Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GameIt {Exciting new App}

I am super excited to tell you about a new App out that I have recently stumbled upon. It is called Game it and it is going to blow your mind. Do you like fashion? Gagets? Toys for your kids? giftcards? Do you like when you can get them for free just by earning them while playing a game? Game it is your answer then. Game it is a free app that rewards you with prizes that you have earned by answering trivia questions about geography, pop culture and history in the game.

Put your brain and strategy to the test and win some prizes. Sounds fun huh? You get to play with friends to win the latest and greatest products that you have been eying.


First step is to go and download the app, it is FREE so do it! Once it is downloaded you are going to open it and sign in using your facebook account. Then it is time for the fun part. Find a product that you have been looking for, game it and answer the trivia to get the highest score. Another cool thing is if you are not happy with your score at the end there is a steal it button with a bonus question that if answered correctly, can help you get to get in the lead.

Play for your prize as many times as you like to make sure your score is the highest by the games end duration and you Win It. Your prize will be on your door step shortly. You can also share the game with your friends to make sure it is funded and the prize can be won, because who hates cool prizes and playing alone? You sure don’t!



Ok so you have downloaded the app and we have told you a little about it lets get you started by telling you how to play.

1. Click the play button to answer 10 trivia questions in the indicated trivia topic assigned to the applicable product.
2. Agree to contribute the amount of app virtual currency indicated for the applicable trivia contest.
3. The goal is to be the fastest player with the most accurate answers. Remember, once you enter, you can continue to try and increase your score by playing the game as many times as you like for additional virtual currency.
4. Each trivia contest will remain open to play until the earlier of:
a. (a) the time at which the maximum number of plays is reached for such trivia contest, and
b. (b) the end time displayed for such trivia contest.
5. The player who is leading the trivia contest when the maximum number of plays is reached will win the applicable prize.
6. Each time you play, you will get the same trivia topic, but different questions.
7. You may also attempt to answer two bonus questions to boost your score in the applicable trivia contest for an additional amount of virtual currency.
8. If the minimum number of players has not entered to play before the end time, then all players will be refunded the amount of virtual currency contributed for such trivia contest.
a. For more details, see the Official Rules, which are posted below. All Game Play is governed by the Official Rules. By playing the Trivia Contest, you agree you have read and are bound by the Official Rules.

Easy enough right?! So go download for free and give it a try I promise you are going to be loving it and thanking me for telling you all about it. Plus a fun little fact for all my fashion lovers on average more than 5 brand new fashion products are added each day.



This app is available on both IOS and DROID!

***This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Gameit by me. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Move it Monday #5 {Stadium and at home workout}


Welcome back to MOVE IT MONDAY. It has been a couple months since my last workout post, which I apologize for, but this one is worth the wait. Things get crazy as soon as the holidays start as I am sure all you busy people know. I really want to get you some workouts you can do at home or while you are out of town while the crazy busy holidays come up. Your health is important and it is important to find time to get that workout in at least 3 times a week. To find some of my previous at home/out side work outs you can find them HERE HEREHERE ,  HERE and an introduction to the series HERE, you can also find all of my other workouts I have shared on the blog since Last year through the search box on the side or the links I provide at the bottom of this post. 

For this workout we are headed to the football stadium and track but you can also do all of this at your home or a club gym with small modifications. We recently moved back to my home town a couple months ago and so naturally I headed to my old stomping grounds, Layton High School, for a nice little workout session. It is super close to my home, it is a nice facility, its free and always open and my boys like to play there along side of me. The weirdest part about this workout was that I hadn't worked out at that stadium for ten years back when I was running track as a Lancer. Crazy how time flies and all of a sudden we are grown ups and looking at those students like they look like babies. ten years people! My ten year reunion is coming up! Im not sure how I feel about this. Anyway off of that whole Im getting old thing for a moment lets talk about this fun little workout I put together for you guys because I love you and its good for you! You can thank me after, its fine!


 Let's take a closer look at each exercise and break it all down before we get started....

WARMUP

Warm up! It is important! Don't skip it and do it all! Its like breakfast it should not be skipped, it should be taken seriously and it should be done well, because it prepares you for the rest of the workout.

Run 400 m- Running/jogging is always a great way to get the body warmed up and ready to go. It gets your heart rate going, your body warm and your blood flow going! This week in the warm up the running is a 400 m run which is a quarter mile or once around the track if you have access to one. 



Pass thrus. You will want a wide grip on the PVC/stick raising it above your head keeping your arms straight pass through to behind you, rotating your shoulders, then still  keeping your arms straight you will pass back up to over head and back down to your hips. Repeat until you have done fifteen.


Jumping SquatStart in a standing position with your feet about shoulder width apart. Before you do the squat it is important that when you are squatting down to keep your torso vertical, your weight on your heels, knees push out- tracking over the feet. Then when you squat down you will keep your eyes forward and slightly up, your arms out for balance, and squat down until the crease of your hips are at or below your knee, squeeze your abs in,  keeping a good lumbar curve and chest up, then stand back up and jump and repeat.


