Hello friends and happy Friday! I can’t believe this is my 100th weekly Five Things Friday post. There have actually been more of them, but I didn’t start numbering them until later in the game. Crazy!
I’m currently on my way to NYC to spend the weekend with some family, so if you have any recommendations while I’m out there — leave them in the comments! It’ll be a short trip, so I won’t have as much time to do everything I’d like to do, but definitely pass any ideas along. Also, make sure to watch my Instagram stories for a behind-the-scenes look at all the shenanigans!
I’d also like to apologize for some site issues as of late. You may have noticed some slower loading times and believe me, it’s been just as frustrating on my end. I’m working to get it resolved, but in the meantime, thanks for hanging in there.
Alright guys, let’s jump right into this week’s Five Things Friday, shall we?
1. Oh She Glows Every Day Cookbook
This one I am MOST excited about. I was given the opportunity to be part of Angela’s book tour for her second cookbook, which will be released on Sept. 6th (you can preorder here*). If you’ve been a longtime reader, you know that Oh She Glows is the first blog that I really started reading and was the motivation for me to start my own.
I’m going to do a more comprehensive post about it in September once I’ve been able to work my way through some of the recipes. I’m excited that a couple of my favorites from the site are in there, plus many more. I’ll even have a recipe to share with you and a chance for you to win one of your own!
2. Eat More Greens Shirt
I was sent this shirt by a Canadian company called Well To Do. They’re a Toronto wellness guide that you can check out here. The shirt comes from a line of restaurants called Fresh that look amazing and delicious and I’ll be adding to my list whenever I make it up to Canada.
This shirt made my list this week because a) it’s grey and green b) it has a great message and c) IT’S THE SOFTEST THING EVER MADE.
I’ve been wearing it to bed every night and I’m obsessed with it.
3. Foam Roller
Ever since I hurt my back, I’ve FINALLY started using my foam roller for more than just a food prop. Apparently I have tight quads, hip flexors, IT bands — you name it, it’s probably a mess. This comes from years of little to no stretching, which I’m learning may be important for a reason.
One of my favorite things to do is to roll out my thoracic spine. It feel amazing and now that I’ve gotten into a regular habit of it, I can notice when it feels tight and uncomfortable. I also like the popping that my back does when I roll it out. Ah, sweet relief.
I’ve tried a lot of different foam rollers, but my favorite has always been my high-density one. Any less than high-density, and you’ll soon find your roller warping and losing effectiveness over time. I’m not sure what brand I have, but this one* looks virtually the same.
BONUS: If you’re not sure what to do with it, here’s a list of some basic foam roller exercises.
4. Kevita Kombucha
I know, I know. This may seem like sacrilege since all I ever talk about is my GT’s Gingerade obsession. Along with my love for protein bars, I also like to branch out now and then and try different flavors and types of kombucha. Many fail to measure up, but this week I was pleasantly surprised.
I tried the pineapple peach flavor of Kevita and I didn’t hate it. In fact, I would venture to say that I would probably buy it again. If you’ve had this brand, what other flavors should I try??
5. Sweet Potatoes
I go through phases with sweet potatoes, as I do with many foods. This week I’ve been enjoying a classic evening snack: sweet potato, almond butter, and cinnamon.
Since I’m super lazy, I make my sweet potatoes in the microwave. I just put one in a bowl, cover it with a moist paper towel, and microwave for 6-7 min. I don’t even take the time to poke holes in it with a knife or fork. I squeeze it to make sure it is soft and cooked, then cut in half, top with homemade almond butter and cinnamon, and enjoy! It’s super quick and super delicious.
That’s all I’ve got for this week, folks! Check back on Monday for a NYC recap!
- What’s your favorite thing from this week?
- What are you doing this weekend?