linkback love & xagave special.

by Janetha on April 25, 2012

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hi guys.

this was my workout.

this was my dinner.

not going to lie..

i’m busy.

you’re busy.

we’re all busy.

no point in crying about it. instead, i am going to turn the time over to other bloggers who have linked back to posts of mine. it’s a little thing i like to call linkback love and i did it once before. it needs to happen more often. so today, it is happening.

what’s linkback love? well, when somebody links back to one of my blog posts, i get an email notification. those notifications make me smile, because it means someone enjoyed one of my blog posts enough to blog about it and link back to it. you guys, as readers, don’t know when someone links back to my blog posts.

linkback love is my way of featuring some posts from people who have linked back to my posts so you can see what THEY are saying. sometimes they mention a little bit about the same topic within their blog post, and other times they write a full post on the topic. either way, it’s fun to see what THEY have to say in THEIR post.. whether it’s directly related to my post or not.

enjoy browsing these other blogs! (and scroll down for the xagave special!)

on my 3-ingredient pumpkin pancake post:

on my weekend in the wilderness post:

on my almond chiaseed protein muffin post:

on my body for life page:

on my protein pancake/waffle post:

hope that gives you guys some new blogs to read!

speaking of other blogs…today over on the blend retreat blog, we are spotlighting xagave. xagave is an amazing company (utah local!) with a fantastic alternative to sugar.


i have blogged about xagave several times in the past, and my pumpkin protein shake even made it into their cookbook! their cookbook is available online as an eCookbook, and they have generously offered ALL meals & moves readers a free copy of the eCookbook.

to get your copy, go to, fill out a BRIEF survey, and BAM! free eCookbook.

additionally, they are offering a 20% discount off all orders. all you have to do is enter the code “MM20” upon checkout to redeem your 20% off! head to their store. they sell xagave and high quality, cold pressed canola oil. both are healthy alternatives!

xagave is one of the blend retreat breakfast sponsors and they wanted to help build the hype and excitement before the retreat (which, by the way, is less than ten days away!)  they have offered to give away three FIVE GALLON JUGS of xagave! head over to the blend blog to enter. you can also see a few healthy recipes there—we are talking carrot cake with cream cheese icing and granola muffins!

that’s all from me for today. i have a full plate and no time to ramble. i am sure i will make up for it later!


what’s your new (or current!) favorite blog? be sure to leave a link!
it’s fun to find new blogs!

xo. janetha g.

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Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl April 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Well thank you for the link love back. 5 Gallons Jugs. Dang thats a lotta xagave love! Will head on over. Need to check out that 3 ingredient pancakes. Sounds like something I will actually have time to whip up before heading off to work in the mornings!

Carrie April 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm

My new fave blog is – lessons on how to behave like an adult. It sounds silly, but it’s full of posts about how we shouldn’t procrastinate, what do when overwhelmed with life, etc.

Em (Wine and Butter) April 25, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Okay – this is very weird because I swear on my life I knew nothing about linkback and I was just linking to your blog and clicked over to copy and paste the URL .. and saw this! Amazing! (Except I really hope I don’t look like Im just trying to cash in on it because I totally promise it was just the funniest co-incidence). Anyhow I was linking because youve been this total inspiration for me to get my butt back in gear with regards to exercise. Started doing interval again a few days ago and tomorrow will start the proper BFL. Watch out 15lb weights… here I come :)

Anyhows in terms of smaler blogs two of my faves are THE gfgf and the Daily crumb – both are totally honest and always make me smile!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) April 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I am forever amazed at your reading ability. I can’t even read one blog religiously. Two blogs intermittently. And then if I have tons of time, I’ll go on a reading binge and read one blog for like 3 posts. I am a horrifically slow reader b/c I hate to skim. And I totally skimmed this post b/c I’m that bad of a reader and I have jet lag. So the sad truth is that i don’t actually read blogs any more and barely eek along my own! Sad but true. Maybe one day when life settles down, i’ll get back to it- I love it- there’s just no time!

Love you though. And know that I’ll always come here and at least look at all the fabulous photos of you, Marshall and the kids (and Momma b)…and some food porn <3 love you tons and tons.

Jentry Nielsen April 25, 2012 at 11:21 pm

That is such a great idea, linkback love!
And free cookbook?!?! I’m sold! Can’t wait to check that out!

