What do I want to share? What questions have I been hearing lately? What do my readers want to know about? What am I most excited about this week? Ding ding ding! We have a winner! There are so many things to be happy and thankful for this week - why not share some of those.
1) “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero. I read it every day for 2 weeks on my lunch break. I laughed A LOT. I highlighted A LOT. I learned A LOT. Whether you are looking to reinvent yourself, start a new journey or just need a good laugh, this woman will help you out. Some of my favorite quotes include:
All this is to say it's not your fault that you're f***ed up. It's your fault if you stay f***ed up.
Self-perception is a zoo.
You aren't a better person for feeling guilty or bad about yourself, just a sadder one.
You are responsible for what you say and do. You are not responsible for whether or not people freak out about it.And finally, my favorite:
Love yourself more than you love your drama.2) Powdered Peanut Butter. I think I actually let out a little squeal when I ran across this at Target. If you know me at all you know how much I love peanut butter – in everything. I add it to the pre-portioned Chocolate Nutrimeal I carry in my blender bottle for a quick shake between classes. Just add 8-10oz of water and it’s transformed into Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup goodness. (I have also seen it in the organic section at Kroger & at a Smoothie King in Tennessee.)
3) Going back to school. Yes, I did it. I bit the proverbial bullet. I am officially enrolled as a full-time student and started classes on July 14, 2014. If all goes as planned, I will graduate next summer with a Master’s in Exercise Science and Health Promotion.
4) Waterproof mascara. BOOYAH!…no more raccoon eyes after class! And it works! I picked this particular tube up at ULTA for $6.00. Sad to say it was the last one in the Rock – I was hoping to buy 2.
5) Lime Sparkling Water. One sip was all it took – had one on Saturday when visiting our family in Louisiana and Sunday I ran to Kroger and bought an 8 pack. It's refreshing, it's delicious and it beats soda every day of the week. Yes, the best thing for you is water with a fresh slice of lime. But for me, this is ok, too. Just watch the ingredients – all sparkling water is not created equal.
Have a happy, active weekend everyone!