5 Top Apps To Help You Get Fit

  1. My Fitness Pal:  It hands down my favorite way to track food.  While the major con is it does not teach people about ho important macronutrients is in making up total calorie intake for the day it does a pretty great job at estimating total calorie needs as well as macronutrient and micronutrient needs depending on the persons goal.  The food library is also the most complete I have seen, you can even go out to eat and enter a popular restaurants menu and it will pop up!  Do NOT use it to input calories burned….it gives you 10x what you actually burned…Also, For those who wish to get more specific about nutrient timing you can get the premium app and set nutrient needs for each meal.  With premium you can also set up specific macros.
  2. My Wod:  While I no longer crossfit I do still use this app to track my weight lifting records and as a timer.  You can set it up for a tabata, standard, coundown, or interval timer so it makes life easier by providing a timely beep.
  3. Fooducate:  While this app can double as a food diary it is not as complete as my fitness pal.  Where this app is amazing is that you can scan any barcode at the grocery store or look up the food and it will give the food a rating from A+ to F and tell you why that food got that rating.  It is a great tool in teaching people what to look and look out for at the grocery store.
  4. Daily Water-Drink Tracker:  For those that struggle to remember to drink water and stay hydrated this app helps you track your water and will send you reminders to drink water if you are slacking for the day.
  5. Map My Run:  Every blue moon you may find me out on a run.  This app tracks distance, time, pace, and routes for your running or walking bouts.

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3 Fitness Products Every Fitness Enthusiast Should Own

There are so many fitness products on the market right now it’s so hard to distinguish which are actually useful from which are a scam.  My personal top 3 necessities are:

  1. Gallon Gear:  Because staying hydrated is an important part of overall fitness, I have found that gallon gear helps me the most.  Why?  I hate luke warm water after a while and during long school days or long days at work my gallon jug gets warm or my water bottles that keep my water cold get annoying because I have to refill a million times a day.  The great thing about gallon gear is it’s a little slip cover for the gallon jug that keeps my water cold the entire day and has a convenient pocket for my phone and keys.  They have a bunch of fun colors for people with vibrant personalities and more neutral colors for those who prefer to stay low key.  Gallon Gear Coupon Code: MELISSALgallongear banner
  2. Seat Hoody:  This is another go to product for me as I sweat like a maniac and hate that sticky feeling on my car seat and skin….plus it’s kind of gross.  What I love about seat hoody is, it’s an easy on and off, it’s machine washable, and keeps your car seat from getting nasty.  Also convenient for beach days!  Seat Hoody Coupon Code: LETLERFIT15046803_1716258232035145_6260706190234222592_n(1)
  3. Set of Dumbbells:  A set of dumbbells is also a necessity as sometimes we just can’t make it to the gym for whatever reason.  Dumbbells are so versatile they make for great at home workout equipment and take virtually no storage space.  I got my personal set on amazon! Click Here:

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6 Supposedly Healthy Foods You Should Be Avoiding

The thing about the food and fitness industry is, marketing and advertising goes farther than science.  It’s a sad reality, and is one of the reason so many people are quick to fall for gimmicks, nutrition labeling etc.  Just today I went grocery shopping and was baffled at how the industry charges more or hides poison in their labeling.  Here were the top 6 offenders that stood out to me today.

  1. Fit and Active brand popcorn versus the generic brand popcorn:  Fit and Active brand was almost a dollar more expensive and when you compare the labels…the EXACT same thing.  Just because something is labeled fit and active or something along those lines does not necessarily make it any better.
  2. Sugar: A bunch of BS, and WORSE for you! Your brain gets the same stimulation only instead of being natural, it’s synthetic, can mess up insulin regulation, and most are metabolized in to carcinogens…cancer causing agents.  Go for REAL sugar, avoid the sugar alcohol.  Even in moderation, real sugar is better than fake.  Same goes for regular vs diet sodas
  3. Arctic Zero Ice Cream:  People love it because it is low calorie, has minimal protein, but just like sugar free labels are ridded with sugar alcohols.  Limit sugar alcohols as much as possible (generally anything that ends in “ol” ie. sorbitol, erythritol, maltitol)
  4. Low Fat anything:  Your body NEEDS healthy fats.  Low fat labels are usually a guise for companies to add sugars and MORE sugar alcohols in order to make the food tastier since removing fat makes food less appetizing. Whole fat is totally OK!
  5. Organic Tostitos:  While the ingredients may be “cleaner” they have more sodium and do in my opinion more harm because people consume more of it thinking it’s healthier.
  6. Organic Granola: uhmmmm 36g of sugar per serving and only 8g of protein? what?! READ your labels!! Ideally there will be no added sugar.

