My Favorite Workouts Giveaway

When it comes to my exercise routine, it’s no secret that I like to switch things up. If I were to stick with the same routine, week after week, I’d be absolutely bored out of my mind. Wouldn’t you?

So between the cardio & the occasional BodyPump classes at the gym, I also have another tried and true resource which is very near and dear to my heart:

Exercise TV:-D

Over the past few months, I’ve tested out some fantastic workouts that have really kicked my boo-tay! 😯 Whether it’s intense cardio, hardcore strength training, or relaxing yoga, they’ve got everything I need.

So as I’ve come to test out quite a few of these workouts, it’s safe to say that I’ve developed a few favorites. And wouldn’t you know…it looks like Christmas came a little early for me! :mrgreen:

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A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by the nice folks at Exercise TV, wondering if I’d be interested in doing a review of a couple of their full workout videos. They saw how much I’ve been loving some of the On Demand programs, and thought I might enjoy reviewing the whole video…

I seriously think they read my mind; I’ve been dying to try the full Yoga Meltdown video from Jillian Michael’s!!!

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As soon as I got home yesterday afternoon, I immediately popped Jillian into my DVD player to test out the new goods. I realized that the video I’ve been doing on Demand has been the Level 1, which focuses on quickly flowing yoga sequences to burn more calories. It’s given me a great workout every time so far, but I wanted more, so I stepped it up to Level 2.

Level 2 incorporates a lot more twists and balance poses, some of which I found pretty difficult. Hello, crazy crow pose?!? 😯

After trying both Levels 1 & 2, I think it’s safe to say I like them both equally, and will probably switch back and forth between the two. They both definitely rock!

Alright, so here’s the deal…

You guys know I love you all for being the fantastic readers that you are, right? 🙂 Well, ‘tis the season of giving…and because I love you all so much, I think it’s only fitting to share my favorites with all of you!!

It’s the My Favorite Workouts Giveaway!!!

Exercise TV has generously offered to giveaway one of each of my three favorite workouts:

Jillian Michael’s Yoga Meltdown

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10 Pound Slimdown

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Incredible Abs

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Are you guys excited or what?!?! :mrgreen:

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER…

You have four chances to enter this fantastic giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me which DVD you’d most like to try and why.
  2. Become a fan of Exercise TV on Facebook by clicking here and let me know that you did.
  3. Become a fan of Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on Facebook by clicking HERE (or leave a comment telling me you already are). 😉
  4. Tweet about the giveaway on Twitter (leave a comment letting me know)

I will announce the three lucky winners tomorrow morning, Friday, December 24th.

Talk about a nice early Christmas present for yourself, right?? 😉

GOOD LUCK and thanks again to all of you for being such rock star readers!

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Date Night Dinner Giveaway!

As you guys all know, I’m a sucker for Date Nights. 🙂

As much as I love having Date Nights out, sometimes it’s nice to have something quick and easy to prepare in the comfort of your own home.

A few weeks back, I was offered an opportunity through MyBlogSpark to try out a couple new dinner kits:

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I received the Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken dry dinner kit, as well as the Macaroni Grill Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta dry dinner kit. YUM YUM! 😛

I had actually forgotten that I had them in the pantry, but since I’ve tried to start cleaning some stuff out to make room for the new renovations, I figured tonight would be the perfect opportunity for a little “Date Night” in.

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I decided to prepare the Orange Chicken dinner kit, however, I switched things up a bit to make it an “Orange SHRIMP” dinner! I’ve had a bag of frozen shrimp in my freezer weeks now, and really wanted to use it. The dinner kit provides everything that you need, except for your protein, so it gives you options (think chicken, shrimp, pork…)

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The dinner was actually extremely easy to make, and it was quite nice having everything I needed right at my fingertips. I honestly don’t usually buy boxed dinner kits like this, just because I prefer to make my own. However, the ease was of preparation was definitely right up my alley. 😉

Considering it was a “Date Night” and all, I decided a little bit of wine was in order…

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Yeah, that’s right. I kept it classy in the plastic cup. Hey, sometimes that’s just how I roll. 🙂

When cooking up my shrimp in the provided seasoning, I also added a little red bell pepper + onion for some extra bulk. Definitely a good decision.

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After adding the orange sauce…

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I’ve gotta admit…I was little apprehensive about adding these chilies…I’m not a spicy kinda person. 😯

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But I did it anyways, and these four little buggers definitely gave the entire dish a little kick!

