//Rodan + Fields Offer- FREE Product!//

NEW PREFERRED CUSTOMER (PC) OFFER!!!!!
This just in: starting today through February 28, if you enroll as a ‘Preferred Customer (PC)’ and purchase a Regimen or Regimen offer will receive a FREE full-sized ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste ($80 value)!!!!

PLUS… I will pay your ONE TIME ‘preferred customer’ enrollment fee of $19.99!!! No other obligation for you in the future!! Ask me details!! 

micro-dermI use the Micro-Dermabrasion Paste DAILY— it’s a high-glide, oil-free formula designed to help promote maximum gentle exfoliation and leave your skin feeling more smooth.  It also helps remove blackheads (I get these on my nose) and improves skin tone and texture!!!  $80 FREE PRODUCT doesn’t happen often!!! Now through the end of the month!!

Email me for more details or comment below!! (kakhansen3@gmail.com) or my site:

www.ahansen7.myrandf.com

♥ALynn

 

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//80 Day Obsession//

80 DOWORKOUT WEDNESDAY!!  I’ve been waiting to post about my newest workout until I got through the first 20 days– LOVE IT!!! If you haven’t heard of Beachbody’s 80 Day Obsession, I’m about to share some of my favorite things about it!! My daily morning workouts have always consisted of cardio and as of the last 2 years have also consisted of some type of Beachbody workout (21 DF Extreme, T25, Core De Force).  I was hesitant to enroll in the Beachbody on Demand and complete the 80 Day Obsession because I didn’t think I had time for 40-60 minute workouts after my runs.  After starting it though, I’m truly obsessed with it.

So what is it?!? — It’s an amazing 80 day program with a strong emphasis on glute and core training.  It’s obsessive focus on fitness and nutrition that is spread over a 13 week time period.  It is definitely demanding but that’s something I thrive on and love the challenge of it.  Each and every workout so far has been different which really works all different muscles within your body.  Autumn Calabrese never lets a muscle get comfortable!!  Yes, you will be sore, but it’s a good sore!!

containersIt does consists of timed nutrition as well and ‘on demand’ program gives you all the information on that.  I’ve been so used to Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix Extreme eating plan and using the colored containers, that it wasn’t much of an adjustment.  I don’t follow the exact timed nutrition only because I get up to workout before 5 in the morning and the program recommends eating before you workout.  There is no way I’m getting up any earlier to eat before the workout so I have modified it to my daily schedule (which is very easy to do).

So WHY did I choose this program?  — I chose it for a variety of reasons but the main one that stuck out to me is that it’s an intense comprehensive workout and nutrition program that I can continue doing at home.  I’m not one to go to the gym– I like using our treadmill, elliptical and free weights at home.  I also chose this program because a few women in my home town started an accountability group that talked so highly of it, I HAD to try it!

What equipment do I need? — 

  • Dumbbells (light, medium and heavy depending on your fitness level you are at)– I personally use 8’s, 10’s, 15’s and 20’s throughout all of them. (bought these off Amazon)
  • Portion control containers– I have a few sets of the BeachBody sets but can also use different sizes you may already have at home (rubbermaid, etc)
  • Strength Slides– These Elite brand are my favorite
  • Resistant Loops– These are my favorite from Amazon
  • Mat– I don’t use one but any yoga type mat works if you feel like you need
  • Beachbody on Demand (more info below)

You can buy it all on the Beachbody website or I ordered mine off Amazon for a cheaper price.

What is Beachbody on Demand? — It’s a platform that allows you to stream different Beachbody workouts (thousands of workouts!!!).  Within each Beachbody workout on Demand, it comes with nutrition guides, workout calendars and exclusives like Autumn Calabrese’s FIXATE book and cooking show!!

I honestly didn’t do BOD until about a month ago.  I always ordered the DVD’s and now I’m realizing how stupid that was!!  You can access it ANYWHERE!!! It’s amazing!

If you’re interested in joining BOD, click here.  Plus, $10 off in the month of February!!!

10 off

So just a short intro into the program but more information to come and posts about it and the meals I make and eat and how I have found success with the program.  Check out some of the live links above to find out more about joining the program and getting the equipment at discount prices!!

Hope you check it out!!

