Hi Guys! I’m BACK!!!
Hope you’re having a great weekend. It’s been nice being home this weekend after traveling in Munich the last two weekends. The trip was fun, but as they say there’s nothing like home. I’m sure my credit card appreciates it too. I seriously found so many cute things. As I wear them, I’ll post on Instagram for you guys to see. I’m adjusted back to the time zone now, but still feeling tired and worn down from this a cold or whatever this sinus thing is that I’ve had since I got home.
It’s been a wet one in Arizona this weekend. Friday morning as I was leaving the gym it started pouring and the temps dropped too. It’s been raining on and off all weekend since. Of course the one time I wash my car, it rains in the desert. Boo… The dreary weather made it perfect for sticking close to home. I have several blog deadlines this week and in general just needed to catch up on things around the house. Some fun things in the works right now. I’m excited to share with you in next month’s state of the blog! I also caught up on blog reading. I can’t believe how much happens when you’re away a week.
The rain Gods were definitely on my side when it came time to climb the mountains. It stayed dry enough in the morning for me to hike the trails which made me really happy. Getting to the top of the mountain just in time to watch the sunrise equals best gift ever and the clouds are the icing on the cake. Enjoy the links and the last Sunday of April. Where did this month go? See you back tomorrow with something indulgent!
This Song – Can’t stop bobbing my head to it. Perfect for climbing a mountain or stairclimber.
9 Apps Everyone Should Own via Michelle Phan – Very interesting apps out there! I need to check out Word Swag pronto.
Tank Dress – From Athleta for summer & love it. All their dresses are 20% off this weekend.
25 Of The Most Inspiring Quotes Ever Spoken via Because I’m Addicted – My favorite quote, it sums up my life: “Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.” –Spryte Loriano
Workout is Not A Word & Other Gripes via Coach Debbie – It’s Grammar time! This made me laugh out loud.
Problems Only Girls Who Lift Understand via You Tube – Truth!
How I Gave Up Tupperware & Got My Life Back via Girls Gone Sporty – Inspirational story about one woman’s food restriction & how it nearly took over her life.
5 Non-Exotic, Everyday Superfoods via Diary of An Ex Sloth – Who knew? I eat all of these regularly and had no idea. I’m always learning something from this lady!
Fueling Your Runs With Real Food via Snacking In Sneakers – I couldn’t agree more. You really don’t need gels, powders or protein bars to fuel workouts.
5 Ways To “Spring Clean” Your Diet via The Fit Foodie Mama – It’s good to give your diet an overhaul every now & then. #3’s my favorite!
7 Tips For Farmers Market Shopping via Mom To Mom Nutrition – Get ready for warmer weather shopping with these excellent tips.
How To Remove Pesticides From Fruits & Vegetables via Happy Healthy Mama – I swear vinegar can do anything.
My Favorite Things To Buy At Trader Joe’s via Modern Mrs. Darcey – TJ’s really is the best. I hope everyone gets one someday soon in their neighborhood.
5 Documentaries That Will Make You Think Differently About Your Dinner via Career Girl Daily – #3 and #5 have been on my to be watched list for a long time. I will probably become vegan if I watch #5.
How Exercise Affects Your Hormones via Delights & Delectables – Incredibly true post on how hormones can be negatively impacted by too much exercise; a very personal topic for me and my missing estrogen.
7 Low-Budget Hacks To Encourage Healthier Food Choices At Work via Wellness FX – If there were one thing I could change at my workplace, it would be making healthy options more accessible to employees. All employers need to read this.
Why I’m Happy My Jeans Are Too Tight via Erin’s Inside Job – Love this! Skinny does not equal fit.
Activity vs. Exercise via Eat Pray Lift Blog – Spot on. There is a difference!
What’s Functional Fitness via Katrina Elle – I’m a huge proponent of functional fitness because they are things we do in our everyday life.
7 Pilates Exercises To Strengthen & Stretch via My Own Balance – Love these simple yet effective movements.
Full-Body Dumbbell Workout With Compound Exercises via Pumps & Iron – Great variations with compound exercises.
7 Of The Best Body Weight Exercises You Should Be Doing via Lift Like A Girl – I really should work on my push ups.
Cross Training For Runners via Running With The Sunrise – Very important to prevent injury.
6 Quick Fix Fitness Tips & Tricks via Fitfluential – Excellent tips for getting results if you’re not seeing them.
The Build Your Biceps Workout via She’s Wicked Healthy – Every girl needs good biceps. These are some of my favorite moves.
Best Google Keyword Generator For Your Recipes via Food Bloggers Central – Great tip! I already did this over the weekend. It’s quite interesting.
Don’t Forget Your Invisible Readers via Jenny Purr – Great reminder! Just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean they’re not there.
Blogger Rejection via Beets Per Minute – This is a post every blogger can relate to.
Tips For Better Blog Photos With Your Phone via Helene In Between – #3 is THE biggest blogging secret.
How To Edit Photos Like A Pro via Elle & Company – I need to start using this one.
How To Create SEO Friendly URL’s via Danielle Ziegler – 5 easy things that make a world of difference.
3 Things You Need To Look At In Pinterest Analytics via Eat Pray Run DC – Good tip! I had no idea I could do this.
4 Resources For Growing Your Social Media Accounts via Sweet Electric Blog – Good sites to check out! I’m off to figure out Facebook.
Business Of Blogging Part III: Resources & Tools via Cotter Crunch – Great roundup of resources to take your blogging & photography to the next level.
Lots of Health, Food & Love,