Hello, hello from this gorgeous place right here!!
Gah! You don’t even know how long I’ve been waiting to say that [again]. It’s been two months – two.whole.MONTHS – since I’ve been able to go snowboarding in the mountains, and that’s just not okay. But yesterday’s run was so.freaking.good and more than made up for some of the time away — here’s hoping for another awesome day of riding today!
So how are you guys doing? Anything exciting happening this weekend? I needed time away like WHOA, and this trip was just what the doctor ordered. I hope you guys are doing great, and I’ll see your lovely faces again on Tuesday. In the meantime, here’s some pretty awesome posts that I came across this week. Hope you enjoy!
For my head…
. fitness .
Here’s What Happens When You Actually Start Lifting Weights via Buzzfeed.
“You even become the go-to jar-opener person.” <– 😂 😂 😂
Exhaustion Isn’t A Merit Badge: An Argument for Holding Back via Foodiecology.
A great argument against the whole “no pain, no gain” mentality.
How To Start A Running Habit – Even If You Hate Cardio via Mind Body Green.
Love these tips on how to approach running to avoid injury or burnout.
. health .
7 Ways to Be More Body Positive via Fit Bottomed Girls.
Absolutely adore all these tips, especially #3 — “you can’t hate yourself healthy.” PREACH!
Binge Eating Disorder Facts via Popsugar.
With eating disorders becoming more prevalent, it’s good to know the facts on some of those that are less talked about.
What EVERYONE Gets Wrong About Diet and Exercise via Mind Body Green.
SO much love for this post. Everyone who stresses about finding the perfect diet or exercise regime needs to read this.
. life .
Why You Should Celebrate Small Victories Daily via Cotter Crunch.
“Small steps and small victories may be hard to find valuable and exciting at first, but they will add up!“
The Downside of Perfectionism via Popsugar.
“Determination is a goal-focused and steadfast pursuit of your purpose. Perfectionism, on the other hand, doesn’t actually care if you reach your goals. It only cares how you reach your goals.“
15 Beautiful Castles That Look Like They’ve Been Taken Out of Fairy Tales via Over the Globe.
Can you imagine what it’d be like to grow up in one of these?!? And is it weird that my first thought was that I’d ride my bike down the halls? 😂
Read This If You’re 23 and Have No Idea What You’re Doing via Thought Catalog.
I’m gonna go ahead and argue that this can be valuable for people at any age.
15 Mantras That Will Give You Strength When You Need It Most via Marc and Angel Hack Life.
For those times where you need a good quote to pick you up. Or just kick you in the pants.
25 Stories of Petty Revenge That Will Reassure You Karma Is A Very Real Thing via Thought Catalog.
Ok. Some of these are just diabolically brilliant 😂 Though I’m not sure if I could pee myself just to prove a point.
. blogging .
5 Tips For Getting More Done via The Cuteness.
Number 3! Number 3 is what I need to go better on. Heck, I’m even failing at it as we speak 😂
Let’s Talk: Originality via From Roses.
Really thought-provoking post about copying and the idea that nothing is truly original [because it’s all been done before].
January Traffic and Income Report via Pinch of Yum.
Some great inspiration, AND a few good recommendations for things you can do for your blog this month.
5 Things To Decide Before Starting A Blog via Morgan Manages Mommyhood.
Really practical list of things you need to consider before you hit publish on your first post!
The Serious Eats Guide to Food Photography via Serious Eats.
So many tips for beginners! With topics like lighting, styling, camera settings, and post-processing covered in a super easy to understand way.
For my belly…
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Brownies via Amy’s Healthy Baking.
Uhm… hello! Chocolate chips, banana bread, and brownies mashed into one soft and chewy bar. Everything about these looks amazing.
How To Make An Oatmeal Latte via How Sweet It Is.
Combining two of my favourite morning things in one decadently delicious cup?!!? Genius.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes via Clean Eats, Fast Feets.
You know my thoughts on chocolate for breakfast, and what better way to eat it than via deliciously fluffy pancakes?!?
3 things you did yesterday; 3 things you’re doing today. Go!
Yesterday: drove up to the mountains, spent the day snowboarding, and hung out around Jasper.
