Saturday, February 6, 2016

2015 Wrap Up Category: Fitness Products I Cant Live Without




Through my blog, I am lucky enough to be able to review SO many fantastic products, new foods, workout DVDs, and more. I only review things I love - I dont accept reviews for items that I know wont be a good fit for me and my blog, and if I receive a product I dont like, I am honest about that and wont promote it on my blog. It is rare that that happens though, because like I said, I only accept review items that look like a good fit for my blog and my tastes & I research first. Having said all that - here is a list of some of my absolute favorite fitness products from 2015. My workout fav's post can be found here. It was hard to narrow it down, but these are things that I now continue to use in my household. I will link my original posts to each item so you can read more/ get more info if desired. In no particular order....



Play Again Now: I love post workout drinks but dont need/ want a big 12-20 oz beverage. I work out after work/ before dinner now & a big ol post workout drink just doesnt work for me so I love that you can just take a "shot" of this to help with my soreness. It is a little thick but its just a shot not a whole drink so worth it for me. No mixing either just one drink & go on with life.


Liquido & Tiffany Cruikshank Leggings: LOVE these! Super cute bright print and amazing fit. Great for working out -they stay put, no creeping up or sagging down. Also great for casual wear, so much more comfy than jeans and so much cuter. Great quality, these will last a long time. I wear them all the time. The fit is so much better than most other leggings I own.

BackJoy Trigger Point Massager: I also love their posture plus seat but this massager is the bomb! The whole family uses it. It feels so amazing & is easy to use. The shape makes it perfect for all body parts as it has multiple massage points on it. Must have for those sore & tired muscles from working out or just from life.

HumanX by Harbinger Compressor Knee Sleeve: LOVE this knee brace. Wear it all the time. Will get another one when this one wears out on me. It fits perfectly (availabel in multiple sizes) stays put and really keeps my knee pain free while working out. It is sleek and not bulky so I can wear it even under leggings for runs or workouts.


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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, February 5, 2016

Celsius: A Great Tasting, Negative Calorie, Pre-Workout Drink!!!


If you have not yet tried Celsius you need to! It is a great tasting drink that will help you burn calories, raise your metabolism and provides you with the energy you need to fuel your day and your workouts!I like to drink my Celsius as a pre-workout drink. It gives me energy and helps me burn more calories. Even my DH loves them & he is not a fan of most things healthy. Keep reading to learn more. 


Celsius in conjunction with your exercise routine can burn extra calories!!!! Instead of that energy drink that ADDS calories, try Celsius and subtract those calories! Boost Metabolism  Lower Calories, Increase Endurance! Work harder, burn more!! WIN WIN! It tastes great and comes in convenient pre-mixed cans or as a powder in preportioned sticks so you can bring them with you anywhere. Never workout empty handed again. Toss one in your gym bag !


Celsius helps you get fit and stay fit. Celsius is your partner whether you walk the dog or workout at the gym. Studies show that drinking a great tasting Celsius before you exercise may help you burn calories, raise metabolism and provide lasting energy to power you through your routine and beyond.* Even better, studies show Celsius may reduce body fat, increase endurance and provide greater resistance to fatigue (increased energy).* These were the results for participants, who drank a Celsius once a day during the 10-week study and on the days they exercised they consumed their daily Celsius 15 minutes prior to exercise.

Celsius is a healthy, great tasting drink that actually burns calories instead of adding them! WOW! We work out hard, why not give our efforts every boost you can? I was so excited to see that my local Costco carries Celsius! Im going to give my workouts that extra boost that Celsius can provide!Celsius is the world's first negative calorie drink, and it tastes great! Great flavors like Sparkling cola, Sparkling Orange, Berry Blast, and more- you will find a few favorites.

I had the pleasure of sampling a few of the yummy varieties and really enjoyed them all. I think the Sparkling Cola is my favorite but I also really enjoyed the Raspberry Acai Green Tea. I love that they come in both sparkling & non-carbonated- so really something for every taste! ALSO available in a powder - in stick or tub. I love that you can choose a can- to grab & go, a tub to make your own at home, or sticks to pack with you for a trip! I am so happy that I had the opportunity to learn about & try Celsius and I will definitely be hitting up Costco again soon to restock!

