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The Hillsborough County Fair is Coming!

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Tampa friends! The 2019 Greater Hillsborough County Fair opens this Thursday, October 17 for two weekends of fun and entertainment! This year’s theme: Let the Good Times Grow. The fair will run October 17-20 and 24-27. Livestock shows, carnival rides and fair food are a staple at this annual event and the excitement doesn’t stop there!

This year the fair is happy to introduce the new fair ambassador Farmer Sydney. Farmer Sydney will travel to Hillsborough County schools delivering seeds and showing children how to plant their very own gardens. During the fair, children will have the opportunity to join Farmer Sydney’s Kids Club. Membership includes an opportunity to meet Farmer Sydney, a fair food treat, a pumpkin and a hay ride. See HillsboroughCountyFair.com for pricing information.

In addition, this year’s free entertainment includes Robinson’s Racing and Swimming Pigs. Watch as they dash and splash for an Oreo cookie! The winner gets the cookie – the loser gets the crumbs! The popular Firefighter Show returns featuring educational entertainment. You can enjoy the show as firefighter extraordinaire Neal Snyder puts his young volunteers through their training. The Family Thrill Circus is back with amazing acts for the whole family to
enjoy.

The Hillsborough County Fair boasts some of the largest youth livestock shows among county fairs in the southeastern United States. Dairy and beef cattle, rabbits, poultry, sheep, goats and pigs round out an array of more than 800 animals that will be on display and competing in our show ring.

The market show and sale will include steer, lamb, swine and turkey. Buyers are welcome to come support these amazing youth and purchase one of these market livestock projects.

Saturday, October 19 will be the annual Soil and Water Conservation plant auction. A great time to purchase quality plants for your home or business. This year’s horse show will be held on Sunday, October 20. Check the fair
 website for all the details.

Florida’s future farmers at our annual FFA night on Thursday, October 24. The evening will feature competitions designed to showcase agricultural skills. All FFA members are welcome to attend.

October is spooky season and back by popular demand this year is the haunted hayride. This family-friendly hayride runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Children and adults alike will enjoy a thrilling ride
 through the woods. You never know what might pop up! 

The fair has packed even more action into our grandstand events this year. The rodeo will be held on October 18 and 19 complete with bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding and world famous rodeo clown Hollywood Harris!

The Truck and Tractor Pull is the featured grandstand event on October 25 and 26. Trucks and Tractors big and small will fill the arena with smoke, noise and excitement!

The famous Demolition Derby will round out the grandstand events on Sunday,October 27. Cars crashing into each other until the last one moving is declared the champion! Enjoy all of these activities and so much more this year at the fair! The Hillsborough County Fair has something to offer for the entire family! Oh, and let’s not forget the delicious fair food!

Ticket Information:

OneBlood will park its Big Red Bus outside the main gate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Donate blood, save a life, get one free admission ticket to the fair.

Arnold’s Amusements provides some of the newest and safest family-oriented rides in the industry. Ride armbands are available every day for $20. Discounted Ride Armbands can be purchased online for only $15 by going to www. HillsboroughCountyFair.com.

New to the fair this year is our Megapass! It includes unlimited admission and unlimited rides during the entire fair. The Megapass, as well as other discounted tickets and ticket packages, can be purchased online. Visit HillsboroughCountyFair.com for more details.

Don’t miss Dollar Days at the fair. Thursday, October 17 and 24, fair admission is only one dollar and each carnival ride is one dollar.

If you don’t purchase your tickets in advance, you can still buy them at the gate. Regular adult admission to the fair is only $7, students K -12 are $5, seniors are $4, Five and under are free. Parking is always FREE!

From cooking to rug hooking and baking to picture taking, from sowing to growing and animals large and small there’s something for everyone at the 2019 Greater Hillsborough County Fair.

Let the good times grow and we’ll see you at the fair!

Olive + M: Clean Skincare that Works!

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I was recently given the opportunity to try products from the Olive + M line and was so excited to do so! Let me first tell you that I love their mission. They were created from the belief that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body. To me, that is so important! Olive + M believes in being radiant by nature. 

Now, I have to be honest with you, I was a bit skeptical at first since I knew that these products were oil-based. My skin tends to be on the oily side at times during the summer months, so I was afraid that these products would make them even more oily. Boy, was I wrong! Even though all of the Olive + M products are olive oil-based products that contain natural, plant-based ingredients, these factors all help to create a brighter complexion while diminishing those fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, they help to protect against environmental stressors like pollution, and they even help to fight acne and unwanted bacteria. 

