Leave Your Excuses Behind: Get Right Fitness Apparel


I came across Get Right Apparel on Instagram one night and decided to learn more about them for a couple reasons. One being they are based locally out of OC California and another reason being what they represent and the story behind it.

“Get Right is a brand who’s goal is to help remind people to leave those excuses behind that life can fill in your heard and stay focused on achieving your goals”

IMG_8316.JPGThey represent those who are dedicated to work hard whether its at work or the gym and don’t care about about the little things that don’t matter. They are a brand for people who wake up everyday and know they need to get things done! Whether it be in a gym or going to school or work etc. Get Right is a brand who’s goal is to help remind people to leave those excuses behind that life can fill in your head and stay focused on achieving your goals


 David Eufracio is the founder and owner of the brand which he started after he decided to overcome a challenge in his life. David used to weigh 330 lbs and he started waking up everyday with pain in his chest and struggled to get through his daily activities without feeling exhausted. This was a real low point for him in his life and he decided it was time for a change! He started eating right going to the gym daily and now he is at 265 lbs! He suffers from a disc disease so everyday is a struggle with weight training and running but he gets it gets it done!
Get Right came as result from his days as a football and track coach at Burn Park High School. They would get kids complain all the time about little things like “I can’t do this or that or I’m messing up in class for these reasons” and it was something he started telling them “to get right”. My favorite quote from David was “people always put excuses in front of themselves and that’s the main reasons their goals fail!”.
“Our main goal is to motivate people to live a better life in fitness, health, and overall we want to build a community of followers who want to get better each be everyday! Some people think that motivational videos or pictures can make some one get up and move but my belief is you don’t always need those if you build a lifestyle of motivation and by that I mean living the motto Get Right not just talking about it actually being about it and that’s pretty much all I have I hope it’s good enough.”
– David Eufracio, Founder


I will work only with brands who represent the same core values as me. I believe that there is this stigma around fitness brands for the everyday person and a lot of people see all these other brands and feel that intimidation how they feel like they can’t go into a gym without feeling pressure to look and act a certain way. They feel they can’t just workout and build on their goals without being judged. That’s where Get right feels they are different they want to work to build a community around the focus that all that matters is you working hard to achieve your goals.

I am excited to watch them grow and wish David the best of health and strength as he continues on his fitness journey! As they expand they will also continue to post recipes, expand product offering, share motivation info , and fitness tips here on their website!

Girls night: Keeping it clean

Keeping a girls night “healthy” isn’t exactly at the top of my girlfriends mind. They want wine, chocolate, and fancy cheese to snack on while we gossip. But tonight I decided to mix it up. Since I have been eating clean, I decided to surprise them with a couple different appetizers from Two Moms n the Raw.


Shari, the founder of Two Moms in the Raw, started making journey with making raw foods after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2004. She discovered that a natural path to wellness which included a raw food diet) was what worked best for her. The treats she made for herself became so popular with friends and family that she decided to share the goodness even further with the help of her own mother!

Their products are:

  • 100% organic,
  • raw
  • vegan
  • free of wheat, dairy, soy, refined sugars
  • and are gluten free
  • well represented with antioxidants in most of their ingredients which protect cells from damage by unstable molecules called free radicals.

What do you mean “Raw food”?

There are a lot of reasons people believe in eating a RAW food diet but why, and what is raw? The idea behind it is that heating food destroys its nutrients and the natural enzymes. Enzymes, vitamins13010690_10208118788920720_5403359247741116054_n, minerals, phytonutrients, protein, essential fats, and fiber are all provided by our food in the raw state. All these nutrients are involved in growth, repair, and maintenance of the body. So, if cooking food destroys or decreases the effectiveness of absorption of what out bodies need I can see why people are making an effort to eat more raw.

Snacks can still be considered raw even if they are cooked slightly. Raw snacks are  typically made at 118 degrees so that the enzymes are not damaged.

Garden Herb Sea Crackers:


Topped with humus and dried  basil-

This cracker was the largest one and it has whole flax seeds mixed with a lot of rosemary and thyme and another strong flavored herb I wasn’t familiar with. The really amazing thing about the packaging is that it has a list of “whats inside” to help you understand the benefits of their powerful ingredients of choice. In this case I found out that the ingredient I was tasting was Cardamom. The listed benefits (listed on the box) are that it is a good source of potassium,calcium,magnesium, and iron.

