Easy and Efficient Ways To Get Fit

You can make excuses all you like but honestly, there’s no denying it, when you exercise – get the blood flowing and your heart pumping – your mood lifts and your day feels better. I put off exercise for about 3 months, and my mood really took a hit. I’ve stayed committed for 5 months now, and I hope to never return to how I felt, emotionally and physically, when I didn’t get some exercise in my day.  I call exercise my “natural mood elevator”.  I’m sure the following easy and efficient ways to get fit will help you.

A big excuse to not exercise is that there just isn’t enough time in your day. I completely understand. It isn’t just the time given to the actual exercise, it’s the shower after and then putting yourself together to head back to work, where ever that may be. But the thing is you can do a few moves now and a few moves later on and they will all come together to make you stronger and feel better at the end of the day. Check out these quick and easy ways to add fitness in your day:

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Beach Health: Water, Comfortable Clothing and Sunscreen

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Every summer, millions of people will make their way to the beach. There is no denying the fact that the beach is one of the country’s favorite vacation destinations. However, it is important to take the necessary precautions while enjoying the warm water and abundance of sunshine. Here are some tips for staying healthy at the beach.

Drink plenty of water.
Some people tend to forget the importance of staying properly hydrated. The hot environment of the beach can cause a person to expel a substantial amount of moisture. In order to prevent dehydration, the body needs to have a steady supply of fresh water. If a person’s urine exhibits a darkened appearance, this is a tell-tale sign that they are experiencing mild dehydration.

Wear sunscreen.
Before heading out for the day, be sure to apply an adequate amount of sunscreen. Contrary to popular belief, individuals with darker skin tones still need to use sunscreen. An SPF of at least 15 will be suitable for most people. However, the people who have very fair skin may need to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30.

Wear comfortable clothing.
Most beach-goers tend to do a lot of walking. This means that it is a good idea to wear comfortable clothing at all times. Both adults and children need to select beachwear that does not restrict their movement.

Avoid excessive alcohol consumption.
There is nothing wrong with enjoying a cold alcoholic beverage. However, avoid consuming entirely too much alcohol, especially in extreme hot weather.  Not only does being intoxicated impact a person’s judgment, but it could also lead to becoming ill.

 

What ways do you keep yourself healthy while enjoying the surf and sand?

 

Ways To Stick To Your Healthier Lifestyle Resolution – And Giveaway!

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The Blog Forward Challenge - Ann Again and again Reviews We’re 5 months into the year 2014.  Did you make a resolution to get fit, or eat healthier this year?  I was tired of the tummy flab that was taking over my middle due to menopause (yep, I said it) and I was feeling pretty weak.  Enough of that I say!  I’m five months into my healthier lifestyle and feel confident I can keep this up.  Here are ways to stick to your healthier lifestyle resolution – and a giveaway! Ways that help me stick to my resolution:

  • Make a standing appointment to exercise.  Try to keep it the same time every day.
  • If you don’t feel like moving tell yourself ‘Let’s just do a couple of minutes’.  I’m sure your body will encourage your mind to stick around and do a few more reps. and you will find you’ve completed a full workout.
  • Remember to drink a full glass of water before eating.
  • You will always feel better about yourself after you exercise.  Remember that!

With regard to food choices I’m enjoying the taste and long lasting full feeling I get from eating Zone Perfect bars.  The taste selection is vast and my girls like them too.  We’ve finally tried Quinoa (keen-wha) that we’ve been hearing about but weren’t sure how to pronounce.  I really like grains so quinoa works out well for me as a smarter nutritional choice over rice.  And now that grill season is here my-oh-my!  My husband grilled Cauliflower and added dashes of seasoning salt, black pepper and the juice of one lemon to create a flavor I’ve never had from cauliflower.  Absolutely delicious and so much better in the nutrition and calorie category over mashed potatoes.  Check out this chart for side dish swap ideas: Ways To Stick To Your Healthier Life Style - And A Giveaway!  Ann Again and again Reviews With my exercising routine, on one hand I’m bummed about the fact that weight is not coming off.  I’ve been exercising for 4 months now, 5 to 6 days a week – a mix of cardio and area specific movements – and have lost a whopping 5 lbs.   But on the other hand I am so much stronger than I was a month ago, let alone 4 months ago, and that feeling of strength is what I absolutely love about exercising.  If weight doesn’t come off, well that’s a drag and it frustrates me, but I won’t stop my workouts because feeling stronger brings me joy and strength and joy is what I want in my life.  (Oh and love, of course!  and a delightful Pinot Gris ;->)

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Giveaway – Tommie Copper Compression Apparel Helps Support and Refresh Your Workout

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WOMEN'S RECOVERY COMPRESSION SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT $49.50

 

 

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I have stayed true to my goals of exercising more with the intention of becoming stronger and, hopefully, leaner.  (The strength part is happening, it’s the “leaner” part that’s taking some extra effort with this late-4o’s body of mine.)  I’m used to exercising in either yoga pants or lycra based workout wear and I’ve felt fine about the support those materials offered.  However, I have been introduced to performance wear by Tommie Copper and it’s changing my workout world!  And I have Tommie Copper Compression Apparel to give to one lucky winner of Ann Again and again Reviews!

I feel muscle support, freedom of movement and – the most important trait for me – Tommie Copper material cools your skin.  I hate sweating!  This workout wear is great! AND… they’re are having a great sale this weekend for Memorial Day. Check them out here!   Really good site!  The soft polished copper fabric features UPF 50 sun protection and Cool Copper™ moisture management to keep your skin cool and dry in any activity.  Here’s what you get in Tommie Copper Performance wear:

PERFORMANCE 2.0

  • Reduces muscle fatigue, damage, and injury
  • Enhances muscle and joint performance
  • Helps shorten muscle and joint recovery time
  • Improves circulation
  • Increased oxygen to the muscles
  • Increased range of motion
  • Cool Copper™ moisture wicking, drying and cooling
  • Permanent anti-odor technology inhibits growth of odor causing microbes
  • UPF 50 rating protects against 99% of the sun’s harmful rays

 

I was provided the Women’s Performance Compression Capris and the Women’s Recovery Compression Short Sleeve Shirt.  The material is light weight and provides comfortable support.  And… it’s cool!  Literally cool to your skin.  During a workout I discovered this when I breathing hard trying to maintain a Downward Dog, I blew on my legs in frustration and it felt like a cool breeze just came in the room.  I needed that!  The moisture wicking material helps keep me going instead of wanting to stop since I feel gross and sweaty.  (I just don’t like it.  Oh well.)

