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Healthy and Happy with Swanson Vitamins

It is here...The NEW YEAR is upon us! The holidays are done. It is time to take down the decorations. It is time to practice our new intentions. It is time to nourish our minds and bodies with healthy and happy thoughts! Are you ready? I definitely am and I have already been making it happen...ONE day at a time! 

New Year - New You

Taking care of ourselves emotionally, physically, and nutritionally is a process. It is not something that happens overnight or the first two weeks after the New Year. Living a healthy and active lifestyle takes time, work, and dedication. It is not easy, but it is SO WORTH IT! When you feel strong, when your skin is glowing, when your body feels healthy, you radiate positivity inside and out and that is why we dedicate so much time and effort into it sweating daily and eating well-balanced meals. And that positive energy is contagious, so throw it around like confetti and inspire others to join you on the healthy and happy journey!

New Year - New You

As you know living 30 miles out at sea has it challenges sometimes, when it comes to shopping, as my choices are limited. Do not get me wrong, for an island the stores here have a very good selection, but it is hard for them to carry everything! For that reason, I am grateful to be able to work with companies like Swanson Vitamins that provide a plethora of healthy options for not only myself but Lucy too! YES, they sell an abundance of doggie treats! I was so happy to find that they sell Greenies! I have been shopping with Swanson Vitamins for a couple of years now and I am always a happy customer. They offer so much more than just vitamins. I can get lost on their site...in a good way! And you can always find a good deal, as they have deals of the day, sales, buy 1 get 1 free, overstock, and clearance options. The possibilities are endless and there are no excuses to not make healthy and happy choices in 2017 on Swanson Vitamins website! 

Above are just a few of my favorite Swanson Vitamins products that I recently bought. I already have a list of what I want to buy next because my nut butter jars are almost empty, but also am realizing that I probably need some Vitamin D because these gray days are driving me bonkers! I am going to treat Lucy to some more Greenies and Oatmeal Milk and Honey Shampoo! So many great options, but now it is YOUR turn to shop with $100.00 thanks to Swanson Vitamins! It is YOUR turn to shop for a healthier and happier YOU in 2017! Follow all the details below and GOOD LUCK friends! 

How are you living a healthier and happier 2017?

What would you buy with the $100.00 gift certificate?

Walgreens #DoDEOBetter

*Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper but all opinions are my own.*

I never hide the fact that I sweat a lot and that I wear men's deodorant! I train hard and sweaty workouts are the norm all year round. During the Summer months, I try to take most of my workouts outside, because that Vitamin D, the salty air, and the ocean breeze feels fabulous on my skin. This is what Summer is about...It is about BEING OUTSIDE! Running, walking, and quick at home workouts are happening a lot, because, during these busy days, it is important that I disconnect for a little bit and enjoy what this island has to offer during these quick months. And of course,  Little Lucy is always by my side...Wait who am I kidding, she is ALWAYS by my side! 

Walgreens Do DEO Better

Most days during my workouts this time of year, the sweat is pouring off my nose and dripping down my shins. So let us just say that I need the strong stuff! I am excited to have teamed up with Walgreens today to spread the word about their deodorants and the different kinds that you can find online or in stores! Because as you know, everyone is different and everyone needs the right deodorant to keep them smelling fresh and staying dry. There are four different categories of deodorants that you can find at your local Walgreens and on Walgreens.com/DoDeoBetter:

4 Categories:
                •       Dry Sprays – Goes on instantly dry
                •       Care – Cares for your skin
                •       Motion Activated – Protects for 48 hours with Motionsense® technology
                •       Clinical Protection – Defends with clinical strength wetness protection

For me personally, I need "Motion Activated" and lots of protection, so 48 hours sounds good to me! I need a deodorant that is going to help me stay fresh through training clients, my workouts, and then while I am at home working away on the computer. My days start at 6:00 AM and end anywhere between 6:00 and 7:00 PM, so that is one heck of a day. And who has time to worry about whether or not their deodorant is going to keep them so fresh and so clean...LOL! Not me!

Since I live on an island 30 miles out at sea, I do my Walgreens shopping online, but if you are on the mainland, make sure you stop in a store closest to you and save on these deals and find a deodorant that works best for YOU this summer! Here are some offers to check out: 

Clip 2 Card Offer: Save $1 on Dove, Dove Men+Care, Degree® Women, Degree® Men and Axe Deodorants. Coupon Expires 8/28/16. See full terms and details at Walgreens.com/Balance.
BOGO Offer: Buy 1 Dove, Dove Men+Care, Degree® Women, Degree® Men and Axe Deodorants, Get 1 50% off *Offer good 6/26/2016 – 7/30/2016. Excludes trial size. Due to state and federal laws, points cannot be earned or redeemed on some items, and points will not be earned in a transaction where store credit or redemption dollars are used. See full terms and details at Walgreens.com/Balance.

