As a blogger, I am able to sample different items before the public sometimes. I never accept products made with ingredients I avoid or clothes/shoes I would not buy myself. Few still make it on to the blog but for the truly fabulous, here are my top picks from the past month that I was sampling out.
SNEAKS! I love trying new sneakers. Boston-based New Balance just came out with a new pair called the Fresh Foam 980. I wore them for a 6 mile run a couple Saturday’s ago and was surprised they did not need any breaking in at all.
Designed for neutral running, the shoe combined ultra-plush cushioning with a reduced drop from heel to forefoot that protest your feet without sacrificing speed. The shoe is light and stable but most of all comfortable! A women’s size 7 weighs just 7.3oz. The colors are beautiful as well.
SWEETS! Yasso Greek Yogurt Bars also debuted a new product recently that was consumed quicker than any sweet treat ever in my household!
We (roomie and I) tried all 5 flavors and the Sea Salt Caramel (just 100 calories) was both of our favorites. I of course got to eat one and he had the other 3… I also loved the Mint Chocolate Chip, and both chocolate dipped flavors, Peanut Butter Cup and Dark Chocolate Raspberry. I’m not a fudgicle person but even the Chocolate Fudge was delicious. It did taste like a fudgicle though. The pops were all under 130 calories and have between 7 and 5 g of protein! They are currently available in over 14,000 retailers for between $4.99-5.49. Sugar substitutes are not used in the products and milk is rGHB free.
Four bars come in a box, and while that prices each one over $1, that is a lot cheaper than your fro-yo addiction and this is made with better ingredients plus portion controlled!
FASHION! I’m also obsessed with my new Oakley clothes that I got while shooting a bunch of videos for their new site in Laguna Beach. I’m wearing the Energy tank, aka light blue top, above in my newest YouTube video and can’t get enough of the fun colors. The sports bras are also cute, colorful and flattering. Surprisingly, I wear a small and it works for even running on the treadmill! While shooting the cover for my book, it was challenging to find sports bras that looked good on camera. These would have worked perfect.
MUSIC: Download the new Icona Pop album on iTunes if you need new workout tunes. It’s the bomb.
VACATION! While technically I visited this resort in December, I’m including it here because they offered my readers an generous deal in January. Esperanza has extended SarahFit readers:
· Complimentary room upgrade based on availability
· A private 60-minute fitness training session
· Complimentary breakfast daily
· Margaritas upon arrival
· Call 855-549-9868 to book your stay
While visiting, I shot this Simple & Sweaty Beach vacation workout video that you can do on the beach without any equipment. Combined with today’s video that you can do at any hotel gym, you have zero excuses not to workout on your next vacay!
While the resort cannot and will not confirm, I spotted pictures of two famous Friends on vacation in Cabo and the resort looked very familiar… This is one resort, I cannot wait to go back to and will forever compare every trip experience to the resort.
Things I stopped loving last month? GUM! I gave it up again. How long will last without it this time? Hopefully for good. I hate the artificial sugar and creepy ingredient list but there is not healthy alternative that I enjoy.
disclaimer: While I was NOT compensated to mention any of the items in this post, I was provided complimentary samples except the album which I bought on iTunes. I stand by my recommendations and if you disagree with one, I’d love to hear your constructive feedback.