Party Off Pounds And Inches With Dance Off The Inches: Hip Hop Jam DVD

Fresh off the dance floor moves, plus a sculpting loop for toning the lower body makes the new "Dance Off The Inches Hip Hop Jam" even more jam-packed than its predecessors.  Dance fitness expert Jennifer Galardi offers up three new hip hop workouts plus a 10-minute Booty Blaster toning workout that uses the loop.   The Step Guide breaks down the ten more complicated steps so that they're easy to learn, even for the most dance challenged.   This DVD is now available in stores and on Amazon for a suggested retail price of $16.98

The three dance workouts are Cali Pop, Funk Groove and Street Style
Cali Pop is the lightest and bounciest.  Moves like th Cali Walk and Cali Swing bring a touch of Southern California style to this fifteen minute routine.

The 10 Minute Funk Groove rutine has a bit more of a rock edge to it.  The hips and glutes stay engaged throught.

Street Style according to Galardi, gets a little more gangsta.  This 15 minute dance workout includes moves called Swagger and Jerk and works the whole body including the core.

The Menu also offers a separate warm up and cool down, plus the bonus Booty Blaster toning workout.

This DVD was originally released as part of a two DVD Set, Dance Off The Inches: Hip Hop Party Pack in 2013.  This is the first time it will be sold separately.

About Jennifer Galardi
Fitness Expert and Choregrapher Jennifer Galardi has starred in and/or designed several best selling Dance Off The Inches DVDs.  Group fitness certified by ACE and AFAA, Galardi is currently teaching in Austin, TX when she is not working in New York or La.   In Austin, she is the director of wellness programs at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa.  She is originally from Pennsylvania.   Galardi completed the program at the Institute For Integrative Nutrition and is certified by the American Association Of Drugless Practitioners.  She is a contributor to bowflexinsider and MyGroupFit

If you love to dance, why not make the most of it and party and dance off those pounds!!  Plus, with this DVD, you get to learn some very cool dance moves.
My Stepdaughter is waiting for me to bring this DVD to her so she can get busy learning some new moves.  I can't wait to watch her.

  Dance Off The Inches Hip Hop Jam 3 Hot Dance Styles

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Fit Walking Into Even The Busiest Day ~ Just Walk: Mix & Match Walk Blasters With Leslie Sansone

Just because the weather is turning colder, that is no reason not to walk.

If you are like me, and hate the cold.  You probably don't go outside as much when the thermometor takes a dip.  Given the choice, I will stay in on a cold day and not go outside, much less, take a walk.
And who has all that extra time anyway!!!!

Walking Expert Leslie Sansone knows that minutes a day vs. an hours a day approach is the secret to a healthier lifestyle.   Taking fitness 10 minutes at a time can lead to life changing benefits.  Leslie's new DVD, Just Walk, Mix & Match Walk Blaster offers 10 quick, walking based workouts.   With a few simple clicks from the menu, users can create a custom workout each time.   This DVD is in stores now and on Amazon for a suggested retail price of $14.98.

The Mix & Match workouts include:
. Light Walk!
. Brisk & Steady!
. Interval Walk!
. Short & Sweaty!
. Walk Kick & Jab
. Dance Walk!
. Tummy Trimmer!
. Lower Body Blast!
. Upper Body Blast!
. Flexibility Walk!

Each mini walk also includes a tip from Sansone's Top 10 Healthy Life list.  There are even three preset workout combinations for those looking to get right into it.  Never before has a "Just Walk" DVD offered so many walks in so little time!  There are over 100 minutes of walking on this disc!

So, get up off your butt and start walking!!
That reminds me of a song by the Bee Gees.  You Should Be Dancing.  Did you know that in that song they don't say... Whatcha Doin On Your Butt?... The correct words are, Whatcha Doin On Your Back.

All these years, I have been singing it wrong!!!!
Anyway... get off your Butt and MOVE!!

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SteriPEN Classic 3 For Safe Purified Drinking Water. Anywhere. Anytime ~ Great For Hunters, Hikers, Anyone!

I received a SteriPEN for review purposes.  No other form of compensation took place.
The SteriPEN Classic 3 comes with a case to protect the
UV Water Purifier, plus it comes with a filter to
filter out leaves, sticks and any other debris that
could be in the water.

SteriPEN is the Original handheld UV water purifier that has been keeping outdoor enthusiasts healthy with ultraviolet light for over 12 years.

Can be used from moutain ranges to tropical beaches, exotic cities to your home emergency kit.

Reusable for up to 8,000 liters.  That is 7 years of fresh drinking water.

The SteriPEN Classic 3 is the first Alkaline Battery Powered Handheld UV Water Purifier

In October, my Hubs will be going to Montana to hunt the mountains there.   When you go out alone hunting, you better be prepared with water and possibly some food.   Who knows what could happen, he could get lost, hurt, or a snowstorm might keep him from getting back to safety.   There are just so many things that could go wrong.   I don't even want to think about it.

