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Pilates Book Giveaway 2010

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There’s been lots of jabber here on 30DayFitnessExperiment about Pilates, and even about Pilates instructors, and it’s high time for a giveaway, so here we go.

What’s up for grabs: A copy of the book Pilates for Weight Loss by Lynne Robinson.

How to enter: Comment on this post and tell me: 1. What one small change you’re going to make this month in pursuit of better health and fitness 2. What factors have affected your current state of health and/or fitness, i.e. I used to have a job where I was on my feet or physically active; now I work in an office or I had a baby and haven’t gotten back into shape or I used to play on a team and now I don’t or My mom used to cook for me and now I’m on my own so I eat fast food… You get the idea.

The fine print: You can enter up to 2 times, once by answering #1 above, and once by answering #2. Please include your email address when you make your comment (in the form, not in the comment itself, for your privacy), or your Twitter @name, so that I can let you know if you’ve won! If the prize is not claimed within 48 hours of the announcement of winner, we’ll re-draw.

The deadline: Enter by the end of Sunday, June 6th, Eastern Time.

Have fun! I hope you win!

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May 28, 2010 - Posted by | Giveaways | , , , , , ,

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  1. I am running my first 5K during the month of June! I’ve been training for about 9 wks. now & am up to running 3 miles each time I run usually about 3 times a week.

    Kids got in the way of my fitness the last few years, so I’m trying to add it back into my routine!

    Comment by MommyHaynes | May 28, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m so glad to hear you’re still at it! And making progress.

      Have you been able to incorporate fitness into the kids’ routines, too? I know a lot of kids are involved in sports or outdoor activities in school or as part of a team, but I’m interested in hearing how families are getting active together. Any suggestions?
      -sj

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

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  3. I’m trying to drink less soda for better health.

    Comment by Ashley H. | May 29, 2010 | Reply

    • Less soda is good! At first I just tried to switch to diet, but the whole bubble action makes me feel bloated, and doesn’t really quench my thirst. I’ve been feeling better ever since I switched to water, with coffee and carrot juice in the mornings. πŸ™‚
      -sj

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  4. I’m not able to work out alot like I want to because I work 2nd shift for 10 hours a day. By the time I get home I just have enought energy to make it to bed.

    Comment by Ashley H. | May 29, 2010 | Reply

    • Wow, that sounds pretty rough!
      Have you thought about trying to incorporate some physical activity before work? (I know, that’s tough too.) How about a 15 or 20 minute walk after rolling out of bed? Try it for a week!
      -sj

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  5. 1.) Start working out and drink more water (in tea form).

    2.) I use to be in Tae Kwon Do which meant I had to do two hours of sit-ups, push-ups, running, and lots of physical activity. Now that I’ve quit to make time for school, I don’t work out as much or as intensely.

    amanda.kana.lo(at)live.ca

    Comment by Amanda L. | June 1, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s interesting, drinking water in tea form. I do some of that too, mostly red tea. I used to drink Lipton iced tea (black tea), but that wasn’t too hydrating!

      Isn’t it rough having a big change in routine like that? I used to work as a sailor, 10-14 hours of physical labor, and once I went ashore, it was like: Poof! I’m round! Where did my muscles go?

      Are you able to walk or bike to school?

      -sj

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  6. I’m cutting a lot of sugar out of my diet by quitting soda!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Comment by Jenna Wood | June 1, 2010 | Reply

    • Good! Remember to stay hydrated with water!

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  7. My husband and I decided I was going to stay home when we started trying for our family, so I’m a lot less active!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Comment by Jenna Wood | June 1, 2010 | Reply

    • Ooh, Baby dust!

      What are your plans for incorporating activity into your daily routine?

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  8. 1. I need to make time to work out every day (like a half hour out of my computer time every night–answering this may have just made me commit).
    2. I just had my second baby at the end of March. I don’t have much weight to lose, but I definitely have abs to tone up (which I never did after my first, oops). Can’t wait to get back in shape!!

