norwex giveaway!

by Janetha on May 30, 2012

in giveaway,random rambles

hey guys!

hope your wednesday has been fabulous. i have had a real busy day, but in a good way. i have been really productive both at work and at home!

since it’s a short work week, i have to cram everything from payroll to payables into a shorter time frame. the fact that i am going to lunch with my bosses & co-workers tomorrow for my birthday and again with my mom on friday (which is my actual birthday) only adds to the time crunch and doesn’t leave me a lot of time for actual work. not that i’m complaining! just sayin’.

i had a few personal appointments tonight–one with my mom and one with my sister–so between those appointments, work, and my workout, i feel like i have been on the go all day. as a result, this post will be on the snappy side.


today’s meals were a typical page out of my book—protein shake for breakfast, a big salad with my latest favorite sesame ginger dressing & pita bread for lunch, snacks consisting of greek yogurt, peppered turkey, carrots, honeycrisp apple slices, trail mix, and rice cakes with sunbutter (NOT all together–that would taste weird…) and to top it all off, we had one of our favorite dinners that we have almost weekly: tacos!

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wanna know what time we ate dinner tonight? 10:07 PM. yep. busy day. i’ll still make time for dessert, though. i always have to end with something sweet.


today’s moves were also typical! after work i swooped up the pups from daycare. i dropped them off at home, changed my clothes, and headed to GPP for this fun lower body tabata workout. it was intense! i was happy it was focused on lower body, though, because my whole upper body has DOMS from monday’s & tuesday’s workouts. the tabata workout was fun–i think i groaned and sighed super loud after a few of the rounds. that’s a sure sign i was giving it my all, right??

i have been doing my fitmixer bootcamp workouts every so often–just not every day. i know i haven’t mentioned the bootcamp lately, but i am still going strong!  it is week 3 of the 12-week bootcamp. i haven’t been calorie counting too much, but i am keeping my meals clean and getting a workout in six times a week.

sometimes i do the GPP workout, other times i do the fitmixer workout.  there have been a couple occasions where have done both—i opt to do this only if the two workouts combined aren’t overkill. like the other day—the GPP workout was lots of strength training moves with some cardio thanks to the quick-paced setup, but the fitmixer workout i did was full of slow, controlled core work—something i have quickly realized i need in my life.

i actually did a workout last night that focused on balance and flexibility and it was EXTREMELY humbling. i lack in those areas! robin (the fitmixer trainer) makes these sort of things look easy…


…but they are NOT easy for me. not at all. when my abilities are put to the test and i can’t do half of the things on the workout, it’s a wake up call. i am excited to give the workouts my best effort and eventually excel in the areas where i lack. i will be able to touch my toes AND do a handstand SOMEDAY. just not today.

a couple things before i get to the giveaway i mentioned in the title…

wasatch back ragnar spot

my sister is trying to sell her spot for the wasatch back—she can’t do it anymore. she is runner 6 on an all-female team. registration is $105. if you are interested in taking her spot or know someone who may be, please contact me!

blogger potluck picnic in the park

i want to meet all the utah bloggers!

i attended a blogger potluck picnic when i was in LA and it was SO fun. i want to bring that fun to utah.

i am organizing a potluck! here are the details:

  • who’s invited: any local utah bloggers AND blog readers–no, you do not have to have a blog to come!
  • date & time: june 30th at high noon (i’ve always wanted to say “high noon”–it sounds so much cooler than just noon. yes, i’m weird.)
  • location: it will be either liberty park or sugarhouse park in SLC–to be announced. leaning toward liberty, there are more tables there.
  • what to bring: a dish to share—anything goes! salad, side dish, dessert, main dish, small bite, big bite, whatever! also, bring your own beverage. bring your camera, too! and your kids, dog, husband, mom, or dinosaur.
  • i will supply: plates, utensils, and napkins
  • RSVP: if you want to come, please email me (mealsandmoves at to RSVP. i will add you to the email to send out all the final details including a list of who is going! we can get a group email going so we all know who is bringing what!

also, spread the word! i know a lot of local bloggers don’t read my blog, so if you want to blog about this potluck, please do! i would love to make this a regular thing—maybe every three months or so.

