Not literally, figuratively!
The house is clean again!
Carpets vacuumed (we had so many dead bugs this week – eww).
Kitchen cleaned extra
And wood floors cleaned…twice. They may look clean, but they’re not! I can never get them clean! I have come to the conclusion that my microfiber mop is just not scrubbing. I need the equiv. of a scouring pad on the bottom of a handle. Anyone have a recommendation?
I finished cleaning with plenty of time – getting up an hour earlier makes such a difference! I packed my bag and headed out for a swim.
And when I say pack my bag, I mean pack my LiveWell 360 Core bag! Sheila and I have been blog friends for a while, and she has just launched a new line of gym bags through her brand. I agreed to test one out and share it with you guys. The price is $129 – which is a bit more than I’d probably spend on a bag. But it IS a very nice bag. They are pre-ordering now and start shipping real orders the first week in June. There is, of course, a GIVEAWAY running through May 25! All pre-orders are entered to win bags full of tons of cool stuff.
And 10% OFF code: IAMAVIP
I have always been obsessed with POCKETS and this bag has lots of ‘em.
One for shoes, which is probably the single most important thing I would want in a gym bag. This one is nice and spacious.
The shoe pocket comes out into the interior, but there was still lots of room for my towel and clothes
There’s a huge front pocket with more pockets for my keys and toiletries. Note the words on the lining – love the motivation!
And even more on the inside, including a fleece one that’s good for jewelry
The bag’s nice and lightweight and the strap is really smooth – it fits me well!
I have just one MAJOR complaint – something is missing….
Where is the water bottle holder?! I put my bottle in the front pocket and it did get things a bit damp. I suppose you could put it in the shoe pocket as well?
Other than that, the bag is really cool and I’m excited to keep using it while I pack up for the gym after work for the next few months.
I’ve decided that when I put a little sumptin’ sumptin’ in my water bottle it takes the edge off of my hunger on the way home from my workout and I don’t wind up eating my whole pantry famished.
I’m still working through these ISO-5 coconut water sports drinks. I really like them! I just wish they had a cooler label! (And by cooler I mean I wish they didn’t look like they’re from the 90s). I liked the pineapple flavor a lot!
My bike ride to the gym was awesome. It’s breezy and sunny out there!
At the pool I swam for 32 minutes!!! I filled my ears with the water and just swam. No breaks. No counting. Just 32 minutes of steady freestyle. It went by so FAST and was just what I needed today to clear my head.
Showered –> Biked home –>
Lunch with Matt!
I made a Hugh Jass salad that was so filling I almost couldn’t finish the rest of my lunch!
- Half a head of romaine
- A carrot
- 1/4 green pepper
- Small head broc
- Sea salt
- Olive oil
This was the BERRY flavor and I liked it a lot!! It did not have that artificial berry yogurt taste and was the perfect sweetness – as in, not very sweet! I topped it with chia seeds, a whole chopped kiwi (it’s in there, I promise!) and a quarter cup or so of Uncle Sam’s cereal I have from AGES ago!
[Note for those who wonder if I ever get hungry late at night: about 9PM last night I did and had a small bowl of Uncle Sam's (hence opening the box!) with some milk. Hunger called!]
Seltzer + Genesis Today Guava juice. It was almost like Sunkist!
Notice the new FONTS? Just trying to keep things fresh!
Off to play with Matt.