Tommie Copper provides workout wear for women and men.  There are compression garments for almost every body part and workout wear that will support and flatter you in your efforts to get, and stay, fit.  My items have washed well, no shrinkage, and have kept their pre-wash performance wear traits.   Now, after all this talk of how wonderful Tommie Copper is, I bet you’d be interested in winning an item for yourself wouldn’t you? :->  Check out what’s available at www.TommieCopper.com and let me know what piece looks right for you and your fitness endeavors.  Enter to win through the RaffleCopter below.  Good luck!  (Open to US and Canadian residents.)

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(*Disclosure:  As stated above I received items to facilitate my review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

*Update* Seasonal Relief Solution with Zarbee's Naturals

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“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received a promotional item and a product sample as a thank you for participating.”

 

It was two weeks ago, the rain had stopped, the sun was shining and I was ready for my daily writing.  While sitting in front of the laptop I looked out on the beautiful day and thought ‘Hey, how about opening a window?’  The congestion came about 10 minutes later followed by sneezing.  What the heck?  So not fair, the weather is gorgeous and I want to enjoy it.  I’m 4 days into trying a product, along with my trusty nasal saline spray, that is helping my system get relief from seasonal symptoms and I’m REALLY happy with the results from using Zarbee’s Naturals w/ Butterbur.  You can give this product a try as well with a free sample.  Read on.

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My 13 y/o also deals with seasonal suffering, which makes it really hard to enjoy our fiercely competitive Badminton games ;-> , and I was having difficulty finding an over-the-counter product that provides relief without side effects.  To not produce drowsiness is one thing, but zinging around your day with your heart slightly pounding isn’t any better for my daughter, or me.  My daughter and I have been taking Zarbee’s Naturals for 4 days and have experienced no side effects, just an ease in our breathing and fewer sneezing fits.  Nice.  We’re not hyper, or tired, just ourselves  –  our non-congested selves.

Zarbee’s Naturals is for children 12 years and up.  The pills are small, with a slightly sweet coating, that makes them very easy to swallow.  I have a sensitive stomach and have had no discomfort taking this pill on an empty stomach, or with food.  Zarbee’s Naturals is made with Butterbur Ze339 – the purest form of the plant extract.  (Fun fact:  Butterbur got its name because farmers once preserved butter by wrapping it in the herb’s huge, heart-shaped leaves.)   Zarbee’s Naturals manufactures the nation’s #1 natural cough syrup and a complete line of family-safe health and wellness products free from drugs, alcohol, gluten and dyes.

This Spring Zarbee’s really wants Americans to learn more about the benefits of Butterbur that Europeans have known for years.  Zarbee’s would like you to visit their Seasonal Relief Project and receive free samples of Zarbee’s Naturals, along with natural wellness tips and educational information.  And get this, for every sample requested of Zarbee’s Naturals, the company is donating to three causes that support exposure to and the protection of fresh air which includes:  Fresh Air Fund, Children & Nature Network and Moms Clean Air Force.  When you visit www.SeasonalRelief.com and sign up to receive a free product sample funds will be directed to organizations that will help send a child to Summer camp, get a child outdoors or clean up the air we breathe.  What a fantastic way to give and receive!

Before taking Zarbee’s Naturals I researched Butterbur Ze339 and found consistent reports of at least 90% relief in trial patients.  I had three doses before having my 13 y/o try Zarbee’s Naturals.  We both found congestion relief from the first dose.  Once you receive your free sample, and discover your lovely congestion relief, you can purchase Zarbee’s Naturals at Target stores and CVS.  10-tablet pkg $8.99 and a 30-tablet pkg. is $18.99.  For those days when seasonal congestion is getting the best of you give Zarbee’s Naturals a try.  And when you do, let me know how it worked for you!

*Update:  I finished my supply of Zarbee’s Naturals and went 3 days without this product, or any other congestion relief product.  One the first day my nose was plugged and I was uncomfortable.  I purchased Zarbee’s yesterday and I’m back on track to breathe through my nose.  Yay!  Zarbee’s, along with saline spray, works great for me.  Get your sample (link above) and let me know your experience.

Quick And Easy Ways To Add Fitness In Your Day

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There’s no denying it, when you exercise – get the blood flowing and your heart pumping – your mood lifts and your day feels better. I put off exercise for about 3 months, and my mood really took a hit. I’m back at it now, 6 weeks in, and I notice a big difference in my outlook. I call exercise my “natural mood elevator”.

A big excuse to not exercise is that there just isn’t enough time in your day. I completely understand. It isn’t just the time given to the actual exercise, it’s the shower after and then putting yourself together to head back to work, where ever that may be. But the thing is you can do a few moves now and a few moves later on and they will all come together to make you stronger and feel better at the end of the day. Check out these quick and easy ways to add fitness in your day:

 

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April is Stress Awareness Month and Office Depot has teamed with Fitz Koehler, fitness expert/author/celebrity trainer to help show us how to incorporate more movement into our day. Video’s of workout ideas coming soon from Fitz :->

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The Mom Conference: Online and Free This Week!

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For those of us that would enjoy connecting with other mothers, yet can’t make it to meetings and/or conferences that always seem to happen out of town, The Mom Conference is for us! This conference happens online and is FREE!

Monday, April 7th – Conference launches!

Each day of the conference, a new set of 4 presentation videos will be made available on The Mom Conference site for a FREE 24-hour viewing/listening period. The Mom Conference runs from April 7th – April 14th and highlights all areas of being a woman and mother. Speakers share information on topics ranging from healthy eating and fitness, relationships with your children, ways to nurture and care for your home and yourself. There are so-o-o-o many worthy topics being covered at this conference I honestly can not believe it’s being offered free of charge.

