Fitbit Flex Giveaway

Alright everyone … today I am giving away something amazing!! I have teamed up with 7 other bloggers to bring you an amazing giveaway for a Fitbit Flex.

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This slim, stylish device is with you all the time. During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. Just check out the lights to see how you stack up against your personal goal. It’s the motivation you need to get out and be more active.

The Fitbit Flex also comes in 10 different colors, the 9 below plus the teal color above

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When you are wearing the Fitbit, it doesn’t even feel like you have anything on.  It is super light and moves with your arms.  It comes with two bands a small band and a large band and you can easily interchange the two.  You can see on the front there are 5 dots.  Those 5 dots represent how much you have done for the day.  You set your goal, for example I set mine at 10,000 steps, once I hit 2,000 steps I get one solid light, once I hit 4,000 I get 2 solid lights and so on.  It is a great way to track your progress.  The other awesome feature of the Fitbit Flex is the ability to track your sleep and see how well you actually do sleep.

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Deliciously Active / My Little HEA / Can’t Google Everything

Rad Maverix / Casual Claire

Two Miracles / A Breezy Life / Getting Fit & Fab

Today we are giving one lucky reader a Fitbit Flex in the color of their choice.  Enter using the Rafflecopter below:

 

 

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Mel

The Color Run 2014

Last year I was approached to spread the word about the Color Run and I was so excited because I had always wanted to do the run but was never able to.  This past year I was and received my entries and we set off. The girls were free so we thought they would have fun and wanted them to get the experience as well.

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….. Long story short we got all the way down to Cincinnati and as soon as we got in the parking lot our wheels wouldn’t turn.  We were pulling into the parking spot and WHAM!!! We couldn’t move our tires, we were stuck blocking the way to go down or up the aisle and we had to wait for someone to help.  Needless to say our car wound up having to be towed all the way home and we missed the race :(.  I was so bummed but then I got an email the other day for this years and I can’t wait to share the details with you!!!

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This year they have made The Color Run bigger and better:

 The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.

Now the single largest event series in the United States, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than tripled our growth, hosting more than 170 events in 30+ countries in 2013.

– Announcing the 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour! We’re hitting your cities like never before… Amazing new participant gear (t-shirt, headband, wrist band and sling bag) , Fresh music, and Color crazy race attractions. This is 5K Magic like only The Color Run can do.
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How much fun does that sound like …. OH and they are offering an awesome discount code for you lucky readers.  Enjoy $5 off your entry using the following code COLOR5OFF.  This code is good for ANY city. IMPORTANT: code must be entered at time of registration, cannot be retro-applied. Also please type the code in, do not copy/paste. Not valid on flash city sales.
 
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What are you waiting for … go sign up today and don’t forget to use the discount code to save $5!!
Mel
 
 

Weight Loss Challenge Winner

So first I would like to thank all my sponsors and participants within this challenge.  I had so much fun putting it together and finding things that would be perfect for a winner who is passionate about fitness and wanting to bust their butt and lose the weight they are wanting to lose.

As the challenge started we all started out well and then a few of us lost our mojo :(.

THE WINNER OF THE CHALLENGE IS ……HILLARY!!!!

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Congrats again to Hilary she lost almost 14 pounds and is looking great. She is on the right track and has set herself goals to help her get to the goal weight she has in mind.  I hope you enjoy your box of goodies and put them all to good use. 🙂

CONGRATS AGAIN TO HILLARY FOR WINNING! and to the rest of the participants as well for finishing!!

Mel

Weight Loss Challenge Sponsor #7

The challenge has still been going strong.  I think we have all had a rough couple of days and things have been a little rocky for some of us, however, we are sticking it out and fighting to lose the weight.

Our sponsor highlight for today is My Custom Yoga Mat, they have generously donated a custom yoga mat of your choice. They have sent a gift certificate for the winner to use.

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Be sure to check them out and show them some love, here is their etsy store …. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyCustomYogaMat?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Mel

Weight Loss Challenge Sponsor #6

I am bringing you another sponsor today.

Today’s sponsor is Loops and Dots

The owner of Loops and Dots generously donated a workout journal to document all your workouts. I don’t know about all of you but I am one that likes to write everything down. One way I can stay accountable for my actions or lack of is to document it. If I am on a good workout routine and eating habits then I like to write it all down. Loops and Dots has the perfect journal to keep everything in once place.

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They have also given me a promo code for anyone interested in buying one. They are offering $2 off for anyone use shops and uses the code: G3TFIT10

Show them some love and if you are interested in purchasing your own journal to keep yourself on track, don’t forget to use the discount code.

