Top 3 Friday 7/8/16 

July 8, 2016 in Friday Favorites

Hi guys and happy Friday. We made it to the weekend! I’m off this weekend to my yoga retreat and will be back Sunday, but I won’t be on Instagram or be using my phone. I think a little social media detox will do me well though. Anyways, linking up with Kate today for this post. Let’s get started!

Top 3 Eats 

I’ve been loving all the salmon lately! Paired with red potatoes, ketchup, roasted cauliflower, and my favorite bai drink to make the perfect meal. 🙂

Whole foods salads will always be one of my fav things. Loveee their golden sesame tofu. And I will always love goat cheese!

This smoothie is from a local juice bar in my town. It has pineapple, coconut milk, kale, and banana! Soooo yummy.
Top 3 Highs 

Getting my new shirt in the mail! I love this company and everything they stand for. Check them out here!

I have been loving circuit workouts. I think they are so much fun. Discovering workouts that I enjoy doing will always be considered a positive thing for me, as for so many years I felt victim to slaving away on cardio machines when that was the last thing I wanted. I did this workout Wednesday morning and had a lot of fun doing it! 🙂

Another high from this week was treating myself to a lulu lemon bra! Usually I can’t get myself to drop that kinda money just on clothes, but I really do love their sports bras so I decided to go for it. Alll about treatin yaself, just like my favorite people on Parks and Rec would say hehe.

Top 3 Lows

1. Working July 4th. That was definitely a slow shift, but I powered through! And I got to go out at night too and enjoy some of the holiday. 🙂

2. Being pretty tired towards the beginning of the week. I’m glad I got to nap Thursday and get some rest!

3.The little bits of anxiety that working so much brought me. I love my job, but some parts of this weekend I felt trapped and just a bit anxious about having to work the long hours.

Top 3 Instagrams 

Can we talk about how beautiful and amazing Emily is?! She is such a ray of sunshine in people’s lives, and she is most definitely a ray of sunshine in mine.

My Instagram bff posted this quote and I just adored it. Had to share it with y’all just because it is so powerful!

Another one of my Instagram bff’s posted this and wow, it just made me realize how stronger she is and how much fight she truly does have in her. I love Celeste so much, and I am grateful to have found a friend in her. Check out her blog here!

Top 3 Reads

Social media doesn’t tell the whole story

AMEN to this!! Sarah summed up what I’ve been thinking of lately in regards to social media in this post. I love her blog!

What healthy eating means to me

I really loved this and I am always loving what Kat writes. Her ideas of healthy eating are SO similar to mine in that we should NEVER fear foods and we should always be able to have that ice cream without guilt. 🙂

Why modern dating makes me want to punch myself in the throat

Modern dating ain’t that great. Well at least it is hard in college. Finding a guy that respects you and shares the same morals as you is tough, but I am a firm believer that when the time comes for me to be in a relationship God will let me know! This is such a good read though. I really wish people in this generation weren’t so afraid to show how they feel.

That’s it for this week!

Now you tell me: 

What are your weekend plans? 

One high from this week? 

Have a wonderful weekend friends!! <3

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  • Reply Lynne July 8, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Happy Friday Lyss. The Yoga Retreat sounds great….Enjoy ! Looking forward to hearing all about it next week. 🙂 x

    • Reply Alyssa July 8, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      I will definitely be sharing it on the blog 🙂 Thank you for all your love Lynne!! <3 xoxo

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It July 8, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Love circuit workouts too, they make time fly by so quickly! I’m looking forward to chilling today because it’s finally my day off, but I work tomorrow and Sunday. One high from my week was getting random flowers from my boyfriend Cal. He always knows when I need a boost 🙂 I’m definitely going to buy a tank from that company right now!! Cannot wait to hear about your retreat love, have an amazing experience. <3 XOXO

    • Reply Alyssa July 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      That is so sweet of Cal!! So happy you have someone like that in your life 🙂 I’m glad you have the day off too babe!! You deserve it. Hope you have a lovely weekend, ily girl!

  • Reply Kate July 8, 2016 at 11:53 am

    A yoga retreat sounds incredible! I’m so glad you fit that into your summer.
    I love that shirt, btw. I really think I am going to get it with my next pay check!
    And I totally know what you mean about your job. My job great most of the times, but other times I’m just screaming “get me out of here.” But thankfully that isn’t the norm!
    Have an awesome weekend!

    • Reply Alyssa July 8, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Oh yes you def should! I love the company and what it stands for. I’m so excited for the retreat and am glad I did squeeze it in my summer. I hope you have an awesome weekend as well Kate!!