Inch Worm Push ups You will start with your legs apart and your hands touching the ground in front of you then you will walk your hand out until you are in a plank push up position, you will do a full push up with your chest touching the ground, back to the plank push up position, then move your hand back to your feet. Then repeat.

TABATA

A TABATA is a short 4 minute workout of 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds rest and repeat until the 8 rounds are up. This can be any skill you are wanting to work on. If you are doing two skills you will do 4 minutes of one and then 4 minutes of the other. For this workout we are just working on one.

Over Head Squats- Start in a standing position with your feet about shoulder width apart. Hold the PVC pipe or broom stick above your head, arms wide and locked out with your elbows pointing downward. Before you do the squat it is important that when you are squatting down to keep your torso vertical, your weight on your heels, knees push out- tracking over the feet. Then when you squat down you will keep your eyes forward and slightly up, your arms out for balance, and squat down until the crease of your hips are at or below your knee, core tight,  keeping a good lumbar curve and chest up, then stand back up and repeat.

You will do as many over head squats as you can in the 20 seconds, then rest ten seconds and repeat until you get to 4 minutes. 

WORKOUT

Shirt: Lulu Lemon  ||  Leggings: Lulu Lemon  ||  Shoes: Reebok Nano 2  || Beanie: Forever 21  ||  Jacket: Target  ||  Facility: Layton High School  ||  Photo Credit: Tyler Ulrich


20 minute AMRAP- This means that you are going to do as many rounds as possible in the 20 minute time frame. So just keep going through all the exercises over and over in order until the 20 minutes is up and make sure to count your rounds.

Run for 200 meters- just run the 100 straight meters down and back equalling 200 then you will be in a good spot to do the rest of your exercises. 




10 Push ups- On your hands and toes, core tight bum tucked under and hips in a line. Go down to chest on the ground and push back up.  Make sure your elbow are tucked into your sides as you bend them and not out to the sides. You want your elbow pointing back. 


20 Step ups- You will simply find a bench, a step, or anything elevated. Start straight up, step up with one leg onto the bench while bringing the other leg along and standing straight up on the bench, step down and repeat on each leg.


10 Dips- Go over to an elevated surface of the bleacher seats, walk your feet out bend your knees then keeping your hips up and your abs tight bend your arms down into a dip. Elbows back until you reach 90 degrees and straighten arms back up, repeat.



20 lungeStart straight up then go down into a lunge with your chest up, your knees bent to a 90 degree angle and your hips and shoulders in a straight line, then push back up to a standing position, switch to the other leg and then repeat.


10 Burpees- Start in a standing position, bend down to a squat with your hands on the ground, push your feet back into a push up position, go down into a push up, come back up to push up top position, bring your legs back into the squat and stand straight up with a jump and hands over head at the end. 

Repeat all of the exercise in that order until you get to 20 minutes. Give yourself a goal, push yourself and get as many rounds as you can in that 20 minutes. 


Make sure to come and check out more of my At home workouts 
HEREHEREHERE, HERE,  HEREHEREHERE HERE , and HERE
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Mondays and Orange Owl Hoodies







Leggings: Target
Slippers: Aeropostale

Its Monday ya'll. How do you all view Mondays? It kinda depends on the stage of life I am in. In school I hated Mondays because well the weekend was over and the school week started all over...Monday is so far from Friday. When I was working and had random schedules including weekends Monday was just another day. As a stay at home mom Mondays can go either way. I try to look at them as a fresh start. It helps me a little bit. Because for me Mondays are quite busy these days. I feel like I have to look at them as a fresh start to the week instead of dread them thinking how far from the weekend they are, because the more we think positively the happier we are. To be real it doesn't always work but it is worth it for when it does. 

My Mondays start early getting me and the boys ready for the day, usually in a rush because this mama likes sleep so I usually sleep until the very last minute I can and still get out the door in time. I drop Maddux off at a friends house at 8:45 and she takes him to Preschool with her daughter at 9 because I have to be to work at 9, 15 minutes away. So after I drop maddux off, me and Holden head to the gym and I work in the daycare from 9-10. I try to get in a little mini training session in at the gym sometimes by myself sometimes with friends after daycare, usually just rowing or something, because then I have to go and pick Maddux up from school at 11 and then get back to the gym to be able to do the 11:30 class. I do the class and then usually do some mobility or something after. Then I get the boys home, we play for a little bit, eat lunch and then it is their nap time. During nap time now it is time for me to hurry and scarf down lunch so that I can get the weekly cleaning and laundry done before the kids wake up. Once its all done, the boys wake up, we go and pick Ty up from the train station, then make and eat dinner. The rest of the night we try to just hang out as a family. Crazy day that when I think about how busy and go go it is can exhaust me before it even happens, or I can try to look at them as the perfect start to a week, getting my cleaning and laundry done and out of the way so I can enjoy my clean home the rest of the week. So here is to Monday. Crazy busy and all. The more productive I am at the beginning of the week the more productive I am the rest of the week. 

What does your Monday consist of?

