I promised a blog post with products I am currently using (or eyeing!) for my health & fitness journey, so here we are. I hope you find some value in these suggestions. Can't wait for your feedback!
I've organized these as best as I could, but let me know if you have suggestions or things to add that are working for you!
Sunwarrior Vegan Collagen Building Protein Peptides with Hyaluronic Acid & Biotin (Vanilla)(Vegan) - $34.95 I've been using this protein powder for a few weeks now and I have to say, it has really impressed me! Just google collagen and see all the amazing benefits of putting more of these into your daily routine. Plus 15g of protein per serving? Sign me up! And this Tahitian Vanilla flavor is heavennnnnn. Makes me feel like I'm back in Hawaii.
BlendJet One Portable Blender - $39.95 Use code LIPSTICK12 for 12% off! A portable single use blender that re-charges via USB? What's not to like? Cleans up easy with soap and water blended inside. I've already ordered one for John and me and can't wait to try it out!
Advocare Spark Energy (Fruit Punch)(14 stick packs) - $34.99 - This pre-workout energy mix has been vital to putting that extra pep in my step before doing any exercise. The Fruit Punch flavor tastes like Kool-Aid and gives you tons of energy boosting minerals and aminos!
Garden of Life - mykind Organic Women's Multivitamin (Vegan) (60 Count Tablets) - $34.44 I've been taking this brand of multi-vitamin for years now. And I haven't been sick in years! I swear by it. It has a ton of great ingredients and they are all plant based and organic. They have a men's version as well.
Barney Butter Almond Butter (On the Go Snack Packs) (Vegan, Nut-Free Facility)
(6 Packets, 0.6 oz (17 g) each) - $5.33
These bite size almond butter packs are perfect for a single serving in your shake or smoothie! I'm personally a fan of the crunchy style but I may try this one since it has ZERO added sugar or salt. Definitely a healthier choice. They also carry tons of other flavors as well!
JBL Everest Elite 150NC Wireless In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones (Gun Metal Grey)(Renewed) - $59.99 These headphones have been life-saving. I'm not an earpod or airpod gal, simply because I don't trust myself to NOT lose them AND they don't fit comfortably in my ears. This style keeps something loosely around my neck but comfortable in my ears, without wearing full-on ear-covering headphones. And they're noise cancelling! (**Disclaimer: This link is for a refurbished pair through Amazon, not brand new. However, I have never had a bad experience with anything refurbished from Amazon! And you can't beat the price!)
New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize V1 Cross Trainer ( Black & Grey) (Sz 8) - $36.65
If you've been looking for that perfectly comfortable cute black workout shoe, this is it! And if black doesn't suit you, there are 40 different color combinations. (**Disclaimer: All sizes are priced differently!) I'm eyeing the cream and mint colored ones! But these black ones are the same ones I use every single day.
Gaiam Women's Capri Yoga Pants - Performance Spandex Compression Legging (Hi-Rise Relax) (Black) - $26.99 The BEST workout leggings on the internet! Comes in a ton of different colors. And pockets! Need I say more?
'Good Vibes' Casual Tank Top - $17.99 This adorable tank is on my wishlist. Send me all the good vibes!
White Leopard Print Graphic Performance Tank Top - $15.00 I don't own this particular tank but I own more Old Navy workout tanks than I can count so I am happy to vouch for them! Adding this one to my list ;)
Couch 2 5K App - FREE
I've been using this app for years when I start a new routine for getting back in shape. It's a great gradually paced intro app back into running. It can sync with your iTunes library so you can listen to tunes but also hear the walk/run prompts.
Peloton App - FREE for first 90 days
If you're like me, you may think that this app would be solely for folks who OWN a Peloton bike or that the app would only offer cycling classes. Well luckily for all of us, neither of those is true! I have been blown away at the efficiency and organization of this app. You can filter your workouts (everything from walking, running, to strength conditioning and more!) by length of time, specific body target regions and much more. I am a loyalist now. And the music is fire!
Streaks Workout App - $3.99 I've only used this app a few times, but it works similarly to the Seconds Interval app below. You can use built-in workout features or customize your circuit training as well!
Madeline Moves App - $20 p/m or $200 p/y
A ton of popular influencers have been using this app for a while and sharing their experiences. I haven't tried the app personally, but I'm going to try some of the workouts she posts on her Instagram @madeline_moves and see how I like them! I'll report back.
Seconds Interval Timer App - FREE, Upgrade to Pro Plan available
I stumbled into this awesome app on recommendation from another Instagram influencer whose husband is an athletic trainer for a professional soccer team. It allows you to set up interval training accompanied with custom prompts and lengths of time specific to your workout. If you've ever done a HIIT, bootcamp or Tabata style, workout, then this app is for you! We even screen mirror the app to the TV in our home gym so we can see all the timers and prompts on the big screen!
**See screenshot below a circuit John and I devised for our own home gym. We were able to customize the seconds spent on each exercise and adjust the label for each exercise as well (ie: push-ups, planks, etc).***
I really hope that all of this information finds you well and working at your own pace for your own health and wellness! These are simply a few things that have helped me recently. It means more to me than you'll ever know that you guys have been by my side through this evolution of my health and fitness journey. I feel like we're in this together!
I can't wait to add more products and resources to this post as I learn about them from you.
Let me know! What are you using? Loving? Blasting on repeat? Give me the skinny.
Until next time, keep pushing!