The Dukan Diet review & giveaway

I was approached a while ago to see if I was interested in checking out the Dukan Diet & a few of the products that go along with the diet.  Well, of course I said, YES.  I lvoe trying new things & this sounded very interesting to me.  I was not interested in the diet, per say, but found the recipes & the philosophy of the Dukan Diet interesting. I am a foodie & like eating.  I don’t do well when I’m limited, need to count morsels or calories, etc.  So, the premise in the diet does seem doable!

The Dukan Diet does not count calories, but rather encourages you to eat real foods, including lean proteins, vitamin and mineral rich vegetables, and oat bran. All this combined with drinking plenty of water and daily walking is your key to success. In the book you can find a break down of the four phases along with food lists, meal plans, and some delicious new recipes to help you stay on track to reach your goal weight. By following these four phases you are sure to lose weight fast and keep it off for life. This diet is made to redesign your former eating habits into something new and exciting and help you permanently stabilize your weight. For my information you could go online to www.dukandiet.com.

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While this all sounds amazing, for me, it always about making lifestyle changes, not simply quick changes that will never stick!   This is healthy eating where you eat “as much as you like” of 100 foods – no starvation and no frustration.*

100 Foods Allowed on the Dukan Diet

“You don’t lose weight when you’re hungry”
During his research, Pierre Dukan identified 100 allowed foods that contain the essential nutrients for our bodies that have tremendous benefits and are rich in protein, low in carbohydrates and fat. You can eat as much as you want from the Dukan Diet food list during the four phases of the Dukan Diet.

68 Pure Proteins: Starting on the Attack phase

Lean meat
Beef tenderloin, Filet mignon – Buffalo – Extra-lean ham – Extra-lean Kosher beef hot dogs – Lean center-cut pork chops – Lean slices of roast beef – Pork tenderloin, pork loin roast – Reduced-fat bacon, soy bacon- Steak: flank, sirloin, London broil– Veal chops – Veal scaloppini – Venison
Poultry
Chicken – Chicken liver – Cornish hen – Fat-free turkey and chicken sausages – Low fat deli slices of chicken or turkey – Ostrich steak – Quail – Turkey – Wild duck
Fish
Arctic char – Catfish – Cod – Flounder – Grouper – Haddock – Halibut and smoked halibut – Herring – Mackerel – Mahi Mahi – Monkfish – Orange roughy – Perch – Red snapper – Salmon or mmoked salmon – Sardines, fresh or canned in water – Sea bass – Shark – Sole – Surimi – Swordfish – Tilapia – Trout – Tuna, fresh or canned in water
Shellfish
Clams – Crab – Crawfish, crayfish – Lobster – Mussels – Octopus – Oysters – Scallops – Shrimp – Squid
Vegetarian Proteins
Seitan – Soy foods and veggie burgers – Tempeh – Tofu
Fat-free dairy products
Fat-free cottage cheese, Fat-free cream cheese, Fat-free milk, Fat-free plain Greek style yogurt, Fat-free ricotta, Fat-free sour cream
Eggs
Chicken – Quail – Duck

And Sugar-free gelatin

32 vegetables: starting from the Cruise phase

Artichoke – Asparagus – Bean sprouts – Beet – Broccoli – Brussels sprouts – Cabbage – Carrot – Cauliflower – Celery – Cucumber – Eggplant – Endive – Fennel – Green beans – Kale – Lettuce, arugula, radicchio – Mushrooms – Okra – Onions, leeks, shallots – Palm Hearts – Peppers – Pumpkin – Radishes – Rhubarb – Spaghetti squash – Squash – Spinach – Tomato – Turnip – Watercress – Zucchini

More foods allowed on the Dukan Diet:

SHIRATAKI : Unlimited starting from the Attack phase. The Konjac root from Asia (China and Japan) is satisfying, rich in fiber, stimulates intestinal transit and has virtually no calories. You can also find konjac in other forms, such as a powder or ‘flour’ and sometimes a gel. You can use any form for Dukan Cooking.