♥ALynn

//Ice Cream Lover?!?//

ice creamMONDAY MUST TRY!!! Not until I met my husband was I one that needed something sweet after dinner!!  I used to just have a yogurt or something sweet and healthy and then he started having ice cream– another down fall of mine!! I’d buy the Fat Free Blue Bunny or another ‘healthier’ option and as of recently I’ve been buying the Halo Top or Enlightened pints of ice cream.  Highly recommend by the way!! As much as I like having that after dinner, the price can get a little steep ($3.99-$4.50 each) so I have been looking for an alternative to an ice cream substance for my after dinner dessert.  In comes my newest find and am very excited about it– HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM (or any other flavor you may enjoy)!!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter 5- Ingredient Ice Cream (2 Servings)

  • 4 bananas (will need to freeze)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup Almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)– I like Almond/Cashew Milk
  • 1-2 T almond butter or peanut butter of choice
  • Chocolate chips for topping (optional)

Peel, cut and freeze bananas.

Instructions: 

  1. Place frozen bananas, cocoa powder, almond/peanut butter, and almond/cashew milk into blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a freezer-safe container and freeze until solid.
  3. Scoop into bowls and top with chocolate chips (optional)

OTHER FLAVORS I’VE TRIED: 

Vanilla— take out the almond/peanut butter and add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract instead.

Mint Chocolate Chip– take out the almond/peanut butter and add 1/4 tsp peppermint extract and include the chocolate chips listed as optional above (YUM!!)

Give it a shot!!! Easy, healthy AND tasty dessert!! 

♥ALynn

 

 

 

 

//Photography//Meet Laura//

Families, couples and seniorsCHECK HER OUT!!! I’ve worked with Laura in the past and LOVED the quickness about our session (with 3 kids!) and the pictures and memories we got in return!  I was talking to her about setting up our next appointment and thought it’d be fun to ‘showcase’ her on my blog!!!  Below is a bio on her and what she offers AND if you read all the way to the bottom, see how YOU can get a good deal on your next session!!!

♥ALynn (PS– Make sure to share it so others can benefit from a good photo session!!)


LJ PhotoHi! I’m Laura and I’ve been doing photography since 2010. My business name is Laura Johnson Photography – Real. Simple. Classic. These three words are what I’ve built my business around. I currently do families, children, couples, seniors and weddings. I enjoy different aspects of each session.

Families & Children:  My promise to you is for everyone to enjoy their session, yes even your husband will have fun! We play, laugh and have lots of fun capturing your family. Recently I’ve also found a love for lifestyle photography, which means I visit you at your home and capture those sweet family moments you don’t want to forget.
Seniors: I love empowering my seniors to make them feel like they are ready to conquer the world, which they are about to do! I have teamed up with a local makeup artist to ensure my ladies feel their very best! The gentlemen can relax, I get it. Our session won’t be too much, but just enough to make Mom happy. 😉
Couples & Weddings:  I love, love! With my relaxed approach we have a lot of fun and get breathtaking images that you will cherish forever.
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//Shakeology Ideas//Desserts//

Easy for on the go!
Easy for on the go!

Having desserts doesn’t HAVE to be bad for you!! I’ve found and tried a few amazing recipes using my chocolate, strawberry and vanilla Shakeology.  Some of recipes I use just for my shakes and others I use with breakfast or just a ‘dessert’ at night.  Check them out!

CHOCOLATE SHAKEOLOGY OPTIONS

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VANILLA AND STRAWBERRY SHAKEOLOGY RECIPES

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DESSERT/BREAKFAST RECIPES (SOME OF MY NIGHTLY GO-TO’S!)

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♥ALynn

//Valentine’s Day DIY Cards//

I haven’t always loved Valentine’s Day because I’ve never been a big flower person or never really expected gifts but since Kyler’s first Valentine’s Day at his babysitters, I’ve a grown to LOVE the holiday!! Someone told me the other day how they like this holiday so much more than Halloween and I agree with that because the giving of candy is much more creative and fun!! Going into Target or Walmart and looking at all the boxed cards has never been appealing to me because they don’t fit my kids personalities and what they are into.  I’ve always enjoyed making the kids Valentine’s on my own based on their interests that year.  Now with the 3 kids needing Valentines I really have to be on the ball and figure out what I’m making for them all!

This year I have Kyler who is a die hard football fan (Clemson and Iowa), Kollin who is WAY into Star Wars (so not me) and Kamilynn who could watch Minnie Mouse for hours!  Using some of my creativity and computer abilities, I created the following invites for them– SO EASY!!

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I’ve enjoyed making cards and invites for others as well; be it Valentine’s Day, Graduations or Baby Showers.  If there’s a card or invite you are looking to have made, shoot me an email and let me make things easier for you!! kakhansen3@gmail.com

It’s not too late to have yours made!! Easy process and low cost– create, send, print and deliver 🙂

♥ALynn