Happy Sunday, friendly faces! 😀
I swear… these Link Love posts get longer and longer every week, and I have no idea how it happens. Kind of like I have no idea what happens to the granola when I sit down with a bag and it’s suddenly half gone. One minute I’m sitting here casually browsing the web (usually with a bag of granola in tow), and the next minute I’ve got a million links to share with you guys (usually with half a bag of granola in tow). Oh the mysteries of life… Enjoy! 😀
In my head…
. fitness .
Full Body Partner Workout via The Almond Eater.
A fun full body workout that you can do with a friend!
Why I Won’t Be Setting a Time Goal for My Next Marathon via Fuel Your Future With Tina.
A great list of reasons why putting so much pressure on yourself for a race might not be the best idea.
Three Short Walks Can Reverse the Damage of Three Hours of Sitting via Science Alert.
With more and more research being done on the dangers of prolonged sitting, make sure to get up and move!
. health .
5 Unhealthy Healthy Foods via She Rocks Fitness, courtesy of Alexis.
Just because it’s marketed as a health food, doesn’t mean it is one. Read the labels!
Don’t Be Fooled by the Sugar-Free Label via The Lean Green Bean.
Again, labels can be misleading! Learn what a sugar-free label could actually mean.
Just Stop: 12 “Healthy” Practices that Aren’t Healthy at All via Paleo Running Momma.
We often think we’re being healthy, when in reality we’re actually doing more harm than good.
When Being Healthy is Unhealthy via The Real Life RD.
Sometimes the healthier we try to be, the unhealthier we become. I can definitely relate to this!
Is Gluten REALLY the Culprit? via Mind Body Green.
A really interesting article suggesting that gluten might not be to blame for the recent rise in digestive distress.
. life .
10 Toxic Behaviors That Kill Your Confidence via Marc and Angel Hack Life.
A good list of things to avoid if you want to work on being the happiest version of yourself.
Things You Should Consider When Reading My Blog via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen.
A great post from an RD about the importance of balance.
9 Body Shaming Behaviours We All Need to Stop via Mind Body Green.
You’d be surprised how some of these “innocent” habits can actually be signs of body shaming!
23 Things Only People Who Love Spending Time Alone Will Understand via Thought Catalog.
Yup… I totally get it…
Your Life Has Already Been Designed via Films for Action.
An interesting perspective about the real reason behind the 40-hour work week…
32 Beautiful Tiny Villages Around the World via Airows.
Uhm… I’d like to live in one of these, please…
10 Simple Things to Make You Happier at Home via Apartment Therapy.
Picking up or tweaking a few simple habits can introduce a lot of positive changes to our lives.
21 Photographers Share the Most Amazing Shot They Ever Captured via Bored Daddy.
Gorgeous… I get chills.
. beauty .
15 Easy Hacks for Perfect Eyeliner via Buzzfeed.
Great tips on how to make getting that gorgeous cat eye a little easier.
. blogging .
How to Build Your Blogging Community via A Savory Feast.
Great tips on how to grow your readership and enjoy the social side of blogging!
5 Investments Worth Making for Your Blog via The Healthy Maven.
Taking blogging more seriously does require some monetary investment, but it’s well worth it in the long run!
Lessons Bloggers Can Learn from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge via A Cookie Before Dinner.
The ice bucket challenge swept the nation, and here are some great takeaways for bloggers who want more reach!
What is a Good Keyword for SEO via The SITS Girls.
Great tips on how to get your posts noticed by search engines!
For my belly…
50 Light and Healthy Soup Recipes via Skinnytaste.
An awesome collection of healthy soup recipes. It’s that time of the year!
Barbecue Ranch Sweet Potato Pizza via Peas and Crayons.
This combo just sounds out of this world delicious…
Oatmeal Fig Bars via Making Thyme for Health.
Crumble bars may just be one of my favourite comforting desserts. Perfect for fall!
The Healthiest Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting via Almost Getting It Together.