OLIVE OIL : starting from the Cruise phase. Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, polyphenols and vitamin E (an antioxidant) – all essential for health. Limited quantity: 1 tsp

GOJI BERRIES : starting from the Attack phase. Limited quantity: Pure Protein days: 1 Tbsp , Proteins and Vegetables days: 2 Tbsps.
Members of Dukan personalized weight loss coaching have exclusive access in the slimming apartment to:

The 100 allowed foods: all their properties, nutritional qualities and associated Dukan recipes.
Information on tolerated foods and foods that keep you feeling full.
Hundreds of Dukan recipes and food tips

There are loads of foods listed, so seriously you shoud never feel deprived or hungry.  I was sent The Dukan Diet Made Easy Book, along with Oat Bran Cookies & Chia Seeds.

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You know I’m a chia seed lover!  So, it was a no brainer that I wanted to try them.  As for the Oat Bran Cookies, well…  Benji likes them.  I’m not a huge fan.  They’re really sweet tasting to me.  I love the crunch, but they’re a little too sweet.  The book is straight forward, tells you how to follow the diet easily & has loads of tips to help you be successful on this journey.  I am/was not interested in following the diet, however do like some of the recipes in the book.  I like the high protein/low carb ratio it suggests.  I am simply not interested in following something so rigidly.  I’m always happy to learn about healthy, interesting, doable things & this is definitly one of them.

The fine folks at The Dukan Diet want to share the love with you as well.  If you’re interested in receiving your own products (the same that were sent to me), simply enter the rafflecopter below & I will choose 1 winner next week!

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It’s July & Salba Chia Seed giveaway time!

We’re midway through August & I forgot to post for the July Salba Chia giveaway!  So, I’m doing it now b/c there isn’t an August Salba Chia giveaway!  So, it worked out perfectly!  As you know, I’m a huge chia seed lover.  Benji now admits to liking his chia.  Well this month’s theme is “beauty” from the inside out.

Many of the foods we consume affect the quality of our hair and skin – from water to omega-3s to antioxidants. But if beauty is more than skin deep, why do we turn to face creams rather than whole foods for solutions? Shouldn’t we be working on beauty from the inside out?

Chia seeds are popping up in face creams and oils everywhere, but did you know that just eating 1 tablespoon of Salba Chia whole seeds every day can give your body more essential nutrients, like omega-3s (ALA) to keep your skin glowing and hair silky, as well as protecting your brain, heart and digestive health? Chia has come a long way from its sprouted head days and there are very good reasons to add this mighty whole food to everyday beauty regimens.

 

 Its July & Salba Chia Seed giveaway time!

So why Salba chia? There are many strains of chia, but Salba chia is the only registered variety and has the highest nutritional consistency, which means you pay less for better overall health than expensive oils and creams.

Reasons to eat Salba chia:
· Every 15g serving of Salba provides 800% more Omega-3s (ALA) than salmon (EPA/DHA) – perfect for combating dry skin!
· Each serving contains 5.1g of dietary fiber to support healthy digestion and curb appetite.
· Contains 30% more antioxidants than blueberries (based on ORAC scores), a natural way to maintain youthful, radiant skin.
· It’s easy! Sprinkle or mix into smoothies, salads, pudding or juice.

Time to step up your beauty routine! And it can be as easy as eating or drinking:

Salba Chia Better Beauty Smoothie
All the best ingredients to keep your hair strong and shiny, skin glowing, and brain powered!
Ingredients
· 2 cups raw almond milk
· 2 T. Salba chia seeds
· 1 ripe banana
· 5 strawberries, cut
· ½ cup blueberries
· ½ avocado, peeled & pitted
Directions
Blend together until smooth consistency; add ice cubes if desired.

I’m not the biggest fan of avacado in my smoothies, but this one is really tasty!

Salba Chia Exfoliator
Tiny chia seeds can act as a gentle and natural exfoliator when combined with coconut oil and lemon juice:
· Mix ½ cup coconut oil and 1 T. lemon juice with 2 T. Salba chia seeds.
· Gently wet your face with warm water and apply the chia exfoliating scrub to your skin. Let it set for 2 minutes, during which it should begin to form a gel.
· Remove the chia scrub with a wet washcloth and rinse your face with cool water when finished.

