July and August have been my â€œget my life togetherâ€ months.
Well, August has been. In July, I Postmated Taco Bell and Shake Shack more times than Iâ€™d like to admit. Eeek.
And I have one person to thank for my health overhaul this past month – Ali.
Our InspiralizerÂ has been used nearly every day since we got it. Weâ€™ve made pad Thai and linguini in vodka sauce with zucchini, spicy sweet potato fries, and insane beet salad that Iâ€™ve found myself craving as much as I do a Shack Burger.
And I basically want Shake Shack all the time. And I still let myself enjoy it – just not every other day.
Ali also drew my attention to the Peloton cycle – which is, by far, my FAVORITE thing of the month. It brings phenomenal studio cycling classes straight into your own home. The bike itself is the best Iâ€™ve tried (and Iâ€™ve been to Soulcycle, Flywheel, and Cyc). The instructors are fantastic and do a great job of engaging with you via the cameras. Iâ€™m on the bike nearly everyday, whether itâ€™s for a live 45 minute ride or for a quick warm up before a strength workout.
Itâ€™s an investment, for sure (the bike starts at $1,995). But I havenâ€™t regretted this purchase once.
Wireless headphones are one of those items that fall into the â€œsolving 1% problemsâ€ category. They are thoroughly unnecessary, and I find that the white earbuds that come with Apple devices work just fine.
But I love my Powerbeats wireless earbuds so much. Case and point – theyâ€™re on this lighter-than-usual Hit List.
You donâ€™t need them at all. But if youâ€™re on the hunt for a new pair of headphones, get these.
Another nice-but-you-donâ€™t-need-it item is this lavender neck pillow I picked up during the Nordstrom sale. I have a terrible habit of scrunching my shoulders while I work, and this weighted pillow helps me keep my shoulders in their proper position.
Plus, it smells amazing. Like, so damn good.
What Iâ€™m wearing – a lot of pajamas and workout clothes. But when I do get dressed, itâ€™s usually this Everlane draped t-shirt and some sort of bottoms (dressy sweatpants and cutoff shorts being a favorite. A dab of Glossierâ€™s cherry balm dot calm (which smells and tastes like a red Starburst – the best one), and Iâ€™m good to go.
I like to call the look â€œa warm messâ€ – not quite disaster, but not quite cool girl.
The only book Iâ€™ve read in the past month worth mentioning is Lauren Weisbergerâ€™s The Singles Game. As a lifelong fan of tennis and brain candy reads, this novel brought both of them together beautifully. A great book to read in anticipation of the US Open, no?