Giveaway: Hip Hop Abs DVD workout program, 11/14-12/14

Welcome to the Hip Hop Abs Giveaway!

Beach Body Fitness and their amazing programs have helped Staci at Luker Family Tales completely transform her post partum baby body in just days! You can see her transformation story HERE.

She wants to give one of YOU the chance to transform your body and your life as well. You can enter below on the Rafflecopter form for the chance to start your Road to Healthy today.

If you caught any of my Body after Baby fitness series, you know that I think it’s important for a mother’s overall health to stay active and make healthy eating choices. I haven’t tried the Hip Hop Abs program myself, but I’ve heard great things about Beach Body Fitness. Make sure you check out Staci’s story, linked above!- Elisebet

You can find out more about Beach Body Fitness and the wonderful products they offer by clicking HERE.

Enter on the Rafflecopter form below. One winner will receive a Hip Hop Abs workout DVD program. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway open to US only.

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Note- My Life: A Work in Progress and other promoting blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with any social media platform. To have your business or brand featured at Luker Family Tales, email Staci at

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Body after Baby: Beth

Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of this post!

Have you been reading the Body after Baby guest posts? You can read posts and product reviews HERE.

GUEST WRITER BIO: Beth O’Donnell is a military wife and stay at home mom. She is a prior service member who only stayed in shape because she had to. Now she actually enjoys it and no longer says hateful things while she runs. She now lives a lifestyle of clean eating and regular exercise and plans to keep it that way. Since she has gotten a taste of the fitness Koolaid, she has decided to go back to school to become a personal trainer to help women become their very best. She also vows to quit using Dr. Google.

Diastasis Recti: the ugly words that no woman post pregnancy wants to hear, especially those who are anxious to begin getting back in shape. Diastasis Recti is the separation of your abdominal muscles which untreated, can lead to hernias. (More info HERE.)

After I had my son in 2011, my doctor indicated to me that I had diastasis recti, but I blew it off. I was in the military and had no choice but to hurry back into shape. Shortly after receiving the go ahead from my doctor (who, looking back, really should not have given it to me), I quickly got back into running, pushups, and situps/crunches (huge no-no!). I noticed that I had a ridiculous amount of lower back pain and a funky belly bulge but chalked it up to post pregnancy body changes. I figured it would just work itself out. Then I got pregnant again just before my son’s first birthday.

Diastasis recti/ Body after Baby- Read the series on My Life: A Work in Progress
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At one of my first doctor appointments, the doctor made a remark on how bad my diastasis recti was and that it was only going to get worse (total fail on my part!). After I had my daughter, I was extremely worried, and in denial, about having it. I did not ask my doctor how bad it was, because I did not want to know. So right before my six week checkup, I started working out on my own. I was doing crunches, sit-ups, twists, you name it! After about a week or so, I was hurting. It was not the “good” pain you feel when you are working out, it was the “I seriously just busted something up” hurt. Although it killed me to stop working out so hard, I knew I had to take diastasis recti seriously.

So, I Dr. Googled it. I found a youtube video which thoroughly explained how to test yourself for it (Please do not follow my footsteps, ask your doctor first!). I also found out that the exercises I was doing were absolutely terrible for the condition and was only worsening it! The good news is, there are exercises that can be done to help heal your abdominals! So, I googled those too. As much as it pained me, I took it easy and did these exercises every day religiously.

At 12 weeks postpartum, I checked myself and to my surprise, my abs were back to a two finger gap! I have been working out pretty hardcore the last few weeks (thanks to Anna Reed!) and as I wrote this, I checked again and I am down to a one finger gap above, at, and below my belly button.

Diastasis recti/ Body after Baby- Read the series on My Life: A Work in Progress
Courtesy Photo- Beth checking for Diastasis recti.
Do you or have you ever had Diastasis Recti? What are some ways you strengthened your stomach muscles as a result?

Disclaimer: All information presented during this event is purely personal opinion and shared for educational purposes only. The information contained herein is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise, weight-loss, or nutrition program. Please note, My Life: A Work in Progress does not necessarily endorse any opinions presented by guest writers during this event. Not all exercise or nutrition programs are suitable for everyone.

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Giveaway: The Ultimate Pampering Package ($500+), 10/16-11/5

Welcome to The Nurse Mommy‘s 5th Birthday Bash

Ultimate Pampering Package Giveaway


Hosted by:The Nurse Mommy 

The Nurse Mommy is celebrating their 5th blog birthday, and we are so super excited to be sharing this fantastic giveaway with our readers. We’ve teamed up with many awesome bloggers to bring this giveaway to as many people as possible, knowing that any woman would love this package!

We would like to thank our wonderful co-hosts: My Life: A Work In Progress, Mom ‘N Daughter Savings, Libby’s Library, Brooke Blogs, Ramblings of Mama, Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog, Giveaway Promote, and Everything Mommyhood

The Nurse Mommy: Fifth Birthday Bash Ultimate Pampering Package Giveaway


This Ultimate Pampering Package Giveaway is valued at over $500 (USD) and includes these fabulous gifts from our AMAZING sponsors:

Mary Kay A Facial Pampering Kit 
Edible Arrangements Apple Truffles
Diamond Candle of your choice
$25 Spa Finder Gift Card: Sponsored by your friends at The Nurse Mommy
Rejuvenator  Microbubble Shower Head 
Branch and Blossom Choice of One 8oz Lotion and One Roll On
Yala Designs $75 gift certificate
Green Apple Supply $25 gift certificate
Old World Gourmet Three items of your choice up to $30 value

From this list of prizes, I’ve only tried Edible Arrangements and Mary Kay products, but I loved them both. I’ve heard awesome things about Diamond Candles, and that necklace is just gorgeous. If you win after entering here on My Life: A Work in Progress, I’d love to know! -Elisebet

  • Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.
  • One lucky winner receives the Ultimate Pampering Prize Package, listed above.
  • Restricted to US, age 18+ only
  • Giveaway begins 10/16 6am EST and Ends 11/5/13 11:59 EST
  • Chances of winning dependent on entries received
  • Winner will be chosen using
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply to winner notification email, or a new winner will be chosen.


Disclosure: The Nurse Mommy bloggers received the above items in consideration of review. No additional compensation was received for this posting. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. My Life: A Work in Progress and The Nurse Mommy are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. If you do not receive your prize within 3 weeks, please contact The Nurse Mommy for details. DO NOT CONTACT THE SPONSOR DIRECTLY. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media outlets and released of any liability as such. If you have any questions regarding this giveaway or any of the above reviewed items, please contact Paige from The Nurse Mommy at nursemommypaige {at} yahoo {dot} com. 
The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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