Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Healthy Living Giveaway

It is –8 right now. Don’t be jealous. I am going to run in my green bikini.

Some of you missed my entrance back into running yesterday in all its whining, so, click HERE.

Moving on…

If you are really cool and a long time follower of this blog, you may remember a Healthy Lifestyle Giveaway I did in May sponsored by the American Cancer Society. And, now I’m hosting another.

According to the ACS, “About half of all cancer deaths could be prevented if people maintained a healthy weight through diet and regular exercise, avoided tobacco products, and got recommended cancer screening tests.”

If you knew you could cut your risks by 50 percent, shouldn’t you go for it? You are all saints, but is there anything you could do better? Is there anyone you could encourage to lead a healthier lifestyle (besides me)?

The American Cancer Society’s Choose You program helps women put their health first and stick to their health commitments by offering social support and financial incentives that have been proven to create long-term behavior change. Log onto www.ChooseYou.com and sign up to make a commitment.   As an extra incentive, women who make a new Choose You Commitment before January 31 will be eligible to enter the ‘New Year, Choose You!’ sweepstakes for a chance to win health-related prizes, such as a trip to LA to meet with a personal trainer, spa gift certificates and more.

Yes I might make a change if there was a financial incentive. I’m just that shallow.

Want to win a healthy living prize pack? It includes a workout kit (with pedometer and calorie counter, resistance band and jump rope), a Choose You t-shirt and flower pin.  Estimated value of the pack is $30.00.

All the goodies:

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Pin and digital pedometer. Sorry, Kovas, it’s not a belly button pin:

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Jump rope:

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Resistance band:

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Neat little bag for all your candy and cigarettes (whoa, just kidding!)

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Me pretending to try on the shirt, because what’s a giveaway without a picture of me and a lampshade covering my crotch?:

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Everything in a heap:

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To enter, just answer one of the following, or all in one comment. Only one comment per person please. I’ll choose a winner on January 15, 2011.

  • What is your health-related New Year’s resolution this year?
  • How do you plan to stick to your resolution this year?
  • What are the best tips you’ve heard to start off right this year, maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle?

Excited to hear your healthy lifestyle comments!

SUAR

The fine print:

  • ACS Stores provided this giveaway. I did not pay anything for it. The also provided me with a giveaway bag.
  • Contest only open to US and Canadian residents
  • The winner will be chosen by me on January 15

108 comments:

  1. My health related resolution this year is to run a marathon. My first marathon. I figured it would be a good way to celebrate turning 30. My dad said he would run it with me (his first also).

    I'm pretty prone to running injuries so to get through it without hurting myself will be fantastic!

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  2. My resolution? To continue to spread the word about simple eating. How do I plan to keep doing it? Easy, I love this topic!!! Everytime I look in young moms carts and see a sea of premade food I want to tell them! Best tips? Clean out your pantry of anything that is proceessed, which would be pretty much all of it. Eat clean, healthy food that rots. Nothing that can out live you!

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  3. I want to be better about clean eating to go with my training. Just because you're training for a triathlon doesn't mean you can eat crappy all the time ... apparently. Yeah, I might need that calorie counter

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  4. My new years resolution is to get faster!!! My goal is to run 2 miles under 13 minutes by April!

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  5. oooo Im early! I do so want to win!
    Health related resolution? I need to reduce my body fat percent. Despite being able to run a marathon that % still calls me fat SIGH. not weight loss; although that would be ok. How am I going to do that? Toning, weights, reduce fat in the diet, run longer runs. Best Tip? I have not gotten a tip yet that I figure warrents Best Tip.
    Have a great day!

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  6. My biggest and baddest resolution is to track my food...I'm often all over the place not realizing my calorie intake so I've made it my mission to track and then figure out a sensible plan that I will stick to. 2nd resolution is to get back into my track workouts.

