Happy Sunday, friendly faces!
And happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there! I’m currently enjoying the last leg of a weekend getaway up to the mountains with my own mom, so I’m going to keep this intro short and sweet, wish you an awesome day, and shower you with [link] love 😀
In my head…
. fitness .
The 20 Most Inspiring Health and Fitness Mantras via Greatist.
Because sometimes we just need to give ourselves a little pep talk.
Workout Form Hacks That Improve Results via Lifehack.
Using proper form not only gets you better results, but helps you avoid injury as well.
7 Ways to Sneak In Exercise When You Really Don’t Have Time via Lifehack.
Even the smallest efforts can add up to make a big difference!
. health .
Binging Versus Hunger via The Real Life RD.
For anyone who’s ever struggled with control issues, giving in to [extreme] hunger may feel like a binge, but it may actually be your body needing more food.
What Happened When I Ate One Of My ‘Forbidden’ Foods via Well-Intentioned.
A great read about intuitive eating and taking those forbidden foods off the pedestal.
32 Solutions For When You Can’t Sleep via Greatist.
When you can’t sleep, anything is worth trying…
. happiness .
Building Self-Confidence via My Food ‘n’ Fitness Diaries.
Great tips to overcoming self-doubt — don’t let it hold you back from reaching your full potential!
20 Questions That Will Free Your Mind From Negativity via Marc and Angel Hack Life.
“When life gives you every reason to be negative, think positive.” <– #truth
When You Still Don’t Know What To Do With Your Life via Tiny Buddha.
A great read about ditching the plans and letting your purpose come to you.
How To Get Sh*t Done via Keeping Healthy, Getting Stylish.
Great tips on how to boost your productivity and get more done.
Why I Refused To Put A Shirt On For Shape via Brooke: Not On A Diet.
An amazingly inspirational story about one woman’s refusal to let anyone make her feel bad about her body.
25 Science-Backed Ways To Be Happy via Greatist.
Because while certain factors are out of our control, there’s also plenty we can do to be happier.
. blogging .
Balancing Technology via The Healthy Maven.
A great reminder to put down the phone and step away from the computer.
5 Element To A Great Vlog via The SITS Girls.
Vlogging is a great way to better connect with your readers, and these tips will help you make a good one.
What You Need To Know Before Starting A Blog via The Skinny Life.
There’s a lot more to blogging than you might imagine… Know what you’re getting into!
Optimize Images for SEO via Freeborboleta.
Make it easier for search engines (and thus, other people) to find your blog.
April Traffic and Income Report via Pinch of Yum.
Always an inspiring and informational read for anyone looking to monetize their blog.
For my belly…
Skinny Double Fudge Brownies via Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
Healthier brownies made without beans or vegetables?! YES please.
Black Forest Cupcakes via Cooking Classy.
Delicious individual-sized versions of my favourite cake? WANT.
20+ Delicious Breakfast and Brunch Recipes via Yummy Healthy Eats.
A great collection of recipes for my first and second favourite meals of the day 😉
Healthy French Toast Bake with Peaches and Almond Streusel via Food, Faith, Fitness.
While I’m not the biggest fan of traditional French toast, the baked kind is a whole other story…
Veggie Ham Egg and Cheese Bake via Skinnytaste.
Even my sweet-loving breakfast self wouldn’t mind starting the day with this. Deeee-lish.
Three things you did yesterday; three things you’re going to do today. Go:
Yesterday: drove up to the mountains, spend the afternoon hiking, and spent the evening shopping/dining 😉
Today: going out for brunch, going snowboarding, and making the long trek back home.
More places to find me!
E-mail — [email protected]
Twitter — runwithspoons
Facebook — runningwithspoons
Pinterest — runwithspoons
Instagram — runwithspoons
Bloglovin — runningwithspoons
thanks for the link for the brownies! I was just looking for a healthier brownie recipe my friends and I could make together…but they all had beans or tofu in them lolz.
I should have read blogs when I couldn’t sleep last night (except looking at screen when you’re trying to sleep is bad!) because then I would have seen the Greatist article for some tips!!
Sat: brunch with Ang, Davida and Sam, walking around Toronto, saw Divergent.
Sun: yoga, Fresh for lunch, lululemon shopping trip!!
Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants
One of my favorite posts all week! I always look forward to your link love.
As always, I gleaned some new tidbit of information from these links, which I’m sure will prove useful in every day life. Thanks for sharing the link love, and I hope you had a great time on your mother daughter weekend.
omg, the cupcake link. I’ve been craving cupcakes for the longest time!
ellie @ fit for the soul
Awesome links! Yesterday (Sunday) we had a looooong but fulfilling day at church, as most Sundays are, had the men prepare lunch for all of us moms, and went to momma’s house to celebrate. 😀
Thanks so much for the shout-out and link love Amanda! 🙂 And such a great post – loving all the great links. Especially all the blogging help, I just learned a ton from the SEO article!
