Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fitbloggin highlights, Pt. 1 #Fitbloggin15 #Denver

Still many

Let's start with the "just for fun" stuff.

1. Getting to see and hug all my Fitbloggin friends! To name a few:
Thea (It's Me VS Me)
ALAN! (Sweating Until Happy-his photo)
I love Robby! (Fat Girl VS World)
Terry (Terry Cabeen-his photo) the STAR of our FLASHMOB!
What's that? Oh yeah, there was a flashmob. Yes, again.

This is the 3rd time the "fitmob" has hit Fitbloggin. I still cannot believe any of these people agree to participate. For every "yes" there are at least 2 "nos", so it makes the effort and final product of the group that much more meaningful. They TRULY rocked it this year!
The flashmob originally started because I was nervous about attending a conference where, for the first time ever, I did not know a single soul "IRL". It's become a great way for seasoned Fitbloggers and newbies to bond long before the conference begins.

I'll try to locate some video. We were kind of amazing.

4. The Scavenger Hunt
Christine (Dubyawife) organized a crazy (seriously, KRAY-ZEE) scavenger hunt that had us invading the streets of Denver, asking cops to marry us, serenading strangers and, um, bending the law (allegedly).
Our team, "Green is the New Black", bouncing on the Jumpsport Trampolines in a most law-abiding manner. (photo by Nicole Tow, Health Nut In Training)

5. Off-Time
One of my favorite things about Fitbloggin is what happens during the off-times between and after the official sessions and festivities. 

Kelly and I spent a great afternoon enjoying lunch at ModMarket (ModMarketplace?) and enjoying some of the sights of downtown Denver, including the ballpark.
Kelly (Curvy Fit Girl)
Deb and I took a beautiful walk along the "creek", which here in California would be considered a raging river, if not a tsunami. We miss water.

Deb (Weight For Deb)
I had a wonderful talk with Susan ( that was so enthralling, we forgot to take a selfie!

Christine (@Dubyawife again, always the instigator) brought CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY. 
Horrid, deplorable humans. Especially that middle one, trying to hide behind her cards. photo by Christine

6. Jen
Did I take this photo? I'm going to say I did.
Two years ago Jennifer (Perfect In Our Imperfections) and I proposed similar session topics to Fitbloggin. Roni suggested we present together. We decided we might as well room together while we were at it, and a Fitbloggin tradition was born. Jennifer is the reason I don't bite anyone's head off or throw chanclas at Fitbloggin breakfasts. You're welcome.

7. Roni (and Team Fitbloggin)
Roni, center, and just some of Team Fitbloggin.
THANK YOU! (photo by Carrie D Photography)
Roni is remarkably shy and yet still has managed to pull off this HUGE, multifaceted event year after year. Next year Fitbloggin gets passed into the hands of a new team. That means Roni may actually get in on more of the fun from now on. Which is as it should be, because Roni is the sh*t.

Okay, that's about all I can manage for now. Stay tuned for more fun, LOADS of fitness and some stuff I actually learned.
Yes, me!

Wishing you love with extra cheese,
Nacho Mama

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summertime Laundrytime? #ArribaYLejos #spon

Hello my lovelies!

As you read this I am frantically packing for the FITBLOGGIN conference! I leave tomorrow and cannot wait to see all my friends again. This means I have spent the last few days doing TONS OF LAUNDRY. And with my kids home for the summer it's been a little more challenging to get that done than usual.
It's all fun and games until the rainbow sherbet hits your white shorts!
So when I was contacted by Tide and Gain to share the launch of their Safe Kids Worldwide partnership, I was definitely on board!

I'm lucky enough that my kids like to "help" me with the laundry. But that sometimes means they want to handle things, like detergent packets, that aren't necessarily meant for little hands. The Arriba Y Lejos (up and away) program is meant to educate parents about laundry room safety and how to store laundry items responsibly. We all know it's normal for kids to want to touch, and even taste, EVERYTHING-but it's important for us parents to be aware of what we're leaving within their reach.

Did you know that more than 30 children in the US get into liquid laundry packets every day

“Young children are explorers, and as they develop, often learn by touch and by putting things into their mouths,” said Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. “With the increasing popularity of liquid laundry packets, it’s especially important to make parents aware of the importance of keeping them out of the reach and hands of children.”

I am collaborating with Tide and Gain to bring you tips on how to keep your home safe. Below is a tip sheet they've put together with some VERY useful information to help make YOUR laundry area safer.

And here's a BONUS TIP from me:
ALWAYS do a double check of your washer or dryer before turning it on! I can't tell you how many times my little ones have "helped" me by throwing in markers, toys, keys...and even dishes!

About Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 25 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 60 percent. Working together, we can do much more for kids everywhere. Join our effort at

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 5 billion people around the world with its brands. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit for the latest news and in-depth information aboutP&G and its brands.

For more information and tips please visit:

Wishing you a SAFE SUMMER with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama

Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post made possible through a collaboration between myself and Tide & Gain. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Review: Beets Blue Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor

I was recently sent this GREAT heart rate monitor to review-check out my video review below:

Buy the Beets Blu heart rate monitor on Amazon for only $39.93 (Prime Available) HERE.

Wishing you love with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama

Disclosure: I was given this product for review puroses. The above is my honest opinion.

Monday, June 15, 2015

GIVEAWAY! Celebrate the launch of with these great health products

Hola everyone!

I have a wonderful giveaway I am very excited tell you about!

My family has regularly used Hyland's natural health care products for many, many years. So when the company contacted me to let me review and GIVEAWAY some products to celebrate the launch of their new SPANISH website,, I didn't hesitate to accept.

Some of my favorite Hyland's products are included in this basket!

I've used Calm's Forte for YEARS, it's particularly helpful for those times when you just can't settle down to sleep. 

If you follow my Youtube channel, you know I was VERY sick during winter and spring! My doctor recommended taking trace minerals to help my body recover from all that ick. Hyland's Bioplasma was just the ticket-I feel so much better!

My tween has been experiencing painful growing pains that have been interrupting her sleep. She says that the Hyland's Leg Cramps tablets were super effective and fast acting.

GIVEAWAY TIME! Here's your chance to score some wonderful Hyland's products to try.

GIVEAWAY includes:

Calm's Forte: 100 CT
Nerve Tonic: 100 CT
Arnica 30X: 50CT
Muscle Therapy Gel: 3oz
Bioplasma: 500CT
Bioplasma Sport: 12pk
Leg Cramps: 50CT
Restful Legs: 50CT
Leg Cramps PM


To win, submit your entries via Rafflecopter below. And don't forget to visit Mi Hylands on Facebook at for more great product info! Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter on June 29. Continental US only, thanks!

Wishing you BUENA SUERTE with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama

Disclosure: I was given these products for review and conducting this giveaway. The above is my honest opinion and reflects my personal experience, not that of any company. Always consult professional guidance in using these or any health products, see product packaging for specific benefit claims.

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