Thursday, March 1, 2012

the good, the great and the ugly

So that is not how the saying goes, but that is how I want it to work today so let's get started.

The Ugly: I received my Shape Magazine yesterday and was highly disappointed by an article about Holly Madison. Now don't get me wrong I was a Girl's Next Store junkie when it was Holly, Bridgett and Kendra - so I like her. However, this article Celeb Slim-Down: Playboy Beauty Holly Madison - How the bombshell bounced back and regained her bombshell shape.  Typically a shape article will tell about how the person cut their diet, added some workouts and overall made a lifestyle change. This article is basically and advertisement for the drug that Holly is promoting. It says "Eager to shed pounds quickly, Holly turned to NV, a hot new weight-loss supplement."  Really Shape, this is what you want to promote. I get you have supplement ads, I get that is what sells your magazines. But to have an article from a celeb promoting a weight-loss supplement - not really my cup of tea.

The Good: I have confirmed that my work will reimburse $50 for races or fitness events twice a year. The helps to cover some of my race costs. Additionally, we learned that my husbands insurance company will reimburse up to $150 of gym cost. You bet your behind I have already submitted the reimbursement for 2011. Can you say more money for race entries?

The Great: A friend of mine created me a logo for our team for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk. Look over to the right, isn't it cute! But the really great part is I have already raised 24% of my goal.  I posted on here and on Facebook that the first person to donate I would give a $10 Starbucks gift card. The first person to donate told me the save the card for the next person. The second person to donate was my dad and the third person to donate doesn't drink coffee.  There you have it. I have had some great donor's so far and I haven't even been registered for a week. I am currently $20 away from raising 25% and being one quarter of the way there. I also still have a $10 Starbucks card up for grabs to the next person who donates any amount - at my SBK Fundraising Page.


  1. Awesome work on the fundraising! What a great goal! :)

  2. Way to go, Jen! That is a very cute logo, too. :)

  3. Love the logo and the effort you are putting into your fundraising!

    About that article, you KNOW I am in total agreement with you. I live for the day that this crap (pardon my French) is off the market for good.

  4. So awesome about having some of your race fees covered. They can really add up fast!

    Love the new logo too!

  5. Score on the reimbursements!!!

  6. YAY!! Thanks Jen! You are an amazing person and a great friend!!