okay, onto the giveaway!

remember a couple weeks ago when i told you about my love for norwex products? well, guess what? meals & moves reader, angie, happens to sell norwex products! and she has generously offered up a giveaway to all of you guys! so rad—love this community.


one winner will recieve this awesome norwex starter kit!

here’s what you’ll get–in angle’s words:

  • Enviro Cloth:  Multipurpose cloth that is good for everyday use.  Can use wet or dry all over your home, work, car etc.  I use this cloth ALL over my house and keep one in my purse and car.
  • Window/Polishing cloth:  For mirrors, windows, glass, jewelry or any surface you want to have a streak free shine.  I like to clean the surface with the damp enviro cloth first and then dry/polish with this cloth.  Works wonders!  Cleaning windows has never been so easy!
  • Dusting mitt:  Works great though the whole house but I especially love it for screens, blinds, and ceiling fans.
  • Body Pack:  (Set of 3)  These remove dirt, oil, and make up from your face as well as give it a gentle exfoliation.  They are perfect for your whole body and are great for kids and pets as well!
  • Spirinett: (Set of 2) These stainless steel scrubbers are super durable and long-lasting.  Can remove dried or burnt on food from pots and pans amazingly well.  Many people also love them for hard to remove dirt, grime and stains in other areas of the kitchen as well as the bathroom-even the bathtub!
also, included in the package she will have some more detailed information about how and where to use the products and how to clean and care for them.
i will randomly pick a commenter from this post on friday (woo, my birthday!)

also, if you are interested in purchasing norwex items, check out angie’s site! you can also email her at any time if you have questions:

well, i better head to bed. i am getting my body fat tested with marshall at 7 AM, which means we have to leave the house around 6:30! yikes, that’s super early.

oh! and i have a fun hiking date with this girl tomorrow after work—she is in town on vacation and i am SUPER excited to meet her! and she is excited to meet my pups!

have a good one!

xo. janetha g.

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Ananda R. May 31, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I really want to try those Norwex products. I’ve been intrigued since your last post. Thanks for providing the link to a rep!

Katheryn May 31, 2012 at 3:48 pm

You’ve definitely made me want to try the Norwex products from your reviews.

Cheryl May 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Would love to try the Norwex products! Thanks for the contact info :)

Heather @ Better With Veggies May 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm

What a great idea to start a blog group, since you don’t have one in your area. Sounds like fun!! And I’m very curious about the norwex, I would love to give it a try. :)

Cel May 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I;m so glad she offered a giveaway! So generous :)

Hayley May 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm

would love to try norwex!

Jennifer May 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm

I would love to try the Norwex products!

Bears Still Suck May 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Love the GPP website. I ordered some of the products off of that site and also off of the Fitmixer website. These are both awesome products and I’m so glad that you talk about them on your website. I would also love to try the Norwex products. Happy birthday early. Hope you have a great weekend! Tell Marshall that Donald Driver signed on for another year – just in case he hasn’t heard yet!

Susan May 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I want to win this!!!!

Susana May 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Have really been wanting to try Norwex products…I hope I win!!

Happy early birthday!!!

Sarah @ The Healthy Diva May 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Yay for Norwex cloths…I’m thinking this would be a great present for my mom.

Those wall stand things look tough!!! My shoulder is a bit bung up at the moment so I’m taking it easy, but might give those a try when I’m feeling better :) Good luck with planning the blogger picnic meetup…wish I could come!

Kelsey k May 31, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I have been looking into the Norwex cloths since you mentioned them last on the blog. My face seems to think I am a 14 year old girl still and has not respondd to anything else so far.. I’m willing to try anything!

Amy May 31, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Happy (early) birthday! I made your recipe for the chicken broccoli quinoa casserole tonight, it was awesome!

Catherine @ Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth May 31, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Norwex looks very intriguing! I had never heard about it before seeing it on your blog, but it seems really awesome!

Kristi @ Sweetly Fit May 31, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I’ve heard good stuff about norwex! I’ve got my fingers crossed for this one!

