Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekly Guest Post - Kyle at Rather-be-Shopping

Following is our weekly guest post from Kyle at Rather-be-Shopping. Don't forget to go pay him a visit before making any online purchases to find some great coupon savings! And, look for my new link on the side bar, I will be displaying Kyle's Top Online Coupons each week, for your convenience.


I used to be a real big boy. You could say I was horizontally challenged. OK, let's stop parsing, I was fat! Fifty pounds overweight to be exact. I found myself out of breath when chasing my kids around, always very lethargic, and very low on energy. One day I just got sick of it, and vowed to not only change my eating habits, but also start an exercise program. Here are some ways I started to get more exercise without spending a dime! These are all excellent money saving methods since I didn't have to pay a cent for an expensive gym membership.

~ Park, Walk, and Climb. - Don't search for the parking spot closest to the front door of the store anymore. Instead, park way out in the parking lot and walk! Also, instead of using the elevator, walk up the stairs at work. Easy and free calorie burners, plus you won't get any dings in your car doors. Start looking for opportunities to burn calories, they are everywhere and free for the taking.

~ Start Walking The Neighborhood. - The best way to burn enough calories to burn fat is to get your heart rate up for 30 minutes at a time at least 3-5 days per week. Start doing a brisk walk or bike ride around the neighborhood in the evening. With the nice spring weather, this is a great time to start.

~ Change Your Mindset. - This is totally free as well! Right before you go for your walk, or while you are exercising, visualize yourself in that swimsuit this summer. Picture where you want to be and how you want to feel. Never lose sight of those goals and always keep that mental picture of the new you in your mind. This helped me get through many hard workouts when I just wanted to throw in the towel. It is not easy, and I slipped along the way with my diet, but don't beat yourself up when it happens. The best thing you can do is get right back on the horse and continue exercising!

Unfortunately, I can't say I spent no money getting in shape. I did buy a mountain bike and some free weights. But they were both money well spent because they helped me to get to my goal of losing 50 pounds and they don't require a start-up fee and monthly dues like a gym membership. If you are in the market for some exercise equipment or sporting goods to help you get in shape, here are some money saving online coupons. Now get out there and start sweating!

The Sports Authority
Save 15% off Any 1 Item your Online Order thru this Link (Discount appears at checkout)
Coupon Code: None Needed
Expires: 5/31/08
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Save 29% Off 9 popular items at the Adidas Store thru this Link
Coupon Code: 29OFF9
Expiration: 5/31/08
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Fogdog Sports
Save 15% Off your Entire order thru this Link (Discount appears at chcekout)
Coupon Code: None Needed
Expiration: 5/31/08
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Eastbay Sports
Save 10% Off your Entire Online Order
Coupon Code: LKS18Y5M
Expiration: 6/03/08
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Modell's Sporting Goods
Save 15% Off your Entire Order thru this Link (Discount appears at checkout)
Coupon Code: None Needed
Expiration: 5/31/08
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Nike Store
Save 20% Off your $100 or more Online Order
Coupon Code: MAYSALE2
Expiration: 5/14/08
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Dick's Sporting Goods
Save 15% Off your Entire Order thru this Link (Discount appears at checkout)
Coupon Code: None Needed
Expiration: 5/31/08
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Save 15% Off your Online Order at
Coupon Code: CPSP82BB
Expiration: 7/31/08
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