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Monday, June 20, 2011

i like the way you move


you all know how i feel about movement.



flashback to thunder road marathon in '09!

whether training for a race or just working up a healthy sweat on the yoga mat, i believe that exercise is an essential part of a balanced and happy lifestyle.


sure, movement also has long-term health benefits, but to me the most valuable part of a great workout is the way i feel for the rest of the day.

as you all know, i love planning my workouts in advance -- figuring out ahead of time how i will fit movement into my week! usually, my motivation level is pretty high because i know that i will feel better having gotten in some activity. but on days when i need an extra push, some kind of tracking routine sometimes helps to push me out the door.

usually i just stick to my planner, but when contacted about the new Degree "Get Into the Move" app on facebook, i found it to be a fun alternative to my usual check-boxes. it can be found
here, and it's a program designed to track your movement while helping to motivate you with prizes.

join the app, and motionMILES are earned quickly by logging workouts and other movement-heavy activities, inviting friends to "Get into the Move", answering daily trivia questions, and even just logging in. these motionMILES can then be redeemed for chances to win instant prizes, weekly sweepstakes, or bigger grand prizes [personally, i'm holding out for the yoga immersion in costa rica!].




i'm up to 12 points already!!



my current fitness goals are a bit tamer than those of my marathon past -- but i would still like to get in on a weekly basis:

3 runs

5-6 yoga practices

i will be tracking my movement using the app while dreaming about downward dogs in the sand :)

of note, Degree will also be sending me some of their newest Degree with motionSENSE to review. their formula incorporates motionSense Technology so that it is activated by motion first [before moisture strikes]. i haven't received mine yet, but i'm looking forward to trying it, and when i do i will be sure to let you know how it lives up to my high standards!

so: who's up for a movement challenge? i encourage each of you to check it out + join up for the motivation benefits and prize opportunities!

go
here to check out the app on facebook, and share your weekly workout goals on this post for automatic entry into a random drawing for a $100 visa gift card. use it for a new workout outfit, a yoga mat . . . or just a relaxing spa day to celebrate your movement victories. you deserve it, after all!

sweepstakes info:

Dates: 6/20-7/18: 5pm PST

BlogHer round up page with more chances to win:
Visit the Prizes and Promotions section

Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry
methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment
on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on
this post

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.

Visit the Official Rules here

155 comments:

  1. Due to my asthma I don't run, but walking briskly is my favorite way to exercise.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/82915499922563072

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. I want to start Yoga! I've been doing a lot of Wii Sports lately also.

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  4. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/roomofmyown/status/83006323255545856

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  5. My fitness goal is to lose a dress size in a month. I'm been walking with my kids (while they ride their bike) for a hour a day. It just feels good to get moving! Thanks for a chance to win

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  6. I have 60 pounds to lose! So, we have to go to the gym to stay active as anything I do on my feet swell me up and make me limp! But, I'm not giving up!!!! Thanks for a chance to win, also!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  7. I need to lose 15 lbs before our vacation in august so I'm going to do zumba on the wii and walk more

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  8. http://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/83195423254253568
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  9. I workout goal is to hit the gym 3-4 times a week for running and lifting weights. I'd like to lose 5 pounds! Count me in for the giveaway!

    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  10. Weekly workout goals: lunges and pushups 3x/week, abs 7x/week and take a walk as many days a week as possible! Thanks!

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  11. Fitness goal- get into a consistent routine, and yoga at least twice a week. The app looks fun!

    jeharries at gmail . com

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  12. https://mobile.twitter.com/janieliz19/status/83505831227826177

    jeharries at gmail dot com

    :)

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  13. My workout goal is to start incorporating yoga into my every day routine. All this lifting and running is making me a teensy bit stiff!

    livelovenrunATgmailDOTcom

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  14. i'm training for a half marathon, so i just want to stick to my training plan. and hopefully get to a yoga class this weekend, it's been way too long!

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  15. My fitness (and life) goal is do more yoga!

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  16. My fitness goal this week is to shake some stiffness I've had since Monday's BodyPump class! I was out of town and took a week off so the first class back was ROUGH and I'm still paying for it! Worth it, though. :)

    ecdempsey@gmail.com

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  17. i've been doing pilates recently, running, and i just joined a summer lacrosse league. need to get back into killer shape!

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  18. My favorite way to exercise as of late is long walks/jogs with my dog and husband. My fitness goal for the summer is to try spinning!

