As many of you know, I’m working towards a healthier lifestyle. I have so many plans for 2018 (I’ll be sharing that with you in another post coming up next week) and one of them is to eat better. To help me out a bit, my nutritionist suggest Premier Protein Shakes. After drinking a few of these over the last two months, I’m coming to you with a review and my thoughts on these drinks. Press play on the video below to get the rundown or click here to watch directly on YouTube.
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My husband and I suffer from a variety of aches and pains on a daily basis, but it gets increasingly worst when the winter weather graces us with its presence. We have invested in so many different massagers over the years but found that while they do help, they just don’t offer exactly what we need. That is until… MyoBuddy. I was recently sent a MyoBuddy for review consideration and let me tell you… we haven’t been able to put it down. Let’s dig in and get more info on it, shall we?
MyoBuddy Massager Pro comes with a pretty hefty price tag at a whopping $399.99 but let me tell you, I have not experienced an at-home massager like this, EVER until now. The MyoBuddy Pro is a percussive massager that basically takes a professional-grade deep tissue, warming, trigger point and cutting edge vibrational massage technology and puts it into the palm of your hands. After just one use, I can honestly say – you will notice a huge difference. The MyoBuddy provides instant relief to sore muscles and myofascial pain.
The moment I saw this product, I was amazed at how much it looked like a Car Buffer – the type you use to polish your car. That is exactly what my husband said when he laid his eyes on it. It works just like a car buffer in that the motions seem very similar.
The MyoBuddy helps to soothe sore muscles and ease myofascial pain. It treats trigger points and everyday pain and aches. My son loved that it is perfect for his pre-workout and helps with a quicker recovery after his workout is finished. And, I noticed that it has definitely helped relax me by reducing my stress and anxiety as well as my insomnia.
What is fascia? Fascia is connective tissue made up of mostly collagen and water. It joins everything in your body together, from muscle fibers to your veins and bones. This connective tissue was long thought to have no value in our bodies, but the world is quickly discovering the opposite of such.
The MyoBuddy Massager Pro is an efficient way to help provide quick and easy treatment of our fascia and muscle. Basically what happens is that the various movements of the MyoBuddy dilate blood vessels and warm soft tissue while delivering thousands of soft, rapid percussive strokes. The percussive actions and vibration are what ultimately help your muscles by bringing them more fluids. Because of this, it releases the tension that is held in our connective tissue and brings the person using it quick relief.
The MyoBuddy includes the following in your box:
1 White Plush Bonnet
1 Blue Lotion Bonnet (perfect for coconut oil “massage oil” or lotions to help with your massage)
1 MyoBuddy unit
We have had the MyoBuddy for about a month now and it literally has been used every single day. Since I suffer from knee and ankle pain due to old injuries and a stiff neck due to lack of sleep and tossing and turning, this product has made a huge difference in how relaxed I am after a massage. I find that my constant pain is not as bad and many times I have increased mobility and are now much more active.
My husband has a perforated and compressed disc in his lower spine and the gentle but the effectiveness of this massager has helped him tolerate the pain because it soothes the body and relaxes him. He has slept so much better over the last month because of this machine.
My eldest son loves using this after coming home from a long afternoon at Football practice. He’s able to wind down after a long day and relax for a good nights rest. Because it warms the muscles with friction from your own skin, it doesn’t heat up like a traditional unit, so it doesn’t burn like others can.
I use our MyoBuddy on my twin boys who are 8 years old because there is no deep tissue pain like you would experience from an ordinary massager or shiatsu unit. It’s soft and relaxes them. This unit is now a must-have for us all and I don’t even know how we would travel without it. It’s a little on the heavy side, but it still allows me to massage myself on different parts of my body. Since I have short arms, I ask my husband for help with my back, but I’m able to easily use this massager without any problems. You can wash the bonnets so cleaning is simple and while it is corded, the cord is very long, so it shouldn’t be an issue for anyone using it on a table, etc.
Of course, if you have any particular ailments, injuries or specific medications, I definitely suggest checking with your doctor prior to using MyoBuddy. But, considering the price point, I can honestly say it’s something my family and I will not be able to live without. A good massage here on the island will run me about $150 or more for less than an hour. With the cost of MyoBuddy, I will always have that massage but from the comfort of my own home. It honestly pays for itself.
So, tell me… have you heard of the MyoBuddy before? I embedded a few videos so that you could see how some of the celebrities have enjoyed MyoBuddy and how to use the device. When I first received this product in the mail, I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I have. It’s a must-have in our household now and has been an absolute lifesaver.
Since my family and I live in paradise, our world is our playground – literally. We like to spend our days trekking through the forest trails or lounging as a family at the beach. Because of this, traveling with essentials is always a must for us and making sure we have the right kind of gear to hold all of our essentials is a requirement. Recently, my family and I have been introduced to some awesome packs from Lewis N. Clark and I wanted to share them with you. With Spring and Summer months right around the bend, if you are anything like my family, you’re planning your next adventure and these awesome packs are worth the mention. The Lewis N. Clark Electrolight Backpacks are perfect for the world traveler or explorer and today I share them with you.
