Amazon Health & Wellness Discounts/Coupons June 2021

Sharing Amazon discounts and coupons because who doesn’t love a great deal!? Hope you find something you like!

Resistance bands 50% off-https://amzn.to/3wiGXVi (expires 6/15/21)

Weighted hula hoop 5% off-https://amzn.to/3fFaim0 (expires 6/2/21)

Weighted hula hoop 65% off-https://amzn.to/3i5dpqr (expires 6/10/21)

Adjustable pilates bar 50% off-https://amzn.to/2Sun2nq (expires 6/21/21)

Water bottle 60% off-https://amzn.to/2RI5uEI (expires 6/10/21)

Waist trainer 60% off-https://amzn.to/3uD2pD2 (expires 6/6/21)

Water bottle 50% off-https://amzn.to/3c9RZEK expires (6/20/21)

Resistance bands 70% off-https://amzn.to/3ik21XR (expires 6/7/21)

Booty Bands 40% off-https://amzn.to/3caTTVF (expires 6/4/21)

Water bottle 50% off-https://amzn.to/3pbpyLM (expires 6/20/21)

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Amazon Health & Wellness Discounts/Coupons May 2021

Sharing Amazon discounts and coupons because who doesn’t love a great deal!? Hope you find something you like!

Gallon water bottle 60% off-https://amzn.to/3ym1LNg (expires 5/20/21)

Air purifier 10% off-https://amzn.to/3v0fo2K (expires 5/23/21)

Leggings 15% off-https://amzn.to/3os4kJj (expires 5/24/21)

Indoor cycling bike 70% off-https://amzn.to/3oBnmgs (expires 5/29/21)

Resistance bands 50% off-https://amzn.to/3wiGXVi (expires 6/15/21)

Booty bands 70% off-https://amzn.to/3oxxK92 (expires 5/25/21)

Personal/Portable fan 18% off-https://amzn.to/33X0Xk7 (expires 5/30/21)

Pull up bar 30% off-https://amzn.to/3tVoWuA (expires 5/22/21)

Weighted jump rope 70% off-https://amzn.to/2Sbdbmu (expires 5/31/21)

Jump rope 50% off-https://amzn.to/3v5iBhj (expires 5/24/21)

Adjustable dumbbells 40% off-https://amzn.to/3v5iBhj (expires 5/28/21)

Row machine or cycling bike 70% off-https://amzn.to/3hEvueD (expires 5/23/21)

Motivational water bottle 50% off-https://amzn.to/3wvBWso (expires 5/27/21)

Weight bench 40% off-https://amzn.to/34clUYp (expires 5/25/21)

Weighted hula hoop 5% off-https://amzn.to/3fFaim0 (expires 6/2/21)

Arm blaster 10% off-https://amzn.to/34afhpl (expires 5/28/21)

Leggings 55% off-https://amzn.to/3yBsllB (expires 5/29/21)

Booty bands 55% off-https://amzn.to/3un1TJu (expires 5/30/21)

Hydration backpack 40% off-https://amzn.to/3wIixVx (expires 5/31/21)

Motivational water bottle 50% off-https://amzn.to/3wtfoIJ (expires 5/31/21)

Pilates bar kit 10% off-https://amzn.to/3yC8bbe (expires 5/30/21)

Jump rope 70% off-https://amzn.to/34mSRRP (expires 5/31/21)

Weighted hula hoop 65% off-https://amzn.to/3i5dpqr (expires 6/10/21)

Adjustable pilates bar 50% off-https://amzn.to/2Sun2nq (expires 6/21/21)

Adjustable dumbbells 50% off-https://amzn.to/3voJvkz (expires 5/30/21)

Water bottle 60% off-https://amzn.to/2RI5uEI (expires 6/10/21)

Balance board 20% off-https://amzn.to/3oWO03t (expires 5/31/21)

Pull up bar 80% off-https://amzn.to/3fs1XTQ (expires 5/28/21)

Water bottle 50% off-https://amzn.to/3hTWZ3W (expires 5/31/21)

Battle rope 20% off-https://amzn.to/34kJulO (expires 6/1/21)

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Does Muscle Weigh More than Fat?

How many times have you heard someone say, “don’t worry about the scale, muscle weighs more than fat?” I don’t know about you but, if I had a dollar for every time someone said that, I’d be rich by now! So, let’s answer this question once and for all! Does muscle weigh more than fat? If you said “No” then you’re right on the money!

One pound of muscle = one pound of fat, which also equals one pound of cotton and one pound of rice. Get where I’m going this? One pound = one pound regardless of the material. Muscle, however, is more dense than fat, which is why there is a misconception that muscle weighs more. Muscle will take up less space in your body, which is why many people add weights to their workout regimen. If you are not already doing so, consider adding weights or resistance bands to your workouts as well and watch the changes that your body makes as you build muscle; and please let me know how it goes. I’d love to see your results!

Best Protein on the Market!

Originally published March 16, 2016

Over the years, I have tried lots of proteins, but only two of them have been deemed the best protein shakes for me.

What do you look for in a protein? I like my protein to have the necessary nutrients, of course, but I also like my protein to taste good and mix well. There are many protein powder shakes on the market with the necessary nutrients but taste awful!

It has taken a lot of trial and error (several bad purchases) to find the best protein on the market that I truly enjoy. This protein not only has the proper nutrients, but it tastes awesome and mixes well.

This protein (Vanilla) is only 100 calories and 3 grams of net carbs. It has a protein blend which contains whey and caesin for a total of 22g per serving.

Another cool thing about this protein is that you can cook with it as well. I can’t wait to try some of the recipes! I’ll keep you updated on the recipes that I try.

It comes in a variety of flavors, including strawberry, vanilla, cookies and cream, and many more. I’ve tried both the vanilla and the strawberry. Both reminded me of having a milkshake. Tasty!

