Health and wellness Groupon

Save on Health and Wellness With Groupon

Health and wellness Groupon

 

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.
This is my favorite time of year. The kids are back in school. The air is cooler. The leaves are turning red, gold and orange. It’s also a busy time of year. Time to start thinking about attending after school activities with the kids. Bake sales, school and work parties and then getting ready for the holidays. Because before you know it, you’ll be singing Christmas carols.

As a mom, wife and social media manager, I am always busy. I am going non-stop from the time I wake up until bedtime. Then when bedtime arrives I can’t sleep because I’m always thinking about what I need to do the next day. Sometimes I forget to stop and take care of myself. I’m always thinking about what I need to do for others.

health and wellness Groupon

 

I don’t make a lot of money. That’s why I really like Groupon. You can get quality services at a discount. So, I can get pampered without going over my budget. There are many Health and Wellness Groupons. Not only can you save on services at the salons, but many local retailers, restaurants and events. Groupon is totally free and has coupons for almost everything you could think of!

Have you used Groupon?!

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Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day

It’s hard to believe it’s Labor Day already! I have been M.I.A for a few months.  I’ve been so busy working and traveling.  It’s been a great summer!

I hope to get back to blogging soon.  I just wanted to stop by and wish you a have a happy and restful Labor Day!

 

 

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beautyfithealth.com

BeautyFitHealth.com Update

beautyfithealth.comWell, another busy week at work and I went to the Duran Duran/CHIC concert with my friend. It was great to see her and the concert was awesome!  If you have a chance to see them on their summer tour, do it!  You will not be disappointed.  Ok, it’s time for the beautyfithealth.com update.

In the last post I said I would be doing the Fitnessblender.com Booty and Abs workout plans.  I did well until this week.  My friend and I did walk a lot and danced for two hours at the concert, so it wasn’t a total loss this week.

What I have to concentrate on is not working until the work gets done.  To take a break and workout for at least 30 minutes and then get back to work.  Sometimes I work through lunch and then by the time I’m finished it’s time to start cooking dinner and finishing laundry.  The last thing I want to do is work out.

My diet has been good.  I try to vary my meals each day so I won’t get bored.  Using the 80/20 rule seems to work well for me.

I have been able to button a pair of pants that were too small for me.  Yay, for me! What I’m doing is working, but I have to be more consistent.

I will continue with the Fitnessblender.com workouts and try to keep my diet as clean as possible.  I still have a class reunion in less that 4 weeks.  I think what I’m doing is making a difference.  I’m still drinking the apple cider vinegar in the morning and drinking a ton of water every day.

ICYMI:  I did a couple of  reviews of some great  products recently.

Malibu Beach Beauty Tea

Radiant Skin With Skin Dew Hydrating Mist

Have a great week! Thank you for reading beautyfithealth.com!

 

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beautyfithealth.com

BeautyFitHealth.com Update

 

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I have been extremely busy with work.  I’m so sorry that I haven’t updated my progress.  But, I’m also happy to be working as a Social Media Manager/Marketer.  This has been my dream for the past couple of years. I thought it was finally time to give you an update for beautyfithealth.com.

I have been struggling with eating right and getting in workouts.  Sometimes I’m so busy, I forget to eat lunch.  I am going to make an effort to start the FitnessBlender.com workout plans again.  I’m running out of time.  The Duran Duran show is in a couple of weeks and my high school reunion is in August.

The plan is:  (triumphant horns) I will workout with the FitnessBlender.com Booty and Abs programs.  I like that I can just plug the workouts into the FitnessBlender.com calendar and know exactly what I’m doing for the day.  For the past month I have been drinking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in water with cayenne pepper every morning to help increase my metabolism.  Apple cider vinegar also helps to get rid of acne.  You can read more about that here.

I have also been eating more avocado, because it helps to get rid of belly fat.  I will make sure to have a protein shake after my workout and try to eat as clean as possible.  I have given up artificial sweeteners and my beloved Coke Zero already.

So, what do you think?!  I hope to update you all every week on beautyfithealth.com.

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Malibu Beach Beauty Tea

Malibu Beach Beauty Tea

malibu beach beauty tea

Summer is almost here and that means spending more time socializing with others.  I want my skin to look it’s absolute best.  Sometimes your skin needs a good detox.  Especially after a very harsh winter.  That’s why I was excited to try Newport Skinny Tea’s Malibu Beach Beauty Tea.

I was given a sample of the tea from Newport Skinny Tea to try for a couple of weeks. Malibu Beach Beauty Tea helps to stimulate the skin and detox your system.  It can balance hormones that cause break outs and stimulate the production of collagen with an herb called gotu kola.

Malibu Beauty Beach Tea

I drink two cups of Malibu Beach Beauty Tea a day.  I have notice that my skin is smoother and clearer.  The tea has a pleasant taste and I don’t add any sweetener to it.  I would drink a cup in the morning and one before bed.

