Amazon Health & Wellness Discounts/Coupons June 2021

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Gym Essentials

You’ve signed up for the gym, now what? It’s important to ensure that you have everything you need when going to the gym as you never want to be unprepared. Below is a list of all the things I have with me in my gym bag daily:

Gloves-If you plan to do any lifting, you should definitely have a pair of gloves as they help to prevent calluses on your hands.

Headphones or Earbuds-I enjoy listening to music while I workout as it keeps me motivated and may do the same for you.

Waist trainer-When doing cardio workouts, I usually wear a waist trainer to ensure that I keep my abs engaged and it helps me sweat more.

Barbell Pad-When doing squats, lunges, or hip thrusts using the bar, be sure to use a pad so the bar doesn’t sit directly on your neck or your groin.

Ankle straps-Used for donkey kicks or abductors on the cable machine; most gyms have them but I enjoy using my own.

Weightlifting belt-Use this when you are lifting heavy with squats or deadlifts for back support.

Barbell clamps-Not essential as gyms have their own clips, but, I like mine because they are pink ūüėČ

Booty bands-Definitely a must if you are trying to build your glutes! Great to use as a glute activator before starting a leg/glute workout.

Resistance bands-Use prior to an upper body workout to warm up the muscles.

Training shoes-Use these shoes if you are doing squats or deadlifts

Running shoes-Use these shoes if you are running or doing cardio. These are my favorite running shoes! I get a new pair almost every year.

Pull up bands-If you are working towards being able to do a pull up (this is one of my goals), definitely get you a set of bands so you can gradually decrease the amount of support you are getting from the band.

I believe that’s all the equipment I take with me to the gym daily. In addition, you’ll want to have some supplements as well. Currently, I drink BCAAs during my workout from my shaker bottle and then have a protein shake post workout on my drive home.

What are your must haves for the gym?

Amazon Health & Wellness Discounts/Coupons May 2021

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Gallon water bottle 60% off-https://amzn.to/3ym1LNg (expires 5/20/21)

Air purifier 10% off-https://amzn.to/3v0fo2K (expires 5/23/21)

Leggings 15% off-https://amzn.to/3os4kJj (expires 5/24/21)

Indoor cycling bike 70% off-https://amzn.to/3oBnmgs (expires 5/29/21)

Resistance bands 50% off-https://amzn.to/3wiGXVi (expires 6/15/21)

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Adjustable dumbbells 40% off-https://amzn.to/3v5iBhj (expires 5/28/21)

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Does Muscle Weigh More than Fat?

How many times have you heard someone say, “don’t worry about the scale, muscle weighs more than fat?” I don’t know about you but, if I had a dollar for every time someone said that, I’d be rich by now! So, let’s answer this question once and for all! Does muscle weigh more than fat? If you said “No” then you’re right on the money!

One pound of muscle = one pound of fat, which also equals one pound of cotton and one pound of rice. Get where I’m going this? One pound = one pound regardless of the material. Muscle, however, is more dense than fat, which is why there is a misconception that muscle weighs more. Muscle will take up less space in your body, which is why many people add weights to their workout regimen. If you are not already doing so, consider adding weights or resistance bands to your workouts as well and watch the changes that your body makes as you build muscle; and please let me know how it goes. I’d love to see your results!

Best Protein on the Market!

Originally published March 16, 2016

Over the years, I have tried lots of proteins, but only two of them have been deemed the best protein shakes for me.

What do you look for in a protein? I like my protein to have the necessary nutrients, of course, but I also like my protein to taste good and mix well. There are many protein powder shakes on the market with the necessary nutrients but taste awful!

It has taken a lot of trial and error (several bad purchases) to find the best protein on the market that I truly enjoy. This protein not only has the proper nutrients, but it tastes awesome and mixes well.

This protein (Vanilla) is only 100 calories and 3 grams of net carbs. It has a protein blend which contains whey and caesin for a total of 22g per serving.

Another cool thing about this protein is that you can cook with it as well. I can’t wait to try some of the recipes! I’ll keep you updated on the recipes that I try.

It comes in a variety of flavors, including strawberry, vanilla, cookies and cream, and many more. I’ve tried both the vanilla and the strawberry. Both reminded me of having a milkshake. Tasty!

Have you tried Quest protein?

What’s your favorite protein?

What do you consider the best protein on the market?

Fit Valentine’s Day Gifts

Originally published February 11, 2016

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Valentine‚Äôs Day is tomorrow!  While some may think it has turned into a commercial holiday, it‚Äôs still a great time to show that special someone that you care.  Unsure of what to get the health conscious, fitness individual in your life?  Below are a few gift ideas that your fitness guy or gal would enjoy.

Fitbit:  This is a great gift for those that love cardio.  It counts your steps to help hold you accountable for those 10,000 we should get in each day.  You‚Äôre able to compete with family and friends to see who gets in the most steps.  As a bonus, it even tracks your sleep patterns.

