Showing posts from October, 2012

Flax 4 Life Muffins Review

Here's some info about Flax4Life:
We pride ourselves on making the best tasting, nutritious and gluten-free products on the market. We have been in business for over 10 years and are continuing to come up with new and exciting flax based, gluten-free products. The decision to develop products that are gluten-free and health oriented, originated around a decade ago when a few members of our family became very ill. They spent over two years seeing specialists, naturopathic physicians and visited the best doctors and hospitals in the nation. The doctors could not figure out what was wrong. One of our family member’s even went from a healthy active adult to being in a wheel chair. Eventually, it was discovered that they had celiac disease. Since then, almost everyone in our family has discovered that they are either gluten-intolerant or had celiac disease. As a family of bakers, 4 generations of baking and distribution of baked goods, it became our mission to develop products that have …

Skout Bars Review

Here's some info about Skout Bars:
Made in the lush Willamette Valley of Oregon, Skout Trailbars embody the spirit of the region: rugged, abundant, unfettered energy. Just a handful of whole organic ingredients create a pure and delicious source of nourishment. Skout Trailbars were born of the need to sustain those who seek, find, and embrace adventure to its fullest.
Skout Natural Foods was created and inspired by the Pacific Northwest, considered by many to be one of the best outdoor recreation areas in the world. Our mission is to provide great tasting, healthy foods to sustain those who embrace adventure and actively pursue the outdoors. Skout Natural Foods are made in Portland, Oregon, with a carefully chosen handful of organic ingredients. Our Trailbars provide a delicious source of naturally occurring protein, fiber and vitamins. Skout Trailbars are vegan, 100% organic and include a full serving of fruit sourced from local Northwest orchards when available. The Skout Trailbars…

GNC Total Lean Shakes and Breakfast Bars Review

GNC Total Lean Shakes and Breakfast Bars Info: Shakes Ready to Drink Healthy meal replacement or snack25 grams of high quality protein170 calories24 vitamins and mineralsLactose FreeBreakfast Squares
Wholesome Nutrition
160 Calories12g Protein10g FiberZero Trans Fat
Breakfast Squares Healthy Nutrition to Jump-Start Your Morning!

GNC Total Lean™ Breakfast Squares are a convenient, wholesome bar, packed with nutrients that your body needs to start the day. This isn’t your ordinary breakfast bar; it is packed with 12g of muscle fueling protein and 10g of fiber to keep you fuller longer. Each breakfast square is only 160 calories and has zero trans fat, so you don’t need to feel guilty while enjoying the great-tasting bar.

Try all three flavors of our great-tasting Breakfast Squares:

Iced Cinnamon Bun Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Strawberries & Cream
Review: 10/10! The strawberries and cream shake tasted FABULOUS!!! It was very…

Quest Bar - Cravings Review

Quest Bars sent their brand new CRAVINGS bars to review. Y'all know I don't eat chocolate, so luckily Jared came to the rescue after very minimal convincing... haha
Check out their website:
Here's his review:
Chocolate Crunch and Peanut Butter Cups. The quest protein bars (chocolate crunch) tasted pretty good. The taste is about an 8/10. The bar does fall apart when you eat it but its worth it. It fills me up every time and has tons of protein. Good bars when you want a chocolate craving!!
I didn't like the Peanut Butter Cups as much. They were about a 6/10. Still a good alternative to a regular Reese's though!

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Career = new workout routine!

Ever since I started teaching in August, I have made some changes to my workout routine. 
Here is what my workouts look like: Monday- Strength Training and Stairmill (10 min) Tuesday- Step Class Wednesday- Strength Training and Stairmill (10 min) Thursday- Step Class Friday- Strength Training and Stairmill (10 min) Saturday- DANCE IT OUT Sunday- Rest 
I decided to ease up on the cardio on the days that I strength train because I walk around A TON at school. It's crazy how much I walk! We were recently given pedometers to keep track of our steps at school. Without trying to walk extra, I have calculated up to 6000 steps JUST DURING THE SCHOOL DAY! 
At the beginning of the school year, I tried to keep up with the high intensity cardio that I was doing in the summer, but I was just SO TIRED after school, that I had to change things. I can honestly say that I have never felt better! I have decreased my cardio, but still kept eating the same amount and haven't gained weight! :) I …

