Win-It Wednesday OOFOS Sandals Winner

Happy Win-It Wednesday, Friends! This marks the end of FIT BFFs’ 4th Blogiversary Giveaways. I’d like to take one last opportunity to thank all you readers who continue to join me throughout this incredible blogging adventure! And like I said not long ago, don’t go anywhere…because this journey has only just begun. I’ve got some pretty exciting things in store, just around the corner…I’m just getting started!

I’m ever-grateful for OOFOS’ generous and unwavering support of my endeavors. Each time I attempt to tell you what OOFOS footwear means to me, you are only getting part of the story, because, really, there are no words. The longevity their technology has provided my joints (and spirit) throughout some pretty tough and painful times remains priceless.

Today’s lucky winner will be introduced to feeling the OO tOO! So excited to announce the winner of their choice of OOFOS sandals generously provided by OOFOS is…

Congratulations, Sarah!

I will email you the details.

Thanks to all who entered! If you didn’t win, you will still want to check out OOFOS’ website to learn more, because, IMHO, there’s no better sport recovery footwear on the market!

52 Fridays…What Do You Believe?

Happy 52 Fridays, Friends…means we’ve successfully made it through another week! I’ve got a pretty deep thought for you to examine this week, so grab that journal, pen, beverage and ease into that cozy place.

Some have known and trusted their whole lives; others have picked up and pieced together unmistakable clues along the way. Still others remain closed off to the notion, feeling solely responsible for their own destinies.

Where do you fit into the belief that your life is divinely guided? What evidence have you witnessed one way or the other? Have you noticed any shifts? Are you comfortable where you are? Happy?

Take some time to consider where you are in the big picture…

Take some deep breaths, let go and explore this on a soul level, Folks; you might be surprised to read what words and ideas land in your journal! No judgement here, Friends, just pure encouragement for you to better understand yourself. I invite you to feel deeply into this one, to discover for yourself what you believe and why. The journey inward can be quite enlightening!

Have an amazing weekend!

Win-It Wednesday WhOO Wants OOFOS?!?

As promised, Friends, in observance of FIT BFFs’ 4th Blogiversary, let’s continue to celebrate with one last giveaway!

Friends, you’ve heard me rave about OOFOS footwear for the past four years because I have yet to find a better way to recover from my multitude of workouts.

OOFOS has been such incredible support in my endeavors for the past three years…literally!

If you haven’t heard of OOFOS, check out my latest review here: http://bit.ly/2Ly3q8Y

I am not kidding when I tell you OOFOS has been with me every step of the way since I first discovered them in 2015…

I can honestly say, I will never go anywhere without them; and you don’t have to either!

To help celebrate FIT BFFs 4th Blogiversary, OOFOS has generously provided a pair of OOFOS sandals of the winner’s choice for this week’s Win-It Wednesday!

To enter, simply leave a comment below sharing one way you plan to be active this fall to embrace the beautiful season between now and Tuesday, September 4th, midnight central time.

Want an extra entry? Comment “I want OOFOS” on my 8/29 OOFOS posts on Facebook at FIT BFFs or on Instagram @fitbffs…or do both for two extra entries!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. One randomly selected winner will be announced here on Win-It Wednesday, September 5th. Good luck!

In the meantime, stop on over to OOFOS to check out how many awesome ways you can feel the OO!

 

Review: OOFOS Red, White and OO

As summer winds down, and the mindset shifts back to school, I made a horrible realization! And boy have I got a confession to make…summer literally ate my homework! I’m not even kidding! I meant to write a review for a pair of patriotic OOFOS well before July 4th so you could all celebrate with your own pairs of their festive OOriginal Sport Sandal Red, White and OOs…

But time slipped completely through my fingers, Friends, or maybe my toes! Well if you’ve been following me for a while, you already know what I think of OOFOS. But for those of you who’ve only just recently joined in, I can’t tell you how excited I get about a new pair of these amazing sport recovery footwear. The minute I pull them out of the package, I take a big sniff because there’s nothing like that new OOFOS smell! It’s just like the smell of new tires and it immediately makes me consider all the miles I will get on them because I know they treat me oh, so right!

This pair pledged allegience to the flag at multiple lakes as I spent all the time recovering from each workout and embracing the relaxation…and none of the time remembering my assignment. Ugh.

They found me further recovering from my chronic knee injuries with some great reads!

