Summer Reading

CURRENTLY LOVING

HEY!!! Happy Hump Day Y'All!! I have got lots to share on this today, so why don't we just jump right into it. No need to dilly dally, because there's just too much good stuff to talk about. Today I am sharing things that I am currently loving this month, so check it out and then let me know what you are currently crushing on...ENJOY!

METHODRIDE - Let's ride!!! Finding a clean, fun, and affordable cycling studio that is only a couple of minutes away from home...WINNING! My relationship with spinning is EH...I love and hate it, but it's a quick and effective workout that gets the job done. I have been cycling at MethodRide for a little over a month now and I love it! Shannon has been coming with me as well and even signed up for a YEAR! Typically I try to take 3-4 classes a week. Each class is 45 minutes and includes killer music, a healthy mix of sprints and hills, and even some strength training, which I LOVE! 

MethodRide

What I also LOVE about this studio:

  • It is so CLEAN!
  • The teachers and the staff are friendly, fun, and professional. It just feels right, when you walk through the door!
  • They sell some fabulous apparel...More details to come about this!
  • Cold towels and high-fives after class...it's the little things that make me happy!

If you live in Charleston or Mount Pleasant, I have a DEAL for you! Join me for a ride and let's have some FUN!

Here is what you can do:

  • Text the studio with your name and email and you can get a FREE class!!

  • Use this PROMO code KATIEBOGO -  You'll get one month for $89.00 and a whole other month for FREE. Two for the price of one!

MethodRide

POWER FUEL NUTTZO COSTCO SIZED - I am plowing through this jar like a champ! YES, NuttZo is being sold at certain Costco locations and this is AWESOME! They aren't here yet in South Carolina, but there is a brand spanking NEW Costco that is opening up a couple of miles from my condo and you better believe that I'm going to put in a recommendation that NuttZo makes an appearance down here in the Lowcountry! Costco is REALLY good at listening to their customers, so if you reach out to them to add NuttZo, there is a pretty good chance it could happen. $14.99 for Organic Crunchy Power Fuel NuttZo is a DEAL...So hurry up and STOCK UP!

Power Fuel NuttZo

RAW ELEMENTS SUNSCREEN - I 100% admit that I am a sun worshipper. I love my Vitamin D. I love to be outside by the pool, by the ocean, and to just be in the outdoors and soak up that salty air. As you know, I love the heat and humidity. I love to come back from a run dripping in sweat. Is it hard running in this heat, heck yeah, but I love a good challenge and since we don't have hills here, so I kind of consider that my hills...Does that count? LOL! 

I also have been on the hunt for a sunscreen that is natural, that works, and that doesn't make me break out. I was first introduced to Raw Elements Sunscreen when I was having lunch with my good friend Brittani. I have been using the Face + Body Sunscreen and the Herbal Rescue Lip Balm for over 2 weeks. My thoughts: 

  • The sunscreen WORKS! It is heavy duty and takes some time to rub in, but it has no chemical smells. It is sweat proof. And a little bit goes a long way. It is packed with biologically active antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and extracts, it continues protecting your skin long after environmental exposure.
  • The lip balm is the BOMB! It is so good and I only need to use it a couple of times a day. It goes on smoothly. It smells good. It is made with 100% certified organic ingredients. 
Raw Elements Sunscreen

After years of using harsh chemical sunscreens to meet the protection demands of an ocean lifeguard, founder Brian Guadagno set out to create a natural alternative that actually worked. He transformed his kitchen into a lab, researching and formulating until Raw Elements was born.  His mission has always been to create products whose ingredients and performance can be trusted, allowing you to get out into the world and find your nature.

SUMMER READING - I have been in the worst and longest reading rut! I used to read every single night for 30 minutes to an hour and now I can hardly even get through a page, let alone open my book when I crawl into bed. I am blaming it on technology and how I am constantly swiping...Right?!?! I would constantly go to the library and pick up books...Try to start them...Read 10 pages and then return it...SIGH!

BUT...Thank goodness for friends who LOVE to read and have a plethora of book recommendations! My little sister is so good for this. With that being said, I FINALLY stumbled upon the perfect summer read. And it is a series, so there are two more reads that I can jump right into and not have to worry about what to read next. It’s always the little things that make me happy!

Crazy Rich Asians

I just started this book last week and it is the perfect summer read. It is a page-turner...Great to read by the pool and at night...It is easy, relaxing, and FUN. And at the end of a long day, this is exactly the kind of book I want to read. Reading helps me put my phone away...slow my mind down...relax...and get lost into something that has nothing to do with the social media world.

QUICK EFFECTIVE CIRCUITS - This month my workouts have involved a lot of spin classes at MethodRide...Cardio on the StepMill...Early morning runs...and quick and effective workout circuits. When it comes to my workouts, I always listen to what my body is wanting. Some weeks it is a lot of cardio and other times I want to lift all the heavy things. I just do what works best for me. Here's a fun little one to tackle this week...It's simple, effective, and a full body workout. 

Get It Done Workout

That's it FRIENDS! Have a beautiful day!

What are you currently loving this month?

Recent Reads...Where in the OM am I?

Almost every night, I curl up in bed and flip the pages old school style through my book of choice! I find reading every night to be relaxing, comforting, and the perfect way to unwind from a long day of staring at 3 different electronic devices. I like to get lost in my books and just breathe...Some nights I read a page and a half and then other nights it could be chapters...It is a ritual that I look forward to and thoroughly ENJOY!

I recently finished Sara DiVello's book: "Where in the OM am I?" Yes, I 100% recommend this book. Before we talk about the book, let us go back two years ago, when I first met Sara.  

Surprisingly we first met on Nantucket at the Nantucket Yoga Festival. This woman is FULL of energy...Always smiling...Powerful...Inspirational...And had me laughing out loud not only in person, but when I was reading the book. If you live in Boston, I highly recommend you look her up...She is always running around teaching, speaking, and spreading good vibes in the community. She is FULL OF LIFE! 

Sara and I have very similar backgrounds, so it was very easy for me to relate to her story. There were so many times that I was laughing out loud and would find myself texting Sara saying..."OMG YES!!! That totally happened to me when I worked in the corporate world... Or I remember that from my yoga teacher training!" We both worked in corporate...Left corporate...Went through yoga teacher training...And now we are following our passions and now we are both a heck of a lot happier!

What I love so much about this book is that it is REAL...laugh out loud...honest...and no filter as to what it is like to work in corporate...what it is like to go through yoga teacher training and work in the yoga world...what it is like to be scared and to be unsure about what the heck you are supposed to do with your life, when you feel lost!

Sara captures the emotion and the logistics perfectly as to what it is like when you decide to make a drastic career change. It freaking takes TIME! It takes time to think and to plan. It takes time to let it sink in. Yes, there are tears, frustration, anger, but also freedom and happiness. Because you have a choice! You are in charge of your own destiny. You have the power to make a choice as to where you want to be and what you want to do. I LOVE Sara for making that choice and sharing her journey. I hope you will pick up a copy and read this great book! 

And if you are looking for some other great reads, here are a few others that I have read over the past couple of months that I definitely recommend: 

Recent Reads

What are you currently reading?

Does your nighttime ritual involve cozying up with a good book?