Bean Bytes 39

Hi Friends!

We’re a day behind over here because of the holiday but have no fear! It’s time for Bean Bytes!


Link Love


For runners that need help with their breathing:
How to breathe while running via Run to the Finish

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Summer Best Body Bootcamp Registration is now open via Best Body Fitness

What do you think?
Are successful bloggers cliquey? via Mizfit Online

So true:
You won’t find happiness in a smaller pair of jeans via Running with Spoons

A great blog issuing weekly kindness challenges. Check it out:
Year of kindness challenge: Week 20 via Day by Day Masterpiece

Love this:
Weighty issues via Gabby’s Gluten-Free


What do you think?
Is variety really the key to healthy living and weight loss? via The Candid RD

Great resource:
The ultimate guide to landing your first job via The Daily Muse

Great response to Laura’s No Shit Diet post from last week:
Intuitive Eating via Life + Running & Sprint 2 The Table

This will help you install all those plugins I recommended!
How to install a wordpress plugin via Blog Genie

A heartbreaking yet beautiful story. I dare you to watch without crying.
You don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living via Upworthy

So true:
We are all connected via The Shine Project

Some good tips:
How to eat healthy when you just can’t find the time via No Meat Athlete

All dieting taught me was impatience via Live Love and Run

Which do you choose?
Passion vs. Money via Erica House

For mama’s to be and new moms:
Baby Must Haves via The Avid Appetite


Such an inspiring transformation!
Theodora’s story: From overweight to marathon via Fannetastic Food

Very interesting. What are your thoughts?
Can you win and still not be enough? via Truth to being fit

A great reminder:
Sometimes it’s ok to let life get in the way of fitness via Best Body Fitness

If you love salmon:
13 salmon recipes for summer via Nutritious Eats

If you love salads:
Build the perfect summer salad via Badass Fitness

Great tips:
How to connect with other bloggers via Freeing Imperfections


Download a free running playlist!
Girl of Fire 10k Training mix via Katy Widrick

A much needed reminder:
Don’t forget to just be via Love Life Surf

Why do bad things happen?
Where the magic happens via Olive To Run

LOVE what this girl is doing
Words into Actions via Run Pretty

A must read:
Fear & Loathing on Facebook via Real Mom Nutrition

LOVE this:
BeYOUtiful via Donloree


A great message:
Get your hopes up via Strong Inside Out

Some great advice:
How to be a better spouse via Cotter Crunch

Six nutrition rules worth breaking via Nutrition Unplugged

On gardening:
How to build raised bed gardens via The Splattered Apron
Mastering Compact Gardening via Wannabe Country Cleaver

Some good tips:
Is stress making you fat via Fun and Fit

Scenes from the Week


1. We went bowling with friends at the new “upscale” bowling alley that opened by our house.
2. These are the $11 chicken fish tacos they served me. Lame. The food was terrible. The service was terrible…and needless to say, we won’t be going back :)
3. The little one.
4. Hubby & I after we did “Murph” -the hero WOD we did for Memorial day- 1 mile run, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats, 1 mile run.
5. My clematis is so pretty this year.
6. Enjoying a deck beer. It was a little cool this weekend, but sunny most of the time at least.
7. An afternoon bike ride adventure with hubby.
8. Remembering the true meaning of memorial day.
9. Fun avocado tool my friends at Hass Avocados sent me!

Twitter Favs

Functional at 40: Why crossfit just might save your life
The problem with perfection
5 steps to make people eat exactly what you want
Why the family meal is crucial to civilization
Don’t be a running snob
Photoshop Fallacy
It can wait- why I don’t text and drive
Thirty Two
Top 10 Financial Lessons from Arrested Development
Be more selfish in your twenties
11 compound word errors that might make you look like a numbskull
Can I accept my body and still want to change it?
Don’t let best be the enemy of good
5 things i wish i knew at 22
Funny pinterest fails
Is age appropriate an outdated concept?
How to recognize signs of choking and what to do
To grieve is to human
Is marijuana the next diabetes drug
Truths for our daughters
An open letter to everyone who eats
Mom helps daughter channel icons, not Disney Princesses

In the News

What do we eat? New food maps will tell us
ADHD in kids tied to adult obesity
5 biggest mistakes people make with food and exercise
12 inspiring acts of random kindness
Add olive oil or nuts to guard brain
Eating sweets doesn’t make you more likely to be fat 
When it’s worth it to skip a workout and sleep
People choose larger portions of healthy foods

Coming Soon


Healthy Brownies
I’ve already made them twice.
I tested them out on some tough critics.
They passed with flying colors.
Recipe coming tomorrow!


