Fascinating Friday Links #24

Do I even need to say that we have a three hour delay today?

THERE’S NO MORE ROOM FOR THIS SNOW. Shoveling was a *bleep* yesterday because the hill of snow beside our driveway grew super high, so every shovelful of snow required a legit squat clean + shot-put throw. Olympic shoveling should be a thing! Use a small shovel for cardio (since you go back for more snow more quickly) and use a big shovel for strength. Let me know if we should petition for this in the 2018 winter games.

Speaking of which, who else watched all the drama in the men’s figure skating competition last night?! First Yevgeny withdraws, then Jeremy Abbott takes a major fall…My jaw was dropping low to the flo’.

Anyway, it’s Friday, it’s Valentine’s Day, and it’s the start of my winter break! Can it really be called break with all these snow days though? Not complaining.

Here are some Fascinating Friday Links for your fancy!

fascinating friday links

Health and Fitness

[Fat is friendly] Why This Registered Dietitian Eats More Fat via Kath Eats Real Food and Fannetastic Food

[Are you getting enough of these?] 5 Nutrients You’re Probably Not Getting Enough Of (And How to Fix That) via Greatist

[Squeezing in workouts doesn’t have to be hard] Yes, You Do Have Time via Perfection Isn’t Happy

[Dieting can come with judgement] The Taboo Word— ‘Dieting’ via The Big Man’s World and Olives n Wine

[Sweet stuff] 30 Sugar Substitutes for Any and Every Possible Situation via Greatist

[You know I love ’em] 10 Ways to Burpee via The Fitnessista

[Work it out] Olympic Tabata via Strength and Sunshine + Love Your Body Workout via Purely Twins + Winter Shape-Up Week 3 via Fitnessista + 50 Rep Workout Part 3 via Peanut Butter Fingers + 12 Minute Tabata via Peanut Butter Runner

Food for Thought

[Eating disorder recovery] Letting Go of Calories via The Story of a Girl + My Battle With Disordered Eating and How I Overcame It via Your Trainer Paige + Mental Recovery: It’s YOUR Choice via Fitting It All In

[I need to work on this] Putting Down the iPhone via Peanut Butter Runner

[Don’t let these things get you down] 7 Little Mistakes That Steal Your Happiness via Marc and Angel

[Honor your body] Dear Body via The Lunchbox Diaries

Food for Belly

[Can it get any more perfect?] Peanut Butter Banana & Honey Bread via Yeah…Imma Eat That

[Seriously.] Banana Fosters Cinnamon Rolls via The Healthy Maven

[Sweet and savory] Brown Sugar & Bourbon Glazed Salmon via A Healthy Slice of Life

[I ♥ toast and this gal with her new cookbook coming this year!] Artisanal Toast and THE BIGGEST NEWS via Top With Cinnamon

[So awesome] Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Popcorn Cups via The Lean Green Bean

[Yo.] S’mores Pancakes via Chocolate and Carrots

Miscellaneous Fun

[Little moments like these make the world go ’round] A Little Girl Experiences Rain For the Very First Time via Edis Production

[Cutest ladies EVER] 100 Year Old BFFs via Steve Harvey

[Gym locker room tips] Locker Room Diaries via Kath Eats Real Food

[I followed some new people!] 55 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts Guaranteed to Make Your Day via Greatist

[“Hot” and “Beautiful” are very different] The Actual Difference Between Women Who Are Hot and Who Are Beautiful via Elite Daily

Daily Moves and Grooves Posts From This Week

I ♥ The Olympics 

Letter To My Future Husband

WIAW: Food Collage Style

Behind the Scenes #9: Burpee Withdrawal

Have a great weekend, friends!

So tell me:

What are you doing this Valentine’s Day? I will be spending my evening babysitting. Single lady status at best.

Do you need some snow? ‘Cause I’ll send some to you.

Which links did you enjoy?



Fascinating Friday Links #18

It’s pajama day! At home though, because it’s a snow day. Apparently the school district notified everyone yesterday afternoon that school would be closed today, but I didn’t find out until 8 PM when my mom suggested we make waffles this morning.

“We could make those waffles tomorrow morning!”

“Yeah, if I don’t have school tomorrow.”

“You don’t.”

“No, I don’t know yet.”

“No, you don’t have school. I told you earlier that the school texted me, called my cell, AND called my phone.”

“Oh…:D YAY!”

I wanted to slow down in 2014, but not that much.

Needless to say, I’m a happy camper. It’s like we’re still on break! I’ll be catching up on some schoolwork today anyway though, so it’s not completely a bum day.

I also want to thank you all for your kind comments on my Quads on Fire Workout video post yesterday. I promise the next video I make will not be nearly as sucky (I’ll actually film my whole body when demonstrating the moves), but you guys made me feel a little better about myself with your comments. If I do more videos, I’d probably do more vlog-type videos if you’re up for that. If not, that’s cool too. You probably read this blog for the purpose of reading it, not watching it 🙂

Side note: I was walking penguin-style yesterday because of that workout. Foam rolling was a jerk. And then Ben and I watched March of the Penguins on TV. 

Alright I’m done talking. Here are your Fascinating Friday Links!

fascinating friday links

Health and Fitness

[Word.] Rant on Pinterest’s Health & Fitness Category via The Lunchbox Diaries

[Awesome workouts!] Row, Row, Row Workout via Peanut Butter Fingers + Zuzka Light’s ZWOW 100 Workout via Youtube + Crossfit WODs via Carrots n Cake

[Love these tips] Cheers to 2014 via The Lean Green Bean

[What do you think is hot this year?] Fitness Trends for 2014 via The Fitnessista

[Holla]  Why Dudes Should Do Yoga via Greatist

Food for Thought

[Because being a human can be tough] 24 Rules for Being a Human Being in 2014 via Thought Catalog + 12 Rules for Being Beautifully Humans via Marc and Angel

[Anyone who struggles with body image (who doesn’t?) needs to see this] What REALLY Matters? via BreeLovesBeauty Youtube

[God cares more than you can imagine] Grain of Truth via Jessie Loves to Run

Food for Belly

[Spicayyy] Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs via Budget Bytes

[Fancy and tasty lookin’] Smoked Salmon Platter via Kitchy Kitchen

[Love the textures] Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding with Fresh Mint, Mango, Pistachios + Dark Chocolate via How Sweet It Is

[So beautiful and nutritious] The Winter Abundance Bowl via My New Roots

[Best combo] Chewy Peanut Butter Banana Granola Bars via Fit Foodie Finds

Miscellaneous Fun

[This kid has an awesome mom and dad] Family Recreates Movie Scenes with Boxes via Viralnova

[Hit the 2013 nail on the head. Hilariously] JibJab 2013 Year in Review via JibJab

[For bloggers] 10 Things to Let Go Of On Your Blog in 2014 via The SITS Girls

[Interesting] Too Soon, Just Right, or Too Late: The Science of Finding Humor in Tragedy via Greatist

Hope you all have a fantastic Friday! Keep safe and warm if you’re in the midst of a snowstorm (or any other event Mother Nature is brewing up today).

So tell me:

In general, do you enjoy vlogs?

Which links did you enjoy?

What are you doing today?