WILW {4.9.14}

*Nature Box. i’m such a fan of having these healthy snacks delivered right to my door, and i love being able to choose my “pantry” each month. my snacks this month included:
  • Dried California Peaches — delicious, if you are into dried fruit, which i def am
  • Chipotle Maple Almonds — great combo of flavors, sweet with a little bit of a spicy kick
  • Sunshine Chips — i keep choosing these babies each month. crunchy veggie chips that are perfect in hummus.
  • Smoky BBQ Peas — similar to wasabi peas but with a BBQ flavor — i liked ’em a lot.
  • Roasted Sea Salt Chickpeas — haven’t tried these yet but i’m pretty sure i’m going to dig ’em.

photoi try to steer away from choosing any granola because if left to my own uncontrolled devices, i am a granola fiend and really shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the food. so i’m happy to say the self-control has been in full effect in regards to NB thus far. however, i’m indulging and letting myself order one for next month, so let’s see how that goes. πŸ™‚

photo from dashingdish.com

photo from dashingdish.com

*midi rings. how do you guys feel about this trend?

midii totally dig it.

i’ve always been a big ring girl and feel so weird if i accidentally leave the house without 3+, so these halfway-down-your-finger rings are definitely right up my alley. Etsy has a lot of cute options, or you can snag some cheap ones easily at Forever21 or H&M. so far, i’ve added an anchor, a heart, various geometric shapes, and a bunch of plain thin bands to my ever-growing ring collection. here are some various looks i’m liking:

midi-2

sweet & simple

one statement midi (love the knot)

one statement midi (love the knot)

thin gold variety

thin gold variety

funky & cluttered for a night out

funky & cluttered for a night out

*office with a view. when it’s beautiful out, i have quite the view of the new World Trade builds from my office window. and of course it just teases me all the day long and makes me wish i was out running along the river beneath this amazing sky.

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Β *food group faves. froyo, regular yo, and even a little gelato in there. if i’m going to have something sweet, my choice will always be yogurt/ice cream/dairy desserts. i definitely don’t indulge in Pinkberry as often as i’d like to or used to, but last week’s combo of vanilla and chocolate hazelnut was an amazing little treat. and that mint gelato? a very nice coworker expressed his concern at the fact that i have only had gelato a couple of times in my life, so he asked my favorite flavor and brought in what he says is the best kind out there. although i still maintain that i prefer mint soft serve frozen yogurt with chocolate chips, this Talenti gelato was pretty darn yummy. (and i’m proud of myself for managing to spread it out over an entire week. my self-control did me well there!)

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*workout: abs. i do a little bit of abs a couple times a week, but i’ve decided i’m going to start focusing on them more. i’m realllllly digging this hurts-so-darn-good incline machine (even though yesterday my feet started tingling…hmmmm),

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so i’ve been supersetting it with a plank series (elbows, hands, and side planks) and some push-ups thrown in for good measure. fun fact about me: when in doubt, i do push-ups. love those guys.

the model of this machine at Mid-City gym is my fave: Vicore’s Core Ab Bench. it has a bosu-ball-esque bench part, so your back is supported by a squishy, airy bench. it’s like you’re lying down on a bubble. when i have a bigger living space, i must have this thing.

Vicore Core Ab Bench

Vicore Core Ab Bench

Questions:
Favorite healthy snack?
Fave gym machine at the moment?

 

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5 thoughts on “WILW {4.9.14}

  1. I get something along the lines of the Nature Box, mine is called Graze box. Lots of healthy snacks and only $6 a box! You can get them every 2 weeks or every 4 weeks. I really enjoy it.

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