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  7. Health Related - Cut back on the sugar!!! I eat so much of that crap, Its amazing I have any teeth left. HAHA. If i get a craving, I will distract myself with something to drink (H2O, Crystal Light), and indulge only once or twice a day with only 1 or 2 pieces. This has seemed to work for the last week, so hopefully it continues!

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  8. My health related resolution for 2011 is to keep up with my running (and run my first half marathon this spring). I am also still following a healthy eating plan to lose another 20-25 lbs this year (down a total of 60 since 09). I plan to make this happen by JUST DOING IT!!!

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  9. I have a ton of health- related resolutions but I'm focusing on 2 right now:
    Kicking the soda habit (so far, so good!)
    Running my first half marathon in April (training is in progress)
    Oh and just one more (had to add this one since I just started following your blog): FART More!

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  10. My health related resolution is to stay consistant with my workout and eating well. I do great for a couple of weeks then totally suck for a few. It's a never ending cycle then I hope to break this year!

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  11. I'm running a marathon in Feb. and doing a triathlon challenge series during the summer to get back on track!

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  12. My health-related resolution is to get more sleep. I plan to get in bed earlier and fall asleep right away each night (which will be no fun) and stay in bed without being bothered later in the morning (which will be extremely difficult) in order to stick to this resolution. I am not sure how my husband and children will cooperate with this resolution, however. Best laid plans...

    The best tip I have heard so far to start the year off right would have to be eating lots of cheetos and drinking Coors Light while running during my period wearing a green bikini (PFFFFTTTT) and making sure I am bringing toilet paper on every run. That ShutUpandRun girl really knows her stuff ;-) I think if I followed these tips, my family would stay away from me and I would get the sleep I need.

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  13. My health related resolution is to run a marathon, my first marathon. This is a gift to myself for turning 50. I am speeding up, not slowing down. And there is the always present 'trying to eat better'.

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  14. My best tip is to cut back or avoid altogether PROCESSED FOODS! I'm trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in my diet. One of my resolutions is to try a new fruit or veggie per week (until I've tried them all?). I tried blood oranges and parsnips last week.

    I tried pool running after reading about it on here. It's pretty awesome. But I didn't wear a green bikini. :-)

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  15. Eat nothing white!
    Sugar, salt, flour, potatoes, etc.

    After hearing a specialist with Dr. Oz - and finding out that my blood pressure was super high - I learned that anything refined is wrong.
    My blood pressure has plummeted and I have never felt better.

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  16. love it.

    health related goal --- to stop stressing [so easily anyway].

    I plan to stick to my resolution my not talking to any family [outside my home] or friends [negative ones]. ;)

    best tips: breathing, yoga, not replying to Kovas's sarcasm, and going to vegas

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  17. Love that your giveaway only involves one comment. And Love this entire giveaway and focus. My posts yesterday were about health, obesity, and lack of exercise and how it is killing us! I also mentioned that DVD that you sent me but I have not had a chance to read it in full.

    My Nurse BFF wrote about health on her FB status this morning and about how really it is Mental Health that we need to start with. I think there is something to be said that is so very true about this...we could all benefit from mental health as part of our life...this is where it all starts...how we THINK about our life, our world, the people around us...Changing the way we think is a first step to changing the way we eat, exercise, and overall live.
    So, my new Years Resolution with Health would be to first continue to focus on where I am at with Mental Health and how I am thinking...thinking positive, visualizing my health goals, loving myself and others, and putting as much loving energy into the world around me as I can. Hopefully this will cross over into my physical life and other health related goals. A good mind usually translates to many other good in our life!

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  18. I'm eliminating white flour and refined sugar from my diet. Getting most of my carbs from fruits and veggies. And I'm tracking it all on line.

    I'm injured right now but after healing and gait analysis, I hope upon hope to run the rest of the year injury free.

