We are in the Holiday trenches, its December 14 and the countdowns have begun. Sometimes we just need to get out and find something fun to do with the family that doesn’t include lights, decorations, gift lists and Holiday meal preparations. … Continue reading
Mark your calendars for a Universal Orlando Resort Travel Tuesday Twitter Party hosted by ME! September 23 at 9pm, I will be live tweeting about all things Universal Orlando Resort. And as a added bonus there will be prizes during the party.
I will be chatting about the 4 on-site hotels and benefits of staying at Universal, ticket options, dining plan, attractions and more!
Hope you can make it!
If you are anything like me then you are probably always on the hunt for a perfect post workout snack. I personally don’t feel very satisfied with a shake after a run or workout, it just doesn’t satisfy me for very long and I am reaching for something else. I was given the opportunity to try Chef Irvine’s Fit Crunch Baked Bars recently, and of course I jumped on it. I am a huge Restaurant Impossible fan, and I know Chef Irvine takes health and fitness serious. I mean have you seen this guys arms! As a chef he also prides himself on nothing but the best product coming out of the kitchen. I would have to say he hit it out of the park with this FIRST ever BAKED protein bar, yup baked. Oh I’m sorry I forgot to mention that these are made right here in the USA! Go Chef Irvine!
Bringing the first ever baked protein bar to the market is a game changer. Each snack bar has 30g of protein, a mere 6g of sugar and is ONLY 190 calories. Now for the taste, because we all know that some of these fitness products taste like chalk! I am not a Peanut Butter and Chocolate person (gasp, yes I know) so I opted for the Cookies and Cream Bar. Let me tell you, I LOVED it. And I’m not just saying that. These bars taste like a sweet treat from the kitchen not a fitness bar, and the fact that it is baked makes it that much better. You would never know this delicious bar is packed full of Whey Protein Isolate because it tastes just that good. Chef Irvine also offers a Meal Bar with 380 calories and still only 6g of sugar and a WHOPPING 30g of protein. I can’t wait for more flavors to come to the market.
Wondering where you can purchase these fantastic bars? Well you can order them online at Fit Crunch Bars website. Or you can visit GNC, Wal-Mart, Rutters or 7-Eleven to pick up yours now. I am definitely taking some of these with me for Princess Half Marathon Weekend in February, I would rather eat this post race snack than a churro.
Chef Irvine was kind enough to send me a few extra bars so I can host a GIVEAWAY for my readers!! Just comment on this post what flavor bar you would love to try (Cookies and Cream or Peanut Butter and Chocolate) and I will pick a Winner via Random.Org from all of the posts on Sept 13!
Tired of those plain Magic Bands when you go to Disney World? Wouldn’t you love to add a little something extra to dress it up? My friend Morgan over at DVC Central makes a product called Cover Bands. Cover Bands are vinyl decals for your theme park and fitness (Flex only) wristbands! They’re removable (not reusable) and waterproof. Cover Bands are really reasonably priced anywhere from $6.00 and up, depending on what you would like. And they ship for a flat $1 fee to anywhere in the world and can be delivered to your resort if you leave your name, name of your hotel, and check-in date in the COMMENTS section of your order. From the Classic Disney Characters, to Princesses and more Cover Bands well have you covered.
When you get your Cover Bands they will come on a sheet just like the one below. Since we had a yellow Magic Band laying around we decided to try the Mickey Cover Band.
Just peel the Cover Band off the adhesive paper and apply to your Magic Band. Yes it really is that easy!
Then just put on your Magic Band and Rock Your Band in the parks of Walt Disney World Resort!
Morgan was nice enough to offer me a FREE Cover Band for an honest review, and honestly I love them! If you would like to order one just visit DVC Central. Also, give Morgan a Follow on twitter @centralmorgan and Like her on facebook to keep up with the newest bands!
But wait there is more!! Morgan was AWESOME enough to donate a Cover Band for me to giveaway to 1 lucky reader! All you have to do is comment on this blog post the band you would most like for your next trip and you will be entered to WIN a Frozen themed Cover Band courtesy of DCV Central.
Universal Orlando Resort is home to many of our favorite movie characters, and most of them have an attraction based on the film. There will always be a place for ET The Ride on every visit, it’s just a throwback to my childhood and a simple little attraction. However Universal has come a long way since then with attractions!
My Top 3 Movie Based Rides
The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, Islands of Adventure- this ride takes everything you love about the Spiderman movies and puts it all in one building. Get set to soar with your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man like never before! This groundbreaking attraction has raised the bar.
Transformers The Ride 3-D, Universal Studios- there really are no words to describe how awesome this ride is. You must go an see for yourself. It’s like no simulator I have ever experienced. Prepare for the greatest battle you’ll ever ride!
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Universal Studios- who doesn’t love Gru and his crazy Minions. Join Gru, his daughters, and the mischievous Minions on a heartwarming and hilarious 3-D ride. Start your adventure in Gru’s home, where you’re recruited for his latest scheme – one where you’ll become an actual Minion. After the ride join the Minions for a dance party!
I have a prize pack to giveaway that is an homage to my favorites at Universal Orlando! Just COMMENT on this blog post with your favorite attraction and you will be entered to win. Winner will be chosen via random.org. Contest ends 7/11/14
Prize pack includes: Transformers tin, Dave the Purple Minion, Spiderman Magnet and Marvel body sticker