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This little introvert won't be braving any crowds for Black Friday. I prefer to do my local shopping before Thanksgiving or during non-crazy-busy-crowd-fighting times. Instead, I'll be cozied up with a good Keto Peppermint Mocha and owning the online deals. A good online Black Friday sale is tough to pass up. Seriously, some of these prices! 

This year I've sifted through the sales from my favorite companies to bring you guys a round-up of the BEST keto and fitness related black Friday sales!

OK, not going to lie, none of these are going to be gifts for me, I'm totally buying them for myself. No shame...


You all know I love the Chocolate Sea Salt Perfect Keto exogenous ketones. They boost my ketone levels anytime, anywhere, AND they are a completely clean product, which I absolutely love. I reached out to Dr. Anthony Gustin and he let me share an insane 40% discount with you, today only.
Click here: Perfect Keto and use code KETOBASE40 to get everything you need to get you through the holidays and rock your 2018!

P.S. There will be more Perfect Keto fun all weekend. Be sure you follow my Twitter, I'll be sharing different deals every day!


I LOVE my Keto Mojo! They're offering some fun deals today only with code Black Friday:
  • 100 meters at $39.95.
  • $5 off the subscription vial of 50 Ketone Strips.  Limit one per customer.
  • $5 off the subscription glucose strips. Limit one per customer.
  • Signed copies of Cholesterol Clarity, Keto Clarity and The Complete Guide to Fasting all signed by Jimmy Moore for $10.


I looooove me some Amber workouts. I highly recommend Built for Her or her newest workout, 14. 14 is 2 weeks and would be an amazing jumpstart right now for post-Thanksgiving pre-Christmas craziness. OR perfect to start the New Year! Built for Her is my all-time fav workout. It's 12 weeks. My review is here. Use code THANKS for 20% off anything on her site.


I recently ordered a POLAR again (I had 2, years ago) and I have to say I'm smitten. I feel like the calories burned per workout tracking is the most accurate I've seen. Use code: BFDEALS for these great buys:


Take an additional 50% off items in the Black Friday Collection + enjoy 30% off custom product (I LOVE my custom Nano 2.0s madly) with code BLACKFRIDAY 11/23 - 11/24 

Ashley Horner's Magnify You Trainer

SALE on all Ashley Horner Training Programs! Use code TURKEY30 for 30% off.

JAXX / Fit-Fresh Black Friday Deals

If you're into the healthy, fitness lifestyle you need to get to know Jaxx/Fit-Fresh. I love my Jaxx shaker bottle and think that this needs to be my next purchase: 

  • Get $10 off best selling Jaxx FitPak!, no code needed. Only $29.99 for a limited time! Offer ends 11/30
  • Jaxx FitPak Meal Prep Gym Tote only $22 with code HIPTOTE at Offer ends 11/26!
  • Get the 13-Piece Container Set only $8 + free shipping with code 13PIECE at Offer ends 11/26, shop now!
  • Get Free Shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP at Offer ends 11/29!


25% Off Orders Over $150. Excludes Tennis Performance products.




Whew! THAT is a lot of crazy Black Friday deals! Which one are you most excited about??

2017 Gift Guide - Iconic, Must-Have, Can't Go Wrong Gifts on Amazon

FitViews 2017 Gift Guide - Iconic, Must-Have, Can't Go Wrong Gifts from Amazon

It's that time of year again! Crank up the holiday tunes and pass the peppermint mochas it's time for my 2017 Gift Guide!

I've decided to do something just a little bit different this year. This year I'm completely focused on those iconic, must-have, truly cannot go wrong gifts that are readily available on Amazon. I really wanted to narrow my list down to just a handful of really great gifts. Well, I have agonized over my suggestions, and I truly believe you cannot go wrong with anything from my gift guide this year!

Kitchen Gifts

Kitchenaid 5 Quart Stand Mixer

Nothing says I Love You like Kitchenaid. Just sayin'. I don't know many women (and lots of men) who wouldn't love and really use this gift. It's truly the top iconic kitchen gift. Pro tip: you're going to want to be sure and pick a color that goes with their kitchen.

Instant Pot Ultra

Everyone's mother's sister's dog's aunt's neighbor wants an Instant Pot. They really are all the rage, and for good reason. I was resistant at first, but I'll admit it's in my Amazon wish list right now and I'll be buying this exact model soon. It has the most features and seems like the best model to me. It doesn't have the bluetooth, but that model seems to be lacking some key things to me, so definitely this one. 

