Friday Favorites

by Her Happy Balance on February 24, 2017

Happy Friday, lovelies! This weekend is a little out of the ordinary for me as I will be working my first weekend hospital shift. #InternLife In exchange for my weekend hours, I had off Thursday this week (glorious!) and have off this upcoming Monday. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed for minimal nutrition consults on Saturday and Sunday. Now, on with the favorites!

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1.) Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger Tea has been my jam this week. I am not usually one for tea, I am pretty partial to my hot lemon and cinnamon water concotion, but I chose a fruity herbal tea this go-around in hopes of curbing my sweet tooth. I think it has been doing a pretty good job of keeping me from compulsively raiding my cabinets for my baking supply chocolate chips and Larabar cashew and almond butter stash.

2.) Pulled a Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle this week with a little treat yo self Thursday action. The retail therapy in New Haven is rather limited, but we have a few fun spots where I can give my credit cards a workout. I stopped into Urban Outfitters and picked up some new-to-me beauty buys: Tonymoly sheet masks, Tonymoly gloss barThe Face Shop aloe nose strips, and Frank Body original coffee scrub. Have you hopped onto the sheet mask train yet? Per usual, I’m late to the party. Snapchat and IG friends can look forward to some heinous face mask photos in the future.

3.) Sunday brunch needs to be made into an institution. I spent some quality time with my aunt and uncle, or as I lovingly refer to them my CT parents, brunching at Atticus and then going on a Costco run. Nothing says Sunday funday quite like bulk shopping status post overeasy eggs and greens. 

4.) My workout routine has felt a little stagnant recently. In an effort to mix things up and keep it fresh, I am trying to get more serious about lifting for strength. Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training has been an excellent read to learn more about proper lifting form. I am all for quality of lifts over quantity of lifts and this book has been right up my alley. I have already changed up my squat game and added in the overhead press – the power clean and snatch are next on my list of hopeful conquests. 

Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend! Feel free to share any fun plans in the comments! Please have a little extra fun for me – I will surely have my hands full making sure the sicklies of CT are getting enough protein in their diets 😉


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