checking in! [giveaway #11]

by Janetha on December 23, 2012

in fun with friends,giveaway,meals,moves,random rambles

hey! kinda went MIA on you guys. i have said it before and i will say it again: ’tis the season. how about a random post?

life has been busy.. i shopped my freaking FACE off yesterday. after the gym i went to starbucks then costco then smith’s then village inn then walgreen’s then home.. only to unload my car and head out again! i went to fice then trader joe’s then whole foods then lululemon. WHEW. eight million hours later i got home with all my christmas shopping DONE (and my amex practically maxed out, hah.)

what else? oh, i went to a beach-themed christmas party on friday night (forgot my bikini, whoops…) and then an ugly sweater party last night.

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i have been making sure to stick to my dedicated december challenge each and every day! friday i did beaver mtn, which is a favorite GPP workout of mine. i LOVE box jumps, power cleans, and ski squats.. so it’s no shocker that i love this one. saturday was rough tabata+400. the “rough” part of the tabatas was that during the 10 seconds of rest, we didn’t really get to rest. the rests consisted of a plank, a 6″ hold, and a squat hold. each tabata was broken up with a 400m run in the 25 degree cold.. lovely!  it was cold, but it was fun.

because i want to take my rest day on christmas, i decided to hit up gold’s gym today for a quick cardio sesh since GPP is closed sundays. i can’t handle steady-state cardio, it makes me stabby, so i made up this fun little routine that left me breathing heavy…

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you know how i am with numbers.. of course i had to do four rounds of four moves! it worked out to 100 reps of each move (and 1000m row on the rowing.) i finished in 19:54. give it a shot–let me know how you do!

i just visited the GPP site to pull the links from those workouts i just talked about, and i got a little scared when i saw monday’s agenda: the 12 workouts of christmas! eeeep.. this should be killer. it’s quite the add-on routine…and it’s super cute the way they wrote it up.. haha.. go read it, it’s fun.

let’s see.. what else.. oh, meals! meals have been all over the place. i got some crazy idea that even though i can’t eat dairy, goat cheese might be okay. i ate a cobb salad with goat cheese last night and ended up with a really bad stomach ache that carried over into the morning. so lame. i ended up skipping my snowboarding plans and sleeping in until i felt human again. i kept my breakfast mild–half a bagel with jam and a small bowl of granola with soy milk.

i spent part of the afternoon making jar after jar of nut butter…

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those two flavors are maple cinnamon vanilla peanut butter and coconut maple vanilla cashew butter. both have long names, both are delicious. i know this because i sampled way too many spoonfuls while making them! that kinda left me wanting something savory, though, so i whipped up scrambled eggs and a slice of wheat sourdough toast with smashed avocado.

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i got the wheat sourdough bread from trader joe’s.. can i just tell you how much i LOVE having one locally finally?! it’s a dream come true! i followed my eggs & toast up with more savory snacking: flamous falafel chips (so good) & TJ’s triple layer hummus.

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again, SO GLAD to have trader joe’s in the salty city.

hmm.. what else, what else? i have been watching a little football with marshall (yay, packers!) and wrapping presents (something i hate… necessary evil!) it’s fun to put presents under the tree.

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hmmm. i am a little nervous about leaving the pups alone with those presents under there, though. you never know when randy is gonna pull a randy. as for now, he is cuddled up in a tight ball dreaming of sugar plum fairies. or of bread. yeah.. probably bread. he loves bread.

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he’s not naughty when he’s asleep.

i realized i better post a giveaway today–and then one more tomorrow–to fit all 12 giveaways of christmas in! yikes, this month has zoomed by.


this giveaway is coming to you from me, myself, and i!

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you know i LOVE LOVE LOVE contigo products… so i want to give one of you a contigo hot mug.

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this bad boy keeps your beverage hot all day long–not even exaggerating.

to enter, leave a comment on this post. (any comment will do!)

for additional (optional) entries:

  • tweet: “i want to win one of @janeeetha’s #12giveaways! a @gocontigo mug!” and leave a comment stating you did.
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i will announce a winner on christmas.

oh, and you can also enter giveaways #9 pv.body running top and #10 special k prize pack–i am running them until christmas day.

merry christmas eve eve!

xo. janetha g.


