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Bulu Box Review

Let's be honest, nutrition products are needed. They can help enhance our workouts, help with pain, help us take care of ourselves, and increase our overall health all together. But while we are being honest, can we all admit that the nutrition industry is making a KILLING off of us.  Nutrition products aren't cheap, so when you buy them, it's usually with a good chunk of change, and there is always some risk involved. Sometimes the risk comes from you not getting the results you want from a product. While other times, it could just be that you can't stand the taste of the product. I have had several nutrition products that are so potent that I just can't handle drinking or taking them due to the taste. 

Then there you have it. You have this entire container of an expensive product that you won't even be using. And you are left trying to decide if you want to find another product to buy, risking that the same thing could happen again. 

WELL....no more of that! 

Bulu Box has fixed the problem for us! 

Rather than buying full size products with our fingers crossed and hoping it works out for us, Bulu Box has created a monthly subscription box where they will send you full size samples of health and nutrition products to try out.

Bulu Box Review

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What's even better, is that if you LOVE the product, it's easy to go right to their website and order more of it! 

Seriously isn't that such a great idea! Imagine how much money you will save by being able try things before you commit and buy them! 

"Bulu Box is the best way to discover the health, nutrition and weight loss products that are right for YOU!"

Order a 3-month subscription of BuluBox and get it for 50% OFF with code: 

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I got a BuluBox this week, with some great products in it! Some I would never even think to look for at the store, but I realize would be very helpful for me. Here's what I got! 

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  1. Yerba Prima-is a fiber powder, which I love to add to my smoothies but haven't had any to do that with in a long time. This specific one is full of goodness that promotes healthy bacteria in the gut. This is actually such a big deal, because with so much of the food in our world today, many of us are walking around with bad guts, which can cause a lot of inflammation in our body! I am definitely going to be trying this and reading up on it. 
  2. The T-Brush-a different way to brush your teeth. This was a bonus for this box, but I am so intrigued, and have enjoyed the different shaped toothbrush so far. 
  3. Island Boost-is supposed to be an automatic shot of energy without caffeine. I am running 8 miles tonight, so I plan to try this out and I'll let you know how it goes! 
  4. RUNA Tea-I was so excited to see this. They sale this tea at a local Natural Grocers, and my friend just bought some and was telling me how amazing it was. PLUS, it's Sugar Free! She bought already made, bottled tea, but this is a tea bag. I'm excited to make some hot tea with it! Plus I love cinnamon.
  5. Movit Energy Gummies-Okay, I tried these on my 5miler last night, and it was my best run in a while. I felt INCREDIBLE!! Plus these things tasted great! 

So take advantage of the 50% OFF Code from Fitappraoch, and who knows, you could find some amazing health and fitness products that could really help enhance your workouts and make you feel better! Even if some products you don't love, at least you didn't waste money on full sizes of them! 

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I was provided this Bulu Box for free through my Sweatpink Ambassadorship with Fit Approach. All opinions of the Bulu Box Review are all my own. 

I'm linking up to Jill Conyer's Fitness Friday party & the Friday 5 Link up! 

My Favorite Blueberry Waffle Recipe! *No Sugar

Say hello to your new favorite breakfast food!  Oh my word, these mouth watering, yummies have become my family's weekend go-to breakfast choice complimented with some eggs and bacon of course! 

The easiest, yummiest, blueberry waffle recipe! Sugar free, and healthy waffles from @brittanysuell

Obviously you know how much I love doing things to inspire healthy and active families! Because, Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle is so important to me! So, I wanted to share an awesome, perfect for Saturday morning, lazy days at home with the family, breakfast recipe with you. 

Now, I may have given up sugar, but that doesn't mean I have to give up all yummy breakfast foods. (But, I can't be having these waffles every day either) So this weekend, make the choice to put down the smoothie, grab the kids, and let them help make the breakfast that y'all will all eat together (guilt free)! Blueberry Waffles! 

To top these yummy things, the only thing I have to say, is go splurge, and buy pure maple syrup. Yes it's more expensive than the other stuff, but don't go through the trouble of making these healthy blueberry waffles just to top it with some sugar-infested syrup! Go for the good stuff! 

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Also, I expect some lovely pictures and comments shared on social media showing me how much your family enjoys these this weekend! Tag @brittanysuell #LeaveYourLegacy

[yumprint-recipe id='2']Now, get excited, because the awesome bloggers that are a part of the weekly linkup, The Fit Dish, are putting together a COOKBOOK! That's right, a ton of super yummy, healthy, family friendly recipes put together in an Ebook! How awesome is that! Stay tuned for when it comes out, I will be sure to let you know! 

