Friday, September 19, 2014

Fitness And Wellness Freebie Friday




I'm back this week with some great fitness deals, coupons, sweepstakes and freebies. Check out the  Bigelow Tea sweepstake, you could win one of 10 SpaFinder gift cards and all sorts of goodies. 24 Hour Fitness is offering a free pass to their clubs but it is only open in selected cities. Take advantage of using their fitness equipment and taking classes, if you don't belong to a health club.  I also have some free ebooks for you to download, if you or know someone who is ready to make a lifestyle change.




For the following areas: Austin, San Fran Bay, Bakersfield, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Memphis, Miami, Monterey Bay, New York, Orange County, CA, Omaha, Orlando, Portland, Phoenix, Reno, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Seattle, Salt Lake City, St Louis, Washington DC, Colorado Springs


$0.75 off any one Rudi's Organic Bakery Product





 TruHeart™ Heart Health Supplements Coupon


$2.00 off any 2 Sports Tide or any Tide or Tide Boost Detergent



$2.50 off any (2) ZonePerfect boxes


 Bigelow 'My Cup of Tea' Sweepstakes


                       
NeoCell Biotin Bursts & Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid giveaway



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Workout Wednesdays - Wow #45

Diet Bet Operation Pre-Holiday Slimdown

                             


  Checkout my latest video and why I have been absent from YouTube

Operation Pre-Holiday Slimdown Video


 Workout Wednesdays


BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR HOSTESSES 

 LINK UP!

Diatta Harris | Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons | The Frugal Exerciser.






JOINING US ARE OUR CO-HOSTESSES:

Amanda | Eat Hard Work Hard and Jenn of Comeback Momma 
They both have really cool blogs full of their fitness adventures so stop by there, read some posts, leave some comments, share and subscribe of course so you constantly receive their latest and greatest blog posts.  We are very happy to have them co-host this Workout Wednesday link up party with us. 

You can also check them out on the social media scene.
Amanda | Blog | Twitter | Instagram
Natalie | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


                             This week's highlighted fitness blogger is A Different D



LET’S PARTY!!

DISCLOSURE:  REGARDLESS OF WHICH BLOG YOU POST YOUR LINK, IT WILL DISPLAY ONFEMME FITALE FIT CLUB,  THE FRUGAL EXERCISEREAT HARD WORK HARDCOMEBACK MOMMA, AND MEAN, GREEN, CLEAN EATING TEEN BLOGS. 

Point & Purpose:

The purpose of this link up party is to mix and mingle and support each other’s sites by visiting, subscribing and/or leaving a comment.  Please do not drop a link here, disappear and not follow through by visiting other party goers’ sites.  

THEME:

We are linking up blog postsGoogle+ posts or Facebook posts related to FITNESS, RUNNING, HEALTH or WELLNESS.  

SIMPLE RULES:

1. Follow, Like and/or Subscribe to your hostesses and co-hostesses:
2.   Don’t be a wallflower.  I can not stress this enough.  Show some comment luv and support to other party goers of this link up by visiting their blogs and either leave a comment on a post, subscribe or both!  Visit at least others who have joined the party.
3.  Also join our WOW Link Up Pinterest Board so you can PIN your post to it.
4.  Invite your like-minded friends!  We love finding and reading new blogs so spread the word so we can increase the size of our parties every week til we make the walls sweat!!!!  I told ya we party hard!  :-)
5.  Use hashtag #wowlinkup when you comment on someone’s post for easy identification.
6.  Last but definitely not least, HAVE FUN!  This IS a party!


Femme Fitale Fit Club
GRAB OUR BADGE CODE 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wendy's Apple Pecan Salad Review


Wendy's-apple-pecan-salad-review

Today I was on my way home from the gym and I had a taste for a salad.  As some of my regular readers know, I have a garden full of kale, Swiss chard, collards but no lettuce. I have been eating kale salads almost 4 times a week and I'm sick of kale. I wanted something different and since I had a Wendy's gift card, I decided to try their apple pecan salad.

