Happy We Are a #FitFamily!

For the last four weeks, the Sweat Pink community teamed up with BOSU to show the world what it means to be #BOSUStrong. One thing that makes me BOSUStrong is my family because they inspire me to keep pushing no matter what. And I hope to inspire them to be the healthiest versions of themselves, physically and mentally.

Arien, Hunter, Kaiden, and I love to exercise and eat healthy together! We cook delicious meals on week days, and take advantage of the weekends to run or do workouts at home together! I introduced Kaiden to running with the Healthy Kids Running Series and love watching Hunter dance with me when we do CIZE together. Any time we lift weights with Body Beast or 21 Day Fix, Kaiden amazes me with the weights he can lift and the number of pushups he can do! A family that sweats together, sticks together! And stinks together too. 😉

Oh yeah, we got Beasty!

Oh yeah, we got Beasty!

Our favorite #FitFamily BOSU workout is balancing activities because balance is so important for spatial awareness in kids, as well as building core strength. And I am loving the BOSU Sport and the BOSU Sport-Kids DVD because its a great workout for my kid and has helped with their motivation and love for exercise.

We are so excited to have the opportunity to try the new BOSU Sport, a smaller version of the BOSU Balance Trainer (the Sport is 50 cm while the Balance Trainer is 65 cm)  that’s absolutely perfect for kids.  Now, the whole family can “BOSU” together!

That’s why we are a #BOSUStrong #FitFamily!

The new BOSU® Sport-Kids DVD encourages kids to have lots of fun while they get fit, strong and flexible! This total body fitness program, created by renowned trainer Brett Klika, targets 6 – 12 year olds and teaches kids that when you exercise your heart, lungs and muscles every day, you can be fit for life. The 60 minute DVD includes five BOSU® workouts, plus warm-up and cool-down, focusing on different components of fitness. Segments can be used individually or linked together for longer workouts. Check out the BOSU SPORT-Kids DVD: http://www.bosu.com/bosu-sport-kids-dvd. Get it for FREE when you purchase a BOSU Sport using the code: BOSUSWEATPINK15.

Lastly, get excited because BOSU just launched two new workout DVDs: BOSU Total Body Basics http://www.bosu.com/bosu-total-body-basics-dvd / and BOSU Core Basics http://www.bosu.com/bosu-core-basics-dvd. Get ONE of these 2 these downloads for FREE when you purchase a BOSU Balance Trainer using the code:BOSUSWEATPINK15.

And don’t forget about the daily prompts – they are below – or you can follow along here!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by BOSU. We truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Sweat Pink community.

Daily Prompts

Monday, 10/12: We want to see you and your kids #jumpjoymonday – whether you’re escaping lava, or jumping back on your surfboard, let your imagination run wild! Let’s kick off this #fitfamily challenge with a whole lotta fun! Just remember, nice soft knees. @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

Bonus: #moveitmonday! Show us how your kids MOVE their feet! We want to see how they can have #fasterfeet – running on their #BOSUSport and of course have fun while doing it! #FitFamily #BOSUStrong #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #ad

Tuesday, 10/13: It’s #toneituptuesday. We want to see your kids best “ski” moves (“no snow required”). Whether they’re speeding downhill on the slopes or jumping the moguls! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

Bonus: We want to see you and your family inch worm together! #fitfamily #bosustrong @bosufitness @fitapproach #ad

Wednesday, 10/14: It’s #workitwednesday! We want to see you and your kids doing airplanes! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink bosustrong #ad

Bonus: A family that balances together….has the most fun together! We want to see your kids do their best Bird Dog (refer to http://www.bosu.com/bosu-sport-kids-dvd for tips!) #FitFamily #BOSUStrong @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #ad

Thursday, 10/15: It’s #fitfamily plank day! Show us how you and your fam plank it out & maybe even exchange some high fives! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

Bonus: Show us a #tbt to one of your favorite #fitfamily activities! #FitFamily #BOSUStrong @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #ad

Friday, 10/16: #FreeFriday. What makes your #fitfamily #bosustrong? Show us! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

Bonus: Happy #forearmfriday sweaties! Are you dolphins, crouching crocodiles inch worms or maybe even downward puppies? Show us! #BOSUStrong @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #ad

Follow me on IG @bephoenixfit for all of my photo shares! ❤

Amanda

 

I am STRONG

Yes, I am strong. I didn’t always feel that way, but after starting my fitness journey I have become stronger than I ever thought I could be.

I can run. I can lift weights. I can deal with heartache and divorce. I can start my life over. I can do adult things with an adult attitude. I can raise two amazing kids by myself. I can walk away from the comfort and safety of my teaching career and be my own boss. I can love myself for who I am. All of these things make me STRONG.

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Today I am embarking on a 4 week challenge with BOSU and Sweat Pink to prove to the world that I am #BOSUSTRONG. I will squat, mountain climb, plank, push-up, lunge,  run  and lift  my way to a stronger and healthier body.  And I will encourage my family and all of my Phoenix Fitness Challengers to join me on this fun journey because we are one big, happy #FitFamily.

Being #BOSUStrong is not just about movement, sweat, or even owning a BOSU, its about being a leader, an inspiration to others, and sharing my own fitness journey with others. The 5 things that make be #BOSUStrong are:

  • My strong desire to help others change their own lives.
  • My ability to keep pushing forward even when it gets difficult and I want to quit.
  • My love for teaching and educating others on how to be a better version of themselves.
  • My healthy attitude and positivity.
  • And my kids and my challengers who remind me daily that they are watching me.

