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Big Gym Once Again

 
I took the plunge and signed up for a “real” gym again. I haven’t been in a gym in almost 2 years! All my workouts have been done at home and on the mean streets of….well nowhere mean really. 

I signed up for 2 reasons, one much more important than the other.

Number One (and less important) – I don’t have enough equipment or weights in my home to really kill my workouts the way I know I can. The highest dumbbell weight we have is 25lbs and the next weight under that is 12lbs. I need me some 10’s and 15’s dammit!! It’s slimpickens when it comes to our plates too. 

Have you seen how expensive weights are? It’s ridiculous!!! I wanted to get a 35lb kettle bell but that baby cost $50. No way!

Number Two (and most important) – I need something for just me and a little time away from the house and my Mommy duties. Even though the littlest lady of the house did come with me today, she did really great in “Baby Gym” and I enjoyed an uninterrupted workout.

As a stay-at-home mom of three, I sometimes feel like I am just a Maid, Personal Assistant and Chef. Plus about a thousand other things. I forget that I am a woman and a person who needs to care for herself before caring for others.

I’m hoping by having this time outside of the home, whether it includes dropping a child in Kids Club or not, I will feel a little bit more like I matter and that I am not just a Mom and a Wife, including all the other sub-categories.

My Before and After Photos

 
This is my 10-Day progress photo after completing the Cleanse Phase of the Advocare 24-Day Challenge.

I lost 8lbs in 10 days!

If you’re interested in jump starting your weight loss, I’m here to help you.

If you prefer to get started on your own, you can visit http://www.AdvoFitMom.com and view “My Bundles” at the bottom of the home page. The bundles are designed to get you everything you need to succeed.

You can do the full 24-Day Challenge or if all you need is a quick boost, select “The Cleanse” bundle.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.

Advocare makes it easy to make Money at Home!

 
Advocare is a very unique and exciting business opportunity for many reasons…

– In demand products with amazing Sponsors like Drew Brees

– Discounts from 20% all the way to 40%

– Open to anyone and affordable to join

– The Debt Buster Program

– Company advertising helps spread the word for you

– 5 ways to earn money

It is only $79 (plus tax and shipping) to become an Advocare distributor and get your Advocare starter kit.

The Advocare starter kit includes $50 in Advocare products (SPARK!) so you’re really just paying $29 to receive your own personal Advocare web-store (like mine at http://www.AdvoFitMom.com) and your Advocare discount.

All new Advocare distributors start off at the 20% discount level, you have the potential to increase that to 40% through sales volume.

Many people just become distributors for a discount on their personal purchases, others use the discount but also take advantage of the amazing income opportunity with Advocare. 

With Advocare you have the ability to earn money 5 different ways:

– Retail sales profits (up to 40% depending on your discount level)

– Wholesale Commissions

– Overrides

– Leadership Bonuses

– Incentives, Trips and Pay Period Bonuses

As a stay-at-home Mom of three children, I often found myself in a position of boredom and wanting to find ways that I can make money at home without dishing out a ton of money to get started. I have been that girl who signs up for all the at-home opportunities like Gold Canyon, Tastefully Simple and Mary Kay to name a few.

Advocare is the only company that I can honestly say puts money in my account every 2 weeks! I don’t sell the products, I share the products and let them do the talking for me. It is truly that simple because if it wasn’t, I surely wouldn’t be sharing this with you.

Email me for additional information at FitSarah30@gmail.com or comment here. 

To become a distributor: https://www.advocare.com/150743032/BecomeMember.aspx

Current Mood

I basically live my life for everyone but me. I am the glue that holds everything together, and no one really gives a shit about the glue except for when they need it. 
                                    -Me

UnderArmour – 143

 
It may look like I’m showing off my ass, I can assure you, I am not! But, I am trying to show you the waistband because that’s really the only way to identify these babies. 

These UnderArmour pants are AMAZING! Super comfy, soft and stretchy and good for sitting around the house or sweating your ass off. Got’m at Dicks. It’s been a while since I’ve found some comfy breathable pants so I’m overly excited and wanted to share. 

Unfortunately, UnderArmour isn’t paying me for this review but I would happily accept more pants if they feel so inclined. 

I’m a medium. 

Back to reality

 
Birthday celebrations are coming to an end and I had an amazing weekend. 

Ready to clean up my shit and start clean again in the morning. Still killing my workouts.

Lots of love ❤️

Me

Tomorrow’s my Birthday! 

YAY!!! I’ll be 25 wink*wink*

And the pic above was taken yesterday. New hair!

I am a damn DIVA when it comes to my hair color. (I’d like to think I’m pretty chill when it comes to everything else.) The red usually sticks around for a while but it faded fast this time and I couldn’t handle it. 

This here is box color. 🙊 It said “Violet Soft Black” on the box. Sure, what the hell!! 

I knew it wouldn’t come out the same since my hair was red to start but I’m kinda diggin’ this new reddish-purple blend. 💕 

What do you think?

Forgive me if I’m not around this weekend. Tomorrow will be filled with a little pampering, nails and facial (first one ever), and then the rest of the day will be consumed by Freshman football. Oh fun! I can’t wait to sit on unshaded bleachers in 95 degree weather for 3 hours while my son sits on the sidelines because his knee is still bothering him. 😕 

My birthday will probably be celebrated on Sunday and I told my husband that I didn’t want anything for my birthday aside from maybe a nice lunch. And there is something very specific I have in mind for lunch…

 

Fried Crab Claws! I haven’t had these since I lived in Houston so about 10 years.