Polar watch: This watch is great for ALL of your activity, not just your steps so this is great if the active person in your life enjoys other activities such as weight training, swimming, cycling, etc. Polar is known for their heart rate monitoring accuracy. It tracks your sleep patterns. It even notifies you of your inactivity to help you stay motivated!

Beats:  Everyone that works out deserves an awesome pair of wireless headphones.  The beats are perfect.  They allow you the freedom to complete your workout without wires getting in your way.  They’re also sweat resistant.  In addition, the headphones provide excellent sound quality to power you through your workouts.

Workout gear: Who doesn’t love new workout gear? Maybe it’s a girl thing, but new workout gear motivates me to go to the gym and do what I need to do. If you’re going to workout, you may as well look cute doing it. I reviewed these leggings last month and they are still, hands down, the best workout leggings ever! Your fitness girl will definitely love these!

Resistance bands: These are perfect for the traveler who still needs to get in their workout or the person that enjoys an at home workout.  They come with a carrying case which makes it perfect for travel.  They also come with a workout chart so you‚Äôll learn how to use each band effectively.

Gym bag:  A gym bag is an awesome gift for him or her.  I‚Äôm not sure what you look for in a gym bag, but I look for space and pockets.  These gym bags have both!  There‚Äôs plenty of room for shoes, clothes, equipment, shaker bottles, etc.  There‚Äôs also side pocket where you can place your dirty gym clothes after your workout.

Spa/massage: If none of the options above seem appealing to you, you can never go wrong with booking a massage at a local spa. Chances are, your fitness person has sore muscles and a massage would be a great relief!

Hope this little guide helps you find the perfect gift for the fitness person in your life!

Plan, Plan, and Plan Some More

Originally published January 21, 2016

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Plan, plan, and plan some more.  Have I mentioned that you should plan?  When setting out to achieve your fitness goals, I have learned that it is key to plan, especially your meals.  Keeping up with a diet or meal plan can be tough, especially if you don’t plan ahead.  When you are crunched for time, it is so easy to stop by the nearest fast food restaurant to pick up a quick bite, ruining your diet for the day.  We’ve all stopped by the “Golden Arches” a time or two when cooking a meal just wasn’t in the plan.

So, how do you create a fitness meal prep, a weight loss meal prep, or a meal prep in general?  What should you cook?  How far in advance should you cook/prep your meals?  Many of these questions depend on you and your personal preferences.

One of the first things you will want to do is figure out your nutritional needs.  An app such as my fitness pal can give you a general idea of your daily nutritional needs.  If training for more specific goals, such as a competition, you should consult with a personal trainer to help you with your nutritional needs.

In a nutshell, meal prepping is preparing all/some of your meals ahead of time.  It’s like creating your very own fast food meal.  Once prepared, you just grab and go.  Of course, it does take a little time and effort, but it’s  definitely well worth it.  I personally only prepare lunch and dinner meals.  I tend to cook breakfast daily.

  • Pick a day of the week that you have extra time to prepare meals. ¬†For myself, it’s typically on a Sunday.
  • You should know ahead of time what you will prepare. ¬†Plan your grocery shopping accordingly.
  • Try to choose foods that can be cooked at the same temperature. ¬†This will save you a little time. ¬†For example, I may cook chicken breast, fish, roasted asparagus, and sweet potatoes in the oven at the same time. ¬†They all cook at various times¬†but utilize the same temperature setting.
    • I typically prepare two proteins, usually chicken and fish. ¬†I’ll eat one for lunch and one for dinner. ¬†I prep about 3 days worth of meals. ¬†After 3 days I get tired of eating the same thing and my schedule permits the cooking of additional meals.
  • If you don’t have time during the week to do additional cooking, you’ll want to prepare your entire week of meals in one day.
  • Make sure you have plenty of containers for your meals.

Some of you may be thinking, “I have a family.  What are they supposed to eat?”  Great question!  My response is simple.  Encourage your family to transition into eating better and living a healthy lifestyle as well.  Initially, it may be a difficult task.  Be creative!  Make eating healthy tasty and enjoyable!

Initially, it may be a difficult task. ¬†Be creative! ¬†Make eating healthy tasty and enjoyable! ¬†Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. ¬†Once your entire family is on board, you’ll find that having ready made meals is such a lifesaver!

If your days are anything like mine, you work, pick up the kid(s), ensure homework is completed, and then you’re hauling your children to their extracurricular activities. ¬†A ready made meal would sure come in handy! ¬†Give it a try and let me know what you think! Happy Prepping!

