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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

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  • 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.

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  2. I plan on exercising at least 30 minutes a day.

  3. I am focusing on eating healthier and not drive through fast food!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  4. Tweeted here

    gmissycat at yahoo dot comm

  5. I plan to walk every day for an hour minimum… once this frigid cold weather kicks!

  6. Tweet @!/nhartmann54/status/23835600704507904

  7. Utilize more eco-friendly products in my home and eat healthy. Thanks! :)


  9. I decided I want to eat better and increase my veggie intake and try to exercise at least 3 days a weekl

  10. I tweeted about this giveaway!/Terri6580/status/23850122735525889

  11. 2011 I plan on walking daily and praying more. The Reebok EasyTones will help with the walking!

    moonshadow43 at gmail dot com

  12. Tweeted –!/moonshadow43/status/23856598493429760

  13. the only thing I’ve committed to right now is ZUMB.!!.and since 2011, I’m down 3 lbs!! THat’s pretty big step for me since I have to find an exercise that I love and I have 50 lbs more to go :)

  14. I have been dealing with chronic illness for a long time and I really cannot exercise so healthy eating is very important to me. I am trying to find the right balance with vitamins and herbs.

  15. My goal this year is to trying to live a more blanced life!

  16. tweeted!

  17. I am working to make this year healthier by tracking my food more carefully and working out!! Getting back to the basics

  18. All of the above! More physical exercise (I’m already walking more and want to really keep that up, I’ve also got some new DVD’s for a variety of exercise so I won’t get bored, and I have more time this year (= fewer ‘I’m too busy’ excuses). And, definitely healthier eating habits – I’ve got lots of my own garden goodies preserved from last summer, and with a tight budget, great motivation to eat my own healthy goodies! I’m definitely seeking a little less stress and a lot more mental wellness – hoping the exercise and good eating will help with that!

  19. My main goal is to reduce the amount of sugar I eat.

  20. The ONE thing I plan to do to better myself is to make time for myself to do the projects I have been meaning to do for quite a while :) Y’know, Me-Time :)

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    allrightyes at gmail dot com

  21. I just tweeted this giveaway here :D!/TimboSquad/status/24016581893816320

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    allrightyes at gmail dot com

  22. I plan to workout and get more whole wheat products.

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  24. I am focusing on what goes in my mouth (as well as what comes out) and joining some yoga classes.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  25. I plan to drink more water and make healthier eating choices.

  26. Tweeted here too

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  27. I am eating healthier
    marybug2 at

  28. I tweeted!/marybug2/status/24105315188342784
    marybug2 at

  29. I joined an online firtness challenge so I can be kept accountable. I have been watching my portion size and making sure to get my eight ounces of water!

  30. Last year, I lost 40 pounds but gained about 10 back. This year, I want to not only lose weight but get in better shape.
    I just started a program and while it’s hard, it’s worth it!
    buddhistmom at gmail dot com

  31. This year, I’m trying to eat less empty calories and more sustaining foods–fruits, nuts, etc. I just feel so much better physically when I eat right!

  32. I am determined to increase my physical health by exercising 4 days per week!
    Thanks so much!
    Janna Johnson

  33. I start using the gym at work on my breaks.

  34. I will eat better and walk 30 minutes a day on the treadmill

  35. Have well rounded meals at EVERY meal. Well rounded=fruits, veggies, carbs and protein.. 3 times a day!

  36. I’m interested in doing more Yoga and Pilates to build a strong core.

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  38. After half-attempting to lose baby weight & then gaining 10 pounds during the holidays, I decided I’ve had it. I’ve been focusing on exercising and eating right and putting down the chocolate. I lost 2 pounds this week already. :-)

  39. I am absolutely determined to get back into exercising again!

  40. Yes…all of that! I need a total makeover. Mentally & physically!

  41. Im definately going to be more active this year and exercise and so more outside!!!

  42. I plan on exercising 60 minutes 5 days a week (so far so good) and eating more veggies!!! =)

  43. I tweeted!/middymorsel/status/24278444313415680

  44. I have resolved to get more exercise and eat more fruit and veggies.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  45. Diversifying my work outs! Soccer, boxing, yoga, weights-can’t wait!

  46. Great giveaway! I plan on making this year healthier by making sure I am getting all the nutrients I need through food!

  47. I plan to eat cleaner this year. Maybe try the 17-day diet.

  48. Sometimes I make resolutions and sometimes I don’t. This year hubby and I said we were not going to eat out as much. So no more fast food lol

  49. I plan to join an exercise class. For me, the best motivation is having someone else tell me how many reps to do and when it’s time to stop.

  50. For the new year I am planning on getting the lapband and am commited to exercising every day and watching sugar intake.