I will spare you the pictures from my exfoliator tryst.  But, I will tell you that my face felt GREAT when I was finished.  You should definitely try it!  It’s easy, quick & cheap!

 

Well, here’s your chance to win some more Salba Chia for yourself to try these recipes.

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REEF Review

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About 5 years ago a couple of my friends were talking about their Reef thong flip flops. At the time, I had no idea what in the world they were taling about & they were surprised that I never heard of Reefuntil then. So, I had to try out those magical Reef thong flip flops they were discussing.

 

Let me tell you, they are magical my friends. They are so cushiony & cozy.

I have always been a huge Birkenstock fan & in the summertime, wear them

most days. However, my Reef’s make it to the pool, are on my feet for walking

the dog & post “long runs”. They have the right amount of cushion in them to

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I have to admit that I was skeptical when I bought mine because typically flip

flops cost anywhere from $2-$5 at Old Navy or somewhere & I was used to

buying the cheapies & then getting new ones when they were worn. So, why

would I spend $20+ on Reef’s? Well, because often times, you get what you pay

for my friends. The Reef’s are so much better quality & so much better for your

feet (besides feeling wonderful), its’ so worth the extra few bucks to get a quality

pair of flip flops!Because I’ve had mine for a while & I am writing this sponsored

post, I decided to check out the Reef website, as I hadn’t been there in a while.

OMG, you have to check it out! They now have shoes, boots, leather sandles. It’s

no longer the simple Reef thong flip flops that we discussed all those years ago.

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Do you have any Reef’s?  I’m dfinitely going to check out the shoes.

I particularly like these:

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Do you have a favorite pair of thong flip flops to wear in the summer? OR anytime?

All opinions here are my own & real opinions.  I was compensated for my opinions for this post.

What kind of Warrior are you?

I was introduced to Warrior Training Bracelets back in April 2013.  I had entered a contest & won a bracelet of my choice.  At the time, I chose breathe, as that was my mantra at the time ( and I still use it often).  Here’s the link to that post: http://wp.me/p3tqaz-l1.  In the meantime, I gave it to Samantha that summer when she had her jaw surgery & was in pain & nervous.  She treasured it & wore it daily!  I absolutely adore the Warrior Training Bracelets. So, I contacted them and discovered they have a variety of new products!

Endorphin Warrior
“We make products with positive and powerful messaging to wear while running, cycling, working out, sweating, racing – or all day long – to help you train harder and live stronger”.

Here’s some more information about Endorphin Warrior:

At Endorphin Warrior, our aim is to help you train, perform and live with greater strength of body and mind. We make products with positive and powerful messaging to wear while running, cycling, working out, sweating, racing – or all day long – to help you stay strong-minded and focused…and help you train harder, improve performance, overcome challenges, achieve your goals and live stronger.

Our Products

All of our products are one-and-only, genuine-original Endorphin Warrior creations…each made exclusively for Endorphin Warrior and with quality in mind.

They asked me which product I wanted this time, as I gave mine to Sam.  I chose the “BELIEVE” bracelet this time.  It’s no secret that I’ve had a hard training season, so it was a no brainer for me to choose the BELIEVE bracelet.

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I absolutely adore it & wear it all the time.  It sits just under my UP band.   When I’m having a rough run, stressful day, it’s a reminder for me to just believe & it honestly does calm me.  I call it my “zen”.  I love it.

The kind folks at Endorphin Warrior want one of you to love a bracelet of your own too!  You can enter the rafflecopter below to try to get one of your own free.  However, they do have many other wonderful products as well.  You can check them out here.

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Vacation Vacation Vacation

HI All-

I’ve been away with my family & have a new sense of what a vacation is all about!  While, I still have a few days away from work, we’re now back home after being in Michigan & having a blast!  It was absolutely relaxing & everything vacation should be about!  It was definitely long overdo for this family!  I hope the feeling of “zen” stays with all of us for a while as we re-introduce ourselves to work/school shortly.  In the meantime, I’m simply going to leave you with a photo bomb of photos, while I get back into my regular posts.  I’ve been checking out lots of products & now need to share those with you.  So, I’m going to be posting those reviews/giveaways for you in the dsys to come.  However before I do that, I have to  tell you that I’ve been running daily!  I’ve been feeling GREAT!  I haven’t yet done a long run b/c I didn’t want to be away from the boys for too long while we were away, so I’ll go for a long run tomorrow!  But, wanted to let you know that my days of having not so good runs are hopefully gone & I’m thrilled!

