So now that we have boarded the Keto wagon, it’s time to gear up for exercise and workouts. And why not do it in style, remember we are raging a war against the Sugar monster and the Carbohydrate Witch. I have chosen for you a list of Keto gear that is #bifl ( Build it for life ) and will give you value for your money. Most of them are available in India and the rest can be ordered online.
Nike free 5.0 women’s running shoes
Every morning I walk to my workplace. We are talking about 3.3 km of moderately hilly terrain. It takes me 45 minutes to reach and I absolutely enjoy it. After a month of walking, I realized that in order to continue this schedule I would require comfortable and apt walking shoes. I chose Nike Free 5 and am absolutely happy with them. I have worn them in the winters and am continuing to wear them, and there are no signs of wear at all. I wear them every day and they look and feel just as new.
A wise man had once said that shoes should be retired after a certain hundred miles. If you do two miles per day and a day per two-day weekend, then a good pair of shoes should be retired by the end of the third year. When it comes to Nike Free 5.0; if possible invest in two pairs, so that a pair can rest and dry properly between uses. Even though no shoe is #bifl this lasts a good amount. And like they say never skimp on money on things that separate you from the ground- shoes, car tires and mattresses.
Nalgene HDPE Wide Mouth Water Bottle
The Internet is full of crazy stories about Nalgene water bottles. People are actually holding competitions in campfires to devise methods to destruct the bottle. People have been using it for a decade and it still retains its perfect shape. The stories were so intriguing that I decided to order the bottle that can survive a free fall over a cliff. The bottle from Nalgene is super impressive and very durable.
Darn Tough Summit Stripe Boot Sock Cushion
Darn tough socks are way ahead of its closet competitor Smartwool. While most socks go threadbare in a year, Darn Tough only goes fuzzy. These socks are tough and come with a lifetime warranty. It keeps my feet warm on a cold day and cool in summers and there is no problem with the sweat. And the replacement is so easy, just send them your worn-out socks and they send you a new pair, no questions asked. A sound investment I say.
Ex Officio Give-n-go® full-cut brief
When we perform any kind of exercise we sweat and soon our innerwear starts smelling of sweat. In order to tackle this common problem, I ordered myself a pair of Ex Officio briefs. The best part about them is, that you can wash them in a sink or toss them in a machine, and they are dry as a leaf in a matter of few hours. They are lightweight, breathable, and have a very long life. They are so comfortable that I think I will be ordering more soon. All innerwear is treated with Aegis® Microbe Shield™ in order to give a fresh feeling at all times. Ex Officio has converted me to only buy them for life.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50
Be it a sunny, cloudy or rainy day I never step out of my home without applying sunscreen. I am very happy with Neutrogena because only a pea-sized amount is enough and gets absorbed very quickly in the skin. The fragrance is extremely mild and it is SPF50, what else could one ask for. It doesn’t make my face look sticky and is also sweatproof.
Oakley polarized forehand sunglasses
The next Keto Gear is sunglasses. When I used to walk briskly my previous glasses used to slip off my nose and I just couldn’t wear them when jogging. But I have no such problem with my Oakley’s. They always stay put no matter what. I have tried shaking my head vigorously, they don’t budge at all. They might seem a little overpriced to some, but I can tell you from my experience that they are worth it. I love Oakleys for the reason that they look retro-styled and chic at the same time.
And every time I wear them I get a load of compliments!
Under Armour Tactical HeatGear® Compression Tee
I cannot think of going for a brisk walk without wearing my Compression Tee from Under Armour. It is absolutely comfortable and has not pilled till date. The material is very soft and even when I am walking really fast it does not ride up. The hem is really thick and it’s great for layering in winter. The sweat-wicking technology is what makes it an excellent buy. The compression fit feels very snug with the muscles and the stretch material only aids in mobility. When I move out in this tee I do not worry about chafing at all.
Nike+ Stand Alone Sensor Kit
While on the diet counting each every calorie is a must. The pedometer from Nike does exactly that. I just put it in the sock liner of my shoes and forget all about it. At the end of the week, the figures were much more precise. I use it to measure speed, time, calories and distance traveled.
That’s all in my Keto Gear list. Do write in and share information about brands and products that you are using. In the meantime get ready to get fit.