Posts Tagged ‘Reebok’
December 3, 2013
It’s Tuesday after a long holiday weekend, and if you are feeling anything like me today it’s more than a little sluggish.
I don’t know if it was the craziness of last week’s game schedule topped with Thanksgiving and all of the yummy (carb loaded and sugary) food that goes with it or what, but I am just not feeling myself this week. I am doing my best to get as much rest as I can while getting my eating and workouts back on track so I can hopefully kick whatever is trying to take over this body of mine. Fingers crossed!
Speaking of kicks… remember when I previously wrote about how you can design your own shoes (<- make sure to read about the process if you missed it!) on Reebok’s website? I was given the opportunity to select a pair to custom design as part of my partnership with them and was so excited to see them arrive at my doorstep yesterday!
After at least an hour of going back and forth on the design (I am horribly indecisive), I came up with a Detroit Pistons type of color scheme, complete with a customized initialed back.
Pretty darn accurate, right?
Excited to give them a go, I wore them to practice last night which also included a workout of running stadium stairs, walking lunges and core exercises. By far, the CrossFit Nano Speed sneakers have been my favorite versatile workout shoe I have tried thus far.
Interested in designing a shoe of your choice for yourself? Good news!
Reebok is offering one lucky Housewife Glamour reader the chance to win a gift card to design your own custom shoes, too!
Leave a comment on this post sharing what sneaker you would pick to make your own and enter at least one additional entry into Rafflecopter.
Did you utilize all of the entries available? (Remember if you are already a HWG fan on Facbeook/Twitter, that still gets you additional entries!)
You have until Midnight Sunday, December 8th E.S.T. to enter the giveaway. The winners will be announced first thing Monday morning, December 9th.
AND (!!!) before I go, I have to mention that Reebok has extended their Cyber Monday savings to midnight TONIGHT! Through today only, receive 30% off everything Reebok (except for custom shoes and the Nano 3.0s) by using the promo code CYBER30. You better believe I took advantage of this savings by stocking up on winter fitness gear and maybe even a fitness shoe or two for the husband. (<- best shopping strategy ever.)
See you later this afternoon with a new recipe from Thanksgiving.
*Disclaimer: All products were provided to me, free of charge from Reebok. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!
October 29, 2013
I have two things to share with you today.
One is this delicious fruity protein smoothie I made last night for dinner and again this afternoon for lunch.
It was that easy and dreamy. The protein powder I used was Deisgner Whey Luscious Strawberry and it was really, really good. I’m sure you could create something similar with any kind of vanilla powder, but I enjoyed the extra sweetness I could tell came from the strawberry.
Also, I recently received a question about how to measure out my “1 scoop” of protein powder in my recipes. In the last handful of smoothies, I have used the same one serving size scoop that holds 28 g. So, I would say 1 serving = 28 grams of protein powder. I hope this helps!
Second is something pretty neat from my friends over at Reebok. If you have been following the blog for a while, then you already know I have an ongoing partnership with them to review new inventory and share my thoughts with you guys.
This month, I had the opportunity to create my very own pair of customized sneakers using the YourReebok page. This page allows you to customize your own pair of Reebok shoes in a variety of styles, colors, and personalization options to make them truly yours!
The site was really easy to navigate, and I started the process by simply selecting “Women”. I played around with different styles for a few minutes, then ended up selecting the CrossFit Nano Speed sneaker to make my own. It’s been my favorite review so far as an overall versatile sneaker I can wear for almost anything, including dance practices.
The first this you choose is whether to start from scratch or customize an already existing design.
Those who know me will agree that I am not the most decisive person out there. I am notorious for going back and forth on minor decisions, even on something as simple as where to meet a friend for lunch. When it comes to selecting something that offers options upon options (i.e. designing your own shoe style and coloring) my perfectionist tendencies take over and I could easily spend hours making a final selection.
Just for fun, I started from scratch to see what I would come up with.
My favorite option had to be the personalized logo option on the back. You can make it say whatever you want in seven or less characters!
After an hour of going back and forth between an obnoxiously colorful and bright shoe to the opposite extreme of a black and white design, I finally came up with a sneaker perfectly suited to me.
I am going to wait to debut the exact design when the shoes arrive at my doorstep, but for now I can at least tell you that I ended up using an original design to at least help me coordinate a color theme.
