Jan 272014

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Many of us made fitness goals for the year.  As January rolls to a frigid end, it’s a good time to do a quick check-in on how those resolutions are coming.  While it’s only been a little over three weeks, evaluating your plans now gives you the chance to make the changes necessary to get back on track if you’ve slipped a little.

This cold weather hasn’t really helped.  Who wants to – or even can – get outside when the thermometer reads below zero?  Fortunately Bubbles keeps my heart rate up with all the dancing and jumping around she likes us to do together.

Pair the Shine Fitness Monitor with yurbuds to #GetMotivated @BestBuyWolf

It’s been a few months since I started using my Shine fitness monitor to keep track of my activities.  While it’s not really designed to track all that dancing, it does at least track my steps so I have an idea of if I’m moving enough, or not.  On the days I need a bit more activity to reach my goal, I do have the option of using our treadmill. Continue reading »

Nov 232013

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All thoughts and words are my own.

For awhile now I’ve used a pedometer to track the steps I take during the day.  It’s definitely a good way to encourage yourself to take the stairs when possible, or to circle the block a second time during your afternoon walk.  They’re a little clunky, though, and depending on where you clip it, I had a tendency to knock it off when I’d walk.

When I saw the new Misfit Shine activity monitor, however, I knew I’d found better than the perfect replacement for my old-school pedometer.  First of all, it’s incredibly sleek and stylish.  It’s made of aircraft-grade aluminum and comes in grey, black, topaz, and champagne.

Misfit Shine Colors & Accessories

Misfit Shine Colors & Accessories

Continue reading »

Oct 052012

Lean Cuisine #FrozenFavorites and the C25K Program

Lean Cuisine 6-packs available at Sam's Club

A couple of weeks ago I shared that I was kicking off the Couch to 5k (C25K) program and getting my run on.  Now that I have the first two weeks under my belt I thought I would share with you a little bit more about the program and how I am feeling. Continue reading »

Sep 212012

Lean Cuisine meals are now available at Sam’s Club in 6-Packs!  Perfect for stocking up on healthy lunches.

Lean Cuisine 6-Packs Now at Sam's Club

In the weeks before she returned to college this fall, A1 became a huge fan of running.  She studied running online, talking sport with serious runners, and ran everyday.  She also talked about training to run a marathon.

That got me to thinking.  I’ve participated in a number of charitable “walks” over the years, but I’ve never participated in anything more serious than a fun-run.  In fact, looking back, I actually can’t recall doing much  real running.  I love a brisk walk – even jogging – but running just wasn’t anything anyone in my circle of friends did for fitness. Continue reading »

Jan 012012

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I first started my Nutrisystem journey!
This week was not my most successful week, but to be honest, I kind of expected it to be that way.  Between the yummy foods and sweets we had for Christmas Eve, Christmas day and all the leftovers – well, not much of it was Nutrisystem-friendly.  But by following my Nutrisystem holiday eating tips, I was able to keep it mostly in check.
I am still loving the program.  I keep discovering new favorite dishes every day.  The cinnamon buns for breakfast are to die for; I could honestly eat one every day (they’re so good, they couldeasily qualify asdessert, too).  My  favorite lunch pantry item is still the pizza, though.  See how tasty:

I added lots of mushrooms (an unlimited veggie) and a couple of torn up turkey pepperonis.

Still waiting for my new SUCCESS kit, but once it arrives, I’ll fill you in!

My Tally:
Previous: -5 lbs
Week 4 + .5 lbs
Total: -5 lbs

Please stop in and check on my blogger friends and see how their journey is going:
Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem?  Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog
As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program, I am receiving my meals for free in order to facilitate my reviews.  I’m receiving no additional compensation and all opinions are 100% mine and my family’s.