Now lets talk about this amazing hoodie from Orange Owl Clothing for a minute. Can you believe that it is handmade. Each and every hoodie she makes is unique because they are handmade. I love this so much. Each time I wear it I reflect on the hard work that was put into it, not to mention how incredibly warm and comfortable it is. This is probably the softest hoodie I have ever owned. I also love it compared to other hoodies I own because of how it fits. It is fitted to a womens' body but still comfortable. It is also long and the arms are long which I love. This is perfect for the bitter cold weather we have been having, and a great gift idea for the holidays coming up.

You can find and order your handmade hoodie from Orange Owl clothing at www.orangeowldesigns.bigcartel.com make sure to check out all the fun and unique designs. You can also follow their instagram @orangeowlclothing Carly is also so kind that she is giving my readers a coupon code to get 15% off of your order. Just use the code YELLOW to get the discount by Novemeber 22nd. 


Now  If you need me I will be snuggled in this outfit on my couch sipping hot coco and watching some Nexflix in my clean home, with the laundry put away, my babies asleep and feeling accomplished today after a crazy but productive day. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Birthdays


Well ladies and gents today is my birthday. I am the big 28 which is pretty crazy I do not feel that old, but even with me getting older and older I  still look forward to this day each year, I count down, celebrate my whole birthday month and I don't think it will change no matter how old I get. I just love it. It is safe to say that My birthday is my favorite Holiday. I love a lot of holidays most of them actually, I love the get togethers with family and friends, the meaning behind them and the traditions. But birthdays are my favorite. As childish or self absorbed as that sounds there is a reason why.



So why do I love my birthday so much? Well first of all it is not just my birthday I just love birthdays in general of my kids, my family and my friends. I genuinely hope that those days for those special people in my life is perfect for them each year. I believe they deserve to be spoiled and celebrated that day each year. It is the one day that is theirs.


Second I love birthday because a birthday to me equals celebrating that person, but not just celebrating them but their life. To me my birthday is a day that I celebrate my life, the fact that I am living, all the lessons, and things that I have gone through and learned so far in my life, and I get to reflect on my past year since my last birthday. Am I growing? Am I moving forward? Am I moving closer to life goals? Am I making a difference? Have I touched someones life? Am I making memories? Have I gone through life changing situations? Have I learned something new? Have I made a new friend? It is such a fun time to reflect and celebrate.


When it is my kids, loved ones, or friends birthdays I want them to know how important they are, but more specifically how important they are to me. How important their life, their love and friendships means to me and what an effect their life has on mine.



So yeah maybe I do want to be a little spoiled on my birthday because well I think I deserve it once a year just like I think you all deserve it on your day! I hope we all let our friends and family know how much their lives means to us on their special day. And I hope that I have touched or helped someone enough that they would want to celebrate with me.



Now the fun part. Since I turned 28 today I am going to share with you 28 random facts about me...some you may know and some you may not.


1. I am a sugarholic (addicted to sugary treats)
2. I own over 30 pairs of leggings. I love to be comfortable but even more I love to have a reason to get dolled up every once in a while.
3. I love the color yellow
4.  I stress and get anxiety about things that are important to me.
5. I fractured my back in three places when I was 17 {hair line fractures in my lower back}. I had to wear a back brace as a senior in school and had to quit my love, gymnastics.  it was kinda devastating
6. I am super grateful I found Crossfit this past year and it is the first thing that has made me feel the way gymnastics used to.
7. I did not like high school, it may have to do with the fact that I was shy and awkward. but  I loved college because I got a fresh start and started breaking out of my shell a little bit
8. I like to be needed, busy and feel like I accomplished something important.
9. Sometimes I care too much for people...that I get anxiety about if I am doing enough for them.
10. I love music and it is seriously the fuel that keeps me going. I can always find a song that relates to what I am going through at the moment
11. I have always been a homebody and my family is everything to me
12. I hate goodbyes, they make me sick to my stomach
13. I really like to be around people. I like to be out and about and crowds. I do not love to be alone. I would rather go out and do something than stay home and watch a movie.
14. I think using power tools and building something is super rewarding and fun
15. I didn't have my first kiss until I was 18...in college
16. I have huge goals and dreams but am always nervous to share them, because I am also very ashamed and scared of failure
17. I get embarrassed super easy, my face turns red, I sweat and I hide my face
18. I giggle when I am nervous or uncomfortable
19. I feel like I am still learned how to accept myself and break through my shell even at 28
20. I do not like to cook but I enjoy cleaning
21. Fitness clothing and shoes are my weakness
22. I get very awkward around famous people, but I am not afraid to take a selfie with them.
23. I am kind of hard to get to know. I am awkward and shy around big groups, but can loosen up a little if you get to know me, which takes a while sometimes because I also struggle with accepting that people want to be my friend.
24. I have the sense of humor of a 12-16 year old boy
25.I have a terrible memory. I forget and misplace things and events all the time.
26. I love how strong I feel when I lift heavy weight, it makes me feel like I can take on anything
27. I would rather drive a truck than pretty much anything
28. I cannot wait to be a sports mom. I am super exited for my boys to start playing and being the best cheerleader they could ask for.

Oh and just for extra fun I share a Birthday with Snoop Dogg now known as Snoop Lion!


I hope you all have a beautiful Monday!

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