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Proud to be a Nature Made Ambassador

Proud to be a Nature Made Ambassador

And inviting you all to join me over the next 3 months as I bring my Nature Made experience to you.

First, I have to say that I am very thankful to Nature Made, and all the people involved in making my trip (and everyone’s) a ton of fun and a great learning experience.  I am excited to share what I learned with you all.   I am taking a 2013 Healthy Pledge and I am asking you all to do it along with me.   Look at your life, and see what you can do to make a change for the better. Goal ~ Setting higher standards in your life.  Maybe you need to eat healthier, exercise more, get better sleep, take vitamins, or just take some over due “me” (you) time.  Regardless, it is time to take the pledge.

I was so excited for my trip to L.A. and to learn about Nature Made, and the new VitaMelts.  #VitaMelts

Here I am in the car all excited on my way to the airport on Jan 16th.   My plane didn’t leave till 3pm. but I had to head out early as I was on the way to see a doctor for my bunions.  Yup.. I have them but won’t for long.  I scheduled surgery for March.  Tired of living life with feet that hurt, so that is also part of my 2013 Healthy Pledge ~ Take care of my feet!

See my smile ~ I was a happy girl for many reasons.  One, I have never been to L.A.   Two, I was getting out of the Minnesota cold.  And three (but the most important) I was going to learn all about Nature Made.

Well, as life would have it my plane was delayed, so I had to change my 2nd flight which put me into L.A. really late.  I finally got to my hotel room at about 11:15 pm and was so tired.  But, I was happy to see such a nice room and that king bed all for me.

I unpacked my clothes, did a bit of ironing and then went to bed.   The next morning was fun as all of us gathered for breakfast and it was the first time for most of us ever meeting.  The trip consisted of 10 bloggers so it was fun to see all the different girls and learn about them all.    After a great breakfast we all piled into a couple vehicles and headed to the Nature Made office where we all gathered into a conference room to meet with a couple people from Nature Made to learn about the new VitaMelts and ask questions that we may of had.  That was a lot of fun, and we all learned a lot. No lack of questions or answers.

We started out talking with Erin O’Malia Gehan ~
Vice President, Marketing.  She explained how they plan to market VitaMelts and asked for feedback and questions from us.

As you can see everyone is taking notes so no detail is forgotten.

This is Louis I. Ndife DVM PhD. ~
Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs.   Louis answered many of the questions we had about the science behind VitaMelts.

We also spoke with John Welk ~  Director of Insights.
He talked with us about the packaging, displays, and presentation in stores about VitaMelts.  There are many aspects that go into launching a new product or products that one might never think of so this was very interesting to learn how a company goes about their product launch to appeal to consumers like us.

After a few hours talking about the company and the new VitaMelts we headed to the packing facility where we got to see how things are packaged and also speak with Jones Chan ~ Director of Research and Development.  He was fun to listen to and had good information pertaining to all vitamins.  I learned things I didn’t know, and I have been writing about vitamins for a while now so that I really enjoyed.   It was great to learn all about VitaMelts, and how they came about.

There are 6 different VitaMelts  ~ Zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Relax, Energy, and Sleep.
Adding these six new, easy to take vitamins will help consumers get what their bodies are lacking in daily nutrients.  Even though many of us eat healthy, or at least try to it isn’t always easy to get all that our body needs.  Using vitamins like the VitaMelts helps to bridge the nutrition gap.  Plus, these taste so good you don’t feel like you are taking vitamins.  Easy to take, easy to tote, and good for every body’s body.   I keep the Energy in my purse, and the Sleep next to my bed.   I tossed an Energy in my husbands lunch pail and my son has the Vitamin C and the Energy in his car.   It puts my mind at ease to know that I can now offer my family an easier way to get their vitamins because I know they are not always on top their game when it comes to eating healthy when they are not at home.

Friday was another full but fun day.   It was a video shoot for Nature Made and VitaMelts.   We were divided into groups to talk about what we learned the day before and then also on camera alone as well as photo shoots. It was like being the cast of the View, all sitting around a table talking and sharing things we know and learned.  That all was fun, and to boot it was a beautiful day out so when we were not shooting the video’s we all relaxed outside in the sun.

I had made a connection with one of the bloggers (Diane) before our trip and so it was fun to meet her.

Aside from all the fun parts of the trip I learned so much and am excited to be able to now share what I have learned with you all.  So, in my 2013 Healthy Pledge I am going to start taking better care of myself.  I tend to worry about everyone around me while putting myself on the back burner.  No more!  I will make time to fit my exercise in, along with making healthier food choices and taking my vitamins with my food instead of all at night like I have always done.  That was one of the things I learned from Jones.

While I know how busy everyone is, I know that there are many little things we all can do to lead healthier lives.  So, who is with me in the 2013 Healthy Pledge?  What do you pledge to do to live healthier?

Nature Made® VitaMelts™ are a new “one of a kind”, enjoyable way to take your vitamins because they melt in your mouth and taste great. Discover how new Nature Made® VitaMelts™ can transform your vitamin taking experience by making it enjoyable.  Visit us on Facebook (hyperlink the word “Facebook” to this URL: to get a coupon.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nature Made via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nature Made.


