Friday Favorites {4/1/16}

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great week.  I haven’t been quite as active on the blog front this week.  I’ve been so busy at work… can’t do it all!  When I feel like I’m being pulled in a million different directions, I try to take a step back and evaluate what I have going on.  The first thing I do is drop anything I can that’s not mandatory and that doesn’t have a added benefit to my life.  That step alone tends to make me feel a lot better.  Although it seems counterintuitive, I make sure I’m taking the time to eat well, exercise, and get plenty of sleep when things are feeling extra stressful.  If I don’t, it just makes everything feel that much worse.  Hope this helps if you’re busy, too : )

feta salad

One of the ways I like to unwind at night is by reading my favorite blogs.  Here are some of the recipes and articles that caught my eye this week:

FOOD

chickpea broccoli buddha bowl

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This amazing looking (and vegan!) Chickpea Broccoli Buddha Bowl.  We’ve been really into bowl meals lately.  They’re so versatile, customizable, and easy to re-heat.

As I said in my make ahead breakfast post, I try to prep 1 or 2 meals on the weekend that I can re-use for breakfast throughout the week. This sweet potato, goat cheese & turkey bacon egg bake looks awesome!

I made this recipe last weekend when we wanted to have dinner in instead of going out and it was SO good.  My husband had it for leftovers everyday until it was gone : )  Give it a try!

LIFE & ORGANIZATION

healthy beauty products

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Natural Spring Cleaning – this post from Davida at The Healthy Maven is an amazing round-up of ideas to try in the home, mind and kitchen.  I can’t wait to make some of my own cleaning products using the tips in her post!  I like to do a spring cleaning of appliances this time of year – 1-2 cups of vinegar and a sprinkle of baking soda + run 1 cycle + air dry.

Making healthy habits stick.  Who doesn’t need help with that!?

EXERCISE 

Medicine ball workout from Fitnessista

Lindsey posts great workouts complete with instructions, video and a printable/pinnable option – I can’t wait to give this 30 minute AMRAP a try sometime soon.  Any workout <30 minutes, and I’ll try it!

Have you read anything great blog posts this week?  What do you do when you start to feel too busy and overwhelmed? 

 

 

Friday Favorites {3/18/16}

Happy Friday!  I hope you all have something fun planned for the weekend.  We are having dinner with family in Atlantic City and hopefully relaxing a bunch, too :  )

Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ

I like to share links to articles or blog posts that I read throughout the week on Fridays.  I hope you check some of them out and let me know what you think!  Have a great weekend.

Workplace Wellness:

Workplace Wellness Initiatives – I definitely agree with #3 and #4!  In terms of #5, I don’t like to be too pushy with my healthy ways, so I try to just set a good example and let people talk to me about it if they want to.  If you do happen to have some like-minded health conscious people in your office, ask if they want to start a walking or lunch group that meets every once in a while to motivate each other.

Greenery:

Did we really need another reason to love Target?

Thought Provoking:

The world didn’t stop spinning when Davida stopped working out for a month… An awesome post on achieving a healthy, balanced attitude towards health & fitness.

Lee’s hilarious, yet painful, story about how she broke her foot running in Mexico.  Poor girl!

Fitness:

workout

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Can’t wait to try this bodyweight workout this weekend from Monique @ Burpees to Bubbly.

Spring bodyweight workout from Fitnessista – I’m so happy to see the word “Spring” in a blog title : )

spring-clean-your-fitness

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Spring Clean Your Fitness Routine – the biggest change in my fitness routine from winter –> spring has been getting outside more.  Also, I always try to make my gym workouts as efficient as possible, but the nice weather has me even more motivated to get in and get out.

Food:

This tart cherry pineapple parfait – YES, PLEASE!

Quiet Your Blender – I’m not a fan of super loud noises, so of course I was intrigued by these tips on how to make your blender quiet down.

Have you guys read anything this week you’d like to share? 

Friday Favorites {2/5/16}

Woo hoo, it’s Friday! I hope you all had a great week.  Each Friday, I’m going to feature interesting articles, recipes, and workouts that I’ve either read or tried throughout the week.  I hope you join in and share some interesting things with me, too! 

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Healthy Office:

Standing Desk Timer – this was an exciting find this week! I found this awesome browser based time that allows you to basically set an interval timer for your standing/sitting at a desk or table.  I highly recommend it, even if you don’t have a standing desk! 

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Friday Favorites {1/29/16}

Hi!  I hope you’ve had a great week.  As an avid healthy lifestyle blog reader for the last several years, I always looked forward to my favorite bloggers’ “Friday Favorites” post that provided articles, tips, pictures or other tidbits that they picked up throughout the week.

Here are a few of my favorites from around the web this week:
Fitnessista’s Winter Shape Up 2016 – I love Fitnessista’s Shape Up challenges! Fitnessista (aka. Gina) provides 4-weeks worth of awesome workouts that will challenge and inspire you.  Gina teams up with Anne to also provide 4-weeks worth of delicious, healthy recipes.  If you’re busy, join the group and do as much as you can! Something is better than nothing.

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