30 Day Get Picky Fiber Choice Challenge Update

I have been taking my Fiber Choice fruity bites now for about 30 days, and wanted to check in with yall to tell you how I am doing and my thoughts on the product after using it for a month.

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First of all, let’s discuss taste. I stated this in my last post, and 30 days later it is still true: These fruity bites taste REALLY good! I actually remember to take them most of the time and WANT to take them because it’s like popping candy in my mouth every day!

I was concerned about taking too much fiber too soon, so I started with just one a day then upped my intake to two (which is one serving) and on days when I felt like I needed a little more I would take a second serving.

Being this late in pregnancy, I know a lot of ladies really suffer from constipation. In my first trimester, I had serious issues with that, so when I heard it comes back late in the game I was NOT looking forward to it. I am happy to report I have had VERY minimal problems with constipation, and the ones I have had were really my own doing. (Either forgetting my fruity bites or eating way too much bread, etc.) Some fiber pills have given me issues with bloating and a really full airy feeling, but I have not had that at all!

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I felt very in control of my body and digestion all month, and was able to indulge a bit on things that would normally not sit well with me (especially being pregnant!) and I was ok in the end. I definitely plan to make the fruity bites part of my daily routine from here on out to continue to keep me regular and feeling good, and highly recommend them to you if you are looking for a little extra fiber in your diet.

I will be posting one more time about Fiber Choice soon, and it will involve a CHALLENGE that you can join in and see what Fiber Choice is all about yourself, so stay tuned!

You can get more info on fruity bites on their website, and be sure to check out the Fiber Choice Facebook page.

Disclosure: I was provided product and compensation for this challenge, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

It’s Time to Break Up

 

Something new and exciting to announce today, a week or so ago I was asked to be a fitmixer.com brand ambassador! You can check out my bio on their ambassador page and see who else you may know what is an ambassador. Anyway, something that totally drew me to them when I was asked about it was the idea of BALANCE. For them, it’s not just about eating right, or working out, it’s a balance of those things PLUS the mental aspect of it all. Positive thinking, self confidence, and a balanced life are all things I value so I as very excited to jump on board. Fitmixer also holds boot camps if you enjoy doing those, be sure to check it out!

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It doesn’t matter if you are trying to build muscle, lose weight, or just make sure you are getting the proper nutrients, fitmixer has a great product line for everyone. I have been loving the vanilla protein powder (tastes like a milkshake!) and the amino acid supplement. I have been taking the protein before workouts and the amino afterwards.

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Another great thing about me being an ambassador? I will get to hold giveaways for YOU! That’s right, so stay tuned for the fun. I will be hosting giveaways here on my site and also linking you up to ones being hosted by Fitmixer.

Every month, I will be writing a Fitmixer blog post on a particular topic given to me by the company. This month’s topic is…dun dun dun…the break up letter. As they say, breaking up is hard to do. However, sometimes it just needs to be done, and I have some things/attitudes I need to break up with myself. So I decided to write my break up letter to doubt.

Dear doubt,

     It’s time for you to go. I am tired of you whispering in my ear every time I get injured that I will never be able to run again, that I will never reach my goals, and that I will be unhappy. I am tired of the anxiety that comes along with being unsure about the future. I am typically a positive person, but for some reason when it comes to fitness, running, and my blog goals, it all goes out the window.

I know you want me to never realize my dreams or goals, and you want me to keep telling myself that I am not good enough, strong enough, or fast enough to matter. You do NOT want me to remember that everyone is on a different road, that everyone’s journey will not look the same. You do NOT want me to remember that I have friends and family that love me and are rooting for me.

Instead, you want me to give up. Quit. Stay down when the going gets tough. Oh, doubt, it would be so easy to do so, and honestly, in the past year, there have been times when I wanted to give in to you. Getting a stress fracture in my foot, getting morton’s neuroma in the same foot, dealing with other stresses of life, and having writers/bloggers block. You would have loved that wouldn’t you? But I refuse to let you win, you will not defeat me. So doubt, hit the road, I can and will do this!

Heather

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*Want a chance to win the August Fitmixer giveaway? Head over to their site and write your own break up letter for a chance to win any two pound fitmixer product!

QOTD: What do you need to break up with? Tell me here, then go over to fitmixer and write your letter to WIN!

*I am featured on the Fitfluential blog today, would love it if you stopped by to take a look! 

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Did you hear about the newest celebs to sign up for Disney’s marathon weekend? Comedian and The Price Is Right host Drew Carey, actor Gilles Marini (Sex in the City: The Movie, Switched at Birth and Dancing with the Stars), Access Hollywood co-host Kit Hoover, reality TV stars Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca (Survivor, The Amazing Race and Everyday Health) and actor Sean Astin (The GooniesThe Lord of the Rings and Rudy) are participating in the historic runDisney race weekend, Jan. 10-13.