Is being healthy one of your resolutions for this year? If it is, I recommend you check out Bulu Box, and what they have to offer. January’s box had some great stuff in it, and I will break down what came in this months box.
First up, is energems. Energems contains a proprietary energy blend to help enhance energy and focus. These chocolate candies are the real deal. Each serving (three energems) are equivalent to one energy drink. Sometimes I just don’t feel like making coffee, or drinking an energy drink—so instead, I eat three energems and I’m good to go.
Helps Tea is a 100% natural, herbal tea supplement. As I’m writing this, I am drinking it and it has a good taste. I’m a big tea drinker, and this particular tea is really good.
Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil contains 4X the Omega-3 than regular fish oil in just one soft gel per day. I’m a big proponent on taking fish oil, and since I train in MMA, it helps a lot. Fish oil should definitely be part of your supplement regimen, and this product is one of the best out there.
Thirty30 Enliven is a pre-workout that provides amino acids, energy boosting B vitamins and electrolytes to get you through your workout, or day. Personally, I take pre-workouts before I train—and they help me perform better and they always give me the boost I need to train hard with intensity. If you’re into pre-workouts, I suggest you give this product a try.
Smarty Pants are adult multivitamins, and they contain added Omega-3’s and Vitamin D. Let’s be honest here: who doesn’t love gummy vitamins? These will bring you back to your childhood, but most importantly, you’ll be getting vitamins that your body desperately needs.
We’ve all been there before: trying to get all our vitamins in each and every day. Sure you can use supplements, but have fun trying to take an excess of over 20 pills a day. Getting your greens is the hard part, and that’s why Onnit has released this Powerfood product. This product is your all in one greens mix. Now, more than ever, it’s a little bit easier getting in all your vitamins. Check it out, and see if it fits your lifestyle.
If you’re new to my blog, I made an announcement a couple of months back about my affiliation with onnit.com and how I will be letting you know about the company, and any new products that come out. Today, I have two products that I will be breaking down for you.
*Disclaimer: I am a Onnit affiliate.
Introducing DigesTech. A digestive enzyme, DigesTech will help you break down food, and decrease bloating. It will also help the body combat inflammation, and it will help digest five of the major food categories—including dairy, fats, protein, carbs, and fiber. As always with Onnit, this is an all natural supplement.
Why not have some fun while you’re working out? Onnit offers kettlebells, but these zombie kettlebells will not only give you a great workout, but they are also a nice display piece. Kettlebells will push your fitness limits—and Onnit has DVDs for purchase, so you can get started on your fitness journey, zombie style.
The health and fitness industry is filled with some great people. Now more than ever, people are looking to get fit and healthy for various reasons. You might purchase a product, or sign up for a program, but do you really get to know the person behind the product? Chances are, no. That’s what separates Amy Von Rummelhoff from the rest of the health and fitness industry. She took time out of her busy schedule to tell me what she thinks about setting goals, how she got started in health and fitness, and how she overcomes setbacks.
Justin Marroquin: When did you get interested in health and fitness?
Amy Von Rummelhoff: I grew up as a competitive figure skater and competed nationally in synchronized skating. However, it was not until I nearly died in college from a very serious surgery and hit rock bottom, that I realized if I did not start eating healthy and learning to work out, my life would continue to slip through my fingers. I became a gym rat pretty quickly and when I moved to LA in 2010, I worked as a trainer at Jackie Warner’s gym in Beverly Hills, and got into fitness modeling. It was not until last year that I took the ultimate step to take the stage and compete among the best. I have decided to commit my life to health and fitness, and recently took the position of managing the female line of MusclePharm, FitMiss.
JM: What was the process like when you first started out?
AVR: When I first started lifting weights, it was a guessing game of what to do. I was lucky enough to be working at a gym in San Diego, so I had trainers that helped me to get started. I had no idea what was actually healthy; however, and although at the time I thought I was eating completely healthy, that was far from the truth. I love learning and have taught myself most of what I know today in the gym and in the kitchen.
JM: Do you believe in setting goals?
AVR: 100% believe in setting goals. I continually set mini goals in the gym to stay motivated— whether it be a photo shoot, a trip or a competition.
JM: How do you overcome a setback?
AVR: I am currently overcoming the biggest setback of all—trusting the wrong coach with my diet, and training last year— he destroyed my metabolism and thyroid. It has been a very discouraging year to say the least; trying to reset my metabolism and staying 100% on track while getting VERY slow results. I know in the end I will be better than I ever have, and I just stay motivated. I have a support group of amazing friends to lift me up as well when I am feeling down.
JM: What is your favorite part about being fit and healthy?
AVR: I feel better day in and day out. I get sick very easily, and I love seeing my body change and get stronger week after week.
JM: Who has had the most influence on you in your life?
AVR: My mother is my best friend and biggest support. She has been there with me through the lowest points of my life, the challenges I have encountered, and every competition I prepped for! I don’t know where I would be without her and her amazing support.
JM: How do you stay motivated?
AVR: I set mini goals and track my progress. I always try to change something about the exercise I am doing by increasing the weight, or the number of reps. This is the best way to see if you are in fact improving and getting stronger.
JM: What would be your #1 tip on how to become successful not only in fitness and health, but life itself?
AVR: Pick a goal and do everything you can to reach it. Be a motivator and a positive influence in peoples lives, and you will see the reward. Don’t compete with others— compete with your former self. I know it sounds cheesy, but it is so true. It is easy to feel unsatisfied when you are comparing yourself to someone else. They have different genetics, background and work ethic— and it is impossible to compare two people with different backgrounds and it can eat you up!
After announcing my affiliation and becoming a brand ambassador with Bulu Box, I am excited to share with you new, and upcoming products that Bulu Box has to offer. Periodically, I will write posts detailing the newest products to come out through Bulu Box, and keep you updated on any specials for you to take advantage of.
First upcoming product I will talk about is Smarty Pants. These are all-in-one gummy vitamins for kids and adults. Whether you’re looking to try something new, or just want a simple vitamin, I recommend you check out this product.
Next product is Burn 360. This product is a 14 day burn and detox program that will help you lose weight, increase energy, and reduce water bloat.
If you’re interested in any of the products mentioned above, or you’re just looking for information, I will provide a link for you.
I am proud to announce my affiliation with Bulu Box and Onnit. I strive to be the best I can possibly be in my life, and both of the named companies share my passion. Therefore, I have teamed up with both, and will proudly promote their products and most importantly, use them in my everyday life. Below are links to both of the companies websites, and I encourage you to check them out and see for yourself what great products they have to offer.
Abi Christine is my first guest on the IGNORE IMPOSSIBLE podcast. She is a mom, fitness guru, published model, bikini competitor, blogger, and sponsored ProSupps athlete. Abi came on my podcast and we talked about health, fitness, and life. She is a wealth of knowledge, and I hope you enjoyed the episode.