Vitamix Ascent 2300

You cannot go wrong with a Vitamix. Diamonds? Pffft, Vitamix is a girl's best friend. They're just another one of those truly iconic kitchen items that virtually anyone will use and love. This is the model I have picked out for myself and I really think it's the best balance of features and cost. Plus, not going to lie, I just love the look of it.

Fitness Splurges

Concept2 Model D

I have researched rowers for a year now because we're looking to buy one and Concept2 is hands down my pick for best rower buy. They consistently get the best reviews on all platforms (I don't just trust Amazon reviews these days) and are just good solid machines. This is the model I'll be buying. Rowers are an amazing cardio option for those who don't want the impact of a treadmill or are simply looking to shake things up.

NordicTrack C 990 Treadmill

OK, there's a million treadmills on Amazon. I chose this one because, first NordicTrack is a great, reliable name, and second the features. The C 990 has everything I think a good treadmill should have:

  • 7-Inch web-enabled touchscreen.
  • 3.0 chp drive System.
  • 0 - 12% incline
  • 32 preloaded workouts
  • 0 – 12 MPH SPEED
  • 20 x 60 inch tread belt.
  • Folds up for storage.

Just For Fun

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 - Ice Blue

These are just so cute and fun. I know they're on a TON of wish lists!

How about you, which one would you most love to receive this year??

Best Ketone Meter? Keto Mojo Unboxing, Demo, and Review

Best Ketone Meter - Keto Mojo Unboxing, Demo, and Review

Since going keto I've noticed quite the debate going on in the keto community surrounding testing your ketones. How can you tell if you're in ketosis? Should you test for ketones? Is it a waste of time and money? What's the best method for testing for ketones? Urine strips, blood meter, breath meter? Is it too obsessive to monitor your ketone levels? Are urine strips inferior? What's the best blood ketone meter?

Quite the hot topic!

As for me, I read all the opinions and did my research and decided that I wanted to test my ketone levels. I'm kind of a data geek anyway, but also I'm looking at this keto thing as more than just weight loss. My goal is therapeutic levels of ketones and optimizing my ketogenic diet. So, for me, monitoring my ketone levels seemed the way to go.

I started out the first 2 weeks doing the Ketostix urine strips. They're easily accessible (I found them at my local Walgreens) and let me know whether I was in ketosis or not. I know there's a lot of controversy in the keto community whether they're a very accurate measure, but they were fine for my purposes at that point.

Then, about 6 weeks into doing keto, I decided that I was ready to go all in and order a blood meter. After doing some research, I decided to order the Keto Mojo. I was really on the fence about it at the time, but now that I've had it and used it...

Keto Mojo Unboxing, Demo, and My Thoughts:

As I said in the video, I love this monitor and am absolutely so glad that I bought it. I love being able to track my ketone levels and pay attention to how different foods and macros affect them. I absolutely appreciate how affordable they've made these test strips compared to others on the market. (It's funny, I've noticed that since the Keto Mojo came out the other strips do seem to be coming down in price!) The autoship program for the strips is also super convenient for me. Overall, I highly recommend this company and product if you're looking to optimize your ketogenic diet. 

Best Way to Test Ketones - Keto Mojo Unboxing, Demo, and Review

So, what do you think? Test your ketones? Don't waste your time and money?

Fitness Fashion Friday - My Secret Crossfit Obsession

I don't really do Crossfit, exactly...

OK, I haven't talked much about Crossfit, it was just one of those things everyone was jumping on the bandwagon a few years ago and I wasn't following the crowd. I get weird about things like that sometimes. Like when everyone was juicing and I was like, whatever. No. Buuuuuut, I have a confession: I've been dabbling. I admit it, I'm a little Crossfit curious.

I do a lot of Crossfit-like workouts and I've done some WODs from the site, but I don't belong to a box or anything. Crossfit related books have been showing up on my Kindle at alarming rates lately, and I think I've watched everything Crossfit on Netflix. And I might be binging crossfit podcasts on occasion. OK, and maybe I rented the Rich Froning documentary too...

I have always really related to the Crossfit community. I have a lot of friends who do Crossfit and I just dig the vibe around the Crossfit community. AND? I really dig Crossfit gear.

