Hello, hello! It’s Friiiday and I’m just sitting down to check in after teaching a barbell strength class. When I woke up to teach this morning, I wasn’t feeling overly energetic and truthfully wasn’t convinced I’d be able to bring the heat to today’s class. But then the moment I put my playlist on and started to set up, I felt my enthusiasm kick in as it always does and we had a great strength session! It’s almost like my body and mind know when it’s time to tune in and enter into “go mode.” Thank goodness!
By the time I cleaned up and left the gym I was feeling much more like myself and riding the post-workout high. Love that!
And speaking of things I’m loving, it’s time for your Things I’m Loving Friday weekly blog post where we all come together to talk about what we’re loving most each week. Let’s get to it!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Family Size Twizzlers and Baby Boy Clothes from Lindsey
Earlier this week, I met up with two girlfriends for lunch and my friend Lindsey made me smile when she greeted me with an unexpected little gift! Lindsey knows I cannot seem to get enough gummy candy during my pregnancy and surprised me with a bag of Twizzlers that I definitely broke into on the car ride home from lunch. I can’t be stopped! She also gave me the cutest little outfit for our baby boy and I cannot wait to dress him in the adorable khaki shorts and little lion polo. So sweet!
I am so in love with these new flats! I decided to buy them when I saw them on sale on RueLaLa a few weeks ago (they’re currently available for only $30 on NordstromRack.com!) because I’ve had great luck with Lucky flats in the past. At my friend Michaela’s recommendation, I bought a pair of Lucky Emmie flats last year when I was looking for a plain nude flat and think they’re crazy comfy, so when I saw this cute pair of strappy Lucky flats pop up on RueLaLa, I had to have them! I think they’ll be adorable with everything from jeans and skirts to shorts and dresses this summer. (FYI, I think they run true to size.)
As sexy as love handles spilling over my jeans look, I decided it was time to try out the waistband expanders my mom gave to me a few weeks ago when I joined Lindsey and Megan for lunch on Wednesday. I was surprised at how well the expander worked! I looped the loop around the front button of my jeans and put the new button through the loop and the extra few inches of wiggle room made such a difference in the comfort level of my usual jeans. I think these waistband expanders will help me continue to wear some of my non-maternity pants for a while longer (paired with a long top, obviously) which is a nice relief!
- Baby Music
My mom is officially the best. She copied my favorite childhood music onto CDs from cassettes and I cannot wait to play these rockin’ jams for our little one in the future!
- Turn Off Your Straightener Door Mat
This Etsy find is so creative! And necessary for some of us out there…
- Sparkly Charger
- Pregnancy Announcements
I am so thrilled for two of my blogging buddies, Meghann and Gina! They both announced their pregnancies within the past two weeks!! Gina is the mastermind behind my Snoogle obsession (she sent me the pillow after I first told her I was pregnant) and I had to laugh at this text conversation between the two of us…
Two pups whose love for the Snoogle cannot be denied! Haha!
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you are absolutely loving this week?