In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I tried my hardest to not eat myself into oblivion, but I failed. I like many residents of the New York’s Long Island, Staten Island and Queens we were living in extremely stressful conditions – without electric, heat, gas, and the limited food supplies – it was close to impossible to exercise or eat healthy – or that was the choice I made, and the excuse I told myself as I chased down a slice of pizza with a donut.
Nevertheless, I have now pulled the plug on my Hurricane Sandy eating marathon cause well 1) I feel horrible, 2) it won’t get me to my weight loss goals any quicker 3) Christmas is around the corner, and I swear I will not put on a “Christmas Ass” especially since my body is already adorned with an adorable (insert sarcasm) Sandy Ass. So today I stopped the madness, and got myself under control, I started by exercising. For me, exercise helps me balance everything, and when I exercise I need my music. I need to listen to Billy Joel, Eminem, Pink, Taylor Swift, John Denver, Run DMC etc… to get my ass in gear.
Speaking of gear… (great segue right? ) before Hurricane Sandy touched down I was in a really good place of solid exercising and eating right, I was also lucky enough to test some new gear… Yurbuds “Inspire For Women” sports earphones for a little over three weeks before my Sandy Ass attached itself to my body. I was so happy to review the Yurbuds earphones because I have been eyeing them in Target for some time!
Overview: The Yurbuds earphones are in one word are AWESOME! They are made for WOMEN! The have a twist and lock technology that enables the earphones to fit very snug and keep them in place. I tested the Yurbuds while running, walking, spinning, and lifting weights (think: weighted squats, ski jumps, squat jumps, planks, shoulder presses) and was flabbergasted (yes flabbergasted!) that the earphones stayed in place with every exercise I tried. This NEVER happens with my other headphones, I feel like I spend half my workout adjusting or wiping the sweat off from my other earpieces but with the Yurbuds that NEVER happened – ya see ? Awesome!
Comfort: The Yurbuds are comfortable, and durable. The Silicone material that the earphones are made of are a Medical-grade Silicone, which is unbelievably soft and flexible, the Yurbuds are also ergonomically designed to fit a woman’s ear: naturally, not crammed in there; which is something you can never find, ever. I was so happy that they offer two sizes – large and small, which gave me a choice of fit – which is also awesome because, well, don’t we love when things fit right? They are durable too, I sweat buckets, and they held up, they also were easy to clean!
Sound Quality: The sound quality rocked! The Yurbuds blocked out any background noises so I wasn’t forced to listen to the person next to me grunting, and while running outside I was able to hear my music at a decent decibel while it still being safe to hear the sounds around me.
Style: They are PRETTY! Great colors to choose from … pink, purple, blue, teal, orange, green, yellow…every color! And the cord is just the right length, not too long not too short!
Whether or not you experienced Sandy, have a Sandy Ass truth be told the holidays are also quickly approaching, and it’s now or never – stop the madness – get yourself on a healthy eating and exercise kick so that you don’t screw yourself. Don’t become a statistic: 80% of the population packs on 5-8 pounds during the holidays, and never takes it off! I know I VOW not to become a statistic. I just can’t. I caved too many years in the past, and it’s not happening this year. No way. No how.
So join me! Pledge below by leaving a comment that you won’t put on a “Christmas Ass” and to sweeten the deal I have a set of Yurbuds to GIVEAWAY! All you have to do is comment below and on Monday, November 19th I will pick a lucky commenter through Random.org. And if you don’t win, well, you can buy them at Target for a really reasonable price! So basically, a win-win!
So pledge away, and say “NO to a Christmas Ass!” and YES! for a chance to win your own Yurbuds!
Disclosure: I was provided the earphones from Yurbuds and BSM Media. The opinions expressed are entirely my own based on my experience with the product.