Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weakness is a Choice! (review/giveaway)


SWIM BIKE RUN T-shirt (teal)
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One thing that I have learned on this amazing journey of Fat to Fit is that life is about choices.

You can choose to change your life for the better
 or 
you can choose to sit around and do nothing about it

I am generally an upbeat & happy person, I tend to have a very open heart and try to give the benefit of the doubt to people. However, the is one thing I don't have any patience for-
that is excuses.

So-what does this have to do with anything??

Let's back up:
Several weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win a super fabulous giveaway from The Athletarian (go, check out her blog) from Fashletics. The tank top that I won was awesome-super cute AND super soft!!

The GORGEOUS Athletarian in her tank from Fashletics!

I was pretty excited about the win and spent some time hanging out around the Fashletics website. Having recently started CrossFit'ting, I was super intrigued by Sarah, the owner and creator of Fashletics

I liked the message that her line conveyed and she has got to be a NO EXCUSES kind of girl.

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Fashletics is a collection of handmade jewelry inspired by a passion for fitness, competition, and a strong desire to empower others who have made a commitment to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Each piece of jewelry serves a badge of honor and an expression of strength.
Fashletics is based in Miami, FL. All pieces are designed and created by Sarah Wilson who is a certified CrossFit trainer at South Florida CrossFit Endurance. Sarah is also a nationally ranked endurance athlete who competes for Team USA at the World level in the sport of Duathlon. One of the only things that rivals her interest in athletics is her strong desire to design and create. Sarah is an established jewelry designer and has been working as a metalsmith for nearly 10 years.
Ultimately, Fashletics is the result of the combination of two distinct interests. Sarah is as much an athlete as she is an artist. She takes pride in the craftsmanship of her designs and works hard create jewelry pieces that celebrate and inspire the athlete within. 
 Athletic Background:
  • Certified Level 1 CrossFit Coach- South Florida CrossFit Endurance
  • Certified CrossFit Endurance Coach - South Florida CrossFit Endurance
  • Nationally ranked Duathlete Member of Team USA 2009, 2010
  • 2010 Duathlon World Championships • Edinburgh, Scotland 

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I was also equally impressed by some of the inspirational jewelry items available, like:
Believe Dish CharmYou VS You CharmKettlebell Necklace (large bronze)


  • BELIEVE was "my word" for 2011
  • I just love the YOU vs YOU (perfect for you Ange!)
  • That kettlebell is bronze!


I got to chat with Sarah via email about a review for the Miles, Muscles & Mommyhood readers!!
She was more than happy to participate, LUCKY US!!

Sarah sent me the kettlebell and tag necklace that read "weakness is a choice"

Perfect.


The kettlebell is hand carved and cast in pewter and the accompanying charm is pewter as well. The 16" bead necklace is stainless steel.

The necklace is sturdy as are the charms. That kettlebell is heavy duty!!
It is a lovely piece that reminds me that I have a choice with each workout-
I can choose to be strong or I can choose to weak.
I am sure you know what I CHOOSE to be.
I have been wearing this necklace for about a week now and it's very comfy and Lola proof. She has not managed to break this one and I have a feeling it'll take her a while too.

As for the tank I won? I love it. It's soft, lightweight and very comfortable. Of course, it's cute and easy to wash!

I am very pleased with the items from Fashletics and I know I can take care of some of my Holiday gift shopping right with them!

Now for the exciting part-how do you get a chance to win your very own Fashletics  $25.00 Gift Certificate??

Leave a separate comment for each entry

Mandatory: You must be a follower of Miles, Muscles & Mommyhood. It's easy, just click that blue botton on the right side of the page that says JOIN THIS SITE with the little Google symbol.


Entries accepted until midnight on November 30, 2011 and then a random winner will be selected from all eligible entries. The winner will then be announced shortly thereafter.  

DISCLAIMER: All products that are reviewed in this blog post were provided to me for free from Fashletics. My review is my honest opinion, I am not paid for it.

194 comments:

StaceyL said...

Im a follower! (In more ways than one...hahaha!)

StaceyL said...

I like the pewter kettlebell keychain...sooo cute!

StaceyL said...

I like Fashletics on facebook

StaceyL said...

I like you on facebook!

StaceyL said...

I follow you on Twitter!

StaceyL said...