Olive + M Cleansing Oil– This oil dissolves dirt and bacteria on your face while nourishing your skin with a natural blend of antioxidants, vitamins, omegas and amino acids. I also love how it smells! It is filled with the aroma of warm, fresh floral and herbal notes with an airy citrus finish.

One of the things that I noticed right away with the cleansing oil was just how much impurities that it removed. It really does a fantastic job of getting rid of makeup and all of the buildup from each day, without much effort on your part. 

Olive + M Face Oil– I know what you are probably thinking, you are going to moisturize your skin with face oil? That was my reaction at first as well, but let me tell you, this product is amazing! In fact, Olive + M Face Oil is their number one best seller! To me, that says a lot about a product! This Face Oil is light, natural formula is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, omegas and amino acids, and it leaves your complexion soft and glowing. In addition, it also smells so divine!  It is full of rich notes of a blend of green, floral notes and light woody facets with aromatic, minty touches. I really love how this product makes my face feel. It is not oily or greasy and dries to a nice dewy appearance. If you try one product from Olive + M, I highly recommend that you give this one a try! 

Olive + M Body Oil– Who doesn’t love a good body oil? This one from Olive + M is fantastic! Olive + M Body Oil is a concentrated blend of pink grapefruit, bergamot and clary sage. Yes, it smells heavenly! I like to apply Olive + M Body Oil right after I get out of the shower. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and moisturized. You can even apply a few drops in a hot bath if you prefer. I haven’t tried that yet, but plan to very soon! 

In addition to ordering from Olive + M directly on their website, I am so happy to tell you that Olive + M is now available at your local Target! The next time that you are there, be sure to take a look at the products for yourself. I am certain that you will love them as much as I have!

My FASTer Way to Fat Loss Update

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                                                           BEFORE                                             NOW

It has been a little while since I have given you an update on my FASTer Way to Fat Loss, so I thought that this would be a good time to do so! I think that the results in the picture above speak for themselves, don’t you? You can see my previous posts HERE and HERE.

If you have been following me from the beginning, you will remember that I started my first round back at the end of June. Since then I have lost 24 inches and over 12 pounds. I have never felt better in my life, while eating more food than I ever thought possible. I love working out and planning the next day’s meals. The FASTer Way to Fat Loss is a lifestyle change it is not a diet. If you are tired of yo-yo dieting, counting calories, and every other gimmick on the market, this program is for you! If I can do it, anyone can do it! I was so tired of looking in the mirror and not liking the picture. I was tired of being stuck in a rut. I was tired of not having confidence in how I looked. I am so glad that I took this journey and I don’t plan on looking back! I still have more goals to crush and I know that I will get there!

YOU are worth the investment. Your husband and children are worth the investment. Self Care is so important and when we realize that, it makes a huge difference! Give yourself the gift of a new you. You will gain such confidence that you never thought possible all while seeing crazy awesome results!

Since my initial round, I have been sticking to the program on my own and still seeing some amazing results! In fact, of the 24 inches that I have lost 10 have been after my round! I am still a work in progress, and can’t wait to see even more results! Remember, it is all about progress over perfection!

It’s not hard and you don’t have to be perfect. ⁠You won’t starve or restrict foods or spend hours in the gym. It is all in the program! I am satisfied and feel full and I don’t crave sugars or junk food. Do I still splurge? Yes, Do I still enjoy treats? Yes, it is all about learning to fuel your body with the right types of foods. One good thing to remember is Memories over Macros. Enjoy those parties and family get togethers with no guilt. 

My coach Stephanie is amazing and will be there to help you every step of the way! And, she has a new round starting this Monday September 23! It will probably be her last round before the holiday, so get in shape now and enjoy the holidays without feeling guilty.

GO HERE to check out the FASTer Way to Fat Loss and to sign up for the round that begins September 23. If you have any questions, please email me at: mysweetsavings@gmail.com

Free 11×14 Photo Canvas!

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Do you have photos from summer vacation that you want to treasure forever? Right now, Canvas People has an amazing deal! Get a Free 11×14 Canvas (or 65% off any other size canvas) just pay $19.99 shipping! I can tell you, that is a crazy good deal! I personally have a wall of canvases in my home and they are the centerpiece of conversation when people enter. These also make the best gifts for anyone!

GO HERE to take advantage of this amazing offer.

Welcome ABC Action News Viewers!

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**If you missed the segment, feel free to watch it HERE.

A warm welcome to ABC Action News viewers! This weekend is a huge back to school shopping holiday for us here in Florida!

