Best Volleyball Shoes 2017 – A Guide for Women and Men

When it comes to purchasing shoes that are specially designed for volleyball, there are many different options depending on your needs and desires. Although Volleyball shoes look much like Basketball shoes or even cross-trainers, there are differences which may not be so visible to the naked eye:

  • Shoes designed for Volleyball have a sole material that is made from a gum rubber. This helps to provide excellent traction on gym floors which helps prevent both the shoe and the person from sliding on the floor. It also helps reduce the probability of injuries – especially ankle injuries.
  • The gum rubber sole is also non-marking (meaning it will not mark the floor of the gym), therefore it helps to protect the floor of the gym
  • While Basketball players and those who use cross-trainer shoes are designed more for moving forward, volleyball shoes are constructed for stability and structure during lateral movement – a necessity of being a good volleyball player.

The Magic Of 10 Miles Per Day

In high school and college, 20 miles per day was my usual daily ride. It was short enough that I didn’t get too bored and long enough that I got a solid workout every day.

As I became more serious about my sport and started racing, those mileages increased.

But then, in a period of six months, I graduated college, got a desk job and married my high school sweetheart.

Fitness was no longer my top priority. Climbing the corporate ladder was my new daily workout


Desk Jockey Weight Gain

As you would expect, I started gaining weight. And fast.

Granted, I was underweight when I got married. Years of serious bike racing tends to favor a tiny skinny body type.find out the best commuter bike under $500

I also was used to eating a large quantity of food every day. And that habit was hard to change. Especially now that I could stay up late watching movies with the wife.

It was like college all over again with that “Freshman 15” that packed on in the first 12 weeks. By the end of our first year of marriage, I was a solid 20 pounds heavier.


How Many Calories Do You Burn Riding 10 Miles?

That depends on the intensity of your workout, and how much you weigh.

Here’s an example of a 200-pound man riding 10 miles:

10 miles per hour = 400 calories
12 miles per hour = 600 calories
14 miles per hour = 1100 calories

Keep in mind that it isn’t the calories that matter. We can quickly reduce calories by eating less. We don’t have to sweat them out on a bike!

We use exercise to trigger the hormone response necessary to weight loss.

Organifi Greens Review: My Personal Energy Breakthrough

My Personal Energy Breakthrough

There is no sport like cycling.

Cycling takes you to the edge of what is humanly possible. It’s one of the only sports where coaches have you record your resting heart rate every morning to make sure that you aren’t “overtraining.”

This sport will chew up a highly-trained athlete and spit him out as a shriveled, emaciated version of himself, leaving him sobbing for his mommy.

(I know.  I’ve been there.)

It turns out cycling had nothing on the challenges I was going to meet me in the real world. 

My Quest To Be Superhuman


As an adult with two jobs, three kids and a new company, I found that the lethargy constantly defeated me. I get home from work, slump on the couch, and begin stuffing my face with comfort foods.find out the best commuter bike under 500

I’d get home from work, slump on the couch, and begin stuffing my face with comfort foods.

I began recognizing the “downward spiral” in my own life:

Too Tired To Workout = Fat and Sluggish = Too Tired To Workout

There is nothing as frightening as being a struggling dad and business owner and who zones out at supper and falls asleep before his wife comes to bed. I was beginning to worry that I was going to lose everything important to me. I just couldn’t keep up with life.

To combat this, I started going on my weekend rides again, but I’d often have to sleep nine or 10 hours the following night

That’s when I started looking for something that could give me all day energy.

I am a little bit of a supplement junkie.  I had three months where I was taking 30 pills a morning, and recording how I felt both energy-wise and in measured productivity.

Then, I began cutting the supplements one-by-one until I noticed a change in my behavior or performance.

My  current vitamin stack is quite simple:

  • Krill Oil (Anti-Aging)
  • N-Acetyl Acid (Anti-Aging)
  • Flax Seed Oil (Alertness/Mood)
  • L-theanine (Mental Focus)
  • Alpha GPC (Mental Focus)
  • B-vitamin (Energy)
  • Organifi (Energy)

Finally,I began adding back in the supplements that made a measurable difference.

Not a scientific method. But it has helped me hone in on some things that are working for me.

