Fitness


Spirit Sox USA fundraiser review

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One-two-three-four! I can hear the crowd roar! Picture this: you are playing your favorite sport, and your team just won. Everyone in the audience is cheering for you and your team. While all eyes are on you, what are you wearing? Sure your team uniform is on point, but what socks are you wearing? They aren’t that old pair of gym socks, the pair with the hole and yellow tinge, from the back of your drawer you thought no-one would notice if you wore? Oh no, they are? Well, there is a fabulous way to fix this “sock problem” so that it never happens again!

There is a hot new company on the sport socks scene, and they are based right here in Silicon Valley. In the true spirit of entrepreneurship, Spirit Sox USA has taken sport socks to the next level. Instead of basic socks which match a sports team uniform, these socks offer a sport or team specific logo; and that isn’t even the best part. These socks can raise money for your team! Yup, you heard that right! Spirit Sox USA is a fabulous way to raise money for your sports team while looking like the true champions your team is filled with. Now, listen to that crowd roar!

Spirit Sox USA makes fundraising really easy. You can pick out a pair of socks in your teams colors, then add your logo; and when you sell them, your team reaps the benefit! In addition to raising money for your team or your school, Spirit Sox USA gives back 5% of it’s profits to schools in under-served areas. How fabulous is that!

I am really excited about this company; and thrilled to be the one to introduce it to you! The founder is someone I have know for many years and she is active in the community; as well as being an amazing person. Her company is all about giving back to the community; which makes it the ideal go-to place for team socks, and team fundraising. Love!

There are so many great ways to raise money with team socks from Spirit Sox USA. For example, during football season, the team always needs at least two pairs of sock for their uniform. My son plays Pop Warner, and they will need these socks for their regular uniform. In addition to their normal uniform socks, they will need a pink pair for October when football works hard to raise awareness and support for breast cancer research. The cheer team needs these socks too!

Team socks are great for both adult teams and kids teams. Teams can raise hundreds or even thousands of dollars for their team or school depending upon how many socks they sell. It is an amazing way to fundraise!

If you are on a team, or you have children on a team, or you are looking for a way to raise money for your school, check out Spirit Sox USA. I highly recommend them! You can learn more about Spirit Sox USA online at SpiritSoxUSA.com.

I can’t wait to get my son’s socks for football season! Which team or school do you plan to fundraise for?

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Fitness goals for the new year

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Happy 2017! Now that the holiday season is over, it is time to get back to my fitness routine. Last year, my goal was to workout five days per week, and lose fifteen pounds. I was not able to stick to the five day per week workout goal, but I did lose ten of those fifteen pounds! So that is a win!

Since I still have five pounds of last year’s weight loss goal to go, I am going to set a new goal for 2017. This year I would like to lose another ten pounds. As far as my workout routine goes, I am going for a more realistic goal of four gym days per week.

I am still homeschooling my middle child, and she would like to continue homeschool next year, so I have to consider her school schedule when I create a workout schedule for myself. She is my number one priority during the day, so my schedule requires a little help from my Mom, who watches my daughter when I have other matters to attend to.

Here is my goal, fitness schedule:

Monday: The Drop. This is a cardio interval training class which combines plyometrics, core strengthening, cardio segments, and strength training without weights. It is a 45 minute class which is doable.

Tuesday: 30 minute walk around the neighborhood with my daughter.

Wednesday: Rest. Wednesdays are busy days for all three of my kids. I am a “mom taxi” on Wednesdays, No time for a workout for me!

Thursday: Spin. This is an interval class. Interval workouts should be done twice per week for a healthy heart.

Friday: BodyCombat. This is a cardio kickboxing class which is high intensity cardio. It targets all muscle groups, and burns about 700 calories. Love!

Saturday: BodyPump followed by Adv Step. BodyPump is a choreographed weight workout, and Adv Step is a cardio class. I am always sore after doing these two classes; but combined, I burn over 900 calories. Love!

When putting a workout schedule together, it is important to combine strength training, interval training, and cardio into the schedule. This was my goal when I devised this schedule. Fingers crossed I don’t get so busy I can’t stick to this schedule!

As for my weight loss goal of ten pounds, I am continuing to use the MyFitnessPal app from the app store. It tracks my calories and workouts; helping me stay on track. You can also have friends on the app which is a fun way to share your milestones, and goals, with friends who have similar goals. Feel free friend me on the app! I’m CathyLSG.

What are your fitness and/or weight goals for the new year?

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Nature walk in my Bzees

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Wearing: burgundy earrings / Chanel sunglasses / MAC lipstick / large grommet sweatshirt / burgundy tee /nail polish c/o Essie Satin Sister / light wash skinny jeans / shoes c/o Bzees (under $75!!)

One of my favorite past-times with my family is hiking, and going on nature walks. Normally, I wear a pair of running shoes when I hike or walk, and the result is a very dirty pair of shoes! I was thrilled with Bzees introduced me to their fabulous line of walking and outdoor shoes. These Bzees booties are the best!

Since I like a little bit of flair in my clothing, I chose this pair of booties by Bzees due to the soft, faux fur accents. Why not have a little bit of luxury while getting some fresh air?! The faux fur is extra soft, and it adds an extra level of coziness to the shoes. My feet and ankles are toasty and warm in my Bzees!

My arches are high, so it can be challenging to find a pair of shoes for walking or hiking which do not need my stiff, really uncomfortable orthotics inserted into the sole. Thankfully, there is a soft arch inside my Bzees which gives me all the support I need. Love that!

Since things can be a little dusty out there in nature, Bzees designed their shoes with easy clean up in mind. The outside of the shoes is made from a smooth, stretch fabric which is easy to keep clean. These booties wipe clean! So it always looks like I am enjoying nature in new shoes. Love!

We took these pictures while walking along the Saratoga Creek between rain storms last weekend. There was rushing water in the creek which was really pretty. It is so nice to see water in the Bay Area again! During the drought, the creek was dry as a bone. I hope this wet weather pattern continues!

You can find more fabulous shoes by Bzees online here. My pair, the “Horizon,” can be found online here. They run true to size.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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