I know what you are thinking, “Why in the heck is she doing a fitness giveaway right during the holidays?!” but I do have a plan, I promise! My giveaways usually run 3-4 weeks and I want the winner to have time to receive their awesome prizes BEFORE the new year so they can start 2014 off right. Woot, woot!!
As some of you may know, I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude-I have to be proud since high school wasn’t so good , in Exercise and Health Wellness and Spa Management. I struggle with motivation at times but when it comes down to it, I truly love the high you get when you workout. I am a huge advocate for finding the routine that works best for you. The worst is when you feel pressure to have the same body as someone else. Don’t do this you guys! Love your own unique figure and own it. Find the exercise routines that motivate you and do them not mainly because you want to look good but because you want to FEEL good. Below are some of my absolute favorite products for maintaining your fitness goals. One lucky winner is going home with nearly every one of them!!
Blender Bottle- This is a MUST for your protein shakes on-the-go. No other shaker bottle truly mixes up the protein and liquid quite like Blender Bottle does. They have many designs but this SportMixer is my favorite as it is sleek and can be clipped onto your bag. Their great bottle design also keeps the lid tight making leaks a thing of the past. The Go Stak upright container makes packing your pre and post workout powder, supplements and protein powder as easy as humanly possible! There are enough separate containers that you can even put your jewelry or money in one while you workout…sweet! Let’s say you aren’t into all those supplements and protein powders? Fill your Go Stak with many different snacks and treats. These make great snack containers for kids too. I say these are two must have items for your everyday fitness bag. Visit them on Facebook or on Twitter.
Fire-Daughter Clothing- Who doesn’t love cute fitness clothing that also motivates you to keep going? I know I do and Firedaughter has the best stuff around. Their shirts and sweatshirts (I love my that says Work It Out) are the absolute softest I have yet to try. They fit light, almost weightless which is nice especially here in the AZ heat. The last thing you want when working out is to be overheated due to what you are wearing. And let’s face it, nobody wants to feel frumpy while they are trying to get their fitness on either. Firedaughter has a full line of clothing including fitness and everyday wear. For me, the fact that this viral Etsy store is locally owned is even more motivation to shop there. The owner Samya is amazing and truly cares about what goes on to and into each piece she produces. Samya won’t just stamp any old saying on her clothes, it has to have meaning to her. Many and I mean many have tried to imitate her line but she is the original and the best! Visit them on Facebook or Twitter.
Nikki’s Coconut Butter- Can you say yum?! Nikki’s Coconut Butter is absolutely phenomenal! I eat this stuff by the spoonful and love that it is good for me! Nikki’s Coconut Butter only uses wholesome ingredients and truly gives healthy dessert a whole new meaning.This gluten-free, dairy free butter is made with organic coconuts. Eat it by the spoonful like I do or try it in smoothie, spread on gluten-free toast or as a topping for your gluten-free pancakes. Try it in flavors like:
- Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie
- Vanilla Cake Batter
- Macadamia Nut Cookie
- Honey Pecan Pie
- Pumpkin Spiced Donut (Seasonal Flavor!)
Nutrasumma- Is an excellent product for those looking to get clean, gluten-free supplements into their body. Most proteins out there are filled with junk like artificial colors and sweeteners, chemicals and low quality whey. Nutrasumma is different. Their pea protein makes it possible to enjoy tasty, wholesome vegetarian protein in a large amount like the 20 grams each scoop of Nutrasumma has. There are so many ways to enjoy the pea protein from drinking it straight up or adding it to oatmeal or recipes to increase the protein. I have loved having supplements that assist in my fitness goals and are gluten-free. Stacking great Nutrasumma supplements like arginine, glutamine and creatine along with pea protein makes for the ultimate aide to getting wholesome pre and post workout ingredients into your body fast! Check out more on my Nutrasumma fitness post and see how it helped me get back in my fitness groove. Visit them on Facebook and Twitter.
Dang Coconut Chips- Oh my goodness gracious, this is the most addicting snack ever!! Think sweet plus a little salt and a whole lot of crunch and you have Dang Coconut Chips. I love them right out of the bag but they are excellent on oatmeal, in yogurt, as an ice-cream topping and on salads as well. They make an excellent base for a home made trail mix too. Even add them to your curry for a nice twist. They really are an excellent compliment to so many dishes but my favorite thing is to just each them like chips, right out of the bag. I love the Dang Foods company and what they stand for. They truly value family, culture and community. They strive diligently to bring the best product to consumers. Dang Coconut Chips are vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO which makes them a very healthy snack as well. There are two flavors, the original and the caramel sea salt made with coconut sugar. If you haven’t tried these yet, I highly recommend you do. Believe me, you won’t regret it! Check out more on Facebook and Twitter.
Meal Measure- This kitchen tool is great for those who want to eat a balanced diet but aren’t quite sure where to begin. This measuring tool when set on your plate, tells you exactly how much of each food group to eat for a well balanced meal. This is a great starter tool and can also be helpful on the road when dining out a lot since most restaurants serve you 2-3 times the amount of food you should reasonably be eating per meal. Visit Facebook and Twitter for more information.
Six Pack Bags (PLEASE NOTE: This bag is not part of the prize pack, however we have a code for you to use on their website below. Thanks! - This post wouldn’t be complete without my favorite fitness and clean living tool. 6 Pack Bags makes it SO easy to eat clean wherever you are! Sturdy compartments hold durable plastic containers that you can easily prep with your meals in advance. The two side pockets are excellent for your Blender Bottle & GoStak tower, your water bottle (use a sustainable one when at all possible) and your large fruit like banana or apple. I also keep my utensils and napkins in there. The top houses a durable plastic container with compartments that you can customize the size by removing the little plastic dividers. I use this area to put my Dang Coconut Chips (heck yeah!), nuts, seeds, dried fruit and jerky.
I can’t begin to tell you how amazing this bag has been for me. I absolutely LOVE this as it gives me no excuse to eat junky while out, my stuff is all packed so I almost feel guilty when I don’t eat it! Mine is the Innovator 300 but there is also a 500 with 5 meal trays rather than 3. You can also find bigger bags like the Voyager 500 which is an entire backpack meal system and the Executive 500 which is a more professional bag. Six Pack Bags is also coming out with a new line designed to look like a purse! Whatever your style, they have something for you to make meal planning easy and stylish!
Visit sixpackbags.com and use code: glutenfreefrenzy
Check out my video below on gluten-free fitness where all of these products are featured and talked about in a little more detail then enter to win the ULTIMATE GLUTEN-FREE FITNESS GIVEAWAY below!!
*I was provided with product for review from the companies above. I was not paid to write a positive review. These are my opinions and my opinions alone.