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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Five Reasons To Drink Protein Shakes


When you talk to someone about healthy eating and drinking protein shakes you sometimes get that look when someone is making a "eeeww, that's disgusting" look.  But health shakes can be absolutely delicious especially when you can be really creative with what you put in it.

I'm giving you five reasons why it's a good reason to  drink protein shakes but honestly I could give you so many other ones especially because you see and feel the amazing results from it.  

1. My protein shake has about 16 grams of protein per drink which includes fruits and veggie based ingredients.  We're talking about chia, green tea and pomegranate and maca to name a few.  These super ingredients are great in helping your body react to stress and enzymes that support gut health.
2. Helps curb those sugar cravings.  When you're on a health kick the last thing you need chasing you around are your sugar cravings.  If you have no will power then you're in trouble.  When I drink my shake, all of those cravings just go away.  That is not to say that I don't treat myself and eat that cookie once in a while.  So the next time you start reaching for that bag of cookies maybe you could make a delicious shake instead.
3. Helps increase your veggie intake.  If your like me and not a big veggie eater then drinking your vegetables can be a lot easier.  Have you tried throwing some spinach in there or perhaps cauliflower rice to make a nice creamy shake?
4. No artificial anything.  When I decided to start my journey on clean eating, I knew this protein shake was for me. I know I am nourishing my body with good stuff.
5. Great source of fiber.  We know how important fiber is for our diet.  It keeps us fuller and it keeps our system flowing.  Because we feel fuller when we add fiber to our diet we are less likely to hit the vending machine because we think we are hungry.
Drinking a protein shake provides so many other health benefits.  For me, I noticed a difference after about two months of drinking my super foods shakes.  Back in September I was able to get off my thyroid medicine that I had been on for many years.  Dealing with Hypothyroidism wasn't easy.  It was a constant roller coaster ride.  Legally I can't say that drinking my super foods protein shakes "cured" my Hypothyroid issues but I can honestly say that since I started drinking my shakes I've been able to stay off my medicine for good and I feel much better than when I was taking my thyroid medicine.

Drink up my friends! Share your shake recipe below so we can find new ones to try.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - Official Trailer


Save The Date: 
April 26, 2019 in US Theaters

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

You should know by now that I'm a HUGE Marvel fan.  I think I've seen just about all the movies - many many times.  I'm so excited for the release of this one.  I will have to watch Avengers Infinity War again before April 26. I remember when I was at the movies, the place was absolutely packed, every seat was sold out and I'm sure it'll be the same with this one.

If you haven't seen the trailer yet, here's a clip of it:  




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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Imagination Running Wild At Wonder Park


  

Have you seen the previews for the new Wonder Park movie?  It looks pretty awesome and my daughter and I are so excited to see it.  It's a fun adventurous movie that will tap into your child's imagination. Wonder Park is in theaters March 15, 2019!

Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park of a wildly creative girl name June comes alive.  One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old roller coaster car and climbs inside.  She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside.  All of he rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her.  Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters,m June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.

Do you remember when you were a child and how your imagination ran wild?  When we tap into our imagination we can go anywhere and create amazing things.

After watching the trailer how could you not be excited to see this fun, adventurous movie.



My daughter and I had a great time putting together the amusement park building activity and getting creative with the amazon boxes.  My daughter has quite the creative imagination and I always love to see what she comes up with or listening to her stories when she's playing with her dolls and stuffed animals.  It's these moments that I treasure forever as she's growing way too fast.

 






With the boxes we received, my daughter wanted to make a roller coaster and pretend that she was also creating her own Wonder Park adventure.  She didn't have much time to be as creative as she wanted to be but she put it together, grabbed her little friends and enjoyed a great roller coaster ride. As you can see, everyone had a WONDER-ful time at the park.   We are so excited to see this movie.  If your kids are adventurous and creative then this is a must see for your family!! 

 










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Happy National Pancake Day


Happy National Pancake Day! Today IHOP is Flip it Forward for Kids.  

If you love pancakes and IHOP as much as we do then head over to IHOP and grab your free short stack of original buttermilk pancakes. 

Although the pancakes are free, please consider making a donation to help children battling critical illnesses.  It's only until 7 PM tonight so go, go go!!!




Sunday, March 3, 2019

Healthy Pre and Post Workout Snack Ideas

When I started running I didn't know much about what I should eat pre and post workout.  I just knew that I needed a run and would lace up and head out. I've schooled myself since then.

Fueling your body before a workout is just as important as fueling it after a workout.  It gives your body what it needs to recover and build stronger muscles.  Rule of thumb is to try and eat between 30 minutes to 1-2 hours before your workout and don't forget to hydrate.  If you're like me and get up wicked early and don't like to eat before a workout then make sure to eat something right after your sweat sesh.

Here are some snack ideas that can help pre-workout:

  • Protein smoothie
  • Piece of fruit with your favorite nut butter 
  • Granola bar
  • Oatmeal with berries
  • Hard boiled eggs
Post-workout snacks:
  • Bananas and peanut butter
  • Sweet potato and eggs
  • Greek yogurt and some berries
  • Protein smoothie
  • Protein muffins
I try and meal prep as much as I can and my favorite things to do are bacon egg muffins. You can make extra and freeze them.  My other favorite is sweet potato hash.  Delicious sweet potato and eggs, oooh so good.  I'll post the recipe soon. 

