Sunday, April 27, 2014

Win A Try The World Box! Ends May 26th


Welcome to another great Subscription Spring Giveaway

Here you can enter to win a gourmet foods subscription box from Try the World. When you subscribe, Try the World will send you a box of handpicked foodie treasures every second month. Try the World also provides you with a booklet of suggestions for books, literature and movies from the country of the month, allowing you to travel without leaving the house. For $45 per box, a subscription you can cancel at anytime, you have the opportunity to experience tastes from around the world in a way that would not otherwise be possible.


To read a full review of the Try the World Paris box visit The World of ContestPatti and discover what wonderful items are in the box and how it would be a perfect gift.

I would probably love to get one from Ireland or Fiji.  Two places I'd love to travel to someday.  How about you guys?

Try the World have been generous enough to offer one entrant of this giveaway, a one month subscription. Enter on the Giveaway Tools form below, for a chance to win.

Try the world Paris Box Open
Rules: Open to US residents aged 18 & Over, except where prohibited. Giveaway ends at 2359 on Monday May 26th PST. Winner will be drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be contacted by email. If the first winner does not respond within 48 hours another winner will be drawn.
Disclaimer : Jovan's Journey has not received any product or other compensation for hosting this giveaway and is not responsible for prize fulfilment. Any questions about the giveaway should be directed to

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Warm day here in Omaha again and the sun is out!  Gonna enjoy by relaxing all day with the windows open.  Enjoy the day, guys!

Friday, April 18, 2014

29 Random Questions

I stole these questions from Carrots 'N' Cake.  I love her blog and you should go check her out sometime.

1.  What are you wearing?

Check it out:

My free P90X3 tee and jeans.

2.  Ever been in love?


3.  Ever had a terrible breakup?


4.  How tall are you?


5.  How much do you weigh?

109lbs last Saturday.

6.  Any tattoos?

No.  If I ever did get a tattoo (or two or three), I'd get a butterfly or Garfield or something to do with running.

7.  Any piercings?

Just my ears.

8.  Favorite song?

I like so many but I'll go with 'Don't Fear The Reaper' by Blue Oyster Cult.  My favorite song of the moment is 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams.

9.  Quality you look for in a partner?

Funny and has to be a good all around guy.

10.  Favorite Quote?

nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.

11.  Favorite Actor?

Matthew McConaughey hell yeah I still have this issue of Vanity Fair from like 15 years ago just for these pics

12.  Loud music or soft?


13.  Where do you go when you're sad?

Home to my couch to vegetate and watch too much tv.

14.  How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

If I do my hair takes me 1 hr and 10 minutes.

15.  Ever been in a physical fight?


16.  Turn on?

Manly men and funny guys. 

17.  Turn off?


18.  Fears?

Pretty much everything on this earth. lol  I'm a control freak so once things get out of my control...I freak.

19.  Last thing that made you cry?

Probably stressful times at my job.

20.  Last time you said you loved someone?

Not sure.

21.  Meaning behind your YouTube Name?

Not sure what my youtube name is.  LOL

22.  The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

Old coworkers - friends.

23.  Favorite food?

Food I can't eat - Cake, Icing, and Ice Cream.
Food I can eat - RIBS!!!! Oh and can't forget about BACON!!!!

24.  Place you want to visit?


Coral kind of freaks me out after a snorkeling incident in St. Lucia lol but look at this view! (Likuliku Lagoon Resort in Fiji)

25.  Do you have a crush?

Not really.

26.  Last time you kissed someone?

Been a while.

27.  Last time you were insulted?


28.  Favorite piece of jewelry?

My 26.2 Necklace.


29.  Who should answer these questions next?

Go for it!

Got My Free P90X3 Shirt!

Today I got my free P90X3 tech shirt for completing the program!  Love free perks.  This shirt is perfect for running.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Big Week Astrologically - Cardinal Grand Cross and Lunar Eclipse

So I don't know if you guys follow astrology but I do and I watch all the astrologers and tarot/oracle/angel card readers on YouTube about everything this is going on.

Apparently, this coming week is supposed to be a big deal with the Lunar Eclipse and we already have a Grand Cardinal Cross going on (which I believe creates tension) and that will last through May I think. 