Starting with colors already set and then substituting them for others (red where there’s blue, grey where there’s yellow, etc.) made it so much easier, and the final design came out looking well thought out and put together.
My order is placed and the shoes should be arriving in the next four to six weeks, just in time for the holidays. You know what I am looking forward to just as much as getting these new sneakers? Hosting a giveaway for YOU to customize a pair of your own too!
As a thank you for tuning in today, you guys get a heads up to keep a lookout for this giveaway ($125 value!) around mid-December, courtesy of Reebok.
All right… looks like it’s time for me to boogie. I had plans to get in a trip to the gym before our final Opening Night halftime rehearsal tonight, but I just might enjoy another workout in the basement instead. I’ll be sure to share anything interesting tomorrow. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!
October 1, 2013
I have been slowly introducing myself into the world of “CrossFit” lately. I quote it because I still have yet to visit an actual CrossFit gym (or box), but have enjoyed incorporating the no-weight-required movements into my every day workouts.
Instead of the traditional Fitness Pilates/Boot Camp structure our team trainer usually has us do for our weekly workout with her, she included a CrossFit WOD instead, followed by a series of core exercises. I couldn’t believe how tired and sweaty I got (quickly!) and it inspired me to start creating my own at home.
Before our Media Day, I put together and completed the following workout.
V-ups (I call them ab reaches)
I was drenched (spray tan streaks and all) in no time!
Reebok CrossFit Nano Speed Review
What initially got me interested in this CrossFit craze is the latest variety in sneakers I have been privileged to try out, thanks to Reebok. I have mentioned before that I have an ongoing campaign with them, and was excited to see this snazy pair of sneakers arrive for September’s shipment.
As someone who has already tried the CrossFit Nano 2.0 and 3.0 sneakers, I have to admit that I was a little confused on why I (the dancer/runner) keeps receiving CrossFit sneakers. As soon as I tried the CrossFit Nano Speeds on, I realized they are a completely different animal.
While their previous sneakers in the CrossFit line have been built for stability and weight training, these have additional features made to incorporate running. The main difference I noticed is the flexibility in the sole.
I may be completely off here, but I would describe this one as the lovechild between my Nano 3.0′s and my ONE Series Cushion running shoes. They still have the same grips on the bottom for stability and a heel to toe drop structure, but also flexibility for various movements without the bulkiness of a normal running shoe. Pretty fancy!
My favorite kind of workouts always involve some kind of running for cardio, and I seem to gravitate towards any kind of cross-training workouts that include sprints, jumps, and lunges.
“There are plenty of running shoes that you can do CrossFit in, but we made the FIRST CrossFit shoe that you can run in.” Well said, Reebok.
While I did not set out for a straight running workout in them, I have worn them for HIIT, cross-training, around town running errands, and even to dance practices. While I wasn’t sure about them at first (to me, they run a tad on the large side), I grew to love them shortly after. As a fan of CrossFit shoes, I like these the best out of all of them for their versatility.
CrossFit For Newbies
are like me and still feel out of the loop with all of this CrossFit terminology and lingo, here are a few articles to help get you started.
• The Ultimate Guide To CrossFit Lingo via Greatist
• The CrossFit Craze: 5 Reasons Why You Need To Get On It! via Huffington Post
• 5 CrossFit Tips For Beginners via Carrots ‘N’ Cake (hey, Tina!)
• From the Couch to CrossFit: 5 Things Beginners Need To Know Before Joining A Box via Huffington Post
Before I forget! Do you recall the cute purse I featured on Saturday’s Hearts post? I have a promo code for you to receive 30% OFF all regular priced items in your order until the end of the year! How sweet is that?
Simply enter the code: HOUSEWIFE30 upon your checkout to receive this awesome perk!
Have a great rest of your Tuesday.
Questions of the Day
• Have you ever been to a CrossFit box or completed a WOD (Workout of the Day)?
• Does the thought of it intimidate you?
September 20, 2013
It’s… Friday! Who’s ready for the weekend to get here already? Thought so!
To get the party started, I’m continuing on with a new series on the blog called Friday Favorites. Here, I take a look back at the week and share new finds or just some things I have been loving lately! From beauty products and food to funny videos and pet funnies, you just never know what’s going to pop up! Let’s go ahead and get rollin’…
Friday Favorites #3: Week of 9/20
• Blue Diamond Salt ‘n Vinegar Almonds
I have been quite fond of these guys since I discovered their existence over a year ago.