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
I hope you had an awesome weekend with your mom!
I’m also a fan of Bjork’s income reports. It just amazes me how successful their blog is. I think I need to put Brandon to work ASAP!
Davida @ The Healthy Maven
Hope you had a fab weekend snowboarding! This weekend was my first chance to step away from my computer and really enjoy the sunshine. I hope it sticks 🙂
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
Thanks for sharing that brownie recipe from Chelsea! I’ll definitely be trying that this weekend!
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Wow that SEO picture one- Never thought of that or how computers searched like that!
Wait, what? A SAVOURY recipe for your breakfast? Blasphemy!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Crazy about the pics, right? Just when I think there can’t possibly be any more work I have to do when I write a blog post, I learn something new 😆
Polly @ Tasty Food Project
I like the happiness posts that you shared. They are a great read! I especially like the one about when you still don’t know what to do with your life. Very interesting!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Thanks for the link love girlfriend! xoxo
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan
Awesome links lady! Hope your mom had a wonderful weekend!
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
Yay! Thanks for including my breakfast round-up! I love all the links on here… Hope you’re having a great weekend!
Laura @ Raise Your Garden
Oh my…..so many intriguing links….
Hmmm, almost wish I didn’t have access to a computer right now!!!
Becky @ Olives n Wine
I hope you had a great weekend with your mama!
3 things yesterday: Brunch, long walk with the hubs, sushi for dinner
3 things today: Long walk with the pup, Body Pump, ice cream sandwich 🙂
Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
Sounds like such a good weekend! Hiking, shopping, and brunching are three of my favourite activities. 😉
Yesterday I: went for breakfast with JZ at the market, drove back to Burlington, and went out for a walk with a friend.
Today I: went to a small local farmers market, went out for a Mother’s Day brunch with my parents and grandparents, and worked on my resume/cover letter for a job I’m applying to!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Eee! Good luck with the application, lady!
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
I always love your link love!!!
Amazing links, per usual.
Thank you so much for always sharing such helpful blogging articles. I really, really want to work on expanding and monetizing my blog (actually planning to email you this week about it) and the posts you share help a ton.
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
So many good links! Thanks for sharing my baked french toast!
So many new links to check out. As usual, thanks so much for rounding them up. I’m heading to check out the skinny double chocolate brownies & 20+ delicious breakfast & brunch recipes 😀
Today: Made 2 boxes of store bought muffins. Yup, sometimes I say F it to homemade and go the easy route – Schoolwork – Said Happy Mother’s Day to my Momma <3
I have been needing that post about getting stuff done. I feel like (more often than I would like to admit) my day goes away because I wait until the evening…then I’m just too tired.
As always some great finds! That leave me wanting to bake…;) I seem to have spent this weekend eating! An amazing Spanish-themed dinner party last night and a traditional Sunday roast today – eating with friends makes everything taste better!
Hope you’re having a blast on your getaway with the madre :)! How far is the drive up there? Three things I did yesterday are catch up on work, catch up on sleep, and watch a play followed by dinner with some friends. Three things I’ve done today are met a friend for tea, another set of friend for coffee & cookies a la Starbucks and caught up on blog posts thanks to you!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Depending on the route you take, the drive is anywhere from 4-6 hours. We went the short way there, and took the ‘scenic’ route back 😆
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
Definitely need to check out that Tiny Buddha link – yay graduation anxiety!
Yesterday: drove up to TO to hang out with Davida, Cassie and Ang, had dinner with my parents, almost ran out of gas on the highway with my phone at 2% battery (that was a terrifying 10 minutes until I found a gas station)
Today: going grocery shopping, going to the dog park, having a friend over for dinner.
Safe drive home love!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Don’t even get me started on how jealous I am over your blogger meet up. Thank goodness Blend is in about 3 weeks!
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
So many great links this week! Especially interested in Robyn’s post and the lifehacks one!
Enjoy your brunch today!
Yesterday I watched Pan Am, did Pilates and walking and watched Eurovision.
Today I went to the Mother’s Day classic walk with my mum and sister, had brunch and watched the Eurovision finale 🙂
Julie @ Coastal Runner Girl
Great links! I’ll have to reread the link with tips on dealing with insomnia since I seem to experience that a lot lately.
Yesterday: took a great prenatal yoga class, enjoyed lunch with my mom & went for a 3 mile walk with the hubby.
Today: relaxing, going for a walk/jog & soaking in the warm weather here in Boston 😀
Megan @ The Skinny-Life
I’m getting outside for a walk this morning. We have a wind storm going on so hopefully I won’t blow away. It seems calmer now. I’m talking to my Mom after and will be cherishing her being alive today. Then I’m testing new recipes. Thanks for the link love!
Lots of good ones as always Amanda! I especially think Brookes post about why she refused to put a shirt on is especially inspiring. That is definitely worth sharing. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