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My Gift To Myself For Mother’s Day Is A New Blog!

I’ve complained for years about not being able to transfer my Blogger blog to WordPress because I couldn’t afford it. Well, now I can thanks to Blogelina!  She is giving 1000 mom blogs a makeover.  Isn’t that great! By just donating $10 to Cure.org Blogelina will give 1000 mom blogs a makeover. Find out more about Cure.org here. I’m helping myself and others.  I think that’s a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day!  For more information please go to http://blogelina.com/1000makeovers/.

So get ready for the new Beauty, Fitness & Health…Oh My! Coming to you soon!

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The Best Anti-Aging, Anti-Wrinkle Serum

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OZ Naturals

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I’m a big fan of OZ Naturals.  I’ve been reviewing their products for a couple of months and I’m always amazed at the results.

This time I’m reviewing the Hyaluronic Acid Serum. This is an anti-aging, anti-wrinkle serum. The purpose of this serum is to plump up skin and reduce wrinkles. The Hyaluronic Acid Serum is clinical strength and provides moisture to the skin and a healthy glow.

The serum is easy to use.  I wash my face with the OZ Naturals Vitamin C Cleanser, rinse, wait for my skin to dry and then apply the serum. After the serum I apply the OZ Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel and Super Youth Retinol Moisturizer . The serum has a light floral scent. It doesn’t irritate my skin and blends into my skin easily.

 

I’ve only been using it for a week and I have to say my skin responded immediately.  My skin has a glow and it looks younger.

OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum is cruelty free,vegan, and contains no alcohol, parabans or sulfates. OZ Naturals products are proudly made in the USA.

OZ Naturals products can be purchased directly through Amazon.com. And feel free to connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post.  I received a free sample of OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum in exchange for an honest review powered by BrandBacker. I am under no obligation to
provide a positive review. The opinions are my own and results may
vary. I received no monetary compensation for this review.  

 

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BFH Quick Update

Ugh! So busy with Social Media Manager School, packing and now the landlord is starting to show the house we are living in now.  I also have a social media marketing client now. So coming up with a social media strategy and writing content has taken up a lot of time as well. Still trying to remain on track. 

I was able to get out and walk more this week.  The weather has finally started to cooperate.  I missed going for long walks.  I’m forcing myself to walk more because I have noticed the past few weeks my Fitbit numbers have been down and I am more sedentary with school and working. I am thinking about starting one of Fitness Blenders new programs.  I will decide next week which one.  I’m looking at the FB Abs workout plan and it might be that one. 

I’m still doing the Do You Yoga for Beginner Program and doing a little T-Tapp too.  I have stepped it up a bit with doing Fitness Blender workouts.  I feel better after a tough workout. My favorite Yoga workout from this week was day 23. You can find it below.

I don’t have a recipe for the week, but I’m falling in love with avocados again.  Putting them in everything from eggs, to salads,to smoothies, using it as a hair mask, spreading it on toast and of course guacamole! Avocados are so good for you! Read the benefits of eating avocado here

Dates to remember:

Mother’s Day is next Sunday May 10th. Don’t forget mama! I’ve already sent my card.

May 6th I will post a review of OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links

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This Week In BFH: The What Happened to Spring? Edition

Well it’s supposed to be spring but it doesn’t feel like
it.  Winter still has its grip on us. The week before I was wearing just a jacket outside. This week I had to break out the winter coats and hats. We checked the weather before leaving for our trip to Montreal last weekend. I believe it was 20 degrees colder than Accuweather predicted.  I know warm weather will be here eventually.  I just needed a bit of a whine.

This week in Beauty, Fitness and health 

I received some sad news this week. The Go Fit Gals will be
ending their partnership. So I will no longer be a GFG Ambassador. Even though
they are ending their partnership Risse will continue to be a nutritionist and
I’m sure I will continue to post her recipes. 
PJ is still a trainer that I will follow. I’ve removed almost everything GFG Ambassador  from my
websites and changed my Twitter name from GFGKelly to CravinChocolate. Because
I’m always craving chocolate.

I’ve been very busy,
but loving it.  I completed two reviews
for the blog this week.  The first review was of
the Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes with T-Tapp book.  I enjoyed reading the book and was very
inspired by the success stories.  You can
read the review here.

The second review was for ERA Ageless skin care.  I had never heard of this brand until a
few weeks ago.  The products were
great.  The best part of this skin care
brand is that they formulate the products for specific areas of the face. Read
the review here.

My favorite workouts this week.

                              

And I was on the Twitter and saw that one of my all-time favorite trainers Kathy Smith has a walking program. Check it out here.

Recipe of the week:

This is one of my faves from the Go Fit Gals.
It’s called Avocado Baked Egg. I love pairing avocados and eggs.  Tons of protein and healthy fats.  Keeps me full for hours!  Recipe right here.

Dates to remember:

I don’t have any specific dates for them, but more reviews
are coming.  Also hoping to have more
giveaways.  Stay tuned!

Hoping spring has sprung where you are!

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ERA Ageless Skin Care Products Review

ERA skin care products

Defy aging, naturally.

I was asked by ERA Ageless to review some of their skin care products. I received the Starter Kit which includes several sample sizes of their skin care products. ERA Ageless only uses the best organic natural ingredients.  Each product is formulated for a specific part of the face. ERA Ageless has been around for 30 years. Their products are cruelty free and researched for five years. The products help to heal your skin naturally.

 

ERA Ageless
The Starter Kit

Reveal. Replenish. Rejuvenate.

