Week 1 School Recap & Femme Peach Contest Winner!

Welp, first week of school was intense to say the least. So much reading, extensive Power Point lectures, key terms, notes, quizzes, papers….. holy crap.

Despite the blizzard of college, I was able to hit my fitness goals last week. I completed my Daily Burn kettlebell workouts, ran outdoors, did my HIIT and plyos, and even ate salad… I know right?! I can’t say “no” to Steak Caesar salad, that shit is my weakness.

This week I’ll be lucky if I can hit 5 workouts, Human Biology has been suffocating me with heavy reading, labs, note taking, and a first exam this Thursday. Damn, crossing my fingers I can pull off another 4.0 this quarter. Next quarter I’ll throw in a fun class. English 201, Biology 108, and Math…. this quarter. You got this Jess, you got this.

In other news, yesterday I announced the winner of the Femme Peach Contest! Sherisa Rorberg is the lucky lady to receive one tube of Femme Peach Skin Tightening Cream, retailing at $79.95. She’s about to feel the burn!

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I’m very excited to be receiving my January Femme package next week. We should also be getting apparel very soon, so stay tuned! Big things to come!

I hope everyone has a stellar week, check back for workouts and recipes.

~Jess

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T Minus 4 Days Until Christmas….

It’s no secret the Holiday Season sort of snuck up real fast on everyone this year. Perhaps I’m just speaking for myself, family, and co-workers.

I know it’s been a while since I’ve last written, but between battling back pain, preparing for Christmas day, and spending plenty of time with the hubby, I’ve been spread pretty thin!

I’m so excited for my upcoming stay-cation. Tomorrow is the only day I’m working for the remainder of the week. All my Christmas shopping is complete and I’ve been staying on top of my gym game all week.

This week I fit in 5 workouts, FINALLY! My back has been pretty stiff, but nowhere near the amount of pain I was experiencing for the past month. I’m definitely on the road of recovery, and I’ve been listening to my body. I’m extremely grateful for healing.

This week I received my December package from my sponsors at Femme! I requested the following:

1) BCAA Complex – Blood Orange Flavor
2) Peach Skin Tightening Cream – Still my favorite Femme product!
3) Carnitine Blend – Coconut Lychee Flavor

peach2Today I tried out the Carnitine Blend and I’ve gotta say, the Coconut Lychee flavor is amazing! I can’t wait to play around with creating smoothies and adding this Carnitine Blend for amazing flavor.

I have plans to make frozen yogurt with the BCAA Complex, Blood Orange would make an amazing healthy froyo flavor.

To kick off the New Year, I plan on having a Femme Peach Contest Giveaway on Instagram! I will be giving away a tube of the Femme Peach Skin Tightening Cream which retails for $79.95 and is currently on sale at Femme Nutrition for $59.95! If you have an Instagram account, follow me: jessicarose_fitness.

femmeThe rules will be simple!

1) Follow @jessicarose_fitness and @femmeofficial
2) Like and repost this photo using the hashtag #femmepeachcontest
3) Each repost is a contest entry, one repost per day

The contest will begin Monday, December 29th at 8:00am Pacific Time! It will last 2 weeks ending Sunday, January 11th at 12:00am Pacific Time. 

Let me make one thing clear. I am NOT one to be fooled by gimmicky products, I truly and honestly believe that Femme Peach Cream works. Do NOT use this product as a short cut, this is only the cherry on top of a very hard earned Sundae. Proper nutrition, training, hydration, and rest are key! Femme Peach Cream is the bonus for all your hard work if you are struggling with uneven skin in some areas.

I hope some of you participate! I would love to share my positive experience from my sponsors with my followers.

Have an amazing Christmas everybody, don’t forget your workouts, earn those sugar cookies!

~Jess

It’s Only Been 1 1/2 Weeks?!

By golly, my stats are suffering! I haven’t written in what seems like a millennium, but I’m pretty sure its been a week and a half. I’ve been busy wrapping up the quarter with my essays getting more difficult, more chapters of reading assigned weekly, and math making less and less sense to me. 2 more weeks! Holy crap!

Registration for Winter Quarter classes opened this morning. I thought I would have the pick of the crop, but I was surprised that damn near every English 201 online class was FULL! I settled for an online English 201 Research Paper class by a professor who was rated a B- on RateMyProfessors.com. In all fairness, he scored higher than my current English 101 teacher who has a C+. So far I have a 95% in my current English 101 class, so I’m not completely distraught.

I also registered for Biology 108 – Human Biology. Another online class that fulfills my lab requirement. Biology 108 is worth 6 credits. I was going to take Biology 100, but the only online teacher available received such terrible scores on RateMyProfessors.com that I couldn’t bring myself to register for it.

I will also be taking Math098 on campus Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7:40pm. Looks like I will be keeping the same schedule for Winter Quarter! So psyched to keep my same routine, it’s actually not so bad.

I’ve been keeping busy hitting my fitness and health goals. I feel like some weeks this quarter I completely let myself go and only reached 3 weekly workouts. Sometimes it’s difficult to stay on top of school and training. I’ve been making it a goal to physically GO to the gym at least twice a week, and the other 2-3 days I can choose the gym or do HIIT Zuzka videos at home.

