Five Things Friday: Wellness & Fitness Edition

Welcome FRIDAY! Whew, it has been a week! Am I right or am I right? This week’s Five focuses on fitness & wellness trends in 2017.

**All opinions are just that, opinions!**2017 Fitness & Wellness TrendsSupplements: I don’t see supplements going away any time soon. In fact, I see new formulas popping up All. The. Time. Whether the supplements be for better nutrients, electrolytes, boost immunity, boost stamina — they will continue to be relevant throughout 2017 (and beyond!) I recently received a jar of HANAH One – a botanical supplement – to sample and review. The claim is that it helps with focus, balance, mindfulness, immunity, the works! The trick is that you have to use it daily and it tastes pretty bad (sorry, just being honest!) I have found that when I mix it in with a fairly strong flavored herbal tea, the wangy (yes, I just made that a word) flavor is much less noticeable. I’m going to keep using it to see if I see the benefits (which usually are noticeable after 7 days of continued use, according to their website.) Stay tuned!

Athleisure: aka – leggings all day, every day! Okay, for those of us that can’t get away with leggings daily at the office, be on the lookout for work appropriate athleisure. Think: dress pants in sweat-wicking fabric (perfect for a quick lunch hour workout). Well + Good calls it: Workleisure!  I ran across this brand (that I have yet to try) that offers a variety of dress pant yoga jeans – wait, what?! Yes Please!

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Fitness Trackers: These babies are not only not going away, there are becoming more and more options on the racks, from the Fitbit (whatever the latest model is) to the Apple Watch to the new Garmin Fenix (which I. Must. Get.) These devices can tell you nearly anything you’d want to know about your body. Down to the VO2 max. The best thing about them is that it doesn’t matter your fitness level, there is a device for everyone! Even the fashion industry has jumped on the bandwagon!

I get giddy when I get 100% on my Jawbone UP Move

Clean Beauty: I know I am focusing on fitness and wellness, but I’d be remiss not to include at least one beauty item in my post! The trend of knowing all the ingredients in your makeup, skincare, and hair products is here. It kind of started with the sulfate-free products and has gained some traction. Now there are whole lines of products using the phrase “non-toxic” on their marketing materials, from nail polish to foundation to eye cream.

Unique Spins on Old Workouts: I’m an ambassador for Sweat Pink and right now we are right in the middle of a HIIT Yoga Challenge. Who knew that yoga could also work for High Intensity Interval Training? Check out the Fit Approach Instagram feed for the next week to see how!

I’d love to hear your predictions for trends in 2017!

Until Next Time!
Meg

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I received products from Hanah One for review purposes

Something New

Today I’m linking up with Jill Conyers and Jessica for #dishthefit and the optional topic is Try Something New. As most of you know in January I participated in a challenge to run 100 miles during the month (and did I mention that I DID IT – 100 miles — boom!). I love running and it is still the easiest way for me to workout (no prep or thought required except for maybe a quick weather check) but sometimes I need to change it up. Here are a few ways that I’m going to add to my running in order to mix it up in February.

  • 2015/02/img_3283.jpgTry Zumba – I recently purchased the FabFitFun VIP Winter Box and in it was a Zumba DVD created by Legendary Zumba creator, Beto. The part I’m most excited about is to try the one hour workout in the privacy of my home rather than in a group fitness class where everyone will notice that I’m challenged in the dance department.
  • Yoga – As I’ve mentioned in my fitness goals for the year I want to practice yoga on a more regular basis (I’ve been attending one class per week since October, but want to do more). I did not stick with the 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene however I did archive the videos and plan to pick up where I left off….which may or may not have been around day five. To further motivate me, I signed up for the #TakeTheLeap With PrAna and SweatPink Yoga Challenge. 
  • Push-Ups – A couple of years ago, I started doing 10 push-ups every night before bed. It was amazing how quickly I noticed visible results in my arms. I haven’t been doing them regularly for quite some time and I’m bringing them back this February. Today’s SweatPink #NoExcuses Challenge happens to be 20 push-ups, so I will start today!
  • PiYo – This is the month that I will try PiYo! While we don’t have the class at my gym, I will check out PopSugar or another online resource to find an intro class and check this one off my list of workouts to try!

What are some things that you want to try? Have you tried PiYo or Zumba?

Until Next Time,
Meg

 

Time To #TakeTheLeap With the PrAna and Sweat Pink Yoga Challenge!

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I was tagged by Alyse @TheSweatGuru to participate in this latest MadLib challenge. Check out my post and then come up with one of your own!

  • When I think about yoga, the first thought that comes to mind is Ommm Yoga Relaxes (verb) me and makes me feel Refreshed (noun).
  • That’s why I am SO Stoked (adjective) to participate in prAna’s Take The Leap 30 days of Yoga Challenge with Sweat Pink. I plan to Crow (yoga pose) my way to a more Relaxing (adjective) and Energizing (adjective) 2015!
  • For me, the biggest challenge when it comes to yoga is Staying Focused – without my mind wandering Taking the Leap with prAna and Sweat Pink is a great way for me to face/ conquer / achieve / find Inner Quiet (same challenge / or be creative!).
  • My favorite place to yoga is in my basement (noun) because it is so peaceful (adj).
  • Here’Yoga Crows a photo of me in my very best [crow pose] (yoga pose or other creative pose).
  • I want these fabulous bloggers to share their very best yoga pose photos, this fun madlib and of course, I challenge them to join me on this fun 30 day yoga journey
  • Come on y’all, Take the Leap with me!
  • Join prAna’s & Sweat Pink’s Take the Leap 30 Days of Yoga Challenge and be eligible to win $500 worth of prAna gear and / or be the lucky winner who gets to gift $500 worth of prAna gear to one lucky winner. They just launched their new spring collection so you best get on it!
  • If I win I would gift the $500 to My Sister, Amanda [insert name and blog URL (if applicable) because she Rocks!

and event page: https://www.facebook.com/ events/423377431152799

 And join the challenge on Instagram, Twitter, and your blog using the hashtags:

#TakeTheLeap

#prana

#sweatpink

And of course, tag @prana @FitApproach

YOGA ON!

Want to play? Just copy/paste the above and fill in the blanks where I have bolded  and make it your own. Or use this link for the template!