fitness resources brought to my attention!
The first and most TIME SENSITIVE information was sent to me from NIKKI at M80 and it's a Weight Loss program and Competition being offered by Kmart & M80 called New Day Your Way !
According to her email and the information on the web site:
The New Day Your Way contest is open to those living in 19 select US markets, with registration taking place 01/07-01/20. 10 finalists will be selected from each of the 19 markets to participate for the grand prize - $10,000 Cash, Total Beauty Makeover in NYC, $1,000 Kmart Gift Card, a 3-Year Membership to Bally's Total Fitness (including 10 personal trainer sessions), and Treadmill. For a list of the 19 participating markets, or to register for the New Day Your Way contest, go to http://www.kmart.com/newday.
this is a list of the Areas that are included in the contest: Chicago, IL, Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, East Brunswick, NJ, Honolulu, HI, Long Island, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, San Francisco/Bay Area, CA, San Juan, PR, Tampa, FL, Tamuning, Guam, Washington, DC, St. Louis, MO, Virginia Beach, VA, Salt Lake City, UT.
So if you live in one of these areas and think this might be a fun and motivational program I encourage you to sign up and if you do let me know so that We can keep everyone updated on your progress!!
I went ahead and submitted an application but I think I'm outside of their Area...we'll see!
Thanks Nikki! I hope we get some takers! This could be a fun one!
The second Item was sent to me by a gentleman Named Sean (and yes Sean I agree that is a fantastic name!) who assures me that he does NOT watch Oprah everyday but happened to be tuning in recently and heard them mention that they were looking for people to send in their profiles and weight loss goals in order to receive valuable fitness and health tips from her trainer Bob Greene as well as possibly being featured on the show.
Here is some info from the website: Bob Greene's Best Life Diet
Ready to commit to your health and lose weight? Bob Greene and Oprah want to hear from you! Send Oprah.com your weight loss goals and a recent photo of yourself.
Tell us about yourself: How much do you weigh? How tall are you? How have you gained the weight? Do you have any medical problems we should know about? Are you married? How many kids do you have? Do you work? What do you think is holding you back from living your best life and losing the weight?
When prompted, you will be permitted to submit up to three photos. The photos you upload should include only yourself, and be full body shots if possible.
I had mentioned before that when I reach my goal and had raised the funds I pledged to raise for Diabetes Research I'd love to present the check to the ADA on her show. So who knows maybe this is a little push from destiny to get me back up on that horse!
Thanks Sean! Great Link and thanks for the support!
On a more personal Note I did end up making it to the gym on Friday of last week for a swim. I also went Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and will hit it again on Friday after work. I'm feeling a bit more limber although that nagging foot pain is back. Thank goodnes for the pool but i really just wish it would stop hurting all together. Maybe when some of the weight comes off it'll improve. Time will tell.
Oh yeah. I'm still looking for a scale and have started calling outside of my medical care provider. I know someone has to have a Scale that is accurate at my weight and as much as I know you all want to see pictures of me weighing myself at the post office...it ain't gonna happen...LOL!