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Vital Proteins Review

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The new year is underway and I have really been trying to focus on my health.  With that being said as a busy mom I realized that my eating habits aren’t the greatest [hello leftover Mac & cheese or PB&J].  After taking a look at my diet I also realized I was lacking protein.

IMG_3830When Vital Proteins reached out to me I was really excited to try their Collagen Peptides. What is Collagen?!?! It is the most abundant protein in the body and is a key constituent of all connective tissues. These protiens/peptides help with hair, skin, nails and your whole body.  I have really seen an improvement over the past few weeks since I have amped up using Vital Proteins.

For me, I love adding it to my morning coffee.  This line dissolves quickly and has no taste.  But for those who love lighter coffee (I drink mine black) they have SUPER yummy creamers that I have tried and they taste amazing,

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Want to try it yourself? HERE is the Collagen Peptides & HERE is the coffee creamer.  I am also excited to try some of the other products they have to offer soon!

What is your favorite way to add protein into your diet

PS Apparently I have a thing for Texas coffee mugs…

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

 

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From work to work out

Athliesure wear is a fun trend right now in fashion and I am ALL about it.  With how busy our lives are I love that there are options of fashion that can take you from the office to the gym and you look good at both places! Plus, it saves time and money having clothes that serve a dual role.

So I partnered up with one of my favorite boutiques again Tiger Lily to help showcase athliesure wear!

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ALL tops [Tiger Lily]

Pants [Gap]

What do you think of this trend?

Make sure to check out Tiger Lily on social media:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Fantastic Philanthropy: It’s all about the YMCA

I think it is about time to outline another Fantastic Philanthropy! The YMCA has grown close to my heart over the last year.  My husband sits on the local board for one of the branches and I started working out there about a year ago.  We are involved specifically with the Westside and Benbrook YMCA’s.

The YMCA gives scholarships and youth program opportunities. Persons who wish to utilize the services of the Y, but cannot afford them, are given assistance based on their needs. This allows the YMCA to say “Yes!” to those who otherwise would not be able to participate. The YMCA offers a complete continuum of services for all ages.

Here is a great video of Cheryl who has benefitted from a YMCA scholarship:

Beyond the great things they do for the community the staff is great! I am greeted by my name everyday and asked how I am.  The group fitness instructors recognize you and also are very friendly and knowledgeable sources.

I think that goes to show how great the YMCA is not only for individuals but for the community.  Whether you are there to get fit, have children that play sports or are looking for a great philanthropy the YMCA serves all of those and much, much more!

Below are just a few pictures from my YMCA adventures:IMG_3296

Visit the YMCA for more info on how to volunteer, donate or join the gym!

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Powerbeats2 Review

Well hello everyone! I have several blog post on the horizon but I have been trying some new items out since Christmas and I wanted to give you my insight.  Most of the time I research things before I purchase but when my brother asked what I wanted for Christmas I said I wanted wireless earbuds for working out.

Mainly I wanted them because my klutzy self has swatted at my headphone cords and had my phone go flying a few times. It is so embarrassing and you hold your breath to make sure you didn’t mess your phone up!

So my brother ended up getting me Powerbeats2.  I have used them several times during different activities and have LOVED them.  I thought the around the ear clip would bother me but I don’t even notice it!  They stay powered up for a good amount of time.  It was SUPER easy to pair with my iPhone.  They also include ear-tips for a variety of ear shapes which is great because I HATE those big earbuds in my ear…. OUCH!

Overall, if you are someone who listens to a lot of music which being active these are TOTALLY for you.  They come in several colors too!

What are you favorite fitness accessories?

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Photo credit: Beasbydre

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

 

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Current Crushes

Right now I have A LOT of items on my wish list! Here are my current crushes can’t wait to get out and get a few of them!

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Tyler Candles: I love most of their scents! Wisteria is one of my favorites!

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Steve Madden: Ecentric- Leopard– Leopard is a neutral and I love this fun and laid back flats!

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Mason Pearson Brush– Boars hair is wonderful for your scalp  and I really want to try this out! Anyone out there have one?

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IT Brushes– It is that time again to but makeup brushes and I love this simple set from Ulta!

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Lululemon- The Mat– It is also time for a new yoga mat.  I have been doing a lot of research and have heard rave reviews on this one.  I have bad wrist so a relatively thicker mat is what I am looking for.

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What are your current crushes?

XXOO Gabbing Ginger

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30 for 30 football favorites countdown: Cruising

Whether you just want to ride the tailgate lot or campus a fun way to get around is a bike [with a helmet of course]! However, with an RV you want things that save space so here is my solution.

Barcelona Citizen Bike… IT FOLDS!

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BONUS: Since we stay overnight it is a great way to get your exercise and fitness in over the weekend!

ALSO, I love their colors and options…. and now I can’t wait to get one!

 

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30 FOR 30: Football Favorites Countdown- The Chilly Pad

The heat can catch up with you during those early season football games! Of course you can cool down with a beer but sometimes you need a little something more.  One of my FAVORITE products is the Chilly Pad!

What is a Chilly Pad?

“Made from a hyper-evaporative material that retains water while remaining dry to the touch, The Chilly Pad® is an innovative way to cool down while enduring outdoor heat and/or high levels of physical activity. When wet, the towel begins to evaporate and cool, providing cool, soft comfort to the user. When it stops cooling, simply re-wet the towel in hot or cold water and wring it out. Within minutes, it’s cool again” – Frogg Toggs

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{Current} Favorite Things

I don’t really like change but lately I have gotten/tried/found some [new to me] things that I am loving. So I thought I would share!

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Lip Gloss–  This gives a great sheen and it also gives a cool tingly feeling… Perfect on these hot summer days.

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Workout Pants– These are comfy and reversible! Keep my legs cool and how fun is this color!

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Flowers– Peonies.  I just love these.

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Song– Kongos- Come with me now.  Great pump up song for working out or going out!

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Monogram Tote– This isn’t the one I have but I am loving the canvas and modern monogram! Great bags to throw all my stuff in especially when I am heading to workout!

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Mini Watermelons– These are still pretty good size but it is great that you can cut one and keep one! I hate having to buy one huge water melon for me and Mark!

What are a few of your favorite things?!