For years I've owned a LOT of Reebok Crossfit gear. A lot. Shirts, socks, shoes, and leggings. Stuff that I go to again and again. Not to mention I love my custom Nano 2.0s:

You can't see in the pic, but they have my initials "KO" on the back. Totally worth the splurge.

Plus, I just bought these this week:

But, I kind of LOVE these too! #NEED

They're very Wonder Woman-ish and I kind of want them too. Dear Santa...

The latest Reebok Crossfit gear definitely has me making a Christmas list! (scroll through to see all my favorites)

These aren't all Crossfit-specific, but I'm loving these Reebok capris and leggings (you might have to scroll through these too if you're on mobile):

So, what about you? Are you a Crossfitter? Crossfit curious like me? Loving the gear? Or no way on all counts??

I'm Back on YouTube!

Ketogenic Diet Vlogger on YouTube

Hey guys! I wanted to let you know that I'm back on YouTube. I've been meaning to dust of my channel for a while, and now seemed like a great time to just do it. 

I'm vlogging through my keto journey and answering questions on keto. I will also be talking weight loss, my new workout program, my monthly favorites, etc, etc.

I'd love for you to come on over! And maybe subscribe? ;)

Here are last week's videos if you missed them:

Have a question or video request?

KSWISS 40% OFF Friends and Family Promo Code

Hey guys! Welcome back to Fitness Fashion Friday. 

Today I wanted to do something a little different. I have a special discount code to share with you! I recently became an affiliate with KSWISS (see affiliate disclaimer above this post). As such, I get the opportunity to share special coupons and discount codes with you guys on occasion. 

I'm super excited to share that this weekend KSWISS is having a special friends and family sale. 10/27 through 11/5 (that's a special affiliate extension on the deal, you'll need to click through my link) with promocode KSWISSBFF, you can enjoy 40% off regular priced products!  

A little inspo for your shopping...

Hoke CMF (check out the other colors too, LOVE)

Not going to lie, I kind of want them all...

Cinnamon Cardamom Turmeric Latte - Paleo, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Keto

Cinnamon Cardamom Turmeric Latte

I love turmeric lattes. OK, so I feel a little weird calling anything lacking espresso a latte, but well, everyone else is so I guess I'll just go with it ;)

Turmeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory super food. Dr. David Perlmutter recommends it in his awesome book Grain Brain (I definitely recommend this book if you haven't read it yet). Also, Dr. Axe has an interesting post on the benefits of turmeric and video on the health benefits of turmeric. Definitely check those out if you're not quite sold on turmeric! 

I am always on the lookout for more ways to add turmeric into my daily diet. I add it to everything from curry, to taco salad, to lattes...

I've been playing around with turmeric latte recipes for a few months and lately this one is hands down my favorite. It is not only paleo, low carb, keto, gut health friendly, anti-inflammatory, gluten-free, and clean, but it's just plain delicious! It has become part of my nightly bedtime ritual.

Keto Cinnamon Cardamom Turmeric Latte

A huge thank you to Wild Foods for sending me their Turmeric Powder for this recipe.


1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon Organic Cardamom
Organic Steviaor Raw and Unfiltered Honeyto taste (These are completely optional, I prefer it unsweetened. Leave it out to keep it keto.)

Low Carb Cinnamon Cardamom Turmeric Latte


Add all ingredients except the collagen to sauce pan over low heat, blend ingredients well. You can either heat this to desired temperature on your stove or you can add the ingredients to a mug and microwave for about 95 seconds. Once you've heated via either method, add the collagen and stir well. If you have a Frother, give it a whirl. (If you don't have a frother, you really need one, they're amazing and pretty cheap.) It will be amazing frothy deliciousness this way. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.

Paleo Cinnamon Cardamom Turmeric Latte


Yes, you can use canned coconut milk instead of the culinary, it will have slightly less carbs with the canned. I've tried it with the unsweetened vanilla coconut milk in the carton and that was OK too. 

As mentioned, sweetener is completely optional. I prefer this with none, but turmeric can be an acquired taste, so play with it. To keep it low carb use stevia or other low carb friendly sweetener and as I said, leave out all sweetener to keep it keto. Otherwise, honey or maple syrup are nice options to keep it paleo, primal, etc.

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cardamom Turmeric Latte

Let me know if you try it!!

Cinnamon Cardamom Turmeric Latte - Paleo, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Keto, Primal, Anti-Inflammatory, Gut-Healing