Friday, October 27, 2017

October Deals

October is quickly coming to an end, but before it does, there are 3 great deals from companies that I love that I want to share with you.  They are all things you need to jump on before the calendar flips over to November so let's get started...


1


You can get a 25% discount at either the Canadian or American nuun web sites through October 31st.  Click on the appropriate link to visit the nuun site in your country and take advantage of this awesome discount using promo code 

myfriendslovenuun


2


Knuckle Lights is giving away a free LED safety blinker with the purchase of any set of Knuckle Lights until October 31st. This blinker has a retail value of $9.99 U.S.  Click on the picture above to visit the site, select your lights and enter the promo code 

FREEBLINKER

You all know how much I love my Knucke Lights... both the originals that require batteries, and the fabulous new lights with rechargeable batteries. You can find my reviews about them on the tab at the top of the page if you would like to learn more about them.


3




The October Giveaway from Nuzest will have 5 winners.  They are giving each winner a great selection of prizes from their awesome product lineup.  Make sure you click on the picture to find the GLEAM entry form.

And, if you are interested in ordering from the nuzest site make sure to use promo code  

eatrunsail 


to receive a 15% discount on checkout.  Remember, you always get free shipping on orders over $50... and yes, I get a small reward when  you do.



October has really gotten away on me. I have been really busy with the new Metabolic Renewal workouts 3 times per week... lots of walking... some running... and still playing tennis on the warm sunny days that we are enjoying.  I just hate to be inside when the weather is so good.

How about you?  What are you loving about October?





Thursday, September 28, 2017

Reminder... September Giveaway by Nuzest

Don't let September get away before you have a chance to enter the monthly giveaway from Nuzest.

You all know I love CLEAN LEAN PROTEIN and do have an affiliation with the company.


This month there will be 5 winners!

Just click on the picture to be taken to the giveaway entry form.


Recently I saw a statemtent on a health-related web site... cannot remember which one but it was promoting a whey protein powder, that said that pea protein is not a complete protein.  


Don't forget that you can use the code EATRUNSAIL to secure a 15% discount when you shop online at the Nuzest site.  Use this link and enter EATRUNSAIL before checkout.


Good Luck in the giveaway!

Monday, September 25, 2017

September Update

Well, it has been 2 weeks since my public declaration of goals for September so I though I would post an update on how things are coming along and where I am with those goals and how I plan to finish out the month.

Exercise
  • I am happy to have been continuing with my Sunday-only runs - yes, they are short, and yes, it is only one day a week, but I am not in training for anything right now so this works for me. I have so many other activities I have no interest in spending more of that time on running and missing out on my other favorites. Honestly, running is time-intensive and there is only so much of that.
  • I am still playing tennis twice a week. The warm weather is holding and even though we have had some rain, the courts are dry on the days I want to play. As long as the weather holds, I intend to keep playing. I love it so much!
  • I have been working out with Metabolic Prime on Monday and Wednesday mornings, followed immediately by a 20 minute walk.  These workouts are killer and after the first couple I had DOMS so severely I could barely lift my arms to play tennis the next day... but that has passed and I am loving being back in the fitness room pumping weights and doing pushups!  Really... who IS this woman?
  • I have been using Friday as an alternative activity day.  It is working well for me to have one day designated to spending the day doing some kind of exercise that is all about enjoyment and having fun. The first Friday we spend the day at a PGA event and it was so fun to see PGA legends and stars that we have been fans of for so many years... you may have seen my IG post about John Daly.... and the second Friday we spent the day walking... to a far-away local mall for lunch and a bit of a shopping outing.  Was good to spread all those thousands of steps over the whole day!
Eats
  • I tried kombucha for the first time this week and have been drinking 1/4 cup of the fizzy elixir when I first get up in the morning. So far I have not noticed any effects from it so I think I will do this for a few more days and then increase to 1/2 cup.  I keep reading about how fermented foods are good for us so going to give it an honest try.  This particular brew is locally made and I quite like the taste.


  • I finally bought myself a donut pan and made my first high protein, gluten free donuts from a recipe that Kaila showed me on her own blog.  Chunky Monkey Donuts!  I know she has more so will be checking them out... lemon perhaps?


  • I am enjoying the new format that Weight Watchers is taking with their meetings and on Saturday mornings we have lively and worthwhile discussions about mindset, and changing our 'stories'.  As for myself, I am working on shifting that ALL OR NOTHING attitude.  

