It’s almost the freakin’ weekend! Sorry, I was totally channeling R. Kelly there, which I should probably not admit to? Oh well whatevs, I love the remix to Ignition, because it’s hot and fresh out the kitchen, that’s why, Okay, okay …sorry! So it’s Friday again and I’ve acquired some new “favorite things” this week that I’d like to share with ya’ll, because maybe you’ll love them too!
Favorite Things Friday 10/24/14
1. Jessie Ware’s new album Tough Love. O.M.G this album is IN-CRED-I-BLE. Stream it on Spotify, buy it, go on YouTube, or whatever you gotta do to listen to this album. I loved her first album Devotion and thought she couldn’t top it, but this new album is the bomb diggity. I love you Jessie Ware. My aim is true.
2. Sam Smith’s single I’m Not The Only One. I absolutely love Sam Smith. His entire album In The Lonely Hour is SO amazing. I played this song as a cool down song in my class this morning.; it’s so relaxing and soulful. Love, love LOVE him.
3. PiYo! So I just completed my 30 Day Yoga Challenge through DoYouYoga.com and I decided two days this week to try out the PiYo craze. Wow! Shiz be no joke. What is PiYo? PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. And, cranks up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined. Not a bad deal, huh? Nope. I was sore the next day, but in a “hurts so good” sort of way If you want to strengthen, shape, and nurture your body, give it a try. I started this week with Melissa McAllister’s demo on YouTube and it was really great. I suggest giving it a try – once you’re bit by the PiYo bug, you’ll be hooked too.
Who wants to get me some PiYo with Chalene Johnson for Christmas? Thanks!
4. Arnicare Gel. This stuff is so amazing. Arnica has been used for a long time to treat swelling and bruising, and guess what? It’s great for post-workout soreness too!
I sadly think it’s time for me to say “goodbye” to running, as I have been experiencing knee issues, for the past 9 months associated with the high impact effects of running.
I went for a jog the other day and ended up hobbling back home in tears the last mile. However, after methodical icing and applying Arnicare Gel to my knee and shin I’m feeling much better. I’m going to see a doctor about the pain, but I know my body and feel like the time has come for me to part ways with running. Sniffles. LUCKILY, there are so so so many other fabulous low impact types of exercises out there to enjoy, so it’s all good!
I hope you’re having a good week and have an awesome weekend ahead. Have a glass of vino, run a bath, and listen to some Jessie Ware. You can thank me on Monday. Seriously, you will.
What has brought you some joy this week?