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Last week, I started a 5K challenge and I’m excited to report I survived week one! I even had my friend, Jen from Liv, Laugh, Love Media join me one day. I did have some challenges, one huge surprise and a tearjerking revelation.

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MY CHALLENGES
Mark asked me to run outside on a track and since I work evenings that meant I needed to train with my three children, ages 8, 5 and 3 during the day. The challenge was keeping them occupied while I ran for 30 minutes. I found a middle school track that is mostly fenced in, brought some balls and let them play. For a good portion of the training, the kids ran with me. Obviously, not the most ideal training situation, but no more excuses!

MY TEARJERKER
Having my kids run with me was very emotional. My youngest, who will be four in September, ran an entire mile outside during my training. For most kids, this is no big deal, but for him it’s a huge deal. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child and did eventually learn to walk at 22 months with lots of Physical Therapy and Early Intervention. At one time in his life, I worried he would never be able to walk and to see him running hard like that just makes my heart so happy. He has overcome alot in his short life and I’m so proud of him.

MY SHOCKER
My trainer asked me to walk/run an entire hour over the weekend, so I took the entire family back to the track for some outdoor fun. Thanks to my extreme stubbornness and military training, I did NOT stop running for the entire hour. I logged an impressive 5.5 miles in that hour or just under an 11 mph pace. I really, really wanted to give up when the sun came out that afternoon about 30 minutes into the run, but I didn’t stop. I just kept running and running. I was shocked and excited that I could maintain a run for that amount of time. The only thing I can think is that I had muscle memory from all those long runs in my Navy days. The next day was my rest day and while I was a little sore, I felt great! I think I’m actually started to enjoy running.

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TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL: NUTRITION
Mark, my trainer, recommended I cut out ALL carbs, except fruit. He said I can eat as much fruit, vegetables, protein and dairy as I want, but NO carbs (like rice, potatoes, donuts, oatmeal, bread), alcohol or sugar. Basically, all the foods I really enjoy. The reason is because the body burns carbs first, then proteins and finally fat. By cutting carbs, the body burns fat quicker. He said most people lose about eight pounds in the first week and that I just have to make it through the first few days. He warned me it will be hard. Luckily, my husband agreed to do it with me. Of course, I will still cook meals with carbs for the kids, but my husband and I will eat only the non-carb portion of the meals. Has anyone done a low carb diet? What can I expect?

WEEK 2 TRAINING SCHEDULE (repeat Week 1):
Day 1: 30 minute easy jog
Day 2: Easy jog for 10 minutes
4 laps on track, fast run on straightaways and walk on curves
Walk to cooldown for 5-10 minutes
Day 3: 30 minute hilly walk (the Omaha Zoo would be perfect)
Day 4: Repeat Day 1
Day 5/6: Walk/Run for 1 hour total on one of those days and take the other day off
Day 7: Strength training of choice for 30 minutes

Are you doing the 5K Challenge? How was week 1? Please leave a comment with your challenges and accomplishments.

Note: You can also follow my journey and other winners of the Omaha Marathon contest on the HITS Triathlon Series blog.

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Disclosure: Complimentary food provided. However, all opinions expressed are mine.

I had the honor of being invited to try Jersey Mike’s Subs before the Grand Opening for their Friends and Family Night. They offer a wide variety of “Jersey Style” Cold Subs, Hot Subs, Sub in a Tub (any sub a salad), and Wraps.

Jersey Mikes

It is all order by number, I had the #17 Jersey Mike’s Famous Philly, and my hubby had the #8 Club Sub the meat and cheese are sliced fresh in front of you as you order. All subs are prepared on fresh baked bread and using the freshest ingredients they can get. And they really pile it on! Jeff Marcotte, President, takes pride in the quality that goes into every sandwich. The regular size 8” sub was huge and my hubby had to finish mine.

Wednesday, July 30 will kick off the Grand Opening for Jersey Mike’s Subs. They are conveniently located just off of 15th and Cornhusker in Bellevue. This is the first location for the Omaha Metro area, but there are two locations in Lincoln, and plans for three more in the Omaha Metro Area soon. If you love subs you have to give them a try.

This has been a 2 ½ year project for Mr. Marcotte and I recommend it. The subs are delicious!

Janelle Shere is a Navy veteran and full-time MBA student with five kids, ages 2-13. She enjoys planning big events, finding deals and spending time with her family.

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Disclosure: Food and coupons provided by Jersey Mike’s Subs in Bellevue, NE.

I’m always excited when new businesses open in my community. The newest restaurant chain to open in Bellevue, NE is Jersey Mike’s Subs on the corner of 15th and Cornhusker. Grand opening is set for July 30, 2014 and I have some awesome coupons for two lucky fans! To celebrate the grand opening in Bellevue, Jersey Mike’s Subs is teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and offering coupons for a FREE sub with a minimum $2 donation. All proceeds benefit MDA.

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Giveaway:
Two readers will each win 2 Free Sub coupon (with $2 donation to MDA) valid 7/30/14 – 8/3/14. This giveaway ends tonight and I will contact the winner in the morning so I can mail the coupons ASAP.

