Happy Friday! Another work week has come and gone, and I’m here again to share some of my faves from the week!
But first…a quick recap of yesterday, or shall I say today since I am writing this on Thursday for Friday. So right now I am sitting in Starbucks writing up this post, which is one of my favorites for today…
1. Working at Starbucks
I don’t know what it is but there’s just something about doing my work at Starbucks, with some kind of coffee drink – right now it’s a triple nonfat grande cappuccino – surrounded by other coffee-lovers doing the same thing. I’m also a coffee addict so every time I hear the espresso machine or the milk steamer, I get a little bit of a rush.
At this point in my day, I’ve taken a spin class and did an ab workout at the gym earlier this morning, came home for a quick lunch, and then went to take a Strength and Conditioning class that I will be soon be teaching. I just went so I could see how my bossman wanted the class run.
2. Fivesse Gym Bag
I first saw these bags from Fivesse at the Idea World Expo, and fell in love. I held off getting one for a while because of the price, but then I found them for a little cheaper on different website. I think it was eBags.com.
This bag is perfect for me because I tend to just shove everything in my gym bag with no organization whatsoever. This bag has separate compartments for just about everything you bring with you to the gym – your sunglasses, cell phone, dirty laundry, shoes, keys, jewelry and headphones. I’ve been trying really hard to use these compartments for what they’re meant for.
Yes, really! For a while I was eating kale a lot, like a year and a half ago. And then I just got tired of it I guess, and haven’t had it much since then. As a part of the new year, I’ve been trying to get back in the habit of eating only whole foods and minimal junk. And along with that, I’ve been trying to eat more kale again!
I had it this week in a smoothie..
last week in an amazing salad…
and in a sauté with garlic and mushrooms…
I’m still looking for more great kale recipes, so if you have any, throw them my way!
4. This Essie nail colorI think it’s perfect for Winter. I’m usually skeptical about going so bright, but I like this one!
I’ve been loving using lemons lately, mostly in my water. Something I’ve been focusing on getting better at this week is drinking more water from now on. I definitely don’t drink enough. Coffee? Yes – I overdose on that sh*t, but water not so much. Putting lemon in my water and my water in a pretty mason jar cup makes water taste so much better!
I’ve also been using it to make a really simple but delicious salad dressing. It doesn’t seem much different from my usual balsamic vinegar and olive oil, but it really does give my salads a new fresh taste.
Simple Salad Dressing (one serving)
– Juice from one lemon wedge
– 1 small garlic clove, crushed
– 1 tsp olive oil
– 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
– sea salt and ground pepper to taste
I’m signing off to relax the rest of my evening. I’m beat!
What are some of your favorites from the week? What have you been loving lately?