I’m In Love…

…with Fitocracy.com, a fitness social network that helps you reach your goals by turning them into a game. Get rewarded for your workouts by earning points, unlocking challenges, and gaining rewards. Share it with your friends and become part of the community to get tips and motivation from real people trying to achieve the same goals you are.

I love this site, (there’s also an app for your iPhone, by the way), because it puts the fun back into working out. They have optional “quests” you can take upon yourself, such as a 6 mile hike to earn even more points and rewards, which means you may even try something new that you never would have otherwise. And reaching new levels can help keep you motivated by seeing your progress.
So, get tracking!

Products I’m Obsessed With: Dumbell Alarm Clock

I hear this all the time… I don’t have time to work out. Well, the dirty truth is that if the president of the United States of America has time to work out then so do you. You just have to make the time. And sometimes that means waking up an hour earlier to fit it in. So, here’s something that will not only remind you to work out, but will help you get out of bed to actually do it!

Before going to bed, set the time that you would like to wake up. In the morning, this little baby won’t turn off until you do 30 bicep curls. That’s 15 for the right and 15 for the left. Aha! You’ve already started to fit in your workout AND you’re awake. It’s that easy!

Amazon had the cheapest price and you can get it by clicking here.

Now that I’ve solved that issue, is there anything else I can help you with?

Happy New Year and happy working out.

Products I’m Obsessed With: Misto!

I always wondered why my omelette pan always felt so sticky, even after I’ve washed and re-washed it several times. And then I came across this from Cooking Light Magazine:

“Cooking spray is a no-no on nonstick pans. It contains lecithin, which leaves a gummy residue that interferes with the nonstick qualities.

Aha! Now I see…

Luckily I’ve switched from cooking spray to using strictly olive or canola oils since I found this little handy gadget…

One of my favorite kitchen tools

Meet Misto! This handy little fella gets almost daily use. Simply fill the bottle with oil, pump the cap a few times, spray the nozzle, and voilà, you have a fine mist of oil that coats your pans, coats your veggies, and won’t leave a mist all over the room.

And because I really want you to have it, here is a handy little link to buy it.

Happy misting!

Products I’m Obsessed With – Fit Deck

What makes working out fun, less confusing, easy to follow, and super transportable? You guessed it, Fit Deck.

Fit Deck is a super portable deck of cards designed to take the confusion out of working out. Each deck of cards comes with easy to read and follow instructions for different exercises. And each deck comes with its own unique theme, such as bodyweight, stability ball, Yoga, resistance bands, plyometrics, dumbbells, prenatal, senior fitness, and even travel. Oh, and I forgot my favorite – Playground! I love the travel and bodyweight ones, because then there’s never an excuse to not exercise, and I don’t have to lug tons of equipment with me.

I own about ten different decks (they have over 25) and seriously don’t travel anywhere without it. If you’ve got your Fit Deck and your body then you’re ready to go and don’t have to have the excuse that you couldn’t find a gym or don’t have fitness equipment.

Each deck comes with its own set of exercises with options for beginner, intermediate, or advanced worker-outters, plus ideas for games that you can play with the cards. That’s right, you heard me, games! Who says working is boring and tedious?

Right now they’re offering 50% off their mobile app. You can check that and all the other decks out here.

Products I'm Obsessed With – Fit Deck

What makes working out fun, less confusing, easy to follow, and super transportable? You guessed it, Fit Deck.

Fit Deck is a super portable deck of cards designed to take the confusion out of working out. Each deck of cards comes with easy to read and follow instructions for different exercises. And each deck comes with its own unique theme, such as bodyweight, stability ball, Yoga, resistance bands, plyometrics, dumbbells, prenatal, senior fitness, and even travel. Oh, and I forgot my favorite – Playground! I love the travel and bodyweight ones, because then there’s never an excuse to not exercise, and I don’t have to lug tons of equipment with me.

I own about ten different decks (they have over 25) and seriously don’t travel anywhere without it. If you’ve got your Fit Deck and your body then you’re ready to go and don’t have to have the excuse that you couldn’t find a gym or don’t have fitness equipment.

Each deck comes with its own set of exercises with options for beginner, intermediate, or advanced worker-outters, plus ideas for games that you can play with the cards. That’s right, you heard me, games! Who says working is boring and tedious?

Right now they’re offering 50% off their mobile app. You can check that and all the other decks out here.

Products I’m Obsessed With: BootyWrap

I’m not normally an O Magazine reader, but I happen to have an issue in my house at the moment and have come across so many things that I must tell you about. In the coming weeks I’ll list the others, but for now, here’s one…

From the maker of the Invisibelt (a belt that leaves no lumps, bulges, or bumps!) comes the ingenious BootyWrap. It’s part sweatshirt, part fanny pack, but without the embarrassing fanny pack part.

It ties around your waist like a sweatshirt and has smooth zippered pockets to carry all your essentials without the bulk. Take it to the gym, on vacation, or to walk your dog. Perfect for when you just need your keys, some cash, lip gloss, and a cell phone, but don’t want to be bothered by a bag. It comes in 4 different colors and 3 different sizes, and at only $30 how could you say no!

Note: I offer these product tips merely as things that I’m literally obsessed with. I’m not paid for posting them, so when I say I love these things, I mean it!

Products I'm Obsessed With: BootyWrap

I’m not normally an O Magazine reader, but I happen to have an issue in my house at the moment and have come across so many things that I must tell you about. In the coming weeks I’ll list the others, but for now, here’s one…

From the maker of the Invisibelt (a belt that leaves no lumps, bulges, or bumps!) comes the ingenious BootyWrap. It’s part sweatshirt, part fanny pack, but without the embarrassing fanny pack part.

It ties around your waist like a sweatshirt and has smooth zippered pockets to carry all your essentials without the bulk. Take it to the gym, on vacation, or to walk your dog. Perfect for when you just need your keys, some cash, lip gloss, and a cell phone, but don’t want to be bothered by a bag. It comes in 4 different colors and 3 different sizes, and at only $30 how could you say no!

Note: I offer these product tips merely as things that I’m literally obsessed with. I’m not paid for posting them, so when I say I love these things, I mean it!

Products I’m Obsessed With: Cuter Than Cute Apron

Oh my gosh! I just saw this apron in the May issue of Cooking Light magazine and screamed out with delight! I don’t know if I should wear it to cook or go out in. Check out this sleek linen apron and get cooking!

morning bun moments

You can see all the styles here

P.S. Spring and summer weddings are coming, so check out their site for amazing bridal shower gifts.

P.P.S. They also have mother-daughter gift sets. Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Products I'm Obsessed With: Cuter Than Cute Apron

Oh my gosh! I just saw this apron in the May issue of Cooking Light magazine and screamed out with delight! I don t know if I should wear it to cook or go out in. Check out this sleek linen apron and get cooking!

morning bun moments

You can see all the styles here

P.S. Spring and summer weddings are coming, so check out their site for amazing bridal shower gifts.

P.P.S. They also have mother-daughter gift sets. Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Products I’m Obsessed With: Yurbuds

I just bought these headphones last week and am in love! They are the genius of an Ironman competitor as an answer to headphones that need endless adjustments. Try running 13 miles while constantly trying to get your earbuds to stay in your ears and you’ll know why this is the best invention since the iPod. The ergonomically designed no-slip earbuds are perfect for a sweaty training session, no matter how tiny your ears are (mine are pretty darn tiny). The sound is rich and full and will keep you on your toes throughout your entire workout. Plus, they come in a sweet red color! I’ll never run another race without them.

You can order them here.
While you’re there, make sure to check out the “Gallery of Heroes” for some amazing inspirational stories.