Here are my favorites from June 2015. I hope everyone is having a great summer and has fun 4th of July plans for this weekend.
June 2015 Favorites
This book could not have found me at a more perfect time in my life. One of my best friends gave this to me as a gift and we actually started reading it at the same time. Both of us were going through major life changes with her suffering from a loss and me finishing my residency and moving back to Nashville. Although our situations were very different, this book was able to motivate and inspire both of us. If you typically buy books on your Kindle or through Audible I would highly recommend ordering the paper copy of this book because I found myself underlining and highlighting so much and I loved this book so much as soon as I finished reading it I started back at page 1 to see all the places I had marked.
The Happiness Project is a book about making the most of what you have at the moment by carefully evaluating your attitude and behavior and making conscious efforts to improve upon your outlook and mentality. One of my favorite quotes from the book is “It is easy to be heavy, hard to be light.” I find myself saying this as I am having a negative thought or wanting to make a negative comment. It is much easier to critical but everyone would rather be around the person that can find the good in any situation. I think anyone can benefit from reading this book and I found it very positive and motivating.
I discovered this amazing deep conditioner through my Birchbox subscription. I love trying new beauty and skin care products and through this sample subscription I have found several products that I have fallen in love with and purchased the full sized version. The Nourishing Moisture Masque smells amazing and is so hydrating which is perfect for these summer months that are so hard on my hair. It is a bit pricey but I was able to find mine at TJ Maxx and saved over $25.00!! Check your TJ Maxx next time you are in there because if you are able to get it there do not pass it up.
I have seen people post about the Quest Bar’s all over Instagram and finally I decided to give them a try. I try not to eat processed stuff like this very often but I found that while moving and having my kitchen packed up that it was good to have on hand as a meal replacement when I couldn’t cook. I have only tried the cookies and cream flavor but it was pretty good and I am now excited to try some of the other flavors, especially the mint chocolate chunk (which I heard is supposed to taste like a Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie).
The cookies and cream bar has 180 calories, 21g protein, 7g fat and 17g of fiber which is pretty amazing. I used them as a breakfast or lunch supplement but at 180 calories they also would make a great snack to keep in your purse for when you are starving and trying to avoid eating fast food or something unhealthy.
I love the latest workout DVD from the Tone it Up girls because they seem to really have made the workouts more challenging. These girls are so motivating to work out along with that you can not help but feel great about yourself and be in a good mood after finishing one of their workouts. I love that you have the option of purchasing the DVD or a digital download version so that you can have it saved on your computer and access it immediately. I do not have a disk drive on my lap top so for me the digital download was so convenient.
If you are new to the Tone it Up community they also have tons of free workouts on their you tube channel that you can try out first to get a feel for them before purchasing one of their DVD’s.
Here are a few of my favorites from their you tube channel:
I hope you all enjoyed reading about my favorites from June.
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