Spicy Chipotle Pepper Almond Protein Crackers:

Paired with fresh avocado and cilantro-


This little cracker packs a lot of flavor and was my roommates favorite one! This one has the resemblance/texture of a Wheatthins brand cracker but without all the questionable ingredients (seriously have you seen them? ). They have a crunch but are a bit chewy compared to crisp crackers but I am not complaining!  The spiciness level had just the perfect kick to it and the spices are full of antioxidant spices such as turmeric, paprika, and chili . I will definitely be making this little snack again! They were delicious and would taste amazing paired with some fresh tomato salsa!

A little extra info on the power packed ingredients: Paprika is rich in antioxidants, and may contribute toward cardiovascular health, as well as cancer prevention. Paprika contains flavonoids which help to neutralize damaging free radicals as well as encourage healthy detoxification. Paprika may also aid in reducing chronic pain and inflammation associated with arthritis(1).Chili, which is made from the chili plant,  is found to have high levels of antioxidants and several therapeutic and disease preventing properties. Chili may have anti-inflammatory qualities and may serve as a strong anti-carcinogen, with the power to kill cancer cells. This spice may also contribute to heart health and help to prevent obesity(2). Tumeric, which I have been told by several people at the fitness center to take casuals of for its ani-inflammatory properties,  id antioxidant-rich and may help to protect your liver from toxins, including alcohol. The antioxidants in turmeric may also help to inhibit the development of Alzheimer’s disease and help to reduce cholesterol levels (3).

Tomato Basil Sea Crackers:

atop sliced cucumber,homemade tzatziki, and fresh dill-


Similar texture to the garden herb with a crisp crunch. primary ingredient present in cracker is flaxseeds which are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and alphalinolenic acid. These heart healthy nutrients alto serve up anti inflammatory benefits.

I was blown away again with the flavor! These crackers taste exactly like bruschetta and were my personal favorite! They were a bit smaller and broken up in the box so I decided to use the cucumber as a base and then add the cracker on top. This was so refreshing and the mix of textures was delicious! The sea crackers come in three flavors: tomato basil, pesto (did not try yet), and garden herb.

Overall thoughts on the Crackers:

Great job ladies on your product! It was a success, my girls loved them! When I told my friends that I made snacks with “raw” ingredient crackers they expected card board-like and flavorless. We were in awe of the flavor rich sea crackers and hardly missed the usual bread and cheese platter I typically serve them! If you are going to pair them with items such as dips, keep the flavors mild. For example use plain humus not garlic! If you are looking for a healthy alternative to processed crackers or to add more raw food to your diet you need to try these! Good quality ingredients, and the taste is great weather your a healthy foodie or someone trying to eat more rawfood this is a great choice!

Cant wait to share more of the items I am trying with you!

(1)“The Herbal Kitchen: 50 Easy to Find Herbs and Over 250 Recipes to Bring Lasting Health to You and Your Family”; Kami McBride, Rosemary Gladstar; 2010(2)“ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine: A Food Lover’s Road Map to Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, Getting Really Healthy”; John La Puma, Rebecca Powell Marx; 2009(3)“Living Agelessly: Answers to Your Most Common Questions about Aging Gracefully”; Linda J. Altoonian; 2008


Snack time: My quest to find delicious & healthy snacks

Look what arrived in the mail today! I am so excited to begin my quest in finding snacks that are yummy & do some actual good for your body!

12965820_1705892753004049_571055154_nI connected with @twomomsintheraw after I tried their truffles a local health food store called Elements Natural Foods.

Their snacks are gluten free, raw, dairy free, non-gmo, and are handmade! I am excited to learn more about their products! I will let you guys know more details in the next coming week!


Week 5 results: The Camp Transformation Center 

I am draping up my first 6 week Challenge at the Camp Transportation Center Anaheim Location. You can find out full details in an earlier post here. In summary the challenge is to lose 20lbs in 6 weeks. If you successfully hit this goal, then they will write you a check at the end of the challenge you used to sign up to do the program. Yes, you can lose the 20 pounds for free by working 5x a week and eating according to their healthy meal guidelines! After talking to quite a bit of people at multiple locations, most people end up staying and signing up as a monthly member because it’s such a positive experience and it becomes a part of your life that you want to continue.

For my week 5 weigh-in on Monday was down a total of 17.3 lbs! At this point in the challenge my coworkers and customers have definitely been noticing a physical difference and so have I!
I have a NSV “non scale victory” I wanted to share (I learned this term recently as is used often the fitness community)! My professional work pants, pj bottoms and pretty much all bottoms are almost unwearable because they are falling off! I decided that I am going to donate my professional attire to a company such as Dress for Success  who work to help empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

It’s coming down to the final days of my 1st challenge! I will have a break week and then I start challenge #2 on April 18th! I will be writing a story about my first experience, the challenges I faced and my overall recommendation to you about the program! Since I’m signing up for another 6 week challenge, I’m sure you can predict my feelings on it! Stay tuned for the final results!

