Hello and Happy Friday to you! This was the longest short week everrrr. It was our first week back with students so it’s always difficult to get back in the routine. And I was exhausted and in bed by 9:30 every night, welcome back right. So needless to say I am looking forward to some much needed relaxation this weekend and of course watching some football. Following along on Instagram, you never know something exciting may happen. But now it’s time to share all things food, fun, and fitness I’ve been loving lately for Friday Favorites.
I can’t believe I’m saying this because cupcakes have always been my favorite dessert, but lately I’ve been obsessed with brownies. Sally’s is my go to fudge brownie recipe. But I love adding a few extra things like the s’mores brownies I made at the beginning of Summer. Or these that I topped with a homemade caramel sauce. Sugar on more sugar, that’s how I like to do dessert.
I first saw Native Deodorant on Julie’s Friday Favorites and immediately ordered some for Tom and myself. I have been reading a lot lately about all the harmful chemicals in other deodorants I’ve been wanting to switch to a natural kind. I love the smell of the vanilla & coconut, it reminds me of the beach. And I bought Tom the Eucalyptus Mint. We were both worried the refreshing smell wouldn’t last all day, but were both pleasantly impressed. So tried and truly loved favorite. If you purchase a Native Deodorant through this link we’ll both receive a free travel size.
Through Classpass I’ve been able to attend a few different yoga classes around the DMV. I prefer a flow style class, but as long as it’s a hot room I feel like I get a good stretch. The hot room really helps relax my muscles I think. Plus you leave sweaty and feeling like you accomplished a great workout. I recently attended a class at Zweet Sport in Alexandria. It wasn’t my favorite yoga class, mainly just because it was Bikram yoga, but I would definitely go back to try some of the others they offer.
Red Jacket Fresh Juices
The kind team at Red Jacket Orchards sent me a few of their cold-pressed juices to try. At first I thought I would drink them plain, then started seeing recipes for using them in smoothies and really want to try that. The juices are made with simple clean ingredients from the family owned farm and are all delicious. They also come in single serving bottles that are so practical when on the go and needing a refreshing beverage.
Being a Fitness Instructor
I recently got certified to teach Les Mills BODYPUMP back in April and since have just been subbing at my local gym. But I’m so excited they were able to put me on the Fall schedule and I now have my own class! So if you’re in Southern MD come see me at World Gym in La Plata for 5:45 AM BODYPUMP to get that early morning workout in.
Around the Web
Congrats to Samantha for winning the Takeya Bottle Giveaway, have you tried the Treadmill workout I paired with this post?
This Spaghetti Squash Taco Bake is a great low carb meal that is also super tasty.
I often get asked about Meal Prep, honestly no two weeks are ever the same as to how I organize it, but here are some great Meal Prep Hacks to make your life easier.
I recently watched the documentary “What the Health” and one of the ‘facts’ (notice the ‘) it gave was that eating an egg is equivalent to smoking 5 cigarettes, so glad this article written by a professional clears up that statement. I’m not giving up my 2-3 whole eggs I eat everyday.
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Linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five. And Heather for Friday Favorites. Enjoy your weekend and be sure to read previous Friday Favorites posts here.
What’s your favorite over the top dessert?
Tell me something you’ve been loving lately.
Do you like hot yoga?