Fascinating Friday Links #17

A week of Christmas break is already over?!

My dad told me something that made me cringe even more: “A week from today you’ll be back in school and it’ll be back to work for me.” Thanks, pop…;) One thing I’m happy to have accomplished yesterday (after six days of not even looking at any kind of work) was finishing my AP Calculus homework. There are more things to do, but that was the one that loomed over my head the most.

I also did some yoga yesterday after my friend from company, Allison, told us all that she did a super sweaty 90-minute bikram yoga class. I decided to follow this video from Yoga Journal on Youtube to work on my arm balances. It really worked my arms and core! I’ve also been revisiting the #100challenge (100 squats, 100 pushups, 100 sit-ups each day) for the past few days just to stay moving with some functional exercises. I like incorporating sets of 20 reps into my day as a study break or just a midday energizer.

I apologize for not sharing some fascinating Friday links with you all last week. I was tied up with my school concert (and, admittedly, eating French toast at a diner afterwards) on Thursday night, and on Friday afternoon, we attempted to drive to Canada. It’s a bummer because I had an awesome lineup of links that were perfect for the Christmas holiday. Ohh well. I still have some interesting blog posts and articles to share with you this week!

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Health and Fitness

[What is your definition?] How Do You Define Healthy? via Olive to Run

[#32 is the best tip for me] 32 Solutions for When You Can’t Sleep via Greatist

[Truly endless possibilities!] How to Make a Healthier Salad via Greatist

[Fun workouts to do during the holidays] 24 minute kick butt cardio via PurelyTwins + Tree Trimming Tabata Workout via Nutrition Nut on the Run + Strength/Tabata Combo via Fitnessista

[Handshakes are kinda gross] Why Fistbumping Should Be The New Handshake via Greatist

(I apparently really loved what Greatist offered this week! I always love their posts though.)

Food for Thought

[Christmas really IS about waiting] What We Learn About Life From Christmas Eve via Goins Writer

[For people like me who overcomplicate things] 12 Easy Ways to Make Life Simple Again via Marc and Angel Hack Life

[That one second when trials don’t matter] If Only For a Second via UTrend

Food for Belly

[All of my favorites] Banana Baked French Toast with Peanut Butter Drizzle via Cookie and Kate

[Who doesn’t love a good panini?] My Best Panini Recipes of 2013 via Panini Happy

[Delicious way to use up leftovers] Overnight Ham and Cheese Bake via Recipe Girl

Miscellaneous Fun

[Family of the YEAR] #XMAS JAMMIES – Merry Christmas from the Holderness Family! via Youtube

[Gotta love Jennifer Lawrence] Jennifer Lawrence Volunteers as Tribute (to End Fat Shaming) via Greatist

[Too funny] 21 People Who Got Creative With Their Gift Wrapping via BuzzFeed

And that’s all for today! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend (last one of 2013!).

So tell me: Which were your favorite links? Do you like yoga? What are you doing this weekend?

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6 thoughts on “Fascinating Friday Links #17

  1. I loved the “what we learn about life from Christmas Eve ” and the “12 ways to make your life simple again”. And I’m soooo glad my family never made a Christmas Jammie video🙈🙈🙈 eventhough it was very entertaining to watch!
    I enjoy yoga although some times I have trouble letting myself get into it and unwind!
    Have a great weekend girlie!

    • The Christmas Jammies endeavor was definitely very brave, but that family totally pulled it off! 😉
      The relaxation aspect of yoga can be a challenge for me as well. Some of the poses are anything but relaxing since they’re so difficult, haha!
      Hope you have lovely weekend as well, Katie ❤

  2. I absolutely love yoga, though I’ve never taken a Bikram yoga class before–I only do the Vinyasa flow/power yoga variety. Arm balances are probably the toughest poses for me to accomplish, but I am slowly improving at them. Headstands are a bit intimidating for me as well, though I was practicing them at home yesterday, and actually managed to do several of them and hold them for at least a few seconds! In regards to the “fist bump” link, I have never really liked shaking hands with people–not because of the germs; it just always feels awkward to me. That being said, I probably wouldn’t like doing fist-bumps with people either;) I love the creative gift-wrapping link–those people certainly were creative in their present wrapping endeavors!! I hope you have a great day!

    • Headstands are definitely a challenge for me as well. I have a hard head, but balancing my bodyweight on just the crown of my head hurts! I hope to achieve it one day though. Congrats on your headstands!
      I agree that fist bumping would take a while to get used to since it seems like such a “bro” kind of thing to do 😉
      Hope you have a great weekend as well!

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