Focus on Fitness 2020

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.  Opinions are my own.

As we all know, 2020 has been one heck of a year.  Our lives have changed so much.  In some ways for the better, in others not so much.  In our case, our life slowed down, we have been home, spending quality time together, doing things around the house & actually following training plans since we aren’t running races every weekend.

I’ve had the opportunity to focus on my fitness this year, like really focus on it. I run consistently, I spin, I occasionally do strength training (that I need to do more of, LOL) and more importantly, I’m eating much much better now that we are not eating out every day.

On that note, my friends at BabbleBoxx sent me their summer Focus on Fitness box with some cool things to complement that training.

Here’s what I got:

Some meals from vegan meal service, Veestro, leggings from No Nonsense, RingHero pouch, Nature Valley Sustained Energy Bars, Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein & Zinc & Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck & Guide Book.

Let’s get a little deeper into each item.  Full disclosure, I wasn’t able to try the Nature Valley Sustained Energy Bars or the Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein as they are not vegan.

What I  was most excited to try in this box were the meals from Veestro.  We have been using other meal delivery services this year but I have been contemplating getting Veestro for months now & just hadn’t pulled the trigger yet.

Veestro is the #1 Plant-Based meal delivery service in the US, (I’ve seen it on the top of many, many lists that I have looked at for vegan meal delivery). The meals are fully prepared so you just heat & serve, you can also keep them in the freezer so they don’t go bad before you can eat them and there are a lot of different options to choose from.

I got 5 meals including 1 breakfast option.  The meals that I got with the exception of pasta Bolognese are not necessarily the meals I would have chosen myself.

At first I thought the meals looked really small, I’m used to eating a lot more food, but surprisingly I wasn’t hungry after lunch so that was a pleasant surprise since the calorie counts were on the lower end. I really liked the chicken in the Country Fried Chicken & the Breakfast Burrito was really yummy too.

Want to try Veestro for yourself?  Use code BABBLE25 to get 25% off now through Oct 31, 2020.

The item in the box that really surprised me was the No nonsense Wide Waistband Sport Legging.  These leggings were so comfortable.

They have a nice wide waistband that was super comfortable, I’m really picky about waistbands and I didn’t have to move this one around at all.  I wore the leggings for a 60 minute ride on the Peloton and had no issues at all.  They didn’t move & the lightweight fabric wicked away the sweat.

Best of all the no nonsense leggings are super affordable at $20 a pair.  And you can use code Sport25 for 25% off, which knocks them down to just $15 a pair!

Next up is a unique product called RingHero.  It’s a super cool idea if you are able to get your engagement & wedding rings off ;).

RingHero is a small 2 way stretch wristband pouch with a zippered pocket that you can use to protect your engagement/wedding and other rings while working out.  RingHero keeps your rings safe and on your body so you don’t damage or lose them.

You could also use RingHero to keep keys, ear phones, earrings, pills or even coins.  It’s super lightweight, felt comfortable on my wrist and is made with an odor controlling yarn so it’s unstinkable & sweat wicking.  I got an animal print version but it comes in a lot of different colors/patterns.

You can save 10% on RingHero by using code BabbleBoxx10.

Next up are Nature Valley Packed Sustained Energy Bars. I used to eat Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars all the time so I was excited to see these.  I was disappointed that they aren’t vegan because they have both honey & whey protein in them but for those that aren’t vegan, I think they would be a good option for a yummy snack. They sound delicious.

These Nature Valley Packed Sustained Energy Bars are packed with Almond or Peanut Butters, sunflower & pumpkin seeds and either dried cranberry or blueberries.  They give you long lasting energy and are and all in one creamy, crunchy & chewy bar.

Next is the Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck and Guide Book: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World by Jennifer Sodini, Illustrated by Natalee Miller from Running Press Books.

The Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck includes an Oracle deck of 42 unique oracle cards and brings the wisdom of Ma’at, an ancient Egyptian concept of truth & balance to the modern world.

It’s a perfect gift for any modern mystic and pairs well with tarot cards.

And last but not least is the Ancient Nutition Multi Collagen Protein & Ancient Nutrients Zinc + Probiotics.

Again because this Collagen isn’t vegan, I wasn’t able to try it out but Collagen is quite popular and supports a healthy gut, skin, hair, nails & joints.

The Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein features Collagen types I, II, III, V & X, these multiple sources of collagen come from both bovine, marine & it looks like chicken sources.  It’s also gluten free & dairy free, has 9g of Protein and only 35 calories per serving.

The Zinc + Probiotic capsules are listed as being vegetarian, not vegan so I didn’t try these either. It’s a unique formula of Zinc plus probiotics,  each capsule contains 20mg of enzyme activated zinc & 2 billion CFUs of probiotics, which supports healthy immune defense & healthy digestion.

All in all I’m pleased with the products in the box that I can use.  The Veestro meals were yummy, the No nonsense leggings were super affordable & super comfortable and the RingHero is a cool idea and the perfect place for my house/car key.

Anything in this box catch your eye?

Spring Health & Wellness Box Review

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx, I did receive payment & product for this review, but as always opinions are my own.

I’m super excited to share with you all this awesome Spring Health & Wellness box that I got from BabbleBoxx.