Healthy.Chocolate.Cupcakes… What more needs to be said?!
Mini Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Donuts via Lovely Little Kitchen.
Because everything is better in mini form… especially when sprinkles are involved!
Paleo Nutella Cookies via The Big Man’s World.
Only 4 ingredients in these tasty flourless cookies!
Gluten Free Muffins with Almond and Coconut via Food Faith Fitness.
These tasty muffins have captured my almond butter loving heart. Amazing combo.
25 Decadent-Yet-Healthy Pumpkin Recipes via Caroline Kaufman.
A great collection of delicious and healthy pumpkin recipes. Perfect for fall!
10 Healthy and Sneaky Dessert Recipes that are Irresistible for Anyone via Lifehack.
Proof that healthy in no way has to mean boring.
Coconut Lime Pineapple Granola via Clean Eats Fast Feets.
Enjoy the last leg of summer with this tangy and refreshing granola combo!
Three things you did yesterday; three things you’re going to do today. Go!
Yesterday: had coffee with a fellow blogger, ran some errands, and went out with a few friends.
Today: going to church, doing some experimenting in the kitchen, and going over to my parents’ for dinner.
More places to find me!
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I’m not even through all the links but OMG (and I’m almost embarrased to admit) that 23 Things Only People Who Love Spending Time Alone Will Understand is SO ME!
Davida @ The Healthy Maven
Thanks for the link love babes!
Yesterday: Slept in, chilled with my niece and nephew, dinner with the fam!
Jen @ Bagels to Broccoli
I really enjoyed the article on Body Shaming – SO.TRUE.
Kezia @ Super Naturally Healthy
Love this list of links – thats my evenings sorted out for the week! Yesterday – at a wedding all day Today trying to work and eat some very nourishing food and lots of green juice, see a coaching client, lift some weights and have a date with my man:)
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Granola eaten at the computer- I can attest to the empty bag, the half eaten second bag (which is probably gone now).
Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating
The article “Your Life has Already been Designed” was really intriguing to me! I feel like it’s on point…sadly. I wish our society was not that way, but the majority of people fall into that trap. I’ve seen it as a health coach trying to help others. It’s why I refuse to build my life solely on my career and have it take up so much of my time that I’m not getting to enjoy the rest of my life. Unless I enjoy my job THAT much, I won’t ever fall into that trap. Never, ever. It’s not worth it–sacrificing really living.
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I can completely relate to what you said, Kaylin. It’s actually why I went the health/nutrition coaching route as well 🙂
Caroline @ Caroline Kaufman Nutrition
This is such an awesome roundup! So many articles to read and recipes to drool over! Thanks so much for including my pumpkin recipe roundup 🙂
Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers
So many good ones! I love the one with the villages. I’m emailing it to a couple fellow travel geeks. 🙂
Great Link list – as always!
Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
Thanks for the link love dear! <3
3 things I did yesterday: went for a walk, went to the mall, and went out for dinner with my parents and JZ
3 things I did today: went for a walk with JZ, made a trip to the farmers market, and mowed the lawn haha
Becky @ Olives n Wine
Healthy chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting?! I haven’t even clicked over to the link yet and I’m drooling 😉 You know that the chocolate + PB combination to me is like granola is to you 😉
So many links, so little time. You give a better tease than most televisions shows, since I want to read them all. Dangnabit. For some reason, I keep my vulgar obscenities to a minimum on your blog comments. That’s odd and has nothing to do with these links.
The pictures were stunning. I loved the two little boys underneath the plant leaf in the middle of a rainstorm, both grinning from ear to ear. The gluten free thing was quite fascinating and the 23 things about people who like being alone was dead on, EXCEPT, the Hubby because he is a total extrovert. Exact opposite of me, and it works because he respects my need to have alone time, and it allows him to play video games so we both win. I also never realized how much I could like living with someone until he was gone all the time and I missed him. Speaking of missing folks, I have an old/new friend I need to catch up with.
Have a great rest of your Sunday.
