Friday, February 27, 2015

No-Spend March... getting ready!

For some personal reasons we NEED to do a no-spend month.  We need to come up with some extra money, a LOT of extra money actually, for a very large home project.  We've been saving, but we need a little more.  Here is our push.  Its real, its NOW.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Menu Plan Monday- 21 Day Fix= all clean eating!

Monday starts The 21 Day Fix, and I'm so excited to say my hubby is joining me this time!  Its my 3rd round with this program and I love all Im learning from it.  Changing my habits to healthy ones, making portion control automatic now.  Love, love, love!!  Here is what the whole family will be eating this week.....

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Avoiding the 'Danger Food' zone

I am generally a fairly controlled eater.  I generally like most healthy foods.  I generally don't eat so much I make myself sick.  Generally.

With a lot of my recent health and food education with Beachbody I feel pretty confident that I am choosing what is best for my body most of the time.  My portions are generally ideal for me and not often do I do any emotional eating any more.

There are a couple exceptions and I refer to these as my 'Danger Foods'.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

What do I do with 14lbs of chicken.....

Ran to the Military Commissary and for the first time in my 15 years of shopping there I saw discounted chicken!  So, yeah, I got 14 lbs!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Night Pizza Night!! my healthier version!

My children are now at that age where they expect pizza every Friday night.  I guess we have started a tradition.  Traditions are wonderful and important for children, they build security, self-confidence and strength.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Menu Plan Monday- Dinner for 4 at $25 a week!

I did all my grocery shopping for this pay-period yesterday. That post here!  I spent about $180 and will use those groceries along with what we already have to organize our Menu for the next 2 weeks.  This leaves me still $100 to pick up produce and other items (dog food!!) 'til the 15th.  I will make this work- no problem!

Tips for Shopping and Bulk Cooking; A quick Saturday Project

I plan my families menu every single week.  I don't just plan out what sounds good to me.  Nope.  I scan my pantry, fridge and freezer to see what I have on hand, sort through my recipes then hit the grocery store.  I ONLY buy what is a true bargain.

While at the store my husband texted me and asked for granola.  There was none on a discounted price so I didn't buy any.  Thats how I shop.  We have other food and will make due.  When granola is on clearance again I will stock up.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

New leggings on the 1st!

Im starting to learn more about Fabletics as each month goes on....  I have just put 2 and 2 together and discovered that a few BRAND NEW styles come out on the 1st of each month!  With new styles comes a fully stocked size selection.  I was able to grab these darling leggings in MY SIZE this morning!  Im so excited for their arrival!  

And now I really think I need some new sneakers to go with them.....  hmmmmmm......

Allow me to INVITE YOU to Fabletics.  Their referral system is also awesome.  But even without it I will solely buy their workout gear from now on.  Basically priced the same as TJMaxx stuff but touting quality like Lulu(which I cannot afford by the way).  They are awesome.  High quality workout wear comfy enough even for sleep.  Oh, and they look fantastic on!  I have reviews of them here, if you wanna learn and see more :D

No go put your workout gear on and get some exercise!  .....or just clean the house.

(and may i add a note here...  i just had an issue trying to enter a gift card i received so i called in to customer service...  yes, at 7:30am on Sunday!  i was only on hold for a few minutes and was quickly helped by a very sweet girl who was both competent and friendly.  she actually logged onto my account and did everything for me.  A+ Fabletics, A+!)