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?

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Toxins ...

I've been doing a lot of research into why my body isn't releasing fat even though I am eating very clean and exercising almost every day.  It has been a frustrating journey to say the least and I think I am finally opening up a window of help for myself.  I've talked before about energy healing and I am a firm believer of it working well to help people reach their full potential.  One of the things that is on that energy healing level is a toxicity group.  Our bodies are thrown toxic waste from every direction these days.  It is in everything we eat, everything we use as cosmetics and in just about everything on the earth.  It is normal and nothing really to be afraid of but if your body isn't functioning on a wonderful level, which mine wasn't, you can easily build up a toxicity in your body that will inhibit you to lose more fat.  It literally locks up your fat cells and doesn't let anything out because your body thinks you are under attack from foreign objects that it doesn't recognize.  Crazy, right?

Some of the ways to release the toxicity build ups are cleanses, another way is to sweat a lot, drink lots of water, stay 'regular' and take vitamins.  All great ways!  Another way is to do it through energy healing, which is the way I've been able to release a lot of toxins.  For one example of mine I have always sweat A LOT especially in my underarms.  Sometimes it was so embarrassing because in warm weather it would soak through my undershirt and my shirt!  I wouldn't want to even raise my arms.  Because of this I always used antiperspirant thinking that would help my problem.  Until I did some research, I had no idea it was actually making things worse.  Antiperspirant has aluminum in it and I have a reaction in my body towards aluminum and it was making my body go crazy and actually just building up the aluminum in my body without getting rid of that foreign object in my body!  So crazy!!  I stopped using my antiperspirant and released the toxicity in my body, started using a natural deodorant and even though I am in the hottest climate I have ever been in, I am not longer sweating through my clothes.  Hooray!  No more embarrassing armpit sweat circles...only a healthier body!

This lead me to research more into what other toxins are in my body inhibiting me from release fat cells...I ran across this great article.  Check it out!  

---Have you had an experience with energy healing?
---Have you ever looked at toxins as cause for your problems?