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Thanks to hosts Jill Conyers & Jessica from the Fit Switch for putting this together! 

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I LOVE FITNESS!.....Annoying or Inspiring!?

When you love fitness, are you annoying, or inspiring to those around you? \ I love FITNESS and HEALTHY LIVING! I love being ACTIVE, and learning new things about good NUTRITION!

Does that make me annoying, or inspiring to others!? 

When you are enthusiastic about something, whether fitness or something else, you walk the line of being annoying to people, or inspiring to people.  For some people, they are going to get annoyed with anything, so for those I say don't worry about it! 

From the aspect of being enthusiastic about fitness and healthy-living, I will share what I think. 

I believe that when you are consistent with things, when you are kind and gracious about the things you share. When you are real about the struggles, not just sharing the !!AWESOME stuff! When people can relate to you. When you offer good, easy to pick up advice. When you talk about things other than fitness. I believe having a good balance of this, can take you from annoying to inspiring. 

I do believe that if fitness is ALL you talk about, then it can be annoying. If you can't have one night out without talking all about your workouts and what you are eating, or bringing the attention to your food choices, then you are playing with the line of becoming annoying, even for your close friends. 

There is a balance to find. You must understand that even when you LOVE something, and you think EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE IT! That is not always the case, and you have to be okay with that. 

What I have found is that by living life like I do, being passionate yes, but even more than that, being consistent with a healthy lifestyle, and not PUSHING MYSELF or my FITNESS ENTHUSED ideas on everyone. When I do that, opportunity or advice seeking people come to me. Which I love! I love it when people seek me out to help them! It makes me feel good because I see that people notice my dedication and respect me enough to ask for advice. It also makes me happy because I am able to help someone and share the #LeaveYourLegacy lifestyle with them! 

People will notice when you are consistent. People will notice when you are dedicated. And in their own timing, they will respect that, and might even come to you for advice on how to get healthy! 

So my encouragement, when you LOVE FITNESS, and see the importance of LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE! Be you, be yourself in every area of life! Be real! Stay dedicated. And you will see that people notice it and they will be inspired by it! 

Check out the Fit Switch or Jill Conyers for more awesome posts on this topic! 

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You Might Have an Imaginary Personal Trainer If....! #DishtheFit

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We all know the feeling of wanting to give up at the end of a workout, or maybe just do three reps instead of four.  Whatever the case, in moments of weakness, we tend to want to cut ourselves short of getting the full, intense, body burning workout that we intended to get when we started. At times like this, I tend to use personal mantras to get me through...especially when it comes to running.  At other times though, when I just can't seem to find my own motivation, it helps to call on my Imaginary Personal Trainer!? (very similar to your child's imaginary friend)

What does your Imaginary Personal Trainer say to you when you want to GIVE UP!?

 

So don't lie....you must admit that you have an imaginary personal trainer looming around in your thoughts as well! Let me give some examples:

If you have ever experienced this, you may have a secret IMAGINARY PERSONAL TRAINER....

-It's NOT rest day, but your are trying to justify sitting at home in front of your favorite television show rather than going to the gym IMAGINARY TRAINER: "Get your butt off the couch and go sweat!" 

-It's 5AM, and you are dreaming of texting your running partner that you are "cough cough" not feeling well enough to meet up this AM. IMAGINARY TRAINER: "Your are going to regret this later today....don't be flaky with your running partner. Get up and go run! You will be happy you did!"

-Your on the treadmill, and your training day says to run 4miles today, but after one mile, you are thinking you might just walk the rest while you watch the rest of the Friends episode on the gym TV.  IMAGINARY TRAINER: "You will get done a lot faster if you run the entire time. Plus, walking is not 'the same' as running. RUN!"

-The Crossfit workout of the day is 70 burpees (WTH)!! You notice you are already behind, so you are thinking of just jumping ahead 10 counts.  IMAGINARY TRAINER: "DO NOT  CHEAT YOURSELF! Plus you are lying to everyone else by saying you did the entire set when you didn't!"

Now, here's the time to be honest....do you have an Imaginary Personal Trainer? What are some of their go-to motivational words to get you moving!?

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Here's a few of the things that my Imaginary Personal Trainer always says to me!

