ASW Reviews: Kohl’s Cares-Fila Sport Performance Collection

Good Morning Lovelies!! I hope everyone’s morning got off to a great start. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week so we were praised in an assembly for our hard work this morning! Anywho, as many of you all know last month I did a review post on Kohl’s Cares products. Well, this month I was sent a few items from the Fila Sport Performance Collection at Kohl’s. The items are of course geared towards Breast Cancer Awareness/Support and would come in handy when I exercise.

Yesterday I went to the gym and I wore three out of the four items that I received. I absolutely love the shorts. They are comfortable and are great quality. I love the mixture of pink and black! These will be worn a lot. The heart tee shirt is sporty and chic. I like the way it fit and I am sure I will be able to get a lot of wear out of it.

I also wore the racerback sports bra underneath my shirt and it was very comfortable. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to wear the sports bra with the shorts by itself since they both are a great match! Lastly, the headband will surely come in handy on those days when I need my hair to be up and out of my face. For those of you who run marathons this headband would be perfect for you. All of the items that I received were great and will be put to great use! In this day and age it is extremely important that we stay in shape and take care of ourselves. So why not exercise in style?

The pictures and prices of the items I received from Kohl’s are shown below ↓

These items are available from April 30 through the end of July at Kohl’s 40 Wisconsin stores and online at WWW.Kohls.Com. With each item costing only $5 and $10 each, 100% of the net profit will go to supporting the fight against breast cancer!

Thanks for stopping by ✌.

XoXo,

Ashley

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It’s time to make a CHANGE…

Good Morning my lovely readers!!! I plan to do a three part post about changing the way that you live!! SooooOooo…A few months ago I went on a small diet because I wanted to lose 8 pounds. I was active in the gym but I was not experiencing the results that I wanted. Don’t get me wrong it is very important to go to the gym but if a person is exercising and NOT eating the right foods then they aren’t going to see the results that they want. That is what happened to me. I thought that I could eat whatever I wanted for breakfast, lunch and dinner and still lose the weight. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. So I started to pay attention to my caloric intake as well as the amount of sugar/fat that was contained in the foods that I ate.

So was I able to lose those 8 pounds in a month???? YES!! I would like to share with you all the different foods that I eat for breakfast and lunch. In the next two posts that focus on CHANGE I will discuss dinner recipes/options and tips on exercising!

Kellogg’s Special K bars ($2.78) are so yummy and low on calories. 90 CALORIES!! I usually eat one of these in the morning or the 100 Calorie YoCrunch Yogurt-Cheesecake With Graham cookie pieces ($2.50-$2.75). Both are enjoyable and great morning starters! Both of these items can be found at your local Walmart, Publix, Target, etc.

I did a post a few days back about how a cup of coffee brings me joy, click here to view the post! Well I try not to have coffee every morning because it isn’t the healthiest drink to have once you add all the works-Cream, Sugar,Splenda, etc. If you are an avid coffee drinker I would suggest replacing:

I’ve  never been a huge fan of salad’s until I started buying these!! The Ready Pac salad bowls are priced at $3.00 at Walmart and $4.00 at Publix! It is a huge difference in price so I make sure that I purchase all of them from Walmart if they are available. One of the best things about these salads are that they tell you how many calories are in each one. I ♥ it!

So I do enjoy carrots but I have never been to keen on eating them on a regular. Since it is time to change up the way I do things in 2012 why not try and eat carrots more often. I will tell you all how that goes next time.

Fruit! Fruit! Fruit! We all should eat fruit daily. My favorite fruits are oranges and mangos! The bad part is that in order to eat them you have to spend time peeling off the skin. Ugh! Irritating! But the end result is amazing.

Pretzels are a great snack alternative to chips or cookies. These Butter snaps ($3.99) are addicting. I’m sorry but I cannot stand to eat those dry pretzels with no salt or anything on them. Even though these may contain a few more calories than plain pretzels but as long you don’t over do it with the servings then there isn’t anything wrong with enjoying them. Next, the Brownie Bites($2.50) which contain only 150 calories per bag!! My last snack I want to mention is Welch’s Fruit Snacks (80 packs for $8.99 at Bj’s/Costco’s)! I know some of you have children who are in school and you may buy cartoon character fruit snacks that contain sooo much sugar! Instead of buying those snacks with the cute faces on the front you should look into purchasing the Welch’s fruit snacks instead. I love them lol.

5 tips on eating right during lunch time:

  1. Pack your lunch!! We all hate packing our lunches but it is much healthier and cheaper if you do.
  2. Eating at McDonalds,Wingstop,Burger King,Taco Bell,Sonic, etc. is not going to help you stay fit and healthy. Save those quick food places for last minute dinner meals or for the weekends.
  3. Switch up your lunch menu each week. Some times I have salads for a couple of days and some days I have soups.
  4. Try to limit the amount of TV dinners that you eat. They contain so many milligrams of Sodium, sugar and fat!
  5. Don’t eat big big lunches that can make you sleepy and decrease your productivity after you finish (frequent small meals are better b/c they  keep your metabolism active). Save those lunches for special occasions.

Well folks, I hope that I was able to offer some advice on ways to change up your breakfast and lunch eating habits in 2012. If I come across any more information I will be more than happy to share it with you all. Have a terrific Tuesday and thanks for stopping by ✌.

Xoxo,

Ashley

Jordin Sparks did it…So can YOU!


Jordin Sparks looks absolutely amazing! Don’t get me wrong she was beautiful before she lost weight but she looks even better! Her weight loss isn’t as drastic as the lovely Jennifer Hudson but as you can see she is much smaller. I read an article on Fit Sugar that the way Sparks has lost weight comes from a mixture of running, boxing and Zumba! She even goes to Zumba classes with her mom. Exercising and eating right is such a great way to stay healthy. I’m sure by Sparks losing weight she has inspired others to get out there and get fit!

I am a member at LA Fitness and for the past 2 months I haven’t really went. At the beginning of the year I put myself on a schedule to go 3 to 4 times a week and boy has that changed lol. I think that I am a great size right now but I need to make sure that I maintain it. I went to LA Fitness yesterday to pick up an Exercise Class Schedule so I can break up the monotony of doing my usual treadmill and elliptical routines. I like this because I can get fit and have a little more fun. 

Below are some helpful tips on how you can stay healthy and fit ↓

1. Exercise on a consistent basis and at the very least, Just walk!

2. Eat a healthy breakfast.

3. Drink Water.

4. Take a good quality multivitamin/mineral supplement.

5. Add some upbeat songs to your Ipod, Mp3 player, Itouch,etc. 

6. Eat fruits and vegetables.

7. Do something physically active.

8. Keep regular sleep hours.

9. Pass on the second and third helpings.

10.  Dont’ stress out.

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation is trying to end childhood obesity. Michelle Obama and Beyonce have taken the popular dances and turned them into exercises that they feel will help children work out and stay fit. Beyonce used one of her songs off her Bday album “Get me Bodied” and changed it to “Move your Body” for the NABEF flash workout video! Take a look at the video below ↓. 


It’s never too late to start! Let’s get right TODAY!!! Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday. 

xoxo,

Ashley