Boy, am I feeling this tension.  Just in normal every day stuff like going shopping or traffic - the tension and anger coming from myself and I'm seeing in others seems to be heightened.  It is almost like I'm tense for no reason.  I was glad the weekend was finally here so I could simmer down from that a bit but...I still feel somewhat tense and I certainly have not been getting restful sleep this weekend either.  No fun! 

I pulled this angel card for myself 2 days in a row so I figure it is some sort of sign.  Appears to be reassurance that I'm on the right path, these things are happening for a reason, to just be aware of it, and that there is a reason for everything.

So the tension is probably the Grand Cardinal Cross.  I am a cardinal sign so this is probably affecting me more than some other signs.
In addition, we have a Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Libra.  I think this Lunar Eclipse marks change - not sure if it is for everyone but it is definitely for my sign of Cancer.  Basically, supposedly this marks a change in home (possibly moving) and career I believe.  WHICH I HAVE BEEN WANTING FOR OVER A YEAR NOW!!!!  And basically, if you don't want this change, it doesn't matter, the universe will make it for you. 
You can go on YouTube and just search your sign and April 2014 horoscope and you will probably bring up tons of videos that talk about your sign and how these aspects may affect you.  I'm going to add a video below of Michelle from Angel Souls.  She does angel card readings for the masses for each week and specific to each sign for each month.  At the very least, from watching her readings, you'll know that the angels are on your side and with you through these changes and through every day life.
What is interesting is the first card she pulls is change in career/home or possibly start families.  Huge decisions/changes.  By the way, I am ready for this change specifically in where I live so I can be closer to my family/peeps, but I am nervous that the change won't come in the form I am expecting.  However, I know it will be for the best no matter what form it shows up as. 

P90X3 Confessions

So it has been a week since I completed P90X3.  You can go HERE for my P90X3 90 day comparison pics.  Here is what I've been doing all week:

It has been great not having the pressure of working out 6 days a week.  I'm still losing weight as well (due to my way of eating which you can check out HERE).  I am now 109lbs. 

So I wanted to let you guys know some of the pros and cons of P90X3 (for me) and some confessions of mine.  Just a disclaimer - I did the Mass Schedule which focuses more on weight lifting whereas most people do the Classic or Lean Schedule which incorporates more cardio I believe. 

  • Muscles I built.  I had an incredible amount of muscle tone in my legs.  Even in the back of my thighs which I've never seen muscles there.  Not even while I was running marathons.
  • The workouts were only 30 minutes which was great.
  • You are able to do things you never imagined doing.  Like I cannot believe I can balance on one leg with my other leg stretched out straight with me holding onto one toe.  The yoga really made me so limber that I can put my leg behind my head. 
  • You inspire people even though that might not have been what you set out to do.
  • Seeing the pictures of others who have completed P90X3, they got 6 pack abs.  That honestly was my main goal.  I did not achieve that.  Now whether it was from me not being skinny enough at the get go or whether it is genetic or what...I do know that I do not think there is enough of an emphasis on working out the abs as I think there could have been. 
  • Working out 6 days a week no matter what.
  • I did the full 90 day program.  I followed it to a T until about the 2nd week of Phase 2.  The last day of that week we were supposed to do MMX.  I had done it the 1st week of Phase 2 and HATED it.  I do not do jumping around etc. nor do I do cardio (unless I'm running outside for fun).  And MMX was basically boxing and then jumping down to the ground and moving around like a crazy person.  Not for me.  So I replaced it with Pilates from that point on.  Also, from that point on, if there was any cardio type move, I would improvise with something else that wasn't cardio.  I just wasn't having it.
  • I was doing pretty good with the whole program until maybe the 45 day mark.  And then I was over it.  I was completely and totally bored.  That is just how I am I guess.  I'm that way with marathon training.  I'm good to go for the first half and the 2nd half, I have to force myself every day to train.  This is exactly how I felt with this.  If I did not have a coach and others to be accountable to (we had a Facebook group), I would have most certainly quit.  I'm glad I continued on but it was definitely rough going.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Good Grillin' Sweepstakes! Ends May 2nd



#SummerDreams Good Grillin' Sweepstakes

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I don't know about you guys but I love grilled steaks!  What an awesome giveaway!

One winner will receive a Kingsford Charcoal Grill and $50 Omaha Steaks Gift Card.

Giveaway ends May 2nd at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below.

