This is first on the list for a reason. If I could recommend one thing to anyone, it would be Pilates. I spent so many years killing myself at the gym for absolutely nothing. I get more out of 10-30 minutes a day on my mat than I did out of all those classes and cardio sessions. I mean, I miss the camaraderie of the gym. I miss the friends I used to spend time with there. But I never made gym friends in Colorado and the absolute inconvenience of simply getting to the gym here pushed me further and further into the arms of Pilates. I'm glad for this. Leaving my gym in Alaska was kind of traumatic for me, so I know that, wherever we go, I can take Pilates with me.
If you feel like there's something missing from your fitness routine, try Pilates. This is the website I use.
I legitimately don't trust people who don't drink coffee.
3. Rodan and Fields.
If you're going to invest in beauty products, why not make your skin the best it can be instead? I wear just enough make-up to look "finished". I don't want to have to cake it on to cover imperfections. Therefore, I need to improve my skin, not enhance my makeup collection. It's a personal philosophy, I suppose.
4. Having a dog. Or two.
I remember our lives pretty well before we had dogs. So, you won't hear me say I don't know what we did without them!, but I do recommend a pet. They add a fullness to your life that you didn't know was missing. They're a crazy amount of responsibility though.
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Sometimes I think it doesn't matter how much you like to read. You don't always have time. I know we can say we all have the same amount of time in a day...but some peoples' schedules are just more conducive to reading. For instance, I can't text or do Pilates or walk the dogs or unload the dishwasher or commute or grade papers while I sit and read a book.
What's something you believe in and would recommend to anyone?