Friday, December 2, 2016

Total Strength and Conditioning Suzanne Andrews Functional Fitness DVD Review


Suzanne Andrews is an Occupational Therapy Clinician by trade and she has designed medically proven exercises with the best pacing for fastest results and these workouts are now available on DVD. Suzanne has a huge heart and provides the TV series (for mid age through seniors) to PBS for free as a way to give health back to the community.  All proceeds from DVD sales go toward providing more free episodes. Her workouts range from arthritus walks, Tai Chi, bladder control, to more mainstream fitness routines. Read below for a detailed review of her Total Strength and Conditioning DVD.

Total Strength and Conditioning 
Suzanne Andrews, 2016

This DVD contains three workouts. All three workouts show a standing or seated alternative for all exercises. Suzanne works out (standing) with one seated background exerciser in a beautiful outdoor garden in MD. You will only need dumbbells (abs & arms), optional ankle weights (lower body), and an optional chair (seated mod) for these workouts. The workouts are done in voice over and all include a built in warm up.

Leg Strengthener: (26 min) Exercises include knee rotations, hip rotations, trunk rotations, small side lunges pulses, plie with scooping arms, squats, squat hops, external hip rotations, lateral leg raises, V step, squat abductions, glute raises, and side lunge reaches. Suzanne adds in 30-60 sec marching or jogging intervals interspersed throughout the workout.

Arm Conditioning: (26 min) Exercises include forward bends, shoulder flexion, torso twists, sword pull, forward arm circles, tri pulls behind your back, tri kickbacks and pulses, bi curls, urpight row, rows. You then repeat and conclude with side bends and a few deep breaths.

Vertical Ab Toner: (26 min) Exercises include oblique reaches, bend and reach, torso twists, leg raises, side bends, elbow to knee pull, back extensions, forward bend variations, dead lifts, swimmers, standing crunches, and a cool down. Weights are used for all exercises.

These are beginner routines that are easy to amp up if desired. They are very functional, easy to execute and effective. Suzanne provides great form pointers and exercise tips as you go. The pace is just right and you accomplish a lot in under 30 minutes. I really like that the exercises are shown seated and standing to accommodate all fitness levels. I received this DVD to review.

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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Halloween Mash & Dash 5k 2016

Halloween Mash & Dash 5k 2016


I did this one last year & it was fun so we did it again this year. Great race, well organized, and good location. I would recommend this one for sure. Last year they came with medals and this year a cool mug. I actually have so many medals now so the mug is nice variety. Plus I dont really feel like a 5k merits a medal lol. Its not that long, not saying its easy because Im no runner, just saying. Anyways I put my mug on my shelf in my home gym. Pics to come of my newly remodeled gym room.


And here is the swag. SUPER cute tank!! I wore last years tank with my orange capris and shoes to feel in the festive Halloween mood. Love last years tank & this years too!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Just Spices: A Complete Line of Organic Globally Inspired Spice Blends FULL Of Flavor!


Just Spices was launched to transform how people use and think about spices, to reawaken a sense of discovery and excitement, and to nurture the creative cook in all of us. If you love to cook and even better, if you love to eat what you cook- Just Spices is for you! Add flavor to your soups, pasta, grilling, meats, guacamole and more without the junk. The companies founders traveled the world, cooking and learning from creative chefs around the globe. These travels helped them perfect their spice blends. The containers even feature locals from around the globe that helped them with their culinary masterpieces. It keeps getting better- all their spices are certified organic! From Pork Rub, Extra Spicy Seasoning, Vegetable Broth Seasoning, even a Smoothie Boost! Keep reading to learn more. 


A spice trip around the world
Try their spices and you will taste their travels. From trading secret pasta recipes with an Italian “mamma” in a medieval town just outside Naples, to celebrating backyard BBQ parties with a meat-loving Texan family, to learning the authentic Mexican way to prepare guacamole, the Just Spices founders experienced first-hand that there truly is a story worth telling behind every spice.



