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October Favorites – Fitness, Food and Beauty
I have decided to start writing monthly favorites blog post. I will do these at the beginning of every month focusing on things that I loved from the prior month. In this post, I will go over my favorite items in fitness, food and (maybe) beauty products. I hope to continue this post in video form when I get my YouTube channel up and running. I love watching “Favorites” videos, leave me a comment if you like them too!
Amazon Basics 36 inch foam roller
One of my favorite fitness finds from October is the 36 inch foam roller from Amazon basics. My gym does not have any foam rollers, and I feel like foam rollers can really aid in recovery. I have a 12 inch portable foam roller from Gaiam, but I prefer this size for larger muscles like the muscles in your legs. This foam roller does just as good of a job as a $40 or $50 foam roller, at less than $20! Please comment if you’d like to see a blog post or video on foam rolling!
Vega Vanilla Protein and Greens Powder
I am not a vegan, but I’ve been in search of a good dairy-free protein powder with very little luck. I try to avoid soy, and hemp protein on it’s own is okay but doesn’t taste the best. I really like this Vega brand powder. Not only does it have 20g of protein per serving, but it also has a serving of greens in every scoop. I am currently finishing my 2nd container and I am going to try the chocolate flavor next. If you’re looking for a protein that doesn’t contain animal products, I really like this one! Another favorite dairy-free protein powder is Vital Proteins Collagen. This is obviously not a vegan product, but I like both products for different reasons.
Andalou Naturals 1000 roses Facial Moisturizer
I am not a beauty expert, at all. In fact, I don’t wear makeup on a regular basis and coconut oil is my go-to for pretty much everything. That being said, I have been looking for a good facial moisturizer because I got tired of coconut oil getting on my glasses every night. I really love this product! I have been using natural products for a few years and they are not all created equally. I love using coconut oil as a moisturizer but I have to say that I prefer this as it doesn’t leave my face feeling, well, oily.
Yes to Grapefruit facial wipes
I got a great deal of these Yes to grapefruit facial wipes on Amazon last month. I love having them in my gym bag to clean my face after a workout. Since it’s only a couple dollars, I am throwing it into my on-going Amazon subscribe and save order to keep with me on the go.
I hope you liked this post about my October favorites! Let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this, or if you’d enjoy a video format. Now I have a question for you. I am looking for a great gym bag. What gym bag do you use? Let me know in the comments below!