Valentine’s Day is coming!! If you are into fitness here are a few of my favorite things that I use on the regular when it comes to my workouts, fitness fashion, and function. Grab something fabulous for yourself or someone else off the list!
Happy Shopping. Let me know what some of your faves are! There are links to each of the items below! Share Away!!
Lauren’s Fitness Favs:
Okay… So I hear all the time, “Try this headband, It doesn’t slip”. Lies! This is the ONLY brand of headband that I have found that actually doesn’t slip back on my head. This is NOT the Satin version. My guess is that those would slip. The velvet on these keeps them in place for an entire day. And…they are sparkly. Who doesn’t want a little bling while they workout. But in case you don’t…They have options for you too.
2 Plantronics BackbeatFIT Wireless Headphones:
I absolutely LOVE these headphones. They fit comfortably without hurting my ears. They have a microphone so I can talk if someone calls. They are water resistant and the battery lasts up to 8 hours. They are the first pair of headphones that I can wear for a long time without them totally killing my ears. The sound quality is great too.
I hate it when my rings get scratched up or they pinch my fingers when I am lifting so I try to where a silicone ring. If you use weights or work with your hands a lot this is a perfect option for you. Or if you travel and don’t want to bring your real wedding rings. I love how thin and dainty this ring is. They have plenty of other options in design and size if you are looking for one but don’t love this exact ring.
I have had my apple watch for years and I am in love. It reminds me to breath, has alarms, syncs with my on demand apps and apps like couch to 5K. It tracks my heart rate without having to wear the chest piece and so much moreI highly recommend it. The newest version is the Series 4. I have the series 2 and absolutely LOVE it.
I basically LIVE on my roller. It helps to work out all the kinks and my knots before and after a good workout. Having a foam roller is a MUST in my opinion. Rolling hurts like a “B” but if you breathe through it, I promise you will not regret it. Trigger point is my absolute favorite roller. I also have a few of their other products. I have both the small and large rollers. The one pictured is the large roller.
I drink Vegan Chocolate Shakeology everyday and have been for years. It has over 70 superfood ingredients and is a perfect way to ensure that my body is getting all that it needs throughout the day and to help me maintain my health. It is NOT a protein shake, however it has protein in it.
I use this powder to cook with and to make my shakes. I generally drink it as a supplement to my nutrition after my workout or when I just need something to grab on the go as a healthy option. As a busy mom, This happens quite a bit. I do not use it as a meal replacement but you could, depending on your goals. Reach out to me if you aren’t sure and I will help you figure out how to fit it into your daily meal plan. I give a half a scoop to my kids daily to help with the picky eater phases and to make sure they stay healthy. There are many different flavors and ways to make it.
If you decide to try it there is an empty bag 30 day guarantee just in case it doesn’t rock your world. Just send it back for a full refund. You can try a sample pack of all the flavors HERE. If you go for the full 30 days I would suggest grabbing the challenge pack with the Online Steaming Workouts. This way you can test out some of the workouts that you see me doing and save the money on shipping. Why not right? Click HERE for the BOD/Shakeology Challenge Pack.
I love this fun yoga mat from my sweet friend’s company, Fit Couture. IT is colorful and has a soft texture on the top. It has a rubberized bottom that holds it to the ground. It doesn’t stretch out as I am moving around on it. Totally worth it. Check out all their options on their site. I have the purple and teal unicorn mat. But this pink and gold beauty is on amazon and perfect for those who love pink and gold.
These are my absolute FAV when it comes to snack bars. I have tried them all. Many “healthy” snack bars i’ve tried taste like I am chewing on tree bark with cherries in it. I have a few others I do like but this one is a good combo between the hippie dippy tree bark tasting bars and the ooey gooey terrible for you granola bars that I had as a kids. They are a chocolatey, cherry sweet treat. All the goodness with non of the junk. They go EVERYWHERE with me. Perfect for travel and for the kids. I can’t keep them in the house because the kids eat them SO FAST.
It has 10g protein, 6g sugar, and 150 calories. It’s gluten free and made with almonds, real chocolate chips, almond butter, dried cherries, and other ingredients. There are 15 bars per box. They are a great source of fiber without the trans fats and other funky ingredients that are found in many other snack bars.
I travel a lot and I like to take my workouts with me on the go. I use the Beachbody on Demand Streaming option everyday. The bands are super helpful when I travel. When a weight room isn’t available, I use these bands to make sure I am challenging myself in my workouts. They are my favorite because the bands are interchangeable with the different levels of resistance but they are not clips. They fit perfectly in my suitcase. They are fun in neon Magenta, red, and pink too. They are equivalent to 15, 20, and 30 lbs.
I am picky about my leggings. I like leggings to fit well and have compression. I want them to make my booty look high and tight. LOL. They also should be cute, right? I am a huge fan of Fabletics. I Love My Lulu but if you want similar quality and fit for less, these power hold capri leggings are amazing. They fit pretty true to size.
Where are my THICK HAIR girls at? I have crazy thick hair and finding a good hair tie that doesn’t totally pull my hair out that actually holds my hair in place has been a struggle. Well, my friend Jericho Matthews told me about these bands and I have been smitten ever since. I use 2 for a messy bun top not. Not totally necessary BUT I like it to be snug. They are fabric without elastic so they will keep your hair safe.
I call this my mommy crack. I use this to get me up and moving every morning AND I will chug it down when I need to clean the house or take on a jam packed day. It is amazing for many reasons. It is the ONLY pre-workout that I have found that I trust in my house because of its all natural plant based ingredients. FIRST TIME USER…. start with a half a scoop and see how you do with it. This is the Tub option which has about 40 servings. You can get it in 32 single serving packets as well. The Fruit Punch Flavor will be released on Feb 19th.
I love a good water bottle that will keep my water COLD without having to keep a ton of ice in there. This bottle is insulated and is perfect for long days or trips. I am not sure why but I am able to drink more water when I drink from a straw. This one doesn’t come with a straw so I ordered one. You can get it HERE. Gotta Stay hydrated! Check out all their fun colors & sizes.
Well, That’s it for now. I have SO MANY fitness favs. I hope that you enjoy the things I have listed above as much as I do! I can’t wait to hear what you all love the most, what you decided you must have as an added bonus to to your fit life.