Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Product Review: No Sweat Laundry

This review is a long time coming.

I was lucky enough to win this package (2 To Go Packs, in Freesia) from the lovely Katy @ Fit in Heels an embarrassingly long time ago.

Here is are some of the benefits of using No Sweat Laundry (from the website):
  • It's unique active ingredient, Bio Blast, eliminates bacteria and oil
  • It is gentle on clothing and helps to remove under arm stains
  • No Sweat does not break down the fabric and protects your clothes from pilling and fading
  • It is just as effective in cold water

Overall, I was very impressed with these products.  The detergent made my gym clothes smell so fresh and clean, you would never know that I ever used them to workout. I have been experimenting with different products for year and nothing has worked this well for me.

The yoga mat spray also did a great job of freshening my mat.  I usually use tea tree oil and was excited to see if something else works just as well.  This spray does.

  • It works!  My clothes and yoga mat have never smelt so good.
  • My skin is very sensitive and was not irritated by these products.  This is a huge thing for me.
  • I could see an improvement with underarm stains (I imagine with regular use, it would improve even more).

  • Cost.  It is a little on the pricey side, but you only need to use it with your workout wear.  I still have a bottle and a half of mat spray left, so it lasts a long time.
  • The ingredients were not listed (and I can't find them on the website), and I will like to see what is in it.

Buy or Bust:  I would definitely buy this product.

Thank you so much to Katy and No Sweat!

What do you use to wash your gym clothes?  How do you freshen your yoga mat.

Stay Healthy,

Disclosure:  I received these products for free to review, but the opinions are my own.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Love Your Body Workout: Interval Jam

You may have noticed something different in the title of this post.

I usually preface all my workout posts with the length of the workout, but I have decided to make a change as I embrace a new way of looking at fitness.

This week, I launched my Love Your Body Bootcamp, but this outlook applies to all types of training.  We are all fabulous just the way we are and I think it is time that we approach health and fitness from a place of loving the skin we are in.  In my opinion, the best way to change your life is to start from a place of positivity and acceptance.

So all my workouts are about loving the body you have right now and getting excited and motivated to make it even healthier and stronger.

Are you with me?  Good.

Now, on to today's workout.  It is a tough interval circuit and takes about 30 minutes to complete. Let me know if you try it, I would love to hear your thoughts!

As always, check with your Doc before your begin/modify your exercise program.

Do you love your body just the way it is?

Stay Healthy,

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

I hope you had a wonderful long weekend!

I know that it still "technically summer", but it doesn't really feel the same once September hits.

However, I must admit that I love the month of September.  It is usually still filled with warm days and the night are cool and perfect for sleeping.

It could be that I also love it because I am not a kid going back to school. ;)

I know this a busy time for year for all of us and I know you are going to be looking for something quick and healthy to tuck in your (and your kids) lunches. You are going to love these granola bars.

To be honest, these are the first of about four incarnations of bars I have been working on.  (Keep an eye out for future posts).

In the meantime enjoy these bars.  They are low in fat and super easy to make!

Cranberry Almond Granola Bars (Make. 24 Bars)

2 cups whole rolled oats
1/4 cup ground flax
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 8x8 pan with cooking spray.

Combine oats, flax, salt and cinnamon.  In a separate bowl, mix applesauce, brown sugar, oil and vanilla.  Beat in egg.

Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combine.  Add in almonds and cranberries.

Put dough into greased pan and press down firmly with clean hands.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until side are golden brown.

How did you feel about you or your kids going back to school today?

Stay Healthy,


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