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OOTD: My Protein Sportswear

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Back in the day, before I became a full-fledged adult with a house and 2 kids, I used to find the time every evening, after a demanding office job, to go to our local L A Fitness gym. I did that for about a year and stopped because I could no longer justify the £35 monthly gym membership subscription. So now, I pop into a gym when I have a spare moment, which is once in a blue moon. I rather exercise at home, or go running/walking. I still go swimming with the family every weekend, so that has kind of replaced the gym really.

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However, I am now thinking of checking out some fitness videos on YouTube, aka my go to online directory, so if you know of any cool fitness channels, let me know in the comment section below. I think I would want a structured work out routine, even if it is just for a few minutes a day.

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The fact that I have this cool fitness kit from My Protein has really put me in the fitness mood. I guess a cool fitness kit has the power like that. I am eager to work on my abs now. And who would blame me? The Red Concreate sportswear by My Protein is the prettiest sportswear collection I have seen in a very long time. I love the red and black design a lot. It goes with my summer hair. I also really like the quality of the pieces. The stretch and support it provides ensures the pieces stay on exactly how I want them.

I got the complete kit from My Protein, so the power tights and shorts, sports bra, running jacket and vest. And I even have the right sportsbag already.

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I got the HEAD sportsbag last year, and it has now become our swimming bag. So I am good to go pretty much, as far as sportswear is concerned.

This green Acquablend bottle is also a handy and stylish fitness accessory. I take it everywhere. It helps me drink a lot more water, thanks to a few slices of cucumber and some ice. I love it.

I am also hardly ever without my Fitbit. I walk around a lot, even on days when I don’t leave the house. I make sure I am always on the move, and I aim to clock in at least 7000 steps a day. I smash this target on most days, even when I am stuck indoors.

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Do you go to the gym or do you work out in other ways?

WHAT I WORE

Entire Kit – c/o My Protein

Black Trainers – Sketchers

Water Bottle – Acquablend

What do you think of this sportswear?

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The Benefits of Drinking Water

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Water is important for the normal functioning of the human body. In fact, the body is made up of about 75% water, the brain up to 90%, the blood 80%, the skin 64% and the liver 96% of water. That’s amazing! No wonder some people refer to water as life.

The recommended amount of water we should take daily is 8 8-ounce glasses of water, which is equal to about 2 litres or half a gallon of water.  But I hardly drink half of that. I have always struggled with drinking the recommended daily amount of water. The AcquaBlend Water Bottles I reviewed some weeks ago, help me drink more water, but I still need to drink a lot more.

Since water is so important, I thought I should share with you the benefits of drinking the required amount of water.  Starting from beauty benefits all the way down to general well-being benefits. Maybe these benefits will help motivate us, lol.

1.  Gives a Healthy Complexion and Even Skin Tone
Low water intake makes the skin look very dull. Trust me I know. On the days when I manage to drink 2 litres of water, I can see a different in my skin tone. Drinking adequate amount of water restores skin moisture which enhances your complexion, making it look soft and supple, and gives your skin a lovely glow. Drinking water and having enough sleep are the best beauty tips ever!

2.    Combats Acne and Other Skin Disorders
A major cause of acne is oil clogged in the pores of your skin. Drinking water decreases the concentration of oil on the skin. It also flushes out the toxins that can lead to other skin disorders out of your body.

3.    Reduces Signs of Aging
Drinking water increases elasticity by plumping up your skin. This makes your skin less likely to create wrinkles, it also decreases the presence of wrinkles and fine lines that may have appeared already.

 

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4.    Enhances Hair Growth and Healthy Looking Hair
Our hair also contains water. Drinking water everyday helps the hair grow longer, prevents breakage and encourages a healthy scalp.

5.    Aids Weight Loss
Drinking water helps to boost your metabolism which will help break down calories. Drinking water before a meal reduces appetite. As a result of this we tend to eat less.  Another plus is that water contains zero calories.

