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Best Activity Trackers 2017

Fitness trackers have become a necessity to everyone who likes being active. Exercise, running, swimming… Whatever you do to keep fit and feel happy, you might have considered buying this gadget at some point. Or perhaps, you have already got one.

I still haven’t purchased my activity tracker, to be honest with you, and use a mobile app instead – Sports Tracker which is pretty awesome. But I think a wristband or a smaller device would be a great deal, as having my phone with me at all times is not always an option.

OK, time to share something useful with you. ReviewsBee is a platform that creates top-10 lists based on a deep algorithm research. Its team have prepared a list of the top 10 activity trackers for this year. Also, they were most kind to provide me with an infographic to share with you. It will give you a flavour of what activity trackers are and how they can help you enjoy physical activity.

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My Protein – Impact Whey Protein and Peanut Butter

Fitness, food, supplements… Do you remember this blog post? If you have read it, you already know that I don’t take many supplements. Certainly, you also know that I’m just a mama who has fun exercising and her fitness ambitions are rather humble. The mama who pays more attention to the quality of food she cooks for her family and herself and takes a few essential supplements only.

My Protein Impact Whey Protein and Peanut Butter

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Fitness, Food, Supplements…

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You are a mother and a woman, and you are happy to be yourself. You work out quite regularly and you haven’t achieved the dream body yet. And you still love exercising. OK, I am one of you, a happily imperfect mama. If you have read any of my previous fitness related posts, you must have noticed that I am a big fan of home fitness because it suits me most. You may also have noticed that I try to make healthy food choices. You could even find a few recipes on the blog (healthy ones, I hope).

It seems, however, that I haven’t told you a thing about my own diet. I guess, this is because I don’t follow any strict plan. Neither do I count my daily calorie intake. I just stick to the idea of healthy eating or at least, I do my best.

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Fitness for Happily Imperfect Mamas

Fitness is about looking good. Fitness is about perfect bodies in skinny jeans and tight dresses. Perfect abs, perfect legs, no cellulite… It sounds just perfect. But wait, I am not Rosie Huntington-Whiteley or one of her gorgeous colleagues. Neither am I the beautiful Kate Hudson (by the way, she is a co-founder of Fabletics; their collections of activewear are fab). I am a mummy, an ordinary human, and definitely not perfect.

Fitness is not about being perfect. It is not all about how you look. Fitness is about how you feel. A trivial thought, isn’t it? Then, why should I keep writing this post any further? Because I hope it will reach at least a few mummies who still can’t find the motivation to begin.

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6 Fitness Myths I Didn’t Want To Believe

It’s time for fitness. Let’s break the recipe sequence that took place on the blog lately and talk about exercising. You already know I’m not a pro so everything I relate to fitness is my personal experience. There’s still a lot more to learn. Yet, what I know for certain is that there are fitness tips I don’t want to follow. Why? Because many of them are so controversial that I just can’t help disobeying. Rebellious nature? Obstinacy? Unreasonable experiment with one’s own physique?  Call it whatever you like but in the beginning, I really wanted to find out what would happen if I did it my way. Well, some background knowledge was probably there.

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The Beauty of Home Fitness

 

The Beauty of Home Fitness

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Home fitness could be the perfect alternative for busy mothers and women. I have already told you about my fitness experience so far, quite short and modest and yet the beginning of a new lifestyle. Now I’ll share a bit more, but please keep in mind, I’m not a professional and don’t have the slightest pretensions of being good at sports. I just have fun. So here is what this post will be about – why I think home exercising is so convenient and probably as effective as going to the gym (depending on what you strive for), the equipment and how to stay motivated.

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Fitness Is Not Your Thing? Find the Right Person to Inspire You

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‘Fitness is not my thing’. I hear so many people, both men and women, say that. Actually, they are so deeply certain of their unwillingness to make a move that they even consider the idea itself to be vain and stupid. To a certain extent, some years back I was one of them. I have always believed sport to be a good thing; in fact, I have always admired those who, unlike me with my have-no-time excuses, do something. But it seemed that I just couldn’t find enough motivation to begin. There were some efforts from time to time, but nothing regular. I guess the Universe wanted me to give birth first and become a workout lover afterwards.

So how it all started. Three stages: Yoga → Pilates → Home fitness.

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