Hello and happy, happy Friday!
I will be away all day today participating in day two of training for a 12-week cancer survivor group program that my gym will be offering in October, but I still wanted to pop in this morning and say hi. Yesterday’s training went really well!
It was informative, emotional and inspiring and I’m thrilled that I will be certified to work with cancer survivors and lead a group through the program in the near future. My mom actually went through the same program when she was going through her cancer treatment and has praised it for years, so I am thrilled to be a part of it and hopefully connect with people who are looking to become or remain physically active following a cancer diagnosis.
And now it’s time for the fourth edition of Things I’m Loving Friday!
Things I’m Loving Friday
I forgot to pack And The Mountains Echoed to bring with me to read during my travels to Las Vegas over the weekend and ended up buying Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter to keep me entertained. The book was beautifully written and very intriguing thanks to several different storylines.
- Cotton Candy Grapes
Have you guys tried these yet? Oh my gosh, they really do taste like cotton candy. I’ve been eating them like crazy and they’re my favorite snack to enjoy right after I teach a hot water fitness class. So refreshing and sweet!
If you’re small-chested like me and are on the lookout for a basic bra is that comfortable but gives you a little oomph, I highly recommend this Victoria’s Secret cotton push-up bra. I seem to buy new bras once every billion years (with the exception of sports bras) and I am loving this new addition to my little bra collection. It’s flattering and supportive and I’m a fan!
- “Feel The Love” by Rudimental feat. John Newman
I included this song in the High Energy workout playlist I blogged about earlier this week, but it deserves another shout out. It’s upbeat and energizing. The perfect workout song!
- Girl Time
With all of the weddings, bridal showers and bachelorette parties popping up in my life this year, I’ve been able to enjoy lots of quality time with some of my very best girlfriends. Last weekend’s Las Vegas adventures were ridiculously fun and full of dancing and debauchery, but simply being in the presence of some of my very best friends from college was the best part. I love my high school and college girlfriends so much and though we moved all over the country after graduation, I’m so grateful we’ve stayed close and don’t seem to miss a beat when we get together again. The countdown to Merri’s wedding when I’ll be reunited with my college buddies again is on!
- Bright Colored Nail Polish
Now that September is in full swing, I suppose I should be gravitating toward fall-appropriate nail polish, but I am a sucker for hot pink or bright fuchsia nails! I painted my nails an obnoxious hot pink color for my trip to Vegas and as I removed the polish this week, I felt like I was removing summer along with it. See ya next summer, hot pink polish!
- Cross-body Purses
I absolutely adore cross-body purses. They’re practical and cute and I love that you don’t have to deal with the hassle of a heavy purse on your shoulder or a clutch in your hand.
- A Weekend With No Plans
I am so, so pumped to have a weekend with zero commitments! I just want to soak up quality time with Ryan and Sadie and relax! I love my little family and enjoy low-key time at home, so I’m really looking forward to a laidback weekend.
Past Things I’m Loving Friday posts:
Question of the Morning
- What is something you’re loving lately?