Happy Friday! I’m so excited to share some things that have been making my workouts much easier lately. Hopefully you’ll love them as much as I do, or you’ll give me a heads up if you’ve got an even better product on your hands ; )
Mizuno Wave Runner sneakers
Growing up, I was always a Nike girl. Something about that swoosh attracted me, and I’ve only owned a single other brand of sneaker since probably the 6th grade. Until now.
My parents oh-so-generously gave me a very large gift card to Philadelphia Runner for Christmas, which I used to finally get correctly fitted for running sneakers. And holy batman, has it made all the difference. I’m now wearing Mizuno Wave Runners, and I can honestly feel the difference every single time I lace them up. Yes this is an investment (my shoes were $120) but YES, it is absolutely worth it. Find a running store near you & see if they do custom fittings!
When our local Athleta was built about a year ago, I was SO excited to go in and get some new workout clothes. Then I realized I could barely afford their least expensive pair of socks. Thank god for birthday gift cards.
I don’t usually go for colorful clothing, much less pink. (“We know Jac, shut up about your neutrals obsession”) But for some reason this light pink hoodie called to me and I simply had to have it. Best. Purchase. Ever. It’s warm enough to run outside in chilly weather, and light enough that I brought it to Florida and wore it when it got breezy on the beach. Plus: thumb holes.
On Demand Fitness
I don’t belong to a gym because 1. I’m broke as a joke and 2. I hate running indoors. Basically all I do in terms of cardio is running or walking, and the treadmill and elliptical bore me to tears. So with no gym membership, I’m constantly looking for free and quick workouts I can do at home.
For all of their flaws (just like every other cable/internet provider, I’m sure) Xfinity On Demand offers some pretty excellent fitness routines. My two current favorites are 5-Minute Abs with Dave Sinclair and Abs in Action, which only takes 8 minutes to complete. Try them out, or let me know if you have any other suggestions!
Chobani Greek Yogurt – Salted Caramel Crunch.
Low fat caramel yogurt with pretzel pieces, mini chocolate chips & praline pecans
I did a fast 5k on Tuesday afternoon, without really planning or expecting to. I started off on my normal route near my neighborhood and ended up going much farther than I thought I would. Not to mention, the wind was in my face almost the entire run (Thanks for nothing Saint Patrick!)
So after I got home, did an ab workout (see above) and got a quick shower, I was legitimately about to pass out. I’m fairly certain this Chobani yogurt was sent to me from the angels of heavenly healthy snack land, because it tasted like dessert and fixed my overused muscles with 12g of protein. I’m telling you – find this yogurt and buy it in bulk.
Last on the list – my trusty sidekick, the FitBit One. This was another Christmas gift (do you sense a theme?) that has truly taken my fitness to another level. Not to mention, sleep monitoring! I’m a very restless sleeper, apparently…
I love everything about this tracker. The size (it fits in all of those small inside pockets on my workout pants) the features (steps, miles, calories, floors, and activity tracking) and the ease of use – it syncs right to my phone and to my FitBit Dashboard on my laptop. If you’re looking for a step-counter, look no further. Or get the Flex because that wristband is actually really sleek.
What kind of gear are you loving for your workouts lately?