Five Things Friday: self care edition

Happy Friday!  It’s late on Friday but this is the first time I’ve been able to sit down and blog.  Maybe I should have got this post going when I up at 2 am this morning because I couldn’t sleep.  Anyway, I am here blogging about my Friday favorites.

This week has been pretty good for me.  I managed to hit my workouts and did a double workout yesterday (because I missed my run on Wednesday).  All I have to say is, I’m too old for the double workouts, lol.  It’s something I use to do all the time but I just haven’t built myself back to that point yet. Plus, I’m a little sick and I have something I can’t shake which has made working out even harder.

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I just know I have to get up in the mornings to get my workout done.  If I don’t, I end up working out with my baby which isn’t bad but it’s a little distracting sometimes.  It’s just another way to get extra cardio.

This weekend is my birthday weekend so I’m sure there will be lots of things creeping up on my Instagram stories.  If you don’t follow me, you totally should.  I post way too much about my baby on my stories but I’m always a good time.

Enough of the small talk, let’s get to the five things Friday. I’ve been wanting to do a week on self-care on the blog but I haven’t really planned it out but this will just be a sneak peek into that series.

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I am a huge fan of the Bath and Body Works aromatheraphy line. I love this stuff that I buy it in bulk when it’s onsale. They had a sale last week so I stocked up on my favorites. My favorite is orange ginger energy so I probably have too much of that in my stock pile. It just wakes me up and smells so good.  Can you tell I’m a fan of the sleep stuff too?  Lavender is magical in calming but I’ve only ever used the lavender vanilla.  I thought I should branch out and try the lavender chamomile this time around.  I’ll let you know how it works out and if it puts me to sleep.

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You may or may not know, but I love tatar tots. I love making them in the air fryer and going to town. People always ask if I gave up potatoes or anything like during weight loss. I did not. I love potatoes. I just gave up the greasy, double fried version. My tot obsession has been a little strong lately so I thought I should try something different. I got these Alexia sweet potato puffs. Yes, they are puffs because they are light and airy and half the size of a tot. These things cook up soo good in the air fryer. It’s amazing. I recommend these for you to try. I can’t get enough.

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I love oatmeal soap.  I don’t know why.  Maybe because it always smells good or it’s just a great moisturizing thing.  I first discovered this thing called oatmeal soap at a farmer’s market in austin years and years ago.  It wasn’t something I could find regularly where I lived so I would buy it off the internet.  Now I can just go to Walgreens to buy it. Ology (a Walgreens brand) is budget friendly and is just as worthy as other brands.

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I had no intentions of trying this popcorn but it was on sale when I was shopping for other items. I can never pass up a sale item. I’ve never had it before but everyone says it is good. I’ve been warned that it will be addictive and I should try all the flavors. I settled on these two because it seemed basic enough to determine whether or not it is a product that I will enjoy.

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Lastly, I’ve been enjoying my treadmill running lately.  It used to bug the crap out of me but it’s been a comforting thing for me lately.  It’s been raining a lot lately, so I know I can always get my run in.  It’s hot outside and running on the treadmill doesn’t give me an excuse not to run.  I’ve been working on my pace, so running on the treadmill has kind of been therapeutic to me.  It’s built my running confidence.  I also have to sport this LL Cool J look while running on the mill because my pants interfere with my leg movement.

That’s my Five Things Friday.  What things are you digging this week?

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