Senita Athletics Gear

Diabetic Tips For Working Out, Products I Love

After becoming a Type 1 Diabetic, athletic wear and pockets to store my glucose, meter, phone, and keys started to become a problem. Before being a Type 1 Diabetic, I would run and workout with carrying the least amount of stuff possible because I didn’t have the storage for it and I just didn’t like how it felt to have extra weight on me. However, now being a Type 1 Diabetic, I have no choice but to carry this extra weight on me because I NEED it and it can be life threatening to not have those things with me at all times.

I got the chance to discover a new fitness apparel company called Senita Athletics that saved me in my need of extra storage for my daily essentials. Senita Athletics was created by two strong, active women that wanted to change the athletic world by providing high quality fabrics with beautiful designs at affordable prices. They wanted to create fashionable, functional, and durable products for all women to wear.


The first thing that attracted me to this company was the cute designs of their clothes. Then I started to dig deeper and noticed all of the amazing pockets that are available in their products! In each of their activewear, there is a secret pocket to store anything that you may need. I loved that. I haven’t seen any other athletic wear company that has pockets like these! Thirdly, their prices for premium athletic wear was really shockingly inexpensive and definitely doable. Everything listed is on their website is below $50. Which is amazing because if you compare a pair of yoga pants at other athletic companies, their leggings are double that price. Then finally, I read their story behind the company and I fell in love with it even more. Their brother has Type 1 Diabetes too so they understand the need of great workout wear for all of our supplies! I love supporting other entrepreneur women that are trying to make the active lifestyle more accessible to all kinds of women from marathoners, to yogis, to walkers. It’s for everyone and empowering all women.


So with all of those thoughts in my head, I ordered the Black Fierce Pants in a medium (priced at $38) and the Sarah Sports Bra-Bahamas in a medium (priced at $26)! I still couldn’t get over the awesome prices! I jumped up and down with excitement about all of the cute things I got! When they finally came in the mail and I was really intrigued to see if the fabric quality was as good as they said it was. I opened the package and felt the products and they were! I was truly SO impressed with the quality of fabric! I put them on immediately to see how they fit and they both fit PERFECTLY! And of course, I had to inspect the pockets! On the sports bra, there’s a giant pocket on the back of the razorback strap. So genius how they put a pocket there! It can easily fit my phone, keys, or glucose meter! I felt very secure in it, not worried of anything popping out! The pants were so comfortable and the mesh part along the leg was such a cute accent to add to your simple black legging. I could tell that they were made with good material because as I bent my knees or bent down, it didn’t stretch the fabric to becoming sheer and see-through. It stayed opaque which is how you know if leggings are of a good quality! The pocket on these were just as useful. There are pockets on either side of the pant leg to store my glucose gels and a secret pocket at the top seam for my keys!


Overall I am very impressed with Senita Athletics! The quality, the designs, the function is all amazing. I have already did a test run by going on a run in my new outfit and it really did work perfectly for me. I was comfortable, felt confident, and was able to store the supplies that I brought with me!


Also, on another note, the customer service was extremely helpful! They were able to answer all of my questions about the product and sizing help! I was having a hard time deciding on the sizing because I wanted it to all fit snug, but not too small, so they were able to point me in the right direction in which size would be the best fit for me and after trying my gear on, they were exactly correct with my sizing!


If you are interested to try Senita Athletics, use this coupon code and receive 10% off your order: typeonetypehappy
(coupon expires December 14th, 2016- makes for the perfect Holiday gift too!)

Banana Date Smoothie

Diabetic Tips For Working Out, Drinks, Snacks

Soothing comfort is what I think of when I have this smoothie. For us T1Ders this smoothie is a little more on the sugary side of drinks. However, I love this smoothie for after a long workout where I need those extra carbs and sugars to get my numbers back up. The protein in it helps restore and rebuild all the those sore muscles that you have just finished working out. The potassium from the banana helps enhance your muscles’ strength, metabolism, electrolyte functions, and water balance. And the flax seeds give you fiber and tons of Omega-3s that you need.

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I got this recipe is from Further Food, here is their recipe:

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Ready to enjoy!

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Per serving: 18g sugar

Super Bowl Super Spin

Daily T1D Inspiration, Diabetic Tips For Working Out, Workouts

Pre-Super Bowl workout with my supportive, strong, workout partner! 2 hour full body spin class with weights! Having a friend to workout with is not only motivating to go workout, but also calming to me to know that I will be in good hands if something were to ever happen to me during class. I am crazy for doubling up classes, but I’m addicted to these classes.. Not to mention that my best friends are the best instructors around.

Now time to sit around all day to watch the game!

Pre-workout: 160 mg/dL
Post workout: 98 mg/dL
I purposefully start a hard workout towards the higher blood sugar spectrum so that I can safely last to the end of my workout with good numbers and without a low. I always keep my glucose on me just incase too.

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Christmas Shopping Workout Mayhem

Diabetic Tips, Diabetic Tips For Working Out, Workouts

Dodging crowds, walking store to store, lunging after that perfect gift.. Christmas shopping is a workout in itself. As your rushing from store to store, you can’t believe how much you walk and how many calories you burn! In one day of shopping, I have to check my blood sugars more than normal because I tend to go a little low when I’m running around constantly. I also often forget to eat because of how busy I am. Today’s Monday Motivation for Day 22 of the Type Happy Holiday Challenge is to use a pedometer as you shop and see how much you walk around! (most smartphones have a pedometer app that you can use too) So far I’m at 1,054 and the day just started! Make sure to not give into that holiday stressful energy, shop at your own pace. Remember to test often if you tend to go low and eat a healthy substantial meal to give yourself energy for your long day.

Ready, set, shop!

snowboarding

No Winter Hibernation Here

Workouts

Winter can be a hard season to get yourself to go the gym or to a workout class. The days are shorter, the weather is colder, and it is just darn right hard to get yourself unbundled from your warm cozy clothes. Well, one of the best things about winter is the array of festive active things that you can do that are super fun, but also burning the same amount of calories as if you were at the gym. Some ideas include: iceskating, snowboarding or skiing, snowball fights, building snowmen, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. And if you don’t any snow where you live, then go on wonderful hike or walk! These are all some great fun things to do, but they also give you a killer workout for your day! For Day 20 of the Type Happy Holiday Challenge, let’s get out of the house today and do one of your favorite winter exercises and bring your family & friends along for the excitement! Personally, my favorite thing to do every year is snowboarding! Did you know with just 30 minutes of skiing, you can burn up to 300 calories?! Wow!