What Invisawear is Doing During Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The statistics can be scary. Nearly 1 in 5 women are attacked in their lifetime. That’s why I’m proud to be an affiliate with Invisawear.

Invisawear was created by a woman who had an encounter that scared her and really made her think. In that moment she didn’t have time to dig through her purse for her phone. From that encounter, the idea for Invisawear was created.

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Invisawear offers discreet jewelry that can get you help in an emergency. Call it connected jewelry, if you will. A simple press can alert designated friends or family that you need help and send out a text with your location. Invisawear is backed by ADT and can even alert trained ADT agents who can notify emergency services for you. Premium memberships can even get you access to activity tracking and virtual self defense classes. This would make an amazing and thoughtful gift for mother’s day or graduation gift for someone going off to college. Get free shipping on order of $100+

This security jewelry could quite literally save someone’s life.

Plus a percentage of the sales in April will be donated to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)

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VIP Pets S1 Mousse Bottle Surprise – Fun Basket Filler Idea

My daughter loves all those encapsulated toys and miniature toys. Things like L.O.L. Surprise, My Little Pet Shop, etc etc. Reading the description for the VIP Pets S1 Mousse Bottle Surprise, I know my daughter would love it. I’m thinking this will be a fun addition to her Easter basket this year. For reference, my daughter will be 8 in a couple weeks. She’s been playing with these types of toys for about 3 years now.

Just take a look at these! Aren’t they fun and cute?

The VIP Pets are the most fashionable pets around. There are 6 characters with 2 different looks, all with their own personalities and hobbies. However there is something that connects them all… their passion for all things hair! These fabulous pets come with 9 surprises to unbox and 12 inches of super long hair to style .

The VIP Pets like to wear their hair in different styles depending on the occasion but they need your help to create the perfect look. Unbox 6 unique and personalized accessories! My daughter enjoys that part. Of course, she loves to see what character she gets but the accessories add to the fun.

Once you’ve washed her hair you will discover her unique style! PLUS, there is a special water reveal on their face to showcase a special face design! 12 different dolls to collect in Series 1! Become a professional hair stylist just like Fabio and Fabia! My daughter thinks it’s absolute magic when things color change. She gets so excited.

Shop for VIP Pets S1 Mousse Bottle Surprise Hair Reveal Doll at Target, Walmart and Amazon.

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I Worked With A Personal Trainer Virtually For 2 Month Here’s What I Got Out of It

Before the spring of 2020 I had never worked with a personal trainer. It was something I had thought about but I thought it was just something for celebs and people with money. I am neither.

As some of you know I’m a bit of a sweepstakes junkie. I like to enter sweeps as one of my hobbies. I had entered a sweepstakes through Forever Fitness F2 for 2 months of personal training and nutrition coaching. I never expected to win.

You can probably guess, I did end up being one of the winners. I was both excited and nervous. I had some many questions and concerns. Things like: Am I going to have to work around the trainers schedule or will they be accommodating? What if I just can’t do it? How will virtual personal training work and why is it different than me just taking live online classes? What if I start and I just don’t like it? I’m gonna feel bad and I’m gonna feel like a quitter. What if they hand me a menu and I don’t like half the things on it? I hate mushrooms!

I wondered how to become a personal trainer, like, what all is involved?

Dwayne from Forever Fitness F2 contacted me via email (that’s how I’m most comfortable) and had me fill out my profile. Choosing foods I liked and was willing to eat and putting foods in a category I did not want to eat. Bye bye mushrooms! I was asked what days and times are better for me to work out. He got a feel for where I was at related to my fitness level. I filled out a form letting him know what equipment I had access to which, at that time was an old treadmill, a few hand weights, and one kettlebell lol

My schedule was set up that I had a half hour 1:1 personal training sessions on Monday evening (I’m an evening workout person. I hate mornings and they accommodated me). I was scheduled for 2 virtual live workout classes a week. Bootcamp on Tuesday evenings and Cardio kickboxing on Thursdays (this was my favorite class). If I had something come up I could let them know and reschedule or jump in on a different class. They were always flexible.

