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Links You’ll Love: Preparing for 2017

Well, the time has come to ring in 2017. This Links You’ll Love round-up is all about putting your best foot forward for the new year. That means starting 2017 off with health, joy, and grace.

Read on to get yourself in the mood!

Fashion & Beauty:

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What would starting a new year be without looking back on the last one? And not the negativity or the setbacks, but the moments that really meant something and will help you set the tone for a happy, healthy 2017. Get alllll the Feel Goods with Elle’s 20 Inspiring Body Positive Moments of 2016.

It’s all about your mentality so be sure to head into 2017 in the right frame of mind. Need help getting there? Women’s Health Magazine has you! 6 Kick-Ass Body Positivity Moments of 2016.

Want to take your fashion game to the slopes? No problem, Shape will show you how it’s done – What’s Trending with Tara: Slope Style.

If you’re hoping to head into 2017 having mastered the perfect cat eye, you’re in luck. The Man Repeller is IN – How To Do Liquid Eyeliner.

Curious how to make traveling a more relaxing and enjoyable experience? Self asked a travel writer just that – Helpful Travel Tips to Make Flying Suck Less.

Health & Fitness:

Not sure what to expect next year? Mind Body Green is looking ahead – 11 Wellness Trends To Watch In 2017.

Want to fit some more superfoods into your diet? Try these from PopSugar – Healthy Tonic Drink Recipes.

You know the adage “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it?” Well that goes for stretching too! Prevention – 8 Best Stretches to do if You’re Over 40.

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Want to try to make some healthier choices this year? I’ve got you covered!

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you a happy, healthy, amazing weekend and a wonderful start to the new year!

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Links You’ll Love: Get Healthy & Stay Healthy

We all want to get healthy – That’s a pretty universal desire – But staying healthy? That’s the hard part.

It’s easy to stay on track for short bursts – Whether it’s a new workout or diet plan – And then lose your motivation and fall of the health wagon.

Here are some tips and suggestions from the experts to help you stay on top of your goals.

My number one tip? Stop thinking about your health as a phase or a diet or something to be “gotten through” in order to achieve a specific goal {bikini season, wedding, event…}. You have one body – You should treat it with respect and fuel it well, that’s all you get!

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Stuck at the playground with the kiddos this Summer? Never fear, you can still get in a healthy workout!! Channel your inner child with this ab-busting swing set workout.

Curious how your gym bag stacks up against the pros? Check out Chalkboard Mag’s In My Gym Bag With Karena + Katrina of Tone It Up.

Being healthy means being happy. It means doing what makes your body AND your mind happy. Get inspired by this post – 10 Life Lessons: How To Have A Life, Not Just A Resume.

It’s nearly time for the Summer Olympics so my interest in checking in on the athletes is starting to ramp up. I remember loving the Summer games as a child {gymnastics and diving especially} but in the age of social media it’s SO FUN to be able to see their food, workouts, and inspirations. Check out Mind Body Green’s What Runner & Olympic Hopeful Becky Wade Eats In A Day for some serious Fitspo. I’m ready to go running now!

There’s an “anywhere” workout, and there’s a “anywhere with kids” workout. This is the latter! 10-Minute Workouts You Can Do With Your Kids Anytime, Anywhere.

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Are you a fan of Kayla Itsines? Me too. Curious what it’s like to actually workout with her? Me too. Well + Good got the low down, and it makes me jealous. I worked out with Kayla Itsines IRL—along with thousands of screaming fans.

Want a fresh start? I love the whole foods-based recipes for this Two Week Clean Eating Plan from FabSugar.

We all know that sleep is important. But what does your body really need? Check out Anna Victoria’s How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Exercises to do/not do, food mistakes to avoid & more from Women’s Health – 9 Trainers Share the Top Weight-Loss Mistakes People Make in the Gym.

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Links You’ll Love: Summer Health

This week’s Links You’ll Love round-up is focused on some great posts from around the interwebs that will help with creating a healthy, delicious, fashionable Summer this year!

Health & Fitness:

Need to tone up for your next trip? Check out Positive Health Wellness’s 17 Ways To Tone Your Arms Super Fast for some great tips to see change in your upper body.

Turmeric is one of those rockstar spices that I try to include in meals whenever I can. Want to give classic turmeric tea a try? Check out Health Ambition’s Health Benefits of Ginger Turmeric Tea and maybe you’ll be a convert.

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Want to give your morning routine a little boost? Check out this fun YouTube video from LoveSweatFitness that includes everything from skin care to coffee bliss – My Healthy Morning Routine + Messy Bun Tutorial. P.S. That bun is Summer perfection! 🙂

Stuck at a desk all day? Don’t worry – The Balanced Blonde is here to help with your Summer health -! 3 Easy Office Yoga Poses that you can do every day!

Most people I know who love yoga are junkies for the mental aspect – You leave the studio refreshed, inspired, grateful, and energized. It’s downright addicting. I loved reading The Blissful Chef’s Yoga and Weight Gain, an interesting and eye-opening read.