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Walgreen’s Deals 7/27/14 – 8/2/14

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Here are the freebies and good deals I found in this week’s Walgreen’s advertisement.

Want to learn how to save at Walgreen’s? Check out this guide to shopping with coupons at Walgreen’s.

FREEBIES
Butterball turkey bacon, 6 oz, limit 4 $0.99
- $0.55 coupon from 6/29/14 SS
- $0.60 coupon from All You Magazine May ’14 issue
- $1 printable coupon or here (Note: they will have to adjust the price of the item to $1 to or reduce the coupon to $0.99 to accept this coupon)
= as low as FREE

GOOD DEALS
Carmex healing cream or lotion, 4 or 5.5 oz $2.99
+2,000 Balance Rewards points
= $0.99

Colgate 360 toothbrush or select toothpaste 3.5-4.6 oz or Optic White mouthwash 8 oz $2.99
- $2 register reward
- $0.50 coupon from 7/27/14 SS
= $0.49

Cottonelle bathroom tissue, 12 large rolls $4.99
- $1 Walgreens store coupon from August Instant Value coupon book
- $0.50 coupon from 6/22/14 SS
= $3.49

Dr Pepper, 7UP, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry or Hawaiian Punch 2 liter bottles, limit 3 $1.00

Gatorade, 28 or 32 oz, limit 6 $0.69
+ 1,000 Balance rewards points when you spend $6.00
= as low as $0.58 each when you buy 9

Hunt’s tomato sauce, 8 oz or Butterball chicken broth, 14.5 oz limit 4 2/$1.00

Kellogg’s cereal, 8.7-13.7 oz or pop-tarts 6 or 8 pack 3/$6.00
- $1/3 cereal coupon from 7/27/14 RP
- $1/3 pop tarts coupon from 6/29/14 RP
= 3/$5.00

Moutain Dew kickstart, 16 oz $0.99

Nice! mushrooms 4 oz or mandarin oranges 11 oz, limit 3 $0.69

Nice! One dozen egges, Grade A large $0.99

Nice! olives, 5 or 6 oz, limit 3 $0.89

Oral-B complete toothbrush or floss picks, 75 pack, select Crest toothpastes 4.6-6.2 oz or Glide floss 38.2-54.6 yards $2.99
- $1 register reward
- $1 glide coupon from 6/29/14 RP – expires 7/31
- $0.50 Glide printable coupon
- $0.50 toothpaste coupon from 7/27/14 RP
- $0.50 Crest complete printable coupon
= as low as $0.99 each

Pampers jumbo pack diapers $9.49
- $1.50 register reward
- FREE Wipes, 72 ct or smaller when you buy Pampers diapers from 7/27/14 P&G
= $7.99 for diapers and wipes

Purell hand sanitizer, 8 oz $2.99
- $1 register reward
- $1 coupon from 7/27/14 SS
= $0.99

Visine eye drops 0.5 oz $4.49
- $1.50 coupon from 7/27/14 SS
- $1.50 printable coupon
+ 1,000 Balance rewards points
= $1.99

Xtra laundry detergent, 30 loads $1.49

5,000 Balance Reward points when you spend $20 on the Following P&G items:
Charmin Ultra bathroom tissue, 16 double rolls $7.99
- $0.25 coupon from 7/17/14 P&G
= $7.74
Dawn dish liquid, 9 oz $0.99
- $0.25 coupon from 7/27/14 P&G
= $0.74
Covergirl cosmetics, Buy one, get one 50% off
- $3/2 or $1/1 coupon from 7/27/14 P&G
- $4/2 lip products from 7/6/14 P&G – expires 7/31
- $1 Outlast lip product printable coupon
Herbal Essences shampoo or conditioner 10.1-10.17 oz or select stylers 2/$6.00
- $1 printable coupon
- $1 printable stylers coupon
- $3/2 coupon from 7/27/14 P&G
= as low as $1.50 each
Tide laundry detergent, 24 or 32 loads $4.99
- $2 coupon from 7/27/14 P&G
- $5/3 coupon from 7/27/14 P&G
- $2/3, $1/2 or $0.50/1 coupon from 7/6/14 P&G – expires 7/31
- $1.50 printable coupon
= as low as $2.99

BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS
Wexford 2-pocket paper folders, limit 10 $0.10
Wexford sticky notes 50 pack or page markers 280 pack or wooden ruler 12″, limit 6 6/$1.00
Wexford school glue, 4 oz, No2 pencisl 8pack, limit 3 $0.39
Wexford highlighter, scissors 5″, limit 3 $0.49
Wexford 1-subject notebook, 60 or 70 sheets or sheet protectors, 10 pack, limit 3 $0.49
Wexford composition book, 100 sheets $0.79
Wexford filler paper, 130 sheets $0.79
Uniball 207 gel pens, 2 pack $1.00
Sharpie fine, ultrafine or chisel markers, 2 pack $1.00
Paper Mate flair pens, 2 pack $1.00
Paper Mate mechanical pencils 5 pack $1.00
Inkjoy pens, 8 pack $1.00
Wexford binders 1″ $1.99
Backpacks or tote bags Buy One, Get one free ($10.99 and higher)

Check out this huge list of all the back to school deals this week!

