FREE $5 Starbucks Gift Card!!!

My Facebook page reached 500 fans and I am excited! I am doing a giveaway for a $5 Starbucks gift card to show my appreciation. Its easy and free to enter. Make sure you are sharing my blog because when I get to 100 followers (I have 45 now) I will be doing a big give away on here. Also, when my Facebook page reaches 1000 fans I will have a HUGE giveaway! What would you like to win? Did you enter for the $5 Starbucks gift card?

GIVEAWAY TIME!!

I am sponsoring a prize in the Freebies Я Us 5k Fan Appreciation! They have over 90 awesome prizes you can enter!

Wondering what I am giving away?IT IS A MYSTERY!!!! Now that being said I promise it will have at least a $50 value AND I will be posting clue ins some of my upcoming post. It is open till February 14.

How do you enter? You need to like Freebies Я Us on Facebook to start. You must also follow my blog and like my Facebook page. One last step, either find the picture above in her photo album or click here to be taken straight to it and comment. Oh and don’t forget to agree on the rules picture on her page.

It’s easy as that!!

 

 

Your Thoughts On A Giveaway Please

I would love to do a contest for my readers. I would giveaway one prize here and one on my Facebook page. I am some ideas on what to giveaway and would love to hear your thoughts. What ideas do you like? Want to win something you don’t see listed?

  • PayPal/Amazon Gift Cash
  • Multipack with energy bars, meal replacement bars, protein bars, ect.
  • Workout DVD (30 Day Shred or something like it)
  • Cook book
  • What do you think?

Help stop SOPA/PIPA–Great Video Explination

For those of you who are not up to date with the SOPA bill, please watch this video to understand why this is a CRITICAL moment in the fate of the internet. MANY of your favourite sites, including Facebook, ebay, Craigslist, Wikipedia, FunHealthyFamily and SO many more could be permanently blacked out from your internet. PLEASE don’t let this happen! I URGE you to contact your congressmen and let them know just how you feel about this unethical censorship of free speech.

Below is a great video that can help you understand SOPA. Please click the ribbon in the top right hand corner and get in on the Stop SOPA Act

 

Manic Monday Challenge #2

 

 

Sadly, I am aware that last week I forgot the Manic Monday Challenge. I guess that is a downside to being a new blog writer is that I am still getting in the routine. I did remember on Thursday and I figured that was a little late. So lets catch up!

Last Weeks Challenge

The first Manic Monday Challenge was to drink only water or coffee for a week. Did you do it? I did! To be fair I don’t like tea and once I saw the calorie count in juice it was out. I have been without any kind of soda since Christmas. I am very proud of my self for that. If you are working on giving up sodas it is a hard road but you can do it.

Manic Monday Challenge #2

Get at least 15 minutes of exercise everyday this week. You can do it! Go to the gym, take a walk, dance crazy with your kids, stop and do some jumping jacks, or anything else you can to get your heart pumping. It is best if you can get all 15 minutes in at the same time even better; if not do 5 minutes three times a day. Even if you do not normally work out this is a great starter idea.

Let me know how you did last week and how you plan to get this weeks goal in.

MyFitnessPal

Getting healthy or trying to loose weight? You need support! Even if your goal is just to eat healthier and start working out having people to support you on your off days. I know there are lots of websites and groups out there but I wanted to give you a review on the one I use. MyFitnessPal (MFP) is wonderful!

When you sign up for MFP you fill out a profile with all your current information and your goals. To help you reach your goals MFP provides daily food logs, a recipe calculator, messages boards and more.

Each day you log your food and try to stay under goals. It is an eye opener when you start logging food. When you see that the Jumbo Jack you had for lunch is more than half of what you were suppose to have for the day it starts to put things in perspective. MFP has a large database of food making it easy to input your nutritional information. They also allow you to enter food information if it is not in the database yet. Many doctors will tell you food diaries are the first and best step to take to change your eating habits.

MFP also provides you will a recipe calcultor on it’s website. Ever cook something at home and wonder about the nutriitional value? This calculator will be your best friend. It is what I use when I cook something for this site. All you have to do is log each food you put in your recipe and tell it how many servings it makes and you have all your information. You can even make your recipes public so your family and friends can log them in their food diary. MFP makes cooking at home but staying within your goals easy.

Everyone needs support! From message boards to your MFP friends you will find an abundance of support on MFP. They have many topics in their message boards for you to post questions, comments, or even just post you need a push. You will find recipes, exercise ideas, equipment reviews, and more. You can also make friends on MFP kind of like on Facebook. This great! There is a running feed that shows you when your friends exercise, when they close the day under calories, or when they make comments. You can comment on their updates and they can comment on yours. Again, this is a great motivation when you have a day when you don’t feel your best.

On the go a lot? MFP is easy to use on the go too! They have applications for your Android and your Ipad. All you have to do is put the information on your device and it will sync with the website. The Android application I know for sure has a scanner on it where all you have to do is scan the barcode on the product and it will put the infromation in for you. Can it get any easier than that? Nope.

I want to say that this review is in no way sponsored by MyFitnessPal. I just wanted to write about a site that has helped me out greatly and can help you too. You can add me as a friend (mammafrog) if you would like. Thank you!