This week’s Friday Five Link Up is something I’m horrible at – taking pictures of my workouts. I’ve told you all time and time again, I am the worlds worst selfie taker. I don’t take pictures of my workouts, my fitbit band broke, I always forget to take pictures of my polar. I could show you a whole bunch of old ones, but that’d be really faking. So, sorry Friday Five Girls (Mar, Courtney, Cynthia), I’m going rogue! (But you should check out their posts this week and all of the others doing the Friday Five Link-up because they are good at selfies and workout pics!)
I wanted to share with you some things I’m loving lately.
1.) My BRAND NEW CUSTOM WORKOUT SHIRT! WHAT? Me, on a shirt. Awesome.
I received an opportunity to order a custom Race Ragz shirt (thanks to the wonderful, amazing, inspirational Jenny from Jenny Hodges is Metamorfit) and offered one as a prize on my facebook page for the best idea. Kim idea was a great one, to put “Because I’m Worth It” on my shirt, because of my National Running Day picture I created. I loved that idea, but when I went into design it, I felt a little braggy. I mean, duh, yes, I’m worth it. But did I want that across my chest? NAH, so I designed a little logo for myself and walla
I decided to go with the women’s v neck sleeveless top. It looks cute.
The length is great, it is light enough that it doesn’t ride up and fits well. You can put any design you want on the front and back. The only issue I have is that I don’t love the material. I have other performance wear that is much softer feeling and it isn’t very breathable. So, this top will definitely be worn a lot, to indoor workouts and cooler day runs.
2.) SOXY FEET!
Did I tell you guys I’m a soxy feet ambassador?
I purchased these very patriotic socks (see even my feet can’t take selfies) and this pair as well which say “My Light Shines Bright” it’s kind of exactly the same thing as SPARKLE ON, right?
Seriously, these socks are so cushiony and comfortable. They are made with cool max (lycra and nylon) so you’re feet stay cool, dry and not stinky. Just what every wanna be runner needs. I don’t make any commission off of you purchasing these socks or my ambassador status, my ambassadorness gets YOU rewards. How’s that for awesome? You can purchase as many pair as you need at Soxy Feet and use the code SOXYFRIENDS to get 10% off of your purchase.
(apparently, I also like making up words, cushiony and ambassadorness. WHATEVER spell check.)
3.) My Evolution Group
Friends, family, friends of friends and family, fellow Spice Girls, have all joined in on the Evolution Challenge Group I created on Facebook. (Sorry if you aren’t on facebook, maybe next time we’ll do a different kind of group. Any ideas?) These ladies are all in different stages of their wellness evolution and I couldn’t be more excited for them! We are all focused on 21 Days of Wellness. I’ve encouraged the group to try the 21 Day Fix alongside me, but many people are choosing their own movement and portion control programs. (Disclosure, I am NOT a beachbody coach. I HAVE a beachbody coach, this is her link, I’m just trying out this program to see if I like the program. Please don’t spam my group to see if you can be their coach, I’ll block you faster than the Pittsburgh Steel Curtain!)
4.) My husband & Our kids
Ok, ok. I know we all mostly like our significant others most days, but mine has been a trooper lately. With this move he’s having to do a lot of lifting, sorting, junking, but most of all listening to all of my random decorating ideas. Sorry, DOC. Thanks for listening to all of my crazy ideas about how I want our house to look. You’re the best.
He’s also totally pumped that my bestie from college is visiting. Pumped. And Scared. And happy for me because I’ve been needing her a lot lately.
And even though she broke me up the other day, I love the Girl a metric $#&* ton. She is growing up so tall and so fast and so smart and beautiful, it’s hard to keep up with her. She and The Boy are finally at a stage where they are each others favorite playmates. Maybe that’s because we have smushed them together this summer what with the no camp and one babysitter, but as soon as we get home at night they immediately start playing with each other instead of going straight to their own rooms to be alone. I love that she is finally big enough to be his playmate and I adore how well he plays with her. The sitter even complimented them for how well they do together – AND GET THIS – how much he watches out for and cares for her. WHOA. I don’t always see that behavior, but it’s great to hear that when they’re out in public they aren’t being buttfaces.
5.) My job
I love being a Special Event fundraiser. I love the mission that I work for (The National MS Society). The events that I plan have consumed me over the past several months and frankly, I’m kind of really very thankful that right now is the calm before the next storm. Yes, there is a ton of work to do daily, but I’m thankful for a little lull. Not that budget time is a lull mind you – it hurts my brain way more than event season. Budgets are taxing. -Am I right??
One of the cool parts of my job is when people do their own fundraisers for us! There are many fundraising events taking place over the next few weeks! Join The Movement!
Two of the events that may interest you all are a Lia Sophia Jewelry Show and an 8K Run in Winchester, Virginia on July 26 https://www.facebook.com/8kforMS. The jewelry show is a party in Charlottesville, Virginia but even if you’re not here you can order through this party and the proceeds go to the National MS Society instead of me earning hostess rewards. Don’t worry, you’re not wasting money for me to look awesome – you’re helping people with multiple sclerosis live their best lives now. Visit www.liasophia.com/radella and enter the hostess name (Aimee Carter) to place your order. The woman planning the 8K is getting a ton of prizes and giveaways donated – it looks like the event is going to be great! If you’re in the area, it’s a pretty inexpensive run and for a great cause!
What have you been loving lately? Happy weekend. Happy summer! Take some time this weekend for selfie practice, you guys! Be sure to check out the other Friday Fivers and don’t tell them how bad I am at selfies… they probably already know!
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