It's that time again! We want to help someone get started (or keep going!) on the fitness side of their journey. So our first giveaway winner of the year, will receive a free workout DVD set.
Supreme 90-Day DVD workout series
As you've probably read by now, EM2WL is all about strength training being incorporated in your fitness journey, for best results. Although we recognize that not everyone will choose to strength train, we highly recommend it. So, we'd like to help one new member of the fam – who may be hesitant due to lack of knowledge, funds, or equipment – to get started with strength training. We will be giving away a 10 disc DVD program that uses minimal equipment. Dumbbells and the stability ball are all you need to get started in this program, so if you already have those, then you'll be ready to go. This is also a 90 day (12 week), program so it will take you right through your metabolism reset or first 12 weeks of your cut. This would be a good way to get in the habit of strength training if you're not already or to help you break plateaus by incorporating a new routine if you already are. You can read more about the program here.
How to enter:
Just drop us a line in the comments section below.
Let us know: Did you make any resolutions this year? How do you plan on keeping them? If you're anti-resolution…why?
We've heard that most resolutions for the New Year, don't make it past February. Some may go as long as March before dwindling. As we've previously discussed, making small changes, very slowly, has a lasting effect vs being overly-ambitious with our goals.
If working out was part of those goals, we pray that you'll make it long after that looming Resolution Grave “deadline” that is approaching. So we're tossing out some freebies to help keep you guys going each month, well past the month of March.
In the meantime, check out the video clip of the DVD set that you'll be eligible of receiving just for letting us know your thoughts.
Winner will be chosen Jan. 14, 2013 at 11:59pm EST, and announced on Jan. 15, 2013. Be sure that your comment is linked to a working email address, so that you can be contacted if you are chosen. We will not use your email for any other purpose, but if we cannot contact you, another winner will be chosen.
My resolution this year is to lose at least 5 pounds, tone everything up, and keep it that way. I’ve been using workout videos and eating less junk. (I absolutely LOVE salt & vinegar chips.) I’ve already lost a couple pounds. I don’t weigh too much to begin with, so losing weight isn’t to hard for me. I just need to work on the toning up part of my resolution. I could definitely use a little muscle on me.
Honestly, I don’t set resolutions for myself like, ever, because I know I would make a mountain out of a molehill and never accomplish anything. And then I would beat myself up for never getting anything accomplished. I like to take things one step at a time (as a good friend once encouraged me) and before I know it, I’m farther along than I ever thought I’d be. So here’s to 2013, a year of climbing those mountains (or molehills) one step at a time!
I have not made any resolutions. I am working on my strength training and enjoying it. In your blog you wrote how when we focus on 1 thing we have great chance of success. So I have no resolution. I am determined to work on me – I am the only thing I control.
I have a long list of resolutions this year because I’ve told myself this is my year. They consist of about 3 goals under fitness, financial and personal. My fitness goals for this year are:get to 25% body fat, be able to do full push-ups, run a 5K in 30 mins or less and beat my CN Tower climb record of 28:24mins. My plans to do this; start weight training (wasn’t able to do this last year because of medical reasons but know the importance of this), do HIIT cardio training to help with the running and the training for the climb. Hopefully with all this training, I’ll build the upper body strength to do the full push-ups. That’s my plan, now I just have to stick with it!
One step at a time, Marjorie, you can do this!! You’ll be amazed at how much you’ve accomplished by the end of the year by just putting all your focus into each thing until its second nature!
Personally, I am anti-resolutions for the primary observation you listed. New Year’s resolutions have so many negative connotations and appear to be defeated before one starts (thanks to the belief that people never keep them). With that said, I don’t set the resolution but each day I strive to be a better version of me. That means that I strive to work a little harder (& smarter) than the day before, I strive to smile a little more, I strive to stay positive longer. Bottom line is that my focus daily and in a new year, is to take myself to the next level spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally.
SN: Thank you for this encouragement of writing out why I feel the way I do. When you write the vision, you make it plain for your life. I look forward to see what else I can learn from being on this page. I just learned about this site from one of my MFP friends today.
SO happy you found us, Charleita! You sound like you have a really positive outlook. That is key in this journey ;)
I am determined this year to continue to focus on building strength and leaning out my body as much possible. I bought myself a weight bench and olympic weight set for Christmans and am going to concentrate on that this year. I am no longer obsessed with what the scale says and after having dropped over 100 pounds, that in itself is reward enough! I want to continue to build my new lifestyle and help anyone else along the way. The road hasn’t been easy but it’s because I now know how to pick realistic goals that way I know I can stick to them!!
What an awesome present to yourself, Angela! I bought an Olympic Set for my husband as a gift for Father’s Day, nearly ten years ago. I had no IDEA the role that it would end up playing in MY success! Gotta love the irony. We both consider it “mine” now!
I have set a weight loss resolution this year…or should I say I have pushed myself to keep going by setting this resolution. Joined MFP in June and so far have lost almost 50#. I have stalled and started looking into EM2WL…and want to start strength training. HOPE it will help and HOPE I win this!
Strength training will definitely be the ticket, for you! It will reshape your body like you wouldn’t believe ;)