It’s Monday again! Time for me to fill you in on some of the best reads from around the blogosphere last week! Hint- There were LOTS of good ones!
A reminder I definitely need several times a year!
The Pursuit of Superwoman via Mommy Run Fast
Three cheers for weightlifting!
Understanding body composition via Run to the Finish
Great ideas to get moving!
34 ways to get in 30 Minutes of Exercise via Food and Fun on the Run
How to pace someone else:
The Art of Pacing (someone else) via Beyond Distance
Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed French Toast Sticks via Steph’s Bite by Bite
Choreos via Little Bitty Bakes
Great tips for eating on a budget:
11 Ways to save money and eat well on a budget via Tales from the Kitch
Important to note:
Yes you can eat too much fruit and dairy via The Candid RD
Great post! VERY similar to what I do:
How to make a quick and healthy weeknight dinner via Fannetastic Food
Have some fun in the kitchen:
How to infuse olive oil via Wannabe A Country Cleaver
Agree one million percent:
There is no perfect body via Perfection Isn’t Happy
Men & Women are different:
Spousal envy: why men lose weight faster via Lifting Revolution
Great ideas for kids!
Indoor Exercise Games for Kids via Momma Young & Friends
Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese with Gingersnap Crust via Vegetarian Ventures
Better than the Alternative Tuesday: Weight via Run Stronger Every Day
Yikes! Always forget about this:
Facebook’s Other Folder via Katy Widrick
Some great points:
Don’t buy nutrients via A Healthy Slice of Life
Things to consider before becoming a fitness instructor via Fitness Perks
On running & dogs:
6 tips for running with your dog via Food and Fun on the Run
Go Red & Blog Your Heart Out via Nutritious Eats
25 Things you don’t have to justify to anyone via Thought Catalog
Amen to this post:
The glorification of sugar via Peas and Crayons
6 ways to be the best you via The Shine Project
The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Media Kit via Shareaholic
So fun and easy!
How to sprout lentils via Back to Her Roots
Learn more about metabolic testing:
Metabolic testing via Coffee Cake and Cardio
Great tutorial on google reader and bloglovin’
Google Reader & Blog Lovin via Peace Love & Oats
Control your inbox:
Taming the inbox monster via A Foodie Stays Fit
A very powerful post about the power of love:
Pregnant at Fourteen via Miles to Run
How to get more traffic from pinterest
5 silent warnings that your life is unbalanced
5 reasons why girls type like thisssss
How to make the most of Pinterest
Setting big goals and the benefit of fear
No one thing
Why you need a social resume and how to build one
15 things that happened 15 years ago
My opinions on various blogging trends
The new mom identity crisis
Simple tips for taking self portraits
4 common running problems and fixes
5 food websites you can’t live without
What 200 calories looks like
The yellow dog project
Relax, you’ll be more productive
Falling in love with the barbell
7 Reasons why you should do the crossfit games open
I think we all know how I feel about getting stuff in the mail. I LOVE IT! Clearly, since I started Foodie Penpals. This past week I got some AMAZING packages. I’m a lucky girl.
Let’s start with my absolute favorite. My girl Elle over at Nutritionella just passed her RD exam. She knows I’ll be taking mine at the end of April, so she sent me her study materials, a study survival pack and some of her own tips for passing the test. I was literally just thinking on my way home on Friday about how i’d need to order some study materials and voila- when I got home, that package was on my doorstep! I LOVE HER!!!
Shannon over at Badass Fitness sent me a little surprise Valentine’s package that included a fun new toy. Have you guys heard of the Jawbone UP? Some of you might remember how much I liked my Fitbit. Well, it went through the wash about a month ago so i’ve been without it. I’m excited to try this out as a replacement. I kinda like that you can wear it as a bracelet- it’s pretty stylish! I’ll let you know what I think. I got this package to introduce my to the #meetmaxwell iniative. You can learn more about it in Shannon’s post.
My friends at Cascadian Farm sent me a simplicity kit! It included lots of great products that help you live a simple life:
- Cascadian Farm Crunchy granola bars (Oats & Honey and Peanut Butter flavors)
- Bento Box to organize and pack lunches
- One-year complimentary subscription to emeals to simplify weekly meal planning and preparation
- Life Factory glass water bottle
- 7th Generation natural dish soap
- People Towels, an on-the-go alternative to paper towels
- Neutrogena Naturals cream cleanser
I’ve gotta say I am SO PUMPED about some of these items! I’ve been wanting a Bento Box forever. The multiple containers in one box are perfect for the kind of lunches I pack. I also tried out the water bottle. I like glass bottles but some of them are super heavy. This one is stylish and fairly lightweight! The People Towel is also really cool. We use a lot of paper towels and these are a fun alternative that are great for the environment!
Finally, Chobani sent me some of their newest flavors- banana and pear! I got to try banana at FNCE last year but I’m super pumped to try pear!
Scenes from the Week
My valentine’s flowers are still going strong.
1. I’m addicted to sunrises. So pretty.
2. Quick tip: If you pull the nub off an avocado and it’s still green underneath, then it should be green inside. If it’s brown, it’s probably overripe and brown inside.
3. Puppy snuggles and cat laundry. Hubby took the sheets off the bed and Marcus wasn’t interested in moving.
4. Wild Friday night!
Sometimes I do get out of my workout clothes on the weekend 🙂
In the News
How to workout after sickness, surgery or injury
Nutrition is not just counting calories
Is wheat-free the new Adkins?
Food retailers underestimating calorie content
Healthy Sleep, Healthy Diet
Are only children to blame for the obesity crisis?
Sugar free and diet sodas linked to diabetes
Did anybody do food prep this weekend?!
Don’t forget to send me a pic next time for my Sunday Meal Prep Inspiration series! Check out yesterday’s post (CLICK HERE) if you missed it- lots of great ideas!
Also take a second to check out Saturday’s post and meet my February Sponsors! CLICK HERE! And let me know if you want to be a March sponsor- It’s a great way to get some exposure for your blog! DETAILS HERE.
Ok, that’s all friends. Have a great week!