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  19. I am trying my best to give up refined sugar... I have SUCH a huge sweet tooth, but would rather get my sugar fix from fruit instead of candy. :)

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  20. my healthy resolution for the year is to not quit what i started in 2010.... running! every time i've started a running plan i've never stuck with it. i started running in may 2010 with Team in Training, and i wanted to hit the one year mark still going strong. to keep me going i've decided to run one "race" each month for the year of 2011. at the end, i'm going to decorate my tree with medals, and perhaps make a new purse out of my race bibs!
    so far:
    jan- new year's millenium run (1st and only place AG)
    feb- disney princess 1/2
    mar- shamrock shuffle
    april- crazy legs
    may- greenbay 1/2
    june-?
    july- brewers 5k sausage run
    aug- madison mini
    sept- b'day run in my b'day suit!
    oct- haunted hustle
    nov- mcm (?)
    dec- jingle bell run

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  21. This is a great post and giveaway.

    My health-related goal is to include more cross-training in my overall schedule, especially strength and stretching. It's making a difference in my running, so that should serve as the motivation to stick with it!

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  22. Wahoo, Oh Canada!

    1. Resolution: Run more, run faster, run smarter! Is that an oxymoron? I hope not...

    2. I'll stick to it by writing out my goals and the plan to get there, and by seeking guidance from the fantastic trainers and coaches I have access to.

    3. One of the best tips I've heard this year was actually on Aron's blog - "make healthy a part of you". http://www.runnersrambles.com/2011/01/make-healthy-a-part-of-you.html

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  23. My resolution is to get off my ass. I'm making sure I'm sticking to it by signing up for all sorts of crazy races. Here's my line-up so far:

    April 2 - Tyler Arboretum 10K Trail Run, Media, PA
    April 16 - Hyner View Trail Challenge, Renovo, PA
    June 12 - Warrior Dash, Albrightsville, PA
    July 11 - Fueled by Fine Wine 1/2 Marathon, Dundee, OR
    October 1 - Bald Eagle Mountain Megatransect, Lock Haven, PA

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  24. I have 3 resolutions that are to better my health. 1)No fast food for the entire year. 2) two gluten free meals a week 3) two vegan meals a week.

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  25. My health-related New Year’s resolution this year is to do a forearm stand in hot yoga!

    PS this is my first time commenting -- great blog!

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  26. I am not a resolution person per se ... but the 2011 fitness plan is to run 1000 miles, and swim 100 miles... (that's horizontal swimming not water dancing like the PP, or floatie belt running like SUAR)

    I have a great plan to make it happen! I signed the kids up for a swim program at the gym where I swim and often run. This means I will be at the gym 5x per week ... perfection. All in one place, I can run/swim, my big kids are on the swim team, and the little two are in a kid zone being watched. No excuses.

    Balance is the key. I can go overboard on exercise goals, etc. Keeping it fun. Trying new things. Making a schedule.

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  27. Not doing resolutions - I'm afraid it will sabotage me. My goal is 1200 miles this year, though - we'll see how that goes. The easiest tip I know of is to cut out white products - white flour, white sugar, etc... it really does make a difference!

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  28. My goal is to eat 7 fruits and veggies every day. This is really hard for me and takes some planning. So to make it happen I am planning and having V8 handy if I'm out. The best tip I've gotten is to eat dinner on a smaller plate. It really has worked for me. Mentally, I think my plate is full when in reality I truly have smaller portions.

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  29. My health related resolution is to loose weight and go back to the Chicago Marathon injury free. What am I doing? I am tracking ALL of my food on Spark people and slowly gaining my running back by starting out with Couch 2 10K program. It's working well and I hope to show some real progress in the next couple of months.

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  30. My resolution is to eat better and not take my running miles as a pass to shove down everything in site. I want to eat more natural foods, less processed, less refined sugars, and please, less fast food.

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  31. I have health related resolutions: to lose weight and to run a half-marathon.

    To stick with my weight loss resolution I am focusing on making small changes, better choices and cooking more. For running, I have a plan and I am sticking to it.

    I think blogging about my progress on both fronts will be key too.

