My Favorite Things : Fitness

This is Volume 1 of my new Favorite Things Series! Each Wednesday we will have a theme to these posts and they will be my favorite things from that category or theme! Today’s is FITNESS! I figured a lot of people probably set fitness goals for the year so this might be a good one to start with. I shared my 2 fitness goals below along with all of my favorite fitness related products!!!

My 12 Favorite Ab Workouts

1

Protein Pancakes

Healthy Breakfast

First up is Protein Pancakes!!! The Kodiak Cakes Pancake mix tastes sooo good. I have tried adding protein powders to
pancake mix and it always tastes kinda good but slightly off. And these are really really GOOD!!! I promise! And you can add fruit and sugar-free syrup to make them even tastier. They have 14 grams of protein in a serving, but David and I estimate that the size of a pancake we make is probably about 20 grams. Also, we only made this many for the photo but I normally don’t have THIS many ha ha.

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2

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Shoes

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love Adidas by Stella McCartney! Each pair is so unique and fun! I love love love them. I have been buying her shoes from her Adidas collab for about 4 years now. My first pair I bought 4 years ago I still wear to the gym all the time so they hold up really really good! I am not a runner so I can’t say that they are good running shoes because I wouldn’t really know but I have done lots of high intensity cardio workouts in them and they are great.

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3

APL TechLoom Phantom Sneakers

Shoes

My other favorite is APL’s!! They are so clean and simple and beautiful! I have this nude/light blush pair and
then I have a pair of aqua blue ones! They are super comfy and sturdy so you can do lots of different workouts
without them moving around if you know what I mean. They also are so pretty that they look good with joggers
and a tee or jeans and a tee for going out and running errands!

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4

Lululemon Tank

Gym Top

I bought this Lululemon top a while ago and I am sure you guys have seen me in it a BUNCH! I lovvve it so
much. I love it because it is flattering and I love that I don’t also have to wear a sports bra with it but I still am
held in place. (There is a built in bra!) Although again, I don’t run so can’t say it is running approved. But I loved it so much I bought it in
the white color too and I want every color!

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5

Bandier Lace Up Legging

Flattering Leggings

Hands down these are the most flattering leggings I own!!!! I wear them ALL the time and I am always
complemented on them. I love that the waist goes up so high so I can wear crop tops without showing any of
my stomach (I generally don’t want to show stomach at the gym). I also think the cut is really flattering for the
booty.

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6

Lululemon Align Pant II

Soft Leggings

These are the softest leggings I own and I love that they are simple and just plain black so I can wear them
around the house or out and about with sweaters but also to the gym!! My friend Cara actually told me I HAD to
buy them and she was very insistent on this haha and then I put them on and texted her and said “THIS IS
WHY YOU MADE ME BUY THEM!!!!”

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1

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Gold Headphones

I cannot believe how long it took me to get wireless headphones but once I did I just couldn’t get over how amazing they are!!!! If you haven’t gotten any yet PLEASE GET SOME!!! I use these gold Beats and I really really love them!!!! The battery lasts forever – I have had mine 6 months and use them almost daily and I have charged them I think 4 times!

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2

My Playlist

Workout Songs

Lately at the gym these have been my 3 fav songs to listen to! 2 of them are from The Greatest Showman
because holyyyyyyyy I am OBSESSED YOU GUYS! Obsessed! I walk around the gym smiling as I listen to the
songs because I simply can’t help but smile thinking about the movie! And the other is a rap song 😉 haha I love
dirty rap when I work out.

1. The Greatest Show – Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Hugh Jackman
2. This is Me – Keala Settle
3. Song – It’s a Vibe by 2 Chainz

Workout While You Listen

It is the perfect time to set some new fitness goals. I am focusing on two main fitness goals:

1. I would love to be able to do 5 pull ups.

2. I want to be able to do 20 full on (not on my knees) push ups! And yes for those of you who are good at push ups this probably sounds silly ha ha, but I’m so bad at push ups!!!

What fitness goals are you setting for yourself this year? Do you have any song recommendations you think I should add to my playlist or a fitness product you think I should try out? Also, do you have a theme or topic that you would like me to do a favorite things series post on? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. A 20 push up goal is not silly at all! In the Air Force, part of our Physicals Fitness test requires a certain amount of them in 1 minute. I maxed this year and did 46 – and not on my knees. You can do it!

  2. great recs! gonna look at the apl sneakers and high waisted leggings for sure. and goals, i’m right there with you. I really want to improve my legs / butt, but my arm strength is pretty non-existent when it comes to push and pull ups. smh

  3. Love your content and thank you for sharing your favourites! I can relate to many of them!
    I’m finding yoga quite an enjoyable and feel-good fitness exercise right now, and my 2018 fitness goal is to feel happier, healthier and more confident in my own body. Yoga definitely helps with this (I review the yoga system I’m using on my website!).

    Happy New year and good luck with reaching your fitness goals!

    -Andi
    https://healthyhappyandfree.wixsite.com/mysite

  4. Love these products- especially the lululemon top! My goals are similar to yours- do more unassisted pullbups and sit ups! You should do a post on Thailand! Fave places to stay, things to do, etc. I have to visit there alll the time for work and would love to see your recommendations. 🙂
    xx
    Courtney || https://courtneylivin.com

  5. Lol I am so happy you’re just as obsessed with the greatest showman because that is all I’ve been listening to as well. SO good 😍

  6. Love your blog! A fitness recommendation, if you don’t already have or use bands to activate the booty and other muscles in the legs, they are a MUST! Bands are the best and can be used during a lot of workouts.

