Notable women, a planner, and a workout

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day. I loved reading his wise words all over social media.

What was even more incredible and inspiring, to me at least, were the posts reminding us to not forget about Coretta Scott King. She was not just MLK’s wife, she was an activist, leader, and change maker.

I speak for myself when I say that I am tired of hearing women referred to solely as someone’s partner. Women’s accomplishments should be just as known as the men we continue to honor and celebrate. This leads me to…

Three things inspiring me this week

1) Women who have made our world a more inclusive, tolerant, and positive place.

I know I need to expand my knowledge on this, so here are two books on my to-read list (affiliate links below):

Rad Women Worldwide

Wonder Women

Both are perfect coffee table books as well.

Also, if you haven’t gotten a chance to listen to Oprah’s Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech, I highly recommend it. And if you did, give it a re-listen, I already listened to it two times while writing this post and it made me feel something different each time. Be warned, tears may happen.

2) My new planner

The one I have is currently out of stock but it’s from bando.com

I think the last time I’ve kept a planner was back in college. I used to write down due dates for assignments and exams, and then avoid looking it at all costs until I really had to. I’m not in school anymore but I have been feeling a bit disorganized. I decided its finally time to bite the bullet and fork over the cash for a planner (they can be expensive!) and hold myself accountable for the things I want to get done.

I’m still figuring out the best way to use my planner, but so far having it open next to me as I write this post is helping me stay focused and motivated. Seeing the things I need to get done with dates attached to them, seem to be helping in the accountability department. Hopefully I keep this up.

If you’re in the market for a new planner, here are a few I found that may strike your fancy (contains affiliate links):

The classic Moleskine planner

This planner is on the more affordable side of things (under $10) and has a simple and compact design

This pretty weekly planner

This weekly list mouse pad to keep at your desk at all times

This Productivity Planner to hold you accountable for three important tasks a day:

3) A killer workout that’s not cardio and can be done at home

I hate running. I wish I didn’t, but I do. It brings me back to my high school gym days when we were graded on how quickly we can run a mile. Surprise surprise, I was terrible at it.

If you also hate running or cardio in general, try this simple but very effective Leg & Butt workout posted on the Into the Gloss youtube channel from 3 years ago.

You just need a mat or a really fluffy carpet to support you. I did it for the first time yesterday and I definitely felt “the burn” and struggled at some points. I’m looking forward to trying this Ab & Arm workout next.

That’s everything for this week’s IFTW roundup. Hope you found something here to inspire you to power through your week.

Who’s a notable person that inspires you? Do you use a planner? If not, how do you stay organized? What’s your favorite workout to do?

Thanks for stopping by.

See you in my next post!

Sophie 🙂


Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. This is not an ad. All opinions are my own.

  • I’m a huge planner fan. I use the Hobonichi Techno for work and I just ordered the Leuchtturm
    Weekly for home. Jet Pens and Mochithings are dangerous sites for me. : )

    Kudos to you for working out. I jog and am trying to incorporate strength training into my week, cobbling together moves I found on pinterest.

    • So late on responding to this comment, so sorry! I just went on Jet Pens and Mochithings and they are both such cute sites..totally see how I could spend all my time browsing on there.

      Working out has always been something I thought I could never do regularly-until I found a routine I could remember from heart that also kicks my butt overtime I do it. Kudos to you for jogging! I’ve always been terrible at it. Strength training is something I want to incorporate into my future workouts too. Hope you find a routine that works for you 🙂

  • The Into the Gloss leg workout is super fun, thank you for the recommendation! It’s a nice mix of tough and fun. (It’s refreshingly different from the leg exercises I’ve done in the pilates classes I’ve taken, has some burn and feels a little more impactful than some of the “smaller” but significantly more painfully tough moves they teach in some barre classes.)

    • So glad you liked it! I was really surprised by how much of a burn I was feeling for such simple moves. I’ve never taken a pilates class before but it seems like my kinda workout aka less cardio and more slow but impactful movements 🙂