Friday, February 10, 2012

WLM & Friends Friday Flash #Giveaway!

Welcome to the February 10th Lazy Flash Giveaway!
You will follow all of our Google+ profile to enter, plus some extra entries!

Our Sponsors this week are...

 Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway! Good Luck and Let's ROCK!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mommy Blogger End of Week 1 Update (2/8) #21MBC

One week down and 2 more to go....

This has been a fairly good week! This is also Day 10 of my Suddenly Slim Program.

Most days I have been feeling great. I have had some sinus issues, which starting Monday has effected my eyes. I did really well with the weekly challenge of reading 10+ minutes a day. I finished a book. That challenge was easy for me as I like to read. I also did fair with my own weekly challenge, not great but okay. I was a bit late a few days, but got the workout done. Saturday was so crazy with getting 6 of us up ready and out the door by 8, and staying busy until 5pm that I didn't fit a workout in. I knew it would be.

Observations from week 1:
*My daughter loves to skip around me during the warmup.
*I can balance the whole 15 second stretch at the end on my toes!
*I have moved up to 10 pound weights for some of the exercises.
*My kids have learned not to ask questions while I'm counting reps.
and finally,
*45 seconds of intense cardio goes by really quick if your husband sings, "She's a maniac" during the exercise!! Though it is hard while you are laughing!

The challenge for the group this week is:

Have a 10-minute conversation with a friend or your spouse.

My challenge for the week is:

Read another book!

I forgot to tell you my goal for myself for the end of the 21 days.

I will do the plank for 30 seconds or more.
(I started out barely able to do 5-10 seconds. I believe I'm up to at least 20!)

My measurements are "moving," most in the right direction, especially in my middle section.
My weight is down by 10 pounds since I started the Suddenly Slim 1/30!

Check out Fit Moms for Life or Dustin Maher's website for more information on his programs.
There are many testimonials and great articles!
If you are interested in join us March 1st for the next Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge, let me know!

Now, go check out the other Mommy Blogger Weight Loss challenge updates in the linky below!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day #Giveaway Blog Hop

Mama to 4 Blessings and Chubby Cheeks Thinks are teaming up to bring you the Valentine's Day Giveaway Hop! With 73 bloggers participating there will be a lot of great Valentine's giveaways! This is the perfect way to get something nice for yourself, your kids, or that someone special in your life. Valentine's Day is another great holiday of giving so we are all going to have a giveaway of at least $25 in prizes per winner and that is just the minimum. Some blogs will have more!
Welcome to the Valentine's Day Giveaway Blog Hop!

If you are new here, I'm glad you've stopped by!

I have a wonderful assortment of prizes, all for one winner!
*Open to US only. Sorry!*

Laura Reynolds will give away 5 pk of Thermogenic Fat Burning Coffee (retail $25).

Here's a description of the coffee:
Begin your day with a smooth start and boost your body’s fat-burning potential with Boresha’s signature, fat-burning B-Skinny™ Coffee. Organically grown and Fair Trade Certified™, B-Skinny™ Coffee blends the rich, smooth, full flavor of AA Arabica coffee beans with our proprietary thermogenic (fat-burning) formula, giving rise to the only fat-burning coffee in the world.
A simply delicious addition to your daily routine to help you look and feel healthy! Just imagine sipping a gratifying, smooth cup of coffee full of healthy natural energy to shed those unwanted inches off your waistline. Give yourself a metabolic makeover with our delicious B-Skinny™ Coffee! Available in a full thirty day supply.
  • Balanced, sustained energy
  • Thermogenic fat-burning
  • Buffered caffeine
  • Combats stress-related eating
  • Aids health and wellness
  • Infrared roasted for smooth, rich taste

Tonia of J Rairdon Madison Handbags is providing an Avalon Coin Case (retail $15).

Allision of Allision Crafts is providing this red and black vertical knit hat (retail $10).

Paula Huffer with Gold Canyon Candles is providing a 26 oz Heritage Candle Gift Certificate so that the winner can pick their own scent (retail $22).

Nicole of Lexi Lou Designs is providing this Kitty Bow (retail $7.50)

Alexa with Avon is providing a CZ Heart Shape Ring size med (retail $20).

And lastly, Just Bobbin Along is providing a pink "Skinny Scarf" (retail $6).
It is a light and dark dusty pink, long and skinny.

That a total value of $105.50!!

Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter and read the terms & conditions at the bottom of the form. Also, this is a blog hop, so check out the other giveaways on the linky below the rafflecopter form. Have fun and good luck!

21 Day Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge (2/1) #21MBC

Dustin has given us a list of "rules" in order to earn points for doing good (or positive) things and losing points for doing bad (or negative) things. Obviously, the goal is to do positive things to help ourselves immprove our health, have more energy, be a healthy example to our children, and make new friends in the process. As the challenge progresses, I'll share more about the points I'm earning and/or losing. I shouldn't lose too many since I don't drink soda, don't skip breakfast, and I very, very rarely eat out!

I will be posting at least once a week to let you know how I am doing.

I have set a daily goal for this week:

I will do my scheduled workout each day before noon.

Our group daily goal for this week is:

Read at least 10 minutes of something you like.
I have made out a calendar with the workouts list on it. I will be splitting the workout and doing strength one day, cardio/core the next, Monday through Saturday, and taking Sunday as a day of rest.
Saturday will be the hardest day for me to stick to my goal, as my kids have basketball and cheering that day.

Keeping a food journal is important and I will be sharing what I am eating with you.
A couple weeks ago I won the Suddenly Slim 30 day program from First Fitness. I started this Monday, so I will not be following the eating plan for this challenge this time around. The foods that I eat are going to be based on the Suddenly Slim Program, and will include lots of veggies!

Here's a photo taking last summer. I'm not in front of the camera very often (usually the one behind it)! I was probably about 10-15 pounds lighter in the photo that I am starting today.
All that is changing and I'm excited to share it with you!

Below you will find other bloggers that are also doing the 21 Day Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge with me Please click on their links and show them some comment love!
If you are doing the challenge, you may add your link to the linky below.

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