Tuesday, May 23, 2017

IdealFit Protein Powder Review & Info Only 80 Calories, 20 Grams Protein,


As you probably have read, I have been following the IdealFit meal plans and have lost 15+ lbs!  You can get the 15 day challenge meal plan and workouts for free! I started there, loved it so much I purchased their 6 Week Fit Body Challenge, and then the Sculpt Challenge. The meal plans are great and include SIX meals a day- yes that includes dessert! I use and recommend the IdealFit protein Powder. It contains only 80 calories per serving and has 20 grams of protein! It comes in a ton of flavors and mixes up nice & smooth. The price is right - currently only $29.99 for a 30 serving tub - this is MUCH cheaper than other brands I have tried. Here is my affiliate link (click the challenges link in the toolbar) that save you 10% on your order (over $20) and I believe I also save 10% on my next order. Keep reading to learn more.



I recommend starting with the Chocolate Brownie & French Vanilla since they adapt easily to the recipes in the meal plans. The meal plans include detailed recipes, shopping lists and daily menus. The protein powder is currently on sale for only $29.99 each and you can save even more by using my affiliate link. 

I love the Chocolate Coconut and the Pina Colada- they are my 2 favorites. The Pina Colada is awesome with just milk & ice and the Chocolate Coconut is so good in the desserts! I seriously have like 6 tubs in my cupboard right now. Hey I like variety! I have not tried the Peaches N Cream or the Strawberries N Cream (yet). My least favorite was actually the Cake Batter- it was good but similar to vanilla so I probably would just stick with vanilla next time. I LOVED all the other flavors I have tried. Oh I also LOVE the Caramel Mocha - blend with amilk & ice and you have yourself a healthy "frappe"

Protein Flavors include:
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • French Vanilla
  • Caramel Mocha
  • Chocolate Coconut 
  • Peaches N Cream
  • Strawberries N Cream
  • Cake Batter
  • Mint Chocolate 

Each serving contains: 0 Fat, 0 sugar, 20 grams protein, 80 calories

The recipes included in these systems are awesome! They utilize the protein powder in amazing ways- to ensure you are getting enough protein & to 'healthify' foods you dont normally get to eat. Some of my favorite recipes besides the many amazing protein shake recipse include:
  • Protein Pancakes/ Waffles
  • Cinnamon Roll Muffins
  • Chocolate Lava Mug Cake
  • Blueberry Muscle Muffins
  • Apple Pie Bake
  • No Bake Protein Cookies
  • Raspberry Cheesecake Protein Shake
  • So Many MORE
I really love these meal plans because they also include some treats that I havent eaten in YEARS! Lucky Charms or any other breakfast cereal, a healthy McMuffin type breakfast sandwich, Pop-Tarts. If you time your macros around your workouts in the correct way- you can have some yummy treats now & then! There are also a cheat meal each week that keeps you on track. I knew NOTHING about macros when I started this program- but you dont have to-Lindsey includes everything you need to know & has all the macros already planned out for you based on when YOU workout -morning, noon, evening, night - you name it! She includes substitutions too so if you eat strictly clean - she has something instead of the cereal/ pop-tart, etc.

Here is my updated progress pic from this morning (these are all this AM). I just got back from a 10 day vacation of lots of eating and drinking and not a lot of exercise so I am getting back on track and am back down 3 lbs this week already!




For More Information, Visit: 
IdealFit on the web
All of my IdealFit Posts/ Reviews
My IdealFit Pin board

I did NOT receive samples of these products to review. If you click through my affiliate link, I will get affiliate credits but am in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Monday, May 22, 2017

FitFusion Streaming Workouts: Strala Core with Tara Stiles Review



FitFusion is an online streaming workout site that has SO MANY fab workout options from instructors we know & love. FitFusion gives you JNL Fusion, Jillian Michaels, Mike Donavanik, Jennifer Galardi, Ilyse Baker, Andrea Orbeck, Zuska Light, Viveca Jensen, and SO MANY more! They offer strength workouts, cardio, cycling, ballet, yoga, pilates, dance and MORE! Seriously this is variety wider than my own DVD collection- which you know is vast.  You can even stream Jillian Michaels NEW Tone & Shred Workout Series- stay tuned for detailed reviews of FitFusion workouts on the blog.


FitFusion: Strala Core
Tara Stiles

Tara works out alone in a spacious area with a nice view. You will only need an optional mat for this pilates style core routine. Besides a few forward folds, this is done entirely on the floor. 

After warming up, exercises include seated breathing, down dog, plank, side plank, dolphin walk ins, down dog dropping to your forearms, 3 leg dog to plank knee pull variations, cobra to childs pose, plank drop to floor & push up, hand stand variations, forward fold sways, crow, boat, v drop with rotation, supine L leg hold, boat pulses, happy baby, plank to side plank, wheel, and concludes with a stretch.  