PHOTO DEALS
35% off Photo orders of $35+ w/ code 35THIRTYFIVE 20% off Wall Decor w/ code WALLDEAL20 41% Off 4×6 Prints w/ code 4X6FORTYONE 12c 4×6 Prints on Orders of 50+ w/ code PICSAT12 40% off Photo Cards & Gifts w/ code CARDGIFT40

ONLINE DEALS
BOGO50 on Boots No7/Botanics/Champneys/Expert/Extracts 20% off Fisher Price Baby Essentials BOGO50 on Yes to… Sunscreen Sale – up to25% off 20% off Munchkin Feeding Essentials

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Back to School Deals 7/27/14 – 8/2/14

These are the best deals this week for back to school shopping. Note: These prices are from the Omaha area advertisements and are valid through August 2, 2014. Happy Shopping!

BACK TO SCHOOL

DOLLAR GENERAL
2 pocket or 2 pocket with prongs paper folders 6/$1.00
iMagine school glue 5 oz or glue sticks 3 pack $0.25
IMagine crayons 24 ct 3/$1.00
Crayola crayons 24 ct, limit 4 $0.50
Composition notebook, filler paper, wide or college rule, 124 ct $0.50
Elmer’s school glue, 4 oz $0.50
Bic pencils, 5 pack $1.00
Bic Fashion pens 8 pack $1.00
Cover-it correction fluid $1.00
Sharpie markers, 2 pack $1.00
Sharpie king size, 1 count $1.00
View binder 1 ” $2.00
View binder 1.5″ $2.75
View binder 2″ $3.25
Expo Dry Erase markers, 4 pack $4.00 PLUS FREE Dry Erase board

HY-VEE
Bic Crystals pens, red, black or blue 10 ct $1.00 (+$0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Crayola markers, 10 ct $1.00 (+$0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Crayola colored pencils, 12 ct $1.00 (+$0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Elmer’s glue, 4 oz or glue stick, 2ct $1.00 (+$0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Filler paper, college or wide ruled, 150 ct $1.00 (+$0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Paper Mate mechanical pencils, 10 ct $1.00 (+$0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Post-it notes, neon 4 ct or 50 sheets $1.00 (+$0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Scotch super glue, .07 oz $1.00 (+$0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Sharpie highlighters, 4 ct $1.00 (+$0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Sharpie fine point black markers, 2 ct $1.00 (+$0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Paper Mate InkJoy pens, 2 or 8 ct $2.00 (+$0.02/gallon Fuel Saver)
Expo ultra fine markers, 4 pack $4.00 PLUS FREE 11″x14″ whiteboard with purchase (a $12.99 value)
Backpacks $6.99, $12.49, $14.99, $16.99 or $19.99 (+$0.25/gallon Fuel Saver)

KMART
150-sheet filler paper $0.25 (after $5 minimum purchase, limit 5)
10-ct Bic round stic pens $0.25 (after $5 minimum purchase, limit 5)
Marble composition books $0.25 (after $5 minimum purchase, limit 5)
Fashion or licensed folders $0.75
Rose Art 8 ct water colors $1.50
Rose Art 24 pack colored pencils $1.50
Paper-Mate Write Bros 10 ct black, red or blue pens $1.50
Sharpie, 2 pack fine black markers $1.50
4-in-1 backpacks and light up backpacks $14
Character lunch kits $7.99

MENARDS
1-subject notebook, 70 page wide or college ruled $0.89 with $0.89 rebate, limit 10 = FREE
Pens 10 pack blue or black $0.89 with $0.89 rebate, limit 10 = FREE
12″ soft touch ruler $0.39
Crayons, 24 pack $0.39
5″ scissors pointed or blunt tip $0.39
Glue sticks, 3 pack $0.39
Glue 4 oz $0.39
Pencil sharpener $0.39
Twin pocket folder $0.39
Pencil box $0.39
3″x5″ index cards, 100 count $0.39
#2 mechanical pencils, 8 ct $0.59
Retractable pens, 3 pack blue or black $0.59
Mechanical pencil refill $0.59
Correction tape $0.59
7″ scissors $0.59
Highlighters, 4 pack $0.59
Dry Erase markers, 3 pack $0.59
Permanent markers, 4 pack $0.59
Plastic storage box $0.59
Mesh pencil pouch $0.59
Post-it notes, 3″x3″ $0.59
Paper clips, 100 count $0.59
Mini stapler and staples $0.59
Protractor and compass kit $0.59
Water color paint set $0.59
5-tab dividers $0.59
Book cover $0.59
Plastic twin pocket folders $0.59
Colored pencils 12 ct $0.79
Kid’s washable markers $0.79
1″ – 3 ring binder $0.79
Calculator $0.79
3-subject notebook, 120 page wide ruled $0.79
Highlighters, 3 pack $0.79
3-hole punch $6.97 with $5.00 rebate, limit 2 = $1.97
Basic backpack $6.99 with $4.00 rebate, limit 10 = $2.99
Deluxe multi-pocket backpack, ladies tote bag, messenger bar or sling bag cinch sack $6.99
Note: Menard’s rebates are received as Menard’s credit.

