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I’m sure a week after last week’s post on having my blog be more personal you didn’t expect to see a review. Alas, I have several posts that I promised to deliver and I don’t break a promise. Not to mention, as I stated, I will continue to bring insight on products that I use and/or find helpful.
It seems as though monthly subscriptions boxes of stuff are popping up everywhere. I even did a review on NatureBox awhile back who offers healthy snack foods right to your door step. It should come as no surprise that one that delivers fitness apparel would pop up at some point. Enter Ellie.
Several months ago I was introduced to PV.Body through social media channels and blog posts about a company that delivers high quality apparel to your mailbox on a monthly basis for a set fee. I was intrigued. Lucky for me they contacted me wanting to know if I wanted to try their services at no charge to me. I jumped at the chance. Who wouldn’t? I took their Style Profile Quiz which would help them choose my outfit and I patiently awaited the arrival of what I’d receive.
Soon after I received my bright pink package of two items that I loved I started reading some bad reports from fellow bloggers. Their complaints ranged from ill-fitting items, lack of quality or high-end brands they expected, and bad customer service. A few days later I began hearing “rumors” of changes that were happening within PV.Body. They were going to continue their service but under a different name and only provide their brand new, personal line of clothing. Many felt they were bait switched by having signed up under a different premise only to have the rug pulled out from underneath them. I didn’t want to pass judgement or jump to conclusions and wanted to await their formal announcement of what their actual plans were with the company.
Staying true to my promise of only presenting products I use and/or believe in, I spoke with my contact for PV.Body stating that I didn’t want to review their service based on the items I received because basically I’d be saying, ” Hey. Here’s PV.Body and this is the concept…but now it’s different…because the concept is different and this isn’t the product you’re going to get…you’re going to get their line of clothing.” Make sense? They were 100% understanding and told me to sit tight.
I don’t know the ins and outs of all of the details or whether this was their plan all along but as things began to unfold my own personal opinion developed. What I do know is that what I was seeing was a newer company growing at an exponential rate. Any company has growing pains, whether change in product or vision, but when it is thrust into motion at such a high speed it makes it that much more challenging. Most companies aren’t that well known yet for them to be noticed or criticized. With its popularity it was that much more in the limelight and placed under a microscope.
A formal announcement was finally made about all of the rumors that were swirling. Yes, it’s true PV.Body was now going to be known as Ellie and their monthly subscription would only include items from their yet-to-be released fitness apparel line. They also provided a few more details. Here they are along with my thoughts are in italics:
-Every month, Ellie will launch a new collection of 16 tops and 8 bottoms. <- Different choices each month.
-Your choice of two pieces from that months Look Book for $49.95 per month. You can choose two tops, two bottoms or a top and a bottom and the price is always the same. <- You know what you’re getting.
-You have until the 7th of each month to select your own pieces. Otherwise, Ellie will select and ship an outfit (top and bottom) to you, depending on your selected style profile.
-Ellie offers free shipping on all orders, exchanged, and return to Fit Fashionista program members - If you are not satisfied with the quality of Ellie, you can ship it back for free both ways and you will receive another free piece from Ellie’s collection. <- Doesn’t fit or don’t like it? Send it back.
-Ellie offers exclusive access to pieces available only to Fit Fasionista members. <- Want more of the pieces released this month? You can buy them.
-You can still cancel your membership at any point in time. <-Not locked into a commitment.
More from the brand:
-Ellie created their own TruFit technogology. According to Ellie, “TruFit begins with the fabric. Each piece is pre-shrunk to make sure it never shrinks again. We guarantee that our clothing will fit the same the first time you try it and the 30th time you hit the gym. We carefully design very piece to make sure it fits you in all the right places.”
-The waistband on all bottoms will be the exact same. <- once you find out what size works for you, you’re golden.
-Every piece of every collection is washer and dryer-friendly.
-All products are manufactured in the USA. <- That puts the cherry on top. Pretty rad.
Personally I think this is better than the PV.Body deal on so many levels. Upon seeing the February Look Book and making my choice of 2 pieces I was pretty pumped for them to arrive. When they arrived I immediately fell in love. The Catch Me If You Can top was so buttery soft.
I was nervous when it came to choosing the Electric Love Capris. I love bright colors but didn’t know if they’d be too bright or make me feel uncomfortable. I’m glad I took the chance because they are the perfect fit and beyond comfortable.
I loved both the look and feel of the pieces so much that I actually felt inspired to go for a run. Seriously. And they performed beautifully.
Final thoughts: I know people lost a lot of faith in the PV.Body/Ellie with all that’s gone down in the past month. Fingers crossed that they’ve pulled it together or can do so really fast, because I think they have a great concept and product. I can’t wait to see what this months choice brings.
Interested in trying out some of their stuff? Click to receive 20% off coupon off of your first order and feel free to pass along to any friends that may be interested.
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Recently I received word that Skin Sake was looking for Ambassadors. You may be asking, “What is Skin Sake?” Well, Skin Sake makes several skin care products that help treat and prevent skin rashes, etc. Quite obviously, the one of importance for me is their Athletic Ointment.
Why would I need Athletic Ointment? Well, I have big ol’ thighs. Seriously. I do. Those thighs rub, chafe, and get gnarly in the process of my long workouts. Athletic ointment doesn’t necessarily have to be used on thighs, but anywhere else that you may have issues. Possible problem point? Lube up! Workouts without some sort of glide would be absolutely miserable for me.
What had me intrigued about Skin Sake is their product is all natural and VEGAN. That means no animal products in the product and no animal testing. Yes!
