Five Things Friday – #15

Hey friends. I hope you all had an amazing weekend. I've been busy trying to complete my Les Mills release so I can start filming this coming week, as well as starting my exam for my ISSA group fitness certification. I also got added to payroll at the YMCA as a group fitness instructor, so I'm officially employed again! It's pretty incredible to think that I'm not getting paid to do something I love. Woohoo! Here are some other awesome things from this week for Five Things Friday:

1. Onnit Preworkout

With all of these added workouts lately I've needed some help with energy and muscle recovery. In the past I've used many preworkout brands but I always ended up feeling jittery from the stimulants. I also couldn't take them for evening workouts because they would keep me up all night. But Onnit's Total Strength + Performance has been a total game-changer for me. It's stimulant-free but it still helps me sustain good energy through training without the jitters. The flavor isn't the most amazing thing, but I've definitely tasted worse. It's manageable. All thing considered, it's by far the best preworkout I've tried.

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2. Wonder Woman

Having a young child and zero relatives in town means Hubs and I don't get to go to the movies very often. And I've been DYING to see the new Wonder Woman movie since it's theatrical release. It's finally available for purchase on iTunes and I bought it the day it came out. OMG. It did not disappoint. The strong feminist lead and various jabs at sexism won me over instantly. And Gal Gadot is so badass. I freaking love her. And the theme music is incredible. Safe to say I now have a new favorite superhero movie.

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3. Football Season

Last week we officially kicked of football season in our house. I absolutely love this time of year, but probably not for the reason you'd think. Having four hours of football on TV means my husband is happily distracted and my son is (hopefully) either playing or sleeping. This allows me to sit down somewhere and hammer out some work guilt-free! So yay for football season!

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4. My new Galaxy Note 8

I was happily surprised when this lovely bundle showed up on my porch a week earlier than I anticipated! Who doesn't love early gifts? I was overdue for a new phone so I pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 8 because I'm in love with Notes (especially ones that don't catch fire). Yes, they are huge but I don't care. They take amazing photos, have an awesome attached stylus pen, have a great operating system, and this particular model has an enormous edge-to-edge screen. There are some immediate pros and cons to this phone and I will be writing about them in a review very soon.

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5. The Dinner Party Download Podcast

I love listening to things while I cook. Aside from French Jazz, one thing I like to listen to most is the Dinner Party Download podcast from NPR. It's a perfect blend of awesome food-related topics, entertaining banter about pop culture, and good music. I love every episode!

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Do you have a favorite podcast or music that you like to listen to when you cook?

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