Extras
  • I was planning to color my hair, and do mani/pedi but have not done any of this yet. I cut my finger quite badly with a kitchen knife and want that to heal completely before I start messing with chemicals, even with gloved hands.  But I do want to get to it this or next week.
  • I have just purchased a women's only program from the same doctor/trainer that produced Metabolic Aftershock, Metabolic Prime, and the Metabolic Effect programs... It has similar workouts but the added benefit of a nutrional component that is customizable to whatever stage of life you are in, so that it works with your hormones. I will start the workouts along with one of the workout models who has set up a FB group, in a couple more weeks, but I have already started the nutrition protocol and so far so good.

So tell me, how is September shaping up for you?  Anything on your radar that you still need to get to?



Monday, September 11, 2017

September Focus on Self Care

Normally I love Fall but this year, because we have had such a hot and dry Summer, I am trying to put it off as long as possible. However, as much as I hate to see these beautiful long Summer days come to an end, I know that Fall brings more structure to my life.  It is a real opportunity for me to focus on some much needed self care too.  In the Summer I tend to let things slide a bit... workout and play when and where I can... eat less structured meals... indulge in sweets a bit too much.  This year I even discovered ice cream!

I have been giving all of this some thought over the past week because I need to find a way to make the transition from Summer to Fall... it is a bit overwhelming but I know if I have a plan in place I can handle it.  I still want to do all the Summer things but I want to do all the Fall things, too. So, I have to put on my seldom-worn patience hat and do a gentle easement into Fall. I have realized I can have a foot in both seasons to a certain extent.  I can't do it all... but I can do some.  

Even though I am not ready to give up all of my Summer activities there are a few things on my September to-do list that will help me with the transition:

Exercise
  • Continue to run on only on Sunday mornings
  • Get into the fitness room on Monday and Wednesday mornings for a strength/conditioning workout followed by an outdoor walk 20 - 30 minutes
  • Continue to play tennis on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Schedule a fun but movement-intensive activity for Fridays... this week I plan to spend the day at a PGA golf tournament that is going to be held at a local golf course so I will be on my feet about 8 hours wandering the golf course to spectate the event.  Fridays may also find me golfing or hiking or picking berries... that kind of thing.
Eats
  • I want to concentrate on fuelling my activities with whole real foods as I know I feel better when I do
  • I have a plan to follow that will allow me to create tasty and healthy meals and snacks that also allows for the occasional indulges so I do not feel deprived or over-restricted
  • I am going to use a journal with colored pens as well as My Fitness Pal app to keep track of my food intake
Extras
  • I have joined a couple of online challenge groups to give me some extra help and incentives... one concentrates on increasing NEAT (you know non-exercise movement) as I do tend to sit a lot ... and the other is a short Fall Kickstart Challenge sponsored by Ariana Fotinakis who blogs at Evolution by Ariana that will inspire/require some introspection along with daily movement and offers support in her FB group.  I have done her challenges in the past and always get something valuable from them.
  • I need to take care of some personal/physical details too... hair color, manicure, pedicure, facial... fun things so these will be easy, just need to take the time to do them!

What are you looking forward to in September? Do you hate to see Summer come to and end or do you like Fall?

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sharing Discounts and a Giveaway

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

I have some very good news to share with you before the end of August so I will get right to them.

The first... because I am a nuun ambassador this year I occasionally get a discount code to share with friends and family... this one is valid through September 1st at either the nuun American site (nuunlife.com) or the Canadian site (nuuncanada.com).



My friends at Nuzest are celebrating their 5th birthday this month!


To celebrate their 5th birthday, Nuzest is giving you $5 off every order over $20 this month!  Use the promo code happy5th at checkout on your order over $20.

Just click on the picture to find the shopping link.

And here is something special... also from Nuzest... if you have been wanting to try the new JUST FRUIT AND VEG plant-based smoothie mix, you can order a single packet and get free shipping!

Use code freeship2 at checkout.

Just click on the picture to find the shopping link.


And finally.... you only have till the end of the month to enter the August Giveaway at Nuzest.


Such a great way to try out all of their delicious and plant based products.  

Just click on the picture to be taken to the giveaway page.

How do you stay hydrated on hot Summer days?