Hey guys! We are at the end of another week and I am here with Five Things Friday to share with you some of my favorites.
This weekend I am actually NOT going to be without plans as Neil and I are headed back to DC for a friend’s wedding. It’s a quick trip, but it will be nice to see friends and be able to do something besides watch movies, walk around, and eat all the food. Wait, that doesn’t sound too bad. Tag along on Instagram if you want to be my cyber date.
I also wanted to thank you for your awesome responses to yesterday’s post. Right now I am still wearing yoga pants but that’s because I’ve been too lazy to actually walk into a store and shop. I love hearing how you embrace your strength and how so many of you related in.
1. Sweatworking at POW! MMA and Fitness
Last night was the monthly #sweatworking event that is put on by A Sweat Life, one of the sites where I contribute. Each month we gather at a different fitness studio in Chicago to sweat for an hour and then network for another 30 min with friends or other people interested in fitness. Oh, and we eat.
Last night’s workout was different from ones that I normally do in that it involved a lot of kickboxing. We took turns holding pads while another person practiced all kinds of kicks. I may have a bruised arm just from holding the pad! It was great and now my hip flexors are mad at me. I think we’ll make up though.
Delicious grass-fed beef post workout.
These gourmet pumpkin seeds were all amazing…even the chocolate one.
Daily Serving was there to supply preworkout juice and snacks!
2. Chicago at night
I walked home instead of taking the train last night because I love how the city looks at night. I’m even more excited to walk around when the weather is warmer and I’m not walking in my previously retired winter coat (wtf Chicago?)
I know I complained some about Nespresso’s quality before, but I stopped in the store today to pick up some decaf options. I switched to decaf a couple months ago after getting fed up with the random ways my body responds to caffeine.
I loved the display they had at the store, so that is one redeeming factor. The second is that they are such a great way to whip up the honey cashew milk lattes that I have been having a lot in the past few weeks. I still love my straight espresso from Starbucks, but I have been crushing on this drink for awhile now.
4. Chocolate chip cookies
My favorite cookie in the whole world is chocolate chip. Nothing is better to me than homemade ones and the other day Neil decided to make some. He is very particular about his consistency, so he set out to find the perfect recipe that would deliver him flat, chewy circles of joy (my term).
I jumped in as well and all of a sudden we were left with a huge amount of cookies. I don’t know what happened, but I have never ended up with how many cookies are supposed to come out of a recipe. Wait, I just realized why right this minute. Neil wouldn’t let me eat half the bowl of dough which is probably why we ended up with so many!
Anyway, after eating 4 the first night and 3 the next day I forced him to take them all into work (leaving 3 behind of course). Only one remains and I am savoring it. Nope, I just remembered it’s there and I am going to eat it.
5. “Why I Don’t Drink”
Earlier this week I published an article in The Huffington Post about why I don’t drink. I think for a lot of people it is easy to understand why I no longer use drugs, but some have a harder time understanding that that includes alcohol.
Well that’s it for this week friends! I hope you have a great weekend!
- What’s one of your favorite things this week?
- What’s your favorite cookie?
- Decaf or regular?