Holy dang, it’s July!
I have been busying myself with my middle sister’s wedding (crazy!), taking a little vacation, painting my living and dining room, lots and lots of Oly lifting, and prepping for an upcoming partner Crossfit competition, with a team name inspired by Girls Gone WOD!
On top of all that, this month I have been celebrating my 32nd birthday (by means of doing a half-naked photo shoot, being wooed with flowers, gallivanting with baby sis, eating amazing cake, inching closer to my birthday muscle-up goal (didn’t hit it, but it will get there!), and succumbing myself to a sensory deprivation tank, but more on that later!).
With all that has been going on and as a way to keep you all informed of things that are obviously important since I want to talk about them, I thought I would start a new little feature on the blog showcasing some things that I have run across during my week that may be of interest to you, from blog posts, products, and discounts/deals! Let me know what you think!
NPGL: I am becoming quite excited about the National Pro Grid League (fka National Pro Fitness League)! If you aren’t familiar with it, it is basically taking the concept of Crossfit (though not affiliated), combining elements of weightlifting, powerlifting, gymnastic, and high intensity interval training and turning it into a national sport. The draft was this week and as someone who historically has about zero interest in any sports, I am looking forward to keeping up with the players and teams and matches!
Crossfit Misconceptions: Alex at Alex Tries it Out wrote about common Crossfit misconceptions, such as Crossfit being just a workout or that it is dangerous (you can read my own thoughts on it being dangerous here).
Crossfit Certifications: Chris over at ifailedfran has a great post on the new different levels of certifications for those interested in becoming Crossfit coaches.
Offending those doing MLM: Joanna at Sports Bras and Sippy Cups wrote a blog post in response to a FB post she posted about comparing various company’s shakes to just eating real food. She wasn’t prepared for such a negative backlash at her but I love her point of view here.
Pinterest: Shameless self-plug here. I am becoming increasingly obsessed. I think it goes in waves; sometimes I think Pinterest is a complete waste of time, and sometimes I just want to pin all the things! Follow me. Please. Thanks.
Fleo Shorts: As an up and coming company, the creative minds behind Fleo Shorts sent me a pair of their new workout shorts to review. Test drive booty shorts? Sold!
When I first received my shorts, I had some major reservations. As much as I am completely comfortable in my body and totally fine with wearing booty shorts, the style made me feel like the equivalent of what a muffin top is to a belly as what this did to my thighs. Not cute. Nor comfortable.
If these shorts were to be marketed to athletic women, a size small (as I usually consider myself), was not going to work! Immediately after I addressed my concerns and, the founder, Babs, sent me out another pair in the next size up. In speaking to her team, they made a revision to label these as XS, and the former Medium as Small. I know fit is way more important than the size on the label, but if you wear a small in most other sports brands, only makes sense! Then, I was more than happy to represent!
I wore them multiple times to WOD. They are comfortable and for being booty shorts, a modest length. You can comfortably do movements without worrying about getting a bikini wax.. I did a grueling WOD with wall balls and box jumps and sweat soaked, they showed no visible signs of sweat and stayed in place.
I have also washed and dried these more than once; the fabric wasn’t affected and the cute little logo and applique design didn’t show any signs of wear. While I am not a huge fan of the price of $47 a pair, and think this pay be a deterrent as the company continues to grow, I did find them cute and comfortable and will continue to wear them in my Crossfit WOD rotation!
Discounts and Deals:
LatitudeGearRX: If you didn’t know, I love these guys, and even had one of my own ideas manifested into a tank top design on their site!
And because I am so supportive of them, they want to give my readers a super special discount of 30% off! With free shipping on orders over $75, get a few of your friends together and get yourself something super cute! I am not going to lie, anytime I feel a PR coming, I rock one of their shirts and BAM! PR!
Quite a bit going on this summer!
Do you celebrate your birthday all week long?
What is your main goal you are focusing on lately concerning health and fitness?
Are you comfortable wearing booty shorts?
Do you like to wear different WOD shirts for different activities?
What’s one blog article that I must read this week?