The Biggest Secret

Good day everyone and welcome to July!

Is it just me or has this year been the longest yet faster year ever? I know it’s been the craziest year that I have ever had to experience.

One thing that this year has brought, is the biggest secret I have ever had to keep and honestly, hoping none of my family reads or knows about my website/blog. (Because this would totally ruin everything) And if you are my family reading this, I would hope you could keep your mouth quiet and pretend everything is a surprise when this is all complete.

For our family, our biggest goal that w have been working for these past few years and especially this year has been to be able to get our own house. We have been very blessed and fortunate enough to be able to rent a house these past 6 years, but while it’s a home, it’s not our home.

Now comes the secret. For the past 3-4 weeks we have actually been working on actually getting a house. We have been looking for a while now actually, but never got serious about it. (Meaning we would browse for fun until we could look for real) We everything got real, really fast. We know someone from Bible study who is a realtor and has been sending us some homes to look at and one morning we got an email with a few listings, one house having been posted that morning. It was everything we had been looking for! We called to get a tour and that same day, went in looked, placed a hold and put in an offer.

When I say it’s everything we’ve been looking for, it is truly EVERYTHING we have been looking for. A large side gate that we can drive through to get to the huge backyard. A greenbelt behind us so no worries of another house behind us. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, a long driveway (Can you tell we need parking space?) Not 1, but TWO pantries! (This was a big thing for me since our current home doesn’t even have a pantry. It’s beautiful and quiet and no traffic down the street it’s on.

The very next day after putting in our offer, it was accepted! It had a higher bidder than us and they still chose our offer! We did the inspection and with the exception of minor issues, it’s perfect. And the best part? Our move in date would be September 1st, to which our current lease expires August 31. Literally, everything lines up so perfect. When I say this was God, I mean it. Everything has fallen so perfectly in line with our needs that the only explanation is God.

What’s so secret about this? We have not told anybody in our family and we still have a month to keep this quiet. My Mother-in-Law who lives with us doesn’t even know about any of this. We want to get all the papers signed and have a huge surprise waiting for both of our families and I just had to tell someone. So anyone and everyone reading this, just know you all found out about this before any of our family. LOL

This post isn’t meant to brag about finding a home or anything, but it is proof that with hard work and faith, things do fall into place. I didn’t expect any of this to happen so fast, honestly I thought if we were lucky maybe we could start looking next year. I am speechless to even think that in 2 months, we can be in a new home.

While all of this is very exciting, I do still get sad thinking about not being in our current home. It’s a very sentimental place for me. It’s the home I got engaged in, planned a wedding in and where my son has spent the first 3 years of his life in. Our neighbors are amazing and it really is a nice place full of so many memories. But I am very excited and bless to have a home of our own without the possibility of having a lease ended. I’m excited to create new memories in this new home where my son will get to spend the next possibly 15 more years in.



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Look No Further

Wow, it has been quite some time since I have been able to get to posting on here. While away, I have really been working on getting my Facebook page up and running.

I don’t know about you, but with everything that has gone on in the world the past few months, my motivation to get going on anything productive has been slow. Not only that, but I have gone out to work a couple days a week to bring in some extra income, since we have some pretty exciting stuff going on that I can’t wait to share with everyone hopefully VERY soon!

During this time, I have found some amazing ways to get good deals on Amazon, which isn’t the easiest thing to find since there’s not too many ways to get coupons to work there. I have tried the Honey add-on, but I have yet to get any coupons to work there. I would spend hours looking for the best deals and a lot of the time come up short.

This is why, I am please to share my Facebook page that finds the best coupons and deals. I’m talking 50-80% off! No tricks, no money involved. I literally post coupon codes that are available each day, that way you can indulge in the savings!

All you have to do is give it a like, and it would be HIGHLY appreciated if you would share my page with your friends and family that way I can continue my growth as well as allow them to enjoy these savings as well!

I appreciate everyone who has continued to follow my page and none of your likes go unnoticed. Comment below what you would like to see more of from my page!



