Happy Friday - I'm so excited for this weekend and have a chance to relax. So let's just get right down to my Friday picks! #FridayFeeling
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2. HEALTH & FITNESS
I am really excited to have joined an 8 week exercise program put together by Justin Cox. The program centers around healthy eating without counting calories and short 20 minute kettlebell workouts. Each week, I'll receive a suggested weekly meal plan with recipes and then follow a 6-day 20 minute workout schedule. All I need to do is get going with Peapod again and purchase a 20 lb kettlebell. I found one at Walmart for $30, which seems around the average price. There were a few cheaper ones on Amazon and Walmart, but I need it to start my workouts on Monday.
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Do you want to try a new fitness challenge?
You can either sign up for a free 5 day Busy Mom Nutrition Challenge and join KBB (Kettlebell Burn) Facebook group. Since I joined the group, Justin posts daily with new recipes and workouts. It is a great community of other women trying to be motivated and be healthy.
If you have a blog, Justin is offering the 8 week exercise program free if you do a feature post at the end of the program. I hope some of you ladies will join me! I believe this will be the kickstart my motivation needs. I have been trying to lose a few pounds (or 10) that I put on between kiddos. I've always been able to lose my pregnancy weight, but between Faith and Dean, I put on 15 lbs. I'm not sure why since I'm pretty active, but I'm really hoping this will be what my body needs.
You can reach out to Justin through Facebook and DM him.
3. THEORY AT A STEAL
As you know from my post on Wednesday, I've been looking to expand my wardrobe options. After that post, I found Theory Custom Max dress pants on +T.J.Maxx online for $79.99!! They have a wider range of the Custom Max Edition pant sizes that you can buy here and the Custom Max 2 pants in a size 4 here. Below are 2 more options on sale. Theory comes highly recommended by people for suitwear and this is such a great discount. Please be aware that they size small. I tried on a pair of these pants shortly after having Dean and loved them! They were a size 8. I typically wear around a size 4, sometimes a 6 depending upon the cut and a size 27 in jeans. (to give you a frame of reference) The best part - if you buy the pants online at +T.J.Maxx and don't love them or they don't fit right, you can return them in the store for a full refund.
4. TODDLER BOY JEANS
I have finally found a pair of jeans that fit Dean. I bought him a pair of Cat & Jack straight leg jeans in 2T. They are a little bit long so I cuffed the hem, but the adjustable waist is where it's at. I have tried Osh Kosh, Nautica, Cherokee, and H&M and they are all ginormous in the waist. I knew that H&M ran big, but that's all I had at home other than 1 pair of Levi's that I found at Marshalls on clearance for $12. I'm also thinking I might try and go to Old Navy and see what they have to offer. They have some really cute jeans on sale. Below are the Cat & Jack straight leg jean in three washes. They are $10 and if you have Cartwheel, add the 10% off coupon for Kids' & Toddler Denim. Between Cartwheel and my Redcard, I got his jeans for $8.55!
5. TULLE POM-POMS --> HALLOWEEN GARLAND
While I was browsing Target, I found some black tulle pom-poms in the Spot section. I am going to combine that with my black & gold twine I bought for Deans birthday, my DollarTree styrofoam balls, orange glitter tape, and make me an awesome Halloween garland for my fireplace. Below are some really cute garlands I've seen for inspiration.