The Bouqs

Disclaimer: I received a Free Bouq to review and have included affiliate links. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. Like any girl, I adore fresh flowers! However I'm usually the one telling the hubs not to spend Read more

Loving Lately

As I go through everyday life and workouts and what not I am always looking for things to make it easier/more fun/or just randomly cool things. I have found a few winners recently and want to share them with Read more

Memorial Day Murph 2014

I know this post is a little bit late, but it is something I really wanted to write about. If you have been around CrossFit for awhile you've probably heard all about the "Girls" and the "Heroes" - The Read more

The Bouqs

Disclaimer: I received a Free Bouq to review and have included affiliate links. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Like any girl, I adore fresh flowers! However I’m usually the one telling the hubs not to spend a fortune on the overpriced half-dead variety at the store… especially on Valentine’s Day. I am also very leary of the typical online flower ordering site as they advertise their killer prices and then once you end up ordering and get charged for all the “extras” you’ve just spent enough to feed a small country. A few months ago I was watching one of my favorite shows, Shark Tank, when I first heard about The Bouqs. It is an online flower company. But it isn’t your average online flower company.



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The Bouqs prices all their arrangements at just $40 with standard shipping included, no hidden fees (Overnight delivery from California is $50 a Bouq). They have a simple 3 step check out, no annoying upsells. The best part about the Bouqs? Flowers are cut fresh the day you order. This means you get your flowers in just 2-4 days after being cut, where other places are giving you flowers cut up to 2 weeks before you receive them!



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The Bouqs uses sustainable, eco-friendly farms that treat their employees and farms with care. The flowers are grown on a Volcano on the equator,10,000 feet above sea level, which means one thing: sun. And more sun means more color. These Bouqs are fed by pure volcanic snow melt and mineral-rich, ph-balanced soil. If you choose need overnight shipping you will receive you flowers from the coast of California! 



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Another cool option that The Bouqs offers is their Concierge Service, The Bouqs Club. This allows you to pre-purchase multiple Bouqs for separate occasions and save.



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You can choose from regular intervals, special occasions, or just because.  You can then pick what type of Bouq you want and when you want it delivered, and of course, the more you order the more you save!


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So if you have a special someone you want to buy for or if you just want to buy something nice for yourself check out the Bouqs! They are currently running a Summer Special where you can get 2 Bouqs for the Price of 1 using the code JULY2FOR1 at checkout!

What is your favorite flower?

 

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Loving Lately

As I go through everyday life and workouts and what not I am always looking for things to make it easier/more fun/or just randomly cool things. I have found a few winners recently and want to share them with you! Welcome to my most recent edition of things i’m loving lately! Some of these were sent to me for review and others I just love. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own!

PowerICE


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Working out in a non air-conditioned CrossFit box in the summer time means that you sweat… a lot. The electrolytes, carbohydrates and sodium in PowerICE, along with its frozen temperature, make it the perfect way to cool and refuel your body! They have several different flavors but my favorite was the orange. It reminded me of those ice pops we ate all the time as kids, but with a healthy twist. Perfect for summer!

Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder


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I was sent this to review and I wasn’t really sure what to do with it. My first thought was to make an Iced Green Tea Latte! It was so good! I love all the health benefits of Matcha, like energy and antioxidants, so to have it in a way that tastes good too is awesome.

The Honest Company

 

Back when I was going through trying to figure out all my hormone stuff I started trying to reduce the amount of hormones in my every day life. That’s when I first tried The Honest Company. Their all natural line of health, beauty, and cleaning products have been amazing. I had recevied a sample of an all natural multi surface cleaner and ran out of it before I could buy more and just used some old pinesol. I immediately got a headache and felt nauseas after using it. I used to only be able to use pinesol because that was the only thing that smelt “clean” but now I will only use this all natural stuff! I also recently started feeling like my hair products were making my hair waxy, not soft. So I started using Honest Shampoo and Conditioner and my hair feels clean and soft. I seriously love everything I’ve used so far. Plus you can bundle it for savings and have it automatically delivered on a schedule!

