It wouldn’t be a Friday from me without some sort of “favorites” post – so I’m going to spend Friday’s this month sharing my favorite faith & fitness gear with you – all the things I’m loving. Definitely let me know if you have anything I should check out – I’m always on the lookout for new favorites! affiliate links included
(in)courage – I’ve been a reader of (in)courage long before I started working for them full time. I love the way the daily encouragement comes right into my inbox. Starting my day off with hope, encouragement, scripture, and stories from other women who are also works-in-progress gives me the courage to do what I need to do.
Scripture cards – I recently taped one of these little cards to Madi’s wall to remind her that a happy heart makes a face joyful. And then God used them and gave ME a word one day when I was struggling with comparison and doubt. Having little reminders like these around helps me to stay focused, and it gives me the chance to share scripture with my kiddo in a way that she loves, too.
Family Force Five “Time Stands Still” – I remember seeing Family Force Five in college and fell in love with their style. It’s exactly what I want to workout to, without having to worry about what language my toddler might overhear. I had a total dance party when Bzrk came on as I was writing this post 😉
Yoga Mat – I thought I’d focus on yoga gear for today’s fitness favorites, since so many of the workouts I love to do end up using a mat of some sort. Whether it’s yoga, pilates, PiYo, or just floor work, having a great yoga mat has been one of the best purchases I’ve made this year. I really love this one from Gaiam, but you can find them easily at Target or Walmart. Or if you want something with extra squish, I use my Beachbody Mini Mat daily as well – it’s considerably shorter than a yoga mat, but extra thick.
Yoga Socks – I’ve also found that a pair of grippy socks can really help me hold poses longer. Our living room is hardwood, so once I get into a routine I can find myself slipping around a bit on the floor or the mat. These socks give just a little extra traction to keep you where you want to be. I also really like the Nike Studio Wraps – my PiYo instructor wears these, and I think they would be great for Pound, too.
Towel – Whether I’m doing Zumba at the studio or a workout at home, I always have a towel nearby. Occasionally they come in handy during a fun Zumba routine, but for the most part this faux-hawk rocking gal just needs to mop up some sweat. And these come in great sizes depending on what you need it for – they would also be good to travel with!
Water bottle – I’m not just talking about needing any old water bottle. If I’m going to drink half my body weight in ounces of water & float all day, I’m going to make as few trips to refill as possible. Hello, beautiful pink Nathan’s water bottle – at 32 ounces, this guy only needs refilled three times (four if I’m feeling motivated). And it makes it easy for me to mentally hit my water drinking goals – 1 bottle before coffee in the morning, 1 bottle with lunch, 1 bottle by dinner. Done. And hopefully not up all night. And did I mention it’s pink? And it’s not an annoying screw cap situation. Winning.
So those are the faith & fitness favs for the week – let me know what you’d like me to share in a future post & I’ll see what I can find for you!