Dear Me…I love you, but you let yourself go. Pictures don’t lie! I’ve found a new person hiding within me & she’s awesome! She runs, jumps, rolls in the mud & is trying to live her best life! Oprah sounding stuff I know…and I mean it! I still have a ways to go, but I declare that I refuse to go back. Hell now I think I’ll learn how to swim!
Prince remakes his classic Let’s Go Crazy!… I like it!!
A few days ago, I received my fourth VoxBox from Influenster, the Sugar ‘N Spice VoxBox 2013!!
Inside was: (Approximate cost per the card included in the box. Prices may vary in your area)
Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Total Moisture (approximate cost—$7.99 for 6.5 oz can)
Nectresse no calorie sweetener (approximate cost—$6.99 for 5.9 oz container or $3.99 for box of 40 packets)
Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes (approximate cost—$5.99 for a 20 box count)
Colgate Optic White Regimen (approximate cost—Toothpaste, $2.99 for 4 oz. tube; Mouthwash, $2.99 for 8 oz. bottle; Toothbrush, $2.99)
belVita Breakfast Biscuits (approximate cost $3.69 for a box of 5 packets of 4 biscuits )
Many thanks to Influenster and the companies who provided these complimentary products for testing and review!
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing reviews of the items included and posting an overall video review and unboxing video as well. Be on the lookout for those.
What is Influnster?
Influenster is a free-to-join community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences. Influenster creates link between brands and members to reward participation and influence future products.
Influenster website: http://www.influenster.com/
The Good…after our week 10 Friday weigh-in, I’m down 26 pounds. I lost 5 pounds over the last two weeks! I’m also only 13 pounds away from my goal weight of 140 pounds!
The Bad…we only have two more weeks left in Fit 4 Change bootcamp. I’ve grown accustomed to waking up and never knowing with any certainty what we’re doing! I do have plans in the works for what I’m doing after the program ends.
The Ugly…today’s workout was HARD! It challenged me! It had me thinking would I drop at any minute! Paul killed right off the bat with a crazy warm-up! There was jumping jacks, high knees, push-ups & other assorted treats!
Next was our rotation of trainers…Morgan in the Aerobics (torture) room…Wayne, Coo & Julius on the basketball courts. They subjected us to suicide runs, bear crawls, inch worms, side plank walks and whatever else they could dream up. And a nice Gauntlet run :)
Last but certainly not least was Paul at the treadmills. By this time, we’re beat. But I think everyone in my group saw the light at the end of the tunnel. We all pushed through it.
So I have 8 more days left in this program. I didn’t think I would make it through the first few weeks. With so little time left, I can still challenge and push myself to get to my next level :)
Starting weight: 179 pounds
Current weight: 153 pounds
Goal weight: 140 pounds
Honey Apple Cider Vinaigrette
1/2 cup honey ( I used raw & local)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar ( I used Bragg’s)
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 small shallot ( I didn’t have any)
Juice from 1 lemon ( I used 2)
Salt & pepper
1. Whisk together honey, apple cider vinegar, shallot, lemon juice, mustard powder & dried basil.
2. Slowly pour in olive oil while whisking to emulsify.
3. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
4. Pour into jar with lid & refrigerate. Makes about 1 1/2 cups or 24 one tablespoon servings.