Miss Sherri

RimSports Workout Gloves

Originally published January 14, 2016

If you workout, then you know that owning a pair of good workout gloves is a must have! ¬†I recently had the opportunity to try RimSports wrist wrap workout gloves. ¬†Initially, I thought they were going to be just a cute pair of gloves for show. ¬†I soon found out, they not only look good, they’re functional as well! ¬†I received my pair in pink and black because I’m a girlie, girl. ¬†I enjoy lifting heavy while preserving my femininity so I appreciated the option of being able to get them in pink and black. No worries men, they do come in all black as well.

These gloves are extremely comfortable.  They run true to size.  I wear a small & the fit was comfortable.  There is a mesh fabric on top of the gloves and between the thumb and pointer, which makes them breathable.  I didn’t have sweaty hands after pulling them off.  However, my wrist area was moist upon removing the gloves.  The wrap support does not get much ventilation.  The wrap support does however, provide adequate wrist stability and support, especially when lifting heavy.  During my workout, I lifted free weights, did presses on the bench, and used various machines.  The grip the gloves provided was amazing.  There was no slip at all.

Overall, these are a great pair of workout gloves, especially if lifting heavy weights and you don’t mind a little moisture around your wrists. ¬†They are cute (for the ladies) and also functional. ¬†Give RimSports workout gloves a try! ¬†Let me know what you think!

Disclaimer:  I received this product free of charge for my honest, unbiased review.

Sport-It Yoga Leggings

Originally published January 12, 2016

One of  my pet peeves is to see people, especially women, in the gym looking like who did what to you and why.  Even though you may not have reached your workout goals, you can still look decent in the gym.  I feel that if you look good, you feel good, so dress the part.

I love new workout gear! ¬†I recently tried out sport-it yoga leggings. ¬†Let me be the first to tell you that these leggings are absolutely amazing! ¬†They run true to size. ¬†They are simple but cute. They come¬†in black which is easy to match with any of your other workout gear. ¬†The fabric feels wonderful. ¬†They were very comfortable to workout in. ¬†They moved well with my body and has a very silky feel. The fabric wicked extremely well. ¬†I wore these leggings on a day that I had a 1000+ calorie burn & there were no embarrassing (crotch) sweat stains, which to me was amazing because I had to make a couple of stops on the way home. ¬†In addition to what was previously mentioned, there’s one more thing that I absolutely loved about these leggings. ¬†There’s a secret pocket inside of the waistband for you to put your belongings! ¬†How cool is that? ¬†I was able to place my cell phone (Iphone 6 plus) in the pocket without any difficulty. ¬†My headphones were able to connect to my phone while in the pocket. ¬†It was great to have my cell phone in a pocket versus in an armband. ¬†The only downfall about the pocket is that you are not able to see who is calling or texting you without removing (it’s easy to remove) the phone, while with an armband, you are able to glance at the clear cover to see who’s contacting you.

Overall, these are a great pair of leggings. ¬†They look cute and they are wonderful to workout in. ¬†If you’re in the market for a new pair of leggings (even if you’re not), you should give these a try. ¬†You will not be disappointed! ¬†If you happen to try them out, tag me (miss_sherri) in your IG post and use the hashtag #GOSPORTIT. ¬†I can’t wait to see your posts!

I received this product free or at a discounted price in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

Happy New Year

Originally published January 1, 2016

As the year comes to a close, this is the time that many of you begin to reflect upon your year, thinking about all of your accomplishments as well as areas of improvement.

As I reflect upon my own year, I realize this year has brought upon many changes in all aspects in my life; some good, some not so much.  Learning how to deal with the changes that occur within your life aids in your personal growth and development.  Have you had changes in your life that have forced you to grow?  I certainly have!

Traditionally on New Year’s Eve, people make New Year Resolutions.  By definition, a resolution is a firm decision to do/not do something.  Unfortunately, many people go year after year and never keep those resolutions.  Rather than making resolutions, it may be more effective to set goals.  By definition, a goal is a desired result or something you are aiming towards.  Therefore, if it is your desire to lose weight, eat healthy, etc., set a goal, not a resolution.  Listed are a few of my goals for 2016:

  1. Be a better me
    1. This is always a goal of mine.  This is something that I work on daily.  Daily, I strive to be a better Christian, a better mom, a better daughter, sister, etc.  The saying, “New Year, New Me” is very clich√©, but, daily I’m striving to be a new and better me.  When you constantly remain the same, your situation remains the same as well.
  2. Better business woman
    1. This, and all of my goals could fit under my first goal because it’s all about personal development.  I have several business goals that I would like to achieve.  I am elated to report that I have already began putting them in place.
  3. Fitness, health, and wellness
    1. I’m sure this one doesn’t come as a surprise to you.  My goal with this is to remain consistent with both my workouts and my nutrition.  There are many times that I am not consistent with both of them at the same time.  I know that being consistent with my workouts and nutrition (at the same time) will yield the results that I would like to achieve.

What are your goals for 2016?  I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!

Miss Sherri