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Life Update:

Since I got a full-time job as a Library Technician/Education Assistant/Occasional Teacher (!!!) I’ve been super busy trying to get my life in order. It’s five hours away from where I live now, so that means I have to move. This means finding a place to stay (√), buying necessary supplies/furniture/appliances/food, and doing all sorts of other adult-y things. Needless to say, I’ve been pretty overwhelmed, but I’m hoping once I move and get settled in things won’t be so crazy. (Also, I’m ready to start making money now. The amount I’ve had to spend……..asdfghljk)

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Prisoner Workout: Bodyweight Workouts | The Art of Manliness
We can all take a lesson from convicts on how to not let your circumstances be an excuse for your fitness goals. We highlight bodyweight exercises used by prisoners the world over.

I saw quite a few posts complaining that most workout routines required wide spaces, expensive equipment, diet foods and lots of free time.

Well,  besides a few brief stints of freedom, notorious British criminal and troublemaker Charles Salvador (better known as Charles Bronson) has been serving time since 1974. During these decades behind bars, and often confined to isolation, Bronson has become a fitness fanatic, creating workout programs that require only his bodyweight and a few odd objects.  He’s set many prison fitness records as well, including one for most push-ups in an hour: 1,727.

But Bronson is hardly the only inmate who’s managed to gain impressive strength without access to barbells, nutritious food, or supplements. Prisoners all over the world have created highly effective strength-building routines they can perform in the tiny space of their cell or with limited equipment in the jail yard.

While most of us will thankfully never end up behind bars, I think we can all take a lesson from convicts on how to not let your circumstances be an excuse for your fitness goals. Below we highlight bodyweight exercises used by prisoners the world over to get strong and stay strong.

The Benefits of Bodyweight Workouts

You can do them anywhere. Don’t have time to make it to the gym? Travel a lot? Locked up for 5-10 years? Great! You can do the prisoner workout anywhere…bedroom, office, hotel room, or solitary confinement.

It’s free. Don’t have the money for a gym membership or purchasing your own equipment? That’s not an excuse for not exercising. With a few simple bodyweight exercises, you can create a full-body workout that’s completely free.

Strength+cardio in a single workout. By increasing the tempo and decreasing the rest between sets and exercises, you can turn a bodyweight workout into both a high-intensity cardio session and a strength workout. In 30 minutes, you’ll be done with your exercise for the day.

Hey darlings! I’m back! Oh gosh so many things to squeeze in between now and the end of the month - (how do deadlines always pop up 3 days before the end of the month? 😁) Anywho I don’t believe I’ve shared my Dark Pink Color Crush’s dividers! Aren’t they gorgeous? I use an extra one as a page-lifter for the back. (Quick tip!) I also could not live without the new Target geometric sticky notes (I swapped something I had and used stamps on hand #frugal), but I did get these new style-barreled Frixion pens (which I’ve been praying for! Thank you pen gods!) and my first ever Coleto! (waiting on my refills 😄) also super excited to sit down with my @shopbando planner! Okay back to work. Deadlines. Projects. Create. And so much passion for all of it :)) Hey - do something today that you’re passionate about, okay?! Pink promise me! 💖 Wee!!!

COLOGNE, Germany — When others get off the train to finally go home, Leonie Müller stays behind. That’s because she already is home: The train is her apartment, and she says she likes it that way.

The German college student gave up her apartment in spring. “It all started with a dispute I had with my landlord,” Müller told The Washington Post via e-mail. “I instantly decided I didn’t want to live there anymore — and then I realized: Actually, I didn’t want to live anywhere anymore.”

Instead, she bought a subscription that allows her to board every train in the country free. Now, Müller washes her hair in the train bathroom and writes her college papers while traveling at a speed of up to 190 mph. She says that she enjoys the liberty she has experienced since she gave up her apartment. “I really feel at home on trains and can visit so many more friends and cities. It’s like being on vacation all the time,” Müller said.

“I want to inspire people to question their habits and the things they consider to be normal,” Müller told The Post. “There are always more opportunities than one thinks there are. The next adventure is waiting just around the corner — provided that you want to find it.”

Did you know that you can regrow lettuce at home in just water alone!?

