Oh, hi there, my friends! Well this was an exciting and very busy week over here, including work, fitness, attending an NBA Finals game, a parade and much more. And today on the blog, it’s all about the favorites, and I’ve got a giveaway for you too, so don’t miss that!
My favorite event of the week: Warriors win
On Monday night, I was so incredibly happy to be sitting with my friends at the Golden State Warriors home game to watch the team win the NBA Finals title for 2017! The game was SO fun! I went with my usual crew of Warriors wives, and Dave’s dad and Dave’s sister were also there (and Dave was there working), so we all got to meet up and hang out after the game to celebrate together.
Dave has now been working for the Warriors for five years, and this is his second time being part of a championship — which is awesome for him and for us. It was incredible to see the confetti drop in the arena, then even get to go to an employee after party next door at the Coliseum post game and hug all of Dave’s coworkers and their wives and husbands and significant others, whom I’ve met throughout the years.
To top it all off, there was a celebratory parade in Oakland on Thursday for the entire Bay Area, which I got to walk in with Dave and the Warriors crew. We did this two years ago as well, but this time, there was rumored to be almost one million more spectators, and it seemed like it! We walked the route of the parade just in front of a bus of players, and it was so awesome to see the fans light up when they saw some of their basketball favorites in person approaching!
Luckily, as part of the employee group and in spite of the huge crowds, we had a staging area, snacks, reserved seats for the post-parade pep rally and an after party with more food and drink. It was a pretty hot day, which was the only downfall of the event, because we sat in the sun for quite some time and had to try to stay comfortable in the heat with no shade during the rally.
Also, one more downfall: I had to get back to Walnut Creek to teach my evening Bootybarre class (I couldn’t find a sub), so I was in a panic the whole way home in terrible traffic and ended up walking in the door just in time to change, let Rudy out and turn around and make it to the gym to press play on the stereo when the clock struck 5:30 p.m.. Phew!
Overall, these NBA Finals events and celebrations are seriously once-in-a-lifetime, and yet, we’ve now done them twice. Yay!! I’m so happy for the Warriors, for all of the employees who work so hard and especially for Dave! But now, it’s time for the off-season! 🙂
My favorite drink of the week: Zupa Noma
A few months ago, I introduced you guys to Zupa Noma, which is a Northern California brand of ready-to-drink soups, and they are incredibly healthy, tasty and just plain awesome. I recently got another shipment of Zupa Noma and am excited to give you guys a chance to win a 6-pack of bottles of all the flavors as well.
What do you want to know about Zupa Noma? The chilled vegetable soups are ready to drink when you pull them out of the fridge, they are USDA certified organic, and they are full of whole delicious nutrients. You can’t go wrong with Zupa Noma! I love having one alongside my lunch for a cool dose of goodness. Check out the giveaway at the end of this post to win some for yourself!
My favorite podcast of the week: Blogger to Author
So I was recently interviewed for my first ever podcast appearance, and it was so cool. My blogging friend, Dr. Beth Brombosz, whom I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with in L.A. for the IDEA World Fitness Convention two years in a row, invited me to appear on her podcast, “Blogger to Author,” to talk about how I wrote my first ebook “Fit and Fertile.”
Our conversation was totally cool and natural, and we recorded it over Skype. A couple of weeks later, the edited and final version of the podcast made its way to iTunes and to Beth’s website. I was SO nervous to listen to my voice, (I mean, who wouldn’t be?) but it didn’t end up that bad. I would definitely do some things differently next time around though …
I’m so thankful for Dr. Beth for giving me the opportunity to talk about my book and about my blog on her show — she’s a pro, that’s for sure, and it was fun! However, the funny thing is that I had my iPhone turned on silent during the Skype conversation to be extra careful, but my Mac kept getting additional notifications that would make noise and throw me off. Now I know for next time I need to put “do not disturb” on my phone and on my computer. Ha!
Anyways, I’d love for us all to show “Blogger to Author” some support, so head to iTunes and download my episode, which is episode 14 and have a listen. Thanks, friends!
My favorite links from the week
Here are a few things I enjoyed reading as of late …
- This is a good one about knowing yourself and being yourself when you’re in a relationship, and it’s all about using the metaphor, “How do you like your eggs?”
- There is a cool experience at the Warriors arena in which you can film a 360 video, and here’s the one I did with my friends!
- Bodyweight exercises are always a good choice. Here’s an excellent selection of moves to inspire your next workout, and I’m partial to the lunge variations.
- In case you missed last Friday’s post, there’s still time for you to sign up for the Blogger Summer Camp, which is a great workshop for aspiring bloggers and current bloggers taking place in July. Sign up here (affiliate link!) to join the fun and learn a lot. I’ll be doing it too!
And here’s what has been on A Lady Goes West recently …
- A party, delicious food and weekly workouts
- Four healthy summer goals you could be making this year
- My take on what the first half of your second trimester of pregnancy feels like
- What it’s like to get acupuncture and why you may need Traditional Chinese Medicine
GIVEAWAY TIME: Enter to win Zupa Noma
Now here’s your chance to get lucky! If you want to win a 6-pack of Zupa Noma healthy soups, leave a comment on this blog post. I’ll randomly choose a winner from the comments on Sunday night, so act quickly.
To leave a comment, click on the title of this post, scroll down and enter your name and email address and comment in the fields below the post. And just so you know, your email address won’t be made public, don’t worry, but I’ll use it to contact you if you win.
As far as what kind of comment to leave — any comment will do, and you can leave multiple comments for doing any of the following things in order to increase your chances of winning:
- Follow A Lady Goes West on Instagram
- Follow A Lady Goes West on Facebook
- Follow Zupa Noma on Instagram
By the way, to win, you must live in the U.S.
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But before we go, here’s a little collage that makes me happy, so I had to share …
Questions of the day
What are you up to this weekend?
What’s the best thing that happened in your week?