i love getting mail. i have always been a sucker for the gift-box type delivery services and have talked about them a lot in the past. so when pretty fit reached out to me and asked if i’d like to review their box, you know i eagerly agreed.

right off the bat i was into pretty fit because they provide active women with the best nutritional supplements, healthy snacks, workout gear and more through monthly packs chosen by top fitness professionals. expert trainers include their best workouts, recipes, and tips to maximize the benefit of the products inside every pack. it just makes sense that they have their packs curated by women who are actually using these products to reach optimal health.

another cool thing about pretty fit is that with every purchase, they make a donation to vitamin angels that supplies essential vitamins & minerals to at-risk populations in need.

i am actually very impressed with the pretty fit package i received. usually these type of boxes just have super small samples and you don’t get a ton of bang for your buck. however, this protein cookbook pack is packed to the brim with value.

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for $50, you get products totaling over $100 in value. this pack includes:

  • the ultimate protein pow(d)er cookbook
  • FOUR kinds of protein powder (and not just single-serving pouches!)
  • cacao powder to use in your cooking
  • a quest bar for good measure

the pack came with a brochure describing each item in detail.

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i loved that the protein powders included were unique flavors that i wouldn’t typically buy or try. peanut butter marshmallow and cinnamon graham cracker?! yes, please.

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the cookbook is full of awesome ways to cook with protein powder. as someone who has done quite a bit of protein powder baking myself, i can appreciate this book and can’t wait to experiment with it.

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they feature other packs as well. they actually let me pick which one i wanted, and i went with this one since i am still nursing fox and am not doing a ton of supplements. however, these other packs are incredible (and are a great value!)

there is the resolution pack and the resolution II pack, both seem pretty legit. i love the full-size products in each pack. each pack is $50 and they always include over $100 in product.

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this is a great way to discover the latest and greatest products on the market. they come out with new packs every month. you can subscribe to the packs to get them for a little cheaper, or you can just buy one and be done.

if you would like to order a pretty fit pack, you can take advantage of this special offer! use the code MEALMOVE at check out to get $10 off ANY pack! click HERE to get yourself this special discount.

i also received a canister of their pretty fit greens. i can’t personally try them yet, because you aren’t to use them if you are pregnant or nursing. ;)

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this superfood complex is blended from organic superfoods, raw juice extracts, essential nutrients, whole fruit and vegetable concentrates, and all natural alkalizing fruits and veggies. it’s vegan, non-GMO, and has nothing artificial.

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check out the packed stats:

not a bad way to get your greens in!

pretty fit would like to give a protein cookbook pack AND a canister of the greens away to one of you! there are a few ways to enter.. see below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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this giveaway will run for one week. you have until wednesday, march 11 to enter.

if you can’t wait and want to order now, don’t forget to use the code MEALMOVE at check out to get $10 off ANY pack! click HERE to get yourself this special discount.

xo. janetha g.

this post was sponsored by pretty fit.

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ftm series: dealing with RSV.

by Janetha on March 2, 2015

in fox,tips

the first time your baby gets sick is devastating. it’s a whole new kind of sad that i never even knew i could feel. you can’t explain to them what’s going on, you can’t make them feel better, and you are just heartbroken more and more with every sad little cough, sneeze, sniffle, or moan.

it’s the pits.

fox was coughing last monday, so we headed in to the doctor. fox doesn’t mind the doctor, luckily.. he loves playing with that paper that’s on the bed. i need to get myself a roll of it for home!

they said his sickness wasn’t too bad, and they just told us to watch him. by thursday, his cough was ten times worse, his breathing was so wheezy you could hear it across the room, he was a sneezing, boogery mess.. it was SAD. so i took him in again on thursday and he was diagnosed with a mild case of RSV.

RSV stands for respiratory syncytial virus. it is a virus that infects the respiratory tract. it typically lasts a couple of weeks. it can be pretty scary and develop into pneumonia or bronchiolitis, and babies are often hospitalized when RSV is super serious. luckily that wasn’t the case with us, but it’s still very sad and scary.

we have been trying hard to make fox as comfortable as possible so he can recover from this virus. since it’s viral, there’s nothing to give him to help him get better quicker.. but there are quite a few things that can be done to help him out. i thought i would share what we have been doing for him as part as my first time mom series, because it’s definitely good to know how you can help your sick baby out!

