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My Fit Faves {Part 1}

This has been an amazing year!  I can’t believe I’ve entered this world of fitness fanatics, health nuts, and just plain awesome people I have learned so much from!

They say we teach what we most want to learn.

I may not be teaching, but I definitely am sharing what I most want to learn.  I have immersed myself in this world of health and fitness blogging to improve myself, set a great example for my family, and to let health and fitness matters consume me so I have no choice but to learn and make changes.

It has been amazing!

I have had the fantastic opportunity to learn about and review some great products over the past year, and some of them have become my personal top favorite things.  From this list to follow I have some things I found on my own (or won), some things I sought out myself, and some that were sent for review and I love them so much I want to share again!

I started this as one post, but I think it may have to be a three part series! There are so many things I have to share that it will take two posts, and I may need one to follow asking for some of your favorite things in the areas I’m having trouble.

To start, here are my absolute Top Favorite Fitness Finds.

Fit Faves: my top 6 must-haves

My Fit Faves

Momentum Jewelry

The very top of my list these days is Momentum Jewelry. I was introduced to Momentum Jewelry through Sweat Pink and I fell in love with the motivational sayings.

I was lucky enough win a giveaway from Strong Brees. I fell in love all over again when I found out Momentum Jewelry is based within driving distance from me – go Minnesota businesses! I haven’t taken my bracelet off since the day it came and it is so comfy! Do I need to say “love” again??

I couldn’t have been introduced to Momentum Jewelry at a better time. I knew the bracelet would be right up my mom’s alley, so I already have a gift for her August birthday. Also, my cousin is having some health problems because of her Lupus diagnosis. I was so happy to be able to send her a little note with the comfy “positive energy” bracelet just in time for her first chemo treatment.

Fit Faves: Momentum Jewelry. Perfect gift to support someone

I love having that perfect gift ready for anyone – I already know I need one more order when our nanny leaves for college – and I love being in the know about an awesome product that everyone wants. It’s also really great to support some amazing ladies with a Local small business that is all about empowering people and giving back. Did I mention that part of their profits are donated to Action for Healthy Kids? An all around amazing company that you feel awesome about supporting!

Fit Faves: Momentum Jewelry Footnotes. Motivational quotes for your laces

They have other products besides the bracelets. Check out the footnotes for your shoelaces. This is one of my favorite sayings, “earned not given.” Is it wrong that I want anew pair of shoes before I put this beauty on??

Gutsy Chewy

My biggest problem to date with running has been tummy issues following a run. The drive home from my first 5K was torture! I don’t have a reliable running schedule and I basically fit it in whenever I can, so that means I haven’t really figured out the triggers and how to fix it.

Fit Faves: Gutsy Chewy

When I had the opportunity to review Gutsy Chewy I was interested to see if it could help with my tummy problems during and after a run. It’s made of natural ingredients and has become a must-have before my runs! Ever since I began taking one before my run I haven’t had any tummy issues.

FlipBelt

My FlipBelt has been a lifesaver since my husband decided I needed a new phone! I don’t know how I would run with that thing on my arm. I also love to store my earbuds inside, and have space for anything else I may need on a run.

Store your stuff while running: flipbelt

I’m so grateful that I got a chance to review the FlipBelt, and so is my husband because he wouldn’t have heard the end of it if I hadn’t found something to fit this gigantic phone!

Feetures Socks

I have exactly two pairs of socks I try to wear each time I run. That’s not easy! (Excuse the picture, but these are some well-loved socks and they even made it through Run or Dye.)

Fit Faves: Feetures. The best socks for running

I love my Feetures and I need to remember to get over there and order some more. They feel amazing on my feet! They’re tight in all the right places and have a great little bit of cushion to the back of the heel there shoes tend to rub. I also love the colors, and I need more!

Cocogo

After my workout I absolutely love some Cocogo! It tastes delicious and helps me rehydrate and replenish. I love it so much that since my original review I’ve been accepted as an ambassador. The good news for you: I now have an awesome discount code to offer! You can get 40% by entering EXPLORINGDOMESTICITY at checkout – awesome savings!

