Keep Weight Loss Fun With Fitness Games and GNC Giveaways

Fit moms Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez keep workouts fun…

* Fitness Breakdown of the Week:

Has losing weight ever been a fun process? I mean really, has it ever been something you’ve looked forward to? The answer for most of us is “no” (unless you have some sort of masochistic mommy tendencies), but unfortunately…everything worth doing in life takes work. (Our children are perfect examples!) Then again, this doesn’t mean that you have to torture yourself on a treadmill or slave away over squats in an effort to be healthy.

Check out how I’m using the Kinect Challenge to put the fun back in fitness (plus, top products for getting fit)…

* Try The Kinect Challenge: How can playing a game help you feel better than ever? I rolled my eyes at my husband when he first bought the Kinect system over the holidays (“great, another thing to feed his video game habit”). I pictured him spacing out in front of the TV even more than he normally does, while I’m left cleaning up messes and wiping bottoms all night. Luckily, the Kinect system proved to be one the most unify things we could have done for our family. Not only have I been aiming to use it a minimum of 15 minutes a day, 4 days a week (to stay healthy), but I can include my kids in the game playing whenever I want.

My favorite game right now is the Your Shape: Fitness Evolved system. Although I’ll be writing more about this process over the next 3 months (so new details coming soon), it is definitely like having a personal trainer in your own home. My favorite part is the intense (but short) 14 minute circuit routines or the super fun Cardio Boxing exercise classes. Now no one has to know I like working out in my pajamas!

* Get Your Crunch On: If you want to eat healthy (instead of just working out correctly), no one makes better options that Natures Path. Even though I personally munch on their gluten-free cereals as snacks (and yes, sometimes even dinner), my husband loves their new Love Crunch mix. It features the most amazing ingredients ever found in a healthy breakfast (dark chocolate, strawberries, raspberries, coconut and flax granola), but also gives back by providing financial support to women wanting to start their own business. My favorite part of Love Crunch (other than the fact it looks like dessert) is the story behind it. It was created as wedding favor by a couple asking guests to do give acts of kindness to their community in lieu of gifts…and it’s been spreading the love ever since!

* Keep Jiggle At Bay: There is nothing worse than stopping an exercise during a work out, only to realize that parts of your body are still jiggling. And even though in my case this would include the stomach and thigh area, for some (less flat chested) women, this would definitely involve their bust. Thankfully, the Marika Magic Uplift Bra does everything it’s name claims. It lifts your “gals” while you’re getting fit, keeping them from enduring any further gravitational stretching or damage than motherhood already inflicted. This means you can prevent further sagging (yes, those babies will learn to obey), while giving a streamlined look to your workout tops. In the end you might find yourself looking (dare we say it?)….down right perky!

Want to win a special $100 GNC gift card to fuel your new fitness and nutrition needs? Here’s how….

* Comment Below: “How would you use this GNC gift card to help your healthy living goals?”

* Like GNC on Facebook (and be sure to follow their two Twitter accounts as well: @GNCLiveWell and @JeffHenion)

That’s all! The winner will be chosen at random this time next week, and announced on Twitter (@makeovermomma) and Facebook (plus, contacted directly)… so keep an eye out!

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25 comments on “Keep Weight Loss Fun With Fitness Games and GNC Giveaways
  1. S Murray says:

    I will use it to get my family in nutritional balance!

  2. Patricia says:

    I would take vitamins and minerals, purchased exercise equipment, better health and nutrition information. My goal is to lose 30 pounds, this would really be a great addition to reaching my weight goal. Daily multivitamins are very important. Watching what you eat also.

  3. Teresa T says:

    I would use it to help restore my health. After 4 years of chronic stress trying to cope with a sick baby I am completely out of shape and worn down. My son was born with a “fatal” heart defect in which he does not have a pulmonary valve and a portion of his pulmonary arteries. He also has DiGeorge Syndrome. He is a miracle and is doing well after two heart surgeries but he needs his mommy to be healthy so I can help him enjoy every minute of his life. I have quit all caffeine and started exercising but still have a way to go and would love the help of the nutritious products from GMC!

  4. Teresa T says:

    GNC! Much more nutritious and healthy than a car!:)

  5. Summer says:

    I would use it to get vitamins to help supplement what I am not getting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. SunRae says:

    I would use it to buy nutrional items and supplements to get my families health back on track.

  7. Diane Redcay says:

    This would be the perfect win for my family! My son who is 11 has join a club to learn how to exercise & chose the right foods & proportions he has lost 7lbs yeah for my son!There are so many adults who have a hard time losing lbs he is my hero!
    Now my husband & I have started to lead a healthier lifestyle for Life! With this prize I could add some vitamins in my son & husband diet they don’t like veggies!

  8. barbara wicklund says:

    krill oil, vit D3, and antioxidants! (I am sure I could find a good cleanse too!)

  9. Kimberly says:

    I would use supplements, education and support
    to complete my goal of my first full marathon.

  10. Krystyn says:

    I would use it to get healthier an lose weight by Eatin right and exercise.Get vitiams for my whole family, with two picky eaters I worry that they arent getting enough. This would be a great win for my family! With money being tight right now goin to a gym is not an choice!

  11. Carrie Symes says:

    I would so stock up on vitamins!

  12. Carrie Symes says:

    Like GNC on Facebook!

  13. Darby Lohrding says:

    With this gift card I would first purchase the protien body drink mix I love from the new GNC store that just opened here locally…yeah no more waiting on the mail to deliver my web order!
    Thanks so much,
    Darby
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  14. Darby Lohrding says:

    I liked GNC on Facebook!
    Thanks
    Darby
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  15. Darby Lohrding says:

    I am following GNC on twitter!
    Thanks
    Darby
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  16. Darby Lohrding says:

    I tried to follow Jeff Henion on twitter, yet I couldn’t find him!
    Thanks
    Darby
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  17. Christa says:

    I would use the $100 gift card to continue in my weight loss journey. i have lost 85 lbs and plan to keep it off for the rest of my life. The gift card would help to supply me with the vitimans and minerals to make my dream continue to be my reality

  18. Claire says:

    I would purchase some protein powder! I love trying new flavors.

  19. Patricia says:

    I Like GNC on Facebook!

  20. Karen R. says:

    Not sure if this is still open to enter but I thought I would try it. I would buy plenty of vitamins from GNC. I really need to start taking vitamins.

  21. Karen R. says:

    I like GNC on facebook and follow on twitter.

  22. Michelle B says:

    I would use the GC to help jumpstart my weight loss. I’m having lots of trouble getting started and could really use some help.

  23. Michelle B says:

    I’m following on twitter.

  24. Valory says:

    I would us the gift card to make a move on my life for the good. GNC products are great and I need greatness in my life.

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