CORE Organic Product Review and Giveaway!

Have you heard of *CORE Organic beverages yet?? 


Well, you better get on that!  

*Available at 7/11 stores, check and see if it’s available nearly you

These are AMAZING!   Not only are they organic and loaded with antioxidants, but they are also low calorie and taste great!

They’re perfect for any occasion—I carried mine along with me a couple of weeks ago when I ran in the Seneca 7 relay.  

  Aside from coffee, I’m not one to seek out flavored drinks.  However, it’s sometimes nice to stir things up and try something new.

CORE organics has put together a product that offers the perfect solution to your hydration boredom.

So how do these rate on the taste scale?

Here’s how I would rate them in order of preference.

  1. Coconut Colada
  2. Orchard Pear
  3. Watermelon Lemonade
  4. Peach Mango
  5. Orange Clementine
  6. Pomegranate Blue Acai

I actually had a difficult time choosing my favorite, it was a very close tie between Coconut Colada and Orchard Pear.  Both were equally wonderful.

I liked that they were both lighter and more refreshing than the others.  Watermelon Lemonade fell in middle ground territory .  I loved it, but it was definitely a flavor you needed to be having a hankering for.  Kind of like when you crave watermelon sour patch candies.  

I would pair the Peach Mango with the Orange Clementine as far as flavor spectrum.  They are both a bit more sweet and the flavor a bit more powerful.

Last on my list, but on top of hubby’s list was the Pomegranate.  He loved it!  Me?  It was a bit too sweet for my liking.

That said,  I would definitely buy these again (hubby loves them). I appreciate that it offers a break to your normal hydration routine.

I only wish the 7/11 near me carried it!  
Is it available near you?? Click to find your store
Now!! For the fun part!  I’m giving away 12 free beverage coupons for Core products!! 

That’s 12 free bottles of this refreshing libation.

Who wants to getting chugging? 

Details on how to get entered below:

Winner will be announced on a Wednesday June 1st!  So get yourself entered now!!
Find CORE Organic at a store near you here, including 7-11 

Prana Spring Style and Bluesign!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Prana, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. We truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Fit Approach/Sweat Pink community.

Have you heard of prAna clothing?  Prana’s mission “IS TO INSPIRE HEALTHY, ACTIVE, AND FREE-SPIRITED LIVING”.


They create clothes for a healthy lifestyle that can be suited for all acts of daily living, from active comfort to dressy casual, Prana has you covered.

They are also a partner of bluesign systems to lower their impact on the environment.  Bluesign ensures that the fabrics used in the manufacturing of their products meet the highest environmental and human safety standards.

A few weeks ago, through my affiliation with Fit Approach as a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I was awarded the opportunity to try out a pair of Lennox Leggings in black.

Straight out of the packaging, you can see the high quality of the material and its solid construction.  The material is thick and the stitching sturdy.  The detailed panelling on the legs adds a beautiful accent to set these leggings apart from your standard black pair.

I must say, I am a fan!  The number one thing I look for in leggings is how well they conceal and hold everything in.  No one wants a pair of leggings that act like tights and no one likes a waistband that accentuates the mommy tummy.

These leggings fit well and the wide mid-rise waist band is very flattering and comfortable.  I’ve used them for daily wear and received many compliments (I’m all about the athleisure clothing trend) .


Do you want to get your hands on some of the new Spring Prana styles?  You can use this discount code  (PSSS16SMMR) through March 30 to save 15% off your purchase.

I’ve got my eyes on this gorgeous sweater!  Isn’t it perfectly spring?

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Liana Sweater


Product Review: BOSU Sport/BOSU Family pack

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by BOSU, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. We truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Fit Approach/Sweat Pink community.


As you all know, we love our at home workouts and we love to find new ways to spice them up!  Enter the BOSU Sport and BOSU Sport Kids Workout DVD. The BOSU Sport is perfect for your favorite tiny workout buddy!  My son had a blast following along for a short while, but I don’t think he’s quite ready for the full length workouts that are featured in the DVDs (he’s only 3.5 years old and the DVDs are for ages 6-12).


