Health & Fitness Basic Must Haves | #MommyMuscles

by - March 21, 2018


There are a just few products I don't think I could live my Mommy Muscles life without. These are at the tippity top of my fitness must haves list and the basics that get me through each and every day on my postpartum fitness journey. If I had to pick three things to live on a deserted gym island with these would be what I take with me. If you have missed the other #MommyMuscles posts catch up here:
WHAT SUPPLEMENTS I CURRENTLY TAKE FOR POSTPARTUM WEIGHT LOSS
WHAT'S IN MY GYM BAG


Yolanda Smart Scale & App 
I am absolutely obsessed with this scale and the free app that connects via bluetooth. This product tracks everything from my weight to my BMI, body fat percentage, visceral fat, body water percentage, skeletal muscle, muscle mass, bone mass, protein, BMR, and even predicts my metabolic age. All of this super helpful data is obtained through my scale via the bio-impedance method and according to the human body composition. I used to hate weighing myself on the scale at my gym because all it would give me was a single number. When my weight plateaued or even went up, though I was seeing positive changes in my body image, I got discouraged. Putting in the hard work and feeling discouraged put a huge wrench in my fitness motivation. Which caused me to lapse back into my couch potato ways. This scale analyses everything so I can numerically track my fitness progress, and I love that!

For more info on this scale and app check out my review here: REVIEW: YOLANDA SMART SCALE | GEARBEST


Activewear!!!
For those of you who may not know me personally, I LOVE to shop! Nothing motivates me more to hit the gym than a brand spanking new pair of perfectly fitting leggings. I am a strong believer that workout clothes don't have to be frumpy old sweats. Ugh... nothing can stomp on my motivation easier than not feeling good in my clothes! You can still look cute and take your fitness seriously. Now y'all don't get me wrong, I am a single mom so I don't have the means or desire to go out and spend hundreds of dollars on one lululemon workout outfit. This is why I choose Zyia Active as my activewear brand of choice! Zyia Activewear is thoughtfully designed, and made with the highest quality materials. Anti-odor fabrics, 4 way stretch, moisture wicking, perfectly flattering "mommy tummy proof" compression and more! I have never felt better in my postpartum body than I did the first time I tried on Zyia Active and I haven't looked back since.

At Home Workout Gear
Being a single mom means I have a little baby monster with me anywhere and everywhere I go. This sometimes means I don't always make it to the gym. Colds, teething, fussiness, tantrums... these are just a few reasons why we may not make it out of the house some days. Having workout gear at home is essential for my postpartum fitness progress. This way I can still get a good workout in even on those cranky days or days I just don't feel like going. Let's be honest the ups and downs in gym motivation are going to happen. My at home fitness gear is just how I choose battle those days where I am lagging a little behind in the motivation department. I currently have two sets of barbell free weights one in 2 lb and one in 5 lb, a 15 lb kettlebell, fitness stability ball, ankle/wrist weights, and a yoga mat. These are just a few must have basics that can get me through my daily workout even on the most hectic days of mommin'.

If you would like to see my at home workout routine over on my YouTube channel let me know in the comments below!



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