Thursday, September 18, 2014

Blackberry Cobbler Protein Shake Recipe

I looked everywhere for a good protein shake recipe to use up some blackberries and couldnt find anything so I made this up:



Ingredients:
1  scant serving vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup blackberries
1 TBS walnuts
1 TBS ground flaxseed

1/3 cup whole raw oats
1/2 - 1 cup cold water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
stevia or desired sweetener to taste
5 large ice cubes

*blend and enjoy.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rapidforce Physio Hybrid Shapes: 15X Stronger than Kinesiology Tape


ATTENTION all home exercisers, runners, gym junkies, fitness fanatics, and everyone activeRAPIDFORCE phs shapes are new products dedicated to innovative, simple solutions to muscle support and pain management. Based on the science of physiology and movement, RAPIDFORCE phs shapes serve as an external muscular-skeletal layer, providing unprecedented support. RAPIDFORCE phs lifts the muscle which results in numerous benefits including muscle support, pain relief, increased blood flow and improved range of motion. These are PERFECT for all your sports & fitness injuries and strains. 


I use them on my knee & ankle when I do my 5k, 10k, or 15k runs. They are very supportive and are super easy to use. I love that they are sleek and stick right to the skin. No more bulky knee braces or ankle wraps. They even work great on the obstacle races, mud runs, and can get wet. They are very easy to use. I put mine on the night before so that its ready to go, since the races are SO early here. Whenever my knee and ankle give me problems I use these. They come in a variety of shapes which are specifically designed for different muscle groups. 

They are so much easier to use than kinesiology tapes. Ive tried other tapes & I have to use a YouTube video to try to figure them out, then I have to measure, cut, etc. Its a pretty big ordeal lol. I love the ease of just being able to peel and apply the RapidForce phs shapes. I also love that the shapes contour to that muscle group quick & easy like. They are super strong and really stay put. Here is the I Shape that can be used on your ankle or on your feet. I love that each option includes a description of what ailment it is designed for and easily shows you where to stick! 


RapidForce, an innovative muscle support and pain relief adhesive application, announced today a strategic partnership with professional tennis player John Isner. Currently the highest-ranked male American tennis player, Isner wears RapidForce during competitions to help with knee support. He is wearing it as he competes this week at the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships. Here are the three knee options they offer:


You can really tell that RapidForce is fifteen times stronger than other kinesiology tape products. RapidForce Physio Hybrid Shapes are a revolutionary hybrid of a brace and kinesiology tape. The pre-cut compression fabric shapes aid in pain reduction and improved stability for the most frequent musculoskeletal issues and injuries. The shapes are engineered to deliver endurance, stability and pain relief to athletes and fitness enthusiasts during times of muscle and joint soreness and discomfort. With the perfect balance of strength and elasticity, the shapes apply the right amount of force to support the muscles without inhibiting natural movement.  This force aids the body to bring new oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the sore or injured area to help facilitate healing.


The Physio Hybrid Shapes are adhesive applications that are applied directly to your skin and remain on for up to five days. The shapes were designed using the science of physiology and movement to mimic the muscle structure of the body. Each shape has a center point where it gives the most structure and support and 'arms' that borrow stability and strength from underlying muscles, tendons and ligaments, providing reinforcement and increased circulation to the injured area.

“Engineered to give you stability like a brace and flexibility like kinesiology tape in one easy to use, comfortable product, nothing else like them exists on the market today,” said Smith.  “Physio because we actually make a physiological change for people reducing pain and fluid build-up; Hybrid because we are the only product that is a hybrid of tapes and a brace and Shapes because we have pre-cut anatomically designed shapes like nothing else on the market.”

