Thursday, October 9, 2014

IDmeBAND {Review} – Gone For A Run

Gone for a Run sent me one of their IDmeBANDS to try out and review. They have many different styles & colors to choose from, but in the end I went with their Premier Silicone IDmeBAND Bracelet. Ordering it was easy, I just had to fill in the information that I wanted on the ID part of the band, and pick out my color. I received this fun silicone zippered pouch with my IDmeBAND bracelet inside.

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One thing I would suggest to Gone For A Run is with their logo on the front of the pouch. In the right lighting, it’s a lot easier to see, but the imprint is very faint and can be missed if you’re not looking for it. Definitely make it more pronounced somehow!

Inside the pouch - my pink premier silicone IDmeBand bracelet. This particular style comes in three colors – black, pink or red. All of these pictures I took will show the ID information blotted out, but just know it is a nice clear, easy to ready black print on the metal part of the band. The price of the silicone IDmeBAND bracelets are comparable to the market.

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These start out as a fairly large, one-size fits all, bracelet, but are easily adjustable. Gone For A Run has a video on their site showing the “how-to” on adjusting the size of this bracelet.

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As you can see, I adjusted it to fit my wrist perfectly. Once it is adjusted, you can only adjust smaller, so it is pretty much a fixed size. I was pretty caucious to make sure I cut it the right size. I didn’t want to end up with it too small, then I would have to start all over (any buy a new one :/ ). Just be careful about adjusting, and be sure to watch their video! This silicone IDmeBAND bracelet is super comfortable and lightweight. I wore it the rest of the day after adjusting it and forgot I had it on.

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It clasps in the back with a stainless steel fold-over clasp, and stays securely latched. Easy to take off and easy to put on. You can also see from these pictures the thickness of the silicone. Thick enough to be stable and durable, but not so thick it is heavy, bulky or uncomfortable.

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Again, the lettering on the metal (stainless steel) part of the ID is a clear, bold and easy to read print. I blotted things out, but you can see a few words. There are up to 5 lines available to write your information. I included my name, city, state & country, two emergency contacts, and ‘no known allergies’.

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Overall this silicone IDmeBAND bracelet is definitely a high quality product. I appreciate how fast it was delivered, the accuracy of the information I requested on the band, and how lightweight and comfortable it is to wear. I wore it when I was working out and it didn’t get too sweaty, about the same as if I had a watch on.

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*Gone For A Run supplied me with this silicone IDmeBAND bracelet, free of
charge, in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Inspiring words from #LDSconf

Of course there were many things said & taught during the Saturday sessions of General Conference that were amazing, but this one really caught my attention. As one who has a desire to help people change their bodies & lifestyles in a healthier direction, this was hitting the nail on the head!This was a talk given by Elder Jorg Klebingat, Saturday afternoon:

Take responsibility for your own physical well being. Your soul consists of your body and spirit. Feeding the soul while neglecting the body, which is a temple, usually leads to spiritual dissonance and lowered self-esteem. If you’re out of shape, if you’re uncomfortable in your own body, and can do something about it, then DO IT.

My particular favorites:

“If you’re out of shape, if you’re uncomfortable in your own body, and can do something about it, then DO IT!”

“Decide today to be the master of your own [body].”

#LDSconf


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

E is for Exercise {preschool edition}

I like to do preschool for my two little boys at home. I particularly like doing it on days like today – E is for Exercise was right up my alley!! I love teaching my kids about their bodies and how to keep them healthy. They are smart little stinkers and so gung-ho about everything. This was a super fun morning!

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Here are some of the things I used for today (not pictured: do-a-dot stampers, newsprint roll, markers, cones, weights, timer) --->

IMG_1464[The sweatbandswere a hit! They wore them for the whole preschool & kept them on for a good portion of the afternoon too!]

We always start out preschool singing the ABCs then read a book related to the theme for the day. Today we read The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food. Then they did an E letter search page with do-a-dot stampers.

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Then I pulled out the newsprint (get it at your local newspaper department, and ask for the end of the roll. Our newspaper sold me that roll for $2).   

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This was a fun project, although it took a while, but they had fun with it. We learned about our bodies & what they do. First I traced the boys bodies and had them draw their faces on them. 

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We read Look Inside Your Body, which was a perfect book for this project.

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We talked & read about the digestive system first and then they drew their stomachs and intestines.

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We also read about the heart & lungs, bones & muscles. Little G did a great job drawing all of it (little B is still just too little, but he had fun coloring all over his body ;)

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Here is his body in more detail!!

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Then came the really fun part! The actual exercising! I used this tabata die (dice) workout – preschool style. I picked some pretty simple exercises, including “lifting weights” in general ;) They can’t read what exercises I wrote, but they rolled the die & counted the dots.

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I started them off with a simple running course with cones. They were so fun to watch! Once they went up and over the slide (the end of the course) then they got to roll the die & we did one round of a tabata workout, 20:10.

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Here are some of the exercises in action – 2 & 4 year old style [sit-ups, lifting weights, jumping, squats, push-ups & more weights]

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In the end, they did two rounds of 20:10 tabata workout, plus 3 rounds on the running course! They were pretty tired after that :)

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Afterwards we fueled up with some healthy snacks. First they went for the chips (of course), but I reminded them that the bears had to stop eating junk food and instead made them figure out a healthier snack they could eat. They picked granola bars, string cheese & bananas!

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Fun fun preschool! I think I really miss coaching this year because I had a blast with this! …and I love that they loved their sweatbands :)


Monday, September 1, 2014

3.3 miles (x 2) for Lori

Today is my sister’s birthday. Lori would have turned 33 today, but 12 years ago she died in a car accident. So in honor of her 33rd birthday, I got my pregnant self out the door and went for a run. At first I decided 3.3 miles would be perfect. But then the run turned out to be perfect, and I kept going until I did double that! Such a great way to celebrate her birthday and her short life.

20140901_094619 Always thinking of you, missing you, and loving you, Lor!!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Tabata workout #332

I decided to do a workout outside with the boys today, and I took it to our land. Normally I put the boys in the bike stroller and ride over there (about 1.5 miles away), but today I did things a little different.

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My little G man rode his bike, training wheels and all, 1.3 miles. He almost made it the whole way, then got pretty tired. What a stud! I felt pretty lame, driving our truck beside him rather than riding my bike beside him. But aside from knowing he would be too tired to make it all the way back afterward, I also had something I had to haul for my other little man…

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Lets just say they both had a blast out there while I was working out. Speaking of, here is my workout for today (20:10 intervals):

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I started with 5 loops on my 1/5 mile trail loop for my 1 mile warm up. Then I hit the timer for my tabata workout. Here is a video for ya, I did a demo of all the exercises, 4 reps each, without the rest in between. Be sure to set your timer at 20:10 second intervals (work:rest), and stop it while you do your run – which doesn’t have to be 1/5 mile, that was just easy math for me!

There you have it! If you have any questions, let me know.


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