6.    Lowers the Risk of Health Problems
Constipation and many other health problems can be easily prevented by drinking more water. This is because water flushes out toxins and waste products out of our system. It also then promotes the healthy functioning of vital organs in your body. Drinking water also encourages mental alertness, increases cognitive function and improves brain performance, which is great for creatives.

The truth is I know the benefits of drinking the recommended daily amount of water. I have known all these benefits and more for years now but for a weird reason, I still prefer drinking my tea, cappuccino, wine and soft drinks. Drinking plain water feels like a chore, like something I have to do, but I don’t enjoy. The only time I enjoyed drinking water was while I was pregnant. I could drink 4 litres of water in 24 hours easily. That was one of the best things about being pregnant. I ate and drank healthy.

How do you motivate yourself to drink water? Are you a natural water drinker?

 

Product Review – Acquablend Water Bottles

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Since having my twins, I have started to take my health and fitness very seriously. I take my vitamins, eat a balanced diet, try to get adequate sleep, and exercise.I got my hands on a Fitbit Flex last year, and I am so into it at the moment. I am obsessed with hitting my daily target of 10,000 steps, and I love the way it charts my sleep behaviour – how long I sleep for, how long it takes me to fall asleep, how many times I wake up at night, and so on. I send my daily steps to Twitter, so I know how well I am doing, and I am loving my progress so far.

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However I struggle to eat loads of fruits and drink lots of water. I am just not a fruits person, and drinking water has always been a chore for me, even though I know the benefits of eating fruits and drinking loads of water.  So when the opportunity came for me to review the Acquablend Water Bottles, I jumped at it, because this bottle could solve this very issue.

If this is your first time hearing of Aquablend Water Bottles, here is a description for you from the brand:

Acquablend provide a great range of BPA-free fruit infusion water bottles designed for use at home, in the office, at the gym or when enjoying outdoors. Since its inception, the Acquablend bottle has proved a compelling and nutritionally smart choice and a sensible natural alternative to sugary and fizzy drinks. Our fruit infusion water bottles have each been designed with the user in mind.

That’s why the fruit infused water bottles by Acquablend is more than just a bottle, it is a journey to a healthier lifestyle. By harnessing the benefits of drinking fruit infused water as part of your everyday routine, we can support that journey with our recipes, tips and videos as well as stories from the Acquablend Community.

Aquablend Water Bottles Review

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So this bottle is all about a combination of fruits and water in a bottle, to create a flavoured taste.

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. I love the elegant packaging, so bright and pretty, makes me feel like drinking water from the it. I got colour blue and green, but they also come in red, pink, black, white and purple.
  2. I found the water bottles easy to set up. I had it cleaned in the top shelf of the dishwasher (but can also be hand washed), and I cut up some cucumbers, kiwis, and oranges, and placed them in the fruit section, and added some water to start with. So it was oranges in the green bottle, and cucumber and kiwi in the blue.
  3. The water tasted flavoured immediately, the fruit infusion is amazing.
  4. The water bottles can be kept in the fridge or left outside in normal temperature.
  5. This bottles are super affordable. I got the twist top bottles, and they go for £24.99, but currently on sale for £10.99, so get in there!
  6. These high quality looking bottles are great to use both inside and outside the home, so work, school, gym, and so on.
  7. They are dish washer safe, stain resistant, as well as leak proof.
  8. The drinking sprout is very comfortable, but you can pour in a cup, if you prefer that.

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CONS

None.

The Acquablend water bottles are a dream come true! I don’t have to feel forced to drink water anymore, these bottles make me want to drink water.

There are various fruit infused water recipes on the Acquablend website, which I will be stalking for more inspiration and ideas. The next recipe I will be trying this afternoon, will be the strawberry and cucumber recipe. It sounds very tasty.

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Have you tried the Acquablend Water bottle? What are your thoughts?

 

*PR samples included.

 

 

 

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