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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!

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  • Giveaway contest ends at 5:00pm PST on January 16, 2010

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477 comments on “$100 visa giftcard giveaway”

  1. Tweet!!/lexiquin/status/26410315541381120

  2. This year I will focus on cutting out starchy carbs and exercising outdoors more often.

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  4. I am going to research with help from my physician what supplements, vitamins etc. I need to add to my diet! Thanks!

  5. This will be a healthier new year by eating healthy foods, less fat and less sodium.

  6. I am going to get out from behind the computer and get walking!

  7. I plan to drink more water!

  8. I’m trying to eat better and drink more water!

  9. I tweeted!!/FakeGradSchool/status/26446783190147074

  10. My soon to be 18 yr old daughter has encouraged me to begin the Zumba workout with her. I also removed my desk chair in my bedroom and am now sitting on a very large exercise ball as my chair :) All sugary drinks have been removed from my diet and I am vowing to drink water, coffee, and unsweet tea. Spinach is my new friend.

  11. I will focus on eating more greens.

  12. Tweet:!/bikeohio/status/26464612098510848

  13. I wish I had tips to share, but this is one battle I have yet to win. I’m still trying to become fit and be consistent with an exercise program. I never give up though.

  14. plan on getting more sleep, I’m getting rid of cable-and my beloved DVR-no more late nights watching HBO in bed early every night. I plan on walking to work, and eating fresh fruits and vegetables every day. I also plan on taking a good multi vitamin every day.

  15. Working harder and playing harder are both resolutions we have for 2011, and both will lead us to a healthier new year.

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  17. My focus for this year is to eat healthy.

  18. I tweeted:!/ayeejen/status/26513291035541504

  19. I’ve been cutting back on portions with help of an appetite suppressant and I’m losing weight. My goal in 2011, if it ever warms up, is to fit more exercise and regular walks into my schedule.

  20. I am going to walk more regularly.. I’m already making good progress!

  21. I must…

    * Go back to eliminating most dairy from my diet. It’s bad for my waistline and my joints (eating it gives me arthritis flares). But I LOVE cheese :(

    * Be more active. I always get myself excited about working out, psych myself up the night before “YEA! Tomorrow, I’m going to do -this- and -this- and -this-!” But like tonight, by the early afternoon I lose steam, and by evening I say “eh, I’ll start tomorrow…” and order a pizza! NO MORE!

  22. I need to get back to sticking with fruits and veggies as my snacks.

  23. I haven’t made any resolutions but I truly would like to add exercising to my daily routine. I’m way too old to expect my body to handle all life throws me without some help from me. So I want to add something related to exercise every day even if it is small.

  24. I plan on walking a lot more this year.

  25. I plan on making 2011 a healthier year for me by watching the amount and type of food I consume and playing actively with my kids daily.


  26. I am focusing on exercising at least 30 minutes each day this year!

  27. I have been walking daily trying to overcome my new RA diagnosis- it is hard, but I am oin to beat it!

  28. I need to start eating healthier and also go back to walking


  29. I plan to implement an exercise program. Thanks!

  30. Low carb to keep inflammation down since have RA, exercise well every day and try to behave myself more-self discipline in all areas.

  31. walk more and tone up

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  33. I started a new job in September and they have an amazing work out room. I don’t get to work out every day but even if I can go for a brisk walk on the treadmill or go up and down the 3 flights of stairs several times a day, I notice that I feel so much better and am more energized to get through the rest of the work day.

  34. I hope to exercise more and eat healthier.

  35. drink more water and do yoga
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  36. I plan on making 2011 a healthier year by exercising three times a week (I joined a zumba class) and by getting more sleep (at least 7 hours each weeknight)! :)

  37. tweeted this giveaway @deegee13

  38. I hope to be more active, using my exercise bike more often.

  39. I want to lower my stress by changing the nature of one relationship, and do better with seeing the doctors I should.

  40. Great post. I need to work on strength training as well; I have cardio down but now that I am over 40 I really need to pump up my muscles!

  41. I will walk the dogs a mile a day.

  42. My goal for 2011 is to also increase my activity. Last year worked on nutrition and lost weight. Now need to tone and increase strength. Going to add those resistance bands, that have been lying around for awhile, and walking.

  43. I will be cutting down on a lot of junk food!

  44. I tweeted.!/annemariez3/status/26733745973239808

  45. I am working with my doctor – to start, we are working on some yoga – this is supposed to help my arthritis pain – i’m all for that! So yoga to start :)

  46. tweet!/janicecrespo/status/26733765493526528

  47. My plans are to make better choices with the foods I eat and to cook more at home.

  48. we are cutting out fast food as a family!

  49. This year like all other years, I plan to be healthier! I am going to concentrate on firming up and eating better, I wish I could walk like you do but how do you find that much time?