Wendy's sells their salads in two sizes, half and full. I bought a half size because I didn't want the extra calories. The half sizes are pretty large and when I transferred it in a plate, it took up the whole eight inch plate, as seen below.

wendy's-apple-pecan-salad

The salad consisted of romaine lettuce, apples, cranberries, grilled chicken, blue cheese and you can also add roasted pecans and the pomegranate Simply Dressed salad dressing. The salad was delicious and very filling and I'm glad I got the half size. As far as the caloric intake is concern, it is not bad, the total salad with dressing and pecans included is 350 calories.  On the website it says the dressing is 160 calories but that is for 2 packets. I only had one, so that really changes my caloric intake to 280 calories, that's even better!

Check out Wendy's customize guide, where you see how many calories you can add or subtract to or from your meal. If I had known about this, I could have gotten a full size. Oh well, I guess I saved money.  I recommend Wendy's Apple Pecan Salad because it tastes great and it won't ruin your diet.

Have you tried any of the Wendy's salads? Do you buy the full or the half size?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Workout Wednesdays - WOW! #44

 Workout Wednesdays


BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR HOSTESSES 

 LINK UP!

Diatta Harris | Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons | The Frugal Exerciser.






JOINING US ARE OUR CO-HOSTESSES:

Amanda | Eat Hard Work Hard and Jenn of Comeback Momma 
They both have really cool blogs full of their fitness adventures so stop by there, read some posts, leave some comments, share and subscribe of course so you constantly receive their latest and greatest blog posts.  We are very happy to have them co-host this Workout Wednesday link up party with us. 

You can also check them out on the social media scene.
Amanda | Blog | Twitter | Instagram
Natalie | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


This week's highlighted fitness blogger is Janelle of Run With No Regrets




LET’S PARTY!!

DISCLOSURE:  REGARDLESS OF WHICH BLOG YOU POST YOUR LINK, IT WILL DISPLAY ONFEMME FITALE FIT CLUB,  THE FRUGAL EXERCISEREAT HARD WORK HARDCOMEBACK MOMMA, AND MEAN, GREEN, CLEAN EATING TEEN BLOGS. 

Point & Purpose:

The purpose of this link up party is to mix and mingle and support each other’s sites by visiting, subscribing and/or leaving a comment.  Please do not drop a link here, disappear and not follow through by visiting other party goers’ sites.  

THEME:

We are linking up blog postsGoogle+ posts or Facebook posts related to FITNESS, RUNNING, HEALTH or WELLNESS.  

SIMPLE RULES:

1. Follow, Like and/or Subscribe to your hostesses and co-hostesses:
2.   Don’t be a wallflower.  I can not stress this enough.  Show some comment luv and support to other party goers of this link up by visiting their blogs and either leave a comment on a post, subscribe or both!  Visit at least others who have joined the party.
3.  Also join our WOW Link Up Pinterest Board so you can PIN your post to it.
4.  Invite your like-minded friends!  We love finding and reading new blogs so spread the word so we can increase the size of our parties every week til we make the walls sweat!!!!  I told ya we party hard!  :-)
5.  Use hashtag #wowlinkup when you comment on someone’s post for easy identification.
6.  Last but definitely not least, HAVE FUN!  This IS a party!


Femme Fitale Fit Club
GRAB OUR BADGE CODE 

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Comcast or X-Finity Fitness Video Review #2

Crane Pose

Comcast--fitness-television


It is National Yoga Month, so I decided to check out the yoga videos on Comcast On Demand. Since I don't practice yoga and have taken one class in my life-time, I wanted try a beginner yoga video.

About 9 years, silly me tried do yoga from the television and I ended up pinching a nerve in my upper back.  Ever since then, I have shied away from yoga.  Because I started this Comcast review series, I made up my mind to try it via the television one more time but making sure it was a beginner video.

