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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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477 comments on “$100 visa giftcard giveaway”

  1. Lately, I’ve been concentrating on eating more protein foods, instead of sugary snacks.

  2. I will eat healthier, exercise more and train for my first 5k in October to raise awareness and money for a cure for colon cancer in my father’s honor.

  3. 2011 I’m going to quit smoking!!!

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  5. I’m trying to drink more water and become more physically active!

  6. I resolved to eat better and exercise more loooonnng ago, and of course, have had uneven results. Been good about getting in three workouts a week but plan to bump that up to 5. And eating better goes hand in hand with saving money…the more I cook and plan meals at home and the less I buy food out, the healthier I feel and it also makes my bank account healthier too,

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  7. Continuing to eat healthier and focusing on consistent exercise. I’ll do really well for a couple months then take a month off! That needs to stop!! :)

  8. I plan to continue working on losing the last 5 lb of baby weight from baby #2 by eating breakfast (which I’m infamous for skipping) and trying to switch up my workout routines from week to week.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Exercising is something that my husband and I enjoy… walking in the mornings is one way we keep on top of this.

  10. Less sugar.

  11. My plans to make 2011 a healthier new year is drinking more water and less soda.

  12. I don’t make resolutions per se. That said, I am trying to lose all the weight I gained while greiving for my son, who diead unexpectely last year at age 28.
    I am now trying to just eat healthier, and exercise more. I have also signed up for a 5k obsticle course race later this spring, so I have a particular goal.

  13. I need to concentrate on flexibility and strengthening right now, so I’ve started practicing yoga. I’m still pretty much of a klutz, but it’s coming along.

  14. I plan to go to the Dr’s and stop making excuses to not get my routine care done – like mamograms, ect!

  15. My focus this year is cutting out sugar and sweets, and eating more natural unprocessed foods.

  16. My focus this year is eating more fruits and veggies, and less processed foods.

  17. I am going to try avoiding flour-foods like pasta and bread, and walk at least 3 days a week. I am over 60 now and my health is not as forgiving as when I was younger. Staying alive will be my main motivation!

  18. I’ve been making it a point to make sure I take all my required meds and vitamins. I’m usually ho hum about doing it, but I’m putting my foot down and making sure I do it every day.

  19. Tweeted!!/marison459/status/26145840947007488

  20. I plan to exercise more frequently

  21. gotta stay away from the sweets!

  22. I was gifted a very nice treadmill but had an injury before I could get started using it. It has become a repository for excess junk. I want to clear the junk away and start using the treadmill so I can get healthier.

  23. Tweet –

  24. I’ll admit I’m not a great cook, but my kids have decided that we must eat healthier and have started scouring recipe websites and pulling recipe’s they think they will like and we all shop for the items on the list they create. We feel like adventurer’s every day!

  25. less meat, more veggies/fruit

    and less time on my butt xD

  26. Less beer, more eating at home, more fun exercise. I’m jazzed, actually: this is gonna be fun.

  27. My resolution this year is to drink more water.

  28. 0000000000000000000I will try and eat much ealthier this year, plus do more excercising, while I have my calorie counting

    I plan on making 2011 better and healthier, by managing my pain level, which will indeed let me excercise a bit more each day, and get back to my walking routine. I love to walk, but had to take a break due to recent medical issues, which has indeed made me pack on some pounds. I plan to start walking each day with a buddy, and start eating healthier, which will be better for me in the long run.

  29. Follow and tweeted

  30. I’m going to continue eating healthy. I started this last year and have lost 77lbs so far and I plan to lose much more this year!

  31. My big thing this year is social health. I have a tendancy to be a real hermit and not get with my awesome friends nearly enough to the point of it being unhealthy. This year, and I have done well so far, I am promising to get with friends more often.

  32. I tweeted here:!/FotoMacro/status/26320649274261505

  33. I need to start walking again. I used to love it, but then I started getting lazy. Here’s to 2011!

  34. My focus this year is on organic living. I want to edit my budget and spending habits to allow me to have more money so that I can afford to do all my shopping at the local Whole Foods and make my meals as organic and natural as possible. This will enable me to eat healthy good foods that I enjoy while losing weight without even really trying just by cutting out all the eating out!

  35. my tweet!/RePurrPussed/status/26327871622488064

  36. Better mental health for me this year…I will take the time to take a vacation…

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

  37. I’m hoping to lose 20 more pounds by excercising regularly and making better food decisions.

  38. Yes Please :)

  39. i really want to get healthier i got a kinect for christmas and the active 2 and i love it.


  41. I plan to stress less and pray more.

  42. I love that your exercise of choice is walking. It’s something everyone can do, with anyone. I am not big on resolutions.. but this year I’ve made it a point to eat better. cook more. and always try to eat breakfast even if its just yogurt with fruit and granola as I rush out the door.

    I’m also working on getting FIT, I run and do yoga, but often find myself making excuses to not run, I think I may incorporate walking, since its a bit harder to say, “i’m too tired to WALK” haha.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  43. I’ve resolved to make sure our family meals are much healthier and we plan activities to keep us moving!

  44. I am going to try and be more active each day and drink more water.

  45. eating better

  46. I really need to drink more water, and get more greens in my diet.

  47. I tweeted the giveaway.

  48. I plan on taking up racquetball again. I haven’t played in years but I loved it. I figure I’ll stick to it longer than going to a class I don’t enjoy.

  49. My hope is to exercise on a more consistent basis. Like you, I really enjoy walking; however, it’s hard to get motivated (especially because I need to drive somewhere in order to walk). and, being middle-aged (ouch!), I knew you are right about strength-training. who knows, maybe this is just the incentive I needed.
    Thanks for the giveaway.