These Red, White and OOs even saw me from (dawn’s early light) sunrise to shining sunset…all the while, forgetting to inform readers about OOFOS’ liberty and justice for all sore and aching feet, knees and backs. Man, I feel horrible. I have no excuses to share, other than I guess I was just so busy being active thanks to all the phenomenal support these and my other OOFOS provided throughout my summer adventures, that it just slipped my mind.

There was recovery from Tour de Pepin in these OOlalas…boy, did my butt hurt, but the rest of me felt the OO!

And then there was my trip to Blogfest at the IDEA World Fitness Convention in San Diego, where I took this sunny opportunity to strategize my time there…

And then was stoked to personally thank these guys at the expo for their company’s incredible impact absorbing OOFOAM technology. Man are they a happy bunch; I know why…even after being on their feet for multiple days on end, they were all feeling the OO tOO!

I walked mile after mile of that convention center and and those beautiful beaches tOO, and I did it all with my favorite footwear!

I could have seriously stayed right there all summer, but I was days away from one of the most exciting events of my life, so back home I hustled, literally running through the airports in comfort to be back in time for my son’s wedding. Sure, I wore a cute pair of insanely uncomfortable wedges for the ceremony and pictures, but the minute they were done, I slipped on my black glitter OOlalas, soft as clouds as I swooned over the enchantment of it all…

And danced on air!

And wouldn’t you know, I was off again this time to Montana, to see more of the land of the free on these brave babies!!!

My summer has seen me through marked healing; my knee is now pain free! I KNOW I owe much of that to my friends at OOFOS! So I hope they accept my profound appologies when I honestly say, my summer ate my homework!

Friends, if you are suffering from foot, knee or back pain, please don’t wait until next summer to feel the OO…OOFOS now has a full line of shoes tOO! Although it looks like the Red, White and OOs are only available in slides right now, check out all the other great, colorful options to help you put your Best Foot Forward at the OOFOS website here.

 

52 Fridays…Don’t Take it for Granted

Well, Friends…we did it; we made it to another weekend! I know Friday seemed to somehow slip past me yet again (as it often does), but I wanted to take the opportunity to share another thought provoking prompt with my die hard journalers.

Summer flew by again, and as I reflect on all the adventures, experiences and great moments of calm, I keep coming back to a simple thought. Each and every one of them have been such blessings. Even the struggles I encountered lately remind me just how good my life is when I consider this…

This week I invite you to take a look around. Think about where you are and what surrounds you. I encourage you to witness all of it through eyes of profound gratitude.

When I consider where I am in life, it would be easy to compare myself to others and feel a sense of lack. But as we well know, comparison is the thief of joy. So I choose to look back within my own past. I vividly remember a time not so long ago, I hoped and prayed for what I have now.

Gratitude.

If I shift back into comparison in a positive direction…perspective reminds me that the abundance of blessings in my life, even though they may not seem like much to some, are the answers to others’ prayers.

Friends, if you find yourself in comparison mode, place yourself into that positive perspective and you will be astounded at just how blessed you truly are. Take some time to sit within that beautiful notion. Jot down some thoughts on where you find yourself and know that you are exactly where others hope and pray to arrive.

52 Fridays…A First Time for Everything!

Friends, I don’t know about you, but summer took hold and had its way with me…not in a negative way, just the contrary. I found myself in adventure after bold, new adventure and got very happily distracted. So for those of you that have been faithfully participating in my 52 Fridays weekly journaling activity, I apologize. I hope in its weekly absence you’ve taken time to experience some summer adventures of your own. But I’m back here in my comfy chair and ready to dive into this week’s prompt. Pardon me while I dust off my journal haha.

I’ve got my tea and I’m ready to explore a thought that’s been quite active in my mind lately. The below photo was taken a year ago this time. It’s from a trip I was able to share with my mentee that proved just how bold we were at trying new things. If you missed that memorable post, you can read it here.

Friends, I’ve been spending the majority of my summer at it again…having dreamt up the things I’ve always wanted to do, then making plans to make those dreams reality. Because here’s the thing…I’m not getting any younger, and the older I get, the longer the list of things I hope to try becomes.

So on this week’s 52 Fridays, I ask you, Friends…when was the last time you did something for the first time? Is this something you think about every so often, or do you push those thoughts away because you tell yourself to forget it?

The more new things I’ve tried for the very first time within the past few years, the more vibrant, alive, fulfilled I’ve become. What things would you like to try if you began telling yourself you can, rather than you can’t? If you haven’t already, start a list. The longer the better!

I would LOVE to hear some of the things you chose to include on that list if you are willing to share in the comments below…it would seriously make my day!