I was highly disappointed because the videos in the their beginner section WERE NOT for novices.  One is called the Crane Pose.  I looked at the video and wasn't going to attempt doing the move above; I didn't want to end up in the emergency room, again. In my opinion, the crane move is probably an advanced yoga position which requires a lot of balance and strengthen in the upper body.  The instructor John Vitarelli says that the crane pose requires strength in your hands. However, it is a great video for someone who practices yoga or who has taken a few classes and knows the poses. His explanations of the moves are clear and he gives really good instructions on how to get into the pose.

I'm just disappointed because On Demand needs to provide actual beginner yoga videos for us budding yogis.  I give this video two stars for being in the wrong category.

Rating: Fair

If you would like to take a yoga class in your area, The Yoga Health Foundation is offering ONE FREE WEEK coupon which can be redeemed at one of the 2000 participating yoga studios in the country.  This coupon is good for the months of September and October and is for new students only.

Do you practice yoga from the television or do you take a class?




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Workout Wednesdays - WOW! #43

What's in my gym bag?





Nothing really, I don't even have a gym bag. When I workout at the health club, it is usually on the week-end and on most occasions, I return home afterwards. So, I don't need a towel, shower shoes and etc. All I have, are my earphones, my I-phone, water and my car keys, that is it. I guess I'm very low maintenance, when it comes to workout gear.

Are you a high maintenance or a low maintenance gym goer or somewhere in-between?




 Workout Wednesdays


BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR HOSTESSES 

 LINK UP!

Diatta Harris | Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons | The Frugal Exerciser.






JOINING US ARE OUR CO-HOSTESSES:

Amanda | Eat Hard Work Hard and Jenn of Comeback Momma 
They both have really cool blogs full of their fitness adventures so stop by there, read some posts, leave some comments, share and subscribe of course so you constantly receive their latest and greatest blog posts.  We are very happy to have them co-host this Workout Wednesday link up party with us. 

You can also check them out on the social media scene.
Amanda | Blog | Twitter | Instagram
Natalie | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


This week's highlighted fitness blogger is Amanda | Eat Hard Work Hard 




LET’S PARTY!!

DISCLOSURE:  REGARDLESS OF WHICH BLOG YOU POST YOUR LINK, IT WILL DISPLAY ONFEMME FITALE FIT CLUB,  THE FRUGAL EXERCISEREAT HARD WORK HARDCOMEBACK MOMMA, AND MEAN, GREEN, CLEAN EATING TEEN BLOGS. 

Point & Purpose:

The purpose of this link up party is to mix and mingle and support each other’s sites by visiting, subscribing and/or leaving a comment.  Please do not drop a link here, disappear and not follow through by visiting other party goers’ sites.  

THEME:

We are linking up blog postsGoogle+ posts or Facebook posts related to FITNESS, RUNNING, HEALTH or WELLNESS.  

SIMPLE RULES:

1. Follow, Like and/or Subscribe to your hostesses and co-hostesses:
2.   Don’t be a wallflower.  I can not stress this enough.  Show some comment luv and support to other party goers of this link up by visiting their blogs and either leave a comment on a post, subscribe or both!  Visit at least others who have joined the party.
3.  Also join our WOW Link Up Pinterest Board so you can PIN your post to it.
4.  Invite your like-minded friends!  We love finding and reading new blogs so spread the word so we can increase the size of our parties every week til we make the walls sweat!!!!  I told ya we party hard!  :-)
5.  Use hashtag #wowlinkup when you comment on someone’s post for easy identification.
6.  Last but definitely not least, HAVE FUN!  This IS a party!


Femme Fitale Fit Club
GRAB OUR BADGE CODE 

<div align="center"><a href="http://femmefitalefitclub.com/?page_id=5741" title="Femme Fitale Fit Club"><img src="http://femmefitalefitclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/10411245605_4348135958_m.jpg" alt="Femme Fitale Fit Club" style="border:none;" /></a></div>