Friday Faves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TGIF! It’s officially the start of a long weekend! Bring on the Labor Day weekend! The summer heat is still here in Seattle, but it’s starting to feel like the season is changing with school starting and getting back into a routine. I’m already seeing pumpkin everywhere and it’s only September 1st! 

I have another roundup of a few of my favorite things. I hope these posts are helpful to you guys! I love doing them. 🙂 

So here’s what I have for you this week:

  1. Bambu Earth Dry Shampoo $22

These days dry shampoo is essential to life. I can’t even remember what I did before it…wash my hair every day??? What was I thinking! 🙂 I have tried numerous dry shampoos, but this one is my favorite. I have dark brown hair so the normal, white powder ones make my hair look ashy and gray. This one is specifically for dark hair! Hooray! It blends in so well with my color that you can’t even see it. They also have one for lighter colored hair. I find that this dry shampoo is finer too which I think helps it absorb into the hair better. Bonus: It’s all natural without any talc or harmful chemicals! GurlGoneGreen showed me this one and I’ve never looked back since. Give it a try! 

2. Anker Portable Charger $17.99

First world problems….your iPhone battery is almost out of juice and you’re at your favorite concert! Enter the Anker portable charger. This little guy is a powerhouse. My sister-in-law gave it to me for my birthday for an upcoming trip to Israel and Jordan. And boy was I glad she did! I can’t tell you how many times I used it on my trip and my friends were able to use it too. I was able to capture all the pics and videos I wanted because I wasn’t worried about saving my battery. This is a must if you travel very often. I don’t always have access to plug in at an actual outlet and this portable charger gives me the freedom to charged up wherever I am. Also, it’s super compact and fits into your pocket easily. 

3. Fabletics Salar Capri $34.95

I am so digging these capris right now! They are my favorite go-to workout pants at the moment. I bought one gray pair when I first signed up for Fabletics and immediately fell in love. I ended up buying two more pairs in different colors! They stay put even when doing Crossfit, but are also great for walking or even running errands. They are medium compression and have a little inside pocket for a key or card. My favorite thing about these pants is that they are seamless which gives your legs a uniform look. (Just make sure to wear seamless undies!) If you’re not already signed up for Fabletics, you definitely should look into it. Your first purchase is significantly discounted so even if you don’t buy anything else at least you got a great deal! Just remember, once you sign up you will be charged $49.95 every month unless you make sure to “skip” it at the beginning of the month. There’s no limit to how many months you skip. 

4. La Croix- Cherry Lime

I am obsessed with every kind of sparkling water, but Cherry Lime La Croix takes the cake for my favorite. It reminds me of my college days when I would go to Sonic and get a cherry limeade during happy hour -true story. I just love the combination of cherry and lime and if you add a few drops of stevia it’s absolute bliss! You can find this flavor at Whole Foods or Target. 

Well that’s a wrap for this week! Tell me in the comments below what your favorite La Croix flavors is or what brand of capris you’re loving! 

Friday Faves

 

 

 

I’m starting a weekly post called Friday Faves where I share with you all my favorite things I’m currently loving. I love curating! There’s so many fun things out there from clothes to healthy eats to random finds. I’ll take them all for a test run and then pick out my favs. 

So without further adieu, here’s this week’s Friday Faves!

1. Reebok Crossfit Grace Shoes in Mist $99

I got these shoes as a gift a few months ago and have totally fallen in love with them! Not only are they super cute, but they are also really comfortable. I can wear them to work out, but they also look great with yoga pants running errands. I have had numerous pairs of Crossfit shoes in the past and so far these are my favs! They come in other colors too and at only $99- why not get a couple pairs! 🙂 

2. Maple Sea Salt RXBAR

Notice I didn’t say RXBAR in general, although I really like all the flavors, because maple sea salt is hands down my favorite flavor. I could eat one every day and not get tired of it. I actually have started to crave them! A close running up would be the chocolate sea salt flavor. RXBARS are great because they are made with real, whole ingredients. What you see on the label is all that’s in them. They are great for traveling too. You can find some of the flavors at Trader Joe’s and I think most grocery stores carry them now. And if you can’t find them in store, them you can always order online! 

3. Fifty/Fifty Water Bottle

I love this water bottle! I found out about it through someone’s Instagram post. They had a white one with the Hawaiian islands on it and I knew I had to investigate. I was happy to find out that it was stainless steel inside! My parents went to Hawaii recently and I tasked them with finding the water bottle for me. (they don’t have the Hawaii one on the mainland) They come in multiple colors, but I love Hawaii so that one was perfect for me. They run around $20-$30 depending on what size you get. It’s great too because you can put a hot drink in it and it’ll stay hot! It’s kinda like a thermos. You can find them at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Amazon, or directly from their website. 

 

4. Old Navy Athletic Tank Tops

These tanks are great for working out, running errands, or even wearing to bed! It’s fun to mix it up with some cheeky saying tanks. I couldn’t pass up this “Lunges & Lattes” one. It’s so me and I love the forest green color. At $10 or less, you can spice up your wardrobe without breaking the bank. I think I might have to pick up a few more! 🙂 Check out all the sayings on their website!

What are some of your favorite finds? 

Post Vacation Real Talk

Trips and vacations sure are fun, but coming back to real life can be hard. I’ve learned that first hand. It’s easy to let loose a little on vacation when it comes to eating because you want to try new foods and celebrate a bit. I get it! It’s been hard for me to get back on a healthy eating plan since I’ve been back. I don’t have any concrete solutions, but I think it’s good to know that not everyone jumps right back into their exercise and healthy eating routine. It’s a process sometimes.

I’d love to hear how you get back on track after a trip!

Instagram: @iamthefitbaker

Not My Bikini Body-Unmet Goals

 

Aloha!

For my 30th birthday I went to Oahu with my sisters. We had a blast! Being a Seattle girl, it’s not hard to appreciate some sunshine. In the past, I would have totally splurged and eaten anything I wanted. Hey, it’s my birthday after all! But this trip was different. I realized I REALLY have changed. The biggest change happened in my mind and how I thought about food. I told myself I could have whatever I wanted, but to make it worth it. I didn’t even feel tempted by those sugary tropical drinks or the ice cream shop with waffle cones wafting through the air. On my actual birthday all I ended up wanting was chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Crazy right? But that’s what I truly wanted and what sounded good. I didn’t put pressure on myself to have a ridiculously indulgent dessert just because it was my birthday. (Big part of this revelation came from reading “Food, Freedom, Forever“)

On the flip side, I had set a goal for myself to wear a bikini in Hawaii for my 30th birthday. I’ve had this goal for over a year and I’ve slowly been working towards it. As my birthday drew closer, I kinda figured out that I wouldn’t be wearing that bikini. I initially felt deflated. I felt like I had been working so hard for so long and had hardly made any progress. It was discouraging to say the least. To me a bikini symbolizes finally feeling comfortable with my body. Kinda like a sense of freedom. Like I have nothing to hide. Like I don’t need to figure out just the right outfit to camouflage my belly fat. So wearing a bikini would have been a big deal, but alas, it didn’t happen. 

Check out my video for how I dealt with this major letdown. 

I’d love to hear how you deal with unmet goals! How do you bounce back? Comment below and tag me in your posts on Instagram @iamthefitbaker