Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Getting Back In Shape & a $100 Giveaway!!

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I love the New Year Holiday!  It is such a great way for me to take stock of how the last year went for me.  I fill out my Who Am I Lists, Year In Reviews, as well as my Year In A Glance.
who am iYear In Review or Milestones Plain

I love seeing what fun we had, what tough things we made it through, etc.  Reminds me of how much I have to be thankful for! 

It is also when I look at ways to improve for the next year.  I know some people feel that resolutions are a waste of time or silly.  However, I LOVE them!  It is always a great motivator for me.  I always have getting physically and mentally fit at the top of my list.  I am an active person.  If I let myself go too much, then I totally lose energy and I start to feel down.  So, for me, staying physically fit is the way that I stay mentally fit as well. 

As a busy Single Mom of 3 kids, and a full time student (and a  blogger!) it really does take goal planning to be able to make time to stay fit.  I have exercise tapes that I love.  The top reason I love them is that I can fit it into my schedule, in my home, for free! 

This year I have been really bogged down and have let this goal slip out of my priorities.  So, I’m jumping back on the band wagon to get physically and mentally fit!  I have already scheduled in more hikes and bike riding with my kids!  Those are activities that I love, are great family time, and will get all of us physically fit.  I am a huge multi-tasker so any time I can find an activity to achieve more than one goal, I am all for it! Winking smile  I am also going to think through anything else that could be a time saver for me, but still help me work towards my goal of getting physically fit!  Something interesting that I have looked into are using Easy Tones, (Visit the Official site) which are stylish, comfortable, and tone your body.  They are supposed to be doing extra work for you, while you are doing your day-to-day errands or chores.  Sounds like a win-win for me (it’s all about the multi-tasking!).

What are easy ways that you fit staying physically fit into your busy lives?  I would love any and all tips and tricks here!!

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sharonjo said...

I like to walk outside with my Mom when the weather is nice or on my treadmill on cold snowy days! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

ladcraig said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/ladcraig/status/26416482363637760

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PauleyD said...

I suggest that you don't keep unhealthy or junk foods in your home. At my home, If we want to eat fast food or fattening foods we go out, and it's an occaisional treat.


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PauleyD said...

http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/26422440745766913

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Lexiquin said...

With two kids playing sports, I stay busy driving back and forth (we live in a rural area and they need transportation for every thing they do). Ironically, when I get the most exercise is when I'm running around (walking during half-time maybe) and when I'm at work. When I'm at home, I spend most of my time on the computer. Trying to change that this year. Wish me luck.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Happy New Year!
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Lexiquin said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/lexiquin/status/26436611776450560

Colengal said...

one or twice a week I crank up the ipod and dance while making dinner. The Hubbie thinks is a riot, but it fun way to squeeze in 20 minutes of exercise

Tammy said...

I plan to get out and play more with my kids!

Deb said...

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

kakihara said...

I used to work late--every night I would be lucky to get away by 8:00--and then I was too tired to exorcise--so I started walking to work--I no longer needed coffee in the morning the walk woke me up--and I had to leave by 6:00 so I don't have to walk in the dark. I don't stay so late and on the walk home I get the office out of my system and I feel great.
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Erin E said...

My goal this year is to stay in shape as best that I can during my pregnancy. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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Erin E said...

Tweet:
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living4freegal said...

Im going to start walking my boxer in the mornings before I go to school-it will make him happy and will also help me get some exercise in!!

mail4rosey said...

Do your workout first thing in the morning (before you do ANYTHING else) and it will set the tone for the rest of the day. Once you do it a couple of times, you actually start to crave it, and it's just fantastic how soon you'll start to feel and then see results.

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mail4rosey said...

Tweet
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marjeannie said...

exercise more, and regularly
eat healthier

Claire said...

I walk instead of drive, whenever possible - it's a good way to stay in shape and it's also great for my creativity!

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

Jennifer R said...

We recently got a gaming system for our TV and I try to get up and move with my kids during play as much as I can. It keeps me involved with them and helps me stay active.

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clynsg said...

I need to become more consistent in my walking routine.

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April said...

I use the time while I'm brushing my teeth to get a little bit of exercise in and also while I'm driving to and from work.
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bdiane34 said...

I plan to make myself walk more this year and drink more water!!
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bdiane34 said...

My tweet
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http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/26636713904308224

jillyrh said...

I walk on the treadmill while watching TV. Easy!

frvetere said...

I have been walking everyday at the same time, so it becomes more of a habit.
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Min K said...

