Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Favorites: Fitness Edition!

It's that magical day again! I'm linking up with Andrea, Erika, and Narci yet again for another edition of Friday Favorites. This time it's a Fitness Edition!

1. Polar FT7

This is what I use to track the calorie burn I get from my workouts. I use to put this number into MyFitnessPal, but not anymore. That made a huge difference in my body, because MFP has you eating your calorie burn. My eating style accounts for my activity level (and my calories burned vary dramatically) so I don't input this into MFP anymore.

Just FYI, though, I just heard about FitBit's new Charge HR, which keeps track of your heart rate, calories burned, and all sorts of cool stuff. This Polar is fantastic, but in order for it to track your heart rate (and therefore calories burned), you have to wear a chest strap with a transmitter on it. I've always been fine with that, but if I can get that feature in just a bracelet device, I'd really like to get one. I'll keep you posted. 

2. Cute workout clothes

 Having cute clothes pretty much motivates me to do anything in life...

Tank and capris: Old Navy

Tank: ViewSport (it says "Train Harder" when it gets wet)

Top: Target 
Bottoms: Lululemon 

Sports Bra and Capris: Victoria's Secret

Shoes: Nike Free

Tank: UK pavilion at EPCOT

Tank: CAbi Capris: Victoria's Secret

Tank and Capris: Lululemon 
Tank: Kohls Tek Gear 
Shoes: Mizuno

3. Supplements and Blender Bottles

(and this isn't even all of my Blender bottles!)

I take a truckload of supplements and I'll be the first to admit that I'm probably wasting my time and money, but I have found success with this routine, and now I'm afraid to let anything go. Here's a picture of everything I use, and if you'd like me to go into detail about the whozits and whatzits galore, I can do a whole post on it. 


This is the eating style I have been following for quite a while. It stands for "If It Fits Your Macros", and basically means that you set a certain number of fats, carbs, and proteins to eat in a day, and you can have whatever you want as long as you don't go over those numbers. It provides a HUGE amount of flexibility (which is why it's also known as flexible dieting) and also helps control cravings by saying that nothing is off limits, as long as you stay within the guidelines. Now, no controlled method of eating is easy (or everybody would do it, right?) but I think it's the best fit for me. Other than eating whatever the heck you want, this is pretty great. The only other "diet" I've thought was effective, sensible, and still allowed you to enjoy your life is Weight Watchers. I have a friend (Tina) who is moving toward leadership with Weight Watchers, so if you have any questions, she can be your gal! If you have any questions about IIFYM, put them in the comments and I'll do my best to answer them!

5. Spotify/Pandora/YouTube 
What would a workout be without music to motivate us?? I'd be lost with my music apps! And I follow a few fitness related YouTube channels that I watch on the cardio machines to help the time pass. #dontputmedownforcardio

I feel like this post is pretty much all over the place, but that's how my mind is working today. Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend, and I'd love to hear about all the Super Bowl festivities y'all have planned! 


  1. GGGGIIIIRRRRRRLLLLL.... Look at your abs!!!!!!! You look beautiful!!!!!!!!!! I don't know that I could jump into this counting macros, supplements, etc. I was in GNC the other day and was just overwhelmed. I think I'll stick to Weight Watchers on my iPhone. Oh, and I am interested in the FitBit watch too. It also has caller ID. I watch Netflix on the deadmill at the gym. ;)

  2. You have such a beautiful body but I can see you work hard at it. More on this topic pls. And yes, I would liove to see more detail on the suplemen


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