Friday, July 25, 2014

Tandoor Chef Presents Indian Cuisine at Home!


We  are huge fans of  Indian food  but we dont have a restaurant really close by so when I was presented with the opportunity to review Tandoor Chef - I was super excited! When I actually tasted Tandoor Chef- I was  in love! No more driving across town for delicious Indian food- just grab one from my freezer and dinner is served. My husband loves Indian food- maybe even more than I do and he was super impressed by just how good the Chicken Tikka Masala was- he compared it to our favorite restaurant and said "save the drive across town, lets have this from now on." More than saving the drive, save money with Tandoor Chef compared to restaurant prices! 


With a full line of nann breads, appetizers, entrees, vegan meals, and vegetarian options, Tandoor Chef brings something for everyone in the convenience of a yummy frozen meal. Perfect for office lunches or a casual weekend lunch with the family. I also love to serve these on rushed weekday nights for dinner. I like to serve them family style so everyone can pick from a few entrees. Here is my menu: One Paneer Tikka Masala - the Chicken Tandoori with Spinach (pictured below) is packed full of absolutely delicious Marinated and tandoori roasted chicken breast, and tons of spinach. 


With that I serve a Chicken Biryani -full of spiced, boneless chicken prepared with Basmati rice and garnished with sautéed onions. Both contain plenty of veggies so you can feel good about eating a balanced meal. Of course I serve an order of Tandoor Chef Naan Bread, which is available in a TON of varieties including various pizzas -which are perfect for the kids or less adventurous eaters in your house. I love their Garlic Naan personally. I have actually tried many varieties of frozen or store bought naan bread and Tandoor Chef Naan is hands down- the best I have tried.


Our dinner starts with an appetizer as well, I love the Tandoor Chef Palak Paneer Samosa: Creamy, spiced spinach and paneer cheese cooked in traditional style; stuffed into crispy pockets. I found all my Tandoor Chef goods at my local Sprouts stores, find a Tandoor Chef distributor near you. They are also available at many Safeway, Kroger, AJ's, and Sunflower markets. Love that they offer plenty of vegetarian and vegan options as well.

For More Information, Visit:
Tandoor Chef on the web
Tandoor Chef on Facebook
Tandoor Chef on Twitter

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FitPrime: The Original Fast Cheetah with Tracie Long Review



The Original Fast Cheetah
Tracie Long, 2004

Tracie leads this mostly cardio workout alone in a small mansion-esque set. You will need light dumbbells, a med ball, ankle weights, and a tall box for this workout. This 55 min DVD is fully chaptered. The DVD combines balance, fun ball work, floor & step cardio, light 4-limb work with a touch of stretching & yoga to create a super unique workout.

After a warmup & yoga inspired stretch, exercises include a fun ball toss routine, hops, pump & jump, 1 leg balance delts, dip & curl, knee pull jump turns, split jumps, frog jumps with your hands on the box, tall box climb, glute raises with your hands on the box, squat holds, step kick & punch, football shuffle, a tall box step routine, squat & bi curls, mambo-kick-ball change, balance ball hold , basketball shoot, lying leg shoots, bridge series using the med ball, pushups, swimmers, plank pikes, floor core and a final stretch.

I rate this an intermediate routine, the more you focus, the more you will feel the work. As with all of the FitPrime workouts this is a very unique blend of exercises that flow together wonderfully. Tracie is as always, an impeccable lead with superb instruction. This is really a must-have in any workout library. Love this one. I did not receive this dvd to review.

For More Information, Visit: 
 Fitness Favorites on the web
Fit Faves on Facebook

I did not receive a sample of this to review. I  bought it many years ago and am just getting around to reviewing it. I have received samples from Fitness Favorites in the past to review I not compensated for my honest review for this workout. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own.Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Omron Alvita Ultimate Pedometer!

Omron Alvita Ultimate Pedometer – HJ-329 Giveaway!!!


Let the Alvita Ultimate Pedometer get your summer into full fitness swing! Get outdoors & get your body moving this summer with Alvita. This pedometer is a great way to push yourself every day- beat your step count, burn more calories, and have fun with it. Keep reading and enter to win an Alvita Ultimate Pedometer HJ-329 of your very own. 
Every step you take is in the direction of a healthier lifestyle, so why not find out how many steps you are taking each day with Omron’s Alvita Ultimate Pedometer. This model is small and lightweight and features Omron’s validated tri-axis technology allowing you to stow it in your pocket or purse and still get an accurate step count, while also offering the traditional option of wearing it on your hip and it includes the holder.

