Healthy Weekend

Itz been a healthy weekend over here, my friends; how about for you?  I think that the term “healthy” refers to so much more than merely exercising and eating right.  While those factors are definitely incredibly important to living a healthy life, being “healthy” also involves taking care of yourself, both mentally and physically, and fostering relationships with those you choose to surround yourself with.

All of such which are, of course, marvelous, which is why we’re starting the week off celebrating Healthy Diva’s Marvelous in my Monday! #MIMM


Healthy is… spending time with your family.  On Friday night, we went out to dinner at The Pasta House to celebrate my nephew Jackson’s fifth birthday!

jacob jackson

Of course Jacob had to help hold the cake and blow out his candles.  Those two boys do everything together!  Best of cousins, best of friends.

Healthy is… nourishing your body with healthy food and fueling it when itz hungry.


Apple Cinnamon Chobani topped with more cinnamon and almond butter makes the most delicious and satisfying snack!

Healthy is… hanging out with your friends and sitting around a newly built backyard fire pit enjoying each other’s company.

fire pit

On Saturday night, our good friends Stevie and Whitney invited us over for dinner.  They grilled flank steak, asparagus, and potatoes.  Very delicious!

Healthy is… moving your body.  Exercise IS important!  Don’t forget to enjoy the beauty nature offers when the weather permits, too.


Diana and I headed out Sunday morning for a five-mile walk around her neighborhood.  While it was a simple walk, we got in our workout for the day, kept a brisk pace, and took in the views along the way.

Healthy is… doing things you love with people you love.  Jonny, his parents, and I went to the Cardinals game on Sunday afternoon.

jonny cards

My Running Skirts red and white headband and my Oakley sunglasses match perfectly with the rest of our Cardinal red!  While we didn’t exactly bring home a winner, we certainly loved the hot weather and sunshine on our faces!

Healthy is… rooting for the best baseball team ever – the St. Louis Cardinals!

St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis IS Cardinal Nation!  The atmosphere is always a blast at Busch Stadium as St. Louis fans are constantly pumped up and cheering on our team.  I love how you can see the Arch in Busch Stadium; it makes for a very pretty backdrop.  Now how many cities can say that about their stadium?  That’s what I thought.  Go Birds!

What was healthy about your weekend?  Favorite baseball team?  Cardinals…

56 thoughts on “Healthy Weekend

  1. 1. Great post! You nailed what being healthy is to a T
    2. Can your nephews be any cuter? I mean seriously, just look at their smiles!!!
    3. Big Phillies fans over here =)

    • haha!! hey you know bloggers don’t post EVERYTHING! like the dessert i ate on friday, saturday, AND sunday 🙂 🙂 itz all about moderation right?!

  2. Ahhh fire pits. They are the essence of summer nights for me. My “favorite” baseball team is the Pirates, mainly for the sake of hometown support (please don’t laugh, I know that they’re terrible!).

    • oh i definitely enjoyed some cookies and ice cream this weekend! i don’t believe that being healthy is being perfect and not eating aaaaany sugar. shoot, that’d be boring! haha

  3. Aww..Now that’s a smile! The two boys are so adorable ;). Seeing that firepit makes me want s’mores..mmm…haven’t had that in a while. Healthy is spending quality time with my family this weekend

    • ooooh we had s’mores a couple months ago when we went out to my parents’ country place – so fun and so yummy!

  4. Those boys are seriously adorable!! I also want to eat that chobani (looks super yum) and steal your fire pit. We just bought a house and will be wanting to create our own fire pit too… did you all do it yourselves? Did you follow something specific or just wing it? Tips?

    • the fire pit was at our friends’ home. stevie built it and he laid it all out first, and then poured liquid concrete to hold the bricks together, and at the bottom is just rocks. from what i know, he pretty much winged it!

  5. Awesome post Linz! So true that being “healthy” is much more than exercise & food! I took time to have lunch with my family yesterday after being gone all last week & then allowed myself a nap & a low-key evening. Healthy indeed. Go CARDS! ps. Your nephews are adorable!

    • yes being in the moment is HUGE! not worry about the past or stressing about the future (easier said than done, sometimes, right??)

  6. I want a firepit in my back yard!!! Mostly so I can have smores all the time 😉

    You’re so SO right–healthy is SO much more than just food & exercise. You totally nailed that one. And you’re so balanced! Amazing.

  7. You’re talking to a diehard Cubbies fan here … but we can still be friends. 😉 For me, a healthy weekend includes activity (softball practice and a walk) and a little indulgence (popcorn at the movies).

    I love the idea of topping Chobani Apple Cinnamon with almond butter. I’m going to have to try that.

    • AH!! I’ll pretend I didn’t read the “Cubs fan” part 🙂 🙂 I think apple cinnamon with peanut butter would be spot on, too!

  8. loved this sweetheart! i definitely agree with you! healthy is so much more than eating “right” and exercising! It’s just about taking care of YOU in whatever way that may be 🙂

    this weekend i rested and I knew that was healthy for me 🙂

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