Workout Favorites Gift Guide

Finding the perfect #ChristmasGift for someone who loves to #workout or wants to get #healthy in the new year!

Whether you are shopping for a friend, a sister, or yourself I am a firm believer that no one can have too much good workout gear! With all the great food that comes with the holidays there is always that guilt that comes along with it. Then BAM it is January and everyone is starting New Years resolutions to get healthy. I am sharing my current long time favorite workout items that also make great gifts for the health obsessed person in your life. A few of these may also be on my wish list, hint hint hubby 😉

1 // A smart scale- I am dying for one of these! I use my regular scale almost daily, especially when I first started trying to lose weight. The smart scale makes it so easy to track progress on your phone or apple watch.

2 // Apple Watch– I have already shared my love for the apple watch in this prior gift guide. I always thought I would hate the apple watch but I honestly now HATE not having it on. I track everything from my workouts, to messages to my sleeping habits and more on my watch.

3 // Workout/Yoga Bag– I am obsessed with my LuluLemon yoga mat. It was an investment but I go to yoga at least once a week and use my mat for other workouts so I have definitely got my moneys worth. I would love a great workout bag for my mat and this is a must for any yoga obsessed person.

4 // Dr. De Headphones– These are another item on my Christmas list. I personally love the rose gold version. I have been running a ton lately and I have heard these are great and actually stay on when you run.

5 // Fun workout Tees– Who doesn’t love a great “sayings” tee? I have no shortage of mom themed tees but I think workout ones are great too. You can find some really cute ones on Thread Tank or on Etsy!

6 // Nike Running Pants– I live in yoga/work out pants 95% of the time and any that are high waisted are the best! I recommend the Nike, Zella or even this pair from amazon are all amazing.

7 // Pretty new water bottle– I keep a huge water bottle near me all the time. I personally aim to drink about half my body weight in ounces of water a day. I find it way easier to fill a water bottle up rather than grabbing new bottles of water each time.

8 // Classic Black Nikes– I own these and love them. They go with everything and have stood the test of time and a lot of running miles both on the road and on my treadmill.

9 // Booty Bands– Booty bands are my FAVORITE workout item. I use mine multiple times a week for everything from squats to different cardio moves. There are an abundance of pinterest and Youtube videos that show all of the best moves for your bands. The best part if they usually come with an easy band, medium and hard so you can really make your workout your own depending on how you are feeling.

10 // Vitamix (Splurge) or This (Save) Blender– I use my blender daily! I honestly don’t think you need a very expensive one to do the trick. I love making acai bowls, morning protein smoothies or even a smoothie meal replacement in mine.

11 // Splurge APL Sneakers– These have been on my wish list for forever! I love the style and that they are “tongueless” sneakers. They are a bit more than I would typically spend on a sneaker so I would probably treat them like my third child and never wear them outside!

12 // Wireless earbuds– I have yet to find a pair of wireless ear buds that I like but these look great! I love the color of them and that the Bluetooth portion of the wire is smaller. These Beats By Dr. Dre look really great too!

13 // New Sport Bras– Who doesn’t love new workout gear to get them in the mood for a good workout? I love wearing a pretty sports bra to yoga class under a class tank. I think if you feel good and look cute than you can’t go wrong!

Staying on Track in 2018 With The BodyBoss Fitness & Nutrition Guides

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*This is a sponsored post in partnership with Body Boss, All opinions are my own.*

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We are already well into 2018 and hopefully if one of your goals or resolutions for the new year was to live a healthier life, you are sticking to it! As I’ve mentioned before (here and here) I lost about 60lbs last year after committing to clean eating and also consistent workouts. I’m here to say it was not easy, some days were really hard! I’m so proud and happy to be where I am now in life because of the changes I made. One thing I always think was how FAST a year went by. I will say that I too was ready for a little kickstart and to try something new in 2018. I was falling into some old unhealthy eating habits and I knew I needed a change pronto! Enter the Ultimate Body Fitness guide & Superfood nutrition guide that can really boost energy levels, fitness challenges and healthy eating. I’m already two weeks in and seeing great results!

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BodyBoss was sent to me and I was so excited to dive right in! The first booklet I opened was their fitness guide. The fitness guide is broken down into a pre-training program (4 weeks) and then four total cycles of routines (3 weeks each). Once you complete the pre-training then you can officially start their 12 week program. I opted to skip the pre-training program because I have already been working out in a consistent manner.I did glance through it and loved that they broke down the moves for you if you aren’t familiar with the names

Another reason I love the BodyBoss fitness guides is because the workouts themselves are based around high intensity interval training (HIIT), this is the fastest and most effective method to burn fat. I’ve done HIIT programs in the past but the BodyBoss routines really got my blood pumping. Each day is different and they break down exactly what should be done each day, I found this so helpful. I also really liked that for each day you workout they have a short warm up period with several moves and then after the workout there is some “cool down” moves that involve stretching, which is just as important as the workout itself in my opinion!

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BodyBoss has made working out at home a breeze! Everyday is broken down so effectively. You can order the online version, which gives you access to the online training program. You can also purchase the package which is the online version plus the 200 page booklet. I’ve seen amazing results in such short time frame. My energy levels are higher than they have been the past few months, especially in the afternoons. I love that I can also show my kids that leading a healthy and active lifestyle is so important.

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In addition to the fitness guide, BodyBoss also has a full nutritional guide. The guide centers around meal planning, in my experience I’ve also had great success when I plan out what I will be eating for breakfast/lunch/dinner and snacks everyday. Because most of us are busy, taking a few hours out of the day one day a week (I choose Sundays) to prep some food ahead of time will really save you when it comes to making healthy food choices. I feel pretty confident in my ability to make healthy choices but I really loved trying the recipes offered up in the BodyBoss nutritional guide.

