Supplement Review

February 2015 Stridebox Review

 “StrideBox is a fun and exciting way to discover running products and accessories. Each month, as a member, you will receive a curated box of apparel, accessories, and nutrition products to fuel your training sessions, workouts, and races.” – Stridebox

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Box of February goodies:

-Stridebox – Tech-friendly Running Gloves by iGlove
-Cookie Doughpness Bar by Picky Bar
-High Protein Iced Coffee by Chike
-Chia Surge Gel by Vitalyte
-Organic Lip Balm by Joshua Tree
-Apples & Cinnamon Hot/Cold Drink by Skratch Labs

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January 2015 Stridebox Review

 “StrideBox is a fun and exciting way to discover running products and accessories. Each month, as a member, you will receive a curated box of apparel, accessories, and nutrition products to fuel your training sessions, workouts, and races.” – Stridebox

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Box of January goodies:

-Stridebox – Mini Training Log, temporary tattoo & sticker
-Stridebox – Safety Stridelights
-Blueberry Smart Bar by Detour Smart Bar
-G Endurance Gatorlytes by Gatorade
-Designer Whey by Protein 2 Go
-Brew Recovery Drink by GU Energy
-Cherry Limeade Hydration by Nuun Energy
-Blister Shield by 2Toms

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October Stridebox Review

 “StrideBox is a fun and exciting way to discover running products and accessories. Each month, as a member, you will receive a curated box of apparel, accessories, and nutrition products to fuel your training sessions, workouts, and races.” – Stridebox

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Box of October goodies:

-Skratch – Matcha Green Tea & Lemons by SkratchLabs
-HoneyMaxx – Sports Hydration – Orange by HoneyMaxx
-Bonk Breaker – Cookies n Cream by Bonk Breaker
-Barnana – Organic Coconut Vegan snack by Barnana
-Honey Stinger – Organic Energy Gel – Chocolate by HoneyStinger
-ProBar – BOLT Energy Chew – Berry Blast by ProBar
-BottleBand – Blue by BottleBand
-Sticker – Don’t be Average, BE AWESOME!”

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Is losing weight the last thing on your mind this time of the year?

I love Autumn. I love the cool, crisp mornings, the changing of colors outdoors, leaves falling, the tasty seasonal coffee flavors and COMFORT FOOD!

From soups to casseroles that make me feel cozy and sleepy, and the smell of fresh baked cookies in the kitchen on the weekends. While I do love to run in the cool outdoors, I also like to eat a whole lot more. Can you relate?

Comfort Food

It is also the time of the year that I normally do a “cleanse.” Now, my first experience with a cleanse was witnessing a dear friend and cubicle mate of mine drink some vinegar-cayenne-lemon-honey drink for several days while depriving herself of food. Food deprivation also led to a hangry shebeast (sorry my dear friend) that near about ripped my head off whenever I was in the general vicinity. I did not dare ask her how she was doing for fear that I would get a barrage of angry, bitter, and hunger induced emotional verbal assault.

As a result of this joyful experience, I swore I would never do a cleanse… I would never put my body through that experience.

In 2012, I was introduced to Herbalife and I watched a friend of mine have a very different experience with the Herbalife 21-Day Herbal Cleansing Program. She simply took two tablets in the morning and two tablets at night and drank an aloe-mango drink once a day. She ate her normal meals throughout the day, her skin looked amazing, and she seemed quite light in her step (if you know what I mean). So, I decided to give the 21-day cleanse a try.

I was skeptical at first, considering I had never needed something like this in the 30 or so years I had been on this planet thus far. After all, isn’t the occasional stomach bug every few years a good enough cleanse for the system? I decided to do the cleanse last Fall, just as we were getting into the season. By the third day, I was more than pleasantly surprised. I wasn’t running to the bathroom every 5 minutes, I wasn’t drinking some weird concoction, and even though I was enjoying my regular Fall casseroles, I didn’t feel heavy and sluggish. By the end of the 21 Day cleanse, several friends asked me what I was up to? What was I taking and was I sneaking into the tanning bed. After the cleanse, I was left feeling refreshed, healthy, regular, and didn’t experience any bloating and digestive issues. I now do the 21-Day Cleanse in the Fall and just before summer.

How does it work?

21 Day Herbal Cleanse

21-Day Herbal Cleansing Program

1. AM Replenishing Formula. Take two tablets in the morning. Contains Milk Thistle, traditionally used for liver support, which helps promote the body’s natural elimination of toxins.

2. PM Cleansing Formula. Take two tablets before bed. Contains herbs traditionally used for healthy digestion, including Dandelion, which supports healthy elimination.

Herbal Aloe

Herbal Aloe

Drink one serving per day alone or mixed in with herbal tea. Herbal Aloe soothes the stomach, relieves indigestion, and supports nutrient absorption.

Invest in a cleanse today and strengthen your immune system, digestive health, weight management, and skin!

TRIBOX Product Review: Veggie-Go’s

 Chewy Fruit & Veggie Snack by Veggie-Go’s

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I had planned to try the Veggie-Go before or after one of my workouts this past week, but never got around to it. The package was stuffed in my gym bag, left in my car one day (by the way, I live in South Georgia and I am sure that temps in the car get over 120°F), was put in my running belt during a long run one day, and then stuffed in my purse for a few days. Continue reading

TRIBOX Product Review: Honey Stinger Waffles

 Honey Stinger Waffles by HoneyStinger

Honey Stinger Lemon Waffle

Let me start by saying these are gooooooood! They are soft, sweet, thin, and delightful. It also did not survive being put in my bike bento box. While on my ride, I attempted to pull this out of my bento box with one hand, tear open with one hand and my teeth, and I petty much crushed the entire waffle. However, they are sweet and tasty and are way easier to eat than a protein bar while riding. Not being a fan of gels, the waffle is a great alternative and is more durable that attempting to put a banana in my pocket.

The waffles are sold in individual packets for $1.50 per packet, which I think is pretty reasonable.

Pros:

  • Taste amazing (definitely could have inhaled another one)
  • Moist and easy to eat while cycling
  • Organic

Cons:

  • Fragile… I mean f-r-a-g-i-l-e,  like a Christmas story leg lamp in a box
  • Contains no protein, high in fat and sugars

 

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Give it a try…. Tribox by Runnerbox

 TRIBOX by RUNNERBOX

 Super excited to get my first TRIBOX delivery. What is Runnerbox? It is a “box full of products and discounts which have been hand-picked to enhance your active lifestyle.” – Runnerbox

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So what goodies are in my box:

-Runnerbox Towel
-Lock Laces by LockLaces
-Generation UCAN Tropical Orange by UCAN
-Mud Energy Gel by MudEnergy
-Purefit Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Premium Protein Bar by Purefit
-Pure Clean Powder by PureCleanPowder
-Fuel 100 Salty Vanilla Electro-Bites by Electro-Bites
-EBOOST Pink Lemonade Energy Powder by EBOOST
-Veggie-Go’s Chewy Fruit and Veggies Snacks by NakedEdgeSnacks
-Lenny & Larry’s Peanut Butter Crunch FIT Protein Brownie by Lenny & Larry’s
-Honey Stinger Waffles by HoneyStinger

I am looking forward to incorporating these goodies into my training regimen and to providing some reviews. At the time of writing this post, I am surprised that I have not inhaled the Lenny & Larry’s Brownie already!

Are you currently using any of these in your training regimen?