Check back often to see all the things I love! I’ll be updating this page monthly with all the things I love – courses, products and other goodies that make my life happier and healthier. I promise I won’t share anything here that I haven’t tried myself!
Aside from the treadmill or walking my dog, my favorite ways to workout are Yoga and Pilates. Thanks to the following two resources I easily manage to do one or the other almost every day!
THE SISTERHOOD: I LOVE my daily Pilates workout. Thanks to my favorite membership site “The Sisterhood,” I enjoy a short (10 to 15 minute) workout Monday/Wednesday and Friday and a longer one (about 30 minutes) on Tuesday and Thursday. After paying my annual membership I added it to my phone and every morning I log on, complete my workout and move on with my day. So easy and so fun! This program isn’t open year round, but check out this link and if it’s not sign up time, bookmark it for later!
ERIN STUTLAND: Whenever I start getting tired of the treadmill, or just feel the need to really bump up my fitness routine, I turn to Erin Stutland. I own several of her DVD’s as well as belong to more online. The workouts are a high energy, fun alternative to running or walking. They are dance inspired, but simple enough for beginners to follow along. Whenever I complete one, I feel fantastic! Full of energy and ready to make the most of the rest of my day. Exactly how you SHOULD feel after a workout. Even better, she often offers a FREE 5-day session with 5-minute workouts – and you’ll be amazed at how great you can feel after just 5 minutes. Join me in the challenge by signing up NOW!
YOGA: My all-time favorite Yoga DVD – if I’m feeling achy or sore, THIS is the video I reach for. It contains 5 short (20 – 25) minute yoga routines. Perfect for starting your day off feeling GREAT!
I love to cook and I am always on the lookout for new recipes and cookbooks. A resource I’ve come to love for the busier weeks in my life is Eat at Home. The program is super affordable, for just $14 a month (that’s less than ONE latte a week), you get access to four delicious meal plans every week: Wholesome Traditional, Traditional, No Flour No Sugar and Slow Cooker. Each menu plan contains six dinners and one dessert. I tend to gravitate towards the Wholesome Traditional and we have been enjoying those meals for a few months now. When I have a super busy week, I just select the Slow Cooker – I can get dinner on the table easily and without stress. It’s wonderful to come home to a delicious and tasty dinner! Each week in addition to the menu plans, you get a full grocery list, so you can just print it out, go to the store and have what you need for a week’s worth of dinners. Love it! Check out Eat at Home yourself and see if it helps you save money and time too!
When it comes to fashion, I LOVE to shop and put together fun outfits. (Pinterest anyone?) However, I just don’t have the time or money to shop as much as I used to. These days, thanks to GYPO’s seasonal style challenges, I have a wardrobe I love and lots of options for fun outfits that I know look great. Since I enjoy these challenges so much, I’ve signed up for an annual membership (watch for the after Thanksgiving sale if you are interested – it’s always the best deal). However, if you want to just give it a try, check out the seasonal challenges – they are super affordable and lots of fun. You’ll save time everyday by knowing exactly what to wear. You’ll get tons of compliments. You’ll feel good about yourself. You’ll probably save money in the long run – I know I spend a lot less on my clothing after a few years of these challenges! If you get involved in the Facebook group, you’ll meet some really amazing women. What’s not to love, right? Definitely, a resource to help increase the happiness in your life!!! The Winter 2018 Challenge is open right now so join today by clicking HERE.
PRODUCTIVITY/ TIME MANAGEMENT:
How I geek out over time management books, courses, etc. I love a good checklist and I find it fun to find ways to be more productive. If that’s you, check out my favorite resources in this category below:
Motivated Moms. Keeping my house clean and in order feels like a never-ending task. I never know where to start and feel like I’m constantly cleaning. Motivated Moms helps me feel like I’m in control and everything gets done on a regular basis. The way it works is simple. Each day you have a list of 2 to 5 things to complete. Simple tasks like vacuuming the living room or changing the sheets on the kids’ beds. I simply check off the tasks as I finish them and by the end of the week, the house has stayed pretty clean and looks presentable! Easy and efficient – exactly the way I like things. Quarterly and annual tasks are also included (like changing the air filters) so you don’t forget to do these once in a while tasks. There are a variety of formats for printing (I like the one-week full page myself) and the price is super affordable. If you need help in this area, I encourage you to check out Motivated Moms, give it a try and see if it works for you too!
Make Over Your Mornings. This is the perfect place to start because I truly believe that a positive start in the morning sets you up for success the rest of the day. And Crystal Paine is a master at helping you create a fantastic morning routine. It’s a 14-day online course that takes a mere 15 minutes or so each day. It’s also SUPER affordable. I love it so much, I go through it every time I start to feel unmotivated in the morning or need to switch up how I start my days. Check out the details HERE.
Okay, so this one is my own course, but if you are at all interested in becoming a Mystery Shopper, I encourage you to check it out. It’s the resource I wish I had when I started – everything you need in one place. You can complete the class within about an hour. Once you finish, you are ready to begin shopping right away. Check it out HERE.
I’ve taken numerous courses through the years, and so far my favorite (and most useful) have been the courses by It’s a Lovely Life. I’ve taken and enjoyed both the Travel Blogging Fast Track Course and the Blogging Blast Off Course. Both are similar and will help you get your blog off the ground quickly as well as start to grow traffic. Obviously, you have to put in the work, but if you follow the course and complete the assignments, I think you’ll see your blog start to grow. If Travel Blogging sounds interesting to you, check out The Travel Blogging Fast Track and if you just want to start a blog, check out the Blogging Blast Off Course. Not quite ready for that yet? The Reese’s also offer a FREE 5-day Start a Money Making Blog Crash Course. This is a great option if you want to see what the classes are like and get a jump start on your blog. Make sure if you join any of these courses that you participate in the Facebook Groups – I’ve found them to be great!
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