Life by Cynthia: April 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tea for Energy, Metabolism, and Digestive Health #FitTeaDetox

This is a sponsored post for FitTea.

FitTea is a detox tea that helps burn fat and suppress your appetite. FitTea is made with natural ingredients like green tea, ginger and pomegranate. The product is designed to give you energy, boost your metabolism, and aid in digestive health.  With all of the juggling that I am doing - this sounded great. I am a big fan of tea and was willing to try the product out.

I signed on for a 14 day program.  I didn't start it right away because I had a planned conference/family vacation at Disneyland.  Since this product was new to me, I wasn't sure how my body would react to it. My biggest concern: bowel disturbances. Yeah, I just said that and should probably feel a little embarrassed for saying so but I'll be honest - I did NOT want to be at Disneyland hunting for a restroom!  I took the cautious route and I didn't start the product until I returned. Now let us move on from my TMI moment about my biggest apprehension and back to my personal experience using FitTea.

I have been using the product now for the past 10 days.  I can report that I am down 4 pounds.  I will be honest in that I am not looking to lose a certain amount of weight. I was most interested in the added energy and benefits to my digestive health.

The ingredients are: Organic Green Tea, Oolong Wu Yi, Organic Rooibos, Ginger, Pomegranate, Guarana, Birch, Stevia, Corn and Honey Powder.

I did not have any adverse reaction to the the detox tea. I was concerned, at first, that the product would cause me to feel jittery because it lists Guarana as one of it's ingredients. I avoided other sources of caffeine while taking the tea and was fine. Since "detox" was in the product name, I was also preparing for the side effects.  I am happy to report that didn't experience any ill effects. No headaches, no caffeine overload, no cramping or stomach issues.

Taste. That is important. The package states that you can add lemon or honey for taste.  As a tea drinker, I never sweeten my tea unless I am making an iced tea.  I just prefer hot tea without sweeteners.  I didn't feel that FitTea needed the addition of honey or lemon.  It tasted fine as is. For me, the predominant flavor was ginger. I like ginger tea, so I liked this tea.  I didn't feel any immediate boosts in energy but that's just me. I'm a 42 year old in denial about my age, have a full time job outside of the home, and I keep up with a 3 year old boy- I often feel drained. Lack of sleep and job stress adds to my sapped energy levels.

Now a word from our sponsor: "Give us a few weeks and we'll give you a new waistline"

-Boosts immune system
-Promotes fat burning
-Promotes and soothes digestion
-Antimicrobial properties

If you have concerns about caffeine, FitTea offers a caffeine-free alternative. The ingredients are Holy basil (Tulsi) spearmint, rosehips, lemon myrtle and linden blossoms.

I am sharing MY personal experience and still have not completed the entire program as of yet. It is safe to say that individual results may vary. To read more about what other people think about FitTea: results.

With my 14 day supply of tea, I also received the FitTea African Mango Complex Fat Burner.  I'll update my post as I incorporate it with my final few days on the 14 day plan.

I have yet to pair a fitness routine into the mix because of my busy schedule. I just changed my hours at work. My goal is to have time to fit it all in! I am in the office at the crack of dawn now, but since I am off earlier in the day, I plan to get my workouts in AND have quality family time with my husband and our son before kiddo's bedtime.

Overall, I had a good experience with this product.  I lost 4 pounds. I will confess that I did not adjust my diet or activity level and still lost a few pounds. My appetite was suppressed as the product claimed and I enjoyed the flavor of the tea.

FitTea is available for purchase online. The cost for the 14 Day Detox is $25 USD.  FitTea also offers a "pro pack" which is said to double your results and your energy.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by FitTea. All opinions are my own. The information provided to me has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Moms' Night Out Movie Screening with San Diego Moms #MNOmovie

Moms' Night Out The Movie

A few of my friends and I were invited to a VIP early screening of Moms' Night Out.  We enjoyed the movie and the chance to get together to reconnect. I, for one, am excited about the release of Moms' Night Out on Mother's Day weekend because I want to see it AGAIN! It is a fun movie. I honestly think that my husband would enjoy it too since there are some pretty hilarious scenes that he might relate to as a husband and a father. Perhaps a date night is in order... OR...we could easily make it into a family outing since it is a family friendly film. Or maybe, just maybe, make it another moms' night out!

#MNOmovie Moms' Night Out
Angela (Mira Mesa Mom), Becky (misspriss), Raquel (Stronghold Mom), Brianne (BriGeeski), Myself, and Anna (Future Blogger?)
I don't want to give away too much about the movie details but I will include the official movie trailer below! Casting was GREAT! The characters were fun to watch. Now the movie IS a comedy, but there were some scenes that triggered our emotional side! I suspect that there may have been a few misty eyes in our row at the theater, but I won't call anyone out!  All in all we agreed that it was a great film. I sat next to my friend Raquel and this girl was enjoying the movie so much! I know that she LOVED this movie even before we got a chance to talk about it! I am so glad that she took the time for herself to make it out to join us! Get your girlfriends together and watch this movie!  In theaters May 9.

Disclosure: The Moms' Night Out Screening Team invited media influencers to a VIP screening of the movie. Though a post was not required, I wanted to share my experience. All opinions are my own.

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