I have a new found love that I want to tell you all about.
Chin Up Apparel was founded in 2013 in sunny Chico, California. They use high-quality shirts with designs you will love! Their upbeat workout brand keeps you motivated and happy to wear Chin Up in and out of the gym scene.
With their bright colored tanks and fun sayings, you won't be able to buy just one! I was lucky enough to be given the chance to try out one of their tanks, and I could not resist when I saw this one.
Oh My God, Becky, look at this shirt. I wore this tank to the gym and got several comments on it. Everyone loves it. And how could you not? I love adding a little humor to the gym with some funny fitspiration.
I am a huge fan of muscle tanks lately, and that is the style I chose from Chin Up too. Obsessed with the extra long arm holes. I like them because they are like a cut off without having to cut up an old shirt to make one. But don't worry, they have TONS of styles to choose from. So many that I am sure you will find one you like.
Chin Up Apparel was kind enough to offer two lucky readers a tank of their own! All you have to do is enter using the options below. Each entry you do counts as a point, and the winner will be chosen at random. Be sure to go to chinupapparel.com to see which tank you would pick if you win!
Two winners will be announced on Friday -- Good luck!
Keep your Chin Up and workout in style.
Disclosure: Chin Up Apparel provided me with free product in exchange for a review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Giveaway is open to US residents only.
Since the first time I got professionally fitted for running shoes, I have been wearing Mizuno. The Mizuno precision fit test as well as my fitting directed me towards my first pair of Mizuno Wave Inspire 9s. A few hundred miles went by and before I knew it I was purchasing the newest version of the shoes I loved so much,Mizuno Wave Inspire 10.. and then the Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 shoes. Now, thanks to FitFluential, I have been presented with an opportunity to review the Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 running shoes..
The new Wave Inspire 12 has the lightweight support you need to run farther and longer. With an improved upper that provides a soft-yet-structural fit and increased blown rubber for maximum durability, this women's running shoe provides the stability to help you stay on the road longer.
Dynamically Supportive. Flexibly Light.The new Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 was engineered to add support without adding weight. Great for overpronators, the Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 has a redesigned U4ic midsole platform to give you softer touch down every step of your run.
Mizuno has impressed me with each of their Wave Inspire models and the 12's are no exception!
Disclosure: Mizuno provided me with free product in exchange for a review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
So this is a really late weekend recap, obviously. But last weekend was a whirlwind of fun things going on..
We went to a whiskey expo where we got to sample several different drinks. Can't say no to that!
On Saturday morning I went to a yoga class, got a green juice, and got refreshed with a facial. I will definitely be posting about the place I got my facial in a few days. It was my first time to French Pharmacie Salon, and I can't wait to go back! Here are a few photos of the decor of their waiting room, which I fell in love with:
saturday afternoon I joined a few girlfriends for a hike at a local park. The fall colors were just gorgeous!
After the hike we hit up a local spot on the water where we had drinks and appetizers. This place is amazing!
It was such an enjoyable fall weekend!
I am about halfway through reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. This author also wrote my all time favorite book, Firefly Lane, so I was super excited to read more books by her. It took me about 75 in to really get hooked. It was a slow start for me, but now I can't put it down!
Two sisters. One must be brave. One should be afraid.
Bravery, courage, fear and love in a time of war.
Despite their differences, sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Viann finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.
As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength is tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with atrocities, but also humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah's novel will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they finish reading.
I am totally struggling to let go of the summertime weather, but one thing that does make me excited for Fall (besides the clothes) is soup. Not much beats a warm bowl of soup on a chilly day. It is even better when I can whip it up using my crock pot.
Pumpkin Sausage Soup
- 2 boxes (about 1 lb.) Applegate breakfast sausage
- 1/2 a large onion, diced
- 1 15-oz can of pumpkin
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp sea salt
- pinch of dried rosemary
- 2 T coconut oil (or butter, or cooking fat)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- Heat the butter or cooking fat over medium heat in a large skillet
- Add the diced onions and cook under tender and browing
- Cook the sausage and cut into small bite-size pieces
- Add sausage to the onion to combine flavors
- Add all seasonings to onions and sausage, stir together
- Add the pumpkin, coconut milk, and chicken stock to the crock pot, and stir until smooth
- Add the onion and sausage mixture to the crock pot, and stir all ingredients together
- Cook in crock pot on low for 6 hours or high for about 3 hours.
Serve and enjoy!