07-30-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

Ever have those weeks where you just are in a good mood and getting all your sh*% done? I’ve been feeling like that this week. And I’m excited for the upcoming week! This Friday, I’m going to see Enrique Iglesias with my mom at Good Morning America (lol)…anyone else? Then next week I start cross country practice with my team. I’m excited and nervous to be coaching!

Anyway, here are a few links you should check out. Especially the protein pancakes below…

Featured: Caramel Apple Protein Pancakes (Little B’s Healthy Habits) – I love making protein pancakes, but mine are usually plain. I just add some honey on top and I’m set. But these look amazing. Definitely trying these this weekend!

What is your favorite way to make protein pancakes?

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04-30-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

Another rainy day here in NJ. I was hoping to get outside for a hill workout today but looks like the treadmill will have to do. Do you still run outside even when it’s raining?

Anyway, here are this week’s links!

  • Crossfit Home Gym Essentials (Carrots N’ Cake) – I can’t wait until I have my own house so I can make a home gym. These definitely are essentials if you’re planning on making one.
  • One Meal, Three Ways (Long Drive Journey) – Never thought to put turkey on my sweet potato…that looks delicious!
  • 5 Reasons To Periodize Your Workouts (Fit Knit Chick) – I wrote yesterday about breaking through plateaus, and this is a great way to make sure you don’t hit a plateau.
  • The Weekend Lover’s Marathon Training Guide (According to Elle) – A training plan for those of you who like your long runs on the weekends. I personally like longer runs during the week (and a long run on the weekend), but different plans work for different people, so find one that works for you and your schedule.

Do any of you have a home gym? What are your must-haves?

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04-16-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

So it was in the 70s yesterday. Then dropped back down to 30s last night. What??!!? Will it ever be spring??

I found a lot of great info for you this week…so if you’re bored at your desk today, make sure to read some of these!

What is your favorite meatless meal? Please share!

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04-09-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

It’s only Wednesday…I seriously feel like it should be the end of the week already!

Here are your health links for today:

Do you strive for “perfect” eating or are do you treat yourself when you have a craving?

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04-02-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

It’s finally April! Does anyone else not feel like it’s actually April/spring? I still feel like it’s February honestly. I can’t believe summer is like…2 months away!

Here are your health links for today:

  • Leg Burnout Workout (Blonde Ponytail) – Thrusters and kettlebell swings? Your legs will definitely be burning with this workout by Jess!
  • Discomfort vs. Pain (Run To The Finish) – Great tips on how to know whether your pain is discomfort, or you need to go to the doctor. Also great exercises for your weak points, like glutes and hips.
  • 6 Tips For Staying Energized (Fit Betty) – Did you know your macronutrient intake affects your energy levels? Lots of other tips listed as well!
  • The Myth Of Perfect Eating (Sensual Appeal) – Love this post! Who has gotten stuck in this mindset?

Do you strive for “perfect” eating or are do you treat yourself when you have a craving?

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03-26-2014

Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

Notice anything different? I re-designed my blog! With the help of Jana from Little Web Writing Hood, I was able to transfer to self-hosting on wordpress.org. I’m still working out some kinks so let me know if you find anything. And if you need blog help in terms of a re-design, transfer, logo design, etc. definitely contact Jana! She was great.

Here are your health links for today:

  • Snickerdoodle Hummus (Hummusapien) – Um yum? Never even thought to try a sweet type of hummus before.
  • 6 Yoga Poses For Crossfit Fans (Athleta) – Whether you do Crossfit or not, these are great stretches to incorporate into your daily routine. I love pigeon pose!
  • Grip And Angles: 2 Simple Ways To Progress Your Workouts (Fit Knit Chick) – If you want to keep challenging your body, always be changing the grip and angles. If you did flat bench press in your last phase, do incline press this time. If you did neutral grip shoulder press, change to pronated (palms face out). Great tips here.
  • 5 Best Muffintop Melting Moves (Blogilates) – I love Cassey’s videos. I tried one yesterday and thought “Only 10 min.? Please…” Yeah, I got through 4 minutes and my abs were screaming. These are some great moves she outlines in this video as well.
  • 5 Foam Rolling Mistakes To Avoid (The Daily Burn) – I thought I knew everything about foam rolling, but I’ve definitely done some of these!