Center Street Farmers Market: My Findings

I moved to Anahiem in October last year and I have been slowly exploring local shops and  finding new things to do downtown. My favorite place to walk around is a couple blocks away from my apartment in downtown Anahiem off of Center street in The Center St Promenade . I recently discovered that there is a Famers Market every Thursday from 11 AM to 4pm. At the event you will find live music, local grown produce, delicious food,  crafts, local business vendors and much more.

The original Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers’ Market was established in 1995 and it is a place where consumers can buy directly from certified California growers. It is a not for profit organization that focuses on community outreach. Proceeds from the Downtown Anaheim CFM supplement community events in Downtown Anaheim, such as the quarterly Art Crawl Experience, the Flag Day Celebration (June) and the Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Village (December).

Last week I spent the afternoon walking up and down the market talking to a couple local vendors and learning about their business and how they got started. I wanted to share a few of my findings!

First stop: The Poisoned Apples- Hand Craft Caramels

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This stand is located on the East Side of Center street. Here you will find owners Jeff and Lisa Wallace who make some decadent sweet and salty treats you must try if you have a sweet tooth. From hand crafted caramel chocolate covered apples to handmade shortbread, their treats are all gourmet goodness. Customers say that their treats are “Dangerously Delicious” and it couldn’t be more true. When you taste them, you will crave them and want to try more and more of their flavors. You have been warned!

Their business came into fruition when Lisa decided to make her hand crafted treats for their wedding. After that Lisa was able to grow her passion and expanded to ETSY   and started to sell more and more at local farmers markets. They now have been selling online for years and offer custom orders and you can even have them create favors for you wedding or event!

My favorite was the dark chocolate shortbread caramel. If you like TWIX brand candies, this is like that but so much more.  Inside the Carmel piece, you have a buttery shortbread with a thick layer of gooey caramel which is encased inside smooth and rich dark chocolate and my favorite touch- its topped with black sea salt. Make sure to check them out and grab a couple extra treats for a friend!

Second stop: Scoundrel’s Sweets & Suds

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Laura is the founder of Scoundrel’s Sweets & Suds. They make small batch, hand crafted artisan soaps, health & beauty products, and candies. Laura has been in the industry almost 2 years and has a passion for what she does. Laura is self taught and first started making soap when she was looking for a soap that would help sooth her eczema. Her soaps are made with all natural ingredients and aromatic essential oils. She currently grows her own lavender and as her business expands her hopes are to buy more land so she can grow more herbs for her product.


I took home a couple of bars and my favorite was the activated charcoal bar. Activated charcoal has been getting a lot off attention lately as used in acne products to draw out impurities, heal pimples, and prevent further breakouts. My skin felt so refreshed and soft after using her bar.


Next Up: Eco Yardscapes

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At the farmers market I met President and Designer for Eco Yardscapes Brendan Dellerba who had a beautiful display of succulents and other items. Everyone has been going a little bit crazy for succulents this past year, including myself. From wedding decorations to coffee table accessories,  lets face it, I am a obsessed with these little guys!

Eco Yardscapes is based out of Costa Mesa and they specialize in creating unique handcrafted planter and terrariums. Ecco Yardscapes is proud to be growing the majority of their succulents themselves which keeps the look unique and a lower cost to customers!

my plant

New succulent on my patio from Ecco Yardscapes


Their booth was pretty busy throughout the day but Brendan was more than able to answer all my questions about succulents  and it might be because he has B.S. Ornamental Horticulture! I admit, I am guilty of killing a couple of plants in the past that I bought from the grocery store but I found out after talking with Brendan they my succulents died because I was a bit too generous with the water! Confident and armed with new knowledge, I took home a new little guy which is  Echeveria ‘Perle! With this purchase, like all purchases when you work with their company, he promised me that if i had any issues he’d be there for me!

Check out the variety they have here




The people behind it all + More Events in Downtown Anahiem:

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On my way out I saw a gentlemen standing in the booth smiling and waving to visitors. I decided to stop and chat for a bit and I learned about how the Center Street farmers market was started and their plans to grow the community outreach program!



  1. Farmers Park Market is relaunching this May, 2016, at Anaheim Packing District. This fresh Southern California certified farmers’ market will take place on Fridays from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and is right next door to the historic Anaheim Packing House.




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