My Favorite Workout Gear

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Fit Plus Wear about reviewing their Sound Solution compression capris. When I checked out the pants on their website, I immediately loved the ideaan inner pocket on the side of the pants that holds your phoneno need for an arm band!

Fit Plus Wear Sound Solution Pants

When it comes to workout gear, it took me a little while, but I really have learned that the pants are the piece that you want to invest in. How annoying is it when you’re working out and pulling your pants up every 5 minutes? Exactly. A good pair of compression pants just can’t be beat. And I loved these from the minute I put them on.

Fit Plus Wear Sound Solution Pants

I’m really sorry if you’re feeling jealous of my professional pictures. That’s what happens when I ask Nathan to take pictures as he’s running out the door to work. And less than an hour after I woke up ha!

Anywho, these pants do. Not. Move. I’m telling you, I could run a marathon [yea, right!] and they wouldn’t budge. They’re also on the higher-waisted sidethey hit right below my belly buttonwhich I love. Plus, my Samsung Galaxy, which is a decently large phone, fits great in the side pocket and is completely out of the way. They fit true to size too, but they do have a size chart on their website if you have any questions when ordering.

Fit Plus Wear Sound Solution Pants

Can you tell I think you should order a pair? The cherry on topis the discount code they provided for my readers. Just enter 2HE90CGR5Y4U at checkout for 20% off!

Tops

The pink top that I’m wearing is also one of my favorite pieces. I got it from a Gap clearance about 2 years ago and it’s still holding up! Obviously they don’t have that top anymore, but I’d venture to say that the Motion Racer Tank is a good one too.

GapFit Motion Racer TankA couple of weeks ago, I won an awesome giveaway from Brittany that included Musselmans Big Cups and a $25 Nike gift card. The gift card was spent almost immediately on one of my new favorite long sleeves.

Nike Dri-FIT Knit Epic Womens Training Crew

The Dri-FIT Knit Epic Training Crew is so light and comfortable. The top 1/4 of the shirt is a more breathable mesh which I think is great for running. There is also a wider band at the bottom that hits right around the hips and really holds it in place. Bonus: it’s on sale! I’m not big on paying $80 for a workout top, but seeing that it was on sale and having the gift card made it a no-brainer for me.

Shoes

Finally, I’m loving my Brooks.

Brooks Running Shoes

I was psyched to find these shoes at Marshalls for $40 and they’re really holding up well. And not only do I wear them almost everyday to the gym, but I wear them to work when I’m on my feet for hours at a time. I tried on tons of shoes before I found these and I’d definitely get these again.

Food for Thought

What’s your favorite piece of workout gear?
Do you splurge on certain pieces?

This Scramble is Bananas!

Happy Thursday almost Friday, friends! I just wanted to pop in and share a couple fun things from my day yesterday. First up: breakfast.

It was practically a miracle that I didn’t finish every last bite of my roasted butternut squash on Tuesday night so for breakfast yesterday, I clearly needed to polish it off.

Banana Butternut Squash Scramble

Serves 1

Banana Butternut Squash Scramble

Check out the froth on that iced coffee!

Ingredients
– ~1 cup roasted butternut squash
– 1/2 banana; sliced
– 1 egg
– 2 egg whites
– Cinnamon
– Coconut oil

Toppings
– Favorite nut/seed butters [I used my homemade coconut cashew butter and maple sunflower butter]
– Granola

Directions
Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Melt coconut oil and toss in the banana and butternut squash. Mix in the egg, egg whites, and cinnamon. Scramble and cook through. Remove from heat and place everything into a bowl. Top with your favorite nut/seed butters and granola!

It was amazing. I’m not exaggerating either [in my mind]. Also, you could easily swap the banana for more squash and the cinnamon for other seasonings and make yourself a savory breakfast.

And speaking of amazing, we had another day of perfect weather. I went for a walk over to Marshalls and Trader Joe’s.. it’s so dangerous having both of those places so close by! I’ve been on the hunt for a new pair of running shoes since, you know, it’s been well over 2 years since my last pair. Whoops. I totally lucked out and found a pair of Brooks at Marshalls for $40! Can’t wait to give ’em a go 🙂

I also picked up a package on my way home with some delicious treats to try out from My Oatmeal. I got a custom oatmeal blend and one of their PB Lean blends. I’ll be back soon with a review.

Brooks Running MyOatmeal

Pretty sweet picture setup, huh?

Toward the later part of the afternoon, I decided to take my work outside. I posted up on the deck to work on my tan [read: terrible tan lines] for Jessie‘s August wedding [<– miss her]! Also, I’m extremely pale. Gotta do something about that but it could take some time with my 100 SPF sunscreen. Ha!

Sunshine

Gimme that sun!

Keep your eye out for a delicious and easy recipe coming tomorrow. Hint: it’s coconut cashew butter. And you want to make it 😉

Food for Thought

Are you a sweet or savory breakfast person?
What is your favorite brand of running shoes?