Day 10 of 12 of My Favorite Things. The adidas miCoach Fit Smart is my favorite gadget of 2014. Not only is this a fit band, but it’s a heart rate monitor without the restrictive chest strap. The watch and activity band monitors my heart rate directly from my wrist. I’ve always wondered why someone wouldn’t think of this, and adidas did – finally! I don’t always carry the strap with me nor do I want to wear it all day. What if I go on an impromptu run? Or my friend asks me at the last minute to attend a class with her? The adidas miCoach Fit Smart not only monitors my heart rate on a fancy LED display, but it also tracks calories burned, my run pace, stride rate, distance, and syncs with my smart phone to keep a log of my workouts and keeps my on track with my goals. My favorite part? I can wear it during a workout but also rock it with my street wear. Unlike other fitness bands, the adidas miCoach Fit Smart is made with silicon so it’s flexible and adjusts to my wrist. It feels more like a watch than a bangle that annoyingly bangs on the desk. The design is slick! The only thing missing is someone making my recovery shake after the workout.
Day 9 of 12 Days of My Favorite Things. I’ve tried to give you all a chance to win things that will help and reward your healthy, lean lifestyles: Asics shoes so you can exercise, Clean Bottle SQUARE since we all know the benefits of drinking water, CoreAlign classes for a stronger core, and more. But how about skin health? Today I’m giving away the Dermalogica “Our Favorites” skin set. I love Dermalogica not only because the products work but it’s a company that believes that healthy skin is a part of body therapy. While some dermatologists swear that what we eat has nothing to do with the condition of our skin, I don’t believe it one bit. (In fact, the holiday eating and drinking has caused my skin to break out this week.) My skin always looks and feels better when I eat clean, exercise, sleep well, and drink water. After all the work I put in my body, why wouldn’t I want my skin to also look great? It’s the one organ I cannot replace!
Day 8 of 12 of My Favorite Things. Today’s Favorite Thing has nothing to do with fitness or being lean but rather my being a girl. I truly believe that you should feel beautiful, no matter what size or weight, and little things like jewelry make you feel beautiful. I recently had the opportunity to try Rocksbox, a designer jewelry subscription service that lends you jewelry. You take a style quiz and a stylist personally selects pieces for you to try. I told my stylist that I love Gorjana and House of Harlow, and what did she send me? Gorjana, House of Harlow, and something she thought I would like. I have to admit that I didn’t love the Margaret Elizabeth earrings when I first received the package, but after trying them on, they grew on me. Not only do I love Rocksbox because they give you exactly what you want, but they slowly introduce you to other things. Isn’t that what fitness and health is also about? Exploring and trying new things? That’s when we see positive chance. We get stronger. We get leaner.
I love the personalized attention I get with Rocksbox. I love how they nailed my style. And best of all, I love the price at only $19 per month. You can keep the jewelry as long as you want to borrow it, or if you fall in love with a piece (like I did with the Gorjana necklace) you can purchase it at a reduced price.