Workout Gear 2.0

Continuing with the workout gear theme….

Remember how I said I am obsessed with workout gear? Well, I have found more clothing options through my Instagram feed! One is called Marika and the other is POP Fit.

I have been looking into ordering from one of these two companies for a while now. I went with what I believed was the best deal to try out the product.

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For their Instagram followers, POP Fit clothing gives new customers a pair of free leggings. You just have to pay for shipping and handling. So I checked out the leggings they offered. They have some pretty wild patterns which are fun if you want to spice things up a bit.  You can sign up to be a V.I.P member, like Fabletics. They bill you $24.99 per month (whether you make a purchase) and you get 20 percent off of all their items. Every month, they will send you a POP Fit legging or top. The longer you stay a members the better the perks. You’ll get an additional free accessory, head wear, and up to 75 percent off jackets and outerwear.


I also found this company on Instagram. I follow both accounts. They have a link in their bio that takes you to their homepage. Marika is another company like Fabletics that offers a subscription based V.I.P account. For $19.95 per month, you get your choice of any item (for free), 60 percent off everything all the time, and free shipping on your orders. I checked out Marika’s leggings as well. I was a big fan of their selections. They had less wild prints that POP Fit, and more solid colors and prints. So I decided to order a pair during their 60 percent off spring sale. I did not have to be a V.I.P member to get the 60 percent off and free shipping. I am using this as a trial run to see if I want to become a V.I.P member and if I like the products.

I will most likely still stay a Fabletics V.I.P member in the meantime, however, if I really like the Marika line, I will switch to that instead. It may be a better deal of two!

Workout Gear

Hi everyone!

If you are like me, you are obsessed with workout gear. I am always looking to try new things. My newest obsession is Fabletics by Kate Hudson. I saw commercials for it and have always wanted to try it out. Once I had a stable enough income I decided to try it. My first outfit was $10 plus shipping, which is $4.95. Usually if I have to pay for shipping I will not order, but I figured I would since it was under $5. I like that there is not commitment to order every month with Fabletics, however, the only drawback is that you need to “skip” the month before 5th of every month. If you remember to do that, then your card will not be charged. I have a reminder set in my phone for the 1st of the month and the 3rd as a reminder to skip if I want to.

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I got my first order less than a week later. I was very impressed with the leggings. The were soft, slimming, yet firm. I got just plain black. I did not want to go too crazy with the pattern for my first purchase. The top, I felt was just okay. The material was not as good of quality as the leggings were.

Since then I have ordered almost every month. (Since January) But I have yet to purchase anything at full price. They send a lot of promotional emails with discounts to use on your purchase. They also just had a semi-annual sale that I definitely took advantage of. Just remember to shop the deals and to skip the month and you will be looking stylish in your Fabletics gear!

Thrive in All You Do

Hello again!

I am going to start out by saying that I am going to be reviewing a product that I have been using for the past few weeks. I am not paid to review it, nor is the company involved in any way with this post or blog. This will be a more general overview of the product rather than an in- depth review.

So what is Thrive? The THRIVE Experience is an 8-week premium lifestyle plan to help individuals experience and reach peak physical & mental levels. (

Thrive by Le-Vel is a relatively new company. When people ask, I tell them that it is sort of like AdvoCare. In the 8- week program, you get a box of vitamin pills, protein shakes, and the DFT (Derma Fusion Technology) patch.

At first, I was very skeptical and did not give it much thought. Eventually I decided to try it, and I could tell a difference in my energy and focus levels in just one day. It was incredible. Thrive is not a “weight loss” or “diet” program per se. It does aid in weight management, however the product gets your body the nutrients it needs throughout the day. The DFT patch slowly releases more vitamins and caffeine throughout the day, which minimizes your need to remember to take supplement pills. That is where it has also really helped me.  I am terrible at taking pills and medicine. Because the patch is releasing lots of vitamins, you need to be sure to drink LOTS of water to flush everything out.