  7. Omg I love love loved the greatest showman. I literally had to hold back tears during “this is me.” Amazing.

  8. Thanks for the great recommendations! I’m always looking for new workout clothes because I get tired of wearing the same ones week after week. Also I need some wireless headphones. I’m so tired of pulling mine out of my ears on accident.
    My fitness goal is to have some visible abs. I’ve never had abs even when I was really skinny.
    I love working out to “Ready for It.” By Taylor Swift. Something about that intro just gets my pumped up.

  9. I’m right with you on the push ups! I’m 5’11” and it’s just so hard to do push ups haha . Love the headphones info, I’m currently trying to figure out which headphones to invest in

  10. Love this post! I’m obsessed with the greatest showman soundtrack too and the movie it’s the best! You’re so inspiring I enjoy all your posts, blog insta, insta story everything! I’d love to see more of your workout routines (: & thanks for sharing your life I love it (:

  11. I would love a post on your favorite sources for kid clothing. Which sites you use when you want to find clothing for holidays, everyday play, vacation, etc. for the kids

  12. love this post!! I am a BIG lululemon addict and the apl collection lulu has is AMAZING!!!! I bought two pairs in the last few weeks and ready to buy more haha when you live in LA, you only wear workout gear!!! ALO yoga is also great, so is fendi!!

  13. I love this series! Lululemon is awesome! If you liked their tank tops and leggings I suggest their shorts! I use them all the time when I workout and they are so great! I have the longer length flowy running shorts and they’re so comfortable for workouts but aren’t too short 😅 I also love the suggestion of getting wireless headphones! Good idea! 😄

  14. Love this post so much, and love when you talk about fitness! Would love to hear more about your workout routine and what else you eat. What are you doing to reach your goals? 😊 Thanks!

  15. Great goals, I also am lacking in the pushup department and have a goal to make a few ‘real’ pushups by the end of the year.
    Stay Rad! Katrina, ourRADhouse.com

  16. I love those goals amber!! And no, I love that push up goal!! I’m wokring on that too! I can just get to 10! Loved this post.

  17. Great post! I was wondering if you found any good hair ties or headbands for working out? My hair is long and pretty heavy and whenever I work out it always gets loose and in my face and drives me nuts!! I hope you and your family had a happy new year and thanks for always posting such fun things and being so friendly 🙂

  18. Yes! Finally someone that loves kodiak cakes as much as i do!! Im always raving about it. I thought maybe i was the only one.. And your fitness goals are great! You have to set real attainable goals and start slowly. Its what im doing.

  19. I Love this new List series Amber 🙂 Im looking forward to other lists you have coming . A more food related /healthy eating type list would be awesome .
    also , LOL @ that 2 chainz song on your playlist . its currently stuck in my head .

  20. I’m planning on running my first marathon this year (I’ve already done tons and tons of halves!), and I want to make it through a round of BBG and eat cleaner! So naturally I really loved your post today! I’ve been wanting to try Kodiak Cakes for ages!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  21. Loved this!! Maybe a post with recipes for healthy snacks or healthy breakfasts?

  22. I loved reading through your favorites! I really love the adidas x Stella McCartney collab as well. They have such cute pieces! And thanks for all the leggings recommendations It’s hard to find a pair that fits well sometimes.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  23. MY goal would also be to better my push-ups! lol I thought I was the only one who sucks at them! hehehe I also started intermitent fasting, so I’d love to be more consistent with that. Great post! xoxo

  24. love these kinds of lists! I’d love a post of your fav jeans, hair products, and books! i’ll have to check out some of these things! thanks for sharing 🙂

  25. I love this new topic! Can you show more workouts and maybe a healthy eating post?

  26. I love your list lately! Your recommendations are great and I love the original photos with the products. Keep them coming!

  27. Loving the new series idea! My fitness goals are to be consistent. Either jogging, light weights, or strolling the kiddos around the block, but trying to be active everyday!
    Have you tried any kettlebell workouts? They are amazing!!
    Anytime I workout I have to listen to Usher, yeah, not sure why but it gets me moving!!

    Sidney / browneyedkiddos.wordpress.com

  28. I really love this new series Amber!! This is such a great idea 🙂
    I really would like to see more of your fitness routines / workouts because I really liked your Ab Video!!

    Love from Germany
    Xx Paulie <3

    http://www.mind-wanderer.com

    1. Thank you!!! I get nervous showing work outs but maybe I will share a new one this year! Xoxox

  29. why don’t you wear a sports bra? it seems like wanting attention to not

    1. Was this really necessary? Accusing people of wanting attention is fairly impolite.

  30. A favorite things series on baby/kid products would be great! (Stroller, diaper bag, toys, etc.)

  31. Aren’t wireless headphones the bomb?! I got a pair this past year too and I love love them. I’ve been working out at home and not at the gym for a few months – time to get back to it! Happy New Year, Amber! xx

    http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    1. Holy cow the bomb! I was like how did I walk around with a massive iPhone 7+ sticking out of my bra for so long?!? Lol

  32. The Stella McCartney x Adidas sneakers are so lovely! I really want to attend more fitness classes this year and maybe meet some more friends.

    Abigail Alice x