I follow fashletics on twitter

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

I thought about NOT entering this because I would feel bad if I won...BUT there's a t-shirt I really want (RUN for your LIFE)! So I'm entering anyway!

I follow you :)

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

I like Fashletics on Facebook already!!! Sort of obsessed with Sarah.

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

I follow them on Twitter too!

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

Follow you on Twitter!

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

Shared this on Facebook :)

Colleen said...

Am I really first? :) I'm a follower

Colleen said...

I'm following them on twitter

Colleen said...

I already follow you on twitter

Colleen said...

I learned that they have a Fashlete of the month. I think you, would make a great one! :)

Colleen said...

I love the "believe in yourself" charms. That's my motto for 2012!

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

I visit the Fashletics blog regularly and am so inspired by all of the Fashletes on there! What I learned though came from Sarah herself. I talked to her about my training and how I have always been a cardio junkie, believing that I would not and could not ever gain strength. She told me all about her personal journey and taught me that it IS possible. I have been strength training on a regular basis and have recently set some new PRs. They aren't HUGE, but they are a step for me and I know I will get where I want to be!

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

I recently made the choice to be strong when I blogged about a ride I'm participating in next year. I'm riding in memory of my father, who passed away from a heart attack when I was 8 years old. I talked about it on my blog last week and it was a HUGE turning point for me. I never talk about him with anyone...ever. I think I made a good choice though because I feel amazing and I have also gotten some really awesome support from the blog community!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I would get the tank! I love it

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I follow you on twitter

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

tweeted @Christyruns

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

posted on my FB page

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I like them on FB

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I like you on FB

misszippy said...

Love their stuff! I follow

misszippy said...

Like them on FB

misszippy said...

Follow them on Twitter

misszippy said...

Follow you on FB

misszippy said...

Follow you on Twitter

misszippy said...

Off to Tweet

Randi S said...

I'm a new follower (thanks for the heads up about the Saucony Kinvara 2 - cute!)

Randi S said...

I love the running shoe necklace

Randi S said...

I like Fashletics on FB (Randi S)

Randi S said...

I also follow fashletics on Twitter (@sclubmama)

Randi S said...

I now follow you on Twitter (@sclubmama)

Randi S said...

When my family moved back from Virginia to Nebraska, we were staying at a friend's house before we could move into our new apartment. My son was <2 and threw up a LOT (of fish - yuck) very early in the morning. My husband started to gag and get sick too (from the smell and the heat of the apartment). I made up my mind (at 7 months pregnant) to not throw up and take care of my family. Is that being strong LOL

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I follow you! Teal "Run for your life tee"!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Liked on FB.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I follow on twitter @blondeponytail

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I follow you on twitter!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Sharing on FB

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Sharing on Twitter!

Caratunk Girl said...

I follow you!

Caratunk Girl said...

I liked them on FB

Caratunk Girl said...

I follow them on the bird.

Caratunk Girl said...

I follow you on the twitter too!

Caratunk Girl said...

If I won, I would totally get the YOU vs You charm and send it to Ange

Jen said...

I'm a follower!

Jen said...

I LOVE your Facebook

Jen said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Jen said...

I am off to like Fashlectics on Facebook

Jen said...

Will go follow them on twitter too!

XL said...

I follow you :)

Fe-lady said...

Interesting that these days we have to succumb to marketing(wearing t-shirts and jewelry) to believe in our talents and selves. Sure never had to wear something special to complete my marathons, ultra runs and two IMs or lift weights back in b.building gyms in the 80s. We are going backwards.

Jen said...

I follow you
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Jen said...

I would love the Run for your life shirt - I would have to get two though - one for me and one for the hubby!

Jen said...

I like Fashletics on fb

Jen said...

I follow Fashletics on twitter

Jen said...

I follow you on twitter

Jen said...

I tweeted the giveaway

Jen said...

I shared on fb - runningwiththegirls

Jen said...

I posted on my sidebar!

Jen said...

I choose to be strong everytime I go out for a night run and challenge myself to go a little further.

~K~ said...

i'm a follower! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i like 'em on fb [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i would choose the Run for Your Life tshirt in teal. Cute! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i learned that the Fashletics blog isn't just about products for sale but info on real issues relating to exercisers and women --one of the recent posts was about getting mammograms. Interesting! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i made the choice to be strong when i rested for 5 days so my sore foot could heal. Resting when you want to be running takes soo much more strength!! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

Jamie said...

