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Friday Fun and a Giveaway!

Happy Friday Friends!

Sorry I have not posted in a while, I have been very busy working on Baby C’s room. I have a million blog ideas to share and just not enough time to carry them all through to fruition! So, message me if you want to guest post!  We still have not come up with a name but we have finished building all the furniture! That is a huge accomplishment. Other than baby stuff … life has been pretty calm.

My usual Saturday night… (I won $7)

Wild Saturday

My new PUMPKIN SPICE love…

Pumpkin Spice M&Ms #fitkist

My mission to find Baby C a name…

Names

Since, I have no new fitness information to report today, I wanted to share with you my new love of canvas prints.  AND A GIVEAWAY!!   A while back another amazing blogger shared her resource with me and they sent me a trial print for review. The site is called Easy Canvas Prints.

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photos on canvas

I decided to use one of the pictures from our wedding and include the little one on the way as well.  If he was here already I would have definitely printed one of him.  I will say the process of ordering was easy and the site walks you through all the options. Even the novice computer user will find the process simple.

Here is the final product… notice Baby C’s picture in our canvas print is on the table too!

Easy Canvas Print

The end product was delivered quickly and packaged amazingly! I really do love it. I must admit that in this case ‘size does matter’ and I would go for the biggest one you can afford. The 8 x 10 that we received is amazing but we just didn’t have a place to fit it on the wall.  As a result I mounted it on a stand on one of our foyer tables. It really is cute and I highly recommend you check out their site.

Plus, they have generously offered to give away a FREE 8 x 10 print to one lucky winner. Just enter on the Rafflecopter giveaway below.  Ends 9/20.

Everyone who enters will also get a 60% off coupon for entering. (US mailing addresses only) It’s definitely worth it! You could even get one of your favorite race or workout accomplishment!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have you ever bought a canvas print? Did you like it? Where did you put it in your house??

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Mini Recap and FITBIT Guest Review!

Hello Fitkist Friends!

Not much to report on this side of the world… I have been getting much slower as the days go by but I have so much to do! I am running out of time it feels like. We are less than 8 weeks away from meeting our newest family member!! I am certainly anxious to meet him and I wonder everyday what his days are like and what he is thinking of my food and exercise choices. They say babies can taste what you eat and as such their food tastes are influenced. If this is the case, Baby C (yes, still no name) will love trail mix and Cocoa Krispies.  Also, I would like you to meet Petey, Baby C’s BFF I hope.  I love Petey and I can not thank Lindsay enough for getting it for me him.

Fisher Price Glow Seashorse

Unfortunately, I do not have any new fitness updates, although; I have been trying to incorporate this video into my life:

Prenatal Workout Video

What to Expect When You Are Expecting – The Workout DVD (about $10)

It is a great little DVD but with all the cleaning, prepping, planning, crying and trying-to-sleep I have been doing I just don’t seem to find the time. Mary over at Food and Fun on the Run says you should make an appointment to workout. I need to start doing this, especially now when its so EASY to say “eh, I am pregnant I don’t need to workout.” (PS. Let’s congratulate her – she’s expecting too!)  Click here for Mary’s information on getting the most out of your workout.

So since I have no real Fitkist news, as a bonus for all the readers, my friend Olivia generously offered to write-up a review on her newest fitness gadget, the Fitbit Flex. This is just one of many fitness trackers out there aimed at helping users track and modify their activity and sleep patterns. She really seems to like it so far.  The average price is $99.95 and this is the version you wear on your wrist. Please check it out, we would love your comments or questions!

Fitbits

Fitbit Flex Review By Olivia:

So, I had been thinking of getting a fitness tracker for a while now, but there are so many choices out there I wasn’t sure which one to go with. After doing a little research on the Internet, I decided on the Fitbit Flex. I have been using it for about a week now and I have to say I am pretty impressed. In addition to just monitoring steps, you can log your calorie intake, set activity and weight loss goals and even set silent alarms. I also love that it syncs with my phone so I can see my progress immediately and track my calories on the go. It’s comfortable to wear and waterproof so you can keep it on when swimming or showering. My favorite Fitbit feature has to be the sleep tracker. Now I know why I am always so tired every day!

It’s not perfect of course. For example, I wish the band was a little easier to put on. I think Jawbone has it beat on that one. I also wish the phone app was better. I had a hard time adding friends on the app and it doesn’t let you view too much about your connections either other than an overall goal. You need to go to the dashboard online for a better view and more functionality.

I think what is most motivating about these type of products is the ability to connect and share activity with friends. It adds that competitive factor to it and helps keep you on track. So if you are deciding which brand to go with, take into consideration if any of your friends already have a certain brand. If not, try to convince them to get one with you. They won’t be sorry. All in all, it was the best price of all the brands I researched and in my opinion was worth the money I spent on it. I highly recommend this product.

Olivia is amazing when it comes to new technology and she really gives an honest and well researched review, she may have convinced me to get one of these things! This post was not sponsored.

If you decide on a Fitbit One there is a 30% off coupon code I found ACT20FB… you can use it here but I am not sure about the expiration of the promo code.  Happy Shopping if you choose!

Do you have a fitness tracker?  Which one and how do you like it?

 

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