Fascinating Friday Links #25 + Hockey Drama

Friday already?! And that’s not out of excitement. I’m shocked that my pretty low-key winter break is coming to a close. I guess it’s about time I kick my butt back in gear after all those snow days though.

The weather finally warmed up yesterday, so I took full advantage of it by going for a brisk, hour-long walk around my neighborhood.

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Lots of kids were playing outside, neighbors were walking the dogs, snow was melting, springtime felt near. Then I came home to hear on the news that the temps will drop back below freezing in a week….K.

In other news, my mom turned into a different person during the women’s hockey game yesterday. Honestly, I was a little scared. I guess she has this passionate rivalry with her siblings who live in Canada since she’s the only one of her siblings who lives in the US. So for an hour of our lives, we were die-hard hockey fans. She was literally jumping up and down for Team USA when they made their first two goals, but when Canada scored two goals in the last three minutes, she went c.r.a.z.y. Like, upset crazy. You don’t even know.

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The pressure is too much to handle.

Of course, I had to cry out to the Twitter world for consolation. Thanks, Jo.

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ANYWAY. Link love. As usual, here are some great recipes, workouts, and thoughts from around the web this week!

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Health and Fitness

[That thing: a calorie] What IS a Calorie Exactly? via More Than Just Desserts

[Great tips!] 7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Group Fitness via Busy Bod

[Form first] How to Do the Perfect Deadlift via Greatist

[Awesome ideas to make healthy meals easy] Top 10 Foods for Sunday Food Prep via The Lean Green Bean

[Helpful] 10 Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep via Your Trainer Paige

[Never hibernate] Five Ways Winter Makes You Fitter via Wellness Today

[This could be true in Europe] Eating Pizza Lowers Your Cancer Risk via The Skinny on Health

[Sweat it out] Leg Torture Workout via Purely Twins + Winter Shape-Up Week 4 Workout via Fitnessista

Food for Thought

[Do you need ALL those Facebook friends?] On Unfriending via The Lunchbox Diaries

[She handled this situation so well] Own Your Positive Body Image & Own Your Workouts via Your Trainer Paige

[Reflection on “unplugging”] Making the Most of Time via My Neon Running Shoes

[Why should we have to hold so much back on our own blogs?] The Thing I Hate Most About My Blogging via Fitting It All In

[This girl knows how to handle it] Cyber Bullying via Miles On Oats

[What about those not-so-great workouts?] When Working Out Feels Like Work via Perfection Isn’t Happy

Food for Belly

[So perfect] Broiled Fontina Toasts with Roasted Garlic and Poached Eggs via How Sweet It Is

[What?!] Banana Bread Doughnuts with an Almond Butter Glaze via Flourishing Foodie

[Nugget-style!] BAKED Chicken Fried Tofu via Peas and Crayons

[“Flavor-town” — Guy Fieri] Hawaiian Pulled Pork Skillet Nachos with Pineapple Guacamole via Iowa Girl Eats

[Creamy and dreamy] Thick and Creamy Chocolate Smoothie via Running with Spoons

[Jaw-dropping] Honey Kissed Baklava Muffins via Edible Perspective

[*Angels singing*] Smoked Salmon and Avocado Egg Sandwich via Once Upon a Cutting Board

Miscellaneous Fun

[Score.] 29 Ways to Eat Peanut Butter For Every Meal via BuzzFeed

[Cool stuff!] The Evolution of a Food Photo via Pinch of Yum

[The kid with the hat (Lucas). Just watch him.] Kids React to Frozen — Let It Go (Multi-Language) via Fine Bros. Youtube

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

So tell me:

Did you watch the hockey showdown?

How’s the weather in your area?

Which links did you enjoy?

Tell me that Lucas kid isn’t the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen. 🙂