Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Workout Essentials

I absolutely LOVE my Lululemon tote bag. It holds everything I could possibly need for my workout. It has every little pocket labeled for you and tells you where everything should go (not that you have to follow this obviously, but I like it!) It is SO cute.

and my personal favorite...

1. Preworkout- I used to use Epiq Strike Preworkout from GNC which is what they recommended. I recently switched to Vega Preworkout which uses natural forms of caffiene as well as no artificial sweetners. I can absolutely tell the difference between a workout without preworkout and a workout with it. I am WAY more focused, motivated, not near as tired, and much more on my game. My hands tingle and I feel like I can conquer the world. This is especially great when I get my early morning workouts in. I feel a lot better about using a more natural form of preworkout and so far it's working well for me and I don't feel my body shaking and getting all crazy like it can with a typical preworkout supplement.

2. Protein bar or protein powder for post workout. I have to have some form of protein after I workout. I always carry one of these with me and the power crunch bars are my favorite. They remind me of a kit kat.
The protein powder I use is ON Gold Standard Whey. This one has no artificial sweetners which I am so thankful for. I hate when protein shakes have that disgusting after taste.

3. Shaker Bottle for my preworkout or protein shake. I like this one because the bottom will connect to the actual bottle and I can store my powder for later.

3. 32 oz. water bottle- I LOVE having a big water bottle. This saves me extra trips to the water fountain (or just being lazy and not filling a smaller bottle up) and keeps me hydrated throughout my workout.

4. Deodorant- For obvious reasons...

5. Beats bluetooth headphones- These are perfect for a workout because you don't have to have your phone ON you or wires sticking out of your pockets. It's easy and they have awesome sound quality and a great battery life!

6. Ibuprofen for when my wrist or knees start acting up. I take a couple of these to bring down inflammation and help me perform better in my workout.

6. Nike Metcons- So far I love these shoes. They go with me no matter what I'm doing. They are great for lifting as well as transitioning to cardio. I don't love running in these though, I find my calves start to burn because they are very flat and my feet need more support. BUT that makes them great for lifting. They are perfect crossfit shoes!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Vibes

It's been a chilly weekend here in Louisiana, which means today is perfect for cozying up under a blanket with a hot cup of coffee. My sister is home from college for another few days and she got a professional camera for Christmas so we're doing some fun "photoshoots" and I'll have some good blog photos!

I got this soft adorable shirt and joggers from Old Navy on sale! These joggers were about $8.00 (much cheaper than the lululemon ones I want)! Mug is from my favorite local coffee shop Magpie Cafe!

I have a lot of good posts in the works (workout, skincare makeup, fashion), but not a ton of free time to finish them so bear with me! Good things coming soon :)

We're about to watch a sermon online as a family and get some church in!

What are your Sunday vibes today?