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Vegan Lettuce Wraps

With the what the health phenomena I have been getting so many more inquiries about people wanting to become vegetarian or vegans so today I wanted to share a quick and easy, animal cruelty free dinner recipe!

Vegan Lettuce Wraps:

  1. Romaine Lettuce = Taco Shell Replacement, Butter Lettuce is a great substitute as well!
  2. In a pot saute mushroom, onion, tomatoes and season (I use cumin, cayeene, and celery salt)
  3. Add in Beans on your choice and mix together
  4. sprint hemp seeds to taste (I added 1 tbsp to the mix for 2 people)
  5. Slice up some fresh avocado on top
  6. Enjoy!

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DIY: Stair Case

We are FINALLY done with the stairs.  3 months later, but we are done!!  Originally the plan was to hire someone to do the stairs, but we were quoted by different people anywhere from $3,500 to $4000 so we said, screw that.  We’d rather use that kind of money for the floor and instead went DIY on our stairs.

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Before

Before we had insanely dirty carpet, poorly kept and poorly painted black and brown rails.  What you cannot see are the cracks in the wall.  So we did the following to fix it up!

  1. My husband removed the carpet and the rails
  2. I sanded down the steps (thank GOD they had good wood under the carpet)
  3. We chose a dark brown stain and I applied 3 thick coats to every step and 1 thick coat to the borders that were previously stained.
  4. I applied 5 coats of polyurethane
  5. as I was staining and applying the coating (I did it over the course of a week in the AM and PM while the coats would have time to dry) we took the stair rails to a sandblast shop to be blasted and repainted with a brushed aluminum.
  6. Once those were ready we installed them and took the wood it previously had, measured it out, and cut new ones. (my husband did that part)
  7. when he was done I stained the new wood with the light gray stain.
  8. the part that took the longest was the laminate installation as that was a DIY for my dad and my husband (finding a time that worked for both was difficult).  With the left over laminate from the upstairs job we installed it onto the platform as it had a tacky plywood underneath that looked so bad when it was stained.
  9. The total cost of the job was $936 ($700 for the rails…but still cheaper than new ones)
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After

Life is so good without those dirty carpets and so much easier to maintain!  Plus we learned new skills along the way.  Though we have a few amateur drip marks, still saved $3,000 for something that in a small townhouse does not need to be a statement piece.

Fingers crossed for a new kitchen and new stairs by the end of the year!  The kitchen will also be a DIY so stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

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Booty Belly Bootcamp

After taking May and June off of Booty Belly Bootcamps for personal reasons we are BACK!!! I am so excited to kick off this Booty Belly Bootcamp for various reasons:

  • We will be using various equipment!  Dumbbells, Resistance Bands, and more!
  • ALL levels are welcome!
  • Ladies only!
  • It only happens once a month
  • Learn different exercises that you can incorporate into your current routine
  • It’s only $10 AND you always get something fun in return!  (Tees, shaker bottles, headbands)
  • The breakdown is 10 minutes for warm up. 35 Minutes of Booty Building, 5 Minutes of Abs, and 5 Minutes for stretching

Join us!!  Register or Get all of the info HERE!

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Hate getting Sweat on your Car Seat?

There is nothing more disgusting then getting drenched in sweat and then seeing it on your car seat.  Imagine sitting on a car that is repeatedly soaking in sweat..GROSS! Luckily I have found a solution for that and man has it been a life saver!

I was recently introduced to the Seat Hoody (save 10% with code “letler”) to give it a shot and give my honest opinion about the product.  I was hooked from day 1.  Not only did I realize how dirty I got (the seat hoody would turn black..BLEH) after the gym, but I never realized just how much sweat actually got absorbed into the car seat.

Not only has the Seat Hoody proven to soak in the sweat and dirt from the gym, but it’s great for catching dog hair too!

The best Part?  It’s machine washable!  If you don’t have one, you need one.

Seat Hoody Coupon Code: “letler” saves you 10%

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