This pedometer works very well and is really accurate even during my workouts. What I really love about it is that you can put it anywhere- on your shoe, in your pocket, in your purse, clipped on your waistband, around your neck- ANYWHERE and it still accurately registers your steps. Its offers a sleek look and is very compact. This is a great alternative to spendy & often inaccurate heart rate monitors- you can gauge which dvds or workouts provide you with more steps. Its really a great easy way to gauge your movement throughout your day and push yourself further the next day. Check out how small it is!!

Features I LOVE:


  • Four Activity Modes: Tracks steps, aerobic steps, distance and calories to keep you motivated to go further each day.
  • Tri-Axis Technology: Counts steps accurately and quietly, whether positioned flat, vertically, or horizontally.
  • Automatic Stride Function: Makes set-up a breeze because the pedometer automatically suggests stride length based on your height and weight inputs; or you can calculate your own and input it yourself.
  • Weekly Log: Stores up to seven days of information in memory; resets to zero at midnight, so you're ready to go every morning.
  • Automatic Reset: The slate gets wiped clean at midnight, so you can easily track your daily steps and distance.
  • Light Weight: This pedometer clocks in at 0.8 oz, and includes a large display and buttons for easy operation.
  • Easy To Replace Battery: No tools required to replace/remove battery, simply slide the lock on the back to remove the battery cover.
  • Includes: pedometer, holder, strap with clip, lithium battery and instruction manual.
  • Limited 1 year warranty.


#enter to #win @omrofitness Altiva Pedometer on @fitnessforus #giveaway  http://lindseylu8.blogspot.com/2014/07/giveaway-omron-alvita-ultimate-pedometer.html

The winner will be selected at random. Contest open to US residents, no PO Boxes! I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  I can not be held responsible for user errors in entering this contest, technology errors, shipping errors, postage errors, damage in transit, or undelivered prizes. Please see my disclosures page for full disclaimers. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com. Actual prizes may differ than those above.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Acacia Presents Dr. Lisa: Yoga Blast




Dr. Lisa: Yoga Blast
Elise Joan, 2012

This DVD contains three 20 minute workouts. Elise & Dr. Lisa work out in a gorgeous outdoor setting. You wont need any equipment for these workouts. You can play all or select a workout from the menu.

Cardio: After a warm up exercises include strut up & back, side step, knee lifts, hip pop, booty shake, pliet side steps, a few vinyassa flows, squat - curtsy - knee up, mt. climbers, and a yoga cool down & stretch.

Strength: After a warm up exercises include chair pose, pliet hip shifts, standing leg raises & glute work, vinyassa, hip circles, warrior 1, warrior 2, warrior 3 adding glute work, plank hip drops, cat cow, chair prayer series, and a quick stretch.

Power Stretch: After a warm up exercises include sun salutation A, B, & C, hip openers, chair, pigeon, double pigeon, modified bicycle, V ups, single leg stretch and a seated stretch. This routine contains more yoga poses than the previous 2 routines.

I rate these low intermediate workouts. Dr. Lisa provides motivation and health tips while Elise instructs. Each workout contains a few yoga vinyassas interspersed in the routines giving them a unique feel, though containing less yoga than the title indicates. The variety on this dvd makes it a great addition to anyones exercise library. The cardio is a bit dancy but easy to follow and the strength & stretch routines are straight forward. Elise shows the exercise first at a slower pace and then picks up the tempo. I received this dvd to review.

For More Information, Visit:
Acacia on Facebook
Acacia on Twitter

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bolder Band: The Stay Put Workout Headband & COUPON CODE!



I am super excited to introduce to you Bolder Bands. The stay put, super cute headbands that come in a ton of beautiful and bold styles. Invented by a runner/ crossfit mother, and smart woman that needed a way to keep her hair out of her eyes and off her face while getting her sweat on: enter Bolder Band! Keep reading to learn more. Use code fitness4therest10 to get 10% off your entire Bolder Band order!



I love Bolder Bands obviously because they stay put and keep my hair out of my eyes and the sweat off my face! I also love them because they are wider than other bands on the market. I really like this because they absorb more sweat and they can hide my hair, lol. I have curly hair (as you can see below) and it doesnt lay smooth when I pull it back to exercise so the ability to cover more hair is a great option for me. And of course Bolder Bands are super cute and come in a ton of cute styles.


I like to coordinate my outfits, shoes, & Bolder Bands even though I usually work out at home. I love that Bolder Bands offer so many cute designs. Bolder Bands also come in multiple sizes so if you need a specialty size - they have it for you! You can also fold your Bolder Band in six different ways to create a wider or more narrow band. Customize your Bolder to fit your workout! So I didnt do the best job coordinating in the pic above but you get the jest...

They are even great for housework, gardening, and anyone with an active job! And the best part- they are cute & stylish making them perfect for everyday wear. The fabric is very absorbent so no matter how sweaty your workout is, Bolder Bands have you covered! They even have Bro Bands for the men in your life! 

