Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New Chapter...

This summer has been an absolute BLAST!! I have gone to FCA Camp, Myrtle Beach, Destin, and I am flying to Minneapolis this weekend! It has been NON-STOP fun!








 I've had a blast with my wonderful boyfriend, Jared, his family, and my family. I've had plenty of POOL DAYS with my friends. I've babysat precious little kids. I cannot complain one bit! :)







But, starting next week, I will be in TEACHER mode. I have orientation with my parents on the 9th, and our first half day is on August 13. I can't believe I'm actually a TEACHER. I'm no longer the student teacher who is under the guidance of a mentor teacher. I'm ON MY OWN and I won't lie, I'm a little nervous. BUT, I know that "I can do ALL things through CHRIST who strengthens me!" - Phil 4:13. 


My other 1st grade teacher is wonderful and very helpful. I know we are going to have a great year! I'm so excited to meet my students! 

On one hand, I'm sad that I won't be around my friends in college 24/7 like I used to, but I am happy to start this new chapter in my life. God has really blessed me! 


Talk to me... what new chapter have you entered into your life recently or about to enter?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Nutrilite Protein Bars Review


Nutrilite sent me some of their Cinnamon Bun Protein Bars to review and host a GIVEAWAY!!!! Get excited!!!!




My Review:

10/10!

First of all, these bars tasted VERY close to an actual cinnamon bun! I loved the texture. It was dense and chewy! I enjoyed the bits of walnuts sprinkled on top. This bar kept me full for a few hours! It was the perfect afternoon snack and post-workout fuel! 

YUM!


If you would like to purchase some of these awesome bars, please contact:
Kimberley Hazley 
(614) 260-8707
thehazleyshop@gmail.com
Visit Us: thehazleyshop.com

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY SOME OF THESE DELICIOUS BARS FOR FREE?!?!? Well, here's your chance!!! 

GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!!!!!

Mandatory Entry:
Visit thehazleyshop.com and leave me a comment telling me which product intrigues you the most and how you would incorporate it into your daily life.

Additional Entries:
1. Follow @Christianqt07 and @TheHazleyShop on Twitter and leave me a comment telling me you've done so.

2. Tweet the following link, 

"@Christianqt07 and @TheHazleyShop are having a @NutriliteHealth protein bar GIVEAWAY: http://fitnessfanatic007.blogspot.com/2012/07/nutrilite-protein-bars-review.html " 
Leave a comment telling me you've done so.

Giveaway ends on August 6th!
GOOD LUCK!
:-) 






Sunday, July 29, 2012

Shakeology Review


Here's some info about Shakeology:
Shakeology uses a proprietary blend of digestive enzymes and prebiotics to gently and efficiently eliminate toxins. Then a combination of antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogens, and many other rare ingredients give your body the essential nutrients you can’t get from a normal diet. You get a salad bowl’s worth of fruits and vegetables in a single glass.
Whole-food ingredients—all-natural foods that still maintain the vitamins, minerals, and fiber often stripped from highly processed foods—deliver these nutrients to help your body shed stored fat and promote optimum health.



I was sent the Tropical Strawberry Flavor to review.

8/10

It was great mixed with ice for a simple smoothie, but if I was to try it again, I would add some fruit and yogurt to give it a little more pizazz! The interesting thing that I really tasted was CINNAMON. It was definitely something that I'd never tasted in a smoothie before. I drank this before my DANCE IT OUT workout and it made me energized and kept me full through my entire workout! 

Please visit their website and give Shakeology a try!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Premier Protein Review


Here's some info about Premier Protein:
The Premier Protein Shake is great for your healthy lifestyle! This delicious shake contains 30 grams of high quality protein, 1 gram of sugar, and is just 160 calories. Plus each shake is nutrient rich with 8 Essential Amino Acids, 24 Vitamins & Minerals and is an excellent source of Calcium.
Available in Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry.
  • 30g Protein
  • 160 Calories
  • 1g Sugar
  • Low Fat

With 30 grams of high quality protein, the Premier Protein Bar has what it takes to be the most convenient meal replacement bar on the shelves.
You'll be pleasantly surprised at how smooth and delicious a high protein bar can be.
Available in Chocolate Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate Crunch, and Yogurt Peanut Butter Crunch.
  • 30g Protein
  • 0g Trans Fat
  • 0g Hydrogenated Oils
  • 0g High Fructose Corn Syrup

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My Review:

Protein Shakes

Vanilla - 10/10! This was SUPER smooth and creamy! It was like drinking a milkshake! 
Chocolate - 10/10! Jared LOVED this too! He drank one by itself and used another in his smoothie! 

Protein Bars
Yogurt Peanut Crunch - 10/10! The flavor was incredibly delicious! It was super peanut buttery on the inside and the outside had a yogurt layer. SUPER TASTY!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter - 10/10. Jared LOVES Chocolate & Peanut Butter together, so this bar was perfect for him!