This is an advanced routine. There is a lot of plank and side plank work -so be prepared to burn out those shoulders in addition to your core- nice bonus! You can tell Tara is having fun in this one, which is great to see! I received access to this workout for review. 



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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Friday, May 19, 2017

X-Train Fit Circuit Burnout 90 With Monique St. Pierre System Intro!









I am so excited to start my Circuit Burnout 90 rotation! If you are looking to scorch fat but are limited on time (aren't we all!) -this is the program for you! These workouts accomplish a LOT in only 25-40 minutes a day. Monique St.Pierre and X-TrainFit bring you full body workouts that shred fat while toning muscle! The set contains 10 workouts + 1 bonus workout on 11 DVDs, a complete nutrition guide, a rotation calendar poster, and a training guide! Monique utilizes the pyramid approach in these routines to keep you moving with cardio and toning sets. Work through multiple moves for 5 minutes, rest for 1 minute, sweat and tone for 4 minutes, rest for 1, shred it for 3 more minutes, rest for 1, push through 2 minutes, rest for 1 more then finish strong in the final 1 minute set! As and added bonus, each DVD also includes a bonus Super Set designed to give you an added calorie burn at the end of each workout. Keep reading to learn all about this fab set & stay tuned on the blog for detailed reviews of all of the Circuit Burnout 90 workouts.  

Workouts: 
The set includes 10 workouts plus a bonus stretch routine on 11 DVDs in a cardboard fold out case. Each DVD comes in plastic to avoid scratching in transit. The workouts are targeted and focused and are designed to maximize results in just 25-40 minutes a day. Monique performs intermediate intensity and has a beginner and advanced intensity modifier for each exercise, Making this a great set for most all exercisers and its easy to grow with. With so many workouts and tons of variety you wont get bored with this set! 

The DVDs in the set include:
  • Abs & Assets
  • Abs & Burn
  • Lower Body Circuit
  • Lower Body Toning
  • Sports Yoga Lower Body
  • Sports Yoga Upper Body
  • Total Body Circuit 
  • Total Body Training
  • Upper Body Circuit
  • Upper Body Toning
  • BONUS: Circuit Burnout 90 Stretch




Nutrition Guide:
The most important element of any fitness program is the nutrition so lucky us, they have included the Nutrition Guide to help you plan your nutrition needs on point all while working out with Monique. The nutrition guide offers you a huge variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes complete with a food substation list! The nutrition plan is complete with over 30 recipes to keep keep your body fueled and avoid hunger.

Rotation Calendar & Training Guide:
The included rotation calendar makes it easy to know what workouts to do on each day and the training guide tells you all you need to know about this system. The Training Calendar also makes it easy to track and log your progress through the program at a glance. Its also great motivation to see how far youve come!

Results. The easiest route to disappointing results is not managing your nutrition. The transformation you desire can only be achieved when you combine a disciplined nutrition plan with an increase in physical activity.
Recipes. The guidance provided is clear and the recipes included are easy to follow and do not take all day to prepare.
Fuel. The recipes included are designed to fuel your workouts and maintain your energy throughout the day.
For More Information, Visit: 
X-Train Fit on the web
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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

IdealFit 6 Week Challenge Week Two Workout Reviews & Weight Loss Results!


As you probably have read, I have been following the IdealFit meal plans and have lost 15+ lbs! I also recently purchased their workout DVDs. The meal plans are based on macro timing around your workouts. The 15 day challenge meal plan and workouts are free! I started there, loved it so much I purchased their 6 Week Fit Body Challenge, and then the Sculpt Challenge.  The 6 Week Fit Body Challenge bundle now comes with the workout DVDs! The meal plans give you exactly the amounts of carbs, proteins, and fats based on when you workout. Their protein powder contains no carbs, no sugar, and is only 80 calories. Each day you get SIX meals!!! So you get to eat every few hours and you get unlimited veggies from a list. Tons of variety in eating, a food sub list, and unlimited veggies! Here is my affiliate link (click the challenges link in the toolbar) that save you 10% on your order (over $20) and I believe I also save 10% on my next order. Stay tuned on the blog for detailed reviews of all the workouts. 


Lindsey Matthews

This DVD set contains 6 weeks of workouts on 6 DVDs. Each week has 6 workouts; each weeks workouts are on its own disc. The workouts are set up to be done in their chronological order each week and contain cardio, strength, and core workout! You will need to add on your own warm up & cool down, though the paper workouts detail a warm up & cool down routine. Each workout is right around 25 minutes. You will need dumbbells and a stability ball for these routines.

W2W1 Chest, Back, & Shoulders with Cardio Bursts: You do 2 circuits 2 times each. Exercises include down dog push-ups, bent over lat push, reverse fly, lat raise, 45* rows, jumping jack to plank combo, push-up to plank knee pull, front raises, bicep 21s, tri kickbacks, and burpees to plank hold.

W2W2 Lower Body & Cardio: You do 2 circuits 2 times each. Exercises include side lunges, squat variations, Bulgarian split squats, standing ham extensions, surrenders, hi knee run combo, good mornings dip & hinge, static lunges, and mogul- jump squats- buttkicks-jack combo. 

