Happy Friday the 13th! Today is supposed to be another gorgeous spring-like day in Kansas City and I am soaking it up. This winter, while not snowy at all, has been very cold and I am over it! I’m thinking about doing all kinds of outdoorsy activities as the weather begins to turn.
So I have been getting progressively worse at keep things updated around here and I thought a Four Things for Friday post would be perfect to bring things back up to speed.
Five years ago my hubby and I bought a house and I had full intentions of immediately starting a lovely garden. That never materialized, but I’ve finally decided that this season is going to be the one where I jump into it. I have all my plans laid out, plants picked out and seeds ready to go when the weather is ready. I’m excited to do this because I feel like it will offer even more control over what we eat. I am going by the Square Foot Gardening Method and have very high hopes for success. I know that the first year, or more, is probably going to be all about learning, but I feel so much better actually getting a move on this than just dreaming about it.
2) Product Reviews
I have been very fortunate to be offered the opportunity to test out some cool products for review. Right now I am trying LiviaOne Daily Liquid Probiotics and New Grip Power Pads. The LiviaOne probiotics are both liquid and shelf stable which is way different than the capsules I am used to. The Power Pads are more of a pad that fits on your hand than a glove, so also something totally new to me. I also won a Swift-N-Snug Running Belt recently which I plan to review when it arrives. These reviews will be posted throughout the month of April.
3) Oats for Breakfast
Probably not a revelation for many, but I had been shunning oats for no good reason since doing my first Whole30 over a year ago. I had some kind of oat-block in my mind when it came to shopping. I finally got over it and I’ve been enjoying them hot and cold. I’ve especially enjoyed them cold, which is new for me. I found a recipe for No Cook Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal that is beyond easy and highly adaptable to your taste preferences. I’ve been adding raisins and maple syrup for a kick of sweetness – yum!
4) My Music for Exercise
I am a huge fan of listening to music while exercising. The right song at the right time can take your workout from boring to exciting. It can help you keep pace or even pump you up to get through that last lap or set. I’m constantly changing my workout playlist, but here are my top five favorites to exercise to right now:
Dangerous (featuring Joywave) by Big Data
Our Own House by MisterWives
That Girl by Esthero
Animals by Maroon 5
I Look to You (featuring Kimbra) by Miami Horror
What are you listening to right now? Have any big plans for the weekend?
About the Author
Alicen Ronan is a Kansas City personal trainer, fitness coach and writer. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2009 when she decided that she wanted to help others make positive lifestyle changes. She is available for personal training and fitness coaching 7 days a week both in the Kansas City metro and virtually.
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