Okay, where have I been?! I sent an email out to my mailing list, but I realized that the blog needed a bit of love too, so I apologize for my delay in doing so!
In April, I ruptured my sagittal band on the ulnar side of my right hand (pinky side). I was given a "yoke" splint to wear to keep my tendons aligned (left-most photo), and had to wear this for a few months. In doing so, I was unable to use a knife, take quality photographs, and typing/editing was particularly slow (I am a righty!). So, I simply put the blog on hold.
Flash forward to July 5th: I was biking with my boyfriend, Mark, to our 3-year anniversary dinner, and was involved in a bike accident. Luckily I was wearing my helmet (and the wine was in his bag ;)), but I did end up fracturing my right wrist, spraining my ankle, and getting pretty banged up. He remixed our evening by helping me to the closest bar, loading me up with makeshift ice packs, taking a few shots with me to dull the pain, finding all of the cute animal videos, and Facetiming with some friends. He did a great job of distracting me from the pain while we decided what to do next (second photo).
The next morning we went to the emergency room where I was examined, cleaned up and splinted, and a few days later we followed up with an orthopedic surgeon. This is when I was given my new hard cast that I will be rocking for the next six weeks.
Unfortunately, I will continue to be unable to post new dishes for you, but I am working on finding different ways to keep the blog more up to date. I also have a few projects I have been working on that start to emerge in the Fall/Winter. I will be back at [solidcore] on Thursday (July 12th), and I will be back at Flywheel ASAP. And, our Mooove & Gobble Charity Retreat for THIS WEEKEND, July 13-14 is still on! Grab your tickets at the "RETREATS" tab above!
To stay super up to date, please follow along on my Instagram Stories @pandahamandah , and thank-you for your love and understanding!
Since I haven't been posting frequently, I'd love to give you a quick round-up of all the brands I am currently sponsored by/ working with (and some discount codes to try them yourself!):
Vegan, cruelty-free skincare for women who sweat. I am particularly obsessed with their Purify Me cleanser. I always keep it with me for a post-FLY freshen-up! Plus, for every order of their 123FRÉ set, they plant an Argan tree!
Use my code, "PANDAH15" at checkout to receive 15% off of your order!
Hidrate Spark Smart Water Bottle:
I'm not exaggerating when I say that this bottle changed my life. I even wrote a blog about it. The bottle pairs with an app that gives you a daily water goal based on things like height, weight, sex, temperature, activity level, and elevation. The bottle glows to reminds you to drink, and there is even a social element! Add me and drink up!
Use my code, "AMANDAHP10" to receive 10% off of your bottle at checkout!
No Cow Protein Bars
So many bars are filled with tons of sugar and other nonsense. No Cow bars are different: they're high in protein, very low in sugar, dairy-free, and delicious (think 20g+ protein, 1g sugar!). My favorite flavors are the Blueberry Cobbler, Lemon Meringue, and the Chunky Peanut Butter (and every flavor of their protein cookies!).
Use my code, "AMANDAHP20" to receive 20% off of your entire order! Businesses, I have a wholesale code/deal - email me if interested, firstname.lastname@example.org !
Carbon38 is home to a number of my favorite fitness brands, like ALO Yoga and Free People Movement. I really don't enjoy shopping, so this is an easy way for me to deal with replacing my old clothes - it's a one-stop shop! I am hosting an event with them and #TEAM38 on July 26th at Flywheel Center City - more information coming soon!
Use my code, "AMANDAHPOV50" at checkout to take 20% off of your order!
Koia Plant-Based Protein Shakes
Koia has been my go-to protein shake of choice for well over a year, and to now be sponsored by them is just so humbling! I love every single flavor (my favorites currently are their Cacao Bean & Cold Brew Coffee), and also love that they are high in protein, low in sugar, and taste like milkshakes! While I don't have a code for you, they are amazing and sponsor all of my events (like our Mooove & Gobble Retreat this weekend - a handful of tickets are left!), so you'll definitely get to try them! They are sold in Whole Foods stores.
Never been? Use my code "FLY-AMANDA-P" at check-out to get your first class for FREE! Good for new riders only, in any studio, for any class, until August 2018.