    Comment by Caitlin | June 1, 2010 | Reply

    • Yeah, committing to a specific time is helpful. Is there anyone you can recruit to work out with you? When I worked in Seattle, there was this great group workout at the Mall during walking hours (you know, right before everything opens?) There were all these moms with strollers, and they would do group exercise and involve the babies… it was pretty awesome.

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  9. 1. This month I am going to start exercising more. I already walk an hour a day but I want to add in some small weight lifting.

    Comment by Stephanie | June 2, 2010 | Reply

    • Ooh, that’s a good start!

      Have you checked out the Body for Life book?

      I really like it because there is a gym/machine version and a freeweights version of exercise for each muscle group. You work upper body one day, then cardio I think, then lower body, then cardio, etc.

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  10. 2. I just had surgery about 3 months ago which has really affected the way I eat and exercise.

    Comment by Stephanie | June 2, 2010 | Reply

    • Hope you’re recovering well!

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  11. this month i am going to be heading back to the gym….i was going 5 times a week but i have not been for about 1 month YIKES!

    2. I started looking after a couple kids…and let me jsut say that the parents keep the house packed with yummy treats

    Comment by katie | June 2, 2010 | Reply

    • Hmmm… maybe it’s time for some nutrition education for the whole family!
      πŸ™‚
      Also remember that most kids quickly pick up on whatever behavior you model, so take some time to prepare and eat healthy snacks with the kids and go play outside!
      -sj

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  12. 1. Last month I became a pescatarian. Now this month I need to cut out more sugar. I eat entirely too much sugar!

    Comment by nfmgirl | June 2, 2010 | Reply

    • Sugar is a hard one to beat. Some people have to go cold-turkey, get over the withdrawal process, and then slowly add sugar back into the diet. Hooray for moderation!
      -sj

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  13. 2. My boyfriend impacts my weight. When he is gone, I lose weight. Then he comes back and starts eating junk, and my diet gets horrible! I think he purposely sabotages my weight!

    Comment by nfmgirl | June 2, 2010 | Reply

    • I totally know how that is!
      Have you tried going proactive, preparing nutritious meals and snacks and having them on hand for both of you? Check out http://www.vegetariantimes.com for simple and delicious ideas.

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  14. For better health I’m going to cut down on sweets.

    Comment by Janet | June 4, 2010 | Reply

    • That seems to be a tough one for SO MANY people! I had to vow never to go to the grocery store hungry. Otherwise I would buy candy, donuts, and whatever else I could get my hands on!
      Best to you.
      -sj

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  15. 2. I got this way by having no children at home to set a good example for. 😦

    Comment by Janet | June 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Well, you still have yourself to set a good example for. πŸ™‚ You may be your own worst enemy, but you can also be your own best cheerleader and coach.
      -sj

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  16. For better health, I am going to try to lower my caffeine intake and drink more water!

    Comment by Jennifer | June 5, 2010 | Reply

  17. The thing that keeps me from feeling like I can eat and be healthy is I am pregnant with twins and I am on exercise restrictions and have to eat quite a lot to gain the weight the twins need, and it’s making me feel like I’m getting chunky in more than just my belly. I can’t wait until they are born and I can focus on getting in shape again!

    Comment by Jennifer | June 5, 2010 | Reply

    • Being pregnant is a great reason to cut out caffeine! Check out what the <a href= "http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1148.asp"March of Dimes recommends about caffeine during pregnancy.
      Also, remember that you are supposed to gain weight in more than your belly during pregnancy. According to WebMD, you should gain about 35-45 pounds during a pregnancy with twins, and obviously that is not all baby. If it were, your twins would weigh about 17-22 pounds each! The extra fat stores help your body through the time of pregnancy and breast feeding.
      Congratulations on your doubles!
      πŸ™‚
      -sj

      Comment by Sarita Li | June 10, 2010 | Reply


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