Wednesday, August 20, 2014

KIND Nuts & Spices Are #Kindawesome



Prior to this review, I had tried KIND products and really enjoyed them, so when the opportunity came up for me to try the KIND Nuts & Spices products, I jumped at it!  I love healthy and tasty snack options, so when they arrived I threw them in my purse to pack around with me for those moments you need an afternoon pick me up.

KIND recently released these two flavors that contain 7g fiber, 6g protein, and 5g sugar:

  • Caramel Almond & Sea Salt: Made with a blend of sea salt and sweet caramel and poured over crunchy almonds.  A low-sugar healthy snack that only seems like an indulgence!
  • Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond: Made with dark roast coffee and whole almonds mixed with honey and drizzled with dark chocolate to make up a healthy mocha pick me up!

I tried the Caramel Almond & Sea Salt one first as a breakfast substitute one day when I was running behind.  I personally didn't love this one, but I'm not a huge fan of big chunks of sea salt. While I love a sweet/salty mix I just don't like large chunks of salt where all you get is the overwhelming taste.  It wasn't bad, just not preferred-but it WAS filling and worked.

A few days ago I finally tried the Dark Chocolate Mocha one and that one I LOVED.  It was seriously so tasty, and the perfect afternoon pick-me-up while I was sitting at my desk during work. It was so tasty, and perfectly paired with an actual mocha... Mmmm... Give me some coffee.  It was delicious, and I'll definitely be picking up more of that flavor! 

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Workout Song of the Week: Lovers on the Sun

This week's song:
Lovers on the Sun
by David Guetta ft. Sam Martin


Loving the sound on this one.

What are you working out to this week?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Workout Song of the Week: Somebody Loves You

This week's song:
Somebody Misses You
by Betty Who


This is the perfect workout song.  Also, just like last week-very 80s.

What are you working out to this week?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August Health Goals

Monthly Goals

Recap of July's Goals
  • Start taking vitamins again. FAIL.
  • Go to the Gym 3-5 days a week.  FAIL.
  • Complete the #NOEXCUSES #75in31 Fitness Challenge. FAIL.
  • Meet with the weight-loss specialist.  Postponed.
  • Call the dentist. FAIL.
Well damn.  That was a lot of fail.  I started out strong with the gym but just didn't rally back in time.
Oh well, today is a new day and it's a new month, right?

August's Goals
  • Start taking vitamins again.
  • Get back into a gym routine.
  • Start meal planning.
  • Complete the #NOEXCUSES #1500in31 fitness challenge.
  • Call the dentist.
What are your goals?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Elite Lavender Essential Oil


Elite Lavender Essential Oil

I am a HUGE fan of Lavender essential oil and use it so often that I couldn't turn down giving this one a try. I'm not joking when I say I use it often-about once a week I put a few drops on my pillows as it helps me relax and drift off to sleep (I swear by it!) and I like to add a few drops to my towel so that when I get out of the shower I can remain relaxed and start the day in that state of mind.  

I also use it to rub on my temples, wrists, and neck when I'm feeling overly stressed.  It's also great for bug bites or dry patches of skin! The possibilities are endless, as it's good for more stuff!  

Here are a few more uses:
  • Soothe headaches (rub it on your temples)
  • Ease nausea (rub it under your nose)
  • Other skin issues such as acne, scars, cuts, stretch marks, sores, itching, athletes foot, blistering, etc.
  • Clears up oily skin complexion
  • Immune boosting (anti-microbial for bacteria, fungus, virus, etc.)
  • Ease common cold & allergy symptoms
  • Helps repel insects and alleviate bites

Elite Lavender Essential Oil

 This particular bottle is from Elite Gold Solutions.  They shipped very fast, and both the packaging and the product are fantastic quality!  I really love their pretty little label too.  I'd recommend you pick up a bottle!  While it seems a little more expensive than you can find in just generic bottles of Lavender essential oil, it's cheaper than a lot of the popular brands out there and is the only one that uses gentle super-critical steam distilled extraction for maximum potency.  They have the highest on the market.  It's perfect on it's own or blended with a carrier oil (I use coconut oil for blending) and it doesn't have an overly floral scent.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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