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Custom Keto Diet

Did you know that 71.6% of American adults aged 20 and above are overweight, of which more than half are obese? Do you feel that no matter how hard you try or how many different diets you get on, you just can’t lose the weight that you want? Well you aren’t alone. Many people have been through this and ultimately just feel like it isn’t going to happen. However, that is not the case. You can lose the weight and you can get the body you want.

There are 4 mistakes that many people do that are some of the reasons you just aren’t losing the weight. Avoiding these 4 diet mistakes can actually help you get into the shape you want much easier.

Mistake 1: Not Being in Calorie Deficit

What exactly does it mean to be in Calorie Deficit? Well it’s simple.

If you consume/eat more calories that you lose/burn off, you gain weight.

If you lose more calories than you consume/eat, you lose weight.

Mistake 2: Severe Calorie Restriction, Lowering Your Metabolism

Many people have the thought of the less calories they eat, the more weight they will lose. This is WRONG, WRONG WRONG!!

This is a HUGE reason people gain all their weight back after they end their diet. Your body goes into starvation mode, lowering your metabolism and storing fat for your next starvation once you do go back to eating.

Mistake 3: Thinking All Calories Are Equal

Getting the body you want doesn’t mean weight loss. You should be looking at fat loss. This means, minimizing calories isn’t the only thing that matters.

Your Macro intake is just as important! This means watching what proteins, carbs and fat goes into your body is important.

Mistake 4: Following A Overly Restrictive Diet is Unrealistic

While the results of a restrictive diet might be great at first, if it is overly restrictive you are likely to give up after a couple weeks.

A diet that is very restrictive will deplete your will power and this is why you have more cravings and it leads to binging.

The Solution? A Keto Diet Customized to You!

What is the Keto Diet? A Keto Diet is an eating style where you consume almost no carbs, moderate amounts of protein, and high amounts of dietary fat. So, you’ll be eating tasty high-fat meals.

When you have low carb intake, your body goes into a state called Ketosis. Your body normally relies on glucose which is the stored form of carbs. When you minimize your carb intake you body needs to find another source. Your body then turn to Ketones which is produced in your liver when glucose is scarce. When your body states using Ketones and fatty acids for fuel, you are now in Ketosis.

6 Reasons Why The Keto Diet Is Great For Fat Loss

Reason 1:

Increases Fat Burning Significantly.

On a Keto Diet, insulin levels drop, which not only benefits your health but also significantly boosts fat burning .

Reason 2: It’s Easy to Follow.

Reason 3:

Hunger Cravings Fade.

The Keto Diet brings hunger to a dead-end stop. When you go Keto, you won’t feel hungry. That’s why this eating style is superior for losing fat and keeping it off.

Reason 4: You Don’t Have To Exercise To Have The Benefits Of Fat Loss.

You won’t have to work out to lose fat on the Keto Diet. That being said though, you will have an energy and will become more active. The extra activity might encourage you to work out. If you don’t though, you will still lose fat just from being on the diet, so exercise isn’t necessary.

Reason 5: It’s Healthy and Safe

There is a lot of research that has found the Keto Diet to be more than a Fat Loss Diet.

Being on the Keto Diet, can reduce your risk of Heart Disease. This is due to increasing the “good” HDL Cholesterol, decreasing blood triglycerides levels, and raising blood pressure.

It has also been shown that being on the Keto Diet can increase your Mental Health. It can, “Reduce depression; act therapeutically against various neurological conditions; prevent, manage, and even reverse type 2 diabetes; and maybe even prevent and fight some types of cancer.” (Source)

Reason 6: You’ll Lose Weight Quickly

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So What Are You Waiting For?



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At Home, In Office, Anywhere!

November 19, 2019

Today’s Deal of the Day is the Cubii Jr. – Seated Under-Desk Elliptical.

Price: $171.99 (Regular: $249.00)

Save $77.01

Details:

  • Cubii is the leading compact ergonomic elliptical to work out while you sit at home and office
  • Low impact on joints with 8 levels of resistance to increase your activity over time.
  • Whisper quiet with a smooth gliding motion. Quick and easy assemble. 4 screws and you are done!
  • Keep Fit While You Sit, you can multitask with the Cubii to make exercise a breeze.
  • A built- in display monitor tracks real time, calories, RPM, strides and distance.