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  20. I just signed up for a half-marathon, so I'm aiming to run 3-4 days per week!

    droubinov@yahoo.com

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  21. Sounds like a cool app. Easy to keep track of the 4-5 days of exercise I try to do a week.

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  22. I'm working on upping my fitness level. This week I've walked twice (4 miles each) + Cycled (1 hour). My goal this week is to have 5 days of purposeful exercise.

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  23. awesome! my weekly workout goals are currently 2 days a week of strength training + 3 days of running. an ideal mix for me would include yoga and a day of cross training on cardio, but it's hard to fit it all in sometimes.

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  24. My goals are 4 short (3-4 mi) and 1 long (7-10 mi) runs per week.

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  25. I try to ride my bike wherever I can. I attached a basket it to it so that I can use it to bring home some groceries. It gets me a good workout while still being productive at the same time.

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  26. Now that I know of a couple guaranteed weekends in the next year, I want to pick a new half marathon to train for!

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  27. I like to walk or ride bikes.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  28. my goal is to take a walk everyday

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  29. my weekly goal is to get up and moving every night after dinner! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  30. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/84487658247692288 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  31. My fitness goal is to walk at least 3 times a week

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  32. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/84725879690887168

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  33. I love to walk to keep active. I do it before work in the morning.

    kayswederski@yahoo.com

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  34. I DO A NIGHTLY DANCE ROUTINE BUT I'D LOVE TO TRY OUT SOME YOGA! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  35. 2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/84824529167319040 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  36. My goals are to keep up with my physical therapy exercises and either use the treadmill or take my cat outside for a walk daily.
    chainmail (at) iwon(dot) com

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  37. I tweeted this
    http://twitter.com/#!/The_Sunshyn/status/85024853618466816
    chainmail (at) iwon(dot) com

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  38. i love yoga

    lyndsey dot hauck at gmail dot com

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  39. We do a lot of swimming and walking to stay active.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  40. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/85125068933435394
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  41. Degree has always been reliable

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  42. i want to lose weight by walking the dog more and alking more this summer

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  43. I take our 175 lb dog on walks!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  44. We are trying to limit tv/video game time and just get outside more... walking, biking, swimming, etc.

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  45. my goal is to try some of my yoga dvds to tone my body..probably twice a week to be realistic
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  46. wow, nice pose.
    Walking the dog and swimming are good for me.
    momznite_at_yahoo_daught_com

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  47. I love doing yoga and jogging to stay active. With summer coming, I'm hoping to do more biking if my schedule allows.

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  48. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/86201472391454720

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  49. My goal is to do at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  50. tweeted. https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/86450663579598849
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  51. i go jogging once or twice a week along with some walking

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  52. My favorite way of getting exercise in the summer is to go swimming in our pool. It really burns a lot of energy, and it is a fun way to do it too.
    PixelBerryPie@yahoo.com

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  53. My goal is to do more walking at least 3 times a week and drink lots of water daily. Drink at least 8 glasses or more.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/86621661465542656
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. my weekly goal is run/walk 3-4x/week, s/t x2 and yoga 4-5x

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  56. Gardening and some yoga thrown in, i like to have results such as no weeds for my efforts...

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  57. That's pretty cool! My weekly goal is to bike 30-40 miles!

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  58. Tweet tweet :) http://twitter.com/#!/sideofsneakers/status/86781590168023040

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  59. My fitness goal is definitely to boost my upper body strength with BodyPump and my own weight lifting routine!!

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  60. My fitness goal is to run a 1/2 marathon-and then try to have a baby!

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  61. My fitness goal is to stretch more! I never take the time and I really need to.

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  62. My fitness goal is to get in shape before medical school starts!

    amanda.eleven@gmail.com

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  63. I just started biking. It's been a nice alternative to running.

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  64. My fitness goal is to walk 5x/week. I haven't done any regular exercise since high school (and I've now been out of college for 4 years...), so walking is about what I can handle cardiovascularly. :)

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  65. What a cool app! I'm staying fit with triathlon training.

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  66. Swim and walk.. that's it except for super house cleans every few days.

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  67. I definitely go to karate twice a week, and in addition I try to fit in two short workouts during the week and one longer one on the weekend. I switch it up between running, hiking, biking, calisthenics - whatever I'm in the mood for that day.

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  68. My goal is just to start moving regularly...third year messed up my schedule so much that I no longer have a routine, and without a routine, I don't move! The plan is to start with walking and move up to intervals once my body readjusts.