Last week I made it to the gym twice, did a killer leg session on Tuesday and an upper body, ab, and cardio workout on Thursday. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I did Zuzka videos at home. Holy crap her new content is KILLER! You’ll never believe it, I actually spoke with her via email directly last week!

Her original website was taken over by her previous employers and re-named Sweat Factor with new trainers added. I tried it out for a few weeks but when I noticed she wasn’t posting new videos I was upset and worried. I reached out to Sweat Factor asking where she went, and they abruptly told me my membership was cancelled and Zuzka was no longer a part of Sweat Factor. I managed to find her NEW site and tried using my old login which was invalid. I emailed her new site and was honored to speak to Z herself! I asked her what happened and she explained the whole story about her working for Sweat Factor under a work visa, how they owned all her old content, videos, etc. Now she has her own company and I love her new website layout and workouts. I might actually get a feature on her blog too!

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On top of that great news, I resigned my athlete contract with Femme Nutrition and received new Peach skin tightening cream for my tush, and their new supplement line of pre-workout, carnitine, and BCAA’s! This month I didn’t receive the carnitine supplement but I received 2 flavors of their pre-workout. The Passion Fruit flavor is to die for! It gives me good clean energy without the anxiety and jitters afterwards. I used to get really bad anxiety from pre-workout like Red Line, Speed Stack, and Endo Rush. The Pineapple BCAA’s are also super tasty, I’m very pleased with the taste and quality Femme Nutrition has produced. As a sponsored athlete I receive monthly packages from them and features on their blog.

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MORE GREAT NEWS!

I was nominated as the lucky grand prize winner on Influenster for the Victoria’s Secret VoxBox! My YouTube Review of the Incredible Victoria’s Secret Sport Bra and workout crops landed me a $500 Victoria’s Secret Gift Card! I was absolutely thrilled when I opened the email last week! I literally had to rub my eyes to make sure I was reading the amount correctly. Apparently there were fifty $50 gift card winners and one $500 gift card winner. I feel so blessed that I was chosen!

VS2All and all its been a pretty great week and a half since I last wrote. This week is a 3 day work week, we have a 4 day weekend with plenty of food, sleep, family time, and time spent with the hubby! 2 more weeks until Christmas break, so excited! I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend spent being grateful with family 🙂

~Jess

DISCLAIMER: I have received ‘Influenster’ products complimentary for testing purposes

New Products!

INFLUENSTERYipee, I just found out that I qualify for a complimentary Sally Hansen VoxBox from Influenster for testing purposes, I can’t wait to get my goodies in the mail 🙂 If you’re new to my blog, Influenster is a FREE website where you can connect all your social media such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Blog etc. to increase you impact score when you review products. The more followers you have on social media, the more desirable you are to be chosen for complimentary products for testing purposes. You can complete reviews and answer questions about products you are knowledgeable about, increasing your score, and earn brand badges from thousands of companies.

Currently I am enrolled for my Ebay badge and Sally Hansen badge. For my Ebay badge I submitted 3 detail oriented guides on chosen topics on how to shop or sell on Ebay. They are under review, but once they are approved I will have won my Ebay badge AND a $25 gift card for Ebay! Easy huh? You can check out my Ebay guides at: Jessica’s Ebay Guides.

Once I receive my Sally Hansen VoxBox in the mail, I will be able to check it in online. From there they will provide me a list of tasks to complete to earn my Sally Hansen badge! VOILA!

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On top of that great news, I will also be receiving a complete supplement line from my sponsor Femme. They are launching their new Zip, Fit, Firm line of pre-workout, BCA complex, and a Carnitine blend for fat loss. I’m extremely excited to try it out, especially since I’ve been so happy with their Peach Skin Firming Cream. I’m not sure when it should be arriving in the mail since they are based in Australia and it took nearly 5 months for my first product to arrive. It turns out they sent my Peach Skin Firming Cream several times, it just kept getting lost in the mail somehow. I’m not surprised, IPSY had a hard time finding my house too!

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Plenty of great opportunities ahead! I’ve been very blessed this past year and I’m extremely thankful. I will admit I was very discouraged when Quest Nutrition didn’t follow through with their offer to become a brand ambassador for them. I’ve worked really hard to get where I’m at today, putting in the effort to reach out to plenty of company’s, promoting myself and my lifestyle, and not giving up. It’s been a crazy ride, but things are starting to fall into place.

~Jess

Product Review: Femme Skin Firming Cream

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Stars: 5/5

Cost: $69.95

Pros: This cream smells absolutely amazing! I just received my first order in the mail from overseas in Australia, and I’m extremely excited to try it out and see what the extended results are. I used this for the first time last night. The tube cautions that you may experience a slight burning sensation, but that only means it’s WORKING! I applied a small amount (a little goes a looooong way) to the backs of my thighs and booty which is where I hold the most uneven skin tone. I didn’t feel an immediate tingling sensation until I woke up this morning. It’s summer time and my room gets very hot and this cream is activated by heat. This cream was workin’ all night long! I can’t wait to apply more before my workout today! Check out the Femme website: getfemmenutrition.com and follow them on Instagram! #gethotwithpeach #femmenation #fitfastfeminine

Cons: The only con I have at this point is the price. It seems a little spendy for a 4.25oz tube. You can buy a 16oz pump of Beauty Bum on Amazon for about the same price. If the results are great, then it’s totally worth it to tighten that tush!

Enjoy!

~Jess