Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Grub –   Maybe because it’s Summer Time, and maybe because I live in Georgia where if the humidity doesn’t bother you the heat and humidity combination will make you question everything you thought you knew about the melting point of human flesh, I am super into ice cream this week.  Two favorites are Ben & Jerry’s Urban Bourbon (delightfully indulgent) and Halo Top’s Mint Chip (light and guilt-free).  The Halo Top could use more chips, but I just add some Ghirardelli baking chips and I’m good to go.

Straight Outta Pandora – artist I’m super into is BORNS.  I heard the song “Dug My Heart” and it was all she wrote.  Check it out here.   Their music has a very… mystical quality to it.  It’s 80s but it’s also modern.  “American Money” is mesmerizing.  Another band on my list this week is Young the Giant.  Listen to “Something to Believe In” and get back to me with opinions and suggestions.

Globetrotting –  Found a great deal for flights to Rome, Italy.  I think it was posted by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, but don’t quote me on that.  Trying to get my bro and sister-in-law on board.  I’d love to be there this winter!  We’ve been to the Colosseum once before but unfortunately Gladiator hadn’t come out yet, so I’ve not had the opportunity to stand inside it and scream, “Are you not entertained?”  So.  Life goals.

Body – My focus right now is on sleep, rest, self-care, and hydration.  I notice a real difference in myself when I drink lots of water and when I get lots of quality sleep.  On the fitness end, I’m spending tons of time outside, touching nature and breathing fresh air.  Highly recommend this to all my fitfam/gymrat friends.

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Callaway Gardens, Robin’s Lake Beach. @emmettsmommy86 on IG

Heart and Soul – Psychometry has been on my mind this week.  The following is from Wikipedia:

(from Greek: ψυχή, psukhē, “spirit, soul” and μέτρον, metron, “measure”), also known as token-object reading, or psychoscopy, is a form of extrasensory perception characterized by the claimed ability to make relevant associations from an object of unknown history by making physical contact with that object.

I don’t know if I believe a person could pick up an antique and discern things about its previous owners, but I do wholeheartedly believe that all things are energy.  (Notice I didn’t say all things “have” energy.)  Living things like people, plants, and animals as well as non-living things are all made of energy.  Some people call this vibration.  I refer to raising vibration a lot, because I believe positive things in life vibrate at a higher level than negative things, so the goal is to always raise or keep high vibration, so that you’re always energetically on the same wavelength (so to speak) with those things that are most desirable for you.  For more information on attracting, check out Agnes Vivarelli on YouTube.  Her videos are about vibration, manifestation, and radiating love.

What Dreams May Come – The only dream I had this week was a nightmare, so I’m not going to post about it.  Hope to have a better dream story next week.

Photographing – Trail runs, nature, animals, moving away from selfies and people photos.  Also, painted rocks, both hidden and found.  Haven’t heard of the rock-painting phenomenon?  Get Involved in Your Community!

 

Big and Small Screen – I have only seen a couple episodes of Criminal Minds this week, but they were good ones.  The relationship between Derek and Penelope is everything. I watch this, totally enjoying their back-and-forth dialogue, and half-hoping for a hookup.  Also watching SDCC footage here and there.  Love the new Justice League trailer, especially Jason Momoa as Aquaman (you can follow him on Instagram ) and Ezra Miller (also on Instagram) as Flash, who my son is most exicted about.  Momoa has been my main guy for a while, I’m so excited to see a spirit like his succeeding in Hollywood.  Miller is a talented actor and I’m curious to see where he’ll go.  Flash also seems to have all the funny lines, but maybe that’s just the trailer.  Oh, and you can see the Justice League trailer from ComicCon 2017 right over here.

Between the Pages – This week I read Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” for the first time.  A self-professed Shakespeare lover/buff/geek, I am ashamed that I haven’t read everything he’s written.  I’m not into the comedies as much and the language (and therefore the humor) can be difficult for me to digest, but I got through it.  I also went to SparkNotes.com and read the synopsis.  It’s a helpful website as it also gives context, informing the reader of what was going on in England at that time.

Tech – My only news here is that I finally played Pokemon GO.  It was underwhelming, but thankfully I didn’t walk off any cliffs.

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Super Cute Workout Apparel at Guns & Buns

Check out this tank I found:

http://www.zazzle.com/guts_and_glory_racerback_tank-235332645111640588?.

Bold Colors for Bold Workouts

I’m an all-or-nothing kind of girl. Not necessarily an adrenaline junkie, but certainly someone who gives 100% to the things I’m passionate about. One of my passions is fitness. I love working out. I enjoy the struggle, the pain, the sweat. Sweet, sweet, sweat…

For me, how I dress for my workouts is an extension of my personality. I don’t like to wear all grays and all blacks, because I feel like those colors say “ho hum”, “blah”, and “don’t look at me”. I’m friendly! I may not want to chat when I’m in line at the bank and my three year old is hanging off my leg screaming and I need to use the restroom like, 15 minutes ago. But at the gym, at the park, at the game, when I’m in my element, I’m very approachable. I’m happy and confident. I like to dress in a way that shows that.

This is where Old Navy and I have formed a lasting friendship. Did you know Old Navy carries active wear? Yeah, neither did I. I went in today to check out some of their capris, running shorts, tops, and athletic bras, and I have to tell you, this is not your mom’s Old Navy. I saw bright colors, lots of choices, and some fashionable styles. I was off to a good start. I chose about a dozen items and made my way to the dressing room. [I just want to add here that at my local Old Navy store, the attendants are always super kind and helpful and today was no exception. I appreciate that about them.]

Now, I’m not a clothing snob by any stretch of the imagination, but with running clothes I am very particular. If something doesn’t breathe right, it can itch, irritate, crawl to places one might not be too comfortable with… you know what I’m saying. I am happy to report that Old Navy has won me over! Their active wear is comfortable and breathable. Soft, true to size, and what a color and print selection! The prices of most of their active wear pieces are about 1/3 what you’d pay at your local running store. No joke.

So… I left Old Navy today with a new attitude about them as a brand, AND with a gorgeous new workout outfit that I cannot WAIT to wear! If you’ve got some time this weekend, you will want to check them out for your self. The summer is almost here and everyone could use some cute active wear!

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My FAVORITE Old Navy active wear item. Compression jacket with thumb holes. My bike is coming out this weekend just so I can wear this outfit!