Current faves: Quarantine week 37 and the best Black Friday deals
Happy Friday! Thank you so much for visiting the blog today. Let me start this out by saying that I’m grateful for YOU! Even if you’ve never commented, liked or emailed, I appreciate you clicking through to read my words in this little space. I’ve been writing A Lady Goes West for eight years, and it’s been a consistent thing in my life, even as many other things have changed. Some of you have been around for so much of it too!
Anywho, how are you, my friends? Did you celebrate Thanksgiving? We kept it small over here, and it was really nice, although we definitely missed the rest of our families. Dave’s sister, Gwena, and her boyfriend, James, came over (they live in the City), and we did a hike in the morning at our usual spot, then hung out and had our big feast (and all the drinks) in the afternoon. We ordered our meal from Whole Foods, so it was a no-stress, no-prep celebration. And I also picked up a delicious pumpkin cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory, which was my food highlight. I’d pick cheesecake over turkey and stuffing any day.
While it’s still a holiday weekend for many, I didn’t want to miss a chance to share some awesome deals with you! 🙂
Black Friday sales
Let’s get to the deals …
Right now, everything on the Carbon38 site is 30 percent off with my code ASHLEYPITT. And, you can use my code even if you’ve shopped before. There’s usually a limit for how many times you can use it, but that limit doesn’t exist for this sale.
I highly recommend the Cloud Compression line and the Takara Shine line. But so far, I’ve been happy with everything I’ve ordered. They also have shoes, accessories and much more. This deal ends November 30. Shop Carbon38 here.
I love these packets of hydration goodness. They are super tasty and are great to drink after a tough workout to get some major electrolytes back into your system. No weird aftertaste either. I like the Passion Fruit Hydration Multiplier the best. Right now, everything on the Liquid I.V. site is 30 percent off when you use my code ALADYGOESWEST. This deal ends November 30. Shop Liquid I.V. here.
Today only, you can get 30 percent off my favorite protein bars, the G2G bars. Just use the code SAVE30. This deal ends tonight. I like the Peanut Butter Coconut Chocolate bars the best, and they have 18 grams of protein. Shop G2G Bars here.
So many awesome medicinal mushroom supplements are up to 50 percent off with this sale. I love the Lion’s Mane Latte coffee mixes the best, because they give you a little boost of energy and mental power. This sale ends November 30. Shop Four Sigmatic here.
The Beautycounter sale is still going strong! Almost everything on the site is 15 percent off, and you get free shipping on orders of more than $50. And when you purchase through my links, you support me. This deal ends November 30. Shop Beautycounter here.
You guys know this is my favorite brand of protein powder. But they also have green juice powder, immunity supplements and so much more. My code, ALADYGOESWEST, will get you 20 percent off anything on the site through November 29. And this is an increase from the usual 15 percent off. Shop Organifi here.
Everlane has the best basic clothing. They have a Black Friday sale, as well as a giving campaign. For every order placed today, Everlane will donate $1 to Feeding America. Love that. This deal ends tonight. Shop Everlane here.
This is my go-to collagen brand, and I have a scoop of Vital Proteins vanilla collagen creamer in my morning tea latte every single day, without fail. Right now, you can get 20 percent off many things on the site. This deal ends November 30. Shop Vital Proteins here.
We’ve ordered our holiday cards from Minted three years in a row. Right now, everything on the site is 15 percent off, and it turns into 20 percent off, when you spend more than $150. The deal ends tonight. Shop Minted here.
I’ve been using the Calm app for my morning meditations for two years, and for Black Friday, Calm is offering a super discount on an annual subscription. I love this app and totally recommend it. Shop Calm here.
Right now, all online instructor trainings are 50 percent off, which is awesome! Shop Les Mills here.
And those are my favorite sales! I’m definitely placing a Carbon38 order this afternoon and maybe a Four Sigmatic one too. Anything on your wish list right now?
Switching gears, here’s a look at my workouts from last week …
- Monday: 30-minute BODYPUMP, 10 a.m., 15-minute CXWORX, 6 p.m
- Tuesday: 30-minute cycle, 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: 45-minute full-body weights, 8:45 a.m.
- Thursday: 30-minute cycle, 6 p.m
- Friday: 45-minute full-body weights, 10 a.m.
- Saturday: 30-minute barre, 11 a.m.
- Sunday: 10-minute yoga, 12 p.m. (REST DAY)
This past week of workouts was a little bit lighter than usual, because I didn’t teach my live virtual classes on Motus. They are upgrading the technology, so I had two weeks off from teaching live. In the meantime, I managed to pick up weights three times, do some cardio and then take a rest day with just some very light stretching yoga to recover. I got a question last week about rest days, which was a great question. And YES, I do take a rest day every week. The very light yoga I do on Sundays is not official exercise and counts as part of my recovery. If anything, it’s a benefit to help me recover faster, because I’m stretching and breathing. I also use my percussive gun and foam roller a lot to help too. Remember, everyone’s workout routine will look different, the key is to make sure yours is working for you.
A few things from around the web
- Nut butter trick. I don’t know where I learned this one, but it’s such a good idea to turn your nut butter on its top to store it. Here’s how and why to do that.
- Give back. This is a great list of ways you can give back when you’re short on cash and living during a pandemic. Giving to others is so important, and it will make you feel good too.
And here’s the quote of the week from the Calm app, which I use to do my daily morning meditations …
A Lady Goes West favorite archives
- For the dudes. My first gift guide for the guys … “Holiday gift guide for guys.”
- Entertainment. In case you find yourself with some downtime this weekend … “The five best documentaries I’ve watched recently.”
Thank you for coming by today, my friends! I hope you have a healthy, safe and wonderful weekend! See you real soon! 🙂 xoxo
Questions of the day
How was your Thanksgiving?
Do you have any plans for the weekend?
Are you doing any Black Friday shopping today?
Hi Ashley. Are you leopard print leggings above from carbon38? How is sizing? I’m usually xs or small depending on brand. Thanks!
Hi Colleen! Yes, my leopard print are Beach Riot on Carbon38, and I’m wearing a medium in them. They aren’t super snug, but I prefer the medium. I’m usually a small or medium. I read the reviews on each piece, and I think I was told to slightly size up for this style here. You’d probably be good with a Small: https://bit.ly/33TRhrG
Happy holiday season! We are thankful for YOU and you sharing your blog with us. You respond to every comment & email and it’s truly amazing.
How was Whole Foods Thanksgiving food? I wanted to order from there but my husband wasn’t sure how it would taste. We may try it for Christmas! Love your leopard leggings in the hiking picture. And that’s so fun Dave’s sister is close. I thought she lived in Santa Cruz. Always nice to have family close by.
Hi India! This is our second time getting the Whole Foods meal, and it’s great. It tastes like normal home-cooked food, so we were pleased with it, especially as it was so easy. And you have a great memory, Dave’s younger sister, Gwena, did live in Santa Cruz for a couple years, but now she lives in San Francisco. I truly appreciate you leaving a comment and saying hi, lady! I’m here for you! 🙂