For More Information, Visit:
Bolder Band on the web
Bolder Band on Facebook
Bolder Band on Twitter

Use code fitness4therest10 to get 10% off your entire Bolder Band order!

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Acacia Presents: Ultimate Kettlebell Workout for Beginners



Paul Katami, 2012

This dvd contains these three 25 minute workouts: a tutorial, drills and combos, and a core workout. Paul leads with 2 background exercisers in a beautiful outdoor setting. You will need a kettlebell for these workouts.

Tutorial: Teaches proper form, safety tips, and all of the kettlebell exercises you need to know to do the next two segments.

Drills & Combos: after a warmup each exercise is performed for 30 seconds with little rest in between. Exercises include halo, halo & squat, squat, squat & upright row, swing, swing side step, single arm swing, clean to rack, clean to rack and overhead press, tri extension, progressive lunges, side lunge, side lunge & bi curl, dips, cooldown & stretch.

Core: after a warmup each exercise is performed for 30 seconds with little rest in between. Exercises include halo chops, torso twists, lunge twists, side bend, windmills, bell crunch variations, bell situps, V ups, sit up tuck & twists, a plank series with one hand on the bell, bench press & crunch, fly & crunch, and a stretch.

I rate these solid intermediate routines that are very straight forward and athletic in nature. I think the term beginner in the title is due to the fact that there is a 25 min tutorial included to get you safely started with kettlebells. You can adjust the intensity of the last two routines by adjusting the weight of your kettlebell. I used a dumbbell for these workouts and found it was easy to modify. I received this dvd to review. 

For More Information, Visit:
Acacia on Facebook

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wahl Therapeutic Massagers Keep Your Workouts Going Stronger & Longer All Summer Long



Keep your workout routine going strong this summer with some fab recovery courtesy of Wahl Wellness. They offer a full line of self massagers for all that ails you. Recirculate, Recover, Repeat. Maintaining a regular workout routine is all about the flow – blood flow that is. Experts agree that optimum circulation is vital for muscle performance, recovery and repetition day after day. Alleviate your aches and pains with a Wahl Massager that fits your needs and take less recovery days, go stronger longer, and keep stiff muscles at bay. 



For the summer, when my muscles are sore I use Hot-Cold Therapy Massager – Wahl’s new temperature therapy massager provides soothing massage with hot and cold temperatures, helping to increase circulation and reduce swelling. Interchangeable attachments and speed settings allow for additional customization. This massager gets me cooled down after a tough sweaty workout all summer long and of course the hot setting will be perfect this winter. The Hot-Cold Therapy Massager includes an extra thick Hot/Cold Gel Pack that is reusable, microwaveable, and freezable and includes a massaging disc and a soft protective case. 

I have an upper back issue that has been going on for way too long and this has really been a lifesaver! I use it after my tough workouts and it really eases that pain. I also use it at night on my shoulders to ease the tension of a day at work- I know you can all relate to that. This is a very unique product and I am so glad that I was introduced to it. I highly recommend this to anyone with muscle aches and pains. LOVE the hot & cold therapy and the massage at the same time. 

 Another Whal massager I cant live without is the Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massager –This massager supports active lifestyles by offering both all-around and targeted muscle relief, even deep down. Its combination of superior power-- up to 3,350 pulses per minute—four interchangeable heads and variable intensity control allow for a heavy-duty massage and customized relief. 

Save time and money on going to a massage studio and massage your own shoulders, legs, hips, back, neck and more at home on your own time. I cant afford to get massages as often as I would like so this handy massager from Wahl is seriously the solution to all your aches and pains! 

For More Information, Visit: 
Wahl on the Web
Wahl Wellness on Facebook
Wahl on YouTube

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

REVIEW: TLT Better Burn Better Buns Featuring Tracie Long



Tracie Long Training Better Burn Better Buns
Tracie Long, 2006

Tracie leads this 55 min lower body focused cardio routine in a brick set with an awesome view of the ocean through the windows. You will gliding discs, a med ball, and an optional dowel for this workout. There are 2 background exercisers all performing a different level of intensity. The DVD includes a premix.

After a warm up, exercises include plank walks, lying low back work, ball squats & squat hops with core rotation, standing leg work using the discs, standing balance leg work, ball to elbow knee pulls, lunge & dips series using the ball, squat clean and press with the ball, fast feet agility drill, pendulum, ball skater and stir the pot, side step & shuffle, pushups, disc dip set, a floor core series using the ball, bridge hamstring pulls using the discs, side plank work, and a yoga-esque stretch.

