Latest Link Love

Hey hey hey! Here are some links I’ve starred in my Google Reader over the past week. Hope you like!

1. More new Lululemon stuff that I covet.

2. When the sun is out and you ask yourself “hmm, what should I do?” and you also say to yourself “wow, I’m thirsty,” make yourself a batch of these. And then make another. I bet it’ll put a smile on your face.

3. Need a Father’s Day gift idea? Try making this. Then, try not to keep it for yourself.

4. I saw the link for this clip and thought it would be hilarious. Then, it started and I couldn’t understand what was supposed to be funny. Then, at second 16 I saw it. And “BAHAHAHA’d”

5. How did the internets get their paws on a picture of my backyard? Oh wait, I wish.

6. Since I moved, I haven’t felt 100% confident with my body. Yeah, I got the strength and cardio stuff down, but I live with a dude now and I sometimes eat like a dude now. I mean pre-Tyler, I was a ONE hot dog a year kinda gal (Fenway Frank!!!) but now, I don’t even want to admit how many I have had since February. Woof. But, like Tyler reminds me, I work hard (harder than anyone he knows- so he says) and that I look great and that I need to get used to the fact that I’m hot (no, I did not force him to say that). But you know, I’m a girl, and I had issues with my diet and appearance growing up, yadda yadda yadda. Skinnyrunner’s recap on how to get over a fat day really helped. And I starred it. And I have re-read it every day. And it makes me feel better. No, it makes me feel A LOT better.

7. And then, this post happened. And I felt even better. I need to look at all the positives in my life, rather than focus on all the difficulties (now that my PR app is in the mail, it’s out of my hands and I have officially reduced stress by 75%)

8. For those of you who focus on faith, this post is for you. It doesn’t directly speak to me, but it helped me see how others are in the same mental/physical/emotional boat as me, and how they deal with those thoughts and feelings with their faith. Maybe it’ll help you!

9. Go here to find out your workout personality. Here’s mine:

(June 21–July 22)
You can be athletic, but you hate the crowds of people at the gym.
Watch out for: Intimidating workouts. Your psyche prefers a low-key approach.
The stars say: Keep it noncompetitive. Try solo runs or strolls in the park with your pooch.

10. Do you ever run out of ideas on how to vary your workout? I find myself scratching my forehead at the gym every once in a while when I just don’t know what to do. Well, you’re in luck: here are 30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine!



Ok, guys. What are you loving this week? Favorite warm weather snack? Activity? 

Things I’m Loving

So here are some links to things I have starred this week on my Google Reader:

1. A Day in the Life. Bonnie, a personal trainer who currently lives in Calgary as well, also stems from California. In this post, she talks about the differences– and I totally agree with her. Trader Joe’s and In-n-Out for the American win; Man of my life and having 2 dollar coins for the Canadian win.

2. Some More Fitness Center Pickup Lines from Jack Sh*t, Gettin’ Fit. I can’t pick out a favorite, because they’re all hilarious. And if I were still single, I would totally test one out. Because I am weird like that.

3. I want this outfit. Like, now. I wore my bright pink Wunder Unders with a Purple tank and my super duper bright NB sneaks to the gym today. Yeah, I got looks. And yeah……I loved it.

4. I’m 99.9% sure these pancakes will make their way into my diet sometime in the near future. I mean, how could they not?

5. Can you differentiate frenemies from bitchy friends? This post tells you how. After you read it, write a list of all your friends then put an “f” for frenemy and “b” for bitch next to the designated names. This is really just for your quick reference. You might want to re-evaluate some of your friendships. Burn that paper right away, because if any one of those gals find it- well, it won’t be pretty.

6. And I thought I was a whacky fitness instructor/trainer. This dude went WAY out of his way to get in touch with some of his clients.

7. For your exercise-related reading pleasure, this article reveals information regarding the link between exercise and depression. Do you think it’s crap? Go do 100 pushups and tell me what you think.


I am always telling people in my classes to breathe. And when I do, they look at me and roll their eyes. Then, I count all the blue faces when they’re doing tons of pushups and I have to remind them again. Breathing comes naturally, so don’t stop doing it- even when your pumping 5092735 pounds of iron, mmmk?

Anything you’re loving this week?