3 Strategies for Staying Motivated in the Winter

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January 2018 Favorites: What I'm Obsessed With Right Now

MONTHLY FAVORITES SHE THRIVES

Monthly favorites are back! And man alive do I have some things to share with you guys! If you've been wondering about what I've been loving these days, look no further: the run down is all right here for you.

 


ATTENTION, SEATTLE AREA FRIENDS!

If you live in the Seattle area and you are a CrossFitter, COME HANG WITH ME!

I'm hosting a totally free Open Prep Workshop with my friends at Lululemon, and I can't wait to share everything I know about getting your body + mind running in tip top shape to have the best + most fun Open ever.


KITCHEN

 

As someone who is VERY picky about how they like their coffee (canned/culinary coconut milk or heavy cream only-- none of this "substitute" garbage TYSM), I was completely surprised by how much I loved this non-dairy collagen-based creamer.

Not only is the taste (and texture!) on point, but it boasts 10g of protein to boot. If you're in the market for an unleveled coffee experience, one heavy on the micronutrients and light on the excuses, this is your product.

It also comes in handy-dandy single serve packets to bring to work, on vacay, etc., as well as other flavors.

Check out more of my favorite supplements in my Favorites Shop + Episode 8 of She Thrives Radio.


I found this on the shelf of my local Whole Foods and was really impressed by it!

These sauces are water based, Whole30 compliant, Paleo, gluten free, etc, meaning they meet pretty much any dietary requirements with clean ingredients and low macros.

I combined the Citrus Herb with Mega Med Spice Blend from Balanced Bites (obsessed with those blends) and made some bomb-ass shrimp + veggies.

If you're looking for an easy way to spice up your meal routine, this might be it!

 

ACCESSORIES

 

Ok so I have shared these glasses before, but wore them recently in my stories and you guys went BANANAS for them, so wanted to link them again for you here!

And there is one difference fro the last time I shared these: these here are the "mini" version of the glasses. The originals are oversized and look awesome on most faces, but for those of us with tiny heads (ahem!), they were overpowering-- so the brand released a smaller version.

The minis fit MY face size much better, so now I just own both sizes! Worth it, cuz look how cute.

 

BEAUTY & SKINCARE

 

I have been hearing about the wonders of this moisturizer for a while now, and when I was able to exchange some Sephora points for a "free" sample, I jumped at the opportunity. (Note: It's the sample size in the photo, not the full size!)

And now I see exactly what all the hype is about: it's amazing, and I don't even know how to explain it.

The cream transforms into a water feeling as you're applying it to your skin, and you can tell your skin just got a dose of nutrients dense moisture. It isn't greasy or heavy, but it's intensely moisturizing, and just makes you skin feel... HEALTHY. I am getting the full size ASAP and have become and instant die-hard fan.

Looks like you can buy a sample size here to try it out.


 

HOME + OFFICE

 

I recently shared about this book on my Instagram feed, and caused QUITE a frenzy. I have heard from so many of you who immediately bought the book and are working your way through, and that makes me so happy!

This is not your average "self help" book. This is a deep dive into human psychology, behavior science, genetic and family traits, and a ruthless (but liberating) tearing into all of the stories, narratives, belief systems and experiences that you are operating your entire life under... That are probably keeping you stuck.

It'll make you cry, laugh, question everything, open you up to some real shit, and rebuild you as your truest, best self.

Read my longer review from Instagram.


I've gotten quite a few questions about both my podcasting microphone and headphones so wanted to share here for you!

This Blue microphone is affordable, high quality, and cute enough to live on my desk in eye sight 24/7. 

I'd highly recommend this one to anyone looking for a great mic on a budget!

I use mine with a pop filter.


RIWBOX HEADPHONES

These headphones are cute, effective, foldable, and have a long cord so I'm not getting jerked around as I record or listen to music.

I will say that the ear "pockets" are on the smaller side, which works for me, as we already discussed my small head situation.

They are affordable ($26) and get the job done while I save my pennies for Beats!

 

That's it! What are you obsessed with these days? Anything out there I need to try? Let me know in the comments!


 

Wanna poke around some of my other favorites? I do this round up every month, so head here to see ALL THE THINGS!


 

And remember that you can always check out my all-time favorites (read: ride or die, go-to products) and recommendations from everything from skincare to cookbooks in my shop tab!

 

 


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