Chic Fitness Gear + Updated Smoothie Recipe January 25, 2019 | Leave a CommentToday I’m partnering with Macy’s to chat all things activewear and how I’m staying focused and committed to a new lifestyle! As most of you know I’ve been raving about all things FASTer Way to Fat Loss lately (if not, catch up HERE and HERE), and even though the program really WORKS, it’s taken quite a bit of commitment on my end. I’ve been actively re-working my diet, revamping some of my go-to recipes and have updated my workout wardrobe to keep myself feeling confident during sweat sessions. Macy’s has been a one-stop-shop for all of these things and I’m excited to show you a new fav outfit and a kitchen gadget that I now cannot live without! This weekend (1/25-1/27) Macy’s is hosting their Winter Weekend Sale, where you’ll save 20% off with code WINTER. Crop Tank | Crop Sweatshirt | Running Tights | Sports Bra | Sneakers | Sunnies (All on sale at Macy’s this weekend during their Winter Weekend Sale. Use code WINTER for 20% off) Nike really is still my activewear go-to brand. I trust the quality for the long haul and really appreciate the fashion forward approach to athletic wear. Luckily, Macy’s has an EXPANSIVE selection of Nike women’s and I found some new key styles to keep me motivated and moving forward. The cut of this tank is SO flattering! It does wonders for the shoulders and has an awesome thick racerback. I’d buy it in every color if I could! I paired it with my all time favorite running leggings from Nike. They have a nice compression but are flexible enough to complete a long run in. These are a great go-to basic that are always in my rotation. Shop them HERE. “Fall in love with taking care of yourself.” Although I love the outer layers, during a workout it’s really base layers that can make or break you! I found this dual support sports bra from Nike at Macy’s and I’m in love! It offers high support, but still has the cute strappy back that I’d want to show off. The best of both worlds and it’s ON SALE! Shop it HERE. Finally, if these gold sneakers aren’t motivation enough to hit the pavement I’m not sure what is! It was love at first sight and they are chic, lightweight and comfy to boot. These are truly functional in the gym, but are also cute enough to throw on with your favorite athleisure clothes for hanging out. The price isn’t too shabby either! “You’re far too smart to be the only thing standing in your own way.” On FASTer Way to Fat Loss, I’ve really had to re-work my diet and re-formulate some of my favorite recipes to make them fit better into my FWTFL macros. One of my absolute favorite recipes that I’ve ever posted is this chocolate banana caffeinated smoothie and today I’m sharing how I re-formulated it for a regular macro day to ensure it was crammed with protein. It’s still just as delicious and will absolutely come in handy is you are on the program too! Speaking of coming in handy, I always hesitated to make smoothies because my blender was big and bulky and the cleanup was a total drag. Then, I’d go to make another the next day and what do you know the blender was still dirty in the dishwasher. It just wasn’t a good system and I needed something more efficient. My mom gifted me with the NutriBullet Blender for Christmas and my gosh it’s been a game changer! You literally add all of the ingredients to the cup that you’ll drink it out of, add the blender attachment, and blend within the cup! Making for cleanup that’s a breeze and a lot less dirty dishes. On top of that, the cup system is MUCH easier to clean out. It’s been no problem to make smoothies everyday now and I cannot believe that I didn’t buy one of these sooner! Chocolate Banana Caffeinated Protein Smoothie You’ll Need: 1 banana (frozen) 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I use Garden of Life) 1/2 C almond milk 1 scoop cashew butter 1/4 C walnuts 1/4 C cold brew coffee ( not totally necessary, but VERY necessary for me) Add everything to the blender cup, screw on the blender top and place it onto the NutriBullet. Blends in second and is ready to enjoy in the cup. My mind is still blown that I’m just now learning how amazing these are! Don’t get me wrong I love mine as is, but this GOLD option is super chic. Thank you to Macy’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring this content. As always, thank you for supporting retailers who in turn support Style Your Senses.