Instructions: Steep 1 Tbsp of tea per 1 cup of boiling water for 3 minutes, adjust strength as needed.

Malibu Beach Beauty Tea

I can recommend Malibu Beach Beauty Tea and will continue to drink it.   It helps to keep my skin smooth and clear.  Also, because I’m going through peri-menopause, it helps to regulate my hormones.  I have noticed that my peri-menopause symptoms have disappeared.

You can find out more about Malibu Beach Beauty Tea from their website, Newport Skinny Tea.    

Disclaimer:  I received a free packet of Newport Skinny Tea’s Malibu Beach Beauty Tea to try and review.  I have received no monetary compensation for this review.  The opinions are my own and results may vary.

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skin dew

Radiant Skin With Skin Dew Hydrating Mist

 

skin dew

 

Keeping your skin radiant and dewy can sometimes be difficult when wearing makeup daily.  We have had some hot days here in Toronto.  Sometimes with makeup my face feels heavy and uncomfortable.  Thank goodness for Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist.

Farmacy skin dew

Farmacy Skin Dew is a hydrating mist and setting spray.  It’s formulated to help moisturize, replenish and set makeup.   It contains essential oils, Rosemary, Bergamot and Peppermint, and has a lovely, fresh scent.  It also contains Kiwi Fruit Extract, rich in Vitamin C, Potassium, and Magnesium to protect the skin from harmful pollution and helps to improve the skin’s barrier.

 

skin dew

Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist contains  Echinacea GreenEnvy™ discovered by Mark Veeder. A unique patent-protected variant of Echinacea Purpurea, GreenEnvy™ contains the highest known concentration of the phytochemical Cichoric Acid, a potent natural antioxidant which helps protect and firm the skin by inhibiting the enzymes that break down collagen.

How to Use:
Hold the nozzle about eight inches from the skin and gently spray across the face.

Start at the forehead and work down to the chin.

Brighten up your morning by applying either before or after moisturizing.

Retain that refreshing feeling by reapplying throughout the day to rejuvenate your makeup and seal in freshness.

farmacy skin dew

Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist is so refreshing on a hot day and also after a long day of wearing makeup.  It not only gives my skin a glow, but also a radiance.  I highly recommend Skin Dew if you want soft, dewy, radiant skin.

You can purchase Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist at Sephora and at FarmacyBeauty.com.

This is a sponsored post. I received a free bottle of Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist to review. I received no monetary compensation for this review. The opinions are my own and results may vary.

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Placers Flosser

Plackers Flosser Friend Giveaway

Placers Flossers

Life in a House of Testosterone is thrilled to partner with Java John Z once again to bring our readers a giveaway from our friends at Plackers! Up for grabs is this adorable Plackers Flosser Friend that holds the unique dual grip handled flossers for your kids and makes flossing fun!

Placker Flosser

 

Teaching our children healthy dental care habits begins the moment that first precious tooth appears. The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend using an amount of fluoride toothpaste the size of a grain of rice as soon as your baby’s first tooth appears. You can graduate to a pea-sized amount when your child turns 3 years old. (source)

Plackers has found a way to help parents establish this daily dental care habit for their kids in a fun, tasty way with their new Fruit Smoothie Swirl Kids’ Flossers and the Flosser Friend are available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide and other retail stores such as Publix, Safeway and www.target.com.

Plackers Flosser

 

Now who can resist a cute little face like that looking back at them from the bathroom counter every morning? The Flosser Friend comes pre-packaged with 30 dual grip kids’ flossers (as shown above) and his large, flip open mouth stores the unused flossers and keeps them handy for your kids. The flossers are brightly colored with an angled head and the floss is engineered not to stretch, shred, or break – and it includes fluoride to promote strong teeth and reduce tooth decay!

The adorable monkey-shaped flosser holder is meant to amp up the fun factor and help kids look forward to flossing. Not only is the flosser holder a cute way to store kids’ flossers and keep them close at hand, its flip-up cover design allows kids to easily access their flossers. The Flosser Friend is easy to open and clean, and comes pre-packaged with 30 dual grip kids’ flossers.

Visit the Plackers website today to find out more about the Flosser Friend and all of the dental accessories that they provide. Don’t miss out on the Kids Club section either with oodles of fun things for the kids to do! Now for the giveaway!

Life in a House of Testosterone has organized this giveaway. The participating bloggers have not been compensated for their posts. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Please add kimatliah@gmail.com to your safe sender list. The winning prizes will be shipped directly to the winner from our sponsor. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media outlet.

Giveaway begins at 10 a.m. EST on May 17, 2016 and will end at 10 a.m. EST on May 31, 2016. Giveaway is open to residents of the United States age 18 and older. All entries are optional unless otherwise stated. The more entries you complete, the more chances to win!

