Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fear The Walking Dead Bingo

I absolutely LOVE making bingo boards for TV shows! They're especially fun for season finales, and can give you something to chat about during the commercials. (Plus, there's the added fun of checking to see who's paying attention!)

Last week, I watched the premiere of the new AMC show, Fear The Walking Dead. I'm torn on how I felt about the premiere, but I also felt the same way upon watching the series premiere of The Walking Dead. I, of course, continued watching TWD, and now watch it regularly with my family on Sunday nights after volleyball. It has become a ritual!

Tonight, after my coed volleyball playoffs, I'll be watching Fear The Walking Dead with my parents and youngest brother. I love munching on yummy snacks while watching the show, and it's always fun to watch the reactions of everyone in the room.

Now, for your Sunday Fear The Walking Dead pleasure, I bring you my Fear The Walking Dead bingo board! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Ultimate Fitness Fashion Touchdown with FIT and Flirty

It has been a crazy week, and it's only Wednesday! I have been getting very, very little sleep, and I think tonight is the night where I will wind down and head to bed soon. But first, I want to remind you about an awesome giveaway!

Let me back up a second. Are any of you readers out there football fans? This year, I'm going to be participating in my first fantasy football league EVER! I have absolutely no idea how to do it, but it's all good because I'll figure it out, as I fully intend to kick everyone's butts!

So I bring up football because this giveaway, hosted by Fit and Flirty, is called The Ultimate Fitness Fashion Touchdown Giveaway. This is the first year they are hosting this giveaway, which serves to commemorate the beginning of the NFL season. Fit and Flirty wants to show everyone that there is a fierce female fan base for the NFL!

Kick Starting my Day with Special K® Red Berries

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When I first started dating my boyfriend, I discovered something unusual about him. Dude cannot go to bed before eating at least one bowl of cereal! He is obsessed! When we went on vacation with my family last week, he actually located a grocery store nearby, and bought himself some milk and cereal. Now that's dedication!

As I've mentioned on Flecks of Lex many times, I am really bad at eating breakfast. It's not that I don't love breakfast foods; rather, it's that I always struggle to give myself enough time in the morning to get a meal together before running out the door.

This summer, I've taken it upon myself to focus on breakfast. It really is the most important meal of the day, and I'm getting too old to neglect it and expect to be energized in the morning on an empty stomach.

When I accepted the opportunity to write a sponsored post on behalf of Special K Red Berries, I was really excited! Now I could really focus on getting a bowl of cereal in my belly before heading out to the office!

What Is a Bulu Box?

Thanks to my Sweat Pink Ambassadorship, I was able to test out my first Bulu Box!

What the heck is a Bulu Box, you ask? Well, it's a monthly subscription box that allows you to test out health, nutrition, and weight loss products. Each box comes with four or five product samples for you to test out, with a little info card describing the product and telling you how much it costs for the full size.

There are regular Bulu Boxes, and there are also weight loss Bulu Boxes. You can subscribe to the service on a month-to-month basis, a three-month subscription, a six-month subscription, or a 12-month subscription. Each of the boxes costs $10 in all of the subscription boxes, with the exception of the 12-month subscription, where each box costs slightly less (as of my blog post). You can learn more about Bulu Box on their website.

For the purpose of this review, I received the weight loss version of the Bulu Box, and received 5 samples in my Bulu Box.

Which products did I receive in my Bulu Box? Did I like the products I received?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Yummy in My Tummy: Vegan1 Protein Shakes GIVEAWAY

If you've been following me on Instagram, you might have noticed that I have been trying out different flavors of a vegan protein shake called Vegan1. I have tried out banana, chocolate, vanilla, and chai flavors. (Who knew protein shakes came in chai flavor??) They have been absolutely delicious!

Okay, so let me back up a second, because you know I'm always getting ahead of myself. I was contacted by Nutrition53, which is a health and fitness company based out of California. They specialize in nutritional supplement drinks, of which the Vegan1 protein shakes are just one.

Vegan1 shakes are just that -- vegan. Each serving provides you with 20g of plant-based protein. There are all sorts of fruits and vegetables each serving, which you can check out here. These shakes are allergen and gluten free, and contain no dairy or soy. There are also no artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors, which I especially appreciate. So many products on the market now have all sorts of artificial elements which just upset my stomach and make me frown.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fit Food: Quick and Easy Summer Salad

Hello, lovely readers! Just popping in with a super quick and easy summer salad recipe. It's been a while since I posted a recipe on the blog, so I thought it was time for me to step up my recipe game.

Since I'm currently training for my toughest races of the year, I have been trying to cut back on calories, increase my running mileage, and just be more health conscious, generally speaking. I really wanted to focus on losing weight and getting stronger this summer, and I'm finally at a place where I can say that I am actually moving in the right direction.

Cooking meals makes me instantly so much healthier. I don't really know how to cook the bad stuff, but I sure know how to choose it off of a menu! So, when I drag my tired butt to the grocery store, and nearly run over slow people in the store, or almost get run over whilst walking through the parking lot, I tell myself that it will all be worth it in the end.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Lots of Sport & Health and My First Barre Class

Last month, I ventured over to the very fancy, very new Pike & Rose development in Rockville, Maryland. (Or White Flint. Or North Bethesda. Or South Potomac. Or whatever the heck they're going to be calling that area once they redevelop the mall!)

The Sport & Health in Pike & Rose has been hosting free outdoor barre classes -- called Pike and Tone -- throughout the summer, and I had an opportunity to participate in my first one back in August. It was amazing! I had been wanting to try barre ever since I heard of its existence. I danced ballet as a young girl, and have a yearning to try it again as an adult. When I learned that barre is essentially ballet meets pilates, I was all, "sign me up!" Except... I didn't sign up. I procrastinated. :-|

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Don't Miss Out: Annapolis Running Classic Price Increase TOMORROW

Hello friends!

Just popping in to remind you to hurry up and register for the Annapolis Running Classic! There is a half marathon and 10k in November, and you should totally come run it with me! I'm on the Annapolis Running Classic A-Team, which means that I get to share a discount code for you all to use! If you use the code ARREF15 when you check out, you get an additional 10% off the race!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Fit Technology: I'm a RunGo Ambassador!

Yay! I'm a RunGo Ambassador! But... what does that even mean, you ask?

Well, that means I get to spread the word and tell all of you wonderful readers about this cool app called RunGo.

RunGo is an app that allows you to map your running route, or follow the route created by another runner. It gives you voice navigation during your run, and allows you to perform other tasks on your phone while you're actively using RunGo. -- all for free! Pretty sweet, right? I think so too, which is why I'm out here spreading the word on this cool app! The best part for me is that it is available in Google Play, in addition to the Apple Store. (I have an Android phone because Androids are better, duh!)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Second Annual Awesome in August Challenge

Well, it's officially August! If you were here with me this time last year, you would know that I ran an Awesome in August Instagram Challenge to celebrate my wonderful readers. You guys are awesome and inspire me to keep pushing myself to stay motivated, even when I just want to pack it all in sometimes. Thank you!

Since the Awesome in August Challenge was so successful last year, and so many of you participated, I thought I'd run it again this year. So, here we are!

I have a number of giveaways I will be running throughout this month, but I'm going to keep them on the down low until it's time to give them away. :-)

So, how can you participate?

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