Well heyyyyyy! I hope you’re in a great mood today because it’s FRIDAY! We have a fairly low-key but fun weekend in store, so I’m looking forward to it.
In honor of Friday, I thought it’d be fun to link-up to Heather’s Friday Favorites series. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a post like this, so it’ll be a nice change of pace. I’m not sure if it’ll be a regular Friday thing or not – time will tell.
Most of this stuff revolves around food and fitness… Are you surprised?
Let’s chat FOOD favorites first:
Peanut Butter & Co. has easily been one of my favorite peanut butter companies for a few years now. One of their flavors, The Bee’s Knees always tasted good to me, but it was never one of my top favorites until just recently. They sent me a couple jars a few weeks back and I haven’t been able to keep my spoon out of it! I have a new love for this stuff. It’s right up there with White Chocolate Wonderful and Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. Gosh, how do you even choose a favorite flavor from this company?!
I go in phases with English muffins, and I’ve totally been in an obsessed phase with them lately. I spotted them on sale at the grocery store last week, and I think I’ve eaten one in some shape or form for breakfast ever since. I especially love the Thomas brand – all the “nooks and crannies” are perfect for holding loads of peanut butter, butter, jam, cheese, or (insert amazing topping here).
- Cherry tomatoes
My parents have a great garden in their backyard that is growing tomatoes like crazy so they have been giving them away left and right. They are SO good! Perfectly ripe, juicy, and flavorful. I eat them like grapes!
- Coffee, coffee, and more coffee
Yikes, this one has gotten a little out of control around here lately. I’ve always loved my coffee, but it seems like I’m drinking more and more of it these days. I blame it on not sleeping well. Lots and lots and lots has been swirling around my brain lately making it difficult to sleep well. I hope to cut back on it when things settle down a bit, but until then, I’m embracing it with open arms.
Well, we all know how much I love ice cream… When I was asked to try out Enlightened Ice Cream, a new-to-me brand of ice cream that is full of protein, fiber, and better-for-you ingredients, I jumped on it! With only 70-100 calories, 7-8 grams of protein, and only 3 grams of sugar, you can’t really beat it. I have only had the chance to try the vanilla ice cream sandwiches, but I would love to try some of their other flavors. Let’s be real, it’s not the real deal, but it’s a nice “healthified” treat that is a little lower in sugar for when the craving hits.
Moving on to FITNESS favorites:
We are officially in our second week of bootcamp, and I am loving every minute of it! Paige has done an incredible job at structuring the workouts. They have been challenging yet easy to follow, and best of all, fun! It’s been a great change of pace for me, and it’s perfect timing because I currently don’t have a gym membership and no gym is required for these workouts.
The mornings and evenings have been beautiful here, so we’ve been going on lots of walks! It won’t last for much longer, so I’m taking advantage of it as much as I can. It’s one way I can easily soothe Hunter from his teething pains and the dogs love it too!
- Blog Workouts
I am always pinning workouts from some of my favorite fitness blogs on to my Workout Pinterest board for later use. Since I’m doing a lot of workouts at home lately, I will occasionally throw in a random workout I have pinned. It keeps things fun and interesting, and it requires little to no thinking about my workouts.
The last couple weekends, Cody, Hunter, the dogs, and I have been going on Saturday morning hikes. There’s a couple mountains with several trails all over it not too far away, so we’ve been taking advantage before we hibernate all summer. It’s become one of my favorite parts of our weekends. Since we seem to be surrounded by family a lot these days (a huge blessing – not complaining!), the short quality time we have together with just our little family is treasured.
Aaaand that’s a wrap! Have a great Friday!
P.S. See ya on Sunday for another hypothalamic amenorrhea success story! It’s a good one!
What some of your FOOD favorites lately?
What are some of your FITNESS favorites lately?