Sep 242014
 

This post about Chris Buescher and the Balance Financial Card is a partnered post. All thoughts and words are my own.

Recently ROUSH Fenway Racing driver Chris Buescher made a pit stop (pun intended) in Louisville this past week as part of the Walgreens Race Around America.  Throughout this cross-country tour he’s helping to build and test an icon of speed and engineering – the ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang.  And the best part is we all get to help!

Chris Buescher Takes in Batting Practice at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, KY #RaceAroundAmerica

First, your votes actually choose the course of the race.  Then you can also help make the choice on which upgrades the Mustang gets along the way.  Make smart choices because you could actually win the final result, the completely souped up ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang! Head over and cast your first votes now. Continue reading »

Sep 082014
 

This #BalanceRewards shop on setting health goals has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

Achieving your health goals is not always the easiest thing to do.  Sometimes it’s a matter of life getting in the way (or that piece of cheesecake looking really good), sometimes it’s a matter of us not having the proper motivation, and sometimes it’s a matter of us not progressing as well as we think we are.

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That last one is something I don’t think we always think about, but can actually be a bigger roadblock than you may think.  Sometimes my perception is that “Wow, I walked a lot today!” or “Hey, I stayed inside my calorie target by a lot”.  But without a tracking method, there’s no way to know if that’s true or not. Continue reading »

Aug 262013
 

As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® I was able to use the new Answers at Walgreens program to find sleep solutions.  All words and opinions are mine.

I’ve always been a night owl, but it’s never kept me from sleeping before.  I’m not one of those people that can fall asleep while draped over the arm of a chair, and I can’t sleep in a moving vehicle, but when I laid my head down on a pillow, I could sleep.  It served me well when I was in college, when sleep was the last thing on my to-do list.  Between classes, being an RA, studying and a social life, who had time for sleep?  So I was thankful that when I did finally have a chance to close my eyes, I didn’t lie there looking at the ceiling for hours, and I didn’t wake til the alarm sounded.

Over the years, though, there has been a shift in my ability to get quality sleep.  Work stress would make me toss and turn, and then I was rarely able to sleep for more than an hour at a time while pregnant.  While I hoped it would resolve itself as Bubbles got older and we had a better nighttime routine, that hasn’t really been the case.  I still keep with the tradition of being able to fall asleep fairly easily, it’s the staying asleep that continues to be a problem.  I wake up to check if Bubbles has kicked her blankets off (again), from dreams, and because the neighbor kids seem to think that 3 a.m. is the perfect time to blare music from their car speakers.  By then the sun comes up and I can’t even think about falling back to sleep (another new development in the past few years).

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