Hi, guys! Happy FRIDAY!
What a week. It was definitely one of those “run around like a chicken with its head cut off” kind of weeks. Holy cow, I’m glad it’s behind me now – especially because there are a couple of celebrations this weekend that I’m really looking forward to. My birthday (#37!) is on Monday, so we’re having a little get-together at our house on Saturday and then Sunday is Father’s Day, so we have a lot of fun stuff on the agenda. Basically what I’m trying to say is BRING ON THE WEEKEND! 🙂 But, first, let me tell you about What I’m Loving Lately!
Adding collagen and Natural Calm to my seltzer water – There’s just something about summer that means flavored seltzer water! I drink quite a bit more in the warmer months, so I’ve started to add both collagen and Natural calm for an extra boost of protein and magnesium – plus a little hint of raspberry-lemon flavor.
Celebrating Murphy 8th birthday – Our little puglet is growing up!
How to Train with Intention (from Ben Bergeron’s podcast “Chasing Excellence”) – He talks about the difference between practice, training, and competition, and why you should go into every gym session/class knowing which mode you’re in. I also love this quote from the episode: “The goal is to push off the nursing home as long as possible.” Right on.
Play-Doh 3-in-1 Town Center + plastic “splat” mat – Qman loves Play-Doh, but we don’t love the tiny pieces of it all over the house and stuck in the carpet. So, we pulled out his old highchair “splat” mat to keep his play space clean, and it’s the best thing ever – super easy clean up and now we don’t worry about having Play-Doh everywhere!
Get Out – Oh my gosh, this movie… I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Seriously, my hands were sweating! Haha! It’s a creepy psychological thriller and, whoa, you just need to watch it. Highly recommended.
The myth of self-control – A lot of people think healthy eating is all about will-power and self-control, but it really comes down to (meal) planning/prepping/setting yourself up for success and making consistent habits work for you! I really loved this article and definitely had a few “lightbulb” moments while reading it – just had to share!
Upgrading all of our expired and chemical laden sunblock – Guys, I’m telling ya… this whole Beautycounter thing has been life-changing for me. I can’t stop reading/researching about all of the different chemicals that we put on and into our bodies. It freaks me out! And, of course, this immediately translated to our sweet boy and what his little body is exposed to. Long story short, I got rid of almost all of our sunblock from last summer and purchased a whole bunch from Beautycounter + a few baby/kid products. Now that I know what I know, I can’t help but look at sunscreen (and other beauty products) differently.
New IBD Medication Guide – Just had to share this awesome IBD resource! Patients can now find information on their specific Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis medication with ease by visiting this guide – everything from common side effects and videos that explain how various medications work to help improve symptoms and inflammation.
Tank top of the summer – I know that I already mentioned this tank top, but just had to mention it again because I am obsessed – and some colors are on sale right now! 🙂
Question of the Day
What’s your favorite brand of sunscreen?
When you were a kid, what age did you consider “old?”
I always thought 25 was old, which, looking back, I was so NOT old. Haha!