Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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Wednesday GIVEAWAY link-up 07/16

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Monday, July 14, 2014

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ENERGYbits Review, plus get a 10% discount on your order!!


My Thoughts-
Every since I’ve been back on my feet, running and working out, I’ve been looking for a product to help me with my energy. I’ve heard about ENERGYBits from a few of my fitness friends and wanted to try them out. So when I was chosen as a blog to get to review them I was extremely excited.

ENERGYbits “have the highest concentration of protein in the world, all in amino acid form which delivers a steady stream of energy without sugar, caffeine, chemicals or stomach distress. Even better, ENERGYbits® are the only protein in the world that also contain natural antioxidants and Omega 3 which reduce muscle inflammation, iron which prevents fatigue, chlorophyll which builds the immune system and electrolytes which replenish mineral imbalances.”

That statement above is one that really had me interested in trying these “bits” out. It’s not just a regular energy pill, it’s also recover and prevents the crash a lot of other energy pills give.

I was given enough ENERGYbits to test them out twice. You take 30 tab (by swallowing) 10-15 minutes before your workout. I found the smell to be a bit like our fish food but since I wasn’t chewing them it didn’t bother me too much. I also found that swallowing 30 pills was a lot to take, however if you take 5-10 at a time and take all 30 in batches it’s much easier.

Not on to the good stuff. I LOVE these!! The day before I took the ENERGYbits tabs I went for a run but only had enough endurance to run for 2 minutes at a time with a 3 minute break in between. The next day I took the 30 tabs and was able to run for 5 minutes at a time with only a 2 minute break in between, I also upped my speed from 5.0 to 5.5!! It felt great. Then right after that i went and did weights for my arms. I felt like I could go on for a long time at the gym. Afterwards I didn’t have any crash, it wore off slowly and I didn’t notice a sluggishness some get after an energy pill wears off.


My plan is to hopefully purchase a larger bag of the ENERGYbits and use them on gym days and on run days. I really felt a difference and I can see it being helpful in reaching my health and fitness goals. I would recommend this product to anyone who has a busy lifestyle or needs the boost in the gym.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

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“Silenced” by Dani Pettrey Alaskan Courage #4- book review


* Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate my review. This post reflects my honest, personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. Product information courtesy of the sponsor. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.

My Thoughts-
“Silenced” by Dani Pettrey Alaskan Courage #4

I can honestly and easily say I am totally HOOKED on the Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey. I fell in love with the first three books and the McKenna family and book number four did not disappoint. Although you can read this book without reading the first three I highly suggest you read them in order, this allows you to get the character development and back story of the family.

Each story follows one of the McKenna siblings and their love interests. In this story we follow Kayden McKenna and someone she doesn’t want to fall in love with but is forced to work side by side with him which makes it hard for her to push back her feelings.

Keyden likes to rock climb, one day while climbing she discovers a dead body. There is something about this body that isn’t right. Most think the guy fell but Kayden’s gut feeling says different. Kayden’s brother, Landon is the head of the police and asks Jake Westin to work with Kayden to find out the true story. Little did they know Jake and Kayden are in danger, someone wants them dead.

This story moves very quickly and you get sucked in to the murder mystery and in to Jake and Kayden’s twisted “love” story. Will they be safe? Will they finally admit they are in love? What happened to the man who was found dead, murder or a fall? There are so many levels to this book, you won’t be able to put it down.

Like I said at the beginning, I LOVE these stories. My church also loves these stories and was excited to hear the next book was out. If you love a good clean romance story mixed with a bit of adventure and mystery, I would very much recommend this book and the other books in this series to you.

I can’t wait for the next book!!

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

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World Gym Waterloo- personal training experience


photo credit to World Gym Waterloo Facebook page.

I joined the World Gym Waterloo recently and I am so excited to have an affordable gym so close to home. Part of my package came with three free personal training session. I was paired up with Personal Trainer, Jesse Hollihan.

I was nervous for my first session. I’m still out of shape and have a lot of weight to loose to get back to where I want to be. But I also knew this was something I needed to kick me into gear. If I had a place to go and a schedule I had to follow I knew it would help me work harder. I’ve been taking the easy route for far too long.

On my first session Jesse sat down with me and talked about my goals, my reasons for my goals and the goals he can help me reach within the next year. He then took me out on to the floor to access my fitness level. I did squats, plank, killers (where you are on a basketball court and you run from one line to the next) and push-ups. WOW! I’m out of shape, I use to be able to do plank for, well, forever. But now I could only hold it for 45 seconds and I was shaking the whole time. Squats killed me and sprinting from line to line took me a long time to recover from. Realizing how bad I’d let my body get made me even more excited to work with a personal trainer.

My second session was right after my Color Me Rad run and I had hurt my knee from the fall I did, so Jesse decided to work on my upper body. Included in learning a bunch of new machines. He also added squats and plank to my workout. Jesse took the time to make sure I was using proper form with each machine and move. I appreciated this from him, it made sure I wasn’t going to get hurt and it allowed me to benefit from each move I made. I knew I was going to be sore but it was going to feel good. Two days later I couldn’t even lift my arms to wash my hair, that’s nuts!

My last session was this week. I was sad for this day as we can’t afford it in our budget right now to pay for more session and I’ve been seeing how much Jesse can help me reach my short term and long term goals. This last session he worked my legs and reviewed the arm workouts I did the time before. He also added squats and plank again (I think he likes to “torture” me, lol). By the time I was done my legs felt like jello and my arms were shaking.

I really enjoyed my sessions with my personal trainer, Jesse. He knew exactly how to push me and to encourage me. It was a good mix of being the tough guy and knowing when I’ve hit my limits. I hope in the future I’ll be able to work with him again and if I do I’ll be sure to come back here and let you all know how I’m doing.

Thank you Jesse for helping me see that I can reach my goals and thank you World Gym Waterloo for a great facility to workout at.

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