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

His only mission is to find somewhere on the coast of Cali that sells these and that’s where we’re going for lunch.  

Have a WONDERFUL weekend everyone! 💜

Catching up

Ok, so this one is going to be a bit long. I’ll break it up and add a bunch of pictures so you don’t get bored.

What you’ve missed…

Thursday was the first day of school for my older two kids. Dorian is on the football team this year and during practice he injured his knee. It was so bad that the Sports Med had to call me to come get him and he was carted out to my car.

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We went straight to the doctor for an X-ray because he could barely even walk. After inconclusive results (there was a spot the Doc thought was broken but she couldn’t see it well enough), we were given a sheet to schedule an MRI the following day. It was probably close to 7pm when we left the doctor.

D2

That evening was rough. Dorian had a ton of homework, was in so much pain, and he had to wear a brace that made everything worse. My son is usually pretty chill and a bit of a smartass but always in a jokey-jokey kind-of-way. He is rarely emotional, like we’ve been to funerals and this boy doesn’t shed a tear. This brace that he had to wear made him miserable and at one point I found him leaning up against the wall in tears from frustration. 

Homework was mostly filled with nose blowing and tear soaked eyes. I guess I’m pretty strict when it comes to schoolwork and I didn’t want my son falling behind on the very first day of school but I just didn’t have the heart to make him continue. I gave him a “pass” and emailed his teachers to inform them of the rough first day he had and hoped they would understand and allow his homework to be late.

The next day I took Dorian to school (on crutches) and told him I’d be pulling him out early for the MRI appointment. After the hour long MRI and another 6 hours of waiting on the results, we got the great news that it wasn’t broken, just a sprain.

We (and by “We” I mean He) celebrated with cake.

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The cake photo above and the one below on the right are from Friday night. We were celebrating a few things that evening. One was Dorian being ‘broken-knee-free’ and the other was the positive turn of events for my stepfather- in-law who has been in the hospital for over a week now.

CJIt is a very long story with the stepfather-in-law but basically it was thought that he may be experiencing heart failure but he is not. He does have a laundry list of other issues however, and started dialysis last week. I’m not going to get too much into this because I don’t feel like it’s my business to put out there. He is my Husbands stepdad and was there for most of his life, since he was 2 I believe, but I still don’t feel 100% comfortable sharing his personal business.

Any who… the cake was obviously from Claim Jumper, land of big portions, and we had A LOT to take home with us. Despite all the chaos the last few days I have managed to keep my meals pretty damn clean.

Exhibit A
Food

Tri Tip, Sweet Potato with nothing on it, and Veggies.

If the above wasn’t enough for one weekend, I seem to have developed an allergy and to what, I have no clue. The one and only time I have ever had a reaction to anything was about 3 months ago when I used Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer.

I put it on my arms and legs while headed to Knotts Berry Farms with my kids. Within 10 minutes or so I had a red, bumpy rash all over the areas I had applied it to. It was miserable! My saving grace was baby wipes. I immediately knew it was the lotion and I started pulling baby wipes out of the diaper bag and wiping myself down while I’m going 70mph on the freeway. I had to get that stuff off right away.

This issue popped up about 3 days ago but I ignored it until last night because it seems to be spreading. It started on just my ears but now I have tiny bumps on my face, neck, ears, arms and fingers. My ears and any other area covered in the bumps will start to itch and burn if I scratch or rub it. Below are some pics. It’s hard to see because they’re not colored bumps but I think I got a good shot of them in-between my fingers and you can also see how red and slightly swollen my ears are.

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SUCKS!

Today I have stopped taking any and everything that is new within the last week and that includes my “Max Phase” pills for my Advocare 24-day challenge and my Meal Replacement Shake. I am still drinking my Spark because I’ve been using that for a while now.

It’s a bit frustrating to make it this far in the challenge and then just have to stop but it doesn’t mean I’m quitting. I’m still eating right and exercising so we’ll see how this goes.

The only change may be that I was going to celebrate my birthday late because my challenge ends on the 24th and my birthday is on the 22nd, but now I think I’ll let myself live a little and enjoy my birthday on that actual day.

If anyone has any clue what the hell is going on with these bumps, I would love your feedback. For now I’m just taking Benadryl and eliminating the newest things in my life.

If you made it to the end, thanks for reading. =)

Rocky Road

It’s been a rough few days. I will update tomorrow, hopefully.

 

12 reps is just as good as 15 – Day 13

When doing any sort of exercise that’s challenging, whether it involves cardio or weights, the first thought in my mind is never “You got this!”, “You can do it!” “Let’s GO!!” I do have those positive thoughts but they always come after the…

“Fuck this shit!” “12 reps is just as good as 15” “I don’t need to do that many calf raises” “Someone’s gonna have to come pick me up! No way am I making it up this damn hill!”

A few minutes and sometimes even a few seconds after the negative, the “Beast Bitch” comes out and lays down all the positive thinking. I think it’s so weird that I do that but it happens every. single. time. I exercise.

Anyone else?

Day 13 is all gravy baby! Did you read about what happened on Day 12? No, click here for that post. Needless to say, I am motivated and staying on track.

In other news…my oldest started High School today. Oh boy! My middle started 3rd grade and my little nugget is still as adorable as ever. . .

Nugget

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