The only downside of the product so far is its price tag. I paid $173.00 (grand total after shipping and tax.) for a month’s worth of Thrive. I feel the product is worth giving a try if you want to make some changes to your life. You do not have to buy it every month. There is no recurring fee or anything like that. It is completely on your terms. If you do decide to try it, I hope you will experience the positive impact that I have!


-Brenna 🙂



Ever heard of it? AdvoCare, that is. AdvoCare is a company that sells nutritional supplements, weight management, energy, and sports nutrition dietary supplements. I first heard of AdvoCare when my mom was looking at a diet program. We decided to try the 24-day challenge together (In January of 2015) to jumpstart our healthy eating. The 24-day challenge is a supplement and nutrition program that is designed to jumpstart your body to help you reach your goals. One thing to remember when considering a “diet” is that it is not a simple “quick fix” for weight loss. I believe that dieting does not have long lasting results, however, if you are committed to making a lifestyle change with your eating habits, then you will see results and in turn, feel better.

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After the 24-day challenge I feel it really helped kick-start my desire to eat healthy. I did the challenge about two years ago now and have not done it since because it helped me get on track with creating a better diet for myself. When I use the word “diet” I am referring to my eating habits, and not a typical “diet”. However, I do still order a couple products that I used during the challenge. One of those products I use almost every day… Spark.

Spark® is a unique blend of 20 vitamins, minerals and nutrients that work synergistically to provide a healthy and balanced source of energy.


For me, I use this product in the mornings to give me a boost of energy when I am feeling sluggish. I feel it helps me get my day going. My favorites are the Strawberry Mango and Cherry. Lots of flavor! The AdvoCare website claims this about the product “Spark contains an effective amount of caffeine to give you a quick boost, B vitamins to enhance your body’s natural ability to produce and sustain its own energy, and neuroactive amino acids that help increase your mental focus and alertness.”

I had a great experience with AdvoCare and its products. While I think AdvoCare is a great company and I have had success using their products, it is not meant to be a replacement for nutrients our bodies require from the different food groups. With all supplements, do your research and find what works best for you, but do not neglect eating healthy in place of dietary supplements.

DISCLAIMER: I do not sell AdvoCare, but I do use and buy their products. I am not a nutritionist nor do I have any expertise on dietary supplements. This is solely my opinion on products and experiences I have had. The company is not affiliated with this blog/ post.

Step Your Way to Fitness!

Hey Fit Friends!

My fitness journey started back in my first year of college. I wanted to be healthy, but wasn’t truly committed. I didn’t start taking it seriously until I had some health problems with my liver in my junior year of college (not because of drinking! I promise!) because of my weight and diet. I weighed 181 at my highest weight and my height is 5’5. First, everyone’s body is different and gaining/losing weight looks different for everyone. I had to work on eating healthier and losing weight to get my liver to return to normal. Fitbit helped me step up to the challenge!

(Disclaimer! This is my sole opinion on Fitbit products. The company is in no way affiliated with this post.)

Fitbit fitness trackers are great because there is something for everyone. Whether you like something simple, or complex, there is something for you. I purchased a Fitbit to help me become more aware of the activity I do in a day and to motivate me to become more active.  Fitbit not only tracks your steps, but it has the ability to track your exercise, food, weight, sleep, heart rate, calories burned, distance traveled and more!

I bought the Charge HR because I like knowing my heart rate when I workout. It also has this pretty fancy caller ID display that flashes across the wristband when I get a call. I usually miss all of my phone calls, but not anymore!



Investing in a Fitbit is definitely something I would recommend to anyone who, like me, wants to be more aware of their activity level , or wants some more motivation to get out there and go.

In addition to helping me become more fit, I use my Fitbit as a social outlet. There is an app that you can download and you can connect with friends and family! There are many challenges to get involved in. For example, Last week I was in the Workweek Hustle. I had all week (M-F) to get the most steps and beat my friends. I ended up winning the challenge with almost 60,000 steps! I have a competitive edge, so that was a drive for me to win and in turn I exercised more at the gym and ran more miles.

If you are wondering which tracker would be best for you, the Fitbit website has a quiz that will find the perfect device for your lifestyle. Link below!

Happy stepping!

Brenna 🙂