What are some of your favorite workout snacks?  

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Little Mermaid Anniversary Edition-Signature Collection

This month Disney’s animated classic The Little Mermaid will celebrate its 30th anniversary.  For this special occasion, Disney will not only release the film on Blu-ray but will also offer the film in 4K Ultra HD



For my daughter's 8th birthday I took her to Disney and we did the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom.  What an awesome time that was.  Has your little one done that?  While we were there the Princess she wanted to be was Ariel so the transformation to be The Little Mermaid began.



Over the weekend we settled in for a mer-movie night.  Thanks to our sponsor we received a beautiful Ariel sleeping bag, a crochet mermaid tail blanket - super warm and comfortable, mermaid drinking glasses which we paired with some awesome mermaid juice, mermaid fudge, a Ariel mermaid pillow and an adorable mermaid necklace.  


It's always so much fun watching Ariel, Sebastian and Flounder on their wild adventures and this time you can watch them for the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD and in movies anywhere on February 12 and 4K Ultra and Blu-ray on February 26. The colors and images on Blu-ray are awesome and we had so much fun singing along with Ariel and her crew.  

This review was so much fun for us.  My daughter loves The Little Mermaid.  She was TLM for Halloween two years ago and a mermaid this past Halloween.  She was so excited to put on her costumes. As you can see she was really enjoying her time with Ariel, Sebastian and Flounder and all their adventures.  We made some popcorn, had some mermaid juice in our mermaid glasses and enjoyed some magical fudge as well.  If your little one is a Princess Ariel fan, we definitely recommend getting this new release.  Create a magical mermaid party and sing your hearts out. 

 

Blu-ray & Digital:
  • Sing-Along Mode – Sing along to the movie in this sing-along version of the film.
  • Alan Menken & the Leading Ladies Song – From the voice of a mermaid to the tunes of a muse, the music of Alan Menken has scored the soundtrack for some of Disney’s most iconic leading ladies. Join Alan, Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Judy Kuhn (Pocahontas Singing Voice), Lillias White (Calliope) and Donna Murphy (Mother Gothel) as we celebrate the music of their films in honor of the one that started it all … The Little Mermaid.  In this discussion, the ladies will share their memories of musically creating their characters with Alan, discuss what it means to be part of the Disney Princess/leading lady legacy and create new memories as they sing with Alan around a baby grand piano.
  • “What I Want From You…Is YOUR VOICE” – Enter the recording studio and get an inside look at the cast of The Little Mermaid in their original recording sessions.
  • Stories From Walt’s Office – Gadgets & Gizmos – Like Ariel, Walt Disney was a collector of many different things from miniatures to early mechanical characters that inspired the invention of audio-animatronics. We take a look at some the collections that Walt kept in his office in the third episode of this series.
  • #TreasuresUntold – Join Ruby Rose Turner and Olivia Sanabia from the Disney Channel Original Series “Coop and Cami Ask the World” as they take a deep dive to explore some hidden treasures and fun facts about Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
  • DCapella “Part of Your World” Music Video
  • Classic Bonus Features – revisit four exciting bonus features from previous releases including:
    • Deleted Character: Harold The Merman
    • Under The Scene: The Art Of Live Action Reference
    • Howard’s Lecture
    • Audio Commentary With Ron Clements, John Musker and Alan Menken
Digital Exclusives:

  • “Part of Your World” – A 30-Year Retrospective – Songwriter Alan Menken and Jodi Benson, the acting and singing voice of Ariel, sing the epitome of Disney “I Want” songs “Part of Your World” and discuss its impact since it was first heard 30 years ago.
  • Classic Bonus Features – Over 3 additional hours of previously released classic bonus features including Deleted Scenes, Easter Eggs, Music Videos and more!
Relax, put up your fin and plunge into an undersea voyage with your favorite characters. Enjoy a mer-movie night! The Little Mermaid is now on Digital and on Blu-ray™ February 26

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    Friday, February 1, 2019

    I Am A Stroke Survivor

    NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY – Heart Disease
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    Today I’m wearing red in honor of National Wear Red Day for the mothers, sisters and friends that we can’t bear to live without. It is a day observed annually on the first Friday in February. Heart disease and stroke kill one in three women. These diseases are 80 percent preventable. National Wear Red Day is intended to help raise awareness of heart disease, in particular among women
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    My day was like any other, sitting in my office at work getting ready to go home.  I stood up from my chair and it hit me – just like that!  It felt like a head rush and everything looked snowy – like when you hit the wrong channel on the tv and it’s like all black and white. I had double vision and lost the feeling on my right side. Like many of us, I had no idea what the signs of a STROKE were – just heart attack.  I was considering driving home, closing one eye so that I can focus but my colleague drove me to the ER. You don’t think about this stuff in your 30’s.
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    Come to find out I was having a T.I.A. – Transient Ischemic Attack – which is a mini stroke or pre-stroke.  While in the hospital they also discovered the PFO –Patent Foramen Ovale, a hole in the heart that didn’t close after birth.
    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. It’s a myth that strokes only happen to older people. Strokes can happen even in infants
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    Use the letters F.A.S.T. to spot Stroke signs:
    F: Face drooping – Does one side droop?
    A: Arm Weakness – is one arm weak or numb?
    S: Speech – is it slurred?
    T: Time to Call 911 – Get to the hospital immediately
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    For more info, go to www.goredforwomen.org
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