You can sign up for this FREE online conference here: https://tt145.infusionsoft.com/go/momreg/AnnAgain/

Check out the video below to see what’s in store for you at The Mom Conference ~

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Estroven Weight Management – It's Time For Changing Ways

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You know how you can feel a certain age in your mind but your body has different ideas? Yeah, that’s what’s going on with my body and it’s time for my mind to accept it. Menopause. It’s starting earlier than I thought it would but hey, when it comes to this situation, there is no set-in-stone age when it starts. Life is a ride – hang on and, in this case, let it go.  I’ve been asked to try Estroven Weight Management to see if I feel ease from the menopause symptoms I find the most annoying. (Click the link below for a $5 off coupon at the end of this post! ).  Also, I have a giveaway of 4 boxes (Retail value $20 Each.)

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The one thing that is a complete and utter drag are the hot flashes. Reading about it can not prepare you for what it truly feels like, the warmth from the inside takes over and you feel like Violet Beauregarde who is turning into a blueberry only you’re turning various shades of pink and oh-my-goodness, does it ever get hot in here! The second drag is the pudginess that accumulates around your middle. This is a new experience for me and not a welcome one, that’s for sure. I’m going to deter these symptoms from hanging around by taking Estroven – Weight Management. It’s formulated with Synetrim CQ that shows effectiveness in managing weight and Black Cohosh to help reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes and night sweats.

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I tried this product months ago and didn’t find it effective. Well, a large part of this problem was that I didn’t follow the directions. It is directed to take 2 pills a day – I was only taking 1. For the past month I have been taking the recommended dose and I have felt a significant decrease with my body heat at night. I’ve received a 3 months supply and I’m hopeful I will see improvement in the ease of hot flashes however, currently I do still have hot flashes just not as often. The weight issue? That’s a work in progress. I’m going to stick with Estroven Weight Management, and continue to take the correct dosage ;-> and check in with you on my results.

If you would like to give this product a try, and/or connect with more of us going through this time of life, visit EstrovenChangingWays.com.  Please click here to receive your $5.00 off coupon!

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~~Disclosure: Although Ann Again and again Reviews has been compensated with product by i-Health, Inc., the makers of Estroven Weight Management, in the form of free product to try, the opinions expressed in this blog are independent and not associated with i-Health.

My Blog Forward Challenge – Won't You Join Me?

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Now that I’ve finally become used to writing the year 2014 (instead of 2013)  I’m ready to accept that it’s a new day and with that I am setting goals for myself to accomplish in this new year.  I’m participating in The Blog Forward Challenge and this is just the encouragement I need to start off on the right foot.  My first set of goals are as follows:

  1. Be more active to help my body slow down this “lovely” effect of peri-menopause midsection weight gain.  When I’m physically active I’m also a lot happier in my day, so it’s a great natural mood elevator.
  2. Paint the living room.  I have been wanting our little living room painted for years and I feel this is the year to get it done.
  3. Learn how to play a song on the piano that is in our little living room that will be newly painted.

 

I’m exciting about choosing a color for our living room and our girls are old enough to grab some paint brushes and help.  With regard to the piano I’ve picked out a dvd that’s going to help guide my fingers to the correct keys.  And along with my exercise I’m getting some tasty help from sponsors of The Blog Forward Challenge – ZonePerfect bars.  These bars should help me feel fuller longer and also take care of my occasional desire for something sweet.

In the past I have been so good with my physical activity.  I had a set time that was my exercise time.  I workout at home and even if family was home, they knew that I needed my space at 10 am.  No excuses.  That hasn’t been the case lately. I’m not really sure what’s happened to my energy level but I’ve got to get back on track.  Let’s see if this helps me:

*Letter to my future self*

 

Dear Ann of the Future,

 

Hey, how’s it going?  I am so proud of you for getting back to your exercise routine.  Remember how you were always tired?  Remember how you couldn’t find anything flattering to wear in your closet for mom’s special birthday party?  I bet every dress would look perfect on you now!  And I’m sure you’re a lot happier too.  Don’t let us fall back in a slump again.  Keep up the good work!

 

Love you!!!

 

Are you like me?  Have you lost your motivation?  Well, if you are, how about we start getting ourselves back on track together.   Here are some tips that will get us on our way:

Blog Forward Nutrition Tips

 

I’ll let you know how I’m doing with my challenge in about a month – maybe month and a half.  Why don’t you start this with me? Let me know if you do! :->

 

(*Disclosure:  Although I have entered this program and received complimentary product and ZonePerfect promotional items, I am free to comment about ZonePerfect in a positive, neutral or negative fashion.   I’ll be honest!)

The Digest Diet – Getting Back On Track

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My path to healthier eating and correct portion size RE-starts today.  I’m using The Digest Diet by Liz Vaccariello.

I read about this plan in Reader’s Digest and began the 21-day plan with my husband about a year ago.  We were so good for so long but, oh well, time has shown that we’ve forgotten about our portion sizes and have been enjoying a bit more than our waistlines are comfortable with.  So, as of yesterday, we restarted The Digest Diet.

The key to this eating plan is to eat foods that help release fat storage.  Cayenne pepper, cumin, olive oil to name some of the ingredients used in The Digest Diet recipes.  The first four days are made up of two smoothies a day, which are loaded with protein, and one meal of tasty soups (All recipes included in this book).  On day five you move to one smoothie a day and introduce more dishes into your meal plan  (Again, all recipes are in the book).  What I didn’t take advantage of the first time around was the shopping list, and that was a mistake.  One of the most important things you can do when participating in this healthy eating plan is print the shopping list!

Once you’ve printed the shopping list you should be able to find just about all of the ingredients at your local grocery store.  Fred Meyer (Kroger for some of you) had everything we needed..

OK – Here are my basic stats:  Height – 5’10″.  Weight:  189 lbs.  Let’s see where I’m at next Tuesday  (November 12th).

(Click to visit The Digest Diet website for all the information and to order your copy of The Digest Diet:   www.digestdiet.com)

(*disclaimer: My participation is not endorsed by The Digest Diet or Reader’s Digest in any way.  I have paid for this program and am sharing my experience, and my husbands, honestly.)

