Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Costco Premier Protein Promo + Premier Protein Giveaway

Do you love shopping at Costco as much as I do?  When I found out about the promo that Costco and Premier Protein were having I was excited to go and check it out.  For a limited time Costco was offering $5 off per case of Premier Protein.  I did share this on my Instagram as well.  Toady is the last day to take advantage, but don't worry if you missed out, I have a giveaway for you!

One of the things that I enjoy about shopping at Costco is the customer service.  The people who work at Costco are so helpful and friendly, and since we have been shopping at the same one for quite some time, we know a lot of the associates.  I also love the wide array of products they carry as well, including cases of Premier Protein shakes in Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry.  When I went in to get my case on promo, it was quite easy.  I showed my membership card, was greeted with a hello and a smile and went on my way.  I had a few other things to get as well so I picked those up then headed toward the front to get my case of chocolate Premier Protein shakes.  The are usually located up toward the front of the store, I popped it in my cart and went to check out.  The savings came off instantly, no more clipping coupons (which I am not so good at), which is really convenient.  I love knowing that when ever I need more shakes I can pop into Costco and get what I need.

Now it is time for an August Giveaway!  I can't believe that it is almost time for my daughter to go back to school, the summer has flown by, but we have enjoyed it!  Do you have kiddos that are heading back to school?  One thing that I always have in my purse is a Premier Protein bar for those times I am out grocery shopping or back to school shopping.  So here is my Back to School Giveaway!  See the details below to enter.  One winner will receive one shake in each flavor, a chocolate mint fiber bar, a white fudge raspberry, and a chocolate peanut butter bar. Must be 18 to enter, US resident only.  Once the winner has been notified you have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Back to School Premier Protein Giveaway

Just to give you a pregnancy update....I am now almost 18 weeks (on Thursday) along and I am feeling really good.  I have most of my energy mid morning through the afternoon.  I have been feeling the nesting coming on and I am going room by room and organizing and decorating (for the few rooms we painted and didn't decorate).  We will find out the sex of the baby September 1st and I will be doing a fun reveal.  Well that is the plan anyway...with my daughter we tried to find out and couldn't at the anatomy ultrasound, and since my husband didn't really want to know we waited until delivery.  This time I want to know, so I can be prepared.  Thankfully all of my baby stuff is neutral since we didn't know the sex of the baby.  With my daughter being in school, it will give me time to get things organized.  If it is a girl I will have to get out the old newborn stuff, wash it and get it ready.  And since my c-section is scheduled for 3 days after my daughters birthday the clothes will line up pretty close!  If it is a boy, I will have time to do some shopping and redecorating of the nursery.  I am so excited for this little one to arrive, and I can't believe I am almost 1/2 way there!  I will post a longer update next week when we find out the sex!

Friday, July 22, 2016

An Announcement + Premier Protein Salted Caramel Frozen Protein Coffee Recipe

Hi!!  I know that it has been a while since I have blogged, but sometimes life just gets busy!  I really do miss blogging and I am going to try and get back to it a few times a month.  I do have some exciting news to share with you all...

I am expecting my second child!!  My sweet little girl is going to be a big sister :-)  We are all so excited and couldn't feel more blessed.  I am due in January (6 days after my daughters birthday!), so it will be an exciting few months.  I have been having a pretty normal pregnancy so far, my first trimester was filled with the usual pregnancy symptoms, nausea & fatigue were the most notable.  Now that I am heading into my second trimester I am feeling a lot better and I am back to getting my workouts in.  I tried to workout in my first trimester, but between the fatigue and nausea it didn't happen.  I did so some walking, but mostly I napped a lot!  I am focusing now on getting in at least 4 days of workouts weekly, which consist of lifting weights and walking.  I am also tracking my eating to make sure I am eating enough protein and getting enough calories in.  I gained 60 lbs with my first pregnancy and I don't want to do that again.  I am aiming for 25 total.  I know that if I focus on eating whole foods and staying active I will be able to do that.  When I have the baby, I will be a mom to two and life will be different, until we can find our new routine.  So I don't want to feel like I have a huge weight loss goal to accomplish after I have the baby.  I am pretty sure this will be our last one so I want to enjoy my time with the baby and my daughter and not worry too much about shedding pregnancy weight.  My goal is to have a fit and healthy pregnancy and feel strong the whole time.  I will be sure to share how my pregnancy is going and when we find out the sex of the baby we will be doing a fun announcement as well!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram for belly pics and updates :-) 
How did you stay fit & healthy during your pregnancy?
I would love to hear your tips!