Unique Design:
  • 15X stronger than kinesiology tape
  • Compression fabric flexibility
  • 1-5 day wear
  • Easy to apply and wear
  • Acrylic medical-grade adhesive formula, hypo-allergenic and latex free
  • Seven pre-cut shapes for the legs, knees, ankles/feet, shoulders, back, arms/elbow
Promotes Healing:
  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Improves joint stability
  • Improves blood flow
  • Increases range of motion
  • Promotes healing and recovery

For More Information, Visit: 
RAPIDFORCE phx on the web
RAPIDFORCE phx on Facebook
RAPIDFORCE phx on Twitter
RAPIDFORCE phx on YouTube 

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tracie Long's FitPrime G-Force Review

FitPrime G-Force
Tracie Long, 2004

Tracie leads this 53 min rebouding + weights workout alone in a mansion-esque set. You will need weighted gloves, dumbbells, and a rebounder for this workout. The dvd is fully chaptered. Tracie wears the weighted gloves for the entire workout.

After a warmup, the workout contains three cardio rebounding sections, each followed by a shorter strength routine and concludes with a cooldown. Rebounding exercises include: hi knee jog with clean & press or bi curls, side to side jumps, forward & back jumps, twists, double jog, jacks, front -side- and back kicks, football shuffle, split jumps on/off rebounder, march/ jog, hops, stepping on & off the rebounder, and hop scotch. Strength work includes: rows, bi curls, leg press, dips, pushups, tri dips, crunches, wiper legs, rolling back to V hold & bounce, leg drops, side knee drops, and sit up variations.

I rate this a solid intermediate but with any rebounding workout you can vastly vary the intensity depending on how you bounce. Tracies form instruction and cuing are impeccable as usual and the routine is very easy to follow without being boring at all. The strength segments break up the rebounding and keep it very interesting. One of the best rebounding routines I have ever done.

For More Information, Visit:
Fitness Favorites on the web
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I did not receive a sample of this product to review. I have worked with Fitness Favorites on other product reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mosquitno Bands: Keep Mosquitoes at Bay with Earth Friendly Citronella Wrist Bands!



Attention all outdoor lovers: Mosqitno Bands to the rescue! Fall season is upon us and mosquitoes are in full force outside. Keep mosquitoes at bay during your outdoor bootcamps, power walks, evening strolls, jogs, and of course your runs with Mosquitno Bands. The best part is they are super easy to use. Just toss one in your gym bag or store near your headphones so you can put it on before you head out. Of course you can use for all your outdoor activities from gardening to camping, and more. Mosquitno Bands are all-natural, non-toxic and DEET free. You can use each bracelet for 6 days and they recycle the bracelets! Keep reading to learn all about the Mosquitno Bands!



We used ours on our recent trip to Mexico and they worked wonders. We were in THICK jungle and near the water so there were definitely mosquitoes about. We went unbitten and the bands are light, small, and easy to pack in your pack if you are backpacking! Mosqunitno also offers cute citronella Spotz that are easy to stick on your body and they stay put! Available in cute styles and solid colors, the kids will love them!


Mosquitno wristbands are made of silicone rubber infused with 100% citronella oil. Each Mosquitno Bands contains enough citronella to effectively repel bugs for up to 150 hours of exposure (or six days), and each comes in a re-sealable pouch to preserve effectiveness between uses.  Mosquitno Bands are available in eight solid colors, camouflage, tie-dye and glow-in-the-dark in sizes for adults and children.  


The citronella oil smells great and is directly infused into Mosquitno Bands works by masking human scents – carbon dioxide and sweat - that attract bugs. Mosquitno Bands are more effective than citronella candles because they are worn on the body and the citronella scent is not dissipated by the wind.

Mosquitno Bands retail for only $3.99. All Mosquitno products are non-toxic, chemical-free and DEET-free. Used Mosquitno Bands can be mailed back to the company for recycling in return for two new, free Mosquitno Bands (for every 10 returned). Mosquitno Bands are available at retailers nationwide or online at www.mosquitnoband.com.



