Disclosure – I receive the POPSUGAR Must Have Boxes for free in exchange for sharing pictures on my social media.
Hey guys. Time for another monthly slice into my life and all the little things I am loving this month. Be sure to check out past posts to catch up on other awesome finds I wrote about.
Here is a whole year of loving lately in case you missed it:
Loving Lately – June 2017
Loving Lately – May 2017
Loving Lately – March 2017
Loving Lately – February 2017
Loving Lately – January 2017
Loving Lately – December 2016
Loving Lately – November 2016
Loving Lately – October 2016
Loving Lately – September 2016
Loving Lately – August 2016
Loving Lately – July 2016
Greenville Visit –
One of my best buddies Alexis, who I met about 3 years ago when we were both training for a half marathon, moved to Greenville, SC this past fall and I had not made it up there to see her yet. So another friend and I decided it was time for a road trip. We had an amazing time hanging out around her amazing new house and just talking for hours and hours to catch up.
However, I did haul them all out for a hike, because we really don’t have hiking trails here in Charleston. We went to Paris Mountain State Park and it was beautiful, especially because the weather was about 15-20 degrees cooler than it had been the previous week or is now. I had the best time hiking. I could have hiked all day, but the two of them may have killed me so we compromised on almost 2 hours.
Building Mileage –
After a rough few weeks off, and slowly easing back in (after accidently dropping a 20lb weight directly on top of my right foot) it feels great to finally be building my mileage back up. My Chicago Marathon plan had to be adjusted a lot for my injury/time off so I won’t be where I hoped. However, finally getting back up into 30 mile weeks, and continuing to build from here helps me to know that I’ll still be ready for Chicago.
FASTer Way to Fat Loss –
I finished my first round of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss in July with amazing results. I loved the program so much that I am already locked in for my second round. I still have about 35 – 40lbs of stomach to lose that I gained over the 2+ years I was struggling with undiagnosed hormonal issues and hypothyroidism (as you can see if you scroll up and look at the picture of me in Greenville). However, I finally feel like I have found something that works for me, my magic bullet if you will, and for the first time my weight is headed in the right direction – down instead of up.
I cannot wait for my clothes to all fit again so I don’t have to spend all morning trying to find something that will button, but even more than that I am so excited to see how this will affect my running performance as I know the weight has really slowed me down.
For more info check out my FASTer Way to Fat Loss Review and FAQ post.
POPSUGAR Must Have Box –
Every month I receive amazing POPSUGAR Must Have Boxes, but this month I wanted to share an awesome example with you. The August box (yes, I know this is a July post, but the August box got here a week ago!) is really special because it is the POPSUGAR Must Have Box 5th anniversary. That means for 5 years Lisa Sugar and her team have been curating the most amazing surprises for the monthly boxes and this month she is including some of her favorite brand obsessions.
To celebrate their 5 year anniversary the team behind the POPSUGAR Must Have Box is having some amazing giveaways.
All current Must Have subscribers are eligible for a chance to win! If you are not already signed up, you can simply sign up before the end of August for a chance to automatically win a *major* surprise each week from following brands:
– Week 1: Limited # of lucky subscribers will win something from Pehr Design
– Week 2: Limited # of lucky subscribers will win something from First Aid Beauty
– Week 3: Limited # of lucky subscribers will win something from Kendra Scott
– Week 4: Limited # of lucky subscribers subscribers will win something from Tarte cosmetics
– Week 5 (8/31): 5 Grand Prize! Limited # of subscribers something from Cambridge Satchel Co + 1 year Must Have
Use the code PARTY (expires 8/31) for $10 off your very first POPSUGAR Must Have Box. For just $39.95 a month you can get over $100 dollars worth of goodies delivered directly to your door. It is such a fun present to yourself. Who doesn’t love surprises?
Let me know –
What is it that you are loving this month?
What exciting things have you been up to?