Once you’ve worked on that list for a while, sit with it. Take a good look and decide which things you want to pursue first. Then all you have left to do is set your mind to making it happen and putting your Best Foot Forward!

What are you waiting for?!?

 

Win-It Wednesday Cents of Style Winner

Happy Win-It Wednesday, Friends! I’d like to take a quick moment to thank all you readers who continue to join me throughout my FIT BFFs’ blogging adventure…the past four years have been unbelievable! Don’t go anywhere because this journey has only just begun…who knows what’s just around the corner…that’s what makes life SO fun!!!

 

Today’s lucky winner will be able to shop for these comfy, fun styles and oh so much more!

So excited to announce the winner of the $50 gift card generously provided by Cents of Style is…

Congratulations, to Ally!

I will email you the details!

Thanks to all who entered! If you didn’t win, you will still want to check out Cents of Style here because you can’t find cuter, comfier styles at such great prices!

I’m so excited to share, there will be one more awesome giveaway in celebration of FIT BFFs’ 4th Blogiversary…stay tuned!

Win-It Wednesday Cents of Style Gift Card

As promised, Friends, in observance of FIT BFFs’ 4th Blogiversary, I’m continuing to celebrate this week with another exciting giveaway. This is one you won’t want to miss!

Remember a while back I reviewed a fun little blue dress? If you missed that post, you can catch up here.

I really enjoy the comfort, versatility and playfulness of the clothes available at Cents of Style. They have items to fit every personality.

I expecially loved this tunic; it had my fun, active lifestyle written all over it! I’ve worn that thing EVERYWHERE and it continues to feel and look brand new, wash after wash…WIN!!!

Cents of Style has a wide array of tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes, accessories, and even cosmetics…all at phenomenal prices. Yeah, it’s a FIT BFFs approved, “be happy” kind of company.

To help celebrate FIT BFFs’ 4th Blogiversary, Cents of Style has generously provided a $50 gift card for this week’s Win-It Wednesday giveaway! How awesome is that?!?!!!!!?

To enter, simply leave a comment below sharing a healthy lifestyle topic you’d be interested in FIT BFFs sharing more about between now and Tuesday, August 14th, midnight central time.

This giveaway is open to US residents only. One randomly selected winner will be announced here on Win-It Wednesday, August 15th.  Good luck!

In the meantime, stop on over to Cents of Style to plan how you will spend that gift card if you win!

 

 

Win-It Wednesday Expo Swag Winner

Happy Win-It Wednesday, Friends! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all you readers who have joined me throughout my FIT BFFs’ blogging journey…the past four years have been unbelievable! Stick around because you never know what’s going to happen next; that’s my favorite part!!!

I’m excited to announce the winner of the Blogfest/IDEA World convention swag is…

Congratulations to Margie!!!

I will email you for shipping details, Margie.

Thanks to all who entered and stay tuned for another Win-It Wednesday 4th Blogiversary Giveaway coming shortly!

Win-It Wednesday 4th Blogiversary Giveaway!

Friends, it’s time to celebrate; it’s FIT BFFs’ 4th BLOGIVERSARY!

Every year to celebrate, I have done a few weeks of giveaways, so why would this year be any different? Remember how I told you yesterday about my phenomenal experience at Blogfest and IDEA World Fitness Convention and Expo? Well I just happen to have a little giftie collection from some very kind Blogfest sponsors and expo vendors to share with one lucky reader!

I know it might be hard to see from this picture, but the winner will receive…a BE BETTER drawstring backpack, cap and three delicious Protein Squares, Frog Fitness cooling towel, waterbottle & sunglasses, Swisse waterbottle, Undeniably Dairy Blender Bottle, a bag of Vegi Rice Sweet Potato Rice, JIMMYBAR! birthday cake (how fitting!) high protein bar, R.e.d.d. mint chocolate energy bar, Navitas Organics Detox and Focus daily superfood boosts, bpi Sports performance dietary supplement packet, 30 count MCT 7 Omega-3 soft gels dietary supplement, Bonk Breaker peanut butter chocolate chip fuel bar, Arctic ApBitz and a La Croix set of 4 resistance bands!

What it boils down to…a fitness/wellness/healthy lifestyle expo in a bag!

To enter, simply leave a comment below between now and Tuesday, August 7th (midnight central time), telling one thing you’ve enjoyed reading about on the blog.

Giveaway open to US residents only. Randomly selected winner will be announced here on Win-It Wednesday, August 8th. Good luck!