Vega Sports Gel

I was given the opportunity to review Vega Sports Gel. This review is going to be short, sweet, and right to the point.

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This gel was HORRIBLE. I mean, I’m super duper happy that I didn’t decide to try it while I was running because I wouldn’t have had a garbage anywhere to dispose of it. I wanted until I got in my car, post 10 mile trail run, to try it.

I had high hopes.. I like gels and with raspberry as the flavor I didn’t think they could go wrong. BOY was I WRONG!

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My reaction went something like this, “Oh yuck, blah, that’s horrible, blah”, and then I proceeded to throw the packet in the garbage in my car. Disgusting.

Thanks Vega, but I’m going to stick with my Hammer Gel.

Disclaimer: I was provided the product free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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Vega Bar Review

I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to review some Vega Bars!

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As the name indicates, Vega bars are plant-based VEGAN snack bars.  After an epic fail of opening up the box I was excited to try these bars.. I was given 8 different bars: four sport bars (2 protein, 2 energy), two snack bars, and two Vega One meal bars.

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I first tried the Dark Chocolate Mixed Nut and Sea Salt bar at school one day when I got my 3pm hunger.. It was DELICIOUS! It was like a block of dark chocolate with sea salt, but better and healthier! I would definitely recommend it!

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The next one I tried was the Chocolate Coconut protein sport bar! I went for the protein one because I ran in the morning AND did T25 so I knew my body would need some extra protein during the day.. It was alright..  The taste was good, but the inside of the bar was pretty ‘chalky’.. The second protein bar, Chocolate Mint, was the same way.. Chalky.. Honestly I would NOT recommend these.

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This could be because I’m not vegan so I’m used to eating that type of consistency, but it was just not good.

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The last bar that I tried was the other snack bar, Cranberry Almond. Let me tell you, I love both cranberry and almonds and I HATED this bar. I only ate it because I was hungry.. it was sticky so I wouldn’t even touch it with my hands.. and it was just not good.. definitely would not recommend it.

I haven’t tried either of the meal bars, nor the energy sport bars.. I plan on trying the energy sport bar before my run today.. And I’m not a fan of ‘meal bars’ because I think they’re just silly.. But they might be good to put in my desk at work incase I need some food if I get caught here longer than I anticipate.

So, out of the four bars that I tried I only enjoyed one. You can take from that what you want, but this is just an honest review of products that I received to try!

Disclaimer: All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for my review, but I did receive the products for free to do an honest review on.

Ouch Wraps Review & Giveaway!

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Two months ago I was lucky enough to be allowed the opportunity to review Ouch Wraps! What are Ouch Wraps you ask? Well an ouch wrap is “hot/cold therapy wrap used to alleviate sore muscles, stiffness, and inflammation.”

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I was provided with a Wrecked Ouch Wrap which has been GLORIOUS for the times that I’m reading papers upon papers and my neck is KILLING ME!! I’ve been using it on my neck and I LOVE IT! Not to mention that THERE ARE CUPCAKES ON MY OUCH WRAP!!!! Oh, and it smells like vanilla sugar cookie!

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So how do you use an Ouch Wrap?! To use them like a heating pad, follow the directions on the tag for microwaving (different sizes need different times).  Be careful not to overheat. (once you burn an Ouch Wrap, it’s a goner) To use like an ice pack, freeze for a few hours (or overnight) in a zippered plastic bag.

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Personally I’ve only used it as heat.. It’s also been wonderful for when I’ve had a long day at work and I just want to relax. They could be called “Relax Wraps” and they would have the same effect. Whether they’re helping relax my muscles or just helping the day melt away.. My Ouch Wrap has DEFINITELY made my night more than once!

PLUS I should mention that I got that AWESOME headband as well!!!! There’s even felt on the inside so that it doesn’t move around! Boom. Awesome.

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AND GUESS WHAT?!?! Now it’s YOUR turn to get an Ouch Wrap! Follow the link below to enter!

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