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What the Workout?! What Am I Using to Maximize My Workouts?!

nik workoutSo a few of you have asked what I’ve been using along this weight loss journey, there are so many products out there to aid you and all you want to know is the TRUTH! Well I’m here to share my truth with you.

Waist Trainer & Vests

I have two waist training vest that I rotate between for each work. Both help with supporting my core and getting the best sweat for my workout bucks. For ladies with a heavier bust I recommend the FeelinGirl Women’s Vest Sport Girdle Waist Trainer Trimmer XXL. This training vest wraps around your waist area and has a zipper sports bra area that helps keep your girls intact! We all can use that support. The other vest I use is Junlan Womens Shapewear Weight Loss Neoprene Sauna Sweat Waist Trainer Corset Tank Top Vest Sport Workout Slimming Body Shaper (M, Black Sauna Waist Trainer) I LOVE the corset part of this vest. The snug and secure feeling it gives during the workouts assures that not only is my core supported it forces me maintain proper posture during a vigorous workout session

Hair Care

The biggest issue I’ve had with this journey is maintaining my hair. I am not a natural girl so the flat irons and I are really good friends. Two things how can I maintain great undamaged hair and style. To help maintain undamaged hair (with color) I use the following shampoo and conditioner Vibrant Sexy Hair Shampoo & Conditioner Duo Set Liters. The constant washing of my hair was bleeding my color with the products I mentions I was able to maintain my hair color for 10 weeks, that’s right 10 WEEKS!

Now what do i do with all the sweat I work up. It has to go somewhere. All that moisture builds up I call the puff, which means I can’t tame this wild mane. So to cut down on the puff I use French Fitness Revolution Yoga Headbands for Women/Sweatband for Sports, Workout or Running, Insulates and Absorbs Sweat, Head Bands for Girls from this draws the moisture from my scalp into the headband, and then POOF no PUFF!

Undergarments

The vest and workout gear are just one part of getting fit. One of the most important components of your workout outfit is what you wear underneath your workout clothes. I can honestly say not having the proper underwear deterred me from working out at one point. If you are top-heavy person like me,  you need something that will properly support you, that’s why I wear SYROKAN Women’s High Impact Support Wirefree Workout Racerback Sports Bra Top Black L. This sports bra is amazing and helps keep everything in its place while I bounce around. For my lower half I keep it cute and simple with a boy short. My thighs still do a slow clap so to place a pause on the applause this shorts do the trick, G3 Womens Sports Underwear 6 Pack. Womens Boyshorts Panties Boxers. Pure Stretch. I’m all about fitness and being comfortable while I’m getting fit.

So there you have it! A few products to help you get started on your own fitness journey. You can also check out these items in my store. What are you currently using and willing to share? Drop that info in the comments.

(Amazon Associate post)

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Tune in!!

Here are a few of my favorite guest and podcast episodes from the last year. I appreciate all my guest giving me the opportunity to share their story. Tune in! Click the links!

No Longer Powerless Featuring Sharone ThomasNo Longer Powerless Promo

Policing Our Communities Featuring Jamaal Ansaripolicing our communities

#BOSSMOM Featuring Sherita Carthonbossmom

Dating After Divorce Featuring Clotea Mackdating after divorce

Donnie Lynee Artist SpotlightDonnie Lynee Promo

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A Few of My Faves!

I like to go back and read past post, sometimes for a good laugh but also to see what I’ve been through. Here are a few of my favorite post from last year. Check them out!

The Tantramatic Toddler
It’s happened to the best of us! What do you do when your child is about to have a MAJOR Meltdown. Click above!
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Mommy’s Busting Out!
Are you struggling making Mommy friends? You may have to become your own best friend. Want to know how? Click the link above.
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Innocence Lost?!
Do we over sexualize EVERYTHING? Are we, the parents, a major factor in our children’s loss of innocence. Get my thoughts, click the link above.ciara-pregnancy-photo

Weigh-In: The Journey
The journey continues…Weight loss/fitness has become a life style. Be encourage, click the link above.
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#IAmMental
This was Symone’s first attempt at sharing her truth. She’s come along way. If you’d like to know about the road she’s traveled.MM- Nik & Symone