Ok, so, I’ve talked a bit on the subject before, but summer is really not my season. I don’t do well in suffocating humidity, I’m not a strong swimmer, the list goes on. Usually when people get all bummed this time of year because summer is ending, I don’t want to seem like some sort of summer-hater, so I go along with the conversation, nodding politely as they verbally mourn the final days of the season… but on the inside I’m actually, ridiculously, thrilled.

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And I have a theory that there are more out there just like me, who have been silenced by all the summer-lovers. So to all you fall-preferers, this list is for you.

Top 8 Reasons I’m Jazzed Summer Is Over

8. Fall clothing! More specifically, long pants and layers. Personally, I look better in more clothes than less. As does 98% of the general population, in my humble opinion.

7. Pumpkin flavored things everything! Oh, what’s that you got there… Pancakes? Coffee? Spaghetti? Ice cream? For the next 6-8 weeks it’s going to be pum-cakes, pumpkinffee, spumpkin-ghetti and pumpkin ice cream, respectively.

6. I have an excuse to do nothing! Quick confession: sometimes I absolutely love doing nothing. Do you know how hard that is in the summer when everyone’s all: “but the weather is perfect, we can’t just waste perfect days like this indoors doing nothing”. We can in fall though!

5. Pretty boots! (Sarah knows what I’m talking about)

4. Equality! So, I currently make my way to an office every day for work. Which is cool all year round except in the summertime when all the students and teachers and Europeans get like 3 months off and I feel like everybody is having fun without me. In the fall though, everybody has to get back to work, and I once again feel that all is fair in the world muahaha :)

3. It gets dark earlier! I love going to bed early and it’s just impossible in the summer. Trying to fall asleep when it’s still light outside is like trying to make ‘fetch’ happen. It’s not going to happen.

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2. FALL TV- Scandal returns!! Get psyched Olivia Pope fans!

1. No more sweating like a beast while I’m standing still.

So, who’s with me?

What’s your favorite part about fall?

Do you watch Scandal? What show are you excited about?

So last week we covered the Top 8 Signs You’re an Introverted Exerciser. Today we’re going to continue our psychology series and cover the other, more social personality type, the extroverted exerciser.

And just to review what we mean by extrovert vs introvert, we have us a picture chart:

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Top 8 Signs You’re an Extroverted Exerciser

8. Talking to someone while you run is a must. If your running buddy flakes out, you’ve been known to make calls to friends from your run. These friends no longer find it weird when you say “hello!” completely out of breath and then launch into a story between gasps for air.

7. The girl on the elliptical next to you knows all about that insensitive comment your boyfriend said right before you left for the gym, which you now feel much better about, after having talked it out.

6. In a group exercise environment, you somehow manage to make conversation with everyone and nobody in particular at the same time.

5. The thought of working out alone in your basement makes you sleepy.

4. Your daily workout, aka your “me-time,” usually involves one or two other people.

3. If you do a workout and nobody is there to react to it on Twitter, Facebook, the blogosphere or Instagram, did it really happen? You’re not sure…

2. Your idea of quiet, introspective meditation is talking to someone in a whisper.

1. The line between working out and socializing is- wait, what line? There is no line.

So which are you, introverted? Extroverted? A little of both?

Are you one way in real life and a different way when it comes to exercising?

Where do you pull your energy from? From within? From outside factors?

(Alternate title: “What’s on my phone? Why I thought you’d never apps!”)

For those of you who read this blog consistently, you are probably aware that it is more of a fitness/lifestyle/ random musings about nothing in particular type o’ blog rather than a strictly fitness type.  I like to call it a fitness “fusion” blog, as it seems to work for restaurants who insist on combining two ingredients that have no business being on the same plate, and yet somehow turn out delicious.

So with that principle in mind, today we’re going to fuse fitness with technology, and you’re going to get a look at my apps.

I said apps, not ass.

Minions.

Top 8 Apps on This Fitness Blogger’s Phone (besides text and email)

8. Candy Crush

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Because all fitness and no candy does not a happy blogger make.

7. RunKeeper

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Ha ha ha actually anyone who reads this blog also knows there is no real need for this one at the moment. But it keeps sending me notifications saying that “last week you thought this was a great time for a run”…  Stop trying to control my thoughts, RunKeeper.

6. Pandora

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Not only do I need music if/when I run, I sometimes need it when I walk long distances like the 2 miles from my office to the good Pinkberry. And I also need to be up on the cool jams because my very cool sister is getting sick of me asking her “so, what are the cool jams?”

5. Maps

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Because I am forever getting lost. And while I mean that in both the philosophical and physical senses of that phrase, Maps only helps with the latter. And like Joey from Friends, I enjoy the feature that lets you be in the map.

4. WordPress

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Because once you have a blog, the blog actually has you.

3. Bloglovin’

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Because I care about whats going on in the lives of bloggers I have never met as much as my own family.

2. Starbucks

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Because paying for my daily grande venti non-fat blonde misto with my phone makes me feel like I live in the future.

1. Bar Method

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Yup, Bar Method!

 

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I actually just discovered this on Saturday and it thrills me to no end. The fact I didn’t know about this sooner utterly blows my mind. I’ve just been opening and closing it just to look at it. Natalie– did you know about this??

What are your favorite apps?

Which ones do you use most often (besides text and email)?

 

First order of business, happy Thursday!

Second order of business, let’s talk about the Gynecologist!

Even though there are literally tens of guys who read my blog, this is a post geared toward the ladies. Sorry fellas.

Since this is a health and wellness blog, I feel I should cover more than just diet and exercise on occasion. And since the vast majority of readers are women, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of the annual trip to the gyno. I had mine yesterday. It’s not the most fun activity one can imagine, but it is a necessary and integral part to staying healthy. Even if you have the nicest gynecologist in the world (which I do) the annual visit can still be an experience one wishes to avoid.

And now a witty moment with everyone’s favorite OB/GYN, Cliff Huxtable:

Everyone's favorite ob/gyn!

I love that show :)

And on that note, I’m just going to jump right into today’s countdown (because I think the title pretty much speaks for itself)

Top 8 Things I Would Change About The Annual Visit To The Gynecologist If I Was In Charge Of Such Things

8. Have a TV on the wall across from the examination chair. It would be nice to have a little distraction for my eyes. Personally, I never know where to look.

7. Perhaps offer a blow dry bar in the same place. Two birds, one stone. Just saying.

6. Always have the office located between a Starbucks and a Froyo place. Because I always want one on my way in and the other on my way out.

5. Letter size pamphlets, instead of legal size. Rather than those pamphlets about “Your Uturus And U” that are always so tall they stick out of your purse, maybe just give me a post-it with the name of the website where I can find all this information.

4. Make-up consultation. Because I could really use one. And if I’m already sitting there in the waiting room, looking at my face in the self-view camera on my iphone out of boredom, it seems like a good time for one.

3. In-office tailor. Since you have to disrobe anyways, if they had a tailor on hand who could maybe fix that hem while you’re having your exam, that would be stellar.

2. Built-in ultra speedy lab that only does pap and blood tests for that particular office. Like a good dry cleaner, you never have to wait longer than 8 hours for results. You come in the morning, and they’ll have something for you by the time you’re done with work.

1. Snacks. I think some refreshments would go a long way in making the experience a little more enjoyable.

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Oh Cliff Huxtable :)

Do you mind going to the doctor, or do you tend to put it off?

What’s your least favorite part about going?

Any other ideas to add to the list?