Proskins Slim Leggings Challenge 3-Week Update

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I seem to have hit a stalemate with my numbers this week.  This is week number 3 of wearing Proskin Slim Leggings – for at least 8 hours a day – and my numbers have not changed since last week.  Currently I am:

Measurements as of 10/24/2013:

  • Hips:  42 inches
  • Top of Thigh:  26 1/2 inches
  • Above Knee:  17 1/4
  • Below Knee:  14
  • Widest part of Calf:  15 inches

My most surprising results came after just the first week.  (Visit:  ProSkin Slim Leggings 28-Day Challenge First Week Results).  I have noticed that my skin feels softer, which is nice in these chilly Fall days when my skin tends to get dry and itchy.  I haven’t been using lotion on my legs during my challenge to make sure I don’t interfere with the ingredients of the micro-encapsulated yarn used to create the Proskin Slim Leggings.

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Dear Model, a little smile wouldn’t hurt now, would it?

The Slim leggings are so light, so easy to move in, that wearing them during any exercise, including yoga, makes for unrestricted movement in any squat, lunge or down ward dog your trainer calls for.  They have helped keep my legs cool while exercising, which is a plus for me because these days I’m “enjoying” waves of heat even when I’m standing still!  Ah, isn’t getting old fun? :->

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I would like you to join me in the 28 day challenge as well! Leggings from Proskin Slim normally cost $120 but, if you join me in the 28 Day Challenge, you will save half off your purchase! You can begin the process by visiting: Proskins 28 Day Challenge . Once you click the “Join Now” button you will be on your way to participating in the challenge with me. This opportunity does not benefit me financially in any way, this is not an affiliate program (generating income through clicks to a website) and I am not paid for my participation. To be clear, I have been provided Slim leggings for my review.

I will be providing updates for the next 2 weeks – meaning more photos and measurements – so there will be no hiding the results of this product. So? Are you ready to take the Proskin Slim challenge? Let me know if you do!

(*For more information on Proskin Slim and to see my results from last week visit:  2 Week Update For Proskin Slim Leggings 28-Day Bloggers Challenge)

(*Disclaimer: As stated above, I am participating in the Blogger 28 Day Challenge. I am not paid for my participation. I did receive a pair of Proskin to facilitate my review. My opinions, pics and measurements, are completely true.)

The Mommy MD Guides – Losing Weight And Feeling Great – 25% Off!

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The Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great is the fourth book in the successful Mommy MD Guides book series. The new book features more than 700 tips that 50 doctors – who are also mothers – use to slim down, shape up, fight fatigue, boost mood, look great, and live better! I would love to have guidance in all of those categories, especially fatigue, it’s really been a problem lately. Any areas that interest you? With 700 tips there must be at least one answer in this book that suits you.

 

Their books and website feature tips that doctors who are also mothers use for their own families. They’re experts–squared! Their mission is to help moms raise healthier, happier families.

 

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Ann Again and again Reviews readers can save 25% on all of The Mommy MD Guides books at MommyMDGuides.com and receive a free gift! To receive the book & gift click through this link: BigAppleKidsGuide.com

 

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2 Week Update For Proskin Slim Leggings 28-Day Bloggers Challenge

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Here I am, on week two of my Proskin Slim Leggings 28-Day Bloggers Challenge. As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts these leggings are incredibly comfortable to wear so the “challenge” of wearing them for 8 hours a day is easy-peasy. These leggings are not a tight, spandexy kind of fabric, they are a soft, somewhat cool material that is very easy to move in and so thin they wear sleekly under jeans and even yoga pants. They are easy to clean and dry over night by rolling in a towel and hanging to dry.

Here are my numbers –

First week – Measurements as of 10/2/2013:

  • Hips: 44 inches
  • Top of Thigh: 27 1/2 inches
  • Above Knee: 18 1/2 inches
  • Below Knee: 14 1/4 inches
  • Widest part of Calf: 16 inches

Today – Measurements as of 10/17/2013:

  • Hips: 42 inches
  • Top of Thigh: 26 1/2 inches
  • Above Knee: 17 1/4
  • Below Knee: 14
  • Widest part of Calf: 15 inches

To see my measurements after the first week check out my post “Proskins Slim Leggings 28-Day Challenge First Week Update“.

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She should look happier – just sayin’. If I were that size I know I’d be smiling!

How Slim by Proskins works:

Slim by Proskins use advanced technology fabric to ensure function, innovation and versatility.

COMPRESION FABRIC – A controlled level of pressure promotes blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, flushing fluid and toxins which would cause cellulite out of the body. The appearance of cellulite is reduced, giving a more even skin tone through the strengthening of connective tissues in the legs, buttocks and hips.

PATENTED MICRO-ENCAPSULATED YARN – The fabric is impregnated with micro-capsules containing the finest active natural ingredients. These are massaged into the skin during wear, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth. The micro-capsules in the fabric are guaranteed to remain in the fabric for at least 100 washes.

What the micro-capsules contain:

  • Caffeine: A renowned active slimming agent that activates micro-circulation and promotes fat destruction.
  • Retinol: A skin regenerator which stimulates collagen, giving a youthful appearance.
  • Vitamin E: An antioxidant that helps the skin appear young and fresh.
  • Aloe Vera: A plant extract that makes the skin feel smoother and softer.
  • Ceramides: Restores the skin’s barrier system providing immediate tensor effect.
  • Fatty Acids: Natural ingredients existing in our skin. They are the perfcet vehicles to improve the penetration of the rest of the active ingredients into the skin.

Other Features:

MOISTURE MANAGEMENT: Keeps the body cool, dry and comfortable throughout the day.

ACTIVE MICRO-CLIMATE: Body temperature is regulated to 37°C (98.6°F). Making the garments perfect for wear all through the year.

SILVER ANTI-BACTERIAL TREATMENT: Keeps fabric clean and odor free for extended wear and improved garment lifetime.

 

I would like you to join me in the 28 day challenge as well! Leggings from Proskin Slim normally cost $120 but, if you join me in the 28 Day Challenge, you will save half off your purchase! You can begin the process by visiting: Proskins 28 Day Challenge . Once you click the “Join Now” button you will be on your way to participating in the challenge with me. This opportunity does not benefit me financially in any way, this is not an affiliate program (generating income through clicks to a website) and I am not paid for my participation. To be clear, I have been provided Slim leggings for my review.

