Fitness and beauty health is an area that I feel most people can definitely relate to. I have found many creative ways to cut costs in this area including using at home workout programs to avoid gym costs and waiting for sales on my favorite beauty aids and clothing stores. As I find new products, tips, and promotions, I will share this information with you. And obviously, I can’t try every product out there, so I can’t personally vouch for every product that may be advertised on my site. I’m just hoping to offer a wide array for women of various ages and situations. If you have any fitness or beauty tips, products, or promotions, please feel free to submit them in the “Submission” area for my review.

itworkssaleHaving you tried that Crazy Wrap thing yet? It is almost school time, to ease the blow I am having a Back to School sale until August 31.  Are you ready to tighten, tone, and firm? I’m having a hard time keeping skinny wraps in stock so order quickly! Now is the time! Contact me if you have any questions!


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One of my friends has started working for the company, It Works, and she has done a guest post to describe her business and products. Whether you are interested in the products or using It Works to supplement your income, she is a great person to ask. While I have not personally used these products, she has provided some personal pictures of her amazing results with the products. She has provided pricing to fit within various budgets. Read her post below and email her to find out more about the products and how you could supplement your income through this business. She will also try to keep Thriving on Thrifty readers up to date on sales and promotions as she gets them.


Have you heard of that Crazy Wrap Thing?


I hadn’t either until I saw a good friend of mine posting amazing before and after pictures of her tummy after having two precious babies. Her mommy pooch was gone!! I had to try and I had amazing results too!!! It was the perfect jumpstart to start losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

So what is this crazy wrap thing? The Ultimate Body Applicator is a 100% natural, organic, non-GMO botanical blend that tones, tightens, and firms the skin in as little as 45 minutes. It works to pull toxins out of the fat cells. You can use it anywhere from the neck down. I have wrapped my tummy and my thighs!! Amazing!! 

How can you get one?? There are 4 ways:

  • Order a sample wrap directly from me for $25
  • Order a box of 4 wraps for $99 retail
  • Order a box of 4 for $59 as a loyal customer
  • Become an It Works Distributor, use the amazing products and make money!


 What do you have lose, except fat??




 (My personal pictures: before wraps, 4 wraps, 6 wraps)


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After having my baby, I realized I needed to get into shape. While the baby “weight” dropped pretty quickly, the toning and fitness aspect just wasn’t there. I knew living in a rural area, I didn’t have the time to drive a half hour plus workout as a new mom. Plus, I didn’t want to spend the money on a gym membership. I tried running on my elliptical daily, which helped but I still didn’t see the toning I was hoping for. Therefore, I bought weights and with no routine, I saw very little results.

One day on Facebook, I ran across Bikini Body Mommy. I decided to give it a try, and boy am I happy I did. I have lost a few extra pounds, which put me lower than my pre-pregnancy weight plus I’m much more toned. It offers a 90- day challenge that features a laid-out exercise plan. The workouts generally take me less than 30 minutes and I can do them in the comfort of my own home with NO gym fees.  I have found with searching through various workout programs that if you find something that works with your schedule, you are much more likely to stick with it and see results. Since I wasn’t exactly a gym guru, I knew even an hour workout would be difficult for me to stick with on a daily basis. Even with my crazy days with a toddler, I am able to almost always fit this workout into my schedule.

As far as my diet, I am not one to be able to do extreme dieting. I like food way too much to cut meals. I have found that food is similar to exercise. If you find something that is more of a lifestyle change versus a diet, it is much easier to stick to. I have found that my lifestyle change is to cut “deserts” and soft drinks. With the exception of special occasions I don’t eat deserts throughout the week until Friday when I reward myself with 1 small desert. This reward helps me have something to look forward to during the week and gives me a little break from the grind of no sugar.

Another “lifestyle” diet change for me was to really pay attention to what I put in food. For example, I used to eat a lot of oatmeal for breakfast with butter and sugar. When I started paying more attention to what I ate, I replaced the butter and sugar with banana slices. In other words, I try to take out as much “bad” stuff in my food as possible while still being able to eat what I enjoy.  The MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter App is great for tracking what you eat plus its FREE.

My fitness and diet routine has cost me NOTHING, and I feel in much better shape than I have in a long time. My advice through my experience is to find something that works for you and that you can stick with versus yo-yo dieting and fitness that will only be short lived. Each person is different, so find something that works for you and don’t get discouraged.

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