Friday, February 16, 2018

#177 Getting Fit - How I got started

I am officially down 52lbs now. If you remember I was at 48lbs last week :)
So....what I'm doing is working

I feel tons better
I have more energy than ever before
I have no heartburn EVER

How have I done it? 
Well lets go back :)


Have you ever watched this show? 
My hubby and I did awhile back. These trainers who have always been fit, gain weight eating the all American diet and then lose it again. They then help someone like me do what they've done. 

Drew Manning who is shown above started this show. He did it because he said he wanted to understand how his clients felt. He wanted to be in their shoes so that he could fully understand the difficult path of weight loss. 

Fast forward a year + and I was scrolling through Facebook, and there was an ad for Fit to Fat to Fit program and I saw Drew. I thought...."oh that's that guy from that show". So I clicked on the link and Voila I lost 52 lbs. LOL. Just kidding. 

I listened to the video...read through some stuff. Remembered that I had heard of this "Bulletproof" coffee from my favorite LuLaRoe lady Danielle Proctor. You can visit her site by clicking HERE. As a side note Danielle does put the best outfits together. She truly has an eye for it. 
Anyways...I heard during one of her live shows that she was doing it and loved it. So I thought well it's worth a try....I have tried EVERYTHING else known to man. ;)

So I did it. I signed up for the Fit to Fat to Fit program for a whole whopping $37. It gave me a sample menu for the week, exercise ideas, and what to eat and what not to eat. 
There is a supplement that he also sells that I have a contact for as well. The supplement is not necessary, but has been helpful for me. 
If you'd like to order some you can do so by clicking HERE with my friend Cheryl. You can even click on the page to contact her and she can hook you up with a few for you to try out. 

So that's how I got started. 
When looking this up this morning, I see there is a new series started, so I'll have to watch and catch up. Watching other people's journey to weight loss is inspiring to me :) 

If I could inspire just one person...I'd be thrilled. But wait...I have, my hubby, my mom and my daughter all started this same program in January and are having great success as well :) 

Stay tuned again next Friday for some more updates and info on how I've done this and am succeeding :)

Have a happy day
~Nicole

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day and a Giveaway

Happy Valentines Day

I do love holidays of any sort. If you've been following me for awhile, you know that I do love them. 

My hubby and I aren't doing much today, but this weekend, we are going to a Symphony and to a nice dinner. We will be celebrating Valentines Day then. 

I did get him this super cool stool for his work bench. He's a Chevy guy, so this was just perfect to match his '68 Chevy C-10 :) 

He was pretty excited with it :) Even more fun because I bought it with some of my earnings from Stampin' Up! Gotta love that little bit of extra income :) 

I did treat myself to some Valentines nails :) I have been getting my nails done and as you can see I had some french tips recently


But my sister is selling some fingernail polish strips from Color Street. They are insanely easy to put on. I put them right over my other nails. It took me about 5 minutes. And the best part....they last 1-2 weeks and come off with regular polish remover. CRAZY!

Visit her page and see what other super cute strips they have. Things that are easy are wonderful...and these are definitely easy :)

I hope that you all have a great Valentines Day. I do have a giveaway over on my own Facebook Page for a Wink of Stella Pen. This makes everything a little sparkly :) 

Enter to win at: Click HERE

Don't forget to stay tuned and see what is new on my path to getting healthy on Friday :) 

Happy Valentines Day
Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, February 12, 2018

Coloring Class and Free Fast Fuse to the First 5!!!


Tonight I did a Watercolor Pencil card for your viewing pleasure ;)
As promised in the video the measurements for this card are below

Card base - Crumb Cake 11" x 4 1/4"
1st layer Calypso Coral - 5' x 3 3/4"
2nd layer Whisper White - 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
3rd layer Crumb Cake - 4 5/8" x 3 3/8" 

I am so SUPER EXCITED about this class that I am going to offer. 
Beginner Coloring Class
4 weekly classes
Starting Monday February 26th at 4:30pm

Each week we will go over a new technique - 

Class#1: General use of Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Blends, blender pens, Water spritzer & Aqua Painters

Class#2: Blending with the Stampin' Blends in florals

Class#3: How to color hair, skin and clothing basics

Class#4: Using the color lifter and continued blending

This is a private class. It is only available to those who make a $35 minimum order at my website
You must use hostess code 
HZ9Q97M9
and make your purchase between Feb 12 & Feb 28
Remember though it is Sale-a-bration, so $50 gets you a Sale-a-bration item for FREE

Class will start on the 26th, but if you sign up after that, but before the end of my special, you will be able to watch the replay. 

As a bonus, the first 5 people to sign up using the hostess code will get a free Fast Fuse adhesive.
Woohoo for freebies!!!

You can order whatever you want for your $35 minimum purchase. I have listed all the things below that I will be using for each class, but remember that you can still watch the classes even if you don't have the items. 

Class#1: 

I really hope that you will join me in this beginning coloring class. I want everyone to feel good about using their Stampin' Blends and Stampin' Up!s coloring tools.

Please contact me at nicern1@gmail.com if you have any questions at all. 

Oops...1 more Bonus....every purchase from my website in the month of February gives you an entry for a Stamparatus!!! You definitely don't want to miss out on that!


Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Friday, February 9, 2018

Down 50lbs....How is that possible???

Well technically it's 48lbs, but that's close enough to 50 right? 
48lbs down since Sept 15. That's almost 5 months. So on average - 10lbs a month. 
Not too shabby. 


It's actually the most weight that I have ever lost at one time. 

How you ask??? 

Well stay tuned on this little journey I will start telling you over the next few weeks. 
Most of my posts are about Stampin' Up! but I want to include more of just me...so bear with me ;)

Summer 2017 before I even started my program



February 2018 - down 48lbs


I was thinking that I don't look any different...but by the looks of it...I do see a difference ;)


Consistency....that is the key.
Just keep trying...Just keep going

Have an awesome day
~Nicole

Thursday, February 8, 2018

GIVEAWAY & FREE Class with Purchase

Today is the day that Fast Fuse goes on sale
Buy 1 get 2 FREE on SALE. The regular Fast Fuse is $10, then you get 2 refills ($15 value FREE) It is only while supplies last and they won't last long.


Make sure you go to www.nicern1.stampinup.net and order from me. 
Remember to use hostess code H4X2WFPX to get my additional freebies. :) 

Also for any orders $50 or more by Sunday Feb 11th you will be invited to watch my Hershey Nugget Class for Valentines Day
For this class supplies you will need are:

We will make 3 different types of Hershey Nugget holders. You will be able to use them for Valentines Day, but you can also do them again in the future with different papers and Stamp Sets


This class will only be available to those who make a $50 purchase or more between now and Sunday February 8-11, 2018. You will also get a PDF file of the measurements and directions so you can make them again later. 

Also remember any purchase over $50 puts you in the running for the giveaway of a Stamparatus :)

Have you already made Valentines? I haven't yet...I'd better get going!

Comment below for a chance to win a Fast Fuse and 2 refills :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole