Before you Buy it! See why I Tried it!

I’m a product tester! That means I try things and places before during and after it has hit the market.As a work from home mom, it’s a perfect opportunity for me to try items/events before I buy them and help my mom friends save money and time by giving them my trusted advice. After all, when you have 9 children and a veteran husband, you tend to learn the value of money, time and quality discernment.

I have tried things from Disney On Ice, Sesame Street Live, Cirque Du Soleil QuidamChick Fil A, Credible CravingsKIND bars, Monster Jam, Disney Jr Live, Ringling Brothers, Monkey Joe’s, Sonic Care, New Balance, Huggies, Belly Bar   to DOVE! Not name dropping at all, but those are some remarkable brands. It was an honor to work with each of them. It takes a lot to be trusted with grand brands such as these.

I wanna share my latest  testing jobs with you and encourage you to try these products yourself. Luckily all of them are winners. TODAY, you are a winner too because I have a free gift for you at the end of this post. (assuming that you like good food and free stuff!)

HerbaLife– ( Once controversial but with research you too will find that it’s not only a great income opportunity but also has products you’ll love! Like the Green Tea and Metabolism Booster-which I think every college kid should get to over come that Freshman 15′)

Herbal Tea ConcentrateHerbal life Green Tea & Protein Shake contains caffeine which jump-starts your metabolism and provides a boost to help you feel revitalized. For optimum experience, mix a a little more than ½ teaspoon with 8 ounces of water. This refreshing, low-calorie tea is available in a variety of flavors.

Protein Smoothie-Formula 1 Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix. Satisfy your hunger and stay energized with the power of protein! Add Protein Drink Mix to your favorite Formula 1 shake to boost your protein intake to 24 g (without the addition of milk) or mix with water for a Herbal life Protein nutritious protein snack.

  • It includes antioxidant Vitamins C and E and mixes easily with water, making it ideal for a nutritious snack or protein boost on the go.
  • Take mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon to help satisfy your hunger cravings and to help meet your daily personal-protein requirements.

If you are local, you could even workout with a trainer indoors at JL Wellness and Fitness on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:30pm.  

Graze :

  • Life’s too short to eat bad snacks – our mission is to change the way that people snack in making snacks which taste good and each have a healthy benefit.
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    Our boxes are filled with delicious and nutritious food. From nuts, seeds, dried fruits, tasty crackers, dips to some well-deserved treats, every Graze snack has a healthy benefit.

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Graze Perks #‎endlessPASTAbilities‬

Pasta Chips

They are a delectable, light, and tasty treat, Artisanal Pasta Chips are truly the perfect chip. Whether straight from the bag, dipped, or topped & served, they are a great source of protein, are cholesterol-free, and contain 60% less fat than potato chips and 20% less fat than pita chips. Ya’ll gotta try this the code SKINNY30 and receive 30% off their order at  Pasta Chips.Com (They are really good ya’ll)

BEST Pasta Chips

Pasta Chips are delectable treat, Artisanal Pasta Chips are truly the perfect chip. Whether straight from the bag, dipped, or topped & served, they are a great source of protein, are cholesterol-free, and contain 60% less fat than potato chips and 20% less fat than pita chips. ‪#‎endlessPASTAbilities‬ Ya'll gotta try this the code SKINNY30 and receive 30% off their order at http://www.pastachips.com/! ) ‪#‎SponsorAd‬ (They are really good ya'll)Some of my jobs have questionnaires and one in particular I love to answer. Is the “why do you want to test our product?  My answer never waivers. I love sharing information and trying new things. In my family, we have some one from every age group  from under 5 to over 21. It makes for a fair, diverse and interesting product review. The reviews are always my own and it helps other families spend their money more wisely.  A win- win for everyone. Speaking of win – win, here’s your oodie. It’s a free box of GRAZE! Click here and use the code KELLEP6HP – It’s REALLY free! (No shipping cost or anything)

Enjoy them .Please purchases from these items will benefit my blog . Click the links with the product names. Thanks and enjoy!

Jabela

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Queens Fitness: 30 Days of Fitness Bliss

I’m a big woman. I know that and it doesn’t take a double take to notice it. I hate that I allowed myself to get so out of shape.  After this month, I promise myself not to ever get this far out again. I still don’t understand how it all just sneaked on me …… I’m serious!