Mosquitno was created by health-conscious nature-lovers to help people young and old enjoy what they love to do outdoors while keeping bugs away with fun, safe and easy repellent products. Mosquitno contributes to UNICEF to help children worldwide affected by Malaria, Dengue Fever, West Nile and other mosquito-borne illnesses. Mosquitno also supports instilling a love of outdoor activities and outdoor education programs with donations to several camps including Camp Ogichi Daa Kwe and Camp Kooch-i-ching in Minnesota

For More Information, Visit: 
Mosquitno on Facebook
Mosquitno on the web
Mosquitno on Twitter
Mosquitno on YouTube

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fitness Favorites Presents The FIRM: Boot Camp 3-in-1 Mix


Fitness Favorites presents digitally remastered FIRM favorites, some for the first time EVER on dvd!  Stay tuned for detailed reviews of more awesome Fitness Favorite dvds and below is my review of The FIRM: Boot Camp 3-in-1 Mix, originally released on VHS in 1999. Be sure to check the new 2014 Firm workout calendar on Fitness Favorites now.


The FIRM: Boot Camp 3-in-1 Mix
Tamela Hastie, Carissa Foster, Dale Brahbam, Tracie Long, Pam Cauthen, Jennifer Carmen, Heidi Tanner, Allie Strickland, Nancy Tucker, 2014

This dvd contains 2 complete workouts (42/ 37 min) that can combined for a 71 minute sweatfest. This is FIRM parts dvd and all routines are total body strength workouts.
 The DVD is fully chaptered. You will need a small ball, weights, ankle weights, and a step for this routine.

Workout One: After a fun ball warmup & stretch, exercises include floor core work, pushups, plank series, T bar rows, bi work, bent rows, squat series, over head press, leg press, French press, tri kickbacks, lunge-dip-squat sequence, tri dips, pec fly, rib cage pullover & tri extensions, box pushups, low back work, crunches, 
and a final stretch with pelvic floor contractions. 

Workout Two: After a 4 limb warm up and stretch, exercises include a ball sports drill, squats, pliets, standing glute raises, lat row, tri kickbacks, heavy bi work, leg press, upright row, clean & press, front & side raise, upper back fly & rhomboid pinch, pushups, bridge work, floor core work, and a final stretch. 

I rate these high intermediate routines that you can make more or less challenging depending on the weights you use. The pace is great and my heart rate stayed up while getting in a great strength workout. Both routines are very well balanced & I felt all my muscles got worked. 
I received this dvd to review.


For More Information, Visit:
Fitness Favorites on the web
Fit Faves on Facebook 

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Amy & Brian All Natural Coconut Juice

Amy & Brian Naturals, a family run business, has been selling coconut juice for over a decade. Sourced only from young green Thai coconuts, Amy & Brian coconut juice has a natural sweetness and well rounded coconut taste without the addition of flavorings or additional sugar.  Available in a variety of flavors (including fresh lime) and sizes, Amy & Brian is passionate about giving consumers a great tasting product.  Amy & Brian Coconut Juice can be found with or without pulp in mainstream and natural specialty supermarkets throughout North America. Find a store near you with the Amy & Brian store locator.  I love their Coconut Juice with Lime it is amazing and gives a fresh twist on their Coconut Juice. 


The coconuts they use are grown WITHOUT pesticides- HUGE plus in my book!!!! Their packaging is 100% recyclable - another huge plus! Their ingredient list ranges from one - three healthy natural items- young coconut water, young coconut pulp, and lime juice! Thats all! LOVE IT

I love to bake & cook but of course am always looking for healthier ways to enjoy my favorite treats. Well sub in Amy & Brian Coconut Juice to some of your favorite recipes & pack in the potassium and delicious taste. Keep reading for fun recipes! These recipes present a healthier, more nutritious way to serve families the traditional holiday favorites with an exciting twist!  I encourage you to try them and share with your readers—this is a great family activity and an easy way for kids to get involved in the kitchen.

