I spent an incredible weekend home with my family, recharging and refocusing. I got to hike Humpback Rock with my mom and dad and we had a really frank talk about health and goals and they asked me to help write them a plan. So I spent my Memorial Day with them, walking them through a workout plan and deciding the right weights and number of times a week they should be doing strength or cardio training. Helping people get healthier is the number one thing I love to do, so getting to help my family is a huge bonus.
So being that time of the week, let’s get to the products I love. I call these my “getting through the week” items.
The Electric Griddle. Seriously one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. Need Stir Fry? Can definitely make it happen. Cook bacon quickly? Done. Make a ton of grilled chicken or Mahi. It’s incredibly easy to clean, it’s easy to store and it’s a lifesaver.
Belgian Waffle Maker. Whoever says that pancakes are superior to waffles is nuts. Belgian Waffles are amazing, and even more amazing with the Amber Dawn Orton waffles recipe. High protein waffles? Yes please. That taste good? Even better. I got this one for $16.99 at Walmart and it’s the best one I’ve ever had.
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon oats
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2/3 cup egg whites
- Blend and pour into waffle maker. I get two large sized waffles. Change it up by adding blueberries, cocoa powder and chocolate protein powder, or even coconut!
- Top with a mixture of agave and peanut butter, trust me.
Beats by Dre. I know audio enthusiasts will balk, but I love them. Mine are wireless, stay attached to my head for sprints or burpees and literally cancel out any outside noise. I love them. Also they come in Red, which is my favorite color.
90 Degree by Relfex Pants. $16.99 at Marshall’s or $20-$22 on Amazon and seriously the best yoga pants/leggings ever. Pass the squat test, come in a multitude of colors, and make you feel like a million bucks. If you’re part of the xxfitness community the blue leggings are magical.