This post has been sponsored by iLive, all opinions are strictly my own.

I’m putting it ALL out there…

I am overweight. I am not just a little (as in 10-20 lbs) overweight, I am REALLY overweight. I have tried a lot of things from liquid diets to weight loss surgery, and while they all worked temporarily, each time I gained the weight back and more. My wife on the other hand took off almost 50 lbs this year and she made it look easy.

I have always looked for the quick fix

And while I was living on shakes or having my stomach turned into a sleeve, she was going for walks with the dog and eating when she was hungry and stopping when she was full. She made it look so easy, and if you ask her, she’ll tell you that it was. Why? Because she didn’t diet, didn’t go crazy in spin class, and didn’t do anything drastic. She just made a couple of lifestyle changes.

At 70 years old, I can be a slow learner

But, watching her made a bulb go off in my head. I needed to do something similar. I realized that the journey begins with one step and that I was self-sabotaging myself by doing things that weren’t sustainable.

So a year ago I began walking

Walking can be a challenge for someone with extra pounds, and I realized that listening to music as I walked helped me. I could happily listen to my favorite artists and not think about how far I still had to go, how I was getting tired, or that my body was beginning to ache. I could push through with the help of my favorite albums.

Music became the push that I needed

And, listening as I walked meant that I needed a set of wireless earbuds. I began using iLive Truly Wireless Earbuds on my walk. Compact and comfortable, these earbuds connected with my music easily with no cords to get in my way, no reminder that I was exercising, and no outside noise to distract me from my goal. I could walk, forgetting that I’ve got them in (they are incredibly comfortable) with James Brown telling me to “get on up” and I was the “eye of the tiger.” I could push past block #1 and got to measure my distance by songs as my iLive’s connected seamlessly via Bluetooth to my phone.



iLive makes listening to music easy

Sweatproof for those long walks or shooting hoops, they stow away easily to bring on a hike, a walk on the beach, or back home relaxing after my walk. The simple to use one-key control allows me to access Bluetooth, play, pause, phone, on and off with no complication.

A pair of sneakers, my iLive earbuds, and a place to walk

Exercise has become simpler, easier to do every day, and uncomplicated. This is something that I can stick with forever.

If you’re like me and have been struggling with taking the first step toward fitness

Why not try what I have?

More about iLive Truly Wireless Ear Buds


  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
  • TWS – True Wireless Stereo
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Sweatproof design
  • Works with Siri and Google assistants
  • Built-in microphone
  • USB-C port for recharge
  • Charging case
  • Wireless range 49 ft.
  • Charging time: 120 minutes
  • Battery life: 5 hours at 50% volume with ANC off


  • Charging case
  • USB-C cable
  • 90-day Limited Warranty
  • User’s guide

Hmmm…someone stole my iLive Truly Wireless Earbuds

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