Weekly Wishes #20



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I actually had a very productive weekend. I went to a local concert which wasn't fantastic but I liked one of the bands and it had been a while since I had been to a live show--so it was pretty fun.

I'm also on the verge of becoming a regular at the coffee shop I like downtown. #goals

Really, though, I drink so much coffee. Between my Instagram and Snapchat I've been told on multiple occasions that I'm in a need of an intervention. 

To top everything off, I cleaned my room and bathroom this morning and now I feel a whole lot better about my life. Finals, USF Week, and projects are coming up really quickly so I have a ridiculous amount of things to do--but my room is clean, so everything's fine.

Lush Favorites




Lush is one of those stores where all self-control goes completely out the window and I just want to buy everything. Granted, being obsessed with natural beauty and bath problems isn't exactly a bad thing, but it can get expensive very quickly.

My favorite thing about Lush, though, is that they'll let you sample pretty much anything. You can try some of the products in-store or ask for little sample sizes to take home. (Which reminds me, I have a hair treatment to try!)

I wouldn't say I'm anywhere near being an expert on all of their products, I haven't tried too many in comparison to the large amount of products they have, but I definitely have a few favorites (and not-so-favorites)!

THE BEST:


1. Ocean Salt
This smells so good! It's a face and body scrub, but I mainly use it on my face just so it'll last longer. It smells like lime, salt, and the beach. I had to get used to it in the beginning, because my skin is a little oily--but everything goes well if I use my Philosophy face wash at night and then this in the morning.

Weekly Wishes #19


Welcome to Weekly Wishesa personal goal setting community started by The Nectar Collective where you can share your upcoming dreams and connect with other goal-setters. Join us and add a link to your own goal-oriented blog post! It’s a great way to make new friends from around the world and gain some motivation to achieve your weekly aspirations.

As you may have seen on Instagram, I was sampling gourmet popsicles this weekend and it was as awesome as it sounds. For one of our events at work, we're having this local business from Sarasota come out and we had to go choose the flavors we want them to bring.


pop craft ice pop display


Mexican Chocolate, Caramel Sea Salt, Blueberry Lemon Basil, and Lime Mojito were some of my favorites! 

I just wish their shop wasn't so far away and that I could go back all the time.


THIS WEEK'S GOALS:

My Post-Workout Routine



Once I'm done working out, especially after something intense, the first thing I want to do is drink gallons of water and take a nap on the gym floor.

Except you shouldn't do that because:
1. You're not done yet.
2. The gym floor is gross.

The good news is, you can drink all of the water you want.

In order to not hurt myself, and help my muscles recover the fastest, there are a few things that I like to do after working out.

1. Stretch
Stretching is so important for so many different reasons. Since your muscles are really warm, stretching right after working out will be easier and help improve flexibility. It also helps prevent your muscles from getting too tight after working out. I also make sure to focus on any muscles that I've worked extra hard--so if I went running that day, I'm going to really focus on stretching my legs.

2. Foam roll
I don't do this as often as I should, but this is really good to do before stretching. I like to use a foam roller on days when I'm really sore. It helps you get a deeper stretch in your muscles, which will help them feel better faster. (Do this before stretching, though!)

Weekly Wishes #18


Welcome to Weekly Wishesa personal goal setting community started by The Nectar Collective where you can share your upcoming dreams and connect with other goal-setters. Join us and add a link to your own goal-oriented blog post! It’s a great way to make new friends from around the world and gain some motivation to achieve your weekly aspirations.

I've finally gotten to the point where I don't feel incredibly overwhelmed with school (except thesis, I will always be overwhelmed by thesis). Spring break was supposed to be my time to relax and get caught up, but the first week back was super hectic with getting assignments in that I had refused to work on during the break. It was still really nice to get some time in at the beach, though. I hadn't realized how much I missed it and I definitely needed the hours I spent there. 

My mom and her friend came to visit me this weekend, so we got some shopping done and found a new Italian restaurant in Tampa that I plan on going back to frequently. Italian food is the key to my soul--especially eggplant parmigiana.

In other exciting news, we've welcomed a fifth roommate to the apartment. We're all big animal lovers and couldn't last any longer without one--so we got a hamster. Her name is Spencer, after Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds (we're just a little obsessed) and she is adorable. I'm personally not a huge hamster fan, but desperate times call for desperate measures and I'm in love with the little thing.