Happy Sunday, friendly faces! 😀
How’s things in your neck of the woods? I’ve been enjoying my favourite kind of weekend — the kind where you get a bunch of things done during the day that you’ve been putting off all week (hellooooo vacuuming!), followed by an evening spent either out with friends or relaxing at home.
I went to see The Martian last night after spending the morning/afternoon
slaving away cleaning, baking, shopping, and running errands, and I definitely recommend it if you’re in the market for a good flick. I always forget how much I love Matt Damon as an actor, and he was all sorts of brilliant in this one.
Oh! And go check out these no bake pumpkin cheesecake bites if you’re in the market for some good food…
… because I have it on good authority that they taste pretty darn fantastic. Not that I’m biased or anything 😉
Other than that, I’ve got some great links for you this week, so I hope you find something you like and I’ll see your faces soon with some more good food!
For my head…
. fitness .
Stop Looking at Your GPS Watch To Run Faster via Fuel Your Future with Tina Muir.
Great advice! Obsessing over numbers can take away from your ability to listen to what your body is telling you and lead to injury and/or burnout.
Is Diet or Exercise More Important for Weight Loss? via Popsugar.
I’m including this in here mostly for those people who are afraid to take rest days… You don’t have to kill yourself at the gym to maintain your weight or fitness level. Taking it easy is a good thing.
How to ACTUALLY Walk 10,000 Steps A Day via Mind Body Green.
Walking is such a great way to stay healthy and fit, and these tips make the recommended 10,000 steps/day a whole lot easier to achieve.
. health .
4 Desk Stretches to Relieve Neck and Shoulder Tension via Popsugar.
Because sitting at work or school for long periods of time can work a serious number on our muscles and even lead to headaches.
12 Foods You Can Put In Your Hair via Hello Natural.
Honestly? Putting certain foods in my hair has done more for its health than expensive store-bought products. I love that this list includes recipes for DIY hair masks as well.
10 Simple Ways To Get Back To Healthy Habits When Life Happens via Mind Body Green.
Sometimes life gets busy and our health takes a bit of a back seat. Love these simple ways to get back on track.
. life .
What I Learned When I Stopped Logging My Food via Kelly Runs for Food.
SO much love for this post. People don’t realize how much stress we add to our lives by obsessing over food, and how big of a negative impact that stress has on us in the long run.
It’s None Of Your Business What People Put In Their Mouths via Medium.
So much YES to this post. Can we all just stop being so judgemental when it comes to what other people eat?!
11 Charts for When You Feel Bad About Your Body via Buzzfeed.
So comforting in how relatable this is, and definitely worth a good laugh.
6 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Personal Growth via Erin’s Inside Job.
We end up being our own worst enemies, more often than not, and the first step in stopping the sabotage is recognizing that it’s us that’s the problem.
. blogging .
9 Ways to Start Treating Your Blog Like A Business via The Nectar Collective.
Looking to take blogging a little more seriously? These great tips will help you take your blog to the next level.
50 Can’t Miss Social Media Tips for Bloggers via The Work At Home Wife.
So many great tips for all the social media platforms out there. I got some new ideas from reading these!
Are You Making These Three Critical Pinterest Mistakes? via The SITS Girls.
Not seeing the kind of traffic from Pinterest that others rave about? One of these reasons might be why.
6 Ways to Utilize Snapchat in Order to Build Trust With Followers via The Nectar Collective.
This very uch makes sense… and I may or may not have downloaded Snapchat as a result.
For my belly…
Perfect Fluffy Crispy Potatoes via This Rawsome Vegan Life.
Oh yeah — these definitely look like absolute perfection. Almost like they’ve been dipped in batter!
Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes via Ambitious Kitchen.
They’re so fluffy I could die! And you gotta love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate.
Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Casserole via Minimalist Baker.
If this was served at my Thanksgiving dinner, I’m pretty sure I’d just grab the entire casserole dish, put it in front of me, and go to town.
Grain-free Hot Chocolate Brownies via Cotter Crunch.
Hot chocolate in a fudgy brownie form?! Uhm. YES?! And a great treat for anyone with flute allergies or those following a grain-free diet.
Sweet and Salty Pumpkin Cranberry Trail Mix via Clean Eats, Fast Feets.
Such a perfect flavour combination for fall, with that sweet saltiness that we all love.
Healthy Four Ingredient Flourless Apple Pie Blondies via The Big Man’s World.
I’d argue -five- ingredients ( 😛 ), but these look delicious nonetheless!
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Chocolate Fudge via The Paleo Running Momma.
I’m pretty sure I’d be able to go Paleo if it meant I could eat things like this… it looks amazing!
3 things you did yesterday; 3 things you’re doing today. Go!
Yesterday: finally cleaned my home, did some recipe testing, and went to see The Martian.
Today: going to church, seeing a friend for coffee, and grabbing dinner at my parents’.