Wrecked

It’s been a while since I have posted a review on a book!  I’ve been reading, but not as much as usual.  Just not as much time to read and that makes me sad, so I’m trying to fix that!

I recently read Wrecked by Priscilla West.

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I liked the book and I also hated that it was a cliffhanger at the end!  Why oh why do we have to have a cliffhanger in every type of book anymore????

This book is the New Adult genre and is the typical damaged girl meets damaged boy storyline.  However, I found myself caring about the characters and I will definitely read the next book in the series.  Lorrie and Hunter both made me wonder what in the world they were thinking.  They needed to communicate with each other, they needed honesty in their relationship and yet they still managed to fall in love with each other.

“There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was too broken.”

Two years ago, Lorrie’s mother was murdered. But that wasn’t the end of it. Reeling from the tragedy, Lorrie’s father spiraled into alcohol, depression, and finally suicide.

The two most important people in Lorrie’s life are both gone but she’s still alive.

Trying to recover from the tragedy, Lorrie returns to campus, ready to pick up the pieces of her life. All Lorrie wants is to get back to “normal.”

Then she meets Hunter. The man, the legend, “The Hammer.”

Hunter is a cage fighter who takes on every fight like he’s got nothing to lose. His life is a tangled mess of girls, booze, and fist fights. And while it may seem like he’s got a devil-may-care attitude, he’s fighting a private cage-match with a monster he can’t defeat.

Lorrie knows that Hunter is exactly the type of guy she should stay away from, especially in her fragile state, but Hunter has other ideas.

As Hunter and Lorrie grow closer together, will they be able to overcome their pain and heal each other? Or will they both end up wrecked?

Continue reading Lorrie and Hunter’s story in Rescued by Priscilla West.  I know I’ll be reading it soon!

The book contains some steamy scenes and is not intended for readers under age 18.

Are you reading anything good?  Let me know, I want to hear about it!

Get paid to be active?

I am sure that most of you know that I wear a fitbit and I have since they first came out MANY years ago.  I guess I should take that back, I did switch over to the bodybugg for about a year, but went back to my fitbit.  I like it better for many reasons, but probably mostly because you don’t have to pay to see your data.  THAT is a VERY good reason!

I love gadgets and have upgraded my fitbit as they come out with new ones.  I just have to have the latest and greatest!  So I’ve used the Original, the Ultra, the One and now am using the Flex.  If the Flex counted stairs it would be just about perfect!  I miss my stairs – even though I didn’t really try to get them every single day, I just loved that aspect when I went hiking and would do stair challenges (yes, I did 125 flights of stairs in one day!)

One of the things about the Flex is that is looks a little like a house arrest bracelet/anklet.  It’s not the prettiest thing, so of course, they came out with colored bands that you can change out – so I got a couple of those  It still looked like a plain band, just a prettier color.  So I blinged them out!  I just posted about the first one I had done, but I’ve since done a couple of more.

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My friend blinged hers out too – it turned out really cute!

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Another reason that I love my fitbit, I have found out I can earn rewards for being active.  How awesome is that?

I just signed up for achievemint.  You earn points for exercising, walking, and logging your food, posting healthy articles or photos.  If you get 50,000 points, then you get a $50 gift card.  What a great way to treat yourself for all your hard work.  So, if you use apps like myfitnesspal, facebook, twitter, instagram, mapmyrun, fitbit , runkeeper or many others, you can earn points that turn into cash!  You get paid to be active!   SCORE!

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I just happened to stumble upon this app/website and it is FREE!  So, check it out and see how long it takes you to earn your $50!

If you bling out your own fitbit, please send me a photo!  I love looking at what others are doing!

Cutest Easter Girls Evah!

We had a fantastic weekend!  Mom and Dad were here, Chase, Meredith and Madelyn were here and of course Nick, Lauren, Jake Morgan and Emma all came by as much as they could!

I just love having my family around.  I don’t get to spend as much time with my parents as I would like, so I soak up as much as I can when they are here!

I got to see Daryl (my brother) and my nephew Devin for a few minutes (they were at the sheep sale) and that just adds to the goodness and happiness of the weekend!

We had a big Easter breakfast before everyone headed off either to church or to go back home.  Pumpkin waffles, eggs, fruit and of course T & D Meats bacon for the meat-eaters (pretty much everyone but me 🙂 )   We hid Easter eggs and found them several times and I had the two cutest Easter girls EVAH!

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I can’t forget my parents

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Madelyn had a bit of a meltdown when she had to leave for church, she didn’t want to leave Emma and so she said she was just too tired to take any pics….  It was a big weekend for everyone!

I am finished with week 2 of the 21 Day Fix.  I ate out a little too much, we had a holiday and things were just not perfect.  However, I wasn’t too upset with my results:

1 gained 1/2 lb, lost 2 inches overall and lost .4% body fat.  

2 week results:

Lost 2.5 lbs, 3 inches and .4% body fat

I’m going to do better this week and am anxious to see the final results.  One more week!!  I really do love this program.

Hope you had a fantastic Easter!  He is Risen!

 

A Blingy Week!

Everyone that knows me well, knows that I love my bling!  I wear blinged out shirts, blinged out jeans and blingy jewelry.  I don’t want to be over the top or anything but a little bling never hurt anyone!

This week was especially blingy for our family!