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  32. I have several health-related goals - two I'm focusing on are to run my first half marathon (in May) and to focus on strength training so I don't get injured! To make both happen I've told anybody who'll listen what my goals are so I'm accountable and I've literally scheduled time into my calendar to make sure I get my workouts in.

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  33. I'm definitely trying to cut back on the treats. When my kids are driving me crazy and I go to the kitchen to down my sorrows in chocolate chips I'm making myself have a glass of water or a piece of fruit instead. Besides, if I eat enough fruit and drink enough water then by default I'll get to hide from them by visiting the bathroom frequently, no?!

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  34. My resolution is to take my multi vitamin every day - such a small thing to do, but it was never a habit, and such a simple thing makes it easier to stick with!

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  35. To lose those last 25lbs to be at a healthy weight and to run my first half marathon and my first & second full marathons. I'll be sticking to this by letting my friends and family know, by sticking to my plan, logging all my workouts & eating healthier.

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  36. I started this year out with an all raw detox. I plan to incoporate wheat, grains & some dairy/meat back into the diet after Feb 1st but in much more moderation than I was eating before. I'm highlighting the experience on my blog. It's been truly amazing so far!

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  37. Leave it to SUAR to make a giveaway funny...lovely pics =)

    What is your health-related New Year’s resolution this year? to eliminate as many processed foods from our life as possible and eat as close to nature as we can

    How do you plan to stick to your resolution this year? plan plan plan

    What are the best tips you’ve heard to start off right this year, maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle?
    More more and eat less crap. Its really simple...
    I also like having goals--like raCes-to keep me focused and on track with my training.

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  38. My resolution is to complete my first marathon next weekend. And then rehab my bum hip-flexor muscle!

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  39. My new years resoltion is to run 1000 iles this year. This would be the 1st time I've ever ran this much!

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  40. My health related goal is to add in weights/other activities in addition to running and be consistent.

    How is I'm going to check out a different gym and try it again even though I hated it the first time.

    Tips, write them down, make sure they are doable not just non reachable dreams.

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  41. Cross-training! My poor bike got neglected last year...

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  42. My resolution is to make sleep a higher priority than I was doing. I used to stay up late on my computer or watching TV, etc. Now I've given myself a "bedtime" on work nights and have already noticed a difference.

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  43. My health-related New Years resolution this year is to run the Savannah Rock n Roll marathon in November. I hope to do at least 1 1/2 marathon before that time. To stick to my goal, I have created a training plan to gradually increase my running ability. I am also going to be doing yoga and crosstraining. I'll be working out at least 5 days a week!

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  44. My resolution is to stop eating dessert at 9:30 pm. I'm going to stick to it by remembering how my pants used to fit...

    And I saw a cool idea - go vegan for a month (or week) to force yourself to try different types of cooking!

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  45. my resolution is to eat when i'm hungry and not for other reasons. i'm not sure how i'm going to stick to it. first i have to learn how to do it!

    what i like to do, is to plan my week. that way i can fit in the workouts and have my healthy meals planned ahead of time.

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  46. My health related resolution? (Marathon) train smart(er) by cross training more! I'm stickin' to this plan by taking a masters swim class. I'm so pumped for the new challenge in my athletic life! 3 days of swimming, 4 days of running and/or skiing/hiking. I hope this plan keeps me injury-free!

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  47. Okay - I am ridiculously excited about possibly winning a jump rope!

    This year I will start my 18th year in a row with NO candy and NO chocolate. I am a freak!!

    So I have a new resolution/goal, and that is to be the most amazing runner I can be while completing 5 half marathons. I am training for my first, which is less than 7 weeks away. YAY!!! To stick to it I have laminated a training schedule and put it on the fridge so every time I want to graze I will be reminded!

    I feel fortunate to have a fabulous future racing partner in Lesley (@Racing it Off) and she gave me great helpful suggestions on how to train for this half --- with being sure to hit certain mileage points, and when to back off. I am such a novice at these long distances, so every little thing someone tells me I just soak up like a sponge!!

