Bean Bytes 27

Hi Friends!

Time for another round of bean bytes!


Link Love


Love this post by her hubby:
Why you should gain 5 pounds immediately via Lindsay’s List

So proud of her for having such an active pregnancy:
Prenatal crossfit WOD via Blonde Ponytail

Great post on meal prepping!
How to meal prep like a champ via Cherie Runs This

Great advice:
Surviving the third baby via Nice Girl Notes


Love this workout!
All you need is 30 minutes via Fit Foodie Finds

Such a great attitude:
Body confidence on vacation via A Healthy Slice of Life

Great ideas!
5 non-traditional ways to make time for yourself via Sprinkle Massacre

Uhh, yes please:
Grilled peanut butter rainbow sandwich via Bran Appetit

This girl is brilliant:
Avoiding the comparison trap via Katy Widrick

Great tips:
Be a better listener via On Tap for Today

Ask yourself:
What’s happiness to you via Shiawase Life


Loved this attitude:
Cultivating an attitude of gratitude via Love Life Surf

Definitely trying this:
Homemade almond milk via Side of Sneakers

Stop letting your age define you via The Sweet Life

So easy!
Homemade aromatherapy muscle soak via Erica D House

Are you?
My own worst enemy via Organically Mo

How to get shit done working from home via Greatist

So important:
RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) via CHAARG

An important muscle to keep happy!
IT Band School via Run to the Finish

Check out this virtual 5K. The two amazing ladies behind the race thought it up during our Elf 4 Health holiday challenge!! A fun event for a great cause.
Happy 5K via Race Happy

A different take on a common phrase:
On listening to your body via Losing Weight in the City


Couldn’t agree more:
4 tips for fostering body confidence in little people via Mizfit online

On weight:
The power of a number via Back to Her Roots

Great tips for transitioning runners:
5 tips for transitioning to a zero drop shoe via @runwiki

Love this girl:
Mistakes that I make via She Rocks Fitness


A fun National Nutrition Month Challenge:
Eat Right for National Nutrition Month via Nutritious Eats

National Nutrition Month: What it Means via The Candid RD

Beautifully written:
Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect via CHAARG

Great info:
Training and nutrition for the young athlete via Food and Fun on the Run

Love this crossfit story:
90 days of crossfit via Sporty Momme


Something important to think about:
Why all the Facebook Envy via Run Wiki

An interesting way to think about it:
Focus on what you eat, not what you delete via Nutrition Unplugged

Twitter Favs

Stop worrying about your negative thoughts
38 maps you never knew you needed
11 reasons why Jennifer Lawrence is your BFF in your head
Confessions of a Cokehead turned Yogi
What do you desire
What I learned about blogging when I quit blogging
25 biggest comma fails
What it means to be vanilla
The extraordinary science of junk food
How to take a stand against junk food
How to eat dinner with a toddler without losing your mind
Models and their mothers photoshoot
Quit being your own worst enemy
Smartphone addiction: the good, the bad, the ugly
How to create a 150×150 blog button

Introducing Fit Framed

Blogging friends, here’s a new website for you to check out. Fit Framed. It’s like Pinterest, but just for fitness-related blog posts. It’s another fun way for you to promote your content and get exposure for your blog. Fit Framed was just launched last week by Regan Jones. I was lucky enough to meet Regan last fall at FNCE. She also runs the website Healthy Aperture, which all of you food bloggers should be submitting to if you aren’t! I help moderate images for Healthy Aperture and am so excited to be helping Regan with another awesome website. Go check it out!


Scenes from the Week

Hubby and I had plans to do the Arnold Survival Race with some of our crossfit friends on Saturday. It seemed like a good idea when we registered a few months ago. Turns out it was 30 degrees and snowing. They had to modify the course a bit and remove the water obstacles. I made a Saturday morning decision not to run because my foot is still bothering me and I knew the uneven terrain wouldn’t be good for it. But I went to spectate and everyone else rocked it!

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 Hubby and I both had the day off on Friday so we opted to go to the actual Arnold then when we knew it’d be less crowded. It was still crazy busy. We watched the Amateur Strongman competition for most of the time. They were doing crazy things like lifting cars and deadlifting 750 pounds.


This guy tore his bicep on the first lift. It was ugly.


And a few randoms for you:

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1. Another day, another sunrise
2. Tucker nesting in my pillows
3. Cats
4. Enjoying our fav pizza place after the Arnold

In the News

Avocado consumption may be associated with better diet quality
Fad diets yield temporary results
USPSTF recommends against postmenopausal women using calcium and vit D supplements
How to work with your cravings, not against them
Many Americans don’t see their kids as overweight
First Lady’s plan identifies healthy myPlate recipes
Whole wheat or whole grain labels can be misleading
Iron rich diet might ease PMS
Anorexia can strike and kill as early as kindergarten
Vegetarians found to be healthier than meateaters
Pregnancy nausea drug won’t harm fetus
8 exciting oatmeal alternatives
A recipe for life- 4 ways to change your DNA
How eating junk food while pregnant affects your baby
Thinspo content promotes anorexia

That’s all friends! Have a great week :)


PS. Anybody recognize these guys?! Hubby met them at the airport. They’re so tall! Hubby is 6 ft.