It’s so much easier to stay fit than to get back fit. I can’t let my children go through this! Time for action!! So last week I got busy.

QCSupermom and Kim 31 gifts

I gathered up 5 of Charlotte’s BEST female trainers, opened the doors to all of the women 18+ in the area to one of the cities best fitness studio, adding aromatherapy (REAL diffused essential oils), great parking and “Viola!”  I created something fit for a queen!

We were fortunate enough to be sponsored by Herbalife. They have the best aloe concentrate, herbal teas, other quality supplements. (I had to give that tasteful plug.)
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My goal:   *Loose at least 40 lbs by Oct 28th

Here is the schedule:

Wednesday– Kinda Zumba Fitness 6:30P – 7:30P It’s Zumba with a lot of wild cards thrown in there.   Be warned, it’s a Hour Party! Lots of fun!

Thursday – Ashakti Wellness- w/ Asha for Gentle Yoga 6:45- 7:45 pm

Her touch goes to the soul. The stretches are familiar and just when you get comfortable in that pose she shoes you something new. Fantastic for pregnant moms, new exercisers and those needing a classic yoga with solid education behind it.

Friday- Home Workout w/ Catrena,The Fitness Fiend 11A -12P – she  offers fitness you can do easily at home and/ or with your baby.
Saturday- BootCamp W/Cat 10-11  This class is lead by a older woman. She eludes grateful aging and loves to work up a gentle sweat!

THEN  Courtney yoga- 11:20A -12:20A – Well, let’s just say, it’s not your aunties yoga. Courtney, is hitting the mark with this physical strengthening, mind training and spiritual infused POWER Yoga class.

Don’t miss any of these classes!
LOCATION: Jl Well and Fit 7308 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28227

LaShay did that at Queens Fitness

COST: FREE – I need the support of other women.  The trainers will win a few good clients and Herbalife will earn distributors. See another win- win -win project from the Queen! See you around.

We have finished the first week. The feedback has been nothing less than  empowering. I have done many things. This by far is up there for most impactful.

“Amazing advanced yoga today. When my body told me I couldn’t do anymore, I whipped out my Past Tense EO, applied it, and keep telling myself…I can do this. With the help of Courtney Yoga and her positive affirmaions, I made it all the way thru class. Thanks JabeLa Ledsi !!! I am not even sore…woot woot!” Jennefer

The women walking into this studio looked* like me. They are looking for the same thing I’m looking for and that’s an supportive environment to allow my body to get on track physically, spiritually and nutritionally. Queens Fitness is it. Please join us and bring someone! Your best fitness trainer is waiting to meet you.

Courtney Yoga QCSupermom Queens Fitness

Friday Four: Sometimes even moms need a time out.

Thank Goodness it Friday!!! My husband is officially on for the weekend. Have you ever had on THOSE weeks that you just couldn’t finish anything? Yes? Well here’s your high five, because that’s exactly how my week went. I needed a serious time out!

They're trying to get me!!!!

They’re trying to get me!!!!

This week I stayed thigh deep in the game of Life! Schooling ( to continue home schooling or new zip code), loss of our faithful “Lucy Suzie Woo” (our mini van), getting ready for Cirque du Soleil Quidam and  my weight (yikes!).

Having the children lesson plans indeed make my day much easier, but if I didn’t have to do it at all I probably wouldn’t. But compromising their total wellness is not an option. Maybe it’s time to move in a different zip code. Till then back to the books. The kids have year end testing coming up soon!

Per DNPE: We must operate for a school term of at least nine calendar months on a regular schedule excluding reasonable holidays and vacations.  (DNPE strongly advises a school term of at least 180 school days; typical school days of at least 5 1/2 hours in length; and, typical class periods for grade 9-12 students of 50 minutes each.)

2. 8 people are sharing 1 Impala. Well, we, the parents are, my minivan burnt up aThank you and goodbye Suzy Lucy Woo - you served us well. Rest on. few days ago.  Only our 20 year old can drive, but he’s in college. Have you seen my weekly calendar? (Click here) We are never home! Thank goodness I have a wonderful assistant organizer to pick up my slack. Sure we are making less of a footprint in the ozone, I do miss the space and being able to take all the children with me…..HOLD UP! I maybe missing a blessing in this one. 🙂 Maybe I won’t rush Roger to buy a new ride from the DWI Police auction just yet.

