Gettin Fit with Brit is BACK!!

Over the last year my Gettin Fit with Brit series kind of dwindle off…life got crazy and busy. Since January of this year I have received 1000’s {yes thousands} of emails, tweets, messages and texts asking me to “PLEASE bring back Gettin Fit with Brit”! To be honest the messages where quite humbling and touching! To know that I have given support to countless women around the world has overwhelmed me with emotion! After great struggle with my own weight and fitness I want all of you to know that Gettin Fit with Brit is BACK! Starting tomorrow I will be posting regularly!

Thank you to each and every one of you who sent me emails it means so much to me and has been the motivation that I needed! ❤

I have a bunch of new fun ideas and challenges I can’t wait to work on!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO see you tomorrow!

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Rock Your Hair 20% off sale!

Want great hair that smells great? Then take advantage this Rock Your Hair AMAZING deal! HURRY because this sale ends JULY 5th at 11:59!

ORDER HERE!! 

Ready to tame fly-aways? Rock Your Hair has partnered  Annie LeBlanc and created the brand-new Annie R♥CKS Cheer, Dance & Gymnastics Gel!!! Now get a flake-free hold that will last all day. Great for slick backs, braids and buns. Use on dry or damp hair. We cannot wait to get ours!

Don’t forget to some Rock Swag but hurry sizes and quantities are limited!

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Dippin Daisy’s Swimwear

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Sun, swimming and fun! That’s what’s summer is all about…oh and of course cute swim wear right?!! When you have a little girl who loves to change her bathing suit three or four times an afternoon you quickly learn that not all swimwear is created the same. We have searched high and low for the perfect bathing suit for Gabbi that can withstand constant pulling, tugging, being washed multiple times a week, going in the pool and lake and withstand wrestling with her brothers, all while being cute!

Enter Dippin Daisy’s!!

Last month Gabbi got these two ADORABLE bikinis from Dippin Daisy’s

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This is the Leopard Purple Sequin Bikini with Fringe. This is the most gorgeous bikini ever!

4321G wears it all the time…it doesn’t even have to be hot out {we live in PNW so it could be 100 one day then 50 the next} She wears it when she reads, when she practices gymnastics, watching movie…seriously all the time! The purple sequin bottoms and triangle top are made from the cutest sequin fabric, its lined so its super comfy and NOT one single sequin has come off this bikini! The fringe is the cute pinky, purple, coraly leopard fabric!

There are multiple different colors of this Fringe Bikini and guess what?! They are currently on sale for $29.99!!! We love this one too!

Girl's Light Blue Sequin Triangle Bikini with Fuchsia Fringe - Dippin' Daisy's Swimwear
  Star Bow Bandeau Bikini is just the cutest!
IMG_1016The giant red bow top and blue and white star bottoms makes for the perfect 4th of July Bikini! Star Bow Bandeau Bikini is very well made, comfortable, dries fast and the colors don’t bleed! The top is tube top style made in the same blue and white star fabric with a beautiful red bow attached to it with a red halter top tie, the bottoms are higher waisted and full coverage on the bottom. This bikini will sure to become a summer staple for any all american cutie!

This cutie comes in a bunch of other colors and they are on SALE for $34.99! We also love this one!

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I love that Dippin Daisy’s is not just pretty, but extremely well made! We have had bathing suits in the past that are so lovely but after a few days of swimming, running and playing they it’s starting fall apart, fading or the dye starts to bleeding (ugh, one of my biggest pet peeves!)

Gabbi has played in the pool, done the slip n slide (a ton), she has done tumbling in it, played tag and wrestled with her very rough brothers in these bikinis and they both still look pristine!

Bikini’s not your thing? No worries! Dippin Daisy’s has a ton one piece bathing suits as well! Look at how adorable this one is!! We love it!

Girl's Mint Fringed Multi Zigzag One Piece - Dippin' Daisy's Swimwear

Dippin Daisy’s is not just children’s swimwear, their women’s line is equally gorgeous!

Head over to Dippin Daisy’s and see all the gorgeous swimwear they carry {both girls and women}

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Dippin Daisy’s for sending Gabbi these adorable bikinis!

*Although Dippin Daisy’s did send me these items to feature I was not compensated for this post or required/ persuaded to give a positive review.

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Gym Fox in a Box


Subscription boxes are all the rage right now! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE them, whats not to like? It comes right to your home! Pretty much anything you can think of has a subscription box. Have you heard of Gym Fox in a Box? They are the coolest and are specifically for gymnasts, Gym Fox in a boxes ships a new leotard and other goodies right to you every month! A new leotard delivered directly to your home, who doesn’t love that? After getting our first box, Gym Fox in a Box has become our newest obsession! I’m sure it will become yours as well.