Today: more snowboarding, making the drive back home, and passing out on my couch.
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Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
That view! I haven’t been snowboarding in way too long, I would probably hurt myself! :-p
So glad you’re able to get away to the mountains and recharge!! Have fun lady!
I just love your linkups, look forward to them every week! Looks like you guys are having so much fun, I’ve never been snowboarding or skiing! Yesterday I rode my horse, studied, and went for a run 🙂
Wow that picture of the mountains is beautiful! Yesterday I did some cooking, prepping for the week, and watched two pixar movies (yes, im a grown up) haha!
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying your time away! Those views are insane. I can see how it would be therapeutic for you.
I had to catch up on blog work all weekend because I’m working and traveling next week. Fun stuff! 😉
That oatmeal latte is so unique!! I’ll have to try making a coffee free version that my heart can handle, cause it’s callin’ my NAME! Also, made your chunky monkey sweet potato and it was DELISH!
Aw shucks, thanks for including my pancakes. I’m thrilled you’re having a fantastic time in the mountains and that you are taking a blogging break until Tuesday. I actually wish I could join you on the latter front.
Yesterday: drove to Buffalo, was the guest of honor at a baby shower, and met up with some friends at a gymnastic meet.
Today: had breakfast with the family, drove back to Cleveland and now I’m trying to work up the motivation to do my WIR post. I’d much rather read your blog instead. 🙂
Alysia at Slim Sanity
Yeaterday: made and photographed healthier puppy chow, went to dinner with some friends and enjoyed the outdoor…on a patio.
Today: made Mexican lasagna, did some yard work and watched House of Cards 🙂
Thanks so much for the link love!
I hope you have a fabulous time in the mountains!
Yesterday: BodyPump, played outside with the baby, went to a wedding
Today: recovering from said wedding, laundry, blog work
Elaine @ FoodParsed
Snowboarding sounds like a lot of fun! Unfortunately, my balance is awful, and I’d just fall on my butt continuously. I especially like the fitness posts this week. I started lifting a year ago, and I’ve started running more recently, so they really resonate with me.
Regina L. L. Wells
You are definitely having a great weekend, Amanda! Yesterday: finished a post, went to the Missouri Valley Conference semi-finals, and binge watched House of Cards; Today: binge watched House of Cards (and finished it), catching up on blog and social media to do’s, and having a pit/watching party for the series finale of Downton Abbey. (Way too much television this weekend!) Thank you for hosting and sharing the Link Love!
That snow looks beautiful! I hate being cold. If snow just wasn’t so cold…
3 things yesterday: Long run, cleaned the house, Callum’s birthday party
3 things today: Shorter run, take Kylah to her soccer game, take Ethan to his soccer game!
Rachel @ athletic avocado
yesterday: had a gymnastics meet in philly and not much else! Today: going for a run, homework and studying for finals. Have a great week!
Michele @ PaleoRunningMomma
So glad you got to go snowboarding! That scene just looks incredible!
that oatmeal latte.. i saw… i drooled. I coveted. haha. ENJOY the mountains. Love you and am thankful for all you do.
LOVE the Fit Bottomed Girls link. 3 things I did yesterday: lunch with mom, cross stitch and running. 3 things I will do today: church, workout and probably watch a Peanuts cartoon…lol. Hope you are having fun!!
Morgan @ Managing Mommyhood
Thank you so much for thinking of my post! So honored! I hope you have a great time snowboarding!
3 things I did yesterday: Made two new recipes for zeeee blog, went for a few walks in the sun, had the most amazing fettuccine alfredo for dinner!
3 things on tap for today: running errands with the padra, HOMEWORK :(, and preparing for a busy week ahead!
It looks like you are having a great time. I’m jealous of your traveling.
I enjoyed the post about 5 tips for getting things done. Sometimes I feel like I sit here and don’t anything done LOL.
The Cookie ChRUNicles
glad you are having a good time! 3 things yesterday – long run, some shopping, out for pizza…3 things today – pure barre, forcing my son to do homework, out for dinner to watch the islanders/rangers game ps. I think it felt weird not talking to you yesterday! lol