Ideally, we would have attempted more routines during the campaign, but we both kept sharing some nasty bugs and it made it difficult to schedule workouts in between dinner and bed time.  I am actually hopeful that we can work on putting together a few more workouts and videos, especially since I plan to work on sharing more Mommy and Me inspired workouts (keep an eye out for those, the BOSUs will make a comeback for sure!)

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(**Note:  please do not use the BOSU without shoes!  We foolishly got eager this day and didn’t strap them on.  Shoes are a necessity while using the BOSU to prevent slipping or injury)

The DVD moves were quite a bit advanced for my little guy so we often improvised and did our own thing.  From planks, to jumps, to squats, he thoroughly enjoyed himself, but as you may have guessed he wasn’t always thrilled to workout with the BOSU (as seen below).


He’s three and he knows he has a reasonable amount of free-will.  I can’t force him to join me with every routine and that’s okay. I don’t ever plan to forcefully push my kiddo to do something he doesn’t want to do, but my positive influence does transfer onto him!


There were many times I would catch him copying movements he had seen me perform.  Like these BOSU tricep dips!  He was actually able to dip himself and push himself back up…ALL ON HIS OWN! (I supervised of course).  I look forward to finding new ways to incorporate the BOSU Sport and BOSU Balance trainer into our Mommy and Me routines.

As for me?  I think my favorite moves are a tossup!  I love the side lunges and squats, but I am also a huge fan of planks and core work.




Are you interested in incorporating the BOSU Sport into your family workouts?  Use code: BOSUSWEATPINK15. This will give you the following offer: Purchase a BOSU Sport and get the BOSU Sport-Kids DVD for FREE!!

Product Review/Giveaway: Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter

This month, as a Sweat Pink Ambassador with Fit Approach, I was awarded the opportunity to test out Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter.  These products were provided to me for free and though I will be compensated for my review the opinions and experiences expressed are my own.

If you know me then you know I am a huge peanut butter fan!   

Add peanut butter to nearly anything and it makes it exponentialy better!  My personal favorite ways to use peanut butter are in my morning oats, as a flavor boost in smoothies/shakes, or with apples or carrots as a quick snack.

The only downside to PB??  It’s a calorie and fat dense food and I can only enjoy it in limited quantities.  That’s where the powdered stuff comes in!

Packing 85% less calories from fat, powdered PB can be enjoyed without the guilt.

Here are two quick and easy ways to use Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter!

  1. Add it to your favorite smoothie or shake recipe.
  2. Make a quick and healthy snack like apple ‘nachos’.

Simple Chocolate PB Shake

1 cup coconut or almond milk

1/2-1cup water (to thin)

1 scoop of your fave chocolate protein powder (I used Shakeology)

1 handful of ice

2tbs Mighty Nut Powdered PB (I used chocolate)

1 handful of frozen spinach

Mix ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  Thickness will vary depending on protein powder type and which liquid you use (I find my shakes with coconut milk are always thicker).  Enjoy!


Apple “Nachos”

This next recipe is another quickie!  You can use a mandolin to slice your apple or do it the old fashioned way with a knife.

1-2 small apples or one large

2tbs Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter (original) mixed with 1-2 tbs water to get to a runny consistency that canbe drizzled over the apples.

Sprinkling of dried cranberries.

Simple.  Three steps and you’re ready to head to scarf town!

I’m still working on getting a bit more creative with my uses and plan to use the original in a savory dish.  Perhaps something a little Thai inspired?  Mmmmmm spicy peanut sauce and chicken!  I think I need to get back in that kitchen!

Are you a peanut butter fan?  Do you like to use powdered peanut butter?  Well here’s your chance to get your hands on your very own stash of Mighty Nut!  I’ll be giving away one container to a lucky winner!

