Good morning and a very Happy Friday!
How was your week? Mine was good. Chilly, but good. I know I already shared this on twitter yesterday, but…
Whew! Warm front coming through, y’all.
Okay, enough about the weather. Everything else about the week went pretty well! I started teaching classes at the gym, and I am staying plenty busy getting things ready on the back end for the new site launch. We are just about two and a half weeks out. Ahh!
That’s so exciting slash overwhelming… so much to organize, so little time. I guess you know where I’ll be during my down time this weekend. #creatingpageslikeaboss
Now onto this week’s edition of Friday Favorites. I invite you all to play along and share yours in the comments section, and while you’re at it, link up your own using the blue InLinkz button!
Friday Favorites #72: Week of 1/16
• EOS hand lotion
I love the flat oval shape you can easily slip into a purse pocket. It’s very creamy and convenient to carry around all winter long!
• Sweaty Nation
Have you guys heard of the new platform for fitness lovers across the United States and even world called Sweaty Nation?
A couple of months ago, I was approached to join the Sweaty Nation community to share and get inspirations from others eating healthy and staying active in their communities every day.
“We are yogis, fitness instructors, triathletes, cyclists, hikers, climbers, skiers, pilates instructors, dancers, racquetball players and fitness lovers of all kinds and we are here to encourage each other to make healthy choices and lead active, healthy active lives.“
The company started as a project from ActivewearUSA.com (look out for more from them soon!) and has expanded into a company of it’s own with the goal of helping the world stay active and fit!
I have been a part of the community for a little over a month now, and I love seeing the daily posts from other people as well as helpful content through healthy living articles.
I don’t post all of my blog content on my page, but I always share anything health and fitness related. It’s fun to scroll through and see how everyones’ days and activities are going. You can become a part of the network and follow people and fitness professionals all over the world!
• shampoo & conditioner
In need of a shampoo and conditioner restock, I stopped into Sally’s Beauty Supply this week and figured I would give something new (and cheaper than what I normally buy) a try.
The bottle and smell reminded me of the Biolage brand I love, which is exactly what the saleswoman compared it to when I asked her about it. I’ve used the set twice this week with my hair treatment, and I can already tell an improvement in the moisture level of my hair. It’s so much softer.
A definite win!
• lacrosse ball massager
I have heard that lacrosse balls are great for massaging certain areas and knots out of your feet, legs, neck, back and shoulders.
I don’t know exactly what kind of ball this is (Scott brought it home from an event and Roadie loves to chew on it), but it’s considerably hard and looks pretty similar to a lacrosse ball. I have been rolling it over my muscles the last couple of weeks and highly recommend it for anyone who likes foam rolling. These types of balls are great for targeting pressure points.
I feel like this is literally going to be Scott and I when we start a family. Ha!
• personal training
This week marked my first official week training clients at the gym! I am still very early in the process, and I know it will take more time to feel fully comfortable, but it’s going really, really well so far.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of assessing and training my first 1-on-1 client, and love putting new workouts together for both private sessions and small group classes. I’m looking forward to sharing more details with you in the near future!
Do any of you find a collection of water glasses and tumblers like this around your house?
Captured in this photo is just from me over the span of two days. Thirsty much? I can’t seem to get enough water lately. I guess that’s not a horrible thing…. love me some high quality H2O! (<- anyone catch that movie quote?)
It’s that time of year where we all want to be as productive in our goals as possible and still manage to stay on track with eating balanced meals. Shannon Vetere is a lifestyle expert and writer of Skinny Sometimes who believes that being healthy includes being happy with your diet and exercise routine. Do you really love your personal approach to getting healthy?
Her book, A Busy Girl’s Guide to Happy Eating (<- affiliate link), provides a step-by-step, 6-week guide filled with menus, shopping lists and prep instructions for breakfasts, lunches, and dinner recipes. And because there’s more to happy eating besides food, you’ll also get a daily self-care activity to round out the day.
If you are one who needs a little push to stay on your New Years resolutions, this could be a great tool for your kitchen!
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• favorite HWG posts
• Friday funny: animals dressed as humans
Because I saw this and literally laughed out loud. That sloth. Dying.
Have a great weekend!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The Friday Favorites series features items I genuinely want to share with you. Please understand, however, that affiliate links may be included. Thank you for your support! <3