Thursday, August 25, 2016

Take Advantage of These Money Saving Deals at Launch Trampoline Parks in Milford and Hartford, CT -- For a Limited Time!




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How has your summer been going?  The girls and I have been having a blast exploring new places, swimming and just being able to spend time together outdoors with the warm weather. But, when the weather gets really hot, we like to visit indoor places that will offer AC's to keep cool, while we have fun during these last few weeks of summer.  One place that the girls and I have been visiting a lot this summer is Launch Trampoline in Warwick, RI.  It is only a half hour away, and is a sure fire way to keep the girls entertained for hours and always results in them falling asleep on the way home. :-)  So, you can say this place is a win-win for all.  And, I will not lie, I love this place just as much as the girls.  I can be a kid again, jumping from trampoline to trampoline and playing around with my girls.  

If you haven't visited a Launch Trampoline Park in your area, you really must check it out before the kids go back to school. There are two LAUNCH locations in CT -- one is in Milford (125 Old Gate Ln., Milford, CT 06460) and the other is in Hartford (91 Brainard Rd, Hartford, Connecticut 06114).  And, for those readers in or near RI, you can find Launch Trampoline Park in Warwick.


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Want to see what Launch Trampoline Park is all about and why my family and so many others look forward to the next visit, or their birthday to host a party here?  Check out this new 360 degree look inside Launch...and, you will see just how cool a day at this trampoline park is....


Click here to take a 360 degree tour now


Check out these special limited time offers at the Milford and Hartford, CT Launch locations.  


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How can you not resist making a plan to visit a Launch Trampoline Park near with these two money saving promotional offers?  I for one will be taking the girls next week to jump and save.   Hope to see you there!


Stay tuned tomorrow, when I will share a very special promotion for the Warwick, RI Launch location here on my blog and social media channels.

Happy jumping!

Atkins New Meal Kits Make Counting Carbs and Sticking to Your Diet Easy Peasy (Review) #AtkinsMealKits

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.







As you get older and inch up in numbers, you also see a decrease in your metabolism.  This is not helpful, especially when you are trying to lose weight or simply keep weight off.  Throughout my teens and twenties I never once worried about losing weight or having to diet.  I was always stick thin.  But, then after having my girls in my early 30's, I found losing the baby weight to be a battle.  And, it didn't help that I had the girls back to back as it seemed like I just added weight to my already growing waistline.  When it came time to lose all the weight I put on for both girls, which was over 60 pounds, boy was it a struggle to lose.  

Having two little ones in the house to care for, I wasn't able to go to the gym and work.  My workouts came throughout the day lifting and carrying the girls and cleaning the house.  And, if I found myself with some energy after everyone was asleep I would do some light cardio or yoga to relax and unwind.  You would think with two little ones having to chase after I would not have to worry about exercising or have issues with losing weight.  My step counter is off the charts each day, but the scale tells me a different story -- one that doesn't seem to want to budge.

I don't know about you, but when you don't see the weight coming off, even though you feel you are putting in the effort, it is hard to want to stick to a diet or exercise regime.  For the past few years my new years resolution would include losing the last of the baby weight.  I would find myself getting so close, but then summer, the holidays or stress put the pounds back on.  I have stuck with my resolutions, but when December 31st rolls around, I find myself making the same resolution, as the weight is still there.  

This year I was hoping to be the year that the weight would finally come off and I wouldn't have to worry about dieting anymore.  But, when bathing suit season rolled around, I was wishing for fall.  Then, I was contacted by the folks at Atkins to see if I wanted to try out their new line of easy step-by-step meal kits, made especially for busy lifestyles like mine.  Having tried other weight loss meal kits in the past and not being a fan of the taste or options, I was hesitant to try these kits out.  I decided to give these new meal kits a try because I have been a fan of Atkins shakes and snack bars, so I thought if these taste good, then the food would too.  


I was so happy that I did give these meal kits a try. Not only were they easy to prepare from frozen, but they tasted great.  You would never know you were eating a weight loss meal as the portion size was just right, the quality was amazing, and each and every time I sat down for a meal or snack, I left the table full and satisfied and not to the point that I was disappointed with myself for eating too much.

I could go on and on about how great the new line of meal kits, which are delivered right to your down from Atkins, but I will save that for another post later next week. :-)  Today, I wanted to share more about the three new meal kit options available from Atkins, and share a special promotion where you can save 5% on your first order.  Read on to learn more about this discount, which expires on September 30th.


