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CORE #BeTrueToYourCore Organice fruit infused beverages {Giveaway}

Here is the last giveaway to round out the “week of giveaways.” I know… it was drawn out over two weeks, but we have 4 amazing giveaways going on!

You’re going to love CORE Organic!  These fruit infused beverages have some big flavors and they’re delicious! Perfect for upcoming summer weather!

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The End of the BeFiT 30 Day Fat Burning Challenge and Giveaway

I’ve stuck with it for almost 30 days now!

If you remember when I started a month ago, I explained how much a I loved the BeFiT workouts. After week one, I explained how much I also liked the BeFiT nutrition products. The workout calendar and the workouts are free, so I definitely recommend checking them out! Also, check it out below because today is the last day to enter to win the BeFiT protein, pre-workout, and Burn.

BeFiT 30 day challenge

I still love the BeFiT workouts, and I have been getting up early each morning to get them in. In this last week the 10-minute workouts are doubled and boy do I workout a sweat! They know what they’re doing and really work certain areas hard. Plus, even when two videos are scheduled, it’s still only 20 minutes. I love that!

I’m so grateful to be a SweatPink ambassador and have the chance to try these great products, as well as the opportunity to pass some on to you!

Hurry! Time is running out, so enter right now!

BeFiT Giveaway!

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One prize per person. If you win this giveaway, and have already won another prize from BeFit through another blog, please disclose that you have already won so we can choose another winner.

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#BeFitForLife Week 1: BeFiT Nutrition Products Giveaway

Week One is done! I am LOVING the BeFiT 30 Day Challenge videos! They are short, but leave me sweaty and out of breath and feeling it the next day. I’m enjoying the BeFiT chocolate protein powder, Burn supplements, and pre-workout as well. Enter to win some below and you can try them out too!

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#BeFitAllYear 30-DayChallenge: FREE calendar, videos, and a GIVEAWAY!

Thanks to BeFit and Fit Approach, I’m super excited to have been given the opportunity to Jumpstart some healthy habits in 2016 and #BeFitAllYear. I’m even more excited to share the FREE 30-day workout calendar and videos with you, as well as give you a chance to win some of the BeFit goodies they’ve given me!

BeFitAllYear workouts, calendar, and nutrition product giveaway!

Confession: My 2016 health and weight loss goals have been off to a slow start. If I’m being completely honest, I’ve continued to gain weight after the holidays…

After losing 60lbs after my second child, I have really struggled to keep the scale going down. In the past year, I’ve added a part-time job to full-time staying home with the kids and the pressure has really decreased the amount of focus I’ve placed on my health. I’m feeling pretty discouraged lately…

I’m really feeling energized with this BeFit 30-Day Challenge. The best part is that the tools for the workouts are completely free! BeFit has put together an amazing series of videos, along with a workout calendar to help keep you on track.

I started this morning with the Dynamic Strength workout. It was fantastic! I woke up early, wandered through the dark to my office and got in a short and sweet strength training workout. Next to the tools being free, my favorite part is that these workouts are quick and effective – most are between 10-15 minutes. Toward the end of the 30 days, we’ll start to double up the workouts, but they still don’t take a huge chuck of time. Love that!

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I also got the chance to try out some of the great BeFit Nutritional Products. We have Chocolate Whey Protein, a PreWorkout, and Burn – a supplement to boost fat loss. I haven’t tried them yet, but I will keep you posted as I update you about my progress during the 30 days. For now, how about I open up the giveaway and give you a chance to win some for yourself!?

So, you know the workouts are free, short, and guided by a free calendar… So, who’s going to join me and #BeFitAllYear!?!

BeFit Nutrition Products Giveaway

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My Day Friday: Voting for the IDEA World BlogFest Lightning Round is open!

I found myself writing too much for others and letting my own journey suffer.  For the last couple month Friday has been My Day, and I share more personal posts.

This week:

  • I’m sad to see my Kohls gift end, but so proud of what I accomplished
  • I’m in a good place with my motivation, planning, and excited to take charge of my journey myself
  • The voting opened for the IDEA World BlogFest Lightning Round, and I am so honored to be in the running again this year!

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Gigabody: workout from home with a fun variety of workout videos!

