What I Ate Wednesday : Meal Replacements

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So clearly this is not an original thought WIAW was originated from Peas and Crayons  and a lot of other bloggers have started doing it as well; and since I can’t be original and I really like the idea of doing this… I decided to give it whirl as well. This will pretty much be a mish-mash of stuff,  some days I will try a new technique or perhaps I’ll be eating something for the first time as is the case today… and someday it might be leftover chili…who knows, and I guess that’s part of the fun. When I first started blogging it was to remain accountable with my exercise and food intake, so this is kind of takes me back… Very little of this is planned… but it’s 100% honest…

WIAW Breakfast

This morning I tried another shake that I got from my Influenster GoVoBox (Disclosure Policy) (yesterday I had the mixed berries and today I’m drinking the French Vanilla before I head off to the gym. Yesterday I used water with the shake (as instructed) but this morning I wanted to see what it tasted like with milk, so I added 8 ounces of almond milk (which in my opinion makes everything extra tasty and smooth) and Oh my goodness it tastes so much better

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WIAW Snack

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Just 1/4 cup of almonds…. the perfect combination of salty and sweet, and I usually have them as an after workout snack. As evident by the empty bag (as well as the number of times these almonds have made an appearance on WIAW proves how much I like them.

Did you know that regular consumption of almonds helps to increase the level of high density lipoproteins (HDL) and they reduce the level of low density lipoproteins (LDL). This balance is vital to a healthy cholesterol level, and a reduction of LDL (bad cholesterol) is always a good thing. AND almonds are a fantastic source of many vitamins and minerals, and phosphorous is definitely counted among them! Phosphorous can have a considerable impact on the strength and durability of bones and teeth, while also preventing the onset of age-related conditions like osteoporosis…. so eat your almonds people!!!

WIAW Lunch

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I had a Slim fast shake from lunch, as you can tell I’m following the Slim fast schedule, a shake for breakfast and lunch along with 2 snacks and a “sensible” dinner. What the hell is a sensible dinner? especially when you are drinking fluids most of the day

WIAW Snack

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WIAW Dinner

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My mother is always asking telling me that my food is boring, this week she was right on the money, nothing I ate was terribly exciting, but I wanted to see how well these meal replacement shakes work, and from my perspective they work really well.

But any who….  here is my caloric intake for today….

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And that my friends is What I Ate this Wednesday; oh and before I forget if you want to follow me on MyFitnessPal . What did you eat today? Do you have any recipes that you’d like to pass along, leave them in the comments..

Until Next Time…

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Influenster’s GoVoBox Review

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes From influenster. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This website Disclosure policy is here

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Although I get a lot of boxes , samples, and freebies, I am always excited to hear that I have been picked to receive one of the Influenster VoxBox boxes! This one was the GoVoxBox and specifically for the more sports/fitness inclined!

If you aren’t familiar with Influenster, it is a free-to-join community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences. They invite members to sample their “VoxBox” programs, totally free of charge in exchange for sharing honest opinions in via reviews and on special media. You don’t need to have a blog to be eligible or anything like that.  Anyone can sign-up! (if anyone needs an invite I have them)

Based on the quiz that you fill out when they”pre-select” you for this box, you can generally get a pretty good idea of what’s in the box.  Of course, you don’t know for sure until it comes, but I had an idea of what to expect.

Just like with most subscription boxes, VoxBox sends an information card with product details, etc.  You are required to take a survey on your box and can, if you wish, blog about it, instagram it, tweet about it, etc. to help you earn more points, but again, only the quiz is necessary!  Here is what the Influenster Go VoxBox contained:

DSC02778 Aqua Spa Relax Bath Soak ($9.99): The one that I received was a Lavender + Chamomile scent which smells so good, I was so excited that I totally forgot that I didn’t have a bath tub… but never fear I’m a girl with a plan..I used it in my foot bath… and holy cow!! FABULOUS.. my feet felt soft and luxurious

 

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Vitamin Shoppe Next Step Fit N Full Protein Shake ( $18.74) I tired the Mixed Berries one this morning, and I gotta say as far as meal replacement shake go this one was not bad, I will say that I really like this one because it doesn’t require milk or juice so it’s super easy to take with you when you’re out for the day. I drank the shake before I went to the gym and I felt full for a very long time, I was so impressed with this product I’m going to the vitamin store and purchasing the Berry one (and using my coupon!!). Also I really like the shaker, I think the agitator really makes a difference.

 

yogurtMuller Yogurt ($0.99 –1.29) For obvious reason a coupon was included in my VoxBox, so I went to the grocery store and got my freebie (one of the “assignments” was to take a photoCapture1 of the Mueller display. Now this product is not new to me, I’ve seen it a lot in grocery stores and I’’ think I might have seen a commercial or two about it, but for some reason the top of the yogurt really didn’t look all that appetizing to me. But I tried it … and apparently it’s froth. Now I’m a fruit on the bottom kind of girl.. so this whole froth thing threw me for a look. I

DSC02780Playtex Sport Fresh Balance ($3.99-4.99) – Yeah, I don’t think anyone wants a review of this … we know what it’s for and we know how it works…. let’s move along.

 

 

DSC02781Blue Diamond Blueberry Flavored Almonds ( $3.19 for a 4oz bag) I am a big fan of almonds they are my go-to snack, and I’m a big fan of their nuts, their milk and I’ve even started to drink their iced coffee, now I have seen these in the store and I never brought them because I thought “who the hell wants to eat nuts that taste like fruit” apparently I was wrong, because these were amazing!! As soon as you open it you instantly smell blueberries…it’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet. After I cam home from the gym I went to my local Wal-mart to get a bag, and they were all out… of all three flavors, so apparently this is a very popular product.

DSC02782Profoot Pedi-Rock ($8.99) I haven’t had a chance to use it yet… but this weekend my feet will getting pampered this weekend, the very first thing that I noticed about is it’s flexible which means it can move around the curves of my feet easily.

 

 

 

DSC02775Profoot Triad Orthotic ($10.49) I put these in my running shoes before I headed to the gym, I did notice that feet didn’t slip like they normally do when I’m running, so I didn’t get any blisters, the true test will be how my feet and knee feel at the end of the week. But for anyone who is running or walking I think orthotics are a good idea

 

 

 

I will say that all of these products came at the right time… all of these things are very much needed and will all me used! It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to used and give a favorable review of everything that was in my VoBox! Good job Influenster!!

Until Next Time,

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