We learned this frugal trick from @tiffanycrumbs ❤️ Simply cut off the bottom of the head of lettuce and place it in a small bowl of water. New growth begins from the center of the in as little as 3 days and you’ll have a new half-head of lettuce in about 2 weeks!! 💚🌱

It turns out, lettuce isn’t the only food item you can re-grow in water. In fact, it’s just one of several veggies that can grow without dirt, and without much effort too. 😊 #Frugal #DIY #Health

7 Frugal Halloween Projects

Ready to get your spooky on? Since our fave holiday is coming soon we put together 7 Frugal Halloween Projects

Halloween is coming soon! Since it’s one of our favorite holidays I wanted to share some ideas you can use to get your spooky on now. This roundup of craft ideas will help you create monster fun in your house this Halloween without breaking the budget. 7 Frugal Halloween Projects All 7 of these Halloween and Fall crafts have been featured on The Centsible Life in the past. There are 7 craft and…

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Gifting Tips and Etiquette

Gifting Tips and Etiquette

Opening my mailbox last week I found an eclectic array of notably packaged wedding invitations with perfectly crested seals of gold at the center of their back, and immaculate calligraphic prints on their face.  Signing onto my Facebook account my notifications and events blast my glowing screen inviting me to the birthday collaborations of my nearest and dearest friends.  This past summer,…

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people wonder why i feel guilty about basically everything?
  • me:*never spends money on anything, really.*
  • my mom:i know things have been a hard for you lately, baby, you should treat yourself to little things more often, and not feel bad about it
  • me:aw thanks mommy
  • me:so i bought this t-shirt on sale for $10 yesterday
  • my mom:why?? did you NEED it?? was it a shirt for work??? was it really worth that??? you really shouldn’t be spending money on clothes right now, i mean i GUESSSSS it’s not such a big deal but really you should save your money for things that are more important
DC Native Tip

If you’re in the DMV area & take expensive ass Metro on a regular basis,

1) Have a senior (over 65) purchase you a Senior SmartTrip (just don’t have them tell the people it’s for you)
-You’ll only pay $1.30-$2.00 on the train where as it could be $5 w/a regular SmartTrip

2) The bus pass for SmartTrip (the regular one) is $17.50 a week for unlimited bus rides

So you’ll have two cards. One for the train & one for the bus.

I don’t want to own my own car (I want to RENT by the week or month & not LEASE) so I’m still on Metro.

Idk who on here uses Metro, but if you know somebody, pass it on.

Sn: The monthly train pass is a smooth $300 almost for JUST 28 days so ain’t nobody doin that.

anonymous asked:

It's really classist for you to push exercise and "eat better". Not everyone can afford "good" food, nor exercise equipment. Do you know how much a gym membership costs, or do mommy and daddy pay it? What about running shoes, workout clothes, a sports bra? That shit is expensive! And so are fruits and vegtables. You're just an entitled little bourgeois white bitch.

lol at the irony of you mispelling “vegetables”

Secondly, how is working out expensive? My shoes are from Payless. They cost me $25. I walk outside and did mostly bodyweight fitness for the first part of my weight loss. That shit is free. Now, I have a low cost YMCA membership because I’m low income *GASP*. Making minimum wage doesn’t exactly mean I’m living in brand name gym clothing. Most of my stuff is from Old Navy sales and outlets, or Goodwill (which is my favorite place in the world fyi). My most expensive workout gear are my sports bras, but because I’m an extended size, I do have a limited selection of bras. Even then, I get them on sale. My two that I have right now, both of which are encapsulating and have underwire and generally rock, each cost me $25, with an original price of $80. 

message to the witchlings, the poor practitioners, the thrifty wizards, and the beginning diviners: you do not need fancy equipment to do what you love. my Wildwood deck was 8 bucks on Amazon, and my tarot cloth and bag were handmade from scrap pieces of felt.
don’t ever let money be a roadblock in your path; make do with what you have! draw your own tarot on index cards, use a t-shirt as a cloth, be creative! ☺⭐🔮 #frugal #thrifty #witch #tarot #craft #WildwoodTarot

Thought I was done shopping Saturday but I found more deals to do at CVS and Jorge came this time!

CVS

  • So I bought the suave shampoos (not for kids)
    • $6 for two
    • used a $3 off coupon, got back $2 in ECB’s
    • got back $3 on Saving star for a $2 money maker!
  • Jorge did the same deal but for kids and it came out to free with $2 back on saving star and a $2 coupon
  • He also did the medicine deal I previously posted (2 in photo on accident)

  • The Calendula Cream x 2 
    • Running for 8.99
    • Used a $5 off coupon
    • got back $6 in ECB’s for a $2.01 MM

  • Edge shaving gel
    • Running for $2.99
    • Used a $1 off coupon
    • and got back $2 in ECB’s for a .01 mm

  • Tena Liners
    • Were buy 1 get 1 50% off, they’re $3.99 each
    • used 2 $2 off coupons 
    • got back $3 for a $1.02 mm.

Walgreens

  • Jorge and I both did the starbucks deal here
    • $1.99 with a $1 off coupon and $1 back on ibotta for a .02 mm

  • I had to get another item because I had more coupons than items so I grabbed another pencil, .29

  • Kleenex deal and I paid with my GC so no out of pocket but GC payment
    • The 4 pack was only $4.99
    • Used a $1 off walgreens coupon
    • .75 off bundle coupon
    • and got back $1.50 on ibotta

Total before coupons: $55.20
Total after coupon: 0!!
Total money maker: $4.05

- Jesse