It’s Friday and you know what that means: Time for another edition of What I’m Loving Lately! Here we go… here’s what I’m loving lately!
Wavy hair – It takes me forever to blow dry my hair, so lately I’m wearing it wavy to save time and sanity. I just spray in leave-in conditioner (to fight frizzies) followed Sally Hershberger Wave Spray, flip over my head, scrunch my hair to encourage more waves, and then let it air dry. Easy as that. Beachy waves in no time!
Head & Shoulders 2 in 1 Shampoo – Ok, I bet some of you are surprised by this one, but Head & Shoulders makes my hair SO SOFT, especially when I use it with Aussie Total Miracle Conditioner (it’s super affordable too). We originally bought H&S to help with Quinn’s cradle cap, but then both Mal and I started using it too. We’re on our third bottle now and we’re hooked!
Positive Discipline: 10 Tactics That Work (Spanking Not Included) – I’ve probably read this article 3 times now and asked Mal to read it too. We’re totally on board with this type of discipline, so we’re going to give some of these tactics a try!
New slippers – Remember when I mentioned how my brand new slippers ripped within a few weeks? Whomp whomp. Well, I bought some QUALITY ones from L.L.Bean the other day so it doesn’t happen again. And, wow, they are a zillion times better. So soft and soooo cozy! I bought them in-store at Legacy Place, but L.L.Bean has free shipping online!
7-Minute HIIT Series from Grokker – The nice folks at Grokker set me up with a free 3-month trial, and I’m loving their 7-minute HIIT Series as a way to sneak in quickie workouts, even when Quinn isn’t napping!
Seven minutes might not seem like a long time, but these workouts are fast-paced and challenging. You’ll definitely feel like you worked hard in just a short amount of time. And since they’re only 7 minutes, there’s no excuse not to do them. In fact, Grokker even has a reminder option where an email is sent to your inbox 10 minutes prior to your workout (you schedule the date and time), so you can easily stick to your fitness goals.
Plus, these workouts didn’t require any equipment (except an optional 27-pound pug), so all I had to do was push play and get moving!
Grokker offers more than 1,500 full-length fitness and wellness-related videos– everything from barre and yoga to strength and HIIT and even healthy cooking videos. The length of the videos range from just a few minutes to more than an hour, so there’s a lot of variety in what’s offered.
I recently did one of the 7 Minute HIIT Butt workouts and, whoa, my buns were burning! In a good way, of course, but yowsahs! I highly recommend them! You can register for a 2-week FREE trial and get 40% off a monthly membership using promo code WORKOUTATHOME!
Brooks Running Launch 3 in Myla Pink/Blue Lemonade Shoe – Ahhh, new running shoes! The best, right? The Launch 3 might just be my favorite new shoe! I’m a die-hard Glycerin girl, but since I’m working more on speed than distance lately, the Launch is the perfect shoe. It’s more lightweight, but supportive with a springy push-off. They’re like the best of both worlds when it comes to running shoes! And, more on this next week, I recently used the Brooks “Shoe Finder” to see which shoes would work best for me and it nailed my preferences with the Glycerin and Launch. Once you see the questions in the Shoe Finder, you’ll see why this was so cool!
Why I Won’t Apologize for Posting About My Run on Social Media – Loved this blog post and amen.
The Coffee Shack – Our new favorite donut shop! And their iced coffee is pretty good too! Mal, Quinn, and I have been stopping in after Saturday CrossFit, and now it’s a family tradition we all look forward to!
How To Make Oatmeal More Tasty, Filling & Satisfying – I love a good bowl of oatmeal!
Cake by the Ocean by DNCE – This song makes me so happy. Plus, cake by the ocean sounds incredible, right?
10 comments people with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis are tired of hearing – Yep, especially #6 and #10.
Mini pizzas from Trader Joe’s – I originally bought these for a get-together at our house, and Quinn ended up really loving them. Now I heat up them up as a quick lunch or snack for him.
CrossFit Versus CrossFit the Sport – Great analogy: “REGULAR CROSSFIT IS LIKE A RECREATIONAL HOCKEY TEAM. YOU PLAY IT OCCASIONALLY TO HAVE FUN AND KEEP FIT. NOBODY REALLY IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS A RECREATIONAL HOCKEY PLAYER. IT’S A HOBBY THAT YOU DO, NOT YOUR JOB OR IDENTITY. CROSSFIT THE SPORT IS DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT.” Long story short, what you see on TV is not really what CrossFit is all about. Those athletes are the winners of the Stanley Cup.
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna – I blogged about this healthified lasagna recipe the other day, but it was so tasty, it’s worth another mention!
Question of the Day
Do you share your workouts on social media? Why or why not?
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Grokker.