Pop Sugar Must Have Box

 

I love love love getting fun packages in the mail. I’m a fan of subscription boxes and the Pop Sugar Must Have box is such a fun one! The June box came filled with summer goodies! A book, a towel, a snack, some awesome on the go cleaning wipes (perfect for post WOD!) and so much more awesomeness.  POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary Must Have box, but I would buy it on my own. Check them out and subscribe today!

Fabletics

I literally live in workout clothes. I want to look and feel cute and comfortable. Fabletics is an activewear company that delivers both fashion and function. They release a new collection each month. If you join as a VIP you can get special pricing, all you do as a VIP is make sure you decide to either pass or purchase by the 5th of each month. If you decide to pass you won’t be charged. I love love love my Lima Capris, they are my absolute favorite thing to work out in. This month they have an awesome chevron/herringbone type pattern.

I ordered some shorts in this pattern and I can’t wait until they get here! Follow me on Instagram and I’ll be sure to post when they come in! If you use my referral link you can get your first outfit for 50% off!

What are you loving lately?

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Memorial Day Murph 2014

I know this post is a little bit late, but it is something I really wanted to write about. If you have been around CrossFit for awhile you’ve probably heard all about the “Girls” and the “Heroes” – The Girls are Benchmark workouts that are named after girls, the Heroes are harder than average workouts made to honor fallen soldiers. Without a doubt one of the most notorious hero WODs is Murph.


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It is pretty standard to honor the fallen on Memorial Day by doing this WOD. It has become one of the most highly anticipated community events at CrossFit 70. When we opened back in early 2013 Memorial Day was our very first community event. There were a handful of us and we all pushed the best we could. The thing about Murph is that everyone knows it is going to be hard. No one is out to break any world records (or get hurt) we are just out to finish the workout. The entire CrossFit community as a whole is all about paying our respect towards those who have literally sacrificed everything to help forge the path for the freedom we enjoy every day.

We actually had an amazing turn out. It’s crazy how much we have grown in a year! Check out 2013 Murph vs 2014 Murph:

We started off by explaining the workout, named after Lieutenant Michael Murphy. This workout was one of his favorites and he did it regularly. If you saw the movie Lone Survivor, he was the one who climbed up on the rock to make the call for backup and ended up getting shot.

Then we got into the warm up, getting everyone moving together.


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We went over the guidelines for the workout and got people set to go. We gathered by the door and were ready to hit the first mile.


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If you noticed on the image above the “RX” for Murph is to do it with a weighted vest or Body Armor. We actually had a few people go for it in their body armor, one person ran pushing his 55lb son with special needs in a stoller, we had a firefighter in full gear, and a few people wearing weighted vests. While I had the goal of doing it with a weighted vest when I put it on I knew I wouldn’t be able to make it all the way so I loaned my amazing HumanXgear 20lb Weighted Vest to one of our guys. He was so excited about it… Can’t you tell? LOL


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The HumanXgear 20lb Weighted Vest is by far the best vest I’ve tried. I stuck with push ups, squats, and burpees when testing it out.


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A few specs on the vest:

  • 20LB Weight Vest – fully adjustable in 1LB increments, 1-20LBS
  • Maximize your training — whether you’re doing push-ups, sit-ups, dead lifts, burpees or sprints
  • Builds core strength, speed and endurance
  • Exclusive compact Flex Weight design contours to body for secure fit and max mobility
  • Tough abrasion-resistant outer shell with dual padding cushions shoulders and chest
  • Fully adjustable extra-wide neoprene belt for custom midsection fit

I love it because it hugs the body so close, it feels like a part of you. Other weighted vests hang clumsily on you and moves around if you jump, this one is totally adjustable to your body and stays close.

While some people chose to do it in the weighted vest or body armor, we had one of our firefighters do it in his full get up!

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Of course not every one did it with the weighted vest or gear, some people did it as a team as well. The point was to really celebrate the community of CrossFit and honor the memory of those who gave literally everything so that we could experience this freedom.


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This is what I love about Crossfit. It really is a family. No one judges you for what you can or can’t do. All that is expected is for you to do your best. I can honestly say that is what every one of these people did. And of course we stayed after and had a potluck. And no one judges you for what you eat either ;)

Have you ever done “Murph”?



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