If you love wine as much as I do, you’re going to want to download the free Vivino app. And, you’re going to wonder how you lived without it. As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, I’m turning to my favorite wines to get me through the winter. What’s more relaxing than sitting in front of a fire, sipping a glass of wine?
Do you remember when Sundays were a day to sleep late, meet friends for leisurely Bloody Mary brunches, followed by a yoga class? Well, snap out of it. Those days are long gone.
Moving to the burbs morphed me into a soccer mom, a world I knew nothing about. It should be no surprise that I showed up at the first practice completely unprepared.
Here is the checklist I wish someone had shared with me:
What is Aaptiv?
Aaptiv is a fitness app available on Android and Apple devices. It provides on-demand classes in an audio format, wherein an instructor coaches you through various fitness routines.
Although Aaptiv includes workouts ranging from outdoor running, treadmill, elliptical to yoga, I will focus strictly on its indoor cycling classes.
If you have a Peloton at home or have been using the app like me, you may have heard about “Magic Pants.” What are these pants and why are they so magical?
Magic Pants are basically any pair of fun printed colorful leggings that motivate you, inspire you, and make you smile. Is there a cause close to your heart, some ’80’s nostalgia, or a favorite dog breed? I guarantee that you can find magic pants to match your style and personality. So, take those basic black leggings and stash them in the back of your closet.
If I took a moment before eating and paused to take a photo of my meal (whether or not I actually shared the image with anyone), would I rethink my food choices? What if I stopped counting every little calorie (and my resulting craziness that ensues) and focused instead on the visual presentation of the food before me? Would I lose weight?
To me, a trip to the spa is a mini-vacation. I want tea, brownies, possibly champagne. I want magazines, outdoor seating, the sounds of a rippling stream. I want saunas, steam rooms, and a hot tub. I want to escape for hours on end.
Handing over my credit card at the end of a blissful day adds a bit of stress. Luckily, I’ve found some ways to save money at the spa.
*Note: You can apply these tips to practically any online retailer, not just spas.