Fall Into Fitness | 4 Must-Haves For Your Duffle Bag

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The last couple of months have been extremely active for me! Moving over four years worth of stuff out of my apartment on the third floor has been more of a workout than I ever imagined it would be. I think moving furniture and heavy boxes definitely counts…and I’m nowhere near being finished with the entire transition. Recently, Babbleboxx sent over a box of goodies just in time for my big move and to help me “fall into fitness" this season as I ease into a normal, everyday routine again. Check out these four fitness must-haves for your duffle bag or backpack:

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Ease Aches & Pains 

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One of the main times I experience aches and pains is when I’m setting up for and shooting product photography which usually takes several hours or even a full work day. There’s a lot of moving around involved — bending over, crouching to get the perfect angles, stretching, etc. By the end of the day, I’m usually extremely tired and end up having sore muscles the next day. Lower back, shoulders, calves, arms…you name it! 

I have never really liked taking medications for the muscle pain and I stay away from greasy ointments most of the time. Plus, who wants that kind of hassle while out and about? With menthol, camphor and salicylate, I used the Tiger Balm Active Muscle Spray to relieve my lower back pain that comes and goes. One spray and the slight cooling sensation had my achy back relieved in less than 10 minutes. I love that it’s easy to apply, there is no greasiness or off-putting smells — there is a smell from the active ingredients, but it’s not terrible and it eventually goes away. The best part is that the spray comes in a convenient travel size under 3 oz., so perfect for carrying in your duffle or backpack!

Support Yourself

You may see me in four-inch heels at an event but during the day, I can guarantee that I’m running around in my trusty Adidas. The older I get, the more I understand the importance of support. When you support yourself physically, you can push forward more effectively mentally. No matter if you’re simply walking around the city, enduring a serious workout or hard at work, your body deserves proper support. And truth is: insoles that come in most shoes do not last forever and should be replaced depending on wear.

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GO Comfort insoles are made to last and so easy to trim to fit any casual shoe. There are three options to choose from based on your lifestyle to help relieve lower back, arch and heel pain. Here’s which insoles I would recommend:

  • All Day Insole — great for those who may be on their feet for long hours and need long-lasting support. This one offers 18+ hours of comfort. These are the ones that best fit my lifestyle especially when I’m running around capturing creative content from dawn to dusk.

  • Work Insole — helps prevent fatigue for those who may find themselves literally hitting the pavement or other hard surfaces. I wish I had these when I worked in retail!

  • Athletic Insole —perfect for the super active engaging in high impact activities who need long-lasting support and the benefit of max shock absorption. 

Pick a pair for 20% off PLUS free shipping with GOcomfortBB20 until 12/31/18

Refresh Smarter

While I do love a good sugary, carbonated drink, I’ve been doing my best to do better with my “beauty routine” from within by finding alternatives. Sometimes I want something a little more than water and less sugary than soda or energy drinks, so I’ll grab a lightly carbonated option instead. I’ll drink them on-the-go or with a light lunch during the day.

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Sparkling Kiwi Guava from CELSIUS: Your Ultimate Fitness Partner was included in this Babbleboxx, so I was really excited to switch it up! These drinks don’t contain any artificial preservatives or flavors, aspartame (which I try to stay away from) or high fructose corn syrup. Aside from the fact that they provide healthy energy, accelerate metabolism, burn body fat and calories, I especially like that the Originals contain green tea extract and ginger root guarantee seed extract as well as vitamins B and C. I’m all about the natural ingredients and they definitely have beauty benefits!

You honestly can’t even tell you’re drinking a sparkling fitness drink because the CELSIUS flavors are actually delicious. I mainly reach for beauty waters with super light flavor that may contain collagen or protein, so this was very different for me. I would love to try more of the CELSIUS drinks consistently to see how they burn calories and fat over time.

Open Up 

This season is all about opening myself up not only to new physical experiences, but to the world around me. When I’m doing things like walking at a park or taking a solo excursion into the mountains, I love being motivated by my favorite music, but also want to be aware of my surroundings because I: a) still want to enjoy the outdoors and, b) like to make sure I’m being safe every step of the way.

