CrunchLive.com - Take your gym home! Fitness site review on My Pocketful of Thoughts

Get your workout on at home with Crunch Live!

What’s one of the major perks of a gym membership? The classes, right?! When I was asked to review CrunchLive.com I was excited and curious. Normally when I work out I go to the gym. Depending on my mood AND energy level, I normally do the elliptical or the treadmill. If I’m super motivated walking in, I’ll do some strength training too.  Notice I haven’t mentioned taking a class yet. What are you doing now for exercise? Are you in search of something new? Do you work out at home? Read on to see what I loved about Crunch Live. Read Article

Are you in need of a Grocery Budget Tutor?

grocery challenge with the Grocery Budget Tutor Amiyrah Martin

97 days, 21 hours, 13 minutes  and counting . . . With the upcoming wedding, Daniel and I have discussed starting our family sooner than later. Our food budget for two will grow. I’m usually great with budgeting but figuring out the special math to go grocery shopping, well that wasn’t taught in school! Or was I sleeping :/  I can save us money on fashion finds but that won’t feed us will it?  My Pushing Lovely sister, Amiyrah has a gift for feeding her family of 4-1/2!  I’m so excited to share that Amiyrah has started a new business called Grocery Budget Tutor! Read on for an exciting #GroceryChallenge and a chance to win money! Read Article

[Book Review] Do you know The 9 Mirages of Love?

The 9 mirages of love
Source: http://indiechicklit.com/


In a few short months I’ll be walking down the aisle towards my best friend. We’ll become husband and wife. For a long time though, I didn’t think I’d get married. There were a handful of guys I dated that shouldn’t have made it past date two and a handful that never made it to date one. I was certain that I was forever doomed. But when you’re young sometimes you don’t know, ya know? The last guy I date though, right before Daniel, well that lasted way longer than it should have. My friends listened to me talk about him. Did they tell me to move on? Maybe. You couldn’t tell me anything though. I was in need of a good shaking. Read on if you can relate or thats you now, I have just the book for you, The 9 Mirages of Love.


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When love won’t show you what you want to see, you will do whatever it takes to make a relationship meet your expectations, even if it means sacrificing your well-being, and throwing yourself down a rabbit hole of denial. Instead of being proactive and building the life you deserve, you settle for the one you have. Why? Because it’s easier to try making the pieces fit, than it is realizing you’re putting together the wrong puzzle. When it comes to love, the only advice worth listening to is the raw, uncensored truth. How else are you supposed to move on from a toxic relationship? How else are you expected to make sense of the pain and confusion you feel in your current relationship? Rainbows and butterflies won’t have the answers you’re looking for, but this book does. Take the wishful thinking and get rid of it, once and for all. It’s time to take control of your love life again. Think of me as the awesome best friend that finally comes to the rescue and helps you get the romance you deserve. Fight the sugarcoat. You can take it.
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The 7 Days to a Better Blog Challenge with @BrandiJeter

7 Days to A Better Blog Challenge

The 7 Days to a Better Blog Challenge

by Brandi Jeter Riley

“Have you heard that there are well over 250 MILLION blogs on the internet?”

Are you a fellow blogger or someone looking to start a blog?

Do you have a blog that you want to take to the next level? Have you tried to do it on your own but all the tutorials read like another language? Have no fear! Brandi Riley, the blogger behind Mama Knows It All, has written her FIRST book, The 7 Days to a Better Blog Challenge! This book is a guide for anyone looking to take their blog to the next level. You now have access to the Master herself! How excited are you? Read on to find out what you learn in the book! Read Article

What’s in my @Inflenster VowVoxBox ?

This is a reveal of what is in my @influenster #VowVoxBox on Youtube. MyPocketfulOfThoughts.com

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I got the new Influenster VowVoxBox in. Its a box of products I get to review and share my thoughts with you about. Last time I got a ton of goodies in the #VivaVoxBox. This box is especially for those attending weddings. Since I’m getting married in 120 days, 18 hours and 11 minutes I am a perfect candidate to check out what’s new for brides! This box has the special name of VowVoxBox. Read on to see what amazing products were in the VowVoxBox. Read Article

Do you have cold feet?

Do you have COLD feet? Are you having second thoughts about getting married? Part of the Wedding Planning Series on My Pocketful of Thoughts; mypocketfulofthoughts.com

“Do you have cold feet?” 

“Do I have cold feet? What do you mean?” 

“Are you getting nervous about getting married?”

I’ve been getting this question quite a bit lately. Engaged couples should be asked happy questions. Like . . . Are you excited about your big day? Asking someone if they have cold feet, sounds . . . negative . . . right? Why do we ask this question? How do you answer? Read Article

I just want to be healthy.

The Journey to Healthyville is paved with tiny rocks that get stuck in your shoe. The Journey of an obese women who wants to fit into her wedding dress. Part of the Healthyville Series on MyPocketfulOfThoughts.com

My wedding is 128 days away and I can’t fit into my jeans. Houston we have a PROBLEM. When I picked up my dress in March, I tried it on. I was worried that it wouldn’t fit. It fit like a glove, minus the length. My tiny 5 foot 2 and a quarter frame would drown in the fabric so I would have to just take it up a bit. Now. Well, I’m trying not to panic. No. I’m not panicking. I’m not panicking. I’M NOT PANICKING!

I shouldn’t panic right?

I am EXTREMELY anxious though. My weight has gone up and down over the last ten years. I’ve been so focused on numbers and feeling totally defeated when I continue to be so far from my ultimate weight goal. It’s become torture. I’ve felt the effects of extra weight; The weight equivalent to a small child.  I carry it around with me, everywhere I go.

Have I been going about it all wrong?

At the end of the day I just want to be healthy. Something has to change. But what?

Have you quieted the voice within that tells you to quit every time you step on the scale?

I came across this Infographic that describes the cost and perceptions of obesity. Did I mention I was obese? Granted most of my weight adds to my curves.  BUT when my curves require me to update my wardrobe OR causes me to go to the doctors for unforeseen consequences…. well the journey to healthy feels like a losing battle. This is deja vu. I’ve been here before.

So while I think of what needs to change … here’s the Infographic I mentioned.

NEW INFOGRAPHIC: The Rates, Costs & Perceptions of Obesity
Infographic Source: http://www.bistroMD.com

Has your weight compromised your health? Have you been on the weight see-saw like me? Have you quieted the voices that make you quit? Have you succeeded in getting to your healthy weight goal? What has worked for you? What hasn’t worked for you? Do you think I’ll fit into my wedding dress? :-O

Looking to get back on the horse to Healthyville,

Until then,


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