 

Some of my favorites included the Bananarama Muffins, even my kids loved these! I added some extra walnuts to mine because I love a little extra crunch. Another breakfast favorite was the magic matcha pudding. I loved that this recipe was simple and I already had all of the ingredients called for! I topped mine with some shredded coconut, blueberries, and walnuts.

#healthyliving #muffins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For lunch I mostly stuck with salads or avocado toast, I also loved doing a quick smoothie. Body Boss offers an entire guide for smoothies and desserts.

For dinner my husband and I loved the keep on track quinoa. I was not sure what to expect with this one but I have a feeling this will be on constant repeat for dinner at our house. The healthy chicken pasta was another dinner time hit. This was one that was easily prepped on Sunday and we were able to eat throughout the week.

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Every now and then we deserve a cheat meal! I know when I crave something there really is no denying that craving in some way. Luckily, BodyBoss has you covered. They have a section devoted to approved cheat meals. I loved that I could still indulge in some of my favorite treats (peanut butter and pancakes) but still felt like I was making healthy choices and not totally blowing progress I was making.

Other great perks of the BodyBoss program was that they have a whole section where they break down exactly what you need to buy at the grocery store. For a busy mom like myself this is great! I could take the list with me and simply check off what I needed for any one recipe. I’m also a huge smoothie person and love testing and trying new ones. BodyBoss offered 100 pages devoted to smoothie recipes and healthy snacks (you know I love snacks!)

This program is something I wish I would have found a year ago. It really made me excited to wake up each day to see my next workout routine or excited for a meal that I was having that day. A healthy lifestyle should not be something that one hates or dreads. BodyBoss was kind enough to offer my followers an exclusive coupon code to their 12 week program! Just use code WITHLOVEMAMA at checkout for an additional 15% off any guide (valid until April).

Check BodyBoss out if you are feeling like you need some extra motivation, I assure you that you will not regret it!

Budget Friendly Mom & Mini Style

Please note that these items were gifted to me in exchange for my honest review. All opinions regarding the products are my own.*

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Truth Time: I love shopping! Like, a little too much, according to my husband. I am guilty of spending a little too much money on items from higher end stores but also dropping serious dough in stores that aren’t as costly. I just can’t say no to a good deal or a cute item that I feel I need to have in my life! Enter ThredUP, this is an amazing AND budget friendly secondhand website that is offering deals for both moms and minis!

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Mama & Mini Style on a Budget

My shopping addiction knows no bounds in regards to my children. I love finding unique items for my kids or paying a little extra for something of great quality that I think may last them a few seasons. Shopping is just something I love to do and like many women I don’t think it is going to change any time soon!

One thing I have always loved is second hand shopping. I have found unique pieces for our home & clothes for our entire family from garage sales, second hand shops, and Craigslist. Some of my most beloved items have come gently used! This is why I was so excited to work with ThredUP, which basically combines my love of online shopping and second hand scores.

ThredUP has looks for both mama and the little ones, which I love. They even let you sell your gently used items which is great for me because I am always trying to clean out my closet as well as my kids closet. Their homepage features deals as low as under $10! You can find anything from maternity items to jewelry to handbags and shoes on ThredUP. One of my favorite categories that they offer is their designer deals. Who doesn’t want to score designer and name brand items at a DEEP discount? I scored a gorgeous Free People shawl for less than $30!

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I recently was able to scoop some items up from ThredUP and let me just say, I was SO impressed by the quality. Sometimes when you by second hand you may question the overall appearance of the item, everything I got from ThredUP was exactly as described and looked brand new. It also came adorably packaged and had the “ThredUP” tag on it so you know it was checked for overall quality. I grabbed over $300 (retail price) in items for less than $150. Here’s a look at some of my awesome haul!

It is no secret that I am yoga obsessed. I was thrilled to find that ThredUP offered budget friendly secondhand LuLulemon. I am so obsessed with these turquoise capri length pants I found and they fit perfectly. I also scooped up a fun bright pink Fila top to complete the workout look. I am pretty sure I will live in this look all summer during the warmer months!  You can shop their current selection of active pants here & active tops here!

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Another look I want to share with you is one I am hoping to carry over to this spring and it incorporates my love of neutrals and stripes!

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How adorable is this Baby Gap dress I scored for Marley this summer?! For the kids I went looking for some bigger sizes that I want them to wear this spring/summer and this fit the bill perfectly. This dress could work this spring with some cute flats and a jean jacket. ThredUP’s girl department had so many adorable options for the little ladies!
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Another cute find for Marley was this swim suit cover up by Hanna Anderson. I had such a hard time finding a cute coverup for her last summer so I was thrilled to find an option that I LOVE at a deep discount in ThredUP’s girl department.

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I am also loving ThredUP’s boys department. It can be hard finding cute and stylish toddler and baby outfits for little boys but I was so impressed with the selection that ThredUP offers. I snagged a cute school shirt for Kellan and a new t-shirt for this spring and summer. Also, am I the only one losing my kid’s gloves on the regular? When I saw that ThredUP had a section for kid’s accessories I knew I had to grab an extra pair for the kids. We are always misplacing one (kind of like socks). You can never have too many pairs of gloves!

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If I haven’t convinced you yet that thread up is the best for finding budget friendly family clothing & accessories, I have a coupon that should do it! ThredUP was kind enough to offer my readers 35% off all first-time orders up to $50 per order to the first 300 users. Just use code WITHLOVEMAMA at checkout and watch the savings pile up! Please leave a comment below if you score a great deal! Happy Shopping!