If you have not already started your back to school shopping for the kiddos, now is the time to do so! With the tax free weekend, many stores will be offering great sales and promotional offers, so this may be a great time to finish up your shopping while taking advantage of the sales. You can see my previous post HERE on the guidelines for Tax Free Shopping this weekend and the items that will be included.

While it may be more challenging these days to find good deals on school supplies, there are still ways that it can be done.

Here are a few tips to help as you plan your back to school shopping:

  • Start your shopping early and have a plan of action. Have the kid’s back to school list handy and know exactly what items that you are looking for. You don’t want to be shopping for items the week for school starts. Shopping early not only alleviates stress, but it allows you to score the best deals!
  • Shop at several stores to get the most bang for your buck. I often find that if you spend your entire budget at one store, you will end up spending more than you had originally planned. This does require some time and effort, but it is worth it! Purchase the newspaper on Sunday and see what stores have the best deals for the items on your kids’ school supply list and make a plan of action from there.
  • Be aware of limits on products. Many stores will limit the amount of products that you can purchase if there a special discount on that item. For example, you may only be able to purchase 5 notebooks for $0.10 each per person. Plan to take several people with you if you need more than the required limit.
  • Coupons are still alive and well! I have noticed several coupons both online and paper for school supply items. Don’t be afraid to utilize those to help you maximize your budget even more! For example, there was coupon in the newspaper this past Sunday for $1.50 off 2 BIC Stationery products. BIC Pens are priced around $1 at most stores so this coupon will get you 2 packs of pens for just $0.50! And, $0.25 per package of pens is definitely a stock up price and under my price point per package! (please keep in mind that most coupons now have a limit on them)
  • Have a product swap with friends. You may be surprised of the items that you have laying around the house that are brand new school supplies. Get your friends together and see what they have. You could save a few dollars and have a fun time doing it!
  • Thrift Stores– You can find some great hidden gems at your local thrift store! I have seen items with the tags still attached for a fraction of the price that you would pay at your local store.
  • School clothes closet sales. Check to see if your kid’s school has a closet sale of uniforms and other items that have been left behind. I just bought my boys’ uniform shirts and jackets (their school has a required logo shirt) that were in like-new condition for only $5 each!
  • Stack the savings! This is probably one of my biggest tips for ways that you can save on school supplies. When you stack store promotional offers and coupons with discounts and rewards you can save BIG! And, don’t forget at places like Target you will save an extra 5% off when you use your Target REDcard! If you don’t have a Target REDcard, consider shopping with a credit card that will earn you cash back or points.
  •  Know the price points of school supplies and what you should be paying for those items. I have put together a list below of my price points for school supplies. You may be able to find these items even cheaper than I have posted. If you do, stock up! You can click on the image below or print the list HERE and keep it with you for when you are shopping!

Please feel free to follow me on all of my social media outlets! I love to offer savings advice for the smart and savvy lifestyle, and hope that you will learn to save in every area of your family’s budget so that you can splurge on those fun luxuries from time-to-time!

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Florida Back to School Tax Free Weekend 2019 August 2-6

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Florida Back to School Tax Free Weekend 2019 is almost here! This year we have 5 days (August 2-6) to take advantage of the holiday! During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial or personal use.

Clothing and Accessories $60 and under

Diapers (this is a great time to stock up for the little ones!)

Fitness Clothing

Handbags, Purses, Wallets

Backpacks, Book Bags and Lunch Boxes

Shoes (including athletic)

Bicycle Helmets

Swimsuits and Swim Trunks

 

School Supplies $15 and under

Notebooks, Paper, Folders, Notebook Filler Paper, Graph Paper

Calculators

Compasses, Rulers, Protractors, Scissors, Staplers and Staples 

Pens, Pencils, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Highlighters

Poster Board, Constructions Paper

Glue, Paste and Tape

For all of the details and to see everything included, you can GO HERE to the Florida Revenue site.

My Sweet Savings’ 2019 Printable School Supply Price Point List + Tips for Back to School Shopping

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If you have not already started your back to school shopping for the kiddos, now is the time to do so! We are starting to see some really great sales, and I am going to do my best to keep you posted on the best deals that I see at many of the stores.

While it may be more challenging these days to find good deals on school supplies, there are still ways that it can be done.