Fashion & Beauty:

Do you love Chrissy Teigen? Yea, me too. And so does the Man Repeller – Why Is the Internet Obsessed With Chrissy Teigen?

Denim is a Spring and Summer staple. And denim-on-denim? An institution! Need some inspiration to get you started? Marie Claire’s Celebrity Denim-on-Denim is a great start!

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What’s this Summer’s trend for men? Apparently, its legs! For Men, Leg Abs Are Very Big This Summer.

Kelly of The Glamorai has amazing travel style and I’ve been using her site as a vacation packing guide of late. Luckily for us, she’s rounding things up for a fabulous Insta*Style post.

When it comes to shopping and my closet, there’s a clear winner in terms of where my money goes – Handbags! I stopped the “quantity over quality” mentality in my mid twenties and started choosing timeless investment pieces. My nieces, or nephews should they wish, are in for a great inheritance! And apparently, I’m not the only one – Study: Women Are Buying Less Clothes, And More Of THIS Accessory.

What’s YOUR favorite tip for a fabulous Summer?

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Links You’ll Love: Veganism

This week’s Links You’ll Love round-up is going to delve into the world of veganism – From recipes you can make to ethical beauty products to fashion you should look into.

Fashion & Beauty:

Ready to revive your locks after a long, dry Winter? I’ve got what you need right here – 17 (All-Natural!) Fixes For Dry, Lifeless Winter Hair from Refinery 29.

Makeup time! Want to give some new products a go? Check out this Must Try tutorial – Tutorial: A Quick & Easy Non-Toxic Makeup Routine.

Product reviews are a favorite of mine, loved reading this great round-up. Enjoy this set of goodies – 14 Haute, Not Hippie, Vegan Beauty Products from Total Beauty.

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In the mood to do some shopping? BuzzFeed has put together a Must-Read list you’ve got to see: 13 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands For A Cruelty-Free Closet.

Want to save the planet? Me too! Don’t worry though, Mind Body Green has got you covered – 5 Easy Ways You Can Help Save The Planet.

Health & Fitness:

Curious about the real price tag on making your own juice? I Heart Veggies has you covered – How Much Does it Cost to Juice?

Many of us spend the majority of our lives at the office. I may get in a fitness class after work, but that’s only one hour out of the ~16 that I’m awake. The importance of your actions at work can’t be ignored if you want to be healthy. Read How to stay HEALTHY in your office job from Kayla Itsines and make some changes!

I found this incredibly interesting – There’s been more talk in recent years about hormones and how an imbalance in the body can cause all sorts of issues, from weight gain to sleep issues. If you’re interested in learning more about insulin, cortisol, and others, read this – What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Weight: A Hormone Expert Explains.


Want to give some plant-based proteins a try? Check out Vega’s list of The Best Sources of Vegan Protein and try mixing things up in the kitchen!

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Links You’ll Love: Travel Tips

Tis the season for killer travel plans!

From long vacations abroad to staycations in the comfort of your own home to weekends at the lake – Yes please!

This Links You’ll Love round-up is focusing on having a healthy, fun, happy trip, wherever you head to this season!

Fashion & Beauty:

If you’re like me and worry about how your skin is going to hold up on your next trip, read this Harper’s Bazaar piece – Beauty School: How Air Travel Affects Your Skin.

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Someone who travels constantly and splits their time between cities is a person you can count on when it comes to travel style. Check out The Glamourai’s My Fail Proof Travel Outfit & get inspired for your next trip!

Love to visit new cities but don’t have someone to tag along on your next trip? Go anyway! I’m A Young Woman Who Loves To Travel Alone – And Here’s Why! This post really resonated with me because I LOVE traveling solo. I moved to Rome when I was 21 and spent weekends exploring new cities in Southern Italy – The whole experience was life altering and I can’t recommend it highly enough!

Curious about how I approach my vacations? I’ve tackled this topic a number of times so check these out: Wanderlust: Traveling In Style, Travel Etiquette, Traveling & Eating, and Travel To Do List.

Health & Fitness:

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Stuck in a hotel that has no gym? Only have a few minutes before heading to your next meeting, appointment, or adventure while you’re on the road? The Coveteur’s 7 Exercises You Can Do In A Hotel Room is a lifesaver!

Interested in staying active & fit while you’re on your next trip? Fit Bottomed Girls is here to help – Travel Tips: Save Fit on the Road.

From workouts to grocery shopping, LoveStyle has what you need to plan your next vacation – How To Stay Healthy While Traveling.

NOT succumbing to illness while you’re on the road is incredibly important for enjoying your next vacay. From air conditioned hotel rooms to airplanes filled with sick people, it seems nearly impossible sometimes. Mind Body Green is tackling this topic in their 10 Tips To Keep You Healthy Every Time You Travel.

What’s YOUR number one tip?

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