Now that most of us are in the house on a mandated “Shelter at Home” order, we have a lot of time on our hands. For me, if I’m not cooking, I’m eating, if I’m not eating, I’m putting on my makeup just to hangout in my living room, if I’m not in my living room, I’m shooting hoops in my backyard with my son. If I’m not playing basketball, I’m laying in bed browsing on Amazon. While I’m doing that, why not earn free gift cards and save some money?
We all get a bit hesitant when it comes to earning free gift cards online. But after trying a few apps and websites that claim to reward you with free gift cards, I found two that are completely legit. I always shop on Amazon and I found those $1-$10 Amazon gift cards very useful.
For Apple and Android Users
I’ve been using Panel App for more than a year and I earned at least $100 worth of $1-$2 Amazon gift cards. All you do is download the app ➡️ PANEL APP
All you have to do is download the app, register, take surveys, earn points, then redeem your points for free gift cards or use it to enter sweepstakes for bigger prizes. Once you hit 2000 points, you can redeem it. I usually redeem my points for Amazon gift cards because like I said, I always shop on Amazon. You can also earn points faster if you refer a friend to download the app. The more you refer, the faster you gain points.
Yes, this is legit. But spaces are limited. It usually opens up in the beginning of the month, but it’s worth a try. Mobile Xpression is a trusted Market Research Panel designed to understand the trends and behaviors of mobile users. Some people are very hesitant when it comes to downloading unknown software onto their phones, but I’ve been using this for a year and haven’t had any issues or weird glitches on my phone. To redeem, you just need to earn a minimum of 30 points. The panel sends you an email once a week and you tap on the link they provide you to claim your credits. I just redeemed my points for a $5 Amazon Gift card and already earned 15 since then.
Pros: You earn gift cards faster, in as little as a week
Cons: Sometimes they forget to send you your gift card. But all you have to do is send them an email to let them know. Their response time is roughly 24-48 hours.
Well, I hope this information helps save you some money in the future. It has for me. A dollar or two can make a huge difference, especially when you’re struggling to make ends meet. Because for a single mom like me, every dollar OFF any price counts! Save some money, earn those points, but most importantly, please be safe out there!
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Hawaii was a month away so I needed to act fast. Unfortunately, my trip to the islands had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. All I have to say is that it’s been a crazy 2020 thus far. Especially with the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others who passed away in that helicopter crash. I have to admit, I’m still having a tough time accepting it, plus I haven’t completely gotten over the death of Nipsey Hussle either.
Moving forward, I wanted to share my workout routine with you. From the beginning to the end. I’m not fitness instructor nor am I a personal trainer. I don’t even work at a gym! 🤣 But if you plan on following my routine, awesome! Remember to move slowly first then gradually increase your sets.
Please consult your physician before beginning this or any exercise program! As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint or dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately.
- 20 minutes of stretching — arms, legs, your ass, your back ( I will show you how I stretch my back in another post)
- 15 minutes of jump rope (best cardio ever) or you can walk on a treadmill for an hour or…
- Do Burpees – 15 to 20 of them to get your heart going. Or…
- Shadow box! But if you have a heavy bag, that’s awesome! Put on your hand wraps, your gloves and be ready to punch the bag. Hit the bag with straight jabs for 3 minutes without stopping.
- 15 lb kettlebell workout. If you don’t own a kettlebell you can use a 15 lb dumbbell. If you would like to order a kettlebell, you can find one Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2wfRVBt
- For beginners, here’s a good 15 minute Kettlebell workout video that you can follow on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pTVZs7aYrHw
- 3 sets of 25 stomach crunches.
- Squats! This is the best exercise to tone your legs and give your butt a lift! I usually do 50 squats per workout. Sometimes more.
- Cool down
I do highly recommend the HIIT workout. HIIT means, “high-intensity interval training.” This is when you go ALL OUT. It sort of feels like you’re doing cardio level 100. The best thing about this workout is that you don’t need equipment however, expect to sweat a lot. Here is a video that will help you get started: https://youtu.be/1skBf6h2ksI
I bet you’re curious to find out what my daily diet is. Basically, I cut down on eating bad carbs (pasta, rice, bread) and replaced it with good carbs (sweet potatoes, quinoa, kidney beans – YUCK) I increased my spinach and kale intake, about 2-3 cups of greens per day. I stopped drinking soda. Whenever I wanted to get my soda fix, I would replace a Coke with sparkling water. I cut off candy! I cut off desserts. I cut off everything that could give me a cavity. I drink LOTS of water.
Working out isn’t just about losing weight or toning your arms. Working out gives you a chance learn your body and be in tune of yourself. To hit your weight loss goal, it takes discipline, determination, persistence, and consistency. Don’t get me wrong, I love the gym. The gym is my safe haven. But I also love saving money too.
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I was glad to hit that goal this month!
Welp, this is a bummer.
A few years ago, my girl recommended that I get a psychic reading through her Auntie. I used to be hesitant when it comes to readings. Supposedly bad “juju” happens when you tap into the future through mediums, psychics, or anything paranormal. But hey, why not? I was having a really bad year and felt that my life couldn’t get any worse.
During my reading, Auntie stated that I was going to be on an airplane flying somewhere. I looked at her and laughed because I hated to fly. I would rather drive 12 hours to Las Vegas than fly for 2 hours. I had the worst fear of flying, I would literally start sweating at the thought. Anyway, in my reading, she also mentioned that my next boyfriend would have a receding hairline, really wavy hair, and a crazy ex girlfriend. Great. 😏
Now here I am, 4-5 years later planning my next trip to Chicago with my kids. My cousin is turning 18 next month so I might fly to Hawaii before I go to Chicago 🤦🏽♀️ I’ve flown to New York City at least 5 times in 2019 and just returned from New York last weekend. I also took a trip to New Orleans, LA with my daughter last year and two years prior to that, we flew to Washington DC. To add the icing on the cupcake, my boyfriend has super wavy hair and a receding hairline. 🤦🏽♀️ Auntie just failed to mention that I would meet my boyfriend in the middle of Times Square filled with crazy tourists. Not only that, he lives on the side of the United States! Anyway, enough of him and my trips to the opposite coast. But guess who’s laughing now? Definitely not me.
Moving forward, I wanted to share a photo and a video clip from my recent trip to New York. I attended one of many Fashion Shows going on during New York Fashion Week that Saturday and it was amazing. My favorite part was the “Doggy Couture”. The Fashion Show was powered by The Society and it was held at the Broadstreet Ballroom near Wall Street. I plan on going again next year!