For More Information, Visit:
The Celsius Website
Find a Celsius retailer near you
Celsius on Twitter 
Celsius on Facebook

I received a sample of this product to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest review. 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. 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, February 4, 2016

Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies 3 DVD Review


Richard Simmons is a zany lovable fitness fanatic that has lost a ton of weight himself. The Sweatin series of DVDs feature classic oldies songs and a group of "work in progress" exercisers. The fun factor is high in these and the music is good in this one, not as great as the previous 2 IMO. You wont need any equipment for this 55 minute workout.

The group works out in a carnival studio Songs Featured include California Dreamin', Do You Want to Dance, Build Me Up Buttercup, and more. Exercises include: pony, swim, drumming, side heel tap, reaches, marches with various arm motions, knee raises, grapevine, and other low impact exercises. 

The choreo and intensity in these are both high beginner but can easily be adapted up or down to suit your needs. The "dance-esque" moves remind me of being a kid & making up little routines to go with songs, as the exercises tend to match the lyrics. This one is fun on the floor and also great on the rebounder. Richard and the group are obviously having a ton of fun & the energy is contagious. I am a fan! I did not receive this DVD to review. I pulled these out & dusted them off during my back injury period for some fun low impact cardio. 


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Richard Simmons on the web
Richard Simmons on Facebook

I did not receive samples of these products. I recevied these DVDs from a friend years ago and am just getting around to posting my review. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. 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, February 3, 2016

Healthy Kids Essentials: Boogie Wipes, AquaBall, & Go Organically Fruit Snacks




New Year, New You is for everyone in the family! To keep yourself healthy, your family needs to be healthy too. You know you dont rest when others are under the weather. Which is what this post is dedicated to: keeping the whole family healthy, and starting with the little ones. Below is my New Year, New You list of must have items for the whole family. Cutting back on sugar, cleaning up a running nose, and going organic are all easy ways to get the family healthier! Keep reading below to learn all about Boogie Wipes, Aqua Balls, and Go Organically Fruit Snacks


Boogie Wipes
Kids are always getting runny noses, especially during this time of year. As any mother, aunt, caregiver, knows- those little noses are sensitive and tissues can easily irritate their sensitive skin, which is why I love Boogie Wipes for the little ones in my care (and not so little lol). The wipes are thick and durable and perfect for those runny noses, dirty hands, and quick clean ups. 

Boogie Wipes arent just for kids either! My nose tends to run when exercise, especially when Im outside for a run, particularly in the winter. Not only is it uncomfortable and distracting, but sensitive skin can quickly become dry, irritated, and chapped, which can affect your running time and attitude. Avoid all those mishaps by keeping Boogie Wipes handy. Boogie Wipes are saline infused wipes that clean while moisturizing and healing dry skin.

Im sure you are also looking for ways to reduce your kids (and whole family's) sugar intake. Cutting out sugar sweetened drinks is an easy way to reduce sugar intake. If you are looking for an alternative to plain water, you must check out AquaBall. These are sweetened with stevia - no chemicals-yay!!! Great tasting naturally flavored waters that are unlike most other kid's drinks that are almost always full of sugar and artificial flavors. AquaBall is a wonderful flavored water that is sure to satisfy your child's sweet tooth the healthy way. Available in four flavors, Fruit Punch, Orange, Berry Frost and Grape, there is something for everyone in the family, yes even my husband enjoyed an AquaBall - he had the Elsa one lol. The packaging is also kid-friendly and features fan favorite characters from Disney's Frozen, Disney Princesses, Marvel Avengers, and Disney Classic Characters. AquaBall also contains essential B & C vitamins, natural fruit flavors, and is sweetened with Stevia instead of artificial sweeteners. A great choice for the whole family and kids love the fun shape of the container and of course the characters. 