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  48. 1. What is your health-related New Year’s resolution this year?
    To eat clean(er) and cut out the chocolate and excess sugar. Making more home-made things for my family too.
    2. How do you plan to stick to your resolution this year?
    I've been cooking meals every night or every other night and I no longer attack the candy cabinet at work.
    3. What are the best tips you’ve heard to start off right this year, maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle?
    Best tips, get rid of the sugar and look for items with 4 grams or less.

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  49. My resolution is to eat healthier by eating more fruits and veggies and less processed foods. The best tip is to set goals that are attainable. I know I won't eliminate all processed foods from my house over night, but I can set a goal to have healthier options in my house.

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  50. I quit smoking last year so this year I'm going to lose 40lbs. How will I do this? I am training for my first 1/2 iron in July and am eating healthy. Also I gave up booze for a period of time (wah).

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  51. My health related resolution is to train/race smart this year. Read my lips: No New Injuries!

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  52. I'm not a big one for resolutions but I am trying to reduce my sugar intake. And run a lot.

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  53. I WANT TO WIN!!! My resolution is to get a sub 3 marathon (does that count as a resolution). The best tip I have heard is to post your goal somewhere where you see it often....so I wrote SUB 3 huge on my bathroom mirror and it isn't coming down until I do it:) Have fun in your green bikini!

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  54. My resolution: run my first marathon (Grandma's)
    How I'm sticking to it: public accountability (raising money for ACS) and I just joined a new gym where I'm working out using among other things Russian kettlebells and those nasty TRX S&M-type devices. I'm also doing their marathon training program.
    Best tips: Strong core = fewer injuries (something I aspire to) ans strong finish. Also certain mantras: Shut up and run! and Suck it up, buttercup!

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  55. My weight has slowly increased over this past year. My resolution is to lose 8 lbs by increasing my speed and decreasing my consumption of sweets.

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  56. My healthy living goal (slightly different from, but complementary to my running/athletic goals) is to reduce my body fat % to a more healthy %.

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  57. I am living by the moment in 2011. Not making too many plans and enjoying life for what its worth. Planning a wedding & running back to back marathons, all while trying not to go crazy.

    My resolution is to stop drinking soda & more water & to quit eating so much junk!

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  58. My main new years resolution is to be an awesomer me. I'm mostly applying this to my fitness lifestyle, taking what I'm already doing (running, hiking) and making it better (working on getting faster, planning more hikes with friends).

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  59. My goals this year are long winded. I plan to finish my first full marathon, run a few minis, do some duathlons, complete the Bourbon Chase, keep refraining from carbonated beverages, and eat smaller portion sizes.

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  60. My healthy living goal is to add 4 days of yoga to my running regimen. It's way too easy for me to blow off stretching and strength training so I am committed to doing yoga via Hulu (Yoga Zone) during nap time/Barney.

    I've also added a chore chart for my 4- and 6-year-old boys... which is part of my MENTAL healthy living.

    If I had only thought of it first I would have also added "take more photos with a lampshade in front of my crotch" to my NYears Resolutions. Alas, I'm never the trendsetter.

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  61. One of my health related goals is to eat healthier snacks (fruit w/ PB, almonds with dried fruit, etc..) and try to processed snacks. We don't eat a lot of processed things, but it's more than I'd like.
    One way I'm planning on making it happen is to just not buy the processed stuff and load my fridge and counters with healthier items!

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  62. A health related resolution for me would have to be simply to continue doing what I am doing. I don't have trouble workingout each day, I easily eat my fruits and veggies, I usually do okay on water. But my push this year will be to try and incorporate my kids into my fitness routine more. With my oldest I can see that he learned that it was a priority for mommy but I didn't include him enough to share the love of movement with him. This year I will try to add variety and involve the little kids more.