And because I have talked so much about being outside and moving your body this Summer, here is a quick workout that I found, that is perfect for getting your heart rate up, building your strength, and testing out that new deodorant.

GIVEAWAY OPTION...Leave a comment on this post as to which deodorant you would use and you could win a $50.00 gift card to Walgreens...Easy as that friends! HAPPY FRIDAY! (US Residents only and I will randomly pick a winner tomorrow morning...xoxo)

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.

Natalie's Orchid Orange Beet Smoothie

I love how my smoothie titles are a serious mouthful, but gosh darn they are so good! And I cannot stop making smoothies because well it is Summer and Summer time is about smoothies either in a bowl or an "almost" empty nut butter jar. As of lately I have been having up to 4 smoothies a week and thanks to Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company I am set for the next couple of weeks. My smoothie game is STRONG! 

Typically when I make a smoothie after my morning workout, I just use water...So when I received a big old box of squeezed fresh Florida juices from Natalie's, it was time to take up the smoothie game another notch. I LOVE this Orange Beet flavor! I am not really in love with just orange juice, but I do like it when it is blended with another flavor. It is a nice refreshing combo. Since you do not need to use the whole bottle for the smoothie, you can save it for later and a little seltzer to it, to make a bubbly afternoon spritzer. Or if you have had a really long day, you could do a Summer Cocktail as well. Whatever makes YOU happy! 

Today, I am going with this smoothie! All of my favorites have shown up for this party and it is packed with all the nutrients to help you recover after your workout and power you through the morning. 

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. Throw all of your ingredients into your blender;
  2. Blend until smooth;
  3. Top with additional cherries or nut butter! ENJOY!

I am having a fabulous giveaway with Natalie's on Instagram, so make sure that you head on over to my account and enter for your chance to win these delicious squeezed fresh Florida juices. And if you have the time, learn more about this great family owned company

Do you ever add juice to your smoothies? If so, what kind?

*Disclaimer: I have partnered with Natalie's Orchid Island Juice on this review and was compensated. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It means a lot that you are supporting Natalie's Orchid Island Juice by reading this today!

The #PerfectPair...barkTHINS Giveaway

When it comes to food, what do you consider to be the #PerfectPair?

When I think of the #PerfectPair, I think of foods that can pretty much go with anything. I am all about versatile ingredients and crazy concoctions. I have definitely made some weird things, but you know what...They are real, simple, and nutritious ingredients that fuel this active lifestyle. 

My favorite foods that "I" believe you can pair with anything and never fail are: 

  • Nut Butters
  • Pesto
  • Chocolate

Who agrees with me? You can put these foods with pretty much anything and it still tastes good! But today we are going to focus on CHOCOLATE. And do not worry this is not a post Valentine's Day post, this is just about delicious, real, and snack-able dark chocolate...And a AWESOME giveaway!

The first time I had barkTHINS was when my wonderful Mother brought me a Costco size bag of their Pumpkin Seed with Sea Salt flavor. She loves to pick up healthy treats for me at Costco and when she saw the barkTHINS bag she knew I would probably like it because of all the nuts and seeds and healthy ingredients. She was right...LOVE YOU MOM!

barkTHINS are made with real, simple ingredients, that are mixed with Fair Trade certified dark chocolate. All of their ingredients are non-GMO project verified. They are shareable, portable, and snack-able. And the FLAVORS...Oh my goodness!

  • Coconut
  • Pretzel
  • Mint
  • Blueberry
  • Almond

My favorite part about these delicious snack-able chocolates are the perfectly sized chunks in each bag! Any I may or may not have fully devoured a 4.7 ounce Dark Chocolate Coconut with Almonds bag on my own...Oh yes I did and it was GOOD!

barkTHINS has been so good to me since I moved to Nantucket! Getting a big brown box 30 miles out to sea stuffed with chocolate is always a good mail day. And I am so excited that ALL the yogis at the Nantucket Yoga Festival will be getting some of these treats in their "swag bags". Yoga + Chocolate is also another great combo too!

I know I know I have been blabbing, but when you love a product and a company, it can be easy to get carried away...One lucky winner will win:  

  • 1 month supply (12 bags of mixed 4.7 ounce flavors)
  • barkTHINS t-shirt or item equivalent value
  • Total Value of prize package is: $75.00
  • This giveaway is only open to US residents!

*Disclaimer: I have partnered with barkTHINS on this review and giveaway and was compensated. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It means a lot that you are supporting barkTHINS by reading this today!

What is your favorite chocolate pair?

If you could make up your own #barkTHIN pair, what would it be?