Trying New Things, New Workout & Health Products

Hi Friends!  I hope your week is off to a good start!  Today is Day 2 of my “weekend” since I’m off Mondays and Tuesdays and I plan to make great use of it!  Yesterday Skylar and I ran errands.  I had to make a quick stop at the mall, we grocery shopped, and I whipped up a new recipe that I’ll be blogging about later in the week.

And I want to give a shoutout to Sophia.  Such a great girl.  I snagged this photo from her post.  I love that it’s black and white.   And I love that she and I finally met! 

It was great to meet so many bloggers and friends at Food Buzz!  

Click Here for Tons of Pictures

and Here was Food Buzz recap and Goodie Bag Stash

Over the weekend I received a package in the mail from Rubberbanditz.  Essentially a way to do resistance training at home with giant rubber bands.  Sounds cool to me.

These are the big rubber bands

Rubberbanditz Offers

  • Customizable Workouts
  • Adjustable Resistances
  • Cost-Effective and Portable Workout Solution
  • Complete Mobile Gym
  • Guarantee-Backed Equipment
  • Functional Fitness Exercises

Rubberbanditz Is Great For

  • Home Fitness
  • On-The-Go Lifestyles
    (Business trips, vacations, etc.)
  • Persons of ALL ages
  • Multitasking
    (Use while working or watching TV!)
  • Athletic Training
  • Rehab Exercises
Thanks, Rubberbanditz!  I’m excited to get started with these!
I also started selling them in my Open Sky store

I also received a sample of Madre-C from

Source:  “Madre-C ™ is a unique 100% Natural Whole-Food Vitamin C Complex, designed to supply the body with high-quality, naturally-derived Vitamin C from: Wildcrafted Camu Camu Berries, Wildcrafted Rose Hips and Organic Acerola Berries. Also, in this natural formula, we have included Amla (Indian Gooseberry) fruit extract, rich in specific tannins believed to work synergistically to help stabilize Vitamin C.”
 Extra Vitamin C to stave off winter colds and flu bugs sounds good to me!

For my expanded thoughts on Supplements and if I believe they’re really necessary, check out this post.

Also If anyone missed a big post I did on what supplements I take and why, Click Here.  
Everything from a well-assimilated form of calcium to probiotics is in that post.  
And you can order all of what I take from
Use code AVE630 to save $5 and free shipping on all orders over $40.
Click Here to Shop!

From yesterday’s post about my GF Vegan “Rice Krispie” Treats with Chocolate Coconut Oil Peanut Butter Frosting, thanks for the nice compliments on them and also there are some major RKT lovers in the house.  I love RKT’s too!

GF Vegan “Rice Krispie” Treats with Chocolate Coconut Oil Peanut Butter Frosting

Tip of the Day:  How to make your Blender last a long time

Click Here to Read More about Vegan Mofo

Snack/Dessert: Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes 
Fast and portable for snacks on the go!

Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes 

1. How do you feel about trying out new workout items, tools, health products, or things in general?
Previous to the companies contacting me, I had never heard of Rubberbanditz or Madre-C but I am always game to try something new.  

Recently I posted about how I’ve streamlined my fitness routine into 20 minutes, and that it can all be done at home, with a yoga mat, a pair of dumbbells, and an exercise ball.  Not much space or budget$ required!

One of my main points in the post was that the same thing(s) isn’t always going to work, or work forever, so it’s important, I believe, to be receptive to change and to trying out new things.  For instance, I sold my Bowflex because I wasn’t using it, even though I wanted to love it and use it, as I explained why here, it just wasn’t for me.   But I always love trying new things.

I mean, you never know if you’re going to love a piece of sporting/exercise equipment or vitamin supplement.  Never hurts to try something; you may just end up loving it, is my attitude.

2. Do you consider yourself adventurous and up for trying new things, or more comfortable with “old stand by’s” and predictable when it comes to making choices, in general?

I guess this question is similar to my first question but I am actually very open to trying new things, but once I find a product or a food or a routine that works for me, I do tend to stick with it and not change it.  For instance, I frequently eat the same foods.  I call this a Food Groove, not a rut.

It’s a balancing act and I’m a mish-mash of being adventurous vs. being predictable.  Just depends on the item and situation.  I love lip gloss and body spray.  What can I say, I’m very girlie in many ways.  And I have my old standby’s but I love trying new colors and scents.  Same with coffee.  I love TJ’s Dark Sumatra but I always sample other coffees, too.

3. Anything fun or exciting planned for your week or the rest of the month?
I have a busy month of November and have a very fun December coming up!

2 comments on “Trying New Things, New Workout & Health Products”

  1. Hi Averie, I am looking for reviews about Rubberbanditz until I found yours. I love the concept of mobile gym so I really got curious of this product. The bands can easily be placed in the bag and I have heard from a friend that it’s easier to switch resistance.

  2. Hi Averie,

    I am looking for a good natural whole-food Vitamin C complex. I have noticed that you have mentioned ” Madre-C” in this article. Do you still recommend it? I can see this is an old article and much have been changed in the last few years.

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