Currently (July 2014)

by Khushboo on July 31, 2014

And just like that, another month bites the dust!  While July was hardly my favorite month of the year, it still had a few highlights.  To recap, here are some of my current favorites as we roll in August:

Current Book:  I go through phases with reading & as of July it’s back in my life!  I just finished Homefront by Kristin Hannah, which I’d highly recommend if you’re looking for a quick read.  Without giving too much away, it tells the story of an Army helicopter pilot who gets deployed to Iraq, and how it affects her daughters & husband while she’s away.

Current Guilty Pleasure: Catching up on celebrity gossip…and don’t act like you’re not slightly interested too ;).  Word on the street is that Kim & Kanye are calling it quits with their marriage. 

Current Music: After seeing Begin Again over the weekend, I have been listening to Adam Levine on repeat…especially this track:  

Current Drink: Fresh lime sodas which are basically a combination offresh lime juice & soda.  You can order them either salted or sweetened with sugar syrup- I prefer them plain. 

Current Nail Color: Au naturel on my nails & Essie Watermelon on my toes!

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Current TV Show: I just finished Season 4 of Masterchef America.  That season had so.much.drama–> love it!

Current Obsession: I’ve started kickboxing with a personal trainer and I’m o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d. Aside from being an efficient, total body workout, I feel so strong & alive after every session. 

Current Need: Ice cream sandwiches take me right back to my childhood, and I’ve been craving one like no other lately.  I definitely need to take matters in my own hands & this recipe seems like the perfect starting point!

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Current Triumph: Big girl push-ups i.e. with my knees off the floor.  It’s been a big goal of mine for a long time, and I can finally do 15 straight. 

Current Bane of My Existence: Monsoon mosquitoes- I waste half my day trying to swat them. 

Current Food: Remember the Peanut butter Cookie Dough Balls I blogged about a few months ago?  I can’t seem to get enough!  I’ve been flattening them out, so lately they’re more like no-bake peanut cookies.  Balls, cookies- whatever we call ‘em, they taste ridiculously delicious & you need to go make them too!

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Current Indulgence: Switching off my alarm.  Granted my eyes tend to naturally open by 7.30/8 am, but it’s still a treat to not wake up with some painfully loud noise blaring in your ear.

Current Blessing: Every day is a blessing 🙂

Current Mood: Excited as I just bought my ticket to the TedxGateway event in Mumbai…roll on November!

Current Link: Super article by my friend Ansuya on What $1.25 buys you around the globe

What’s your current favorite…

…mood?

…food?

…book?

…music?

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Arman @ thebigmansworld July 31, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Kickboxing?! That sounds awesome!

I’ll let you in on a not so secret secret- the triple almond breakfast cookies started out as balls too. lol. Riveting stuff. Please do more celeb gossip recaps..I’m behind in all that jazz.

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:40 am

Your secret is safe with me 🙂

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Shashi @ RunninSrilankan July 31, 2014 at 5:17 pm

My current mood is super psyched for you – YAY for graduating to big girl push ups! And heck yeah – kickboxing R.O.C.K.S.!!!

Your PB Balls sound addicting! My current food (till I try those balls) are some quinoa pb&j and chocolate chip bars I made!

This summer I haven’t done any reading – and I miss it so – I have been doing a lot of work in my yard and catching up on music – so far one I cannot help moving to is this one by Meghan Trainor – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCkvCPvDXk

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:41 am

Ah thanks so much, Shashi! And I can’t wait to try your bars- given my love for PB anything, I am sure I’ll love it :)!

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Parita @ myinnershakti July 31, 2014 at 5:55 pm

You had an amazing July! Go you!

I am re-reading Mindy Kaling’s book – I love her so much! And you didn’t ask but my newest TV obsession is New Girl! I am so behind the times 🙂

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:44 am

Love New Girl!! Have you seen Devious Maids?? I think you’ll love it :)!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig July 31, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Essie Watermelon is my all time favourite nail colour! I’m currently reading Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (the author of Gone Girl) – can highly recommend both!

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:44 am

I’ve still never read Gone Girl- I thik that’s going to be next on my list!

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Lucie@FitSwissChick July 31, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Congrats on the Push Ups Khushboo, strong girl!! And I bet that boxing workout is awesome. Love when you feel powered out after a sweat session!

Current mood is excited, cause after a July with SO MUCH RAIN we finally have the sun out today, I am heading to Crossfit and then I have a 3 day weekend. YAY!

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:45 am

Ah thanks so much , Lucie! Yay for sun…and a 3 day weekend! Hopefully the rain stays away both in Switzerland & Mumbai this weekend 🙂

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Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health July 31, 2014 at 7:25 pm

July went by quick for me too – my highlight was visiting different restaurants as i hardly cooked in between moving and other things..read the book “fault in our stars’…and spend july watching ‘house of cards’ and mood – pretty determined to run a half marathon in november 🙂

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:46 am

You go, girl! What mhalf marathon are you planning to run? Loved The Fault in Our Stars movie- wish I read the book first though!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 31, 2014 at 8:07 pm

yay no more girl pushups! 😉 As for current book, I’m re-reading the Game of Thrones series – I’m on Storm of Swords right now.

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:47 am

There are some books which you can read over and over again…and it only gets better each time 🙂

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Charlotte July 31, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Seriously Kimye may be calling it quits already?! thank you for that, im obviously not as up on my celeb gossip as i claim to be 🙂 Also lime soda sounds really good. current music- a mix of lana del rey and 70s folk.

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:48 am

Loove Lana Del Ray! And pssst apparently Jay-Z & Beyonce are headed for trouble too!

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Hansa July 31, 2014 at 9:15 pm

My fav song which I have on repeat is Bailando by Julio E. Can’t make up my mind if I like the English or the Spanish version. Loving the Dior polish Darling.
Amazing on your big girl push ups!!

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Hansa July 31, 2014 at 10:38 pm

I meant Enrique I and not Julio I.

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:51 am

You should listen to the Spanish version- apparently it’s even better 🙂

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Alexis @ Hummusapien August 1, 2014 at 12:18 am

Kanye and Kim are breaking up!? WOWZA. That was rather fast. Those pb balls look like the most perf snack ever! Pinning.

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:52 am

You will love them…I just know it 🙂

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

Whyyyyy did you have to show me those amazing ice cream sandwiches at 10 PM?! Now I want one! And can you believe that I actually have no idea what’s going on in the celebrity world? I used to be really into it, but now I just can’t find the time to pay attention anymore! Can’t say that I’m surprised about Kim and Kanye, though. Knowing them and their love for attention, the whole thing was probably just a big set up anyways.

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Khushboo August 1, 2014 at 10:52 am

The sad thing is that I’m sure the divorce will only send even more attention their way!!

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Alex@Veggin' Out August 1, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I’d love to try kickboxing! I saw a kickboxing workout video the other day and almost bought it… now I wish I had! Maybe I can find some videos online. 🙂

Ice cream is already a current favorite (all day everyday) so after seeing those ice cream sandwiches? There’s no hope for me now! 😉

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Khushboo August 2, 2014 at 7:50 pm

OOh I’d definitely recommend you try out kickboxing- it’s such a great stress relief too!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Heather and I talked about ice cream sandwiches all last week! My current favorite food… bison burgers. Or chocolate, but that’s more of a constant.

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Khushboo August 2, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Ooh I’ve never tried a bison burger but if it’s anything like a beef burger, I’m sold!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 2, 2014 at 5:18 am

Kickboxing….now that sounds like a blast! I used to do a cardio kickboxing class back in the day that was so much. Talk about intense and full body workout.

I want a cookie sandwich too.

Congratulations on the push ups. You’re a bad ass!!

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Khushboo August 2, 2014 at 7:54 pm

You know how I roll ;)! Miss your posts, girlie!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 2, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Aw thanks sunshine. That means a lot to me. I’m hoping to get back into the game this week.

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Khushboo August 4, 2014 at 2:31 pm

YAY!

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P August 3, 2014 at 3:35 am

A nail polish color called watermelon certainly sounds like not only a favorite, but a July staple!

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Khushboo August 4, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Fruit & polish wise ;)!

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Jess August 3, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Love that polish! And hate mosquitoes too so I feel for you there!

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Khushboo August 4, 2014 at 2:31 pm

They’re the worst!

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