*Today’s post is sponsored by Senita Athletics, Sudio, Clean Bottle, and Qardio, Inc. I am not a personal trainer, nutritionist, or doctor. I’m just a woman who loves to workout! As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.
Fitness has been an important part of my life ever since I can remember. I love to have a strong and healthy body. I love to be active, but there are times in my life when I’ve been better at it than others. Back when I was single, I pretty much worked out on a daily basis. I’d go to work and afterwards, to the gym. It was just part of my day, and even if I didn’t make it to the gym, I’d do exercises and stretch at home. In fact, I met my husband after a 10-hour work day while I was working out at the gym!
After marriage, I was able to continue going to the gym with my husband, which was amazing! I finally figured out how to eat a healthy diet that didn’t leave me hungry, cut out my indulgent chocolate habit, and got certified as a Zumba instructor. I was the healthiest I’d ever been in my life and I had so much energy, it felt amazing!
Over a year into our marriage, I discovered that one of the potential reasons we hadn’t gotten pregnant yet might be my weight. So I went on an awkward and uncomfortable journey that went against all the healthy habits I’d finally learned how to implement in my life and gained over 10 pounds. At 113 pounds, I found out I was pregnant and we were ecstatic!
Now I’m the mom of two toddlers, and my love for fitness is still there but my workouts are sporadic and I struggle to stay consistent with healthy eating so I’ve decided to start a new journey. A journey to reach my “body after babies” fitness goals! I want to get back to exercising 5-6 days a week and eating healthy consistently–I want to feel strong and energetic again, and my journey starts today!
As I start this new kind of fitness journey, I felt like it would be a great time to share my favorite fitness gear with you!
One of my favorite places to get workout clothes is definitely Senita Athletics. They make stylish and affordable activewear. I’m wearing their Balance Sports Bra – Malta and High Waisted Capris – Malta. I love the way both of these fit, they’re tight and comfortable at the same time and the capris have two pockets that can fit your phone, earphones, etc. You can get 10% off your purchase at Senita Athletics using promo code: “emilyb” (valid until 8/1).
These wireless earbuds with rose gold detail aren’t just pretty, they’re comfortable too! They are the Vasa Blå – Rose Gold White earphones and they’re becoming one of my favorite workout accessories.
Music helps me get focused on my workout, especially when doing cardio but even though I love music I’m always thinking of my mom telling me to protect my hearing and not to listen to music too loudly. Sudio focuses on providing quality sound so I don’t have to have the volume up high, which I like! You can use code “emilybogner” to get 15% off any Sudio purchase.
My Current Favorite Water Bottle is the Square w/ Clean Technology made by Clean Bottle. These water bottles come in fun colors (the raspberry one is mine and the blue is my husband’s), the handle makes them easy to carry, and they’re top rack dishwasher safe which is a must in my opinion. But what makes these water bottles so unique is that the top and the bottom come off so you can keep it clean!
There is so much to love about the QardioBase Smart Scale, this is the scale that I’m depending on to help me reach my current fitness goals! First off, I love the design. It looks like it’s hovering over the floor. I’ve never seen a scale this chic. I want to step onto it!
This scale is easy to set up and use — it’s a wireless scale so it works with the Qardio App with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The app walked me through the set up.
And have I mentioned all of the amazing features this scale has?? There are a lot, so prepare to be impressed:
-Full Body Composition (Fat, Muscle, Water, Bone)
-Measure weight & BMI
-Pregnancy Mode (Yes, you read that right! I wish I had this scale when I was a first-time expecting mom!)
-Auto User Recognition for up to 8 users
-Works on Carpet
There are SO many more features, but these are the ones that grabbed my attention the most and made me want this scale. I’m beyond excited to continue using this award-winning scale throughout my journey to reach my “body after babies” fitness goals!
Do you have any fitness gear favorites? Would you put these on your list? If you want a fitness accountability partner, you can DM me on Instagram: @emilybognerblog, and be sure to follow me there and subscribe to the blog for updates on my fitness journey, and how I’m using my QardioBase Smart Scale along the way!