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Must Have Athletic Shoes & Clothes + Healthy Recipes


Must Have Athletic Shoes & Clothes | Kristy Wicks

Hi Friends! It’s January 11th and I just wanted to check in with all of you on your health goals. Have you started being a healthier you yet? If not – today is the day. There is no time like the present.  That may sound cliché, but I really mean it. It’s two weeks into 2018 and I’m sure that there are many of you who would like to begin taking charge of your physical well being, but you’re embarrassed or avoiding the subject. I know what that’s like by personal experience.. I am queen of avoidance. My approach this year? Don’t let anything hold you back.

// Plum Shoes // Grey & Blush Shoes // White & Gold Shoes // Grey & White Shoes //

Last week I talked about my health goals for 2018. While I have good intentions to follow through on everything – I have already been sick and had to take a couple of days off from my new workout routine. So frustrating! Instead of bailing on my new lifestyle I’m determined to stay the course. If there is one thing that I have learned over the years, it’s that there will always be something going on in our lives. The important thing is to stay focused on whatever goals we have and do the best we can to accomplish them. Let me know how you’re doing with your healthy lifestyle in the comment section below and share with me your how your helpful tips keep you on track.

Must Have Athletic Shoes & Clothes | Kristy Wicks

Shop the shoes:

Nordstrom reached out and asked if I would pull together several of my favorite workout shoes to help kickstart your year. The funny thing is, I actually worked at Nordstrom as a seasonal worker several years ago.. in the Active Wear Department! Of course you know what that means – not only did I end up filling my closet with amazing workout wear, but I also went crazy in the shoe department. ;) So when Nordstrom asked me to partner with them – I was thrilled!!

Must Have Athletic Shoes & Clothes ~ Kristy Wicks

Shop my outfit:


It’s so important to have comfortable and stylish athletic shoes for the gym, running errands, yoga class, hiking, and more. Years ago, I used one pair of running shoes for everything, but since then I have learned that there are specific shoes for each type of activity. For example, it’s not safe for your body to use yoga shoes to run a half marathon! I’ve rounded up a variety of athletic shoes in the cutest and newest styles for you in the collage below as well as some of my favorite workout clothes & accessories.

// Long Sleeve Top // Vest // Leggings // Running Shoes // Socks //

Shop my outfit:


Must Have Athletic Shoes & Clothes | Kristy Wicks

// Sports Bra // Long Sleeve Top // Leggings // Athletic Shoes // Socks //

Must Have Athletic Shoes & Clothes | Kristy Wicks

Shop my outfit:



4 Must Have Athletic Shoes for 2018 Kristy Wicks

//1. Nike Free TR 7 // 2. Adidas Flashback Sneaker// 3. Nike Air Zoom // 4. New Balance Mash Up // 5. Nike Air Zoom Flyknit // 6. Nike Rosche // 7. Nike Free RN CMTR // 8. Adidas AlphaBOUNCE //


Must Have Athletic Shoes and Clothes Kristy Wicks

// 1. Twisty Turn Tee // 2. Nike Free Run CMTR // 3. Live In High Waist Leggings // 4. Defy Zip Jacket // 5. Sound Sport Wireless Headphones (10% off)  // 6. Meet Me at the Barre Tee   // 7. Hydro Flask

Healthy Recipes 

To help fuel your workouts, I’ve pulled together a few new healthy recipes that I’m looking forward to trying off of Pinterest. They have great reviews and sound so delicious. Just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you need to starve yourself. If you try any of these, let me know what you think in the comments below. Also, if you have other healthy recipes that you love – please share them in the comments as well. 

Image via SheUncovered

These girls have completely changed my view on water because they have shared over 6 different types of ways to dress it up. Flavors such as Strawberry & Basil (see photo above) along with Orange-Kiwi & Raspberry Mint.. I think I’m going to start drinking way more water with these recipes. Click here to try them all! Khloe Kardashian swears by flavored water, click here to read what she says about water & weight loss.


Image via The Recipe Critic 

Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad… need I say more? Bringing in the Quinoa brings in the texture and protein that will help stave off binging. Click here to try the recipe for yourself.


Image via The Fitchen

I used to HATE cauliflower until I started roasting it.. now I’m hooked. Can’t wait to give this to Jeff so that he can make it for me. ;)  The sweet & sour angle is one I never thought of. Click here to try it.

I hope all of you have a wonderful start to your healthy lifestyle journey, and enjoyed reading this post. Click here to read the first part to my lifestyle journey, if you missed it.



Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. 


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17 thoughts on “Must Have Athletic Shoes & Clothes + Healthy Recipes

    1. Hi Brandy,
      Thank you so much for leaving me the recipe.. it looks delicious! I love Skinny Taste & their recipes. How sweet that your husband loves to cook. xx

    1. Hi Monica,
      Thanks for commenting! That’s so smart that you have an algren bottle.. I like the idea about goals. I LOVE skinny taste. The best recipes! Baked Spaghetti Squash looks delicious.. thanks for sharing. xx

  1. Love the new healthy life ideas. The recipe you shared sounded very good! I wanted to share a good source of healthy recipes with anyone that wants to know The Medical Medium his new Thyroid Healing book, blog post, and his Sound Cloud radio has changed my life. Tell sweet Maggie we said hi! She’d like Johnny Juicer”s dog”s ig account.. lol.. Much love!

    1. Hi Beth,
      Thank you so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to try these recipes :) Thank you so much for sharing that – I will definitely look into it. Awww Maggie says hello :) xx

  2. I absolutely love roasted cauliflower , today I tired a new recipe and it was so easy, dip individual piece of cauliflower into beaten egg, then cote with flour ( I used rice flour because I’m gluten free) then cote it in hot sauce, bake at 450 for 18 mins….it’s a play on buffalo chicken wings. Yum! Also love the work out clothing post, it’s awesome to find affordable cute clothing!

    1. Hi Vanessa,
      Thank you so much for commenting. I love roasted cauliflower so much… and thank you for sharing your recipe! It sounds just up Jeff’s alley and I’m going to have him make me it. ;) Thank you so much!

  3. Hi! I love following you on IG and have watched you move from one house to another! In addition to healthy diet don’t forget the products we use on our bodies! Our skin is our largest organ and what we put on it matters. I just joined Beautycounter as a consultant last month because I love how they are a mission- driven company with the goal to get safer products into everyone’s hands. Check is out!! All the best to you in your quest for better health in 2018! Btw, Jeff’s stuffing recipe was a hit at our SWFL Thanksgiving last year!!!! Best, Amy

    1. Hi Amy,
      Thank you so much for sharing that with me! That sounds awesome. That’s so true too.. That’s so great to hear about Jeff’s stuffing! xx

  4. Hi Kristy,
    I hope you are doing well. I am one of your fan on hIG. I am so happy that found you and every day I am waiting for your new postsRecently i got a new camera and I am wondering to know what camera and lenses are you using !your photos are so sharp and bright.
    Please if possible for you share a post about your photography’s tips. Sorry for my bad English .
    I really love you and your ideas . Good luck dear.


    1. Hi Negar,
      Thank you so much for commenting. That is so sweet of you! I use a Canon Rebel EOS SL2 with the standard lense that comes with the camera. I will diving into this topic more in an upcoming blog post. xx