Runnergirl Training: September 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Product Review: MyoBuddy Sports Massager

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The MyoBuddy is an amazing & effective professional grade sports massager. It has a unique design to target muscle & anoint stiffness & muscle knots and adhesions. Read further below!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Giveaway! HyperGo After Sport Wipes

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It's giveaway time! This giveaway is for HyperGo wipes for quickly cleaning up after workouts on the go! See how to enter below!

Product Review: HyperGo After Sports Shower Wipes

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How many times after a workout have you wished for a quick & easy way to clean up? Maybe you have to return to work, rush to a meeting or have 10 errands before you can go home & shower. Enter HyperGo wipes! See below!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Race Day Prep - The Final 2 Days

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After months of preparation it is almost race day! The last few days and hours before the race are still important and can have a major impact on your race. The following are a few guidelines for when you are two days prior to the big day. See below!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cross-Training For Runners

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Cross-training is an excellent way to allow muscle recovery from running and continue to work on fitness. It is a great opportunity to hone other performance skills, prevent injuries & stave off boredom. See more below!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Product Review: Arctic Zero

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Arctic Zero is a fit frozen treat as an ice cream alternative. They offer pints and chocolate dipper bars both in a variety of flavors. Arctic Zero using special ingredients to make their products wholesome. They have several nutritional facets that make them unique. They don’t use any artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors. See more below!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Product Review: Bali Body Tanning Oils, Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 15 & BB Cream SPF 15

Bali Body Tanning Oil SPF Sunscreen Lotion BB Face Cream Product Review


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Bali Body is an Australian based company who makes tanning oils and skin care products that are free of parabens and harsh chemicals. They are plant-derived, seed based oils full of vitamin E, rose hip oil and jojoba and much more! I love that their products are vegan and cruelty-free!

I have previously reviewed the Bali Body Natural Tanning and Body Oil and the Bali Body Cacaco Tanning Oil here. The Natural Tanning and Body Oil is a lightweight moisturizer and will bring a tan when skin is in the sun. The Cacaco Tanning Oil gives an instant light bronze look even without sun exposure. If using them I the sun please remember skin protection with SPF lotion.

I personally choose not to expose my skin to direct sun. In 2013 I lost my mom to melanoma skin cancer. It is very aggressive and does horrible things to the body. I use these products without direct sun exposure, to moisturize, give a light glow to my skin and help my skin to be healthy with a flawless appearance.

Bali Body Tanning Oil SPF Sunscreen Lotion BB Face Cream Product Review

I love both of the previously reviewed products and use them every day. I have added a few more Bali Body products into my routine.

Bali Body Tanning Oil SPF Sunscreen Watermelon BB Face Cream Product Review


The watermelon Tanning Oil has a pleasant light watermelon scent. Like all of the Bali Body oils it applies smoothly to your skin and soaks in as it moisturizes. Bali Body watermelon body oil leaves skin smooth & refreshed with a light scent of watermelon. This tanning oil will give a deep tan if skin is exposed to the sun. Without sun exposure it gives a light hint of a glowing skin. The natural skin softeners such as vitamin E and almond oil help smooth out blemishes or uneven skin texture. The watermelon seed oil boosts the natural production of melanin to darken the skin.

Bali Body Tanning Oil SPF 15 Sunscreen Lotion BB Face Cream Product Review

Bali Body Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 15 gives skin every day sun protection. It can be mixed with the body oil when applying it or can use it solo. I find it is slightly thick at first but a little bit goes a long way and blends well onto skin. It is a great skin protector & lightweight when wearing. I can touch my skin without finding the typical greasy SPF lotion feeling. The Bali Body SFP lotion protects against UVA & UVB sunrays. It gives me confidence to know both the cancer causing and the aging rays are blocked. The Moisturizing Sunscreen uses zinc oxide to give sun protection. Vitamin E and rose hip oil smooth and soothe dry or irritated skin.

