1. It’s a HIIT!
Or “high intensity interval training.” It’s a full-body workout where you do all sorts of things, like throwing 10-pound medicine balls around (which I did yesterday), old-school burpies, squats and other interval exercises, and there’s always something different thrown in to keep your muscles guessing.
Anyway, I just started taking classes at a studio down the block, and oh, my lanta! — to live in a constant state of soreness… But it’s a good sore, ya know?
One of my neighbors is an instructor and a personal trainer, and the studio is in her garage, so I just walk down there for an hour of sweet, sweaty torture.
There’s a woman in the class in her 50s who I swear needs to be my BFF. She comes dressed in black from head to toe with her hair in a perfect high bun, and she works out wearing a full face of makeup. And she likes to make naughty jokes. 🙂 Oh, and homegirl goes HAWD when she planks, whereas I just end up laying there sadly on the floor ready to pass out.
2. Champion sports bras
On that note, these Champion Double Dry Sports Bras are the sh*t. They’re soft, comfortable and keep me dry when I’m sweating up a storm. Plus, they never chafe or irritate my skin. When I work out, I layer two of them to keep “the girls” firmly in place.
They’re usually $25 each, but they’re on sale for $19.99-$21.99 right now at Kohls.
3. L’Oreal Root Cover Up Temporary Gray Concealer Spray
I picked up a bottle of $11 L’Oreal Root Cover Up Temporary Gray Concealer Spray in Dark Brown a couple months ago at le drugstore to cover my roots because I was running low on my fave Rita Hazan Root Concealer and couldn’t make it to Sephora before it closed (#beautygirlproblems), and yay! — I like it. It gets the job done, and it costs half as much as the Rita Hazan spray, which is still my number one, though, because I think it does work a little better (it’s more pigmented and doesn’t leave my hair as stiff as the L’Oreal one does).
4. My crockpot
Otherwise known as THE BEST THING EVER. OMG! You just throw a bunch of stuff in a pot, turn it on, then have a yummy dinner 5-8 hours later.
I made chicken tortilla soup in it the other day, and it was 👍👍👍.
Do you have any good crockpot recipes? HOOK A HOMEGIRL UP.
5. Saving email and social media for the afternoon
So I’ve been doing this for the past two weeks, and it has totally helped my focus and get more stuff done, especially in the mornings.
I do all of my writing first thing in the morning when I’m mentally fresh, and only after I’m done with it do I check email, Instagram, etc.
It really helps me stay on task.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. What have you been loving lately?