I wish that I could say that I make time to exercise, but  I don't. So I get a little help from HerbaLife. (I'll choose my on GMO's thank you)

yourself?” If so, you ‘ll have to tell me how it is, because I can’t relate to that, myself. I am the tightest mother of 9  that I’ve ever seen. Thanks to Herbalife,  🙂  and Earth Fare I’m able to maintain, I really have to exercise more though.

Holy Cow, from EarthFare

4. Cirque Du Soleil Quidam is coming to CHARLOTTE!  I can’t wait! They have a fantastic buzz going around on the net that it’s the show to see. I can’t wait to discover it myself. I am stilling looking for a winner for the family four pack. To get them, all you have to do is comment in this post, pretend you’re a contortionist & take the picture, then share your it on our facebook page!Quidam_Charlotte_300x250_date

To State Farm, team 10 guy that jacked up my damages claim.

To State Farm, team 10 guy that jacked up my damages claim.

Gotta go now, QC Supermom

Friday Four: Rewards Of Being A Fit Mom

Roger saying his vows to me....

Roger saying his vows to me….

It just clicked! When he met me, I was thinner and loaded with energy! Recently, I’ve found myself looking at my husband worrying if he still finds me desireable. He’s too smart to say anything other than “I love you forever baby”! I have to get and stay fit quick! When my husband and I met some 15 years ago, I was a nice size 16. Silly me, I thought I was fat them, anyhoots years later, I’ve sorta got diverted by just a bit. I remember those wonderful mornings when my day began with a 5:30am run to the gym. I had a serious dopamine and endorphins addiction! It just set my day in the right motion. Let me tell you about why I must get my “Sexy Fit Mama Back!” My goal is 50lbs. Help KEEP ME accountable.

Here’s four reasons why:

 
My goal is 50lbs. Help KEEP ME accountable.
  1. It improves your IQ: Firstly being fit can improve your IQ. Because of the cardiovascular fitness and increased oxygen getting to your brain, as well as using more of your brain for your movement and coordination (the motor cortex) and the increase of certain hormones released in your brain including dopamine and neurotransmitters. Homeschooling has never been so productive.
  2. It improves my confidence. I had better, healthier skin, and better hair. I even looked for opportunities to tell others why they should workout.  This new assest poured over to my children.
I was told that muscles are easy to develop. It is the DIET that is difficult. And that's what is necessary to see the abs.

I was told that muscles are easy to develop. It is the DIET that is difficult. And that’s what is necessary to see the abs.

3. It improved my sex drive: I had my four sons right after I lost 60 lbs back in 2005. Dressing up my lean curves was very empowering. I was happy for both myself and my husband.

4. It slows down the effects of ageing: Not only did I get more sleep (a true asset for any busy mom like me) an boost to my immune system and energy level. I also enjoyed the fequent “Oh, my you look so young!” That reversal of aging allowed my body to renew skin cells,and rejuvenate my other organs naturally. Not bad huh?

Can I get an AMEN. Seriously-why does this happen

Well till the next lap,

QC Supermom

 
Can I get an AMEN. Seriously-why does this happen

Holiday Herbalife Nutrition Club Meeting

Who starts a lifestyle change in the middle of the holidays? I mean really who does that? …..I’ll wait for the answer. But for now, let me tell you about the meeting that I attended last night.  It was the open house for a new Herbalife nutrition club. It turned out to be loads of fun and very informative!

If you have never heard of Herbalife, click here!

I already have a goal in mind to lose 50lbs. by this summer.  I know that I can do it. Shucks, I’ve done it before. It’s not that hard to do. I just failed at maintaining the lost pounds. I know, as busy as I am…..Yes. I drive alot. I walk alot, but not enough to loose weight.  I want to use supplements along with “real” exercise to lose the weight. For maintence, I’ll use my YMCA membership. I hope my plan works. Keep your fingers crossed and please give support.  Ask me how it’s going everyonce in a while, ok?

Nutrition Club

Here’s the center I attended & will visit again:

-Esperanza Grimaldo Wellness Center-

Healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

10823 John Price Road Unit C

Charlotte, NC 28273

 HERE’S THE SLIDESHOW!

(It’s right down the street from Carowinds. Near the S.Tryon intersection) If you go, tell Javier I said hello!