So what benefits did I get out of working with a personal trainer for 2 months? More than I thought actually.

#1 When I started with the trainer I had been in a weight-loss plateau for about 2 months. The trainer helped me break that plateau and I lost another 5 lbs. This was huge for me because I don’t lose a lot of weight at one time with any program.

#2 While working with the trainer I had also won a Nossk trainer. Which is a body weight suspension trainer. He noticed it in one of our training session and told me he was going to incorporate it so I can learn how to use it. It was super helpful. Turns out I was trying to do some of the exercises from the booklet wrong! But he straightened me out.

#3 For years I had been doing squats. Never once did I think I was doing them wrong. Never once did anyone teach me proper form. Thanks to my trainer, I found out I was doing squats wrong my entire life! Again he straightened me out and my knees are thankful.

#4 I don’t often lack motivation to start working out, it’s just, I tend to not push myself as much as I probably should. The trainer helped me learn that I can do more than I thought I could.

#5 I was able to ask fitness and nutrition questions that would pop up in my journey. He always answered them without making me feel stupid. I felt like if I had a concern, question, or what-if question it would be answered professionally.

So how is working with a trainer different than taking live fitness classes? Listen I’ve done live classes. If I sign up and pay for a class and don’t show up they usually just take my money and run or sometimes offer me to reschedule. If I didn’t show up I got texts lol. One time I mixed up the time for a class. I thought it started at 7 pm but it actually started at 6 pm. at 6:05 I got a text “I don’t see you in class” lol Sometimes i need someone to help me stay on track and hold me accountable.

I think most people get the idea that they have to have a personal trainer for months until they reach a goal or to get the benefit. But, I really got a lot out of the 2 months working with Dwayne. I’d recommend it to anyone thinking about it, even if it’s just a month or two like me to get on the right rack. You might even learn a few things! Being able to do my training sessions virtually was a huge convenience for me too. No worrying about finding a sitter, driving there and back, forgetting something, the usuals of going to a gym.

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Paramount Plus Free Trial

Paramount Plus is offering a 1 month free trial for new subscribers. If you decide to stay it’s only $9.99 a month for commercial-free viewing or $5.99 a month with commercials.

See Paramount+ Peak Originals like Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Discovery, The Stand, and more. See SpongeBob Sponge on the Run and other kids friendly favorites like The Loud House, Paw Patrol, Dora the Explorer, the list goes on.

Tons of stuff for the grown ups to stream too. Popular shows like NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, The Young and the Restless, and so many more. Even stuff for the teens like Avatar the Last Air Bender, ICarly, etc.

Watch live tv with Peak News, Premier League, NFL, Master’s Tournament, …well you get the idea.

My kids really want to see the SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run. What are you looking forward to watching?

Sign up for your 1 month free trial of Paramount+ today!

This offer ends 3/31/21 so grab it while you can!!

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GoodRx Gold 30 Day Free Trial

You may have seen the commercials. GoodRx Gold is a monthly membership plan that offers even more discounts on prescription drugs and healthcare services for individuals and families.

So what is GoodRx Gold? Think of it as an Amazon Prime or Sam’s Club members. It might not be for everyone but if you or your family purchase multiple generic prescriptions, you’ll probably find that it saves you a lot more money with the savings far exceeding your membership fee.

So how much is membership? It’s only $5.99/mo for individuals or $9.99/mo for families. You can include up to 6 people on your membership including pets. So if you have pets that take generic prescriptions, you can save on that too!

Still not sure if GoodRX Gold is for you? That’s ok, they’re offering a free 30 day trial for new members only. GoodRX gold is accepted at thousands of pharmacies including CVS, Costco, Krogers, Albertsons, and many more.

You can use GoodRX Gold whether you have insurance or not. If you’re looking for something to help with the cost of your generic prescription costs, why not try it for the 30 day?

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