12. February 2013 23:39
I have crazy hair. It's in a weird in-between stage, side wisps that drive me bonkers when I work out and I have headband ADD. I just can't commit to one brand, and then when I find one I like I never remember to put it on when I'm getting ready for the gym. I need to get multiple bands of my faves and always keep at least one, possibly two in my truck with my extra Polar HRM and my cycle shoes.
Recently I was asked to test out a new headband from Running Happy. They asked me what my favorite color was and if I had fine hair. I like pink and yes, I have fine hair. They sent me a nice grosgrain headband in pink with a special added bonus: a non-slip clip for fine hair. Sweet
I wore it to the gym for a 2 hour workout. An hour of cycle and an hour of yoga. I did not touch the band once during that entire time period. No adjustments necessary and I didn't even feel it, and more importantly, I didn't feel my hair in my eyes!
I did have a few wisps come out, but nothing like I am used to. And after a ton of downward dogs, the Happy Band really held up! And the no-slip clip did its job!!
Would you like to win one of your own?? It's easy!! You know I like to make it easy! This is what you have to do:
- Like Running Happy on Facebook and tell them Jenny Hodges is MetamorFit sent you!
- Tell me what type of fitness activity you'd do while wearing your Happy Band
And that's it!!
I'll pick a winner from all the comments made on February 17th
5. February 2013 22:16
Throughout the past 4 years I have learned a lot about taking time for ME, but it wasn't until TODAY that I let myself be totally spoiled!! The Tampa Bay Bloggers were invited to a day of pampering at Healthy Being, Oasis of Wellness, a spa in St. Pete.
(Denise of RUNDMT, Crystal of Thrifty and Frugal Living, Raffi of Running Betty, Chrissy of Loving Life, Me, and Teresa of Making it All Work)
When we arrived we were welcomed with fresh strawberries and an iced green tea and each of us had an itinerary:
Oh yes, I was certainly going to enjoy this!
I started with a facial. I'm 41 years old and I have NEVER had a facial! It felt AMAZING!! Cindy did a great job and told me what nice skin I had.
After my facial I had ear SEEDS! Say what? EAR SEEDS?!?! Ear Seeds are a form of ear acupuncture. They are used for a variety of conditions though in my case we focused on shoulder pain and anxiety.
Here I am having one of the seeds placed. It hurt. It was supposed to hurt. Okay, not hurt hurt. But uncomfortable. Amazing how acupuncture works. When he touched a certain spot and it hurt, it let him know he was in the right place.
Now with the ear seeds, when I feel anxious, I am supposed to press on the seed to relieve the anxiety. My kids kept asking me to press it tonight.
Then I had a shoulder and neck massage. No pictures of that to share, I was too relaxed. But here is a pic of Becky the wonderful woman with the magic fingers!
Lastly, I had an amazing hot stone leg and foot massage. This was my favorite of all the treatments. It was so cool how Becky would touch a spot on my foot and I would feel it in my hip or shoulder. Amazing stuff.
They offer a wide variety of services, and I'm really excited to talk to my mom about the Lymphatic Drainage treatment that they offer. I spoke with a woman who visits the spa twice per week and her lymphedema is virtually GONE!! My mom is a breast cancer survivor but has severe lymphedema as a result of her cancer.
Healthy Being gave each of us a $25 gift certificate to give to one of our lucky readers!!
What do you have to do to win?? It's easy! I like to make things easy on you guys!
Like Healthy Being on Facebook and tell them that I sent you
Tell me in your comment which treatment you'd use the gift certificate for
That's it!! I'll have Ronin pick a winner from all the comments on Sunday February 10th.)