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My “date” and I agreed…it was yummy! 🙂

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I think if I were to make it again, I might consider adding a little less of the orange sauce. I know orange “add your protein here” is supposed to be sweet, but I think I might like mine a little “less dressed.” 😉

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And of course, somebody else wanted in on the Date Night action…

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He sure knows how to make himself right at home, doesn’t he?

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So do you guys want in on a little secret??

There’s an extra “Date Night Prize Pack” that’s up for grabs for one of YOU!!! 😯

The winner of the Date Night Prize Pack giveaway will receive:

  • (1) Wanchai Ferry dry dinner kit,
  • (1) Macaroni Grill dry dinner kit, &
  • a $25 Visa gift card that you can use to create your OWN date night at home!

*To Enter:

Leave a comment on this post answering one of the following questions:

  • Where did you and your significant others have your first date? Or…
  • What are your best tips for having a fun date night at home?

The giveaway will close on Wednesday, November 17th @ 5pm E.T. I will announce the winner that evening.

In the meantime, feel free to snag a coupon for $2.25 off a Macaroni Grill or Wanchai Ferry dinner kit! Just CLICK HERE.

GOOD LUCK!! 😀

*Note: Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill provided me with the free products, information, and prize pack through MyBlogSpark. Any opinions of the products seen here were completely my own.

A Chocolaty Giveaway!

A Chocolate Lover’s Dream?

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If you read many healthy living blogs, then I’m sure you’ve probably seen these little guys floating around in the blog world. Although I had seen them on occasion through different blogs, I wasn’t “formally introduced” to them until my trip to the Healthy Living Summit this past August. I really enjoyed the disks that I tried while in Chicago, so I was more than excited when the company contacted me and offered to send some samples to try out.

Chocolate?!? YES PLEASE. 😀

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So what exactly is an Adora disk?

Adora disks are a calcium & Vitamin D supplement, with the added bonus of having the taste of premium, all-natural chocolate. Just one Adora disk provides about 50% of your daily calcium requirements.

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Did you know that the average woman is only getting about two-thirds the amount of calcium that they should?

Ladies, we gotta protect these bones of ours!! 😯

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And for only 30 calories a disk, I’m pretty sure that’s not going to make or break your day. 😉

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Not only are these little guys great for providing the calcium & Vitamin D that we need, but they are seriously delicious and actually taste like real chocolate. Both the dark and the milk chocolate varieties are great, but I think the dark is my favorite. I’ve been adding one in at breakfast lately…because really, who needs an excuse to add chocolate at any meal? 🙂

If you’ve never tried an Adora disk, don’t say you haven’t been forewarned:

It doesn’t take long to go from this

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to this…  (how ‘bout those teeth ridges!) 😉

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to this.

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Adora disks are sold at most CVS stores, as well as many other retailers around the U.S.

But what’s that you say? You read the post title and want to know the real deal??

Well YOU, my friends, are in luck, becauuuuuuuse…it’s GIVEAWAY TIME! 😀

**Adora has offered to send one lucky reader 2 bags of Adora disks (one milk & one dark).**

To Enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling your main source of calcium and if you think you get enough of it.
  2. You can earn an extra entry if you want to Tweet about it too. 😉 (i.e., “Check out @SweetToothCourt’s Adora Giveaway”) Just make sure you comment back to tell me you did!

*I will randomly choose a winner on this Friday, October 15th.*

The chance at winning some free chocolate? Well, that definitely ought to put a smile on your face. 🙂

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(*Disclaimer: Although I was offered free samples of Adora disks, I will never endorse a product that I don’t truly enjoy or believe in. These are my honest opinions and are in no way biased based on receiving the product.)

Thank You!!

Thank You, Thank You, THANK YOU to all of you for your encouragement and support with my new quest to find some balance in my life. All of your kind words truly have been so uplifting, and have made me feel that much better about the changes that are to come.

For the first time in a long time, I was able to just sit and actually relax this evening, which was wonderful. Especially since I’m trying to nurse this lovely cold I have going on over here. Ughhh…the sniffles are the pits, aren’t they? 🙄

But I guess it helps when you have a super loving hubby who comes home with these to brighten the day of his stuffy, red-nosed wife. 🙂

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Aren’t they pretty?!?

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Just another reminder of why I’m doing what I’m doing. I really am one lucky girl!

