This weekend, Craig and I (and the pups!) are headed up to spend time with his parents. The dogs absolutely love it, because these trips usually mean homemade peanut butter dog treats and extra snuggles. It’s been awhile since I’ve taken the time to bake some up some goodies for the boys, so they’re always happy campers when we get in the car for the 3 hour trek. They are the best little travelers!
It’s time again for Five on Friday and this week I’m just sharing five of the random things that I’ve been loving lately.
Spin class. I have found the most fantastic instructor. He’s super cheesy, but he is super motivational and I love, love, love his music selection. He keeps us moving – through intervals, hills, etc. I’ve tried another instructor and was bored to death. The music was not suited to Spin (Alanis Morisette – One Hand in my Pocket?!?!?!?!) and I just didn’t get the same workout. I even gave her two chances. Unfortunately, since I didn’t care of her style, my only option is 5:30am classes with Rick! I’m not a morning person, but I love it so much, I make it happen!
This also makes me want to buy some shoes specifically for spinning and a heart rate monitor watch!
Purity. For the past year or so, I’ve been using Arbonne FC5 facial wash. Because it’s natural, I thought it was sure to clear up my skin. Wrong. I’ve struggled to have clear skin my entire life. Well, after a year and a half (and about two months straight with a face very broken out), I knew I needed a change! I’d heard good things about Philosophy’s Purity, so I gave it a try. After just four days, my skin is healing. I also use the Hope in a Jar. Love them both.
Peanut Butter Eggs. I had 24 days of being sugar free and it was definitely do-able. That being said, I have since treated myself to a couple pb eggs. Just because I can go without sugar, doesn’t mean I should! 😉 They’re so flipping delicious – the white chocolate ones are my fave! I’ve given in to sugar, but I’ve been able to maintain some moderation – there is some Ben and Jerry’s sitting in the freezer that I’ve avoided. I don’t want to undo everything I’m working on at the gym!
Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Chicken Burgers. These are so quick and easy and flavorful! Craig even likes them! He can doctor it up on a toasted bun and I’m happy eating it sans bun with some romaine lettuce (for crunch!) and avocado. They take only 14 minutes to cook up on a skillet from being frozen. A pretty convenient, delicious dinner option, wouldn’t ya say!?