Bean Bytes 23

Hi Friends!

Time for more Bean Bytes!

Link Love


Great post about running:
Running, my life manual via Run Wiki

Absolutely love this:
Leaving margins via MizfitOnline

An amazing project for an amazing girl:
The “we heart you” project via Pavement Runner

Food and guilt:
When it comes to food, does guilt help via Foodtrainers

Tips for group fitness:
5 Things you should know before going into a group fitness class via Sprinkle Massacre

Email organization tips:
Getting organized in the new year: emails via Savvy Eats


A great list of blogs that cater to the 45 years and older crowd!
Age Actively using these resources via Fun and Fit

Good reminders to do what works for you:
Be Your Own Runner via NYC Running Mama
No i’m not running a half marathon via Making Good Choices

Straight from the heart:
How Blogging Aided My Body Image via Wild Things Run Free


Tips for exercise motivation:
The Psychology of Motivation- Exercise Edition via Erica D House

Pros and Cons of the Paleo Diet
The Paleo Diet: Cons & The Paleo Diet: Pros via Side of Sneakers
Why Paleo wasn’t for me via Fitting it all in


So much respect for her:
Life right now via Tina Reale

So fun!
Broccoli Breadsticks via Purely Twins

on the quinoa debate:
To eat quinoa or not to eat quinoa via Inspired RD

On apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar: what you should know via A Healthy Slice of Life

On The Biggest Loser:
Weight loss reality shows: good bad or ugly via Nutrition Unplugged


Great post:
It’s not just about food via Chivon John

On switching to full-fat foods
Making the switch to full-fat via A better Life with Burgers

Great reminder for all you mama’s to be:
20 things not to stress about when you’re pregnant via Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life

Twitter Favorites

The Now of Crossfit – love this!
Dear content writer, why i won’t accept your guest post
Tips for waking up early
Stop using these 16 terms to describe yourself
8 things your grandparents did that could save your life
Screw the skinny jeans, you’re a goddess god damn it
10 secrets of professional writers every blogger should know
5 healthy ways to calm yourself when you’re about to lose it
How to raise grateful children
20 variations of the pushup
7 things that are considered an accomplishment for 20 somethings
SEO Guidelines- headlines vs page titles

Scenes from the Week


1. Marcus is appalled that I asked to share this nap spot
2. Because this is a totally normal spot for a cat to lay…weirdo
3. My mom’s dog Jake is not thrilled with his new toy
4. How annoying is it when someone parks so close to you that you can only get your door open like 4 inches?! Hate that.
5. The Healthy Self challenge kicks off today!
Sign up here if you haven’t already.
6. Action shot of Marcus chasing his string
7. Tucker being super clingy. He’s convinced he’s a 50 pound lap dog.
8. Dad and dog sharing secrets
9. Thief!

Check it Out

For my running friends…check this out. It was just launched by the lovely Bri of See Bri Run and it’s pretty cool:


The Running Forum is a company dedicated to the millions of runners worldwide. Our service is user-friendly for anyone to use.  We dedicate our time and resources to finally offering runners the great online website they deserve.

Our mission is to provide runners of all ages, abilities, and distance a community to come together for discussion. We engage & connect runners throughout the world. Our vision is to provide a free, clean, and seamless community experience that the running world has never before seen.

Check out the website for more details. You can also follow The Running Forum on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

In the News

High fruit and veg intake helps keep the blues at bay
Healthy brands taste better in consumer’s mind
Healthy eating: Small changes lead to big results
Should schools serve lunch AFTER recess? –> My opinion is yes!
Supplements for kids- are they necessary?
Are eggs healthy
On the wheat belly diet
Greek yogurt may be coming to a school near you
WHO issues first sodium guidelines for children
Smaller snack portions just as satisfying –> yes!

That’s all, friends!
Happy Monday.

PS…It’s the last day to sign up for Foodie Penpals.
Matches go out tomorrow.

PPS. This happened last night:


I registered for Blend Retreat. I went last year and had so much fun that I just couldn’t stay away, especially since some of my all-time favorite bloggers are going this year!

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. That’s it, I going to the Blend retreat… done. Thank you so much for including my Life manual post in Bean Bytes, I am grateful and honored… huge hug xoxo
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  2. Wow, what a lot of work you put into this post. And I see some titles that I am extremely interested in. Thank you for including us, and thank you even more for such a thorough list.
    AlexandraFunFit recently posted..Defining Organic and Sustainable

  3. I always look forward to your Bean Bytes. Can’t wait to read them after work!
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted..Lights, Camera, Take Action: Behind the Scenes with Generation Know

  4. This is always my absolute favorite post of the week! Ty for including my blog post and I can’t wait to read the others you shared today!
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  5. Love all these links! I just saved a bunch to read later :)

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  6. I’m still struggling with the whole “quinoa issue”. I mean, I understand how it could prevent others, who need it more, from being able to afford it….but…..I dunno, it just seems odd to me. I don’t know what to think.

