Fitness & Nutrition
Great Products to Help with Your New Years Goals
Emily Luciano, Fitness & Lifestyle Coach
January 10, 2020
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com.
I cannot believe it is already 2020! I feel like I was just watching Mary Kate & Ashley movies, using gel-pens, and playing in dirt in the back yard as a kid with no cares in the world. Time sure does fly, I’m almost 28 now so I guess that officially makes me an “adult!” As I get older, I want to take care of my body more and more so I can still “play” like I did when I was a kid! I was thrilled when Babbleboxx reached out to try this 2020 Resolutions Boxx because I’m obsessed with all things healthy & self-care. Here’s more about each product inside! You’ll find discount codes linked with each item because Babbleboxx is giving all my friends discount codes for writing this blog – here ya go!!
FIRST UP, WIRELESS HEADPHONES!
I have never seen headphones like this before! Maybe I’ve been living under a rock like Patrick from Spongebob, but I’m obsessed with these AfterShokz headphones now. I don’t like when headphones constantly fall out while running or exercising, and these literally don’t go IN your ear at all, so they can’t fall OUT! They rest outside the ears and use bone conduction technology to transmit the sound – how cool! They are comfortable, sweat proof, and stayed on during my crazy workout!
For my runner friends – these are perfect for tuning into your music without tuning out the cars around you for safety too! They will last on your long runs with an 8 hour battery life.
Head HERE and use RESET50 for $50 of an Endurance bundle until March 6, 2020!
Have you heard of MCT’s yet?
You might see people adding in MCT oil or powder to their protein, smoothies, or coffee. Nutiva Organic MCT Oil is concentrated with medium-chain triglycerides, capric acid and caprylic acid. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are easily digested and provide energy, support the metabolism and are burned by the body for energy and fuel! They also help enhance mental clarity.
Nutiva Organic MCT oil is derived only from young organic coconuts which makes it a great option for athletes, especially those following a vegan or plant-based diet!
Nutiva Organic MCT Powder delivers digestible fatty acids that quickly convert to ketones, giving the brain, muscles and other tissues fast and sustained energy. It is also a creamy alternative to the oil for smoothies!
I drink a nutrient dense smoothie everyday so I added my MCT powder right into it! The recipe I used was:
NEXT UP, CBD!
CBD is an adaptogen, and therefore takes time and consistency for full effects to be felt. It is working to bring your body back into natural balance, not to mask any symptoms or problems, but rather to get to the root of your issue, which I love! I am all about finding the root cause of an issue instead of just putting a bandaid on something and hoping the pain is masked. If you’re new to CBD, know that everyone is different so some may adapt much more quickly than others!
CBDistilleryTM Full Spectrum Softgels are among the most convenient ways to get your daily dose of CBD because they have a pre-measured serving of 30mg in each soft gel. You may need to play around to find the dosage that works best for you.
For the CBD PM gummies, make sure you take them…well… at night! They have 1.5mg of melatonin combined with the highest quality hemp-derived CBD to help you sleep. They are the perfect night-time gummy and contain 0% THC.
CBDistillery is one of the first CBD companies to ever provide their third-party lab tests on each product to the consumers. Transparency is key!
Buy CBD HERE and use the code NEWYEARNEWME for 20% off!
LET’S TALK SKIN-CARE!
Like I mentioned, I’m getting older which means I’m starting to notice wrinkles and I’m not a huge fan haha! I guess that means I’m smiling a lot- right?! I’m always on the lookout for good skincare products to not only help with wrinkles, but to make sure I’m taking care of my skin in a healthy way! I got to try this kit from Alpha Skin Care with face wash, lotion, and moisturizer.
First I used the Refreshing Face Wash which is a gentle soap-free formula that uses Citric Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) to gently cleanse and remove make-up, dirt, excess oil, and skin impurities without over-drying the skin. It also helps restore ideal pH levels.
