11-19-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

I am starting to get nervous about the Philly Half this weekend. I usually LOVE tapering (less miles woohoo) but this is the first time I’m feeling kind of anxious about the drop in mileage. I know I can do this but then I’m also like “omg what if only running 3 times this week isn’t enough?!” Crazy thoughts, I know ;)

Here are this week’s links!

Featured: Loaded Philly Cheesesteak Potato (Skinny Taste)

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I had to feature this because I made it last night and it was delicious. I found it yesterday when someone on Twitter suggested I check out Skinnytaste for recipe ideas. Even the BF loved it – and he’s a picky eater!

  • Running & Weightloss (Run To The Finish) – A shameless plug for a guest post I wrote for Amanda of Run To The Finish today. Go check it out if you’ve had issues with running more and more but hitting a weightloss plateau.
  • 20 Delicious Thanksgiving Day Side Dishes (Jessie Loves 2 Run) – Thanksgiving is almost here! I am bookmarking this for myself in order to make something new this year. Can’t wait to eat!
  • 15 No Equipment At-Home Workouts (Ex Sloth) – Winter time means less motivation to go to the gym or exercise outdoors. No excuses with this list of workouts you can do right in your own living room.
  • How To Mobilize & Stretch Hip Muscles with Tennis Ball (TriDosha Wellness) – I love using a tennis ball as opposed to a foam roller. Gets in deeper and you’re able to move around on it more. 

Do you use a typical foam roller? Or one of those rollers with the grooves or ridges (I love the RumbleRoller too!)

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11-05-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

I feel like I say this every Wednesday but this year is flying by!! How are Christmas decorations already up?? Dan and I are debating on getting a Christmas tree…I personally think it’s a hassle and am not super gung-ho on Christmas decorating, so we’ll see ;)

Okay here are some great links for you to read today!

Featured: Quick (better than nothing) Treadmill Workout – Comfy Confident

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Sometimes, you only have 20 minutes. But that’s still better than nothing. This is a great treadmill workout to try out. I’d probably also add in some different inclines if you want to make it even more challenging!

Do you run outside in the winter or resort to the treadmill? Or not run at all? Because last winter I didn’t run whatsoever :-P

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10-22-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

You know what I just realized? The NYC Marathon is next weekend!! I’m seriously so pumped for all of you running it and I can’t wait to go be a spectator. And to see Kara Goucher run!

Let me know if you’re running so I can try to find you in the crowd! I plan on having this sign :)

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Anyway, here are your links for today!

Featured: 4 Yoga Poses For Tight Hips (Keeping It Simpelle)

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I love this pose though I can’t lean forward like that. And I’ve never tried the shoelace one. Think I will do these tonight!

  • Spooktacular Smoothies (Run To The Finish) – Cute idea and the smoothie recipes look delicious. If you have a smoothie recipe, head on over to Amanda’s page to link up to this post!
  • Yoga Must Haves (Tina Reale) – Those shorts/underwear by C9 look really comfy! I need to get more tops specifically for yoga. I like my running shirts baggy but this doesnt’ go well when you’re in downward dog :-P
  • Taco Pizza (A Mindfull Mom) – This just made me really hungry. Combining tacos and pizza? Sounds awesome.
  • Last Minute Healthy Meals (SuzLyfe) – I’m all about quick, healthy meals – especially for dinner. I usually get home from the gym and just want to eat. There are some good ideas here.
  • 30 Best Kettlebell Exercises (Lifting Revolution) – I need to get a kettlebell to just have in my apartment for when I don’t go to the gym. Bookmarking this!

Do you wear different types of fitness apparel for different activities? What do you prefer? I need loose fitting shirts and spandex shorts!

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10-15-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

Happy hump day! I can’t wait for the weekend…mainly Friday, because I have a “girls night out” on tap :)

Here are your links for today!

Featured: 4 Move Total Body Dumbbell Workout (A Lady Goes West)

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Got 20 minutes? Then this workout is for you! I love all of these exercises, so I think I’ll have to try it after a run soon.

  • 3 Tips To Beating Diet Boredom (Journey Of A Dreamer) – Eating healthy can be so blah sometimes. At least that’s how I feel. These are some great tips!
  • Race Etiquette & Pet Peeves (Runner Girl In A Rocking World) – I agree with these…especially the water stops. Nothing worse than almost running into someone because they come to a dead halt.
  • Sausage & Wild Rice Stuffing (The Lean Green Bean) – Um, this just looks delicious.
  • Cinnamon Cookie Overnight Oats (Lean Clean Brie) – I have been making different types of oatmeal recently, and actually only just started putting protein powder in. I want to try this recipe!

What’s your favorite way to eat oatmeal? Give me some oatmeal ideas!

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10-08-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

I am loving this weather. The perfect temperatures outside and the leaves changing are just beautiful. Fall is my absolute favorite season!

Here’s some great content for you to ready today:

Featured: 15 Freezer Meals & Snacks (The Lean Green Bean)

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I always say I want to start making freezer meals but never actually do. There are some great ideas here! I always love looking through Lindsay’s food prep posts for inspiration.

Have you tried zucchini noodles? What’s your favorite “spiralized” dish?

