SweatPink #1MillionMinutes

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Hey guys! The SweatPink #1millionminutes campaign is moving right along and it has been so much fun!  So far more than 230,000 minutes have been logged by all the awesome participants!!!I’m so excited this week SweatPink is partnering with Grokker! Yay! What’s Grokker? It’s an awesome website that has tons of fitness and cooking videos! I have loved Grokkerfor months and really enjoy their awesome videos!Once again sweating has set up a fun little Mad Lib, as always I’m going to fill it out below but make sure that you fill out your own so that you can join in the fun!

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SweatPink Grokker Mad Lib!

I’m so excited to rack up more minutes using video workouts from Grokker! There’s everything from Yoga and Barre to Cardio for everyone from beginners to advanced, and I’m especially pumped to try Barre HIIT because it will make me extra sweaty and toned.

I plan to do my video workout in my office or upstairs living {depending how hot it is} before my nightly 5k with the hubby and after family dinner. My favorite thing about video workouts is that they are at my finger tips when ever I want a awesome workout, and they’re a super convenient way to get sweaty when I’m feeling lazy.

My goal is to hit 500 minutes this week!. I’ll do Cardio Kick Fitness HIIT 2 & Barre HIIT on one of my more intense workout days, and Yoga –Tight Hip Pain Relief & Yoga – Upper Back Pain Relief,  on a rest or lower intensity day.  I challenge my SweatPink sisters to beat my # of minutes or to do  Cardio Kick Fitness HIIT 2 & Barre HIIT with me!

psst! Want more access to more of the amazing videos on Grokker? Use the code LOVEGROKKER for a free month of their premium version. No strings attached – just good sweaty fun! 🙂

Want to get in on all of the fun this week? Follow this week’s daily prompts (shown below) on Instagram. 
Monday: What does your weekly workout routine look like? Show us a week in the life! @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpinkTuesday: Try a video workout on Grokker and share a workout selfie! @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpinkWednesday: Show us a unique space where you’ve fit a Grokker workout in. Hotel room? Balcony? Stairway? We want to see it! @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpink

Thursday: How do you squeeze in a workout when life gets crazy busy?@grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpink

Friday: Free Friday! @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpink

Saturday: What’s your best tip for staying fit while traveling? @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpink

Sunday: Sunday Zenday. Show us how you chill out! @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpink

DON’T forget to tag your posts with @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1MillionMinutes @fitapproach #sweatpink!

Join #1MillionMinutes then use #1MillionMinutes on you instagram and twitter posts!

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What makes me an #LJInspired girl?

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This has been such a fun week full of healthy swaps, my favorite encouragers and so much more! Together with  @lornajaneactive and @fitapproach we are ending with what makes you an #LJInspired girl? So here goes…

What makes me an #LJInspired girl?

I work hard and strive for my goals on a daily basis. When I fall I get back up and continue, I refuse to look backwards and dwell on missed opportunities, failed goals or injuries, I ALWAYS move forward! I’m not afraid of hard work and always give 1000%! I believe in my self and have an amazingly supportive husband that helps me know that I can conquer any goal.

I’m a #LJInspired girl because I have a deep longing and desire to encourage every woman who is fighting and working hard to meet their goals not matter what they are. My passion is to help each and every one of you know that you are worth it and you CAN do it! It doesn’t matter where someone has come from, its about where they are going, don’t allow your self to get trapped in the “could haves” focus on the now and what today holds! Remember that everyone falls and has set backs. We are not alone…just ask and I will always be there to support you!

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What does happiness mean to me…

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Day 4 of the #LJInspired Instagram Challenge! Today I want to know… What does happiness mean to YOU. Where do you find happiness? And from whom? From what?

Happiness to me is….the LOVE I feel when I’m with my kids and husband no matter what we are doing or where we are! Happiness is when I surround myself with loving and supportive family, friends and of course the #sweatpink community, happiness is when think I can’t do it then I do it and realize I’m so much stronger than it thought! 

So what’s happiness to you?

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Inspired by Instagram

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Today I joined Lorna Jane and Fit Approach on Instagram by sharing who inspires me! There are so many amazing people on Instagram that inspire me to push past the giving up feeling, the discouragement, and to just DO IT! There are just too many to list so sadly I had to narrow it down…OH SO HARD! But…here goes, these amazing ladies inspire me every single day:

😘 @elishavfitness 

😘 @annasfitlife 

😘 @nappybeautylove 

😘 @petite_heartbeat

😘 @peacce2784

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My Favorite Healthy Swaps

unnamedHello my lovelies! Today I’m joining Fit Approach and Lorna Jane in sharing my favorite healthy swaps! Here are some of my all time favorite swaps:

✨ Coconut oil instead of canola oil

✨ Frozen Strawberries and Bananas blended instead of Ice Cream

✨ Greek Yogurt instead of mayo and sour cream

✨ Avocado instead of mayo

✨ Honey instead of sugar

✨ Quinoa instead of rice

✨ Mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes

✨ Sweet potatoes over other potatoes

✨ Nuts instead of chips

Now its your turn! What are your favorite Swaps? I’d love to hear!! If you are on Instagram follow me @gettinfitwithbrit and @lornajaneactive @fitapproach

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#1millionminutes MAD LIBS

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Hey there my lovelies! Have you joined the fun over at Fit Approach yet? My fellow SWEAT PINK ambassadors and I are logging all our minutes of sweat to help us stay excited about our fitness journeys during these hot summer months 1MillionMinutes {if you follow me on instagram or twitter I know you’ve seen #1millionminutes} We are bringing more than just fitness…how about a little bit of silly fun! What better way than with a MAD LIB?

#1millionminutes Puritan’s Pride MAD LIBS

I’m so STOKED [adj] to fuel my #1MillionMinutes goals with Puritan’s Pride! All summer I plan to RUN & HIKE [verb] my way to a healthier, fitter me, and I’ll need help staying hydrated and fueled during all my FUN [adj] adventures!

 

I will make sure I stay on track and will rely on PROTEIN TRAIL MIX [noun] to keep me well fueled before, during and after workouts, and my CAMELBAK FOURTEENER 24 [noun] to keep me hydrated!

 

I’m most excited to try CINNAMON OAT CLUSTERS WITH FLAX SEEDS (product) and ORGANIC UNSWEETENED BERRY COCONUT GRANOLA (product) from Puritan’s Pride because they look LIKE THEY HELP ME KEEP MY ENERGY PRE AND POST WORKOUT!(adj).

 

One supplement I’ve never tried but am curious about is ULTRA WOMAN DAILY MULTI TIME RELEASE  [noun]. I think it might make me extra ALERT [adj].
Bring it, #1MillionMinutes! I’m ready to go! Now share your Mad Lib on your blog and then post the link back on the #1MillionMinutes Fit Approach to share the fun! Share your SWEAT and MAD LIB

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Have you noticed the new rage in running for women? At any given race, track or hiking trail I can virtually guarantee that you’ve seen it…yep you guessed it…Skirts! Gone are the days of unflattering pants and shorts! There is an adorable and super girly option!

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My friends, are you familiar with Running Skirts.com? If you are not then let me introduce you!

Ok first of all Running Skirts was created by twin sister Cindy and Christy {which I LOVE since as you know I am a twin mama!} You can read all about them and Running Skirts HERE!

” As identical twins, we’ve shared everything since birth including our love for running.  After countless races and hours and hours of training, we became all too familiar (bored) with running wear, specifically high performance gear (more functional than flattering!).  Our philosophy is that fitness fashion for women should be fashionable, flattering and (most importantly) functional…Hence the inspiration for our girly-girl designs.”

Running Skirts is so much more than just skirts! Currently on the website these lovely ladies offer:

Bottoms:

  • Running Skirts {w/brief}
  • Athletics Skirts {w/shorts}
  • Capri Skirts
  • Capri Tights
  • Knee Length Modest Skirts
  • Sporty Dresses
  • Subzero Skirts
  • Triathlon Skirts
  • Running Shorts
  • Golf Skirts
  • Maternity
  • Ultra Swift Skirts
  • Mini Skirts {for girls}

Tops:

  • Long Sleeves
  • Performance Tanks
  • Performance Tees
  • Sports Bras
  • Jackets
  • Run-Tease

Extras:

  • Compression Socks
  • Shoes
  • Arm Sleeves
  • Headbands
  • Hydration Belts
  • Jewelry
  • Nutrition
  • Recovery

Whoa that’s a ton right?! Based on the name “RunningSkirts. com” I bet you assumed that their site would be all skirts right?!? I did too! I can honestly tell you I love everything on their site and could do some serious damage {and will when I hit my weight loss goal!}

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When I first heard about running skirts/athletic skirts I was a little on the fence about them to be honest. I’ve always been a capri legging kinda girl and I was teeny bit reluctant to take the plunge into running skirts and skorts. My reluctance mainly came from the fact that I DO NOT have a thigh gap {and no I don’t want one either…been there, done that} because of the non-thigh gap is the reason that I have always been a capri girl. Shorts ride up, YUCK who wants that? The idea of my thighs rubbing together…painful! But, little did I know Running Skirts was about to change my mind and take all my reluctance away!

I’m sure you know there a many different companies that sell “athletic” skirts from high-end brands to “no name” brands. But after trying out quite a few of them I can say for my needs not all are created the same. I have a lot of friends have their favorite brands that they swear by and its fantastic that they work for them but that was not the case for me.
Why Running Skirts? First off take another look at the bottoms list above! These amazing ladies have so many different style to offer. No matter who you are, your size, your sport, you style they have you covered {ha!} For me the “Athletic” Skirts are my perfect match! Not only are they super cute skirts but that have tight-fitting shorts built in…PERFECT!  So, would you be shocked to know that of course I jumped at the chance to try an Athletic Skirt?!

