Tomorrow Six:02 Event!

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Who’s local and wants to have fun?

Who wants to be fit, hear about new fit fashion, and have fun with JJDANCER?

JJDance and SIX:02 are having an event tomorrow!  Let’s all go get our workout on, then get our workout gear! From 9a-6:02p they will be there IN STYLE having fun, dj, refreshments, and GIFT WITH PURCHASE!

Cookbook review

And now, my little domesticated friends, I will tell you of Anahid and her cookbook.

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I first met my friend Ann at the gym a couple years ago. She worked out with her beautiful daughter and they were this amazing mother daughter dynamic duo. I was kind of in awe of them!  I finally got the nerve to talk to them and we became fast friends.  We would get a great an workout because we would dance and laugh our way through the hard HIIT or Tabata classes at 24 hour fitness.

Little did I know my funny gym buddy wrote a cookbook awhile ago.

This morning I was really aggravated that twice now in the past week both mapmyfitness and Runkeeper  apps didn’t work for me (somehow they auto paused and didn’t resume after like first .2 or 10min they quit!). So I needed a pick me up!  I grabbed her cookbook and made her omelette and one of her smoothies.  Both very healthy and delicious!

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I love how this girl did her research and has pages in the front about vitamin packed vegetables and she explains fitness and weight loss goals.

Overall she is a wonderfully enthusiastic friend and writer who knows her stuff!

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I absolutely love this little book. It has invaluable info about vegetables, fruits, easy healthy recipes, and info about exercise too.
Ana is a wonderful writer and an enthusiastic chef. She has done her research. I especially love her omelette and smoothies. She’s an excellent cook and fun and friendly author.
Thanks for the excellent cookbook and helpful info, ANA!
I love trying new ideas in the kitchen and this is just the right book for that.
Why don’t you go do yourself a favor and buy this great book. Get it before all the Easter – Passover celebrations coming up!!
Get all your nutritious recipes from ANA!

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Go check out her book on Amazon today! Just in time for Easter family dinners and brunches!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1418445703/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0

MealEnders *Product Discount Code AND GIVEAWAY!!!*

I think I have found the solution for us Overeaters Anons! I was grateful for the chance to test and review these little guys.  I wasn’t compensated and all opinions are my own.

MealEnders are a helpful little “healthy candy”(I call it that because you suck on it and it’s like a sweet sucker to treat yourself after a meal or as a mid afternoon snack).  They are a genius tool to help curb your appetite!

How in the world does it work? From their website: It is not a drug, supplement or stimulant. “MealEnders utilize both physical and psychological cues to help you avoid overeating and master portion control.”  This is exactly what I need!  It takes 20minutes for your brain to know that your tummy is full and this is how the MealEnder goes to work.  I have a couple bags at work and I have some in my purse and at home so that I no longer need seconds and thirds and can easily pop one in the car or at a party.  This way it signals my brain that I’ve had a satisfactory meal.

I loved the mint chocolate!  The mocha was good but at the end I had a bit of a strange after taste.

Last but not least my favorites were the lime and best of all, cinnamon.  I love cinnamon on a lot of things but this took the cake.  It was like a refreshing after dinner stick of gum but it was sweet and comforting too.

Best news ever!:

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Exclusive MealEnders Discount! 

 

MealEnders wants to put an end to overeating and believes the more people its 15-calorie signaling lozenges can help, the better!  So for two weeks, all “runners up” for our recent giveaway will be able to buy MealEnders at 30% off.  Just enter coupon code WINNER-TOO at checkout. To place your order and learn more about the product, visit www.mealenders.com.

 

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How Taking the Leap changed my life

My phone dinged and buzzed while I was at work.  I was shaking as I read my friend THE BALANCED BRUNETTE‘S texts and I checked my email…

PrAna and Fit Approach had drawn my name in the Take the Leap Yoga challenge.  What does this mean?

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It means I did yoga and or meditation for 30 days and I absolutely ate it up!  It means I feel stronger and healthier!  It meant that I am 100% more relaxed and at peace with things like:  financial anxiety, trying to conceive, work stress, my cousin’s wedding& other events, and my grandmother’s passing. All of these things in the past used to stress me out and I would turn to food. But learning more yoga and slowing down to breathe and meditate really have helped!!

The thing I’m learning about yoga…no, from meditation…no, about LIFE in general, is that we are all on a different journey and path in life…  We tend to compare ourselves, online, internally, in person, share openly or keep it private, but yes, we do compare… I know I do.  But when I do yoga, I finally surrendered all those thoughts.  I just gave in, I said, “No longer am I going to pick myself apart and say that I’m too crazy squirrel to do this!”  (We joke in my spin class that sometimes we go too fast like a crazy squirrel, like a crazed hamster in its wheel)!