I will be providing updates for the next 2 weeks – meaning more photos and measurements – so there will be no hiding the results of this product. So? Are you ready to take the Proskin Slim challenge? Let me know if you do!

 

(*Disclaimer: As stated above, I am participating in the Blogger 28 Day Challenge. I am not paid for my participation. I did receive a pair of Proskin to facilitate my review. My opinions, pics and measurements, are completely true.)

ProSkin Slim Leggings 28-Day Challenge First Week Update

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ProSkin Slim Legging Blogger 28 Day Challenge Ann Again and again Reviews

To be completely honest I’m not really sure what’s going on here. I’m finished with my first week of the ProSkin 28 Day Blogger Challenge wearing ProSkin Slim Leggings for at least 8 hours a day and I have actually lost inches. I haven’t changed my exercise routine, I haven’t changed my eating habits, the only change in my last 7 days has been wearing ProSkin Slim Leggings for 8 hours a day. This is really surprising!

Last weeks measurements 10/2/2013:

  • Hips: 44 inches
  • Top of Thigh: 27 1/2 inches
  • Above Knee: 18 1/2 inches
  • Below Knee: 14 1/4 inches
  • Widest part of Calf: 16 inches

Measurements as of 10/10/2013:

  • Hips: 42 inches
  • Top of Thigh: 27 inches
  • Above Knee: 17 1/2
  • Below Knee: 14
  • Widest part of Calf: 15 inches

I measured twice just to make sure.

These leggings are incredibly comfortable and I’ve found them to be so thin that I can wear them under jeans without any discomfort. They look like fashion tights and would be a perfect accessory under a long tunic, or a favorite long Fall sweater, matched with tall boots or ankle boots. They would also look great under a maxi dress or yoga skirt.

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I would like you to join me in the 28 day challenge as well! Leggings from ProSkin Slim normally cost $120 but, if you join me in the 28 Day Challenge, you will save half off your purchase! You can begin the process by visiting: Proskins 28 Day Challenge . Once you click the “Join Now” button you will be on your way to participating in the challenge with me. This opportunity does not benefit me financially in any way, this is not an affiliate program (generating income through clicks to a website) and I am not paid for my participation. To be clear, I have been provided Slim leggings for my review.

I will be providing updates for the next 3 weeks – meaning more photos and measurements – so there will be no hiding the results of this product. So? Are you ready to take the ProSkin Slim challenge? Let me know if you do!

 

(*Disclaimer: As stated above, I am participating in the Blogger 28 Day Challenge. I am not paid for my participation. My opinions, pics and measurements, are completely my own.)

I'm Taking The Blogger 28-Day Challenge With ProSkin Slim Leggings

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Here’s where I stand, I’m in my mid-Forties, my metabolism has changed, along with my hormones, and keeping my body in shape is harder then before.  The magazine articles I’ve been reading for years, as if to prepare myself for this change, haven’t prepared my mind for how I’d feel about this actually happening to me.   It sucks!  There, I said it.  But hey, who wants to wallow?  I don’t.  I’m going to keep doing the best I can to feel and look the best I can and be grateful I’ve made it this far!   I’m going to keep up the exercise and I’m going to do it while participating in the Blogger ProSkin Slim Leggings 28 Day challenge.  And I welcome you to take the challenge with me!

The ProSkin Slim line of active wear has studies that show results in the areas of cellulite reduction and lost inches from thighs and hips.   I’m ready for some of that!   From the ProSkin site, “How it works”:

  •  Helps reduce the appearance of cellulite
  • Improves lymphatic drainage
  • Helps tone and moisturize the skin leaving it soft and smooth
  • Improves circulations
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Reduce fluid retention
  • Regulates body temperature

*Read:  “How ProSkins Work

Here it goes!!!  My “Before” picture and measurements.  (*gulp*)

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Current measurements:

  • Hips:  44 inches
  • Top of Thigh:  27 1/2 inches
  • Above Knee:  18 1/2 inches
  • Below Knee:  14 1/4 inches
  • Widest part of Calf:  16 inches

When I first pulled on these leggings I could not believe how light-weight they were.  They are incredibly soft and are easy to move in, not confining at all.  The challenge requires you to wear them for 8 hours a day and they are so thin that wearing them under my jeans is not an issue.  They are so comfortable! I’m completely surprised.

 

ProSkin Slim Legging 28 Day Bloggers Challenge Ann Again and again Reviews

I would like you to join me in the 28 day challenge as well!  Leggings from ProSkin Slim normally cost $120 but, if you join me in the 28 Day Challenge, you will save half off your purchase!  You can begin the process by visiting:  Proskins 28  Day Challenge .  Once you click the “Join Now” button you will be on your way to participating in the challenge with me.  This opportunity does not benefit me financially in any way, this is not an affiliate program (generating income through clicks to a website) and I am not paid for my participation.  To be clear, I have been provided Slim leggings for my review.

I will be providing updates for the next 4 weeks – meaning more photos and measurements – so there will be no hiding the results of this product.  So?  Are you ready to take the ProSkin Slim challenge?  Let me know if you do!

*Update Post:  “ProSkin Slim Leggings 28-Day Bloggers Challenge First Week Update

 

(*Disclaimer:  As stated above, I am participating in the Blogger 28 Day Challenge.  I am not paid for my participation.  My opinions, pics and measurements, are completely my own.)

 

50 Ways To Say You're Awesome – Book Review

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Do words become stuck in your brain when you’d like to say something to brighten someones day?  This book will release the thoughts, and encourage you to share positive vibes for those close to you.  Writer Alexandra Franzen’s “50 Ways To Say You’re Awesome” is full of great quips on easy to remove pages ready for you place in surprising places that would make anyone smile.  Words of encouragement are needed, almost necessary, whether your spouse is having stressful days at work, your family member is going through some difficulty, or if you know your friend could use support and a laugh. You will find at least one of these “50 Ways” will be a perfect fit for the special people in your life.

