Get Fit With One Piece of Equipment: A Resistance Band

get fit

For the beginning of 2015, I will have a series about getting fit.  Each post will be all about getting fit using one piece of equipment.  I realize not everyone can afford a gym membership, not everyone enjoys going to the gym, and not everyone can put in the money that home gyms can cost.  I will review several different pieces of equipment and  I will show exercises for each piece.  Some equipment will be things that can be bought, and some will be things around your home-that cost nothing!

This week we will discuss a piece of equipment that won’t take up any room in your house and also one that is pretty affordable-  a Resistance Band!

These bands don’t look like they can do much, but their looks are deceiving!  They can definitely help you tone up and will create a “burn” in your muscles!

resistance bands

Here are some exercises you can perform using resistance bands!

1.  Lunge With Bicep Curl:  Lunge forward with one leg and have the band under your foot.  Hold each end of the band in each hand and bend into your lunge, at the same time performing bicep curls.  Repeat 8-12 times and then switch feet.  You are working both your legs and arms!

2.  Squat Overhead Press:  Stand with your feet shoulder length apart with the band under both feet.  Hold the ends of the band in your hands, palm out.  Squat and press your arms over your head at the same time.  Repeat 15-20 times.  You are once again working both your legs and arms.

3.  Side Bends:  Stand on the band with both feet, shoulder length apart.  Hold the bands with each hand with your arms at your side.  Bend side to side, taking your arms along your sides and legs with each bend.  Repeat 20 times each side (40 times total).  You’ll feel a burn in your obliques.

4.  Arm Raise:  Stand in a split stance (one foot forward) with the band under the front foot.  Hold the ends of the band in each hand and raise them in front of you at shoulder height.  Perform tiny little pulses up, never dipping down below the shoulder.  Repeat pulses 20 times.  You are working your shoulders and they will burn!

5.  Bent Over Row:  Stand on the band with both feet, shoulder length apart.  Hold the ends of the band with each hand and with your elbows bent.  Pull the band up toward your hips, squeezing your shoulder blades together until your elbows form a 90-degree angle.  Lower and repeat 10-12 times.  This move is working your back.

Don’t forget to check out my other post in the series:  

Getting Fit With One Piece of Equipment:  Kettlebells!

Getting Fit With One Piece of Equipment:  A Chair

You can definitely get fit with this single piece of equipment!  Stay tuned next week when we discuss getting fit with kitchen towels !

National Nacho Day=Moe’s $5 Nachos!

moes nachos

  • Moe’s Southwest Grill’s 11 Hampton Roads area locations will be celebrating National Nacho Day on Thursday, November 6.
  • All customers can receive an order of nachos for $5!
  • In addition to $5 nachos, Moe’s will be offering their new limited-time Chili Con Queso, a twist on Moe’s famous queso with seasoned ground beef and fresh jalapeños.

Halloween Treat Recipes

Here’s a roundup of several Halloween Treat Recipes from the Mavens of Money! Have your own fun recipe idea? Share your own in the linky at the bottom of the post!

halloween treat

Candy Corn Crunch from This Mama Loves

candy-corn-crunch-halloween-treat-recipe

Popcorn Jack-O-Lanterns from Mom on Dealz

popcorn-lanterns-300x195

Meringue Ghosts from Madame Deals

meringue-ghosts

Witch Hat Surprise Cookies from This Mama Loves

halloween-treats-witch-hat-surprise-cookies-title

Cool Whip Chips Ahoy Halloween Dessert from Penny Filled Pantry

Cool-Whip-Chips-Ahoy-Dessert-1024x722 (1)

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from The Coupon Challenge

Easy-Pumpkin-Cupcakes-with-Cream-Cheese-Frosting

Sony Studio Monitor Headphones 50% Off-Today Only!

sony headphones

I get a lot of questions about deals with headphones-this one is pretty great!

Today only you can get the Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coilfor only $54.99!  This is 50% off the normal price!

  • Samarium-cobalt magnets and 40mm drivers for powerful, detailed sound
  • Over-ear design provides comfort and outstanding reduction of external noises
  • 10-foot oxygen free copper cord ends in 3.5mm plug; 1/4-inch adapter included
  • Copper-clad aluminum voice coil wire for improved power handling
  • Wide frequency response of 5 Hz – 30 kHz

 

Remember, Amazon can and will change prices at anytime!

Animal Finger Pinch Door Guards Only $1.70!

door stop

My 3 year old is FOREVER hurting himself on doors!  I just can’t get him to understand that sticking your finger in the crack of the door is a bad idea!

Right now you can get adorable animal themed  Door Stop Finger Pinch Guards , Mixed Colorfor only $1.70!

This seems like pretty awesome price to protect those little fingers around the house!

Remember, Amazon can and will change prices at anytime!

Mattel & Fisher Price 40% Off Today Only! Save On Disney Princesses, Planes, Jake, & More!

baby gear

Wow! This are some crazy good deals on this Mattel and Fisher Price sale today!

Today only you can Save 40% on Mattel and Fisher Prices toys and baby gear! including Disney Princesses, Planes, Jake, & More!

Here are some of my favorite items:

plane shooter

Disney Planes Runway Flyers Dusty Crophopper (My kids LOVE this toy)! Only $10.19!

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Say Please Tea Set $11.39!

baby swing

Fisher-Price Deluxe Cradle ‘n Swing, Rainforest Friends only $89.99 (normally $149.99!)

 

Contigo 24 Ounce Water Bottle Only $9.99!

contigo water bottle

Anyone who knows me knows I drink A LOT of water!  Since I exercise quite a bit, water is crucial to me. But everyone needs water included in a healthy diet and this deal can help!