The quest, of course, is for an ultimate supplement or supplement combo that I can take quickly and receive significant benefit.

One of the experiments that yielded tremendous results was to eat copious amounts of raw and barely-cooked vegetables. I was consistently eating 6-8 servings of vegetables (including a head of lettuce) a day.

As beneficial as the raw food diet is, I struggle to maintain consistency with the constant food prep.

Top 10 Best Wheelbarrow Reviews 2017

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WORX Aerocart Multifunction 2-Wheeled Yard Cart, Dolly, and Wheelbarrow

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not best for its construction and overall performance additionally for its extra facility within this rate range make it one of the first-class in today’s market. To make sure if it’s ideal for you or no longer, we have provided designated capabilities along with benefits, also discussed little disadvantages of this wheelbarrow.

capabilities and benefits
All-steel construction presents sturdiness
WORX Aerocart Multifunction 2-Wheeled yard Cart is built with all-metal construction. This stainless-steel frame is capable of resisting rust. because of this metallic body, it can deliver a heavier load, i.e. greater than 300 lbs. The metal made load bathtub materials offer extra facility even as transferring this wheelbarrow in the garden.

flexible Lifting Facility and transferring system
This -wheeled wheelbarrow from WORX comes with a tremendously versatile lifting facility. it is able to convert to dolly from a moving running gadget. additionally, an ergonomic layout enables to experience you want, you are shifting light load at the same time as transferring heavy hundreds. assume if you are moving 200lbs hundreds. however whilst you start to steer in the direction of your vacation spot it will feel like 17-lbs.

big Folding hands for carrying extraordinary-fashioned items
WORX Aerocart Multi function 2-Wheeled yard Cart has an arm extension facility which may be foldable. meaning this racks can be easily unfolded at the same time as wearing flower pots, small formed timber or maybe mulch bags. you can also convey straw blades and lots of other bizarre-shaped gadgets by using this extension arm. This sizeable hands or racks can deliver weight up to 80 lbs. if you have completed carrying those matters you could effortlessly fold the palms and store enough spaces. furthermore, the quantity potential of this wheelbarrow is three-cubic-feet where you could bring a big amount of sand, gravel, or different gardening equipment.

Transformation Facility and accessories
that is one of the coolest functions from WORX. this feature permits in your wheelbarrows to convert to flower pot mover or trailer mover or even cylinder service. it may additionally convert into bag holder while transferring. additionally, you will find necessary accessories supplied with this 2-wheeled wheelbarrows. A flower pot strap and a cylinder holder you will be provided to you to maintain them safe.

Patented two Wheel design
WORX Aerocart Multi feature 2-Wheeled backyard Cart comes with a patented two-wheel design. it is able to be taken into consideration as hybrid wheelbarrow with wheels. This layout helps to regulate the gravity center. The notable cool gravity middle approach lets in your wheelbarrow to manage more hundreds without cracking or feelings extra stress at your arms. also, the flat-free tires play a essential role managing a massive load over wheels. they are over sized and that they wantfind out the best commuter bike under 500


Queen of the World!

“The reason my shoes are expensive is so that I can take monumental steps”

My love for shoes…new shoes that is… quite unexplainable. I cant tell how much I time I spend just trying to choose the right pair for the day. It isn’t hard really but it does take time to think about the many things one has to do for the day. You obviously can’t wear heals for a busy day of errands and can’t wear sneakers to a fancy sh-mancy event. Sometimes it is easy depending on the outfit but shoes make the outfit for some people..including me.

You know that moment when you were little and you would see a huge rock or anything tall you could stand on, then you would get up on it and say “I’m the Queen of the World” and feel super cool. You could see so much more than usual. It was a completely new perspective and it was awesome! That’s the feeling I get when I wear any of my pair of heels. I feel naturally tall and confident. I did feel like a queen back then, but now a days I feel more like a celebrity. Its a feeling and it keeps me satisfied.

Wearing a pair of sneakers or converse is not only the most comfortable but also the most hip. I feel like a kid again. No worries. No problems. The right pair of sneakers can be so great for those days out at park or for us girls..the mall. You don’t want to get blisters while out shopping all day. (They can save you from those blisters and sores). They can be so casual and fashionable at the same time. They can show off so much more personality than you might think. I go to private school, which means we were UNIFORMS believe it or not…They only thing we can pick out is our shoes. We are all different, so obviously we all have different shoes and is the only thing we can use to show off our style and person.

