This week has been simply wonderful. On one of my walks I started thinking about all the little things I've recently discovered and now I can't live without. So I thought I would share.
1. Warby Parker Glasses
Where was this website when I was in college?!? It's the absolute greatest concept. I purchased 2 pairs of glasses and am slightly obsessed (might be an understatement). There are so many great reasons why and I just don't know where to start.
A. They cost $95....SUH-WEET!
B. They will send you 4 pairs of your choosing for a 5-day trial run. They even send you a return label so you don't even have to pay for mailing them back. Some bigger cities have stores that have all the frames in stock and you can try them all on. Tulsa was not one of those places.
C. Once you decide on the frame(s) you want (because you won't be able to narrow it down to one), you just plug in your prescription on the website and your glasses arrive within the week. Voila!
Want to know the BEST part?!?
D. For every pair you buy, they provide a pair of glasses to someone in need. Amazing, right? So really you're giving while you're getting.
2. Workout Trainer App
This app for your iPhone is annoyingly awesome. Honestly I did it today for the first time. Holy Hotness Batman it kicked my you know what....and I was only on the moderate level! I completed the "Natural Booty Pops" program (the name was just too appealing to pass up) and I'm pretty sure my booty is still twitching from the massacre it just endured.
It's kind of nice having someone tell you what to do, even if its a creepy robotic woman who tries to say randomly funny things like "Hey you...baby got back." I happen to fancy robots so I quite enjoy her lack of inflection. O and did I mention the app is free? Ahhh yes...I only do free. Give it a try....please....misery loves company.
3. 200 Squats
Yeah....What was I thinking?!? Well I'll tell you. I've got a Florida trip coming up this summer. And that means swim suits. If only the world thought swimming in yoga pants was acceptable, but I hear it's frowned upon. Therefore, I shall get to 200 squats some how some way. It starts you off with just a few a day and you work your way up. Honestly I think it had me do a total of 50-ish the first day and it wasn't tough...2 days later I could hardly walk. So we'll see how this ends up working out. Wish me luck. Lots and lots of luck!
4. Fit Bit
Coolest gadget ever....and I don't even own one. Okay lets back up. Pedometers are the bomb (and yes jaclyn..."the bomb" will be used often in our apt and you'll start loving it). The past 2 weeks I've worn a pedometer and it's amazing how it will change your mindset. Lets just say this old gal takes the stairs these days :)
Here are a few meaningless facts...
1. You should walk 10,000 steps a day MINIMUM
2. That only takes 1.5 hours of brisk walking
3. 30 minutes of walking is about 4,000 steps which burns around 200 calories.
4. A semi-active job only leaves you with about 4-5,000 steps for the day (not nearly enough!)
5. Walking makes you a nicer person (that might not be a fact...but it sounds good, right?)
So on to the FitBit. Its very pricey, but it just might be worth it. It monitors you practically 24 hours a day (if you wear it like you should). It works like Wii technology (3-D) which is more accurate than other pedometers. It shows how many steps, calories burned, distance traveled and how many flights of stairs you've completed. It also tracks your sleep patterns - it tells you when you fell asleep, how many times you woke up and how long you slept for. Pretty awesome if you ask me. You can also see your friends progress and have a little good natured competition with them! Have I sold you on this yet?!?
This is the wonderful flower & plant creation my mom sent me 3 WEEKS AGO when I started my new job. It is quite the champ! It looks prettier and prettier every day. Thanks mamma and Tim!
Gorgeous purple tulips from Whole Foods. This just might be my favorite type of flower...but I'll accept any kind ;)