move more in may!

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the move more in may challenge is designed to get me off my ass and onto my feet. this means in the morning, during the day, and after work. typically the only time i am really moving around is during my workout of the day. if i am not at the gym, i am always sitting or laying. want proof? i wake up (from laying position), drive to work (sitting in my car), sit at my desk for the majority of the 8 hours i am there, sit some more on my drive home, sit on the couch after my workout and dinner, and then lay back down in bed… only to repeat the process again the next day.

a lot of people work on their feet, run errands throughout the day, lift their kiddos up and down, take their dogs on walks, or all of the above. but me? none of the above. heck—i am so sluggish that i drop my dogs off at daycare instead of walking them during the week! by the time we (me and the dogs) get home for the day, we snuggle up on the couch together and are all very content with our sluggish selves. marshall is the only un-sluggish one of the bunch.. he works on his feet all day and does lots of heavy lifting. the heaviest thing i lift all day is my pen. or my fork.. during lunch.

i think i have rambled on enough about why i need to move more. now i just need to DO IT! and i need your support, so i want you to move more in may, too! each day, i would like you to comment on the move more in may challenge page telling me how you moved that day OUTSIDE OF YOUR OFFICIAL DAILY WORKOUT. yes, that’s right, we aren’t counting our workouts for this challenge. that’s the whole point—we are already moving during our workouts. this is for all the other moves of the day. be creative. try something different.

here are some ideas:

  • take a walk in the morning or evening
  • do pushups during TV commercials
  • do squats and lunges in your kitchen while dinner cooks
  • skip down the hallway at work
  • walk around the block during your lunch break (totally just typed “walk around the blog”…)

here are the rules/directions:

  • you can submit ONE entry for each day in may (31 total entries possible.)
  • you will submit your entry on the official challenge page.
  • your entry needs to tell me how you moved more for that day.
  • you can log past days if you can’t get to a computer right away, but remember: one comment=one entry=one day.
  • be honest! we don’t like cheaters or liars.
  • random winners will be selected from comments with time stamps from the individual prize period

yes, i said winners! so, yes, of course there are prizes. there are always prizes!

prize for movers between may 1 – may 10: fitmixer!

fitmixer has generously provided a bottle of fruit punch aminos and a blender bottle.

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winner will be randomly selected from entries on the move more in may page during this time frame.

prize for movers between may 11 – may 20: nunaturals!

nunaturals has generously provided four pairs of their new lemon and orange flavored liquid stevia. (limited time special edition flavors!)

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FOUR winners will be randomly selected from entries on the move more in may page during this time frame.

prize for movers between may 21 – may 31: contigos!

because i am addicted, i had to make contigo a prize again. i buy these myself.

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TWO winners will be randomly selected from entries on the move more in may page during this time frame.

grand prize winner selected from all entries in may: lululemon!

i am addicted to lululemon stuff lately. it’s true. i have a problem. and i want you to have one, too. here.. let me help.

i am providing a $50 lululemon gift card as the grand prize of move more in may!

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i will randomly select one winner from ALL move more in may entries. the more you move, the more chances you have to win!

want to spread the word? here are some helpful tools…

use the official image! just copy & paste the code from the box below into your post (html) and clicking on it will lead to this page where you can submit your entries.

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can’t wait to hear about how you are staying active in may! NOW GET MOVING!

LEAVE YOUR ENTRIES IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!! remember, only one entry allowed for each day of may.

xo. janetha g.

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M. R. May 28, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Went on a bike ride and hike with our family. Then we hoola-hooped with our neighbors – yep, it was fun!

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Kathy May 28, 2012 at 11:44 pm

May 26th – Hiked with my pup 8 miles up Mt. Evans Wilderness and camped out at Abyss Lake. Beautiful day!

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Kathy May 28, 2012 at 11:48 pm

May 28 – ran the bolder boulder 10k with ~50k other people. Great day for a run, couldn’t have asked for better weather.

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beatriceqq May 29, 2012 at 5:30 am

i invent new pancake recipe which’s not sweet, by adding pepper, corn, TVP and onion, then i drop the whole thing on floor and i think the cleaning sweated me and this counts!?

