Hello, hello! I hope your weekend has been fantastic so far. We had a great weekend with Levi’s mom and dad visiting us. They are always fun and we had a great time having them here. I’ll post some pictures from the weekend later this week.
Today I thought I would share some of my favorite fitness items that I use. I like trying new things and always appreciate recommendations!
Everyone needs a good pair of tennis shoes geared for the type of workout they are doing. I run a few times a week and usually no more than 3-4 miles at a time. These are perfect for that. They are light weight, provide a neutral stride, and are super cute. If you run more than a few miles at a time, a shoe with more support would definitely be better but these work for what I do!
*Tip: Buy running shoes a half-size bigger than your normal shoe size. My toes used to hurt after running and this little tip stopped that and my feet felt better overall after working out.
I found these leggings at the Gap Outlet 4 years ago and I have been incorporating them into my workout gear ever since. They always have fun colors and prints and you can usually get them on sale if you wait a few weeks. They have a little higher rise than normal and don’t sag down so you aren’t constantly pulling them up!
I have a love/hate relationship with my foam roller. It really helps my IT band and helps keep my hips and knee feeling good but wow does it hurt when you find a tender spot. But the more you do it, the better and easier it is! There are tons of videos out there to show you how to foam roll and you should do it every day if you can! It makes such a huge difference. Levi loves it for his back too!
I am picky about my water bottles. I like them to have a straw, not leak, and be dishwasher safe. These contigo water bottles are great for workouts because depending on what I am doing, they have different sizes and the straw closes so it doesnt leak in your bag or when you’re carrying it. I actually got several of mine from Wal-Mart but they have better colors on their website!
I spend more money on my leggings so I usually try to find deals on my tops. Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, and Old Navy are where I usually get my work out tops. They always have Zella in Nordstrom Rack. It is a great price and really good quality! I always pic bright colors or fun patterns for my tops. Makes me a little more motivated when I get up at 5am for my workouts!!
I have chili in the crock pot and I need to do some laundry but I plan on relaxing the rest of the night. Hope your Sunday night is a good one!
Question of the day:
- What are your favorite work out items?
- What is your favorite running shoe?