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Once you find a message that suits your mood remove the perforated page from the book, follow the fill-in-the-blank writing prompts on the back then you’re ready to place your “awesome” message where ever you like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reaching in to find your car keys will be so much more pleasant when, instead, you find words of encouragement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With 50 positive messages in “50 Ways To Say You’re Awesome” I’m sure you’ll find confirmations that you’d love to share with your family and friends.  “You’re a glitterbomb of glory!”  “You remind me what possible feels like”  “Fantastic + Fabulous = Fabulastic.  Yep. That’s you.”  These words paired with graphics and contemporary colors make for a good looking greeting.  I was considering some quips for my daughters however, I feel these messages are better suited for adults. There’s nothing naughty, I just feel the sentiments are more mature and would get lost on a younger crowd.   Start spreading the positive vibes by ordering a copy of “50 Ways to Say You’re Awesome” at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  Learn more about author Alexandra Franzen by visiting her website:  AlexandraFranzen.com

 

(Disclosure:  I received a copy of “50 Ways…” to facilitate my review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

The Good, The Bad and The Sweaty – Estroven Weight Management

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Sure, it started subtlety enough.  A little bit of body warmth, a little more padding on my hips, my stomach.  I thought these were the results of the new frozen yogurt place my girls and I discovered.  But, alas, no.  After many months of avoiding said absolutely-delicious-frozen-yogurt-place and feeling a bit tired, and a bit warmer and sweaty as the days passed I checked with my doctor and yes, “it” has started, Menopause.  Egads!  And, eh, oh well.  Do I think I’m too young?  Yes.  However I’m not the one in charge here, it’s my hormones.  It’s a part of life so let’s see what we can do to make this part easier, shall we?  The Good, The Bad and The Sweaty, that’s me!  How about you?  Be a part of the conversation – Leave a comment below.

I’ve found Estroven, a natural product that includes in its line a weight management supplement.

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Estroven Weight Management – also helps control hot flashes and night sweats.  

Sounds good to me!

I really need to get my belly under control.  It’s such a strange feeling, my waist and my wrists were once the smallest things about me ;-> and now my waist and belly seem to have a life of their own.  Oh no you don’t!  I need to get this under control before it’s out of control.

Along with taking this Estroven supplement they offer online guidance from 3 experts in the area of menopause at a lovely site titled Changing Ways:  Dr. Shari Brasner, M.D. – health and wellness.  Leann Skinner, RD, LD – Nutrition and wellness.  Deb Horn – Movement and exercise.  Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer Deb Horn has created an 8 week work out plan with easy to follow instructions that mixes up different types of exercise which will help keep me motivated to stay on the program.  Do I get easily bored with the same routine?  Yes, yes I do.  After looking over this 8-week plan I’m excited to get started. With this exercise plan, and taking the Estroven weight management supplement, I’m hopeful to be a more comfortable me.

Only Estroven has a full line of products that safely and effectively provides multi-symptom menopause relief so you can feel like you again. Each product in the line contains naturally-sourced ingredients that go beyond reducing hot flashes and night sweats to relieve your most bothersome menopause symptoms.  For me now that’s menopause weight management and daytime hot flashes.  More info:

  • During menopause, hormones fluctuate to prepare the body for consistently decreased levels after menopause
  • One side effect of these hormone fluctuations is weight change
  • Body chemistry completely changes during menopause, which calls for new weight management regimens to adapt to these new changes

NEW Estroven Weight Management shows to provide safe, multi-symptom menopause relief, plus helps safely manage weight.  Further research on this product shows Estroven Weight Management reduces hot flashes and night sweats, plus helps safely manage weight.  Those are things I would really like to get under control, like… right now!

Estroven contains naturally sourced ingredients:  

  • Proprietary Synetrim CQ balances serotonin to help safely manage weight
  • Clinically proven soy isoflavones, plus black cohosh helps reduce hot flashes and night sweats
  • Herbal Weight Blend of naturally-sourced ingredients supports healthy weight management and contributes to a healthy lifestyle

I plan to stay healthy by eating well and exercising with Deb Horn’s easy to follow fitness plan and taking Estroven Weight Management, one capsule in the morning and one at night.  These steps, done together, should bring me back to a more comfortable balance.  I’m looking forward to that!  I’ll let you know how I’m doing. Please join the discussion on the Estroven Facebook page.

So, how are you doing? :->

 

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Estroven. The opinions and text are all mine.

Tummy Tuck Belt – My Honest Review

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Honesty is the best policy, right?

I was given the opportunity to review the Tummy Tuck Belt and I’ve given it my best shot, I really have, but this just isn’t a good product for me.  I found it difficult to put on/take off and the idea of the Thermal Accelerating Cream needing to stay on your skin for 2 hours to get its full effect, isn’t convenient.  Here’s my full review:

This “miracle slimming system” takes 10 minutes two times a day and the instructions are easy to remember:

  • Apply the Thermal Accelerator Cream to your stomach
  • Put the belt on (over your head, or step into it) and do 2 minutes of abdominal exercises from the instructional DVD
  • For the remaining 8 minutes keep the belt on and do whatever you want, read a book, take the dog for a walk, blog ;->

Included in the Tummy Tuck Miracle Slimming System is a very helpful ‘Quick Start Guide’.  It is full of quality information on guiding you toward understanding food and how certain choices pertain to a healthier lifestyle.  It contains meal plans for men and women, education on foods and how they react to the body and motivation to keep you on a positive, healthier path.  The Quick Start Guide is the best part of this package.

I did the Tummy Tuck Belt regime for a week and a half.  Yes, only a week and a half.  Now, I wasn’t expecting a “miracle” in that time frame but my stomach muscles did benefit from the standing contracting exercises. (Exercise!  Get it?)  Here’s the thing, putting on the belt.  Ugh!  If this belt was easier to put on I would have continued with this program and I’m sure my stomach would have become some what flatter.  But I just couldn’t take it any more!  I prefaced I was going to be honest.  Just do crunches already.

Two times a day of struggling to pull this belt over my shoulders, over my boobs, and then unroll it from its struggles to get it to lay flat was beyond a pain!  And there was absolutely no way I could put it on by stepping into it and pulling it over my thighs. Velcro!  What this product needs, in order for me to use it, is Velcro.  And the Thermal Accelerator Cream?  The directions say to leave this on for at least two hours, then wash off.  So, lets say you exercise with the belt on, there is no way I’m going to wait two hours to take a shower.  Or, if you wear it for the 10 minute TTB exercise video, you get to set your timer – twice a day – to wash it off.  Seriously? The cream doesn’t sting, there is a faint scent, it didn’t stain my clothes.  But as I’ve said – Just do crunches already!

