Monthly Archives: August 2018
Last Black Friday, I took the plunge an ordered a new Fitbit. I originally had the Fitbit Flex 2. I liked the slim design of that one, but I really wanted to be able to see my step count on my wrist verse having to sync with the app each time. I decided to go up to the next slim design that showed step count, the Fitbit Alta. Originally, I was not going to purchase the heart rate version. It added $50 to the price tag, and I didn’t really think I needed the feature. Then a Black Friday sale happened. The HR version went on sale to $50 below the regular version, so I decided why not try it out. I wanted to share my Fitbit Alta HR review in case you are in the market for this fitness monitor.
I’ve know been using the Fitbit system for about 1 1/2 years. When I bought my first Fitbit, I just wanted to monitor my step count. I loved being able to add in my cardio workouts to the app. You can also monitor water intake, weight, and get movement reminders with the help of the app.
The heart rate version of the fitbit was really a game changer for me. I am SO happy that I went with this version. With this added feature, I can measure the intensity of my workouts, the different stages of my sleep, and keep track of my resting heart rate. It’s one of those didn’t know I needed it until I had it kind of features.
The sleep feature has been my favorite part. I wear my fitbit to bed and it monitors my heart rate throughout the night. I’m able to see how long I was in deep sleep, light sleep, REM, and how much I was awake throughout the night. I used this data to pay attention to what I was doing the night before a restless night or a night I spent in a deep sleep. It also tells you how long you sleep each night. I have learned that I sleep about 6-7 hours each night.
The other benefit of the heart rate version is measuring my workout intensity. It gives you three intensity levels – Fat Burn, Cardio, and Peak. I head to spin class about once a week, and I like to see how hard I was working and compare past spin workouts to see if my cardio level is improving. I also like being able to see how much of my normal cardio and strength workouts were in the fat burn and cardio zone. The Fitbit registers running and walking automatically. I enter all my other workouts (spin, strength training, stair climber, etc) in the My Fitness Pal app. You enter the exact times of your workout, and these two apps sync together, so I can see my heart rate for all workouts.
As for the Fitbit Alta, I love the slim design of it. The screen gives you so many options. My screen cycles through the clock, step count, heart rate, miles, calories burned, and activity minutes. The screen settings are completely customizable in the app to whatever info you want to see. You can also set up to receive text and call notifications. This feature doesn’t interest me, so I have never tried it out. I have friends especially mom friends who like this feature.
I purchased the dark gray version and ordered a few different wristbands off Amazon. You can get an array of colors for a low price. I ordered a package of ten colors because it was just a few dollars more than ordering just one. Unfortunately, that package isn’t available anymore, so I just linked this cute pink one. It’s my favorite because it blends in with my skintone and doesn’t stand out too much. You can find other brands selling group packs for a low price if you want to get a multi pack.
Overall, I love the Fitbit Alta HR. It’s a slim design, but still has all the screen features. The heart rate is totally worth the extra expense in my opinion especially if you want to monitor workout intensity or sleep stages. I hope this review was helpful! If you have any other questions, leave them in comments and I will get back to you!
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Hello Lovelies!! Guess who is continuing her bodysuit obsession…. I think this blue striped bodysuit is so cute for summer!! I styled it with my white skinny jeans and block heel sandals for a cute weekend date night look. This outfit would also be cute for brunch or a girls’ night out. You could go more casual with denim shorts and flat sandals.
These yellow statement earrings were the perfect compliment to the blue stripes. My yellow earrings have been on heavy rotation this summer. I think I might need to order another yellow pair soon just to mix it up. I was so unsure when I picked them out how often I would wear them, but they pair well with so much!! It’s the perfect pop of color against my dark brunette hair. They are also super lightweight!
I have the busiest week ahead of me! I’m so glad for my relaxing last weekend to help me prepare for all the things going on this week. I have a few more summer outfits planned to share with ya’ll before starting the transition into fall outfits. Our Texas summer lasts sometimes until October, so I’m still over here buying summer things. I hope you all have a fabulous week ahead! Check back Friday when I will be sharing a review of my current Fitbit! See you then!
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At the start of summer, I saw so many women wearing these cute button front dresses. Living in the 100 degree heat of a Texas summer, I knew I needed one! I originally wanted a white one, since white is totally having a moment right now. While searching , I found this gorgeous rose pink button front dress. I love the earth tone vibe to it. It gives a fun boho chic style when paired with my suede brown boots and saddle bag. I added in my bangles and arrowhead white earrings to complete my boho inspired look.
You can change the vibe of this dress with a pair of wedges and a change of the bag. You could also opt for a simple gold earring to create another cute and casual summer outfit. This dress is so lightweight and breathable! It was exactly the dress I needed for an outdoor brunch with friends. You can also add a cute khaki colored or denim jacket to this look to transition this dress into fall or to wear during Spring.
I have such a low key weekend planned. July was a pretty busy month for me, so I’m kinda excited to just chill and catch up on blog work. The rest of August and September is looking to be a busy one too with a trip to New York planned, a friend’s wedding, and my birthday at the end of this month. I’m definitely going to enjoy this weekend in case I don’t get another slow one for a few months. I hope whatever you are up to this weekend, you enjoy every moment of it. Thanks for stopping by this week!
| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Pink Button Front Dress | Brown Suede Booties | Vanity Saddle Bag | Gorjana Necklace (old) | Kendra Scott Earrings (old) | Bourbon & Boweties Bangles (similar) | Nails: CND Cashmere Wrap
Photography By: LA Photography
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I have mentioned before that red is such a power color for me. It’s the perfect color to add to your work wardrobe for a some good girlboss vibes. I picked this red midi skirt up in store during the Nordstrom sale. I liked the details of the wrap look and the belt design to make this stand out just a bit from an average pencil midi skirt.
This red skirt will pair well with any fitted top. I really liked it paired with this black turtleneck for a polished and professional look. I kept my jewelry minimal to really let this skirt be the statement maker of the outfit.
I hope ya’ll have a wonderful week and thanks so much for taking some time out of your day to stop by!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Banavenue
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