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. My favorite post of the week to catch up on everything, especially since I had to go and hit all as read earlier this weekend in my google reader.
    Awesome once again:)
    Lisa recently posted..Things I Love…Right Now

  2. As usual, I’m loving Bean Bytes! I can tell how busy I was this week, because I missed most of those posts. I’ll be trying to catch up now.
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted..Weekly Training Recap: La Jolla Half Marathon Week 6

  3. OH MAN!! I love those guys! I watch them all the time! I just wish they could come redo a house for me! They are easy on the eyes too. :)

    Love all the posts by the way, great lists!
    Katie recently posted..Pregnancy Workout Options

  4. Thanks for the link love Lindsay! Seriously, I clicked on most of the links here. You’ve rounded up some great posts from the week!! So cool that you got to check out the Arnold and curious to check out Fit Framed.
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Unplugged

  5. So many posts to catch up on! I just saw Fit Framed yesterday and am planning on getting on there today.

    Wow! I had no idea those guys were so tall (and very cute IRL too!).
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Marathon Monday Week 3

  6. Oh my gosh–would love to see those guys! Had no idea they were so tall!

    The Arnold event looked like a great time. Ouch on the torn bicep–that had to have been hard to watch!

    Great links–anxious to read up!
    misszippy recently posted..The hay is in the barn

  7. i read wayyy to many blogs last week because I think i saw all of these :) all great!
    Amanda @RunToTheFinish recently posted..Can’t MAKE them do the work

  8. Thanks for the love this week! :)
    Wasn’t Katy’s vlog the best?
    I cringed reading that that guy tore his bicep….major OUCH!!!
    Maureen recently posted..February Accomplishments/March Hopes

  9. dang what would our tribe DO without you as our curator?!

    Miz recently posted..The power of MONOtasking.

  10. i’ve never heard of fit framed before! off to check it out – thanks!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Conscious Box Giveaway – 3 months!

  11. oh my gosh, i love those guys!!!! They are on remodeling and real estate show!! so cool! and i love the link, quality words and recipes!
    lindsay recently posted..Strange But Good: Food & Fitness Edition

  12. Great list as always love!
    Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family recently posted..Knowing Your Strengths

  13. Lucky you at the Arnold!!! I was watching the results all weekend. They were really going to the muscular women. More motivation to build. :)
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Everything Bagel Schmear

  14. You find the best mix of blogs- it’s always a good variety. I love it! Ps- that pizza looks fantastic!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Sugarland Half Marathon Recap

  15. I loved @runwiki’s post! So good!

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  16. I definitely have to check out Fit Framed – that seems like such a neat site!

    My stomach just turned at merely the mention of that guy’s torn bicep. UGH.
    Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete recently posted..My 10k Training: Week 3 + Upcoming Races

  17. Thanks for the link love and thanks for for introducing me to FitFramed–sounds interesting!

  18. Thanks for including my post about what it means to be vanilla in your Twitter faves. I’m honored to be included!
    Jessica @FoundtheMarbles recently posted..When It’s Not “Just an Expression”

  19. I don’t know who they are, but daaang I wouldn’t mind knowing. Ha!
    janetha recently posted..chocolate coconut banana pancakes.

  20. Looks like an awesome week! I am def going to check out fit framed! And what a fun race, looks like you had a blast!
    Sara @ fitcupcaker recently posted..FCC Weekly Meal Plan; Food Prep & Carrot Cupcakes

  21. I like the post about body confidence on vacation! With vacation coming up and all of us trying to slim down to fit in those bikini’s I think its great timing :) I love how you post all of these!
    Sara @ fitcupcaker recently posted..Albion Fit Go Long Crew Giveaway

  22. When I see my name on Bean Bytes, I am always surprised, then I blush, then I well up with excitement and then I have this overwhelming feeling of gratitude. I am so honored that you think my stuff is OK and worthy of being up there.
    PS: I don’t know who those guys are (perhaps the facebook twins) anyway, wish I had met them in the airport! huba huba, I likey! 😉

  23. We LOVE the Property Brothers! My hubs would have loved to see them. They are so freaking tall!

  24. I am exhausted from reading but those hot guys at the end cheered me up INCLUDING your hubby!!! :)
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted..Gratitude Monday & Friends, Weather AND YMX!

  25. I AM OBSESSED WITH BEAN BYTES!!!! I literally am on this page for like an hour because there is so much content to look at!!! :) Yay for Mondays!!!!!! Thanks for all of this, you have totally highlighted some awesome posts and OMG I am soooo jealous of your HUSBAND! I would love to have a 3-some with those two… They’re from HGTV right??
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted..And The Binge Eating Award Goes To…

  26. Love those bros! Nothing is finer than watching two adorable men remodel :)
    Nikki recently posted..Low-Key Weekend

  27. I love this post because it lets me catch up on other fabulous posts I may have missed.
    Which Property Brother did you all tie up and bring back for me? Just wondering.
    Abby @ BackAtSquareZero recently posted..Spice It Up Challenge

  28. I love these posts!! Thanks friend!
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted..MIMM: The Weekender

  29. Arnold Survival Race looked like fun!!
    purelymichelle recently posted..introducing purely fit life

  30. Thanks for the plug girl!! :)

  31. As always, thanks so much for the awesome round-up! 😀 I can’t wait to check out Fit Framed. It sounds awesome.
    Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit recently posted..(Fur) Mommy Clothes Virtual Fashion Show

  32. I am so behind on blogging this week! Great round-up Lindsay- thank you so much for sharing my link! xoxo
    Melanie @ Nutritious Eats recently posted..Eat Right for National Nutrition Month

  33. Thank you for the sweet, sweet, sweet shout out. Proud of you for braving the COLD OH weather to race. I’d love to go to the ASF some day!! lots to see I’m sure! And, I love that your fur babies get to cuddle in bed with you too!!
    Jess @ Blonde Ponytail recently posted..Pregnancy Update: 27 Weeks

  34. So cool that you were at the Arnold. I was there too and saw some of the Strongman competition. I did the Pump and Run Sunday morning. The Arnold is an extrodinary fitness festival. I plan on attending next year.

    Love the pics!

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