So, there you have it.  I’m sure this item will help those that are willing to put it on.  All it truly is good for is a compression garment.  It isn’t easily detectable under a t-shirt, so if you choose to wear it for a quick slimming effect, it will do the trick.

(*Disclosure:  I was provided product for my review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

40% Off Coupon Code For Nature's Sleep Faux Down Pillow

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Have you ever considered the importance of a pillow? We spend about 1/3 of our life resting on our pillows. Pillows are designed to ensure comfort and correct spinal alignment throughout the night. A bad pillow can cause neck and back pain, as well as shoulder numbness. Traditional pillows should be replaced every year to year and a half. It may be time to replace your pillow sooner if it has gone flat or no longer supports your head or body as well as it should.

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Memory foam pillows provide optimum support for your neck and head while softly caressing both. Nature’s Sleep offers a variety of memory foam pillows. Whether you are a side, back, or stomach sleeper you are sure to find your perfect pillow at Nature’s Sleep.

Starting today, you can purchase a FauxDown Pillow for 40% off!

The faux down pillow is referred to as the “teddy bear” of pillows. This pillow is filled with micro-gel fibers to keep you cool and comfortable through the night. This pillow is great for side or back sleepers, or anyone who simply wants a “huggable” pillow! This allergen resistant pillow includes a washable cover. Try one today, you’re sure to love it! Save 40% on your Faux Down Pillow purchase by using code FAUXDOWN40 at checkout. Sale runs from August 11, 2013 to August 17th,2013. U.S. only.

Sleep Naturally With Dream Water

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I was given the chance to try Dream Water, a natural relaxation drink. This sleep-aid contains GABA, which relaxes & reduces anxiety, Melatonin that induces sleep and 5 HTP, a derivative of Tryptophan that relaxes and improves sleep.  Tryptophan is a chemical that is created by warming milk and our family is very familiar with drinking warm milk with a dash of cinnamon at night to help relax into sleep mode.  However, when the nights are warm, the last thing I want is a hot cup of liquid to drink.  Dream Water is enjoyed chilled, or room temperature, and provides the natural ingredients to help you fall asleep.

Dream Water comes in 2.5 oz bottles and offers 3 flavors; Snoozeberry, Lullaby Lemon and I Dream of Kiwi. My husband and I tried the Snoozeberry, which is a blend of blueberries and pomegranate. The flavor was light and not too sweet, which was perfect for my tastebuds.

I’m pretty sensitive to sleep-aids so I made sure I had no early morning plans the next day after trying Dream Water. It took about 20 minutes for the effects of the drink to kick in and off to sleep I went. When I woke up I felt fine, not groggy, or foggy. No lingering “sleep-aid hangover”. I felt like I had a good night sleep and was ready for the day.

I was pleasantly surprised with how well this product worked. I’m very happy that I was able to try Dream Water.  You can find Dream Water at Walgreens, WalMart, Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and at the site DreamWater.com.  If you would like a free sample visit their site, Dream Water http://www.drinkdreamwater.com/

 

(*Disclaimer:  I received product for my review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

Rooibee Red Tea Brings Healthy Refreshment On These Hot Summer Days

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My mother was the first person to tell me how good Rooibee (pronounced: ROY-bos) was for you. She was reading the book series “The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency” and the author mentioned tea made from the Rooibos bush and the health benefits of this tea. My mom researched this product and started drinking tea made from Rooibos and wanted me to try it to alleviate my sinus pain. I’m always ready to try a natural product for pain relief and that began my lesson in Rooibos.

Recently I was given the opportunity to try a line of beverages that incorporate the health benefits of the Rooibos bush in refreshing, tasty drinks that are cold and delicious, just perfect for a warm Summer day – Rooibee Red Tea.
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I prefer my children (and all children!) to avoid drinks with caffeine and Rooibee Red Tea is caffeine free, full of antioxidants and a full serving of Vitamin C. Each bottle contains between 80 to 90 calories.
Full ingredients of Cranberry Pomegranate:
INGREDIENTS:
Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Rooibos Tea Extract (390mg), Gallic Acid Equivalent (78mg),
Natural Flavor, Organic Citric Acid, Organic Ascorbic Acid, Hibiscus Extract (color).
My family and I enjoyed the tastes of Rooibee Red Tea. I find a no more flattering review then to have my 15 year old daughter ask, “Is there any more?” Let me say, when our review bottles were empty, she wanted to know where we could buy more of her favorite flavors. I’m up for that! Rooibee Red Tea is available in delicious flavors: Peach, Cranberry Pomegranate, Watermelon Mint, Vanilla Chai and Unsweetened. (The Peach and Cranberry Pomegranate were the favorites in our house.) You can try these for yourself when you purchase them at New Seasons, Whole Foods and Kroger Stores.
(*Disclosure: I was given product for review. My opinions are truthfully my own.*)

Ways To Have A Healthier Lifestyle – At Any Age

Eating a balanced meal hasn’t been a problem for me.  I love vegetables, have a bit of meat with some of my meals and generally make healthy choices.  I’m doing what I can to have my children eat the “colors of the rainbow”. When I pack their school lunches I make sure there are colorful veggies and/or fruits in their packs. (It comes home empty, so I’m assuming they’re eating it ;-> ) However, with age comes lack of calcium and iron in our bodies, among other things, so I need to take vitamins to keep things in balance.  I’ve had the opportunity to try Pure Matters vitamins and they’re helping me round out a healthier lifestyle.

Pure Matters Complete Biotic helps keep my digestive system on track. Sometimes my system is more sensitive to certain foods but I haven’t had to be as concerned since I started taking this supplement.  This is a perfect vitamin to take if you’re recovering from antibiotics for it supports healthy bacteria.  Pure Matters® Complete Biotic is stable at room temperature, no refrigeration required.

I’m surprised by this but I’m still having difficulty getting my 12 year old to eat her vegetables at dinner.  Not all the time, but more often than not I’m saying ‘Eat your zucchini’ or ‘Yes, can have something sweet AFTER you finish your carrots.’

