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How I love my local Goodwill Store!!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I've just recently started visiting my local Goodwill Store! I've found some wonderful little self indulgent treats there at a great price! I love herbal teas, having a warm cup and listening to a little jazz is one of the ways I often unwind. I have somewhat of an obsession with mugs, ones for coffee and tea. I enjoy my morning cup of Colombian Java in an eight oz mug but for teas I prefer a much smaller tea cup. I found four of the cutest little tea cups for $1.91! My other self indulgent treat...Fitness DVD'S! I have a library of them, over 300 now, but I always get them for just a few bucks. Over the last month I've found at my Goodwill Store Weight Watchers Punch, a particular Pilates Dvd that I couldn't find anywhere else AND just yesterday I found THREE Turbo Jam DVD'S!!! I've wanted those for some time but didn't want to spend a lot for them. So the next time you see a Goodwill Store stop in a browse a bit, ya just might find something u need and for sure something u want! I stop in the store now a couple times a week never spending over $5.00-$6.00! Also, don't forget to donate ANYTHING that u no longer use, it could be a blessing in the life of someone else!

  
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BOOKKEEPER1 5/1/2014 9:29AM

  I love going to the goodwill stores. That is where I buy most of my exercise dvds from also. I bought my Turbo Jam dvds there too after wanting them like you but not wanting to pay a big price for them. I have found some of the beachbody ones there not the newest ones. I buy other exercise dvds that aren't beachbody ones too. I am addicted to buying exercise dvds I think. lol. I sometimes buy dvds accidentally that I already have at home. It would be great if there was a exercise dvd swap team here where the members would like to swap dvds that they have an extra one of or that they no longer use for ones that they would use. If they were worried about dvds being sent they could use delivery confirmation. I am glad that you found the Turbo Jam dvds there. It is exciting when we find things that are related to fitness when we are trying to be more fit and healthy.

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ROSALIEESTHER 4/22/2014 12:32PM

    Great post! That's exactly how I go on shopping sprees too! Especially these days, while I'm losing sizes, I can have new duds without paying a huge price.

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BOBINVA 4/12/2014 11:13PM

    What great finds.

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NUTRON3 4/12/2014 8:46AM

    I need to check mine out

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TORTISE110 4/12/2014 8:28AM

    I tend to give them things and not shop there, and I know I am missing out! Thanks for the nudge.

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TRACY-BEARSFAN 4/12/2014 8:18AM

    That's one of my favorite places to shop! emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 4/12/2014 7:41AM

    Wow, I need to go to Goodwill!

PS: I love your Earnestine Shepherd background! She is amazing and such an inspiration!

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PEZMOM1 4/12/2014 7:41AM

    Love the goodwill store.

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MISTYDAZE42 4/12/2014 6:33AM

    emoticon the good will is a treasure hunt of goodies!

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BABYSOX 4/12/2014 6:13AM

    Great timing! I have a box of donations that I am taking to the Goodwill store today. Perhaps I will check out the dvd section.

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GHOSTFLAMES 4/12/2014 5:45AM

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MARYJOANNA 4/12/2014 5:44AM

  You can find clothing which you can wear while you are in transition between sizes.

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Once Again I'm Going For It...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

For the last three or four years I've set the same goal for myself and I have yet to reach it...lol! That goal is to give myself the best gift ever for my birthday - REACHING MY GOAL WEIGHT or getting within a few pounds of it! Sooooooo once again this year I am setting that same goal but this time I am a lot more determined! My 53rd Birthday is August 24th and by that day I am going to be close to my 150 pound goal. I do really well at maintaining my weight but the weight I am maintaining is not where I want or need to be! I have everything I need to accomplish my personal goal, the knowledge, the tools, the determination and the time! So today I am leaving MAINTAINING my weight behind and moving into the zone of LOOSING weight. Today begins my 53rd BIRTHDAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE!!!