Go Organically Fruit Snacks
We all know kids love fruit snacks but the ingredients in most brands are not the best - until now! You can now treat your kiddos & yourself with smarter snacks. Go Organically Fruit Snacks are USDA-certified Organic made with real fruit. Each serving provides 100% DV of Vitamin C and is an excellent source of Vitamins A & E. Go Organically Fruit Snacks are GMO-free, Gluten-free, and contain no preservatives. They are made with natural flavors and colors from natural sources. Available in three delicious flavors: Mixed Berry, Fruit Medley, and Tropical. My youngest niece enjoyed all three - why only her? She hid them from her sisters, lol. She tried one and said "ya these are mine." So shhhh they will never know they missed out on these. They are on my shopping list so they will get their chance next week after I go shopping again. I rarely buy fruit snacks because of the yucky ingredients in most brands and am so excited for the kids that I can add Go Organically Fruit Snacks into their regular snacking 


For More Information, Visit: 
Boogie Wipes on the web
AquaBall on the web
Boogie Wipes on Facebook
AquaBall 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, February 2, 2016

The PostureFit System: Muscle Strengthening, Flexibility Core Training, with Proper Posture.


The PostureFit System

The Postursizer is a body bar with a padded portion in the center that feels great on your back/ shoulders. It is available in 6, 9, or 12 lbs. The Postursizer comes with the PostureFit workout DVD. Nate works out with 4 backgrounders on a stage for the main routine. You will need your Postursizer for all of the exercises in these routines. There are 2 routines and a separate introduction.

Fundamentals: (10 min) This routine shows you single muscle exercises using the Postursizer. You perform about 2 circuits 2 times each, about 10 reps of each of the following: squat, torso twist, knee raises, side bends, lunges, overhead tricep drops, and bi curls.

Exercises: (42 min) You perform 3 circuits, 3 exercises per circuit 30 seconds each. You perform each circuit 4 times. Exercises include squats, upright row, front to overhead raise with a pivot, side lunges, squat & front raise, squat & punch out, shuffle elbow to knee pull, lunge & overhead press, and a cooldown.

These are high beginner routines in terms of intensity and beginner in terms of complexity. Nate is a good instructor and provides instruction and pointers as you go. Before each circuit he goes over the upcoming exercises and then keeps things flowing along otherwise. The Postursizer is very comfortable to use and fits great on your shoulders/back. I received to review.


For More Information, Visit: 
PostureFit on the web
PostureFit on Facebook 
PostureFit on Twitter
PostureFit on Instagram

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.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Snack Smarter with Royal Hawaiian Orchards Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nuts!


My New Year, New You series is happy to introduce you to an indulgent sweet that you can eat without the guilt. Royal Hawaiian Orchards Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nuts are delicious good-for-you macadamia nuts covered in antioxidant rich dark chocolate. Studies have even shown that macadamia nuts may help support heart health, high cholesterol and blood pressure, and weight and diabetes management. Not to mention, macadamias are high in monounsaturated fats and low in cholesterol. The good for you fat fills you up so you dont need many and the rich dark chocolate will satisfy your sweet tooth! Go ahead, satisfy your sweet cravings with this tropically decadent snack option



Flavors include:

· Dark Chocolate Blueberry Acai – a rich blend of blueberry and acai berry that pair perfectly with dark chocolate
· Dark Chocolate Blackberry Goji – notes of tart blackberry and goji berry combined with dark chocolate
· Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Mango – sweet tropical flavors for a mouthwatering dark chocolate pairing


All Royal Hawaiian Orchards Macadamia Nuts are Non-GMO Project Verified, OU Kosher, and free of gluten, wheat, sulfites and cholesterol without anything artificial. LOVE THIS!!! I had the pleasure of reviewing all three varieties and it is hard to say which one I liked the most.but I am leaning towards the Blackberry Goji, but they are all so amazing!!!

I can seriously be satisfied with 3-4 of these. The nuts are covered with a generous amount of high quality dark chocolate and the fruit infusions. They are great by themselves, added to a cheese & meat tray, in a bowl at a party, or mixed into a make your own trailmix. Royal Hawaiian Orchards also has these amazing Macadamia Crunches that I cannot wait to try!!!


For More Information, Visit: 
Royal Hawaiian Orchards on the web

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.