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The Fitnessista Podcast: Healthy In Real Life

May 26, 2021

Hi friends! Happy humpday! The Summer Shape Up plan goes out on Friday, so if you’re not on the list, add yourself here! It’s going to be so much fun and the party starts on Tuesday. I can’t wait to get started!

For today’s podcast episode, I’m sharing 5 fun things. Some of them have to do with health and fitness and others are just things I’ve found that are bringing me joy.

I’ll be posting more short podcast episodes in the mix with the longer beefy interviews, so please let me know what you think and also if you have any topic requests! 

080: 5 Fun Things

1. Amazon long-lined sports bra. 

I saw someone on Instagram recommend these and since they’re only $21.99, I decided to give it a whirl. I was blown away by the super soft fabric and quality; they remind me so much of the lululemon Align material. I’ve bought two more and am obsessed. They have a bit of padding, they have good coverage, and I love wearing these to barre or yoga classes. For the price, it’s a total steal, and they have 33,000 4 1/2-star reviews. 

2. Squatty potty

This is a weird thing, but since I’ve used and loved it for about 4 years now, I figured it deserved a proper shout out. I think it’s easy to forget bathroom mechanics because what we do here in the US is pretty unnatural to how our bodies were designed. Our positioning on a regular toilet causes extra pressure on our pelvic floor, and ya’ll know how passionate I am about small actions to protect our pelvic floor over time. This is such an easy swap and it ended up being such a helpful tool that both of our upstairs bathrooms have one. (It’s also one of those things that I’ve bought that the Pilot has asked zero questions about. I still don’t know if he knows what it is lol.) Highly recommend! (Plus the kids’ version is adorable.)

3. HigherDOSE sauna blanket

I’ve raved about this on the blog quite a few times but I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it on the podcast yet. I purchased this as an X-mas gift and have used it at least 2-3 times a week since then. I’m usually cold, so it feels amazing to get toasty, toasty, and sweat, particularly an hour or so before bed each night. This is a portable infrared sauna, so you have the same benefits of using a sauna, without the need to take up a ton of space. There are 9 settings (I alternate between 7 and 8) and you can roll it out and enjoy an audiobook or show while getting in an awesome sweat. Saunas can provide a variety of benefits, from reducing inflammation, promoting a healthy immune system, helping with muscle soreness, stabilizing blood sugar, and so much more. I feel amazing when I use it, it makes a huge difference in my skin tone and texture, and I sleep like a baby with super vivid dreams when I use my sauna blanket. I have a discount code for this one, too! If you use FITNESSISTA75 at checkout, you’ll get $75 off!

4. Thrive Market

We’ve been fans of Thrive Market for years, and they keep adding more and more offerings to the website. I find that the prices are way better than Whole Foods and they carry a lot of the brands we know and love. (Some of my very favorite products are in this post!) Lately, we started adding clean wines to our shipments and LOVE them. If you’ve been wanting to try it ou, my link gets you 25% off your first purchase. 

5. Watermelon sleeping mask

Ok, so this is one of my favorite skincare products. It smells like a watermelon jolly rancher and makes your skin smell SO soft and smooth. The brand is Glow Recipe, and I’m usually impressed with their ingredients. I mix this in with some of my other favorite skincare products, but it always feels like a treat when I use this one

So, tell me friends: what’s something that is brining you joy or making your life easier right now? Spread the word in the comments section - I always love to hear about your recommendations, too!

Happy Wednesday :)



PS congrats to the winner of the 300k downloads giveaway, Kathy! (Winner has been emailed. Stay tuned for more giveaways soon!)