Now on another note - I enjoy working out at home, I'm totally not a Gym girl. I've had many Gym Memberships and I never went consistently. For me it was just too much work to drive somewhere to work out and then drive home. It took me a long time to finally admit that the gym just wasn't my thing. I enjoyed the Zumba Classes and the Aqua Fit Classes when I went but that wasn't enough to make me want to drive somewhere to work out. Over the years I have built a pretty big Fitness Video Library (about 300 DVDS) and I've bought Cardio euipment/Weights/Bands/Stabilty Balls, etc and created a gym in my house. I love being able to just go upstairs, pop in a DVD or jump on the Treadmill/Elliptical, watch a movie or my fav show while I work up a sweat. My question for you is what is your favorite way to get your workout in?

  
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BELLE0308 4/5/2014 8:00PM

    I love your blog!! I have been here since 2011 and I lost weight, gained weight and I am back at it again.

It just hit me the other day that I don't think I am a gym girl either. I am hanging on to my membership because I hope to take some advantage of it next winter when I hopefully weight less. I always feel self conscious there and not exactly good about myself.

You can do this!! I believe that you can!!
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ROSALIEESTHER 3/31/2014 11:38AM

    I love doing breathing exercises - they're fast and super effective. I've built up to pretty much doing them every day first thing in the morning.

I know you can do this! Hang in there! emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 3/30/2014 11:21PM

    Keep on keeping on! You've got this!

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VANICIS 3/30/2014 3:51AM

    Small habits make big rewards!

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LADYGSC 3/29/2014 3:07PM

    I'm a work out at home person also. I enjoy doing circuit exercises, DVD's, Tread Climber and kettle bells. I've also maintained for almost a year - during that year I gained 15 pounds. I'm on my way to taking off that weight and meeting my goal.

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LIVELAUFLUV 3/29/2014 2:55PM

    I'm with you on exercising at home rather than a gym! I walk outside, and when I can't walk outside, I use the elliptical, treadmill or one of the many videos I have.

You can do this! I'm routing for you to get to your goal by your birthday! (Us August birthday people need to stick together!)



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COLLEENCONQUERS 3/29/2014 10:22AM

    i like to work out at home / outdoors myself .. never been a gym girl either, and i am slowly building up my work out equipment also .. ROCK ON!!!

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WDIPIM 3/29/2014 8:46AM

  you can do it

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Emotional Day...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Found out on yesterday that a girlfriend was rushed to the hospital after she wasn't feeling well at work. They soon discovered that she had an Aneurysm that had burst in her brain. That same day her condition was was critical but she was breathing own her own. Overnight she had to be placed on a ventilator. Hours later her body started to shut down and shortly after that she passed away. She has a daughter and son, both in their twenties, two younger sisters and her mom and dad. They r are very close knit family, so much so that they all work together in their family pharmacy. I am really in a low place this morning because this is truly making me realize that tomorrow is not promised to any of us. I just talked to her a couple of days ago and now she us gone at just 54 years old. I lost my own mother when I was just 23 years old and it was the most devastating thing ever. It took me years to make it to the tiger side of my grief. My heart is so heavy for my friends daughter because a young girl walking through womanhood without her mother is just awful, it almost destroyed me! #brokenhearted

  
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RACHELLE52 3/29/2014 8:13AM

    Thank you guys for your kind words, they all made me feel better.

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RACHELLE52 3/29/2014 8:11AM

    Yes, I have learned to not ignore that headache that won't go away after taking something for it. I've known several people who have passed away from ignoring the headache and have the clot burst in their head. One friend had the terrible headache and went right away to the ER. They were able to determine that the clot was there but they caught it before it had a chance to burst and he made it out of that scary situation ok. Most of the time that terrible headache is the worst one you've ever had and nausea/vomiting happens along with it. If you ever experience that please go the the Emergency Room asap and don't go to sleep.

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 3/21/2014 10:00AM

    Hugs and prayers to their families and friends. I had a coworker have the same situation. she thought she just had a headache and she passed that night. emoticon

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TERRY631 3/20/2014 2:40PM

    I am so sorry to read about the loss of your friend! My very close friend (55 years old with a husband and 3 kids in their 20's) just passed away 2 weeks ago from cancer. It is shocking and so very, very sad to lose a friend so suddenly and at (seemingly) such a young age, and to see their loving families go through such pain. I've been so sad, that I have not even blogged about what happened...until mentioning it now when I stumbled across your blog. Thoughts are with you and her family.

