Since we’re living on a stricter budget these days, I am not buying what I want shortly after I decide that I want it. With a baby in the picture and the loss of a second income, those days are probably gone for a long time! That’s not really a bad thing—there’s something satisfying about planning and getting your act together when it comes to budgeting.
But I have been dreaming about a few fitness items that I want and/or need. I’m also doing a little more research before purchases now to make sure I am getting a product that I will love and will last a long time. I’d love your input on any of these items!
A few years ago, I had a Fitbit and I lost it at work one day. I was pretty bummed about it. But you guys, the Fitbits that are on the market today are way cooler than what I had back then!
I’m not sure which model I want. At $99.95, the Fitbit Flex is the less expensive option and it would probably meet my current needs.
But I plan to get back to previous fitness levels which included running longer distances and paying attention to my heart rate (I just love data), and so the Fitbit Charge HR would probably meet all of those needs but it costs $149.95.
But I also like my Garmin GPS watch because I know exactly how far I have gone when exercising outside. For that reason, I most want the Fitbit Surge because it has GPS, heart rate monitoring and is the whole kit and caboodle (and remember how much I love numbers and data). But it’s $249.95 and that’s pretty steep for someone who hasn’t gotten her act together yet! On another note, this would eliminate my need for my Garmin GPS and my HR monitor and so I could sell each of those to reduce the cost.
You can get Free shipping with orders over $50 at Fitbit.com! (affiliate link)
So many options! Do you have a Fitbit? Which one? What are your thoughts?
- Athletic Socks
This one is a lot more affordable but also more immediate—I am down to just a few pairs of socks.
I have a few requirements for socks: 1) they must come above my ankle. Socks that slide down are the WORST! 2) they must be made of a fabric that doesn’t rub my skin the wrong way and contribute to soreness and blisters. 3) they must keep my feet dry and cool because nobody likes hot and stinky feet!
And for this one, I’d love your suggestions because I don’t really know where to start.
- Workout Apparel
My yoga pants have become so tight that I do not wear them in public unless I am feeling no sense of shame or am too tired to care anymore (wait that doesn’t happen to me…nope not to me…).
I need some workout clothes designed for the plus sized woman. My curves are extra curvy right now and I need some workout apparel that flatters me.
I have been working out in old cotton t-shirts (literally there are holes in the armpits) and my overly tight yoga pants.
I usually buy my workout clothes from Old Navy, but I think I will have to order online from the Plus section if I go that route.
All of my “plus size” women out there, where do you buy your workout clothes? Do you have a piece that you especially love?
- Fitness Headbands
Confession: my need for this is two fold: 1) hard core workouts (OF COURSE) and 2) mostly so I can hide what a hot mess I look like before I have time to shower. Seriously, I need to hide my hair.
A lot of headbands don’t work for me. I tell myself that my head is so huge because I have such a big brain to hold my smarts. ha. But really, I’m plagued with an oddly shaped bowling ball head and so headbands need to be just right.
Do you have a favorite workout headband? What brand?
- New Music from iTunes
My workout playlist is filled with songs from a few years ago. I’d love to add Katy Perry’s “Roar”. I’d like to compile a playlist of upbeat songs like this to get me moving!
What songs are on your workout playlist?