OFFICE DEPOT & OFFICE MAX
Office Depot & Office Max brand spiral 1-subject notebooks, limit 3 $0.01 with $5 minimum purchase
All Paper Mate InkJoy single pens, limit 5 $0.25
Office Depot brand 12 pack or Office Max brand 24 pack mechanical pencils, 3 pack $0.25
Office Depot & Office Max brand 2-pocket plastic folders, limit 3 $0.50
Expo low-odor dry-erase markers, 4 pack, limit 3 $1.00
Office Depot & Office Max brand notebook 3-hole punch, limit 3 $1.00
Bic round stic grip ballpoint pens, 12 pack $1.00
Office Deport & Office Max brand trading card binder pages, 10 pack $2.00 **GREAT FOR COUPON BINDERS**
Crayola 64 count crayons $3.00
Office Depot & Schoolio Poly expanding files $3.00
Office Depot copy paper, limit 4 $4.00 (Plus, 50% back in rewards)
Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS Scientific calculator $12.99

SHOPKO
70-ct notebook, college or wide-ruled, limit 18 $0.19
Crayola 24-ct crayons, limit 4 $0.50
Elmers’ 4 oz school glue, limit 4 $0.50
Book cover $0.59
8-ct pencils $0.59
Scotch glue sticks, 2 pack $0.59
Pink Pet eraser $0.59
Fashion folders $0.69
Jumbo glue stick $0.99
24-ct wood pencils, limit 4 $0.99
Bic 10-ct classic pens, limit 4 $0.99
Crayola 12-ct colored pencils, limit 4 $0.99
Crayola 12-ct markers, limit 4 $0.99
Avery 1″ binder, limit 4 $0.99
Fiskars 5″ kids scissors, limit 4 $0.99
Casio basic calculator, 8-digit display $4.99
Accessories 22 or sk8er club backpacks, messengers or slings $12.99
Licensed backpacks $13.99
Airwalk backpacks $14.99
John Deere backbacks $19.99

TARGET
Up & Up eraser, 6 ct $1.00 ($1/2 Target mobile coupon, Text OFFERS to 827438, one time use = $0.50 each)
Up & UP 12″ ruler $1.00 ($1/2 Target mobile coupon, Text OFFERS to 827438, one time use = $0.50 each)
Up & Up 8 pack broad-tip washable markers $1.00 ($1/2 Target mobile coupon, Text OFFERS to 827438, one time use = $0.50 each)
Up & Up 2 ct pointed tip scissors $1.00 ($1/2 Target mobile coupon, Text OFFERS to 827438, one time use = $0.50 each)
Up & UP 24 ct pencils $2.00 ($1/2 Target mobile coupon, Text OFFERS to 827438, one time use = $1.50 each)
Up & UP 5 ct fine point permanent markers $2.00 ($1/2 Target mobile coupon, Text OFFERS to 827438, one time use = $1.50 each)
Sharpie 3 pack highlighters $2.00
Pilot 2 ct Acroball ball point pens $2.00
Crayola 64 ct crayons $2.50
Elmer’s 3 ct disappearing purple glue sticks $2.50
3″x3″ post it notes, 45 notes each $2.50 ($1 printable Target coupon = $1.50)
8″ locker shelf $3.00
Mead Five Star 100 sheet, graph, wide or college ruled paper $3.00 ($1/2 coupon from 7/6/14 P&G – expires 7/31)
Up & Up 1.5″ deluxe binder $3.00 ($1/2 Target mobile coupon, Text OFFERS to 827438, one time use = $2.50 each)
Up & Up 3 subject 150 sheet notebook $3.00 ($1/2 Target mobile coupon, Text OFFERS to 827438, one time use = $2.50 each)
Paper Mate 18 ct InkJoy pens $3.00 ($1/2 printable Target coupon = $2.50 each)
Starpoint lunch box $6.00
Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus graphing calculator $90.00

WALGREENS
Wexford 2-pocket paper folders, limit 10 $0.10
Wexford sticky notes 50 pack or page markers 280 pack or wooden ruler 12″, limit 6 6/$1.00
Wexford school glue, 4 oz, No2 pencisl 8pack, limit 3 $0.39
Wexford highlighter, scissors 5″, limit 3 $0.49
Wexford 1-subject notebook, 60 or 70 sheets or sheet protectors, 10 pack, limit 3 $0.49
Wexford composition book, 100 sheets $0.79
Wexford filler paper, 130 sheets $0.79
Uniball 207 gel pens, 2 pack $1.00
Sharpie fine, ultrafine or chisel markers, 2 pack $1.00
Paper Mate flair pens, 2 pack $1.00
Paper Mate mechanical pencils 5 pack $1.00
Inkjoy pens, 8 pack $1.00
Wexford binders 1″ $1.99
Backpacks or tote bags Buy One, Get one free ($10.99 and higher)

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I’m guessing there’s going to be lots of milk bought this week with it being on sale at lots of places!  Want to put the rest of your sale prices to good work?  Try this week’s menu!