Double Chocolate Crunch - 10/10. Another hit for the J-MAN! 

:-)

Please visit Premier Protein's website:


Friday, July 27, 2012

About TIme Whey Protein Isolate


Here is some info on About Time from their website:
Prepare to expect more from protein supplements and meal replacement bars, and less of the things your body can do without. About Time is simply the cleanest protein product on the market today: No artificial flavors and no artificial sweeteners.
The difference comes from using only natural ingredients and 100% whey protein isolate, not the less pure protein concentrates that have flooded the market. The result is a quality you can taste, and a nutritional superiority your body will feel. Check out all the About Time products at our online store.
The test results for heavy metals in About Time protein are impressive. The numbers are extremely LOW. Many of the top brands of whey protein have high heavy metals numbers. SDC wants you to know we have our customer’s best interests in mind as we develop our products.

It’s the most common question women ask when planning a workout regimen: How can I tone muscle without gaining weight? A big part of the answer is to include a quality whey protein supplement such as About Time.
Protein boosts your metabolism, which is the rate at which your body burns food for energy. Think about a coal burning oven. The more coal you add, the hotter and faster the fire burns. This is what occurs when you add protein to your body; the more protein you consume, the faster you metabolize, and the more calories you burn. Protein also promotes lean muscle mass. This doesn’t mean you will grow large muscles. Instead, muscles become toned and sculpted. Remember that muscles are made up of proteins. And by supplementing your diet with a high quality whey isolate, you will increase lean muscle tissue, recover from exercise quicker, and boost your metabolism.

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My Review:

Cinnamon Swirl- 7/10. I drank this just mixed with water and it was very soupy. I didn't like the texture very much. (but, I didn't notice that it said to use only 8 oz. of water, instead of the usual 12 that all the other protein powders I've used before said...)

Strawberry & Vanilla - 8/10. These flavors tasted better because I used only 8 oz of water. :) 

Banana - 10/10! This was my favorite flavor! I used it with watermelon, cherries, and pineapple coconut yogurt for a YUMMY smoothie!!! 

Please visit their website!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Amino Vital Review


Here is a little info about Amino Vital from their website:
Fast Charge is your first line of defense against fatigue. Full of 2,400mg of rapidly absorbing amino acids, plus extra vitamins, it replenishes the building blocks your body needs to revitalize muscle energy and keeps you strong.
  • 2,400mg of amino acids
  • Quick-absorbing formula
  • Boosts energy and fights fatigue
  • Available in convenient single serve packets
Specially formulated for long distance athletes, Endurance is a quick-absorbing formula that delivers both energy and in-workout recovery when the day calls for going long. With 2,400mg of amino acids, BCAAs, glutamine and arginine for sustained energy, plus electrolytes and carbohydrates, Endurance helps athletes push past the soreness.
  • 2,400mg of amino acids
  • Electrolytes and carbs
  • Quick-absorbing formula
  • Delivers sustained energy and in-workout recovery

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My Review:
Fast Charge - 3/10
Jared and I DID NOT like the taste of this at all. The idea is good for a quick boost, but we couldn't drink it because the taste was awful.

Endurance - 9/10
Jared liked the taste of the Endurance flavors. He had Fruit Punch, Lemon, and Mandarin Orange. These are perfect for him while he is out practicing on the golf course 6+ hours a day! He is looking forward to drinking these during his tournaments too! 


Amino Vital was also very generous and sent me some cool SWAG as well! 


I've been needing to get a new hoody! Thanks :)




They also included a duffel bag and drawstring backpacks, but I forgot to snap a pic! 


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Muscle Gauge Nutrition Review


Here is some info from their website:

Mission Statement

Muscle Gauge Nutrition strives to produce the most affordable, high quality, nutritional supplements based on validated scientific research while providing the utmost service to meet and exceed our client’s needs.

Affordability

As an advocate and leader of active lifestyles, Muscle Gauge Nutrition believes that every consumer should be able to purchase reasonably priced premium products. We have established contracts with qualified raw material suppliers to reduce our costs in order to provide you the most competitively priced sports nutrition supplements in the industry. We are more concerned about affordability and product quality as opposed to the glitz and glamour of marketing ploys. For this reason, we don't pay tons for fancy holographic labels and custom colored packaging so that we can pass the savings on to the consumer. In this economy we know that people are making smarter purchasing decisions and Muscle Gauge Nutrition provides the solution to enable everyone to maintain a healthy lifestyle at the most affordable price.

Customer Satisfaction

We pride ourselves on customer loyalty due to our ability to create the best tasting nutritional supplements that provide proven results again and again. At Muscle Gauge, we are always striving to improve our products and practices. We listen to our customer feedback and proactively seek to redress issues. Our customers make us who we are today because we always find a way to meet your needs. We always have teams and individuals who can respond quickly to change circumstances, whatever they are.

My Review:


15/10!

OH. MY. GOODNESS.

