Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fitness Must Haves For The Stay At Home Mom

Here is a list of my all time favorite fitness must-haves:

1. Fuji Water. It just tastes so good after drinking chlorinated LA water, there's nothing like clean water to make you feel like you're no longer drinking 5 million other people's yuckiness.
2. Turbo Jam Fat Blaster DVD. I swear by it. In 30 minutes, you work up a sweat and end with a smile on your face. Perfect combo of stretching and busting that baby fat. Pre-Jake I did this everyday along with running, and I never felt better in my life. Chalene Johnson, the instructor, is a mom of 2 and super positive, she keeps the workout fun without being overbearing. Even when I dont want to work out, I start this DVD and before I know it, 30 minutes is up and I feel great!
3. Turbo Jam Weighted Sculpting Gloves. These are only 1.5lbs a piece, but they help tone and define those arms. I feel the burn but still feel ramped up. Only downside is they are filled with sand that sometimes comes out of the sides.
4. Danskin Belly Band. Another product I swear by. Pre-Jake, I wore this during runs, and every workout. My tummy needed some extra toning and trimming, and by adding extra heat to a concentrated area- this did the trick with the added bonus of back support. I'm busting it out again after letting it sit in a drawer for WAY to long. LOVE it!

Honorable Mentions:

Dr.Wheeler's Protein Powder. This stuff is EXPENSIVE, but I got some from my grandma, who is a diabetic. It is high in gold quality protein, and low on the sugars and carbs and tastes great blended with water. I see TONS of protein powders that are super high in sugars, which doesn't help with loosing weight. This one tastes so good. Someday, if I can ever afford it, I would do it in a heart beat.

Mizuno running shoes. I had serious IT band pain from running and now that I am starting to exercise again, it is coming back, but these babies prepped me for my marathon and kept me going to the end. The wave technology is pretty genius. Hoping they help again.

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