Pure Matter kidsI do what I can to have them eat the right things but, when that doesn’t happen, I’m so glad they don’t have any problem taking Pure Matters Multi-Vitamin Gummies.  These supplements are Gluten Free/Vegetarian/Vegan and my girls said they tasted great.

Now, my girls could swallow a pill if they had to, but we all know that gummies give the impression of candy and that makes it easier.

 

You can find these supplements, and more, when you visit www.purematters.com.  They also offer free shipping – every day- on all orders.

(*disclosure:  I was offered samples of Pure Matters for my review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.*)

Delicious Taste Of Rooibee Red Tea

Rooibee Red Tea

I first heard of Rooibos (pronounced: ROY-bos) tea from my mother. She was reading the book series “The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency” and the author mentioned tea made from the Rooibos bush and the health benefits of this tea. My mom researched this product and started drinking tea made from Rooibos and wanted me to try it to alleviate my sinus pain. I’m always ready to try a natural product for pain relief and that began my lesson in Rooibos.
I was recently given the opportunity to try a line of beverages that incorporate the health benefits of the Rooibos bush in refreshing, tasty drinks that are cold and delicious, just perfect for a warm, Spring or Summer day – Rooibee Red Tea.
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I prefer my children (and all children!) to avoid drinks with caffeine and Rooibee Red Tea is caffeine free, full of antioxidants and a full serving of Vitamin C. Each bottle contains between 80 to 90 calories.

Full ingredients of Cranberry Pomegranate:

INGREDIENTS:
Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Rooibos Tea Extract (390mg), Gallic Acid Equivalent (78mg),
Natural Flavor, Organic Citric Acid, Organic Ascorbic Acid, Hibiscus Extract (color).

My family and I enjoyed the tastes of Rooibee Red Tea. I find a no more flattering review then to have my 15 year old daughter ask, “Is there any more?” Let me say, when our review bottles were empty, she wanted to know where we could buy more of her favorite flavors. I’m up for that! Rooibee Red Tea is available in delicious flavors: Peach, Cranberry Pomegranate, Watermelon Mint, Vanilla Chai and Unsweetened. (The Peach and Cranberry Pomegranate were the favorites in our house.) You can try these for yourself when you purchase them at New Seasons, Whole Foods and Kroger Stores.
(*Disclosure: I was given product for review. My

opinions are truthfully my own.*)

Dr. Daniel Amen – Unleash The Power of the Female Brain – Review and Giveaway!

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I’m in my mid-Forties and with this lovely age group I’ve entered I have found the metamorphosis of mid-life changes I’ve read and heard about to be true. Brain fogginess? Check. Fatigue? Check. Slower metabolism? Belly fat? Check and check! I know that I can get myself on a better, more focused, track and with the things I’m learning from Dr. Amen’s book “Unleash the Power of the Female Brain“, I feel confident I’m on my way to healthier, happier days. A highlight for me are his words to help soothe anxiety, depression and worry. This is something I struggle with daily and, with the guidance of Dr. Amen’s fantastic book, I’m comfortable I’ll set myself at ease soon.
If you think the brain is the almighty when it comes to your body that’s not quite right, the brain is run by your hormones. So, let’s get our hormones in line so we can get on with a healthier life, shall we? Inside “Unleash the Power of the Female Brain” you’ll find the tools you need to increase your brain’s health. I chose to begin my journey with the guide that helps determine what brain type you have. I found this incredibly reassuring and helpful. What I’ve been thinking and feeling isn’t just happening to me. (I’m “normal” for lack of a better word :-> ) There are guides to foods that will set you on a good path, and brain exercises that will get you there for sure. If you have an iPhone there are bonus features for you in this book. Use your TAG app and you will receive additional guides and videos from Dr. Amen. Fun!
I was introduced to Dr. Daniel Amen through a PBS program on brain health that quickly became a buzz in my family. Dr. Amen has been discussed at our gatherings quite a bit so you can understand why I was thrilled to be asked to participate in a review for Dr. Amen’s latest book “Unleash the Power of the Female Brain“. This book is changing my world and I’m so thankful for this opportunity. There is so much more in this book that I could write for days, but I’ll stop now so that I can share with you a terrific giveaway opportunity!
One lucky winner will win –
One month membership to The Amen Solution Website ($29.95 value)

Here are the details:
Everything Your Brain Needs To Transform Your Life

Would you like to improve your focus? How about solve problems faster? Improve your memory? Maybe even get your body in better shape? The Amen Solution @ Home can help you with all of this and provide much, much more.

The Amen Solution is an interactive brain health website that provides personalized brain enhancement programs based on your specific brain type. The steps are simple:
Ø Know Your Brain – Learn how YOUR brain works
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Ø Boost Your Body – Custom workout routines and brain healthy recipes
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a Rafflecopter giveaway(*Disclaimer: I was given a copy of “Unleash the Power of the Female Brain” for review. My opinions are truthfully my own.)

A Healthier Life For Your Dog With K9-GH

Our chocolate lab Benny is the first dog I’ve ever had.  After getting over those months of “puppy love” I’ll call them (ex.:  peeing in the house, pooping in the house, getting into the garbage – oh wait, he still does that) we’re discovering that there are certain traits attributed to Labradors.  It’s not just their patience, like with a child who thinks of you as their incredibly large stuffed animal, or who lays on you like you’re an overstuffed pillow.  No, Labradors have issues with their hips as they get older and they need supplements to help alleviate the discomfort.  The brand K9-GH, a development leader in anti-aging for canines, offers relief for your dog and more.

Our boy Benny is a very large, long chocolate lab and we started noticing that it was difficult for him to get up after sitting and he seemed to struggle to jump into our family van.  For the past 3 months we’ve given Benny his daily vitamins and have found him to be walking a little easier and leaping into the van with less struggle.

The dosage is 4 pills a day, and the fact that they’re beef flavor I’m sure adds to the excited look he gets when we reach for the bottle.  You can purchase by clicking this link:  K9-GH.  They offer a money-back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied.  I am so happy that we found these supplements.  It’s worth it to see a big, brown happy boy in our life.

(*Disclaimer:  I was given K9-GH Anti-Aging Supplement for review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)