Guess what showed up on my doorstep…..
More on that in a second!
First, I have to tell you about my new favorite podcast: Mind Body Musings is hosted by former fitness competitor and owner of possibly the coolest name ever, Madelyn Moon. This girl is real and she’s been through the ringer with health and fitness, so she knows her stuff. Plus, she’s just straight-up cool and I want to be her best friend.
In the most recent episode I listened to, Madelyn interviewed Stephani Ruper, the author of the blog Paleo for Women and the book Sexy by Nature. I’d heard Stephani before, so I already knew about her awesomeness—for one thing, she talks in pure quotables. She just spews perfectly deep, eloquent sentences that it would take me an hour to write (much less say on the spot). So I sort of worship her for that.
Anyway, at the end of the episode, Madelyn asked Stephani for some parting wisdom, and she said something to this effect (although much, much more eloquent): Despite everything we do to sabotage our bodies, they’ll never stop fighting for our optimal health. We have to love them for that.
I highly recommend checking out the podcast—along with all my other favorites, of course. (How many favorites can you have before you can’t really call them “favorites” anymore?)
Ok, so back to the surprise box. PopSugar was kind enough to send me another of their Must Have boxes this month!
Here was their inspiration for this month’s box:
(Umm, how do I get the job of picking this stuff out??)
And here’s what they came up with…
A gift card to Nike:
Nike is promoting their new Pro Bra collection—ummm, they’ve come to the right place. No one’s more interested in chest control than a nursing mother!
I’ve never owned hairspray that costs more than like $4, for the giant bottles, so that stuff is way out of my league. I haven’t tried it yet, but maybe it’ll convert me?
Of course, no surprise box is complete without chocolate:
I didn’t WANT to choke these down, but for the sake of the blog…
(Untrue, of course. They were awesome.)
The makers of the almond brownie, Urban Remedy, also sent along a gift card!
They have a huge variety of cold-pressed juices, meals, snacks, and these cool wellness kits.
Then there’s my favorite thing in the entire box…which I’ve been swooning about on Instagram (are you following me yet? Please do because I’m dying for new peeps to follow and will definitely follow you back!)…
This gorgeous thing is from Tilo—in other words, it’s also way out of my league.
Because the picture above doesn’t do it justice, a dorky photo shoot just for you:
I die. Of embarrassment. And scarf love.
If you’re interested in getting your own little mystery treasure box from PopSugar every month, guess what! They’re offering $10 off a 3-month subscription with the code SEPT14SELECT. Just get your order in by Sept. 30!
If you’re worried about the price: that scarf alone retails for $125, sooo…yeah. The PopSugar peeps have great taste and you’re sure to get some killer value! (Just take a look at the last box they sent me!)
Disclosure: POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.
Something to read:
7 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Younger <— NAILED IT
Something to do:
This dumbbell combo circuit from Presley @ Run Pretty (I’ve done it twice in the past week—the reverse plank + tricep dips are KILLER!)
Found any hot new podcasts lately??
I’m kind of a podcast freak, if you haven’t noticed, so please tell!!
If you could put anything in your own Must Have box for September, what would you include?
This may or may not be a covert interview for PopSugar.
(Or, more likely: I’m just curious!)
Happy hump day!