Here is more about the new low-carb Atkins Meal Kits, which include frozen meals, snacks, shakes and an easy-to-follow menu with shopping list (which has you shopping for minimal items), which are perfect for those with busy lifestyles who are looking to live a low-carb lifestyle or trying to lose weight, and don't want to deal with the hassle of counting carbs or putting together a weekly menu plan that will fill you up and satisfy you, while helping you meat your dietary goal...

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Atkins Meal Kits, which are delivered right to your door, cover a week’s worth of food and tools, with three different options to choose from for one’s needs and lifestyle:

"Atkins offers the tools and education needed to help consumers eat a balanced diet with reduced levels of refined carbohydrates and added sugars, and rich in protein, fiber, fruits, vegetables and good fats."

Why choose Atkins Meal Kits over others weigh loss or low-carb diets?...

  • Atkins offers an extended portfolio of products, ranging from frozen meals and nutrition bars to shakes and snacks, provide convenient low-carb solutions to help the body burn more fat and work more efficiently, while keeping consumers satisfied and energetic.
  • Atkins Meal Kits give you an easy, step-by-step plan to start & maintain your successful weight loss journey. These kits were created to help you control your carbs and sugars. Each day you’ll consume 20-25 grams net carbs with convenient meal options and all the tools you need to stay on track. 
  • One-week daily meal plan that is easy to follow and Atkins nutritionist-approved.
  • Simplified shopping list to make your trip to the grocery store fast.


Choose from one of the following three meal kit options, that meets your lifestyle and dietary needs...


Frozen Foodie Meal Kit ($69.99) is ideal for people who are too busy to cook full meals, requiring minimal time in the kitchen. This kit features a variety of Atkins Frozen Meals to simplify options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.




Evening Chef Meal Kit ($89.99) is designed for the consumer seeking convenience during the day, but wants to prepare their own meals in the evening. The kit includes Atkins Frozen Meals, Snack Bars and Shakes to cover breakfast, lunch and snacks, with recipes and recommended shopping lists for low-carb dinners.



Easy Peasy Meal Kit ($97.99) is the most comprehensive kit with all meals included, and consumers make their snacks and side dishes. The kit includes a variety of Atkins Frozen Meals, Meal Bars and Shakes to cover breakfast, lunch and dinner.



"While we encourage and guide consumers on how to prepare meals with the variety of foods enjoyed on Atkins, the Atkins Meal Kits take all of the guesswork out of preparing meals and snacks, and offer simplified options for the low-carb lifestyle," said Joseph Scalzo, president and chief executive officer, Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. "With more consumers interested in home delivery food services, the Atkins Meal Kits are ideal for today's on-the-go individuals who want the convenience of having delicious low-carb food delivered directly to their door." 

If you have found yourself making the same weight loss resolution year after year, or not seeing the numbers on the scale going down, or simply want to live a healthier lifestyle, why not give the new Atkins meal kits a try.  I know that you will love the quality and taste and will find yourself leaving the table feeling full and energized, which is hard to say with other meal kits or programs (especially all the ones I have tried over the years).


TRY IT TODAY AND SAVE $$$!!!!


Atkins Meal Kits cover a week's worth of food and tools, with three different options to choose from for one's needs and lifestyle. And, all plans come with the Atkins Meal Kit Guide, The New Atkins Made Easy book, the Atkins Carb Counter and the Recipe Booklet.

All Meal Kits are offered exclusively at Atkins.com with a current offer for free shipping and five percent off on orders for a limited time (Until September 30th) with promotional code NEWKIT5. The Meal Kits may also be purchased as a recurring subscription.  

Once your order your Atkins Meal Kits you can receive free support from nutritionists, access educational materials and share insights from your personal weight-loss journey with other members of the Atkins community.   
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Stay up-to-date on all things related to Atkins by following their social media channels below...

@AtkinsInsider - Atkins on Twitter
@AtkinsInsider - Atkins on Intagram
@AtkinsDiet - Atkins on Facebook



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About Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.:

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. is the leading low-carb program for consumers looking to achieve a healthy lifestyle. From weight loss and maintenance to improved overall health, Atkins offers the tools and education needed to help consumers eat a balanced diet with reduced levels of refined carbohydrates and added sugars, and rich in protein, fiber, fruits, vegetables and good fats. Its extended portfolio of products, ranging from frozen meals and nutrition bars to shakes and snacks, provide convenient low-carb solutions to help the body burn more fat and work more efficiently, while keeping consumers satisfied and energetic.

