Friday, January 27, 2012

{Faithfully Fit} The beginning...

There is a song by Lincoln Brewster, Today Is The Day, where one of the verses goes, "Today is the day You have made I will rejoice and be glad in it." I love that line and I have been working towards taking that same concept into every aspect of my life... even my body.  

This is my body, you (and I) have made, I will rejoice and be glad in it! 

Because I am small framed, most people do not think nor believe that I face body image and health / weight issues. But I do.  Many cannot tell by looking at me, but within the last year I have gained 4+ pant sizes.  I say 4+ because after growing out of that 4th size up, I decided to not buy any more jeans the next size up and instead to just keep my zipper unbuttoned and use a maternity Bella band.  Yup... that's me!

I made a choice to work towards making myself healthy again and give up the maternity clothing help... especially since my youngest will be 3 soon and I cannot use "baby fat" as an excuse anymore.  
Here I am, exposing my bodily truths to who knows who... maybe this will help me stay motivated.  Someone may actually be reading this and the change I make may just help them to make their own.  

I started a new Facebook page, Faithfully Fit, to kind of track my progress, allow others to post their own and to just add things that may help me (and you) with the much needed motivational side of staying fit.  After all, it is our responsibility:

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Are You Smarterer?

I recently found out about this site, thanks to where you can test your knowledge of different social media and other social websites:
  • Blogger test
  • Facebook test
  • Flickr test
  • Twitter test
  • WordPress test
  • Tumblr Test
  • And many more!
I thought I was going to ACE them all but I was so wrong.  I did however learn a lot since it lets you know the correct answers after getting them wrong.

Check it out and let me know how you did.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Is this a sign?

My husband and I have been researching playgrounds for our daughter who will be turning 3 years old in a few months.  With finances being kind of tight and our son now needing braces, I was hoping to find a really good deal on one.  Today I went online to check out Backyard Discovery and BAM! They are hosting a giveaway for one... this just may be our lucky day! Wish us luck!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

{Review} Ode to Purex Free & Clear

Every now and then, I get to sample some new and great product Purex makes as a part of being one of their Purex Insiders.  For me, this is great because I often miss new laundry products when I get caught up into the motion of always buying the same one.  Recently I was sent two Purex products to test.  

The first was the new UltraPacks™ detergent coming out February 2012.  As a mother of a teenage boy who does is own laundry, I must say, this may just be one of their best products to hit the shelf (next month when it hits the shelf).  They were beyond easy to use... all he had to do was start the water, throw one in and add his clothes.  No measuring, No nothing!  

What are Purex® UltraPacks™?
• New Purex UltraPacks are convenient pre-dosed liquid detergent packs that make doing laundry easier than ever.
• Purex UltraPacks manage to squeeze all the performance of our new Triple Action liquid formula into just one powerful pack.
• Finally…No more mess. No more spills. No more heavy jugs. It’s Laundry Simplified.®
• Each Purex UltraPack contains powerful 2x concentrated liquid detergent, giving each UltraPack double
the cleaning power in every drop*.
• Purex UltraPacks dissolve quickly once the washer is started—even in cold water.
• Purex UltraPacks are formulated and safe for all machines, including high-efficiency (HE).

Easy Peasy!!!

Next I got to test a new Triple Action formula Purex.  I have sensitive skin so I requested the Free & Clear formula.  It worked so well on my clothing with my not getting any irritations that I went ahead and washed all of my bed linens with it... and as I was hoping, no skin irritations.  This does not happen often with me so I am extremely pleased with the product.  Not to mention, it still had that "clean" feel even though there were no scents... that's how you know it was just really clean!