    And I need to read that article about lunch after recess. WE had lunch after recess, sometimes I liked it, other times I was so hungry during recess I couldn’t be active!
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  7. SO SO HONORED to be included oh GREEN BEAN!!!!
    Miz recently posted..Strong is NOT the new SEXY (my thoughts)

  8. squeal for Blend! Did you get a “I’m Attending” button?

  9. That quinoa article is really interesting. I guess I’m out of the loop–I had no idea that there were ethical concerns surrounding quinoa. It’s a bummer that having more money is decreasing the quality of the Bolivian quinoa growers’ diets, but I suppose it is their right to eat whatever they want. Great set of links!
    Beth @ Running with the Sunrise recently posted..Super Bowl Sunday Fitness

  10. I’m going to Blend too!! Can’t wait to finally meet you, Lindsay! :) :)
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Active Accessories Giveaway

  11. I love that article asking if schools should serve lunch after recess! Why aren’t they doing that already?! What’s really sad it that a lot of them are taking away recess…
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Making Monday Marvelous

  12. I’m going to blend too… Awesome! I cant wait to meet everyone!
    Sara @ fitcupcaker recently posted..FCC Weekly Meal And Fitness Plan

  13. Great list, adding these to my reading for the day :)
    Jen recently posted..Marathon Monday: Week 3 Training

  14. What a great list this week! I read several of them but look forward to delving into the others. And thanks for the heads up on the Running Forum–sounds fun!
    misszippy recently posted..Super Bowl

  15. wow you really do put a lot into this list, and I think it’s great! I thank you for including me in your tweets and look forward to seeing more lists from you!
    Holly W recently posted..Motivational Mondays: Your Life is a “Choose Your Own Adventure” Book

  16. YEAH BLEND!!! 😀
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..Healing Problems and What I’m Looking Forward To

  17. BLEND!! YAY!! Love your list this week – it will definitely take up my next two days of lunch hours :)
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..Raspberry Jam-Filled Ebelskivers

  18. ohhh you registered too… I’ve been debating now I think it must be done. Dying to actually meet you in person. sounds extremely stalkerish and I recognize that soooo it would probably be really weird to ask if you have a roommate
    Amanda @RunToTheFinish recently posted..Spring Bootie Buster Challenge: Crowdsourced!

  19. Missed the full-fat post… gotta check that one out. Curious to read about fruits/veggies tied to the blues, as well. Thanks for rounding these all up!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Fueling for Performance

  20. So happy you’re going to Blend since we didn’t get to chat last year! And thanks for the link up girl! I love Bean Bytes! Thinking of starting something similar… :)
    Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre recently posted..Saturday List

  21. Love all these posts but mostly I’m excited that you’re going to BLEND!
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  22. Another great edition of Bean Bytes!
    I love the Twitter links! So many great things to read and digest this week.
    Thanks again!

  23. Wow, what a great list! So many things that I haven’t read.
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted..Weekly Training Recap: La Jolla Half Marathon Week 2

  24. Your animals are so cute! Thanks for the heads up on the running forum. Off to check it out now!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Mid Winter Classic 10 Miler Race Recap

  25. Good gracious….what an informative post!! Very interesting stuff here!
    kim@hungryhealthygirl recently posted..Marvelous in My Monday!

  26. I’m so glad you are going to Blend!!!! I can’t wait to squeeze you so tight!
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  27. Thanks so much for including me in this awesome roundup! I can’t wait to read the rest of the links you posted!

  28. I always look forward to Bean Bytes! Happy Monday, Love! :)

  29. I’m seriously hoping that I can swing the retreat this year. Not sure if I will financially be able to do it though – fingers are crossed….
    Thank you for including me in this – you always have SUCH an amazing list of posts and articles!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend! xox
    Michele @ Nycrunningmama recently posted..18 Miles + Super Bowl Fun

  30. I am late but I have to go back & read some more of the links but I am loving this & wish I had found it sooner! So much time you put in too! THX!!!!! LOVE the pics!!!
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted..Gratitude Monday & the Bloody Nose

  31. Thanks for the shout out…
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  32. I love all the links! Thanks for the share.

  33. You are beyond awesome! Thank you for including my post and sharing these other great articles!
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