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Zaggora 2 Week Challenge

These pants are amazing. Please meet my Zaggora HotPants. Not sure if your picking up on the vibrant color or not? I kid. These orange beauties have become my favorite workout pants. Wow, they really make you sweat.

Hey did I mention that I WON these a while back from  Rachael at  Passing Daisies. When I won them I Yelled out “Shut the Front Door”! Well I have not worn another workout pant since. I might need to invest in another pair soon.

Here are some of the KEY RESULTS:

ENERGY EXPENDITURE

HotPants increase energy expenditure during exercise by 6% versus the control garment. HotPants increase energy expenditure in the hour after exercise by 26%*.

WEIGHT LOSS

In 30 minutes of exercise, weight loss is around 4x greater in HotPants than in a standard garment. On average, subjects lost 1.13% of body mass in HotPants compared to 0.27% in the control garment.

TEMPERATURE INCREASE

HotPants increase the core body temperature by an average of 18% more than the control garment, which leads to an increase in metabolism.

So to the challenge part, on their website they challenge New Users to wear them every time you workout. Easy, I normally workout 3-4 times per week and I need to wear pants, right? So what’s the challenge, well it’s just that. So here’s my thoughts on the pants after wearing them for a week. I love them, they are a fabulous pant. They are made exceptionally well and they really make you sweat. They are vibrant and fun.
Do I know if they are aiding me in burning more calories, speeding up my metabolism or if I am losing weight or inches? Well, to be honest, I don’t care about that. I care about this, they are quality made product and that’s what I am taking from this. However, if you are interested in those as points to purchase the pants, then you have to check out their website and check out some of the successful weight loss stories.
I don’t think you have to be in a place of needing weight loss to appreciate these pants. I’m not saying I wouldn’t mind tightening up the junk in my trunk, and if that occurs from wearing the HotPants, then I’d be a pleased girl who wears bright orange HotPants to workout in.
Check Ya Later.

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My favorite subscription is the Conscious Box. I ordered this 3 months ago and thought I’d try it and see if it was something I wanted to purchase long-term. Well after the 1st. month I was hooked, and renewed my subscription for 3 more months. Loving it! This was my haul from the October’s Box.

This box is just packed with such good stuff.

I love trying new products and trying new foods, so this box service is perfect.

I like to make my own kale chips, but these were dehydrated and were simply delicious.

I loved the flavor, it was smokey and rich.

My furry kids just loved these V-Dog nuggets.

Stuart giving them a try.

Killian coming back for more.

One bite left for each.

Now this is one bar I have been really wanting to try.  I have seen them on many blogs and loved the concept behind the bars. You can read the concept behind the Barre Bar here.

Reusable bamboo towel. Love it and use it in my kitchen. Love that it can be used, reused and used again.

There was also some skin lotions, dog shampoo and a few other sample packets in the box, but sadly I used them before I took a picture, but you get the idea…Conscious Box rules! Oh yeah and some chocolate that just did not stand a chance.

On a sad note, its with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that my little red dog Killian is no longer with us, he died on November 26, 2012. He was diagnosed with diabetes at the end of October, and we were giving him insulin shots twice a day hoping to get it under control, but sadly he ended up getting a blood infection due to his pancreas not working properly. We had an amazing Thanksgiving with Killian, my parents and their dog Charlie all came over and we had a wonderful holiday, at this time we thought we were going in the right direction with him, and that he was improving, but just a few days later he declined fast. I held him as he left this world, with Stuart by his side.

Words cannot describe what this precious life meant to us. He lived 14 years, I am thankful for that, but I’m greedy and I wanted more. If there is one thing I can say about Killian, it’s this: He Lived Life Well. He loved every second of everyday. He was my special boy and I will carry him in my heart for all the days of my life.

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Killian Michael, Rest in Peace.

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures;they give unconditional love.For me they are the role model for being alive.” Gilda Radner

One thing that I am so thankful for is taking a family picture on Thanksgiving. 

“Our Family”

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Each day since Killian has passed I have given thanks for his life and how he touched our lives with his humor and his never-ending love.

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I have found a few new foods that I just have to share with you.

Can’t get enough of your love Baby.

So good.

Obsessed.

Fantastic.

Meals I’ve eaten, some are restaurants meals and some are homemade.

Enough Said!

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