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Last week Gabbi’s first ever Gym Fox in a Box arrived! It comes in a white box and is personalized with your daughter’s name! Gabbi was so excited when she saw the “Gabriella” on the package! I love that they personalize like that, it really made Gabbi feel so special. Not only is the box personalized but the leotard is hand selected for your gymnast! After selecting your subscription plan {more details will be below} you are emailed a survey asking all about your daughters style, color preferences, size and more! It worked like a charm Gabbi LOVES her leotard that the awesome Gym Fox in a Box team selected for her!
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This months box had adorable Gym Fox in a Box branded sunglasses, ABOUTTIME Protein Pancake mix in chocolate chip {Gabbi’s all time favorite!} and Gabbi’s had this GORGEOUS Motionwear open back Leotard in all her favorite colors! Each box is unique so one of Gabbi’s friends received a GK leo in her box while another received a Foxy’s Leo on her box, this makes it so much fun {they love to see who got what!} If you have two {or more} little gymnasts with different preferences Gym Fox in a Box would be perfect, no compromising personality with this box!

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This is Gabbi’s first ever Motionwear leotard and we are totally in love! Motionwear defiantly specializes in open back leotards and its no wonder just look that this back!

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Gabbi says that this leotard is “so soft and so comfy” plus it has the most gorgeous sparkle to it! Honestly I cannot believe we have over looked Motionwear for this long! Thanks to Gym Fox we may have a new favorite brand! 🙂
Abouttime pancakes mixes are SO good! They never disappoint! I love that Gym Fox in a Box included this. With how much time Gabbi and so many other gymnast spend at the gym and conditioning this was a perfect and much appreciated fit!
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The sunglasses are so cute and REALLY good quality!
We just love Gym Fox in a Box! The anticipation each month of whats going to be inside is like Christmas!
You’re intrigued aren’t you? You want to order don’t you? I don’t blame you, Gym Fox in a Box is awesome!GFIB2

Here’s How It Works:

1. Subscribe online for either 3, 6 or 12 boxes (auto-charged once a month and shipped every 4 weeks).

2. You’ll tell us your style, sizing, and preferences on the survey link you see after payment.

3. Receive your very own, specially packaged Gym Fox in a Box in the mail every month!

It’s that simple.

TRES LEOS – 3 Box Subscription

3 customized leo boxes (with extra goodies in each box), delivered right to your door (or your athlete’s door!) every 4 weeks!

$39.99 per box + plus shipping

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6 customized, name-brand leotard boxes (with extra goodies in each box), delivered right to your door (or your athlete’s door!) every 4 weeks!

$36.99 per box + plus shipping

The best deal!

12 customized, name-brand leotard boxes (with extra goodies in each box), delivered right to your door (or your athlete’s door) every 4 weeks!

$32.99 per box + plus shipping

Have questions? Check out their FAQ page

Gym Fox in a Box has awesome partners like:

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Visit Gym Fox in a Box now to get yours today!

*Although Gym Fox in a Box did send me a complimentary box to feature I was not compensated for this post or required to give a positive review.  

All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. 

 Huge Thank you to Kim at Gym Fox in a Box!

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Gymnastics Leotard DOs and DON’Ts {HIGHLY requested}

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It may seem like the leotard is the easiest part about gymnastics but any gymnastics mom knows that is so NOT the case. In fact sometimes the leo can actually be the most difficult part (especially with littler girls or girls with sensitive skin) Gabbi is very picky about fabrics, she has very dry skin so different fabrics can make her very itchy. Gabbi has ‘very specific’ likes and dislikes as I’m sure all your daughter do! I rarely get Gabbi a leotard without having her input.

Here are few DOs and DON’Ts to help make leo shopping as easy as possible! {These are just my thoughts and what has worked for us 🙂 }

DOs {in no particular order}:

  • DO buy leotards that show off your little gymnasts personality- colors, styles, fabrics etc.
  • DO buy sleeveless leotards, they are by far the favorite and most practical for most climates. Gabbi says they are the most comfortable!
  • DO buy at least one fancy competition style leotard. This will be perfect for personal photos, team pictures, in-house gym meet up or just so your little gymnast feels special!
  • DO buy backless leotards especially if you are in a warmer climate. Foxy’s Leotards is great for this! There are some SUPER cute new summer styles that just dropped!
  • DO buy 2nd hand leotards, you can get a great deal for gently used! eBay and children’s consignment shops are great options. I got Gabbi a practically brand new K-Bee leotard for $5!!
  • DO accept hand me downs. Even if they are a bit big at the time you little gymnast will grow into it.
  • DO buy dark leotards especially if your gymnast is self-conscious about sweat {for older gymnast this is a great option for certain times of the month it may thwart a would be an embarrassing situation}
  • DO buy leotards with a bit of growing room
  • DO wait for sales on your favorite brands sites!
  • DO refer to each brands sizing chart. Rarely to never are sizing charts even close from brand to brand.
  • DO know your daughter measurements {chest, waist, hips and torso} when buying leotards online. As mentioned above, most companies have very different sizing charts, your gymnast may wear a XS in one brand and a MED in another.
  • DO buy 2 piece sets {tank and shorts} for tiny gymnast who may need to potty often. These sets can be found in lots of places but I personally recommend Target.
  • DO buy leotards made locally or from a small business  Flip Flop Leos & Lizatards!
  • DO buy leotards that are one solid piece of fabric if your daughter is sensitive. {Sometimes multiple fabric leos aren’t as comfortable if there is a lot of inside stitching. Also some metallic fabrics can be tighter and less flexible.}
  • DO support your club’s pro shop. This is a great way to help show your support, usually the pro shop helps support fun club activities, the snack bar and scholarships.
  • DO continue to buy from a brand over and over if your gymnast LOVES it!
  • DO buy custom name leos with a bit of growing room. Sylvia P offers some of the most gorgeous “name” leos, they are a bit pricey so you might want to size up. NOTE * SP is a Aussie company so be sure to refer to the sizing charts and have a tape measure 🙂
  • DO buy baby hangers if you hang your daughters leos. I truly feel they hold them the best.

