Hoping back on the workout bandwagon!

So, an admission on guilt here, I have fallen off the workout wagon…I don’t know what my problem has been…I think Chris being gone for six weeks and just getting back on Friday put me in an unmotivated slump. However, I will prevail and get back on the workout wagon! I started today with some crunches and pushups and it felt good to get moving again! I have been considering doing fitfluentials diet bet but I don’t want to lose any money! I think that’s the point, you know money as a motivation! Anyways, breakfast was a bowl on fruit filled shredded wheat with nonfat milk..yum! And my workout looked like this…

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Now it’s off to work! On a side note, Chris and I still haven’t found a house…:( but it’s out there somewhere we just need to keep looking! But it’s getting darn frustrating!

What do you do to get motivated and stay motivated?
Do you feel guilty when you don’t workout?

Blackberry Winter Review!

Wow…is all I have to say after this book! I am reviewing Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio for Julie’s book review over at peanut butter fingers ! This will be a spoiler so if you plan on reading this book exit now! This book is actually the book I had voted for and I am so glad it won! I really have been enjoying being able to really curl up with a good book lately and this was no exception! This book had me from the first page! Absolutely a thrilling book that kept me guessing until the very end! I enjoyed how the book went back and forth telling the story of the two main characters! I was trying to figure out what happened to that poor little boy that went missing throughout the story and honestly I thought that the awful landlord had taken him…I don’t know what made me think that but I would have never thought that the sister of the father had taken him. But then again the act that Eva kept giving the clue about the woman in the park watching them play …which clearly now is the aunt that abducted Daniel! I have to hand it to Sarah Jio she did a fabulous job of keeping the reader entertained and really engaged in the book and that is really what I appreciate about a good book is that I feel involved while reading. The ending….that was the true wow factor. I closed the book thinking I wish there is a sequel to see how this all pans out and to find out more about Daniels life as a child! If you have no read this book…run, don’t walk to your nearest library and get yourself a copy! This book is well worth the 286 pages!

Did you get the chance to read this book?
Have you read a book that made you feel truly engaged?
What books have you been reading lately?

Thrift Shopping!

I absolutely love shopping but what I love more than shopping is getting an awesome deal! I think working at TJ Maxx for 3 years sort of corrupt me and now I don’t want to pay more than $5 for a shirt or $10 for designer jeans! Working in retail allowed me to get the best deals on clearance items because I always saw them first! So this past weekend I had been watching some YouTube videos about peoples thrift hauls and decided to hit up my local goodwill stores! I actually found some awesome things! Of course there are plenty of things that I would never buy at goodwill but I can always find brand new items or items that look hardly worn! I took these pictures before I dropped them off at the dry cleaners (because of course you always want to get your clothes professionally cleaned before you wear them, from a thrift shop).

So onto my items!

Awesome sheer Ann Taylor shirt! It was only $4.99!

Awesome sheer Ann Taylor shirt! It was only $4.99!

Beautiful Calvin Klein shirt, comes with a double wrap around belt! I absolutely love the color and it will be perfect for Spring! Only $7.99!

Beautiful Calvin Klein shirt, comes with a double wrap around belt! I absolutely love the color and it will be perfect for Spring! Only $7.99!

Brand New Calvin Klein three quarters coat! Perfect white for spring! Only $9.99! The tag from the boutique that it was at says $129.50! That's just crazy!

Brand New Calvin Klein three quarters coat! Perfect white for spring! Only $9.99! The tag from the boutique that it was at says $129.50! That’s just crazy!

The tag on the Calvin Klein Coat that says the boutique was selling it for $129.50! That's just crazy!

The tag on the Calvin Klein Coat that says the boutique was selling it for $129.50! That’s just crazy!

 

So needless to say, don’t pass up thrift shopping! You can get some awesome deals, especially if you like brand names and don’t want to spend all that money!

 

What is your best thrift find? 

Do you like to hunt for good deals?