Working Out With Earhoox

July 24, 2017

Working out is a daily part of my life, and one thing I NEED to have for every workout is music. I don't know what it is but I just can't go without it. (Well, music and gum.) Luckily, I use Slacker Radio on my phone so I'm never without tunes.

As much as I'd rather not wear any headphones, you'll always find me working out with my trusty Apple earbuds since I haven't found anything else that I like.

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Sidenote: I did try a pair of headphones once but the cord was so long + I felt like I looked absolutely ridiculous with 2 giant satellite dishes covering my tiny head. Plus, they didn't adjust to a size small enough for my head. I don't know about you, but I don't want to be adjusting headphones (or anything, really) during a workout. I want to focus on those gains!

Anywho. I made a mental note that I really need to find some sort of easy solution to listen to music while I'm at the gym - especially something that doesn't fall out during circuit training or HIIT.

Enter Earhoox.

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They're a small silicone attachment that fits Apple's EarPods and the new wireless AirPods. So cool, right! The folks at Earhoox reached out to me about trying a pair for myself and once I read about them on the website, I knew I had to give them a try. Perfect timing!

Here's what I thought about my Earhoox:

Earhoox Pros

They're affordable - hello, that's probably my number one must-have. (And why you'll never see me walkin' around wearing Beats.) They won't break the bank, and work with your existing Apple pods... #addtocart!

They're comfortable - another important thing for me since I get headaches easily. I've literally been testing them out every day - even when I'm not working out. The day I got them I attached them to my EarPods (more on that below) and wore them around the apartment lol. No music, just me and my Earhoox. They're made out of silicone and feel SO much better in my ear than just the EarPods alone.

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They stay put - bring on the burpees! I have had zero issues with them moving.. no matter what I'm doing. I can even lay down with them in if I wanted to listen to podcasts or binge watch Bruno Mars YouTube videos all day.

You receive 2 sizes - hallelujah! Each set of Earhoox comes with a large and small pair. I can't tell you how happy that makes me and my small ears! And, if they still don't fit perfectly, Earhoox has an easy full refund policy.

Easy peasy set-up - okay, I admit I did have to use the directions that are included with each pair, but it was a breeze to get them on my EarPods. You might need to rotate them a bit so they fit in your ears, but it seriously couldn't be any easier.

Earhoox Cons

The only thing I noticed is....... there isn't currently a pink pair ;) Seriously, I love them, buuuut I'd love them even more if they came in pink. Or purple!

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I can't recommend Earhoox enough! They're definitely perfect for those of us who can't find headphones small enough. Oh and also for working out, but I could also totally see myself wearing them on an airplane to listen to music or watch movies. If you want to try them for yourself, starting shopping here - and use the special discount code below!

Try Earhoox for yourself! Use code EARHOOX30 at checkout.
Offer expires July 31st.

I was gifted Earhoox, however all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Naturally Me!

The Best Activewear
From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 21, 2017

Happy happy Friday, friends... we made it! Time to celebrate by shopping because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the public! I'm sure you had no idea so I'm glad I could help. ;)

What kind of blogger would I be if I didn't let you know this important information and share my picks? Don't worry though, my "coverage" of the #NSale is only going to be today's post because I love a good sale when it comes to my favorite active brands. There's no better time than the #NSale to stock up on heavily discounted and cute gym wear.... like all of my favorites below!

(Editor's note: to shop each item, just click on the black square icon! Easy peasy!)

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As usual, this sale is good. Think pink, black and white, and adorable patterns. I'm also finding myself itching to buy a cute, light jacket for when the weather starts to get cooler. I can't decide between this Nike windbreaker jacket or this waterproof jacket. It's also the perfect time to stock up on sports bras (my favorites are Nike) and leggings - especially if you need to replace a pair or two of black leggings.

Of course the prices can't be beat, but wanna know another great detail? The fact that these items will take you well though fall and winter, including trips to the grocery store. You'll definitely get your money's worth!

I have my eyes on a few new pairs of sneakers and now that access has opened up to those of us without a Nordy's card, it's time to get shopping. After all, shopping is an acceptable form of cardio, right?!

PS: the sale ends August 6th.


Life Lately, Vol. 2

July 17, 2017

Let your dreams be bigger than your fears.

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Hi, #FitFam!! Not to scare you but - we are more than halfway through 2017. Wut.

After that shock wore off a bit, I realized it's been a few months since I've done a life lately post - so I'm filling yinz in on what's been going on in my world. It'll be a shorter post since I can't reveal a whole lot yet - but I'm facing a lot of life changes.

While my 2017 goals list is pretty long, I've been working toward one major goal for the past 6 months. I shared some news in this Instagram post, but also wanted to fill you guys in here - just in case you don't follow me on Instagram. (Which, you should!) So, hiiiiiii and also I'm sorry for being kind of silent on the blog lately. It's had to take a backseat so I can focus on some bigger things but I promise it won't last much longer.

Since I'm getting SO close, I am feeling both incredibly excited and nervous. Yoga classes and workouts will be few and far between, and no more binge-watching Game of Thrones as I focus on completing what I set out to do. (But, man I can't wait to get back to all those things!).

In case you're wondering - Naturally Me will not be going anywhere. In fact, I'll be able to give you guys much more fitness-related posts and guidance. There are also some amazing collaborations in the works - one involving traveling which I don't get to do much of!

You can keep up with me over on Instagram or Twitter - I'd love to connect! Of course, if you ever have questions, ideas about blog content you want to see, or just want to talk about how awesome dinosaurs are - shoot me an email! ;)

Oh, and a few more things --

Your dreams and passions may change from where you once thought you'd be, and that's okay. Will it seem scary? Oh yes. Will you contemplate whether you should make such a huge change? Probably. Could it be categorized as a mid-life crisis? Debatable. ;) But taking the first step toward a dream you can't get out of your head will light an even bigger fire within you. (Even if it takes some nudging by loved ones.) Use that passion to go after it and don't give up until you're spending each day doing something that makes you wildly happy.

Editor's note: I thought I was finished writing this post, then I came across this thought/quote from one of my friends that I've been holding close: "There is no growth without disturbance." 

I also found (and bookmarked) an eye-opening Mindbodygreen article about how fear is holding us back and ways to cover come it.

Just some food for thought. ;) Xo