I love getting subscription boxes so when I had the opportunity to work with my friends at BabbleBoxx to review this box, I knew it was going to be awesome. So let’s dive right in…

What’s inside?

2 bottles of Power Dressing from Healthy Choice
Solar Red Aeropex from Aftershokz
Ignite Your Light Book from Running Press
Compression Socks from No Nonsense
Suunto 7 Watch from Suunto
LiftActiv Peptide-C Sunscreen from Vichy
Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies from Nature’s Truth
Simply Collagen from Pink Products

Pretty awesome group of products don’t you think?

Now let’s get a bit more info for you on all the products in here.

First up the Power Dressing from Healthy Choice.

While I don’t eat a ton of salad, I always try to have salad dressing on hand because I actually really like to add it to grain bowls. These Power Dressings are pretty amazing, salad dressings made with real veggies, no artificial flavors & no soy. They are all under 45 calories each.

I got the Greener Goddess & the Creamy Italian to try out. I requested to not get the Ranch since it’s the only one of the 4 flavors that is not vegan.

The taste is really good & I’m always on board with any food that includes more veggies.

Next up are the Solar Red Aeropex from Aftershokz.

I’ve got a few pairs of Aftershokz in my collection and they are a big hit with runners because they use bone conduction technology so that they aren’t actually in your ears, but rather sitting on the bone outside of your ear so you can still hear outside sounds. You can read a review I did on one of the other versions here.

The Aeropex have a lightweight frame, 8 hour battery life & are sweat & waterproof although not recommend for swimming.

They are doing 15% off through 5/15/2020 at their website.

And since I am an ambassador for another headphone brand, I’m super excited to share that I will be giving these away to one lucky reader!! Keep reading to find out what you need to do to win!

Ignite Your Life by Jolene Hart book has been an awesome Self-Care resource for me as of late.

Self Care is something I have been sorely missing with all the travel we have done in the last little bit.

I’ve been working hard to rid my life of the negative energy that comes with anxiety & Ignite Your Light shares tips to live a more positive light.

Compression Socks from No Nonsense

When I think of No Nonsense, I think of panty hose but it’s only natural that they would branch into socks too!

I was sent 2 styles, no show & crew both of which have graduated compression in them. I’ve been wearing them when I get up in the morning because it’s always so cold in our house! And I love them for riding my new bike – I’m definitely more of a no show girl ;).

Both styles are made in the US, which is really cool and you can find them at Rite Aid.

Next up, I was sooooo excited to finally get the opportunity to try out a Suunto watch.

The Suunto 7 is a smartwatch that has features from Wear OS by Google.  I will say there are so many features on this watch it’s a little intimidating, lol. I was expecting something slightly different than what it actually is.

As a runner, I’m looking for things like athletic capability & there are over 70 sport modes available, along with GPS, wrist heart rate & you can sync to Strava. The battery life though for long distance running though is not great. Because of all the Wear OS features, like seeing calls, messages, google pay & assistant, the battery does wear out easily and battery life is discussed on Suunto’s website.

While I won’t be trading in my normal running watch, the Suunto 7 is a great everyday watch and perfect if you are looking for more of a Smartwatch that you can use for everyday. The Google Pay feature is really awesome and I look forward to trying that out down the road. And I love how sleek it looks on. It really makes me want to try one of Suunto’s more run specific watches.

LiftActiv Peptide-C Sunscreen from Vichy

Vichy has created a product that is not just an SPF but is also an anti-aging daily moisturizer that contains plant based peptides.

I’ve really jumped on the sunscreen bandwagon lately and am testing out so many different options. I love that this one has plant based peptides and is considered an anti-aging sunscreen.

Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies from Nature’s Truth

I love Apple Cider Vinegar gummies. They are so tasty and easy to use vs taking shots of actual apple cider vinegar.

The Nature’s truth version delivers 600mg of Apple Cider Vinegar per serving, they have a great natural apple flavor, no vinegar aftertaste and best of all are Vegan, Gluten Free & Non-GMO. Sean & I have been munching on these gummies every day lately!

Last but not least is the only product that I can’t actually test.

Simply Collagen from Pink Products is a grass-fed pasture raised pure Collagen Peptide power. Since I am vegan, this particular product isn’t a good fit for me but if collagen is something that you use, please check this one out and you can save 20% on all Pink products on Amazon using code 20SHAREPINK.  Pink Products do however have two Vegan products listed on their site including Be Well Cranberry cap with Vitamin C & Hibiscus & L-Theanine Calm Cap.

I’m pretty impressed by this box, the Suunto 7, the Power Dressings from Healthy Choice & the Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy from Nature’s truth are my fav products but it was a lot of fun testing everything out and sharing with you!

Now for the fun part! If you made it this far, you now have the opportunity to win a pair of Solar Red Aeropex from Aftershokz. Just comment below with which product from the Spring Health & Wellness box that you would want to try, put your IG name & follow me on Instagram @runnylegs and then you are entered!

Giveaway not associated with BabbleBoxx or Aftershokz.  Contest ends on Thursday, Apr 23 at midnight PST & a winner will be randomly selected on Friday, Apr 24. US only since I’m shipping them, sorry.