Victoria and I are now watching every cute animal video on Youtube, “aww”-ing at every puppy and wishing we had one as we lisp through our retainers. (That was an oddly vivid description.)
We also went out to eat sushi last night. It was delicious, but we definitely did not stuff ourselves like we did two nights ago. Goin’ light, ya know? 😉
Moves yesterday included lots of air squats, pushups, and sit-ups throughout the day (basically the 100 challenge) + some fun burpees thrown in there. It wasn’t a formal workout, but I enjoyed taking study breaks to get the blood flowin’ and the muscles working!
Since I missed sharing Fascinating Friday Links with you all last week, I’m especially looking forward to this week’s list! Enjoy!
Health & Fitness
[Keep your bones strong!] 18 Surprising Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium via Greatist
[Love TRX] 45 Insanely Effective TRX Exercises via Greatist
[Get over the bar] How to Complete a Chin-Up: 9 Tips to Help Pull Yourself Over The Bar via Your Trainer Paige
[There is a difference] Difference Between Building Muscle and Building Strength via Cotter Crunch + Workout Nirvana
[Athletes need proper fuel] Fueling for Sports via Kath Eats Real Food + Fresh Food Perspectives
[…and groove :)] Full Body Workout Inspired by Grease! via The Body Dept.
[Get inspired] 5 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Healthy Eating Inspiration via Health News and Views
Food for Thought
[Let go] 9 Things to Stop Doing During Hard Times via Marc and Angel
[Don’t let your ED define you] I Am Not My Eating Disorder via Fitting It All In
[Appropriate for Good Friday] Why I Do Favors and Don’t Expect Anything in Return via Goins Writer
[Amen] I Will Never Have a Thigh Gap via Thought Catalog
[Weaknesses make us stronger] When Does Weakness Become Strength? via Olive to Run
[They balance out for some people] Inner Bitch vs. Inner Narcissist via Snack Therapy
Food for Belly
[Such a great idea] California Roll Amaranth Salad via Back to Her Roots
[So springy] Coconut Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf via The Healthy Maven
[Why, hello.] Coconut Syrup Banana Split via The Kitchy Kitchen
[Comfort] Sweet Potato, Kale, and Sausage Bake with White Cheese Sauce via Pinch of Yum
[Creative] Strawberry Banana Smoothie Cake via Fit Foodie Finds
[Want these] Vegan Banana Nut Scones via Cookie and Kate
[Perfect] S’mores Macarons via Budget Bytes
[Help out the new mamas out there] 10 Meals You Should Make Your For Your Friends with New Babies via Pinch of Yum
[Incredible] 60 Most Powerful Photos That Perfectly Capture the Human Experience via Distractify
[Honest and hilarious] Real Life of a Newbie Runner via I Think In Comics
[For bloggers] 5 Tips to Improve Your SEO via The Healthy Maven + Photography Tutorial— Editing From Start to Finish via Fit Foodie Finds
[Be a green machine] A Guide To Salad Greens via Oh My Veggies
[So many possibilities!] 76 Genius Ways to Use Coconut Oil In Your Everyday Life via Greatist
[Not all things that say “Whole Grain” are whole grain] Decoding Whole Grain Food Labels via Cooking Light
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Good Friday and Easter if you celebrate! I promise to not accidentally eat meat or nut butter today. I actually unintentionally went meatless yesterday now that I think about it…maybe that makes up for last Friday?? 😉 Breakfast this morning was a nut-butter-less yogurt bowl with a sliced banana, chia, hemp, cereal, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. I also made Victoria Gina’s famous cookie dough cereal this morning and she loves it!
After Good Friday service today, we’re all heading up to Boston for the final college visit EVER (Boston University for me, Northeastern University for Victoria). We’ll be spending Easter up there, so we’ll get to see Ben too!
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” — 1 Peter 2:24
So tell me:
What are you doing this weekend?
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Do you like watching videos of cute animals?