Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ju-Ju-Be Bags OMG I DIE!

OK So if you are on the market for diaper bags or just a bag in general that is great to take to the beach, I know just the bag you need. As a mom of four kids two of them being twins, I know a thing of two about Diaper bags meaning which ones you need and which ones are functional. Ju-Ju-Be is just that functional and fashionable! When I saw the Be Right Back bag It was instant love when I was pregnant with Abbie and Maddie. One of the big reasons was the purple paisley print and the other reason was, all the pockets and sections. Anyway I was posting this because they have a contest coming up for Earth day! I want to share this video with you so you can see all the pretty bags they make. I am posting this because I will be entered to win one of the totally awesome Ju-Ju-Be Bags and if I win I can pick whatever bag I want even in their Earth Leather line! OMG I am so excited! If you know me, you know I love bags and you also know I have a Be set in Midnight Eclipse ,and the Be Right Back bag in Purple Paisley. I am not allowed to buy another bag but if I win one Hubs cant stop me from having another bag and there is a bag or two or ten I am so wanting. And you can check their site out too after you see the video.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hey all I am back to this fitness blog.

OK So I have not posted on here in a long time. I had to lick my wounds for a bit after being told I am no longer a mamavation mom. I cried and was devestated. Ultimately I had to sit there and wonder why. What did I do? Why was I not losing the weight? What was wrong with me? Well between last Feb-March 2011 and July 2011 I gained a lot of my weight back and was all the way up to 220lbs. I had a pity party all the way to Camp Do More aka Camp turbo kick. When I went to camp which is the most awesome experience ever and I highly recommend it, I met some great people and we worked out three times a day and then we had some camp team competitions which was cool. But the best part of camp was not the workouts, fashion show, shopping, or team competition. No the best part of camp was the lectures from Chalene Johnson (creator or turbo kick, Piyo, and Hustle as well as the trainer in such DVDs as Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, and Chalean Extreme and New York Times Best Selling Author of Push) At the time I was listening to the lectures and taking notes but I was seriously in denial about my attitude. The point that was made was something along the lines of how you talk about yourself will come out. Like with me for example, I worked out at the gym 6 days a week sometimes 2-3 workouts and yea the weight was not coming off at all no matter what I did. I used to look at myself in the mirror and say to myself I am going to be fat forever no matter what I do it wont come off and I keep gaining. And guess what? The weight did not come off! It just kept packing on no matter what I ate or drank and no matter how hard I worked out at the gym. When I finally realized what I was saying to myself was detrimental to what I was trying to accomplish for myself. The whole camp ordeal was so much fun but I was so uncomfortable within my own skin to enjoy it completely because of my negative attitude and self talk that had been hindering me from accomplishing my goals of losing all 70lbs of baby weight from my twins before my 35th birthday. But now after camp, I started looking at myself and saying how beautiful I was and telling myself that no matter what, the fat is going down! Two months after camp, I had lost 25lbs! Yea 25lbs! I was not going to be a prisoner in my fat suit any longer so I made a accountability statement in the 2012 Camp Do More Facebook group saying that by July 2012 when I come to Camp Do More in Anaheim California, I will be 160lbs meaning a 60lb weight loss. I had to do it so I have 700 people behind me and making sure I am going to get where I need to be. Because when you set out to do something you have to make a public declaration and what was more public than Facebook? Not only did I say this on the Camp Do More Facebook page, I also tweeted it and put it out there onto my personal Facebook page. At the time I was so scared to make the declaration that I almost did not do it but I thought about it and said you know what its time to take the plunge and do it! I was tired of being fat and unhappy. It was time to be accountable and stop blaming it all on my water retention and whatever else I was blaming at the moment. So Fast forward to now April 11 2012, guess how much weight I have lost? !0? 20? 30lbs? Nope! Today I am 50lbs lighter and I have my success because I changed my mindset and some of my diet. I read a book, I took a 30 day challenge, and I got real with myself. And I have lost 50lbs. I have changed my attitude and that is the biggest thing anyone can ever do when they are stuck. I now look at myself with 10lbs left of my goal to lose before camp and say hey fat you are going down! It's time for the fat to die! And When I go to Camp Do More at 160lbs I will have another goal to set for myself. Maybe this post will help one person realize that until you are ready in your own head, you will not lose the weight, no matter how well you eat and how hard you workout or what supplements you take, you will be a prisoner in your own body until you realize you are beautiful and give yourself the credit you deserve. It is ok to be selfish if you are fighting for your life.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Americas Family Pet Expo is coming to town!

Yay! I am so super excited about the America's Family Pet Expo coming to town not only because its super fun and exciting, but this year the theme is a Salute to Hollywood pets!

“Salute to Hollywood Pets” – Expo guests can meet the four-legged and feathered stars and learn about the roles pets play in television and movies. See Angel and Rusco who star as Chloe and Papi from Disney’s “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” franchise, Stella from “Modern Family”, Uggie from the Academy-Award winning film, “The Artist,” Yakult from ABC’s “Surburgatory,” Charlie the cat from Disney Channel’s “A.N.T. Farm”, Owen the cockatiel from Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally”, and Suzie Q who portrays Jim on CBS’ “Mike & Molly,” plus others!