Fit Faves: Cocogo

Vega Sport Energy Bars

Can I hear it for the chocolate lovers!?

vega sport energy bar

My favorite chocolatey snack has to be the Vega Sport Energy Bars in Chocolate Coconut Almond.  I got a chance to review Vega Sport Energy Bars through Sweat Pink and they are amazing!  They are so rich and full of delicious chocolate pieces that they satisfy my dessert craving and leave me with the energy to make it through a workout,run, or just keeping up with a 1 and 3 year old.

There you have it. The absolute top 6 must-haves that I am so happy to have found. As I was writing this post there were so many more things I wanted to share, so the next batch will come in another post. Also, since I am new to all this and still discovering new things and needing help myself, I may follow up with a post looking for new favorite things and sking your help. Stay tuned!

In the meantime: have you tried any of these? What are your faves?

{Healthy} Tips and Tricks Tuesday #32

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4 hours left to enter the Cocogo giveaway!

Also, the Spring Into Action dietbet start tomorrow! It’s awesome motivation and I will add tips, recipes, and workouts each day!
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Hey everyone!

It’s Tuesday, and time to share our healthy living / fitness tips and tricks or to look for support, guidance, or inspiration from others to make this journey a little smoother.

Join us and share all of your amazing weight loss advice, or link up a topic to get some advice.

{Healthy} Tips and Tricks Tuesday

 

Thanks to everyone who shared last week! Here is the most-clicked link:

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Jordansonian shared a yummy recipe for Lemon Garlic Chicken.

 

Also, be sure to check the Tips and Tricks Tuesday Pinterest board to see if your post was featured there!

{Healthy} Tips and Tricks Tuesday

So, here’s the deal:

  • Link up any past posts you have that you think may benefit others in any way – advice, recipes, reviews, workouts, motivation, inspiration, etc…
  • Link up any past posts in which you are searching out advice from others – help staying on track, products, workouts, food, motivation, etc…
  • Make sure to include the topic of your post in your title (I’ve noticed putting “Kristin @ Exploring Domesticity” in the title spot is a total weight loss blog trend – we’re looking for the subject so people know what they’re clicking on.)
  • Follow your lovely hosts, Kristin and Kristin – let us know and we will gladly follow you back! Hey, we’re all here for the same support, right?
  • Place our button somewhere on your blog or link back in your posts – let’s gather as much advice from as many people as we can!
  • Last, visit as many links as you can – help answer questions from those looking for help and let the others know how much you appreciate them sharing their own tips and tricks.
  • Each week we will try to feature the most clicked link, as well as others that seem particularly helpful and deserve a little more recognition.

 

 

Now on with the show!

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Running, giveaways, dietbets, and non-scale victories

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update or linked up with KTJ to share my non-scale victories. I have a lot to share, so let’s get started!

Giveaway

Have you stopped by to check out my Cocogo Review and Giveaway. I really love this stuff! Secret: I’ve tried similar products and the Cocogo flavors have them beat for sure! I would love for one of you to win some yourself!

Cocogo with real fruit and coconut water

Running

My first race of the year is coming up next month. If you’ve peeked at my sidebar, you know what it is. I’m so excited to do do my first color run! If any of you are in Minnesota, I even have a code for a $5 discount off registration. Come join in the fun!

Run or dye at paul

My biggest non-scale victory this week: I’m considering signing up for my fist half marathon this fall! For someone who couldn’t run 3 minutes straight this time last year, this is a big deal! I ran my first 5K at the end of last summer, and I think it would be great to run my first half at the end of this summer. When we were at the Biggest Loser Finale they said we could have a free entry to any Biggest Loser Run/Walk, so I though “go big or go home.” As long as I finish in 5hrs they won’t kick me out. I just really love the idea of having this goal to push me this summer!

 

Lose Your Booty

Lose Your Booty Challenge {DietBet}

Our Lose Your Booty DietBet ended this week! I lost 8lbs and won some $36.25 (I also won $93.75 in another one – amazing!). I was tracking each week, and getting in all sorts of activity whenever I could. I was rocking it!

And then the flu happened… It hit the whole family, including myself, and really threw a wrench the plans. Between what I had lost before and not keeping much down for a couple days, I was good to go for my weigh-out, but it has been really hard to get back on track. Luckily, I have a new DietBet to get me back on track. Spring Into Action starts April 1st and you all should join!

 

10 Minute Workouts

I mentioned how well my workouts were going. I took a whole new approach and, instead of trying to get a “perfect” big workout in, I did several short workouts. It worked so well for me! I was so motivated and never ended up with a day without a workout of some sort. I even wrote about it for our I’m Fit Possible Blog Swap – 5 Reasons to Get In a 10 Minute Workout.

