think positive thoughts [giveaway #10].

by Janetha on December 21, 2012

in giveaway,goals


hey! i am back again with another giveaway.. christmas is getting close! this month has whizzed by—i can’t believe it’s almost the 25th!

i have an uplifting giveaway for you guys today thanks to the folks at special k. after seeing my “hey, you! you ARE enough.” post, they reached out to share this cool campaign with me—and now i am sharing it with all of you.

with the holidays here and new year resolutions just around the corner, special k is spreading positivity through “the gains project”. they are really focusing on the idea of positive thinking and how it can directly benefit you.


a bit about the project (from special k):

  • The Gains Project is an online gallery where you can share what you hope to “gain” when you lose in 2013, as well as find inspiration from other women. See below for a couple of illustrations from the site.  These are some of the positive motivations real women have already shared, but we’d love for you to contribute to this positive movement on the official site  – you can make your own illustrations or share what’s on the site with others!
  • The Gains Project is rooted in the findings of Special K’s recent study that shows that positive attitudes play a role in weight management success.
  • We’re asking women to share their inspiring gains throughout December, leading up to January 2, or Special K Gain Day.  This day is dedicated to celebrating all that there is to gain when you move towards health – and then commit to achieving it (more to come)

here are a couple examples of positive motivations from other ladies participating in the gains project:

head to the site to create your own graphic!

and, as a little motivator, special k has given some healthy tips to help us stay positive this holiday season.

Banish Fat Talk! Here’s why, here’s how:


  • Women tend to fall into the trap of griping about their bodies to friends, a phenomenon known as “fat talk.” Special K research shows women who think positively about weight management are more likely to put a stop to this type of negative dialogue.
  • Celebrate healthy talk. Flip negativity on its head.
  • Try saying “I care about my body.” Powerful, isn’t it?  Don’t stop there. Swap the word gain for lose, fit for fat, healthy for unhealthy, strong for weak, can for can’t.
  • Shift your focus to who you are.
  • The less time you spend worrying about how you look, the more time you can dedicate to appreciating the person you are. Instead of simply focusing on the pounds you want to lose, share what you hope to gain in 2013 as part of the newly-launched Gains Project at

in addition to sharing this campaign, special k asked me to give away a gift basket to one of you.



one winner will receive this spread of special k goodies to help fuel them through the holiday season while keeping things in check. the basket includes protein bars and shakes, two kinds of cereal, and an apron.

to enter, leave a comment telling me one goal you have set (or will set!) for yourself in 2013.

for an additional (optional) entry:

  • tweet: “i want to win one of @janeeetha’s #12giveaways! a @SpecialKUS gift basket for the #GainsProject” and leave another comment stating you did this.

i will announce the winner of this giveaway on christmas. this giveaway is open to US AND canadian residents. yay.

xo. janetha g.

*giveaway items provided by special k. i love cereal and buy special k myself, but i received no product for myself from the company and this is not a sponsored post.. just spreading the love.

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Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution December 22, 2012 at 5:51 am
marie December 22, 2012 at 6:08 am

I want to get to at least 6 cycles of 5/3/1

marie December 22, 2012 at 6:09 am
Sheila Hickmon December 22, 2012 at 6:52 am

One goal is to lose weight after I have my baby in March. I would also like to get organized before then! Thanks!

Kelly O-ski December 22, 2012 at 6:52 am

I want to run a 4-hour marathon by May! Last year, I had a pretty hindering injury, so that wasn’t possible :(. haha

Nikki December 22, 2012 at 7:08 am

Clean more

kristen @ livinlifeinlouie December 22, 2012 at 7:40 am

My goal is to lose these 30lbs once and for all!

Ellie December 22, 2012 at 8:05 am

I plan on getting better at folding clothes and bedding because it always annoys me when I do a bad job of it.

Sian December 22, 2012 at 8:13 am

I have so many! Fitness goal is to start spinning at least 4x per week.

Debbie (Accidently Delish) December 22, 2012 at 8:42 am

i seriously love special K, i don’t know what it is about their products, but it’s one brand that i will fall back on.

one goal i want to set it achieve overall health in 2013, not just focus on one individual thing, i don’t want to spend countless hours in the gym, or just focus on diet, i want to be overall balanced. another thing i want to improve on is getting out more and enjoying the beautiful nature i have around me. why run in a boring gym, when i have beautiful mountains to climb. get that fresh air. i need to take advantage of my arizona warmer winters and get out and enjoy it. take my dog for hikes, take bike rides with my fiance. that i think is health and wellness.

