Everyday Health and Performance

by Joanne on August 30, 2011

I can’t remember how long ago it was when I received an email asking if I would like a free Calorie Counter.  When I see “free” I never, well almost never, say no.  Everyday Health offered “My Calorie Counter”, a complete nutritional information book on over 8,000 popular brands, food chains, and restaurant menus.


I love that site, Everyday Health.  They don’t leave anything out when you are looking for tips, tricks, how-to’s, etc. on quality living for a more productive, healthy lifestyle.  Even the “My Calorie Counter” is as complete as you could hope for regarding nutritional journaling.  I mean, it even has Larabars and Laughing Cow cheese.  Aren’t those everyone’s fave?!!!


Across the top:  Serving size, Calories, Calories from Fat, Total Fat, Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, Carbohydrates, Fiber, and Protein.  Now I’m not too meticulous about monitoring my nutrition because I’m a creature of habit.  My meals don’t vary much.  I used to journal my meals for months and I mean, everything from a Tic-Tac to detailed portion size of everything on my dinner plate. After doing that for so long, you begin to know where you are on a daily basis regarding carbs – fat – protein.  Every once in a while, I like to take a step back and check myself.  This book is terrific for just that.  Make sure to check out Everyday Health.  You might be able to score a book yourself.

The next super, duper, pooper find in my mailbox was this:


Injinji Performance socks.  My favorite all time sock.  I never, REALLY and TOTALLY SERIOUSLY, I’m NOT lying to ya, get blisters with these socks.  They are the tops.  They are sold by CoolMaxbrandsocks.  Make sure to check out THAT website for some different styles and quality brands.   If you have never tried Injinji brand, at least try one pair.  The separate toe thing takes only a few minutes to get used to.  After that, you’ll be running or walking down the street for miles and your feet will be smiling (it’s usually smelling but in this case, ALL SMILES!).

My day of surprises didn’t end with those two great products.   I also received trial sizes of Arbonne products.


I’m so taken with these all natural, Vegan friendly products, I’ll do a separate post.  In the meantime, go to www.krutherford.myarbonne.com to find out more OR simply www.arbonne.com

Those surprises in the post made my day.  I was completely void of energy this morning.  I was suppose to do a quality speed workout today but I couldn’t get my body out of bed.  I did nothing. Poor Shane didn’t even go for a walk.  We played Frisbee in the yard instead so I could just stand there, in one place, while the dog ran around like a maniac chasing the flying disc.   He liked it and I was able to remain in my zombie like state for an additional 15 minutes before getting ready for work.

I tried to buck up and run in the early evening but the most I got from this body was a 35 minute session using cables for a high repetition weight work out.  It was accomplished while watching the FoodNetwork of course.

Tomorrow is a new day.  New energy. New life. New opportunity.  What’s new in your life?

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  • At 2011.08.31 08:30, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

    Wow, I love freebies!

    I have a question about those socks. I get blisters 🙁 Do they have a sock that is blister-proof without the individual toes that you’ve tried? I buy TONS of “blister-proof” socks and they all fail. Would like to try some that another person has gotten good reviews on. But… those individual toesies worry me 🙂

    • At 2011.08.31 14:56, Joanne said:

      Depends where you get blisters. If you get them between your toes, you HAVE to try injinji.

      If you get them on the sides of your feet, it may have something to do with your sneakers (some have

      seams in places that can be bothersome).

      Why not contact CoolMax and inquire? But I would recommend trying the Injinji. Those toes are

      not hard to get used to at all.

      • At 2011.08.31 12:02, Heather said:

        My favorite running socks are Balega – never get blisters with them!
        I have a new cooling product to try the next time I run. It’s supposed to be in the upper 80’s this Friday so I hope to try it then!

        • At 2011.08.31 14:57, Joanne said:

          I’ve never heard of Balega. Good to know. Thanks.

          • At 2011.09.01 09:48, Hannah said:

            I don’t wear much makeup, but I’m looking forward to your upcoming review! I have yet to find really solid cruelty-free basics, at least.

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