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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ahora 12: May

May is such a great month for me. It means warmer temperatures, flowers in full bloom, celebrating the amazing women in my life, opening up the pool, a long weekend away, and celebrating our anniversary. 

Here is what is on my radar this month. 


And re-reading...
  • You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. This book is a keeper and a must-read for anyone you care about in your life. 

  • Salads of all kinds, including this delicious Southwest style salad...recipe coming soon.  

I added the avocado later. Fabulous!

  • Iced coffee and iced tea. I've been making it at home and saving a bit of money. Winning!

Traveling to...
  • Chicago! I am so grateful to my new friend, Mona, and her husband, Michael, who are hosting me next weekend for my first trip to Chi-Town. 

  • I met Mona when I volunteered for and attended the Women in Travel Summit, and I am so excited and so grateful for the opportunity to explore this iconic American city. Have you been? What is one non-negotiable cannot miss thing to see or food to try?

  • PiYo. This pilates/yoga hybrid is exactly what I am looking for in terms of a program to add to my current strength training and cardio. I found myself an accountability group and I am ready to get started. 

Pining for...
  • New sandals. I love my flip flops, but it's time for some "grown-up" sandals, especially for when we're in Europe. 
  • New spring recipes to try. 
  • Blue hydrangeas
  • A new summer dress
  • Outdoor grilling 

April Goals...How did I do?
  • Getting in all of my water ounces every day. BETTER THAN BEFORE. Not done every day, but hitting it more often than not. 
  • Getting a free ticket to Beachbody Summit with my team in Nashville in July. DONE...I will be celebrating and kicking it up in Nashville this summer, courtesy of Beachbody. 

  • Finishing my graduate classes. DONE. I am now at a Masters, plus 15 credits. 
  • Planning our 3-day Patriots Day weekend getaway. My husband has the holiday off too, so we're hoping to get out of town. NOPE. We stayed in town and had a low key weekend. 

May Goals and Celebrations

  • Celebrate our anniversary. 
  • Help plan our Memorial Day getaway weekend. 
  • Help 3 people who want to commit to their own health goals. 
  • Find at least one person who would like to earn extra income while they work on their own health and wellness goals. 
  • Draft an editorial calendar for the summer. 
  • Plan my birthday weekend in June. 
  • Find a 5K to do in the fall. 

That's about it. 
What's happening ahora in your world these days?


  1. I need to read the "you are a badass" book! Ah!
    And Yes to iced coffee, and teas <3 And grilling AND summer dresses! Joy!
    May is a wonderful month!

  2. I'm loving May right now too! This weather has me happy happy happy! Def interested in the You are a Badass book! Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Marci Schwartz LutskyMay 7, 2015 at 6:44 AM

    I have heard of Piyo but haven't tried it. Looks like a great workout! And that salad looks delicious.

  4. Happy anniversary lovely ! Hope you have a beautiful one :)

  5. That southwestern salad looks delish! congrats on achieving your goals!

  6. I love this post. The Oscar Wao book is on my list, too. Have a wonderful time in Chicago! I was just there last weekend. Love Chicago.

  7. It's a fun way to catch up. I had a great time in Chicago. Thanks so much, Lara.

  8. Thanks, Peggy! That Badass book is fabulous! I had a great time in Chicago. It was so much fun. The weather was not cooperative, but I did get a chance to see what a beautiful city is is and I look forward to going back. Thank you so much! Wishing you a wonderful second half of May.

  9. Thank you! I have to write up a recipe. It's so easy. And thank you for the congrats. I'm a goal driven person, so it's motivating to set and reach them.

  10. It's amazing, Marci! I love that is uses body weight and there's no jumping. I am working up a recipe for the salad. It's so easy.

  11. That book is fabulous! Channel that inner badass and let her shine. Enjoy!

  12. It's one of my favorites! :-) Enjoy the book! It's fabulous!