Since I started my Fitness Friday posts, I’ve had a couple of people ask me about where I got my tights or my favorite shoes, etc so I thought today I would share a few of my favorites in relation to my fitness journey. This is not a sponsored post nor are their any affiliate links, this is just my 2 cents!
Favorite Workout Gear:
Being a single Mom on a very, very tight budget, I don’t tend to have the means to spend a lot of $$ on my workout gear so when I find something that works for me, I tend to stay pretty faithful to it. Not that I not open to try new things, I just tend to be a bit of a creature of habit. Also, nothing worse than spending money on something I never end up using.
My #1 go to for tanks, tights and sports bra has to be Old Navy. I love the feel of their compression tights. They keep everything nice and tight and no jiggling. Their maximum support sports bra is best one that I have found so far. I am sorry for my crassness but there is nothing worse than trying to work out and the girls bouncing out of control. If they aren’t under control, my workout is a complete fail. I end up being more worried about what others are seeing and thinking then concentrating on actually working out.
I have been unfortunately blessed with very flat feet and a bit of sciatic issue so I need decent shoes on my feet or by bedtime I am paying for it. Summer flip flops (as much I love and live in them) are probably my arch nemesis. Through the years, I have always seemed to have good luck with Saucony. They seem to fit my feet nicely and at the end of the day, my feet aren’t aching. I love the hot pink laces in my latest pair.
Currently, I have the FitBit Charge HR. Any one who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with my FitBit. In my mind if I am not wearing my FitBit when I am exercising, the exercise never happened. I love to be able to look at my app at the end of the day and see what I was able to accomplish. Right now I am on a 33 day streak with 10K steps in a day and not looking to break it.
Favorite Fitness/Weightloss bloggers:
We’re all on our own journey, and everybody goes about it a different way. Finding others that you can relate to on their own journey can be very motivating. I have found 2 out there, that although their goals and achievements are very different than mine, they aren’t too proud to share when they have had a bad day, week, month and that they struggle just like I do. There have been days when the last thing I want to do is eat healthy or go to the gym and then I see something that they have posted and it gives me that extra kick in the butt. If you are looking for some inspiration, check out these lovely ladies!!
Get Down with Dani – Weightloss Journey – Dani has lost over 150lbs and is sharing hows she plans to lose another 50. She always seems so genuine in her posts and has definitely had her ups and down. She definitely has inspired me to keep with my journey going. It may be a slow road but it will be worth it in the end.
- Trading Cardio for Cosmos – Alexis has lost over a 100lbs and has such a great personality. It is her “Never Miss a Monday” mantra that I have adopted with my workouts.
This is absolutely where I struggle the most and have the worst time staying on track. I love a good burger and sweets are definitely my weakness. Slowly but surely, I am finding alternates to curb my hunger when needed. Right now, I would have to say my top “healthy” foods would have to be:
- Green Smoothies (spinach/kale with a ton of fruit) – great way to start my morning
- Greek yogurt with trail mix – another morning favorite
- Farm Boy detox salad (I could eat this every day!)
Exercise: 2 x gym visits, 1 x 45 minute walk, 2 x 30 minute walk
Food Management: Stayed on track 6 of the 7 days (Again, a few bad choices but overall, not too bad)