So I want to know – are you #BOSUStrong? Copy and paste the above, fill in the bold/underlined parts to make it your own, and then tag me in it and share with your friends! Let’s all be #BOSUSTRONG.

Be strong in everything you do.

Be strong in everything you do.

CHALLENGE MAD LIB!

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I’m joining prAna and Sweat Pink for a super fun, #7daystretch #liveinprana challenge – it starts today (Monday, August 24th) and ends at the end of the week (Sunday, August 30th). Join in on the fun – answering daily prompts – or if you’d prefer to lurk, you can follow along on FitApproach or through the hashtags: #liveinprana #7daystretch #sweatpink!

We’ll be talking about how we (the community) embrace a prAna lifestyle (#liveinprana) and are challenging ourselves to stretch a little deeper, farther and more mindfully for 7 whole days (the #7daystretch). And we’re not just stretching our bodies so you don’t have to be pretzel to join in, we’re also stretching our minds and souls!

I’d love for you Leigh [person] and Brandy [person] and Allyson [person] to join me for this fun challenge. Complete the fun mad-lib below and let’s get this PARTY started!

We’re nearing the end of August and even though the summer is coming to an end, I’m super excited about the Fall because I love to dress in snuggly clothes.  In fact, my very favorite thing about Fall is leggings. I can imagine myself wearing the Moto leggings while I snuggle on the couch drinking a PSL because it just feels like Fall!

If I had one goal for the Fall, it would be to hike the Incline in less than 1 hour because I want to beat my PR from last year. To achieve it, I know I will need to increase my cardio in preparation. And of course I want to look great doing it so I have the Vinyasa hoodie on my wish-list…..

I think I like this color!

I think I like this color!

What are you most excited about for Fall?


Amanda

Bulu Box Review and 50% off Coupon Code!

I love subscriptions. Really, I do. I have to force myself to not subscribe to magazines or other monthly periodicals because I never actually sit down and read them. I had a makeup subscription once (ok, twice) but cancelled it because I wasn’t using all the samples that I got each month.

I also love fitness. And I do love to eat nutritious foods. So a subscription box that comes with samples and products that are geared toward health, nutrition, and weight loss is a box that I can settle into a long-term relationship with.

I got my first Bulu Box full of goodies, and couldn’t wait to try them out. Once my 6 year old son saw that I had energy gummies in my box, he couldn’t wait to try them out either. ((Don’t worry — I kept them out of his reach. That kid doesn’t need any more energy!))

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My box came with samples of aforementioned Movit Energy Gummies, Simple Being Simple Diet capsules for weight loss, RUNA Tea, Earth’s Care Anti-Itch Cream, and Fusion Jerky (lemon pepper flavor). I have tried all of the products so far, except for the anti-itch cream, and I really like them all! I’m actually drinking my guayusa tea right now.

All you need is love... and tea.

All you need is love… and tea.

For only $10 per box, I would say this subscription is a pretty sweet deal. The bag of jerky itself is about $7 per bag, and that stuff is so good…so good that I finished the whole bag before I could even start writing my blog. Whomp whomp. I need to get more!

I definitely recommend trying out the Bulu Box. I will be getting a subscription myself, just so I can try new, fun, healthy products each month! There are two options – the “original” box or the “weight loss” box. You choose your box depending on your personal goals, then choose if you want a 1-, 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription. Getting 12 months is the best deal, as the price drops from $10 per box to only $9.17 per box!

Or, if you’re a commitment-phobe…I have another deal for you. Use code SWEATPINK for 50% off a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription. That’s only $5 per box! You can’t beat that!!

Want more info on what’s in my Bulu Box? Check out my review video on YouTube! #LoveBulu

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Bulu Box. All opinions are my own. 

Counting down the last of the #1millionminutes…

As a Sweat Pink ambassador, I have been dedicated this summer to participating in the 1 million minutes challenge — to see if we can combine efforts to sweat for a total of one million minutes of movement!

When the 1 million minutes challenge started, I set out to achieve 2,000 minutes of activity. And I crushed that goal by grunting and sweating my way to 2,500 minutes!! BOOM, baby!!

Some of my minutes were spent sweating with my man, Shaun T!!

Some of my minutes were spent sweating with my man, Shaun T!!

The best part of this challenge for me was that it was extra motivation to get up and move every day. I probably spent the most time tracking my minutes while I was getting in that cardio with Arien. 😉

I love sweating with my sweetie. <3

I love sweating with my sweetie. ❤

I was excited to see so many Sweat Pink’ers joining in on the challenge and breaking a sweat with yoga, weights, and so many other modes of exercise — which made me want to try new things!

I’m sad that it’s the last week but also excited that prAna is our sponsor because I’m coveting the Holly dress and going to instagram my little heart out in hopes to win!

I think this dress would be great for me - and I can show off my arms. ;)

I think this dress would be great for me – and I can show off my arms. 😉

Plus, I’ll need the Quinn Chakara top (so I can look SUPER cute) to help me get through my Fall goals which are to build as much muscle as I can in preparation for my first bikini competition next year!!

It's so much easier to exercise when you look cute.

It’s so much easier to exercise when you look cute.

What will YOU be wearing as you live in prAna?? 😉

Disclosure: this post was sponsored by prAna. All opinions are my own. I appreciate you supporting the brands that support Phoenix Fitness, Fit Approach and the Sweat Pink community! ❤