If you would like to see your product featured in a Life in a House of Testosterone Gift Guide or Giveaway Event, contact Kim Miller at kimatliah@gmail.com for more information.

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Prince

My Reaction to Prince’s Death Surprised Me

Prince's

Well, 2016 has been a horrible year for legends.  Prince’s death has hit me harder than I thought it would.  It’s hard to believe that Prince is gone. It has been hard for me to focus and really get anything done.  These past couple of weeks I have been listening and watching many of his performances.

Prince'sI thought I would just write my feelings out and share with you some of my favorite Prince songs and sayings.  The music may be taken down by his people, but I hope they leave some of it.  They say that’s why a lot of the younger generation didn’t know much about him.  His music was very hard to get on the internet, unless you bought it.

I’m an 80’s baby.  Prince along with Michael Jackson, Duran Duran and INXS were my favorites.  I think the saddest thing about Prince’s death for me is that we didn’t know much about him until after his death.  All of these wonderful stories that are coming out about him makes me wish I had gotten to meet him at least once.

I love Jimmy Fallon’s story!  I think it’s my favorite about Prince.

 

 

 

 

I only saw him live in concert once, on the Lovesexy Tour.  I was hoping to see him again, but just couldn’t get tickets.  Just recently he played a concert in Toronto and I wanted to go, but we were in Chicago that night.

Prince's

I think D’Angelo’s cover of Sometimes it Snows in April says it all.

 

We will miss him but thank goodness he left us his wonderful music.  Do you have a favorite Prince song or memory?  Please share in the comments section below!

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get fit

I Need To Get Fit! No More Procrastinating!

 

get fit

Yes, I need to get fit.  I have a Duran Duran concert in July and class reunion in August.  More than likely I will be going to the DD concert with my friend Paula.  That means we will probably get backstage and I want to look good for my boys.

This would be my first class reunion.  I haven’t seen most of my classmates (outside of Facebook pics)  since the 80s.  I want to look great.

The first step to get fit is getting out! Now that the weather is finally getting better, I plan on doing more walking and maybe some jogging.  I also have dozens of fitness DVDs that have been collecting dust, because most of my workouts have been online.

get fit

Years ago I did a different DVD every day challenge.  It was called 30 Day No Repeat. You can see the first week’s schedule here. I’m going to be doing that again.  I will be doing the exact same schedule.

Get Fit

In my recent post I Didn’t Worry About Gaining Weight During My Vacation, I talked about how much walking we did during our vacation.  I experienced a lot of pain in my legs every day.  Recently I started taking Omega-3s to combat that pain.  I have read that Omega-3s are essential for my heart health, but they are also great for reducing inflammation and joint pain.

I need to get fit

One of my favorite fitness gurus PJ Wren also included Omega-3 as one of the best vitamins you can take.  Read her post here.

I’m taking flaxseed oil capsules, eating more fish (more sushi)  and adding flaxseed to my food.  I have less leg pain and I don’t get stiff after sitting for a while.  So, I will be keeping Omega-3s in my diet permanently.

#dinner tonight is #sushi from #KiboSushiHouse! #Twitter #Toronto

A photo posted by Kelly (@kellym7609) on

Now that the weather is improving, are you spending more time outside?! What is your favorite way to get fit?!  Do you have a favorite workout DVD?!  Let me know in the comments below!

 

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The Groundhog was so wrong

This Weather Is Killing My Fitness Motivation

Can you believe it’s April already!  I know it doesn’t feel like it, but it is spring.  We had 6 inches of snow last week in Toronto.  Yes, I know other parts of North America are dealing with the same thing.  That groundhog was so wrong.  I’m not listening to him anymore.  Can I blame him for my lack of fitness motivation?!

This Weather Is Killing My Fitness Motivation
It’s springtime!

This weather is killing my fitness motivation! It’s hard for me to get motivated when the weather is like this, but before you know it, it will be hot and I’ll be regretting my procrastination.

Last week I started to get back on track with some Yoga.  It felt good to do a little something.  If I want to get more toned, I have to start weight training and cardio.  My favorite form of cardio is walking.  I did a lot of that on my vacation and I wrote about it last week.  The post is here.

I want to get outside more now.  My body is craving it.  I did look at the weather forecast for the next couple of weeks and it looks promising.

Fitness motivation

I’m drinking my protein shakes again.  I made a really delicious one with pears, peaches, strawberries and banana.  The protein powder I used is one of my favorites.  You can read a review of it here.  I also love using cashew milk in my smoothies.  It adds a creaminess to it without a lot of calories.  I reviewed one brand of cashew milk here.

I’m just taking it one day at a time.  I have a couple of events I want to look good for.  The first one is the Duran Duran concert in July.  The second one is my high school reunion in August.

Time’s a wastin’!  Let’s get moving!

Is the “spring” weather getting you down?! How are you staying motivated with your fitness routine?!  Please share in the comments section below!

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