After being a little under the weather last week, thanks to strep throat (blahhh), it’s nice to be back on my A-game this week. Ok, well, like my B+ game because I never truly have it together – but, hey, I keep trying! 😉
I’ve loved getting your comments with products or cool finds you’ve been loving lately, so please keep ’em coming! 🙂 Today, I’ve put together a totally random (per usual) mix of food, fashion, and fitness finds that I hope you enjoy checking out.
Carrots ‘N’ Cake on Healthy In Real Life Podcast – This was so fun! I loved that I had the opportunity to chat with Gina on her podcast. We chatted about my background with health and fitness, where we think the blog world is headed, my tips for awesome abs, macro counting and coaching, my journey with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), and I answered a few readers questions sent over from Instagram. I hope you guys decide to check it out!
Stonewall Kitchen Spicy Honey Mustard – I’ve been putting this spicy honey mustard on everything lately! I’m a big fan of mustard and think it’s a great condiment to use if you are being mindful of your macros (or if you just love it like I do). It’s such a tasty pairing with shredded chicken, sausage, or used in a quickie salad dressing. This Stonewall Kitchen spicy honey mustard is seriously amazing! I actually think it would be a great way to mix up my Garlic Mustard Drumstick recipe – must try soon!
Nikolai Stack Heel Sandal – These shoes are everything! I’m seriously considering them for fall. They’d be so cute with a pair of skinny jeans – dressed up, but still casual! These ones are similar and priced the same… ahh, decisions! Thoughts?
Chrissy Teigen on Instagram Stories – I love, love, love, following her account these days. Chrissy is so funny and so real in her honesty as a momma. It’s refreshing to see even celebrities have their struggles as parents, yet she manages to find the humor in life – something we all need to do more of! Her account isn’t all mom-related, so even if you just want some entertainment, she’s a great woman to follow!
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli – This broccoli recipe looks super simple and maybe even something I could convince Quinn to eat? Maybe! I’d be fun dipped into marinara sauce, right? Pizza broccoli? I’m definitely adding it to my to try list.
Vanilla Bean Collagen – Collagen is all the rage these days, and I certainly have become a big fan. I think it’s a great way to add a little extra protein to your diet, not to mention get in quality amino acids, which are building blocks for healthy skin, nails, and gut function. Not too shabby, right? You’ve seen me post a ridiculous number of photos of my morning iced coffee mixed with collagen, but this brand is vanilla flavored! It has a subtle vanilla flavor, which is the perfect addition!
The Sleep Loss and Weight Gain Connection – This was super interesting with regard to how sleep, cortisol, and stress majorly affect weight gain (or lack of weight loss).
Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress – I’ve been waffling on this dress all summer. It’s so cute and definitely something I’d wear a ton. Even though it’s almost the end of summer, it’ll be warm here for another couple months. I should just buy it, right? Right. But what color? There are so many choices!
Carter Good on Instagram – Everytime Carter Good’s post pops up in my Instagram feed, I find myself nodding my head in agreement. He’s a fat loss coach, but unlike many “no-nonsense” accounts out there, he has a super balanced (and funny!) approach. He shares helpful infographics, facts, and realistic advice on how to have a goal while still living your life.
New headshots from Stephanie Olsen – Stephanie randomly found me on Instagram, and it turns out she lives 5 minutes away from me. She invited me to her studio for a complimentary shoot. I’ve never actually had an official headshot, so I’m glad to have these to add to my collection!
Working with Stephanie was really great. She’s super friendly and laid-back, and I really loved her home studio. She had so many amazing lighting and setting options to fit whatever style/look you’re going for. I highly recommend her! 🙂
Question of the Day
Which shoe do you like better?
What color dress would you pick?