Bulu Box Review #2

Get Ready for a Healthy Discovery Every month, you'll get a box filled with 4 to 5 nutritional supplements from top brands. Look forward to a new mix of products for both men and women, including vitamins, supplements, sports nutrition, meal replacement, diet, energy, protein, detox, digestion, sexual health, herbs, natural remedies, endurance and more. We'll make sure you get enough to decide if the product is right for you. No shipping or shady fees. Depending on your plan you can cancel anytime.
4 to 5 premium samples For men and womenDelivered monthly for $10Cancel or transfer any time

******************************************************* I love the idea of the Bulu Box! It's so cool to get samples of healthy products each month! I am able to sample new things before I buy an entire package! What a great concept! 
My review: 10/10! TWO THUMBS UP!
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Whole Fruit Smoothies Review

Whole Fruit Smoothies are made with chunks of real fruit and bursting with a refreshing taste. Get all the taste & quality with better-for-you benefits. Here at J&J Snack Foods we pride ourselves on providing customers with quality products. We think we've done a pretty good job!
They have three flavors: Strawberry Banana Mixed Berry Pineapple Mango
They are only 100 calories each and have real fruit! 
My Review: 10/10! These were the perfect portion for a healthy after dinner treat! I enjoyed all of the flavors, but my favorite was Pineapple Mango! I liked it because it was a unique flavor that I don't normally eat. 
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Devotions for Couples

I just wanted to share an AWESOME devotional that Jared and I are doing together...
It's called Devotions for Dating Couples by Ben Young and Dr. Samuel Adams
Monday-Friday you read the daily devotionals by yourself. Then, on Saturday, you talk about the devotionals you read during the week and answer a list of questions. 
It is wonderful and has not only brought us closer to GOD, but also closer to each other. 
We HIGHLY recommend it! 
***************************************************** Now, here are some pics from another photo shoot courtesy of my mom! :)

Neocell's Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid

Here's some info about Neocell: For decades the use of collagen, the body's structural protein, and it's therapeutic benefits have been widely recognized in Europe and Asia. At NeoCell, we are proud to say that we introduced collagen to the Americas. Neocell was started in 1998 by founder and fearless leader Al Quadri, after an extraordinary personal experience. Al, a lifelong scientist and inventor, had just had major heart bypass surgery and was having a difficult time recovering. His time spent in the hospital had atrophied his muscles and his overall vitality was diminished. Al, being a scientist at heart, began researching Eastern alternative therapies to help him his recovery process. Al decided to incorporate collagen protein into his regimen after learning the integral role collagen plays in strengthening and rebuilding loss muscle mass and improving connective tissues. Within just a few weeks, Al began to rapidly recover and regain his lost energy and vitality. Alon…

Erin Baker's Cookies Review (Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread)

Here is some information from their website. Baker's Facts One Double Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Cookie has more antioxidants than a serving of blueberries, red grapes and broccoli combined!One Original Breakfast Cookie has a full serving of Whole GrainsOur Brownie Bites are made with Belgian Chocolate and are 100 calories or lessUltra Protein Power Crunch has 8 grams of protein per serving!Our Homestyle Granola is only sweetened with Honey and Maple SyrupOur products contain Prune Puree which has the highest antioxidant rating of any fruit or vegetableAll of our products use all natural sweetenersChicory Root is a Natural fiber that increases the level of beneficial live active culturesOur Vegan products are crafted with only plant derived ingredients My review: 10/10!!!
Pumpkin Spice was DELICIOUS! I LOVEEEEEE PUMPKIN and this cookie was incredible!!!
Gingerbread was good too! I'm not the biggest gingerbread fan, but this cookie was good! 
Check out their websites: ·Erin Bak…

Kay's Naturals Review

At Kay’s Naturals we have surveyed the vast landscape of so-called nutritious foods and determined that the missing link is a Better Balance™ of protein, carbohydrates, fiber and fats. Kay’s all-natural, gluten-free line seeks to fill this gap with food that has a healthy balance of great taste, low calories, lean soy protein, zero cholesterol, lower carbohydrates and high fiber. Our foods also provide a complete amino acid profile.
Kay’s Naturals has chosen to focus on a healthier balance of ingredients: Certified (CGFO) gluten-free35% natural soy protein4 - 12% healthy fats12% fiber20 - 45% carbohydrates
Every 1.2-ounce (34g) serving has: 12g natural soy protein120 - 130 calories11g -15g net carbohydrates4g - 5g fiberLow saturated fats/no trans fats