With the SteriPEN Classic 3, fresh clean, purified drinking water will be one less worry that both of us have to think about.
It is small enough, so it will fit into his backpack that he carries while hunting.  I was surprised that something so small could work so well.

The SteriPEN Classic 3 is very easy to use.
All you do is remove the lamp cover
Press the activation button ( once for 1/2 liter, twice for 1 liter)
Submerge in water and stir (the lamp will illuminate when the water sensor pins detect water)
The lamp will shut off when the treatment is complete.  How easy is that?
Plus... the SteriPEN Classic 3 is more water tight than previous models.

Here is a video showing how easy it is to use.

When my Hubs gets back from hunting, I will be putting the SteriPEN into a container I have in our basement for home emergency situations.  That is if I can ever get it away from him.
As soon as he gets back from hunting Montana, he will be hunting Pennsylvania, so he will probably take the SteriPEN hunting then also.   I might never see it again!!.    Doesn't turkey season come in at some point?  And then there is archery...

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Zucchini Relish Pickles Made With @NuNaturals NuStevia Reb99 Pure Stevia Extract ~ No Sugar

I know a lot of you don't like the after taste that you get with some sweetners.   I myself don't mind the after taste, but then I am just happy to have a sweetner that I can use with no health problems.

Now!  NuNaturals has come out with NuStevia Reb99.  It has NO AFTER TASTE!!  NONE!!

NuStevia Reb99™ is a pure extract of the Stevia plant. 99.8% of Rebaudioside-A(Reb-A) is extracted. Reb99™ is a very high grade Stevia extract. NuStevia Reb99 has a very clean taste profile with no unpleasant aftertaste as other Reb-A extracts can have. This is a powder extract. This form is excellent for mixing up large batches of beverages or for recipes. It is our most economical form of Stevia to use.

This product is packaged in a 1 oz plastic bag. There are 810 servings. A serving size is 1/64 of a teaspoon which tastes as sweet as 1 teaspoon of sugar. 3/4 teaspoon equals 1 cups of sugar in terms of sweetness.

NuNaturals Pure NuStevia Extract contains absolutely no calories or carbohydrates. NuStevia Reb99 should have no effect on blood sugar levels for most individuals.

I had so much zucchini this year that I had to find a way to help use them up.  No way was I letting them go to waste.

I was at my sisters a few weeks ago.  She had made this Zucchini Pickle Relish and gave me some to try.     I couldn't wait to get home and make my own.  So Good!!

You can make either zucchini relish or, if you cut the zucchini larger, you can eat them like pickles.

Zucchini Pickle Relish
4 Cups Chopped Zucchini ( I cut mine into 1" pieces)
1 1/2 Cups Coarsly Chopped Onion
1 1/2 Cups Peppers ( I used both Hot and Sweet Peppers)
1 1/2 Tablespoon Pickling Salt
1 teaspoon NuStevia Reb99 Or NuStevia No Carbs Blend
1/3/4 Cup Vinegar
2 teaspoons pickling spice

. In a container, mix zucchini, onions and peppers.  Cover with cold water and let stand 2 hours.
. Drain then rinse the vegetables
. Put the  Salt, pickling spice, stevia  and vinegar into a pot and bring to a boil.  Add the drained    vegetables and boil for 10 minutes.
. You can now can this, or put into the fridg and eat after a few days.

My Zucchini Pickles don't last long.  They taste so good that I eat them daily.   They taste like sweet pickles to me.

Next, I am going to try this with hot peppers and cauliflower.

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Color Run Fun

If any of you have never done a Color Run... you need to try it.  So much fun, and.. you don't have to run, you can walk the whole way if you want.   It is only 3 miles.

Most people that do the color run want to get as much color on them as possible.  Not me.   I told EVERYONE I didn't want any color.

When we were going through the color stations, I would tell them NO COLOR and run walk behind them.   They were all very good about not giving me any color, except to the half way point.   Then someone thought it would be funny to get me from behind.     So... okay, it wasn't too bad.  I just had a little bit on me.

My Daughter and some of her friends ran the race too.  Since they ran most of the way and I walked, they were a ways ahead of me.
After the half way mark, I headed back and got through two more color stations with no color except the little I had on my back.

I spied my Daughter and her friend ahead of me.   When I walked up to them, my Daughter came up and gave me a hug.  I thought she was being a sweet Daughter.... but NO.....  She had color all over her and wanted to give me some.

Okay... still, I am not too bad.  Not a whole lot of color on my body.  My face and hair are clean.   At this point I am walking with my Daughter and her friend.  We come to another color station.    I again say.. NO COLOR.   My Daughter whispers to them to GET ME and that was all they needed to hear.  Now, my back is covered in Green besides the pink.
What a kid I have... Protects her MOM all the way. !!

As we go to the end of the race, there is an Orange color station.   I again say NO COLOR.   They let me through .. BUT, My LOVELY DAUGHTER asks for a bottle of color and she plasters me.  Did I tell you my kid loves me?  Man... what a super kid she is too.