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Diana H December 24, 2012 at 10:17 am

Holy Moly, I would love to win this contigo mug! I am in desperate need of a hot mug/thermos, and I would love to try contigo since it’s apparently the very best!

Diana H December 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

And I tweeted!

CrystalB December 24, 2012 at 10:55 am

LOVE Contigo stuff. But I don’t have a hot mug from them yet… Now I am wondering why I don’t have a Contigo hot mug.

Allison J December 24, 2012 at 11:09 am

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Love these products!

Jessica Y December 24, 2012 at 11:10 am

I’ve heard awesome things about Contigo products!

Jess December 24, 2012 at 11:35 am

I would love to win this and drink hot tea all day!

Jenna December 24, 2012 at 11:47 am

i love contigo!

Ashley S December 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Oh I’d love to win one of those!!

Bridget B. December 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I always hate how my drinks get cold in most mugs after a while. I would love to win this one. Merry Christmas Eve!

Lisa December 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Oh this would be amazing since I’m a complete coffee addict!

Kaitlin December 24, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I’d love this- I always have luke warm coffee by the time I get to work/school. Happy Holidays!!

Michelle K. December 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I’d love to win this.. I need a new mug! :)

Annette@FitnessPerks December 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Perfection! Would love a nice mug :)

hellonheelshon December 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy all of the blessings of the season!

denise December 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Stacey December 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Love this blog. I wish you and Marshall a very merry Christmas. Thank you for introducing me to GPP via your blog!

natasha December 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Merry, merry….(:

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I love my Contigo waterbottle… I’d love to try out the mug too!

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm


Alta December 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm

So on those days when you are doing a workout like the one you made up at the Gold’s Gym, do you get weird comments and/or stares when you’re running around doing burpees and such? Just wondering, cause at the regular box gyms, it doesn’t seem that there’s a lot of burpee-ing around…not that I see, anyway! (but I’m all about burpees, even if I hate them!)

KC December 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I think you should give away some of those nut butters!! : )

marie December 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

This morning I did 4 sets, 5 reps each, of neutral-grip chinups.

marie December 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Sorry! Wrong giveaway!!!

marie December 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm
marie December 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Sorry! Wrong giveaway!!!

Marisa December 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I love Contigo mugs! Mine got all nasty so I need a new one;) Merry Christmas!!!

Sarah @ The healthy diva December 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Merry Christmas janetha! I did all my Xmas shopping in one day and it was complete madness but kinda fun at the same time too :) now just need to wrap them all haha

lorie December 24, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Merry Christmas and I love Randy.

Rachael H. December 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm

This would definitely be a hit in my house! great giveaway!
thanks for the chance, and merry christmas :)

rlahardison at gmail dot com

jen December 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm

yay contigo. merry christmas, janeetha!

Vanessa December 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I look at Contigo cups all the time and I can never bring myself to spend the money!

Ellie December 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I would love to win this contigo mug!

Sarah G December 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm

This would be great for taking to school!

Lindsey December 25, 2012 at 12:47 am

I love Contigo too! Merry Christmas!

Renee December 25, 2012 at 7:07 am

Oh gosh, I have procrastinated again, it’s Christmas Day already!!! I would LOVE this coffee mug. I can never keep my coffee hot past 10am and I swear my third period class knows this and tests my daily caffiene levels! Middle schoolers…what can you do?

Renee December 25, 2012 at 7:10 am

Well, I clearly can’t spell this morning…I also left a twitter comment for this!

Renee December 25, 2012 at 7:12 am
Audrey's Mamma December 25, 2012 at 9:40 am

I would love a hot beverage after an early morning run!

shani December 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

i need one! and i hear those are awesome

kristine December 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm

merry christmas!!

Adrienne December 25, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Love the mug!

Erica December 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I love contigo products now after reading about them here and trying them.

Erica December 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I tweeted

Erica December 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I pinned

barbara n December 26, 2012 at 6:22 am

I also love Contigo products and would love to win this mug

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