Entry rules (follow the rafflecopter link to complete):

  • Follow @GoMightyNut on Twitter
  • Follow @GoMightyNut on Instagram
  • Tweet about the giveaway. Sample tweet: I would LOVE to create recipes with @GoMightyNut! #EatMighty @fitapproach #sweatpink
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BOSU #FITfamily Challenge begins 10/12/15

If you’ve been following along you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been participating in The BOSU and Fit Approach BOSUstrong challenge for the past 4 weeks. It’s been a blast, but it’s just the start of another 4 weeks of fun!12109751_982647055120512_3424320224749228409_oI’m now working a bit further to get my family in on the fun (though my son already participated quite a bit in the last round).
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As a busy mom it’s difficult to squeeze in workouts in the evenings without feeling mom guilt for not playing with my child.  That’s where at home buddy workouts with my little man come into play.  My son fully enjoys his workout time with mommy.  So much so that if a day passes without a workout he’s at my heels asking me if we’re going to workout.
It’s a blessing to be able to provide a healthy example to my son and to see that he has pleasure in participating in the at home workouts that I do. It’s become our own personal ritual, our mommy and me time.

Do you want to participate in the 4 week challenge??

Copy / paste and make this blog template (below) your own! I want to know what makes you a #BOSUStrong #FitFamily

For the last four weeks, the Sweat Pink community teamed up with BOSU to show the world what it means to be #BOSUStrong. One thing that makes me BOSUStrong is my family because they inspire me to_persevere_. And I hope to inspire them to_challenge themselves everyday_.

__Craig__, _Connor_, (family members) and I love to _go for family walks__ (activity) together! We walk our neighborhood on week days, and take advantage of the weekends to _go on outdoor adventures together! I introduced _Connor (kid name) to at home workouts (activity) and love watching Connor (kid name) learn the variety of activities (activity). Any time we do squats (Activity), Connor (kid name) amazes me/kicks my butt! A family that sweats  (activity) together, sticks together!

Our favorite #FitFamily BOSU workout is_planks and pushups_ because _it challenges us_. And I am loving the BOSU Sport and the BOSU Sport-Kids DVD because its a great workout for my kid and has helped with their _agility_.


We are so excited to have the opportunity to try the new BOSU Sport, a smaller version of the BOSU Balance Trainer (the Sport is 50 cm while the Balance Trainer is 65 cm)  that’s absolutely perfect for kids.  Now, the whole family can “BOSU” together!

That’s why we are a #BOSUStrong #FitFamily!

The new BOSU® Sport-Kids DVD encourages kids to have lots of fun while they get fit, strong and flexible! This total body fitness program, created by renowned trainer Brett Klika, targets 6 – 12 year olds and teaches kids that when you exercise your heart, lungs and muscles every day, you can be fit for life. The 60 minute DVD includes five BOSU® workouts, plus warm-up and cool-down, focusing on different components of fitness. Segments can be used individually or linked together for longer workouts. Check out the BOSU SPORT-Kids DVD: Get it for FREE when you purchase a BOSU Sport using the code: BOSUSWEATPINK15. 

Lastly, get excited because BOSU just launched two new workout DVDs: BOSU Total Body Basics / and BOSU Core Basics Get ONE of these 2 these downloads for FREE when you purchase a BOSU Balance Trainer using the code: BOSUSWEATPINK15.

And don’t forget about the daily prompts – they are below – or you can follow along here!

**Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by BOSU. We truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Sweat Pink community.

Daily Prompts

Monday, 10/12: We want to see you and your kids #jumpjoymonday – whether you’re escaping lava, or jumping back on your surfboard, let your imagination run wild! Let’s kick off this #fitfamily challenge with a whole lotta fun! Just remember, nice soft knees. @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad


Bonus: #moveitmonday! Show us how your kids MOVE their feet! We want to see how they can have #fasterfeet – running on their #BOSUSport and of course have fun while doing it! #FitFamily #BOSUStrong #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #ad

Tuesday, 10/13: It’s #toneituptuesday. We want to see your kids best “ski” moves (“no snow required”). Whether they’re speeding downhill on the slopes or jumping the moguls! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

Bonus: We want to see you and your family inch worm together! #fitfamily #bosustrong @bosufitness @fitapproach #ad

