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April 22, 2014

DAY 1 OF MY FIT TEA 28-DAY DETOX

I have always wanted to try a detox or cleanse. I've never actually gone through with one though. I like food way too much. This all changed when I received FitTea. FitTea gives you all the benefits of a detox without having to give up the foods you love. Lose weight, remove toxins and have more energy while still maintaining my regular diet? Count me in!


I received the FitTea Pro Pack which contains the FitTea Fatburner and 28 Day FitTea Detox package. The two FitTea products contain 100% natural ingredients that have been used all over the world for thousands of years for both weight loss and increased energy.


The Fit Tea drink is a loose leaf tea that contains a powerful blend of Organic Green Tea, Oolong Wu Yi, Organic Rooibos, Ginger, Pomegranate, Guarana, Birch, Stevia, Corn and Honey Powder. Seriously, those are ALL of the ingredients! You only have to drink one cup of tea per day, ideally in the morning.

The Fit Tea:
• promotes fat burning
• boosts your immune system
• promotes & soothes digestion
• promotes loss of body weight


The Fit Tea Fat Burner capsules have natural antioxidants like African Mango Extract, Apple Cider Vinegar, Green Tea Extract, and Acai Fruit. African Mango is on Dr. Oz's list of favorite choices for diet supplements. Two capsules should be taken with 8 ounces of water 30 minutes before breakfast and lunch.

The Fat Burner:
• suppresses your appetite
• provides additional energy without the jitters
• removes toxins which hinder your body from burning fat

Additional tips:
• Eat healthy, balanced meals.
• Stay hydrated with plenty of water.
• Exercise regularly 3-5 times per week.

This morning, I started Day 1 of my 28-Day FitTea Detox. It certainly can't hurt to try a tea that not only tastes good, but is proven to work and will effectively help my current exercise program. I'm anxious to see how I look and feel in 28 days. I'll be back at the end of May with a full report.


"Give us a few weeks and we'll give you a new waistline".

To see what other people think about FitTea and see their results, click here.

In addition, FitTea also offers a caffeine free alternative which can be found here.



April 16, 2014

CURRENTLY - APRIL 2014



enjoying: cool spring temps
thinking about: the weekend
reading: torn by k.a. robinson
craving: mexican + margaritas
crushing on: theo james from divergent
listening to: pharrell williams + ellie goulding
loving: my leopard sneakers from windsor store
watching: my daughter's soccer games + my son's baseball games

April 14, 2014

2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS FASHION

Conan O'Brien hosted the 2014 MTV Movie Awards last night. The show was basically an opening number with Conan, a whole bunch of awards and three musical performances. I don't really find Conan to be that funny, so I was glad I didn't see a lot of him. Overall, I think this year's program was the worst one I've seen. I had it on in the background while I did other things. There was only one great moment, and that's when Rita Ora ripped off Zac Efron's shirt. He still doesn't really do anything for me, but from the neck down... Mama likes.



Onto the ladies...


SNOOKI
I'm not a fan of the print, but I like the heels.


VICTORIA JUSTICE
I love this. It's fun, flirty and perfect for MTV.
I would have gone with a different lip color though.



KAT GRAHAM
Her look is very MTV.
Like the makeup. Don't like the hair.



SHAILENE WOODLEY
The heels are bad ass, but what's up with the thick olive leather?
I don't like it.



JWOWW
Wow! JWoww looks beautiful.


ZENDAYA COLEMAN
I just don't like high slit dresses that are also a weird length.


NICKI MINAJ
She looks so pretty!


ELLIE GOULDING
I love Ellie and her beautiful voice.
I never like what she wears though.



LESLIE MANN
I often love what Leslie wears.
This is simple with great heels.



RIHANNA
She looks like she's in her pajamas.


BELLA THORNE
There's just too much going on here.


CHRISSY TEIGEN // JESSICA ALBA
They're not my favorites, but they both look super cute.


RITA ORA // JENNA DEWAN-TATUM
Rita showed a lot of boob, but I liked it.
Jenna's dress is just ok.



