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Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

19 Mar

It is literally almost spring! I’m so ready for it…the next few days will be in the 50s which will be nice. Let’s just hope it stays that way?

Here are your health links for today:

  • 5 Tips For Eating Healthier (Crazy Running Girl) – These are great tips…and really, who actually eats the serving size for cereal?
  • The Fatigue Fallacy (Nia Shanks) – Great points made in her post. You should not be finishing every workout feeling exhausted. Read on to find out why.
  • How To Make A Healthy Salad (I Heart Vegetables) – If you follow these simple “rules” you will have a delicious salad! She also includes a few recipe ideas.
  • Lucky 7’s Body Weight Workout (Blonde Ponytail) – No equipment needed & 7 rounds?!? This looks like a tough, but awesome, workout.
  • 9 Everyday Stretches For A Healthy Body (The Sweet Life) – We could all really benefit from stretching more often – I know I could. Start incorporating some of these!

Is it spring already in your state? What’s the temp like?

Do you stretch every day?

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Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

19 Feb

Is this week dragging for anyone else? I keep thinking today is Thursday. Oh well, only a few more days until the weekend!

Here are your health links for today:

Do you like eggs? What’s your favorite way to eat them? I usually do hard boiled because it’s quick, but on weekends I like them over easy 🙂

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Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

12 Feb

There is another snowstorm coming tomorrow. WTF?!?! I cannot recall a winter with so much snow…Who else is planning for snow tomorrow?

Here are your health links for today:

What’s your go-to breakfast meal? Mine is 2 eggs over-easy with a piece of toast, and avocado.

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Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

29 Jan

Does anyone feel like this week is just dragging? Yesterday I felt like it was Wednesday, and today it feels like a Thursday. And I think I’m getting sick, so I’d just like it to be the weekend. Well, at least we are halfway through the week!

Here are your health links for today:

  • 5 Flexibility Standards (Mark’s Daily Apple) – Which one of these are you able to do? If you can’t do some, work on those trouble spots.
  • 15 Minute Barbell Workout (Grit By Brit) – I just found Brit’s blog and already know it will have some great content. This is a total body workout and all you need is a barbell!
  • Avocado Chickpea Salad (Naturally Ella) – This looks so good. If you want to try some meatless meals, this site has great recipe ideas, and I can’t wait to go through them. I’ll be making this for lunch in the next week or two for sure!
  • 10 Healthy Plant-Based Snacks For Road Trips (Running On Real Food) – Great snack ideas, whether you’re on a road trip or just need some healthy snacks in your life.

What are some of your favorite healthy snacks? Please share!

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Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

22 Jan

So how much snow did you get? Or are you one of the lucky ones who is in warm weather? We got about 11 inches…hoping this is the last snow storm of the winter!

Here are your health links for today:

  • Front Squat Benefits And Technique (Tony Gentilcore) – I have a love/hate relationship with front squats-they’re so much harder for me! But they really are a great exercise.
  • Tuna Cakes With Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce (Minou Girl) – Actually just made these for lunch and can’t wait to try them!
  • 15 Minute Mushroom Stroganoff (Amuse Your Bouche) – Just found this blog and can’t wait to look through all of the recipes. This looks like a great one for meatless Monday 🙂
  • Dynamic Warmup For Runners (Miss Zippy) – If you’re running in these cold conditions, then a warm-up is crucial! I do all of these moves before I head out for a run.

Have you tried front squats? Which do you prefer-front or back squats?

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Torch Those Arms Workout

16 Jan

Last week I posted a quad & glute workout, so now it’s time for an arm workout!

arm workoutAll you need is a set of dumbbells. If you only have light dumbbells, you can make it more challenging by doing more reps of each exercises.

Burpees are thrown in there for a full body move, but also some good cardio 😉

For a full body workout, you could do the glute workout, followed by this arms workout.

Let me know if you try it out or have any questions!

What is your favorite upper body exercise? Recently, I’d have to say bench press, even though it is so challenging for me.

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Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

15 Jan

And just like that, we are halfway through January already. Will 2014 fly by as quickly as 2013 did? I don’t want to turn 26 so time needs to slow down! 😉

Here are your health links for today:

Do you have an easy, go-to snack recipe? Please share! I’m always looking for healthy snack ideas because I have a killer sweet tooth…

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Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

8 Jan

Thankfully today is a bit warmer than yesterday…it was single digits in NJ, and probably below zero with the windchill. Yet Saturday it will be in the 50s??! Crazy weather…

Here are your health links for today:

Have you tried spinning? I wish I had a SoulCycle near me because I keep hearing how awesome it is!

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Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

18 Dec

7 days until Christmas! That is all.

Here are your health links for today:

  • Core Strength For Runners (Happy Fit Mama) – I need to start working more on my core strength. Plus, this is good for non-runners and runners alike!
  • Sriracha Shortage On The Way! (Women’s Health) – Are you a sriracha addict? I don’t like spicy but actually like this stuff, though I can only use like 1 little drop each time I use it.
  • 5 Tips To Run More Efficiently (Daily Burn) – Great tips for those who are starting spring half training now, or will soon. I should really do more drills.
  • Tips For Sticking To Your Workout Schedule (Fit N’ Cookies) – Are you finding it hard to stick to your schedule during the holidays? These are some great tips!

Do you use sriracha? Or other hot sauce?

What’s your favorite dressing? I’d have to say Caeser or Honey Mustard.

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Motivational Monday!

16 Dec

9 days until Christmas…wow!

Recently, I’ve been enjoying getting back into the gym, and lifting heavy. I’ll post my routine and update soon. It’s been nice to have a break from running. In 4 weeks, my strength has really improved…it actually improved in just 1 week back. Though I was VERY sore for a few days 😉

This is why I decided to chose this quote for today:

More recently, women have been starting to understand that lifting heavy is beneficial, and that you won’t get bulky or manly. I wrote a whole post about that as one of my first blog posts actually!

I used to be one of those people who thought higher reps with light weights was the only way to go. While high reps still has it’s place in a training program, challenging yourself with heavier weights is what will really garner results.

If you’re a runner, I think this is especially important during the off season! I’m looking at this as my off season, and lifting in order to strengthen my legs and core. During the training season, strength training sometimes falls to the wayside, or you don’t have time for a 1 hour session since you’re already running for an hour more. The off season is the time to really dig in.

Do you like lifting heavy things? 

What’s your favorite lifting exercise? I’d have to say either bench press or pull-ups because they’re so challenging that when I actually accomplish something I feel awesome!

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