Five For Friday v. 8

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.

Advocare.  Yep.  Still talking about it.  I haven’t recapped my 24 Day Challenge yet, but I will!  The products I’m most consistently using is the Spark and Rehydrate.

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!

reeces egg.five.
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!?

chili lime burger

FiveonFriday Thanks to April, Christina, Darci,
and Natasha for hosting!



    1. It seems like the shoes are fairly reasonable. If I can find another instructor I like, I think I’m going to take the plunge. But, I’m worried that if I don’t find a second instructor I like, that if he stops doing it, I’ll have the shoes and no motivation to go!


    1. They are a little pricey, but they last a long time. I think a bottle of Purity (about the size of what’s in the picture) was about $36 at the Ulta here. But, you don’t need a lot. Same with the Hope in a Jar. I choked at the price, but I barely dab my finger in it for my face – so it will last quite a long time!


  1. Hey girl! Visiting from North Carolina charm & the link up 🙂 That spin class sounds awesome! I’ve always wanted to take pilates or spin classes (Classes were free at my first college) but I have never found a gym nearby that offers reasonably priced memberships. I might have to do some more digging though 😉

    Nice meeting ya! Have a lovely Friday 🙂


    1. I’ve noticed that (for a couple/family anyway) that the prices for membership have gotten to be about the same, whether you’re looking at a gym with complimentary classes versus a 24/7 or Snap Fitness. We pay maybe $10 more each month and I get way more than my money’s worth with the classes I take!

      Have a great weekend!


  2. I use that very same Purity facewash, have for maybe two years now, and I absolutely love it! It’s just so simple and it cleans so well. I think the bottles are a little pricey but I swear they last FOREVER for me!

    Thanks for linking up with us today 🙂



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