Hello, my friends! A very Happy Friday going out to you. How has your week been? Mine has been fine. Lots of work, blogging and teaching group fitness, of course. I subbed an extra three BODYPUMP classes this week, which has made the days even busier than usual!
Unfortunately, this weekend is going to be full of more work than play. I’ve got to start preparing to debut a brand new BODYATTACK group fitness release on Monday, so I have a lot of choreography to learn. (Yes, I’ve put this off for far too long and am now doing it at the last minute again, but at least I have my plan on how to do it.) In addition to that, I’m going to be in an all-day training tomorrow at 24 Hour Fitness to learn to teach a totally new program. More details coming on that soon! But today, I’ve got my latest favorites for you in a typical light-hearted post, so sit back, relax and enjoy.
My latest “Friday Favorites” of the week
Every week, I like to showcase a few things that have been making me smile, with absolutely no rhyme or reason. Here we go …
My favorite treat of the week
You can imagine my delight when a box of these much-coveted Limited Edition Natural Delights Pecan Pumpkin Pie Spiced Date Rolls arrived at my door. If you’ve ever popped over to A Lady Goes West before, you are well aware of my love for the date. It’s one versatile fruit …
These are just as expected. Pumpkin pie. Date-like. Soft and chewy. Totally tasty. Seasonal. Fall-like. Enough said. If you’re a date fan, be on the look out for these beauties at your local grocer (or they are available online with no shipping charges, by the way). And thanks to my wonderful friend and reader, the dear Audie, for sending these to me. You know the way to my heart!
My favorite fashion find of the week
I’ve been getting regular deliveries from the Rocksbox jewelry subscription service for months now and every order gets even better. I couldn’t resist sharing my latest box …
So pleased with this Perry Street necklace, these Sophie Harper stud earrings and this gorgeous Loren Hope cuff, which I just had to purchase right away! Even Dave likes it.
In case you’re interested in signing up to get jewelry delivered to your door, which you can wear and return, or wear and keep, then check out Rocksbox. If you use my code aladygoeswestxoxo, you’ll get a first month free, and I’ll get a little credit. Thanks for that, and thanks to Rocksbox for sending these shipments to me complimentary for so long. I’m a fan! I just wish I dressed up more than once-a-week to sport this stuff. It doesn’t really go well with gym clothes. You know?
My favorite little pick-me-up of the week
Because I don’t currently drink coffee, outside of one mug of hot green tea in the morning, I rarely consume much caffeine. And when it comes to most energy drinks or “pre-workouts,” I cannot stomach them at all. That means there is rarely anything I can turn to when I need some extra energy. Well, I had heard good things about this particular pick-me-up, and they were all true …
The Sparkling Wild Berry from Celsius is tasty, effective and does not at all have that weird “energy drink” feeling. In fact, it’s made with green tea extract, contains vitamins and goes down quite smoothly.
For the past few weeks, I’ve had one of these little cans before teaching a morning BODYATTACK class, and I can totally feel the extra kick of energy in my system within 20 minutes of drinking it. And the best thing? Only 10 calories per can. These drinks are apparently considered “negative calorie” because they help you to burn more once consumed. While I can’t speak to that, I do know that I liked the taste, and it pepped me up for tuck jumps and high-knee runs on several occasions. Thanks to the Celsius team for sending me some samples.
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 — A chill weekend and my weekly workouts
- Life talk — What life is like when you move out of the City
- Food pictures — A day perfect for sharing pictures of food
- Happy mouths — Get your mouth right with proper oral care
Oh and one more favorite: Dave and I have been totally into the show “Narcos” on Netflix lately, which was recommended to us by friends. It’s pretty gritty, but a very enjoyable drama and based off of a true story of a drug cartel in Colombia. If you need a new series, put it in your queue.
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Questions of the day
What are you up to this weekend?
Do you have any fun finds to share?
What’s your favorite show right now?