Have you tried Quest protein?

What’s your favorite protein?

What do you consider the best protein on the market?

Healthy Tips for the BIG GAME

Originally published February 6, 2016

The BIG GAME is Sunday and everyone is excited about the matchup between the Broncos and the Panthers! However, the real matchup is YOU vs FOOD during your Super Bowl festivities.

At the start of the year, you made a goal to lose weight, change your eating habits, exercise more, etc. Now, it’s time for the BIG GAME and you’ll be faced with lots of temptation regarding your food choices. For many, while in the beginning stages of changing your diet, out of sight, out of mind works really well; but what do you do when you’re staring all the foods you love face to face?

I’ve composed a few tips to help you survive the day.

  1. Don’t go to the party hungry. Eat a nutritious meal prior to going to the party. You’ll be less likely to overindulge on the fatty, sugary options.
  2. Drink plenty of water. Drinking water will help keep you full and prevent you from overeating.
  3. Limit alcohol intake. Alcohol is filled with lots of empty calories. If you must drink beer or other alcoholic beverages, consume a bottle of water between drinks. The water will make you feel full and in turn drink less.
  4. Eat in moderation. Don’t feel bad if you have a few of the high fat snacks you enjoy. If you do decide to indulge, just limit your proportions.
  5. Take a healthy dish to the party. Find a healthy version of your favorite food and let that be your contribution to the party. No one will know they’re eating the healthy version unless you tell them ūüėČ

Below are a couple of recipes to try:

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

A quick and easy creamy ranch dip that is completely guilt-free and tastes just as indulgent as the original!

YIELD: about 1 cup  PREP TIME: 3 minutes  COOK TIME: 0 minutes  TOTAL TIME: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Fresh, chopped chives garnish

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together all of the ingredients: Greek yogurt, garlic, onion, dill, salt, Worcestershire, and cayenne. Garnish with fresh chives and serve.

Recipe Source:  wellplated.com

Debdoozie’s Blue Ribbon Chili

Prep  10 m  Cook  1 h  Ready In  1 h 10 m

Recipe By:Deb

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar salsa
  • 4 tablespoons chili seasoning mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can light red kidney beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the ground beef and the onion and sauté for 10 minutes, or until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain grease, if desired.
  2. Add the ground black pepper, garlic salt, tomato sauce, salsa, chili seasoning mix and kidney beans. Mix well, reduce heat to low and simmer for at least an hour.

Recipe Source:  allrecipes.com

**To make this chili healthier, use the leanest cut of beef, turkey (my preference), or chicken.  Use low/no sodium canned goods.  Use a fresh salsa vs jarred.  Aldi sells a delicious fresh salsa if there is one located in your area.

I hope you find these tips useful as you prepare for the BIG GAME.  If you try any of the tips or the recipes, please let me know what you think.

Plan, Plan, and Plan Some More

Originally published January 21, 2016

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Plan, plan, and plan some more.  Have I mentioned that you should plan?  When setting out to achieve your fitness goals, I have learned that it is key to plan, especially your meals.  Keeping up with a diet or meal plan can be tough, especially if you don’t plan ahead.  When you are crunched for time, it is so easy to stop by the nearest fast food restaurant to pick up a quick bite, ruining your diet for the day.  We’ve all stopped by the “Golden Arches” a time or two when cooking a meal just wasn’t in the plan.

So, how do you create a fitness meal prep, a weight loss meal prep, or a meal prep in general?  What should you cook?  How far in advance should you cook/prep your meals?  Many of these questions depend on you and your personal preferences.

One of the first things you will want to do is figure out your nutritional needs.  An app such as my fitness pal can give you a general idea of your daily nutritional needs.  If training for more specific goals, such as a competition, you should consult with a personal trainer to help you with your nutritional needs.

In a nutshell, meal prepping is preparing all/some of your meals ahead of time.  It’s like creating your very own fast food meal.  Once prepared, you just grab and go.  Of course, it does take a little time and effort, but it’s  definitely well worth it.  I personally only prepare lunch and dinner meals.  I tend to cook breakfast daily.

  • Pick a day of the week that you have extra time to prepare meals. ¬†For myself, it’s typically on a Sunday.
  • You should know ahead of time what you will prepare. ¬†Plan your grocery shopping accordingly.
  • Try to choose foods that can be cooked at the same temperature. ¬†This will save you a little time. ¬†For example, I may cook chicken breast, fish, roasted asparagus, and sweet potatoes in the oven at the same time. ¬†They all cook at various times¬†but utilize the same temperature setting.
    • I typically prepare two proteins, usually chicken and fish. ¬†I’ll eat one for lunch and one for dinner. ¬†I prep about 3 days worth of meals. ¬†After 3 days I get tired of eating the same thing and my schedule permits the cooking of additional meals.
  • If you don’t have time during the week to do additional cooking, you’ll want to prepare your entire week of meals in one day.
  • Make sure you have plenty of containers for your meals.

Some of you may be thinking, “I have a family.  What are they supposed to eat?”  Great question!  My response is simple.  Encourage your family to transition into eating better and living a healthy lifestyle as well.  Initially, it may be a difficult task.  Be creative!  Make eating healthy tasty and enjoyable!

Initially, it may be a difficult task. ¬†Be creative! ¬†Make eating healthy tasty and enjoyable! ¬†Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. ¬†Once your entire family is on board, you’ll find that having ready made meals is such a lifesaver!

If your days are anything like mine, you work, pick up the kid(s), ensure homework is completed, and then you’re hauling your children to their extracurricular activities. ¬†A ready made meal would sure come in handy! ¬†Give it a try and let me know what you think! Happy Prepping!

Miss Sherri