Friday, June 20, 2014

REVIEW: Fuel your Better VegaSport

 I received a box of Vega Sport Performance Protein in chocolate flavor to try.  I was not at all sure about the idea of a plant based protein powder, but I was excited to give it a try.  The ingredients were right for my pickiness, nothing added that shouldn't be added to a protein!  All natural ingredients and some great promises for what the protein can do for you!

This is the description on the Vega Sport website ...

A complete multi-source, alkaline-forming, plant-based protein powder blend, featuring 5,000mg of BCAAs and 5,000mg of glutamine per serving, Vega Sport Performance Protein is formulated to:
  • Improve strength and exercise performance
  • Repair and build muscles
  • Reduce recovery time between training
The recent innovation to Vega Sport Performance Protein comes from the addition of SaviSeed (sacha inchi) protein, a rich, plant-based source of the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is a key component of serotonin production(1). Serotonin—the feel good hormone—helps with the mental aspect of recovery, so you’ll keep the drive alive and be motivated to train again. Take Vega Sport Performance Protein within 30 to 90 minutes of your workout or throughout the day to meet your individual protein needs to recharge and repair so you can do it all again, sooner.

Well, my first try of this product was less than ideal.  I hated it.  I wanted to throw up BUT once I got it down my stomach felt great and I had no reactions whatsoever, which is not always the case when I take protein shakes.  So, since I had more than one sample, YEA!, I tried it another way the next time.  I mixed it with soy milk and a little peanut butter in my magic bullet and it was DELISH!  I loved it.  The next time I worked out I used soy milk again and added a few strawberries to my blender and it was once again Delish!  I am sure it is an acquired taste, as most proteins are and I'm on my way to loving this product.  I do love the way my body feels after I drink it, energized and ready to recover from the work out I just put it through.

Go check out all the #fuelyourbetter products and information available.  They have stuff to prepare you for your workout, stuff to sustain you during your workout and the right stuff to fuel your body to recover from the workout, pretty great if you ask me!

*I received Vega Sport products free of charge to review with my own, unbiased opinion. I received the opportunity through the Fit Approach, Sweat Pink Ambassador community.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


I am a part of the Influenster Team and I was so excited to get this Box!  The #GoVoxBox had so many things in it that fit my lifestyle!  I was so so excited to open it, I mean who wouldn't be excited to test all of these products for free?  I have actually really enjoyed some of them and will make them a regular in my routine.

I've completely enjoyed trying all these products!
* Next Step shakes and a shaker bottle from Vitamine
* Triad Orthotics and Pedi-Rock from ProFoot
* Tampons  PlaytexSportandGentleGlide
*Blueberry Almonds from Blue Diamond
* Bath Salts from Aqua Spa
 **Greek Yogurt from Muller Products

I'm one lucky gal!  Can't wait to try another Influenster Box some day!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

REVIEW: Profoot Triad Orthotic Insole

I received a sample of the Profoot Triad Orthotic Insole and Profoot Pedi-Rock from
 Influenster in my #GoVoxBox.

 I've actually tried several different insoles before and never really found the ones I like the best.  I am happy with the way these are helping my ankles, feet and knees so far!  I have noticed a difference in the soreness of my feet and knees while running and even biking.  I've totally enjoyed having them to try!  I'll keep you posted as I wear them through this season.

The Pedi-Rock is pretty awesome too!  I always have dry, cracked heels by the end of the season and I have completely loved how this makes my feet feel so soft and comfortable after using it!  Thanks #GoPROFOOT for making a great product!

--What is your favorite product for your feet?
--What do you do to treat your body right?

Tri Talk Tuesdays: Pre-Race Jitters

Tri Talk Tuesday

Oh man, jitters!  For me there is really no avoiding them.  After all the training the anticipation of the start is inevitable!  But, I LOVE IT!  It helps me know I'm ready. It helps me know I want to do well. It helps me know I CAN!

A few things I do to deal with the jitters:

** I stretch.  I make sure I am all warmed up.  I typically take a few strokes in the water, time permitting.  I make sure my legs, shoulders, neck are all warmed up and stretched out.

** I meditate.  I go through what I want the race to be like. I visualize the finish in my head, the transitions, the awesomeness I am going to feel throughout the race!  I visualize my success.

** I make sure I am nourished.  I don't eat much, a banana and a protein shake usually, but I make sure I have something to sustain myself.

** I smile!  This journey was fun and the event itself is even more fun!  Smile, enjoy those butterflies and get going!!

--what do you do for pre-race jitters?
--what is your favorite race?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

REVIEW: Next Step Protein Drink

I received the sample of Next Step Protein Shake and an awesome Shaker from Influenster from my #GoVoxBox.

I am kind of a picky protein gal and this one lived up to all my expectations!  It was creamy, just the right amount of chocolate flavor and it didn't leave my mouth dry!  It comes in Berry and Vanilla flavors, which were good, but I'm a chocolate protein shake kind of girl, but I do like to have the options of others every once in a while. I am so glad I received this product as a free sample, it will become my staple protein drink!

Monday, May 26, 2014

REVIEW: Playtex® Sport® Fresh Balance™ tampons

I received a box of Playtex® Sport® Fresh Balance™ tampons from my #GoVOXBOX from Influenster.

I have actually hated wearing tampons and cringe every time I think of having to use them during an actual event or even training.  These may just have made that cringe go away!  I had no worries, no leaks, NOTHING but good to say about these tampons. 

I have trained using them already and I wouldn't hesitate to use them during an event I've been training for.  I can still hope I don't have to though :).

They are lightly scented too so that is nice to make me feel fresh longer.  They are sleek and come in a cute little package, bonus, right?  Go out and get you some and let me know what you think!

I received this product complementary, but all opinions are my own!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tri Talk Tuesday: Goals!

Pretty excited for this next season of triathlons for me.  Going into my 2nd season is quite a bit different than the first.  The first go around all I wanted to do was finish, which I wasn't even sure was possible.  This year, I still want to finish, but I want to finish strong!   Since I've had a few weeks to ponder my goals for this season, this link up party was the perfect opportunity to get them written down so I can stay accountable.

Short term goals:
*Improve my time for each of my triathlons.
*Get clipped in on the bike!  (SCARY!!)
*Enjoy the journey more this year.
*Feel more comfortable in the water.
*Incorporate weight training into my schedule.

Mid-term goals:
*Commit to run a half marathon.
*Run hills this year...not only flat!
*Olympic distance tri?

There I have it.  I am hoping for another great season of triathaloning this year!

--what are your short term goals?
--Do you have any long term, bucket list type goals?