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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Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

Feeling so tired today. Ever have those weeks where you just need like 1 day to sleep in and catch up? That’s how I’m feeling this week. Oh well…gotta keep trucking along! At least it’s already Wednesday :)

I have some great info for you all today, so when you have some downtime, take a look!

Featured: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Balls (Nutritious Eats)


These look so good! I have made similar “protein balls” in the past, and I can attest to the fact that they taste like a cookie or sweet treat, when in reality they are much healthier. Doesn’t take long to make at all!

  • Ultra Fluffy Vanilla Pumpkin Chickpea Pancakes (Strength & Sunshine) – I’m currently all about pumpkin so I need to make these. I’ve never actually had pumpkin in anything other than coffee :-P
  • 18 Spiralized Recipes (Side of Sneakers) – I have been loving spiralized zucchini lately. I use my Veggetti which works well and is small so it’s easy to store. Except yesterday I accidentally sliced my finger in it =(
  • Killer Legs & Glutes (Fighting For Wellness) – This looks like a great lower body workout. I love swiss ball leg curls.
  • Better Than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice (Eat Pray Run DC) – I actually haven’t had takeout in forever, which now has me craving takeout. Perhaps I’ll have to make this for dinner this week!

Have you used a spiralizer? What are your favorite veggies to use?


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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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Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

It’s September yet it’s in the 90s and super humid this week…sweet. Not gonna lie, I’m not a fan of summer, so I’m ready for it to be over. Yeah, yeah, yeah we will all be complaining once it’s snowing out but for me, I’d rather be freezing than sweating :)

Anyway, here are some great links for you to read today!

Featured: Healthier Homemade Crunch Bars (Slimsanity)


I used to LOVE CRUNCH bars as a kid. I definitely want to try making these because I have a major sweet tooth and this would be the perfect little treat.

  • How To Make A Protein Smoothie Without Protein Powder (Oh My Veggies) – When you think protein shake you always think about adding protein powder. This is a great guide showing other foods you can use.
  • 5 Keys To A Successful Google+ Marketing Strategy (Kamila Gornia) – So many people overlook Google+ in their social strategy but I actually really love it. I’ve gotten many new readers from Google+!
  • 5 Ways To Improve Grip Strength (Fit Knit Chick) – I’ve definitely been held back due to grip strength in the past. I could do heavier deadlifts but my forearms would be burning and I couldn’t hold on to the bar any longer. Great tips!
  • Healthy After School Snacks (You Signed Up For What?!) – Whether you’re going back to school or not, these are snacks you can easily make (at any age) :)

Have you ever had issues with grip strength/felt your forearms burning/can’t hold on any longer? This is why I struggle with farmer’s walks!


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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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13 Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes

So I’m actually moving out today…I’ll be on my own for the first time since college! I’m kind of sad actually…but there comes a time where we all have to move out right? 

Since I will now be responsible for cooking all my meals, I figured this post was very fitting. As I’m writing this, I’m already hungry for lunch, and seeing these recipes only made me hungrier. All of these should take you about 30 minutes to make. What could be better than that?? Looking for these recipes also turned me on to some new blogs. You’ll see multiple recipes from some bloggers…can’t wait to start trying more recipes! 


1. California Chicken Wrap (Love Bakes Good Cakes)

2. Italian Prosciutto Panini (I Eat Therefore I Cook)

3. Orange & Honey Seared Salmon (Lori’s Culinary Creations)

4. Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wrap (Second Chance To Dream)

5. Korean Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps (Hot Eats & Cool Reads)

6. Jalapeno Cheddar Salmon Burgers (I Eat Therefore I Cook)

7. Personal Mediterranean Pizza (Second Chance To Dream)

8. Pork & Bok Choy Stir Fry (Food Done Light)

9. Bangin’ Beef & Broccoli (The Vintage Modern Wife)

10. Asian Couscous Salmon (Avocado Pesto)

11. Turkey Picatta Meatballs (I Eat Therefore I Cook)

12. Sweet Potato & Chickpea Salad (Avocado Pesto)

13. Simple Shrimp Scampi (I Eat Therefore I Cook)

Which of these do you want to try? I am craving that California Chicken Wrap as my lunch today! I may try to re-create it when I get home ;)


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10 Coffee Recipes For Coffee Lovers

By now, you probably know I’m a coffee addict. I mainly enjoy hot coffee, but now that it’s summer I have been drinking more iced coffee lately. I want to try to make my own iced coffee, which was the inspiration behind this post.

I gathered up 10 coffee recipes, both hot and iced, for you to try. I definitely want to try the mocha coconut iced coffee…how good does that look??

If you have a coffee recipe on your blog, please leave it in the comments so I can see it!



Perfect Iced Coffee (The Pioneer Woman)
Homemade Mocha Coconut Iced Coffees (How Sweet Eats)

Photo Source: How Sweet Eats

Cappuccino-Chip Frappe (The Kitchn)
Vietnamese Wild Blueberry Iced Coffee (Cooking With Books)
Cold Brewed Iced Coffee (Smitten Kitchen)
Vanilla Cinnamon Iced Coffee (The Novice Chef)


Fancy Vanilla Latte (A Cozy Kitchen)
Vanilla Honey Chai Tea Latte (Back To Her Roots)
Homemade Pumpkin Spiced Latte (Farmgirl Gourmet)

 Photo Source: Farmgirl Gourmet
Do you prefer hot or iced coffee? What’s your favorite flavor?


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Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

I actually got up to exercise today! I was going to run, but I felt like a zombie and didn’t want to force my body right out of bed. Instead, my mom and I walked a half mile to a steep hill, did 5 hill runs, then walked back home. A 25 minute workout to start the day ain’t so bad! I’ll be writing more about this later :)

Anyway, here are some great posts I found this week!

  • Green Bean Fries (East & Exercise By Amber) – Such a great idea for a guiltless side!
  • Enchilada Cups (The Lean Green Bean) – Another great idea – will have to make this for my next BBQ.
  • Dos and Donts of Running Your First Marathon (Runner’s World) – Runners, you have to read this one. Some of them made me actually laugh out loud!
  • Upper Body Workout Circuit (Jessie Loves 2 Run) – Lateral raises always get me…I so “feel the burn!”
  • Trigger Clothes (The Get In Shape Girl) – Very interesting. My “trigger clothes” are always jeans. They are just not comfortable and never fit right.

Do you have “trigger clothes?” or clothing that just doesn’t make you feel good about yourself even if it is your size?


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Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

I’m off work today woohoo! Downside is I couldn’t find anyone else who is off or would like to play hooky to come to the beach with me ;)

As usual, here are some great posts I found this week!

Are you vigilant about wearing sunscreen?

Do you prefer swimming at the beach or lounging in the sand?


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Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

Another month gone. I can’t believe it is June! In 3.5 weeks I’ll be heading to my native country of Paraguay, and then Rio De Janeiro for the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Sadly, we didn’t get any tickets though through the lottery =(

Here are your links for today!

Do you like hot or cold oatmeal? What toppings do you add? I like PB and banana :)


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