Long time no talk…
If you follow me on Instagram (which you should) you know I’ve been out in Austin, Texas this past week for work. While I didn’t get to do much exploring in Austin I did manage to sneak in a delicious lunch at Picnik, splurge on gourmet tacos at Velvet Taco and got to walk around The Domain to experience a little bit of nightlife.
As many of you know I work for Perfect Bar, the original refrigerated protein bar, in the field marketing department. I was out in Austin helping to generate awareness that Perfect Bars are now sold in select Costco locations in Texas WOO HOO!
After spending countless hours inside Costco it got me thinking on my flight home about all the healthy products I always purchase from Costco. It’s so easy to go in there and leave with chips, dips, frozen pizzas, mini wontons, ice cream…etc but there truly are some incredible healthy products hidden in there among all the crap.
I’m long overdue for a Friday Favorites post and am SO EXCITED to share some of the things I’m currently obsessed with.
Obviously, they’re all mostly food related but c’mon you should all know this about me by now.
Oh and for the record non of the products mentioned in this post are sponsored. They’re simply things I love and think you will too.
Let’s get right into it!
How many times have you woke up in the morning, rushed out the door and forgot to take your vitamins?
Ummm that’s me almost every day.
How many times have you woke up in the morning and forgot to drink a cup of coffee? Uhhh NEVER!
Introducing Vita Cup which provides all the essential vitamins you need to increase your energy and boost your metabolism in a single serve K-cup. GENIUS!
Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone!
I remember back in the good old college days when celebrating Cinco De Mayo was a HUGE deal. We’d all skip class, dress up in our finest sombreros and drink disgusting amounts of cheap Mexican beer and tequila.
Well this year to celebrate I’m taking the day off work and will be running 9 miles, doing laundry and visiting my parents…boyyy how things change haha!
So since it’s Friday and a holiday I figured why not do a fun little Friday Favorites post talking all about things I’m loving from Trader Joe’s. I swear they come out with some awesome new product every day…my stomach is certainly happy but my wallet…not so much!
When I go grocery shopping I typically try to avoid the frozen section…mostly because I have 0 self control and if ice cream or frozen pizza is on sale there’s a pretty good chance it’s ending up in my cart.
BUT there are some a frozen products that I love and that are actually pretty darn healthy.
So for this edition of “Friday Favorites” I wanted to share some of my favorite freezer finds and would love to know from you all what frozen products you’ve been loving.
I’m currently writing this post DROOLING watching the Top Chef finale on Bravo.
How on earth do these people think of such incredible dishes? I can hardly think about what I want to eat for dinner.
Anyway…it’s been awhile since I’ve done a Friday Favorites post and this one is going to be a little bit random but whatever. I promise for the next round I’m going to have some really good stuff to tell you all about. I’m already obsessing over Trader Joe’s new red lentil pasta and everything bagel seasoning- SO GOOD!
Enjoy and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
If you haven’t started listening to Podcasts it’s time to get on board!
I became completely obsessed with Podcasts when I was training for the Triple Crown and my marathon last year.
I was running so much that my running playlist got old reallllly quickly and I was not about to run for 2+ hours at a time in silence…NO THANKS! Enter: Podcasts! There’s something magical about finding a podcast you love…time goes by faster and dare I say it activities that you normally dread like working out or your morning commute all of a sudden become a lot more enjoyable.
Christmas is in 19 days…are you freaking out yet?
For once in my life I’m actually VERY calm.
The past few years I’ve ended up spending hundreds of dollars buying everyone in my family gifts, gifts for holiday parties, gifts for work events, gifts for friends, gifts for fitness instructors…etc but this year I’m really trying to make the holidays as affordable (but still enjoyable) as possible.
To do that my family and I are doing a “Secret Santa” exchange so I only have to buy 1 nice gift…WIN! My friends and I are not doing gifts and instead are doing “experiences” like meeting up for wine tasting or happy hours…WIN! And for everyone else I’ve picked out 5 gifts (under $25) that I personally own and am OBSESSED with that I think everyone else would enjoy too.
Hey Hey Hey!
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week…uhhhh where did the time go?
Last year I made a ton of fun Thanksgiving recipes for the blog and I’m sorry guys but the holidays kind of snuck up on me this year…ooops! Don’t worry though I do have one fun Thanksgiving appetizer to share next week that is so delicious and literally takes 2 minutes to throw together.
Today I figured it had been awhile since I’d done a Friday Favorites post and I have discovered some pretty amazing products over the past month. These aren’t just products I’ve had once and liked…these are products that since I’ve tried them they have become weekly necessitates when going to the grocery store…sorry wallet.
September has been a crazy month for me. It started with celebrating my dad’s birthday at the Ballast Point beer festival, then my friends at I went to the KAA BOO music festival in Del Mar, then I went out to the Colorado River with my family and tomorrow I have one last event…CRSSD music festival downtown San Diego.
I’m exhausted just typing all that.
With all that going on I have not had much time for blogging and you know what it’s felt great to kind of disconnect, relax and really enjoy myself. BUT after this weekend it’s back to creating content and bringing you all value in every single post.