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact if you have any additional questions or comments.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

April Wins So Far

As some of you might know, I like to enter sweepstakes.  It is one of my hobbies.  I hit a dry spell lately on wins but on Saturday I got notified of two wins!  Yay!  So I thought I'd share.

The first win was Shakira's new CD which I should get in the next week or two.  That was won basically by RTing something on twitter.

The above was a snippet from People Magazine about the CD.  Sounds like I might like it...a lot!  Hope so.

Then I go to the mailbox and got a surprise win from the Bethenny show!  Yes! 

Leggy Blonde by Aviva Drescher of the Real Housewives of New York fame.  You know.  The one that is fighting with everyone right now it seems.  Haha!

And she signed it!!!!!

Such an awesome prize for sure!  I am obsessed with the Housewives franchise so this was perfect.  Especially since there is so much drama with her right now on the show.  The book is supposed to have some inside scoop of the show so we'll see. 

I started reading it some and she starts out talking about her leg accident.  It was interesting at first because you really don't get all the details watching the show but now I'm kind of getting bored.  It looks like the book might be mostly about her leg but we'll see.  If I find out anything juicy, I will totally let you guys know!

If you guys haven't seen my P90X3 90 day comparison pics, then click HERE.

P90X3 90 Day Comparison Pics

Saturday, April 5, 2014

P90X3 Complete!

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I am officially now a P90X3 GRADUATE!  YAY!

I completed my last workout this morning.  Tomorrow is picture taking day so I'll post those sometime tomorrow.

Also, maybe Monday or Tuesday, I'll be posting my thoughts on P90X3...confessions..pros...cons...etc.

Rock on!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Win a Deluxe Toy or Deluxe Full-Sized Product from Spicy Subscriptions! Ends May 5th

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Welcome to Giveaway #2 in Subscription Spring !

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Every month Spicy Subscriptions' experts travel around the world to find the best products in retail stores, so you don't have to. They will bring you the best deals on the market, in our fun, discreetly packaged boxes.

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Whether you have a partner, or you're single, Spicy Subscriptions will send you their top picks every month. Each month is specially themed differently by their relationship experts, so you can look forward to a unique experience each month. Discover new massage oils, candles, bath & body products and adult novelty items to bring joy into your life. Join the thousands of Spicy Subscribers who have taken their relationship to a whole new level and bring you and your partner closer.

How Much Does it Cost? Spicy Subscriptions offers multiple options. You can choose from the Deluxe Spice Box ($34.95/month), the Spice Box ($29.95/month) and the Toy of the Month ($26/month). Shipping is free to the USA. There is an additional $5 fee to Canadian & International subscribers.

Giveaway Time !!!

Our friends at Spicy Subscriptions are offering one lucky reader their choice of a Deluxe Toy OR Deluxe Full-Sized Product (not an entire box).

All you have to do to enter is complete the mandatory entries on the Giveaway Tools form below (all other entries are optional). The giveaway is open to US residents who have reached the age of majority in their home state. It runs from April 2nd - May 5th 2014 at 11:59pm PST.   Disclaimer:  Jovan's Journey is not responsible for the awarding of the prize.

Hotter Shoes Giveaway - Ends April 15th

hotter shoe giveaway

This Hotter Shoes Giveaway was organized by:

Bugs and Beans

Sponsored by: Hotter Shoes

Prize Includes:

One pair of Hotter Shoes New Spring Collection
*Open to 18+ USA and UK ONLY
I have teamed up with Bugs and Beans and am bringing you an amazing Giveaway for spring! Hotter Shoes is a great company who is offering one of our readers One New Pair of Shoes from their New Spring Collection!
I don't know about you but a brand new pair of shoes for spring is on my wish list?!? I can't think of any better way to get the shoes then by winning them!
Before we get to the giveaway let me tell you a little about Hotter Shoes...
  • UK’s biggest shoe maker
  • Pillows of cushioning, air bubble filled soles and wiggle room for toes to explore
  • Super soft leathers are breathable
  • Flexible soles include special grooves that yield and support your feet as you walk
  • Every pair is tested to ensure the perfect fit
 To find out more about Hotter Shoes you can check out Bugs and Beans' full review.

Now onto the amazing giveaway! Enter to win a pair of shoes from Hotter Shoes New Spring Collection! You must be 18+ and this is open to USA and UK ONLY!

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*Disclosure: Jovan's Journey is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by,or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

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