Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tried It Tuesday #BeTrueToYourCore Review + Giveaway




Disclaimer: As part of my relationship with Fit Approach, I received a case of CORE Hydration for review and giveaway purposes.  As always, all opinions expressed on my blog are 100% my own.  



Did you know one of the most important step to health and well being is hydration?    And even better!  It's the easiest steps too!

Not only does hydration regulate your temperature, rather helps transport important nutrients to provide you with energy.  If you are not properly hydrated, you will not perform at your best level.  


Everywhere I go, I have a bottle of water with me.  Car rides, my classroom, staff meetings, track practice, gym.    It's super simple to grab a bottle of CORE® Hydration and sip away.  All day long.  


CORE® Hydration is a water like no other.  It's ultra-purified, using a 7 stage propriety process which includes U.V, carbon filtration, reverse osmosis, and ozonation that removes harmful impurities and contaminants.   


CORE® Hydration is perfectly balanced with electrolytes and minerals that complement the levels that naturally occur in the human both, with a "Perfect pH" of 7.4.  Concerned about buying plastic water bottles?  No worries, the bottles are 100% recyclable! 






Find some  CORE® Hydration near you with this link.  


And if you are feeling lucky, CORE® Hydration  has offered 12 FULL VALUE CORE Coupons to one of my readers. 

How to enter:
CORE® Hydration  contest will run from 5/17/16 to 5/20/16 (midnight, EST).
  • Enter through rafflecopter below.
  • 1 winner will be selected using rafflecopter.
  • Open to Residents of the US only 18 years of age or older.  
  • Winner must have a valid email address.
  • Winner will be notified via email and/or blog post and will have 24 hours to claim prize.  If original winner does not claim prize within 24 hours, an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
  • All winning entries will be verified. 
  • If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.  
  • Prize package will be mailed out by CORE.  






Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Favorites!

This week seriously hit me like a big old Mac truck!   I had been dealing with a slight cold for a while.  Monday morning I woke up feeling a little sluggish... by the end of the day, my chest felt like it was full of concrete, I couldn't stop coughing, and I had a fever of 103!  Craziness!  

I've been here before, too many times!  I'm super thankful that my insurance company using an app that allows me to "call in" and video chat with a doctor on call.  I share my medical history, medications and all that jazz, and for my $15 copay, I get to "see" a doctor without having to wait until my regular dr can fit me in.... sometime in the next week or so... and I avoid driving to Urgent Care and waiting for who knows how long.  Since I have a documented history of bronchitis, it's pretty simple for a doctor to see that and prescribe me the medications needed.   This is the 2nd time I've used it and I'm pretty much in love with it.  I was skeptical at first.  But now.... yeah.  It's amazing!   Within 30 minutes I was at my local pharmacy picking up my prescriptions.  Pretty simple.  Pretty amazing.  



Have you ever used an app like that?   

All I wanted to do was curl up and go to sleep for the rest of the week, but I held strong and probably made it worse.  Tuesday - my middle school track team had a meet and I had to be there.  I could handle walking around with a clipboard, right?  




Well, sorta.  And then I promptly passed out when I got home.  Wednesday, would have been awesome to stay home and be sick... but nope.  I had to co-lead a professional development workshop at school.  Darn responsibilities!  By Wednesday evening, I was spent.  So I finally listened to my body and took yesterday and today off from school.  I was on the fence about today, but then Izzy woke up with a fever, and I knew I couldn't send her to school.    

My view for most of the day.... Izzy passed out on the couch,
Mallie keeping her "safe' while I coughed my brains out and caught up on grading papers and planning.  

So, if the recovery continues the way I want it too.... and the way it usually does with me and bronchitis, I can still run the Sugarloaf 15k this Sunday!  I've never run this race before....and I'm super excited!  I've done the marathon before... but not the 15k.  (fingers crossed!) 

A major favorite part of my week was actually Sunday.    What was a dreary, chilly, Mother's Day, turned out to be pretty awesome. We started out with Tucker's soccer game.  


his coach added a nice touch and had the kids bring roses to their moms....  great job, coach!
Then afterwards we drove out to Fort Popham, to watch the seals.  Something I enjoyed doing with my mom when I was growing up.... and something I find to be quite comforting and soothing.  And to be able to share that experience with my own family, makes it even more special.... plus I felt closer to my mom on Sunday too.  



The beauty about living in Maine is that we get to enjoy these cool, foggy days at the beach too.  While it was chilly, it was fun!  



