Embracing a Healthy Family: Fitness
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Showing posts with label Fitness. Show all posts

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month & $100 GNC GC Giveaway 5/25 US/Canada - WINNER CLOSED


marcia goss said...

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GNC Live Well™

Summer is upon us or at least it feels like it with 90+ temperatures in Georgia but I'm not complaining.  I love the warmth and the sunshine and with that comes my continue wellness path forward of getting in shape.  Since April, I have been on a diet with my oldest and have lost 16 pounds.  I am exercising, watching calories and fat intake and losing at a great pace.  I'm also taking a supplement that I purchased at GNC last month called OxyELITE Pro.  I feel it's helped give me the energy to exercise on those days where I'm too tired.  We have a busy month with moving out of our house, a trip to Disney and a move to Texas, all back to back so this has been one of my motivators for getting healthier.  

USPlabs OxyELITE Pro™ - USP LABS 1010125 - GNC

I've been a GNC fan for years and have relied on them for many of the products I use to stay and feel healthier.  The OxyELITE Pro states it's mandatory to get physician approval before taking and USPlabs used Good Manufacturing Practices to ensure high quality and purity.  There is a warning list so if this interests you, please review prior to purchasing.  To date, I've had no issues taking it to include no palpations as I have with other products in the paste.  I definitely would recommend the product based on my personal experiences.

GNC carries an array of products:

  • Vitamins & Supplements
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Protein
  • Diet
  • Cleansing & Digestion
  • Super Food & Greens
  • Herbs
  • Energy & Endurance
  • Pets
  • Beauty Care
  • Equipment & Accessories

Since May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, it's a good time to shop at GNC and to win a $100 Gift Card!   Check out the Community page at GNC for tips and more here.  According to the President's Council's site, the following key takeaways are:

  • Adults 18 and older need 30 minutes of physical activity on five or more days a week to be healthy; children and teens need 60 minutes of activity a day for their health.
  • Significant health benefits can be obtained by including a moderate amount of physical activity (e.g., 30 minutes of brisk walking or raking leaves, 15 minutes of running, 45 minutes of playing volleyball). Additional health benefits can be gained through greater amounts of physical activity.
  • Thirty to sixty minutes of activity broken into smaller segments of 10 or 15 minutes throughout the day has significant health benefits.
  • Moderate daily physical activity can reduce substantially the risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers, such as colon cancer. Daily physical activity helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, helps prevent or retard osteoporosis, and helps reduce obesity, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and symptoms of arthritis.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Physically inactive people are twice as likely to develop coronary heart disease as regularly active people.
  • 37% of adults report they are not physically active. Only 3 in 10 adults get the recommended amount of physical activity.
  • Poor diet and inactivity can lead to overweight/obesity. Persons who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and some types of cancer.


The Giveaway:

One reader will win a $100 Gift Card to GNC!

To Enter (three mandatory steps and each will be verified):

  • Tell me if you are doing anything to support National Physical Fitness and Sports month such as starting a new sport, exercising, etc AND
  • Become a fan of GNC on Facebook AND
  • Follow @GNCLiveWell on Twitter and Jeff Hennion on Twitter here

Extra Entries:
  • Follow my blog
  • Subscribe to my blog
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Like me on Facebook
  • Tweet about this giveaway (can be done daily for two entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway (can be done twice at least 7 days apart for five entries)
  • Enter any of my other giveaways (five entries)
    Giveaway ends 5/25 at midnight (EST) - Winner will be selected via random.org
    US/Canada only please

*Disclaimer:  I received $100 GC from sponsor to keep and one to giveaway for this post.


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60 Day SlimDown System with Lindsay Brin Review

60 Day SlimDown System - Get your Body BackI think nearly every woman can relate how the new year approaches, New Year's resolutions abound with the typical one of losing weight.  I have the same one year after year but this year, I changed the resolution simply to 'getting healthier for myself and family.'  To me, this is much more sensible as losing weight is about getting healthier by eating right and exercising.  I had a chance to try out Lindsay Brin's DVD in 2010 and loved her high energy.  When given the chance to try the Lindsay Brin 60 Day SlimDown System, I couldn't pass that up.  If you don't know anything about Lindsay, you will grow to love her from her workouts to her blog.  Lindsay, to me, is a real woman who has had children and understands how difficult it is to lose the weight although you can't tell by looking at her as she's fabulous.

The beauty of the 60 Day SlimDown System is variety.  Lindsay provides the tools necessary to ensure success with a downloadable SlimDown packet.  The packets is full of everything you need such as a 60 day calendar, a 60 day meal plan and more.  They are easy to follow and for those that need more direction, this is perfect.  It's also great for anyone as studies have shown that those who log their exercise and food intake, tend to have more success.

The 60 Day SlimDown System works within the first 10 days by increasing your metabolism and shedding pounds.  When you workout with Lindsay, you will understand as the workouts our chalked full of routines that get you moving and are easy to follow.  They are not full of elaborate moves that make it difficult for the uncoordinated (i.e. me).

All of Phase 1 workouts can be done in 30 minutes which is wonderful for those that don't have a lot of time or can't get hour long blocks due to work, kids and so forth.  I'm constantly interrupted by a house full of young children so having something in 30 minutes is ideal for me.  Phase 2 increases the challenge thus increasing the loss with all workouts being under 45 minutes.  It's a nice gradual evolution into adding the challenge when you are most likely ready versus throwing in a workout too hard to complete and you feel more compelled to drop out.  Phase 3 is geared towards seeing results after the initial 60 days.  Lindsay has thought of everything to offer this comprehensive, easy to follow plan to get you healthier.  The only thing you need are a set of 1-2 pound weights.

The 60 Day SlimDown System includes four DVDs:

  1. Lindsay Brin CFS Method
  2. Lindsay Brin Core Metabolic Jumpstart
  3. Lindsay Brin Postnatal Boot Camp
  4. Lindsay Brin Shed 5 Fast
The workouts include three levels ideal for each fitness level.  This is a great feature as some movements are too advanced for some of us with little activity.  As I noted, when you find something too hard, you are probably more likely to drop out whereas Lindsay's program has it covered.  When you click here, you can view trailers of the workouts to get an ideal of how the workouts are geared.

It really is a great workout program for any woman, whether a mom or not.  Lindsay is high energy and motivational.  The fact she has had children appeals to me because she was able to end up looking like this with her program so I know it works.  The workouts left me challenged, sore and with the knowledge that when I follow the program for 60 days, I will look amazing!  I look forward to seeing my end result and definitely recommend this program to anyone wanting to feel better and look great.

You can buy Lindsay's 60 Day SlimDown System for $49.99 and if you use this special coupon code '60daydvd30', you can save 30% off but hurry as the coupon code expires January 31st!

Lindsay's site is full of great information that includes:

  • Weight Loss Tools - weight loss calculator, metabolism/bmr, goal setting, meal plan and tracker
  • Quick Recipes - kids size, family size and Lindsay's family food journal
  • Get the Skinny - food & exercise, pregnancy, post pregnancy, exercise FAQ and how to get rid of.


You can follow Lindsay on FacebookTwitter or her blog.  Her blog is full of great information to help you along your journey, actual photos of Lindsay's transformation from post pregnancy and much more.

I received the 60 Day SlimDown thrugh MamaBuzz for the purpose of this review
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