Coconut Juice Smoothie


  • Ingredients:
  • Amy & Brian Coconut Juice
  • 2 Mangos
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 bananas
  1. Directions:
  2. Place coconut juice in ice tray and freeze. Combine 12 of the resulting ice cubes with fruit and honey in a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy


For More Information, Visit:
 Amy & Brian Naturals on Twitter


I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fitness Favorites Presents The FIRM: Upper Body DVD Review


Fitness Favorites presents digitally remastered FIRM favorites, some for the first time EVER on dvd!  Stay tuned for detailed reviews of more awesome Fitness Favorite dvds and below is my review of The FIRM: Upper Body, originally released on VHS in 1993. Be sure to check the new 2014 Firm workout calendar on Fitness Favorites now.


The FIRM: FIRM Parts Upper Body 
DePrise Brescia, 2014

This is a 39 minute parts video that is all upper body strength work. The DVD is fully chaptered and compiled from the classics. You will need weights, and a step for this routine.

After a warmup & stretch, exercises include 4 limb routines, overhead press and toe tap, French press & step outs, side toe tap & side arm raises, bi & tri extensions, bent row, pushups, pec fly, seated upper back fly, front & side raises, pliet & upright row, fast bi curls, kickbacks, single arm French press, delt -bi- and overhead combo, double bent row, ribcage pullover a
nd a final stretch.

I rate this a high intermediate routine that you can easily modify up or down depending on your poundage. I really heavied up & got an advanced workout. This is a nonstop routine that really hits all your upper body muscles. 
I received this dvd to review.



For More Information, Visit:
Fitness Favorites on the web
Fit Faves on Facebook 

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

eSalon: Customized Salon Quality Hair Coloring at Home


Thanks to BzzAgent I had the pleasure of trying eSalon. eSalon is customized hair color mixed just for you and delivered right to your door for a great price. WAY cheaper than driving to a salon, you can get customized hair color now from eSalon. You can save 50% and try eSalon for only $10 - click here. And save 50% off a recurring order here


At eSalon, they don’t pre-make anything. Their hair color is crafted, one-by-one, with the exact formula your eSalon colorist feels will best attain your goals. Two people with differing hair profile characteristics might need entirely different formulas or application instructions to achieve the same desired look. This is why we feel pre-filled color in a box couldn’t possibly work for everyone.

Another product they offer that I LOVE and could not find anywhere else is their Color Kiss temporary root touch up. It looks like a mascara container and covers up your gray roots or grow out with just a swipe of the wand. Between your eSalon colorings I use Color Kiss. I looked everywhere for red shades & couldnt find it until eSalon. I love this and its a life saver! I can finally cover up those ugly grays between colorings. 



For More Information, Visit:
eSalon on the web
eSalon on Facebook
The Bzzagent website

I received a sample of this product from Bzzagent to review.  I am a bzzagent and participate in their program. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Monday, September 8, 2014

ESSIO Shower ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower: Turn Your Shower Into a Spa



ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower: Turn Your Shower Into a Spa

TLT : Endurance for Movement



Tracie leads this 60 min functional strength & cardio routine in a brick set with an awesome view of the ocean through the windows. You will gliding discs, a stability ball, and dumbbells for this workout. There are 2 background exercisers all performing a different level of intensity. 

After a fun 4 limb warm up, exercises include walk out planks, frog & mermaid low back work on the ball, hi knees, butt kicks, hurdlers, kick -dip-relovet, side lunges, squat & row or overhead press, single leg power jumps, single leg squats & good mornings, kick series, criss cross jacks, puhsups, weighted side plank pulls, disc climbers, plank double knee pull using the discs, lunge to power knee ups, low lunge & balance knee, hip shift squats, disc pushups series, tri extensions, ball core series, disc side lunges, ribcage pullover with reverse crunch, and a stretch.

I rate this an intermediate routine following Tracie. I really like this workout, it is well rounded and really hits the core. As with the other TLT workouts, they are unique & work your muscles in a different way. Tracie is, as always, an excellent instructor. I did not receive this dvd to review.


For more information, visit:
The Tracie Long Fitness website

Tracie Long on Twitter
Tracie Long Fitness on Facebook 

I did not receive this dvd to review, I purchased it many years ago from somewhere I cant recall. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.