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Marcy Utility Workout Bench

My husband prefers to work out at home, so we have turned one of the rooms in our house into a home gym.  He needed a work out bench and some weights so he could do some additional things that don’t include our machine.  We bought the Marcy Utility Workout Bench, but it came unassembled.  We were supposed to assemble it together, but I was alone on Saturday and decided to give it a try.  I put a couple of pieces on upside down and had to go back and fix it, but even with that it took me about 40 minutes.

I don’t have any wrenches or tools either, so I had to use some random tools that came with other things I have bought over the year.  I’m pretty sure real tools would make it much easier to put it together and I could have done it faster.

I really love this bench. I may even have to use it myself if I ever decide I want to work out at home!!

Marcy Utility Workout Bench:  https://amzn.to/3a1J5X5

 

Monitoring the Losses

Hi! I’m Courtney and I’m a habitual weigher.  If I pass by a scale, I weigh myself.  I know that if I weigh a certain weight at night, I can almost tell you to the decimal, what I will weigh the next morning.

Well, I’ve been on a weight loss journey for about 5 1/2 months and I’ve lost a little over 30 lbs.  I’ve been monitoring this weight loss with a scale I have had for years, and all it did was tell me what I weigh.  I found out there are scales that do so much more, so I had to kick up my monitoring a little by getting a new scale that does more stuff. I can look at my weight, my BMI and SOOO much more.  It’s really cool because it talks to my phone, so I no longer have to even manually track my weight.   I’ve used it for a few days now and I’m totally excited about it. The only thing I’ve noticed is that this scale weighs about a pound heavier. Until I get rid of the other scale, I’m pretty sure I’m going to be weighing myself on both of them every day! I know…it’s a little crazy, but that’s me!!

Scale: https://amzn.to/2FD7Yu1

Gray Leopard Print Sweater

It’s New Year’s Eve and we are headed to the casino for a fun-filled week.  Tonight we will go to a party, then to the ZZ Top Concert.  Tomorrow, we get to go to a special brunch with my sister-in-law.  I’m sure we will find some time to gamble and play slots around that busy schedule. We want to start the year off winning!! (Don’t we all!!)

I already feel like a winner, as I was pleasantly surprised by this gray leopard print sweater.  It fits so perfectly and is a cozy soft sweater material.  I’m planning on wearing this to the casino this weekend, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to become a staple in my wardrobe!! They have lots of other color options and even some other prints.  I may have to load up on these, because this is the perfect sweater to wear to work or with jeans!  Dress it up or dress it down! I’m wearing a size small.  The price is right, too!! It’s under $20!!

Gray Leopard Sweater: https://amzn.to/2SCmSIK Gray leopard print sweater

Cheetah Rocks

I love the cheetah shirt that I got from Amazon!! It’s the perfect running around town shirt.  I paired it with a black vest since it was a little cool outside. It’s long enough to wear with leggings and cute with jeans with the front tuck-in.  I am wearing a small and I’m considering getting some of the other color options in this shirt.  There is currently a 15% coupon, but no telling how long that will last!
Cheetah Shirt: https://amzn.to/2MzVjw8
Cheetah Shirt

Hair dryer brush

I have A LOT of hair and it drives me nuts when I try to get ready.  I can’t let it air dry, because it looks like I have a perm when it dries. It’s not a cute perm; it’s a flat out mess.  I have spent so much time drying my hair, then straightening it.  If I am going out I have to dry, straighten and then curl.  It’s just so time consuming, so I usually just wear it in a ponytail.

On a whim, I bought a hair dryer brush.  I had one before and the bristles were so small that it didn’t work with my thick hair, but I wanted to give it another try.  I’m sure glad I did.  I was able to dry my hair today and didn’t have to straighten it afterwards!  I highly recommend this dryer brush if you have thick curly hair!

Hair dryer brush: https://amzn.to/2sAsLLE

Running

I really like running outside, but in the winter it’s just too cold!! I found this headband that has a space for your ponytail that I think will make all the difference in the world! The fact that it’s cute and keeps my ears cold is a bonus!! This will be perfect for the Turkey Trot!

“Hi Impact”

Ponytail headband Ear Warmer: https://amzn.to/2KTaAam

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