Tuesday, December 6, 2016

{Review} November Jacked Pack

Disclaimer: I received a JackedPack to review for free.  As always, all opinions are my own.

November Packs include:
MuscleMeds Carnivor Shred
AST Sports Zilla Protein Bar
BPI Best Protein Bars (2 flavors to try - S’mores and Vanilla Cupcake)
MuscleTech Vapor 5X Next Gen
Tiger Balm Patch
Plus, 3 bonus samples in each pack!
EVL FocusMode
NFP Gear IC Red
Maxler NRG Max

This is the November JackedPack and it was pretty balanced this time. I received 3 protein bars, two bpi bars which I'm not crazy about and one AST Sports Zilla bar in chocolate peanut butter. 1 protein powder MuscleMeds Carnivor Shred. 4 preworkouts MuscleTech Vapor 5X Next Gen, VL FocusMode, NFP Gear IC Red, and Maxler NRG Max. Plus a Tiger Balm Patch. 
Like I said I'm not crazy about the bpi protein bars, I really haven't found one that I like as their texture is weird. This box had a couple repeats this time around with the S'mores bpi bar and the Maxler NRG Max pre-workout. I'm interested in trying the EVL FocusMode as I could use some focus right about now. I also  have designs on the Tiger Balm Patch, which could either save my back after a long day at work or just feel like fire ants have crawled all over it. Anyway this looks like a promising box, full of decent stuff.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Merry Krampusnacht!!

 Hope you stocked up on schnapps, or this guy might get upset. 
And you don't want him upset...

{Review} Rivalus Promasil (Chocolate)

Disclaimer: I received a sample as part of my JackedPack to review for free.  As always, all opinions are my own.

I'm really digging the Rivalus brand of products. Promasil is a protein drink with 7 premium protein sources
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI), Ultra filtered Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC), Whey Protein Hydrolysate (WPH), Milk Protein Isolate (MPI), Egg Albumin (EA), Goat Milk Protein (GMP), and Micellar Casein (MC), providing the full spectrum of amino acids. This gives you 24 grams of protein per serving, and 9 grams of naturally occurring amino acids.
The Promasil tasted good, like chocolate milk. I wasn't super happy with how is mixed in the shaker bottle, as you can see in the picture there were some clumps floating around. But mixed with milk it was filling and I could see drinking this for more than an after workout drink.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday Cup of...

Welcome to Sunday Cup of... grab your favorite beverage and visit with me for a bit.
Sunday Cup of... is a combination post featuring, 
The Sunday Post Hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?  Hosted by Book Date
and the Book Blog Hop hosted by Ramblings of a coffee addicted writer.
I share my week, what's going on around the blog, and what books I'm reading or have finished.

This was not a good week for me, I've been feeling under the weather, and stressed completely out. I've been dealing with some crap from co-workers which has driven me to start looking for another job. Between feeling sick and something that happened at work, I actually took a day off. But the fact is right now is not a good time to be looking for a new job. I'm considering some work at home options and maybe trying to monetize the blog. I've refused for a long time, but desperate times and all that. 
Thoughts? Anyone have any tips?
In other news I have busted through my writers block and the end of book four of The Survivalistas is in sight. I'll probably have it done by the end of the year and hopefully I'll have 4.5 done shortly after that, which will be the end of the series. I'm sort of sad and happy to see the end in sight. Sad because I've been working on this for so long, but happy for the same reason. Now I can move on to a new project. 

All links go to Goodread pages

What I'm Reading... 

The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest

The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest
by Broughton Coburn

Restless Spirits

Restless Spirits
by Jean Marie Bauhau

Witch and Wombat
by Carolyn Cushman

by Jane Austen (re-listening to)


by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Klett (Narrator)

Undisclosed (podcast)

Because I had such a crap week DK let me watch Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. I'm not much of a Harry Potter fan but I really enjoyed this movie. 

Ok I must be a glutton for punishment because I went back again and started watching The Walking Dead, I'm almost done with season 6.

Book Blogger Hop
I will also be joining the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a coffee addicted writer. Every week they will pop a question that you answer. Post your answer to your blog, and enter your post to the linky provided. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

This weeks question:

  Dec. 2nd - 8th - What format do you use to set up your giveaways? Rafflecopter, Google, Leave a Comment for an entry, or some other style? (submitted by Elizabeth)

I use Google Forms to set up my giveaways.

So that's it for this week, hope you'll stop by next Sunday. Have a great week!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Weekly Update

I'll also be sharing on...