They offer a huge line of spice blends from steak rub, BBQ popcorn seasoning, pancake blend, pizza seasoning, sweet potato seasoning, Texas BBQ dip, tellicherry pepper, and SO many more. I dont even know where to start - so many sound so amazing. I had the pleasure to try their guacamole seasoning mix and let me tell you -it is a game changer. Mash a few avocados, add some cherry tomatoes and onion if desired and sprinkle sprinkle sprinkle your Just Spices Guacamole Seasoning for the quickest, easiest, and most flavorful guacamole you have had.

The fun illustrations of  their global friends featured on the Just Spices canisters encourages home cooks to showcase Just Spices containers on the counter instead of forgetting them in a dusty cabinet. Another reason to leave them out, is they are stackable, opaque canisters that protect your spices from the sun. The containers are aroma-tight and recyclable paperboard and aluminum-lined packaging that maximizes freshness.


Following their vision to offer only the freshest, best, full-flavored spices sourced from around the world, all Just Spices products are certified USDA organic, with no flavor enhancers! Just spices, no junk. All taste, tons of flavors and cute containers! You will love these.


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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Book Review~ Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement




Want to start making the world a better place? You have to start with yourself. If you are a fan of activity, movement, or exercise, this is the book for you. Want to get started on your journey to a healthier life, grab a copy of Movement Matters by Katy BowmanWhat if we can make ourselves, our communities, and our planet healthier all at the same time by moving our bodies more?  Movement Matters is a collection of essays in which biomechanist Katy Bowman continues her groundbreaking investigation of the mechanics of our sedentary culture and the profound potential of human movement. Here she widens her You are how you move message and invites us to consider our personal relationship with sedentarism, privilege, and nature. Bowman explores



Key Points:
  • how convenience often means less movement, not more time
  • the missing movement nutrients in our food
  • how to include more nature in education
  • the impact of adding movement to permaculture and ecological models
  • our need for vitamin Community and group movement

This book is unapologetically direct, often hilarious, and always compassionate, Movement Matters demonstrates that human movement is powerful and important, and that living a movement-filled life is perhaps the most joyful and efficient way to transform your body, community, and world.
Movement Matters will leave you thinking, inspired, and of course entertained. The book delves deeper into our daily movements than ever crossed my mind. 

The book contains various essays from Katy Bowman from 2011 to 2016 and they are organized by theme for easy reference. 
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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mpowher Apparel: Fabulous Fitness Apparel That Supports Women!


I am in love with Mpowher Apparel! First, their clothes are amazing- perfect fit, well made, high quality, fashionable active wear. But lets get to the best part - they are a new start-up company making a difference.With every purchase of clothing, you are helping someone achieve their goals and start on their journey! I LOVE THIS! Mpowher Apparel supports and funds a wide array of non-profits that directly impact women who are aspiring to do more. For the month of July, for example they partnered with Days for Girls Non-Profit, where they contributed 20% of their proceeds! So cool right! Free shipping on orders over $75!

So who are they looking to support?
Non-profit organizations who are looking to support women who get out of bed each morning, can't wait to make a difference, and want to make a change! These are the women they give their support to. People who have the drive to achieve their goals but need a helping hand. If this sounds like you or an organization you know of, please take a moment to submit an Initial Contact Form here.
Mpowher offers an entire line of super cute athletic apparel from capris, leggings, jackets, tops and more. Check out their online store to see the entire line. I had the opportunity to review their Fierce Top and I LOVE it!!! It is super soft and fits so well. It is a flattering cut and moves with you. I wore it for a workout this week and it moved with, didnt bunch up and was comfy- no pinching or rubbing anywhere. This top is cute enough to wear every day with a pair of leggings or shorts and of course perfect for working out, running, gardening, or running around town. I love the T back and that it is flowy but still super flattering. 