**************************************************************** MY REVIEW: 10/10!
I loved EVERYTHING in the package!  The cereal was SO sweet and crunchy, I enjoyed it by itself for a snack, and sometimes I mixed it with yogurt for a delicio…


My birthday was on October 5th, but it has been celebrated for about ten days! :) 
First, I went to dinner on October 4th with some friends. That was fun. 
On my actual birthday, we got an EXTRA day of Fall Break, so I got to spend the ENTIRE day with Jared! He got me a BEAUTIFUL NorthFace jacket. I LOVE the color and the style and the fit! It's PERFECT! Boyfriend did GOOOOOOOD!  :)
I was a bridesmaid in my friends wedding on October 6th, so I was immersed in wedding stuff all day saturday. She had a 2:00 wedding, so we did my family birthday dinner after the wedding. I picked Hananoki (Japanese restaurant). I LOVE the Hibachi grill and watching the chefs do tricks! Jared told them it was my birthday, so they brought out icecream afterwards and the whole side of the restaurant sang to me :) 
Then, on Sunday after church, we both traveled to stay Jared's family for the week of Fall Break. 

They threw me a birthday party!!! It was so sweet! We also celebrated Grandad's birt…

Love with Food Review and Giveaway!

What is Love with Food? Love With Food is the easiest way to discover what's tasty, delivered to your door! Every month, Love With Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty bites which varies based on seasonal themes. Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and HELLO to a monthly tasty surprise! Join Us on this tasty journey. Why Join? As a Love With Food member, you'll get to sample different products each month, earn points by leaving feedback and enjoy exclusive discounts to all full-sized products featured in your box. Use your points to buy products for FREE. In our online community, you'll also discover great recipes and other food enthusiasts. Why We Donate Meals At Love With Food, we are passionate about helping the more than 16 million children in America who are at risk of hunger. For every box sold, we donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network andShare Our Strength - No Kid HungryJoin Us to help end c…

GFree Connect Review

We are an exciting, new gluten free company different from the rest. We will get you gluten free product samples, help you save money, and simplify your life.  How? Samples – Send you samples and product information right to your front door so you can make informed purchasing decisions for products you have tasted and know you will enjoy – Try Before you Buy! Savings – Gluten free product couponing centralized right to you; Simplicity – We bring you important, relevant gluten free related information to you in one spot including professional medical references, support groups, restaurants and brand information.

MY REVIEW: 10/10!
How awesome is it that a company sends you 25 NEW products to try before you buy?!?!? What an awesome company! 
I got to try so many new products that I have never even heard of before! 
Some of my favorites in this box were: Kay's Naturals Protein Cinnamon Sticks ProBar Fruition Bar Skinny Pop

Please visit their website:

Decadence Cheesecakes Review

Decadence Cheesecakes in a Jar.
Each order of delicious 'Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes in a Jar®' is shrink-wrapped and packed frozen in custom-made wooden crates, then packed in a thermal cooler with dry ice or composite, reusable gel packs, and shipped via FedEx right to your door. Just thaw and eat!
************************************************* 10/10!
What an awesome product!
Their cheesecakes are JUST the right size to enjoy! 
They aren't too small, but they don't leave you feeling overly sugar rushed either. I like the portion control of these cheesecakes. 
The flavors were AWESOME that I tried!  Peach Mimosa Pear Chardonnay NY  Strawberry NY  Blueberry Merlot
Sundried Tomato (I've never had a savory cheesecake before. This one was tasty! Very neat!) 

Decadence Cheesecakes has offered my readers a 20% off discount valid through December 1, 2012.  When you checkout, enter the Promo Code: FitnessFanatic

Max Muscle Nutrition Review

Max Muscle sent me some of their products to review on my blog!
Emerge is a powerful fat loss and body composition slenderizing system specially formulated to inhibit appetite, promote the release of fat from stored fat cells and accelerate the burning of fat for fuel.

C.O.M.P. delivers a precision hybrid of multiple high quality proteins featuring Whey Protein Concentrate 80% (WPC 80%). This unique formula includes protein sources with long, medium and short chain peptides comprised of all essential and non-essential proteinogenic amino acids.
Max Gourmet Protein is a High protein low carb shake. Don't let the milk shake taste fool you this is a powerful daily protein supplement. Max Gourmet Proteins unique blend contains Multi-Max Protein Crea-Syn Colostro-Max Amino-Drive Vitamins AND Minerals and essential fats. Max Gourmet is one of the best tasting supercharged energy enhancing specialized proteins on the market. We know it will help you get to the next level in your physique d…