Happy Wednesday, friends!
I’m sorry it’s been so long! I really intend to write more frequently each week, but I’ve let other writing projects get in the way of committing more than once or twice a week to the blog. I would like to work back toward writing here at least three times a week, so let’s see how it goes!
The main project has been writing a weekly article for Medium on anxiety throughout this month (so this week will make four total). I have to admit, I’m really proud of myself for committing to writing this series, and really carrying it out. While of course i hope (like with all my articles) that people will read them and the articles will be well received, it’s more about committing to this weekly habit and not letting any excuse side track me. It’s also my hope that at least one person who is dealing with anxiety comes across one of my essays and realizes they’re not alone.
If you want to read them, I’d be honored:
…and part 4 is coming up this week (Friday) to round it out!
Anyways, I thought it might be fun to share some current obsessions on my mind this week!
Here we go:
Leah Remini’s show on A&E, “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”
I have to admit, I’ve never been all that intrigued by Scientology, but this show is fascinating! I mainly started watching because a. I am a Leah Remini fan and b. because T is very into learning about cults and conspiracies and all that jazz, and now I can’t stop watching (despite the extremely poorly inserted commercials on the streaming version).
Okay, so this is not necessarily a new obsession, but sometimes I go through phases where I listen more frequently than others. In particular, the latest episode of Ali on the Run Show with NYC trainer Bree Branker is a current fav! She talked a lot about how so many fitness/wellness influencers and even instructors are not necessarily certified and may know absolutely zero about the physical body or keeping you safe in your workout. I think that’s pretty terrifying, although also very interesting. It made me actually want to go get a personal training certification or something else that provides more context about safely moving the body. To be fair, though, the yoga teacher training I completed to become a registered yoga teacher did include a lesson on anatomy and safely adjusting students, and I have also taken a college-level anatomy course as an adult (back when i was considering going back to school for nursing…). Anyways, this episode was interesting so I highly recommend, regardless of it you love to run or not.
Starting my mornings at SoulCycle.
I really wish SoulCylcle was not so dang expensive, because gosh, I love it. I really didn’t want to love it - mainly because of the price - but it truly is a great workout (at least for me and my body) and I am ALL about the good vibes that they’re so dedicated to promoting. I am absoteluy that person who wants a fitness instructor to inspire you whilst also potentially making me you cry and dance and fist-pump at the same time, all the while sweating buckets. And that’s 100% the sort of treatment you receive at SoulCylce, at least in my experience. It’s similar to the spin studio I used to go to (and was OBSESSED with) in Orange County, Grit Cycle, but they unfortunately have not come as north as Los Angeles quite yet. In the meantime, I’ll keep spending my paycheck on overpriced fitness. (Basic/first world problems, I know.)
Side note: mildly regretting joining a big box gym, since I’ve thus far been unsuccessful at kicking my boutique fitness habit completely. I need to make more of an effort to give their group exercise classes a shot; the times just don’t always line up with my schedule.
And that’s it for now!
Want to play along? Share some obsessions below in the comments. :)
Thanks for reading and I hope you guys have a wonderful day! xo