Main Dishes 

  • Baked Potato Soup – I’m one of those people that think soup is an all-year kind of food.  Especially this one that uses milk as a main ingredient!
  • English Muffin Pizzas – Hy-Vee has these on sale, but think outside of breakfast.  Put some pizza sauce, pepperoni or ground beef and cheese on English muffins.  Just bake them for 10-15 minutes and you have little pizzas!
  • Veggie Enchiladas – With veggies on sale just about anywhere, this would be a good time to do something a little different with enchiladas (at least, it’d be different for me!)
  • Cheeseburgers – Might seem kind of boring, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that school is about to go back into session – let’s take advantage of summer while we got it!
  • Grilled Pork Chops – this is the only way that I make pork chops.  This isn’t the Shake N Bake that you might have had as a kid – it’s even easier!
  • One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta – With ground turkey on sale, maybe experiment using turkey instead of beef in some recipes.  For this recipe, she started with turkey and it looks easy and wonderful!
  • I said last week that I wanted to try these Sausage & Veggie Packets since smoked sausage was on sale.  I tried them.  I LOVE THEM!  I made it a little different than the original recipe, but that’s simply because I chose veggies that I like more or that I had on hand.  You can mix and match as well.  We will definitely make this again!  They say that it feeds 4 people, but I think it’s more like 3, so definitely double it if you’re feeding a large family.

    I prepped my packets in the middle of the afternoon, then grilled them a few hours later.  It made dinner prep super easy!

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    Grilled Sausage & Veggie Packets
    Inspired by Taste of Home

    Ingredients
    1/2 pound Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    2 medium zucchini, sliced
    2 medium tomatoes, sliced (or a pint of cherry tomatoes)
    1 pint of mushrooms
    1 red pepper
    1/2 large onion, sliced
    1/4 cup olive oil (or melted butter)
    1 envelope onion soup mix
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper

    Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Divide between two pieces of double-layered heavy-duty foil (about 12-in. square). Fold foil around sausage mixture and seal tightly.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape.

    Jayme is a wife to 1 and, so far, a mother to two little boys. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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    In a interesting series of events, I will be running two 5K races this fall and I am NOT currently a runner. First, I was approached by Spartan Races and agreeed to run the Lincoln race on November 21 with my husband. Then, I entered a Live Well Nebraska Contest and won an entry for the 5K race of the Omaha Marathon ! As part of my winnings, I will receive weekly training calls from HITS Endurance Coach, Mark. Since he will be calling me each week with a new training schedule I have accountability for my training. The first race is September 21, so I have plenty of time to train, but I have to start now. I invite you to join me on this journey.

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    WHAT THE CHALLENGE MEANS TO ME
    Now, for some of you a 5K is no big deal, but for me, it’s alot of work. My kids are 8, 5 and 3, I had surgery in October and will turn 35 in a few months. I’ve always been active, having been Active Duty Navy for most of my 20′s, but my fitness routine has taken the backburner to my kids and my business. With three young kids, it seems like I’m always on the go and don’t always make time to fit exercise into my day. I’ve learned I have to schedule it and make it a priority. The dishes will wait. The laundry will wait. The kids can work out with me and they do. I need to make my own health important in my life.

    MY PERSONAL GOALS
    My main goal for the 5K challenge is to be healthy, however, if I lose weight along the way I won’t complain. We already eat healthy, balanced meals, but I need to ditch my candy stash or let my kids devour it. I should also quit smoking and that will be my next major change. I will keep you updated with any weight loss results and regular pictures. I personally find weight loss journeys fascinating, so I decided to share my journey with you (I didn’t even lie about my weight, though I really, really wanted to lie.)

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    MY TRAINING SCHEDULE
    This is my training schedule from my professional endurance coach for week one for beginner runners who want to train for a 5k. I just finished my day 1 workout and I feel pretty good. I didn’t pass out, so that’s a good sign. Feel free to train with me each week. I will get a new training schedule on Monday and will post it for you to follow.

    Day 1: 30 minute easy jog
    Day 2: Easy jog for 10 minutes
    4 laps on track, fast run on straightaways and walk on curves
    Walk to cooldown for 5-10 minutes
    Day 3: 30 minute hilly walk (the Omaha Zoo would be perfect)
    Day 4: Repeat Day 1
    Day 5/6: Walk/Run for 1 hour total on one of those days and take the other day off
    Day 7: Strength training of choice for 30 minutes

    Are you going to join me in this 5K challenge? Please leave a comment and let me know so we can support each other.

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    Here are the grocery deals and loss leaders for the Omaha Metro area:

    Note: All deals considered stock up prices after coupon and store savings will be highlighted in red. Here is a full list of stockpile prices.