This summer has been so blazing hot already and I have been thinking of good ways to stay cool!  I have been craving slushies (full of sugar!) so I decided to put a few of my favorite things together to make a healthy frozen coffee!  In the summer my hubby and I love making cold brew coffee, we had some left over in the fridge.  One day I opened the fridge and sitting on the top shelf was the cold brew, my caramel Premier Protein shake, and my favorite coffee creamer...and thus Salted Caramel Frozen Protein Coffee was born!  I threw it all in a blender and it was the perfect frozen healthy treat to cool me off!
Want to try it for yourself?  
Here is the recipe:
1 container Premier Protein Caramel Shake
2 tbsp Salted Caramel Creamer
4-6 oz cold coffee
2 cups of ice
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until ice is crushed, pour in a glass and enjoy!

The Premier Protein Caramel flavor is available nationwide at select retailers including Walmart.  It is a delish addition to the other yummy flavors!

I hope that you are enjoying your summer!  I am off to get a workout in then try to beat this heat today.

I am linking up with Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama,  Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit for Foodie Friday!  Head over and check out some of the yummy recipes! :-)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Vanilla Protein Coffee + Fuel Your Day Premier Protein Giveaway

If you are like me you love coffee...I mean what better way to start your day than with a sweet cup of goodness!  If you are like me you also brew too much some days and have some left in the carafe that you don't want to go to waste.  One day I was really craving an iced coffee, so I took my leftover coffee I stored in the fridge and poured it over a glass of ice, added a little of my favorite salted caramel creamer.  I was also really sore that day and while I was grabbing my creamer my vanilla Premier Protein caught my eye.  And then a light bulb went off...Vanilla Protein Coffee!  I added to my cup and viola...it was delish!  It got me thinking that the next time I try it I could add it all to a blender and make a healthy and protein packed "frappachino" of sorts.  Now that warmer weather is on the way this is the perfect way to refuel and refresh at the same time!  Next time you have some leftover coffee and some vanilla Premier Protein try it out, trust me...your taste buds will thank me!

I have been working hard to make sure I reach my goals by meal prepping and having good food in my fridge.  I workout hard and want to refuel when I am done.  I think of my food as fuel for the day and for my workouts.  This made me wonder...How do YOU fuel your day?  For my April Premier Protein Giveaway I decided to ask my Facebook followers how they fuel their day.  Want to join in the fun and enter to win?  Click here to head over to Facebook to check it out and enter!

I hope that you are able to get out and enjoy some the the lovely spring weather where ever you are!  I have been spending more time outside with my daughter, and we are just so happy not to be cooped up from the cold!  Have a wonderful day and thank for stopping by! 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

TRX Training Day + Booty Burning Workout + Premier Protein Banana Nut Bread Smoothie

Last Sunday I went to a TRX Group Training class so I can start working with clients and classes on the TRX suspension trainer.  I have always wanted to learn more about how to use the TRX for workouts and for clients.  I love that in order to use it properly you have to activate your core.  It was a great class, and we even did a workout.  I was so sore the next day.  I was able to get the certification because of my ambassadorship with Premier Protein.  As a trainer ambassador I received a grant to fund my continuing education.  Since I am wanting to get back in to a gym teaching classes and eventually training clients it always helps to add certifications to my arsenal, and makes me more valuable to potential clients and to the gym I want to work for.  

Actually next week I will start teaching a group fitness class at a gym in my area.  I am really excited to get back into a gym and doing some teaching.  My class is called Shred and we will be doing strength and cardio circuits to burn fat and build lean muscle. I have been busy getting my workouts together and I can't wait to share how it goes!

Are you ready for a Booty Burning Workout?  I love working my glutes and I notice a difference when I am wearing leggings, which lets be honest, is all the time!  Now that shorts season is coming I have been adding an extra leg day and an extra arms & shoulder day too!  Ready for a great workout?  Try this one and let me know if your buns were burning!!  *Disclaimer: Remember I am a personal trainer, but not your personal trainer.  Be sure to get the green light from your doctor before starting this or any exercise program.  This is a general workout and may not be suitable for everyone.

Now that you got your workout in you are ready for your Protein shake!  This recipe is one of my favorites, because I love banana bread.  Premier Protein is going to be launching a new flavor of pre-made shakes Bananas & Cream...and I was sent a few to try before they hit the shelves of Sam's club on April 5th!  My husband loves this shake the best so far, I think it is delish (but I am a chocolate girl at heart).  It is great to have one more flavor to add in the mix and to share with my clients.
Here is the recipe:
Premier Protein Banana Nut Bread Smoothie
1 container Premier Protein Bananas & Cream (or vanilla if you don't have banana)
1 small banana
1 tbsp Almond Butter
1 scoop BCAA & Glutamine (great for post workout recovery)
Dash or 2 of cinnamon
Blend with ice and water until smooth & enjoy!

Now it is time to link up for Wild Workout Wednesday!  If you have a workout or healthy living post we would love to have you link up!
Weekly I link up with Nicole at Fitful Focus, Michelle at Fruition Fitness and Annmarie at Fit Foodie Mama.  If you love the linkup be sure to share on social media and to follow the WWW linkup board on Pinterest.  We will be sure to do the same and pin your pins to the board.