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  69. My goal is to keep adding weight to my current strength training routine. I am starting to feel like I need to do it with all of my exercises to see progress more quickly.

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  70. i need to get more active and lose some weight!

    debbiebellows(at)gmail (dot) com

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  71. i tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/#!/bellows22/status/87275429605548032

    debbiebellows(at)gmail (dot) com

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  72. I Love walks in the woods and yoga. Yoga is the only exercise I actually enjoy and right now I cannot do either but I will get back to them someday soon.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  73. Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/87329330027433984

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  74. My fitness goal is to improve my stamina - I play the Wii Just Dance 2 3-4 times a week for aerobic exercise. Also I plan to start yoga to improve my flexibility and strength. Thanks!
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  75. I'm training for my 2nd marathon, so right now I'm in the training mode, running 3-4x a week, biking 2x a week, and yoga 2-4x a week.

    winelush at gmail dot com

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  76. my goal is running with my hubby every morning
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  77. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/87725263458279425
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  78. My goal is to exercise 30 minutes 5 days a week and lower my body fat percentage.

    emilynwins at gmail dot com

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  79. tweet https://twitter.com/#!/prizepuzzle/status/87730989308194816

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  80. My goal is to get back into running. After a hectic few weeks, I've lost my routine and I'd love to get back into it.

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  81. My goal is to work back up to 4-5 workouts per week: 2-3 days of running and 2-3 days of yoga/strength. For running I really want to work on speed... I've been running for several years but am still pretty slow! Need to get faster.

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  82. My goal is to run a half marathon this fall.

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  83. My goal is to do what my boys say... Run instead of walking. I have started, wish me luck:)

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  84. My goal is to exercise 5 days a week, and walk on my breaks and lunch at work!

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  85. My weekly workout goals are to walk at least 3 times a week. My kiddos come along since it's summer so everyone benefits.

    mail.nw415 at gmail dot com

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  86. My goals are to cook at home using at least 1 whole ingredient per meal (quinoa, veggies, whole starches) and to keep up my workout routine of jogging, bike riding, and zumba.

    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  87. It's great staying active and just playing outside with my son.

    psmomreviews@gmail.com

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  88. I tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/psmomreviews/status/89010730711515136.

    psmomreviews@gmail.com

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  89. I'm going to go to yoga regularly!

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  90. I signed up for it1 Hopefully it will get me moving!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. My main exercise is housework and light gardening... but I'm 80 and it seems to be enough :)
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. My goal is to walk 3-4 miles every day.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  93. I'm trying to stay fit by walking in my hilly neighborhood.

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  94. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/89323009789267970
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  95. I started going to the gym.. I love pilates so trying to go to the pilates and Latin heat dance class atleast 4times a week :)
    Wuera_mermaid22 at hotmail.com

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  96. meredith (@luvmy_babygio) has shared a Tweet
    http://twitter.com/luvmy_babygio/status/89456051702874113
    Wuera_mermaid22 at hotmail.com

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  97. awesome yoga pose. i've wanted to learn how to do yoga for sometime. personally, i just run right now for fitness, but would love to branch out.

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  98. blog post
    http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2011/07/win-100-visa-gc-from-degree-motionsense.html

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  99. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/tnshadylady/status/89780493146529792

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  100. Catalina K:
    We do cardio exercises three times a week in a room we have especially devoted to our exercise gear. Our fitness goals are to stay healthy and in good shape now and in all the years to follow. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.
    catalina(underscore)khalaj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. My weekly workout goal would be to do 30 minutes of cardio 3x's a week.

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  102. We go for nightly walks, and if I am feeling energetic I will do the elliptical machine.

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  103. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Jammie79/status/89946120343662592

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  104. i walk each day after i get home from work. i just started doing this about 3 weeks ago.
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  105. I'm a runner, and my hubby is too. And, the boys tag along with us, and they do some of the races too!

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  106. I want to start running again!

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  107. My fitness goal is to start running more often. I ran a 5 mile race on July 4th and I LOVED it. I hadnt run in a year but I have decided that I am going to start training for future races! :D

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  108. My goal is to continue training (and eventually complete) a 20K on Labor Day, despite a busy summer of travel and a transcontinental move (gah).

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  109. I walk my dog every day but my goal is to go to yoga 3-4 times a week.

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  110. Always inspirational SHU! I'd like to consistently walk 3x per week with resistance/pilates work 2x per week... not too crazy, and totally do-able!

