If you’re looking for some new household or fitness items that have been personally tried and tested, this is where you can get them. I signed up as an affiliate with and I’ve added a few items that I use every day. When you click these links and purchase them from Amazon, I get a small percentage of the sale. When you buy from me as an affiliate, it helps me to pay for equipment and registration fees. I already know that the right pair of sneakers will set me back $130.00 and many of the running and cycling events I want to do aren’t cheap.

You can know that you’re getting something good at a price that I was able to afford during my time of unemployment. I use these items every day to keep track of my weight, food portions and to make primal meals. Thanks for your support!

Hamilton Beach Personal Blender
This thing is great! I whip up smoothies and vinaigrettes in no time. It’s easy to clean and stores in a small space. Read my review of it by clicking here. You can also win one for free during the month of June by clicking here.

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale
I use this scale multiple times per day. It’s the best way to control portion sizes. The tare button makes it easy to put a cup or plate on top and set the weight back to zero so you only weigh the food itself. The unit button allows you to switch between ounces/lbs/grams/kgs. I put my blender cup right on top of this scale and weigh my ingredients in the cup to cut down on messy dishes. It also helps me count my calories more accurately.

EatSmart Precision Plus Bathroom Scale
900 5-star reviews on Amazon can’t be wrong! You’ve seen this scale every Friday when I post my weight-loss updates. Read these reviews for yourself. EatSmart is doing customer service right. You’ll even see where a customer got a scale that didn’t work and they gave a bad review and then changed it to a great review when the owner decided to replace it personally without having them ship the defective one back. That’s very reputable. I’ve never had a problem with mine and it’s very accurate! It can weigh up to 440 pounds.

The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson
Based on the paleo lifestyle, Mark Sisson describes how to dial back the clock and start eating and living like our ancestral caveman friend, Grok. This is the way I have been able to lose weight, build muscle and feel great. I’m 35 and Primal Blueprint living makes me feel better than when I was 25. It’s not a diet. It’s a way of life!

The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson(Kindle edition)
The Primal Blueprint is available for your Kindle reader too! Great for reading during short breaks on busy days on the Kindle device or Kindle app for iPhone.

The Primal Blueprint Cookbook
Let me just say “Holy Wow!” The food in this book tastes amazing. It covers everything. Beef, Poultry, Pork, Sauces, Desserts, Offal(not my thing but may be yours) and much more. I’ve been using these recipes since January 2010 and they taste amazing!

Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals
See above. More incredibly flavorful recipes but at a fraction of the preparation time. I purchased this book in April and I use it every day!