Rather than do a favourites post for December, I have decided to do a recap over my top 10 favourite things from 2016.
Looking back over each monthly blog which I have done this year, there are some items which I have become essentials, others which have come and gone and some which upon reading reminded me why I loved them so much. There are also a couple on this list which for some reason or other never made it onto a specific blog post!
So here it is, my top 10 2016 favourites. Hope you enjoy.
Rolo mousse – July Favourites
The number of people who have come up to me and said that this has now become there go to dessert after I posted about them back in July is crazy! I have had some in the freezer ever since, and not a week goes by without me having one. Such a good low calorie treat if you are craving something sweet.
PEScience Snickerdoodle Protein Powder – May Favourites
This protein powder is my ultimate favourite flavour. It is from a US company and not widely available over here just yet, however I am informed that 2017 will be a big year for the company! I also use some of their other products, and their quality is so good. Everything tastes amazing. I love this flavour as a simple protein shake or mixed up into a 1carb waffle!
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben – July Favourites
I also posted about this book in July. Quite simply I believe that this changed my life. I have it as an audio book and have re-listened to parts over and over again. Everybody should go read this book, anybody who I have recommended it to already also loves it. There are so many take-away points which I have implemented into my daily life and although I wasn’t unhappy before, this has definitely opened my eyes.
Salted caramel Ice Cream – Morrisons The Best Range – November Favourites
Okay, okay, not the best item to have on a fitness bloggers favourite items of the year; however you know me, I had to have some ice cream on here! This ice cream is so creamy and delicious, it is actually dangerous for me to have some in the freezer so keep it as just a treat. I actually think it might rival Ben and Jerrys or Haagen Daaz!
The lululemon obsession ramped up this year, with a few new purchases to add to the wardrobe. I just love everything which they do. If I could buy all my clothes from there then I think I would! The leggings are just the absolute best quality and so worth paying that extra bit more for. The align pants and All the right places pants are personal favourites. I also purchased a snuggly hoody from there in Santa Monica, which is a staple in my winter wardrobe!
I admit that 2016 was the year I became a caffeine addict. Black with a couple of toffee flavdrops from my protein in is my favourite way to have it in a morning. However I am partial to a ‘cheats mocha’ and ‘a non fat unsweetened iced non sugar caramel latte with coconut milk.’ See my review of one of my favourite brands ‘Beanies’ here.
Butternut squash noodles
These were a life saver for so many meals this year and I recommend them to all my clients. We all know pasta and spaghetti contain a lot of calories, so when fancy something filling yet low in calories these are my go to source. Love that you can now get them in most supermarkets too.
Adidas Tubular – May Favourites
I actually couldn’t believe when I was writing this post and realised that I only bought two pairs of trainers this year!! (and one pair was for work so technically I don’t think that counts!) I got these in May ready for Bodypower and absolutely love them. They have gone into hibernation for winter though as there is no way I am risking them getting wet and dirty in the cold weather! They are super comfortable and I just think they look ace.
Myprotein Flav Drops – April Favourites
I have the toffee, white chocolate and vanilla flavours in my cupboard at all times now. They are a great way of adding flavour to things without the calories. I love them in coffee, yoghurt or even mixed into my waffle mix.
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Grenade Carb Killa bars – March Favourites
These are reigning champion of all protein bars on the market, and I have tried a lot this year but always come back to these. Caramel chaos and White Chocolate cookie are my favourite flavours but I would happily devour a box of any of them. They feel like you are eating an actual chocolate bar rather than a protein bar. So always have one stashed in my gimbal or my handbag for times in need when I am out and about and hangry!
Hope you enjoyed my rundown of favourite things for 2016. I wonder what next year will bring?
I would like to wish you all a prosperous, healthy and happy 2017.
Thank you for all your ongoing support, I appreciate it more than you know.
Love Abi xxx