This protein powder is the best I've ever tried!!! It wasn't chalky at all. It was smooth and creamy. The flavors are OUTRAGEOUSLY delicious!

I tried the Cinnamon Bun first and it tasted just like a cinnamon bun in LIQUID form! 
The Cake Batter was amazing too! I seriously felt like I was drinking DESSERT!!! YUMMY!!!
Jared also loved the Rocky Road and Chocolate flavors!!! 

Please visit their website and order some of this incredible protein for yourself!!! You won't be disappointed!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Vacations Galore!!! :)




I've been on vacation for pretty much the whole month of July! It's been FABULOUS! Sorry I've been lacking in posts lately! Please forgive me!

First up, we went to Myrtle Beach for Jared's golf tournaments. He played in two events. 

Awww...how cute! We match ;)

His mom and I got pedicures, while Jared and his dad played a practice round in the middle of the week! It was pampering at it's best! 

There was definitely a new obsession formed... WEDDING CAKE FRO-YO! 
OH MY WORD. 
I thought Cake Batter tasted good... it's got NOTHING on Wedding Cake flavor!!!
YUUUUUUUM!!!



 We went to Broadway on the Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach. It was neat to walk around and see all the unique stores! We had fun!

HOW STINKIN' CUTE IS HE?!?!? 
After a week in Myrtle Beach, it was time to head to KY to attend a wedding. It was Jared's long time friend Megan and Joel! We had an absolute BLAST dancing the night away and we definitely made a few trips to the photo booth! ;)





Photobooths are TOO MUCH fun!

My dad and Jared could NOT stop flying this toy helicopter!!! Boys and their toys... haha

Next, we headed back to TN for a few days to spend some time with my mom because unfortunately, she was not able to come to Florida with us because she had to work :( 



My mom is really starting to blossom in her photography skills! She took us to a park and got some cute pics!  

Finally, we went to Florida to vacation with my dad's side of the family. We had a bunch of fun! 
My little cousin, Zach, was very intrigued with my makeup application, hair drying and curling routine! haha
Love kids' laughter! My cousins are funny!



It was hard saying CYA LATER to Jared this morning, but that's part of being in a long distance relationship. We truly cherish the time that we do get to spend together. We've had a phenomenal summer!!! Next week, we are flying to attend his cousin's wedding! The fun never stops! 

:-) 



Talk to me... where have you been on vacation this summer?!? Where is your favorite place to vacation?

P.S. Do you have any tips on long distance relationships and making the CYA-LATERS less difficult? 


Perfect Fit Protein


Her is a little info about Perfect Fit Protein from their website:

Perfect Fit Protein - Vanilla
Perfect Fit Protein by Tone It Up™ provides clean, organic nutrition - and helps to burn fat, shape a lean physique and aid in muscle recovery. Each delicious serving contains 15 grams of protein and is Organic, Gluten-Free, Raw, Vegan, Non-GMO, Kosher, Non-Fat, Low in Sodium, and Free of Sugar, Dairy, Lactose, Cholesterol, Soy, Corn, Wheat and Allergens.


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My Review:
7/10

This protein was a little bit chalky and clumpy, but the taste was okay! I tried it in a yogurt mess with the first packet, but that was not the best tasting option for my tastebuds. Next time, I tried it in a smoothie and it tasted MUCH better! I liked that it only had 70 calories as opposed to a lot of other protein powders that have over 100! 

:-)

Please visit their website!





Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Working Out on Vacation

What do you do when you are on vacation without a gym?

Well, Jared and I brought a few pieces of equipment WITH us and got our workout on inside the condo!!!

First up, we did some different exercises with the TRX, medicine ball, resistance band, foam roller, and our body weight. 

Works your upper back and biceps 

The TRX goes over the door and is great for working your back, shoulders, biceps, triceps, just depending on what moves you do. 



Shoulders


Upper Back and Biceps

Upper Back (this position is advanced) 




Pushups with the resistance band (advanced move)  

Abs (we did straight forward and our knees to the side to work obliques)

Diamond Pushups (REALLY feel the burn in your triceps after this one!!!) 
Alternating Pushups on the medicine ball
ABS ABS ABS! 


I'm so grateful for Jared showing me some awesome moves that you DON'T need a gym for! Previously, I would get TOTALLY bummed if we went on vacation without a gym. But, Jared has shown me SO many variations of exercises that you can do and it makes me shake up my routine, which has REALLY shown results! :) 

The other awesome advice that he has given me and has improved my overall health and fitness is to EAT PROTEIN like it's going out of style! I feel TEN TIMES stronger ever since we started dating and I've been eating more!!! If you missed my previous post about that, you can check it out here! Thanks babe! YOU ROCK! 
:-)
(Sorry, I just had to give Jared a shout out!) 


Talk to me...what do YOU do when you don't have a gym on vacation? Or do you even use a gym regularly to workout? What do you do? 

Infinity Ball