It’s that time again! Link up with Emily over at Beauty and the Greek so share some of the things I am loving right now, and just to shock you all this month they aren’t all food based. I know, I know, CRAZY!!!
I somehow managed to upload a photo of myself sideways on the link up…seriously, no clue how I did it. So thanks for coming to check me out even though I’m all sideways.
1. Body Shop Cocoa Butter Dry Oil Mist
I actually commented about this the other day on Emily’s blog. I love this stuff. I have super dry skin. Like crazy dry and this stuff SAVES me in the winter months. I know the concept of smearing oil on your body may seem weird but trust me, you won’t go back! This stuff keeps me from looking like a reptile all winter long! Score!
2. My Under Armour Running Top
This is my first running turtle neck and I love it! It’s funny how much warmer your body stays when your neck is covered. This bad boy also has a mesh panel on the front that allows you to pull it up over your face when you get cold.
(Not a great picture, I’m sorry!)
I couldn’t see it online but I got it in an Under Armour Store so hopefully you can still grab one!
3. Epsom Salts
This isn’t a new product in my life but it is a gift from above. Honestly, I use this after all my long runs to keep my body from being achy. I still can’t wrap my mind around an ice bath so I use this as my compromise. Also, the vet has us soaking Baby Ro’s paws in Epsom salts twice a day right now to help her heal and reduce her risk of infection. Seriously, a miracle product!
4. The Engine 2 Diet Book.
I know I have talked about this before but as a quick recap, I eat plant strong. I wouldn’t call myself a vegan but I try my best to eat as many plant based foods as possible. I find my body works better this way and I’m not trying to convert anyone over here, it is just what works for me right now. Anyways, I have been trying to read all different approached to the plant strong diet and stumbled across the Engine 2 diet. This book isn’t as much of a diet book for me as it is more a guideline for cleaning up my diet. When you eat plant based I find its really easy to eat a lot of ‘junk food’ so I love Rip’s delicious recipes. I even made no meat shepherd’s pie this week and R rated it a 7.5/10 (which, for the record, is almost as high as he will go when no meat is involved). I also found a recipe for these great little cookies that I shared last week and they have been a life saver in my lunches this week.
So if you are looking to increase your plant intake or just looking to learn more about nutrition give this book a read. It’s quick and fun and veggie and meat lovers alike will find something to adapt into their kitchen routine. (Whew, that was a long one, calm down Leah. We get it, you like the book!)
Come on now, you know I have to put at least one snack in there! I am OBSESSED with Lara bars right now. I like that they have only a few ingredients and state clearly on the label if they are vegan, gluten free, soy free or kosher. They take all the guess work out and not to mention they are DELICIOUS. I am loving the cashew and peanut butter ones (big surprise!). They are the perfect bar to throw in for your purse.
(That bad boy is my morning snack! I can’t wait!!)
6. My new iPhone 5C
My iPhone 4 went to a better place a month back and I made the switch to the 5C. I am loving the plastic back and more durable phone. I am not guarding it with my life and carrying it around like an ancient artifact in the hopes that it won’t slip out of my hands and shatter into 1 million pieces like so many of my friends. The front of this new one is still glass but it is encased in plastic with makes a world class klutz like myself feel safer.
These are a few of the things I am LOVING right now!
What products are your top favorites right now?
Have a great week!