Time to Reflect...Little Things Thursday

by Megan Outlaw


Hello, hello!  Happy almost-weekend!  It's time to get reflective with another "It's the Little Things Thursday" link-up with Lauren.  

So, here are a few things that have made me happy in July so far:

Relaxing 4th of July 

We decided to stay in the city this year and head to the Tiki Barge to hang out and watch the fireworks.  It was a really cool view, and we were really close to the barge where they lit the fireworks.

Buying a Whole Box of Luna Protein Bars at Target

I don't go to Target often, so when I do.....all bets are off ;)  Of course, this box is long gone.  I <3 these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Luna Protein Bars though.

300+ Pins on One of MY Swimming Workouts

Yes, I uploaded this 8 months ago, but 300 people pinned my workout!  I think that's kinda cool.  :)  I really like coming up with new swimming workouts; hopefully I'll share another one up here soon.

Sunday morning pancakes 

Victor and I both work Saturdays, so Sunday mornings are definitely our time to be lazy and hang out together.  Nothing better than homemade pancakes. :)

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Colorful Salads from the Cafe Down the Street

Sooooo pretty.  And it was delicious, and big enough for two lunches.  Definitely recreating this one at home.

That's it for me.  What little things have made you smile in July?


Meals for the Week {July 14}

by Megan Outlaw


Hi friends!  I haven't done a meal plan here in a while, so I thought I'd share our grocery haul (Whole Foods plus CVS for chocolate).

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Breakfast and Snacks

Chocolate banana smoothies

Peaches

Greek yogurt

Luna bars

Saffron Road Bombay Spice Crunchy Chickpeas (2 for $6 at Whole Foods)

Dinners

Monday - Spinach and Orzo Salad (with chicken)

Tuesday - Homemade pizza w pepperoni and mushrooms

Wednesday - Lemon Feta Chicken w Oregano with sautéed zucchini and squash

Thursday - Leftover chicken drumsticks

For lunches, I mostly eat leftover chicken and salad with a piece of fruit, but sometimes (like today) eat a PB&J sandwich with fruit and chickpeas. :)

What about you?  What are you eating this week?


Loving My New Summer Workout Clothes

by Megan Outlaw


Hi friends!  We're halfway through the week, yes!  

Does anyone else love buying new workout clothes?  It definitely inspires me to get in the gym or hit the road for a workout.  I've purchased a few awesome workout items recently for teaching and triathlon training, so I thought I'd share my thoughts about them with you!

Athleta Limitless Tank

Love this lightweight tank from Athleta.  It's great for pretty much all activities; I've worn it during biking, yoga, lifting weights, and running.  It's mesh, so is a bit see-through, but I layer with a sports bra and that works for me!   The cut outs, paired with the white color, remind me of lace.  The perfect pretty workout top for summer!

Also, I recently discovered that Athleta offers a 30% discount for fitness professionals!  I can see myself spending a lot of time there in the future; luckily they have really cute plus functional workout clothing. 

Old Navy Double-Strap Sports Bra 

This sports bra is super cute, as you can see peaking out from my picture above, and you cannot beat the prices of Old Navy.  It's great for lower impact sports such as biking and strength training.

Old Navy Cut-Out Mesh Tank 

I think the laser cut tops must really be in style right now!  Again, another cute and breathable top.  This one is a bit more 'showy' than the Athleta top, so you may want to layer the top.  It fits well and stays put.

Old Navy Women's Yoga Capris

I was a little hesitant of these pants because I don't normally go with patterns and they looked super tiny when they came in the mail, but I LOVE them.  I also love that they come in petite, so the capri style actually fits like capris on me (I'm 5'2).  They're snug without being tight and constricting, and they aren't super sheer like a lot of other pants I've tried on.  I think they are very figure flattering.

Plus how cute do they look with the Athleta top?

Plus how cute do they look with the Athleta top?

Seriously how fun are these socks?? They definitely make me smile when I put them on.  It's not all about looks, though right?  According to the website, these socks also sport Cool Max, Ecomade fibers, to keep feet dry and sweet NOT sweat smelling, mesh top to allow ventilation and extra sole cushion for comfort and  durability. The heel/toe cushion provides comfort as well as protects the foot on impact.

Also, I'm happy to announce that I'm a My Soxy Feet Ambassador, and can share a great discount on these socks, so you can have some soxy feet as well ;) Just use code SOXYFRIENDS at http://www.mysoxyfeet.com for a 10% discount!

Do you refresh your workout wardrobe for the seasons?  Any new favorite pieces?