July 18, 2010

Treadmill Comedy. Giveaway Ends 8/15.

This is sponsored content from BlogHer and The Laughing Cow.

I was asked to share a story about how fitness can be funny. I feel fortunate that I don't have a story about falling off the treadmill, but I did have a close call!

A couple years ago I worked out with a trainer and was really motivated to get in great shape. I went to the gym 5 days and week and I had my routine that always challenged me. I was feeling really motivated and ready for a great workout. I set the treadmill to the highest incline and had my trusty ipod to help me burn some serious calories.

I usually listen to music to motivate me and get me going, but that particular day I decided to listen to a podcast. I thought I would listen to a talk radio program to occupy my mind for the long haul.
So I was walking and sweating and listening to my ipod, when all of a sudden the talk show host did something that made me crack up. He started singing along with Barbara Streisand's song "Memories" in the most dramatic voice he could muster. The funny thing was that the music track was not included on the podcast, so his voice sounded TERRIBLE! I tried my hardest not to break out laughing or even smile. I mean how strange would that look? Here is a woman in the middle of an intense workout who bursts out laughing for no apparent reason. But as much as I tried, I couldn't keep it in and got a few funny looks from from the muscle heads.

Oh well. That was the first time, but it certainly wasn't the last time that happened! Now I just tap my earphones and say really loud, "I'M LISTENING TO SOMETHING FUNNY". (I should probably be more embarrassed about that!)

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July 15, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Jamba At-Home Smoothies

What a great time to review Jamba At-Home Smoothies! It has been so hot and humid here in the Northeast, my family needed something to cool and refresh.

I must admit. I have never had Jamba Juice. I know, I know. That sounds crazy, but we don't have one here. So when I was approached to review the at-home version, I jumped at the chance.

The smoothies come in three varieties:

Strawberries Wild: Strawberry, banana and non-fat yogurt

Razzmatazz: Strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and non-fat yogurt

Mango-a-go-go: Mango and pineapple with non-fat yogurt

Here is my review: They were ALL delicious!

What my family and I liked about them is that they tasted just like the smoothies we would buy in the mall. I also like that the yogurt was very subtle and the fruit played the main role. One word describes it: Refreshing!

And get this:

*No high fructose corn syrup, No trans fat, No artificial colors or flavors, No preservatives!

*They are fat free with only 120 calories per 8 oz. serving.

*So simple to make: Just add 8 oz. of apple juice and blend for 60 seconds.

*Each package contains two, 8 oz. servings and one full serving of fruit and 100% daily value of vitamin C.

*They have a suggested retain price of $2.99 and $3.29 and can be found in your grocer's frozen food aisles.

And guess what! I have 10 coupons to try any flavor of Jamba At-Home Smoothies for FREE!

Just leave a comment and tell me what flavor you want to try!

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10 winners will be chosen using random.org. I will post and contact winners on Saturday July 24th. Make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win! :)

Disclaimer: This is not a paid review by Jamba Juice. They provided me with free product to sample and coupons to share, but my opinions are my own.

July 14, 2010

What Do You Think I Will Review From CSN Stores?

So by now, who hasn't heard of CSN stores? If you haven't yet, you have got to go and check them out! It is a collection of over 200 online stores that carry everything from dining room tables, to children's furniture, and cookware.

A few months ago I hosted a giveaway of a great microplane zester from CSN stores. When they contacted me this time, I decided I wanted to review something. I'm telling you, I could have looked online for hours for the perfect thing to review.

I looked at cookware:

I looked at diaper bags:
I looked at wall clocks:
They even have mailboxes:
Stay tuned to see which of these things I picked. Any guesses?