A special thanks to Staples for sponsoring this Get Out and Go for American Heart Month post and providing a kit for me to try. Be sure to check back in at the end of the month for a wonderful Staples giveaway!
For the past year, I’ve been honored to be a Go Red For Women spokesperson for our local branch of the American Heart Association. While I didn’t get to participate with some of their activities as much as I would have liked, I enjoyed the times that I did get to volunteer and talk with like minded women. And remember the fabulous Go Red Fashion Show from last year?
This Friday, I am attending a Go Red for Women Breakfast where I will help pass the sash to the 2015 spokeswomen. But that doesn’t mean that my desire to continue a heart healthy lifestyle is over. In fact, I have recommitted to ramp it up this year. I have GOT to finish losing this baby weight for GOOD! And American Heart Month is a great time to begin.
I always work better when I have an accountability partner. This partner is usually my husband, but I have to admit that I get pretty discouraged when we are trying to lose weight together. He loses weight so easily! It practically falls off of him. He’ll still be an accountability partner of sorts, but I’m also going to be relying on a few new gadgets from Staples to encourage me to Get Out and Go! Staples is celebrating American Heart Month with the #GetOutandGo initiative that encourages participants to do at least one heart healthy activity a week. I’m happy to be participating. I have fifteen pounds left to lose before I’m back at pre-triplet weight. By improving my eating habits and increasing my activity, I’m going to make sure that this year is the year.
I’ve only been using these items for a few days, but so far my favorite is the Fitbit One! It definitely helps keep me accountable by tracking my activity.
I may have a serious accident on this Balance Board. I’m clumsy by nature, but I’m determined to master this thing. I’ll keep you posted.
Confession: I hate running, but it has been the most effective in getting me in shape and loosing weight in the past. I love this Garmin Forerunner 15 Large GPS Running Watch for meeting running (okay, it’s more like jogging) goals.
I enjoy pilates, but sometimes my hip muscles spasm. I’m looking forward to trying this Muscle Therapy Foam Roller.
Do you have any of these items? Do you have any recommendations for using them? I had no idea that Staples sells all this awesome work out gear, but they have a neat selection. What is your favorite workout item?
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