1. Jackie Warner really knows how to make a girl sweat.
I usually switch up my workout routine every 4-6 weeks, to combat boredom, and I’m loving these two DVDs lately. Jackie’s Power Circuit Training is perfect for squeezing in a quick workout when I’m rushed or feeling unmotivated. There’s a 15 minute total body interval circuit that works in a pinch, along with a longer 40-minute version, as well as individual muscle group circuits if you prefer to break it up throughout the week.
Her Xtreme Timesaver Training is my go-to DVD when I want to push myself even harder. It uses compound moves (think squats with a chest press) to get your heart rate up while toning your muscles all at the same time! With little-to-no break between sets, this workout makes me feel totally out of shape… I’m breathing hard in no time!
Gotta love a workout that’s done in 30 minutes or less.
2. Perhaps my new workouts have improved my shooting arm?
Austin recently installed this small basketball hoop to the wall of our office, so naturally, we played a friendly game of “PIG” last night. I was up by the TWO baskets before Austin came back for the win! Normally, he’d shoot all 3 hoops before I even got close to hitting the backboard. Progress!
On a related note, I really don’t recommend hanging a basketball in your office. I cringe every time we miss… and the ball nearly hits a computer screen.
3. I’ve created a milkshake monster.
In an attempt to keep Austin’s weekend a little healthier, I talked him into letting me make him a homemade “milkshake” instead of going out for one. I figured I couldn’t go wrong with blending together a couple of frozen bananas, natural peanut butter, almond milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup and ice in the Vitamix.
And I was right! It’s insanely good.
Too good, in fact. Now he’d rather have a milkshake than dinner.
4. Have you heard about iHerb’s trial offers?
I ended up getting these full-size bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash for just $3 a bottle! I already loved iHerb for their cheaper prices and free shipping, but now I love them even more. The trial offerings are always changing, so I’m excited to try something new next time! If you’re a new customer, you can even get $5 off your first order by using this code: MIG017
I’m pretty glad I didn’t pay full price for these bottles, too. Not my favorite. 🙁
5. My new Kindle makes traveling so much better.
Not only is it light and portable, it’s also very discreet–> so my neighbors aren’t tempted to ask me about the book I’m reading.
I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I chose this particular book off the Amazon best-seller list. Holy geez, I’m blushing.
Reader Feedback: Any good natural shampoo recommendations? Fun workouts to share? Books you’re embarrassed to talk about? 😉