Kate’s Fall Fit Favorites

CATEGORIES: Health and Fitness

I know, this is probably what you’re expecting to see in January, but fall is actually a great time to be thinking about fitness–kids are back into school, you’re into a routine, and there’s no better way to get a head start on holiday temptations than getting into good habits now

We’ve posted about our DietBet, which is starting in a couple of weeks and is such a fun way to get motivated, but I wanted to share a few other fit favorites I have this fall!

  1. Nike Lunar Glides. When I started working out more intensely, and more specifically when I started lifting weights, my feet were aching all the time, especially while I was  actually training. I asked my trainer for shoe recommendations and he said the shoes I was wearing were good cross trainers (so better for random gym activities), but if I needed more foot support for weight lifting and high impact activities like HIIT tends to be, these were a good pick. They have crazy foot and arch support (I mean, look at at that puffy sole) and are incredibly comfortable. These would also be great if you have a job like a medical professional where you’re on your feet all day like.
  2. Contigo Water Bottle. I’ve often waxed poetic about Contigo water bottles, but that’s because they’re amazing. This bottle autoseals (so you push the little button and then it closes automatically when you’re done), is tall and skinny to fit in all sorts of places, has a flip-over lid that covers where you drink from so if you’re somewhere gross, it’s not touching the mouth part, and has a clip feature you can use to clip the bottle onto a bag (or whatever.) It’s 24 ounces (my favorite size) and is easy to clean. We’ll be announcing our engagement any day.
  3. Progenex Belgian Chocolate. Last fall, we got an Instagram message from a girl saying she had a protein powder that would change our lives. I assumed it was some kind of multi-level marketing gig and was hesitant to respond, but it’s not…it’s just her husband’s company. And it’s amazing. She was right. Guys, I’ve tried a lot of protein powder and I’ve pretty much gagged them all down for a few days until they sit on top of my fridge for the next year. This actually tastes good. Even with just water. 
  4. Sarah Sports Bra. I kept seeing an ad for the Sarah sports bra from Senita Athletics pop up on my  Facebook and Instagram, so I finally took the plunge and bought one and loved it so much that I went back and bought another one (I have Bahamas and California Poppy.) It is so cute and it’s actually supportive without being too tight. Plus, it has a pocket in the back big enough for my iPhone 6 Plus with a case on. I’ve loved their products so much that we’ve teamed up with them to get you guys a discount code–if you use OURBESTBITES, you’ll get 10% off your order, plus we have a giveaway going on right now!
  5. Adidas No-Show Socks. These cute little socks give you enough coverage to protect your foot from rubbing in your show, but don’t show a whole lot more than that. They’re thin and comfortable and not at all bulky.

Hope that gives you some ideas that will get you excited about healthy habits this fall! 

 

8 comments

  1. I agree, fall is a great time to refocus on fitness. I am riding my bike to take my son to school a few times a week, and love fitting in exercise before the day even really starts! 🙂 I have loved my camelbak water bottles for years. Then I bought a 3 pack of the kid sized contigo bottles at Costco this summer. I stole one for myself and drink SO much more with these because you don’t have to bite to drink, and I love the cover on the lid! I agree, love them!

  2. Progenex sounds similiar to Isagenix. Have you tried both and prefer Progenex better?

    Thank you for any input!

    1. I’ve heard a lot about Isagenix, but I’ve never tried it/researched it too closely. As far as I know, Progenex is more straight-up protein and Isagenix is more complete nutrition/meal replacement (kind of like Shakeology.) I know a lot of people who swear by it, but I also have a friend who bought a month’s supply and tried selling the rest after a shake or two because she hated it, haha. But I also know tons of people who have had a ton of success on it!

      1. Progenex is nothing like Isagenix, except the name. Progenex has recovery power too which helps with muscle soreness. They have a lot of info on their site about how it works and why, pretty interesting if you like science stuff.
        I agree that the Belgian Chocolate flavor is amazing. My favorite is the Peanut Butter Smash! Sometimes I mix 1 scoop PB smash with 1 scoop Go Bananas (a chocolate banana flavor) and I’m in heaven.
        My husband and I are huge fans of this brand!

      2. I LOVE Isagenix as a meal replacement, but Progenex sounds like it would be awesome to try for the protein powder!

  3. I have to give a shout out and say that I love Progenex as well. It’s amazing! Belgian Chocolate is hands down the best flavor but the Peppermint Bark Recovery (which they only have sometimes) is absolutely insane, it’s so good. I’ll agree with Jen and say that their website is really great at explaining all of the science behind it as well, which I find fascinating. The amount of information they give you and how amazing it tastes has made my husband and I fall in love with the brand.
    My favorite is Belgian Chocolate of course, but mixing it up with 1 scoop Belgian Chocolate and 1 scoop Peppermint is great. Also mixing up 1 scoop Belgian Chocolate and 1 scoop Butterscotch Candy is great. I swear, the Butterscotch Candy flavor tastes like what I imagine Harry Potter’s Butterbeer to taste like, so good!
    After my intense HIIT workouts I take my Progenex with just straight water. If I’m at home just doing a weightlifting routine then I’ll take it with whole milk instead and it gets all frothy and wonderful. I seriously love the brand.
    I’m intrigued about the Contigo water bottle. I feel loyal to my Camelbak (I’ve had it for 6 years) but I have a big one that doesn’t fit in any cupholders and whenever I bring it in my car it leaks all over the place. I’ll have to give Contigo a try. Thanks for the tips!

  4. Thanks for the clarification everyone!! Sounds like they’re both awesome in their own ways!

  5. I LOVE progenex! It is the real deal! It works amazing and I love their flavors. Cookies and cream More Muscle is my favorite or I put their vanilla in our smoothies but I also eat their bars like candy and their Cocoon product is the best sleep product out there (we even give it to our kids at dinner sometimes 🙂 And my kids ask for their pancake mix all the time, too. Love it all.

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