Phenoh 7.4 Sports Drink Review

18 Apr

When I got offered to review the world’s first alkaline sports drink I couldn’t turn that chance down! I can’t say I’ve ever had a sports drink with only eight ingredients, a phenoe level of 7.4, and has aloe vera in it, but after this sports drink I can check all those off my list!

Phenoh 7.4 is a new healthy sports drink that was created by Alex Schmotter, an athlete himself who wanted to better the world of sports drinks. There are many benefits to this new drink which go much farther than just hydrating the body during workouts. Phenoh 7.4 is mainly designed to aid your body in balancing your pH levels through out the day and especially after a workout.

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What’s so great about Alkaline Sports Drinks?

  • Helps your body maintain its natural pH level of 7.4.
  • Made with just SEVEN natural ingredients.
  • Non-acidic formula helps to balance the body’s pH level.
  • Organic Aloe vera provides anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties as well as important nutrients needed for healthy recovery during and after exercise.
  • Promotes both physical and oral health and wellness.

I didn’t know a lot about alkaline until I researched it but here’s what I learned!

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“The body is naturally alkaline, and it must stay that way in order to function properly. An overly acidic diet, stress and exercise can cause the production and accumulation of acidic compounds in our blood, leading to fatigue and negative health effects like chronic disease, inflammation, acid reflux and tooth erosion.
Conventional sports drinks, besides being overloaded with simple sugars and chemicals, are also extremely acidic and have been shown to cause:

  • Metabolic ion imbalance
  • Negative performance effects
  • Detrimental oral health effects

Phenoh 7.4 is the first alkaline sports drink ever produced! Other sports drinks are about 100 times more acidic than coffee and 30,000 times more acidic than Phenoh. In short, the alkaline composition of Phenoh can provide its users with three things: improved overall health, significantly enhanced VO2 max and energy during exercise, and resistance to tooth decay.”

image1I’ve been using these sports drinks for the past two weeks, mainly after workouts, and they have definitely grown on me the more I drink them. They taste more like flavored water than anything. There is a slight citrus-like after taste which I really enjoyed. After the Rock ‘n Roll Raleigh Half Marathon last weekend this drink tasted SO good!!

Want to learn more about the world’s first alkaline sports drink? Check out their website HERE & let me know what you think of them!

MealEnders Review

9 Apr

I love sweets and even more than that I love snacking through out the day… it’s a bad habit I need to break… but I may have found a slight solution to my over excessive snacking! May I introduce MealEnders!

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Let’s go ahead and ask the big question… What are MealEnders?

MealEnders are single serve sweets that resets your taste buds. They distract you from wanting more food, gearing your temptation away and leaving your feel satisfied. The outer layer is a soft, sweet layer that acts as a dessert of sorts. The center leaves you with a cool tingling sensation on the tongue with takes your mind away from thinking it wants more food.

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I received four flavors from the company which were all quite good; Mocha, Chocolate Mint, Lime, and Cinnamon. My favorite was the lime flavor. It tasted like a lemon lime candy to me, not so much something to take away my hunger.

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The mocha ones had a chocolate taste to them that was very distinct and tasted actually quite good. Both my parents tried these and said they enjoyed them and they seemed to work for what they were suppose to do.

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I would suggest these to anyone who is looking for something to stop that mid-day / midnight snack trips to the fridge! Want more information? Check out their website HERE !

Life Is Getting a Little Less Hectic

6 Apr

Let’s face it… I’ve been a bit M.I.A. lately. This CNA class that I’m currently in has been keeping me more busy than I originally thought. I’m happy to say that the classroom portion of the semester is now over and I just have two more weeks of clinical’s and than I’m done! Last week we received our final grade in the class and I am ecstatic to share that I passed with a 97%!

I am also excited that the weather is getting warmer out! I despise the cold weather and typically I don’t get out much to exercise during the winter so this warm weather is exactly what I have been waiting for! I welcomed in the spring weather this afternoon with a four-mile jog with my parents. It was amazing to get out and know that I was not only getting back into an exercise routine but also that I was getting some training in for next weeks half marathon.

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The Rock ‘n Roll Raleigh half marathon this weekend will be my first half this year! I’m a little nervous about it, especially because Raleigh is known to be a bit hilly, but I’m ready to conquer this race and see how well I do.

