I’m pretty sure there are some blogs out there where normal content runs on Friday, as though it were any other day. Well, if that’s what you’re after, you’ve come to the wrong place. To me, Fridays are all about sharing some fun and unrelated favorite finds. And we do it every week. Don’t we?
Before we get to today’s selection, let’s talk about weekend plans. Good plans over here! After two-weekends-in-a-row of my entire weekend taken up with fitness or writing projects, I’m happy to say this one is not. In fact, after teaching class this morning and finishing up some work, I plan to play for much of the weekend. I’ve got a hair appointment this afternoon, and tonight Dave and I are going out to a nice dinner for his birthday (which was yesterday). We’re celebrating with friends on Saturday night and doing a joint birthday for Dave and another guy, as well. Then on Sunday, we rest. Now, let’s get to the point …
This week’s finds for “Friday Favorites”
While some weeks I have a multitude of things to share, other weeks it’s a struggle. Luckily, I was able to pull together at least a few items for this edition …
My favorite new workout outfit of the week
While I’m so happy that there are tons of colorful and patterned workout outfits out there, I truly am always drawn to black. I would say that the majority of the workout clothes that I buy myself are black. Speaking of black, my latest delivery from Fabletics is perhaps my favorite to date ….
The Black Oula Tank and Black Mila Leggings in Tall are absolutely perfect.
Long black leggings with some netting on the side and a plain black tank make a great get-up. This is the most versatile workout outfit, and I wore it last night for the first time to teach BODYPUMP and a core class. It fits perfectly, moves well and is something I could wear for just about anything. If you’ve never checked out Fabletics <<–my referral link!!>>, it’s Kate Hudson’s line of activewear, and you can sign up to get monthly outfit deliveries at a discounted price. So convenient!
My favorite event of the week
Well of course, I couldn’t miss a chance to give a shout-out to the birthday boy. Yesterday was Dave’s birthday, and in addition to working all day, he also had to work at a pre-season basketball game through the night. In fact, I didn’t even talk to him but for a few minutes in the afternoon, then saw him just a few minutes in the evening. But, I still had to make a collage …
Back when I first started this blog, Dave would get a lot more screen-time. I would talk more about what was going on in his life in addition to mine. While other topics and Rudy have sort of taken over, I figured Dave gets a spot on the favorites today. He’s the best. And he doesn’t look a day over 21. Right? Did you ever see the time I shared his “Friday Favorites“? Nothing like mine, that’s for sure. Happy birthday-weekend, Dave!
My favorite hot beverage of the week
Last week, when I posted about a new ginger green tea I was drinking, the hilarious Susie (who I was able to meet at BlogFest, yay!) said she was into pumpkin tea. Why had I not purchased such a thing before? I was sure to grab some at my next stop at the grocery store, and I’m a fan …
I must say, this Tazo Chai Pumpkin Spice tea is quite rich and full-bodied, and has more caffeine than my usual green tea, but I like it for fall. I’ve been adding some stevia and vanilla almond milk as I do, and it’s a nice change-of-pace. Yay pumpkin!
My favorite links of the week
Did you miss some of the good stuff on A Lady Goes West this week? Here’s what happened …
- Weekend and fitness — Tales from the weekend + my weekly workouts
- New food offerings — Up your daily protein with “Protein Pantry”
- Food pictures — A look at some of my regular weekday meals
- Party time — How to gather for a healthier tailgate party
This song is making me very happy, as well. Have you heard of Pentatonix? So good! So a capella!
And I was super proud to be included in this list of “Top Blogger Recipes” featuring Julie’s favorite bloggers and their most popular recipes. I consider Julie to be an “OG” in the healthy-living blog world, and although we’ve never met, her blog was the first one that I ever read starting many years ago. Such an honor!
Finally, for more reading: This is a good one from the SFGate about words that have a different definition these days: “These 20 words don’t mean what they used to.”
That’s it for today. Check out my adventures on Instagram, because I may actually take a few pictures this weekend! Have a great day, friends!Sit back, relax and enjoy this fun and light read ... #Favorites Click To Tweet
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Questions of the day
What are you up to this weekend?
What’s something fun you’ve been loving lately?