I’ll be sure to take you guys along for the ride both on the blog and via Instagram Stories, but before we head off to the airport, I wanted to pop in to share my weekly Things I’m Loving Friday blog post with ya! As always, please feel free to participate in the fun and share something you are loving in the comments section of this post.
Have a great weekend!
Things I’m Loving Friday
I’m pretty sure I’ve given this spray a shout out before because I’ve been using it ever since I fell hard and fast for rosehip seed oil. While I use it year-round, I love it even more in the summertime because it’s so darn refreshing. It’s 100% pure distilled rose water and helps restore and hydrate the skin. I love spritzing it on my face first thing in the morning, right when I get out of the shower and in the middle of the afternoon since a simple spray can make me feel refreshed and a little more energetic. I kind of want to get a bottle to keep in my car because I think spraying this stuff on my face after I’ve wiped my face with cleansing cloths post-workout would feel amazing!
- StrideBox Workout Feature
The team at StrideBox recently reached out to me and asked if they could share one of my workouts in their monthly fitness-themed box and I was so excited to see how it all came together when I checked the mail earlier this week! The company shared my 10 to 1 Bodyweight Workout which I suggested since it’s a travel-friendly workout you can do anywhere. It was so fun to see it included in the box along with a bunch of other fun active and fitness-themed treats including the deliciously crunchy Gorilly Goods trail mix and an ultra-light mesh storage bag that Ryan is psyched to use on his upcoming hiking trip!
- Rash Guard Hooded Sun Shirt
Chase’s rash guard was a gift from my father-in-law and it’s THE BEST. He got it at the Outrigger Canoe Club in Hawaii but the brand is Patagonia. We love it because Chase it in a bit of a hat strike at the moment but tolerates wearing a hood which helps protect his head from sun exposure. It saves us on super sunny days and offers SPF 50+ sun protection. Here are links to the 6 – 18 month sizes + 2T – 5T sizes but this rash guard sun shirt looks very similar is is available in a lot more sizes and colors!
- Burn Boot Camp Leg Workout
You guys know by now how I feel about leg day at the gym… Not my favorite. Sometimes a leg workout will surprise me and actually be somewhat enjoyable (like this one!) even if it is crazy hard and leaves me with Jello Legs for two days! Yesterday’s Burn Boot Camp workout was a tough one but I liked it because we never had to do an exercise for more than 30 seconds at a time. So much of fitness is mental and knowing I just had to make it through 30 seconds before the exercise would change made it easier to push myself without feeling like I wanted to quit every 2.5 seconds.
- House of Cards
The newest season of House of Cards is definitely captivating me and Ryan. The only show Ryan and I were watching together (Survivor) wrapped up a couple of weeks ago, so the release of season five of House of Cards on Netflix came at the perfect time! I didn’t love season three of the show but felt like it was picking back up in season four and now in the fifth season, it seems to be finding its groove again. We love this twisted show!
- PaleOMG’s Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
When Chase and I were at the library yesterday, a sweet woman referred to him as a “Little Cupcake” which prompted him to ask for cake ALL. DAY. LONG. Last night I whipped up a batch of chocolate zucchini muffins hoping I could fool him and that he wouldn’t noticed there was no icing on his “cupcake.” He seemed excited when I presented him with a “chocolate cupcake” but there was no fooling our almost-two-year-old. Chase seemed to like the flavor of the muffin but gave me the most confused look, followed by the words “Uh oh!” when I asked if he liked his cake. Haha!
I froze the rest of the batch of muffins since we’re traveling today but think they’ll be a great breakfast option for Chase (and me!) since he pretty much ruled them out as a legitimate dessert. (FYI, I followed Juli’s recipe but substituted peanut butter for the sun butter – not Paleo, I know, but we don’t eat exclusively Paleo so it’s all good – and the recipe made nine muffins.)
- Friday Flashbacks
Coconut French Toast Casserole (A tasty breakfast or brunch recipe that can be prepped ahead of time for a crowd-pleasing morning meal.)
Plyometric Leg Workout (A strength-plyo leg workout that will make your hamstrings, glutes and quads burn!)
Question of the Day
What is one thing you are loving this week?