One of the many advantages to being home these days is the opportunity to take my workouts outside. In addition to long walks and short runs at Castle Island (who can beat that view?), Grace and I recently started joining my sister-in-law and friends for a stroller-friendly bootcamp a few mornings a week.
I am absolutely loving it. It’s exactly the structure and community I’ve been craving. I can’t remember the last time I had this much fun working out, and it certainly helps having a cute little spectator cheering me on. After having spent most of the winter cooped up inside, though, it’s taken me a while to get my act together in prepping for these workouts. From sunscreen and plenty of water, to diaper stuff, toys and snacks (Grace snacks while I work out… I think she has the right idea), to a yoga mat and resistance bands, I’m bound to forget something.
After falling for nearly every product inside the Hello, Beauty! bag from Whole Foods Market, I was so excited to hear that they would be releasing a second bag, filled with Whole Body products, just in time for summer…. and just in time for me to stop making a second or third trip back inside our condo before bootcamp.
My lovely friends at Whole Foods Market River Street in Cambridge hooked me up with a complimentary Ready for Action bag to preview before they are available in stores on Saturday… aaaand I’ve got one for you, too!
Each Ready for Action bag contains a carefully curated collection: sunscreen, aloe, Toms of Maine deodorant, arnica gel, Nuun electrolyte tablets and superfood shake mixes, along with coupons for other great products. And the bag itself is really cheery. It is hand-printed bag by RIJI Green, a company committed to ending human trafficking. It’s perfect for storing sunscreen and snacks (clearly, we are all about the snacks) in your beach or gym bag.
When it comes to active living, our local Whole Foods Market really is a one-stop shop. I know the products and ingredients on the shelves are going to be safe and family-friendly, which I can’t necessarily say about so-called nutrition and supplement stores.
I couldn’t wait to put the Goddess Garden Organics Natural Sunscreen and Boiron Arnicare Gel to good use during this week’s workouts, and I’m looking forward to mixing the Amazing Grass vanilla chai Amazing Meal into my next shake.
You can pick up a Ready for Action bag for just $12 (it is valued at $50) tomorrow, Saturday June 27th at 10 AM at your local U.S. Whole Foods Market store, in the Whole Body department.
Ready for Action giveaway
I’m excited to share a Ready for Action bag with one U.S. reader. To enter, please comment below. A winner (though… you’re, like, all winners… and don’t you forget it) will be randomly selected on Tuesday, June 30th.
Also On Tap for Today:
- OVERJOYED about today’s Supreme Court ruling – Love is love!
- 125+ free summer events in Boston via the Boston Calendar
- Looking forward to a re-do of Father’s Day (no rain, no rain, no rain)
What’s on your list of summer essentials?