Bali Body Tanning Oil SPF Sunscreen BB Face Cream Foundation Product Review


A recently released Bali Body product is the BB Cream SPF 15. It is a multi-tasker for your face’s skin. It is an all-in-one moisturizer, primer, foundation, sunscreen & anti-aging cream. The texture is lightweight and non-greasy. It flawlessly blends into your skin’s tone to give a dewy light to medium coverage. The Bali Body BB Cream uses hyaluronic acid to soften and plump up skin. The collagen helps to renew skin and give anti-ageing help for fine lines and sagging skin. The green tea extract helps reduce inflammation and free radical skin damage. I love how soft it feels on my face! It is so nice to have an all-in-one skincare product. I love that it uses SPF 15 eliminating the need to apply an additional sunscreen for every day wear. It is my favorite face product!

Bali Body Tanning Oil SPF Sunscreen Lotion BB Face Cream Product Review



I hope you will try out these impressive and amazing products for yourself! I am glad I tried them out because they have enhanced my skin’s tone, color & feel! Having glowing skin makes you feel beautiful and empowered. Try it for yourself here!



I was not asked to write this review. I received no compensation for this review. All products were personally purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own from my own experience.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Leg Workout with Resistance Band

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Resistance Band used is Mark Bell's Grippy Hip Circle



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Check out these effective glute exercises! They can be done anywhere and only equipment needed is a resistance band! See more below!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

General Nutritional Guidelines

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Nutritional guidelines are excellent starting places to give the parameters for building your nutritional game plan. ChooseMyPlate.gov offers balanced nutrition plans for the general population. See below for the chart.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Dr. Evan Osar - Psoas and Glute Strategies

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All pictures taken by me & used with permission by Dr. Evan Osar & staff.



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These are my takeaway notes from Dr. Evan Osar at the Dallas Mania SCW Fitness Convention in August 2016. The topic of the lecture was Psoas and Glutes Strategies. He discussed the causes behind psoas and glutes imbalances and injuries related to those muscles. See more below!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Giveaway! Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

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Product Review: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

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Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts are hemp seeds from the hemp plant. They are high in protein, fat & have a mild nutty taste. Their crunchy texture makes them the perfect addition to top salads, shakes/smoothies, cereal and many other dishes.

Hemp hearts are 30% fat and are high in omega-6 & omega-3. They are packed with 25% protein. That is a higher amount of protein compared to other similar food varieties, such as chia seeds. Hemp hearts can be eaten raw or cooked. They are also high in both insoluble and soluble fiber.

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They also have a high vitamin & mineral content that includes vitamin E, calcium, zinc, iron & potassium. Another nutritional and health benefit is that they contain an amino acids called arginine. That may help reduce heart disease. Hemp hearts also contain gamma-linolenic acid which can help reduce inflammation & heart disease. The vitamin E content can help soften skin and hair.

Hemp hearts are a complete protein, meaning they contain all of the essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are not produced by the body and need to be consumed in food. Often it is difficult to find woods that contain all of the essential amino acids together. This is a naturally occurring source of complete protein without being modified in a food lab. What better way for your body to be nourished!

A wonderful aspect about Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts is that the protein is plant-based and perfect for diets such as vegetarian, vegan, soy-free and low FODMAP. As a person on those diets due to IBS I know how challenging it can be to consume adequate protein. I love that Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts meets my protein needs.

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I enjoy eating my Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts blended in my protein shakes, sprinkled on salads & mixed into almond butter. I really like the subtle taste & texture. It's nice to have a food that has quality nutrition & covers a lot of bases with the vitamins, minerals & protein. I like that is blends easily into the protein drink. On salads, it adds a light texture without being too crunchy or taking away from the salad's flavor. In fact, I found it to really enrich the flavor or anything combined to the hemp hearts.

Pros:
High fiber
High protein
High omega-6 & omega-3
Blends well
Pleasant flavor
Easy to mix in or make a topping

Cons:
None


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Manitoba Harvest provided me with a bag of Hemp Hearts to honestly review. All opinions are mine from personally using the product.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Rest Day Nutrition

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Ever wonder what you should eat on rest days from workouts? Basically, you want to follow balanced nutrition each day including rest days. How much you tinker with your recovery day nutrition also relates to your goals. See more below!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Product Review: Beast Sensor

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The Beast Sensor is a wearable tech device that measures metrics when lifting weight. It evaluates maximum strength, explosiveness, movement speed & power. See more below!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

5 Abs Exercises

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Abs workouts can often become stale. Then we just sort of let them slide. Then you may not even recall the last time you worked abs in your usual routine! Never fear, this abs workout will freshen up things! Check out these fun 5 abs exercises! See more below!

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