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North Coast Naturals Products Review

North Coast Naturals

So happy to have discovered North Coast Naturals products via the Go Fit Gals.  The good people at North Coast Naturals were nice enough to send me some of their products.  I received the 100% Iso-Protein Powder.  It has 24 grams of protein and tastes great.  Mixes very easily in my protein smoothies and keeps me full for hours. There aren’t any artificial in the Iso-Protein including no artificial sweeteners.  It comes in chocolate, vanilla and natural.

Iso-Protein Powder Vanilla
100% Iso-Protein Vanilla

From the website: 

Features & Benefits

  • Improved muscle recovery and mass
  • Helps reduce body fat
  • Helps curb appetite
  • Increases energy
  • Convenient source of lean high quality protein
  • Supports healthy immune function
  • Supports healthy heart, and blood sugar levels

They also sent me the Ultimate Daily Cleanse.  Once you try this product you will wonder how you lived without it. I use it daily in my smoothies or in oatmeal.  It has essential fatty acids, 14 grams of fiber and probiotics. I try to use it every day for a cleaner, healthier colon. 

Ultimate Daily Cleanse
Ultimate Daily Cleanse

Be sure to check out North Coast Naturals on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest to find out more about the products, health tips and great recipes.  Check out this blog post 15 Recipes to Make with Ultimate Daily Cleanse.

Disclaimer: North Coast Naturals  has provided me with free products to try and review. I was under no obligation to
write a
positive review. The opinions are my own and results may vary. I
received no monetary compensation for this review.

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10 Ways To Make A Workout Fly By

Here are some great ways to keep your workouts
interesting from my guest blogger Sandy Getzky. 

10
Ways To Make A Workout Fly By

by
Sandy Getzky

workout

Do the slow-passing minutes make you dread
going to the gym? Don’t miss out on the incredible benefits of regular workouts
because you’re suffering from boredom. Rather, make your workouts work for you.
Studies have shown that enhancing expected workout enjoyment actually leads to
more frequent gym visits. Here, then, are a few ways to boost your enthusiasm
and to relieve any tedium.

1.     Set Goals. More than picking
just one overall weight loss or muscle gain goal set yourself numerous, smaller
goals. Opt to maintain a certain calorie-per-minute pace or aim to lift five
pounds more by the end of the week. Setting smaller goals will help you keep
your eye on the bigger prize.

2.     Watch TV. Thanks to your clever
smartphone, you can save all your favorite television shows to watch at the
gym. Putting them off will give you something to look forward to during your
cardio session.

3.    Create
New Playlists.
Your workout music can make all the
difference. Break out songs you haven’t heard in a while so you’ll have
something to look forward to during your cardio sessions. If you’re at a
complete loss, you can look online to discover new workout playlists.

4.     Practice Interval Workouts.
Interval workouts are a great way to shave off pounds, but they’re also helpful
for dispersing monotony. Break up 10-minute cardio intervals with weight
lifting exercises, or adjust your 30-minute cardio session to include both high
and low intensities.

5.     Take a Class. The average gym
tends to host some outstanding class options, including Spinning, yoga, and
Zumba. Venture outside your gym and discover even more exciting classes like
CrossFit, indoor surfing, or horseback riding. Learning a new skill and doing
it with other people will help the time fly.

6.     Get a Gym Buddy. Perhaps the reason
your workout tends to drag is that you’ve been lonely. Bringing a friend along
to the gym can turn a boring workout into a fun event. Not only that, but the
two of you can hold each other accountable for showing up and reaching goals.

7.     Focus on a Routine. Rather than keeping
an eye on the clock, create a routine. Plan what you’ll do at the gym before
you get there and follow through to completion rather than letting the clock
tell you when to quit working.

8.     Trade Dread for Anticipation.
Like we said before, boosting your gym-going anticipation will elevate overall
enjoyment. Instead of staying at home, bemoaning your stretchmarks, envision the benefits you’ll reap from
exercise. One way to do this is to start your workout with something you enjoy
rather than dread. In other words, put the deadlifts off until after you’ve had
a swim or polished off dance class.

9.      Work Harder During a Shorter Duration.
You can literally make your workout fly by when you shorten the time you plan
to spend at the gym. Rather than spending an hour walking on the treadmill,
really push yourself during a 30-minute spree on the elliptical machine.
According to experts, 30 minutes of heart-elevating activity is ideal for
overall fitness.

10.  Hit
the Pavement.
Heading out into the great outdoors for a run,
swim, or bike ride is not only a great way to see a change in scenery, it’ll
allow you to soak up some vitamin D. Enjoy the beach, local park, or people
watching as you burn calories. For a low maintenance workout, just walk out
your front door and spend 30 minutes walking, jogging, or running around your
neighborhood.

