Happy Monday! I hope that your week is off to a great start. Mine certainly is after reading your incredible comments on yesterday’s post about finding happiness in the little things and everyday moments. I have said this so many times but one of my favorite things about blogging is the opportunity to connect with so many amazing people and share stories.
Speaking of connections, check out this post by reader and fellow blogger Erica about her journey to find happiness. She shares her story about struggling with obesity and about her ongoing struggles to remain happy in her day-to-day life. I think you’ll like her take on it, as well as her plan of action.
I slept until 7:30 this morning. I was just telling someone today how nice Mondays are since I gave up teaching 6 a.m. BodyPump. Don’t get me wrong, I loved teaching the class and it got my week started on a great note but it was pretty exhausting to have that responsibility for two years. I actually don’t teach any morning classes these days and it’s a nice change of pace. I’m getting a lot more sleep! Now it’s my choice whether I want to get up early and workout or sleep. I like it! Breakfast was plain Greek yogurt with bananas, peanut butter banana bread, strawberries and peanut butter.
I love that so many of my meals have been focused around my farmers market purchases. I made a tomato sandwich with mayo and salt on sourdough for lunch today and cut into my watermelon. It’s perfect.
I ran after lunch. Only 3 miles but my god, it was 90 degrees and SO hot and humid. I refueled after with a green protein shake. Ice, banana, spinach, strawberries, almond milk and vanilla protein powder. Protein shakes are becoming my favorite afternoon snack given the crazy hot weather and how much CrossFit I’ve been doing in the evenings.
Let’s switch gears and talk about hair for a second. Pinterest is giving me all kinds of great ideas these days. First, I want to try the sock bun.
This looks pretty simple and I love the volume of the bun. I love to pile my hair on top of my head but I feel like when I do a bun it’s always kind of sad looking. Has anyone tried this?
Second, call me crazy but I’m thinking about doing this to my hair.
I have never put color in my hair (save for a disastrous highlight experiment in college). I really do love it dark but my stylist has been pushing color lately because I do have a lot of grays (they’re hidden but they’re there). I’m kind of scared to start the vicious color cycle but I can’t stop thinking about this photo! What do you think? It doesn’t seem like too much commitment since the color isn’t at the roots. I can’t decide!
And while we’re on the topic of Pinterest. One last find to share. I immediately ordered this when I saw it last week.
It’s the Woody Buddha bracelet. I’m in love. Can’t wait for mine to arrive!
And that’s all! A bit of a random post but fun for me.