Fascinating Friday Links #34

Hey there!

Hmm, maybe these last 5 weeks of school won’t be too bad if the weeks keep passing this quickly! There are still a lot of papers to write and tests to take though, so I can’t check out now (Ha— who am I kidding? 😉 ). In all seriousness though, I’m starting to feel the onset of separation anxiety when I have to leave my friends. Maybe I shouldn’t talk about the end of the year yet.

I’m also thinking shorts/capri weather is finally becoming a permanent thing around here! I need to paint my naked toe nails if I want to wear sandals though. I am not blessed with pretty toes.

And for today’s moves, I basically did a similar arm workout and to last Sunday’s plus a few minutes on the rope climbing machine and Julie’s 8 minute ab tabata.

Anyway, hope you all enjoy this week’s Fascinating Friday Links! I apologize for these being so late again— AP studying has got me up into the wee hours of the night! If the weather’s warm where you are, grab some iced tea or lemonade, go out into the backyard, kick your feet up, and enjoy these reads!

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Health and Fitness

[Read up] Should You Follow a Gluten-Free Diet? via The Boston (written by the lady who did the nutrition lecture at BU open house!)

[Always time to move] How to Fit Exercise Into Your Routine, No Matter How Busy You Are via Greatist

[You will not get bulky, ladies] So You Want to See Muscle Tone? Lift Heavy to Get Lean via Your Trainer Paige

[Teaching moderation to kids] Got a Food-Obsessed Kid? Research Warns: Don’t Restrict Them via Raise Healthy Eaters

[The ‘s’ word— stress] Is Adrenal Fatigue MAking You Fat? via Kath Eats Real Food + Eat Chic Chicago

[Great workouts!] 16 Minute Plank Core Workout via Purely Twins + Balance and Strength Training via Cotter Crunch + Total Body Dumbbell Superset via Peanut Butter Runner + HIIT and Arm Bootcamp Workout via Nut Butter Runner

[My favorite] How to Do the Perfect Burpee via Greatist

Food for Thought

[Some things should not be compromised] 9 Things You Should Not Give Up to Be Happy via Marc and Angel Hack Life

[Your mind is a part of your being too] Having a Healthy Mindset via The Healthy Maven

[Do you get crap for living a healthy lifestyle?] Health Shaming via The Slender Student

[Life tips, basically] How to Friggin’ HUSTLE via The Skinny on Health

Cinco de Mayo

Healthy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo via Fit Foodie Finds

Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup via Fitnessista

Avocado Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips via The Spiffy Cookie

Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tacos with Strawberry Salsa via How Sweet It Is

Mexican Grilled Polenta Pizza via Edible Perspective

Shrimp and Mango Guacamole via The Healthy Maven

Food for Belly

[BERRIES GALORE] Buttermilk Berry Crumb Cake via Sprouted Kitchen + Strawberry Rhubarb Scones with Sweet Cream via Oh, Ladycakes + Pull-Apart Bread Blueberry Muffins via Yeah…Imma Eat That

[Erm. Yes.] Pina Colada Overnight Oats via Oatgasm

[Ooo!] Super Fancy Smoked Salmon Stack via The Peachy Palate

[Wow.] Thai Sweet Potato Nachos via Oh My Veggies

Miscellaneous Fun

[Who wants to come with me to ALL these places?!] 17 Most Amazing Fitness Vacations of 2014 via Greatist

[Too precious] Navy Dad Surprises Daughter at Cheer Practice via Fox News

[Her captions and her babies=life] Because I Can’t Instagram Everything via Bev Cooks



Fascinating Friday Links #21

Hmm…Friday this week doesn’t quite feel like Friday.

MLK day + a half day on Tuesday + 3-hour delay on Wednesday = wonky week.

I’m not complaining at all though! I hope you all had a wonderful week, whatever the weather. If you’re in the midst of some super chilly temperatures, stay warm! Maybe you can find some time today or this weekend to cuddle up and check out some of these Fascinating Friday Links I’ve rounded up for ya. 🙂

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Health and Fitness

[Great vlog] Video Blog: Managing Stress, Workout Shoes, Bodywork, and Finding Your Ideal Weight via Peanut Butter Runner

[Seriously love this] Letting Go and Finding Food Freedom via The Real Life RD

[What does it mean to you?] What Does “Fit” Mean to You? via The Healthy Maven

[Eat the rainbow!] A Colorful, Nourishing Diet via Kath Eats Real Food

[Fun workouts] Out and Back Circuit via Olive to Run + Triple 8 Workout via Purely Twins + 50 Rep Workout Part Two via Peanut Butter Fingers + 400 Rep Workout via Nutrition Nut on the Run + Glute and Thigh Trimmer Workout via The Brooklyn Fig

Food for Thought

[End it] Enough of The “Fat Talk” via My Food n Fitness Diaries

[Each day is an opportunity to learn] 9 Ways to Never Regret Another Day of Your Life via Marc and Angel Hack Life

[“You do you”] Work-Life Balance is a Lie, So Here’s a Better Way to Think About It via Greatist

[Be not afraid] Stop Being Afraid via Goins Writer

[How do you feel about this?] Why Dove’s Latest “Real Beauty” Ad Doesn’t Actually Empower Women via Greatist

[Be considerate when asking about pregnancy] It’s Not Easy for Everyone via The Lean Green Bean

Food for Belly

[I ♥ French Toast] Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread French Toast via Yeah…Imma Eat That + Coconut Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Blackberry Yogurt Sauce via Fit Foodie Finds

[Vegan muffin tops!] Banana Bread Muffin Tops via Oh She Glows

[Wowza] Healthy Sticky Chocolate Fudge Cake via Top with Cinnamon

[So much flavor!] Honey-Balsamic BBQ Meatballs via Iowa Girl Eats

[Pizza pizza] Sweet Potato Crust Hawaiian Pizza via Taste and Tell + Smoked Salmon Pizza via Spoon Fork Bacon

[Super bowl? Yes.] Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos via Two Peas and Their Pod

[Easy and delicious] Flourless Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Muffins via Running with Spoons

Miscellaneous Fun

[Apparently I live in Portland? Fun survey!] What City Should You Actually Live In? via BuzzFeed

[He said he’ll be back] Arnold Schwarzenegger Pranks Gymgoers in a Wig and Mustache via Greatist

[Amazing decorating ideas and tips] Things I’ve Learned About Decorating via Kath Eats Real Food

Blogging Tips

[Lighting is key] Artificial Lighting Tips for Food Photography via Pinch of Yum

[Don’t let the visitors leave so soon!] How to Reduce Your Bounce Rate via Amuse Your Bouche

[Awesome general blogging tips] Blogging and the Biz via Fit Foodie Finds

Happy Friday!

So tell me:

Which links did you find fascinating?

What are you doing this weekend?

I’ll be dancing practically all weekend. Tomorrow we have regular class and rehearsal in the morning and afternoon, and then a community performance in the evening. Sunday is the usual 4-hour rehearsal! So studying for midterms should be done tonight…. *sigh* It’s alright, maybe I can mix math with food again.