Wednesday, 10/14: It’s #workitwednesday! We want to see you and your kids doing airplanes! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink bosustrong #ad

Bonus: A family that balances together….has the most fun together! We want to see your kids do their best Bird Dog (refer to for tips!) #FitFamily #BOSUStrong @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #ad

Thursday, 10/15: It’s #fitfamily plank day! Show us how you and your fam plank it out & maybe even exchange some high fives! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

Bonus: Show us a #tbt to one of your favorite #fitfamily activities! #FitFamily #BOSUStrong @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #ad

Friday, 10/16: #FreeFriday. What makes your #fitfamily #bosustrong? Show us! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

Bonus: Happy #forearmfriday sweaties! Are you dolphins, crouching crocodiles inch worms or maybe even downward puppies? Show us! #BOSUStrong @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #ad

Product/Workout Review: BOSU Trainer

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by BOSU but all opinions expressed are my own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Fit Approach (Sweat Pink) community.


A few weeks ago I was awarded the opportunity to work with Fit Approach and BOSU for the #BOSUStrong challenge/campaign.  During that time I was able to incorporate the BOSU trainer into my fitness routine as well as follow the workouts provided by BOSU Fitness.

One of the things I like most about the BOSU is its versatility and ability to be used with nearly any workout routine.  Additionally, a quick google search can provide you with many great examples of moves that can be used to strengthen, tone, and balance your body, but if you’re short on search time you can also use the DVD that comes with the purchase of one of these trainers.

One of my favorite workouts in the 4 in 1 Complete Body Workout DVD was the Total Body Workout.  It’s easy to follow and works everything from your legs to your core.

It includes moves like the side squat (pictured above), side squats with standard squats (pictured below),


and side squats with a twist (also pictured below). There were also side squats with a double hop in between, but we missed those in the shots.


It was followed up by marching in place on the BOSU and then step ups onto the BOSU with a march or jog (see below)

Next up was one legged balance with a raised leg.  The routine was then repeated to go back to marching in place, stepping up to march and then balance on the opposite leg.


Core work came next with a few crunches that really put emphasis on drawing up with the core and extending back with the spine.


Side bends (below) were next and they also focused on full engagement of the core.

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After the side bend sequence there was the side balance (two versions) with raised legs–I chose to do the modified with forearm support (not pictured). It was immediately followed by a full side stretch with a two arm reach or a one arm reach with forearm support. This side sequence was repeated for both sides.

Segment 2 began with forward lunges onto the BOSU (see picture below).  After completion of a few lunges it switched to step ups all the way to the opposite side of the BOSU and added in another set of lunges followed by more step ups until I was centered on the BOSU.


The next motion was a sequence of a few side squats with alternation back and forth between sides.


The sequence repeated for a while until it dropped down to double side squats and then single side squats (with punch) while alternating between sides.  The pace built as the number of squats between side steps decreased.

Up next we took it to the floor with rocking planks.  These took a lot of work in both the upper body and the core. It’s a challenging move, but can be modified if you bring yourself to your knees.


Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to photograph the remainder of the workout (my personal photographer of a hubby was far to busy) , but the remainder of the workout was still fun.

The side planks went right into push-ups (choice of modified or standard and were followed up by a stretch very similar to child’s pose.

In short the workout closed up with BOSU bicycle crunches (always a killer) and additional core work and stretches.

Segment 3 included the following moves:

  • side step ups with knee lifts
  • compressions
  • mogul jumps
  • squats
  • squats with a jump
  • knee balance
  • core balance with rotation
  • hamstring stretch while seated on the BOSU
  • BOSU superman stretches
  • and a few additional stretches (sorry they are hard to describe)

Overall this total body workout was a blast, but I much prefer to utilize the trainer in creative ways to add a challenge to my current workout routine.

As most of my readers and followers know, I am a huge fan of at home workouts and I believe that everyone should find something that can make their at home routine more convenient.  We don’t all have access to the gym or a trainer, but having a few useful pieces of workout equipment can go a long way.