5 Reasons to Get in a 10 Minute Workout

I was really lucky to have Giselle, from Diary of an ExSloth, write about The Top 5 Benefits of Group Exercise Classes, so you should probably check that out too. 😉

That about sums it up, but I’ll leave you with one more thing. I’m not an infomercial person but, along with the Vegetti, I’ve found a product I have to have during a commercial late night on Sprout. Have you seen Zipit Bedding? It’s like a giant sleeping bag for your bed. I love it! My kiddo needs one for his bed at home and the bunk bed at the cabin. Genius! What do you think??

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Cocogo Review and Giveaway

Have I told you guys how much I like trying new products?!

I am so new to this healthy lifestyle and fitness thing and there is SO much to learn! That is why I love trying new (to me) products. I am learning about new ways to improve my healthy lifestyle and how to be more efficient as I try to soak up all the new information and products available to me.

Cocogo with real fruit and coconut water

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review Cocogo, a great drink mix to help you hydrate and replenish electrolytes with real fruit and coconut water.

Here is Cocogo in a nutshell:

Cocogo is a new premium sports drink made with real fruit and coconut water in stick pack. It is the best tasting, best performance sports drink. It tastes better because it’s all-natural and isn’t overly sweet. Not only do people prefer the taste, they credit Cocogo for steady energy, no muscle cramps, being easy on the stomach, and preventing “the bonk.” And when you compare Cocogo to other sports drinks, you’ll see the proof (see attached): Cocogo offers the best balance of electrolytes, contains an ideal blend of sugars, and has seven essential vitamins.

Cocogo

My first impression was that the packaging was adorable. I love the bright colors and the crisp look! I read the package and it was recommended to add one packet to every 4oz of water. I thought that was a little strange since I never drink just 4oz of water, but they are also intended to be customizable depending on your taste so I guess that is why they are packaged as they are. The developer of Cocogo told me that most adults tend to prefer three packets per water bottle, while kids tend to prefer four.

Raspberry Passion Fruit

The first flavor I tried was Raspberry Passion Fruit – I mean, doesn’t that sound great!?! Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Even my 2yo said, “it’s belicious!”  I loved it!  It mixes and dissolves so nicely, there is no gritty feel or taste.  The flavor is excellent – not too sweet, but plenty strong with 4oz of water to one packet.

I tried this one at home after a run and it quenched my thirst and kept my energy up instead of crashing.

Cocogopassionfruit

Lemon-Lime

I tried the Lemon-Lime flavor during nap time after a hectic morning. Things were so busy I don’t think I had a sip of my water. When things finally settled down, I got a chance to sit down with my Cocogo.

This flavor is delicious too! It’s not too sweet and not too tart. I loved it. I never drink juice, so this was a little nap time treat for my taste buds.

CocogoLemonLime

Grape

I saved the grape packet for last. Since I was a little child, grape has never been my favorite flavor. I can hardly remember the last time I tried grape-flavored anything. Grape is always too sugary-sweet for me and just not a fave.

I mixed this one up with the intention of giving it a try and passing it off to my kiddo as a treat. I gotta tell ya, I took more than one taste of this one. It was pretty great! I’m still not much of a grape person, and I did pass half of it off to my 2yo, but I could have easily drank the entire thing.

CocogoGrape

The Verdict

I am so impressed with this product! The flavors are amazing! The creator of Cocogo told me his two young sons were his chief taste-testers, so it’s no wonder they taste so good.  I can’t wait to try these in the summer after a run!  I didn’t put them to the full test, but the Cocogo website is full of great reviews from some amazing athletes – so stop by and take a look at what they have to say about Cocogo!

[this post has been a bit delayed because we had the flu hit our house pretty hard. I actually gave some grape Cocogo to my son to help rehydrate him and get him feeling better. It was so great to have something I felt good giving him, and the flavor made him more likely to drink it than the plain water I was pushing.]

The Fun Part – A Giveaway!

Here’s the fun part for you. Cocogo has offered to sponsor a giveaway so you can try these amazing flavors too! I’m so happy you get a chance to try them out! I hope you win, but if you don’t you can still get 40% off when you use code 40COCOGO at store.cocogo.com. checkout.

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