MILA KUNIS // LUPITA NYONG'O
Pregnant Mila kept it safe.
It's not my favorite of Lupita's dresses, but it did look pretty amazing on tv.



images via People & Us Weekly

April 09, 2014

THIRTY-FIVE AIN'T NO THANG

Today is my 35th birthday. On Saturday night, my bestest friend Terri put together a casual and fun celebration. There was Kentucky basketball on the tv, drinks on the table and all of my favorite people together in one place. As a Kentucky fan, I was really hoping they'd pull out a win for my special day. It came down to the final seconds, but they did it! Unfortunately, the streak ended on Monday when they lost to UConn. Losing's never easy, but I'm proud of my boys in blue. They had a great run. And I had a great birthday!






Yes, you're reading that correctly.

My cake says Bruce.


PS - I did not change my blog design again.. just the color and picture.

April 08, 2014

SUMMER SLIM DOWN WITH WALMART DPSG TEN CALORIE BEVERAGES

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TENways http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

I'm not even going to pretend I'm one of those people who doesn't drink soda. Mama needs her caffeine. I do limit myself to one a day, two if I'm feeling extra stabby. I think I do a decent job of balancing my soda intake with my water intake. I could always do better though. In addition to soda, my other weakness would definitely be eating ALL THE CARBS. Now that bikini season is right around the corner, I'm trying to cut down on the naughty stuff.


Thanks to Dr. Pepper Snapple Group's (DPSG) TEN beverages, you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for less calories. The DPSG Ten sodas come in four great flavors you already know and love -- Ten A&W, Ten 7Up, Ten Sunkist, and Ten Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Seriously, each of these drinks only has 10 calories! I picked mine up at Walmart.

I'm lucky to have a high metabolism, for now anyway. If I watch what I eat and exercise, I can lose weight fairly easily. Here are a few simple tips I plan to enforce for the next few weeks in order to feel comfortable in my two-piece this summer.


1. Drink healthier
Water is obviously the best choice, but sometimes I need a little flavor. This is where the DPSG Ten beverages come in. With only ten calories, I can enjoy a cold, refreshing beverage without feeling guilty for not reaching for the H20. And even though they have less calories, they still have FULL FLAVOR.

2. Eat healthier
I'm the worst when it comes to eating a healthy breakfast. I'm always in a rush, so I either don't have time or eat something bad simply because it's quick. Two cups of coffee and Donettes are not a wise breakfast choice. Once I start a precedent by eating healthy first thing, it usually helps me stay focused throughout the rest of my day.


3. Quit unhealthy snacking
On days I eat poorly at mealtime, I end up snacking more. We're not talking about fruit and yogurt either. I'm having potato chips. When I have three well-balanced meals, I don't feel the need to reach for the bad stuff that only temporarily satisfies my hunger.

4. Get moving
You don't need a gym membership to exercise. I've got hand weights, a medicine ball and an elliptical in my bedroom. There's simply no excuse for not exercising when I can catch up on my shows while burning fat. I also plan to get outside and take my dogs on longer walks. Good for them. Good for me.


DPSG TEN Facebook
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The two key factors for me when trying to diet and exercise are:
1. Slow down.
2. Make the time.

You can find all of the DPSG TEN beverages at Walmart.

Here's a coupon to help you get started on your summer slim down.

PROMOTION:
$0.50 off of the purchase of TWO 2 liter bottles or TWO 4-pack cans of TEN A&W, TEN 7UP, TEN RC, TEN Sunkist, or TEN Canada Dry sodas. Offer available while supplies last, from 3/27-4/17.
http://wm6.walmart.com/ten-ways-coupon.aspx

April 07, 2014

2014 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS FASHION

There wasn't a lot of hot off the presses celeb news this week, so you get CMA fashion instead.


Carrie Underwood // Danielle Bradberry


Kacey Musgraves // Kellie Pickler


Jamie Lynn Spears // Kimberly Schlapman


Taylor Swift // Kimberly Perry


Jewel // Sheryl Crow


Olivia Munn // Miranda Lambert


Shawna Thompson // Shakira


Thoughts:
I'm really digging Carrie's overall look.
Taylor and Miranda look fab.
Jewel's boobs are distracting.
Sheryl looks great.
Shawna is a Christmas plant.