Monday, August 12, 2013

Hot off the press (New Products)

This past weekend at AdvoCare Success School 3 new amazing products were released... here there are!!!
All products can be ordered at 


  • Supports bladder and urinary tract health*
  • Contains plant-based antioxidants*
  • Tasty chew for both men and women
  • Anyone wanting a portable, tasty supplement with health benefits
  • Someone who is concerned with health and well being
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are responsible for more than 8.1 million visits to doctors’ offices per year. Approximately 40 percent of women and 12 percent of men will experience at least one urinary tract infection during their lifetime.Cranberry juice has long been consumed to support bladder and urinary health, but some people may not enjoy drinking juice or they want something that’s more convenient when they are on the go.
THE SOLUTION: Cran500™Cran500™ is packed with 500mg of cranberry extract per serving. The cranberry extract comes in the form of Pacran®, which has been shown to help support a healthy urinary tract.* Made from the whole cranberry, Pacran® is a patent-protected proprietary cranberry product.
Cran500™ also contains 100mg of pomegranate powder, which is known for its antioxidants and vitamin C.* Together the cranberry and pomegranate combine to make a delicious, easy-to-take chew.
Pacran® is property of Naturex. 

VO2 Prime

  • Helps improve stamina
  • Provides nutritional support for cardiovascular health
  • Supports an increase in exercise capacity
  • Someone looking for a portable pre-workout snack
  • Someone who doesn't like working out on an empty stomach
  • Someone who wants to take their workout capacity to a greater level
Whether you’re a professional athlete or just someone looking to ramp up the intensity at the gym, how you prepare affects how you feel and perform. In order to maximize your workouts, you need a quick, nutritious snack that will allow you to ramp up the intensity and outperform the competition.
VO2 Prime™ is a premier pre-workout bar with innovative ingredients that have been shown to contribute to the body’s production of nitric oxide. This convenient, 140-calorie bar gives you the fuel you need to take your workouts to the next level.

VO2 refers to the volume of oxygen used during exercise. The maximum capacity of an individual's body to transport and use oxygen, also known as your VO2 max, reflects your physical fitness.

One of the innovative ingredients found in VO2 Prime™ is beetroot juice powder. This ingredient has been shown to increase the nitric oxide production in your body. With increased nitric oxide production, there has been shown to be an increased oxygen delivery to working muscles. The oxygen in muscle fuels metabolism and uses stored fat and carbohydrates for energy. In simple terms, the ingredients in VO2 Prime™ help feed muscle to fuel you through your most intense workouts.
Key Ingredients:
Beetroot juice powder, blueberries, cranberries, soy protein
Contains: milk and soy. This product was manufactured in a facility that also processes tree nuts, peanut and egg containing ingredients.

Biocharge (DB9 exclusive line)

  • Promotes lean muscle mass*
  • Helps accelerate recovery time*
  • Caffeine-free source of energy*
  • Someone concerned about lean muscle mass
  • Someone lacking energy
  • Someone finding it difficult to recover from exercise and workouts
  • Someone sensitive to caffeine
Every time you go into the gym and lift weights, you are placing an enormous amount of stress on the body. If your body is not able to fully tolerate this stress level, muscle recovery can become an issue. As you get older, recovery becomes even more crucial as your body does not bounce back quite as quickly as it used to. Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, so being able to exercise often and at a high level is important to maintaining good health.

As an athlete, you are also concerned with the rate of protein synthesis taking place in your body. Since new muscle mass can only be built when protein synthesis takes place, the faster this process progresses, the quicker you will see results. In order to make sure protein synthesis takes place, you must provide your body the right nutrients, both the building blocks to build the tissue and the energy to get the job done.
BioCharge® was originally designed for Baby Boomers, but the benefits of BioCharge can be felt - and seen - by athletes and those looking to increase the intensity of their workouts at the gym.

