Weight Gurus Review

Weight Gurus

I got this awesome Weight Gurus Weightless basic body scale and so far have greatly enjoyed it!

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Running Chics Review

Running Chics

“Because life is a race, and you deserve to be comfortable!”

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Yoga Sweat DVD – Powerful And Fun Yoga For Weight Loss And Beginners Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Yoga Sweat

As most of you guys know, I love working out! I do Zumba and all sorts of other fun things. Yoga is definitely a part of my workout routine, so when I got the chance to review the Yoga Sweat DVD I just couldn’t say no! Continue reading “Yoga Sweat DVD – Powerful And Fun Yoga For Weight Loss And Beginners Review”


Disappointment can be difficult to deal with when trying to lose weight.

I have been watching what I eat, drinking only water, and working out religiously with my hubby. I have lost several pounds in the past few weeks..which is awesome!

However, we just did my hubby’s measurements and “before” pictures (he would kill me if I posted them so those stay secret) and I decided to see how I have done so far since I started really working it this month…

Guess what?!?

My measurements have gone up!! What the heck?

My hubby keeps telling me that it’s just because I am building muscle…and I so hope that is true. If my measurements are still up at the end of the month, I may very well scream and cry while rolling around on the floor in a full on temper tantrum!

PS: If this happens I will be sure to have someone record it for your viewing pleasure!

I work out because….

Sometimes writing down or saying it out loud can help to keep us motivated!
I would love it if you guys would fill in the blank below!!
Please feel free to fill in the blank with more than one reason. I know most of us work out for more than one reason 🙂

Here is mine:
I workout because I want to be a better me and a good role model for my daughters!

Fitness Apps

Just thought I would list a few of the fitness apps that I use or have used in the past and think are worth having:

I currently use the free version of all of these apps!

Couch 2 5k This is a great app for those of us who are a little (or a lot) out of shape and want to fix that slowly! It eases you into running using interval runs. The only down side I have found to this app is that it does not track your run. I use another app for that.

RunKeeper I use this app to track my indoor and outdoor runs/walks. It’s GPS tracker works really well, even out in the boonies where I live! It lets you set up goals and automatically tracks them using the workouts that you input. You can connect with friends and there is a website that is connected to the app. (Although I have yet to use the site…)

My Fitness Pal This app is awesome for helping you keep track of your food intake! I love that it has a bar code scanner feature as well as the ability to search for foods, it even has a lot of restaurants! You have to have internet access for it to work, or it seems that way. This app is connected to a website which connects you with other users to help keep you motivated. It also keeps up with your weight (if you input it) and how close you are to your weight loss goals.

Please comment and let me know if there are any apps that you like to use to assist you in your fitness goals. I am always looking for new or better things to help me get through the tough times! Thanks!


Ever wonder what a good way to motivate yourself to run is? Well, other than having great people around you to keep you motivated to keep going? I happened upon a wonderful motivator during last nights run with my husband! Go to a place like Kalmia Gardens around, oh say, 7:30pm or 8:00pm. Power walk down a few paths until you get deep enough in that the little bit of sun that is left struggles to get through the trees…sooner or later something out there will crunch a leaf or stick and guess what?!? YOU WILL BE RUNNING out of there in no time! Continue reading “Motivation”