• What I’m Loving Lately 59

    February 26, 2016

    Hi, friends!

    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.

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    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.

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    { 31 comments… read them below or add one }

    Janelle @ Wholly Healthy February 26, 2016 at 2:19 am

    I some share my workouts on social media. I feel like I often scroll through Instagram to get workout motivation. But, pretty much all my followers are into health and fitness, too. If I shared them on my personal Facebook, my friends and family might get annoyed 🙂


    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious February 26, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Oh I missed that spaghetti squash lasagna I need to check that out! It always looks like you have cute, quaint little restaurants by you. In Phoenix, it’s all chain restaurants on my side of town.


    Alyssa@afitmess.com February 26, 2016 at 6:26 am

    I loveeee those slippers! Need. Now.
    I will have to check out Grokker. When the littles are awake, it’s great to have a video tell you exactly what to do. 7 minutes sounds good to me!


    Heidi Kokborg February 26, 2016 at 7:01 am

    I love your wavy hair! So pretty! And I need to try that workout! Have a great weekend 🙂


    Brynn February 26, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Not every workout, but when I’m doing a new class or found a great HIIT I’ll share. I remember how bloggers shared every workout. It’s so interesting how healthy bloggers have transitioned away from that style of writing.


    Heather@hungryforbalance February 26, 2016 at 7:18 am

    I sometimes share my workouts on social media, but sometimes I feel weird about it. I don’t know why.
    I’m way too lazy to blow dry my hair, do breachy waves are my jam!
    I really want to try your spaghetti squash lasagna!


    Nikki February 26, 2016 at 7:25 am

    I just bought the Launch 2s on clearance. Looking forward to seeing what you think of the 3s!


    Linz @ Itz Linz February 26, 2016 at 7:36 am

    yes i do share my workouts! lately my works are few and far between so i’ve gotta show them when it happens haha


    Dietitian Jess February 26, 2016 at 8:07 am

    I have separate social media accounts for my real life and my blog/business- I use this one to share workouts since those are usually the more interested audience. PS I made your Brussels, chickpea, and feta bowl last night- omg so good, cant wait to eat the leftovers for lunch!


    Tina February 26, 2016 at 8:09 am

    So glad you liked it!! 🙂


    Sarah @ bucketlisttummy February 26, 2016 at 8:38 am

    I love your wavy hair. Aren’t local coffee shops the best? I just feel so much better supporting them than the big chains. Those slippers look sooo comfy!


    Caitlin M February 26, 2016 at 9:19 am

    I’ve been sharing my workouts on Instagram via FitSnap. I wanted to start a habit that would make me feel more accountable for my fitness goals, and sharing them via Instagram has been really helpful in that regard.


    Anne @fANNEtasticfood February 26, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Wavy hair looks gorgeous on you! Thanks for the link love my friend 🙂


    christine February 26, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I do log most of my workouts on IG – I have an account specific to my meals and workouts. I actually like it because sometimes I look back at previous photos for meal inspiration! And the IG community is super supportive with my half marathon training!

    I need to check out those Brooks! I’m an Asics girl but I keep wanting to try Brooks


    Olivia February 26, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I use Instagram to watch random workout videos or see my friends post their workouts for motivation or just to see into their lives a bit. But photos on Facebook of them standing on a treadmill, checking into the gym, or just writing a status update about how they did a 8-minute mile is only going to catch my attention if they followed up with “and fell off the treadmill” and “here’s a photo of me on the ground”. I don’t feel motivated by these posts at all, and usually hide these posts or unfollow them altogether.


    Cate February 26, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Two of my favorite things are on here – the slippers and cake by the ocean! Just a tip from my dad who has had the slippers for years – he crazy glued the little tie to keep it from coming undone. OCD much??

    Have a great weekend!


    Emily H. February 26, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Just a heads up – if for some reason something does end up happening to your new slippers, LLBean is the BEST and they have a form you fill out on their website and print out a mailing label and mail them back to you they will mail you a new pair. I had a pair that I got in high school from my grandma (I am 25 now) and they were probably almost 10 years old, my dog had chewed on the laces when she was a puppy and they replace them for me! they didn’t even still have the exact same style but it’s really awesome that the company stands behind the quality of their products! I always buy things from them because of that. 🙂


    Tina February 26, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I love LL Bean!!


    Ella February 26, 2016 at 10:50 am

    I have wavy hair and NEVER fight against it! It’s way too much energy to straighten it (actually I have no idea how much energy is required because I have never straightened it). Besides… I find everyone oos and ahhs over the natural waves and I’m like, woo hoo! Less work for me!


    Erin @ Erin's Inside Job February 26, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I’ll share some fitness pictures on social media, but not a lot. I mainly do it on IG so that it balances out the 213564567 pictures of food that I post and you know I do actually still work out haha.


    Cara February 26, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I love when people post their runs on social media, it gets my ass in gear! I need to look at those slipper’s, I desperately need a pair. I just downloaded that song, love it too!!


    Rachel @ Simply Rachel Nicole February 26, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Your wavy hair is gorgeous!!! My hubby loves head and shoulders too! 🙂


    Miriam February 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    For your hair you should try this product : http://www.sephora.com/phytodefrisant-botanical-straightening-balm-P2895?skuId=1438035. It’s awesome, keep your hair straight but without weighing it down. Such a time saver. I have wavy and long hair, I tried every product out there but I never used anything like this. For anyone with wavy hair, it’s seriously worth a try.


    Sarah February 26, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    You may want to look up the toxins in head and shoulders, particularly if you are using them on Quinn! My husband used to use it and reading about what is in it was eye opening.


    Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday February 26, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Before last year, I never understood love for slippers. I got awesome Sperry ones and now I wear them all the time! Yours are super cute! And I love your wavy hair 🙂


    Rachel @ Never Enough Novels February 26, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Oh cheap slippers. I always fall for the low price tag! They are usually cozy, soft, warm, and perfect for about a month…then disaster strikes and they come apart or lose their soft lining. It’s about time for me to splurge on a better pair!


    Ellen Renee February 26, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I have been watching the salad area at my local Walmart since you mentioned loving those elevATE salads….FINALLY….today I spotted one…yes…one…not sure if that is the only flavor our store carries (spinach..honey mustard dressing) but that was all they had today anyway. I snatched it up and had it for lunch….LOVED it. Thanks for the recommendation. Hope you have a great weekend Tina.


    Tina February 26, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Yay!! So glad you liked it!!


    Victoria Wade February 27, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Omg, I NEED those slippers! They look SO comfortable.

    We just moved into a new house and the ceramic tile is taking a toll on my feet / my knees are giving me issues from the impact. I think I’m going to check these slippers out like…now!



    Wendy February 29, 2016 at 9:50 am

    I’m totally on board with the oatmeal post! I have recently started to have oatmeal more often, trying to start my day with a hearty breakfast that doesn’t involve a ton of cooking. This combination is my current go to with coconut butter and a little chocolate (because why not?): http://thebaiernecessities.com/2016/02/27/hot-chocolate-coconut-oatmeal/


    Missy Koeppel February 29, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I got those slippers for Christmas a few years ago, and I adore them. They are part of my Mr. Rogers routine when I get home from work. 🙂
    I do share my workouts on my blog, which I then share to Facebook. It gives me an accountability I don’t have otherwise.


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