Here are a few tips to help as you plan your back to school shopping:

  • Start your shopping early and have a plan of action. Have the kid’s back to school list handy and know exactly what items that you are looking for. You don’t want to be shopping for items the week for school starts. Shopping early not only alleviates stress, but it allows you to score the best deals!
  • Shop at several stores to get the most bang for your buck. I often find that if you spend your entire budget at one store, you will end up spending more than you had originally planned. This does require some time and effort, but it is worth it! Purchase the newspaper on Sunday and see what stores have the best deals for the items on your kids’ school supply list and make a plan of action from there.
  • Be aware of limits on products. Many stores will limit the amount of products that you can purchase if there a special discount on that item. For example, you may only be able to purchase 5 notebooks for $0.10 each per person. Plan to take several people with you if you need more than the required limit.
  • Coupons are still alive and well! I have noticed several coupons both online and paper for school supply items. Don’t be afraid to utilize those to help you maximize your budget even more! For example, there was coupon in the newspaper this past Sunday for $1.50 off 2 BIC Stationery products. BIC Pens are priced around $1 at most stores so this coupon will get you 2 packs of pens for just $0.50! And, $0.25 per package of pens is definitely a stock up price and under my price point per package! (please keep in mind that most coupons now have a limit on them)
  • Have a product swap with friends. You may be surprised of the items that you have laying around the house that are brand new school supplies. Get your friends together and see what they have. You could save a few dollars and have a fun time doing it!
  • Thrift Stores– You can find some great hidden gems at your local thrift store! I have seen items with the tags still attached for a fraction of the price that you would pay at your local store.
  • School clothes closet sales. Check to see if your kid’s school has a closet sale of uniforms and other items that have been left behind. I just bought my boys’ uniform shirts and jackets (their school has a required logo shirt) that were in like-new condition for only $5 each!
  • Stack the savings! This is probably one of my biggest tips for ways that you can save on school supplies. When you stack store promotional offers and coupons with discounts and rewards you can save BIG! And, don’t forget at places like Target you will save an extra 5% off when you use your Target REDcard! If you don’t have a Target REDcard, consider shopping with a credit card that will earn you cash back or points.
  •  Know the price points of school supplies and what you should be paying for those items. I have put together a list below of my price points for school supplies. You may be able to find these items even cheaper than I have posted. If you do, stock up! You can click on the image below or print the list HERE and keep it with you for when you are shopping!

 

My FASTer Way to Fat Loss Update

Disclosure: I have been provided with sponsorship to the FASTer Way to Weight Loss for the next 6 weeks in exchange for my review. All thoughts are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Açaí Bowls are one of my favorite ways to break my fast on regular macro days! 

It has been just under one month since I began the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, and I am super excited to share with you my thoughts on the program so far. I have seen some amazing results, and am feeling SO good! I have a lot of energy and feel very good about the whole nutrition that I am giving my body each day. The mission of FASTer Way has quickly become my mission and goal, Don’t allow perfection to be the enemy of good. Commit to a healthy lifestyle and focus on making steps toward better health.” I definitely feel so much better about myself and am making great strides toward a healthy lifestyle thanks to this amazing program!

Look at all of this delicious and REAL food! 

The FASTer Way to Fat Loss is not a diet. It is a lifestyle change that is composed of eating clean, whole foods. I have been eating gluten free and dairy free (as much as possible) and not missing those things at all! There is absolutely no deprivation with this program, and you eat a ton of food! There are some days that I have a hard time eating all my food! You will even have room in your macros for treats so don’t worry about feeling deprived of those things. 

What has the FASTer Way to Fat Loss done for me so far? It has changed the way that I look at food. It is all about fueling your body with the whole nutrition that it needs and craves. I love that we track everything we are eating each day. This really helps me to stay on plan and on track with my macros.

Intermittent fasting and carb cycling are also great tools and a big component of this program. Don’t let those terms scare you. Intermittent fasting is actually very simple and easy once you get the hang of it. I usually stop eating each night by 8-9pm and won’t break my fast until around 1pm the next day. You are actually doing most of your fasting while you are sleeping. And, you can still have coffee or tea. Just keep it under 50 calories and only use a Stevia to sweeten it. I take mine with Nutpods or Almond Milk and have not even missed regular coffee creamer. Oh, and let me tell you about my will-power when it comes to coffee. I am usually a big iced coffee drinker. Yes, you know the ones that are laden with sugar and cream. I have not even missed those drinks. In fact, I love my Starbucks with Unsweetened Almond Milk and Stevia now! Who is this girl? 😀

Carb Cycling, what is that and how does it affect the FASTer Way to Fat Loss? On Mondays and Tuesdays, we partake in Low Carb days and pair it with high intensity interval training workouts. These workouts can be done right at home or they gym. After the two low carb days we will refuel our body with carbs for the rest of the week. These days are my fave and I look forward to fueling my body with good carbs! This is such a great part of the program.  Monday and Tuesday we are focusing on lower carb foods and filling our bodies with the good fats that we need, then, when Wednesday comes around we can eat yummy fruits, oatmeal, and other good for you-carbs to refuel! 

