Five Things Friday #197

Hello!

Welcome to the end of the week and the beginning of the weekend. It’s still August, which means we still don’t have any weekend plans until the beginning of September (hey there Greece!). I’m looking forward to a nice, slow couple days before the week starts again. What are you up to?

To wrap it up, here are some of the things I’m loving this week (OFFICE SUPPLIES!!).

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1. Desk calendar

I bought a paper calendar for my desk so that I can keep better track of all the blog and freelance projects I have each month. I use my regular Google calendar for personal training appointments and anything blog-related where I physically have to be somewhere, but I find that it doesn’t work as well for me for when something is simply due. I had been putting them as all-day events, but my eyes would never register those when I’d look at the calendar.

I’m hoping that this will help me set up each month better for projects and work and I’m really excited that I got to go to Staples for it. 🙂

2. Fine point markers

Continuing the organizational theme, I got these fine point markers to color code each project. There are some things that I have repeatedly every month and then some things that are one-off, so now I just have to figure out a coding system. My brain is getting really excited about this.

3. Big Water Bottle

I got this 1 L water bottle from Kodiak Cakes and I’ve been conveniently filling it up and keeping it on the desk right in front of me so that I remember to drink water throughout the day. It’s weird because I have a 1 L bottle in the fridge that is taller, but seems too big for me to keep out. This one is shorter and wider and for some reason that makes it easier for me to drink from. Hey, whatever works!

4. The Stick

So I have wanted one of these for a long time, but for some reason never felt like buying one. It’s one of the few recovery tools that I would always think to myself “I wish I had one of those” when I was sore or tight. Since Neil hurt his knee and is having residual IT band issues, I bought the bullet and ordered the smaller travel size one.

Literally the day after I got it in the mail, I made a random stop into a local Goodwill to scout some food props and found the full size version for $1.99. Insane. These are great for rolling out tight or sore muscles and I’d definitely recommend buying one (although maybe check your local thrift store first).

5. Donut Exercise Pants by Livesore

One of my birthday presents was this pair of donut pants from Livesore. Of course they were a gift from my gym friends and I love them. I expected them to be more for vanity and less effective for working out, but they actually held up pretty well. As I sweated, they felt more compressed to my legs which I liked and I didn’t have to pull them up continuously.

They’re definitely not pants you can wear all the time to the gym because they’re so loud (or maybe you can), but they’re a fun way to change things up every now and then!

That’s it for this week — make sure to check back on Monday!!

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