Do you foam roll? What object do you prefer to roll out your knots? I like tennis balls or the Rumble Roller!

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03-19-2014

Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

It is literally almost spring! I’m so ready for it…the next few days will be in the 50s which will be nice. Let’s just hope it stays that way?

Here are your health links for today:

  • 5 Tips For Eating Healthier (Crazy Running Girl) – These are great tips…and really, who actually eats the serving size for cereal?
  • The Fatigue Fallacy (Nia Shanks) – Great points made in her post. You should not be finishing every workout feeling exhausted. Read on to find out why.
  • How To Make A Healthy Salad (I Heart Vegetables) – If you follow these simple “rules” you will have a delicious salad! She also includes a few recipe ideas.
  • Lucky 7′s Body Weight Workout (Blonde Ponytail) – No equipment needed & 7 rounds?!? This looks like a tough, but awesome, workout.
  • 9 Everyday Stretches For A Healthy Body (The Sweet Life) – We could all really benefit from stretching more often – I know I could. Start incorporating some of these!

Is it spring already in your state? What’s the temp like?

Do you stretch every day?

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03-12-2014

Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

Can someone explain to me how it was 60 degrees yesterday and will be back down to 25 tomorrow?? Well, it was good while it lasted I guess!

Here are your health links for today:

Do you shop at a Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s or just your general grocery store? I’ve been reading a lot about Aldi’s recently but have no clue what that is…none near me!

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03-05-2014

Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

Found a bunch of great stuff these past couple of days that I have been excited to share with you all!

Here are your health links for today:

  • So You Wanna Start Eating Healthier? (The Healthy Maven) – Great tips on how to eat healthier but not feel too constricted.
  • What If You Don’t Have A Heart Rate Monitor + Bootcamp Workout (Fit N’ Cookies) – You don’t need a heart rate monitor to check in on how hard you’re working. Here are 2 ways to self-monitor.
  • Myths Of Stretching (Tony Gentilcore) – Great article as usual. Does holding a stretch for 10-30 seconds really do anything?
  • Tips For A New Fitness Routine (Toned And Fit) – Whether you’re starting this spring, or know someone who is, these are all great points to follow.
  • Hip Stability Exercises For IT Band Syndrome (Run To The Finish) – I definitely have uneven hips; 2 physical therapists told me :-O Will have to incorporate these into my own routine, because my IT bands are definitely tight!
  • A Guide to Working Out In The Morning (Holly’s Leaps Of Faith) – I really don’t think I will ever be a morning workout person but I like the point of, “I regret getting up early to workout – said no one ever.” True…

Do you prefer working out in the morning or evening? Why?

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02-26-2014

Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

Is it the weekend yet?! I’m really excited for this weekend because I’m heading down to Atlantic City for a friend’s birthday…soooo Saturday needs to get here already. Anyone else like to gamble? (By gamble I mean play the penny slots) :)

Here are your health links for today:

  • Dark Chocolate Banana & PB Bars (9-to-Fit) – Um…yum?
  • What The Heck Are Macros (Toned And Fit) – Great, quick overview of macros and how the whole “If It Fits Your Macros” thing works. I actually wrote a post explaining it more here. I’m all for IIFYM if you are eating healthy foods too (and not-so-healthy ones in moderation).
  • Coconut Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies (Girl Meets Life) – I need to make these. I have so many things on my “to-do” cooking list…need to get on that…
  • 13 Fitness Challenges That Will Destroy You (STACK) – I really want to try the 10/10 challenge. The trainer says average people will probably last a minute or less. To quote How I Met Your Mother: Challenge accepted.

Check out those challenges…which do you want to try? Or do you have a fitness test of your own that you use to see how fit you are currently?

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