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Posted by on May 13, 2013    |    Leave a reply   

Many people hold the stereotype that if you are poor, you have to be fat. We are here to tell you that that is not true! Sure, you might not have the money to join an expensive gym and buy a lot of exercise equipment, or you might have less trendy exercise apparel. You do not need any of that to get into great shape. There are many ways to stay fit, even if you are on a tight budget.

Get Mentally Ready

First, get yourself ready mentally. Commit to getting fit and make a decision to do it as soon as today. Give yourself a few goals so that you will have something to aim for. Make sure your goals are realistic, so that you are more likely to meet them. Keep track of your progress and make a few changes if you are not reaching your goals on time.

Fun Exercises

One fun option is dancing. Dancing will burn lots of calories. Just check out “Dancing With The Stars.” You may even discover a new talent that you did not know you had. Hiking is another exercise to explore. A good pair of walking shoes and you will get fresh air and drop those pounds – not to mention it’s so good for your cardiovasclar system! Both of these options usually require some friends participation. If you have a dog, taking it for a walk will be beneficial to both of you.

Simply try to be more active throughout your day. You do not have to work out for more than thirty minutes everyday for your fitness program to be efficient if you make an effort to be more active.

Exercises on the internet

Look on the internet for other exercises. Just do a few searches for exercises you can do at home, focusing on cardiovascular workouts and strength training. Look for Yoga exercises. Yoga is another effective exercise you can do with no equipment. You don’t even need a yoga mat, you can use a towel instead.

Diet and Meal Planning

Make a few changes to your diet. Working out will be easier if you eat healthy meals and drink plenty of water. You need to introduce more fruits, vegetables, lean meats and organic products in your diet. Get rid of soda, fast foods, fried foods and other unhealthy aliments. Losing weight should be easy once you get rid of foods too rich in sugar, fat, sodium and high fructose corn syrup. Make an effort to eat smaller portions and follow a schedule. This is never easy in the beginning but it does get easier!

 

Secondhand Exercise Equipment

Buying exercise equipment can be expensive and stressful. Many people don’t realize that you can find fitness equipment online or at thrift stores for fractions of the original cost! Don’t forget to check your local shops before you give up on owning some quality fitness equipment. (Even if these machines aren’t in peak condition, you can always buy exercise equipment parts and repair them yourself.)

The very best path to fitness is one that becomes a part of your life. Focus on using any opportunity to become more active, and make sure your diet supports good nutrition. Use some or all of the ideas in this article to reach your goal for a fit and healthy body.

Chuck has 15 years experience in muscle building and fitness. To see more click here.

Posted by on May 10, 2013    |    Leave a reply   

Now that it’s lawn mower season, we stop and think — How much do we actually know about these magnificent pieces of machinery? The lawn mower has evolved throughout its short history and is now the most popular piece of lawn equipment in the United States. Let’s take some time to get to know our most reliable lawn buddy. Check out our newest infographic to learn some fun facts about that lawn mower’s history that you never knew you were missing.


Leave us a comment and share any other fun facts you know about your lawn equipment – and don’t forget to share the infographic!

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Posted by on February 13, 2013    |    Leave a reply   

It’s mid-February, and love is certainly in the air! Holidays are always a great time for fun parties, bonding and, of course, DIY projects! We have been spotting Valentine’s Day crafts everywhere we turn and have chosen a few favorites that we feel deserve a round of applause. Be sure to check out their blogs for tutorials and inspiration. If you are a craft award winner, don’t forget to snag the button below and pin it with pride on your blog! Without further ado, here are our Valentine’s Day Craft Award winners:

1. Shaken Together – Lovebirds Specimen Art


How adorable is this? We love this bold frame with delicate details. We loved it even more once we found out it was thrifted! Check out the inexpensive tutorial and make your own Lovebird Specimen Art.

2. Nest of Posies – Cupid’s Arrow

Do you have butterflies in your stomach? We melted at the sight of this DIY project. This wreath was made with very few materials, one of them being recycled cardboard. Create this project today to get your craft kick AND recycling “good deed” knocked out in one sitting.

3. The Adventures of J-Man and Millerbug – Valentine’s Day Topiary

 

How sweet is this? Valentine’s Day essentially means copious amounts of candy in every aisle of the store, so justify your purchase by using some for décor! This topiary is quick to make and is adorable. Learn how to do it yourself and be sure to pick up lots of extra chocolate… just in case you need it for your project, of course!

4. Chase the Star – Valentine’s Day Starburst

Is there anything cuter than distressed wood? We doubt it. Create this craft to show your bursting love in any area of your home. If you create it the way the tutorial says with a ‘d’ hook, you can hang it just about anywhere.

5. Hoosier Homemade – Love Letters

Love love love. We love this craft not only because of its adorable holiday appearance, but because this project can be formatted for a year round look as well. Show your home some love this season with these adorable letters or make them neutral and leave your love up year round.

 

Well, that is our round up of our favorite DIY crafts for this year. Winners – don’t forget your badge for your blog! Did we leave some out? Share your craft in the comments below, and be sure to check out these super-crafty bloggers.


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Posted by on February 8, 2013    |    1 Comment   

With Valentines day just around the corner, we thought it would make sense to give our picks of the five types of handymen that women (both single and married) wish they had around their home. These handymen vary from sexy famous celebrities to fictional character’s that know just know how to get the job done. So ladies, which guy would you choose to tackle your ‘to-do’ list this Valentine’s?

So who did you choose? Let us know in the comments!

Posted by on February 1, 2013    |    Leave a reply   

Well ladies and gentlemen, the big game is finally here. And just like previous years, you can expect one player to stand out and achieve recognition as the game’s most valuable player. In the spirit of the award season, we decided that it’s appropriate to hand out our own accolades for the most iconic tools that DeWalt, Milwaukee, Bosch, and Skil have ever created.

 


 

Did our selections match your hall of fame expectations? Let us know in the comments!