Mel

Weight Loss Challenge Sponsor #5

Hello! Another week has passed and all the girls are still kicking butt.  I am so excited we are able to join together and help support and encourage each other along the way.

Our next sponsor is Bess Harrington.  She has her own fitness blog and has a program that she has graciously donated to our winner. The Slim Life Program.

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I personally have this program and love it.  It really takes you step by step on steps you need to take to get to where you want to be. It shows you how to eat healthy and workout enough to keep your life balanced.  There are some great workouts and recipes included in the program as well.  I am so excited Bess has allowed me to give one of her programs away to our lucky winner!!

If you are interested in purchasing one for your self please visit her site and follow the prompts.

Mel

Weight Loss Challenge Sponsor #4

Today, marks the halfway point of our 10 week challenge and I am so proud of all the girls participating. We all have a lot going on but everyone is trying so hard to lose those pounds.

Today’s sponsor highlight goes to emmackdesigns and they donated a yoga pouch that is water-resistant and perfect for all those little items we don’t want to take to the gym but we have to.  I don’t know about you but when I go to the gym or to workout, I don’t want to take my keys, phone, money, etc. but I have to and most of the time it just comes in with me and then gets put in a locker or thrown on the floor. This pouch is perfect for all those little things and you can keep them nice and organized in a pouch.

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I would love for you all to check out the designs and items and show them some love on Facebook

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/emmackdesigns.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/emmackdesigns

 

Mel

Weight Loss Challenge Sponsor #3

Hello everyone —

The challenge has been going on now for 3 weeks and I have to say my girls are kicking some butt.  We are all having some rough days but overall, everyone seems to be doing rather well.

Today I am introducing another item the lucky winner will be receiving.

When we are working out, I feel we all have those un-motivating days where we just want to give up and not finish our sets/reps, however, we push through and find that strength we need to make our workout a good one.

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This bracelet is perfect to wear while you are working out as well as your every day life.  It is a great reminder to have strength and push through everything. Our mind always gives up before our body does, so have the strength to fight through and finish strong!!

Check out their shop and show them some love:

My facebook page is www.facebook.com/kettlebelledesigns

My pinterest page is www.pinterest.com/KettleBelleShop

My Etsy page is https://www.etsy.com/shop/KettleBelle?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Keep kicking butt girls!

**** A message from KettleBelle:  I’m offering a special coupon code for 10% off during the 10 week challenge. Just enter CHALLENGE at checkout in my etsy shop and the discount will be applied.

Mel

Weight Loss Challenge Sponsor #2

Today, I am bringing you another sponsor for the weight loss challenge.  I really am so excited to share all the sponsors with you, they have all been so generous and I can’t wait for the winner to get all the goodies.

The 2nd sponsor is Owl Be Sweatin’.  I found their headbands and automatically knew I wanted one for the challenge.  They are perfect size, not too big but not too small, and have the cutest patterns.  Since chevron is in right now I went ahead and got a neutral chevron pattern.

I also felt close to the owners of Owl Be Sweatin’, I sent her my blog information so they could check everything out and after she read the girls story she said they would love to donate and went on to tell me about her sister-in-law who is co-owner delivered her baby at 26 weeks as well.  It is so neat to hear of others around us that go through the same things we do, when we were going through that experience we thought we were alone and no one had ever been through that situation … come to find out many others have and it is nice to see a business owner trying to be successful who has been through the same thing as us.

Here is the headband:

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Here are some ways you can connect with them on social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OwlBeSweatin

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OwlBeSweatin?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Go check out their shop and Facebook page and get yourself a new headband!!

Mel

Mamavation Monday

Ok, so I have started the 10 week challenge and for week one I was down 3 pounds and so proud of myself.  I have really been struggling with motivation and not really sure what the next steps needed to be.

I figured if I started a 10 week challenge, I could help others who want to lose weight and hold myself accountable as well to be invested in losing the last 10-15 pounds that I wanted to do.

GOALS FOR THE WEEK:

– get 3 workouts in
– hit my water intake for all days, 80+ ounces each day
– start walking again, it is starting to get colder but it will all be worth it in the end
– no excuses for not getting a workout in
– substitute one of my crappy meals a day for a healthy one

Food has been my biggest weakness, I have found myself lately not really caring about what I am putting into my body and drinking pop again and I know I am being my own worst enemy but I want to change that and I think the easiest way to do that is to start with just substituting a meal a day until I get all healthy meals in my every day routine.

What are your healthy and fitness goals for the week?

Mel