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  63. wow! nice give-away! Two of my health-related new year's goals are to drink more water and less alcohol and to follow a more consistent running routine. No one has given me any good advice on how to accomplish these, only bad advice like "start spiking your tea" and "I don't understand this running thing... what exactly are you running from?" So I guess I am on my own. Great blog, by the way.

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  64. Set a manageable goal. Once you reach it expand and grow on that. But if you start too big, you might set yourself up to fail

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  65. ♥ my resolution this year was not lose X amount of weight. it was to loose weight and be healthy by working out daily and eating right. this year i have been cooking most of my breakfast, lunch and dinners!

    ♥ to keep track i am keeping a calendar with my goals for the month and highlighing them once they've been accomplished. i will also be running at least one race each month for the rest of the year. i have list and am going to cross them off as completed!

    ♥ to start of the year, i joined john bingham's 100 day challenge. Its 100 days of at least 30 minutes of movement. After i reach 100 days, I am going to do 100 more and then 156 more to complete a whole year! 356 days sounds like so much, but by breaking it up--it sounds so easy!

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  66. My resolution is to workout at least 3 days a week.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  67. What is your health-related New Year’s resolution this year? Same as every year. Try to maintain the weight I am at through lots of exercise and MOSTLY healthy eating.
    How do you plan to stick to your resolution this year? Same as every year. Go to the gym rain, snow, sun, sick, etc.
    What are the best tips you’ve heard to start off right this year, maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle? I don't typically listen to other people. I've been doing it "my" way since 2004 and seems to mostly work.

    Great giveaway!

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  68. I was eating 3-4 200g slabs of chocolate every week, so I have decided to get it down to 1... (started my 1st slab (300g) of the year,today.

    PS I only want the shirt if you get "Shut Up and Run" printed on it...

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  69. This year, my resolution is to get serious about running. I want to run a half-marathon and have signed up for one at the end of May! I'm sticking to it by telling everybody - that way, I can't back out!! :D

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  70. I lost 20lbs last year and have another 15 to go to get back to my "I feel really good and can run fast weight". My best advice is: "shut your piehole and keep working out".

    I got fat because I was eating crap and not working out enough.

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  71. Q: What is your health-related New Year’s resolution this year?
    A: To stay injury-free (as much as possible), and to strengthen my weak spots (neck/shoulders/upper back).

    Q: How do you plan to stick to your resolution this year?
    A: I plan to try to be as consistent as possible doing all those stupid (um, I mean helpful) PT exercises with resistance bands.

    Q: What are the best tips you’ve heard to start off right this year, maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle?
    A: Simply put, the best tip I've heard is to just "Shut Up And Run"!!! LOVE IT!

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  72. My goal is to run a half marathon....oh wait, that will be over in less than 5 weeks.
    Ummmmm, I really need to drink more water in the winter. Summer? I drink so much I am peeing all over myself when I run, but it's so much harder in the cold to remember to drink water. Coffee and wine are so much more inviting in the winter. ;)

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  73. Running a first time marathon and hopefully learning to eat better is my plan for a healthier new year!

    Great giveaway!

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  74. I am running a marathon in October.I don't have a plan to stick to this other than to say I will, because i want to run that marathon. And the best tips I have used are to : eat mostly plants, and if its made in a plant, don't eat it. Quit talking about what you can't do and start doing what you can do.

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  75. I have a couple of health related new year's resolutions: 1) Quit smoking (today is day 11 smoke free after 17 years, or exactly half my life), 2) Run a marathon (my brother wants us to go to Tucson in December), 3) Start a weight training program, and 4) lose the 25 pounds I gained in the last 2 years because I got lazy.

    Things are already looking up for me. I do a full body weight program twice a week, and I am already stronger. Instead of smoking at work, I walk or jog a lap in the building. I will do more as time goes on. It takes the same time as a cigarette, and relaxes me much better. I also started packing a lunch and eating breakfast before I come in, so my caloric intake has dropped by about 1000 a day, even though I get to eat more.