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Just last week I took this morning to sit on the back porch with a cup of coffee, the dog, and my laptop to blog (or at least try). I plan to take full advantage of this warm weather that has arrived!!

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Hemp Hearts Review

10 Mar

Last year I was privileged to be able to review Hemp Hearts and this year they have asked me to review them again! I have loved trying them again because this time I feel like I had more knowledge of them and had more ideas on what to use them on which was so great!

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Hemp Hearts so full of fiber and protein, which is great for vegetarians like myself since it’s so hard to get protein in my diet sometimes. Since I don’t eat meat I’ve found that it’s hard to get as much protein as I should be getting… even after nearly eight years of not eating meat! Hemp hearts are such an easy protein that I can add to nearly any meal and be satisfied!

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I’ve added Hemp hearts to salads and burgers before, even a few months ago to homemade falafel! I’m starting to get more into smoothies and these are great to add in that too! You can’t even taste them but to know that you are getting that little bit of extra protein is amazing! I also love these recipes that are on the Manitoba Harvest website HERE!

If you haven’t tried these I would suggest them to anyone! What a great way to add some more health in your diet! :)

First 5k of 2015!

2 Mar

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you know that I dislike cold weather which means I usually take the winter months off from races and do a lot more indoor training. I’m excited that my races are picking back up here soon and the warmer weather will (slowly) be coming back soon!

This weekend will be my first race in a few months. I’m totally stoked for it but am a little nervous that my lack of training this summer will be obvious as I run this 3.1 mile race. Luckily I’m managed to get my girlfriend to run this race with me so hopefully she will push me to keep strong and run across the finish line with her! headerlogo

If you’re in the Wilmington, NC area go sign up for the NC Rainbow Run 5k this weekend! From their website, all the proceeds go to, “The Open House… is an emergency shelter for youths who are homeless, abused, neglected, or have run away. They provide support, counselling, food, clothing, and shelter to ensure the safety of homeless teens.” Check out their website HERE!

Wish us luck!

Time For Another Triathlon!

28 Feb

Exciting news, I am officially signed up for my next triathlon!! I completed the women’s Ramblin’ Rose triathlon a few years ago and than signed up the next year but couldn’t compete because I was on crunches due to a broken ankle. I am excited to be back on the Triathlon road and start training for all the tri events!

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I’ve only completed one tri but I hope to get more into them in the future. There are many reasons that I love doing a good triathlon!

1. It’s So Much More Than Running

I do love running but it’s nice to take a break from running the trails and instead go cool off in the lap pool or bike the neighborhood!

2. Training

I love training for Tri’s for the mere fact that if I don’t feel like running, I have two other sports to choose from!

3. The Bib Number

There’s something about not only wearing your bib while biking and running but also getting your number written on you in sharpie all over your arms and legs!

4. Racing with Family

During my first tri I stuck by my Mom’s side the whole time which was actually really great for our first tri. We encouraged each other through each event and ran across the finish line together.

5. The Feeling of Finishing

It’s a great feeling finishing a 5k run but to finish a triathlon is an amazing feeling!

The Ramblin’ Rose is a 250 yard swim, nine mile bike, and 3 mile run. I’m not so worried about the run or the swim but the bike is the part of the race that I will definitely have to train a little harder for.

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Snow Update!!

27 Feb

Yesterday I was pleased to wake up for six inches of snow outside! This is why we have missed out on class for almost two weeks. Last week we only managed to get an inch or two but yesterday’s snow was so great!

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Our dogs definitely enjoyed this weather! We took them on short walk which they loved! Daisy (on the far right) especially enjoyed catching snowballs in her mouth. We only get snow like this once every year or two so it’s exciting when it does come. And of course you can’t have snow like this and NOT make snowmen! My brother made a “snow alien” and I tried to make an Olaf look alike but I’m not sure it looks much like him…

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There wasn’t much damage from this snow storm around this area. A lot of people were without energy but fortunetly our power didn’t go out, just our internet for the day. The worst damage we saw around our neighborhood was just a small trees down on the paths but nothing big.

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It was nice to end the day by a fire with a movie and hot cocoa!

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