    Abbreviations:
    P&G = Proctor & Gamble insert
    SS = Smartsource insert
    RP = RedPlum insert

    ALDI

    Fit & Active turkey franks, 16 oz $1.29
    Northern Catch pink salmon, 14.75 oz $2.39
    Green peppers, 20 oz 3 ct pack $0.99
    Mushrooms, 8 oz $0.99
    Organic baby carrots, 16 oz $0.99
    Organic grape tomatoes, 10 oz $2.49
    Seedless watermelon $3.99
    Sweet corn, 4 ct pack $0.99
    Sweet onions $0.99/2-lb bag or $0.50/lb
    Zucchini, 3 ct pack $0.99
    Fit & Active cream of chicken or mushroom soup, 10.5 oz $0.79
    Fit & Active multigrain waffles, 12.3 oz $1.29
    Fit & Active nonfat yogurt, 6 oz $0.39
    Fit & Active nonfat yogurt, plain or vanilla, 32 oz $1.69
    Friendly Farms lowfat yogurt, 6 oz $0.39
    Season’s Choice steamable broccoli florets or california medley, 12 oz $0.99

    BAKER’S
    73% lean ground beef, sold in 5 lb roll $2.49/lb
    Bar-S franks, 16 oz $1.00
    Boneless pork sirloin roast, sold whole in bag $1.99
    Heritage Farm ground beef patties, frozen, 3 lb $7.99
    Kroger bacon, 16 oz $3.99
    Oscar Mayer bologna, 12 oz $1.00
    USDA Choice boneless charcoal steak or arm roast, Buy One get one free
    Cantaloupe $1.99 each
    Organic kale, bunch $0.99
    Organic red or green seedless grapes $1.99/lb
    Romaine or red or green leaf lettuce $0.99
    Yellow peaches $0.99/lb
    Angel Soft bath tissues, 4 regular rolls $1.00
    Armour lunchmakers, 2.5-2.9 oz $1.00
    Barilla pasta, 12-16 oz $1.00
    Barilla pasta sauce, 24 oz $1.67
    Betty Crocker hamburger, chicken or tuna helper, 4.7-12.2 oz $0.89 ($0.50 Baker’s digital coupon, $0.50 Saving Star credit = 1 box FREE after SavingStar credit)
    Brawny paper towels, 1 rolls $1.00
    Chef Boyardee pasta, 7.5-15 oz $1.00 ($0.50/4 coupon from 6/15/14 SS = $0.88 each)
    Crayola crayons, limit 4 $0.59
    Del Monte fruit 14.5-15.25 oz cn or vegetables 11-15.25 oz can $1.00
    Fanta, Pepsi or 7UP, 2 liter bottles $1.00
    Healthy Choice entrees, 9-12.5 oz $1.88 ($1/4 printable coupon = $1.63 each)
    Hi-C 10 pack 5.98-6.75 oz boxes $1.67
    Horizon classic macaroni & cheese, 6 oz $1.00 ($0.55 printable coupon or $0.55 Baker’s digital coupon = $0.45)
    International Delight creamer, 32 oz $2.69 ($1/2 printable coupon = $2.19 each)
    International Delight iced coffee, 64 oz $2.69 ($1 printable coupon or $0.80 Baker’s digital coupon = as low as $1.69)
    Kraft string cheese, 9-12 oz $3.50
    Lay’s potato chips, 9.5-10 oz or Kettle Cooked chips, 7-8.5 oz $2.00 when you buy 2
    Lever soap, 2 ct bar $1.00
    Marie Callendar’s entrees, 12-19 oz $1.88
    Mom’s Best naturals cereals, 11.5-16.5 oz $2.00
    Nabisco snack crackers, 3.5-9.1 or Ritz 8.8-12.7 oz $1.99
    Oscar Mayer P3 protein snacks, 2 oz $1.67 ($1/2 printable coupon = $1.17 each)
    Office Works pencils, 10 ct $0.49
    Oxford two pocket portfolios, with or without tangs $0.15
    Palmolive dish detergent, liquid 25 oz $1.99
    Pepperidge Farms goldfish, 6.6 oz $1.67
    Pillsbury cinnamon, crescent or Grands rolls, 4-5 ct or Grands jr 10 ct $1.00
    Post cereal, 10.5-14.75 oz $1.99
    p$$t granulated sugar, 4 lb $1.49
    Pumpkin pie, 8″ $2.99
    Quaker chewy granola bars, 5-8 ct $2.00
    Quaker poppped rice snacks, 3-3.5 oz $1.00
    Red Baron pizza, 8.8-22.95 or slices 2 ct $2.99 ($1/2 singles printable coupon = as low as $2.49 each)
    Rotella bread, 16-17 oz $1.00
    Suave naturals shampoo or conditioner, 12 oz $1.00 ($0.50 printable coupon = $0.50)
    Tide laundry detergent, liquid 100 oz $9.99 ($1.50 printable coupon, $0.50, $1/2 or $2/3 coupon from 7/6/14 P&G, $0.50 Baker’s digital coupon , $10 mail-in rebate when you spend $30 = as low as $8.49 plus mail-in-rebate savings)
    Top Flight spiral notebook, limit 10 $0.19
    Big K soda 12 pack cans $2.25 each when you buy 4
    Dillon’s milk, Vit D, 2%, 1% or skim or Turkey Hill tea 1/2 gallon, limit 10 with $10 additional purchase $1.00
    Kroger fruit snacks, 6 ct $1.00
    Kroger peanut butter, 15-16 oz $1.67
    Kroger salad dressing 16 oz $1.67
    Kroger sour cream or dip, 16 oz or cream cheese, 8 oz $1.00
    Kroger string cheese, 10-12 oz $3.50
    Kroger tortilla chips, 10 oz $1.00
    Kroger tortillas, 10 ct $1.00