Working out of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss has actually been a big part for me. I go to the YMCA at least 6 days a week and do spinning, leg machines and the treadmill. It does depend on the day of the week and what exercises you will need to focus on. As I mentioned before, you can do the exercises at home too if you don’t have access to a gym. You will be given a link when you sign up to view all the workouts. I highly suggest that you try to do something each day even if it is just walking. I have only missed going to the gym a few days and when I don’t get there I actually miss it!

What do I eat on the FASTer Way to Fat Loss? You will eat a TON of food! I cannot believe all the food that I get to eat each day and see such amazing results! I am going to share in pictures some of my meals and snacks from the past few weeks. My favorite way to break a fast on regular macro days is with a delicious Açaí Bowl or Overnight Oats. Low Carb Days I love bacon, eggs and guacamole! For snacks I love chicken salad, nuts, tuna, fruit and the list goes on and on! I will tell you that it is best to input your food the night before so that you are not scrambling the day of. Preparation is key to this program!

I still enjoyed a delicious 4th of July Meal! No deprivation here!

My thoughts so far? I love this program and actually plan to continue on for another 6 weeks when this round is over. It is sustainable, there is no depravation and it makes you feel so good about yourself. I know that I am giving my body the whole nutrition that it needs and that is so important! I went on vacation last week to Orlando and Boston with my husband and was still able to maintain my good eating habits and tracking. Even with the Fourth of July and vacation, eating out, and indulging on a few treats I maintained. If I can do this, you can do this! I promise! Don’t feel like you can’t enjoy a birthday or special occasion on this program. You can totally make it work! I am so motivated to continue on. I want this for me and for my health. You can’t afford NOT to take care of yourself! Self care is so important!
With all of the other “diet” plans that I have tried before, I was left hungry and wanting to eat more food. This program is so different. While you will eat a lot of food, (I eat over 1700 calories on most days) you will also gain freedom from food. You will crave those things that your body needs and have confidence to be a better YOU!

                                                                   BEFORE                                               DURING

I want to share with you a picture so you can see what I have experienced so far with the program. In less than a month, my legs have transformed a ton! I carry most of my weight in my hips/thighs so it is hard to lose. But it is coming along! Just look at that picture. In less than one month! I am blown away! Remember, it is all about progress over perfection! I can’t wait to continue on and see even more amazing results. What about the scale? I don’t get on the scale very often. In fact, it is encouraged from the FWTFL not to get on the scale. When I did get on a few weeks back I had lost over 5 pounds. To me, inches are more than pounds. Don’t go by what the scale says go by how you feel and how your clothes are fitting!

Want to learn more about the FASTer Way to Fat LossGO HERE and sign up for the next round that is starting July 15! When you sign up using the link HERE, be sure to enter my coach Stephanie Lightfield as your coach. You will love her and she will be there to answer any questions as you begin your journey to a more healthier you!

You can also feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. I would love to help answer any questions that you might have before you get started on the program.

Join ME on the The FASTer Way to Fat Loss!

Disclosure: I have been provided with sponsorship to the FASTer Way to Weight Loss for the next 6 weeks in exchange for my review. All thoughts are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I am very excited to share with you some news! Over the next 6 weeks, I will be participating in The FASTer Way to Fat Loss program thanks to my friend and coach Stephanie. She is giving me the opportunity to try a 6 week round and to share my results with YOU! I can’t wait to share and to see amazing results along the way! And, stay tuned because my coach Stephanie is going to give away a Free round to one of you for the September round! You don’t want to miss following along!

I have tried many different diets over the past several years, and while I have had great results, I feel that sometimes those programs are not sustainable. That is why I am so excited for this new journey! I love that the goal through the FASTer Way to Fat Loss Program is progress, not perfection. Don’t  allow perfection to be the enemy of good. Commit to a healthy lifestyle and focus on making steps toward better health.”

Look at my Coach Stephanie’s results so far! Doesn’t she look amazing?

What is the FASTer Way to Fat Loss? 

The FASTer Way to Fat Loss is a healthy eating program (I would not call it a diet, it is a lifestyle change) that is composed of eating clean, whole foods. You will be eating gluten free, dairy free (as much as possible) all while eating a ton of food and feeling great! You will still have room in your macros for treats so no depravation there!