Backed by more than 80 published scientific studies and consumer success stories, Atkins is a long-term, well-balanced program that appeals to a broad audience of men and women who want to achieve their weight management goals and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Atkins products are available online at Atkins.com and in more than 50,000 locations throughout the U.S. and internationally. To learn more about Atkins, visit Atkins.com.

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

GREATER, The Brandon Burlsworth Story -- In Theaters Tomorrow -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was provided promotional material and a screener in exchange for my honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Greater Movie

Have you seen a movie that you just can't get out of you head, or makes you think about your life and its purpose?  Since watching GREATER the other day, I can't stop thinking about this movie, which is based on the main character, Brandon Burlsworth's life.  While I am not a huge football fan -- outside the Superbowl (mainly for the commercials and half-time time, but shhh don't tell), I loved this movie and powerful messages is shared.  If you cry at movies, you will definitely want to have a box handy as you will need them.

You may have probably read a couple posts about GREATER these past few weeks on my blog, as I have been anxiously waiting to see the movie, which arrives in theaters tomorrow, Friday, August 26th.  And, because I have been talking about this movie with family and friends, I have also found myself sitting down at the computer and sharing blog posts and clips from the movie here.  But, if you missed these posts are wondering what GREATER is all about, here is more about the movie and the official movie trailer...



"GREATER follows the true story of Brandon Burlsworth who is perhaps the greatest walk-on in the history of college football. Brandon dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but was told he wasn’t good enough to play Division I ball. Undeterred, Brandon took a risk and walked on in 1994. Written off by fellow teammates and coaches, Brandon displayed dogged determination in the face of staggering odds. The awkward kid who once was an embarrassment to his teammates and an annoyance to his coaches, ended up becoming the most respected player in the history of the program, changing the lives of all he touched. Starring Neal McDonough and introducing Chris Severio, GREATER opens in theaters August 26th."

Looks and sounds like a great family-friendly movie, right?  Well, it really is, and is one that will have you talking days later with family and friends about.  What moved me so much about this movie is the dedication and perseverance Brandon had in seeing his dreams become reality. While he struggled and at times questioned things, he never gave up, which I have to say it awe inspiring.



I wish this movie could have a happy ending, where Brandon went on to win Superbowl rings and lead his NFL team to victory, but that is not the case.  Unfortunately, Brandon passed away in a car accident on the way back to his hometown, shortly after being drafted by the Colts.  How could something like this happen, especially to a kind and gentle soul like Brandon?  You are not alone in wondering this. And, when you sit down to watch the movie, you will find his family, friends and teammates wondering the same time.  Why would God take Brandon?  Was he really needed up in Heaven?  He needed more time to achieve greatness on Earth.  The questions could go on and on, and as you watch the film you may find yourself questioning your faith and why you or someone you know may have been taken too soon or have to deal with a hardship or medical condition.  Why?



We could continue to ask why, but instead, this movie was made to introduce us to Brandon Burlsworth and see that even an underdog and achieve his dreams, if he only believes in himself and never gives up.  Brandon was determined and faced adversity head on, and truly inspired not only those who crossed paths with him, but those who continue to follow in the footsteps of Brandon by dreaming big and going for it.

This movie will have you laughing and crying and cheering Brandon on, as his memorable life is shared in such a moving and powerful way.  The cast of actors, while many are not known, do an amazing job in portraying Brandon, his family and those in his football family.  You don't have to like or even know about football to enjoy this movie, and find yourself being moved by it.



I could go on and on about how wonderful this movie is.  But, instead, why not check it out this weekend with your family and see for yourself.  This is one movie you will remember and find yourself talking about.  It will make you take a step back and look at your life and remind you that you are never too old to dream or set goals.  You just have to be willing to put in the work and dedication to see these dreams and goals come to fruition.

And, before I end this post I wanted to share a GoFundMe page set up for Chris Severio and his family.  Chris played the lead actor role of Brandon Burlsworth, and did an amazing job.  Unfortunately Chris and family experienced a major loss as a result of the recent Louisiana floods.  Chris and his family lost everything in the floods.  The GoFundMe page was set up to help Chris and his family rebuild.  If you feel inclined to donate, you will help Chris and his family start to pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives.  Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/28422ctg.


--GIVEAWAY--



As promised here is the giveaway for two (2) #77 jerseys, that the kind folks at Grace Hill Media sent me to give away to one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader.  I have to say that these jerseys are super comfy, too! :-)

Want a chance to win 2 (size large) #77 jerseys?  Then, complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was provided promotional material and a screener in exchange for my honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.