About Sheila Thomas

Hi, My name is Sheila and I am the Living Smart Girl. My goal is to bring everyone the latest and greatest tips and advice on fitness, healthy choices, recipes, shopping, beauty, home and garden, family and parenting, daily deals, travel, and so much more. I love fitness, but life is more than just exercise and when you visit Living Smart Girl you can connect the dots and live a well rounded life ~ the Living Smart way :)

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  1. Looks like an exciting trip! Congratulations on getting chosen to be an ambassador. I hope you enjoyed that warm weather!

  2. Sounds like it was an educational and enjoyable trip. I will have to be on the lookout for these the next time I hit “the big city” of Missoula on a shopping trip.

  3. Wow – it looks like you had a great time and learned a lot! I can’t wait to try out the VitaMelts for myself!

  4. Looks like a fun and informative trip! I like Nature Made vitamins, though I don’t take them regularly and know I probably should. I’m also trying to get healthier this year and plan to start eating better (more homemade) and getting on an exercise routine.

  5. That is so awesome. I love hearing about all these brands that I use in my home!

  6. Michelle Cantu says:

    What a great opportunity, vitamelts sound like a great option for me. I have been needing to get on a daily vitamin.

  7. Congrats on being their ambassador! I’ve never tried anything by them, but might look into the Vitamin C to keep my immunity up!

  8. Sounds like a fantastic and informative trip! I’m glad you had a good time and were able to reinvigorate your commitment to healthy living. It’s one of my goals for 2013 as well!

  9. Looks like a great time! Congrats!

  10. It looks like you had an amazing time and learned so much. I’m excited to read future posts about Nature Made!

  11. Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving says:

    What an amazing trip and review. I haven’t tried the Nature Made brand but I’m going to check them out.

  12. That sounds like an amazing trip! I can’t wait to see what all you learn (and share) in the next few months.

  13. Wow! What a great experience. I’m glad you had such a great time learning about the new VitaMelts. It looks like an awesome new product. Can’t wait to try it out!

  14. Those Energy Vitamelts sound good! And I already do what I can too live healthier. I am watching my meals more – trying to sneak less sugary stuff. Haha. I have an addiction to cinnamon stick french toast, but I’ve been really good this year.

  15. Looks like a great trip.

  16. What an awesome opp! Love all the pics, I used this brand a lot when my middle child was younger.

  17. What an exciting trip, and how fun to learn about NatureMade. I love their products and am anxious to try the VitaMelts!

  18. I bet it was really nice leaving the Minnesota cold behind. 🙂 I am looking forward to trying the Energy Vitamelts!

  19. Looks like a great event! Congrats on the ambassadorship and thanks for sharing what you learn with us. I’m far from eating healthy but I have two things I’m working on – cutting down the soda and not snacking after 9pm. Baby steps…

  20. I frequently buy NatureMade products. I’m glad to know that they support mom bloggers; it will make me loyal to them in the future!

  21. This sounds like the perfect fit for you – congratulations!

  22. What a fun trip! I love the idea of the Vitamelts, and will have to try those!

  23. That looks like a great trip! Nature Made is the go to vitamin in our household.

  24. Congrats on the ambassadorship. For 2013 I’m working on getting healthier and being comfortable in my own skin again.

  25. Sounds like you had a fun trip, congrats!

  26. What a great trip and a wonderful way to learn about being healthier! I am jealous! It look like you had a great time!

  27. Looks like a fun trip! Congrats on being an ambassador! (Love Nature Made!)

  28. congrats on being an ambassador. Nature made is very affordable and our 1st choice for vitamins thanks for the new product details

  29. Wow! That looks really awesome. Congratulations!

  30. What a fabulous opportunity!

  31. It sounds like a great trip! I have pledged to lose my pregnancy weight this year!

  32. Congratulations! It looks like you had a great time and learned a lot.

  33. I’m so happy for you–what an awesome trip and ambassadorship! I’m going to have to look for those VitaMelts at the store. 🙂

  34. Looks like a great trip. We love Nature Made vitamins.

  35. Congrats to you on the Ambassadorship. Sounds like the trip was really neat.

  36. How exciting, can’t wait to hear about your trip

  37. What a fun trip!! I knew Kristin was an ambassador but I didn’t know you were too! so great to see blogging friends I know get amazing opportunities like this.

    I really think I need to get some of these. I don’t take vitamins because I hate swallowing them. I’ve tried gummy vitamins and they are just not good because I can taste the vitamin too much.

    • Thanks 🙂

      So, you know Kristin ? Cool!

      Well, one thing I don’t care for with gummy vitamins is all the sugar in them. Why add extra calories one doesn’t need 😉

      These are so good, and so easy and no bad taste. Give them a try 🙂

  38. Looks like you had a great trip. LOVE your new blog design!

  39. Congrats on the great gig! It looks like you had an amazing time, aside from the flight delay. I’ve actually tried 3 of those Vitamelts & they were awesome!

  40. I am so happy for you, I can’t think of a more perfect person for this program!! You look great too, btw!

  41. Congrats Sheila!

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