Polar Ambassador and 4 Random Things – Five on Friday

Hey-hey, guys! It’s Friday finally!

So it’s been a while since I shared anything about the things I like, what’s going on with my life these days, and all that – you know, fun stuff πŸ™‚

Looking at my blog’s front page lately I realized that all I’ve been posting about was Tasty Tuesdays and Cycling Class Profiles.

Time to share something else with you, like good ol’ days πŸ™‚ What do you say?

So, here are 5 absolutely random things I’ve been loving lately (random = not related to each other at all).

{ONE} Polar

You probably noticed by now that I have a new badge in the right sidebar. I announced it on Facebook, but I didn’t share it here.

I am extremely excited, proud and honored to be selected as a brand Ambassador for Polar.


I can’t even begin to describe what an honor this is for me!

You guys know that my blog and social media pages looked like promotional sites for Polar FT40 anywayΒ because I use it all the time and LOVE it.

Also, as a Spinning Instructor, I understand the importance and benefits of the heart rate based training.

I think Polar and me will be a perfect match πŸ™‚ Now meet my new friend – Polar RCX5 Bike Heart Rate Monitor (Red):

polar rcx5

Christmas in October – thanks to Polar!

My old friend FT40 was passed on to one of my co-workers who really wanted to try heart rate training. It’s in good hands now… I’ll miss my old friend though – we had a lot of fun together πŸ™‚


I’m super excited to be representing such a great brand as Polar!

{TWO} Football

So, I’ve never been a big sports fan, anyway.

Being a soccer fan was once part of my job description, but that was a long time ago…

Growing up in a different country I really wasn’t that much into American football. I remember before moving here I talked to my friend who had lived in the States for years and she asked me if I had picked my team yet. Well, I had no idea what she was talking about back then.

Boy oh boy…Do I have an idea now…

My husband proudly calls himself a football widower now πŸ™‚ He knows it’s his responsibility to make dinner every Sunday, and he can only talk to his wife at half time πŸ™‚

{THREE} Speck iPhone Cases

LOVE those things! I have two of them – one in black and one on raspberry pink/dark raspberry.

The huge advantage of this case is that it is a flip case that allows you to dock your iPhone without taking your case off.

I don’t know if it’s still an issue with the new iPhone 6, but I have an iPhone 5 and it is an issue alright for me. Taking the case off every night before going to bed so I could charge my iPhone on the dock? No more πŸ™‚

The case itself is super durable, but doesn’t make your phone feel like a brick in your hand.

Huge fan!

{FOUR} Eminence Clear Skin Line

Ok, guys – skip this one. Ladies – if you like great beauty products, you need this.

So I discovered this product line when my husband treated me to a spa at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego (I know, I was wishing for a husband like that, too before I married him).

RB Inn

Beautiful RB Inn Spa Pool

Eminence Organic Skin Care line was what they used at the spa. The beauty technician there gave me a list of products she used on me that day before I left the place.

I got home and ordered them online. Here’s the list of things I ordered:
Eminence VitaSkin Clear Skin Priobiotic Cleanser 8.4 oz
Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer, 2 Ounce
Eminence Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 30 – 2 Fl.oz (60 Ml )
Eminence Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment 2oz(60ml)

Now, this stuff is WAY over my budget for the skin care products, but I gave in this time and I didn’t regret it – not for a second. In two weeks I’m see a HUGE improvement of my skin condition. I will not change this line for anything now.

It smells kinda funky though – it’s all organic, so no nasty chemicals to mask the natural smell. I will just have to deal with it.

It’s not that bad, really.

So there you have it – your items to go on the Christmas presents’ list for yourself πŸ™‚

{FIVE} Sanctuary Hotel, NYC

We stayed at this hotel on our latest trip to NYC for our wedding anniversary, and both hubby and I agreed that’s the best place we’ve ever stayed at in NYC.

Here’s just a few things we loved about the hotel:

  • Awesome locations (walking distance from Times Square)
  • The have free fruit infused water/coffee/tea at the lobby for their guests (it was VERY handy getting back to the hotel after a long walk around NYC because I just seemed to run out of water all the time).
  • One night it was raining outside and they let us borrow an umbrella – the fact that the umbrella had the hotel logo on it makes it obvious that this is not just an act of kindness of the hotel employees, but also a standard service at the hotel – we saw a bunch of people with those umbrellas around the hotel.
  • They have absolutely amazing rooftop bar!
  • The have the coolest room service request tags I’ve ever seen πŸ™‚

sanctuary hotel nyc

And that’s my Five on Friday, guys πŸ™‚

Talk to me: what are the things you’ve been loving lately?




  1. Congrats on your ambassadorship! (And the spa treatment and products sound amazing…) πŸ™‚

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