    The best tip I ever heard was to make small, attainable, and specific goals. I have a daily goal, and a "day off" from eating healthy every once in a while.

    After two weeks, I am already feeling better about life. My goals are distracting enough that I don't have to think about my REAL goal, which includes a really tall mountain in Nepal in May of 2012. If I can't get fit before then, the mountain will probably kill me.

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  76. 1)New years resolution is to maintain my effortless weight loss from the 2010 running season, it was all about trail running.
    2)The plan is to snowshoe on those same awesome trails to maintain fitness and and achieve goals.
    3)Cross training, as in weight training, cross country skiing and good, no great nutrition!
    Bring it on 2011!

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  77. My goal is to continue healing from an injury and eventually build up to running a half marathon! I plan to do this by continuing to follow docs orders and hit the gym 5-6 days a week!

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  78. I had a few goals.... to eat healthier & cleaner, run 1000 miles, and do an olympic triathlon. My plan is to stick to WW, keep at my half marathon training and after those start triathlon training. My best advice is to pick back up with the strength training!

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  79. I am running my third half marathon in April(the day after my 47th birthday)and I'm starting to practice yoga to help with my core and flexibility. :-)

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  80. My health related resolution is to get more sleep and to eat healthier and smaller portions. When I like something I eat a lot of it. I have decided to make going to bed earlier a priority. I know this will make a huge difference with my other resolutions. I plan on just bringing in healthy foods for myself and my family. If it's not here(bad food), I won't eat it. I also vow to steer clear of all Easter Candy if possible. Easter Candy is evil. It's worse for me than any other holiday.

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  81. Cutting out soda...especially DrPepper... :(

    And enjoying ALL my races, come what may... :)

    Great giveaway!!!

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  82. Getting to my "race weight" and getting my asthma under control.

    I plan to stick to my resolutions by blogging about it

    the only tips I have is to live a balanced life and try not to treat things like they are all or nothing.

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  83. My health related goal for 2011 is to improve my half marathon time - to get faster.

    I have a specific number in mind but since I am a much slower runner than all of you, I will keep that number to myself :)

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  84. I am always guaranteed a good chuckle with your posts SUAR!! I really wanna win this!
    NY healthy resolution: eat clean in order to train better/faster! I plan to sign up for multiple races so I have something to train for and WANT to eat well!

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  85. Just one more example of men being discriminated against on girly runner blog giveaways. No fair.

    How about giving away a whoopie cushion or one of those pens when you turn it upside down the ink flows down and the girl is naked.

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  86. My healthy resoultion focuses on emotional health.. Im trying to be more patient..

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  87. I'm posting my goals and progress on my blog to hold myself accountable.

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  88. Run my first half marathon. I've already signed up and have some friends joining me for it. 2011 is going to be a good year!

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  89. So awesome. I need more fitness stuff. Just don't tell my husband because he'll scream :0)

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  90. I want to see my collarbone by April 10. But I consider that a weight loss goal, not a resolution. My real new years resolution is to attend a roller derby match this year - just cuz. And it WAS to support Ragnar Relay Florida Keys, but that ALREADY happened last week!!

    http://runningbetty.com/ragnar-relay-top-10-tips

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  91. My resolution is to never get on the scale this year. I realized that a "number" shouldn't tell me how I should feel about myself. I figure as long as I'm eating healthy and exercising and I feel like a babe, I can decide for myself that I'm worth it and I don't need depend on a scale to tell me. To implement it, I will eat healthier and run everyday so I feel fabulous.
    The best tips I've heard for the new year is to Shut Up and Run!

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  92. My goal is to get my eating habits in line with my workouts. I certainly don't fuel the machine very well which is why I feel like my fitness has "plateau-ed."