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Jessica Y May 29, 2012 at 7:39 am

May 25th-
Pushups, situps, jumping jacks, plank, side plank before work this AM

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Jessica Y May 29, 2012 at 7:41 am

May 26th- Went for an afternoon walk to enjoy the beautiful weather!

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Jessica Y May 29, 2012 at 7:44 am

May 28th- Forgot to buy milk when I went grocery shopping so I walked to the gas station to get some (1 mile round trip!)

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Christie May 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm

5/29
Feeling like a bum today and don’t start work till Monday so soaking up my last few relaxing days!
Decided that since the majority of the day today is dedicated to catching up on the Bacholerette, I have been doing 10 push ups every time I got off the coach.

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Annette@FitnessPerks May 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm

5/29 walked to the bank instead of driving. Woooo!

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Debbie (Accidently Delish) May 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm

05/29/2012 – took the stairs 4 flights for my doctors appointment!

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Laurel C May 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm

5/29 I ran 8 miles this morning!

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Ellie May 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

5/29/12- went for a walk after crossfit before the rain started!

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beatriceqq May 30, 2012 at 5:26 am

i visited three stores by walking for five different flavors of greek yogurt

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Debbie (Accidently Delish) May 30, 2012 at 9:11 am

05/30/2012 – took the pup for a walk around a local park. beautiful morning!

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Jessica Y May 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

May 30th- Took the stairs instead of the elevator!

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M. R. May 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Took my children to open gym time and we played some basketball.

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Ellie May 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Today I took the stairs only at work- no elevator day!

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Christie May 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

5/30
Did lunges in between my food prep this morning. I get so impatient waiting for water to boil and the oven to heat up!
20 reps each leg 5x :)

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Laurel C May 30, 2012 at 8:33 pm

5/30 I took my dog for a 2 mile jog today!

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beatriceqq May 31, 2012 at 2:29 am

prepare a foodie penpal and so lastly end up with clearing up the whole room for throwing away expired food!!!

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Christie May 31, 2012 at 6:24 am

Great idea!

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Debbie (Accidently Delish) May 31, 2012 at 12:47 pm

05/31/2012 – accidentally forgot something in the car. made sure to jog up and down the stairs!

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M. R. May 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm

On the last day of May: (got in HIIT cardio & plyos this morning) then extra exercising by leading the cardiac rehab group at work today

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Charissa May 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Yesterday I helped friends move from their house ALL day…and wow, lifting and hauling heavy boxes around all day IS a workout!

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Charissa May 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm

This is a silly thing, but every bit counts…today I was slicing fruit (TONS of it) and others were sitting and slicing…but no, I stood and sliced, haha. Standing is better than sitting all the time!

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Sarah May 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm

3/27 I had a 30 minute walk after dinner

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Sarah May 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm

3/28 I had a hungover gym sesh where I felt like death. I’m pretty sure alcohol was seeping out of my pores.

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Christie May 31, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Got that right!

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Sarah May 31, 2012 at 5:35 pm

3/29 Jamie Eason Live Fit day 30. I’m still sore!

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Sarah May 31, 2012 at 5:40 pm

3/30 I worked out my legs at the gym, followed by 15 minutes of cardio. I also walked for 30 minutes after dinner to get the blood flowing (trying to lessen my DOMS)

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Sarah May 31, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Today I had a CRAZY arms and abs workout at the gym. My triceps are going to HATE me tomorrow. I plan on having another evening stroll after my dinner that I’m about to eat rigggggggght now :)

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Christie May 31, 2012 at 5:54 pm

(previous comment was supposed to be to Charissa…woopsies! Standing and cutting veggies is the way to go:)

Proud to say the exercise ball is still my desk chair..lol I think if I had a job from home though that would change quite fast.

Todays move was 10 pushups every time I went the bathroom (at home that is, not in public…ewy!) At 60 right now.

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Ellie May 31, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Oh my goodness Janetha today I was all over moving it- after crossfit I played tennis with a friend and then we did sprints and went for a walk!

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