Sarah @ The Healthy Diva April 26, 2012 at 1:25 am

So true I am busy, but I make time for you and meals & moves. Will be checking out some of those other blogs when I have a bit more time this weekend. But one blog I just discovered and am LOVING is ‘Running on Happiness’

The blogger, Katie, has an uber awesome sense of style, is quite witty, and also has some pretty cool DIY tutorials!

Erica April 26, 2012 at 3:58 am

I agree- it been crazy, busy up in here. I haven’t added any new blogs in a while, I feel like I’m on overload as is ;)

Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio April 26, 2012 at 5:36 am

I love the linkback love! My new favorite blog is Mama Laughlin. She’s a hoot!

SweatyGirl April 26, 2012 at 6:29 am

I love when you do these posts! I can’t wait to come back later for more comments with new blogs for me to read!

Molly@This Life Is Sparkling April 26, 2012 at 6:37 am

Thank you SO much for the including my linkback in this post. It means so much :)

Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life April 26, 2012 at 9:01 am

I’ve been loving miss Lauren’s blog: I love her attitude, her passion for pizza and beer (ha!), and her fitness inspiration.

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning April 26, 2012 at 9:03 am

Your plate is full- what?? I wonder why!? :)
I love Kelly’s blog:
and Laura’s:
and I’m SO excited that I get to meet both of them at BLEND! (and you too, Janetha. Duh.)

Jess April 26, 2012 at 9:04 am

Aw yay! Thank you for the bloggy shout-out, I love it!! I’m seriously OBSESSED with those protein pancakes of yours. OBSESSED. Awesome post-long run breakfast (trumps my usual go-to bfast love of oatmeal even!!)

Annette@FitnessPerks April 26, 2012 at 11:58 am

WOW girl. You are busy! best to ya!

Good ones I’ve enjoyed lately:,,, + tons more of course!

that sounds yummy–gonna go enter!

Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food April 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I hear ya on the busy front! link love always makes me smile.

ali moll April 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Dinner looks YUM, and the workout sucked! But I’m happy I finished it! :) Love your idea of linkback love! Have a fabulous day!

Ray April 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Ive been extremely impressed with the various meals you have made. It’s been a great reading your daily blogs. Sounds like you’re foodie and enjoy working out.

Suggestion… I think you’ll enjoy a different pace.

Janetha April 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

do you go to crossfit 22? my mom’s good friend is andy gunther.

Ray April 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Indeed! Have notice a few previous GPP athletes coming over. Chance is always difficult and there’s always personal preference and a dash of loyalty to GPP….understandable.

Like I said, mere suggestion….kinda like how we have predisposition to brussel sprouts. Once you find the right recipe, the veggie is delicious.

Andy is a great trainer, so is the rest of the group. The majorityof us are Paleo-ing (not sure if that’s a word) into the swim suit season…yes even the guys.

Janetha April 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Glad you enjoy it! Maybe I will have to see if they want to let me try it out sometime. I have a Gold’s membership through July, so I won’t be paying for anything before then.. but it might be fun to try out!

Ray April 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I can guarantee you’ll be welcomed with open arms to give it a go! Ive had friends wanting to experiment and the gym has welcomed everyone for their first WOD

Janetha April 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Thanks for the suggestion!

Danielle @WorkItWearItEatIt April 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm ….totally kill myself laughing reading her blog all the time!

lindsay April 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm

link back love means we are all reading and supporting. Thats awesome! Thanks for the new blogs to read too. I mean, my reader needs more these days…. right? ;-)

Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition April 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

There’s a lot of blog I love but my current favorite is Anna’s @ The Guiltless Life

She’s smart, interesting, a great writer, and always includes fun photos

Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition April 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

There’s a lot of blogs I love but my current favorite is Anna’s @ The Guiltless Life

She’s smart, interesting, a great writer, and always includes fun photos

Fox Peterson April 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm

according to my husband’s mathematical prowess, a written article hits “critical mass” when any one URL has 21 citations. after this point, it is likely to “go viral.” unfortunately with blogs there are so many urls for each daily entry! but nonetheless, get a 21 person url daily link circle going and… WIN!

Kat @ Balancing Kat April 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I came across your site through! So happy I found you. I’ve been addicted to your blog since.

I also found She’s a Vegas girl like me and a dietitian. I find dietitians fascinating. I wish I had all that knowledge!

Also, I’m loving I recently found her as well and I’m hooked.

Paula Kemp April 28, 2012 at 11:07 am

I don’t know where I am going to find the time to look at all these new blogs to read, I think I am going to have to give up work :)

Thanks for sharing

nancy serage February 5, 2013 at 7:18 am

saw xagave used on Chef Brad cooking show

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