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  93. I have a couple of goals this year. One is to (not just complete) but run a marathon in March. Another is just to eat heathier and be healthier. I want to be happy with the way I look this year. I'm blessed to be able to run like I do and I want to look in the mirror and say "you may not be the fastest or skinniest, but one things for sure, you're blessed and beautiful!"

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  94. My health-related resolution is to run (ok, jog) a 5K without stopping to walk. I am not a natural runner and although I ran three 5K races last year (for the first time ever), I couldn't get through any of them without walking for part of it. I'd like to change that this year.

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  95. My health related resolution is to keep running and to run another 5k before I do the Warrior Dash in June. Woo! I also want to improve my time, and get somewhere around 30 min.

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  96. I'm just hoping to get off my arse and do something with some kind of regularity. I'd say running, but I pulled my IT band last year. And I'm slow (at distance). So jogging? I mean, if by "jogging" you mean "bouncy walking."

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  97. Healthy 2011 Goal...flossing my teeth. Yup, I'm going with something that simple.

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  98. To do a Half Ironman in September, that's my 2011 fitness goal! I'm scared as hell, but I am going to do it for just that reason. Because it SCARES me.

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  99. To run my first Half Marathon in April and begin training for my first Marathon.

    I set it as my goal. I am a competitive person and I hate losing, especially to myself. Also, I read inspiring blogs, like yours.

    I put training as top priority and schedule my day around my run. I've realized that all the other stuff (housework, time with family and friends, etc.) will get done too ... just maybe not as quickly.. but that is OK!

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  100. My health related resolution is to race in 2 half ironman events this year. also, more veggies. i love giveaways!

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  101. I am going to run my very first race - a 5K (what? it's a start!).

    I believe that my mottor in everything will get me through this: Do what you can, when you can.

    I have also (rather sneakily) convinced a longtime friend to try this with me. She's currently more than 100 pounds overweight with a few health issues and I know that making this commitment with me will be what it takes to jump-start a healthy routine. (fingers crossed). I'm also going to send her the link above to the ACS. Thanks.

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  102. My health related "resolution" is to be more self-disciplined, and to do that I have cut out sugar (for a while at least) and upped my fruits & veggie's dialy servings. I'm also increasing the amount of time I workout everyday.

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  103. I had a great year in running in 2010 - completed my first half marathon, but I didn't lose the weight I wanted to take off. 2011 is the year to stop complaining about it and just do it! 20lbs will be gone this year and I can't wait to see how my running improves as a result!

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  104. My health related resolution this year is to continue running, and getting fit. I am going to stick to this by entering races, to keep me going and creating a GREAT support system.

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  105. I'm aiming for 1 trip to Starbucks per week. No more. I plan to take more coffee/tea with me to work so that I am not tempted to stop on the way in.

    The best tips are to do something you can maintain. A resolution is foolish if it out of your grasp -- too hard to achieve.

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  106. What is your health-related New Year’s resolution this year?

    Stick to running, working out in general, watching those miles add up. Keep clean eating and stay on track.

    How do you plan to stick to your resolution this year?

    Anytime I think I don't wanna run, I think of those who physically can't, anytime I want to eat a bunch of crap, I look at my sister who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes this year and see what a huge lifestyle change it has been for her and the whole family.

    What are the best tips you’ve heard to start off right this year, maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle?

    Shut up and run, courage to start, courage to FINISH....it's got to come from within!

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  107. My goals are getting back to pre-pregnancy weight (just a couple of pounds to go!) and getting some decent races in. Already signed up for a relay, tri, and trying to decide on my first half for the year.... To help get that done I've set aside specific time for working out, and entered a fitness challenge for the month of Jan to really kick start things. The thing that helps me the most is to be accountable to someone. The fitness challenge I'm in has my weekly points up for everyone else I work out with to see, so they know if I'm doing what I'm supposed to or not!

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  108. I want to eat more organic fruits and vegetables. My family made this choice together so hopefully we can encourage each other to stick to it. The best tip is to start off slowly, don't get overwhelmed by trying to do too much of a change. I

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