    BAG’N SAVE & NO FRILLS SUPERMARKETS
    80% lean ground beef, sold in 5 lb tube $2.99/lb
    Armour meatballs, 14 oz $2.50
    Eckrich smoked sausage, 13-14 oz $2.49 ($1 printable coupon, $0.55 printable coupon or from 6/29/14 RP = as low as $1.49)
    Festive frozen turkey breast, $1.49/lb
    Farmland bone-in country style ribs $1.99/lb
    Honeysuckle 93% lean ground turkey, regular or Italian, 1.2 lb $3.79
    Our Family bacon, 16 oz $3.99
    Bartlett pears $1.49/lb
    Grimmway Farms baby peeled carrots, 2 lb $2.49
    Limes $0.33 each
    7Up or Dr Pepper, 12 pack 12 oz cans or 8 pack 12 oz bottles, limit 4 $2.25
    Angel Soft bath tissue, 12 pack double rolls $4.99 ($0.55 printable coupon = $4.44)
    Birds eye steamfresh vegetables, 10-16 oz $0.98
    Kellogg’s pop tarts, 8 ct $1.98 ($1/3 printable coupon = $1.65 each)
    Kraft salad dressing, 8 oz $1.00
    Snuggle or all fabric softener, 32 oz $3.49 ($2/2 all printable coupon = as low as $2.49 each)
    Schweppes, Crush, Sierra Mist, Mug or Lipton Brisk, 2 liter bottle $0.98
    Starkist chunk light tuna, 5 oz $0.77
    VO5 shampoo or conditioner, 12.5 oz $0.79 ($1/4 printable coupon = $0.54 each)
    Our Family apple sauce, 6 pack $1.50
    Our Family BBQ sauce, 18 oz $0.97
    Our Family diced chilies, 4-7 oz or enchilada sacue, 10 oz $0.99
    Our Family eggs, dozen, limit 2 $0.99
    Our Family ibuprofen, 24 ct $1.50
    Our Family jumbo ice cream cones, 12 ct $1.29
    Our Family ketchup, 20-24 oz $0.79
    Our Family lemonade or limeade, 12 oz $0.99
    Our Family mandarin oranges, 16 oz $0.99
    Our Family mushrooms, 8 oz can $0.99
    Our Family refried beans, 16 oz $0.77
    Our Family taco shells, 12 ct $1.25
    Our Family taco sauce, 16 oz $1.99 ($0.80 printable coupon = $1.19)
    Our Family Texas toast, 12-16 oz $1.78
    Our Family toothbrushes, 1 ct $1.00
    Our Family white bread, 16 oz $0.99
    Our Family yogurt, 32 oz $1.99
    ***FREE Backpack when you purchase ANY 8 Our Family items (check in-store for coupon)***

    FAREWAY
    Broccoli crowns $1.28/lb
    Celery $0.99 each
    Eggplant $0.99 each
    Kale $0.99/bunch
    Red onions $0.79/lb
    Banquet dinners, $0.90
    Dreamfield pasta, 10-13.25 oz $1.69 ($1 printable coupon = $0.69)
    Hiland lemonade, 1/2 gallon $1.19
    Kool Aid envelopes $0.10
    Fareway cottage cheese, 12 oz $0.99
    Fareway corn, peas or green beans cans, excludes no salt, $0.50
    Fareway ice cream, 4.25 liter pail $4.99
    Fareway ricotta cheese, 15 oz $1.89

