Friday Favorites and a Little Recap

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Spin Class

So I was going to have a post yesterday, but then I decided to save it for next week since it fits next Thursday better. Anyway, before I get to my Friday Favorites I wanted to do a recap of my week. 

This week I began my internship at a college geared newspaper so a lot of my focus has been on adjusting to my new schedule. This meant I also had to go to "class" that's suppose to guide and provide tips to survive my internship. A lot of this will be shared in some upcoming Workplace Wednesday posts.  But I have to say, I'm enjoying the intern life although I still wish I could have gotten a second internship. Anyway, this sort of explains why I didn't post much this week, but now that I've adjusted and brainstormed a bit, I should be posting more regularly. 

Also, I've been contacted by a few people(companies?) about my blog and reviewing some content for them, which is exciting because I'm pretty new to blogging and never thought I'd be contacted by any company. Plus it's always fun to collaborate and be able to bring you some great posts.

Anyway on to my favorites this week:

I've become obsessed with spin lately. My friend Kristen has always raved about it, and since I had a lot of free time last week (and for some reason woke up early on a Sunday), I decided to try one out. Now I feel like I have to go every other day. I even woke up at 5:20 to make it to an early morning class. I haven't done something like that for a while, but it made me feel so productive. Now, I'm looking up local studios to see if they offer classes that fit my schedule better and because why not. It would be nice to embrace the "spin life" in a studio and perhaps get some classes with a twist.

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Along with Spin, I've also enjoyed hitting the gym with my sister this week. It creates some awesome sister bonding time and it's always great motivation to have a gym buddy. We've been trying some classes and really enjoyed Zumba and Cardio Jam, both of which incorporate dance into the exercise. And best of all, it means I've rarely skipped the gym this week, except for yesterday since my knee was not up for it. I'm excited to try even more classes and hope I can attend my favorites regularly.

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Talking about bonding with my sister, we ended up going to see The Fault In Our Stars this week. I've been wanting to see the movie since I finished the book a few weeks ago and I was not disappointed. Of course there were a lot of tears, but I also enjoyed that it was mostly the same as the book and the changes that were made, made sense to the storyline. The cast was great too.

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Last, but not least were the favorites I came across at HomeGoods this week. I originally went to try to find a hamper with a lid (I'm over the collapsible one I have) and ended up coming across this armchair and love seat. How cute are they? While I didn't take them home with me, sadly, I love coming across pieces and taking pictures for future reference when I can afford to buy them LOL.

These are pieces I would put in my apartment when I move out. I love the tufts of the arm chair and the pattern of the love seat. And they are both really comfy, not to mention a bargain (even though I still can't afford them because I'm broke). As for the hamper, I'm still searching.

Well that's it for this week. What were your favorites for the week? What do you think of mine?

Let me know in the comments below and also let me know what you want me to feature on the blog.

Love,

Astrid

Weekly Recap/Favorites of the Week

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So this week you are getting a weekly recap post instead of a Friday Favorites one. I meant to do this on Friday, but I got caught up watching shows online with my mom and then it was just too late. So instead you get this sort of recap/Favorites of the Week. Hope you can forgive me. Also I'm graduating from college tomorrow which makes me both excited and nervous. Anyway, enjoy.

1.

This

 article on Christina Yang.

I may have mentioned this before, but I'm a diehard Grey's Anatomy fan. I mean I have the hugest crush on Patrick Dempsey and it's the one show I will actually keep up with regularly. It's also one of the few I will usually watch "live" rather than on the DVR. I have watched every single episode and I'm so sad to see Sandra Oh leaving the show since she's one of the original cast members and because even though her character is not always likable, it still brings heart to the show. The article shares some of the things we may not know about Sandra Oh who really brought Dr. Yang to life.

2. This workout^

This week I posted a lot about fitness and made all post health or fitness related so it's only natural that I want to share my favorite workout of the week. As mentioned in previous posts, I'm currently doing the Bikini Series from 

Tone It Up

 and this week they released a new Bikini Arms routine video. Even though the workout gets a little tough(my arms were burning), I loved it. My arms are one area I'm really working on because I wear a lot of tank tops and I want to prevent as much arm flab as possible. The workout is not very long, but it really is effective. I'd definitely recommend it!

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3. My Motto for the Week

So back to the Bikini Series, early this week Karena and Katrina from 

Tone It Up

 gave the community the "Sunset Challenge" of finding a motto for the week. I ended up choosing this one because I'm a low-key perfectionist. I say low-key because I act like I'm carefree and don't express my expectations, but inside struggle with getting things done perfectly. I'm trying to let this idea of perfection go though because in the end, it just holds me back. I will sometimes end up passing up things because I don't think I will be able to perfect them. But what matters in the end is that I try something and that I get it done the best I can. If it's not perfect, it won't be the end of the world. Instead I will end up feeling accomplished and that I took a risk and tried my best. I will be ok.

4. Super Cat!

If you haven't seen this video shame on you. Just kidding, but honestly this video is amazing. It's crazy how protective animals can be of their owners/family. But usually you expect dogs to be the only domestic animal that will be guarding their loved ones. This cat however proves that cats are pretty awesome at guarding too. The dog came out of nowhere and without provocation but was no match for this super cat who scared the dog off and saved the little boy from further injury. 

5. This Vine Video

Last but not least, this vine video made my week. I sometimes go on a vine binge where I get really obsessed with the app. This was one of the weeks when I was actually keeping up with my feed on Vine. And this became my favorite Vine of the week because what's cuter than a Corgi wiggling it's butt?! I just about died of the cuteness. Now to teach Charlie how to do this LOL.

Well hope you enjoyed my favorites this week. I'm off to bed so I can wake up and get to my graduation ceremony on time. Let me know what your favorites were this week in the comments.

Love,

Astrid