Ashley May 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I didn’t do that fit mixer workout yet because I watched the video and was afraid I’d fall on my head haha! I feel like id need a spotter lol. Ps I’m intrigued by these Norwegian products and would love to check them out! Happy early birthday :-)

Christina May 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I keep hearing about Norwex, cool giveaway!

Megan May 31, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I have heard so many good things about these products! I would love to try them!

Nicki May 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Is it sad that I get per excited when I read, “Washing windows has never been so easy!”, ha! These products look great!

Anne May 31, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Would love to win/try the Norwex products. Love your blog. Thanks for all you do.

Megan May 31, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Happy almost birthday!

Kerryne May 31, 2012 at 7:07 pm

You know me, a sucker for a giveaway. I am so excited for the blogger picnic :) Cannot wait!

Yin May 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Those wall stands are KILLER!

Would love to try some Norwex products :)

Gina May 31, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I would love to try the Norwex products!

Lauren May 31, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Happy early birthday Janetha!!!’

Betsy May 31, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I’m a total health nut / clean freak who really has to try these Norwex products out. And, maybe if they are as cool as you say they are, my husband will find / discover a renewed passion for cleaning. :-)

Jessica May 31, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Ok I seriously thought I was the only one struggling with these workouts. I feel like I suck, but now I feel a bit better that I’m not the only one with less than stellar balance and flexibility. I like using the word humbling…it’s true!

Wendy B. May 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Always wanted to try these products. Thanks for the chance to win some.

jaglangham May 31, 2012 at 9:17 pm

HAHA! I like the term “high noon!” I would like to try Norwex products….! Happy Birthday.

Emelia W May 31, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I can’t wait to try some Norwex!!!! Happy Birthday to youuuuu :)

Jessica May 31, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Oh, how I wish I lived closer so I could come to a gathering. How about you guys come to Iowa?
And Noreen looks awesome.

Jessica May 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Stupid iPhone. NORWEX looks awesome

Victoria May 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Have never heard of norwex until you told us about it! Looks pretty cool! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Ellie May 31, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Oh my goodness I want these for my face! They sound lovely.

Michelle June 1, 2012 at 12:10 am

You’ve got me hooked on several products such as FitMixer Aminos and Love Crunch granola (neither of which i can buy at Costco anymore— bummer) so when I read your post on the Norwex face cloth, I knew I’d be trying that too. But, I haven’t gotten around to buying it yet, so it would be super cool if I could win this giveaway :)

Rachelle June 1, 2012 at 12:15 am

Those sound amazing! I want! haha. Happy early Birthday! :D

Krista C. June 1, 2012 at 2:58 am

Nowex sounds intriguing, I would love to try them.

Linda June 1, 2012 at 7:44 am

I’m moving to a new house and would love to try the Norwex products!

Becky@MunchingVeggies June 1, 2012 at 9:11 am

I agree. Balance and flexibility are challenges for me to. COMPLETELY humbling. I literally laughed out loud when I saw here – like seriously?! You want me to do what?

I have some norwex items! Can’t recall who I got them from though. Great stuff!

Jessica June 1, 2012 at 9:15 am

Those norwex products sound fantastic!!!!! Thanks for providing all the info!

Natalie June 1, 2012 at 9:38 am

The norwex products sounds awesome. Would love to try them out.

Megan @ Fiterature June 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

I am SO interested in trying these on my face!

Kimberly June 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

I would love to try these products from Norwex!

Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats June 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm

You are a busy bee! I am usually in bed by 10:07 PM. lol. :) I would love to win that Norwex stuff! Great way to stop using chemicals/cleaning products!

Emily M June 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm

happy birthday janetha!!!

i haven’t tried norwex, but i really like these Microfiber Spa Facial Scrubbers – 3/$1 at dollar tree (hint hint mamapea, dollar tree shoppers UNITE!)
that’s a dollar well spent :)

¡¡¡ feliz cumpleaños sra g !!!

denise June 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I would love to bring those Norwex products to Oklahoma to try out so I hope you draw my name:)

Happy Birthday.

Alyssa @ Don't Look Down June 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Happy birthday Janetha!

Jen Grimm June 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm

These sound like excellent cleaning tools!

Monica June 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm

These would be o cool to try out!
and happpppy birthday!

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