I want to share a few of the fun or interesting things I’m doing in a few different areas of my life so that hopefully you can check them out too!
|| Podcast-Listening ||
Over the past year or so, I’ve become absolutely addicted to podcasts! I blame it all on the first season of Serial. I’m constantly sharing what I’m listening to on my social media channels and it has therefore become one of my most frequently asked questions, so I dedicated an entire blog post to my favorite podcasts that includes crime, learning, and Christian life podcast recommendations. Happy listening!
|| Workouts ||
I’ve never really been one to work out. I’ve always been too busy, too tired, or unmotivated. But, about two years ago, I decided I wanted to get back into yoga. It’s calming, allows me to stretch out all my tense muscles, and at the end of the day, it’s totally acceptable to just lie down in the middle of class! 🙂
Once I gained some confidence and motivation from staying in shape through yoga, I told Jay I wanted to step up my game a little bit. The particular yoga I was doing was great for maintaining any muscle I had, but not for building it. So, Jay got me this workout book called Strong Curves (see below) along with my new Kindle for Christmas this year. (I realize it’s kinda weird for a husband to get a wife a workout book for Christmas, but I loved it haha!) It lays out workout plans for 12 week periods, isn’t too intimidating, and helps you build muscle all over your body with a strong emphasis on the booty! I’m loving it!
I’ve also been very focused on my abs and I found this YouTube ab routine by Carly Rowena to be super helpful! I add a combination of these to the end of my workouts!
|| Meals ||
I actually don’t have much to say in this department, but I still get asked about it nonetheless! For the past 5 years of our marriage, we’ve usually just been winging dinner. We’re super simple eaters, so as long as there’s some sort of meat, veggie, and carb in the meal, we’re good. But the past few months or so, I’ve tried to get better about meal planning to save money, reuse ingredients I’m buying instead of throwing them out after one use, and be more thoughtful about what we’re eating every day.
So, while I don’t have a specific meal plan that we follow, I usually just rotate through some of my main dish ideas on my Pinterest board for dinners. Our dinners always include a meat and a side, and lean more towards the “hearty” side. For lunches, some of my go-tos are: turkey sandwiches, egg & spinach quiches, leftover dinner from the night before, chicken salad with random veggies and nuts thrown in, or avocado toast with grilled chicken. Simple, simple!
|| Hand Lettering ||
I’m working on something fun for you guys that’s coming soon!