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Athlete Inspired RUN Necklace Giveaway!!


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Congratulations to the winner of the Athlete Inspired necklace, Kristi Ikerd!

 

Ok y’all, it’s giveaway time!! Jenifer from Athlete Inspired has offered to give away another one of her awesome RUN necklaces to one of my followers! If you’ve pictures of me, you know that I absolutely love my RUN necklace and wear it all of the time. It’s super comfy to wear while on a run and I even sleep in it!

These necklaces are:

  • Light weight and comfortable
  • All original design
  • Genuine leather
  • Lead and nickel safe
  • Available in lengths of 16 or 18 inches

 

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I love that it goes great with running clothes or regular clothes!

 

To enter for your chance to win, just click here!

By the way, if you’re looking for other athletic jewelry or just want to grab a RUN necklace now, Athlete Inspired has a ton of other items to choose from! Be sure to use the coupon code “slowfast15″! This will get you 15% OFF EVERYTHING thru April 30th when you check out! (Mother’s Day is coming up!)

Good Luck!!

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MealEnders Review and #Giveaway #Ad


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I was offered the chance to try out MealEnders and do a review as a Sweat Pink Ambassador and was curious to learn more about them. My habit of snacking between meals isn’t nearly as bad as it used to be but there are some days (like after a long run) that I seem to want to snack more than others. If you know me, then you know I do not advocate skipping meals because it’s extremely important to nourish your body. These are not for that…they are for those times when you’ve had a meal and it’s time to tell your belly that you’ve had enough. Have you ever had that feeling about 20 mins after a meal of “Why did I eat those last 2 bites??!!” Yeah, me too. That’s because it takes a little time for the brain to figure out that your belly has had enough. Also, these help with those times that you want to pop a snack in your mouth (maybe out of boredom or habit) when you really aren’t that hungry.

Here’s a description of what they are:

A first of its kind weight management product, MealEnders are low calorie, drug and stimulant free Signaling  Lozenges, designed to help people learn to avoid overeating and master portion control by clearing the desire to consume more than needed from the mouth and mind. Unlike extreme diets, meal replacements, appetite suppressants or supplements that focus solely on your stomach, MealEnders work with the  body’s natural hunger rhythms using a combination of behavioral, psychology and sensory science.

 

How they work:

MealEnders consist of two components: a sweet, outer reward layer and a cooling/tingling inner core. The  outer layer provides a measured dose of “dessert,” usuall  associated with the end of a meal.  The inner  core engages the trigeminal nerve (the nerve that senses “taste” sensations in themouth) with long-lasting cooling/tingling sensations to cue the end of eating and clear the palate. By keeping your mouth and mind occupied for up to 20 minutes (the Overeating Zone when you are full, but often continue to eat because  your brain has not yet received the “fullness” signal), MealEnders naturally transition you away from the desire to overindulge, giving your body’s natural satiety process time to catch up and let you know you’re full.
MealEnders are a tool, not a magic elixir, and work on a behavioral, sensory and psychological level in the following ways:
BEHAVIORAL
  • Establish an important chronological marker for meal and snack end
  • Fill the 20 minute gap until normal satiety signals reach the brain
  • Create a pause in eating patterns so healthier behaviors may be established
  • Break the cycle of eating and chewing

SENSORY

  • Provide a measured sweet cue for dessert replacement, followed by a palate cleansing to reduce cravings  
  • Engage taste receptors to transition you away from foods being consumed  
  • Alter anticipated taste of additional  food
  • Temporarily modify olfactory perception -­‐ often a cause of overeating

PSYCHOLOGICAL

  • Heighten mindfulness of natural digestive rhythms
  • Create habitual cueing of meal completion
  • Train the mind to recognize healthy portion sizes
  • Empower a sense of control

 

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How and when to use them:

Just as behavioral techniques can be modified to meet a variety of situations, MealEnders can be adapted to meet an individual’s needs.

When to Use:

  • At the end of a meal to replace dessert.
  • When you feel the urge to finish a large plate of food, just because it’s there.
  • When you crave a second helping but don’t feel hungry.
  • When you want to snack on junk food between meals.

How to Use:

  • Identify your moment of temptation and instead of dessert, another helping, or a snack, enjoy a Signaling  Lozenge.
  • Savor the lozenge; allow to completely dissolve. No chewing or biting!
  • Feel the active taste sensations cleanse the palate and stimulate both your mouth and mind, giving your brain time to realize you’ve had enough to eat.
  • For best results, use consistently and combine them with a healthy diet and exercise.

MealEnders_Wrappers_LargeI was sent 4 packages (25 pieces each) of MealEnders to try out for my review. The flavors were Citrus, Mocha, Cinnamon and Chocolate Mint. Out of the 4, I really liked the Chocolate Mint the best. To me, it was more like something I’d have after a meal at a restaurant. My husband preferred the Mocha flavor, but he’s more of a coffee person.