 Weekly Wrap hosted by HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin
and linking up with Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and Angela from Marathons & Motivation

This was not a good week. I was feeling under the weather most the week, and a bunch of other crap had me frustrated, angry and upset. I was able to use some of it to fuel a 9.66 mile run. I was behind on my training runs and did two back to back. I know this probably wasn't a good idea but I really needed to run the stress out and it just happened.
A big problem this week was that my body hurt like crazy due to the stuff I was doing at work. We haven't had any orders to draw lately so I was putting up fabric to be cut. This requires me to haul rolls of fabric, paper and roll it out. I was also packing boxes, which like it sound is getting boxes ready for shipment. So I was dead tired most the week. I actually wound up missing one day because of a bunch of different stuff that was going on. I think my boss might be a little mad at me because I refused to make up the time on my day off, but I'd had it with that place after the week I'd had and I still wasn't feeling good.

November Goals:
Track calories using LoseIt! : 6/7 I missed one day this week due to some stuff that was going on which distracted me.
One day a week of dedicated strength training: 1/7 got in my weights this week. If you count work I probably got more like 3 days in. 
Here's what I did this week...

11/26/16:  Rest
11/27/16:  Weightlifting 20 mins
ran 4.26 miles in 31:41 mins
8 mins of yoga
11/28/16: Rest
11/29/16:  Rest
11/30/16: Ran 4.52 miles in 33:10 mins
Ran 5.14 miles in 38:22 mins
8 mins of yoga
12/1/16: Rest
12/2/16:  Grocery Shopping

Friday, December 2, 2016

{Recipe} Macaroni Soup (Repost)

This is DK's fave comfort food, it's his mom's recipe. Super simple, budget friendly, and customisable.

2 lbs Stew Meat (Beef)
2 cans of Italian Stewed Tomatoes
3 Cups, Macaroni, cooked, enriched
2 small Onions
8-10 Bouillon Cube
1 Cup Water

Brown the stew beef in big pot, while it's cooking mince the onion. Once the stew beef is nice and brown, toss in the half the bouillon, water, stewed tomatoes and onion. While that's cooking in another pot put the macaroni and bring to a boil. Once the macaroni is cooked to your liking drain and add it to the other pot. Add extra bouillon and water as needed. Let cook for a few more minutes, then ladle into bowl and eat as soon as it's cool enough.

Note the longer it sits the more the noodles will absorb the broth.

Makes 10 serving @ 250 calories a serving

Thursday, December 1, 2016

{Book Blitz} Secrets & Shadows by Kelly St. Clare,etc

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Secrets & Shadows. This box set contains novels by Kelly St. Clare, Siobhan Davis, Sophie Davis, Angela Fristoe, DelSheree Gladden, Laxmi Hariharan, Melissa Eskue Ousley, Kristin D. Van Risseghem, Rhonda Sermon and Susan Stec.

This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 30 November till 6 December, you can view the blitz schedule here.

You can buy your copy of Secrets & Shadows for only 0.99$ for a limited time on Amazon. It's also available through Kindle Unlimited.

Secrets & ShadowsSecrets & Shadows

by Kelly St. Clare, Siobhan Davis, Sophie Davis, Angela Fristoe, DelSheree Gladden, Laxmi Hariharan, Melissa Eskue Ousley, Kristin D. Van Risseghem, Rhonda Sermon and Susan Stec

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and Science Fiction

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: 30 November, 2016


The Secrets and Shadows Boxed Set is a compilation of TEN not to be missed Young Adult Paranormal, Fantasy and Science Fiction full-length novels that will have you turning the pages faster than ever before.

Packed with fairies, witches, aliens, shifters, ghosts, space soldiers, deadly magic, gritty dystopian worlds, complicated relationships, and the ultimate swoon-worthy love interests, follow ten badass heroines with remarkable powers and gifts as they face extraordinary challenges and decisions with potentially deadly consequences. They will stop at nothing to protect everyone and everything they love. They are fierce!

With over a million words and more than 900 combined four and five-star reviews, this is your ultimate young adult collection of mesmerizing paranormal, action-packed urban fantasy, enthralling time travel, gripping dystopian and captivating space operas from 10 Award Winning, New York Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling authors!

Check out this epic line up and secure your Limited Edition copy today!

You can find Secrets & Shadows on Goodreads

Get a sample of Secrets & Shadows on Instafreebie

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Get Secrets & Shadows for only 0.99$ for a limited time!

For a limited time Secrets & Shadows will be only 0.99$, that means 0.99$ for 10 full length novels. You can buy your copy of Secrets & Shadows on Amazon.

This box set is part of Kindle Unlimited.

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About the Authors:

Below are the authors who have a book in this box set

USA Today Bestselling Author DelSheree Gladden

USA Today Bestselling Author Angela Fristoe

International Bestselling Author Rhonda Sermon

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Susan Stec

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laxmi Hariharan

International Bestselling Author Kelly St. Clare

USA Today Bestselling Author Kristin D. Van Risseghem

International Bestselling Author Sophie Davis

International Bestselling Author Siobhan Davis

Award Winning Author Melissa Eskue Ousley


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