    HY-VEE
    Bar-S jumbo franks, bologna or cotto salami, 12-16 oz $1.25 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Dole classic icerberg, 12 oz or classic coleslaw 14 oz $0.88
    Green onions $0.59/bunch
    Grimmway Farms baby carrots, 16 oz $1.28 ($0.02/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Red peppers $1.00 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Strawberries, 2 lb $2.98
    California pizza kitchen pizza, 11.9-34.2 oz $5.00
    Coke products, 12 pack cans or 8 pack 12 oz bottles, limit 3 $3.00 (3/$9.00 with in-ad coupon)
    Colgate toothpaste, 5.98 oz $0.99 ($0.50 coupon from 7/13/14 SS – expires 7/26 = $0.49)
    Colgate toothbrush or wisp 4 ct $0.99
    Crystal Light drink mix, makes 10-12 quarts $2.00 ($1 printable coupon = $1.00)
    Dannon Light & Fit yogurt, 4 ct $1.67 ($1 printable coupon = $0.67)
    Dial hand soap, 7.5 oz $1.00
    DiGiorno pizza, 11.9-34.2 oz $5.00
    Downy Unstoppables, Gain Fireworks or Bounce Bursts, 13.2 oz $6.88 ($0.02/gallon Fuel Saver, $2, $3/2, $2.50/2 and $1 coupon from 7/6/14 P&G = as low as $4.88)
    Freschetta pizza, 14.54-30.09 $4.99
    Gatorade, 32 oz, Prime 4 oz or energy chews, 1 oz $1.00 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Glade plugins scented oil refills, 1.34 oz $4.88 ($0.03/gallon Fuel Saver, $0.75 printable coupon or 7/13/14 SS = $4.13)
    Keebler Town house or club crackers, 9.2-16 oz
    Kellogg’s cereal, 9.63-15 oz $1.67 ($0.50 and $1/2 printable coupons here with Kellogg’s rewards points = $1.17 each)
    Nabisco Wheat thins, ritz toasted chips, wheat thins popped or Chips Ahoy! 5.5-13 oz $1.98
    Oscar Mayer lunchables, 2.25-4.4 oz $1.00
    Purex laundry detergent 128, 150 oz or 54 ct Ultrapacks $6.48
    Yoplait Greek yogurt, 5.3 oz $1.00 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver, $1/5 printable coupon or from 6/8/14 SS and $1/5 SavingStar credit = as low as $0.67 each after Saving Star credit)
    Hy-Vee English muffins, original or sourdough, 6 ct $1.00
    Hy-Vee grade A large eggs, 18 ct $1.88
    Hy-Vee ice cream, 1.75 quart square, limit 2 $1.48
    Hy-Vee napkins, 120 ct $1.28 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Hy-Vee pop, 12 pack 12 oz cans $2.50 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Hy-Vee potato chips, 11-12.25 oz $1.67 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Hy-Vee refrigerated tea, sweet unsweetened or diet, 59 oz $1.88 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Hy-Vee split top bread, white or wheat 24 oz $1.58 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Hy-Vee sweet or dill relish, 10 oz $1.38 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Midwest Country Fare aluminum foil, 25 sq ft $0.88 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)

    ***Hy-Vee 4 Day Sale, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Only***
    Coca-Cola 2 liter soda, limit 2 $0.88 (with in-ad coupon)
    Fritos or Cheetos, 8-9.75 oz, limit 2 $1.88 (with in-ad coupon)
    Hiland Milk, skim, 1%, 2% gallon, limit 2 $1.98 (with in-ad coupon)
    Sara Lee whole grain white bread, 20 oz, limit 1 $0.88 (with in-ad coupon)
    Totino’s party pizaa, 9.8-10.9 oz, limit 10 $0.80 (10/$8.00 with in-ad coupn)

    ***Hy-Vee Only Deal***
    Free lunchbag ($5.99 value) with purchase of all three of the following items and in-ad coupon:
    Oscar Mayer deli fresh lunchmeat or chicken strips, 5.5-9oz $3.49
    Kraft Miracle Whip or mayo, 12 oz $2.48
    Kraft sliced natural cheese, 7-8 oz $2.99

    ***Hy-Vee Only Deal***
    Free backpack ($12.99 value) with purchase of 4 mix and match items and in-ad coupon. Participating items include:
    Aquafina purified drinking water, 24 ct 16.9 oz $3.99
    Frito Lay ready to go snacks, 5-12.2 oz $3.50
    Frito Lay variety pack 20 ct 18 or 20 oz $6.48
    Frito Lay variety pack, classic mix or flavor mix 32 ct
    Gatorade, 6 ct 12 oz $3.00
    Jack Link’s matador jerky, 3 oz $4.99 ($0.05/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Lipton tea, 12 ct 16.9 oz ro 6 ct 18.5 oz $5.00
    Propel 6 ct 16.9 oz $3.00
    Starbucks frappuccino, iced coffee or refreshers, 4 ct 6.5-11 oz $5.00

    SUPER SAVER
    93% lean ground beef $3.97/lb
    Boneless Angus beef sirloin steak, value pack $4.97/lb
    Boneless Angus beef top round roast $3.47/lb
    Boneless angus beef top round steak, value pack $3.97/lb
    Farmland jumbo franks, 16 oz $0.98
    Farmland pork butt roast $2.47/lb
    Pilgrim’s chicken leg quarters $0.87/lb
    Braeburn apples $1.38/lb
    Fresh Express lettuce mix, Iceberg garden, shreds or green leaf shreds, 4.5-12 oz $1.00
    On Vine tomatoes $1.29/lb
    Seedless green grapes $1.16/lb
    Betty Crocker cake mix, 15.25-16.25 oz $0.98
    Blue Bunny premium ice cream, 1.75 qt $2.98
    Malt O meal cereal, marshmallow mateys, frosted mini spooners, cinnamon toasters or golden puffs, 23-36 oz $1.98
    Pepsi products, 6 pack 1/2 liter bottle $2.48
    Village Hearth classic buns, 8 ct $1.50 ($0.55 printable coupon = $0.95)
    Best Choice large eggs, 18 pack $1.88

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