I rate this an intermediate routine following Tracie, you can adjust your intensity by following a mod or using a heavier/ lighter med ball. I used an 8 # med ball and got a great sweaty workout. The TLT set focuses on purposeful movements so the more you focus on each exercise the better results you will get. This is a great unique workout that is fun & will work your buns in a new way and I love the included balance work. I did not receive this dvd to review.


For more information, visit:

The Tracie Long Fitness website

Tracie Long on Twitter

Tracie Long Fitness on Facebook 


I did not receive this dvd to review, I purchased it many years ago from somewhere I cant recall. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Women's Health Magazine: THE Magazine for Fitness Lovers Like Us!


If youre like me, you like a good magazine, but not just any magazine - a great fitness magazine that includes lots of great health & fitness info without being targeted towards body builders. I love a magazine that I can relate to and Women's Health is that magazine! Women's Health Magazine is targeted toward women who want to achieve a healthy, attractive weight by eating well and exercising! Looking and feeling good  means more than makeup and high heels to Women's Health Magazine - WH focuses on what you can do, right now to improve your life. WH is from Rodale - a great name in the fitness industry.


I had the pleasure of reviewing their upcoming fitness issue. This issue was jam packed with feel good articles including a ton of fabulous recipes, workouts, fitness tips, healthy living tips and so much more.

If youre looking for a great resource for exercise tips, healthy living advice, delicious recipe ideas, and tons of awesome healthy living tips - Women's Health Magazine is for you. You wont find a ton of intimidating models, crazy exercise routines, or strange juice cleanses in WH. You will find a ton of articles you will want to save so you can refer to them later. Hang the workouts on your wall, put the recipes in your cookbook and keep coming back to WH for more great info to get yourself moving more, eating better, and living happier.

Heres an article I LOVE! The Perks of Lifting Heavy Weights! These are women's articles I love seeing. Many women do not realize how necessary heavy lifting is and I love that Women's Health is getting the news out there! The article hightlights the benefits of weight lifting. It gets your heart pumping, you build lean muscle mass which burns more calories at rest, you are stronger, your bones are stronger, and improve your overall health! Read more on WH online.


For More Information, Visit:
Women's Health on the web
Women's Health on Facebook
Women's Health on Twitter

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Kohl's Brings You Healthy Summer Fun!


Looking for a one stop shop to get your healthy & fun summer started? Look no further than Kohl's  - they have everything you need to get your household healthier and fitter! Kohl's offers a huge selection of workout clothes, juicers, FitBit, headphones, athletic shoes, fitness equipment, and so much more- all at the great prices that Kohl's is famous for. Keep reading to see how to kick off your healthy summer fun with Kohl's, and luckily, thanks to Kohl's you can keep the healthy fun going all year round.


I had the pleasure of reviewing some fabulous must have items from Kohl's that have kicked off my healthy summer! It was SUPER hard choosing which healthy living items to choose, seeing that Kohl's has such a large variety of items. I knew I wanted some fab workout clothes but I was torn between the Nutribullet and the empower Adjustable Weighted Vest. While these items are both very different, they both contribute to a healthy household. The Nutribullet can make the most amazing smoothies and blend whole fruits and veggies into amazingly healthy meals. But the empower Adjustable Weighted Vest can really amp up my workouts, from rebounding, squats, walking, and more.

I chose the empower Adjustable Weighted Vest  and am so happy I did!!! Check out how cool it is! Made to fit women, is comfy, and fits so well. It is adjustable from 4 to 8 pounds so you can choose how much additional weight you want to add. I use my vest for outdoor walks, indoor rebounding, and also to up my poundage on all my lower body work. Such a great comfy way to up your workout anty. Kohl's carries quite a few awesome empower fitness kits that I have my eye on. 

I also chose these FABULOUS Nike workout tops that i just could not resist. Kohl's offers a ton of super cute workout clothes so it was hard to choose but I finally narrowed it down to these two super fun tops. I will be wearing these on my next few upcoming 5K's because they are just too cute not to show off. Check them off. You know I love rainbows and this sparkly rainbow Nike Just Do It Tank above really caught my eye! Love the rainbow effect and the cut is amazing. Made for women so no odd fit on this tank top. And below is too perfect for an upcoming race, gym workout, or to wear on a casual day around town: Nike Hustlin' From Start to Finish! Ya baby, you know I am!! The fabric is dry fit so it is perfect for those hot & sweaty summer workouts! This is also made for women so the fit is superb and the fabric on both is super breathable and perfect for working out. 




Keep Kohl's in mind for all of your workout needs, from equipment, shoes, clothes, blenders, electronics, fitness equipment and so much more all at amazing prices!

For More Information, Visit: 
Kohl's Cares on the web
Kohl's on YouTube
Kohl's on Facebook
Kohl's on Twitter

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.