W2W3 Core Cardio: You do 2 circuits 3 times each. Exercises include burpee to jacks, mt climbers, bicycles, plank, plank rocks, walk out to pushup and walk back to squat, plank jacks, hi knee run, ball tucks, and single leg plank hold.

W2W4 Upper Body with Cardio Bursts: You do 2 circuits 2 times each. Exercises include 45* rows, overhead press, renegade rows, pushup variations, mt climbers, plank jacks, overhead fly, bi curls with rotation, skull crushers on the ball, and tri dips, plank hop ins-plank jack combo.

W2W5 Lower Body & Cardio: You will perform 2 circuits 2 times each. Exercises include low squats tapping your # slightly behind, toes elevated static lunges, weighted bridge, pop squat-squat hold-jump squat combo, balance stick lunges, dip to knee up, ball pull ins, dip to balance glute raise, skate, mt climber, and 5 dot drill. 

W2W6: Core Cardio: You 2 circuits 3 times each. Exercises include burpees, mt. climbers, reverse curl with your UB anchored, side plank adding hip drops, walk out to plank hop ins, plank jacks, and hi knee run.

These are solid intermediate workouts, though the poundage you use will determine how challenging your workouts are. While the workouts do contain some more advanced exercises -you dont do too many reps. The workouts are only around 25 minutes but they are, for the most part, pretty nonstop circuits. You do get 60-90 second rests between circuits though. Lindsey offers many modifications if you want to tone your workout down a notch, so these are really suitable for most all fitness levels. The pace is moderate and allows for moderately heavy weights. I did NOT receive this dvd to review. 
For More Information, Visit: 
IdealFit on the web
All of my IdealFit Posts/ Reviews
My IdealFit Pin board

I did NOT receive samples of these products to review. If you click through my affiliate link, I will get affiliate credits but am in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Welch's® Fruit Snacks: Post Workout Snack, Great for Kids Lunches


Looking for a grab & go snack for the kids & the whole family? Check out Welch's Fruit Snacks. Available in plenty of amazing varieties and even a reduced sugar variety for those of you watching your sugar intake. My nieces love them so I let them have these as a treat. My husband has also been known to snack on these! They are made with real fruit, are fat free and contain no preservatives and are gluten free. They are great for a post workout snack. We know our bodies process sugar quickly after a workout. Keep reading to learn more. 


Welch’s® Fruit Snacks come in 10 mouthwatering varieties and a range of package options to fit your needs. You can count on the great taste and quality that can only be Welch’s®. They are preportioned so they are great to toss in your lunch box, desk drawer, kids lunches or in your purse for a snack on the go. If you need a little pre-workout sugar, these are a great fat-free option for you. They are available at grocers nationwide and come in a variety of sizes. 1.75, 2.25, 5, or 8oz bags, .9oz bags in a 10, 22, or 40 count box
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Available in 10 great flavors:
  • Apple Orchard Medley
  • Mixed Fruit
  • Berries 'n Cherries
  • Strawberry
  • Island Fruits
  • Tangy Fruits
  • Fruit 
  • Punch
  • Concord Grape
  • White Grape 
  • Raspberry
  • Mixed Fruit Reduced Sugar

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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

REVIEW: Sun Series Vinyasa Yoga with Rosanna Shillolo

Sun Series Vinyasa Yoga 
Rosanna Shillolo, 2017

This DVD contains 3 yoga practices; a sunrise, a high noon, and a sunset routine. You will not need any equipment for these practices. Rosanna works out alone in gorgeous outdoor scenery in Ontario Canada at sunrise, midday, and sunset. The scenery includes a dock on a lake and grassy area in front of a lake.

Sunrise Sequence: (17 min) This is a floor routine including: breath work, seated forward fold, twists, side bends, rock the baby, chest opener, cat cow, down dog, knee side plank & thread the needle, table top knee pulls, and 3 legged dog.

High Noon Heat: (25 min) This is 2 shorter routines combined, botha re done standing. Poses exercises include: Mt pose, forward fold, warrior 1, chest opener, standing figure 4 pulses, warrior adding side bends, hamstring stretch with chest opener, stargazer pose, standing saw, goddess adding torso rotation & heel raises, warrior 2, extended side angle pose & triangle pose.

Sunset Sequence: (20 min) You begin in Mt pose and then move to the floor, where all remaining poses are done. Exercises include boat pose, supine toe drops, reverse crunch, rocking low back massage, puppy pose, cobra, 1/2 to full locust, yoga mudra, childs pose, bridge cobblers pose & concludes with 6 min corpse pose.

These routines are suitable for all fitness levels. I really enjoyed the outdoor scenery ~ great views make for an enjoyable & peaceful practice. The pace is moderate, not rushed but not slowRosanna is an enjoyable instructor with an awesome demeanor. I received this DVD to review.

For More Information, Visit:
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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.