BioCharge® is a premier pre-workout and intra-workout supplement designed to improve muscle performance and recovery through a formula of antioxidant rich botanicals combined with B vitamins and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs).*

BioCharge® contains the highest amount of BCAAs found in any of our products to combat the stress of aging and the stress you put on your body when you workout or compete.*BCAAs are the building blocks of muscle and are important for sports performance as they contribute to reducing muscle damage and soreness.* Recovery is also a key part of building and maintaining muscle mass, so taking BioCharge® can help accelerate recovery time and allow you to maximize the benefits of your workouts.*

A 2011 study involving BioCharge®"A multi-nutrient supplement reduced markers of inflammation and improved physical performance in active individuals of middle to older age: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study," was conducted by William J. Kraemer, et al., and is available online at
Key Ingredients:
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are the name given to L-leucine, L-isoleucine, and L-valine. Of these three, L-leucine is most important for the actions that the product is designed for: prevention of muscle mass loss with aging (sarcopenia), maintenance of exercise quality and intensity and faster recovery from workouts.* Given this dominance of L-leucine, the ratio of the BCAAs is formulated to 4:1:1 (leucine: isoleucine: valine).
There are a number of polyphenolic-rich botanicals present in BioCharge®. These complex, plant-based ingredients are well known for their antioxidant properties as well as for their effects on restoring balance to gene expression that may be disturbed by oxidants or inflammation.*

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lean turkey meatballs

Around our house we do alot with ground turkey/chicken. Turkey meatloaf, chicken burgers, asian turkey wraps, turkey chili....... and MEATBALLS!!!

What I love about this recipe is that you can change it up so many ways, depending on what you are serving the meatballs with, for instance, mix in some spinach, or some salsa, some cheese, or cut up peppers... so many options!!!

 Baked Turkey/Chicken Meatballs

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 C.  onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional - adjust to your preference)
  • (Frozen spinach, shredded cheese, peppers, salsa... whatever add in you would like)
  • 2 tablespoons liquid amminos (soy sauce alternative)
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey/chicken
  • 1/4 cup bread crumb
  • 1 Large egg

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a large baking sheet by spraying with cooking spray. I actually line my baking sheet with foil and then spray with cooking spray = less clean up! 
  2. In a frying pan on medium heat, heat olive oil until hot. Then add onion, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Sauté until onion is tender (about 5-6 minutes total time).
  3. Add other chosen add in to pan and combine with onion mixture. Add amminos and chicken broth and mix well to combine. Cook until most of the liquid has cooked out (evaporated). I don't have much liquid in my pan after I combine all these, but it will depend on what add ins you that use. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, bread crumbs, and egg. Add cooled onion mixture to the meat. I do all of this step with my hands, but you can use a spoon if you prefer.
  5. 5. With your hands, create meatballs that are about 1 - 1 1/2 inches in diameter and place them on the baking sheet. Leave a little bit of space between each meatball. When you are done shaping your meatballs, you will probably have about 40-42 meatballs from this recipe. Don't need that many? Freeze them after baking or cut this recipe in half (but I say freeze them and then you've done the work only once and have a future meal).
  6. Bake until your meatballs are cooked through with an internal temperature of 160 degrees F - which was about 20 minutes for my oven. Remove from oven and serve as desired.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Fitness Tanks by "Sew Cr8ive chic" clothing!

Lately I have been on a fitness tank craze, I love them, and finding new cute ones.

Check out

lots of fun custom apparel, for the gym and more!!!

You can purchase your own tank 

Or you can win one 
just look for the pic above, like both fb pages, and share!!!! 

This giveaway will be for one fitness tank from Sew Cr8ive chic, in select colors, and will be shipped direct from them in your shirt selection and size. I was not compensated for this giveaway just enjoy small business promotion!!! 


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Workout Tank Giveaway

Do you love active apparel? 
Enjoy looking good while getting fit? 

then this giveaway is for you!!!!!

A few months ago I was introduced to SO ROCK SHOP, and the awesome workout T-shirts and tanks that they sell! My husband and I have many shirts from SRS, and love them!!! So many fun designs to choose from, and they are always running great sales! I recently ordered some multi-packs of tanks and want to share one with you!!! they all came in size medium, and are stretchy, if thats not a good fit it can be used as a gift!
Want to win this shirt? 

Can be purchased for $25 HERE 

Fill out the entries below using rafflecopter for your chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thread Eleven Workout Gear!!!

I have been patiently waiting for my Thread Eleven workout tank to arrive, and a few days ago it came in!!! 
Thread Eleven has fun shirts for female and mom fashion available in Tees and Tanks... 

The tanks are priced at just under $25, and are very comfy!!!!

Why not have fun when your sweating!!!

Wanna order one for yourself? Check out THREAD ELEVEN 


*This was not a sponsored post, just giving a shout out to a great small business 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner....

(Skinless and grilled Chicken that is!)

Thank you all for participating in the Spartan Race giveaway... thanks to rafflecopter, a winner has been chosen.

Alberto Medellin

Please email me at to claim your prize. You have 48 hours to contact me!