The Lewis N. Clark Electrolight Backpacks are compact bags that are collapsible. I remember as a kid, my dad had something similar to use for his surfing gear so immediately when I set my eyes on these – I knew they would be a great addition for us to use. The ElectroLight bags weigh in at just under three ounces and are made with durable silnylon and made to last. The collapsible backpacks (and duffles – they have those too) are compact and well-constructed for how tiny and lightweight they are. These cool packs are made in bright, sporty colors – which I love, because as a mother it not only helps me with keeping an eye on the kids (they literally stand out), but colors are trendy for the boys and really make these cool all on their own. The Lewis N. Clark bags are resistant to water and stains which is also a plus since stains are inevitable and this makes it perfect for days when exploring out and about and it starts to drizzle.
What I enjoy so much about these is the fact that they scrunch and fold into a small compact pouch which makes this not only great for storage and for keeping on hand (in the car, etc.) but perfect for travel. The size of the backpack is perfect to fit those little extra necessities or “last minute shopping buys while traveling” but also fits well in the overhead of the plane, on the floor below the seat or folds back into it’s little pouch for easy storage. These backpacks fit comfortably on the shoulders and distribute the weight nicely so that it sits comfortable on your back as well. My entire family has been loving these and we plan to pick up three more so each of us can have our own.
This backpack retails for $27.00 and like I mentioned previously, Lewis N. Clark also have a dufflebag that folds up small as well. The backpack is equipped with non-slip, adjustable straps which make it convenient for my 12 year old to take with him when he’s off to the beach or to the pool with his buds. It easily fits his towel, goggles or other swim gear, an average size bottle of water and a few odds and ends with ease. This backpack is a minimalist travel essential. This will be a great edition for our summer fun adventures because it’s perfect to hold everything you want to keep organized without the heavy feeling of a traditional backpack.
Whether you are using this backpack for travel, exploring, hiking or everything in between – you will have a backpack that is made with quality. Each of the Lewis N. Clark Electrolight Backpacks are:
Made with silnylon fabric that is water and stain resistant
Unfolds easy from a compact pouch to a full backpack
The clipped on pouch can be used as a separate ditty bag
Comes with non-slip, adjustable straps that feel comfortable on the shoulders
An internal pocket allows you to keep small valuables like a set of keys, etc.
17in x 13in x 6in
Are you a backpacker and love to explore and go on adventures? If so, do you think these packs would fit into your adventure lifestyle? If you’re interested in getting your own Lewis N. Clark Electrolight Backpack – you can check them out and the other colors available here. Don’t forget, they have dufflebags too.
Overall I’m not only impressed with the quality of these packs but I love that they are lightweight and versatile for my family. While these may not be holding school books or heavy items, they can hold up to a 60 lb. burst weight, though I do not suggest you carry anything that heavy in the pack. My sons love the colors they come in and I love that they give my family the option to carry some of the things we need for when we travel or go hiking without sacrificing comfort or storing anything huge when not in use. We are definitely picking up a few more so each of us can have our own.
Comment below and let me know if this is something you can utilize in your life?
Disclaimer: The products featured and discussed in this post were sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts or feature this product. Affiliate links are posted through out.
While Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite Holiday and it’s usually because I stuff my self like crazy. So when Black Friday comes around, instead of shopping those calories off, I choose to either go for a nice run or spend some time putting in a little cardio. One of my favorite things to do is pick up a jump rope and get some cardio in that way. With a little change up to your routine, it can easily make for a good experience and leave you feeling like you conquered the world. Between some hip hip dancing, the elliptical and a good old fashion walk or run, the Jump Rope offers me some fun and a bit of variety. I have a few Jump Ropes I enjoy using and this one from TKO is my current favorite.
TKO is a brand that my family and I are quite familiar with. Launced in 1996 by founder Garry Kurtz, TKO was the first boxing equipment company. I remember when I was in high school and in Weight Training class as the new TKO brand equipment was delivered. There were a lot of oohs and aahs. Eventually TKO evolved into a health and fitness equipment brand offering accessories and apparel as well as other lifestyle oriented products.
Their Jump Rope retails for $30, and comes in a selection of different colors (3 to be exact) for that fitness addict. I got my set in purple / pink and we all know how much I love purple so it has made working out and putting in some cardio easy for me. Honestly though, it doesn’t matter to me what color my rope is so long as it works well and helps to give me a great work out. The rope has a great rubber coated gripped handle which makes holding it while jumping secure in your hands. The vinyl rope is 9 feet in length which makes it perfect for most heights but also allows you the speed due to the weight of the rope itself, giving you the option to really burn some calories. The rope is lightweight, has metal ball-bearings and is a great option for the beginner or advanced workout person.
A good jump rope must be comfortable to hold and lightweight to allow for high intensity interval training – which this one does well with. The TKO jump rope provides fluidity of motion which means you get little strain on joints while offering a great workout. This is a great thing for me because the less strain on my knees and ankle after some bad injuries a few years back keep me able bodied to continue my work out.
Being a plus sized gal, many think I am not active enough and that’s why I look this way – but I keep a constant workout regimen and walk / run at least a mile at least 5 days of the week. Jump rope is one of those things that will offer me a great cardio workout and get my heart rate up and I use it to replace my daily walk if I’m unable to fit it into my schedule for the day. This particular one from TKO is sold at Macy’s and most major sports retailers nationwide so it’s easy to get your hands on one for yourself.
So what about you, do you use Jump rope as a part of your workout routine? If so – do you enjoy it and if not, what do you prefer?
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. I was not paid to provide my thoughts on this product. Affiliate links are posted through out.