While attending FitBloggin’ over the summer, I got to meet some of the folks over at Blue Diamond and they were nice enough to send me a care package of my favorite flavor. I have been enjoying them all week, and apparently I’m not the only almond lover in the house. I woke up to an empty chewed up can yesterday and quickly found out that Roadie likes them too. I think I was equally upset for his stomach, and the fact that an entire can of my precious almonds were gone!
I am happy to report, however, that he is fine! My heart, on the other hand, is still recovering.
• Gluten-free Waffles
There’s something to be said about these Van’s Gluten-free Waffles.
While some aren’t fans, I have learned to love them and even have a hard time eating regular waffles nowadays. Choosing gluten-free products is something I occasionally do from time to time. There isn’t really a reasoning behind it, besides trying to challenge myself and eat foods that are better for me and easier on the stomach. If you look at the product like something completely new and not as a version of what “it’s supposed to be/taste like” then it is easier to take a liking to it.
You will never see Scott eating these, but they are A-okay in my book. My favorite way to dress them up is with any type of peanut butter (pictured is Justin’s Hazelnut Chocolate PB), sliced fruit and a drizzle of chia seeds!
• iOS 7 Software for the iPhone
I finally cleared enough junk out of my phone to download the new iOS 7 software everyone has been buzzing about.
Everything is different. The buttons, the flow of the touchscreen movement, the messaging colors and bubbles, the iCal, the way you search and close out of programs… I feel like I just brought home a completely new phone!
I can’t say I hate it, I just didn’t expect it. I’m not always the biggest fan of change, but I’m slowly getting over it.
What I have enjoyed the most is the addition of iTunes Radio. This makes my love for purchasing new music on iTunes effortless, which may or may not be a good thing.
Either way, I like the option of having a radio right there for me to access! For those of you who are still a little overwhelmed, here are 7 Tips and Tricks for Navigating through the changes, via USA Today.
• Peaches… or any fruit for that matter
Give me ALL the fruit. Please! I am savoring the berries, peaches, apples, grapes, and everything else I can before the winter rolls around.
After going on a brief hiatus from it, my grocery cart was filled with fresh fruit this go around. I think I might actually turn into a fruit cake pretty soon.
• Reebok CrossFit Nano Speed Sneakers
As part of an ongoing campaign with Reebok, I received these beauties in the mail earlier this week.
As far as any dance rehearsal, cross training, HIIT, or cardio workout outside of running goes, I have been wearing them on my feet at all times. We won’t even get into my adoration of the colors, either. You should know by now that I’m all about anything neon. *Swoon*
Keep a lookout for a full review and cross training workout coming soon!
• Computer Kitty
It’s not uncommon to have a furry co-worker by my side at all times of the day. And when I say at all times, I’m not exaggerating that much. About 90% of the time, you will find this stinker my my side, on my lap, or on my desk while I’m on the computer.
I have come to the conclusion that she likes to follow the mouse around, which may be why she likes it so much. If that’s not it, then she just loves me at an unhealthy level. Regardless of the reason, I have been loving her company down in the basement lately!
And, speaking of kitties…
• Wrecking Ball Parodies
Parodies of Miley Cyrus’ new hit “Wrecking Ball” keep popping up everywhere. I’m sorry to draw more attention to them, but I just have to share this one.
GAH! So stinkin’ cute.
Here’s a handful of others, including a feature from right here in our backyard at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. And, for the record, the campus pendulum is no longer there, thanks to the number of people who tried to film “Wrecking Ball” parodies. This is both hilarious and ridiculous.
I am happy to report that the remainder of my day is clear. I’m going to enjoy taking that in for a moment because once the season starts (in about two weeks!) my life will go from having “free” days to “no free days” real quick.
Plans for this afternoon include an 8 mile run on the trails (Eek! First time attempting that distance in a while), attempting a new pumpkin recipe (healthy carrot and pumpkin bars!), and hopefully sneaking in a yoga class for extra stretching and recovery tonight. I took my first Hot Vinyasa Yoga class last night and it was great!
Oh, and don’t forget to enter the PEAR Sports Mobile Workout Giveaway if you haven’t already! Hope you all have a wonderful start to the weekend.
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