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Spring Fitness Plans, Where Are You?

Do you have yours? I don’t!

Usually by this time of year, I’ve already decided on my plan for the year and am well on my way. But this year is different. I didn’t really take any time off, until the temperature spiked and hit 80. Then I was just outside enjoying myself and running. And yes, running is a workout, but it wasn’t planned.

I typically start ChaLEAN Extreme in March, and by April, replace the included cardio, with my own Couch to 5k training. And I did start CE at the beginning of March, but like I said, the warm weather threw me off!

So, what am I going to do? A friend started the new BeachBody Les Mills pump program last month and is absolutely raving about it. It’s a different concept than CE in that it’s about a ton of reps, and mixing up what I do can only help my fitness, right? So, I’m thinking of borrowing her DVDs and seeing if I’m into it. I always love a challenge! (See, I’m not a coach anymore and still allllll about the BeachBody products!)

But at the same time, I’ve still been thinking about an Extreme Body Workout like P90x. Remember I started it last year and promised I’d come back to it? And since then, P90x2 has even been released with just as big a buzz, from what I’ve read on 90 Day Review. Decisions!

Whatever I decide, I need to do so relatively quickly. I can’t stand when I’m not on a fitness routine! It creates a nice schedule and calmness in my life that I need! Plus, bathing suit season is drawing near, as well as sundress season. Even though I work out year round, I always ramp it up when the weather starts getting warmer!

What workouts are you doing these days? Anything new and cool? I’m always looking for a recommendation!

This is a guest post provided by Fitness Alliance

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At Any Age, Skin Care Is Important!

As someone who has had “issues” with their skin for their entire life, I have learned over the years that proper skin care is a necessity! I’m not just talking about some dark spots or light scarring. I’m talking about full blown, never-ending evil acne! And it didn’t really hit me until I moved away for college, stopped eating balanced meals and doing sports. That was a bad move, on my part!

In addition to topical solutions, I’ve found that staying active (working out) and eating a pretty balanced diet (all about moderation) helps me keep my skin in check.

Since “The Outbreak”, as I call it, I’ve tried a million products, from drugstore items to prescribed solutions. And while things have settled down, I always wonder if there’s something better out there for my situation. Granted, I no longer have acne breakouts (mostly monthly hormonal appearances), but one just never knows!

I’ve randomly sat through the Murad Acne Complex infomercial, over the years, and it’s always piqued my interest. It’s often compared to Proactiv (which I’ve used), but uses different ingredients. For example, Proactiv uses Benzoyl Peroxide and Acne Complex does not. BP can pretty harsh on the skin, so it’s not for everyone. It could make things worse! But the similarities come from the fact that there are several steps to the basic application of this product line and it was developed by dermatologists. Acne Complex promises positive results in just a few days, and even more after a full month.

But Murad isn’t just focusing on acne prone skin. They also have a line for hormonal aging skin, called Resurgence.

Has anyone tried either of these products from Murad? How do they work? And would you compare them to Proactiv? If you’d like to try Acne Complex, some Murad Coupon Codes are available!

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When Shopping For A Webhost, Do Your Homework!

As someone who has been dealing with web hosts for over a decade, and is currently going through a server change right now, I feel I really need to help my readers out with a tiny bit of information. Please, please, please research a web hosting company before giving them your hard earned money!

Over the years I’ve had a lot of great hosts, and a few really terrible ones. I’ve also had people kind enough to host my projects on their dedicated servers (that’s the best hookup). Word of mouth is a great way to find candidates, but after you get those names, be sure to look ’em up!

A Google search is a must, but you should also check out sites dedicated to helping you find your web host match. Sites like They give you dedicated lists of companies, sorted however you like and completely based on your needs.

Say you use WordPress exclusively. They have a WordPress hosting section, including reviews, to help you on your way. From there, you can select and compare companies that tickle your fancy.

Sorting hosts by price and location are options as well if you’re on a budget! But beware, a lot of times you get what you pay for!

Also, if you have any questions or need recommendations, hit me up! I’d be more than happy to share my 10 years of experience with you as well!

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Mobile Video Hoarders & Downloaders, Come Hither!

ImTOO Movie Converter

As someone who has run fan sites for a decade, and also is obsessed with their smartphone, being able to take video and put it on my device is extremely crucial. I think I just aged myself again! DOH!

I mean, how often do you see a video on YouTube and wish you could have it on your phone for easy viewing any time you like? Probably a lot, right? There are a lot of browser add-ons and tools that can help you download video, in various forms, but what happens when you want to move said files to your iDevice? (I’m going to concentrate on Apple since a lot of people, even if they have a Blackberry/Android phone, also own an iPod) iTunes probably tells you to pump your breaks and try again. Am I right?

Well, this is where the fine folks at ImTOO’s iPod Movie Converter comes in handy. I’ve actually used ImTOO products before, specifically their comprehensive Video Converter, and they are legit. The iPod Movie Converter will not only take your downloaded video and convert it to an iPod-friendly format, but it will also transfer it to your device for you, if you so desire! Easy peasy, right?

So, if you have a collection of downloaded TV shows, cat videos, movies, or anything lying around your computer, but would like to have them on your mobile iDevice, I’d give the ImTOO iPod Movie Converter a shot. Who doesn’t like multimedia tasks being made a little bit easier? Exactly. I’m pretty sure even my parents could use this, and that’s saying something!

Brought to you by ImTOO

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Being Part of a Community

Thanks to Olga Quinn

My husband and I moved to Texas two years ago from Florida, and I was worried that it was going to be hard for me to make friends. I am really shy, and I don’t always have the easiest time in social situations. I get really nervous around new people, and sometimes just thinking about talking to strangers makes me uncomfortable. I was reluctant to leave the comfort of my hometown, but I knew that it would be better for my family’s future. I was shocked when we first moved into our home and our neighbors were so friendly. People really embraced us and tried their best to show us the ropes of our new town. One of our neighbors told us we could get extra savings on power bills from Gexa Energy. I thought it was really nice of her to make suggestion to our family. I’ve been invited to several neighbors’ homes for coffee and play dates for the kids too, which has made me feel at home. It’s so nice to feel like part of a community and I’m so glad that we were embraced. It has really made things so much easier on me.

This post brought to you by Texas Electricity Providers

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