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Welcome to a sneak peek of just some of my must haves.
I have complied a list of just some of my favorite things that make my life even that much better. Check out these items that I can’t live without!
FOR THE KITCHEN
I love my supplements! Of course, supplements are optional and great results can be achieved without them, but for ME, I find that they really make a difference. They also save me time since I drink my breakfast in the form of a protein shake. It’s fast, tasty and convenient.
Rather than taking the time to unscrew and screw back on the tub caps, I put them in canisters. It makes it much quicker to get in and out of. Canisters and are more visually pleasing.
I bought these on Amazon but you can find them anywhere you like to buy home decor.
My Vitamix is an absolute must!! I love it so much and it gets so much use, usually several times a day between the whole family.
I remember when my husband brought this home many years ago and I couldn’t believe he spent that kind of money on a blender, but it has been worth every penny. It’s super durable and easy to maintain! We bought ours from Costco.
I’ve never been a fan of yogurt covered anything but I love all things orange so I decided to try these.
These Orange Yogurt Coated Brown Rice Cakes satisfy my sweet tooth on the rare occasion that I get one. They are so yummy! 90 cal, 11 g carbs, 5 g sugar and a whole gram of protein.
So good! I buy these and other flavors at Sprouts.
FOR THE BODY
If you’ve been following me for a hot minute, you already know how much I LOVE my workout pants from Athleta. I just discovered them last fall and I haven’t bought another brand since. The “Chatarunga” model pants are my absolute FAV! They tuck and lift in all the right places. The material is thick but light and easy to workout in.
They have several other series of pants under other names, but I find they are not nearly as flattering and way more compressive than I need. These are perfect for my wide array of workouts.
Once you go into the store and find your size, you can find incredible deals online (some are all sales final). I paid $19.97 for these. Athelta is owned by the same company as Gap, Old Navy, and the Banana Republic so their sizes run very big. However, once you know your size, you can buy all the Chatarunga pants online at a killer deal with no hesitation. Free shipping over $50!
Not too long ago I posted how I got these 4 pairs of pants (one not shown) for only $4. Here’s how!
I opened an Athleta Visa that I now use as my debit card. I earn rewards every month. The more I spend the more I earn! Here is a picture of a different reward, but this particular time I had $90 in rewards cash. I went online and found what I wanted. The total was $94 for 4 pairs on sale. I applied my rewards and BOOM, $4 for 4 pairs of awesome, flattering pants. Every month it’s like Christmas when I get my rewards and then go online or in the store to shop!
While my Athleta pants are near and dear to my booty, my Lululemon jackets are the bomb as well. I love these lightweight jackets because of their fit. They have long sleeves (with thumb holes which I never use) and are fitted through the waist and hips and are super comfortable. I have this jacket in purple as well.
It’s nice and long so it never rides up. The pockets zip close to secure everything inside. The zipper is durable and never gets stuck.
I don’t run a lot but I do run a little. I also teach fitness classes that include plyometrics (jumping) and these Saucony Kinvaras provide the perfect amount of stability and mobility and are super light weight. I fell in love with these when I bought a pair to train for my Olympic distance triathlon.
This is my go to athletic shoe! I buy all my shoes at Sole Sports in Tempe. They know what they are talking about and have great customer service.
I have long hair and it’s very fine. This makes for tiny tangles that hurt!! While I’ve seen other Wet Brush designs, this one is my favorite. You can’t tell from the picture but it’s slightly concave and feels so good on my head. And this brush delivers on its promise, my long, fine, wet hair has never been easier to brush out. I got this at Kohls with my 30% coupon of course.
I never was much of a bath-taker but my friend and former college athlete, Sarah Holland, turned me on to Epsom salt baths. I had forgotten about the anti-inflammatory and muscle restoration components of Epsom salt. Now, I’m hooked. My evening baths are part of what keeps me healthy and going strong. Here, I brought out my bag of tricks to show you the regular salt variation and the bubble bath variation. Also tiny in the background is the lavender essential oil I like to use if I need help winding down for even more restful night’s sleep. That same friend introduced me to the luxury awesomeness of Lush bath bombs. Now I see what all the buzz is about. These smell amazing and make my skin really soft. I like to reserve these as pampering treats.
ON THE GO
I love teaching group fitness classes. It’s so much fun! As you can imagine, I have a lot of stuff to haul around. Playlists, my Lulu jacket, spin shoes, mic belts, ipads, batteries, stopwatches… you name it and it’s in this baby. I love my Lululemon gym bag. Everything has a home inside. There are lots of different pockets throughout the bag so I always know where everything is.
This bag is so durable and strong. The leather is really nice. It looks brand new and I use the heck out of it. For you yogis out there, it has yoga mat straps so you can hook it in.
They might not have this very bag but if you can find anything similar to it, I’m sure you will love it!
I mentioned earlier how I love my canisters. Well, this Gostak is the best on the go. No more wasting zip locks or having several tiny storage containers to clutter things up. This awesome contraption lets me carry all my supplement essentials to the gym with me and is always connected and organized.
You can pack healthy nuts and snacks in there for a convenient way to stay ahead of your hunger.
I bought this on Amazon for under $10. You can also order some
You can also order some BlenderBottles. My family can never have enough of those!
Well, there is a sneak peek into just some of my favorite things in life that make easier and more enjoyable.
Until next time…
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