I cannot believe that it is March already. Sometimes the weeks seem to drag along, but the months just fly by! Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon? I am excited that the days have become sunnier and hold the promise of Spring being around the corner. Do not forget to set your clocks ahead this Sunday! I took a little time this week to think about my goals for March and what I would like to try to accomplish. This is completely new to me, and I think the act of writing things down really helps to organize your thoughts and how to go about achieving what you want to do.
Below is another edition of things I have been enjoying lately.
Longchamp Bags – I absolutely love purses. I have quite a few and am always on the hunt for the perfect one. Lately I have been frustrated by all of the hardware on many of them which weighs me down. No joke! By the time I add my wallet, make up bag, etc. I feel like it’s a million pounds. The Longchamp line is so light and allows me to have all my essentials on me at all times. I recently bought the granite color which I thought was a nice change from black or tan which are typically the colors I will select.
Kind Bars – Speaking of purse must have items, Kind Bars are often one of mine. They are a favorite snack and very transportable. I like to keep one with me as an emergency in case I randomly get very hungry or if I am going to be gone from my house for a while. I prefer the nut and spice line because they are very low in sugar. I also prefer their consistency because they are not as mushy as the dried fruit or yogurt bars. The Dark Chocolate Chili Almond and the Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt are my flavor preferences, but they seriously are all good. I ate my last Dark Chocolate Chili Almond before snapping this picture!
The Stairmill – I am not 100% sure if this is technically a Stairmaster, but it’s the machine at the gym with moving stairs that look like little shelves. I used to get a little nervous that I was going to try it and have my shoe get caught while I was “stair climbing.” I’m telling you – I am not naturally athletic and worry about such things. I’ve been using it more frequently and feel that I am finally in my “groove” of sorts. I like it as a quick warm up before my workouts to get the blood flowing. So I only use it for 10 minutes or so at a clip. I’m trying to break away from my elliptical dependence which is always my default cardio machine.
Mixology – I had no plans to watch this show at all, but it came on the other night and I found myself really enjoying it. I was not sure how they were going to plan a whole show around one night in a bar, but it’s oddly engaging and felt very true to life for me. I feel like everyone has known a variation of these characters and I’m look forward to see the plot unfold and the different relationships develop. Of course since I liked it and since I am sharing it here I had to look it up to see what types of reviews it is receiving. Whoa…they are not too good. The show is being called sexist, shallow and a bunch of other qualities that most likely will lead to it being cancelled. I’m sorry maybe I did not start watching a show set in a bar expecting anything truly deep. The plot is really a giant game of hook up. One of my favorite lines “The higher the heels, the looser she feels” was viewed as being misogynistic. Oops…I still liked it.
Avocado – I heard on the radio yesterday that there were concerns over an avocado shortage and there could possibly be a lack of guacamole at Chipotle. Customers were outraged! Well apparently this rumor is not true – thankfully. I have not been to Chipotle in a while since I do not really live near one. However, I eat avocado all the time – probably a few a week. So I was relieved as well that this was merely a bad rumor.
Katie Hogan – I mentioned in a recent Friday’s Favorite Things that I really enjoy Podcasts. Well, this last week I listened to Katie Hogan on Mark Bell’s Powercast. For those of you who do not know, Katie Hogan is a famous CrossFit competitor and coach. Given my shoulder injury Crossfit basically looks like a chiropractic nightmare to me. I am not just in the position to be running around doing pull ups and lifting heavy weight right now. However, the interview was very fun to listen to and I had several takeaways from it. Katie had left her desk job to follow her dreams of doing something more. At the time, CrossFit was no where near what it is now and there was no certification or coaches. She chose to pursue something that she was passionate about and the opportunities began to open up for her. Not only has she helped to change the path of what is now considered a legtitimate sport, but she has made a career and a name for herself. She also has made weight lifting more acceptable for women which I see on display every time I go to the gym. There are naturally more men in the weight lifting area at all times, but women are there too and there’s nothing out of the ordinary about it.
Next up – yoga class! Have a wonderful weekend!!
Question of the Day: What is one thing you are currently loving?