Well, I'm sick. It hit me yesterday so quickly but I have a sore throat, stuffy/runny nose, sneezing and overall zero energy. It's not fun.
My lovely fiance bought me a little survival kit last night, but unfortunately I think I feel worse today :( Anyway, since I won't be going anywhere near a gym today and eating is the last thing I feel like doing, I figured I would share a few of my favorite things with you!
First, my beloved heart rate monitor. I think I get asked at least 35 times a day a) if I like it and b) what kind it is. Well, let me tell you. Yes I love it! Not only can knowing how many calories you burn really light a fire under your butt at the gym, but it also gives you a much better idea of how much you should be eating. For example, if I burn 200 calories at the gym and I am trying to build muscle, you better believe I'm going to be adding in an extra 200 calories to my meals so that my body isn't in a deficit. To answer question b- it's an FT4. I'm pretty sure this is the most basic one you can get, but it's more than enough for me! I should probably also note I initially had a the M-XXL strap size and it was too big for me so I just ordered an XS-S. Can't wait to get it because I was getting super sick of it falling down all the time!
This next little contraption is one of those things I got and then thought to myself "Why didn't I think of this?!"
This is called a Power Trip from Igo.com and I can't tell you how many times it has saved my life. It's basically a portable outlet that you can plug your phone into and charge it anywhere. There have been numerous times I've got up in the morning for a 6am workout and realized I forgot to plug my phone in the night before. This used to send me into a panic because I absolutely cannot workout without music especially if I'm doing cardio, but now I just grab my Power Trip and I'm good to go! It comes in lots of fun colors and is totally reasonably priced too PLUS I have a handy dandy promo code that will get you 10% off! Just use healthyhabits at checkout!
My last new must-have is Kal Stevia. You've probably seen me mention it a few times in the last few weeks and I'm honestly kicking myself for not ordering it sooner. I've always been an avid Truvia person, but I realized when I started prepping for my shoot those 3 carbs in Truvia really start to add up quick, especially when you are trying to keep carbs low. James Wilson has been pushing Kal Stevia for a while now, and I don't know why I didn't just listen to him long ago (he's pretty much always right about everything but shh don't tell him I said that). Anyway, the Kal Stevia is NOT bitter like regular Stevia, in fact it's super super sweet. It comes with a teeny tiny scooper inside and one scoop is all you need for anything that is one serving.