This contest and giveaway is now closed.
One of the top questions that my husband and I get is, “How on earth do you not weigh 300 pounds?” Our friends and coworkers all know how much I love to bake, yet we both seem pretty fit (of course, I could probably still lose another 10 pounds!). The answer, quite simply, is diet and exercise.
My husband has been swimming since he was about 6 months old and swam competitively in middle school and high school. He is a member of US Masters Swimming and goes to the pool at least twice a week.
I, as many of you know, figure skate. I’m at the rink at least 3 times as week and usually skate for 45-60 minutes at a time. Although the rink is usually cold, I can work up a really good sweat when I’m practicing my jumps, spins and edges.
In middle school, I was one of those people who drank soda just about every day. I didn’t maintain a healthy lifestyle in college and definitely gained the dreaded “Freshman 15.” It wasn’t until many years after college graduation that I started making some life changes. I eliminated soda and only drank water, milk or 100% fruit juice, and I also tried to avoid foods that were high in fat or sodium.
Today, my husband and I have joined a CSA and try to eat more vegetables and fruits. We don’t have any soda in the house, and we do our best to cook at home 6 days out of the week. When the weather is nice, we like to take walks around the neighborhood with our daughter. And that is how we both don’t weigh 300 pounds.
My friends at SlimKicker recently contacted me about hosting a contest and giveaway, and I was excited to be a part of this. SlimKicker is a website that helps motivate you to stay healthy by turning your diet and fitness goals into a game with points, challenges and rewards. They also offer resources such as a food tracker and a calorie tracker app. We did something very similar at work called the Get Fit challenge, and it was a lot of fun (our team came in 13th overall out of 500+ teams!).
To enter this contest and giveaway, leave a comment below with a suggestion on a fun, creative fitness or diet challenge (examples: cut out soda for 4 weeks, take the stairs instead of an elevator, or do 20 sit ups every night for a week). SlimKicker will pick their favorite and give the winner a Hamilton Beach Deluxe 6 quart slow cooker.
The contest will end on Friday, June 8th at 12pm ET and is open to US residents only. Each person may enter only one time (don’t forget to leave an email address where I can contact you). I will contact the winner individually after SlimKicker has chosen the winning idea. I can’t wait to hear about your great suggestions for a diet or fitness challenge!
Disclaimer: I am not receiving any compensation, discounts or merchandise for hosting this contest and giveaway. I simply believe in the company’s mission to help individuals maintain healthy lifestyles and want to do my part to help our country get fit.