Right before I was given the chance to work with a personal trainer, I applied for a Sweat Pink Ambassador opportunity to review an awesome online service for delivering an amazing variety of workout videos you can do at anytime from anywhere you have internet access!

As a busy Momma who prefers to workout from home and squeeze it in during naptime, Gigabody is right up my alley!

Gigabody Review: win a free month of a great varieties of workout videos you can do anytime from anywhere!

 

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Why Hemp Hearts Should be in YOUR Recipes! {Manitoba Hearts Review}

If you’ve followed me on Instagram or ever come across one of my salad pictures, you may have noticed they always contain the same go-to toppings.  The first is toasted flax seeds and the second is Hemp Hearts.  I just don’t make a salad without them!

Salad Toppings: Manitoba Hemp Hearts

I tried Hemp Hearts on a whim about six months ago.  I had some money to spend at the Kiwi Store online and decided to give Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts a whirl.  Such a great decision!

They are delicious and nutty and I’m having so much fun experimenting with them.  My go-to is salads, but I’ve also made a couple other treats with them.

I love the nutty bit of crunch they added to my Chocolate Caramel Protein Bites.

Chocolate caramel PB bites

I also had too much fun making a snack to satisfy my sweet tooth with dates, a tiny bit of peanut butter, half a banana slice and as many hemp hearts as I could get to stick!  Yum!

Manitoba Hemp Hearts, dates, peanut butter, and banana

Now, my husband has been working 7 days a week lately, which means this Momma has also been working 7 days a week (but, really, what’s the difference…), or you would be seeing all sorts of help heart concoctions!

Wednesday night our meal plan is for a Tomato Basil Soup from Frontier Soups and I can’t wait to add some hemp hearts to that – delicious! Also, I was just kicking myself for not taking the time to try some hemp heart chicken nuggets the other night while I was cooking up more than two chickens!

Luckily, while cruising the Manitoba Harvest website I found that I am not the first genius to come up with these ideas and you can find some great recipes for soups, entrees, and more!

So, besides the facts that they taste great, why should YOU be adding them to your own recipes???

Fast Facts About Hemp Hearts

  • Hemp Hearts contain 10 grams of protein per 30 gram serving
  • Hemp Hearts are a complete vegetarian protein
  • Hemp Hearts contain 10 grams of Omegas per 30 gram serving
  • Hemp Hearts are a raw, whole food
  • Hemp Hearts are delicious!

Ok, so I don’t even want to tell you about this one, but

There is a contest going to win a 5lb bag of Hemp Hearts from Manitoba Harvest! If I can get my stuff together – not too likely because tonight is my Little Lady’s 2nd Birthday and we leave for Florida in a couple weeks – I will definitely be trying to win that awesome prize! Just tag your photos of your Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart recipes with #sweatpink @manitobaharvest #hemphearts on Twitter or Instagram by November 30th and you’ll be entered to win!

If you don’t have any hemp hearts to create a recipe, use the code HHSweatPink14 for 20% off anything on manitobaharvest.com until November 30th, 2014.

Have you tried Hemp Hearts?

How would you use them?

Biggest Loser Half without training, #fffchallenge, and WIN Giveaway!

I got a medal!!!

Biggest Loser Run/Walk medal

Before Sunday I had never run more than a 5K… I ran my first 5K last year for the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota, followed by Run or Dye and my second Lupus run. Running on my own I still never even hit 4 miles.

So, why then, did I think I could all of a sudden do a half marathon without one but of training???

When I won the trip to the Biggest Loser Finale from Planet Fitness they offered the entire audience free race eateries for any Biggest Loser Run/Walk.

After a lot of back and forth, I decided to go for the half marathon. Although, after a busy summer with very little running, I realized I would never have a long enough block of time free to train for a half marathon.

I almost considered backing out after not running as much as I had hoped and not planning the trip early enough, but it finally realized that I would regret it.

I kept telling myself, “it’s called the run/walk. You can walk…”

Biggest Loser Run/Walk packet pick up, Bobby Saleem, Jackie and Dan Evans

I drove the hour and a half drive out for packet pick up. I loved hearing Bobby Saleem, last year’s runner up, spill all the dirt about the show. Well, he didn’t spill too much, but he was pretty candid and so funny! I was also completely inspired by Jackie Evans who kept talking about her struggle to teach her kids about health and fitness. It really hit home and made me think about my why (a Bobby phrase). I was so happy to be there and know that stealing away for a weekend was for a great reason.