Later, this child of mine gets a hold of a pink bottle of color and LETS ME HAVE IT!!

I am covered by now.  It is in my eyes, up my nose and in my ears.

Since my sweetheart of a Daughter loves getting color on her... I returned the favor.  
I didn't want her to go home feeling unloved.   So I let her have it worse than she did to me.

Have you done a color run?

How I Make My Own Insoles For Plantar Fasciitis and Metatarsal Bone Problems

I have been making my own insoles.  Why???  Because no one makes enough padding for my metatarsal bones.  At least I haven't found any yet.   There are a couple of companies that come close, but not close enough.

Making my own works, but my metatarsal is so sensitive that I can feel the piece I put in to help protect it.

How I Make My Own Insoles For Plantar Fasciitis and Metatarsal Bone Problems

The hard part was finding padding thick enough to use for my feet.   I searched all over.  Finally I found a yoga mat that was thicker than normal.  I actually found this at a yard sale for $1.   I brought it home, washed it and hosed it off good.

To make the insole, I traced around the insole out of the shoe I was putting it in.  I did make sure I made it bigger at the arch so I could get some good arch support.

Since I have metatarsal problems, I cut a piece that would fit my metatarsal.  I also cut out an extra piece to give it more arch support.

I then glued the pieces onto the main insole.

Now, just put them in the shoe.  I put the insole that came with the shoe over my homemade job.  This is an Adidas shoe and it had no support.

The thing is, this makes the shoe tighter than what it was.  You can see in the picture how thick my mat was.

These work out pretty well for me, but like I said.  It does make the shoe tighter.

This is not the perfect solution, but it works for me until I can find a company that can make me insoles that really work.

I paid a lot of money years ago to get special orthotics made for my shoes.  My metatarsal still hurt so I am not paying over $300 again to have a special insoles made and still have my feet hurt..

If you need a lot of cushion in your shoes, this might work for you.   I am still looking for that perfect pair of insoles, but.. In the meantime, I will make my own.


Kidecals Aren't Just For Kids Review

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If you thought Kidecal Stickers are just for kids, Think Again!!    Although Kidecals were made to label your kids clothing, backpacks, toys, lunch box, YOU NAME IT, you can label it.   Why let the kids have all the fun

Kidecals are personalized label that are dishwasher, washing machine and dryer safe!  Plus they stick on any surface.   Even if you don't need any name labels, there are still lots of options to choose from.

Kidecals has labels for both kids and adults.  They offer keboard stickers, canning and baking labels.

They also offer chalkboard labels that I think might work out great for a project I am doing.
I am trying to organize my winter gloves, hats and scarves.

I am thinking I may put them in baskets like this and get the chalkboard stickers, write what is in them and organize them that way.

What do you think?

My Hubs will be going hunting in Montana in about a month or so.  He thought it would be great to have some decals to use on his hunting equipment, bags, knives and all the other things he thinks he needs to hunt with.

Here is one of the decals he chose to label his things.   I do have to tell you though.  If you order these, be sure to get the larger size.
We are older and the smaller ones are very hard for us to see.

Check him out putting decals with his name and phone number on all of his treasured hunting equipment.
What is nice about the decals though, They are washable.  So if you put them on clothing, they won't wash off.

If you have a lot of treasures that you want to make sure stay in your possession, stop on over to Kidecals and check out all the different decals they offer.  GREAT for labeling back to school supplies!!

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Good Customer Service Is Still Alive @Jockey

You may remember a post I did about a bra I bought. It was Jockey brand and when I wore it,  the bra dug into my side.

When Jockey found out I wasn't happy with the bra, they went out of their way to apologize for the problem I had.  Here is something they said that impressed me.

We strive to make sure our customers are happy and with the type of experience you had we are all let down as well.

Many companies don't really care if you like their clothing or not.  Once you buy them... they are yours, like it or not.
 JOCKEY has proven to me that they care about how I feel, what I think and if their clothing isn't up to par.

Jockey wanted to send me something special to say they were sorry for my experience.  I thought it would probably just be another bra... but look at all the great things I got.    I never expected all this.
I was sent all these things from Jockey
I love Jockey bikini underwear and have worn them for years. I would have continued to wear them even if they hadn't sent me anything.

So let me tell you about the things I got.  Undies!!  2 of them are the boy like underwear.  I had never tried those type before.  I almost think I like them better than my bikini ones I wear.

Sports bras!!  These ones are comfortable.  Really!!!  I am not just saying that.  The only thing I wish is that they would fasten in the back, but that might make them less comfortable.

You can see all the other clothing they sent me and believe me, I am putting it all to good use.  And yes, I realize I am not great at doing yoga, but I love doing it.  

Look at the great Lounge Wear Set They Sent Me

 But when it is time to relax, I am all about that too!!

So Thank you Jockey for taking the time to care about one of your customers.  I really appreciate it!!

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