Follow them on Facebook

Jamie said...

Follow them on Twitter!

jamie said...

I'd get the Swim Bike Run charcoal T shirt

Jamie said...

I follow you on Twitter already.

Jamie said...

And I just tweeted a link to this post.

Kiley said...

I'm a follower

Kiley said...

I'd get the mini kettelbell & INSPIRE

Kiley said...

A time I made a choice to be STRONG was giving birth...holy crap!

Kiley said...

posted on my blog (I'll repost it on Tuesday)

BigHappyFamily said...

I am a follower (and glad I am)!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am a follower

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I already follow you on twitter, we are cool like that

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I like alot of them, hard time decidingg between you vs you, weakness is a choice, endure, patient

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I will tweet it later

Thanks for the chance for a giveaway

BigHappyFamily said...

Love, love the weakness is a choice charm.

BigHappyFamily said...

Choice to be strong? Hello, natural child birth.

Missy said...

I follow you.

Missy said...

I follow you on twitter.

Missy said...

I love the tank!

Alisa said...

Very cool, I love inspirational shirts and jewelry! I'm a follower--duh!

Courtney said...

I'd get the Swim, Bike, Run t-shirt in teal

Courtney said...

I like them on facebook

Courtney said...

I follow them on twitter

Courtney said...

I follow you on twitter

Courtney said...

I posted a link on facebook

Maggie said...

I'm a follower!

Maggie said...

If I won, I would get one of the "Run for your life" tops

Maggie said...

I like Fashletics on Facebook

Maggie said...

I follow @Fashletics on Twitter

Maggie said...

I follow @milesmusclesmom on Twitter

Maggie said...

Posted a link on my blog's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=150490018386568&id=217325424989179

Suz and Allan said...

Already follower your blog!

Suz and Allan said...

Like Fashletics on fb!

Suz and Allan said...

I love all of the jewelry products-too hard to pick just one favorite with that!

Suz and Allan said...

Following Fashletics on twitter!

Suz and Allan said...

Already following you on twitter-I'm Suz4AU0608

Suz and Allan said...

I chose to be strong when I finished my first half marathon with a very painful blister.

Suz and Allan said...

Barbells for Boobs is a really neat fundraising idea for BCA!

Erin said...

I'd get both the "Weakness is a choice" and "Believe in yourself" charms. Different inspiration for different moods.

Erin said...

I follow you on twitter!

Erin said...

Tweeted a link

Erin said...

Link in blog sidebar!

Erin said...

I made the choice to be strong in my last race of this season (a half-marathon). Halfway through I was sure I wasn't going to finish, but I buckled down and did it. (T-shirts and finisher's medals can be amazing motivation!)

M said...

I follow you on here.

M said...

I'll most likely buy a necklace with my winnings, though she asked on FB if we want hoodies and that is what I'd buy first if one is offered.

M said...

I like Fashletics on FB.

M said...

I follow Fashletics on Twitter.

M said...

I follow you on Twitter.

M said...

I learned a lot from her blog about why I should try running, and actually now I do about 6 miles a week, which is a lot for me.

M said...

I made a choice to be strong when I made the choice to start going to CrossFit and becoming healthy. Hardest choice I've ever made, but a year later I'm still sticking with it.

Finallyfit2011 said...

I follow u :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

The running shoe necklace would be my choice :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

I like Fashletics on fb :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

I follow Fashletics on twitter!

Finallyfit2011 said...

Following you already on twitter :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

FBk'd the giveaway!

Finallyfit2011 said...

Bloggy'd the giveaway!

Finallyfit2011 said...

Tweeted this giveaway :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

I learned that I'm thinkin' I need to check out this crossfit stuff he he :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

Hmm a time I made a choice to be strong? When I adapted a newer, healthier yet different lifestyle I knew I would be sacrificing some social aspects of my life. Some ppl. wouldn't understand, I wouldn't have as much time to socialize, etc. Being social, like & accepted was pretty important to me so I believe I made a STRONG conscious choice to continue my training schedule & those who supported me, GREAT, those who didn't or didn't understand, that's ok :) :) I like the new me a lot better & it's to bad they don't :) :)

TriMOEngr said...

I'm a follower!

TriMOEngr said...