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you can’t give a six month old a sleeve of saltines and a can of sprite, but you can do some things to help the situation.

saline nose drops

saline nose drops.

these drops help loosen all the junk that is up in your baby’s nose. you want to use them before sucking anything out. at first i was using them after (duh, i am clueless) because i didn’t want to suck the drops out.. but my doctor was like no, janetha, they are to loosen everything up so it can come out easier. noted!


nose frida

nose frida aspirator.

we love this contraption! it is way more user-friendly than the bulb sucker. plus, you can see exactly what’s coming out.. and it’s way easier to clean. oh, and don’t worry, there is a filter and you won’t be sucking snot into your mouth. i was a little weirded out by it at first, but now i swear by it!


boogie wipes

boogie wipes.

these gentle little wipes are perfect for getting those dried up boogie-covered noses cleaned up. it’s funny, because marshall got me this container of boogie wipes in my easter basket last year when i was pregnant! and now they are coming in handy.


steam showers for rsv

steam showers.

we have sat with fox in the steam shower at my parents’ place several times over the past week. they help him breathe better and loosen up all the gunk. i wish we had a steamer at our house! but when we can’t get to my parents’, we just get our bathroom super steamy with the shower and stand in there with him. you want to make sure to suck out all the gunk right after the shower, when it’s nice and loose.

he LOVES the steam shower!

humidifier

humidifier.

this thing has been going in fox’s room 24/7. utah is super dry as it is, so we already ran the humidifier often.. but now it is doing double duty. here’s a tip from marshall—use distilled water in the humidifier to avoid weird film and buildup.

baby vicks for rsv

baby vicks.

we have rubbed vicks on fox’s feet at night and then put socks on him before putting him to bed. we have also rubbed it on his chest. not sure if it is helping or not, but i like to think it is doing a little good!

essential oils for RSV

essential oils.

i recently signed up for doTERRA and ordered the family physician’s oil set last week and it came on saturday, just in time to use some of the oils for this sickness. i have been diffusing on guard and breathe in fox’s room.

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i also made a roller bottle with each of those oils and have been putting it on his feet.

 

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it’s also nice to put a couple drops of breathe on the shower floor before getting it all steamy.

lots of rest.

i know it’s next to impossible to make your baby nap if he doesn’t want to.. but i have just tried to get fox to nap more than he typically would. lots of dim lights, rocking him, singing to him.. just trying to get him to rest so his body can heal!

these things have helped fox get more comfortable and deal with his sickness a little better. unfortunately, i managed to get sick on saturday, so our whole house is in pretty rough shape.

hopefully we will be feeling better soon!

Qs~

1. do you have any home remedies you swear by when fighting a virus?

2. what’s your favorite “sick food”?

xo. janetha g.

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simple breakfast sandwich.

February 27, 2015
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i freaking love sandwiches. a lot of times i find myself having the conversation with others where we talk about if we could only eat one thing for the rest of our life.. what would it be? my answer: sandwiches. maybe it’s a cop out answer, but i think it’s a good one. they are […]

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try something new: cuban cuisine.

February 24, 2015
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i had been thinking about the delicious cuban meal my friend jenn made for us almost every day since she made it. yep, it was THAT good. it was actually both mine and marshall’s first time trying cuban food, and most definitely not the last. jenn passed her recipe for picadillo onto me and it’s […]

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six months old.

February 21, 2015
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dear fox, happy half birthday, bug! it blows me away that you are already six months old. i say this every month, but time really does fly. another thing i say every month is you had a whole lot of growing and changing going on, and this month is no different. in fact, i think […]

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ftm series: baby merlin’s magical sleep suit.

February 20, 2015
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oh.. sleep. i kinda forgot what it’s like to sleep for more than a few hours at a time. when i was pregnant, so many people told me to get my sleep now, because when the baby comes.. you won’t get to sleep. they were right. getting fox to sleep has been a really hard […]

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ask me anything: woops!

February 18, 2015
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so, i have an ask me anything box on my blog and i decided to log into the dashboard because i hadn’t seen activity from it in ages. like.. over a year. i honestly forgot about the box. well, as it turns out, the questions were being asked… but the email notifications had started going […]

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a lovely weekend.

February 16, 2015

hey! monday again. they sure come too soon, am i right? instead of talking about today, which was less than awesome, how about i touch on some highlights from the weekend and pretend it’s still the here. weekends start on friday night for me, so i will start there. i did this new GPP workout […]

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