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
You got an awesome thing going with the Hubby 🙂 As much as I enjoy living alone, I will say that it can get lonely sometimes and I wouldn’t mind having someone around… as long as they let me play MY video games in peace 😉
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
I found the gluten article from Mind Body Green to be really interesting. I think gluten has such a bad reputation health-wise and it’s really not bad for you, it’s more a matter of where you’re getting it from. (GMO, white starches, etc.) That said, a lot of people who follow vegetarian or vegan diets also look for gluten-free so I try to create recipes that fall within that category. But I always enjoy learning more about the debate so thanks for sharing!
And of course, thank you for sharing my fig bars. 🙂 xoxo
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I definitely keep that in mind when I’m creating my recipes as well! And I usually find that the ones that are gluten-free tend to be more popular than the others…
Link love is one of my favorite post! Thanks for sharing!!
Emily @ Sweets and Beets
Hey Amanda– thank you for hosting this linkup, and for sharing these links. It’s such a great way to get to know other bloggers. I am loving all these posts that really get into “health fads” that aren’t really healthy, etc. So enlightening! 🙂
Yesterday- Gave my blog a makeover, took Body Pump, and watched college football with friends!
Today- Walked 3 miles at the park, did some HIIT at the gym, and went to Trader Joe’s. Um, perfect Sunday?! 🙂
Thanks for sharing those cupcakes girlie!!
Yesterday: Started my day running (literally), ate ice cream at 1 am, and ran more
Today: Drove home from DC, pedicures with my friends soon and kitchen/recipe prep!
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
happy Sunday lovely!
yesterday: went to the farmer’s market, went to the mall, watched movies with my brother and his girlfriend.
today: long walk with the dog, Interval Boxing class, going to visit a friend and drink wine.
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
I love these link lists Amanda, but seriously now I can’t decide what to click through and read first. Love the theme of the health posts. Those are top on my list.
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Yesterday – went to yoga, cleaned my apartment and experimented in the kitchen.
Today – church, working on some writing and watching the Miss American Pageant (my boyfriend is a coach and worked with two of the top contestants.). I haven’t watching it in years!
Yesterday: Went shopping with my mom, ate Panera’s autumn squash soup (!!!) for the first time this fall, and babysat my niece for a few hours!
Today: Working out, baking brownies or something with pumpkin, and watching football!
Amanda, another great collection. I really enjoyed toxic behaviors and ways that we body shame. Have a great weekend!! Hope you get some time alone 🙂
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
I loved that post When Healthy is Being Unhealthy by The Real Life RD! There’s several other great ones here too. Thanks for sharing!
Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons
Thanks for including me in this week’s round-up Amanda! Hope you’re having a great weekend!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
Thanks for sharing my muffins girlfriend! 😀
Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
I totally get the “23 Things Only People Who Love Spending Time Alone Will Understand,” too. Great links as always!
love these posts! always find awesome new things! I linked up and shared my recent healthified bakery style choc pumpkin muffins! they were a hit ! 🙂 happy sundaY!
meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
Hmm. Yesterday – long run, shopping and my favorite Red Mango….Today – some errands and playing around in the kitchen since my parents are coming over for my mom’s birthday dinner. I should probably figure out exactly what I am making and baking by now lol.
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
Thanks for the link love! Looking forward to reading some of these articles 🙂
Kim @ FITsique
Another great list, I can’t wait to check out those amazing photographs! Have a great week!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
Your comment about blogging and the bag of granola cracked me up! That’s totally me except it’s usually with a jar of nut butter. I’ve actually made a rule of no blogging and snacking. It’s too easy to just keep doing both. Have a great day!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I’ve made that rule too! And then gone on to break it… repeatedly 😆
Jen @ SavedbytheKale
Yesterday: went for a run, visiting 2 of my favorite islands (St. Simon’s and Amelia Island), watched The Book Thief
Today: making pancakes, drinking coffee, cleaning and organizing :), oh and checking out all these links!