Right now you can get the Contigo Addison Water Bottle, 24-Ounce for only $9.99!  This is over 20% off the normal price and perfect timing for the warmer months ahead!

  • 100-percent BPA free; 24oz water bottle is made out of Tritan, which provides high impact resistance and won’t stain or retain odors
  • Top-rack dishwasher safe
  • Sleek design fits car cup holders for travel
  • Wide opening fits ice cubes
  • Spout shield covers silicone drink spout, keeping it clean and protected when not in use

 

Be sure to check out my 5 Benefits to Drinking More Water + Water Intake Calendar

 

Remember, Amazon can and will change prices at anytime!

Colgate Mouthwash Coupon=99 Cents A Bottle (Possibly FREE)!

optic wash

I saw the neatest thing the other day using mouthwash….apparently you can use it in a foot bath to remove dry skin from your feet.  Or you can use it for it’s intended use and have some good breath!

$2.00 off Colgate Total or Optic White Mouthwash

Print this coupon and head over to Harris Teeter’s Super Doubles next week and grab the following deal:

Colgate Optic White Mouthwash $4.99
– $2.00 off Colgate Total or Optic White Mouthwash
Final=99 cents!

Note:  This is currently on sale this week and if the sale continues you could snag it for FREE!

$2.00 off Colgate Total or Optic White Mouthwash

Hide ‘Em and Hatch ‘Em Eggs Only $9.95!

hatching eggs

These look like so much fun for Easter!

Right now you can get the Easter Eggs – Hide ‘Em and Hatch ‘Em Eggs – Watch Them Hatch Like Magic Three Different Pets! (Series 1)for only $9.95!  These are normally priced at $14.95 so you’re saving over 30%!

  • 3 Different Eggs Really HATCH like Magic
  • 3 different pets GROW right out of their shell when the egg is placed in water
  • Includes 3 different egg containing a baby duck, chick, or rabbit pet
  • Perfectly sized for seamless integration with your existing egg hunts
  • New Faster Hatching – Will crack within 1-2 days and hatch within 1-2 days thereafter

 

Remember, Amazon can and will change prices at anytime!

10th Annual Public Safety & Community Day!

farm fresh

This sounds like a fun and helpful event!  My boys would go nuts about a helicopter landing close by!

April 5, Farm Fresh, a trusted resource for fresh quality food in the Virginia Beach area, will host its 10th annual Public Safety and Community Day at its store located at Virginia Beach’s Great Neck Shopping Center.

The 10th annual event will feature activities for the whole family, including appearances by local fire and rescue vehicles, a NASCAR simulator, a car show, and games and prizes for children. Weather permitting, the Nightingale helicopter from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital will fly to the event and land onsite.

The event will raise funds to support the cancer program at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters as part of Farm Fresh’s “Round Up” program, which allows customers to donate to the hospital by rounding up their grocery bill to the nearest dollar and contributing the difference.

Details of Saturday’s event are as follows:

 

What:            

  Public Safety and Community Day to Support Children Fighting Cancer        

When:           

  Saturday, April 5, 2014

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:

Farm Fresh

2110 Great Neck Shopping Center

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

 

 

Men’s Health Magazine Only $6.99/Year Subscription!

menshealthmar2014

Today only, subscribe to Men’s Health Magazine for only $6.99 per year (71% off)! You can order up to 3 years at this price! Just enter coupon code MOMONDEALZ.

 A lifestyle magazine dedicated to showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better, with articles covering fitness, relationships, nutrition, careers, grooming, travel and health issues.

This offer expires at Friday 03/07/14 11:59 PM EST EST

Kindle Fires On Sale Up To $80 Off!

kindle HDIf you’ve been waiting to get a Kindle, you’ll want to grab one now!

Right now you can save BIG on many Kindles-they are on sale at up to 80% off!

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9” — $80 off!!!  Reg. $269, you can score one for just $189 right now!

TheKindle Fire HDX 7″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offersis down $30 to only  $199!

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offersis just $339-this is normally priced at $379!!

I have no idea how long these deals will last so you’ll want to grab them now!

  • Exclusive 8.9″ HDX display (2560×1600) with unsurpassed pixel density (339 PPI) and perfect color accuracy (100% sRGB) for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD
  • Breakthrough ultra-light design—weighing just 13.2oz, it’s 34% lighter than the previous generation
  • Ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor—3x more powerful than previous generation—with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU for fast, fluid gaming and video
  • Introducing the “Mayday” button—revolutionary, on-device tech support, exclusive to Kindle Fire HDX tablets. Connect for free to an Amazon expert 24×7, 365 days a year
  • 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video, plus a front-facing 720p HD camera for Skype video calls and more
  • Stay productive on the go with ultra-fast web browsing, built-in OfficeSuite, plus e-mail and calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more
  • Over 100,000 apps and games available in the Amazon Appstore, including a new paid app for free every day

 

Thanks, Wheel n Deal Mama

 

Beatles Items Starting At Just $5.99!

beatles

Any Beatles fans out there?  It’s hard not to love at least one of their songs!

Right now you can get Beatles Items starting at just $5.99 on Zulily! The sale has everything from books, to bags, to clothing, and more!

You know all the words to “Hey Jude” and when you hear your favorite Beatles tune you just can’t help turning up the volume. This cool Beatles collection has plenty of pieces perfect for fans of the Fab Four, from travel mugs to in-depth biographies. There’s just no better way to jam out to all the hits than with the items in this rockin’ line of officially licensed products.

Remember, Zulily is a member’s only site but sign up is FREE and only takes seconds-so start shopping!