Monday, August 6, 2012

Check Your Credit Score Free!

Ever wanted to know your credit score but want to avoid the whole hassle of writing the credit bureaus and/or spending money?

I personally use 2 sites that are absolutely free. and is powered by TransUnion. After putting in your personal information, you will get your TransUnion credit score. Not only will you get to see your credit score but it will allow you to see how much debt you have and which areas you need to improve more.  It also allow you to calculate what your credit score may look like if you were to make changes to your credit such as opening a new credit card or a loan. is powered by Experian.  It is similiar to but it has a bit more features.  It allows you to manage your debt, if you own a house, it will also estimate the value of your home.  You can also set your goals, get advice on which credit cards can save you most money and much more.

They are both great sites and can't go wrong with free credit score!  Of course these sites won't go into all the details like how much you owe on which account (you'd have to buy a credit report for that) but I still love the fact that I can keep track of my credit score for free.

Do you know any other free credit score sites?

-Nerdy Mom

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Olympics Special: Move It Exercises

We are all very excited to watch the Games in my household. What a fantastic opportunity to see the hard work and athleticism of different people around the world. Therefore, in honour of London 2012, this is our first Olympics inspired post.

Here are exercise movements that you can incorporate in your own workouts and bring the athlete out in you.

Track & Field
Track and Field is a sport that comprises of various athletic contests based on running, jumping and throwing.

Check out these exercises that will help improve your power, strength, balance and explosiveness. Track & Field exercises will also help your muscle endurance & give you a great calorie burn.

Jump Tucks


How to do it:
1 Begin in a standing position, feet hip width distance apart and legs straight.
2. Crouch into a squat position, jump up explosively using your legs, core and arms.
3. When you jump, tuck your knees into your chest. And, when you return lower your knees, land on both feet with knees bent.

1.Repeat this move 10 times, rest and do 2 more sets.

Plyo box jumps
This is a quick powerful movement.


How to do it:
1. Stand in front of a secure box or platform
2. Jump onto box & immediately back down to starting position.

1. Repeat exercise 10 times, rest and do another 2 sets of 10 box jumps.
2. Once you have conquered a certain height, move onto higher boxes.


Handy Tip:
Don't have access to a plyo box? Use a park bench like I did.




Sprints are short burst of runs. You run as quickly as you can from one point to another, rest and then repeat. Just like the jump tucks and plyo jumps, it is a high intensity activity that requires a small amount of time. It brings immense benefits & dramatic results from improved endurance & aerobic capacity to fat loss and muscle power. It also helps to make you a faster runner.

How to do it:
1. As with the other exercises, warm up 5-10 mins beforehand.
2. Choose two points that will allow you to run 30 secs between them.
3. Perform a 30 sec sprint between these points (run fast), recover for 1-2 mins by walking or jogging back to starting point. Repeat sprint.

1. Do a repeat sprint/recovery routine 4-8 times (depending on your level & ability).

~Fit Mom


Free Yoga Sunday: The Men Edition


Here's a special Free Yoga Sunday post for all our male readers. 3 pages of a follow-through yoga sequence thanks to Yoga Journal. This is also very ladies friendly and can be done by all.





~Fit Mom

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Easy Cook Grilled Chicken Stuffed with Tomato & Basil

As the title suggest, this is a really easy cook grilled chicken dish that's a great alternative for Summer BBQ days.


1. 2-3 Chicken breasts
2. Sliced tomatoes
3. Fresh & dried basil
4. 2 cloves of chopped garlic
5. Ground pepper
6. 1.5 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
7. Salt

1. Butterfly chicken breast on chopping board.

2. Marinate chicken with extra virgin olive oil, ground pepper, dried basil, salt and garlic. Let stand for 30 mins.

3. Open chicken breast and place 3 fresh basil leaves & 2 slices of tomatoes inside. You can use toothpicks/skewers to secure the top & bottom half of the chicken breasts together.
Handy tip place the toothpicks in water for 30 mins before using so that it doesn't burn in the grill.

4. Heat grill up & cook chicken breast for 15 minutes. You can remove skewers/toothpicks afterwards.


Happy Grilling!

~Fit Mom

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Target Trip 7/24: Step by Step: Free Kid's Toothpaste, Free Papermate Pens & More!

I take my 28 month old toddler to my coupon shopping trips.  Actually I take him to all my shopping trips.  Since my husband works night shift, I can't just go shopping at night and have my husband look after my son.  It can be tough and chaotic at times but it's so cute to sometimes see my son saying "coupons" when I take my coupons out, haha. :-)  Anyway, this is what can happen when you take your 2 year old toddler.  He completely destroyed the Chobani yogurts out of packaging, so I had to put it back together for photo!

Today's purchase only involed printable coupons!

Free Thumb Socks: Stop Texting & Driving

Did you know that texting and driving causes 1,600,000 accidents a year?  What's worse is that it causes 11 teen death EVERY DAY.  Join and get your free thumb socks!  Remind yourself and your loved ones not to text and drive.  All you need to do is sign up to become a member.

-Nerdy Mom

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Meat Deals for Week 7/22-7/28

 Here are the meat deals based on my weekly circulars.  Wagman's and Aldi were missing in my insert this week I don't know why!  Plus Genaurdi's(Safeway) is bought by Giant in my area so I am no longer getting Genuardi's ads.  Anything marked *Best Price is the best price for the week between all the stores.  It is not a stock up price!

Bottom Dollar Food 7/20-7/26
Top Sirloin Steaks value pack - $3.98/lb limit 2 *Best Price
Gwaltney Pork Sausage - $0.77 each limit 6 *Best Price
Chicken Fresh Whole Birds - $0.77/lb limit 2 *Best Price


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