Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nutrisystem’s My Way Plan ~ My #NSNation Journey Begins on Monday

As a #NSNation Blogger, I will be receiving the Nutrisystem My Way Plan free of share for the next three months.  This includes 28 days of nutritious food delivered right to my door and a personal Nutrisystem counselor to help in my weight loss journey.  All opinions are my own.

I'm proud to be a #NSNationBlogger. Click here to start your weight loss journey!

The ALL-NEW Nutrisystem My Way program is designed to help you lose weight, look great, and feel fabulous!  Whether you're battling baby weight, desk job damage, or the simple truth of aging, My Way factors your personal goals and metabolism into the winning weight loss solution for you. 
With the My Way Plan, you also receive the Fast 5 Kit for free! This includes 7 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, 7 EnergiZING Shakes, and 7 Craving Crusher shakes to help you lose 5 pounds your first week.

My ultimate goal is to lose an average of 2 pounds per week, for a total weight loss of 24 pounds.  Can I do it?

You can follow my 12 week weight loss journey on Nutrisystem through weekly updates... STAY TUNED!  My journey begins on Monday!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Suave Split End Rescue ~ Beautiful Hair for Less!

This post has been sponsored by Global Influence.  All opinions are my own.

Did you know that over 70% of women have damaged hair and split ends?  In addition to not getting enough moisture, the things we do to our hair on a daily basis cause damage. Harsh shampoos and other chemicals, sun exposure, blow drying, and straightening are all leading causes of hair damage.  When our hair becomes dry and brittle, it breaks even when we comb or brush it.

My daughter and I both have very long hair, so keeping it looking healthy is important.

Here are a few ways we treat and fight split ends:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Nutrisystem “Get Back in the Picture” ~ Get Back Into the Family Photo!

Do you dread the words “family photo”? Do you catch yourself grabbing the camera to take the photo instead of wanting to be in it? 

Trust me.  I've been there!  I began using Nutrisystem in July 2012 and in just 7 months, I lost 56.5 pounds and 41 1/2 inches!  Now, I don't shy away from the camera and it feels great!


This holiday season, Nutrisystem doesn’t want you to miss out on the family holiday photo this year! No matter your reason for standing behind the camera, we they are here to help you regain the confidence you need to get back in the photo.

That's right! Nutrisystem is running the “Get Back in the Picture” beginning on September 15th through September 25th. Head over to their Facebook page to share why you want to get back into the picture!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ~ Super Circus Heroes!


Hey Spokane!  Did you know that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus is in town this weekend?  If you haven't already purchased your tickets toe the show, there is still plenty of time! The Being Frugal and Making it Work family received free tickets to The Greatest Show on Earth. No other compensation was received and all thoughts are all my own, based on my family's personal experience. 


My family attended the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus "Super Circus Heroes" show opening night and we all had a fabulous time!  This fun packed show embraced the hero inside all of us, including Mr. Boredom!

We arrived about 45 minutes prior to show time, so we could walk around the Arena and look at all the fun souvenirs the vendors had for sale, and to find our seats early.  The floor was open to everyone for an all access pre-show.  Our first stop was at the mini circus wardrobe where the kids could try on some of the sparkly circus attire!


Several of the circus acts and entertainers came out and performed for the early crowd, and even got them out into the ring to try the stunts on their own.  They were really catering to the crowd and encouraging their participation.  They even brought one of the elephants out to make a one-of-a-kind footprint that was later given away to one lucky audience member.

"Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Super Circus Heroes, showcasing wonders from the marvelous to the magnificent, every day is extraordinary in this action-packed super circus, filled with superhuman athleticism, power and pageantry that will have children of all ages discovering their own superhuman strength. Amazing elephants, horses, camels and more alongside astonishing acrobats, awe-inspiring aerialists and some over-the-top clowns that will have audiences in stitches... of laughter of course!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My 12 Week "Summer Slim" Workout Results ~ Because I'm Worth It!


During the first week of summer vacation, two friends and I stepped out of our comfort zones and accepted a challenge to get fit!  Together, we joined a 12 week program at the gym with a personal trainer.  We would meet for training two nights a week and focus on getting fit: cardio, weight training, and nutrition.

I will admit that when I singed up, I was nervous, scared, and excited.  I was terrified that I wouldn't be able to do what our trainer asked me to do.  I was scared that I wouldn't be able to finish.  I was worried that other members at the gym would stare at me.  Honestly, I was scared most about failing!  Could I do it?  But, at the same time, I was excited for the journey, where it would lead and the results that I would see at the end!

Would it be worth it?

I missed two training sessions due to our family summer vacation.  I knew that in order to make my team (and myself proud), I couldn't take time off ~ even though I was on vacation.  So, during our normal class time, I made it my goal to get my workout in at the beach.  At one point, my son and I raced up a flight of 53 stairs... FOR FUN!


Who knew working out could be so much fun?  Even though my son beat me to the top ( I knew he would), I stayed close behind him.  The fact is that a year ago I could barely walk up a flight of stairs... let alone race up them!

Throughout our 12 week "Summer Slim" program, our trainer gave us several daily challenges and held us accountable! I have a reminder on my mirror that I see every morning when I wake up...