A few weeks ago I upgraded my Garmin....  yep.  After 3 years of my cute purple Garmin 10, I decided I needed a new and improved Garmin.  So I went for it.  I bought the Garmin 235.  I'm in love with it!  And I'm probably addicted to the HR and my daily steps.  I might have a contest going with some of my advisees as to who will have more steps in a day.  I might win almost every day.   


paired perfectly with my Momentum Jewelry wrap

I'm chip lover through and through.  This week, I received a new Influenster Box... and inside there was this bag.  AMAZING!  Spicy, salty.  Perfection.  It might have been inhaled in one sitting.  Oops.  That is why I do not purchase chips anymore.  I have zero control when it comes to chips.  


If you are a fan of chips, get them!  SOOO good!  Thank you, Influenster!  

And while I'm praying that I'm well enough to run the Sugarloaf 15k on Sunday, I decided to fix up my playlist.  I heard the newest Justin Timberlake song and had to have it, which then prompted me to create a new playlist.  So here it is! 




So, that leads me to what in the world am I going to wear????  I'm thinking definitely Spandits!  ProCompression.  Headsweats.  Altra.  Momentum Jewelry.   And my Garmin 235.  My standard running attire.   And with my collection..... of all of the above (well, I only have one Garmin).... but with the rest, the race outfits possibilities are endless!    

What have your favorites been lately?  

Monday, May 2, 2016

Feel.Amazing.Everyday. with Amazing Grass



I received a container of Amazing Grass Protein Superfood through my association with FitApproach. All opinions are my own.








There is something about SUPERfood that has me excited! So when Amazing Grass created their Protein Superfood, I had to see what it was all about.







First impressions go a long way. And I was 100% impressed with this package from Amazing Grass! The cutest ball glass jar with glass straw, prAna yoga towel, sweet bag and Amazing Grass Protein Superfood - Pure Vanilla.










I knew it! Packed FULL of SUPERfoods! Where else will you get all of these delicious and healthy ingredients in ONE spot? Yeah.... only with Amazing Grass!









I have been feeling amazing while drinking my Amazing Grass smoothies daily. They are super simple to make and taste amazing every single time.




So, when do I drink my Amazing Grass smoothies?  Breakfast AND Lunch EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.   


My MOST favorite combination.   Cold brew coffee + Amazing Grass Protein Superfood (Pure Vanilla).  Shake (or stir) however you prefer.  And smile ALL.DAY.LONG!


Our family schedule is seriously kicking my ass lately.  Get up at 5:30, take care of the dogs.  Get myself ready. Get Tucker up by 6, then Izzy about 6:20. Deal with Izzy's outfit-of-the-day meltdown. While making sure my school bag is all set, my track bag is all set with the right ProCompression socks and Spandits. Make sure Tucker's laptop is charged for the day.  Leave the house by 6:50. Drop Tucker off at school, then head to the HS.   By this point, I'm already exhausted!  But I keep powering through with the energy packed Amazing Grass smoothie I have in my hand!  


Thank GOODNESS it takes about 30 seconds to make because that is all the time I have to make myself my breakfast.  Then another 30 seconds to pour some Almond or Cashew milk and cold brew coffee into another shaker bottle for lunch & toss the Amazing Grass container in my bag - and lunch is ready too!   


A few Amazing Grass facts:
* All Amazing Grass products are plant-based, non-GMO, and made with real, whole-food ingredients.  
*Amazing Grass is designed for people who want to get the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
*Amazing Grass is also perfect for those who want to eat clean and detoxify.

Amazing Grass - you hit this one out of the park!  It's AMAZING!  

Amazing Grass is reasonably priced at $34.99 here.  You can become a member and save 20% or use my code SWEATPINKJennyB16 for a ONE TIME 30% off discount (expires 5/31/16).  


And if you are feeling lucky, Amazing Grass has offered a full sized Protein Superfood to one of my readers. 

How to enter:
Amazing Grass contest will run from 5/2/2016 to 5/10/2016 (midnight, EST).
  • Enter through rafflecopter below.
  • 1 winner will be selected using rafflecopter.
  • Open to Residents of the US only 18 years of age or older.  
  • Winner must have a valid email address.
  • Winner will be notified via email and/or blog post and will have 24 hours to claim prize.  If original winner does not claim prize within 24 hours, an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
  • All winning entries will be verified. 
  • If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.  
  • Prize package will be mailed out by Amazing Grass.