Hi friends! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend?? Any fun plans? We are going to spend some time relaxing here at home, take the girls to Lego Land or somewhere fun, and meet up with friends. Nothing too crazy, and I’m looking forward to a down weekend after two weeks of celebrations.
I took the Halloween decorations down, and need to replace our sole Thanksgiving decoration. He got a little smashed in the garage. I’m also slowly sneaking Christmas decorations into the house. We’ll see how long it takes until the Pilot notices….I’m determined to use some of it before everything is packed up.
In standard Friday Fashion, here are some faves from the week and around the web! I always love to hear what you’re enjoying, too, so please shout it out in the comments section if you would like.
The first one is the 7-day reset! We are on day 4 right now, and it has been such a blast. The group support has been incredible, and our Facebook group is bumpin’! Thank you so much to all of you who have been checking in online, and sending awesome pics.
I was kind of dreading giving up the nightly glass of vino for a while, but have been surprised by how awesome I feel this week. From sleeping better at night, I feel more rested, and I don’t have the blah sugar crash thing happening. It’s made me remember how whole foods nourish and energize me, but I do like the soul-hugging stuff in there, too. This has been a great way to get back in touch with healthy eats (and make fruits and veggies taste REALLY good) heading back into the holiday season. Also, I’ve done the November Knockout Workout twice (OOF), and the legs are definitely feeling it.
A quick dinner we had this week:
(Base was romaine salad with bell pepper, cucumber, jicama and cilantro. Next, I topped it with brown rice, sautéed shrimp, and a sauce of Tamari, peanut butter, honey, olive oil, ginger and garlic.)
Snuggling on the couch with Caro while watching The Voice. It’s hard to believe that this is the same rescue pup that was understandably terrified of the world. She goes for walks with us all the time now -before, she couldn’t walk on a leash and was scared to be outside, so we used to put her in the wagon with Liv- and her tail wags constantly. While she’s come out of her shell, she’s definitely more of a cat-dog. She sleeps and snores most of the day, and while she will beg in the kitchen for food (thanks for teaching her, Bella), she doesn’t come up to beg for attention. (Bella basically smacks us when we aren’t petting her.)
Just so she doesn’t feel left out, I’ll still wake her up from her daylong slumber to hold her like a baby. While I was watching The Voice, I reached over to snuggle Caro, and she sat like this for almost the entire episode while I rubbed her belly. She looks a little unsure in this picture haha.
Speaking of pets, we kind of adopted a feral cat. He started sleeping under our cars this past weekend, and while the neighborhood is swarming with cats (I’m convinced at least 10 live in our neighbor’s house), he tugged at my heart. He just looked so hungry and sad, and his little ribs were sticking out, so Liv and I went to Target and bought a bunch of cat food. We leave water and food out twice a day, and I’m already starting to feel attached even though the Pilot and I are both allergic…
Livi has changed his name a few times already. He’s been Pumpkin, Parker, Lucinda and Uni so far.
(I’ve been Snapchatting it, along with the usual shenanigans if you’d like to follow along! Username: fitnessista)
Bake at it again with the poke bowl.
Primal Pit Paste. FINALLY a nontoxic deodorant that actually works. I have tried so many different types, and was kind of over spending $ on random deodorants that didn’t stand up to sweaty workouts and teaching. I had reverted back to the Tom’s brand (even though it has aluminum, it works really well) and Betsy had mentioned that this one is awesome. I decided to give it a whirl. It has a light lavender scent, and you only need to use a little at a time. I’ve already used it while teaching a hot barre class and a sweaty spin class, and it totally did the job.
A fun Beautycounter event. I was surrounded by inspiration, and loved chatting with women who are passionate about making safe and nontoxic products mainstream.
LISA FRANK HAIR. Where have you been all my life??
Happy Friday, lovely friends!