"Why hello there, Fall. Where have you been all my life?"
Why hello there, Fall. Where have you been all my life?
Now that the Fall season is upon us, taking proper care of the skin is utterly important. I'm teaming up with Vaseline to share Fall's Must-Have moisturizer, the all new Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Spray Moisturizer. I've never really tried a spray moisturizer prior, but I can now say that I am in love with it. It's fast to apply and quick to dry, which is convenient for me because I'm always in a rush or chasing my son around the room (attempting to put his clothes on). I don't know about any of you, but I consistently had dry skin during the Fall season and I love how this moisturizer is a continuous spray lotion that absorbs into the skin quicker than a standard lotion. I'm also not a fan of greasy or sticky moisturizers, and the Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Spray Moisturizer leaves no excess residue that sticks to clothing.
Despite its arrival 26 years ago, the epic Mazda Miata has transformed into a completely redesigned beauty we like to call the Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Roadster. Although the slightest memory of the last time I rode in a Miata was what feels like a century ago, when I was wearing Abercrombie and wedge heels, the updated version brings a little nostalgia. There is comfort in the MX-5, with its two-seat roadster styling, plush leather seats, soft ride, opera windows, and toylike fun. Additionally, the new model has slimmed down slightly from its predecessor but remains spacious enough to fit the tallest of the tall (proof: I managed to squeeze a 6'5" human in the passenger seat with ease). Cabin space allows for more room with seats that recline back further, a little more headroom, and lower seating.
This little wonder revs up 129 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 111 lb-ft torque at 4800 rpm, and gives the option of automatic or manual for the sporty thrill seekers. Needless to say, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata carries an amazing driving experience - a sports car and fun to drive. For more information, visit www.mazdausa.com.
If you've been following my YouTube channel or any other possible social media outlet, then you may have noticed an increase in fitness-related posts. As winter approaches, we tend to gravitate toward comfort foods and occasionally fall off the fitness wagon. However, maintaining a healthy balance throughout my life is very important year-round. Staying fit and healthy has also become increasingly imperative for me, as a mother, in addition to instilling healthy habits in my 4-year-old son as well. Therefore, I've teamed up with Polarin what I like to call my "Fall Fitness Challenge" to tighten up my body and nutrition.
Recently, I featured the newly released Polar M400watch in a post where I shared my daily fitness diary. Over the course of the past month, I've been incorporating high-intensity interval workouts (bootcamps) and yoga for 6-7 days per week in conjunction with a healthy diet. What I love about the M400 watch is that it ideally thinks for me, featuring calories burned and allows for syncing into MyFitnessPal. For example, I'll have protein oatmeal and spinach-egg white scramble in the morning, track it in MyFitnessPal, and it will sync my training activity within the app. I absolutely love this feature because it gives me accuracy in terms of calories burned and consumed.
My typical day of eating goes like this:
Steel-cut oatmeal with a scoop of protein
Spinach salad with fresh vegetables and solid albacore tuna
3 oz. wild salmon
Vegetable (green beans, broccoli, asparagus)
Quaker rice cakes
Vanilla roast almonds
Apples and peanut butter
Quest protein bars
By utilizing my new fitness/nutrition program, I have lost 8 pounds and 4-inches off my waistline, in one month! If you set goals for yourself, you can achieve them with determination and consistency.
*This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Polar.
From its luxurious look and feel to the fashionable styling, the all new Escalade combines excellent craftsmanship with a powerful performance for an SUV like no other. Upon opening the door, the fresh smell of cut-and-sewn leather interior seeps out with state-of-the-art entertainment features. Every element is designed to make a sophisticated driving experience that other vehicles can't compare to. Although I had to climb into this beauty, I thoroughly enjoyed the spacious seating (especially being a mama). With power-folding third row seats, wireless charging, rear entertainment system, cooled front seats, and its 16-speaker Bose® Counterpoint® surround sound system, the 2016 Escalade is the epitome of class.
Aside from the interior, the exterior offers plenty for the eye. Every inch of the Cadillac Escalade is elevated with striking detail and sharp lines for a combination of innovation and expression. Of course, you know I love a powerful engine and the 2016 Escalade has a beast 6.2L V8 engine with 8-speed transmission capable of a beaming 460 lb-ft of torque and 420 hp. This driving experience was by far, one of my favorite selections with Cadillac. For more information, visit www.cadillac.com.
Maintaining a healthy balance is of the utmost importance in my life, as is keeping an active lifestyle. Therefore, I'm teaming up with Polar to introduce their newest GPS running watch through a typical active day in my life. After trying out a number of heart rate monitors and smart fit watches, I can honestly say that the Polar M400 offers the most for its purpose. Originally developed for runners who want a comfortable and durable watch with a sporty design, the M400 also provides advanced GPS and training features that are exceptional for various training settings. It also connects with the Polar Flow mobile app for easy tracking and recording.
A typical active day in the life of Lynsee goes a little something like this...
I wake up (looking magically delicious of course) and check the Polar Flow mobile app to see how much I slept
during the evening, and how restful my sleep was. The Polar Flow mobile app allows one to view how much sleep was attained throughout the night, and how restful it was. By tracking my sleeping patterns, it allows me to view whether or not they are affected by changes in my daily life and find the proper balance of rest, activity and training.
The M400 displays a training diary which allows me to plug in my upcoming workouts for the next four weeks, and create specific sport profiles for each type (for example, boxing, circuit training, running, bootcamp, etc.)
Morning runs are the most effective and favorable for my schedule, so I like to talk myself into going for a long run along the beach whenever possible. The M400 details 24/7 activity tracking, and allows for setting a particular activity goal with detailed steps and distance, along with intensity levels.
In the early afternoon, I'm typically sitting on my laptop and finishing up any pending work for the day. One of my favorite aspects of the M400 watch is that it alerts me when I've been sitting or inactive for too long, as an admonition to stay active throughout the day.
My days usually end with an outdoor bootcamp, and I love that the M400 has a sport profile where I can record interval guided workouts and how many calories burned each session.
All in all, the Polar M400 is designed for individuals who want the best of fitness and activity tracking, combined with built in GPS and 24/7 activity tracking. The smart coaching and mobile connectivity options allow me to maintain a healthy balance in my life, with ease.
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This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Polar.