This month has been amazing! Doing the July Smoothie Challenge has not only upped my nutrition, I’ve also really been focused on my fitness goals. Pretty much every day of this month (apart from my rest day, Sunday) I’ve been getting about an hour of workouts in daily.
Sometimes I have to do it early in the morning or late at night, but I’m getting it in!
I’ve taken a break from running, so I’m starting to get back into it again and there are lots of sweaty (actually liquid awesome – right Carissa?) pics on Instagram to prove it. (follow me on Instagram – username: colourfulpalate)
I’ll often try to sneak in a 5-15 minute workout once I get up (before breakfast) – it just sort of wakes me up in the morning and gets me going. This is the one I did this morning and let me tell you…my abs were burning! It took me 12 minutes to complete 2 circuits (with a quick rest between sets). Note: I counted each side as one rep.
I also finished this workout with a full bridge for a nice stretch. This is a great little ab workout to pair with your normal workout or run. If you try it, let me know below what you think of it.
It seems that these subscription boxes are becoming a huge trend and I can see why. It’s really fun to be able to try new products every month and really, who doesn’t like getting a parcel full of goodies every month!
Bulu Box just sent me a box a little while ago, so I wanted to share what I thought of it.
Most of the goodies were samples of products, but they did send a full size bottle of vitamin D. I was really happy about this since my nutritionist said this was something I should be taking. Pure Matters seems like a really great company with great, pure ingredients. I’ll be taking this just on the days where I don’t get some sunshine. It also came with a $10 giftcard to try some of Pure Matter’s other supplements.
They also sent some samples of Life Equals omega-3 fish oil and a Cellucor fat burner. Honestly, it was such a small sample I can’t tell you what I think of either one of them. However, regarding the fish oil, I think that’s a great supplement to include daily in your diet.
I was super excited about this Night Food bar. I can’t tell you how many times I go to bed and I’m like…shoot, I’m hungry (which makes it hard to sleep!). This bar actually is supposed to help you sleep, it’s low in calories, and has some protein in there to make you feel full. I broke it in two and had a half for a couple nights when I had trouble sleeping. It tasted like oreos which was another bonus.
I’m so glad Bulu Box introduced me to RevHoney! It’s meant to give you the carbs/sugars you sometimes need in a tough workout. It comes in a tube so it’s super convenient to stick in your pocket for when you need it. What I loved is that it was only two ingredients: honey and freeze-dried peaches. It tasted great (now I’m excited about making my own energy gel like that!) and really gave me that extra energy when I went running.
Thanks Bulu Box for sharing the fun with me! Disclaimer: I was not paid to give a review – all the opinions are my own.
What’s your favourite ab exercise? Have you gotten a subscription box before?
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