You guys — I am so pumped for the next couple days because I am leaving this morning for a 5 day trip to the Dominican Republic. Neil and I went on a crazy travel booking spree a couple months ago and planned out most of our trips for the coming year, but this one snuck up on us. We had an interesting time with changing our accommodations last minute (like, this week), but I’ll go more into that when I write up the recap next week. Let’s just say I’m more excited about what we are doing now and I can’t wait to escape Chicago for a couple days.
We fly out this morning and come back Tuesday evening, so make sure to follow along on Instagram. We should have reliable internet, so I will try and post as I can.
Here’s a recap of what I’m loving this week!
1. Baby Foot
Ok, I know this sounds weird. My sister called me one day asking if I had heard about Baby Foot. I was confused and weirded out, but she proceeded to explain that it was all the rage in Asia and that we needed to do it.
In short, Baby Foot is a chemical peel for your feet. One package comes with two gel-filled booties. You keep your feet in them for about an hour to an hour and a half (I just watched a movie while they were on), wash off the gel, and wait for the magic to happen. In about 3-5 days you will notice your feet starting to peel as if you’ve had a sunburn. Honestly, I wanted mine to peel more than they did because I love peeling sunburns (no judgement), but all in all my feet were definitely left feeling softer.
A couple of my clients had actually done it as well, so maybe I was just living under a rock and didn’t know about it. Winter is a good time to do it because you aren’t wearing sandals and open-toed shoes, which may make things a little awkward.
If you get it, one thing that helped the process along was soaking my feet regularly. If you take a shower every day, this is sufficient, but if you don’t you can just soak your feet in the tub to help move things along. Basically, it’s awesome and you should try it now.
2. Cranberry Toasted Almond GFB
When I started my blog, I was OBSESSED with these bars. Then, like most food phases I go through, I stopped buying them and forgot how much I liked them. When I saw them on sale the other day at Whole Foods, I grabbed some of my favorite flavor — cranberry toasted almond. As you can see from the picture, they have 12 g of protein, are vegan, gluten, dairy, and soy-free, and non GMO. I’ve literally had one every day.
3. Lululemon Fresh Tracks Pants
These Fresh Tracks pants one of the gifts that I bought myself and then told my family to reimburse me for for Christmas this year (thanks family!). I think these are the first pair of joggers I’ve owned and although I was wary of the cut for my body shape, they actually look really cute and I’ve gotten a number of compliments on them.
I originally bought them to pull over my leggings on cold walks to work, but since it hasn’t been too cold here yet I’ve just worn them by themselves to teach and train in. I also love that they have pockets which I’m not used to from wearing tight leggings most days. You’d better believe I’m wearing these on the flight.
4. Netflix Documentaries
Since it’s playoff time, football has taken over our house on both Saturday and Sunday. I will watch the Packers play, but that’s about it. When I’m not reading or puttering around in the kitchen, I’ve been scouring through the documentary section on Netflix. I had no idea there were so many to watch!
Some have been better than others, but there’s some great ones on food and cults that I’ve been catching up on (ha).
I mentioned last week that I bought a bunch of used books at a local bookstore. I started with The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky and I’m about halfway through the first book (there are two). I’ve always enjoyed Russian literature and I’m happy to say that this one is no different. The beginning took a little bit to pick up, but now I’m reading it whenever I get the chance.
Another thing related to this that I’m loving is that I’ve started taking a book on the train as I commute to different clients. Most times I’m glued to my phone as I travel, but taking along a book has allowed me to get more reading in throughout the day. When I get home it’s usually in the evening and I spend time with Neil, then I’m too tired to read if it’s right before bed. So far so good on the train reading — as long as I don’t escape to Russia and forget about my stop.
That’s it for this week! Thanks for reading and I’ll be back with a trip recap next week. I probably won’t get it up until later in the week, but if you want to follow along, make sure to check out my posts and stories on Instagram! Have a great weekend guys 🙂
- What’s one of your favorite things this week?
- What Netflix documentary should I watch next?
- What’s your favorite book genre?