Hello friends and Happy Friday! We have one more week, ONE, left of the school year, I can make it, I think….. I don’t want to wish the weekend away but I am so ready to be on Summer Break. When I can enjoy some time traveling, reading, and relaxing by the pool. For this weekend we don’t have many plans which probably means I’ll spend most of my time in the kitchen, outside, or at the gym, follow along on Instagram for all the fun. Now to the real reason you stopped by the blog today, for Friday Favorites where I share all the food, fitness, and things around the web I’ve been loving lately.
Trigger Point makes a variety of foam rollers, handheld rollers, and massage balls. I have done a little foam rolling myself and have read about all the benefits of self-massaging your sore muscles to keep you moving well . My friends at Trigger Point were kind enough to send me a few of their most popular products that relieve muscle aches; the GRID Foam Roller, MB2 Roller, and NANO Foot Roller.
I have started to incorporate more foam rolling into my workouts, so stay tuned for a Foam Roll Routine in the next couple of weeks. And as someone who works on their feet all day long, I have really enjoyed using the Nano foot roller to relieve foot pain because I always have aching feet at night after a hard days work!
I’m also so glad to have these handheld rollers for my Summer travels, we all know sitting on an airplane for hours is not very comfortable for our bodies. All the rollers can be used to roll through tight muscles, knots, and kinks.
Vegan Vanilla Shakeology
I’ve tried several protein powders and Shakeology is by far one of my favorites. I use one scoop in my morning smoothie along with some fruit and spinach.
The powder itself is packed with protein, probiotics, superfoods, vitamins, and other nutrients. Beachbody recently released a Vegan Vanilla flavor. While I don’t have a dairy intolerance and don’t eat a Vegan diet, I still wanted to try the new flavor. I typically have not been a fan of plant based proteins, but the Vegan Vanilla is delicious. I actually think I might like it better than the Vanilla Whey Shakeology.
In the last week and a half two of my closest girlfriends from college have got engaged! My friend Kelly while on the beach in Mexico and my friend Caitlin while sitting under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Seriously, how romantic! I’m excited to celebrate their engagements, wedding plan, have bachelorettes. In fact, I’m so happy to experience their wedding day that I’m thinking about looking for wedding photographers for their ceremonies so as to suggest to them which one could be the best. A friend has also recommended that I read this article from paymash.com to learn more about wedding photography and everything else. I’m not sure if they’re as excited as I am about the celebrations, but I certainly am! I’d probably even start looking for gowns and dresses very soon. It would be a fantastic opportunity for all of us to get together next year.
I was even trying to persuade her to plan and have a destination wedding by showing her pictures of the Wedding Venue in Fort Worth, TX. I’m not sure if she’s convinced or not. However, if I were to plan my wedding, I would most likely look for a serene and visually appealing location. Not to mention that it makes an excellent wedding photography backdrop. But more than that, I want to have the best time possible at my wedding. Also, that would be another occasion when my girlfriends would accompany me.
The last time my college girlfriends and I were all together was last Spring so I’m so excited to see them all.
Yesterday was the first day of June, and it’s crazy to me that the official start to Summer is not until the 21st. What are you doing this Summer and what’s on your bucket list? I need some ideas besides lay at the pool and eat ice cream =) I’m also desperately in need of a Summer wardrobe shopping trip!
And if you’re trying to get bikini ready, don’t forget to check out my Fitness Page for some great Cardio and Strength Workouts, especially this Killer Abs Circuit.
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Thanks to Heather for todays Friday Favorites link up. You can view previous Friday Favorites posts here.
What’s on your Summer bucket list?
Do you foam roll?
What’s your favorite way to eat protein?