After using the Repair & Restore Facial Peeling Gel and the Replenishing Elastin & Beta Carotene Mask my skin looked airbrushed it was so smooth! The products have no scent to them and didn’t irritate my skin.  The Firm & Lift Eye Serum and Firm & Lift Eye Cream both blended easily into my skin and reduced the fine lines under my eyes. The cream was thick, but not heavy.  The Age Defying Moisture Cream also absorbed quickly into my skin and kept my skin moist and smooth for hours. The Age Defying Facial Serum is light and I could feel my skin being lifted.

 

ERA Ageless
A look inside The Starter Kit

ERA Ageless is a fantastic brand. I highly recommend their skin care products! Find out more by going to their website eraagelessfuture.com. You can also connect with them on Facebook. Enter here for a chance to win $2700 worth of products from ERA Ageless!

Disclaimer:   I received a free Starter Kit from ERA Ageless to try and review. I am under no obligation to
provide a positive review. The opinions are my own and results may
vary. I received no monetary compensation for this review.  

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Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes with T-Tapp

I was asked to review the book Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes (Lose 2 Sizes in 4 Weeks) by Teresa Tapp. Teresa Tapp created T-Tapp 25 years ago. I had never heard of T-Tapp until a few weeks ago.  Which is strange because I’m such a fitness junkie.   The book was very through in listing the benefits and results from doing T-Tapp.  The benefits of doing T-Tapp includes improving lymphatic function, elimination and mental clarity. Your body will tighten and tone building lean sculpted muscles. It’s low-impact and you don’t need any equipment.

I really liked all of the inspirational stories from people who had success with it. The more stories I read, the more anxious I got to get started.  Finally we get to the workout section of the book.  There are step by step descriptions and lots of photos of Teresa doing the exercises.  She also had pictures and descriptions of common mistakes to show you what you are doing wrong.

I tried to follow along with the step by step instructions, but I’m very visual. I like to mirror the person via video,  Some of the exercises are on YouTube.  You can check out some of the exercises here. I did them for a couple of weeks every day.  I had to take a break after two weeks because my body was so sore.  I think if I had the actual T-Tapp DVD I would have lost more inches.  I ended up losing about 4 inches overall. 

One of T-Tapp’s success many stories Teresa Kim!

Fit and Fabulosu in 15 Minutes also has a diet plan.  Teresa doesn’t believe in depriving you of your favorite foods.  Her diet is called God-Made Man-Made.  For a couple of days you eat God-Made foods including meats, vegetables, nuts and fruits.  Then eat man-made foods for a few days. The best way to follow the diet on God-Made days is to eat as clean as possible.  On the Man-Made days you can eat processed foods.  She doesn’t want you to go overboard.  Just make smarter decisions.  If you have chips on the Man-Made days, maybe choose baked chips. 

At the end of the book there is a FAQ and more testimonials.  I can recommend this book for people who want a low-impact way to tone their body and lose inches. The diet is pretty straight forward and easy to follow.  I will still do T-Tapp a few days a week.  As a matter of fact I was just in Montreal over the weekend. I had croissants for breakfast.  After breakfast I ran back to the hotel room to do Hoe Downs.  If I could only choose one exercise from T-Tapp to do for the rest of my life, it would be Hoe Downs. Why?!  Because Hoe Downs always makes me feel better after eating a lot of carbs. The heart rate goes up and drops glucose levels quickly.  Read more about Hoe Downs here.  

My breakfast in Montreal. While eating it I was trying to figure out how soon I could get back to the hotel room to do Hoe Downs!

To learn more about T-Tapp you can go the website, like T-Tapp Workout on Facebook or follow T-Tapp Workout on Twitter

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  I received a free copy of Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes to read and review. I am under no obligation to
provide a positive review. The opinions are my own and results may
vary. I received no monetary compensation for this review.  

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I Need More Time!

I need more time

This week in Beauty, Fitness and Health has gone by too fast for me! I need more time in the day!  I’m packing for our move to the new house, started Social Media Marketing School, reviewing products and to top it all off, I’m a mom! Just being a mom I’m crazy busy anyway. 

This week I reviewed another amazing OZ Naturals product.  The Vitamin C Serum has added a glow to my skin that I didn’t think was possible. Check out the review here. Stay tuned for more reviews of OZ Naturals products!

The Derma Roller System giveaway ended. The winner was Christina G. I’m working on some more giveaways for the future! Stay tuned!

My Workouts: This week I did a lot of walking because the weather here in Toronto has been great!  I’ve also stepped up my workouts. I’m still doing T-Tapp a few days a week along with the Do You Yoga Beginners workouts, but I’m also getting my sweat on.  Here are a couple of my favorites from the week.

Recipe of the week  actually comes from me!  I was asked by the DailyBurn to create a protein shake for the #ShowUsYourShake campaign.  Check out the recipe for Chocolately Goodness here.

Dates to remember:

My review of the ERA Ageless Skin Care Starter Kit 4/23/15. Find out more about ERA Ageless here.

How do you manage your time when life is crazy busy?! Please leave a comment below!

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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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Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Vegan Protein Shake

I was asked by the DailyBurn to create and share my favorite protein shake. Usually I just throw some fruit, non-dairy milk and protein powder in a blender and blend after my workout.  I decided to actually think of specific recipe for my after workout protein shake.

Here’s my recipe for Chocolately Goodness!
1 tbs of cocoa powder
1 tbs of flax seed
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 cup of non-dairy milk ( I used Silk Cashew Milk)
1/2 of avocado
1 frozen banana

Put all of that together and mix in the blender.

I tried to think of a fancy name for it, but the first thing that came to my mind was Chocolately Goodness because it is! The avocado and cashew milk made the shake thick and rich. Flax seeds and avocados are good healthy fats.  Flax seeds are also a great source of omega-3s. Everything I used in the protein shake was vegan.  Go here to find out the benefits of using a vegan protein powder.

Do you have a favorite after workout protein shake?! Please share in the comments below!

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