Stacey Loscalzo

Jun 29

5 Things I Learned in June

by Stacey

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Inspired by the amazing Modern Mrs. Darcy.

1. I miss writing in this space. 

I’m becoming a bit like a broken record with this but here it is again. I have not been consistent here and I miss it.

2. The Kale Broccoli Salad from Trader Joe’s with grilled chicken makes me like salads for lunch. 

I know that I should eat more salads but when I have them for lunch I feel so unsatisfied that I snack all afternoon long. I recently found the Kale Broccoli Salad kit from Trader Joe’s and it is so good! I have had it with our own grilled chicken but I have also added the Trader Joe’s grilled chicken for a completely cook-free lunch.

3. Taking pictures while walking makes the walking much more fun. 

I am on a constant journey to find exercise that doesn’t hurt my back. I keep thinking I’ve found just the thing and then I throw out my back, my shoulders get painfully sore or in the case of last week, I just tweak my back but it worries me enough to stop doing what I’m doing. When this happens, I come back again and again to walking. I’m pretty sure I am not getting enough exercise for my mood (or my over 40 metabolism!) when I walk but it is the right thing for my back these days. Having a camera with me at all times, thanks to my iPhone, makes the walks much less boring. I love spotting interesting things along the way and capturing them.

4. Reading ‘assigned’ books in community is one of my favorite things to do. 

I joined Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Summer Reading Club and I am loving it. We recently finished The One in a Million Boy and it was so great to read and discuss a book I wouldn’t have chosen on my own with a community of people who love reading as much as I do.

5. The Overcast app makes podcast listening super easy. 

I’ve been listening to podcasts for awhile now but I only started using Overcast this month. I’ve heard lots of people recommend the app as a way to streamline podcast listening and they were right. The system is easier (and prettier!) than the native iPhone app.

How about you? What did you learn in June?

One Comment

  1. Nina says:

    Oooh! I’m going to check out overcast!

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