Here are some pics from our trip last week!

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The day before we left, I prepped many “clean” foods to bring along!   The bags are filled snacks for the kids!

 

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The pool was just ours & was so so perfect for the kids!

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There might have been some ATV fun!

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This was my “zen”.  I enjoyed daily peaceful morning runs.  It was me, the birds (saw a lot of finches) & the fresh air!

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Little bit of golf…

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Some awesome tomatoes, cucumbers & basil for our salads.

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The last day we went to a water park.  While it was fun, everyone was spent by then!  It was a GREAT summer vacation.

Summertime happenings

I’ve taken off the past couple days to spend some time extra time with my boys. We’ve been doing lots of bike riding & simply enjoying summer. It’s so much fun now that the boys are a little older. They have so much more stamina & we can ride for longer stretches at a time! We all stopped for a treat! The boys wanted to go to Whole Foods to get a sandwich (T got grilled cheese & Stone got avacado, jalepeno, spinach, onion, cheddar sandwich) & I got an almond milk latte from Peet’s! We were all very happy when we took a little break from our riding excursion!

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I’m not much of a cross trainer in the summer, but as I’ve been struggling with running, riding a little has felt good on my legs. I ran 4 miles prior to our 9 mile + ride. We’ll see how I feel today, as I set out to run 6 or 7 miles before going to a water park (if it doesn’t rain).

 

I need to go back to work on Thursday, but we’ll be going away for a few days next week, so we’ll have more fun then!

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I think I figured why I simply don’t have enough fuel in my tank when running. It can’t be the way I’m eating because I’m getting lots of carbs to keep my body going. I’ve been enjoying lots of sweet potatoes & parsnip fries, along with almond butter (made my own) & bananas. So that’s enough carbs to fuel with the night before & morning before a long run. However, I believe I’ve been a little depleted of electrolytes! I haven’t been consuming any Cocogo or Nuun, which used to give me the electrolytes needed to keep me going. So, I took the advice of The 30 Clean team to put a little sea salt & lemon in my water. I’m still not sure that I’m getting enough, as I just haven’t been taking the time to juice the lemons throughout the day, but will continue to try to get some more in & hope that it will make a difference & give me a little reserve to keep my runs feeling strong. I’ll keep you posted.

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As far as The 30 Clean…

I can’t even tell you how great I’m feeling. I’ve definitely been struggling with my energy levels on & off. Mostly it was an issue in the beginning. However, I feel so much less bloated & am really loving all of the foods I’ve been consuming the past 3 weeks. I only have less than a week to go until the 30 days are up.

 Summertime happenings

What does that mean for my future? Well, I have to tell you that 3 complete meals / day with minimal snacking (1x/day) on long running days has been easier than I ever thought. I am truly not hungry! I’m eating the right foods & am satisfied. I do miss popcorn, and am sure I’ll have some shortly after it’s over.   However, I don’t miss embibing on sweets, which is MAJOR for me. I’ve taken my kids for ice cream & haven’t even been interested (not even a taste for me). Not sure how long that’ll last, but I truly don’t have an interest right now. I’m still struggling with the coffee thing. I don’t crave it, I don’t need it, but sometimes I just like it. I haven’t found a way to really enjoy it other than an almond latte from Peet’s (thanks to a fellow 30 Clean”er”). I had no idea Peets had almond milk = score! I did order some coconut butter, so I’ll give that a try to see if that’ll do the trick for me. The only thing that I’ve been struggling with is my protein intake! I try hard getting my protein without eating too many nuts or beans. Some days are good for me & others are difficult. I have had some fish, but not daily, and have been trying to be creative in finding ways to get enough protein. Eggs have been doing the trick on days I’m not eating beans or nuts). I am LOVING the 3 ingredient panacakes I’ve been making often: banana, almond meal & egg with a splash of cinnamon. They’re amazing!