Time to hit the hay…got my cold meds and tissues ready to go. 😉

P.S. – Despite taking a little time off from the everyday blogging, I do have a pretty fun post headed your way tomorrow! I’ll give you two hints:

  1. It involves chocolate
  2. It’s a GIVEAWAY! 😯

So make sure you check it out!!

A Tasty Little Giveaway!

Today’s lunch, while always tasty, isn’t really anything to get too excited over. So I figured, rather than bore you all with my “Monday Tuesday Usual,” how about we do a tasty little giveaway instead!?!

I guess you could say I’m a little giddy over the new blog layout, and I’m full of positive thoughts and energy today!

I just picked up a brand new box of granola, which immediately made me think of my favorite Granola Blondies.

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Mmmmm, these babies are SO good!!

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So do you guys want in on a batch of these lovely little gems?

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**I will giveaway one batch of my favorite homemade Granola Blondies to a lucky reader today!**

To Enter:

Let’s keep the positive energy flowin’! Leave a comment on this post telling me one positive thing about your day so far. 😀

(U.S. Residents only please – sorry my other fellow friends!)

I will randomly choose a winner and announce them tomorrow morning.

Good Luck! 🙂

CSN Stores Giveaway!

CSN Stores features over 200+ stores with only one checkout.  You can find tons of amazing products at incredible prices on their site, from coffee tables to fantastic fitness equipment to cookware! The fine folks at CSN have graciously offered to give one of my readers a $20 gift card in the form of a promotional code that can be used on any product on their site….you lucky, lucky folks!

Remember a while back when I was given the opportunity to review a product from CSN Stores? I really can’t tell you how much I absolutely LOVE this pastry bag – it’s such a help in the kitchen when I’m baking up a storm. 😉

So here’s your chance to score some loot of your own!

MANDATORY ENTRY:

Tell me how you would spend your $20 at CSN Stores in 5 words or less

EXTRA ENTRIES:

* Become a follower of “Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life” or comment if you already are  (1 entry)

* Become a fan of CSN on Facebook (1 entry)

* Follow me on Twitter (@SweetToothCourt) (1 entry)

* Blog about this giveaway and leave me a comment with a link (3 entries)

I will randomly choose a winner tomorrow morning: Saturday, September 11th. Just be sure to leave a valid e-mail address so I’ll be able to contact you if you win! Good Luck!! 😀

“You Are Beautiful”

This morning I made sure to get myself all settled & situated in front of the TV, with my breakfast, by 8:30 so I’d be able to watch Caitlin on the Today Show!

Waiting patiently…

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You Go Girl!!

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Caitlin totally rocked her interview this morning. She was absolutely stunning, elegant, well poised, and beyond inspirational. I probably would have been rambling on like a fool!

I’ve always found Operation Beautiful to be one of the most amazing movements I’ve ever followed, but I couldn’t help but feel that much more inspired after watching this morning’s segment. Seeing just how far something as simple as a friendly, positive note can go, and the difference it can make, really is just phenomenal. Not only am I proud of Caitlin, but I am so especially proud to be a part of such a supportive, caring community of girls (and guys) who all believe that we really can make a difference. Changing the world, one Post-It at a time!

*In case you missed the segment, you can click here to watch her interview with Meredith!

Breakfast

While watching the Today Show, I enjoyed one of the most incredible batches of overnight oats EVER!!

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Last night when I got home from my softball game (which we WON, YAY!) I whipped up a quick batch of overnighters to enjoy for the morning.

In the bowl:

  • 1/3 cup wheatberries
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • Golden raisins
  • Cinnamon & nutmeg

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While the oats themselves were incredibly creamy and delicious, it was (once again) the toppings that stole the show.

  • 1 tbsp PB2
  • 1-1/2 crumbled Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies! 😛

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Holy DELICIOUS!! I think I need to have these cookies on hand at all times, if for nothing else than a topping for oats. The bites with chocolate chips were such a sweet treat!

I also had a glass of iced coffee (YES, finally made some of my own!) with vanilla almond milk. I didn’t do half bad! 😉

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**Have you entered for your chance to win 6 bags Food Should Taste Good chips yet??** If not, make sure to check out the GIVEAWAY ASAP. I’ll randomly be choosing a winner later this afternoon! Remember, you have up to 5 chances to win!

Question for the Morning:

What would your anonymous Operation Beautiful post-it note say?