I followed that with their 10% AHA Essential Renewal Lotion to help with that anti-aging wrinkles that I was talking about 😛 The lotion also helps support collagen production and evens skin tone & texture!
Lastly I used their Essential Facial Moisturizer formulated with the optimal balance of Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins B, E and Aloe Vera. It is free of parabens and fragrances and also helps prevent lines and wrinkles. I live in Colorado and it is so DRY right now, so the moisturizer is key for me!
You can find this skincare line HERE and get 20% off through April 15, 2020 with code Babble20.
buddha’s office: The Ancient Art of Waking Up While Working Well by Dan Zigmond
If you’ve followed me for a while now, you know in the past year I have really focused on mindfulness and being present. I got certified in breathwork and mindfulness so this book is right up my alley and I can’t wait to finish it.
Now more than ever the world needs Buddha’s guidance. Too many of us are working long hours, dealing with stress constantly, and working in negative office environments. There are only so many factors we can control and with Buddha’s wisdom at the core of each chapter you will learn how to avoid shortcuts, pay more attention, while caring for yourself and others.
The book is simple to read and helps bring mindfulness to your everyday tasks. It will help you wake up and have more peace of mind in each day. Every person is different and you will be able to apply the teachings to whichever way feels “right” to you.
You can find this book HERE.
SPORTS PLEDGE: foundation for youth sports
I grew up playing sports my whole life and I truly credit sports, teams, and that community to the person I am today. This box came with a pledge to sign because unfortunately the access to the positive benefits of youth sports are challenging for the nearly 13 million children living in poverty.
The National Endowment for Youth Sports (NEYS) is a United States Congressionally Chartered nonprofit focused on making sports accessible for all youth in America including girls, children with disabilities and children in economically distressed regions of the country. This non-profit has a mission to raise more than $100 million to provide annual and ongoing grants for accessible youth sports programs throughout the country – now that’s something I can get behind!
It is proven that sports participation leads to better self-esteem, enhanced creativity and higher states of psychological well-being. I feel that every single day that I workout and I definitely want kids to feel that too. Kids that perform in sports are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college and also helps the kids build life skills such as leadership, resilience, and teamwork.
I’ve signed this pledge because I can first-hand see the benefit that sports had on my life, and every kid should have access to that! I really hope this can spread the message and you will sign too! If you want to sign the pledge too, you can find it HERE.
STOMACH SETTLING DROPS
I feel like I’ve been talking way too much about getting older, but can I just say that when I was a kid I could ride EVERY rollercoaster, every ride that spins, and ran around the amusement park making fun of my mom because she couldn’t ride them without getting sick?! Well, karma got me big time because not only can I not go to amusement parks anymore, but I get SO CAR SICK. Sometimes I’m fine on 27 hour drives from Colorado to Pennsylvania to visit family, and other times I get sick going 5 minutes across town. It’s so unpredictable, and it’s honestly so horrible.
Curvy roads – don’t even get me started. We live in the beautiful Colorado mountains and love hiking 14-ers, but driving to these places about kills me on the way there! SO – I was pumped to see these stomach settling drops in my box!
UpSpring’s Stomach Settle Drops are the natural, fast-acting solution for digestive upset. They are formulated with all four of the top natural remedies ginger, spearmint, lemon, and vitamin B6 – THANK YOU! They also added honey, so the lemon-ginger-honey flavor honestly taste amazing! They are natural and fast-acting. Not that I’m looking forward to my motion sickness anytime soon, I am glad I’ll have these on hand now. They say they also work for morning sickness for pregnancy, so I’m going to have to remember that because I am honestly terrified of that someday haha! If you know me, you know I HATE feeling sick!
Get your hands on these drops HERE or at Target and Walmart!
That’s a wrap! I hope one or many of these products will help you with your New Year’s Resolutions or Goals for 2020 and beyond! I can honestly say I’m excited to use every single one of these and I feel blessed to be involved in the journey of sharing them with you!
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