Hi friends! Happy April! I hope you’ve been having a great week. Let’s catch up where we left off — for me, this week included work and a lot of fitness (as well as a manicure, because let’s be real, I needed it). In addition to teaching my own regular BODYATTACK class, I also team taught with another instructor to debut the new Les Mills BODYATTACK 92 release, and it was a whole lot of fun to share the stage. I loved it!
And when it comes to this weekend, I’m so excited because my older brother and his girlfriend are coming to visit us. They arrive on a plane from Atlanta this morning and are staying through Tuesday morning. I prepared a detailed itinerary to make sure they see all there is to see, and first up, we’re off to their first Warriors game tonight. Now, let’s get to the faves …
This week’s finds for “Favorite Things”
Just a few unrelated things I’ve been loving lately …
My favorite new outfit of the week
When you’re a workout gal who loves workout clothing, you’re always interested in trying new brands. I was very happy to go check out the new YOGASMOGA pop-up store in downtown Walnut Creek last week and pick out an outfit …
This white tickle me tank has a little opening in the middle, which is just adorable, and it has a built-in bra. These tippy toe leggings are long enough to cover my heels. And this u and me bra is super soft.
I learned that almost every piece of YOGASMOGA clothing is made in the U.S., and the brand has been around for three years. I loved the clean lines of all of the pieces and the fit. While the price is certainly high for most of the clothing, it’s top quality, and you always have to pay more for domestically made stuff. I enjoyed trying on a lot of things I liked, in addition to the outfit I decided on, and I look forward to breaking this in.
My favorite local studio of the week
Speaking of yoga, for the last month, I’ve been going to CorePower Yoga three times a week. I was ecstatic when I saw a Groupon for $75 unlimited classes for a month come through my email, and I jumped right on it. I’ve done a full review of the classes at CorePower, because I initially tried the studio when I lived in San Francisco more than a year ago. But this place has absolutely been a favorite as of late …
Just a few minutes from my home, CorePower Yoga in downtown Walnut Creek is a solid spot to get your OM on.
The facilities are top notch. The classes are great. There is a certain formula for every single CorePower class, so even if the instructor is newer and not the greatest, you can still expect the right elements to give you a good yoga session. My favorite class is the CP2, or CorePower Yoga flow class level two, which is the perfect amount of challenge. I’m definitely going to miss going here, but sadly, because I have access to so many gyms for free, it’s tough for me to justify paying a big monthly sum to continue going as a regular member.
My favorite tech tool of the week
No, jump drives are not new. But did you know that these days USB or jump drives can hold a whole lot of stuff? Normally technology doesn’t excite me, but this recent addition sure did come around when I most needed it …
When you’re looking for a place to put some data, it might as well be small, cute and pink. Right? I’m a big fan of this Lexar TwistTurn USB.
Dave put this little beauty in my Easter basket (after I had a morning freak out about storage issues on my computer), and I’ve already put it to good use. Between thousands of pictures for blogging and music and videos for group fitness — I can fill a hard drive in no time. With this, I’ve freed up some space and hope to declutter it more very soon. Hey, practical gifts are sometimes just as appreciated as luxurious ones. You know?
My favorite links of the week
Did you miss the latest on A Lady Goes West this week?
And from around the web worth checking out …
- Favorite San Francisco posts right here: including these wellness spots in the City and the most beautiful streets in the City.
- This is an awesome round-up of meal-prep, recipe and quick workout posts, including a couple of mine. Check out: “The Busy Bee’s Ultimate Guide to Staying Healthy.”
Here’s to a great start to a new month! Have a fabulous weekend, and check out my adventures on Instagram until we meet again.Take a seat and enjoy these #favorite finds... Click To Tweet
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Questions of the day
What are you up to this weekend?
What’s one new thing you’ve discovered lately?