Happy Sunday Lovelies!
Hope you’ve been having a great weekend. I’ve been a busy bee this weekend. I’ve had a few unexpected things come up. All good stuff except one painful dry needling experience. Yuck. I feel a little all over the place this weekend, but better busy than bored or injured for that matter since that’s been the store of my life. I’m hoping to re-write that story this year. I’m cautiously optimistic things are on the upswing. Speaking of up, I’ve been seeing a lot of these floating around the sky this weekend.
There’s a balloon festival thing going on near my house. Balloons are everywhere. Hot air balloons are a really big thing in Arizona and after living here 13 years I’ve yet to try one. Who wants to go with me? It’s been on my bucket list to do forever. I need someone who’ll have no problem pushing me in the basket. Haha…not joking. Once we’re up, I’ll be fine. It’s the getting in part that’ll be hard. That’s true about anything I do it seems. Enjoy your day and have fun reading the links! I’ll see you back tomorrow for a protein packed brownie that’s not green.
The Naked Truth: Why Is Happiness So Embarrassing via Lifting Revolution – This post. Love it. So honest & true. We need to celebrate and share our happy stuff more.
If You’re Lucky Long Sleeve Lulu Tee – I must have this.
Foods That You Need To Stop Buying “Light” via Athletic Avocado – While fat free and light foods may have fewer calories, they’re packed with sugar and fillers aka weird processed things that aren’t food.
7 Foods You Think Are Healthy But Aren’t via Wholesomely Fit – Common foods often mistaken for being healthy that you should avoid.
What Oils To Use When via Fannetastic Food – Best cooking oils to use for what’s you making.
Is Canola Oil Healthy via Wellness Mama – You may be surprised by this.
Green Smoothies 101: A Guide To Green via Jill Conyers – Variety is the spice of life. These greens are excellent for rotating in your diet.
Healthy Fats and My 3 Favorite Options via Femme Fitale – Learn about healthy fats & ways to get more of them.
How I Stopped Stressing Out Over Grocery Shopping via Real Mom Nutrition – These are great for overcoming your weekly shopping anxiety.
Why Calories Counting Matters, I’m A Calorie Counter & Proud Of It via Skinny Fitalicious – Shameless plug. This post hit an all time high for the blog. I loved writing this post & reading all your comments! I’m also so happy to know I’m not alone.
What To Do When You Gain Weight via Eating Bird Food – Truthful post about weight creeping on and tips to get yourself back on track.
Why The Scale Doesn’t Define Success via Enjoy Every Bite – The scale is not the full picture of health. Remember that!
Cholesterol & Your Health Part I via Chocolate Slopes – The very basics of the numbers. Know them!
If You Do Just One Thing To Lose Weight, Do This via Heather K. Jones – Losing weight is complicated, but you really need this before you can do it.
Are You Being The Best Version Of You? via Jill Conyers – I could not love this post more. Self love is such an important pillar of health.
25 Ways To Be More Active via Nutritious Eats – Our bodies our meant to move. These are fun ways to be more active without feeling like you are.
The Mental Breakdown of a Routine Treadmill Run via The Cookie ChRUNicles – A look at the mind and treadmill war & how to push past it.
5 Reasons Why Running Outdoors Rocks via Divas Run For Bling – I couldn’t agree with this more. There’s just something awesome about taking fitness outdoors.
Why I’m Still In Love With The TRX via Hello To Fit – TRX is a fun & easy way to mix up your routine. I’m warning you these core exercises are burners!
Single Leg Hip Bridge via Make Healthy Easy – One of my favorite glute & hip strengthening exercises.
“Ups” Pyramid Workout With Cardio Intervals via Pumps & Iron – Loving this “ups” strength training. Pair it with your favorite cardio for a higher burn.
Why Group Fitness Classes Are Good For You via A Lady Goes West – Group fitness classes can be so much more than a workout.
Focusing On The Forearms via Mom’s Little Running Buddies – Nice workout in a forgotten area with a sneaky tip on hand grips. Grips completely change the dynamic of the workout.
Motivation For After Work Workouts via Wildly Fit – These are great ways to ensure you make a late day workout happen.
What Brands Look For In Bloggers via In It For The Long Run – 4 things brands are looking for in you and your blog.
How To Learn How To Use Your DSLR In Manual Mode via Clean Eating Veggie Girl – Learning manual mode is not easy. This is helpful to get you started and make the most of your investment.
Easy SEO Tips That Will Make Your Blog Awesome In Minutes via Autumn Leaves – Sea of SEO is easy to drown in. These are simple tips any blogger can use to leverage SEO. The one about images many bloggers don’t realize.
Follow Me…Or Don’t via Inspired RD – We are not defined by our social media standing. Love this reflection.
I Don’t Believe In Writer’s Block via Carla Birnberg – A different way of looking at what’s preventing you from getting the words written that are in your heart.
My Tips For Better Blog Photos via Couture Girl – Great ideas for improving your photos.
How I Started & Grew A Blog Through Social Media via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen – Unbelievable that this woman’s Instagram account turned into a food blog!
Writers Block? 175 Blog Post Ideas via The Beauty Trove – Just a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing.
The Basics Of Running A Successful Blog via Career Girl Daily – For those just starting to blog, this is a good one to read.
Blogging Tips They Forgot To Tell You via Cluttered Closet – These are good ones and many I hadn’t thought about.
Lots of Health, Food & Love,