Five Things Friday #2

Some things to talk about the week, and what better way than in a Five Things Friday post? Yep. Getting right to it. Things I am digging right now…

1. FitBit Ultra – this little pedometer technology is so cool and totally motivating to keep moving. It’s already changed the way I look at my activity level and I know I have already been moving more than I usually do because I apparently don’t move as much as I should throughout the day (besides for my workouts, that is). I recently read in one of my fitness/health magazines (don’t remember which one it was) that apparently, women who work out in the morning tend to be less active throughout the rest of the day because they use the prior exercise as a subconscious excuse. I know this for certain because I often think “I already worked out today, I don’t have to take the stairs.” Wrong! We have to keep moving all throughout the day and stay as active as we can to keep the metabolism up!

2. Gossip Girl – I am upset with Netflix because I have finished all of the seasons they had on there and they don’t have the 5th season up! I am dying to know what happens next! Ahhh!

3. The New York Times Magazine – My first time reading this magazine; a random lady on the train gave it to me when I asked her what it was she was reading. She was done with it and she seemed really pleased that I was interested in its content. I guess I really like the magazine because I read it from cover to cover. So many interesting things – I felt like it was really up to my speed. This issue was all about innovations and what the future beholds in terms of innovations. Some stuff was really interesting. Like this, what do you think about that?

Things I wish I were digging but I’m not…

1. Nearby Farmer’s Market – while they had some cool stuff (but surprisingly, not as much as I thought they would) I came in expecting amazing prices — that is not what I found. The prices were much more expensive than I expected and while I still bought two heads of lettuce, two cucumbers, and a pint of organic strawberries (simply because I’m bad with going somewhere and not spending any money, sigh, not like I have any to spend either. I just feel BAD going someplace and trying their food and then not buying it. I feel bad lol) but I spent like 15 bucks just on that. I don’t know, I just expected to not have to spend so much on so little. I guess you do pay more for quality though. Oh but by the way, I created a little fun graphic with seasonal produce for this season!

2. Not knowing where I’m headed in life. For some odd reason I became the social media expert and manager in my marketing internship and it’s been kind of.. well, boring, to be honest. I feel like I need a bigger challenge, mentally. I need to feel like I’m using my brain more, thinking more, coming up with ideas and solutions… Maybe marketing communications isn’t the field for me to be in after all? Or maybe I’m speaking too soon, I’ve only been doing this internship for a month.. Sigh, I don’t know, I wish I knew what I really wanted to do with my life. I’d love some input about this please!

Five Things Friday

1. My photography showcase for RAW Artists went great last night. However, I didn’t get the memo about being able to bring as many pieces as we wanted – I only brought 5 and ended up having the least amount of stuff out of all artists. Some people had like 20 pieces! I wish I knew. Oh well. I will post official photos from the event once I get them from the event photographer 🙂

2. I am so glad for being an email subscriber to Artizia – they’ve sent me info on their secret sale on brands that never go on sale. Amazing deal. I was excited and I walked out with a bag of some fun new summer clothes.

3. Forever Yogurt, a local self-serve froyo shop in Chicagoland, has introduced a Greek Yogurt flavor! I am so excited! The one I tried was blackberry flavor, it was delicious. I love that they are introducing even more healthier options to their self-serve menu.

4. Reading bar bathroom scribbles is hilarious. It always gives me a good laugh.

5. Chalean Extreme’s Lean Month (month #3) is so freaking extreme I LOVE it! So many muscle groups are being targeted at once, I’ve been feeling so sore. So glad I’m at the final stretch, I’m loving this one the most.

PS. Don’t forget to enter in my giveaway for TFX nonstick reusable parchment paper!