DON’Ts {in no particular order}:

  • If your daughter says she does not like something, this could be anything from the fabric to the sleeve length DON’T buy it anyway because she will no wear it.
  • DON’T buy 2 piece set with growing room. Make sure all mini shorts are snug enough if they are too loose it could end up very embarrassing for your daughter.
  • DON’T buy a leotard that is “almost” too tight because she will without a doubt have a growth spirt.
  • DON’T feel limited on brands you know, branch out to other brands, many brands have a return policy so if you get one that your daughter just can’t stand you can return it.
  • DON’T buy a leotard with decals or multi stitched fabric if your daughter doesn’t like the feel of the stitching or the hard backing glue can have on the inside.
  • DON’T buy a leotard no matter how cute it is if your daughter doesn’t love it, she will NOT wear it.
  • DON’T be afraid to hand too small leos down or sale them on eBay.
  • DON’T listen to critics who say you have too many leotards or says your daughter only needs 1 or 2 Leotards. If you want to get her 1 or 1000 that is completely up to you, no one has the right to shame you if you want to buy her 10,000!

*Although I have partnered with some of these brands in the past this post is 100% my own. None of the above mentioned brands are compensating me or involved with this post in any way. 

I’m getting all your email “post requests” Keep an eye out for Favorite Brands & leotard collection posts! They are both VERY highly requested and we are currently working on them now!

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Limeapple Venus Rosette Bikini

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Who’s ready for summer? We are!!! We are so excited to share Gabbi’s new swimsuit with you all!

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Isn’t it ridiculously ADORABLE? Gabbi recently received this little beauty {Venus Rosette Bikini} from Limeapple Apparel {I know how cute is that name!} Let me tell you a bit about the company …

We are Limeapple. And we believe in girls.

At Limeapple, our love for girls drives who we are and what we do – every day. We value one principle above all others – empowering girls. Through education, opportunity and commitment, we are a company of women empowering women. We consistently strive to inspire and empower girls to discover their own ability to create the best life. Our vision is to build a vibrant lifestyle clothing brand that has a significant impact on the lives of girls around the world with brands that complement each other in a unique way to help girls live, play and feel better. The inspiration and design behind Limeapple is led by a team of women who truly understand a girl’s body and what girl’s wear should be – colorful, feminine, sporty and flattering. With our customer demographic being preteens, we always incorporate body conscious elements into our designs that complement all girls.

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I absolutely adore this from their website:

We believe…
– in little girls being little girls for as long as possible
– in afternoons spent jumping, running, playing and laughing
– in not sacrificing comfort for style
– in boundless imagination, limitless potential and endless curiosity
– in healthy girls being happy girls
– in confidence as fuel
– in being strong in mind, body and spirit
– in girls’ natural ability to lead, nurture and achieve
– in happiness being contagious

 

I think it goes without saying that this a great company! LA5 copy
This is hands down the best quality swimsuit we have ever had for Gabbi! When it arrived little miss and I opened it together and she gasped and said “oh mommy it is gorgeous” (she loves using the word gorgeous..it’s too cute) I agreed it is absolutely darling but mommy was more impressed by the quality of this bathing suit! It feels expensive…like REALLY expensive…you know what I mean…there is just something about it that screams high-end!
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The fit is impeccable! It fits as if it was custom-made for her!
As always when ordering online be sure to reference the size chart! Gabbi will be 8 at the end of summer and this bathing suit is a size 5 (Gabbi is barely 40 lbs after she’s eaten)
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We recently took this bathing suit on vacation and let me tell you it was adored by all who saw it! Everyone LOVED!
The Limeapple Venus Rosette Bikini is perfect for hotel stays because it drys very fast. While on vaca Gabbi and her brother spent a lot of time in the pool and in the evening they all hung their swim wear in the shower Gabbi’s was the only suit that was dried by morning!
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A few great things about this swimsuit other than the fact it is ADORABLE!
  • Fully adjustable tie straps
  • Full bottom coverage
  • High quality appliqués that stay fluffy even after it’s been wet
  • Dries fast (perfect for vacations and hotel stays)

Check out all the great stuff that Limeapple offers!

Gabbi would love a Bubble Hoodie, The Delia Dress, & The Arvia Printed Swimsuit

What would you love to get from Limeapple? We’d love to hear!

I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Limeapple for sending Gabbi this adorable swimsuit!

*Although Limeapple did send me this Swimsuit to feature I was not compensated for this post or require to give a positive review.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. 

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