A Few Favorite Fit Girl Things…

I love trying new fitness and nutrition tools – and I realize I don’t always write about them. So, due to popular demand (i.e. friend nagging), here are a few of my most recent tools to stay healthy! This list can even double as a gift guide for the holidays.

Fresh Meal Plan

Have you ever gotten so sick of your food that you just couldn’t even smell it anymore? Or gotten so sick of cooking that the sight of the oven made you want to slam your face in the door of it?

IMG_9049Oh, just me? That’s cool. Last month I got REALLY bored of food, tired of cooking, tired of eating, really (gains) – so I have been using a meal service the past few weeks and really enjoying it!

I basically just took part of my food budget and allotted it towards meals. You can choose your meals, choose your delivery time (mine deliver in the middle of the night in a cooler left outside my door), and you can keep track of the macros. It’s great and comparable to what you would spend at the grocery cooking (and HUGE bonus of NOT COOKING!)

Here’s a picture of a meal we got last week. Steak, plantains and green beans. So. Many. Feels.

Check them out! My service is called Fresh Meal Plan. I don’t get 100% of my food from them – just a couple meals per day (I usually eat 4 or 5x a day) – I always make my own breakfast, a few snacks, etc. And I don’t plan on doing this forever – I just needed a cooking break and some fresh ideas.

FMP is local to southeast Florida, the Orlando area, and New York. If that’s not where you live, google meal delivery services – it’s becoming quite popular. Just make sure you can choose what you’re getting AND get one where the macros are available, of course! If you sign up, make sure you tell them I sent ya!

Grid Foam Roller

Also currently in sweet sweet love with my new Grid foam roller from Trigger Point Therapy – thank you guys so much for sending me one out of the goodness of your foam-filled hearts!

The Grid has a variety of widths around it, which is probably the biggest difference between using a standard foam or PVC pipe (same pressure all around). If you are active and you are not foam rolling yet, you need to start!  I use it every single day as part of my warmup and it is FANTASTIC for recovery. Check out the Grid HERE.

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Bolder Bands

Always on the lookout for great headbands that DON’T FALL OFF – Bolder Bands are awesome! Just got two and I like them a LOT. They are stretchy and stay on your head. I did find that the solid red one I got does show sweat – so I will stick with dark colors or patterns next time around.

About Time

My other favorite headband is made by About Time and it stays put! Currently offered in grey. Everything from About Time makes a great gift… haha. We now have bundles of product ready to go, like a Fuel pack and Recovery pack! Use my discount CORRITRON for 25% off any apparel or product!

Here are the two Bolder Bands I ordered – and there are many more on my Christmas list!

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Any or all of these would make great gifts for the meatheads in your life. Bolder Band even makes bro-bands…. JUST SAYIN. Check out my earlier blog on some nutrition tools and tricks HERE.

Have you ever tried any of the above listed fitness items? If so, how did you like them? 

I TOLD You to Relax!

Photo Credit: Micah Kvidt

Photo Credit: Micah Kvidt

Deep breathing. Yoga. More sleep. Less stress. Slow down. Calm down. HOW DO I RELAX?!

In a world that values overstimulation, relaxation can be hard to come by. If you’ve ever tried a traditional meditation, it takes about 10 seconds before your mind is doing backflips, your eyelids fly open, the phone is buzzing, and you can’t even remember why you tried this in the first place.

But how much BETTER are you when you’re relaxed? Athletes know this all too well, as performance improves as an athlete relaxes.

Read the rest of this blog post that I wrote for About Time HERE

Oxygen Magazine

Last weekend my friends started texting me photos of their December Oxygen magazines they were getting the mail. I am a subscriber, too, but mine hadn’t arrived yet. It finally came!

What an honor to be in my FAVORITE magazine! Love it! Also… how cute are my niece and nephew when they discovered me in their mama’s magazine???! Adorable.

Thank you About Time for featuring me and to Tracey Benson Photography for the great photo!

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