Monday, April 11, 2016

Athena Intense

So as promised I said I would start blogging about new products I try... Here is the first one.

Alright, I decided I may benefit from a pre-workout and after doing some research online I stumbled across another blogger who has a TON of info about fitness supplements and scored Uniconutrition's Athena Intense as being they best they EVER rated.  Well I was convinced, lol!  I ordered the Strawberry Limeade flavor (drool).

It came FED EX within 2 days! (FOR FREE!)  Couldn't wait to tear it open...  As you can see from the picture on the left, the appearance of packaging gets an A.  Unlike any other brand I have seen.  However, once I broke the seal on the packaging the bottom sleeve (if that's what you call it)  slips off pretty easy; which can make it tough to open and close.

I tried it before a workout.  I put one scoop in a shaker with 12oz of cold water.  Shook up well and I poured it into a glass to admire the color.  Cannot say enough how pretty this is! First taste was nice,  Good balance of strawberry and citrus. About half way through it though I was wishing I had put it  on ice or could shake it some more.
                                                                 As for the workout... I felt good, no damn good!  I did 15 min on the treadmill alternating between running and walking, a 20 min INSANE kettlebell workout, then hopped back on the treadmill for 10 more minutes.  I felt like I was sweating more than normal, that my heart rate went up quicker than normal and  I could make it through the kettlebell workout without it kicking my ass!  I think it gave me an edge; but I wasn't convinced it was the catalyst just yet.

I tried it a second time before running an 8K... That's right, I ran an 8K!  Not only that, but I ran faster than I have before.  Was it all thanks to this new little gem in my life?  I certainly think so!  I used it again at a 5K over the weekend and this is now my favorite workout buddy!

Since typing up this initial post I have become an ambassador for #teamunico at Unico Nutrition, so if you are also interested in trying this or any of their other AMAZING products, how would you like free shipping?  Use promo code: ROBBYC at checkout!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Blogging Again!

Wow it has literally been YEARS since I have posted a blog!  I have decided to use my blog to review products.  Mostly weight loss and fitness, but some beauty products might sneak in here and there.  I should note, I am NOT sponsored or endorsed by ANY brand and am only giving my humble opinion of these products.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Show Me What You Got! (FXBS) - Day 1

Oh my wow, that a tough workout.  

We warmed up by doing jumping jacks some stretching.  Then got right into kickboxing moves.  Between the jabbing and crossing, I though my arms would fall off.  

I was partnered up with a "FIT" member on the bags, who is someone that has been through the program before and she was amazing!  About a half hour in and trying to keep up, I could feel myself start to want to quit and cry.  Seriously, I was on the verge of tears.  It was so hard for me to keep the pace with her, granted she says she has been doing this for a year.  How did I get this weak and pathetic?  

Once the workout was done, I was so relieved! My body was so glad to be done... and I was so sweaty and tired.  

I just hope it gets easier!

Farrell's Extreme Body Shaping... Am I Crazy?!

I have signed up for a 10 week challenge through Farrell's Extreme Body Shaping, which I will refer to as FXBS from now on. 

Basically this is a 6 days a week for 10 weeks high intenisty training in cardio kickboxing and and resistence band training alterrnating between the two every other day.  So M-W-F are kickboxing and T-TH-S are strength training.  

I am ready, but also a little nervous scared about committing to such a drastic work out regimen. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Frustration Lives Here

These last 3 weeks have been crazy!  I am honestly losing my mind.  I have cried, screamed, stomped my feet and lost sleep... Sometimes all in the same day!  I am honestly to the point where I would love to just get in my car and drive to the first city I love where no one knows me and I have no responsibilities. 

I have a had a really hard time dealing with stress ever since planning the wedding.  And then since planning the reception it has only gotten worse.  Now with not having a day off since Easter, I am a complete basket case.  My concentration is poor, I wake up in the morning feeling like I have slept for 15 min., I can't remember where I put things and I can't keep track of what day it is.

I have 2 weeks left of school this semester and I am not sure that my stress will go away after that.  I don't feel as if school is even the issue.  No surprise here, that the weight loss plan that I was following for 3 weeks is slowly going back to junk and I can't get myself to snap out of it.  I feel like shit and I already look like shit, so who cares. 

I feel as though I will never be happy again.  The last 5 months should have been the most happy ones of my life and they may have been close to the worst.  I am so angry with myself for gaining all this weight back over the last 5 years and I don't understand why it won't go away faster!  Am I going to be stuck in this fat suit forever? 

I also feel as though I have to choose between school and having a baby.  If I can't handle school and work right now without the responsibility of being a mother, how can I ever handle it?  I will be in school until May of 2016, which will put me at 35.  Not exactly prime child bearing years.  But do I even want kids?  I don't know.

What is missing in my life that is making me so unhappy?  I am cutting back on my hours at work starting June 5th, so we'll see if that helps.  I feel bad for Randall having to deal with my mood swings and inability to stay calm during almost any conversation.  He is a saint and I am the crazy lady that is one tantrum away from running away...   

Friday, April 6, 2012

Half Assing Life

Today I came to the realization that I am living my life half ass! I mean for real! Some may call it being lazy, some may think it's "giving up", but it really is just the fact that I stopped giving a fuck! (Sorry for the f-bomb if you dislike swearing, but I feel it needs it).

So this realization is sort of a process I started last weekend. My house was and is a disaster. I wanted to organize the hell out of everything, but it turned into a shopping/errand weekend and I ended up making more of a mess. Anyways, I felt like my house was a reflection of how my life is going. Messy, but manageable... I wanted to change that. But it didn't stop with my house...

All aspects of my life are messy and unorganized and you can tell by looking at them:
School - I always do the bare minimum of the work/studying and my grades reflect that
My weight - Just look at me... My weight reflects the mess of it all!
Work - I am burnt out and have stopped caring.

I don't know where to begin in caring enough to start an action plan to change...

Randall and i have started eating low carb again and I feel better, but the process seems so daunting. I have over 100lbs to goal. My grade in A & P II is terrible and I have to really buckle down to get it up where I need/want it. But how?

This weekend I am free and have zero plans, and I am so looking forward to sleeping in and being lazy at home cleaning. But starting Monday, I will work 19 days straight between actual work and clinicals at the hospital. 7am starts for 19 days!!! I am really going to need to get more sleep.

One of these days I am going to explode... I feel pulled in every direction and I can't handle it any longer. In an ideal world, I would quit my job and focus on school and my weight loss, but I don't have the luxury to do so. I have been trying to find other jobs where I could work less hours, but I can't find anything that is even close to the salary I make now and that makes it even harder to walk away from. Even though I know I should!

So anyway, I guess my blog name will be truer than I thought... I need to recreate my life and enjoy it again. Stop thinking about what I want and do what I need. I need to declutter and organize all aspects to make things easier and less complicated!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Pepsi Next Review

We recently bought a 2Liter of the new Pepsi Next... It was $.99 and new, hard to pass up! I guess it is Pepsi's answer to Coke 10, (which I loved) and Dr. Pepper 10. It has 16 calories per serving and is flavored with both HFCS and sucralose (Splenda).

This is not for me! It tastes more like Diet Pepsi (which I hate) than regular Pepsi in my opinion. I just cannot get past the after taste! YUCK!