Have You Ever Heard of Ticket America?

I am a bargain hunter. I am a coupon clipper. I am a power shopper. These are all very very true. I have been trying to find the best deal for all of my adult life. At times we have had more money and sometimes we have had even less, but no matter what our financial situation, I have always tried to save money. So when I am looking for ideas for fun things to do I, of course, try to spend as little as possible. I came across a website called Ticket America and I thought I would share it with you.

We like all kinds of music. I like almost every genre of music. Shawn likes hard rock, 80’s and country best, but he is slowly becoming more flexible about music. Shawn, Marissa and I all love live music, so going to concerts are a great family activity.

We both really like Jason Aldean. He is doing a tour in all of these huge venues like Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston. You can see all of his concerts and the ticket prices at http://www.ticketamerica.com/jason_aldean_tickets.html.  Some of his shows are with Miranda Lambert and I absolutely LOVE her! I think it would awesome to see them together!

Shawn and I both really like Coldplay too and would love to see them in concert. To see Coldplay’s upcoming events you can go here http://www.ticketamerica.com/coldplay_tickets.html. I imagine that they would do such a great live show.

They also have tickets for sporting events like WWE (http://www.ticketamerica.com/wwe_tickets.html) which Shawn likes, but I don’t, football (http://www.ticketamerica.com/sports/football/nfl) which I love and Shawn kinda likes and NASCAR (http://www.ticketamerica.com/nascar_tickets.html) which Shawn loves and I kinda like. They have theater tickets too for those of us that LOVE theater.

So Ticket America has a lot of tickets AND they have a guarantee. That’s right, they have a buyers guarantee which you can check out here http://www.ticketamerica.com/buyersguarantee. I really like them and I will be using their services in the future.

What do you think? What ticket service do you use?

Please, please, please!!!

If you have been reading my blogs, watching my vlogs, followingmy YouTube, friending me on Facebook, or have been anywhere near me at any time in the last several months, then you know what I’ve been doing. I’ve been working my butt off, literally, getting healthy and rocking the Body by Vi 90 Day challenge(s). I have been taking part in the ViSalus Challenge Showdown, making videos about my weight loss journey and posting them for all the world to see. Well yesterday was the last day to post videos for the Showdown. Today they posted the top 100 channels for everyone to vote on. There were over 5,000 channels entered into the contest and I am so excited to be one of the top 100 channels that advanced to the Showdown Throwdown. Out of these 100 channels, 10 will be picked to win their own webshow produced by none other than the amazing Ben Silverman. I would LOVE the opportunity to share my story, my weight loss journey, with the world. Please help to do that! Please rate my channel a 10 so I can be one of the top 10!!! Thank you!

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The End Has Come

Today is the last day to submit videos for the ViSalus Showdown Challenge. It is bittersweet. I didn’t even want to do this initially, but I am SO glad that I did. It has been an amazing experience and even if I don’t win, I am glad that I participated. Here is my final video.  Watch, Rate and Share My Video.

ViSalus Put ME In Their Video!!!!

I admit that I am somewhat of a YouTube Junkie these days. I resisted the idea of making video blogs like I resisted having my picture taken, because I hated to look at myself and I have ALWAYS hated the sound of my voice. I am emotional, moody, silly, goofy and generally I think I look crazy on video. Still, when I started the Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge, I decided to go all in. I decided that I would take lots of pictures of my weight loss journey and I would sign up for the Show Down Challenge and begin making video blogs. I was just as surprised as anyone, if not more, how much I love it.

I love making videos to talk about my weight loss (and other issues) because in a video you can hear my tone of voice. Sometimes when I write it sounds one way in my head, but does not come across that way in my writing. When you hear me talk, you can usually tell the difference. I also love seeing the changes in myself over time. A photograph does show these changes, but it is more amazing in real life. The difference in my face alone over the last 3 months is amazing. I can’t wait to see what it is in every month in the future. The Showdown Challenge is almost over. The last day is October 22. Then the top 100 channels go on a website for people to vote on their favorites for the top 10 which will get their own webshow produced by Ben Silverman.  I would absolutely LOVE to be in top 100. I guess we’ll see soon enough if I am.

