Fit Gear for New Year

Fit Gear for the New Year

**The Koss portion of this post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC.  All opinions are my own.


It’s FRIDAY!!!!  As of 10:30 this morning I will have survived my first official week as a PA-S (Physician Assistant student) and I get to celebrate with a 3-day weekend.  WIN.  Even better?  Chris is off from today to Monday so we can catch up a bit on some family time since most of my evenings are spent at my desk.  One of the things that has kept me sane and going this week though has been fitting in my workouts.


One of my goals for the New Year was to consistently get my workouts in and despite a crazy busy schedule so far I am doing good.  One of the ways that I have been motivated is with some awesome new FitGear.  Here are a few of my favorite things to help keep me (and you!) motivated to stay on track in 2014.


Fit Gear for New Year


1.  Koss Fit Series

Koss Fit Series



Koss teamed up with Gold Medalist Dara Torres to make the world’s first headphones designed by women and for women.  I received both the FitBuds and FitClips to try out.  Between the two I prefer the FitClips myself.  They don’t fall out and are sweat resistant.  I have worn them on a couple of runs and they fit my ear perfectly … it helps that they come with three different sized ear cushions so you can create a “custom” fit!


The FitBuds are a lot smaller than anything Koss has made which can fit women a lot better.  The fun and bright packaging is just an added bonus 😉  You can find your own Koss Fit Series headphones at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Walgreens, Kmart, or Sears.  Koss can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


2.  A Fit Bit and Polar FT 40

Polar FT40 and Fit Bit



I bought myself my Polar FT40 heart rate monitor when I was getting back into working out after having Emmalyne and haven’t looked back.  I think it’s one of my favorite pieces of fit gear EVER.  Knowing how many calories I burn is especially important while I am breastfeeding because I significantly have to up my intake to keep my supply and fuel my body properly.


I bought myself a Fit Bit this last week after seeing a lot of my favorite people sporting them.  Now that I am a full-time grad student I have found myself sitting SO much more than I usually do.  Keeping track of my steps helps make sure I keep myself moving and helps motivate to get my exercise in for the day.  Even more fun?  A few of my friends in my class have them too and we check in on each other for our steps.


3.  New Running Shoes

Brooks Adrenalines



Nothing gets me out the door and hitting the pavement faster than new running shoes.  It’s like running on air.  I got my first new pair of running shoes since the Augusta Half Marathon LAST February.  Shameful.  My shins and feet where killing me and now they like me again.


There you have it!  Some of my favorite fit gear for the New Year.  I am off to Anatomy and Physiology Lab and getting ready to embrace the weekend!


What piece of fit gear can you not live without?  Is there a new gadget you got that’s helping motivate you?

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**The Koss portion of this post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC.  All opinions are my own.

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Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family

Healthy living blogger sharing my love of yummy eats, sweaty workouts, and my sweet family!

15 thoughts on “Fit Gear for the New Year”

  1. Well, it’s not really a gadget, but my new planner is helping motivate me! I have been writing the days and times I’m going to work out in my planner at the beginning of the week and it’s really helped me. Something about having a workout time scheduled is making me so much more likely to get it done. :)
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