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My family enjoys some of the meals I’ve been making & pass on some. I haven’t convinced Benji to jump on board. I do think he’d enjoy it if he did it, but haven’t convinced him (yet)!

 

Do you have any interest? There are so many great things I can tell you about it if you want to hear. Just let me know. I know it seems so overwhelming & hard, but it seriously is NOT! I think doing the vegetarian is much harder than the meat version, as I have loads more prep & creativity when meal planning. However, it’s worth it & seriously doable.

  Summertime happenings

Ok, I’m done with my soapbox! Better check on my boys, they’re somewhere in the arcade.   Gotta go see how many tickets they’ve gotten thus far.

 

The very inspiring blogger award!

I have to tell you how touched I am to be nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Annmarie @ The Fit Foodie Mama & Erica @ Erica Finds.  It is so touching, as I myself am inspired by these 2 ladies!  Thank you, it truly means so much to me!

 

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Here are the guidelines:

Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
List the rules and display the award.
Share seven facts about yourself.
Nominate 15 other blogs you enjoy, then comment on their posts to let them know that you have nominated them.

Here we go….
Seven random facts about me:

1.  I’m 46 years old & started wearing bifocals & reading glasses with my contacts this year!  I have terrible eyes ( started wearing glasses when I was 8yrs old) & I sleep with a watch so I know what time it is when I wake, as I can’t get out of bed without glasses.

2.  I was never ever exercised regularly until I was 30.  When we had to run the mile in school, I would walk, as I couldn’t run an entire mile.  I used to roller blade a lot, but that was my only exercise that I ever found to be fun.  I certainly could never do aerobics (classes) when it was popular because I’m so uncoordinated!

3.  I have lived in 3 different states:  Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina.

4.  When I lived in North Carolina I had a second job (the first was a teacher) as a gate agent at the airport.  Loved working at the airport so I could get flight benefits & go places for the day for dinner or overnight to a new city.  Had a blast!

5.  I like to talk about drinking a lot, but rarely follow through.  If I have a bad day, I often say, “I need a drink”.   However, I typically don’t.  Not sure why I say it.  Maybe just saying it is cathartic, weird?!?

6.  I love the sound of the beach, I love the looks of the beach, I love the feeling of relaxation from being at the beach, but I despise sand!  I can’t stand the mess, as it always stays with you & so hard to get out of your house.

7.  If I could choose anywhere to live, I’d live in a warm climate on a farm somewhere with loads of animals & a huge organic garden (with my family of course).

 

Now onto my nominations:

These are blogs that I follow and are always filled with encouragement, motivation, helpful fitness tips and fun recipes! Hop on over and check them out!

1.  My Whole Food Life

2.  Day with KT

3.  Road Runner Girl

4.  Cotter Crunch

5.  Nutrition Nut on the Run

6.  Fit Running Mama

7.  Nutrition Nut on the Run

8.  Stuft Mama

9.  Runaway Bridal Planner

10.  The Smart Kitchen

11.  Road Runner Girl

12.  Middle Age Healthy Conservative Juice

13.  Miss Zippy

14.  3 Cheap Runners

15.  The Blender Girl

As for my nominated blogger friends, play along for fun but no worries if you don’t have the time! icon smile The very inspiring blogger award!

Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!!

 

Sweet Celery Bake-Off contest

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I was comtemplating entering this contest or not.  I am a lover of celery.  And, I got the email a couple of times, so I thought, why not?!

I just submitted it on July 30, as I like to wait to the last minute to do things.

Here’s my recipe.  It seriously is easy, tasty & “clean”.  If you try, please let me know what you think.

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Clean banana celery treat
Author: 
Recipe type: desert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4-8
 
A simple "clean" desert or tasty treat
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 dates (pitted)
  • 2 T natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 4 celery stalks cut in half
Instructions
  1. Put banana, dates, chia & cinnamon in food processor or blender until combined.
  2. Spoon mixture into celery stalks.
  3. ENJOY your clean, tasty treat!
  4. *You can certainly add chocolate chips to the top if you like.