Biggest Loser Run/Walk Sunrise

I went back bright and early the next morning, all alone, for my first ever half marathon.

“You can walk, you can walk…”

I started out running when we took off and felt great. I was exstatic at the 4 mile mark because I was keeping up my goal pace and I just passed my longest run ever. I couldn’t believe it when I hit the six mile mark and was still running. I felt like I could go all day!

...and then mile 7 hit. The bathrooms were few and far between so I started to walk more and my legs started getting stiffer and more tired. I walked the rest of the race.

I still finished in a time I was happy with and was SO happy just to finish! The greatest part was when Bobby was announcing and cheering on the runner and looked right at me and said, “great job, Kristin!”

How cool is that!?!

I was out of town and alone for my first half, and Bobby cheering me by name was just what I needed! He is such a great and genuine guy!

It was such a fantastic experience and I’m so glad I did it!

I was sore that day and thought I’d be incredibly sore the next day, but I felt pretty good. I did take the day off from trying to get my Fall Fitness Challenge activity in, but the day before more than made up for it! I also stuck to my warm lemon water each morning without forgetting. I even finally stopped talking about meal prep and spent the day cooking and making up some delicious meals to have on hand when I need them. I made fish, brown rice, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and mushrooms – so good!

Meal prep

Check in with the others participating In the Fall Fitness Challenge:
Nora from Adventures of a Mother-Daughter Running Duo | Kristen K. at Run Away With Me | Ariana at HappyLife.HealthyLife | Brandi at Noteworthy Running | Michelle at Fearless Beauty Fitness | Kathy at MamaMarathoner | Diane at Runnin Rocker | Alicia at NeverEverBeenSkinny

One more thing… I promised a giveaway!

The day after my first half marathon I limped my tired tush down the stairs to wash my stinky running clothes. Luckily I received some WIN sports detergent for review through Sweat Pink.

WIN detergent for athletic clothes

It did not disappoint! The clothes smelled great! WIN is specially designed to get rid of all the sweat, oil, and odors for athletic clothes. They even offer a fragrance and dye-free green version. After a rough trip through the mail, I got both bottles to try. Thank goodness WIN just redesigned their bottles to handle that kind of abuse!

Rough trip through the mail

WIN is offering to send one of my readers two bottles to try as well! You can enter the giveaway below to try your luck!

WIN Detergent giveaway

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You can also purchase WIN through Amazon and use the code WINGIVE1 to get $1 off a bottle of WIN detergent! Check out WIN on the web, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to send them some love!

I'm so excited to finally be allowed to be an Amazon affiliate in MN, so this post contains affiliate links and I get a small commission if you chose to make a purchase. Thank you so much for your support!

Lorna Jane Giveaway {Spot my LJ bracelet}

It’s here!

To help get everyone excited for Active Nation Day with Lorna Jane, I was looking forward to showing off my Lorna Jane bracelet during all of my active living.

Womp, womp…

The bracelets were held up in shipping, but guess what came today!?

Lorna Jane Bracelet Giveaway

In a shiny pink package, with no return address, and requiring an IOU to my mail carrier, was my beautiful bracelet!

It went through a lot to get here, and Active Nation Day has come and gone, but active living is for every day and I have something fun in store for you!

Spot my Lorna Jane bracelet to win!

So, how do you win???

Follow me on Facebook | Follow me on Instagram | Follow me on Twitter

Be watching in the next day or two for active living photos, and keep an eye out for the Lorna Jane bracelet on my social media channels. Once you see me proudly porting my Lorna Jane bracelet, comment with “I spot a Lorna Jane Bracelet” with the #ActiveNationDay hashtag and the first person to respond will win something fantastic from Lorna Jane. It could be your own active living bracelet, it could be an adorable headband, I haven’t decided yet… But it will be from Lorna Jane and it will be awesome!

Are you on the lookout? Do you follow me on Facebook *wink*, Twitter, and Instagram?