How neat is that? And you can see Olympic Gold Medalist, Best Selling Author and Dancing with the stars champion Kristi Yamaguchi Saturday April 21, 2012 from 1:30 til 3pm for her book signing and meet and greet. The book signing is for her book "It's a Big World, Little Pig" which is a sequel to her children's book "Dream Big Little Pig" which spent 7 weeks on the NY times Best Sellers list in 2011. Kristi will be speaking of her career followed by an autograph signing and photos with Pet Expo Guests!

And if you didn't know, this years pet expo is going to allow dogs to come to the Pet Expo For "Fido Friday Aptil 20 from 10am - 6pm. See the pet expo website for more details.

Here are a couple more highlights from the pet expo site:

Reptile Show and Sale – From lizards, snakes, to tarantulas, Expo guests will have the opportunity to interact with hands-on demonstrations, educational seminars, touching and holding.
Animal Acts and Entertainment –
Reptile Show & Sale - CFA-Iams Ambassador Cat Program - Avian Actors of Hollywood on Stage - JUMP! The Ultimate Dog Show - Dog Training With Renee - Splash Dogs - Police and Protection Dog Demonstrations - Pet Adoptions - Kid’s Aquarium Contest - Fish Toss - The Aquatic Experience - Adoption Dog Grooming Demonstrations - Hollywood Parade of Animals.

So If you are just as excited as I am to go to pet expo this year here is some ticket information:

General Admission, $12.00; seniors 60 and over, $10.00. Children 6-12, $6.00. 5 yrs and under, free. Save $2 off general admission tickets by purchasing in advance online. Active military FREE with ID.

Also here are the operating hours of the Expo:

- Friday, April 20 - 10am-6pm

- Saturday April 21 – 10am-7pm

- Sunday, April 22 – 10am-6pm

For more information check out the America's Family Pet Expo Website at

And for the big suprise for you! I have a 4 pack of tickets to give away to attend the pet expo! Enter to win below! Just leave a comment below on what you are most excited to see at pet expo! Also you can get extra entries for following me on twitter, and supplying a mailing address

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I was given tickets to the America's Family Pet Expo in exchange for this post from the World Pet Association, Inc., a 60-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care who produces the America's family pet expo.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Like Freestyle Motorcross? Well then get ready because Nuclear cowboyz comes to the Citizens Business Bank Arena

I am so super excited! Well my son is even more excited because his dad has him hooked on motorcross, supercross, xgames and anything to do with motorcycles and he is in! So when I told him he was going to be able to go see the Nuclear Cowboyz in a couple weeks because they are coming to town he was so super excited! In case you do not know who the Nuclear Cowboyz are here is a bit of information about them : Nuclear Cowboyz is the greatest, high octane-fueled entertainment freestyle motocross tour ever produced. It is the legend of two powerful freestyle motocross tribes whose survival in their futuristic world is told through an action-packed narrative of fearless freestyle aerial feats, gravity defying stunts, and outrageous pyrotechnic displays synchronized to hard rock music.

But that isnt all! They have some quad riders along with the motorcross riders! This year they have recent X Games 17 medalists Mike Mason, Ronnie Faisst and Adam Jones plus Winter X Games winner Colton Moore along with Taka Higashino, Beau Bamburg, Derek Garland, Nixey Danielson, Brody Wilson, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Dustin Miller, Wes Agee, Geoff Aaron, Keith Wineland and Derek Guetter. So very cool right?!!!

My son Aidan is super excited about the ramps and tricks! There are even the sizzling Nuclear Cowboyz dancers too! So want to know where to find this Octane fueled show that runs on adrenaline?

Well here are the details about where to find this kick butt show and how to get a great deal on tickets!

The Nuclear Cowboyz 2012 tour is affordably priced with seats starting at just $20 for Kids (ages 2-12) and $40 for Adults plus the exclusive VIP Fallout Zone passes for $125* (prices listed are advance purchase only; all tickets are $5 more day of show – additional facility, service and handling fees may apply).
Tickets are now available for purchase at the Citizens Business Bank Arena Box Office, participating Ticketmaster outlets, online at or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For groups of 10 and more, please call group sales at 909-244-5516.

Performance Schedule at the CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway Ontario, CA 91764

- Friday, April 13th at 7:30pm

- Saturday, April 14th at 7:30pm

- Sunday, April 15th at 2:00pm

You can get tickets at , Citizens business bank arena or by calling 1-800-745-3000. And with the coupon code "MOMMY12!*" you can save $5 dollars offer expires April 12, 2012 and tickets go up $5 day of the show. The code is not good for VIP Fallout Zone tickets and kid tickets and additional fees may apply. I have included the flyer with the coupon code down below.

*Experience Nuclear Cowboyz 2012 with a VIP Fallout Zone ticket!
A limited number of tickets are set aside for the BIGGEST Nuclear Cowboyz fans. Each VIP Fallout Zone pass includes: Premium seating, exclusive admission to a private meet and greet with the stars
of Nuclear Cowboyz where you will be presented with a commemorative credential and poster. It's the ultimate VIP experience!

For more information on Nuclear Cowboyz, visit

I have written this blog in exchange for ticekets to the Nuclear Cowboyz show from Feld Entertainment.