Reebok Nano 8
Today my husband surprised me with a new pair of gym kicks! I usually always wear Nike and I was surprised to receive a pair of Reebok’s! I must say the first pair of Reebok I had were the nano fives and what an improvement these are in comparison! Super comfy , gym bottoms and I can’t wait to try them out!
Grab a pair by visiting Reebok.com or Roguefitness.com
The Cutest Gym Bag!
Totally scored on this gym bag… my favorite part is definitely the shoe compartment! Who wants smelly, dirty shoes touching their clothes? Love it. The company that makes the bag, Vooray (@vooray), has the cutest prints! I am a floral junkie but they have a ton of cute bags in all shapes and sizes and prints on their page. Def a company to check out if you are a gym fanatic!
Kristen and I are loving our Nike Metcons for working out! They’re comfy and our favorite sneaks! Start your new year resolutions with some new kicks for the gym!
Ladies, no matter what we wear we at least try to match and look somewhat cute even if it’s going to the gym. I used to mix and match everything just to piss my friends off because I knew how much it irritated them. Well I guess I hung out with them too long because it started to irritate me and now I have to match everything even down to my socks ( sometimes) not all the time.
One of our favorite stores for gym attire is LuLu Lemon. It is on the pricey side but their products last forever and are so comfy for lounging, yoga, and even CrossFit. I am super picky especially when it comes to leggings and sports bras. Other than LuLu Lemon you can find me mostly in Nike.
I love that they allow you to move properly without riding up and just overall feel amazing. I wear a few of their pants, the align,( these make you feel like your nakey) the wonder unders, the speed tights, fit in all the right places, I mean I try all of mine on to see which ones I like the best or fit me best, but overall love them. Try for your self click the links below to get the look.
Want the same look shop here!
LuLu Lemon Pants My exact pants are sold out but the color is loved by LuLu so there are many others available in the same color. Take a peek for yourself.
The Jacket is from last year but here is a link to a similar one.
Measure, Prep and Track
Why measuring, prepping and tracking your food is important!
It’s that time of year again where you say you need to get summer ready and buy a gym membership and need to eat healthy. Well let us help you understand three of the important factors to get you to reach your goals. Obviously determination needs to be there because if your not determined, you will be more likely to slack off. Lets get you to understand where you need to start to help you get to that GOAL!
So many people always ask me what I do to stay fit or how they can get lean. However when I tell them what it takes sometimes the excuses start. The most important aspect to getting leaner or building muscle whatever it is that you are trying to do, there are three important things that must be done:
MEASURE, PREP, TRACK.
These are the three most important factors when it comes to trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or strength. Without them you are not accurately getting what you may need to get to were you want to be. As of a diet I follow, my husband and I are both following Renaissance Periodzation and you can too by clicking the link. It breaks it down to what you need to eat and the amount of training you do. It is personal to you as individual which is great. They are certified doctors, scientist, nutritionist and trainers.
Yes, they will give you the measurements and a layout for what you need to eat but to get the result you will still need to measure, track and prep all of your food. Renaissance even has multiple cookbooks where they provide the measurements for you so you know exactly how much to put it to the recipe.
Measuring is extremely important. You want to measure all food intake. First thing, buy a Food Scale and measuring cups .This will be able to help measure the correct amount. It is time consuming but if you prep your meals it’s all done already and you should easily be popping the tupperware in the microwave and eating it. It is worth it believe me.
Next, the most important is Prepping. Why is this so important?
This is important for you to hit your goals on a daily basis. It will keep you from snacking or veering off track. There are so many companies out there that do the prep for you now, making it even easier. Here are two I have tried: Kettlebell Kitchen , FitFuel Prep.
This is where I hear I have no time or I can’t cook etc.. these are great for those people who want nothing to do with cooking. You receive the food and you are still able to track it in your app MyFitness Pal. To get to your goals the meal prep step is the most important , I know at times when I don’t have a meal ready that I can pop in the microwave I will be snacking on something I know I will regret. Also it makes the cooking during the week very limited because all the food is already cooked. You may be living out Tupperware for sometime but it will be worth it when you hit your goals and rocking the fitness show, competition, or even fitting into the pair of pants or swimsuit you’ve been dying to.
Lastly, Tracking all of your food intake. There is a simple app called My Fitnesspal. Download this app and stay on top of tracking all your meals. Get the real nutritional value of each of your meals. This way you will be able to watch your calorie intake and actually understand how much you should, or shouldn’t be eating calorie wise. You are able to move your calorie intake around which if your just tracking and counting calories this is perfect to understand were you need to be.
It will take time to get used to, but once you get the hang of it and get a good flow to tracking, prepping, and measuring you’re on the way to reach the goals of the new you!!! Start today not tomorrow! Be the better you! Happy New Year all!!! I will be putting some workouts up this week and as well as updating you on how the new me of 2018 is doing with my own prep for the summer body!!! Stay tuned!!!!
xoxo Jenn xoxo
Fitness with Jenn
Hi all, Jenn here and I’m going to share some of my fitness experiences as well as my background in fitness with you today!
What we will share on this page in the future:
- Fitness Tips
- Recovery methods
- Supplement Recommendations
- Tips/advice for fitness competitions
I first got into fitness when I started dating my now husband back in high school. I played ice hockey all through high school but needed something to stay in shape during college other than club hockey so this is where my husband introduced the gym and strength training.
Fast forward to senior year of college and I’m getting ready for my first NPC bikini competition. How’d this happen you ask? My husband was training in strong man and one of the wives was into competing, I asked some questions and next thing I knew I was getting ready to compete and winning some titles!
I can get into a post just about competing so I’ll save it for that!
My husband and I share such a passion for fitness that we both became (National Academy of Sports Medicine) NASM Certified Personal Trainers. My husband went on to get many more fitness certificates including CrossFit and later would open his own CrossFit in Old Saybrook, CT. CrossFit Invigorate
I am now up at the crack of dawn every morning getting my workout in for the day and feeling more accomplished then ever! I will be sharing how my sleepily self also learned to get up that early in another post! I can’t wait to share some workout tips, recipes and advice here in the blog with you all!!
There is going to be so much I will share here as I love helping others and health and wellness is such an important part of our lives!