Yummy Protein Smoothies!

Unfortunately, I don’t have a close store that sells the amazingly delicious protein drink Svelte by CalNaturale near me. So you can only imagine how excited I was when fellow BMOREtoned girl, Jami, brought a case to our weekly workout to share with the group!  


It seems like we were all a little excited…

So, as you can imagine, I ran home and immediately made a smoothie with one. :) 

In the past, I’ve used the french vanilla and cappuccino flavors to make basic smoothies. Cappuccino & ice. Vanilla, banana & ice. Simple. But with this batch, I decided to try a more tropical take – Pina Colada Shake! 

Now…I have to give pretty much all the credit to my Tone It Up girls for the original Pina Colada smoothie idea – it’s from the latest edition of my TIU diet plan. I’ve made it before with my Perfect Fit protein so I knew it tasted delicious :) 

Since then, I’ve tried it a few different ways and I’m really digging the tropical taste – perfect for spring/summer transition. So, of course, I thought I’d share! Enjoy! 

Pina Colada Protein Smoothie 

  • 1/2 French Vanilla Svelte protein drink Ingredients:
  • 1/4 C pineapple juice 
  • 1 banana 
  • 1 C pineapple 
  • 1/2 C ice 

Now I’ve made different variations of this and they’ve ALL been good. I’ve also added…

  • 2 kiwi 
  • 1/2 C strawberries 

Mmmmmm. Enjoy! :) 

Under Armour Armour Bra sportsbra review

So I was super excited to try out the new Under Armour Armour Bra because I think I’ve used the same kind of sports bra since I started playing sports. haha it’s true. I have a ton of simple Champion sports bras (mostly from Target but I recently also found them for less at TJMaxx if you’re looking!) but no UA bras…hence my excitement to try it out. 

When I was offered to try it out by the UA Twitter team, I got a little confused when they asked me for my bra size (aka not just a S/M/L size)…But then I realized that this new bra is made for a specific size! Makes sense. Very cool. 

I started liking this sports bra before I even tried it on…Why? I’m a SUCKER for great packaging. 

The bra’s info says it is made specifically for you and designed specifically for athletes. It’s sized for your exact fit of your band and cup, has power sling for fine-tuned cradling support and shape, super-stretch straps for no more digging, mesh venting for cool comfort, ultra-soft gel back closure for comfort, seam free edges for anti-chafing and much more. And although they don’t mention it on the tags, it’s pretty cute too. 

I really thoroughly enjoy Under Armour because it seems they really do a lot of testing (or they at least let their consumers know about it). It’s very cool to actually hear from their senior creative director and about the process of working with Dr. Joanna Scurr (watch video here).  

I love the shape of the back. I’m not used to sports bras with clasps which threw me off, but it has a cover with seamlessness so to be honest once it was on, I didn’t even feel it. 

I used it for a strength training workout first with my BMOREtoned workout crew. We did the Tone It Up Sculpting Workout from SELF Magazine (awesome btw!) and it worked really well. It didn’t feel much different from my other sports bras but it was good. 

I washed, dried and took it out for a test run the next day. I definitely felt the difference this time! When I first started running, I didn’t even think about it. Then when I got to about 4 miles, I realized I didn’t notice it because it was doing it’s job! Supportive and comfortable. 

So all in all I give a big thumbs up for the new Under Armour Armour Bra! It’s a great style and shape and is actually very comfortable and supportive. 

The only thing that might cause a hesitation of me purchasing another one would be the price point – $57.99. BUT, it most likely won’t stop me. It’s a great sports bra and, considering how important it is to have that support and comfort during working out…and considering how much I actually workout, it’s totally worth it. 

I’m planning to wear it this weekend in my first half marathon!! I’ll be sure to let you know how it works out! (if I survive…haha

Welcoming a new member of the family

 

We are so incredibly happy to welcome a new four-legged member into our home last week. Meet Mahoney! She’s a shepherd/boxer/we honestly have no idea what else and she’s about 4 months old.

Why are we unsure of the puppy’s origins? No, she’s not from space. Well, maybe she is… haha But seriously, it’s because she’s a rescue from one of our local shelters, BARCS. Actually, both of our four-legged friends are rescues. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate on those who get their dog from a breeder or anything, but if you’re looking for an animal and you can rescue one? Do it! They are the sweetest and you can really find a good one!

I’m so amazed that we found little (soon to be very big) Mahoney. It was like fate! We had NO intention of heading to the shelters after brunch but we were with our friends who are avid rescue/fosterers so when we were close by, it just happened. We toured the kitten/cat rooms (because I had to see those sweet kitten faces!) then got to the puppy/dog rooms and started looking around. Far in the back, semi-behind a mop & bucket, was a sweet little smoocher, just sitting there staring at me. Looking at the papers on her kennel, it looked like we weren’t meant to be – she had been brought in as a stray and they have an automatic 4 day quarantine before animals can meet potential owners. BUT looking at the dates, it had been 4 days to the day! Fate. Someone else could have seen her but been discouraged by the date or because she was in the back or because she was meant for us. :)

Anyway, now she’s home with us and we couldn’t be happier. WOO HOO PUPPY TIME!!!