The BOSU trainer is a great addition to any home gym or any personal trainer’s collection.  It can either add an extra challenge to certain movement or make them easier by changing the depth of squatting or lunging.  I loved using the trainer for that reason.

I’ve been recovering from a running injury and it made it difficult for me to do certain squatting of lunging movements the standard way.  BUT there was something about the different levels of squatting or lunging with the BOSU that made it a little bit easier to do the movements without pain.

I definitely recommend this item to others and look forward to finding new ways to use it. I’m also super stoked to be participating in the upcoming #FitFamily challenge with my son! The new challenge begins on 10/12/15 and it focuses on how to make fitness a family affair.

Keep an eye out for more posts and reviews of the kids workouts!

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by BOSU but all opinions expressed are my own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Fit Approach (Sweat Pink) community.

Week 4, SHOW US YOUR #BOSUSTRONG! (10/5-10/9):

This week is the very last week of the #bosustrong challenge that has inspired me to workout twice a day. Before starting the challenge, my goal was to build core strength and lean out and now that we’re in the final week I plan to_keep this goal_. I couldn’t always make it _to the gym and still can’t run due to injury_ (to the gym/for a trail run/in the pool), but I still workout when I can at home!

This week we’re focusing on the things that make us BOSU Strong. Here are the 10 things that make me #BOSUStrong:

  • I am _determined__.
  • I will always do my best to inspire and uplift others.
  • I never _give up (even if it’s hard)_.
  • I do_my best to persevere_.
  • I love to__workout with my son____.
  • I am inspired to_be an example to him everyday_.
  • I love to encourage others to_to find their inner beast_.
  • I have _a strong body and mind_.
  • I am proud of _what I have accomplished___.
  • I hope to continue to achieve any goal I put in front of myself_.

My top workouts during the challenge are featured below:

I loved to use the BOSU for forward lunges and mountain climbers (see below)

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I enjoyed practicing my tree post and challenging myself with BOSU burpees. (see below)

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Connor and I had a blast doing squats together and I worked my legs and booty with BOSU side lunges.

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I fought to find my center while working my core and found relief after a tough workout with an amazing back stretch.

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And, I got creative by pairing up my BOSU with weight training and created a modified bench.  BUT, my favorite workouts by far were the ones where my little guy got involved.  Pairing up with this kiddo was my all time fave workout.

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So I want to know – are you #BOSUStrong? Copy and paste the above, fill it in and make it your own and then tag me in it and share with your friends! Let’s all be #BOSUSTRONG.

The daily prompts are below. You can also follow along HERE.

Week 4, SHOW US YOUR #BOSUSTRONG! (10/5-10/9):

(Make sure you tag @Bosu_Fitness on Instagram & @BosuFitness on Twitter):

  • Monday, 10/05: It’s #moveitmonday. Show us how you’re moving it this Monday. #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Bonus: Y’all know we love to #jumpjoymonday! Show us your BEST jump shot and tag @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
  • Tuesday, 10/06: It’s #tempotuesday! Show us what makes you #BosuStrong! @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
  • Bonus: It’s #triceptuesday and we want to see what makes you #BosuStrong. #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Wednesday, 10/07: Planks, planks and more planks! Plank it out and show us how you’re #BosuStrong @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
      • Bonus: #workitwednesday, show us how you’re workin’ it this Wednesday and tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Thursday, 10/08: It’s #totalbodythursday. Show us your favorite total body move – the one that truly makes you feel #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Bonus: Give us a #tbt of your favorite moment of this challenge #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Friday, 10/09: #FreeFriday. Show us your #BOSUstrong! #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
    • Bonus: Happy #forearmfriday. Let’s all celebrate the final day of the challenge with dolphin pose! #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

Notes: You do not need to own or have access to a BOSU to participate. By participating you will have a chance to win a BOSU and other fun prizes. And please, if you are using a BOSU throughout this challenge, never stand on your BOSU with the dome facing down (images or moves down on the BOSU incorrectly will not count during this challenge).

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by BOSU but all opinions expressed are my own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Fit Approach (Sweat Pink) community.