Flats are one of my favorites. They can be so cute,unique, classy and comfortable at the same time. They are there when you don’t feel like pulling out socks and just slipping your feet into something comfortable, but still pretentious. (Specially when you are in a hurry.) Flats can also be conservative, and great for those chill days at the coffee shop with friends or at the grocery store with mom.

Shoes can really change the outfit. So many different combinations. So many different kinds and colors. Next time you want to ask your husband or best friend “Which pair?” STOP! And go with the one pair you are leaning towards. Always. Always. Trust you instinct..with shoes..that is.

Girls just have that sixth sense.

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Friday, Saturday, and Shopping!

The holiday season is here! That includes Black Friday! Which means…..BLACK FRIDAY SALES!!!!Its my favorite especially because it has two of my favorite words: Friday and Sale! After all that turkey and pecan pie, we must do something to burn all those calories and get the exercise we need! So walking around the mall like crazy seems a great way to go!Multitasking is what all girls are good at! Getting our exercise and shopping done at the same time is one of our many superpowers.

More leaning towards the shopping…Christmas shopping and self-shopping is real challenge during this weekend, but its the weekend you can’t miss out on. So here are some tips on how to survive the rest of the weekend without burning a hole through your wallet.

First, Don’t forget about your family and your close friends. That tends to happen when we hear the word: SALE! Try to shop for them first and make sure to keep a list of every person and what you think they might like. Trust me. By the time you get to the mall, you’ll know where to go instead of trying every store and it will save you a lot of time and a lot of money! We like to satisfy our close ones, but we can only get so much..Try to stick to one to two pieces each person. Except your mom and dad…they deserve 1000 things, but try to stick to 1 main piece and 3 or so more complementary pieces for them! Such as a framed family photo, and if they are a really great cooks…customized aprons, etc.(Just thinking at loud here..)

Second, Remember that you have a limit! And there is no getting passed it. Also remember that its better to pay with cash during this time and if its too much of a temptation..Keep your credit cards at home! Bring a friend to keep you in the loop and away from that limit line.

Third, Shopping: its a wild world! Once you step into a store, you feel like buying everything and that’s when you loose focus and can’t seem to remember why you walked in or for whom you were going to buy for. That’s what a store can do to you. You can completely loose control and try to shop for yourself before checking every person off your list. One can deny it, but it happens.

Fourth, once you finished shopping for everyone else, its all about shopping for you! You are still on a budget and still try to maintain calm when someone else grabs the last pair of shoes you wanted in your size…(try not to get in a shoe fight and risk getting kicked happens) but its time to explore the stores and keep an open mind! Its also important you do your research. Try to visit the website of the stores you want to go and check what selected items are on sale. So when you get the store, you don’t have to keep guessing because trust me..when you get there, it won’t be so neat.

Lastly, if you are out of town or just too darn lazy…you know who you are. Online Shopping is also a way to get great deals and FREE shipping and who doesn’t like the word Free! The only thing that would come across your lovely relationship is that credit card bill…but hey..its for that Family and those friends!❤️And you’ll want to keep those relationships?!

Don’t forget to get yourself something too! Like I say, We girls deserve pearls!


(Be safe out there!)


Blue Jeans & Black Jacket

“I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.” – Carrie Bradshaw

If you ask me. I have at least three must haves in my closet. They’re not necessarily my favorite things but they are vital to have in the closet all year round (at least for me). Blue jeans, Black leather jacket, and my maxi dress are my essentials. They don’t all correspond to one another but they are my basic and key pieces.

Everybody has gone through that point when they don’t know what to wear…its not fun standing in front of your closet, staring at your clothes, and wanting to scream from the top of your lungs. So I created my “emergency outfits”  so I could turn to my blue jeans and my jacket or my maxi dress for help. Like I said before in a previous post…Its totally ok to wear the same outfit twice, three times, how many ever times it takes for you to finally get sick of it which is not very likely.

Create your essential list! It doesn’t have to be three items. Remember they don’t have to be your favorites, they don’t have to correspond to one another, and they don’t forget to save them for that time of despair.

