I told myself awhile ago that I wanted to do a Giveaway once I got to a certain amount of followers because all the cool kids seem to be doing it and HERE I AM!!! Yay - 300 seems like a great number to celebrate!
I hit 300 late Sunday night - HOO RAY!!
First I want you all to know that I appreciate all the comments and the genuine love out there in the interwebs! I can't believe the friends I have made, of course my hubs thinks some of you are make-believe like Mister Snufalupagus but I love all the comments and connections truly!
I will eventually get a comment system in place that I can respond to every comment because I really would like to...sometimes.
So here is my first offering of a THREE COFFEE GIVEAWAY that will be going on this month for follower appreciation....2 Flavors of Gevalia Coffee including the yummilicious and my personal favorites
Moca Java and Crème Brûlée.
I will be doing two separate posts for the other two coffee prizes as one will include a review of another Gevalia special 1853 Blend and the other will include pounds of Starbucks Coffee - yes, I said pounds...multiple that is..you all deserve it more than anyone else I know!
Without futher ado, here's all you need to do:
How to enter (Mandatory):
Make sure you follow me, and if you already do, leave me a comment here as to WHY - just because I'm curious what drew you in besides the obvious...it's already understood we all love coffee. Why did you stick around after the first visit? OR did you? Are you stalking me or not? This is my third giveaway so I know it's not for the money and prizes..
Earn Extra Entries (Optional):
Tell your friends by tweeting something like: "Enter to win: It's the Coffee Giveaway Trifecta...http://bit.ly/mI1hVh @coffeeluvinmom is giving away FREE COFFEE and it's only just begun."or something more clever just make sure you mention me, and the Giveaway post. - 1 EXTRA PER DAY (leave the link to each new tweet)
So yesterday, I finally cut the jumprope that came with the 20 Second Fitness Program which is totally adjustable to whatever length you need it to be. I had a feeling that jumping rope was coming as we hadn't seen it since WEEK ONE WARMUP - we all just jumped that day because there was only one rope. My daughter also found a jumprope yesterday suddenly unburied from the rubble that may be the closet with the toybox that exploded..
Anyway, here's our skills:
We may have been better off just jumping, it could go either way...
We usually do our workout in the early evening either before or shortly after dinner depending on what else is going on. Last evening we did the first 4 minute set which is followed by the cardio 4 minute set which - I'm telling you, wears even the kids out: I gotta tell them to get off the couch, no lie. I expected the cardio set to include jumping rope.
Nope, our old pal Spence surprised us at the end of the heart pumping cardio including my complete nemesis NOW TOPPING THE DREADMILL absolute favorite - FAST FEET -
the L O N G E S T 20 Seconds of 20 Second Fitness THAT NOW - Breathing heavy already and sweating we were in for an extra added bonus set of jumping rope!!
After cursing his name ** taking a break, we did those extra 3 minutes making this the longest workout to date being 11 minutes total. By the last 20 second set, I was able to jump the whole 20 seconds without flubbing it all up by tripping all over it.
Now I didn't mean to lie but I told you last week that I would post my measurements and stuff Friday, but I remembered #blogboycottday was Friday then #wineparty happened which resulted in me being absolutely useless on Saturday and so anyway HERE THEY ARE. No big changes in weight but the inches are reducing and I am back in my jeans! WOO HOO!
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Anyone that knows coffee knows that a good biscotti makes a coffee break that much better. I found a delightfully sinful and sweet little number last week by Nonni's brand and wanted to share with you what I thought. First I have to admit, I am a sucker for anything caramel so when I saw these turtle pecan flavored biscotti, I just had a hunch they would be right up my alley!
As you can see by the picture, the bottom is dipped in chocolate which would make anyone's day.
I love to dip my biscotti in my coffee with each bite and it kept a great consistency without falling apart.
The pecans and slight toffee texture of the caramel kept it crunchy even though it was melting in my mouth and that with the melted chocolate from the hot coffee made it a little bit of heaven at only 110 calories.
I apologize for not taking a picture of an actual biscotti but they didn't last that long..they were that good!
You will have to try one for yourself and see if it makes your cuppa joe a little sweeter!
Please note: I was not paid or given anything free for this post and this endorsement was not coerced in any way. I just like to share stuff I think is worth it - the opinions and tastebuds reported here are true and happy!
ALSO TRIED THIS WEEK: BAILEY'S COFFEE CREAMER - YUMM...POST TO FOLLOW NEXT WEEK!
Today is day three of the first "real" week of workouts on our 20 Second Fitness journey. Not that the first two warm-up weeks weren't real workouts. Week one varied between 4 and 5 minutes of FULL intensity and easily conditioned us to get us up to the second warm-up week which were six days of 7 minute workouts.
This week is varying between 8-10 minutes and focuses more on specific muscle groups, then goes through a set of cardio. Each set is four exercises at two 20 second intervals which takes 4 minutes each. Then every other day, Spencer sneaks an extra 2 minute set in on us (with a big smile of course!). Today was calf raises for two minutes so my family room looked like this:
Now I'm not gonna lie because I'm giving you the REAL story here - I don't exactly love these workouts and some 20 seconds are much longer than others depending on what exercise you are doing. I could probably do a few more seconds of planks where with fast feet, I'm already looking for the time to be up after about the first 8 seconds.
The cardio sets make us all breathe hard and sweat and I moan and groan - probably more than I should but sometimes I think it helps me get through it. I think the real reason for this not loving thing is because it is FULL intensity where I am used to doing things half-assed. I never did things to my full extent when I was working out at the gym - I'll admit that I'm a lazy exerciser but I will tell you this: this program pretty much prohibits you from being lazy! The whole theory is to work out at your hardest at your own level but for those 20 seconds to give it everything you have so there's no room for stopping.
Monday we did diamond push-ups which I have never even thought about attempting before and I only did 9 in 20 seconds...I did what I could do and I know that I will be able to do more next time. I started out only doing 13 regular push-ups in 20 seconds and have worked my way up to 18 and once even 20!
I will also tell you this: after 15 days of this workout program, I am feeling a difference in the way I stand and the way I look. I feel stronger and am able to do more reps each time we do an exercise, so there's the proof in the pudding. Plus it's over so quick even though those 20 seconds can seem long, it's not been more than 10 minutes so far which beats an hour at the gym any old day! My husband has lost 3 pounds already - in 15 workouts. I will be measuring and weighing in on Friday and I have a feeling I will be pleased with the results so far.
So there you have it - the real story so far...
I hope you will stay tuned for Friday's results.
If you are interested in purchasing 20 Second Fitness with their 60-day money-back guarantee and hassle free returns, I have a special coupon code for you to use to get FREE SHIPPING in the Continental United States and a $15 discount for orders to Canada and overseas.
20 Second Fitness coupon code: 'coffee lovin mom'.
Please let me know if you order, I would love to be able to take this journey along with you!