  • Reply Stephanie Leduc July 8, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Have an awesome time at your yoga retreat, that sounds absolutely amazing.
    That smoothie looks so delicious!!!! The things I would do to have one with me right now.
    Circuit workouts are a really nice switch up, I agree that doing them is a little more fun at times.

    • Reply Alyssa July 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you so much Kristy!! The smoothie was so good. And I agree that circuits are a nice way to switch it up and have fun! Hope you have a great weekend Steph 🙂

  • Reply Mary Ellen @ VNutrition July 8, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Have fun at your yoga retreat! Detoxing from social media is always a good thing now and then – though it’s so hard to do.

    The sesame tofu at Whole Foods is my favorite!

    I’m attending a wedding and celebrating my mom’s bday this weekend so it should be fun!

    • Reply Alyssa July 8, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you Mary Ellen! Ah the tofu from there is my favorite 🙂 Have fun at the wedding and your mom’s bday!! Hope you have a lovely weekend <3

  • Reply Emily July 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I’m definitely looking forward to hearing about the yoga retreat too. I hope it’s such a good time of rest and spending extra time just meditating and knowing God more and spending time alone. <3 Those Whole Foods salads always make me hungry for a big salad, and Lyss? Wow. I can't believe your love for others. It's such a gift of God, and I see His love through you. Thank you for your kind love to me.

    • Reply Alyssa July 12, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      It was just so amazing Em! I adore whole foods. And I adore YOU! You are such a gift <3

  • Reply Taylor July 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    I have been loving salmon too. One high from this week was celebrating 4th of July with my in-laws in Georgia at the lake!! Looking forward to some boat time this weekend!

    • Reply Alyssa July 12, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      That sounds like so much fun! I love spending time by the lake. So peaceful <3

  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado July 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I love whole foods salad bar! Everytime i’m there I manage to spend over 15 bucks on a salad lol. Isn’t Emily just the sweetest person ever? She makes my day so much better with all of her kind words of wisdom 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa July 12, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Hahah I can spend so much money on a salad there! But i never regret it- it’s always so good 🙂 And yes she is just the sweetest!

  • Reply Sarah @pickyrunner July 8, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Aw thanks for the link love!

    • Reply Alyssa July 12, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Of course! Loved the post 😉

  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot July 8, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Love that shirt! Ill have to check those out!
    Enjoy your weekend! Im going to a party tomorrow and hopefully relaxing Sunday.

    • Reply Alyssa July 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Yes you should! I hope you got to get in some relaxation time Heather 🙂

  • Reply Ellie July 8, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I posted one of Emily’s Instagrams on my Top 3 this week too. She is such a wonderful lady! I would love to hear more about your job at GNC. What type of people shop there? It must be fun!

    • Reply Alyssa July 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      It is fun! We really get all types of people. 🙂 But I do love it! Better than my previous jobs at a fro yo place and a bagger at a grocery shop haha

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law July 9, 2016 at 1:10 am

    I hope you have the most incredible time on your retreat, girl! Enjoy! <3

    • Reply Alyssa July 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Thank you so much Kristy!

  • Reply Edye July 9, 2016 at 2:29 am

    LOVE that new shirt you got! What a great message 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa July 12, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you!! love the company 🙂

  • Reply Susie @ Suzlyfe July 9, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Not going to lie, I”m really happy that I met my husband before social media REALLY blew up. I’m very happy that I am not dating. Sorry. Have an amazing time at the yoga retreat! And you are so right–Emily is such a ray of sunshine!

    • Reply Alyssa July 12, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Haha I totally get that. Social media just sucks sometimes! And thank you Susie!

  • Reply Michelle July 9, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    I want to go on a yoga retreat so badly! I hope you have an amazing time! I love that shirt you got, I think I need to check them out and maybe buy one for myself. I’m also very jealous that you have a juice bar near you. There’s none around where I live and could really use a place to get a yummy smoothie or acai bowl. can you believe I’ve never had one?! I just bought some packets to make my own at home though so I’m very excited to try it out!

    • Reply Alyssa July 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Ah yes you should Michelle! You would love it 🙂 Acai bowls are amazing. Come up to MA and we can get one together 🙂 Glad you found the packets though!! LMK how you like it 🙂

  • Reply Liz @ I Heart Vegetables July 11, 2016 at 2:05 am

    I hope you’re having so much fun at the yoga retreat!! And I LOVE that tank top! So perfect!

    • Reply Alyssa July 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you so much Liz!! Truly appreciate it <3

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