Sorry to disappoint. but that’s all for now! I’ll talk to you guys next week!!!!!

Balmain x Hurts&Me!

Many of you know that the BALMAIN for H&M Collection came out and sold out this week!!!In my opinion, it was one of the most inspiring collections I have ever seen and I couldn’t wait for it to come out! Sadly, it was gone in a blink of an eye and a dark cloud came over my head. Why it did hurt me that I could no longer purchase anything from that collection for less than $1,000!But I have moved on!? Sort of…

On another note, I have been thinking about how many of the designers from centuries ago to today have always had  inspiration strike them like lighting and then go on a blank period for a while. That’s how its like for many people. Artists, writers, architects, stylists, and musicians all get blocked! I would be lying if I told everyone that I had the perfect topic to write about every week. It happens and many say that the best place and time to get inspired is when you are around extravagant people and places to color those blank spots in your life. Wanting to be an inspiring fashion designer, I know what its like to be completely blocked! I have trouble thinking of new, original ideas and it gets frustrating after a while…But then I realize that no matter if it was already done before or people believe that its out style I still designed it and I love everything that I believe is good enough to get me where I want to be. Maybe for a lot of people is doing better than “good enough” but its still a work of art and it should be admired the most by the artist.

Get inspired and don’t hold back!

Outfit of the Day:
Top: Chicwish

Shorts: H&M

Suggested Shoes: Any black heels, flats, sandals, boots or any bright colored flats.


“All shopping leads to shoe shopping” -Kelly Rutherford

Online Shopping turn into your worst me..I know! There are so many things, so many pretty things, but its a battle trying to really decide what you really do want (what you think you need). Shopping online can really get you thinking about what you really need in your closet and how much money you can spend. SALES are you best friends!!!and don’t you forget it because they save you and your wallet.  I can’t imagine being the only one that clicks on the sale button before clicking on the New Arrivals.

Some websites have you choose how much you would like to spend. Which is perfect!! Don’t forget to always think about what you really need to complete an outfit, or what you want to have in your closet to fit the season or an event.

Sizing can always be tricky especially if haven’t even shopped at a certain website before. Always check the size chart and check the size chart on other websites that you have shopped from before. Compare. And Click.

And Finally…before checking out, go to your bag and check again that you have  what you want. Double check you didn’t click twice on the quantity button on any  item. Make sure you the total is the amount you want to spend. No more. Defiantly not $100 more, and if it is, take some items and save them for later. Think about what I said a while back, “Do I really want to spend this much for this.?”

Happy Online Shopping!!!!!

Me vs. Me

“Over the years I have learned that what is important in the dress is the woman who is wearing it.” -Yves Saint Laurent

I believe that I have more than one style and many looks that I like and enjoy putting together. Kind of like.. I like the beach but I also like strolling around downtown.I like coffee but I can also sit down with my tea.  I like going chic but also like going for that edgy look. I have many sides but they make…well…ME!I enjoy many things, one of them being shopping and when that occurs, which is pretty often. I shop for my look, but at times, I don’t always know what or which style I truly want to stick with. I realized then that I can be both because that is just me and I want to dress like nobody else but me ( and maybe sometimes like Anna Wintour…?) At the end of the day, I know myself and I know who I am and am dressing for me..nobody else.

What I’m trying to say is…that its okay to have more than one look and still feel like you know who you are. You don’t have to choose just one style. You can defiantly go boho one day and casual the next. Like I have said before, be you everywhere you go. Some stores just focus on one style (UO, J.Crew) , but others have a mix (H&M, Abercrombie). Also, don’t be afraid to change things up! Go into stores and boutiques you haven’t even step foot in. You may be surprised! I defiantly thought of myself as very chic and classic, but I started changing up my look some days into more of a retro look.I did it because I realized that I really did like the style and the patterns and designs that came with it. One of my good friends, Alyssa, has that edgy style and she was a real inspiration because she doesn’t hold back her charisma. I didn’t change my look or myself, I built my character.

This is reality! And in reality, everyone can dress as they wish. You can merge your two, three styles. You can alternate. Just..Don’t change! (if that makes any sense..)

Outfit of the Day:

Shoes: Aldo

Crop: Pacsun

Skirt: Abercrombie

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