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A "Splendid" Afternoon

A "Splendid" Afternoon

Healthy Snacks For a Road Trip!

Healthy Snacks For a Road Trip!

Road Trip Snack Ideas!

USANA 5day Cleanse Overview

I did it folks! 5 whole days of cleansing! I can't believe I actually made it through. I've got discipline but I didn't think I had 5 days of it!

I posted about my day one experience and I was pleasantly surprised. I usually go into new things with an open mind, but I must say the thought of cleansing for 5 whole days seemed slightly daunting.

Usana and April Norris (USANA Independent Associate) kept me in check through this entire journey. I would receive daily emails filled with inspiration which were very beneficial during this cleansing process. Lets face it there is food temptation everywhere! What I LOVED most about this cleanse is that you are literally eating or drinking every two hours. That is way more then I do currently. Eating this often speeds up your metabolism and gets that body back in check.

I can honestly say, I feel better! My personal goal was just to see if I could actually make it through five whole days of cleansing. April was very kind in letting me know that I could eat as many fruits and veggies as I needed. I am very active so I have to be aware of my caloric in take.

Moral of my cleanse story is that the USANA 5day RESET Cleanse is pretty darn wonderful! I really want to stress to all my Bennerfitters out there if you have wanted to cleanse, this is the one to do because it's totally doable! You don't feel hungry all the time since you are constantly eating or drinking. All of the smoothies taste delightful, the chocolate was my personal favorite! The Usana protein bars were both filling and delicious. And I love my fruits and veggies so the fact that I could eat them whole without putting them down a juicer was a big bonus!

If you are interested in this cleanse, the wonderful April Norris is your gal to contact, optimalvitality.usana@yahoo.com

Have a beautiful Tuesday! I'm feeling so energized I'm heading to the hills for a hike, thanks USANA and April! This cleanse rocks!

I'll leave you with Usana's motto...


Hi there readers. There is something very serious that I need to talk to you all about today. It's an issue I'm suffering from which seems to simultaneously be plagueing our nation. At my workplace there are times where I suffer from a high amount of stress. Because of this stress I, like many of my fellow hardworking friends out there, eat whatever I can get my hands on. And the beginning of November is a cruel, cruel time to endure any stress of this nature. Readers, friends - I am here today to discuss the epidemic of left over Halloween candy running rampant throughout the workplace. Our kind co-workers choose to do themselves a healthy favor by ridding these leftover sweets from their home, only to leave them scattered in buckets throughout the office for stress vultures to prey on. And I have done my fair share of digging my hands into such pails of temptation, only to scamper away back to my cube to inhale the sugar in my own shame.

Ok, seriously though you don't always have to be ashamed of stealing a piece of candy every now and again. (Although maybe my 3 helpings of Butterfinger bites were uncalled for yesterday.) But folks please know that you cannot live a life of guilt. You have to give yourself a pass every now and again, and know that tomorrow is a new day.

But what can always help in these scenarios is bringing yourself a snack that will make you feel a bit less guilty and provide you with a lot more nutrients. And a great cure for that is FPBBB's!! (Say that out loud. Really try it. It's super fun to say.) Let's eat up some FROZEN PEANUT BUTTER BANANA BITES!!


This is probably our simplest snack yet! Inspired by our folks at FitSugar.

INGREDIENTS: Banana Peanut Butter Honey Jelly

HOW TO: Slice up a banana (if you have time, freeze it a bit before hand). Slather on the PB and add in some fun with the honey and jelly (preferably the all natural kind). We recommend the Peanut Butter and Jelly and Peanut Butter and Honey combinations. Freeze over night, and there you have it! Frozen peanut butter banana bites!