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Check In

I completed Day 4 with completing my goal of all intermediate levels. I would say this day was fairly easy as well, but I think it is to prepare myself for Day 5. Day 5, if I’m being honest, looks intimidating and I think I’m going to set my goal pretty low and trying the beginner level. If I find that it was easier than expected I will try for the intermediate level as that’s what I have strived for this whole 30 Day No Equipment Challenge.

Day 5



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Fitness Day 3

I would have to say that Day 3 of the 30 Day No Equipment Challenge has been the easiest for me so far. I actually ended up doing a little bit more than what I had set as my goal due to feeling that I hadn’t fully worked myself. This was my results from Day 3:

  • High Jumps: 5 Sets of 15 with 30 seconds-1 Minute break in-between.
  • Knee Pull-In’s: 5 Sets of 10 with a 30 second break in-between.
  • Push Up’s: 5 Sets of 8 with 1 minute in-between.

Push Up’s were the hardest for me as my upper body strength isn’t as much as lower body, but it was still something I was able to complete and feel good about.

Day 4

Again, I’m going to aim for Intermediate Level on all of these, but will give an update with what I was able to complete in the next post. Comment down below your results if you are following along with this challenge.



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Fitness Update

I would by lying if I said that Day Two was easy for me. In fact, this head my legs burning and sore for the 2 days over the weekend, but it was the perfect motivation I needed to keep this 30 Day Challenge going. I love feeling sore after a work out. It shows that it’s working and makes me excited to see the results.

Day Two alternated between Jumping Jacks and High Knee’s for 5 minutes. I know it said with no breaks, but I will admit, I had to take a couple break’s. If you had to also, that is OK! I felt bad taking break’s but what is the most important is that I kept going instead of just giving up!

If you missed my previous posts or are interested in starting this 30 Day No Equipment Challenge you can click the following links below:

Day Three

Comment below your fitness goals and how you have done with this challenge!



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Fitness Check In

Yesterday I posted Day One of my 30 Day No Equipment Fitness Challenge. If you haven’t seen it, you can CLICK HERE to read that before continuing on with this post.

Fitness Day One Adjustment

I posted saying I was going to do all Intermediate work-outs. What actually ended up happening was:

  • Push Up’s: I did Intermediate Level; 5 set’s of 10 push up’s.
  • Crunches: I started doing Intermediate and quickly changed it to Beginner; 3 set’s of 15.
  • Squats: I did the Intermediate, however by the end I wished I did the Beginner but it was possible to complete; 5 sets of 20.

I also completed Day One of my personal No Soda Challenge, though I didn’t get in as much water as I wanted and should have. But Day One is complete.

Day Two

Goals:

1: Plank: Intermediate Level

2. Wall Sit: Intermediate Level



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Getting Beach Body Ready

On November 6, my husband and I are taking our yearly family vacation to the beach. While the temperatures can still vary and could very well be quite cold, each year we have gone, the temps have been different, so now is the time to get ready to get myself feeling comfortable in a bikini.

Even if the temperatures decide to be cold to show any skin, I still feel it is important to get myself into better shape. I wouldn’t classify myself as being overweight, or even close to it, I can feel it in my overall health when chasing around my son. I get tired quickly and the smallest activities have me out of breath. I am going to be sharing, daily, my routine I am following. You can follow along with me, share you results and let us being motivation for each other! There are 3 levels you can choose from, so you can go based on your body and needs, making this perfect for everyone!

I am going to start at an “Intermediate” level and since I’m stuck inside for the day, I will be doing my “jogging” as a jogging in place, which I’m sure will turn into playing tag in the living room with my son, because mom life right?

After today I will adjust what I think will be a better fit for me with each exercise. Remember to push yourself, but not too much. Listen to your body and your needs. Rest when you need and drink plenty of water. I will also be starting Day One of No Sodas, strictly water.



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No Better Deal Than This! Don’t Miss It!

*As of September 24, 2019: Deal of the Day!*

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Today’s Deal of the Day: $117.99

September 24, 2019

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