Must give a big shout-out to my brother Josh as one of my Friday loves because it’s his BIRTHDAY!! Happy Birthday Joshie! I’m blessed by his friendship, honesty, and unselfishness. I’m realizing more and more what I have with my siblings and family is rare and not to be taken lightly.
P.S. To all the single Midwestern ladies…he’s single, ,got a good job, and is a decent, kind man, likes kids and goes to church whenever he can. He also could be the smartest person I know. He’s on match.com. (Thanks to my sisterly concern. Ah..he’s gonna hate me…)
I also have loved Bobbi McCormick’s Summer Shred! In the last month I’ve lost 3.5 inches! I’ve also successfully healed from my IT Band injury and am back to running consistently. Praise the Lord! I know all the strength and cross training has really built up the under-used leg muscles that were causing the imbalance. (I’m also being smart about ALWAYS stretching and foam rolling.) The scale, although, has been super-finicky, further cementing my desire to not get on it. I actually went up about a pound, but I feel safe assuming that is muscle since I’m smaller now than before.
This also sealed the deal for me on the importance of making strength training my primary workout and cardio secondary. I also had some of my smallest measurements ever when I was completing Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer. So I guess you could say I’m back in love with strength training.
I’m not doing another round of the Summer Shred, but the June Shred starts on Saturday if you’re interested! I will be doing Fitnessista’s Summer Shape Up again this year (starts June 3rd) and I’m really excited about it!
I’m also loving my Paula’s Choice Extra Strength Skin Clearing System! The above picture was taken back in the fall of 2011 and you can tell I was struggling with acne. I really have since I turned 13. At Easter I noticed my sister’s skin loooked awesome and I told her so. She told me she’d been using Paula’s Choice and few days later I had my sample set!
The proof is in the pudding! Here is a naked face pic from Wednesday. I know it’s just a iphone selfie, but TONS different. They also have great customer service, fast delivery, and free samples with your order! Customer for life!
Also, not to brag on myself here, but I love this adorable wreath I made!
The colors tie into our flower pot colors at the front door. Love it! And I have some awesome chevron burlap ribbon for other fun projects.
I’m also hoping to fall in love again with the beach this weekend, that is if it doesn’t rain. Happy Friday, friends!!
What is one thing you used to love, but don’t anymore? I used to love Glee, but now it’s just too much.
And, what’s one thing you currently love, but used to not care for? Gardening! I used to HATE to go out and garden and would “trade” my mom to stay inside and mop her floors. Now, I’m having fun growing stuff and I’m digging a little dirt under my fingernails!