I decided to try out a new feature here on Flecks of Lex: 9 Things I'm Diggin. Why 9, you ask? Well, it's my favorite number, and it's my blog, so... here we are! My goal with this feature is to share with you different things I'm enjoying each month -- be it food, drinks, activities, books, etc.
Training Gear: TIEM shoesThese beautiful, comfortable, versatile shoes are EV-ER-REE-THANG. I'm working on a write up about how they've totally changed my fitness routine, but to these shoes I say YAAAAAAS!
Food: Ethan's Vinegar ShotsI won these as part of my prize pack from NYCFitFam a few months back. Game changer! My favorite flavor is a tie between apple turmeric and tart cherry. I've run out of the little bottles, so I'm going to have to pick up some of the big ones soon. Love taking these shots after my morning glass of water!
Weightloss Helper: Real AppealIf you've been watching my IG stories, you might have noticed me talking about this program. In short, my health insurance has a weight loss/nutrition guidance program that is included as part of my insurance plan (I don't pay extra for it). I am loving this program! Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., I have to connect to my weight loss group and wellness coach for a 30-minute check-in session where we discuss goals, speedbumps, victories, and nutrition. I love that it helps keep me accountable, and I LOVE learning neat tricks from my group mates!
Podcasts: My Favorite Murder
So, a few friends have recommended this Podcast to me, and... the real question is: Why haven't I been listening to this podcast all along?! Granted, it can be hard to listen to the banter (I know, this is a common complaint of this podcast), but the topic is right up my alley! I absolutely love mysteries and learning more about the justice system and trying to solve crimes. #nerdalert I've been listening to this podcast while driving and sometimes when I run. It's really fascinating!
Cute Workout Gear: Dick's Sporting GoodsDick's has all the big brands, and so much cute stuff! I've been trying to step up my workout clothing game since I've been super boring and basic af, so I picked up some cute tanks. I love that I can pick stuff up in person or online, and that I can shop online, and pick it up in person! I am going through a sports bra purge, so I'm planning to hit up Dick's (again) soon for some high impact sports bras. Good ones are so hard to find!
Two words: Solid. Sore.
Being Outdoors: Running Outdoors/Bike Riding/Sand VolleyballThe weather in the DC Area has been AMAZING lately (the last couple of days excluded - there have been some bonkers storms!). I've been going for runs, playing sand volleyball, riding my bike, and going for long walks. I cannot get enough of the outdoors! Unfortunately, Mother Nature has been trolling me with all of this pollen, so I've had some early nights this week due to allergy-induced migraines. Rude. But regardless, I am pumping myself full of Flonase and trying to power through it the best I can until/unless a migraine strikes!
I have been working on some indoor cycling playlists, but this one has had me jammin' on the way to work and volleyball:
I love finding new tracks to bump to, so feel free to leave me your power songs in the comments!
All Things MarvelI have been watching so much superhero-related stuff that it's getting to be a bit ridiculous. I watched Infinity War the weekend it came out, and the evenings leading up to it were filled with a lot of catching up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I'm not proud of how many movies I was able to watch (I don't sleep, okay?), but I'm also not ashamed. It's the small victories in life, right? :-)
What are some things you guys are diggin' lately?