Get Into the Move Part 2


Even just holding two babies while smiling = Getting Into The Move

It’s two weeks after my original Degree motionSense Get Into the Move Post, and how is my fitness regime? Well, gee it’s perfect, see? Summertime with its popsicles and ice-cream and BBQ’s and lazy sun-napping has created the perfect climate for me to be hard-core and disciplined about my health! Read on to find out how I’ve done, and to have another chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

Heh. Ok, not hard-cored disciplined. Or maybe so. I mean – I actually believe that the healthiest things you can do for your body and life is to enjoy your time. If you’re going to eat something awful, well, just eat it and enjoy it and try not to do it every day. But enjoy it. Which truly I have been living up to that expectation. One unexpected healthful thing that’s come into my life is a juicer. Anson bought me a juicer for our 11th anniversary, that crazy-pants romantic. And I love it. I’ve been juicing the living life out of every fruit and vegetable that has the misfortune to cross my path. This thing – I get the hype now. Roan downs juice made of beets, carrots, spinach, apples, ginger and lemon and LOVES it. Little weirdo. It is delicious.

But back to the actual Degree with motionSense challenge (click here to join me in this!) Moving my body more, and getting points to for a chance to win instant prizes, weekly prizes and the ultimate-ultimate-good-gonzo-grand-daddy prize. This, I have actually done. And it’s been interesting to see how many things we can all do to just get into motion a little more, and this helps us stay healthy a little more. Taking the kids to the park to play rather than just the back yard  – (yeh, I have a back yard in Brooklyn. Huzzah!) – I get points for that. Going on a walk in the morning to get some produce for my new juicer and not ordering it with the groceries. I get points for that. This program encourages movement and exercise, not in grand over-reaching ways, but just in easy ways that I can handle in my day. If I also win a Yoga trip in Costa Rica, so be it. (C’mon – SO. BE. IT!)

And obviously with all this motion, (and humidity and heat, hello summer!) I still want to be my best self, not a stinky mess. So for the past two weeks, I’ve been giving Degree Posh Deodorant a try. The idea behind this product is that it is activated by motion first, not perspiration. So it stays ahead of the perspiration (not that I sweat. No no no I glisten…just like you, I’m sure…) Aside from the technology of the deodorant, the scent is nice. Roan even asked if I had a new perfume which was hysterical when I made him smell my armpit to see if that was the scent he was enjoying. I think I may have scarred him for life.

So how has your goal-reaching been going? For yet another chance at yet another $100 Visa Gift Card, between July 19 – August 15, tell me if you’ve met any of your goals that you left on the other post. If you didn’t leave a comment on my first post, enter by leaving me a comment letting me know if you have any fitness goals this summer, and how you’re doing in reaching them. And just because I really really want you to win, here’s info on more chances to win! Follow the rules, and get into the move, people!

No duplicate comments.

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d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older

Winners will be selected via random draw, 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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210 thoughts on “Get Into the Move Part 2

  1. I’m just trying to stay active and eat better. I’ve been doing a lot in my garden this summer (weeding, watering, harvesting, moving blocks and dirt to make a new raised bed…) and eating TONS of all the fresh fruits and veggies from my very own, local, organic garden!

  2. I haven’t been looking so much to lose but more to maintain during my transition from smoker to non-smoker… and so far so good!

  3. My fitness goal is to get ready for the half marathon I signed up for. It’s helping me lose weight also which is nice! Thanks.

  4. My goal this summer was to lose 15 lbs and I have almost gotten there.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  5. My summer fitness goal was to be bath suit ready by summer or by the end of summer. I got so busy, I was able to lose weight and maintain, BUT not get toned like I had hoped for. 🙁 I am going to have to do it while kid go back to school.

  6. My fitness goal this summer was to keep the weight I gain during pregnancy to a healthy weight. So far I am doing well (due in October) and the doctor’s are very happy where I am at. I have been trying to walk everyday even if my pg body doesn’t really want me too. I am hoping to loss the baby weight within 6-9 months after giving birth.

  7. My fitness goal is to lift more weights. I do cardio on a regular basis by jogging, but I need to improve my strength training.

  8. My goal this summer is to lose 15 lbs. I am jogging every other day and little over half way there.

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  9. I stay active by swimming 3 times a week and walking the other days.
    Thanks for the contest.

  10. I try to get a walk in during the early morning, but that’s about as active as my life gets!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. I take long walks every morning with my dog KC and I
    am drinking tons of water.

  12. I don’t have a goal but would like to walk everynight to help me keep going! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  13. My fitness goals have hit a small bump in the road due to a change in my work schedule. I’m trying to find a way to work regular exercise into the new schedule.

  14. My goal is to lose weight so I’m healthier. I don’t have a specific number in mind. Just enough so that I feel better.

  15. My goal is to fit into my boots this fall! My calves are too big that they don’t zip up all the way!

  16. My goal is to lose weight and increase my metabolism. I’m doing OK on the first goal (85# lost in total since November, 15# since summer started), not so much on the 2nd – I need to exercise more.

  17. I’ve been enjoying swimming during the summertime, in our backyard pool. It’s fun & is good exercise…and it’s easy to walk right out the door and have it available to use.

  18. I have been trying to get out and get more exercise this summer than I usually do and even lose a little weight. I haven’t been getting outside to exercise much this summer because it has just been too darned hot, but I have been using a fitness game on my Wii that is helping me to my goal some. Now that it is getting cooler outside, I should get out more.

  19. I stay pretty active but my main goal is to firm up and maybe drop a few pounds. I am working towards this by walking a lot with my dog and I just bought myself a new fitness game which I am hoping works some magic!

  20. My goals are to lose ten pounds and gain more stamina. I’m just getting back into it, so hopefully it will go well!

  21. Goal is to walk more, but I’m thinking that the weather is going to have to cool down first! I am, however, using my bike indoors

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