This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx
We are now well into the spring season, giving me time to reflect on the wellness goals I made at the beginning of the year. Spring is a time for renewal, and is the perfect time to put your own personal health and wellness to the forefront. Babbleboxx recently sent me a box full of goodies and products with those themes in mind.
Here’s what was in the box along with my personal wellness tips>>
Listening to some good tunes is always a great way to de-stress and AfterShokz Solar Red Aeropex wireless headphones make it easy to do so wherever I’m at, whether I’m sitting at home or taking a quick walk around the neighborhood. For me, headphones also make it easier to get into “the zone” when working out. I can focus on the music and push through a challenging workout. These are also great if you want to put on a calming app to help focus on a relaxing meditation.
I love that the Aeropex headphones use bone conduction technology so I can leave my ears open. The super lightweight sport headphones make it easier to calm your mind and tune out distractions while still allowing you to stay alert of your surroundings. The sound quality is great and I can easily adjust the volume with a few clicks on the headphones.
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My personal favorite way to de-stress is by reading. While I typically dive into a good novel, self-help books can be especially rewarding and inspiring. Ignite Your Light: A Sunrise-to-Moonlight Guide to Feeling Joyful, Resilient, and Lit from Within by Jolene Hart from Running Press helps to boost self-care by sharing self-care rituals, good-for-you recipes, embracing positivity, beauty inspiration and more.
Having feelings of anxiety lately, this book is a perfect escape. I love that this book has cute little illustrations sprinkled throughout and photos of delicious looking recipes. It’s one of those feel-good books that can help bring you out of a rut, bring mindfulness to the forefront and spread a little joy. I definitely recommend if you need to re-ignite your own self-care flame!
Get a Wellness Boost
I’ve recently started using the Pink Simply Collagen Beauty To Go & love how convenient these single-serving packets are! These unflavored packets can easily be mixed in to any cold or hot liquid such as coffee, tea, water or juice.
I typically make a smoothie for breakfast most week days and can easily add in a package of this collagen supplement. These feature types 1 & 3 grass-fed pasture raised pure collagen peptides with no added fillers so I know I’m getting quality + convenience in one! These packets are perfect to use at home or take on-the-go!
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Another product I have been enjoying is the Nature’s Truth Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies. I am really impressed with the slightly sweet, natural apple taste… they are delicious and don’t have that harsh apple cider vinegar taste. Each gummy is packed with 600mg of apple cider vinegar and are gluten-free, non-GMO and vegan! I can definitely get on board with these gummy vitamins!
Make Healthier Eating Choices
I’m not going to lie, my eating habits are not always the best. One of my go-to lunches is a simple salad with greens, veggies, protein and a good salad dressing such as the Healthy Choice Power Dressing. These dressings are packed with some serious flavor and fantastic plant-based ingredients. With 45 calories or less per serving, I can get my flavor on without packing the calories on.
I’m a sucker for a good French dressing and the Garden French flavor did not disappoint- it’s made with a cauliflower and red bell pepper puree so you’re getting an extra dose of real veggies, no artificial flavors. It has a good tang and the flavor of the bell pepper comes through. The Creamy Italian has a yummy blend of Italian herbs… I think this would be fantastic to use as a marinade for grilled chicken!
Protect Your Skin
While taking care of your inside, don’t forget about the outside! Lately I haven’t been wearing much makeup, but I have been putting a focus on skincare. As the weather heats up and we spend more time doing outdoor activities, it’s so important to make sure we protect our skin. Vichy LiftActiv Peptide-C Sunscreen SPF 30 is a daily moisturizer packed with vitamin C, plant-based phyto peptides and mineral-rich Vichy volcanic water to provide hydration, collagen support and brighten skin. I want a skincare product that works for me and this moisturizer with SPF does just that!
The sunscreen moisturizer blends nicely into my skin, leaving it feeling hydrated. It is not greasy at all! It does have a slight sunscreen scent, which dissipates quickly. I’m looking forward to seeing longer term brightening effects but as a first impression, this cream is excellent!
Get Smart About Your Fitness
Keeping track of fitness and wellness goals has never been easier… or more chic looking than with the Suunto 7 smartwatch. I’m probably one of the last people to own a smartwatch and now I don’t know how I would live without it! This watch can do so much– monitor my heart rate, control music, use maps, weather– basically anything and everything.
I love that the smartwatch features a large face (with a few customization options!) so it’s easy to read and use. I love the gold detail and neutral colored band, it will go with any outfit! The watch syncs with apps such as Google Fit so I can keep track of my daily fitness goals… got to get those steps in! I can wear this while walking around the neighborhood, at home, gym or on any adventure I go on.
To be honest, I never gave much thought to the types of socks I wore before which frankly, was a mistake. It’s equally as important to wear supportive socks as it is to wear a sports bra or comfortable leggings. The No Nonsense Compression Socks offer graduated compression to help rejuvenate feet.
For me, wellness isn’t just about being active but also having some time to relax and be comfortable. While these socks are great to wear for workouts or while playing sports, I enjoy wearing them around the house! You can easily purchase these online or pick them up at your local Rite Aid.
Have you tried any of the above mentioned products? I’d love to hear about your spring wellness goals– share in the comments below!
Read more of my wellness tips here.