The girls got their ears pierced.  Morgan had been wanting to get Emma’s ears pierced for a while and so after workout one night, my friend Susan decided to get her ears pierced and Emma decided that sounded like a good idea 🙂

Madelyn had been telling me that she wanted her ears pierced, but she was a little afraid of it, so at first she was going to get hers done when she turned 5 and then it was when she turned 6.  When she saw the pictures of Emma getting her ears pierced, she decided that if Emma was THAT brave, she could be brave as well!  Not even many tears shed!  YAY!  They both look so beautiful.  I’m so stinkin’ blessed!

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Can’t forget Susan!

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I switched over to the Fitbit Flex ( I used to have the One) and I really do like it, but it was a bit BORING!  So, a little bling to the rescue.  Susan’s daughter, Roxanna took care of designing for me.  I am not crafty one bit…..  Anyway, I LOVE how it turned out and now I feel like it is a piece of jewelry!  Healthy jewelry, I can handle that!

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I finished my first full week of the 21 Day Fix!!  I am happy to report, that I am down 3 lbs and 1 inch overall!  I am happy with my results and can’t wait to see how it goes this week!  This plan is WORKING!

Here is a  meal I had this week – so tasty!

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Salad greens with cilantro,  ground turkey, 21 Day Fix salad dressing and almonds – YUM!

There is still time to get in my next challenge group – order your 21 Day Fix kit today and you’ll be ready to go for next month!

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OR, you can order one of the April special challenge packs – Focus T25 with Shaun T or Brazil Butt Lift with Leandro and you can have a chance to WIN the 21 Day Fix workout program!

Let’s all get healthy together!

Need some Sleep?

I don’t think most people really know the importance of sleep.  It really affects our bodies and minds when we don’t get enough sleep.  I think the majority of us are sleep deprived.

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There are many ways you can improve your sleep:

no tv at bedtime

cut down on your usage of electronics an hour before bed

use room darkening curtains or shades

keep your room a little on the cool side

take a warm bath before going to bed to help you relax

BUT, even with doing most of these things, I have a trouble sleeping.  Could be stress, could be too much on my mind.  I can usually fall asleep quickly, it’s the staying asleep that I have trouble with.  Brian snores and that will wake me up, or Marley needs to go outside, or sometimes, I’m just wide awake for hours.

Brian has used Ambien for a LONG time, he had trouble sleeping after his motorcycle accident and he’s been using it since then.  I don’t like taking medications and will only take something when I am desperate, usually after a couple of nights of being awake many hours, AND I hate the way I feel the next day – groggy and drowsy most of the day.

I was thrilled when I was offered a chance to try a natural sleep aid, Glysonna.  I was a little skeptic, but decided that it is worth a try.

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Glysonna is a drug-free sleep aid, glycine fortified with added wellness nutrients which helps you to reach restorative sleep by:

a) Triggering relaxation.
b) Sustaining sleep.
and
c) Initiating the natural sleep process.

I took the normal dosage.  It was a thin liquid, tasted a bit like cinnamon – at least that was the flavor I noticed the most.  It didn’t taste bad at all.  I took it and headed to bed at my normal time.  I usually read for a while before I go to sleep and I didn’t read as long as usual before I was feeling drowsy.  I still woke up, BUT I went right back to sleep.  I tried it for 6 nights ( I gave 2 doses to a friend to try) and out of all those nights I was only awake for an hour one night.  I think that is a GOOD thing!  I still had to get up and let Marley out ( darned dog!), but most nights just went right back to sleep.

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My friend is under a lot of stress and was waking up every night at 3 and not able to fall back asleep.  She took it the first night and said she felt like she slept deeper when she was asleep, but she was still awake at 3.  The next night, she took an Ambien (she was desperate for sleep!) and then she took it again the third night and was able to get that deeper sleep again.

I liked it so much that I purchased a month long supply!  I’m ready for it to get here so I can use it again!

If  you want to try it, head over to their website BuyGlysonna.com (One 8 ounce bottle is $19.95 and a 4-pack is $59.85).  I don’t think you’ll regret it!  The 4 pack is a one month supply.

Check out Glysonna on facebook and twitter.

April Summer Slimdown Challenge

So April is here and we are only 2 Months away from Summer. How would you like to shed some winter pounds, look and feel great for summer?

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In addition to that, how would you like to earn a FREE 21 Day Fix kit? Well then I have a wonderful and exciting offer for you. 

I am looking for 2-6 new challengers to take part in a 10 week or 60 day Challenge with Focus T25 or Brazil Butt Lift starting on Monday April 21st 2014. Both programs are on special this month and both come with a 30 day supply of Shakeology and me as your personal coach! All you need to do is purchase either one of these Challenge Packs, drink your Shakeology everyday, report to the team everyday and work together in an encouraging environment which I have set up as a private Facebook group. This is a friendly competition to see who can lose the most percentage of weight. The winner will get the 21 Day Fix Kit ($59.85 Value) Compliments of me as a way to say awesome Job for YOUR hard work. How cool is that?

For more information don’t hesitate to ask. Don’t wait, jump on this offer right away. Just contact me and I will work with you on getting set up with ease. Comment here or email me at dana@missourifitclub.com

Focus T25 Challenge Pack

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Spend 25 minutes a day working out with Shaun T and your customers will be ready to take their shirts off and soak in the sun.
How? The FOCUS T25 Challenge Pack Promotion is reduced to $180 (normally $205).

Brazil Butt Lift Challenge Pack

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 For all our ladies (and our gentlemen too!), we have the Brazil Butt Lift Challenge Pack Promotion.
Typically retailing at $160, this package will give your booty a lift for only $140.

                          Your Potential Prize!! (A $59.85 Value)

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