Friday Favorites

I have been loving The Skimm for months now. It’s a daily email with bit-size but informative pieces of what’s going on in the world that you should know about. Get the news in a fraction of the time, yes please!

The Lorna Jane blog, I feel like I can spend hours on this site, there’s so much great content and inspiration. I haven’t tried out Lorna Jane clothing yet but I really feel like I should.

Starbucks’ new caramel flan latte. Ok, I haven’t had this yet but I just might have one today for a Friday treat. Specialty lattes from Starbucks are outrageously high in sugar, but I think I need to make an exception.

This ITB video demonstrating exercises to strengthen muscles if you’re having ITB issues. I’ve been through physical therapy twice now for ITB (lucky me) and almost all of these exercises were prescribed to me daily. As always, everyone has their own methods and unique muscle imbalances, so listen to your body first and foremost if you try these exercises out.

This preview for Muppets Most Wanted which aired during the Golden Globes on Sunday. It still makes me laugh, stellar marketing. I HAVE to see this movie now.

Have plans to watch football this weekend? There are some pretty high-stakes games scheduled from what I hear. Jessica from How Sweet It Is has got you covered on all of the best football food recipes.

Pure Barre Review

Image by Pure Barre Charlston

Last Thursday I went to my first barre class. Have you guys ever done this type of workout before? I had been thinking about trying out barre after hearing rave reviews from a couple of friends. It seemed ideal for me because it’s focused on small isometric movements that tone your muscles using ballet-inspired techniques. I’ve had my share of IT band issues from running in the past so I try to keep my leg muscles in good shape, and if I can do that while living out my ballerina dreams? I’m in!
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Gym Etiquette – Don’t Be “That Person”

It’s January, which means we are in the thick of New Year’s resolutions and jam-packed gyms. I’m all for the uptick in gym members. You have to start somewhere and January is a good time to take the first step and commit to a gym!

That being said, there are unspoken gym rules that new gym-goers (and honestly some not-so-new gym-goers) may not realize until it’s too late. So I wanted to share with you my list of tips for proper gym etiquette. Here we go:
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