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Everything about the AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones have been a plus to my routine. This month, I moved out of my apartment which required several full days of running up and down to/from the third floor with heavy boxes and furniture. I don’t think I would have made it without these babies! Here’s what I loved about them:

  • They were so comfortable to wear that I would forget I had them on

  • No earbuds to annoyingly fall out of my ears every time I moved around

  • The sound was perfect and not at all compromised due to the open-ear design leaving me pumped with energy to push through

  • Easily chargeable on-the-go via USB cable

  • Everything around me could be heard while still jamming out

  • I could continue to work and move around without having to be near my phone

You can get some, too! Save $55 with my code BABBLE until 11/01/18.

What are some of your health or fitness must-haves?

The Beauty of Probiotics | Daily Routines with Tropicana Probiotics

I partnered with my friends at Megan Media and Tropicana for this sponsored post. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

No matter how hectic my schedule gets, I make a point to drink a fruit juice or blend every single day. In my journey for better wellness, this has become a huge part of my routine over the last 4 years. Some days it's as simple as a glass of OJ, while other days I may reach for something more tropical like pineapple or mango. My body receives the vitamins, nutrients, and cultures (yes, I mean bacteria) that I need to stay healthy, plus the boost of energy I need to get through the busy days minus the sugar crash of energy drinks. Lately, I've been incorporating Tropicana Probiotics into my daily routine and I love them! #BelieveInYourGut

The Beauty of Probiotics

You may be familiar with the concept of antibiotics -- you take them when you're sick to get rid of bad bacteria, but good bacteria exists, too. Much like the oils in your skin, the body is already full of good and bad bacteria, so what you get rid of should be replaced with beneficial bacteria. Probiotics stimulate the growth of helpful bacteria in the body and can actually help your digestive system function more effectively. Your gut isn't just what leads you in the right direction; it's the key to you overall health and wellness.

 Tropicana Probiotics are available in three delicious flavors:  Strawberry Banana ,  Pineapple Mango  and  Peach Passion Fruit

Tropicana Probiotics are available in three delicious flavors: Strawberry Banana, Pineapple Mango and Peach Passion Fruit


Usually when you go to the grocery store to find probiotic drinks you have to look in a special section, but Tropicana has brought probiotics to the mainstream juice aisle for the first time alongside their other juices! You don't need to shop at any specialty stores to find them, so it's definitely more accessible and convenient to grab during your regular grocery trips.

Tropicana Probiotics combines some of my absolute favorite and nutritious ingredients to make adding probiotics to my daily routine easy and delightful. Here are some of my favorite ways to work these delicious probiotics drinks into my routine:

Morning Freshening Routine

When I wake up in the morning, one of the first things I do is fix a bite of breakfast and pour a glass of juice before freshening up with my full skincare routine. I prefer Strawberry Banana in the morning, but all three flavors deliver more than one billion live and active cultures, plus an entire day's worth of vitamin C! That's the proper way to start a positive day. 

On-the-Go Energy Routine

Mango has been apart of my on-the-go routine since my early college days! I found that mango juice really helped boost my energy so I could remain productive throughout the day. Pineapple Mango is my flavor of choice for a busy day bloggingand running errands. I buy the multi-serve sizes, but they even come in single-serve sizes -- which means you can achieve your best self whether you're at home or on-the-go!

Passion Fuel Routine

As a full-time blogger and content creator, I get to use my creativity daily through writing, photography, and videography. I absolutely love that I'm able to wake up everyday and do what I'm passionate about from dusk to dawn. But sometimes, life can happen -- whether I'm sick, dealing with stress and anxiety, or just having a serious creative block -- I have to be prepared for life's mental and physical obstacles no matter how big or small. Tropicana Peach Passion Fruit is like the liquid fuel I need to stay driven. It's a 100% juice blend of peach and passion fruit (plus a few more) with probiotics and no sugar or artificial flavors. Peaches are said to help relieve stress and reduce anxiety while passion fruit keeps the skin glowing, reduces sleeplessness, and improves circulation to boost productivity and efficiency. I keep the creative juices flowing and fuel my passion with Peach Passion Fruit!


I partnered with my friends at Megan Media and Tropicana for this sponsored post. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.