Good morning and very HAPPY Friday to you!
What a week. So much happened! Both good and bad. The bad is probably obvious, but the GOOD is that Designed to Fit Nutrition is quickly growing and we’re going along for the ride. It sure is exciting, but, whoa, start-up life is crazy and nerve-wracking, too. We're definitely in for an adventure! It's been a week, and I am soooo ready for my PJs, couch, and a big ol’ glass of wine. I’m also really looking forward to our coffee date this morning. I feel like we haven't chatted in ages!
Speaking of wine... I recently discovered Mussel Bay, which is an affordable ($10) and very tasty New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. I bought it at a local store, but, apparently, Wegmans sells it! Keep a look out for it Marlborough lovers!
Speaking of wine....
Oooh, so true, right? Gatorade is permanently ruined for me. Every time I drink it, it reminds me of college. And hangovers. Ha!
I'm totally in love with these ripped, black skinny jeans, and I need them in my life. I'm also 8,000% obsessed with this 'Frosty' Asymmetrical Zip Pullover. I saw it on Juli Bauer's Instagram feed, liked it, and immediately sent the LIKEtoKNOW.it info to Mal. Hint hint. #christmasiscoming
I did the workout below at CrossFit earlier this week, and it totally crushed me. It took me 11 minutes, and I was almost the last person in class to finish. I was feeling kinda blah about my performance until it hit me: When the heck did I start doing 95-pound Front Squats in a workout!?! That's some heavy stuff! When I realized how far I've come in my CrossFit journey, it actually made me feel pretty good about myself. 🙂
Remember when I had cellulitis in my knee and then broke out in a horrible rash ALL OVER MY BODY from the antibiotics I was prescribed? Well, after that whole ridiculous ordeal, my GI doctor recommended that I have an allergy test for penicillin. As a kid, I broke out in a terrible rash, so I haven't taken it since. Well, apparently, if you're not exposed to penicillin for 5+ years, you likely won't have a reaction to it. Who knew? So, in a lot of cases, especially for adults, they've often outgrown their penicillin allergy. My doctor thought this was probably the case for me, so I went into MGH a couple of weeks ago for testing. Verdict: NOT allergic to penicillin! 🙂
If you're a fan of Thanksgiving turkey stuffing, you NEED to try these kettle chips from Trader Joe's. They sound kind of weird, but I promise they are delicious!
Speaking of delicious...
I am totally, 100% in love with the organic cold brew coffee from Bramo. You guys know I won't steer you wrong when it comes to cold brew-- definitely keep a look out for this one! Why it's so amazing: It's just strong/flavorful/awesome cold brew. No funny stuff added. Even the flavored ones are just cold brew + organic whole bean vanilla or organic raw cocoa nibs. I'm a huge fan, and Bramo is most definitely my go-to, ready-to-drink cold brew nowadays! FYI: Right now, Bramo is mostly sold locally (Whole Foods in South Weymouth has it), but, hopefully, they'll expand their distribution soon!
A little more info about what's happening in DTFN world: We're hiring staff, including an RD or two, we're investing in software, so we can build meal plans more efficiently, and we're gearing up for the New Year because we know it's going to be busy! Hooray for New Years resolutions and getting healthy!! We're so pumped! Speaking of which, we now offer GIFT CARDS, so you can literally purchase the gift of health for someone special in your life (or add a custom meal plan on your own wish list)!
Questions of the Day
Ever started your own company or worked for a start-up? Any advice/tips?
Turkey stuffing potato chips... want to try them? Yay or nay?