Monday, August 17, 2009

Can't afford a gym membership??


...and thanks to my sister's great internet browsing abilities, we don't need to waste our money on one! has FREE workouts (from full length to mini's if you don't have a lot of time). also has great yoga videos and blogs for you yoga buffs out there. This one used to be completely free, but since the high demand, they've started charging a small monthly fee (I think it's $3.99 a month).

Although working out at a gym has the major appeal of meeting new people, I know I can speak for myself when I say I never get as great of a workout in. If you're not waiting for a machine, you're talking to someone that is or being interrupted by someone else that doesn't want to workout. It takes up such a chunk of time...parking here in the city is godawful and if you're not paying $17 for it, you're spending a good twenty minutes searching for it.

Take my advice. Save at LEAST $60 a month, two hours a day and just workout online. You get a much better workout as well since you aren't as likely to care who sees you drippin' sweat.

Definitely check this out. I will not be getting a gym membership now until this site starts charging!!

I just did the Bootcamp Calorie Burn...WHEW!!!

Now, off to shower and then to bed (so I can read more of the third book of the Twilight series--talk about a guilty pleasure) to wake to my first day of working two jobs!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Coupon Clippers

So I used to make fun of people that clipped coupons until I realized the magical thing they did! They filled up your wallet!!! I've signed up for two great sites that are great for those of you who love eating out or just going out! Sign up for both and! Once you do, groupon sends you daily coupons...80% off particular salons, practically free tabs at various bars and restaurants, $10 for $100 worth of detailing for your car, boat, jet (if one of you has a jet, you probably don't need to subscribe to groupon) and so many more great deals! is just as great. You type in your zipcode and tons of great restaurants pop up. They offer $25 coupons for $10 and if you're a subscriber, they e-mail you a coupon code for an additional 80% off...$25 coupons for $2!! Yep. You've got to get on there.

On an AMAZING note, I got TWO job offers this week. This job market has been drowning me here....but I just accepted two offers today! I should be out celebrating...but I have to wait until I am rolling in the big faces until I do that (which will probably be when it's negative two degrees out there). I'll be waitressing at John Barleycorn in Wrigleyville and as a case manager at Albany Care! I am SO excited. I feel like I'll be able to do more than window shop online now!!

As for now, I'm just staying up late watching I Love You Man. Thank God for the creation of Redbox. Who would ever think you could rent a new release for a dollar a night!? If you're not already renting solely from there, START!