PS…the winner of The Shine Project Giveaway is:


Jessica from rUNladylike! Check your email, girl!

Thanks to all who entered. I’m glad I was able to introduce so many of you to The Shine Project!

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. Tina’s post on life getting in the way of fitness hit home with me… as did Christine’s on just letting go to be. So many great reads this week.

    Can’t wait for that brownie recipe!!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Growing our Family

  2. Great post link ups! I loved Amanda’s post on not finding happiness in a smaller pair of jeans! She always writes great posts though:)
    Can’t wait for those healthy brownies recipe! Those look superb.
    Lisa recently posted..Favorite Products

  3. Great bean bytes this week, Lindsay. The weighty issues one really is something I need to think about.
    I can’t wait for the brownie recipe! =)
    Helen recently posted..Whole Wheat Flax seed Bread

  4. This is filled with so much information my head is spinning (or maybe it’s because your post says it’s 5/28 and I’m on the west coast where it’s 5/27 still… who knows?)! Thank you! I will love clicking and finding new treasures! recently posted..It was a G_______ Day for…

  5. Great Bites this week! So many great reads!
    Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness recently posted..Ultramarathon Monday – Jillian Michaels. Metabolic Training. And Running.

  6. I LOVE your Bean Bytes!! :) Amanda’s post about smaller jeans was amazing and I really enjoyed the post about bloggers being cliquey. I can’t wait to read the rest today!
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..Flourless Chocolate Cake

  7. You are such a tease with those brownie pictures all weekend!!
    Erica { } recently posted..Gate-to-Gate Run & Datevitation Giveaway

  8. you are AMAZING.
    I be sharing :-)
    MIZMIZ recently posted..My broken window.

  9. You know I love these!! Yay for Murph! A box here had a free WOD Monday, so I went and did Murph. Well… the intermediate version… 800mrun, 50pullups, 100 pushups, 150 squats, 800m run
    I thought of you! :)
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted..Blend 2013 Recap 1

  10. I need to get one of those avocado tools. I think I had one once and thought, “this is stupid” and threw it out! Now I’m mad.
    Can’t wait to see the healthy brownie recipe, and thanks for sharing my post!
    The Candid RD recently posted..Strawberry Coconut Crisp (Clean Eating Recipe, in Foil Packets on the Grill!)

  11. Woop! Always so many great links to read – thanks Lindsay! And thanks so much for the shout out too 😀
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted... has anyone seen my appetite? .

  12. I’m always impressed with the links from the week, so many wonderful writers, genuine too! Thanks for including me. and now, i want to be included in that healthy brownie recipe!

  13. mmm that brownie looks so moist!!!! can’t wait to see the recipe!!

  14. I love your bean bytes!!!! You amaze me every time with all these great blogs I missed! Thank you thank you!
    Andrea recently posted..I Had The Best Day Ever

  15. Looking forward to those brownies!!!
    Kierston @candyfit recently posted..4 Sleeps Away: Reppin’ It Out!

  16. Thanks for linking Calee’s response to the No Shit Diet! I loved her take on IE.

    Hope you had a great weekend!!! Can’t WAIT for the brownies!
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Let in the Big Sunshine

  17. Ooh…glad I started following you in time for this post! So many great blogs to read. Thanks! Nice to meet you too! 😉

    xoxo from Trinidad
    Corey @ Learning Patience recently posted..Fettuccine with Lemon, Wilted Arugula and Prosciutto

  18. Can’t wait for the brownie recipe! Droool.

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    Jaren @ Kiwi Fit Blog recently posted..Cooking with grease, well not really grease… Thats gross.

  19. Lots of great stuff to read!

  20. Can’t wait for the brownie recipe! Drool!

    I liked MizFits post. I had no idea when I started blogging how much time I took. Working 40hrs, taking night classes, and blogging its ALOT.
    Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog recently posted..Cooking with grease, well not really grease… Thats gross.