Before I tell you my thoughts on my Athletic Skirt I want to give Cindy and Christy a HUGE shout out not only for their amazing brand but for their amazingly sweet generosity! These wonderful ladies did not just send me a skirt but they surprised me with entire outfit! When the delivery guy dropped off a HUGE pink package I thought “This is a really big package for one skirt” Well there was a reason for the large package not only was there an adorable Athletic Skirt but included was a Long Sleeve Performance top and Purple RunLove compression socks! Seriously friends I squealed like a preteen girl at a New Kids on the Block concert {oh how I loved/love them! but feel free you change that to your fave so you get the full effect!}

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Now on to my thoughts!

To say it was love at first sight would be an understatement! Friends, all the running skirts clothing {that I have} are amazing quality!
Like I mentioned above these are the best skirts I have tried for my body. I’ve very short {5′} with a bubble butt and pretty much no hips. This skirt isn’t too tight or too loose. it is the perfect length for my short legs. Some of the other brands I tried were WAY too short and I felt like a *ahem* lady of the night…while others were way too long and hit be a just the wrong place and made my legs look shorter. The fabric this skirt is made out of is awesome its like bathing suit material but better {if that makes sense}

unnamed-1 copyFirst of all let’s talk about the Compression Socks! Now, I’m very familiar with compression socks and I have to be totally honest with you…these are the best ones I have ever worn! Seriously, they are like silk!! If you are familiar with compression socks you know that sometimes they’re made out of a rough fabric that maybe isn’t the most comfortable. The running skirts Run Love Compression socks are totally different, they are the perfect amount of compression that I need, they are super easy to get on…I’ve had others that are really difficult to get on because the compression is so tight however, that is not the case with these! I highly recommend the Run Love Compression socks to anybody that needs compression socks, it does not matter if you are an athlete, if you were a runner or if you are somebody who deals with any aliment that needs compression you NEED these socks! Plus they are ridiculously adorable!

Onto the Longsleeve Performance Shirt I had no idea that this shirt was going to be in my package so it was a HUGE surprise {like I mentioned unnamed-4 copyabove!} With that being said from the moment I took it out of the package I was in love! After my initial shock of all the goodies I immediately put the shirt on! Guys,  it is so comfortable and so sleek. One of my favorite parts about it is that it has a pink reflective heart on the arm. I also love the shirt is it is a little bit longer than some of the other performance type shirts that I have, some of them hit me right at my bellybutton and I do not like that {after carrying twins I have a larger midsection and I hate the way that some cut me off right there} but that is not the case with the running skirts longsleeve performance shirt! It’s long and hits me around my lower hip area which I just love, it’s a very flattering. I love that they sent me a black one its so pretty and sleek! I’d be lying if I told you that I hardly wear it because… I wear all the time, it’s so comfortable and the fact it’s been getting warmer in our area it’s so perfect to just to throw it on keep you nice and cozy…ahhh I love it!

unnamed-5 copyNOW the Athletic Skirt! When I took this skirt out of the package I fell in love! You can only tell some much about a clothing item based on the picture on a website. I honestly wasn’t expecting the degree of quality that I was going to get with the skirt. These skirts are amazing they’re fitted but don’t let that fool you it does not mean that they are hot and uncomfortable in fact they are so comfortable!  I love that they sent me the Athletic Skirt because it has built-in shorts under the skirt! This baby fits me so perfectly, they shorts are tight and hit right where I need them to hit, no riding up, no chafing, not too short and not too long. My husband and I did a Puppy Love 5K and the skirts stayed in place the entire time no pulling, no adjusting, perfect! I so recommend them!

Now that I’ve told you what I got, let me tell you some of the things that I want!

I would love to get my hand on the Subzero Top, even though we’re coming into warmer weather I do live in the Pacific Northwest which means rain or snow at any time no matter the season, plus we do a lot of camping in the mountains and at night it gets chilly so I would love to have one! I would love to get a pair of their Capri Tights… specifically the honeycomb, I am in love with this print! I also really want the Altra Delilah purple running shoes! They’re $99 and there’s just something about them that I love. Ooh I also want the Merrell – Glove Calypso {$100} I have never had of her Merrell shoes and I’ve heard they’re great, so of course I really want to try them out! And of course I want to couple more Athletics Skirts…specifically honeycomb, midnight stars, watermelon hearts, color block and Caribbean prints. I love all three of those so much!!

Ok so there you have it…I love Running Skirts and will be a forever customer! Have your tried out any of their items? Tell me what you have or what you would like to try out!

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