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Favorite Fitness Finds + Memorial Day Sales

Favorite Fitness Finds + Memorial Day Sales

So one of my mottos in life is “Everything in moderation.” But that motto directly conflicts with my firm belief that you can never have too many workout clothes and shoes.

When you live in Florida, every piece of workout clothing is drenched in sweat 10 minutes into a workout. Not to mention, all of my physical activities with Army ROTC put my shoes and clothes through the ringer pretty quickly.

So below are the products I’ve had my eyes on. Bonus – most of these products are on SUPER sale for Memorial Day. I’ve also included some Memorial Day coupon codes.

All products and coupons that are affiliate links are marked as such. All other links are to items I love for which I don’t receive a commission. Click on a photo to go to the manufacturer’s site.

And on a serious note, I know most people associate Memorial Day with shopping sales, barbecues, a long weekend, and the beginning of summer. But, please don’t forget to think about the true meaning of this holiday and the momentous sacrifice the men and women of our great nation have made for us to enjoy life as we know it.

Here’s a letter about Memorial Day that everyone should read. Just something to think about.

Triathlon <—affiliate links

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Running <—affiliate links

 

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Mud Race <—affiliate links

 

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Superfoods <—affiliate links

 

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Yoga <—affiliate links

 

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Coupon codes and sales

 

Diet Direct – 10% off site wide with the code MD1610 (valid until 5/31) <— affiliate link

Look Human – 25% off site wide (my favorite section is fitness) <— affiliate link

Reebok –

25% off Custom Nano 5.0 Shoes (valid until 5/31) <— affiliate link

20% off 2 items, 30% off 3 items, 40% off 4 items (valid until 5/30) <— affiliate link

BOGO 50% off all footwear in the outlet (no expiration) <— affiliate link

Old Navy – All tanks, tees, shorts, swim 50% off (no code needed)

Road Runner Sports – VIP members save 20% on everything (P.S. You can test and wear the shoes for 90 days and still return them.)

Sports Authority – Going out of business sale (save up to 30% on everything)

Finish Line – Huge sale and Nike Metcon 2 shoes in orange and blue are only $55 (GO GATORS!!!)

A Grilled Makeover

A Grilled Makeover

I was never a huge fan of grilled chicken and vegetables . . . until this meal happened.

Grilled Balsamic-Rosemary Chicken and Summer Vegetables

I never eat grilled food while living on campus, so this juicy dinner was quite a treat.

With Memorial Day approaching,  I told my dad fire up the grill so I could try a marinade recipe from Cook This, Not That! 350-Calorie Meals. As for the veggies, I just played around with ingredients (a.k.a. it’s a miracle that they turned out so good).

By the way, I know the portions look really small, but I stuffed in seconds. In addition to the chicken and veggies, ALDI‘s mustard potato salad and Green Giant’s Baby Sweet Peas in Butter Sauce are addicting!

Serves 4-5

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

Steps:

  1. Combine all the above ingredients except the chicken in a bowl.
  2. Trim the fat off the chicken.
  3. Place chicken in large glass baking dish. Pour marinade over chicken and turn each piece over a few times until the marinade covers each one. Place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  4. After one hour, heat the grill and cook the chicken, flipping each piece once until golden brown.

Grilled Summer Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup yellow or red onion, cut in long slivers
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup diced red and yellow bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until the sauces and spices are evenly distributed.
  2. Spread two 18-inch-long sheets of aluminum foil on a counter. make a “boat” by folding the sides up to create a large, narrow “packet.”
  3. Spread veggies in the packet and cover with a new piece of foil.
  4. Place the packet on the upper shelf of your grill and cook for 15 minutes. *If you don’t have a high rack, turn the packet once during grilling so the veggies don’t burn.
  5. Eat!

I’ll include new marinade and grillin’ recipes throughout the summer, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 🙂

Question:

  1. What is your favorite summer grillin’ recipe?