Hi there and happy Friday to you. You made it through another week and it’s officially Summer, yay! This weekend I have family in town for my Uncles wedding in Annapolis, MD. Today we’re hoping to drive into DC and visit my older sister and her fiancé, grab lunch, and maybe check out some of the museums before heading to the rehearsal dinner. Follow along on Instagram for all the fun. But now it’s time to talk about all the things I’ve been loving this week in Friday Favorites, including some great pantry finds, fitness gear, and more.
New Fitness Equipment and Gear
I received a nice package of new fitness gear from Perfect and Harbinger Fitness. Included was the Perfect AB Carver Pro that works on toning your arms and abs. I used the AB Carver Pro in one of my workout this week and love that it provides resistance as you roll out and assists in rolling back in, which activates more muscles. My core was definitely feeling it the next day.
I also got the chance to use the Pro Wristwrap Gloves during my leg workout. My hands were in desperate need of some gloves because of the pull-ups and heavy deadlifting I’ve been doing lately. I love that the gloves are vented to help minimize sweat, which is crucial in the Summer months.
Speaking of Summer, I know many people dread Summer workouts because of the heat and humidity. And I totally get it, the heat can be brutal. Try using the Perfect Cooling Towel, it will stay cool for hours and and can be used during a workout to wipe off sweat. If you live in the heat you literally need one of these in your life! During peak heat times it may be best to workout indoors where your air-con is so you are not causing dehydration or tiring out your body in a short amount of time. If your air-con has not been working to its optimum level then now is the time to get it looked at by services like http://www.summersphc.com/greenfield/services/cooling/ac-replacement/ to make sure you are not sweltering in this heat as your work up a sweat.
The last gift I received was the Harbinger Ergo Grip Strength System. It’s a hand and forearm strength-building system that comes in different sizes and resistance levels. I’ve never thought much about grip strength building, but hey, always willing to try something new, especially because I can barely move the black 60-pound resistance grip.
Red, White, and Blue M&M’s
Gosh I just love how M&M’s come out with new products for each season. How cute are the Red, White, and Blue M&M’s?!? I love mixing M&M’s with popcorn like in this Spring Muddy Buddies Mix or baking with them. Trying to come up with a good 4th of July treat to use these for. Maybe M&M Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, Monster Cookie Bars, or Sweet and Salty Holiday Popcorn. So many possibilities! What would you make with them?
Shaun T Week
If you’re signed up for the Beachbody On Demand All Access Pass you can stream every Beachbody workout and get access to new programs. They started a new series where different trainers will be featured with brand NEW workouts during the Summer. This week is Shaun week and I did a few of the 7 days worth of workouts and dang, he always knows how to kick my but. Especially in the few workouts where weights are involved!
I somehow manage to only go into Target about once a month, how much I spend, well that’s another story. But these three items were on sale my last visit and I was so excited. Justin’s mini Dark Chocolate PB cups are one of my favorite desserts, so tasty. Another find was the Target brand Almond Butter. I wasn’t able to find it for a few months, but it’s back AND it’s in a larger jar, WIN. Literally bought this jar two weeks ago and it’s already gone, guess it’s not big enough for me. And lastly you all know my obsession with popcorn, well I’m super excited to try these Skinnypop microwavable pop up boxes. I guarantee we’ll make some this weekend with my family visiting because we’re all popcorn crazy.
On Sweet and Strong this Week
In case you missed it I recently posted:
- A list of Father’s Day Favorites, I know the weekend past, but we’re celebrating today with Dad in town and thought maybe some of you are too.
- A Week in Review of my Meals, Workouts, and More
- And a guide on how to relieve sore muscles in my 6 Ways to Use a Foam Roller
Link up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five. Enjoy your weekend and be sure to read previous Friday Favorites posts here.
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What are your weekend plans?
Do you have a recent fun pantry find?
When was the last time you tried out new fitness gear or equipment?