I just had a birthday. Many of you figured that one out from my last post. I've been MIA due to weeping over yet another year lost. I'm sad. Depressed. I have gray hairs. New wrinkles. Fat that refuses to LEAVE. A metabolism that is so slow it is running backward. A memory that . . . what was I just saying? Birthdays just . . . s.t.i.n.k.
JUST KIDDING! Actually, I did have a birthday, and I feel sorta old, but isn't that the point with each birthday? You grow OLDer? Whatever . . . can't control it. It happens to everyone. So, I'm over it. I've been MIA but that was due to THE SUNSHINE and 70 DEGREE weather we are having. We took J out to the park and it was crazy busy. It was as if everyone and their dead uncle was out enjoying the weather--gripping the beautiful sunshiny day as if at any second a rouge snowstorm might hit.
My birthday was actually pretty good. It is strange. Now that we have J I don't think so much about my birthday. We did a little window shopping--stuff we WISHED we could buy. Grabbed some cheap pizza. Rented Bee Movie. Oh, and we bought a video camera! (I know, what self-respecting person who calls herself a mother wouldn't own a video camera!?!? Well, the video feature on my three year-old camera seemed to do the trick!).
So, that brings me to the MAIN purpose of this post. I am hosting my very own
Yup! My very first one! Why? Let me explain . . . Not only is it my birthday this month, but both my sisters also celebrate their birthdays in April (yes, one just happens to be RJTrue--on the 24th!). This means that I am shopping for them. When I shop, I notice bargains EVERYWHERE. I can't help it. I start buying stuff. I had already had in my mind that I wanted to host a giveaway, I just didn't know when or for what purpose.
So, that explains the STUFF. But, why a giveaway? It has to do with my Thursday Thirteen post, A Lazy Chick's Diet. Between that post and subsequent responses and the obvious concern over, dare I say it, bathing suit season, it is apparent to me that many of us are just a wee bit concerned with getting into some sort of shape (other than ROUND). That being said . . . HERE ARE THE RULES.
1. Comment on this post. In your comment, give ONE "get healthy" tip that worked for you, whether it be specific foods you ate or a fitness routine you followed. Be SPECIFIC. Give us details and tell us the results. If you don't have anything that worked (YET), tell us what you plan to do to get healthy--again, be specific.
2. Although there may be duplicate responses, each person's experience will be different--I want to hear about YOUR experience and/or plan. Be as detailed and specific as possible.
3. On FRIDAY I will randomly draw TWO, yeah, you heard it--TWO names from all commenters. Those two people will be our winners! (Note to lurkers--now is the time to show yourself!)
My goal is for us all to SHARE our fitness/dieting/get healthy tips. I know there are a plethora of dieting books, web sites, and "pros" telling us what to do, but I want to hear from REAL people who have done it, are doing it, or will do it! Plus, the more ideas in our "get healthy" arsenal, the better chance we have to actually get healthy.
Let's talk about the prizes, shall we? Below you will see a photos of the prizes. Here's how the prize giveaway will work. I will randomly draw two names. The first person's name I draw will get to choose SIX of the TWELVE items. The remaining items will go to the second place winner. Oh, and there will be some added goodies in addition to the pictured prizes!!! Gotta leave some stuff a secret! (click picture to enlarge)
Well, that's it! Can't wait to hear your ideas! Oh, and due to my b-day and this awesome weather, I haven't gotten a chance to drop by and visit all my blogging buddies. Forgive me . . . I'll be around soon!
GIVEAWAY ENTRY NOW CLOSED! Thanks for entering!