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SMITHKRISTI 3/20/2014 10:53AM

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AQUAGIRL08 3/20/2014 7:48AM

    What a tragic loss for all of you. It is scary how quickly life can be cut short, so I guess we all show make the best use of what we've been given. You never know when your time will run out. Sending positive vibes and prayers your way.

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RIDLEYRIDER 3/20/2014 7:02AM

  So sorry to hear of your friend. We never are prepared for the devastating reality that life is so fragile and can be gone in an instant.
Prayers to you and your family.

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DMEYER4 3/20/2014 6:50AM

  so sorry to hear about your friend. In January my best friend died of a massive heart attack,leaving behind two sons. She was 53 on 1/9 and died on 1/26. I have a very empty spot in my heart and miss her every day. You are correct in saying there might not be a tomorrow. We have to make every day count. My prayers are with you and the family.

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21 Day Challenge Going Strong - Day #3

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Feeling good, feeling determined!

Day #1 - Jane Fonda Yoga (Easy if you've never done yoga or u want a gentle stretch)
45 minutes on the Treadmill AFTER dinner/Ab Work on Ab Lounge.

Day #2 - Walked my Pooch/Leslie Sansone Walk It Off In 30 DVD (tougher one)/Winsor
Hips/Butt/Thighs/Tami Lee Webb Stretch DVD

Day #3 - Body Gospel Revival Interval Cardio/Later will do a Weight Training DVD/
get on my Treadmill After Dinner/Lite Ab Work.

Feel free to create your own 21 Day Challenge and join me! I would love some company!!!!

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RSSSLHB 12/6/2013 8:34AM

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ADDICT!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

My name is Rachelle52 and I AM A FITNESS DVD ADDICT...lol! Some women buy shoes, I buy Fitness DVD's!!! I truly am addicted! I will tell myself when I go in Walmart, or surf the websites of Amazon or Collage, "I'm just looking, I'm not buying ANY DVD's." It doesn't work!!! I end up buying at least 3-4 a month...lol! The only way that I don't buy them is if I don't see them! I currently own 215!!!! With that said I have decided to share them with you guys by doing reviews on them! Maybe I can help someone decide on purchasing a DVD that is just right for them. I have Beginner ones, Beginner/Intermediate ones, and many Intermediate ones! The Beginner ones I tend to do on days when I don't feel like working out but I need to do something! I have them in the categories of Yoga, Pilates, Step, Walking, Latin Dance, Weight Training, Interval Training one, Tai Chi, Abs, Balance Ball, and others that I just can't think of right now...lol! I have about 15-20 in each category. I will let you know when I start posting them, hopefully within the next day or so!

  
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RACHELLE52 12/4/2013 10:01PM

    LOL, thanks Soft Val!

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SOFT_VAL67 12/4/2013 8:41PM

    I feel the exact same about walking shoes!
I must have 5 or 6 pairs now and I really only wear one, but when I see a hot new pair, usually online, I tell myself, have to have to have to!!!
But I am doing alot better.
I am not buying any new ones lately, mostly because I cant afford to.
Good luck with your rehab.

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SETTIMIA 12/4/2013 12:21AM

    Oh wow you really are an addict 215, oh my days

You could start a DVD library, with just your collection LOL

Have you got any on weight training, I have just got some hand weights, 2lb and 3lb, starting out

Do you have Zumba? Some of those DVD's are expensive

Have a great day

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LEN_VERSION32 12/3/2013 11:15PM

    I am addicted too. I looked forward to cyber monday to get more fitness DVDs...lol. Enjoy!

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LAURANCE 12/3/2013 9:05PM

  Enjoy! Use those thing you got!

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ECCOVISION1 12/3/2013 8:00PM

    it is worth the money if you follow them.

it is cheaper than medical service.



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BLUBIRDY00 12/3/2013 7:54PM

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RACHELLE52 12/3/2013 5:25PM

    Hey, we could be addicted to worse things right...lol?

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KACEYSW 12/3/2013 5:17PM

    Love it! I ma addicted to my personal trainer!!!!!

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