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My alarm went off at 4:45 am.

You read that right.

When the annoying little tone started to play, my eyes snapped open and I quickly turned it off. As tempting as it was to roll over and go back to sleep, I instead managed to drag myself out of bed to start my day with a 30 minute cardio workout.

I certainly didn’t love every second. Actually, I don’t think I really even fully woke up until I was at least halfway through. Still, I managed to complete my workout with minimal swearing… Until I tried to walk down the stairs. You guys, that almost turned into a tragedy.

If you can’t tell, I’ve started a new workout program. I had been going to the gym for a while, but that wasn’t really working out (pun totally not intended). What with the annoying girls taking more selfies than reps, and the guys that spent 30 minutes leisurely walking next to one another on treadmills while discussing their home improvement projects, my annoyance levels were through the roof. Turns out, I don’t really like to be around a bunch of people while working out.

I ended up doing the worst thing possible and just letting my workouts go completely for a while. All of that hard work was gradually erased, and eventually I got mad enough to do something about it.

Right around that time, a friend of mine messaged me about a Beachbody program. She and I had talked before about it, and I had actually been kicking the idea around. She mentioned there was a sale happening and I was sold. After all, I loathe buying anything full price.

I finished my second workout this morning, and I’m figuring out the meal plan. So far, so good, but will it last? Well, the challenge group I’ve joined helps some, but I decided to add an additional layer of accountability to help myself stick to it. I’m going to document my progress on YouTube.

I mean, why not? I’ve had a YouTube channel for ages, but I never really knew what to do with it.

If you’re curious about what comes in a Beachbody challenge pack, check out my video here!

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Also, subscribe to my channel to follow my progress and find out about any other ridiculousness I get into.

Do you workout? What are your thoughts on Beachbody programs?

 


You know what’s great about long hair?

No, really, I’m asking…What’s so great about long hair? Because now that I have it again I am perpetually annoyed by it.

When it’s not in a ponytail, I find myself shutting it in car doors, getting it caught in the car window, tangling it around purse straps, and getting it stuck in my armpit. In my armpit, people.

I stretch ponytail holders out after just a few uses, and I have a million headbands that just won’t stay put. It seems that nothing will tame this wild mane of mine.

BUT WAIT.

I found Bolder Bands on Facebook. It may be the first time in the history of the world that a legit company actually advertised that way. Ok, maybe not, but the only ads I typically see involve generically named “colleges”.

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Not legit.

But Bolder Bands happened to pop up at the perfect time. That morning at the gym, my headband kept creeping back on my head, forcing me to fix it every five seconds. Every time I’d reach up to adjust I had visions of falling off of my machine. After coming home and showering, I was scrolling through Facebook while my coffee brewed when their ad caught my eye.

I was able to get my first band free, only paying for shipping. That offer may still be available,  so head over to their website to check it out.

My band arrived quickly, and I tried it out the very next morning.

It worked! I actually forgot I had it on until I got home… It kept my bangs back and stayed in place no matter how much bouncing around and sweating I did.

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Excuse the sweat and lack of makeup.

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The bands come in three sizes, so make sure to measure your noggin before you order. They are also machine washable (!). Just make sure to hang them up to dry.

I want to order a thousand more of these things… There are tons of awesome patterns and colors available. There are even Bro Bands for dudes!

Do me a favor, ok? If you order one, please come back here and tell me what  color or pattern you got so I can live vicariously through you. It just might keep me from going broke.

***This is NOT a sponsored post. I used my own money and a coupon code to order my band.***



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