There FASTer Way to Fat Loss incorporates several key components:

Intermittent Fasting: I think when many people when they hear the word fasting, they get scared and run. Don’t let this intimidate you. This is a core component to the program and you will come to actually enjoy it! You stay in a fasted state for 16 hours and then you will eat during an 8 hour window. I have been fasting the past several days to prepare myself and it has been much easier than I expected. I stop eating at 8pm and then break my fast at Noon. If you need to slowly ease into it, I suggest that you do that during your prep week to prepare your body.

During your fast you may drink coffee, water or herbal tea. You want to make sure that you don’t go over the 50 calorie mark or you will break your fast. For me, this has been the hardest. I love me some cream in my coffee, but I have been using these Nutpods which are dairy free, gluten free and the taste is really great! I am going to experiment with some other dairy free creamers, so stay tuned for what I find!

Carb Cycling: On Mondays and Tuesdays, we partake in Low Carb days and pair it with high intensity interval training workouts. These workouts can be done right at home or they gym. After the through the  two low carb days we will refuel our body with carbs for the rest of the week. I LOVE this as Monday and Tuesday we are focusing on lower carb foods and filling our bodies with the good fats that we need, then, when Wednesday comes around we can eat yummy fruits, oatmeal, and other good for you-carbs to refuel! 

Macro Counting: Macros are the breakdown of fats, carbs and protein in your food. With the FASTer Way to Weight Loss, we are tracking these to get the best combination of what is best for your body and how you consume the food that is best for your overall performance.  We track our Macros through the My Fitness Pal App. This is a free app that tracks everything for you. t breaks down everything for us so we can see fats, carbs and proteins that we are consuming each day. It really does take all the guesswork out. You can even scan barcodes of products, check nutritional values at restaurants and so much more! 

Workouts (can be done at home or the gym): You really want to work out at least 5 days a week. There are three different styles of workouts: Beginner, Home and Gym. When you sign up, there are links for videos for all of the exercises you need to do each day. Doing something is better than nothing, so just get up and moving! 

What Do You Eat on the FASTer Way to Fat Loss?

You will eat a TON of food! Last night while my coach Stephanie was helping with my plan for today, I could not believe all the food that I have to eat! Really, you can eat whatever you want as long as it is REAL, whole food! I plan on eating lots of good fats, salads, nuts, avocados, sweet potatoes, berries, brown rice and more. I will keep you posted as my journey progresses so stay tuned! I will tell you that it is best to input your food the night before so that you are not scrambling the day of. Preparation is key here!

When you join, your Coach will also give you access to their personal FWTFL Facebook group. This is where you will share meal and snack ideas and really, just be a huge support to one another! I have learned so much already!

Now it is your turn! Want to learn more about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss? GO HERE and sign up for the next round that is starting July 15! When you sign up using the link HERE, be sure to enter my coach Stephanie Lightfield as your coach. You will love her and she will be there to answer any questions as you begin your journey to a more healthier you!

Stay tuned as I will be sharing my thoughts with you on how my first week goes!

Captain Marvel on DVD with Exclusive SteelBook at Best Buy!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Calling all Captain Marvel fans! If you are like me, I am sure that you have been counting down the days until the release of this amazing film on DVD! It is time to head on over to your local Best Buy today where you can purchase the exclusive Captain Marvel Collectible SteelBook that includes custom box art! This is only available at Best Buy so you will want to grab it while you can! With Father’s Day right around the corner, this SteelBook would make the ultimate gift for any Marvel or super-hero fan! I love these super cool SteelBooks and they are the best way to gift a DVD!

Information: Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck this sci-fi action film is the latest offering from the American comic books by Marvel Comics. The narrative follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), an Air Force pilot who experiences a freak accident that somehow bestows her with alien superpowers, making her Captain Marvel. With time running out, Captain Marvel joins forces with Nick Fury (Samuel.L Jackson), and together they work to save the planet from a looming war between alien races.~Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez.

I just love how Captain Marvel empowers and is so confident! She definitely has a positive message to share with everyone! This makes Captain Marvel the perfect date night movie or a great action-packed film for the older teens in your family! It would also be a fun idea to throw a Girl’s Night and watch it with some of your favorite girlfriends. After all, this is a chick super hero! Are you ready to learn more and to purchase your Captain Marvel Collectible SteelBook from Best Buy? GO HERE to purchase and to learn more.