  • "Com on you can do this keep going!" 
  • "You are almost done, stay strong tip the end!" 
  • "They are on your tail.....finish strong!!! Don't let them beat you!"
  • "Get up and work out!! If you don't, you will feel terrible later!"
  • "Working out now will influence the rest of your day! If you get your sweat on now, you will be more aware of what you are eating all day long! Come on, you want to do this!!! Go SWEAT!"
  • "DON'T YOU DARE GIVE UP! You have goals that you want to set, now push yourself and GET THERE!!"
  • "YOU ARE STRONG! You are Strong! You are Strong!"
  • "Remember, your son is watching you! Push yourself, work hard, don't cheat yourself! You want to teach him that healthy living is something we love! So work hard, and get moving!!! It's not just about you!" 

I would love to hear some of the things that your IMAGINARY PERSONAL TRAINER usually says to you! Maybe my personal trainer could borrow some of your go-to motivations!!

 

 

 

 

How do you FIT in Fitness!?

Today I'm joining in with my wonderful online FitFam for the #DishtheFit Linkup hosted by two awesome ladies, The Fit Switch and The Fit Pepper

Every Tuesday they host a topic centered link-up for other fitness bloggers to share their posts and connect together! So if you are interested in seeing how everyone FIT's in Fitness to their life, then click on the picture below and check out some other posts from awesome bloggers!

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Fitting fitness into our lives can be very challenging.  Especially when we live such busy lives, and what I have learned since becoming a mom, is our lives just get busier, and Fitness gets harder to prioritize.

For example:

WORKOUTS BEFORE BABY vs WORKOUTS AFTER BABY

I used to do most of my running in the evening or whenever I felt like it, not much planning beforehand....well now with a baby, I have to plan if I do night time workouts and coordinate with my husband's schedule to watch the baby.

In general, my workouts were always late at night, 8PM or later usually....well that's right at my son's bedtime, so that obviously doesn't work anymore....and getting the early morning workout routine down is HARD!

My husband and I used to go to the gym together (late at night)....For us to be able to workout together or at the same time again, we have to pay MORE MONEY and go to a gym that provides/offers childcare.

So obviously you see, it's even harder to FIT in fitness into my schedule since becoming a mom.

So, how do I FIT in Fitness into my life!?!?

This question for me can be summed up into one quote.

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And this is something I constantly have to remind myself!

Here's a few ways I can break this down in my lifestyle and the way I live, to make sure I'm making being FIT part of me, instead of a final goal or destination.

1) My Family

If you have been around my blog much at all, you know that the drive behind blogging is all about creating a healthy and active family lifestyle, and wanting to motivate YOU to do the same! It is so important to me to make healthy choices for my families sake.

Along with that, getting out and doing active things as a family is so important to me, and something that I think really helps keep Fit as part of who we are as a family. With my immediate family, (My husband, son, and me), we do things like go walking together, run 5K's together, go hiking or exploring outside, bike riding, and more.  Plus, when we plan trips or vacations, we like to look for active, outdoors things that we can do, and this year that even extended outside of just my little family, into a large family vacation we took with Aunts, Uncles, etc. You can read about how we got active as a family HERE.

2) Food

Food has always been a challenge for me.  I have been a picky eater most of my life, but I am really learning to eat healthier, and enjoying it! Plus I have been adding more and more to my menu these days, and I am so proud of that!

Basically, for me, I have found what works! I have breakfast and lunch foods that I love and that are good for me.  Plus LOTS of healthy snacks on my list of go-to's, and I pretty much stick with those! There are several posts recently where I talk about this, but I think it is fine to keep what you eat basic, if it's something you love! And to me, being able to find good foods that I love makes it so easy for me.  I am not striving to stick with a diet or calorie counting, just eating whole foods at their most natural state, and for me having healthy snacks to run to is so important.  And when we do go eat out, I just try to be more aware of what I'm choosing.

3) My Friends

With friends, I have found that I am most successful at keeping fitness a priority when I have friends that I can work out with! Plus it is so fun to get your sweat on together, then enjoy a nice smoothie together as you chat!

So if you don't work out with your friends...invite them to join you next time you go get sweaty!

4) What I Love to Do

Plus for me, in the most recent part of my life, since I have started teaching Yoga, fitting in fitness is part of what I do on a daily basis.  Plus, not only do I go teach my own classes, but it is important for me to workout with other instructors and in other ways as well, so fitness HAS TO FIT INTO MY LIFE.  But, it has become something I love to do! And even on days when I don't feel like it, having the above things in place, a family that is fit with you, eating well, and friends that workout with you....one other those things can usually motivate you on days when you are struggling to find motivation from within!

So if fitness for you has a goal or destination attached to it...CHANGE IT! Make it a LIFESTYLE, not just something to achieve! 

#FitFam #SweatPink #Fitfluential

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