 

REM-Fit: Mind, Body and Sleep Review

REM-Fit: Mind, Body and Sleep

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As a FitFluential ambassador,  I was contacted by REM-Fit to see if I’d be interested in reviewing REM-Fit, a Protect-A-Bed product developed specifically for consumers, like me & you; people with an active, healthy lifestyle.

I was sent the following products to review:

· REM-Fit Rest Adjustable Pillow
· REM-Fit Energize Smooth Mattress Protector
· REM-Fit Energize Smooth Pillow Protector

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All of the REM-Fit products are designed to help active people by providing better sleep as a result, as well as helping your fitness and overall health.

1. The REM-Fit Total Sleep Recovery System is designed to help those who embrace an active, healthy lifestyle by providing a rejuvenating sleep environment. REM-Fit is a lifestyle, which stands for Rest, Energize and Motivate (love this mantra).
2. Exercise and Rest are necessary for mental and physical balance, and are key components of a healthy lifestyle.
3. Sleep is essential to help Energize the body for the physical requirements of today’s active lifestyle.
4. A restful night’s sleep helps the body recover and Motivates athletes to push their physical limits the next day.
5. The REM-Fit pillow and bedding and pillow protection products include features like Tencel®, which aids in thermo-regulation, wicks away moisture, is hypoallergenic, has antibacterial properties and provides a soft, silky-smooth sleep zone for those with sensitive skin. Another feature is Miracle Membrane®, which maintains mattress hygiene for more restful sleep.

With all of these promises, of course I wanted to do a review on these products.  Let me tell you that they all are soft & silky-smooth as they claim.  I believe in their Rest, Energize and Motivate motto.  I have never understood those people who actually function on 4 or 5 hours of sleep a night.  I’m a firm believer that nothing works well if you don’t get proper sleep.  Well, I’ve been sleeping with my REM-Fit products for a couple weeks now & they are certainly cozy.  Do I feel Rested?  Yes, I do.  Do I feel Energized, sure!  Am I Motivated?  Well, of course, it’s marathon season.  I’m traditionally a great sleeper unless someone in my family is ill.  I work my body & mind pretty hard on a daily basis, so when it’s bedtime, I crash!  Since using the REM-Fit products, I’ve been sleeping well.  Is it because of the products?  Well, I’m unsure to be honest.  However, I will tell you that they feel great on my bed.  I love the pillow, and so does Benji.  They make our bed cozier.  But, as far as making me feel the REM, I’m not so sure any of that has changed for me.  Now, maybe it would for someone who doesn’t sleep well, isn’t energized or motivated.  I’d like to see what they have to say.

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These opinions are honest & my own.  I received product in compensation for my honest review.

 

Do you know about Sweaty Betty? Check it out now!

I love discovering websites with lots of choices & better yet, good prices.

I was asked to check out the Sweaty Betty website. I have to tell you that I have yet to make a purchase, as I’m pretty set with my gear at present, however there were loads of choices. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know it’s been an ongoing struggle for me to find the perfect workout gear, especially a sports bra. They have this awesome looking sports bra!

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I’ve never seen one quite like that before. I will definitely try it when I’m ready to make a sports bra purchase & hope that it’s a “good fit” As far as leggings go, there are also many choices. One place I tend to look first when checking things out is the sale tab. Of course, I’m one to look for a good price prior to jumping into a full price purchase & there’s a nice selection there as well.

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There’s a variety of brands & some unique pieces that were pleasantly surprising. It wasn’t the “typical” gear that everyone carries & looks alike. I love my running attire to be comfy, utilitarian, and priced fairly. It appears to me that Sweaty Betty has all of those qualities. There’s more than simply running gear, they carry yoga wear, workout apparel, swim wear & running attire. IF you’re in market for new activewear, it’s a great place to look!

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I will assure you that when I am ready to make my purchases from Sweaty Betty, I’ll be sure to share!

The winner of the Define Bottle is:

Alita Birn.  Thank you all for your great suggestions for “infused water”.  I especially liked Alita’s basil & watermelon suggestion (it tastes great)!  Alita, please send me your mailing information so I can have the bottle sent your way!

 

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