When I was in high school, I briefly entertained the idea of trying to get into West Point to get my engineering degree. My dad made fun of me - I couldn't even do ONE pushup. I was thin and relatively fit, but had no upper body strength at 16-17. So I worked and worked until a few months later I could do 10 toe pushups with minimal grimacing. Too bad 20+ years, 2 kids and a car accident later I haven't gotten quite back to that. But I'm working on it.

TriMOEngr said...

Love the Swim Bike Run teal t-shirt. :) The GC would just cover it! Pick me!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I totally want the swim bike run shirt.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Obviously, I am a follower ;)

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I follow you on Twitter!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I follow Fashletics on Twitter.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I like Fashletics on facebook.

Anonymous said...

Follower
Stephanie D

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I follow you!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I love the teal Run for Your Life shirt!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I like Fashletics of facebook!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I follow Fashletics on Twitter!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I shared on Facebook!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I tweeted!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I posted it on my blog!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

One time that I chose to be strong was 9 years ago. I was engaged to be married and 12 days away from the wedding when I called it off. All the arrangements had been made and paid for, but I finally admitted to myself that this wasn't the right thing to do or to the right person. I didn't want to have a failed marriage and saved us both from eventual misery...as hard as it was at the time.

Jill R said...

I follow you!

Jill R said...

I *LOVE* the running shoe necklace.

Jill R said...

I like Flashletics on facebook.

Jill R said...

I posted your give away on FB.

Jill R said...

I choose to be strong when I skip my morning trip to Starbucks :)!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

WOOOO! Awesome giveaway!!! I "like" fashletics on facebook:)

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I follow fashletics on twitter!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I follow you on twitter!!!!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

My family and I have recently experience the ultimate medical emergency and made a CHOICE to rally and be STRONG. Together we have made it through 23 days of insecure and scary times and plan to remain strong in an uphill battle to success!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

If I won I think I'd get a necklace, too!! =)

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I loved learning about barbells for boobies on fashletics blog!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I tweeted your giveaway!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I tweeted your giveaway!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I facebooked your giveaway

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I added your giveaway to my blogs sidebar!

kittykat said...

Hey! Great giveaway. If I won I would be all over a RUN FOR YOU LIFE tank :)

kittykat said...

I follow you on twitter!

kittykat said...

And I also follow Fashletics :)

Stephanie Anne said...

I follow you

Stephanie Anne said...

I like the Swim bike Run T

Stephanie Anne said...

posting to my blog

Stephanie Anne said...

posting to facebook

fancy nancy said...

I'm a follower

fancy nancy said...

Posted it on my facebook!

fancy nancy said...

I like Fashletics on facebook!

fancy nancy said...

Last year I was faced with a very tough decision. I choose to be strong and carry on!!

Elle said...

I will be giving this to a friend for Christmas! Cannot make a choice for her. Awesome giveaway!

Elle said...

I like Fashletics on FB
Eat, Run, Sail

Elle said...

I follow you on Twitter
@eatrunsail

Elle said...

I follow you on Twitter
@eatrunsail

Elle said...

I follow Fashletics on Twitter
@eatrunsail

Elle said...

I posted on FB
Eat, Run, Sail

Elle said...

Strong? I recently spent 4 days after eye surgery with my face in a pillow, parallel to the floor, so it could heal properly... that took determination and strength and resolve.

Elle said...

I tweeted.

Elle said...

I learned about the Fashlete of the Month! Very neat idea.

Elle said...

And I linked your post to my blog sidebar.

Robin said...

If I were to win the giveaway i would purchse the "Run for Your Life Charm and Chain". Running has definitley helped my life. After the birth of my first child, I start running and 16 years later, I'm still at it. www.dashingdiva.net

sunny said...

I am a follower

sunny said...

I like the you vs. you - because i think that is the biggest obstacle to overcome and I like the patience tag as a reminder to myself to have patience with my body.

sunny said...

I like fashletic on FB

and I hope all my enteries came through allright this time!!

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Awesome giveaway! I've been eyeing up their stuff for quite a while! If I won, I'd get the Live Love Lift tank :)

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Already like them on FB :)

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Already like them on FB :)

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Already follow them on Twitter :)

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Already follow you on Twitter of course :)

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Shared on twitter :)

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

I made the choice to be strong this year by stepping out of a toxic relationship. It's been extremely difficult every step of the way but totally worth it to finally be "free".

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

I love their barbells for boobs fundraiser! What a fun way to raise money for a great cause :)