I also love watching other people’s vlogs. I have joined an amazing group of people on YouTube’s weight loss community. They are supportive, encouraging, motivating and captivating. I absolutely love watching their videos and feeling like we are all a part of each other’s journey.

All that being said, last night I was on YouTube looking at videos. I was planning to make a new vlog last night and I was just checking in on what everyone was doing. On my main page where it shows new videos from the people I am subscribed to, I saw my own picture on a ViSalus video. Of course I had to go look. It was a short video and you can watch it here: ViSalus Video Cheer the Champs . I was so amazed, honored, and overwhelmed that they picked me to go in the video. It is only a very short shot of the screen of one of my videos, but still, I am in there right before Blake Mallen and Tyler Howard (2 very sexy and incredible Vi men). How awesome is that??? OMG!!!  So, I, of course, had to make a response video and yes I was emotional. You can watch it here: Watch, Rate and Share My Video.

I love Body by Vi. It is changing my life every day and I am so SO grateful for it. I want to shout it from the roof tops and tell all the world. Its pretty cool that I am one step closer to being able to do that.

Sweat Is Fat Crying

This is a video Marissa and I made the other day of me doing EA Active More. It is a routine I created of running, cardio and boxing. Thankfully I made it the other day before “the tooth incident”. Marissa is my camera woman and my narrator. Check out the latest update in My Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge!

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I’ve been scrapping

The other day I got my desk moved around and got out some of my scrapbook stuff. Some of it is still scattered around, but in time I will be organized again. In the meantime, I have been doing a little scrapbooking. Yay!!! I thought I would share a few pages with you. Some of them are ones that I did before and some are ones I’ve done in the last few days. I am always working on a bunch of different scrapbooks at once and right now is no different. I am working on a calendar book of the year 2006, a book of Shawn and I’s songs and a scrapbook of songs that I have dedicated to Rissa. I also scrapbook ongoing pictures and I am gathering supplies to start a scrapbook about my weight loss journey. Most of what I’m working on is the songs to Rissa book, but there are a few others mixed in. So here they are. Tell me what you think 🙂


Farther, Faster, Fitter

As I have mentioned in previous blogs, at my daughter’s school there is a nature and fitness trail. Her school is pre-k through 12th grade all in one building and the nature and fitness trail goes all around the school including the baseball diamond on one side, through the woods, around the parking lots and ends at the football field on the other side. Along the way there are a scattering of exercise machines that use your own body weight to provide resistance. I’m not sure how long the nature trail is exactly, but it isn’t short. There are also several small playgrounds, swing sets, and basketball courts which are available to anyone any time. There is also a track that goes around the football field that is open to the public. Since her school is only 5 minutes away and there is so much to do there, we go as often as we can. We usually walk and then Shawn and I shoot hoops while Rissa plays on the playground. When we first started going there in March I could only do one lap around the track or make it about an 1/10 of the way around the fitness trail. Now I can make it all the way down the fitness trail and turn around and come all the way back. I can probably do more than that, but I usually play basketball after that. I also stop along the way to do the machines. When I first started there were 4 machines that I could not do at all. Today I can do all of them and I can do more on all of them than I could before. I’m not sure how many laps I can do on track now. I think the next time we go down I will just go to the track and count how many laps I can do. It’ll be interesting to see what I can do there. Maybe I’ll even throw some sprint intervals in. I was hoping to run my first 5k this month, but with my knee giving me such a hard time, I had to cut back on my running so I haven’t been training for it. I still could do the 1 mile fun walk, but of course I didn’t register in time 😦 So I am still thinking about the October 5k. If the shots in my knee really do help then I can start running every day again and I can do the 5k, even if I do run/walk intervals. I would LOVE to do it! It’s amazing how far I have come in the last six months. It’s amazing how far I will go in the next 6 months. I hope you are pushing yourself to go further than you thought you could. We are all capable of so much, but only if we push.