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  111. my fitness goal is to lose 5 pounds by August 15th! We're taking pictures then!

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  112. My goal is to just make it a regular thing again (run, bike, yoga).

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  113. My goal is to alternate yoga and running 6 days a week!

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  114. http://twitter.com/#!/lindquik/statuses/91508654439804928

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  115. Fortunately I have a treadmill at home that allows me to stay active in the convenience of my house! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  116. tweet-http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/91631355707920385
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  117. I try to walk, garden or do zumba 4-5 days a week
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  118. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/robinlscott/status/91959270660247553
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  119. I want to get more muscular. I do push ups every day and that seems to help me get more muscular.

    cranky30[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  120. I make sure that I am in the garden doing something active every day in summer. In the winter I do stretching exercises each day . At 61 and with fibromyalgia I find keeping active helps.

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  121. My goal is to walk more. It's been really hot here in Georgia this summer, but I love to walk early in the morning in the neighborhood park.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  122. Tweet.
    http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/92358883967901696
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  123. My weekly goal is to turn my evening walk into an evening run. I walk 3-4 miles, so if I start slow, in four weeks I can be running it instead of walking.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  124. My goal is to start walking tomorrow and to try and build up to running.

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  125. I have a goal of hiking this challenging trail near my home. I've done it before but not without a lot of huffing and puffing. I'll do it once a week until I can do it comfortably. Will certainly be training the other days for it.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  126. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/92797718820421633
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  127. I use my Wii Fit regularly, swim a little and will start biking again soon (once I’m cleared by my ortho). I can’t wait! No way I could run with my knees :( I've been thinking about adding yoga to the mix though.

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  128. I stay active by eco-walking, gardening, bird-watching via hiking, and just basic housework! Its what works for me because I hate traditional exercise for exercise sake. It has to be something I enjoy doing, or I won't do it! I am trying to do all of this MORE OFTEN, as the frequency I do them now is not really enough to achieve the benefits I want.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  129. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/92938199512526849
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  130. My weekly goal is to exercise five days a week. This past week the weather was perfect so I got to go hiking five times. This week...a heat wave so I will probably be swimming for exercise.

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  131. Tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/92944007876980736

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  132. I love to walk the dog, go swimming and ride the bike to stay active!
    ziggyga athotmaildot com

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  133. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/gnwg/status/92957430098558976
    ziggyga athotmaildot com

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  134. After 10 years of not riding my bike..I hauled it out of back shed about a month ago....I was a little shaky at first being on it but now. .I love it....I try to ride every day..but its been so hot here...I wait til the evening thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  135. We have two treadmills now, and my husband & I get on there just about everyday, and we also sometimes go for long bike rides.
    My email address can easily be found in my Blogger profile... THANKS for the contest!

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  136. I have two small boys and they keep me very active at home. We go on a lot of hikes, trips to the park, and bike rides on our local bike trails.

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  137. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/fairydancer35/status/92993407978455040

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  138. I enjoy walking and just keeping active with my kids.

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  139. My weekly workout goals include practicing yoga daily and using my bike for transportation whenever possible.

    a.cash[at]live[dot]com

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  140. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/angevege/status/92999569595576320

    a.cash[at]live[dot]com

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  141. My workout goals are to hit the pool for laps 3 days a week and walk the treadmill 2 days a week.
    Lethea
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  142. I tweeted~
    http://twitter.com/Luvdaylilies/status/93012188368867328
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  143. My goal is to play tennis 3x/week.

    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  144. I do yoga and I llike to hike.

    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  145. I'm going to the gym 4 days a week, biking and walking our dog.

    rogsdock[at]gmail[dot]com

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  146. I walk daily in the neighborhood and try to walk at least 1/2 mile at the park or home
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  147. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/93084697051140097
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  148. My weekly workout goal is to do enough yard work to fill out our yard waste bin. I actually like it more than going to the gym.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  149. tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/93089393467854848

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  150. I have a spinning bike that I use as a condition of watching my favorite shows on TV! If I want to watch, I have to ride! It's really hard for me to be active outdoors with our hot and humid Florida summers, so this really works for me.

    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  151. TalkIng to me about exercise is bad. I am an exercisahlic. I dance, walk, do videos, take and teach classes, hr 4 x a wk in the gym. Don't hate me

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  152. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/arniebelle/status/93102665692758016

    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  153. Blogged here. http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2011/07/get-into-move-with-new-degree-women.html

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  154. I just love how fit and active you are.

    Lisa

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