I don’t know about you, but ever since the weather started to take a turn towards the warmer side and the sun came out and the birds are chirping, I’ve had a huge boost of energy! It feels so good to get outside and not be cooped up in this house anymore. It feels great to take my son to the park and let him run around and burn off a little steam. It lifts me up each time I go to one of my Zumba classes or take a walk around my neighborhood. It just feels great to actually MOVE my body again and start taking the right steps towards being healthy.
It is so easy to slack on my healthy habits over the winter, but now it’s time to get my butt back in gear and improve myself from the inside out!
I am so happy to have been chosen to help spread the word and take part in GE’s “Healthymagination” Initiative, Pledge For Better Health, in support of National Women’s Health Week, May 9th-15th, 2010.
GE is hoping to encourage women to take an active role in their own health, and the health of their loved ones through the Pledge For Better Health. I took my pledge this morning and it read as follows:
“I pledge to eat cleaner foods and get at least 20 minutes of exercise every day!”
Of course, I tell myself on a daily basis that I am going to do these things, but somehow taking the pledge and putting it in writing just makes me much more committed to it.
I would like to encourage all of my readers to take the Pledge For Better Health as well! Together we can motivate women everywhere to live healthier lifestyles and feel good about themselves.
As an incentive for taking the pledge, I am so pleased to be giving away a $20 gift card to Whole Foods!
Whole Foods is such an awesome store and offers so many clean and healthy food choices to shoppers. I always feel confident about feeding whatever I purchase there to my family. Their produce is absolutely incredible, and they have such a wonderful selection of fresh meats, cheeses, seafood, and other minimally processed items. What better way to start a health kick than with free groceries, right??
Interested?? Ok, here is the scoop on how you can score $20 worth of free goodies from Whole Foods!
REQUIRED ENTRY – Submit your Pledge For Better Health here. After you submit, a field will pop up with a link to the pledge you submitted. Please copy the link, come back to my blog, and post that link into the comment section of this post to count as your required entry.
ADDITIONAL ENTRIES – *You must do the required entry for any of the additional entries to count. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.*
Follow my blog publicly – 1 entry
Follow me on Twitter – 1 entry
Become a fan of The Mommyologist on Facebook – 1 entry
Tweet this giveaway by copying and pasting – Win $20 in free groceries from Whole Foods @themommyologist http://bit.ly/aXeTDq – 2 entries – You may tweet once a day
Link to this giveaway in a blog post – 2 entries
Grab one of my buttons and add it to your blog – 2 entries
Add The Mommyologist to your blogroll – 2 entries
Subscribe to my feed – 2 entries
Pledges can be submitted up until May 9th, so this will be an ongoing giveaway until that date. Plenty of time to get those extra entries in!
WAIT!! THERE’S MORE!!!
I’m throwing out a shameless self-promotion in addition to this giveaway. The blogger who has the most people take the Pledge For Better Health will win a grand prize…and the word on the street is that the prize is an Apple Ipad.
There is nothing that would make me happier than to win that Ipad and be able to give it to my hubby for Father’s Day. He works his butt off for me and my son and he is a total technology junkie and he would freak if I won him an Ipad. He is also 100% supportive of me and my efforts to grow this blog, and I just can’t express to him how much that means to me. The Ipad would definitely be a nice way to say thank you! (Hint, hint, wink, wink)!
Of course…if I do win the grand prize, I won’t forget about my wonderful readers who helped me earn it…so…I will be offering my own grand prize to one of you if I win! The grand prize will be a Microdermabrasion Cream and Buffer set from BeautiControl worth $65! It erases years off your face through deep exfoliation and is the perfect way to get a fresh summer glow. Similar treatments in day spas run over $200!
I’d love to give it away to one of you…but I have to have enough pledges first!!
I can’t wait to read all of your entries and see how all of you are pledging to lead healthier lifestyles!
Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way by GE or Whole Foods for posting this giveaway. All opinions about Whole Foods and their products are strictly my own and were not influenced by them or by GE in any way. I will only receive the grand prize if I am the blogger who has the most pledges submitted during this initiative, which ends on May 9th, 2010. My intention with this giveaway is to inspire people to take their health more seriously, but I am not a doctor nor do I have any medical expertise. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise plan. If you have any questions about this giveaway, you can contact me at themommyologist(at)gmail(dot)com.