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09-24-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

I really need to use this weekend to clean and do some fall decorating. Now that I have my own place, I’m excited to decorate for each season! Have you/do you do that too? Any tips on where to find stuff for cheap? :)

Anyway, here are your links for today! For some reason WordPress isn’t letting me upload photos so I can’t have a featured photo with Nicole’s link :(

Featured: How To Clean Wooden Cutting Boards (Simply Nicole)

Who knew? I really didn’t know how to clean a wooden cutting board, and I’m definitely sending this to my mom because that’s what she uses. Very handy.

  • Tuna Avocado Brown Rice Bowl (Run To The Finish) – I love all these things so I’m definitely pinning this to make. I’ve been making a list of recipes the past few days so I can get back on track with planning my meals.
  • Great Warm-Ups For Runners (Running Escapades) – Great video, and I do most of these things!
  • Easy Baked Apples (It’s A Harleyyy Life) – I’m going to a fall themed party this weekend so I may have to bake these up!
  • Healthy Tailgate Recipes (Almost Getting It Together) – Dan and I tailgate most weekends since we have season tickets to Rutgers football. I need to start making some healthier options, because so far it’s just been chips and dip, beer, and sandwiches :)

What do you bring to tailgates? Leave me some ideas please!

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09-10-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

It’s finally getting cooler out – my favorite season is upon us!

Last week was crazy, thankfully think week has slowed down a bit though I’m still busy with work, coaching and my own business. But I’m so pumped for this weekend. I’m seeing Luke Bryan on Friday and there is a big Rutgers football game on Saturday against Penn State. 

What are you all up to this weekend? Is it here yet??

Here are your links for today :)

Featured: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running (Happy Fit Mama)

10-Things-I-wish-I-knew-before-I-started-running-happyfitmama.com_-1024x1024These are all great points. If you’re just starting to run, check this out! My favorite: never say never when it comes to running a marathon. I always said, “Omg I would NEVER run a marathon that is way too far!” Yup…

  • Support Chickens (Dare You To) – After I saw a PETA documentary on chicken farming, I think about it every time I buy chicken at the grocery store. Label to look for? “Certified Humane.” 
  • Crockpot Salsa Chicken (Hungry Mother Runner) – With cooler weather comes all sorts of things you can make in your crockpot! Definitely saving this recipe.
  • College Football Workout (Kate Moving Forward) – A great way to get in a workout while watching football. Who’s excited football season is back??
  • Zucchini Noodle Salad With Creamy Avocado Dressing (Eat Spin Run Repeat) – I have been loving zucchini noodles lately. Never thought to add an egg and avocado – need to try this!

Will you be watching football this weekend? What game?

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08-27-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

Last week I mentioned how September is almost here. Well this week it is in the 90s…serves me right for getting too excited for fall to get here.

I’m going to try getting to the beach one more time for Labor Day Weekend – but we’ll see!

Here is today’s featured link:

This looks so delicious! I love cheese and avocados so this is perfect. I’ve made similar sandwiches where I layer turkey, cheese and avocados…yum. Might have to re-create this for lunch this week :)

Are you going anywhere for Labor Day Weekend? What are your plans?

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08-20-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

Can you believe August is over already? (Cue song August Is Over). I’m so ready for fall though. Surprisingly it’s been an okay summer temperature wise, but I just love the crisp fall weather. Plus, it’s perfect running weather.

Speaking of running, here is today’s featured link:

Featured: 6 Ways To Learn To Pace Yourself (Run To The Finish)

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These are great tips, especially if you have problems pacing myself (I still do sometimes). I like her tip about running with music so you’re more in tune with your breathing and effort…though I hate running without music for this very reason! :)

  • College Apartment Kitchen Shopping List (Lean Clean Brie) – Whether you’re in college or not this list will help you. I just moved into a new apartment, so I’ll be taking this on my first grocery shopping trip.
  • How To Work Out For Free (Nolie’s Place) – Working out doesn’t mean you need a gym membership. There are plenty of ways to be active for free.
  • Training Burnout (You Signed Up For What?!) – Such a great post that talks about exactly how I felt after NYC Marathon in November. Remember – it’s JUST a race!!
  • Training Tweaks For More Muscle Definition (Workout Nirvana) – Bookmarking this for myself because I really want to have more definition in my arms! I know I’m way stronger than I’ve ever been, but really want to see my triceps (as opposed to the “bat wings”)

Do you have a body part you’re working on for more definition?

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08-06-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

My birthday is exactly 1 week from today! But I don’t want to be 26 :( My friends and I are planning a beach trip for next weekend, so this week and next week just need to fly by ;)

Here are some great health & fitness links you need to check out!
 
Featured: 5 Ways To Speed Up Muscle Recovery (Marcia’s Healthy Slice) – These are great tips to utilize in your every day training. I totally agree with the supplements (and with all the tips), as I regularly take BCAAs and Glutamine to help recovery when I’m marathon training

  • 7 Ways To Stay Safe On A Run (Divas Run For Bling) – These are great to keep in mind next time you’re on a run. I’ve been reading too many articles about runners being attacked. It makes me kind of paranoid but also more aware of things I need to do for my own safety.
  • Swimming Tips For Beginners (Skinny Fitalicious) – I just started swimming last week. I’m sure my form is awful since I never took real lessons, so who knows what I’m doing. My goal is to swim once a week as cross-training!
  • Female Low Testosterone Epidemic (T-Nation) – This was a very interesting read on effects of birth control on testosterone.
  • Benefits Of Water Tracking Apps (Stay Healthy N Fit For You) – I really need to be better about drinking water. I love the concept of the Plant Nanny app!

Do you use a tracking app/any thing to track your water intake?

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