The author Sandy Getzky is an associate editor
at ProveMyMeds,
a public health and education startup focused on producing helpful resources
concerning the treatment of common ailments.

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Anti-Aging Skin Care: Derma Roller System Review

The Derma Roller System

The nice people at Derma Roller System asked me to review their product.  You can use the Derma Roller System on the face and body. I had a scar on my leg than wouldn’t go away so I decided that would be a great way to test the Derma Roller System. I used the 0.5 needle.

The Derma Roller System is very easy to use. First wash your hands and the area you want to use the roller on.  The (DRS) is then rolled over the area vertically four times, horizontally four times and then diagonally left and then right four times. The rolling stimulates the collagen and elastin formation in the skin.  For the face the (DRS) can be used up to five times a week. On the body it is recommended once every 3 to 4 weeks. Because I used it on my leg I didn’t use the collagen mask that is included. I just used rose or coconut oils on the scar after using the (DRS). The results are below:

Before
After

Fantastic result!  I noticed the scar fading away the first day I used it. Just think of what it could do with acne scars! The (DRS) doesn’t hurt. You don’t need to use a lot of pressure. I just felt a little tingling and tightening of the skin.  After using the (DRS) it should be rinsed with hot water and then placed in alcohol for 30 minutes to an hour. Dry the (DRS) and then place it back into its case.

The collagen mask and instructions

I highly recommend this product.  It worked better than I thought it would. According to the website it can be used for anti-aging skin care, cellulite treatment, hair loss treatment and more! It’s great for men and women! Please go to their website to find out more about this skin care product.

Have you tried Derma Roller System or are thinking of trying it?! Please share your results! Feel free to connect me with on Google+, Pinterest, on Twitter as GFGKelly or Dancingvalentin, Facebook, on this blog and Instagram!

Update 4/2/15: I’m giving away one Derma Roller System. Here’s a link to the giveaway here.

Disclaimer:  I received a free Derma Roller System to try and review. I am under no obligation to
provide a positive review.  The opinions are my own and results may
vary.

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10 Ways to Get Happy in 10 Minutes or Less

Happiness

10 Ways to Get Happy in 10 Minutes or Less

When you are having a bad day and need
to get out of a gloomy mood, here are 10 ways you can perk up your mood and get
happy:

1.    
Picture a Loved One: Keep a
picture of a loved one in your wallet and when you feel sad pull it out and
look at that lovely face. You will immediately feel warmth in your heart and
have to smile.
2.    
Reflect on the Positive:
When you are trying on a bathing suit and look down at those stretch
marks
, look over at the little one you love
so dearly and remember why the stretch marks are there.
3.    
Find your Happy Place:
If you are having a bad day at work focus on your favorite place and imagine
the next time you will be there. If it is a far away place you cannot visit,
just focus on the visual and let it calm you and take you away to happier
times.
4.    
Treat Yourself: You can’t do
this all the time, but on a particularly bad day make yourself your favorite
food or snack and savor every bite. They say nuts and chocolate can do wonders
to boost your mood.
5.    
Vent with a Friend: Call a friend
and vent. Make sure it’s not a friend who will add fuel to the fire. Choose a
friend with a good sense of humor who is always good at looking at the bright
side of things. They’ll be sure to get you laughing in a few minutes.
6.    
Watch a Funny Video: Go on YouTube
and enter laughing babies. There are very few people who can resist laughing
when you watch these little cherubs chuckling away. If you aren’t a big fan of
babies then look for your favorite funny animal videos such as cats or dogs or
just funny videos in general.
7.    
Fake a Smile: This might sound
weird, but fake a smile. This really works. Do a full out grin complete with teeth
and crinkled eyes. For some reason this makes you feel better.
8.    
Take a Walk: Go for a mind
clearing walk. Unless it is pouring rain out get some fresh air and give
yourself a quick change of scenery. Take in the sights, smile at people as you
stroll and find a happy place.
9.    
Text a Friend: Text a loved one
and say “make me laugh”. You’ll be surprised at the responses you
might get.
10. 
Do Some Cleaning: Clean off
your desk, or your room, or your coffee table. Anything that is messy and might
be distracting and depressing.  A quick
organization goes a long way to making your day a little brighter. Messiness
can be causing you stress and you might not even realize it. Neatness helps you
stay focused and maintain a more positive attitude.
Trying any of these tactics will help
your day seem a little bit brighter and might even improve your happiness
enough to really make your day. Don’t let the blues get you down. Choose
happiness and embrace the sunnier side of life.
The author Sandy Getzky is an associate
editor at ProveMyMeds, a public health and education startup focused on producing
helpful resources concerning the treatment of common ailments.

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