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Training for the 3-Day (60 mile) Walk for Breast Cancer!

That’s right! I’m excited to announce that this first giveaway of the year is actually sponsored by Reebok, who has actually just released a sweet new line of EasyTone shoes and apparel (check it here), and are encouraging everyone to share their own ideas for making ’11 a healthier new year. I admit that I’ve never been great with New Year’s resolutions (case in point — hoped last year to learn to crochet/knit, but all I have to show for it is half of a potholder!! :S), but I do have a few hopes of my own for this year…

My main goal is to get a little more disciplined with strength training. As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of walking (partly because of the health benefits, partly because I find it a natural and therapeutic form of exercise, and partly because I’ve now recruited a bunch of friends to be walking buddies) — usually log at least 3-4 miles/day.

Unfortunately, I’m pretty inconsistent with anything beyond that. But I know that strength training is the key to just about everything, and my personal trainer friends tell me that even 5 minutes a day can make a huge difference. So, ahem – hear me now. My hope for the year is 5 minutes less a day staring at a computer, and at least 5 simple minutes getting stronger. Whoo! :)

What about you? What area of health and wellness is your focus area for this year? Is it some sort of physical exercise? Healthier eating habits? Seeking a little less stress and mental wellness?

Share your thoughts below and enter to win this giveaway!

$100 Visa Giftcard Giveaway

Entry Requirements:

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  • Leave a comment about your plans to make 2011 a healthier new year!
  • Tweet about this post ( and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
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  • Read the official rules for alternate forms of entry
  • Giveaway contest ends at 5:00pm PST on January 16, 2010

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here.

Also check out other BlogHer bloggers’ posts about their plans for a healthy new year here!

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477 comments on “$100 visa giftcard giveaway”

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  1. I tweeted!/ShesAnAngel417/status/26750605330485249

  2. I plan to get more exercise by walking in the mornings.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I plan on walking daily as soon as the weather gets better.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  4. My goal for 2011 is to make myself mentally and physically stronger. I hope to do this by continuing to do pilates several times a week, eating more healthy and learning Japanese.

  5. I have been trying to eat better and really want to start getting out and walking, but the weather around here is just too horrible. I actually have lost a couple of pounds so far this year just by eating healthy and avoiding fast food.

  6. Tweeted about this giveaway.

  7. my resolution is to lose 15 lbs and and increase my cardio.ardy22 at earthlink dot net
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  8. TWEET
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  9. For my mental well-being, I would like to try to watch less trashy TV and replace that time with reading books and watching the news to be better informed. Healthwise, I really need to cut back on carbs and incorporate more fresh veggies, especially greens, into my diet for better balance. Thanks!


  10. I tweeted:


  11. I plan on continuing my diet and exercise program!

  12. will be doing zumba classes and ea sports football training with hubby

  13. Im going to try and eat better and gain 5 pounds so I can feel alittle better! great giveaway thank you!

  14. Tweeted too!/latishajean/status/26786920348524544

  15. I’ve been suffering a lot of aches and pains lately. Sad thing is that they mostly stem from being out of shape. So my aim is to get out and MOVE>

  16. I’m going to eat healthier – not do a crash course that I can’t keep up :-)

  17. I am cooking healthier meals this year and having a meal plan done for each week.

  18. I am going to try and start the day off with at least 10 minutes of meditation, get more restful sleep, and try to reduce the stress in my life by being more organized.

  19. I swim 3 times a week and try to walk as much as possible.
    Thanks for the contest.


  21. i plan to walk regularly on my treadmill

  22. i tweeted here:

  23. I plan to do a little more cross training this year!

    scottorbsmith at gmail dot com

  24. I want to stop eating when I am no longer hungry. I’ve been letting my taste buds run the show for far too long. So far – so good.

  25. I tweeted:!/tammigirl/status/27070081255088128

  26. I plan to eat more fruits and vegetables and do more strength training

  27. 2012 Get~Healthier~Goals. I plan on walking 2-3 miles a day,4-5v times a wk. I MUST lose 10-12 pounds so I will be at my drivers license weight!!!!