  21. Thank you for the shout out! So many great reads in here. I have read some & not others so have to check them out!!

    Love your pics!
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted..Gratitude Monday, Memorial Day, Hair, Family

  22. Oh I am ready for that brownie recipe! Looks so good. Some great posts in there—Olive to Run is one of my new discoveries and I am loving her posts!
    misszippy recently posted..Who was that triathlete?

  23. OK, first off, those brownies?? Look amazing! Can’t wait for the recipe. And I’m very curious about the avocado tool you received. Thanks for the awesome links. So many great posts last week and thank YOU for the link love. Hope you all had a great long weekend!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Always expecting great

  24. And now I have my blog reading cut out for me for the rest of the day/week :) Thanks for featuring again :)
    Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections recently posted..Custom Look, Running in the Rain, & Pizza

  25. I love Bean Bytes! Such a great way for me to find new blogs :) Thanks so much for including my baby faves in your post!
    Rachel recently posted..Flying with Baby

  26. That avocado tool looks awesome! I’m consistently thwarted by my attempts to de-pit and scoop out avocados, so I’d love to hear what you think of the tool.

    Have a fabulous Tuesday!
    Lillian @ Seize the Latte recently posted..Currently Survey

  27. I want those brownies NOW!! :)
    katie recently posted..Staying Active in St. Louis

  28. I always love this recap! And now I just want to dump globs of olive oil in my mouth!! 😀
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted..Snack Swaparoos

  29. Knocked it out of the park again. Some of my favorite posts from this week and some posts that I missed, thanks, Lindsay!
    Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly’s recently posted..Achieve Fitness: What it means to me

  30. Love the Bean Bytes! :) A lot of great and inspiring picks this week, Lindsay!
    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal recently posted..Crock Pot Chicken & Chickpea Curry

  31. Thank you so much for including a link to my Year of Kindness challenge, Lindsay! You’re awesome! Also, I can’t wait for that brownie recipe — looks delicious! Thanks for being such a great blogger friend! :)

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  32. SO many good reads this week!!
    I especially loved reading Theodora’s story…

    can’t wait for that recipe! :)
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..A Headband that actually Stays Put {giveaway!}

  33. I am glad you took a little break if only for a day. 😉 Mine has lasted a little longer, haha! So many posts that are catching my eye. Thanks for sharing mine too! And that brownie does look quite tasty. Can’t wait to see what you did!
    Melanie @ Nutritious Eats recently posted..Giveaway Winner and A Few BBQ Recipes

  34. I watched the “you don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living” what an incredible, inspring and so so very sad story, it stayed with me for a few days, I still think about him, what an amazing soul!
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted..Blend Retreat Weekend in Park City, Utah

  35. So looking forward to that healthy brownie recipe!

    Your cat is too cute :)

    I’ve bookmarked your page so I can make my way through all the great posts and articles I haven’t read. Thanks for sharing.
    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted..Trial Tuesdays #3

  36. I just spent like, half and hour clicking on links and reading them! Loved the compound word errors :)
    Can’t wait for the brownie recipe!!
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..Big Mountains, Big Eats

  37. Thank you for including my story “The Problem with Perfection” in your Bean Bytes! I appreciate your support in spreading the word about how weight and body issues are negatively impacting smart girls.
    Brianna Kolota @Hungry Gator Gal recently posted..Homemade Raw Peanut Butter Patties

  38. Excellent publish link ups! I liked Amanda’s publish on not finding pleasure in less sized couple of jeans! She always creates great content though:)
    Can’t hold out for those healthy cookies recipe! Those
    Tacoma fitness recently posted..Tacoma Boot Camp- A Heart to Heart

  39. I always love your links! These are great :)
    Nutmeg Nanny recently posted..Fried Goat Cheese & Beet Salad {Guest Post}

  40. thanks for the shout out!

  41. Oh my, all such AMAZING posts!! Thanks for this roundup Lindsay – you’ve got me set for reading material for days!
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat recently posted..Living the Whole Foods Lifestyle: A Complete System for Fast (Clean!) Food


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