Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Smooth & Creamy

Hi Guys ~

I hope everyone's week has started out fabulous!

I've been so broke lately I haven't had the money to get any kind of face wash or cream. I've been using Oil of Olay for the past year or longer, which has worked. But the more I educate myself on health and fitness the more I don't want to be putting crap, meaning unneeded chemicals, deodorant is another issue into my body.. that also means onto my body. Your skin is your biggest organ and it absorbs EVERYTHING you put on it!

The other day I was at Fred Meyer, in the organic section and found some products I'm loving!! I have used the shampoo and conditioner before and let me tell you, it will transport you directly to a tropical location! Alba Botanica is the brand. They are mostly organic, 100% vegetarian, NO animal testing, Parabens, Sulfates, & Phthalates free! Better for our bodies, animals & planet. They also have an average rating of 5.6 for health on the Good guide product list.

If your wondering what the Good guide is? It's a website that you can put in any product you want and find out how good it is for you. I'm still researching the website myself but so far I think products are rated on a scale of 0-10 and the have different categories like, Health, Environment, Society and Overall. They have an Iphone app that I'm going to get that allows me to scan the item before I buy it.. How cool is that! I love my Iphone! Here's a quick video on what the Good guide is...

I got the Face cream which doesn't have any sunscreen in it.. but maybe they have one that does. I will check next time. I also got some body oil that's amazing and some Coconut Milk face wash. So far I really like them. And it makes me warm and tingly to know that I'm doing something better for animals and the planet!

 I had a great workout on Sunday.. It always surprises me how fast you lose your stamina when your not working out as you should be. Lately I haven't been doing a lot of H.I.I.T training and this workout about killed me. Plus I haven't been drinking as much water as I should be and I really noticed a big difference in how I felt doing this super intense workout. In fact, let's keep it real here, I had to stop more than once and catch my breath because I thought I might pass out. How embarrassing would that be?!! Maybe I shouldn't push myself so hard but honestly I don't know how not to.

workout from 3/18/12

15 sec rest/35 sec work/32 rds/4x thru = 26 mins

1. plie squats with 15 kb
14, 16, 17, 18

2. Crab toe touches
20, 24, 26, 29

3. Dynamic squats
27, 22, 19, 23

4. side lunges w/  shoulder press & knee tuck w/ 12 lb (R)
13, 10, 12, 11

5. side lunges w/ shoulder press & knee tuck w/ 12 lb (L)
12, 11, 12, 12

6. Bosu burpees no pushup
7, 8, 7, 8

7. Plank knee tucks w/bosu
30, 27, 27, 32

8. Ab roll outs w/ SB
10, 10, 10, 10

Looking at my scores. I'm happy with them. I did take a few breaks but over all my last set looks good.

How's your fitness goals? I'd love to hear all about them, so don't be shy! :)
Sherice oxox


Shalon said...

Thanks for sharing all the great info! I just downloaded the Good Guide and, yes it's awesome.

Sherice said...

your welcome.. I'm glad it's useful info :)

Annie said...

I love those picks from Alba! :)

Sherice said...

I love the stuff from Alba.. I'm getting some shampoo and conditioner today!