So I went ahead a submitted this video to become a Skin Sake Ambassador…
And guess what? I received word last week that I was named one of their ambassadors. Woohoo! So even though I have a gouged up leg with stitches right now, I’ll be having Happy Skin throughout my training while I prepare for my Half Rev3!
Lastly, after I had my accident last week I remembered I had registered for a 5K this past Saturday. I debated whether to run and literally waited until the last minute to decide whether I was going to run or not. Ultimately I decided to run my race. I wasn’t able to run the Glass City Half Marathon and rock out my Team RWB gear, so with it being Memorial Day weekend I thought this would be a fantastic opportunity to make my Team RWB debut.
And boy, did I debut! I immediately found myself going out faster than I usually do, but I felt good. More importantly, I was able to keep the pace. I was totally surprised with myself, but just went with it. In the end I finished with a new PR….nearly 1 minute off of my best 5K…ever. What?! Totally crazy and I don’t know how I did it. I guess it’s safe to say that I didn’t let my sutured up leg hold me back! I’m not one to worry about time or PRs, but I will admit that I’m one happy girl.
And what may be even better than a PR? Having a guy come up to me after the race and say, “I just want to let you know it was so hard to follow you today…” in reference to having to run behind a girl in a tutu. Yeah dude, you got chicked So fun!
Hope everyone else had a fantastic weekend!
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Last week I told you that I’m going back to basics and invited you to come along for my journey. I know I need a game plan to make sure I stay true to myself and keep my training and racing fun in spite of what’s going on around me.
So what’s our first step in my plan? Register for a race. But not just any race. A FUN race. Enter The Dirty Girl Run. Read: mud run.
Yeah, you read right. Me, getting down and dirty. This shouldn’t come of too big a surprise since I have done a mud run in the past with my friend Tanya. (Don’t try searching for a recap…that was one of those that slipped through the cracks while on my blogging hiatus. Ugh)
Although I had a ton o’ fun at my last mud run, this one will be even more special, because my sister’s going to join in!! I am beyond ecstatic about this.
I’m hoping my sister won’t mind me saying this, but she is not a runner. Even though she doesn’t run I asked if she’d like to join me so we can do this together and she agreed. Eeek! On Saturday May 12th we’ll both be getting down and dirty at the Dirty Girl Run Indianapolis.
So how in the world did I get my sister, a non-runner, to join in my Dirty Girl Run adventure? Well, there are a few things about this “race” that are different from the rest.
Number 1 – It’s all women. No guys running around strutting their stuff intimidating us.
Number 2 – It’s not timed. No time = no worries about the clock = focusing all about having a good time and no competition.
Number 3 – 5K run/walk with 11 challenging but manageable obstacles
Number 4 – Festival-like atmosphere where we can jam to music and just act crazy!
Number 5 – No medal. Wait, no bling?? How is that fun? No worries! Instead of a medal, a charm is given. Who passes up jewelry? And of course you get a shirt too. Isn’t that one of the reasons we all run races?With all of that I was able to sell the idea to my sister. She’s either going to love me or hate me. I think she’ll end up loving me.
If you’re interested in a Dirty Girl Run check out their website. You can also check them out on Twitter or Facebook too. Currently, they have 8 venues throughout the US this year and chances are they’ll grow even larger next year.
Want to know more? Join us tomorrow, Thursday April 5th, on twitter at 8pm CST using #GoDirtyGirl.
That’s just part of my plan on how I’m going to stay true to myself and keep my training and racing fun. More to come….
I’ve stated the first step in our plan, called my race, and even got my sister to join in. Now it’s your turn. Head over to my Facebook Page and tell me what fun run you’re doing to get the fun back into your running and who you’re going to get to join you! Also, I need your help. What fun runs do I need to add to my list??
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*FitFluential LLC compensated me for this campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
As you all know, I have recently been named a FitFluential Ambassador. FitFluential is in partnership with multiple publications and I’m currently going through the process of “auditioning” to write or VLOG for these digital publications. At this time they’re looking at my content and seeing if their readers would like to read what I have to say. So….without further ado…
Who is Heidi and what’s BananaBuzzbomb.com all about??
Our lives are constantly evolving. Have you ever looked at where you are and said, “How the heck did I get here?!” or better yet, could you have every imagined that you are where you thought you’d be 10 years ago? I’m amazed every day by the transformations I’ve gone through in my life…especially within the past 5-10 years.
If you would’ve mentioned I’d be a runner, let alone a person that’s completed a half marathon and is on her way to running her first Half Rev3 Triathlon, I’d have looked at you as though you had 3 heads. It’s crazy. I didn’t get here by taking the easy route or by myself. The kind words and support of family members, friends, and fellow bloggers and tweeters have carried me through many o’ training session days.
You may not see workout plans on this blog but what you will see are the adventures of my journey through life. The ups, the downs. The successes, the setbacks. The challenges I present myself, the moments I overcome challenges. My life changes, from food, to simplifying. Using trial and error to figure out what works for me. Learning to enjoy, be grateful, and soak up every morsel that life has to offer.
My focus is to not only empower myself, but also those who watch and read my blogs. I’m focusing on becoming a better, well-rounded person, and am so grateful for those who have come along on my journey.
My question for you: What do you like about my blog? Why do you read or watch my posts??
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Over the long holiday weekend I received notice that I was named a FitFluential Ambassador. So what is a FitFluential Ambassador? In a nutshell I will have the opportunity to be partnered with FitFluential brand partners. For instance, I may deal with product launches or social media campaigns. Basically I will be given the opportunity to link the brand/product to other fitness enthusiasts.
It’s pretty cool and I am thrilled to finally be able to link my passions together. I’ve already started to meet other FitFluential Ambassadors and must say everyone is so energetic and welcoming. I’m very excited for this opportunity and am looking forward to an exciting 2012.