For the month of February, I really did slow down.  I purposefully and mindfully walked and ate and tried to talk slower! I breathed more and listened more and took in more of the world around me.  For Lent I’m reading more and eating cleaner and less sugar.  It means that I don’t rush so much from room to room or place to place.  I also got more organized with the help of Thirty One bags and I am learning essential oils and doing more therapeutic things like stamps or scrapbooking.  In February I started using the Passion Planner and I do my to do lists daily.  I am learning to set achievable goals.  In February I set aside time to have real date nights and am making time for girls nights.  In February I became more Content – learning and listening to God’s love!  Yoga has helped me so much in this area- becoming more in tune with His Spirit and the voice of reason! Bringing awareness to good causes, to my husband’s voice and to positive thoughts!  I used to try and do, now I slowly take in.  I have heard “Christians shouldn’t do Yoga” or “Yoga is only for Hindu or B’Hai or Hippies or…” (fill in the blank!)  I have heard it all.  Now I believe that anyone can do it! I even tried Stick Yoga which is excellent for seniors, I tried different styles of teachers and videos and am now doing Osho‘s meditations and learning so much more.  I wanted to go to my new friend Spoken Yoga ‘s  event (but I had a family thing and didn’t make it) where they did WRITING AND BREATHING AND YOGA ALL TOGETHER!!

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I used to think Yoga was only for strong people of a certain religion or its only for very slender people who don’t have ADHD:). Now I am getting it.  I am seeing that it’s good for everyone to do, whether it’s taking a class, finding a video, studying a word or a verse or holding a pose for a moment or a minute or for five.

I learned so many new poses and networked and followed some inspiring and motivational yogis!!  I met new friends and am enjoying this journey so much.

IT MEANS THAT one of my friends and I WON THE $$gift card$$ to PrAna!!!

Let’s Be Vibrant!

I was chosen to test and review the 10 day Be Vibrant Cleanse and e-book program.  I received the ebook, two sample Shakeology shakes, and was invited as part of the private Facebook group and no monetary compensation, so all opinions are my own.


There is a delightful, wonderful little e-book with complete and full support program called BE VIBRANT!  I enjoyed the colorful pages with awesome recipes and shopping lists and fun quotes and facts.  I absolutely loved the breakfasts and lunches, and appreciated the helpful tips in this cute little e-book.


My first time trying shakeology went well.  I had done a pretty hard workout and needed protein but didn’t have time to cook breakfast so the chocolate shake helped!



The first ten days of the cleanse I happened to start on Ash Wednesday so it helped my Lenten journey too! I actually tried doing it a second round but didn’t stick as closely(I did have occasional gluten or something processed).  I felt like I got acne pretty bad which meant I was truly detoxing!  I feel like I trimmed down and felt lighter!


I loved waking up and having spa water (I added lemon, mint, cucumber and ginger) all day, and having an ACV cocktail later too. I did get one headache the second day but once I got my green tea regimen down I was fine!


I loved the quinoa bowl, the smoothies and the veggie lunches! 


I really appreciated being surrounded by the motivating Facebook group, and Mary Jane being so available to help me.


I think this was the healthiest-but-still-satisfied cleanse I’ve ever done! In the past I feel lightheaded or sickly with some cleanses.  This was awesome!!!

Thanks for allowing me to be a tester!

LABeachFit review

Sitting on the couch, sick with a cold at home, I saw a sponsored Facebook ad for this 90% off coupon. I usually don’t like a lot of favebook ads or sponsored posts because they come up with the most random stuff, right? It’s like they knew when I was engaged, they posted wedding planning stuff and now that I’m fitness blogging and trying to conceive, they try to post mom ads and “work from home sites”.  I happen to love my job!  

So anyways back to the sick at home on the couch moment. I contacted them and the founder, a nice gentleman named Adam called me right back.  I was amazed at how quick he responded! 

Basically the best bang for your buck is  not only try their workouts free for the first week, but you also get a free personal health consultation!  You get to learn about tips, tricks, recipes and helpful motivating workouts while you work on your goals.

So I signed up! Thankfully I was over the cold! I had a little trouble finding the bootcamp but maybe because I wasn’t that familiar with the area nor the parking(not their fault).  I found them, a small group working their tails off and sweating to some good tunes with a great coach!  Damian had an awesome workout planned out and told us exactly what and how and even why to do certain moves.  He had theraband and a couple dumbbells; all you gotta do is show up (bring a mat or towel and water!)!

Then I got to meet with Adam.  He took the time explaining their plan and their packages and was very kind and seemed sincere, so I felt comfortable and at ease.  I really like the looks of the sample plans I saw.  Healthy recipes and awesome workouts!

The second time I worked out was even more hardcore!  We ran up hill a little ways and did a little different workout(bear crawls, ply plunges, rows, kettlebells)…it was amazing!

Next time you need to mix up your workout routine and you’re ready to meet your goals, check out LA Beach Fit!