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This time of year everyone is an armchair Olympian. And it’s no wonder. How can you not be inspired by the amazing athletes participating in the Olympic games? Especially the Olympic phenomenon that is Michael Phelps.
Watching his historic Gold Medal wins during to 2016 Rio Olympics not only incites patriotism but it also can help make you feel ready to take on the world and “go for the gold” in your own life. I know it has helped me get to the gym more often lately and has helped motivate me to work even harder than I usually do.
I’m not a swimmer like Michael but I have plenty of other activities that I do participate in. I enjoy cycling and so watching Kristin Armstrong win her third gold medal in cycling at the age of 42 was super inspiring, especially because I too am in my early 40’s. I also enjoy martial arts and working out at the gym. I may not be an Olympic level athlete, but that doesn’t mean I can’t achieve my own “gold medals”. Everyone has their own aspirations about what will make them feel like they went for the gold and won.
For me, it’s all about beating my personal best. Taking it to the next level and getting better, stronger, more efficient, more knowledgeable, more motivated. It’s about setting a goal and achieving that goal. It’s about believing that you only fail if you don’t try again.
In honor of the Olympic spirit, BabbleBoxx sent me a “Going for the Gold” #BabbleBoxxGold themed box this month filled with great products that will help ignite my inner athlete and inspire me to take good care of myself so I can reach my goals.
I was really excited to check out all of the great products that came in the box.
The Vitamin Shoppe is a brand I am very familiar with being a go-to place for my favorite supplements that help support my healthy and fit lifestyle. The Vitamin Shoppe, however, also has their own line of sports nutrition products that contain no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. Their TRUE ATHLETE® Training Formula and Natural Whey Protein are just what my body needs for energy and performance. It’s just good fitness fuel! Learn more about The Vitamin Shoppe products here: Vitamin Shoppe TRUE ATHLETE®. #IAmATrueAthlete
Purpletale believes that when you look good, you feel good and that can only help motivate you to live as healthy a lifestyle as you can. Their 5-step facial solution will nourish your skin with only natural ingredients. It is a portable (and TSA-friendly) skin-case solution that includes a foam cleanser, ampoule, bio-cellulous sheet mask, facial cream, and neck cream. The Purpletale 5 Steps to Lovely Skin routine will leave you feeling radiant on the outside to help compliment your healthy regimen. You can learn more here: Purpletale 5 Steps to Lovely Skin.
The most important thing you can give your body for a healthy lifestyle is water. And JUST® water delivers responsibly sourced (produced and packaged as well), 100% spring water in a paper-based bottle. This is a much better option than traditional plastic bottles for a number of reasons. It is produced with reduced CO2 emissions and is produce through and ethical trade revenue partnership with the city of Glens Falls, NY which is helping revitalize the local community. JUST® water is delicious and accessible to everyone. Learn more: JUST® water.
The BABY-G women’s timepiece from Casio is the perfect combination of fashion and function combined together in an attractive and fun watch for the active woman. This patriotic version of the popular BABY-G line is water and shock resistant and has a stopwatch and countdown timer making it the perfect workout accessory. But it looks fantastic too, which makes it a great fashion accessory as well. You get the best of both worlds plus world time, an LED light and alarm setting. Learn more about this cool watch here: Casio BABY-G watch.
2XU Mid-Rise 7/8 Compression Tights are engineered to promote maximum blood flow during workouts, provide faster warm-up and reduce muscle fatigue and soreness. I love the patriotic colors and these! They are my first pair of compression tights so they took some getting used to but it’s amazing how much better your muscles feel while you are wearing them. They are perfect for pretty much any activity and I don’t know how I worked out without them before. Get more information and 20% off purchase with code 2XU20 here: 2XU Compression Products.
Do you often strive to beat your personal best? Do the Olympics inspire you to better yourself?
*Image source: http://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/rio-2016/foto/2016-08/michael-phelps-conquista-20a-medalha-de-ouro-e-e-ovacionado.