Mpowher founders Laurel & Hanna met at college where they played basketball together. They started the company because they wanted to make a difference among fellow women, while spreading the lifestyle of inner strength. Their goal is to show their love for fitness and style while building a community that inspires, motivates and empowers women. They are proud to be "Mpowhered women" and want to share the love! 





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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday ~ Cyber Monday 25% Off Fairy Tales Hair Care: Natural Hair Care For Your Youngins & YOU!

You can score 25% off all products site wide for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend using code "Cyber16" Keep reading to learn more!



Fairy Tales Hair Care, is the leading line of all natural hair care for kids and for good reason! Their lines are recommended by pediatricians, school nurses and moms since 1999!  FairyTales formulas are free of harsh chemicals, pesticides, toxins, paraben and sulfates as well as soy, dairy, gluten and nut-free! They are infused with nourishing botanical extracts, strengthening amino acids, and  aloe leaf juice! These fab ingredients leave your little ones hair soft, manageable and tamed. The line works great for adults too- I used some and I loved it, and so did my hair. I had the pleasure of reviewing Tangle Tamers line because I have naturally curly, naturally tangly hair and it worked wonders. My youngest niece also loves the line because it makes brushing her hair so much easier. Check out the Fairy Tales Store Locator to find a distributor near you.


Fairy Tales Hair Care offers four complete lines Sun & Swim line to remove sea salt and chlorine green with natural fruit extract, a Tangle Tamers line to detangle curly and unruly hair. It contains natural keratin, and provitamin blend. The Rosemary Repel® line that prevents head lice with its organic plant extracts. This is the only head lice prevention product I have ever heard of! What a great product to offer! They also offer Lice Good-Bye® Survival Kit, an all-inclusive kit designed to eliminate lice and nits naturally.

Fairy Tales Sun & Swim Travel Kit
A must-have for travelling, swimmers, and those with light hair. They come in convenient 3oz bottles of the Lifeguard Clarifying Shampoo, Lemon-Aid Conditioner and Coco Cabana Sun Spray – this kit is everything you need to revive and restore hair from cholorine green and sea salt. Fairly Tales Sun & Swim line uses natural citrus extracts, coconut oil and banana leaf keep hair soft and shiny after a fun day of play and it smells amazing.


Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel®
Cleanse, nourish and help prevent head lice with Rosemary Repel® Shampoo, Rosemary Repel® Creme Conditioner, and the Rosemary Repel® Conditioning Spray. This uniquely concentrated sulfate-free formula is loaded with organic rosemary, citronella, tea tree, anise, lavender and the geranium oils are proven safe, gentle and effective to help repel lice. The Rosemary Repel® line is great for every hair type and #1 recommended by pediatricians, school nurses and moms since 1999. 

Fairy Tales Lice Good-Bye® Survival Kit
A must-have for all school age families, this  kit contains a 4 oz. Lice Good-Bye treatment, #1 metal Terminator Nit-Free removal comb, 4 oz. Rosemary Repel Conditioning Spray, Easy-grip sectioning clip along with step-by step instructions. It’s everything you need to eliminate lice and stubborn nits naturally and effectively – and keep them away! 

Fairy Tales Tangle Tamers
Great for all ages and hair types, this keratin infused detangler uses aloe and jojoba to soften hair while giving it a natural shine. The Tangle Tamers line is formulated without soy, gluten, dairy and nut oil and is paraben, sulfate and phthalate free! For soft, silky locks and no more tangles, use the Super-Charge Detangling Shampoo, Super-Charge Detangling Conditioner and the Static-Free Detangling Spray. ($8.95-$12.95 at FairyTalesHairCare.com and retailers like ULTA, CVS, and Bed Bath & Beyond across the U.S.)

Fairy Tales Bad Bugs
These healthy, natural and effective sprays help keep the bugs away without harsh chemicals or pesticides. Ideal for the whole family, the natural formula of lemon eucalyptus oil, soybean oil, cedar bark, citronella, peppermint and rosemary blend is proven to provide long lasting protection while the alcohol-free formula helps moisturize skin.


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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.