Ellie Activewear: A Review

As I was scrolling through my Instagram on day, I came across an ad for this subscription fitness box called Ellie and it immediately caught my eye. I clicked on the profile, and I was sold. A monthly fitness subscription box that sends you a full workout outfit (we’re talking a sports bra, a shirt, AND leggings) and two accessories all for $50 a month? Sign me up! Seeing as I spend way too much money on fitness gear as it is, I thought I’d try it out.

I reached out to Ellie, and they were generous enough to send me their June box to try and review and share with all of you my genuine opinion. So, before you continue, please know that Ellie did send me this box for review.

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Overnight Oats: The Lazy College Student’s Solution to Healthy Breakfasts

Never make excuses for unhealthy breakfast choices again. Overnight oats are the perfect solution for college students and people constantly on the go!

There’s definitely a point every semester in college where I’ve given up on waking up early enough to make myself a healthy breakfast and instead opt for a sugar-filled granola bar to get me through the morning. Or even worse, when I still had a meal plan, I’d head over to Einstein’s and grab a blueberry bagel with strawberry cream cheese. Considering the fact I did that on almost a daily basis, I now see why I gained 10+ pounds my freshman year.

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My Supplement Stack

Happy Friday, y’all! This post has been one that I’ve wanted to do for a while, but I was very concerned that people wouldn’t want to read it. But is that really the point of this blog — writing things only for the sake of others might want to read? The answer to that is no. I’m here to be my true, authentic self and to talk about things that I love! And today that just happens to be the supplements that I’m taking at the moment, which is also known as a supplement stack.

I feel like when you tell people who aren’t in the fitness industry that you’re taking supplements, their immediate thought is “OMG you’re on steroids.” And honey, no. That is far far far from the truth. Supplements are intended to help fill nutritional gaps and take training to the next level. They’re not miracle substances that will get you a six-pack or make you ripped. But they will help you achieve your fitness goals.

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A Year in the Gym

In May of 2016 I started on a journey, and little did I know how in that one decision my entire life would change direction and I would feel like I had a purpose again. I’ve talked about how the gym has changed my life so many times on this blog that I probably sound like a broken record, but it’s the truth. Never in my life have I felt happier, more confident, and determined to achieve my goals.

It's amazing what a year can do. Check out my one year weight training transformation.

So, here’s the story of how I stopped saying “I wish I had a body like that” to saying “I’m proud of this body that I work for everyday.”

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Protein Bars: The Breakdown

Let’s be honest, the world of protein bars and snack bars is so overwhelming and complicated. You walk through the snack bar aisle in the grocery store and there’s just shelves and shelves of what companies claim to be nutritious, healthy, and guilt-free options. While I’m not trying to bash protein bars and snack bars, most of the time they’re none of those things.

Some protein and granola bars are nutritionally identical to candy bars. Here's what to look for in a protein bar to really get the nutrients you need. A majority of protein and snack bars are basically just candy bars disguised as “healthy” options. In this post I’m going to break down one of my all-time favorite granola bars the Quaker Chewy Granola Bars in Chocolate Chip to one of my most favorite candy bars. It’s honestly shocking how similar the two nutrition labels are. Then I’m going to go into all of my favorite protein bars at the moment. I typically eat one a day so I have a whole list of favorites!

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Bring Your Fitness Journey to Life

There’s something to be said for having a platform to keep you accountable when it comes to your fitness journey. It’s so easy to fall off track because “oh no one is going to know I didn’t go to the gym today”, “no one will know I ate these three doughnuts”, “I really don’t feel up for the gym today but that’s okay because it’s not like anyone is counting on me.” Do you know what can fix all of that? A support network. Maybe it’s not a best friend or your parents. Maybe it’s some random people on the internet who are looking forward to your content every day and are going to support you through it all.

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Instagram is becoming an ever-popular option people are turning to in order to keep themselves accountable. But you know what I think is an even better option? A blog. Okay yes I may be a little biased because blogging did change my life, but honestly, there’s so much more to be said with blog content than Instagram posts.

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