dumbbell Movements You Should Be Doing via Greatist

Love the approach of adding not subtracting:
Clean Eating Fundamentals via Don’t White Sugar Coat It

On buying local:
Why buying local will change your community via Chef Katelyn

Read this if you want to learn about HTML:
HTML 101 for bloggers via Shareaholic

A helpful blog challenge:
28 Day Blog Challenge via Katy Widrick


Yes. This post. Just, yes. Go read it.
We have to change via It’s Progression

Great tips!
Dos and Dont’s of Competition Prep via Chef Katelyn

Lessons from a new mom:
Lessons learned in 12 weeks as a new mom via Making Good Choices Blog

Don’t litter, people:
Do Not Be That Runner via Plant Based Runner


Fun idea for a wedding bouquet!
The Bouquet via Laughter, Strength and Food

Must make these immediately:
2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Bites via Gabby’s Gluten Free

A great roundup of travel workouts:
Traveling & Workouts via Best Body Fitness

Couldn’t agree more:
Live-Strong via Run Faster Mommy

You have to choose health, health doesn’t choose you- LOVE THIS!
Healthy Eating- Sending a message through actions via The New Healthy

Very similar to how I feel:
Why Whole30 isn’t right for me via A Healthy Slice of Life

Get motivated:
21 most inspiring health and fitness mantras via Greatist

Read, learn, do:
Managing Blog Comments via Shareaholic


I do this too. So helpful.
How I make sure i use all my herbs via Heather’s Dish

Want one of these. Now.
Skinny Banana Split via Teaspoon of Spice

Freezer Meal Ideas:
Prepping Freezer Meals via Runs with Spatulas

I don’t agree with all of these, but definitely a lot of them:
Make the best of your 20’s via Good things come to those who wait


A great project:
Hope is Real via Strong Inside Out

For bloggers:
What to do with a bad pitch via Things I Can’t Say

On food environment:
Don’t let our food environment sabotage YOUR wellness efforts via The Candid RD

LOVED this:
Junk food’s cool factor: Can mom compete via Real Mom Nutrition

Yes. It needed to be said:
Not on the Dietbet Wagon via Run to the Finish

Twitter Favs

101 Tweet-Tastic Tools for 2013
 50 Things to Stop Doing Forever
30/30 Time Management App
I’m Afraid to Post This Blog
Does Your Blog Pass The Scanability Test
22 Rules Everyone Should Live By
How to Regain & Maintain Hip Mobility
The Truth About Coconut Oil
How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind
Do You Dream Big Enough Blog Dreams?

Scenes from the Week


1. Productivity Tip
2. I got an amazing foodie penpals box!
3. Marcus had a tough workout & needed a foam roll
4. A fun Saturday morning surprise!
5. Love him
6. Morning snuggles

That’s all I’ve got for ya! We went grocery shopping over the weekend and it’s been a while since I did a grocery shopping post. I asked if people were interested in seeing a post about what we bought and the response was an overwhelming YES! So stay tuned for that tomorrow!

How was your weekend?



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. Thanks for the love, as always! Have a great Monday! :)
    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food recently posted..Whole-Wheat Barbecue Chicken Braid

  2. Does Marcus have tight IT bands from all that activity?
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted..Strawberry Napoleon with #SilkAlmond Pastry Cream

  3. Wohoo, more things to read when I need some procrastination from school! : ) You always give me new things to check out.
    Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife recently posted..Southern Green Beans (Vegetarian!)

  4. My weekly catch up post! FYI – the sweet potato bites are awesome!
    Angela @ happy fit mama recently posted..Indoor Bike Trainer Workout

  5. Some really great links in there, many I need to read! Thanks for sharing.
    misszippy recently posted..Making deposits

  6. cat foam rolling. i approve.

  7. Great roundup! Such a great way to see some new blogs! Thanks

  8. I love your porductivity tip. That needs to be top of mind at work this week. And in blogging. Apparenlty I am a procrastinator…
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal

  9. SO many AWESOME links here! Thanks for the shout out as well :)

    Also, love your productivity tip – such a great reminder.
    Gabby @ Gabby’s Gluten-Free recently posted..Whole 30 Thoughts: Week 2

  10. Thank you so much for including me in this roundup! Looking forward to reading these other posts too.
    Sally Kuzemchak recently posted..Junk Food’s Cool Factor: Can Mom Compete?

  11. Love the bytes!
    Kierston recently posted..Little Things Monday #6: Things That Make You Smile :)

    Miz recently posted..Go forth & seek happiness…for OTHERS.

  13. i read a lot of those same articles this week! my weekend was great and low key but i think i’ve come down with a head cold. boo.
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Oakley Sunglasses Giveaway

  14. Thanks so much for the shout out. now I have about 5 things I must go read, seriously have to stop reading this post if I have anything important to get done :)
    Amanda @RunToTheFinish recently posted..The Unrace Race Week

  15. So many reads!!! I love the productivity tip – NEED THAT! :)

  16. I thought Amanda’s post was appropriate too, dietbet is not for everyone. Thanks for the great round up!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Marathon Recovery Recap

  17. I love bean bytes! Thanks for all the links :)
    Sara @ fitcupcaker recently posted..Easy Protein Pancakes & FCC Weekly Meal Plan

  18. Awesome reads. I already read a few and will come back for more. Thanks for putting such a great roundup together. recently posted..What do you bring?

  19. I’ve been looking for that sweet potato bites recipe! Thank you! Awesome group of posts as always.
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Are you ready to test your limits?

  20. so many great posts to read!
    Thanks again for including a post of mine :)
    I was just reading in Eating Well (thanks to you!) that the benefits of coconut oil may be a little too exaggerating, and though it’s good, it shouldn’t be consumed in huge amounts like some “health advice” has told us…interesting!
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..workouts 1/13 – 1/19: how often do you rest?

  21. Such an interesting article on coconut oil! I can’t wait to read the rest of your links :)
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips

  22. Thank YOU for the 2 minute tip. Off to do some of those instead of sitting here procrastinating 😛
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..The Best Weekend I Could Dream Up

  23. this was so great! I read so many of the links you posted, and even better, i found a bunch of great new and inspirational blogs to read :) love it xxx
    Carolina recently posted..Monday Obsession: Golden Necklaces

  24. Thanks lady!!! Great resource and link ups :)

  25. LOVE Real Mom Nutrition’s post. LOVE it. :) Great line-up, girl!
    Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run recently posted..On making fitness yours: #findyourfit.

  26. My linkbar at the top of the screen is VERY full now, I have a lot of reading to do! Thank you for all the posts!

  27. You always have SO MANY great links to share! Love the weekly round up. :)
    Tina @ Best Body Fitness recently posted..Breakfast, Snack, & Dessert In One Small Package (Recipe Included!)

  28. O, excited to check out Katy’s 28 Day Blog Challenge! I loved the “Why Whole30 isn’t right for me” post via A Healthy Slice of Life, too. 😀
    Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit recently posted..The Secret to Wanting to Exercise

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