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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?

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  1. I’m pregnant and due in May, so not really doing much until then. But once I have the baby, I plan to get back out there running again. And eating better!

  2. I am trying to eat better, getting back to walking, and building up my energy level.

  3. I’ll be working out a lot more this year!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  4. Tweeted:
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  5. I’m giving up soda, drinking more water and taking the dog for longer walks.

  6. My husband bought me a used exercise bike for Christmas, so I think that’s a hint, don’t you? I’m hoping to do 2 10-minute sessions a day on the bike.

  7. Am going to walk daily, eat less, plant a garden and volunteer more.

  8. I sit most of the day at my job, so my goal for this year is to get out and walk several times a week.

  9. Tweet.!/mgoss123/status/24638739447812096

  10. TWITTERED ALSO!/kytah00/status/24658590895706112


  12. I am planning a weeks worth of menus. It has saved allot of time and help keep the meals more healthy.
    Also we are working on controlling portion control, no second helpings and only friut for a snack in the evening. We decided that we want this to be a life style not just a diet.

  13. my focus is definitely better eating habits.. mainly eating more fruits and veggies and cutting back on sugary junk foods

  14. I am going to start working out again. I’ve decided I can’t use the baby as an excuse anymore – as he is already 15 months old…

  15. Being able to walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes without pain in my foot or feet would be a great accomplishment for me! Thanks

  16. I’m setting monthly goals that include exercise and reading books to improve myself.

  17. Tweet:

  18. I am very inactive so my goal is to get in 30 minutes of exercise each day!!!

  19. i plan to start doing my stretch video again. it really is a small workout and makes me more limber and feel good.

  20. i started back exercising in addition to an on-gong food plan. i have arthritis and have to avoid stressing my knees. i’m afraid if i started walking, i’d have to call home to get a ride back! i also joined “the biggest blogging loser” contest, ‘cuz money motivates me.

  21. between recuperating from an illness and the snow making roads unsafe, it’s been difficult to get back into my gym routine. My solution? I go to the gym 2-3x’s a week and then park on the far side of the parking lot so I get some walking in before I go to water aerobics.

  22. I just had my son at the end of October so I plan on signing up for the gym this weekend and trying to go at least 3 times a week so I can lose this baby weight!!

  23. tweet!/MilaXX/status/25007294987108352

  24. My husband and I travel for work. We live in hotels all the time. Right now snow is all over and it’s blistering cold outside. So, I bought some ankle weights and 3lb dumbells and I walk the halls and walk up/down the stairs between floors. I do this twice a day for 30 minute intervals.
    Keeps me busy and fit so I don’t get cabin fever during these harsh winter months. I’m loving the results so far!

  25. My son and I have decided to plan meals, cut out breads and pastas this year. We may eat some pasta but only the whole wheat. I plan to start working on the BowFlex soon. My son has started his own exercise program. I travel a lot for work so I will be taking extra clothes to go to the gym…possibly.


  27. I plan to quit drinking soda in 2011

  28. tweet!/givekaciestuff/status/25063367538376704

  29. my goal isnt so much about weight loss, its more about toning and tightening

  30. My plan is to not go back for 2nd helpings!

  31. I have lots of plans, we already eat pretty healthy but we are steping it up A LOT!!. We are also do family activity every night!

  32. I had a knee replacement last year and my hope is to build my stamina back up. I’ve started walking a bit every day… and trying not to push it. Small steps… literally!!!!

  33. I plan to work-out 5 days a week and drink more water.

  34. I plan on using the new Dr.Oz 2011 health and wellness program to get started. I am going to walk more, create a food journal and talk with a nutritionist.

  35. Tweet!/misselj/status/25231231587192833

  36. I’d like to lose 10 lbs this year. Well, I’d like to lose more, but that seems like a reasonable goal.

  37. i plan on eating more hormone free meats, organically grown veggies and losing 15lbs by using my elliptical 4x a week rather than 2x week

  38. I’m bent on getting more veggies into mine and my husband’s diets. He LOVES fried food, but my tummy can’t handle it anymore. I’m really loving Jessica Seinfeld’s book “Deceptively Delicious” and “Double Delicious” for using veggie purees to sneak some healthy into dinner.

  39. Eating better and running 4 x’s a week :)

    ktgonyea at

  40. Staying hydrated, take my vitamins regularly.

  41. More hiking and x-c skiing to build up aerobic capacity.

  42. I plan to be more disciplined about my meditation. It helps reduce my stress which in turn makes me happier and healthier. I also plan to laugh more and not take myself so seriously.

  43. This year, I want to focus on adding some healthier items to my diet, like yogurt and raw honey.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  44. Tweeted

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  45. Just healing from 2 broken ribs in November, no workouts for nearly 2 months, so I’ve started walking 1 hour on the treadmill a day, if I can until I can do more strenuous exercise. Then to hit it hard to try to get in some skiing in the spring – I don’t want to go skiing this out-of-shape. I usually use DVDs to exercise at home.

    I also tweeted:!/Sheskis

  46. I am eating healthy, lots of fruits veggies, low fat dairy and lean meats and proteins. I also have been exercising with my husband…jump rope, medicine balls, weights, treadmill, bike-at least 30 minutes per day. Down 4 pounds already!

  47. I am actually trying to take more time for myself instead of putting everyone else before me. It’s not selfish, it is necessary for good health. I think 2011 is going to be a great year if I start it off with this great attitide!

  48. I just tweeted this giveaway! @TriciaInRaleigh

  49. I stay in shape by chasing around eight preschoolers for eleven hours each day. I plan on walking the dog more too.

  50. I am going to take 20 minutes of me time everyday to check in with myself about where I am going and what I can accomplish in the coming day