Debbie (Accidently Delish) December 22, 2012 at 8:42 am

i tweeted. @accidentlydlish

Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife December 22, 2012 at 9:00 am

run a half marathon!

Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife December 22, 2012 at 9:00 am

I tweeted.

Melissa December 22, 2012 at 9:46 am

Yep, I’ve got the traditional goal of loosing 7 pounds of fat for 2013.

Janetha December 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Congrats! You win! Please shoot your mailing address to mealsandmoves at gmail dot com.

Judy December 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

My goal is to focus on healthy clean eats and good old cardio and weights to help me lose the 10 lbs I gained this past year. I have no problem exercising every day, I just need to clean up my diet!

karina December 22, 2012 at 10:37 am

some of my goals are to volunteer more often and run more races (maybe even one each month!)

Lisa December 22, 2012 at 10:46 am

I would like to eat clean more consistently.

Sarah December 22, 2012 at 10:56 am

I want to get certified as a lifeguard, which means putting in some serious hours swimming, as I am a swim-to-survive kind of a girl.

Lisa December 22, 2012 at 11:30 am

My number one goal is to show up mentally for every moment I have.

natasha December 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I will say thank you and to at least one person each day! Even if they don’t do anything “extra” special!

Jory December 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I have a couple of goals – to be true to myself, to think of others first, and to take advantage of opportunities that I’m given.

Danielle December 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

My goal is to run a half marathon!

Danielle December 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I tweeted

liz December 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm

One goal I’m setting for myself in 2013 is to try just one new thing each month. It can be anything from a new food to a sport to makeup!

SuzanneU December 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm

My goal for 2013 is to live a more balanced life. No more all or nothing for me. No more denying myself the joy of a slice of birthday cake or getting deep in the F-its and eat my feelings because I had said birthday cake. I am enough the way I am and if this journey to balance gets rid of some of my muffin top, well..Fabulous :)

Lauren M. December 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm

One goal I have for myself is to stay consistent with my eating and exercise regimen. I became a little too lax after graduating college so I am hoping to get back on track in the new year :)

Kim December 22, 2012 at 7:09 pm

To lose the 15 lbs I’ve gained in the last year because I put work first and my health second. Now I’ll have to work hard to get the body I want back

blondie December 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm

My goal for 2013 is to run my first half marathon and eat healthier!

Tracy December 23, 2012 at 3:13 am

I am recovering from 2 stress fractures, but I still want to run in my first half marathon in 10 years: Patience is the virtue I am working on right now.

Gina G December 23, 2012 at 6:18 am

My goal is to keep a positive attitude going through my first semester on nursing school and to lower my sugar intake!

Thanks for this opportunity!

Lindsay I December 23, 2012 at 7:09 am

I want to run 500 miles in 2013!

Katheryn December 23, 2012 at 9:14 am

One of my goals would be to cut sugar out of my diet. Another one would be to workout 6 days a week and to run more.

Kerryne December 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

My main goal for 2013 is to have a healthier mind. I just want to be nicer to myself. Not so hard on myself all the time.

laura December 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Fitness goal is to start spinning

Rebecca December 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

My goal for the new year is to make peace with food and overcome the unhealthy relationship I have with it currently…

Karen December 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Run a half marathon

Dana H December 23, 2012 at 8:30 pm

To get a new gym membership closer to where I live, so it’s more realistic for me to workout every day during the week!

Jessy December 24, 2012 at 3:46 am

I would like to get serious about lifting. (I’ve just started lifting a month ago.)

Stacey December 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Clean up my eats. Teach a bootcamp class locally for our own biggest loser.

natasha December 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Goal is to take a college course on geriatrics!

April December 24, 2012 at 10:51 pm

To continue with GPP 5-6x/week. Thank you so much for introducing me to GPP. It’s been life-changing!!

barbara n December 26, 2012 at 7:05 am

My goal for the new year is to try and be more active – walking every day for 30 minutes…will help my body and my soul

Madeline December 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm

My goal is to exercise consistently, especially around holidays!

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