I’ve done one of these posts before, and I think I might make it a regular thing. Or semi-regular, haha. For some reason listing down things that make me happy and that I really enjoy give me a nice vibe for the day. So this week, here are the things that this Mop Top is diggin’.

I’ve been loving this baby for a few weeks now, and it definitely needs some recognition. What we have here is the “Life Cycle” exercise bike. Though I’m usually a cross trainer girl when I hit the gym, you have to switch up your Cardio routines. Not only is it good for your body to get some extra work on other muscles, but it can help with the monotony of workouts. Let’s face it, we all get bored sometimes. Variety is what keeps us all motivated when we go to the gym and start a healthy lifestyle. If you have one of these at your gym, I HIGHLY recommend it. Try using the “Quick Start” program so you can get acquainted with the movement your body will be feeling, and start on Level 2 or 3, if you’re a regular gym rat like I am. The “Hill” program is going to be my next goal. Maybe one day I’ll be brave enough to try it.

Next up this week? Starbuck’s Shaken Black Tea Lemonade. You can order it sweetened (a nice treat), or you can get it unsweetened which is what I do and add my own Splenda. Even without Splenda, this drink is fresh, delicious, and light. It’s great for the upcoming Spring (almost there!) weather, and reminds me of warm summer days sitting in front of Starbuck’s with my best friend Kathleen. The combination of Black Tea (great for your heart), and Lemonade is simply yummy.There’s nothing negative to say about this drink. And since I started this post with a fitness theme, it allows you to indulge your sweet tooth a little bit without going overboard. Remember! Moderation is key!

Everyone’s raving about MAC‘s new Hello Kitty line of cosmetics. I have always loved Sanrio’s characters, and of course have been a MAC addict for quite some time. Now, two of my favorite things are together? Amazing! I purchased the Hello Kitty Beauty Powder in Tahitian Sand. It’s a finishing powder with a new dewy/glow feel to it. The packaging is adorable, and I’ve been using it on my face with just some moisturizer for the past few days. I’ve also tried it as a finishing powder on a full face and I absolutely loved it. It’s a light weight pressed powder that comes in two shades. If you’re more tan like I am I suggest purchasing the Tahitian Sand as well. If you’re a little more on the pale/rosy side, definitely go with the other color. Best part? Hello Kitty’s face is on the powder itself. It’s almost too cute to use!

And last but not least, I’m OBSESSED with “House.” Keith and his best friend Paul have always watched the show, but they recently got me into it as well. It’s a great drama with plenty of funny bits weaved in. Hugh Laurie is a sexy man, and second of all, he’s so dry and witty. In short, he’s kind of a jerk, but he does it just too darn well. If you’ve never watched the show, check it out. Here on the east coast you can catch it on Monday nights at 8pm, and in two weeks there’s a special two hour episode coming up. So, give it a try!

These are the things that have been keeping me abuzz this week. Nothing better than a great workout routine, fancy drinks, new makeup, and an awesome TV show right?

13 Responses to “Things I Love: Wednesday!”

  1. on 26 Feb 2009 at 2:49 pmKaty

    MMMM… I love the shaken ice tea at Starbucks.. but with Greentea though. It’s my favorite summer drink because it’s so refreshing.

  2. on 26 Feb 2009 at 7:18 pmAndrea

    The hello kitty MAC thing is outrageous!! haha. People were going crazy when I was at the MAC counter last week!!

    that drink looks phenomenal too, I may just pick one up on the way to work tomorrow!

  3. on 26 Feb 2009 at 11:27 pmChiui

    aah..makes me want to go to Starbucks! Yay. :) I like yout header btw. <3 My first time in here. heehee

  4. on 27 Feb 2009 at 3:18 amJennifer

    We have those bikes at my gym and I seriously need to try it out. I’m in love with the treadmill right now though. I’ll totally zone out and look down and go “Whoa, I’ve been doing cardio for like, 40 minutes.”

    Starbucks is the devil, by the way. They’re just so…tasty. Tasty and expensive. Calorieking.com says a tall one of these has 95 calories. So I’ll probably pick one up tomorrow. And hate it for being so damn tasty.

  5. on 27 Feb 2009 at 9:26 pmHolly

    I agree with Chiui, this post made me want Starbucks too, though I don’t think I’ve ever ordered that particular drink. :)

  6. on 28 Feb 2009 at 4:54 amFelisa

    I don’t like Starbucks’ coffee but their teas are amazing!

  7. on 02 Mar 2009 at 3:43 amSy

    I agree with Felisa – they’re coffee is horrible, but the teas are amazing!

    And as far as exercising, I’m so up for the elliptical! It’s my new baby.

    Love love the new MAC collection :D

  8. on 02 Mar 2009 at 6:25 amGel

    I’m really fond of going to Starbucks but i’ve never tried that drink before. Thanks for the recommendation, i’ll see if we have it here as well. :)

  9. on 03 Mar 2009 at 1:26 pmMaggie

    i just wrote “shaken black tea lemonade” on my hand so i can remember to go get one on my way home. though idk if its weather appropriate. i usually get cold drinks when its winter anyways this should be no different.

    i love this blog lol
    i bought soap from your last post

  10. on 04 Mar 2009 at 11:33 amDeanna

    I haven’t tried any of those things that make you happy. I think my list would be very different. I’m actually not sure what I would put on my list.

  11. on 04 Mar 2009 at 1:49 pmBella

    I think I just might have to try that at starbucks.
    Its cold as hell here still, so I’ve been mostly drinking white chocolate mocha lattes, which are completely horrible for you….. oops.

  12. on 05 Mar 2009 at 12:39 pmIvy

    starbucks is my favorite but i havent tried that yet. i think i will. :)
    i got the hello kitty lip glass. :) if i knew how to put on makeup i would probably buy that :D

  13. on 07 Mar 2009 at 9:19 pmKyle Dylan Conner

    …are you insisting that I be healthy?

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