Maybe a new pair of shoes will motivate me to exercise more.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I always park my car a ways from my destination-an easy way to get in extra steps! Thanks!

JD said...

I try and walk - actual walking 3 miles a day...to the park,to the lunch room

jdmimi at gmail dot com

carolpie said...

We eat low carb as much as possible and do almost an hour of good exercise EVERY DAY.


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carolpie said...

Tweet http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/26682065210580992

Deb K said...

I am eating healthier and playing the Wii until I can start walking.

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heatherwheeler said...

park far away, take stairs and take it one day at a time
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Theresa C said...

I exercise first thing when I come home from work, I figure that I can find 20-30 minutes every evening if I trick my mind into the fact that its still part of my daily job. I know sounds silly but it works for me.

Dee said...

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)! :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

tweeted! http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/26692866117992448
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Betty C said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/26702401188667392

dawn0124 said...

I will walk the dogs a mile a day.

Jayfr said...

Both my dog and I will get in better shape this year, as I plan on walking the dog more this year.

Sarafan2 said...

My goal this year is to get up and get more excercise. I nned to find a good place to walk. I also need to eat helathier foods at home, and stay away from fast foo,


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Sarafan2 said...

Tweeted and follow

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annemarie562000 said...

I will be cutting down on a lot of the junk food I eat!

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annemarie562000 said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/#!/annemariez3/status/26740641383845888

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Mel4Him said...

I think one way is to make sure you eat before you go food shopping. That way you can concentrate on all the good healthy foods that you should be buying and buy them vs. all the bad foods that you just want to buy because you are desperately hungry for chocolate or something bad. lol

mineola said...

I joined the Y as a present to myself this year & have been six times since the first- hope to keep with it.

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

my tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/BTHM1/status/26746201428725760

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

i am already cutting down on the fast food my family eats and watching calories!

mineola said...

I joined the Y & have been six times since I joined. Commiting to the price of the membership does wonders for me forcing myself to get there!

ShesAnAngel said...

Are there really any easy ways? I think the best things to do are things you enjoy like taking your dog for a walk, eating small meals/snacks/on small dishes, stuff like that :D

justine417@comcast.net

ShesAnAngel said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/ShesAnAngel417/status/26755290972033026

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Denise S. said...

I plan on walking daily as soon as the weather gets better.
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Janice Crespo said...

I've been working with my doctor. This year we are starting with yoga to see if that will help relieve some of the pain from arthritis
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js22 said...

I plan to get more exercise by walking each morning. THat will start my days out right!
Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.
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js22 said...

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Diane52 said...

I'm up for some heavy duty mall walking before the stores open.
Diane Baum
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elango said...

I have been eating a lot better so far this year and have been exercising a bit more. I plan to start walking outside a lot more once the weather permits it.

elango said...

tweeted about this giveaway

Ardy22 said...

One thing that does not take too much extra effort is to use stairs and park far away from store entrances

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Ardy22 said...

tweet

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amyd said...

I have just started the ea sports wii football training camo with hubby.plam on doing it all year!
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Atreau said...

I resolve to let things go easier. I tend to hold a grudge.

guettel78 said...

I have pretty busy workdays, so I'll try to squeeze in some exercise during my lunch hour - for example, I'll often walk a good ten or twelve blocks to a lunch spot to pick up a light meal or even head to the company's gym for a nice 30-minute workout. If that's not possible, I just make myself go to bed 30 minutes earlier so I can wake up and get in a morning run or workout to start out the day. It's all about finding or creating the time!

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guettel78 said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/26793555846500353

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latishajean said...

I want to ride my bike more and get more minutes in everyday! I also want to drink more water less coffee :) great giveaway thank you!
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latishajean said...

Tweeted too
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miriama said...

Playing with my 4-year-old granddaughter. It is so much fun. It's not until she goes home that I realize..wow...she wears me out and I get quite a workout. When IS the last time I ran? LOL

slehan said...

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

slehan said...

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Barbarawr said...

I load up my mp3 player with my favorite upbeat songs and ONLY use them when I walk. It makes me want to walk so I can listen to the music :-)

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Barbarawr said...

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penguin28 said...

I walk the dog at least 30 minutes every day- we both get fit and happy at the same time!

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ms-texas said...

i'm trying very hard to walk on my treadmill regularly

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ms-texas said...

i tweeted here:

http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/26835001483988992

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Just call me "B" said...

I have to commit to it, and when I get lazy I call a friend to go with me!

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