What is it about Fridays that instantly lift my mood? Friday is, without a doubt, my favorite day of the week. I love the anticipation of weekend fun and I feel like everyone is a little happier on Fridays.
Ryan and I have plans to attend a cocktail party on Saturday night which I am sure will be a welcomed treat after I spend all day spinning my booty off at a training in Charlotte. I am really looking forward to it!
But now it’s time to dive right into your usual Things I’m Loving Friday post where we chat about things that are making us smile every week. Please feel free to chime in below in the comments section of this post.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends! I’m off to teach PiYo!
Thing I’m Loving Friday
Fresh blackberries aren’t exactly cheap and all too often when I end up splurging on a pint or two, they end up tasting a bit sour. Well, this week I bought a few 1/2 pints because they were buy one, get one free at the grocery store and I totally lucked out because every pint so far has been sweet and absolutely bursting with wonderful berry flavor. YES!
This collection of eye-catching infographics is so, so awesome. And each one really does a great job of simplifying healthy eating in a beautiful, visual way. Love it!
- National Peanut Butter Day
Tomorrow is National Peanut Butter Day! If you share my love for the delicious nut butter, here are a few recipes you might enjoy to help you celebrate: Peanut Butter Protein Bars (<—most popular PBF recipe of 2011!), Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Granola, Oatmeal Peanut Butter Banana Cookies, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Overnight Oats (<— my favorite overnight oats recipe!)
- Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout cookie season is upon us. HOORAY! Ryan bought five boxes from a coworker and the two of us housed a box of Caramel DeLites last night. (What? Don’t act like it’s a hard thing to do…) My favorites have always been Thin Mints and Caramel DeLites (aka Samoas), but the new-to-me Lemonade shortbread cookies Ryan bought are also surprisingly good!
- Love for Leggings
I shared this on Instagram last week after I saw it on a Pure Barre studio’s page and love it way too much. Leggings fo’ life!
- This Boot Camp Workout
I taught a boot camp class at the gym this week and took the class through a variation of this throwback PBF workout.
Directions: Complete each station in the above workout for three minutes before moving onto the next. You will likely finish all of the exercises in each station before three minutes are up, so simply repeat the exercises over and over again until three minutes are over. Rest as needed, but try to keep things moving!
It’s a sweaty one, that’s for sure!
Have you guys seen this new flavor of Perky Jerky? It’s delicious and a great grab-and-go protein-packed snack option. This week I’ve been pairing the jerky with an apple for a great mid-morning snack!
- A Few Great Sales…
- Hautelook’s Columbia sale featuring my favorite Minx boots! I swear I wear them every single day.
- Zulily’s Athleta sale featuring a bunch of cute leggings (love the ombré!), tops and jackets. They also have a New Balance sale going on right now that randomly has some awesome deals on Garmin watches thrown in, too!
- Old Navy is offering 20% off everything today with the code SAVEBIG. (Love this $10 scarf!)
Questions of the Day
- What is one thing you are absolutely loving this week?
- Any fun weekend plans out there?
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