Friday favorites are back!
I so enjoy writing these posts and they always seem well received, so I’m bringing these babies back. Here are some of my favorite things this week. Be sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know what things you’re loving this week.
Going to the gym
I am not a gym girl so I am shocked to say this, but I have really been enjoying the gym. Like many people I faced my fears and strange gym anxiety, and joined at the end of December. My little sister Casey (who is a beast in the gym) has been working out with me and kicking my butt. I love the rush of endorphins, the detox I get from sweating, and of course getting sore afterwards, and knowing I worked hard at something. I created a set gym schedule of Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday which makes it easier to stick to. I’m already seeing small changes in my body, and I’m excited to see progress in the future.
The Law of Attraction
I read The Secret by Rhonda Byrne back in college but kind of forgot about the concept. “The Secret” is actually the law of attraction. Kind of a woo woo topic so I won’t get too into it, but basically what you focus on, you attract. If you put good out, that’s what you get back. Even if you don’t believe in the actual “law” there are a lot of great concepts you can implement into your life like gratitude, positive thinking, and visualization in order to make your dreams a reality.
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles
Fun fact: I don’t read fiction anymore. All of the books I read are self-help type books, or books on how to be successful. This is my current read, or should I say “listen” since I listen to the audio book on my way into work. This book also relates to the law of attraction in that it talks a lot about visualization, and the importance of gratitude. A really important concept I took from the book is to not come from a place of competition when realizing your dreams. If you want to start a blog, you’re not taking from another bloggers success. There is enough success and money to go around without taking from others or feeling like you’re being taken from.
This year I have been focusing a lot on detoxing my body. When I had blood work done, I was told my liver was slightly sluggish and was recommended to start focusing on detoxing. Working out is a great way to do this, as well as drinking more water and taking hot baths with Epsom salts. Epsom salts are very easy to find and help ease muscle aches, pull toxins out of the body, and help you to relax. The hot water and steam also helps to rid the body of toxins. Plus its freezing here so a nice warm bath really helps me to warm up.
This is a recipe I found on Pinterest and UGH it is so delicious. The chicken is pretty easy to make and the recipe came out exactly as it said it would. I served mine over zucchini noodles as shown in the picture. Healthy and delicious! Since I cook for myself I had enough portions to last me the week.
I always prefer to work while I have music playing and this is my new favorite Spotify playlist for that. It’s jazz with a sort of cool, urban vibe and it provides just the right type of music I need to feel inspired and get things done. It makes me want to take my laptop to a little coffee shop.
Well, that’s all for me. Keep a look out for new posts as I am going to start posting twice a week every Monday and Thursday/Friday.
Hope you all have an amazing Friday. And remember that you don’t need to wait until the weekend to start enjoying your life. Enjoy today and everyday.