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Want to try some for yourself? They’re also providing one of my readers 4 bags of their own!

Giveaway ends 4/1/15.

Click here to enter!!

Be sure and check them out on their website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Have a great week and good luck!!

*Disclaimer: I was provided a sample 4 pack of MealEnders in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

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The Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Sweepstakes #GreatDog2014


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Purina contacted me and wanted me to let you know about a great contest they have going right now until December 30th!

They’re giving one person the opportunity to check out some really talented dogs at the Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals in Huntington Beach, California.

Anyone can enter with no purchase necessary for a chance to win an incredible prize that includes:

  • 2 round-trip plane tickets to Huntington Beach, CA for the Incredible Dog Challenge® Western Regionals
  • A 3-day, 2-night hotel stay
  • Ground transportation and spending money
  • Plus a $500 PetSmart® gift card

LINK TO ENTER: https://petsmartproplan.ryan-adsi.com/

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Bring out the best in your dog! Formulated by experts. Trusted by pros. From dry food to wet entrees to nutritional supplement bars, Purina Pro Plan products are formulated to help you bring out the full potential in your dog.

 

To add to the fun, Purina has offered to partner with me to do a giveaway of my own! All you need to do is post a picture of your dog and tell me why your dog was great in 2014. Did he/she learn a new trick, tackle the stairs or (finally!) make friends with the cat?  To enter, simply head over to Instagram and tag me (@ginasitnf) and Purina (@proplan) with your pooch pics and use the hashtag #GreatDog2014.  The contest ends on 12/29/2014 and three winners will receive a coupon for a free bag of Purina Pro Plan ($17.99 value)!!

 

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This is one of my fur babies, Buddy, smiling for the camera in his Santa outfit. #GreatDog2014

 

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Our dog, Jake, enjoying the snow. #GreatDog2014

 

I can’t wait to hear about your furry friends!! It’s your chance to brag! See you on Instagram and good luck!!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored in partnership with Purina Pro Plan. All opinions are my own.

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SPIbelt Giveaway!


Here’s the fun part! 🙂

The lucky winner will receive a SPIbelt of their choice!! (Thanks to Debbie at SPIbelt for making this possible!)

I hope you’ve already read my review about SPIbelt but if you haven’t, click here to read it now. 

Here’s how to enter:

1.   Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment to let me know.  Already a follower?  Check in with a comment on this post. (+1 entry)

2.   Become SPIbelt’s fan on Facebook. Leave your Facebook name on this post’s comments section. (+2 entries)

3.   Follow SPIbelt on Twitter. (Please let them know I sent you.) Leave your Twitter nickname on this post’s comments section. (+2 entries)

Optional/Extra Entries:

1.    Follow me on Twitter.  Leave Twitter nickname in comments on this post’s comments section. (+2 entries)

2.   Become a fan of Slow is the New Fast’s Facebook page. Leave your Facebook name on this post’s comments section. (+2 entries)

3.   Spread the word about this giveaway via Twitter or Facebook.  Leave a comment on this post and let me know. (+3 entries for each one)

4.   Announce this giveaway on your own blog, and let me know. (Leave a link to your blog, please!) (+5 entries)

5.   Add me to your blogroll. Leave a comment and let me know. (+2 entries)

6.   Tell me how a SPIbelt might be useful for you. (+1 entry)

7.   Go to SPIbelt and pick which belt you’d choose and what activity you’d be using it for. (+1 entry)

Giveaway ends on Friday, July 1, 2011. A winner will be picked on Saturday, July 2. Remember to please leave a separate comment for each entry and please enter only in the ways listed above. I reserve the right to delete comments not adhering to the above entry guidelines.  You must be 18+ years old & live in the USA or Canada. The winner will be notified via email, they will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

If you would like to sponsor a giveaway on my blog (or you know someone that does) please contact me by sending me an email to gcmjjm03@gmail.com.  I will always disclose whether or not the giveaway is sponsored by someone else or if it is one of my very own.

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The Bondi Band Giveaway Winner Is….


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Thank you to everyone that participated in my Bondi Band giveaway!! It was so much fun reading through everyone’s comments. There were a total of 196 entries!!! Because there were so many, I used a system called RandomPicker

So, here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for…..

The winner of the Bondi Band of her choice is: Haley!!! Haley has a blog called Climb Run Lift Mom.

Congratulations, Haley!! Now, head on over to BondiBand.com and pick out your choice of headband that you would like. Next, email me (gcmjjm03@gmail.com) with your mailing address and headband choice and I’ll send it over to Rebecca at Bondi Band and she’ll get it out to you!!! When you receive it, I’d love for you to post it on Bondi Band and Slow is the New Fast’s Facebook page!

I’m going to be doing more giveaways soon so stay tuned to my blog, Facebook and Twitter pages!! One in particular I’m very excited about!

Congrats again, Haley!

Thanks again for taking the time to enter – I wish everyone could have won!

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