Win a Your Shape to get yours in shape!

UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner of the Your Shape game, Christine W.!

The Challenges

So I completely killed the week five challenge for the Your Shape challenge that I’m participating in.  The ten participants get weekly challenges, like drink more water (which I did OK at, not great) or walk 10,000 steps a day (which was easy when I was at home, not so much when I was sitting my ass in sessions at the Blissdom conference).  But week five I was awesome on.  OK, I really didn’t do anything special at all, it’s just that the challenge was to get outside every day, getting some kind of exercise, even if it was only for ten minutes.  And it was the week that I was at Disney World.  I walked miles and miles around the parks every day.  If that challenge had happened last week, though, I would have totally lost.  My family was out of town and I didn’t leave my house for four solid days.  I would make an awesome hermit.  That is, as long as I had access to the internet and could have things delivered to me.

Anyway, the week six challenge was to be innovative with healthy snacking.  Each participant was given a Wal-Mart gift certificate to buy food to make the snacks.  Only problem was, there’s no Wal-Mart anywhere near me, and they don’t sell food online.  So, instead, I tried to stick to the spirit of the challenge, and I bought a few things that would help me to eat at home more.  When I go out to eat, I tend to go a little crazy.  It’s not that the food I’m eating is necessarily all that terrible, it’s just that I have no way of knowing the calorie content.  So, I usually say “screw it” and eat whatever.  Therefore, the more I eat at home, the more likely I am to eat less and better.  So, I bought three things to help me cook at home more, stuff that I love to get at restaurants.  That way, I can control what goes into it and know exactly how many calories I’m eating.

I love getting sandwiches in restaurants, they’re just fancier than what I make.  So I bought a cast-iron panini press.  I love getting nice, creamy soups in restaurants, and I like to make homemade soup but I hate cleaning my blender, so I bought an immersion blender.  And last, my kids – Jake especially – are always dragging me to the coffee shop for Belgian waffles, so I bought a waffle iron.  Besides eating better, I’m hoping I’ll save a little money too!

The Giveaway

YourShapeWhat I love about the Your Shape Challenge is that it involves more than just the game.  Drinking more water, walking more, these things all contribute to healthy living and weight loss.  But the heart of the challenge, of course, is the Your Shape game for the Wii.  And I get to give one away! (Sorry, Wii not included.)

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment stating what you weight loss or health goal is: lose ten pounds, be able to do a pull-up, walk up stairs without getting winded, etc.  For a second entry, you can tweet about this giveaway (don’t forget to leave a separate comment linking to your tweet or it won’t count; instructions on how to link to your tweet can be found here). Just make sure to mention what the prize is and link back to this post, or you can just copy and tweet this:

Win a #YourShape exercise game for Wii from @SelfishMom! http://bit.ly/9se1iF

So, that’s a maximum of two entries per household, please. The comments will close at noon-ish on Friday, February 26th and random.org will draw the winner. Contest open to residents of the U.S., and shipping is available in the continental U.S. only. Entrants must be 18 years or older.  For complete rules, please see my Giveaway Rules page.

Good luck!

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Comments

  1. Anj ( says

    My health goal is to eat clean (i.e. 90% whole foods) and my fitness goal is to lose about 10 lbs. The YourShape would be an awesome tool to add to the arsenal!

  2. lisa says

    oh my weight loss goals… there are so many! I really want to lose 20 lbs and also want to get my work out schedule back on track. I go to the gym but also need something I can do at home for those days I can’t squeeze in the trip to the gym. Some Wii solution would be great – I don’t have room in my apt for any big equipment and we already have a Wii system!!!

  3. Lisa Wells says

    Well…. my weight loss goles are: To lose 35/40 pounds. Be able to run and play (and keep up lol) with the kids. To take my dogs for a walk!
    Lisa :)

  4. Amy Brewer says

    I want to lose 30 pounds and be able to walk up hills with out getting out of breath..Would be nice to be in shape again.

  5. says

    I have a 40 pound goal and I’ve fallen off the wagon hard inthe past two months due to an extreme amount of life chaos. I need to get back in gear badly.

    I just got a Wii and I think this would be a nice addition.
    Laurie´s last blog ..Pancake Day

  6. Jayda Turner says

    I want to get in shape, loose some weight and overall be a healthier person. I have heard great things about yourshape and would love to be the winner!

  7. Christine W says

    My health goal is to lose weight but even more important to me I just want to be more active with my family. I would love to go to the playground with my son and not feel exhausted after less than an hour running around. My son deserves to have a mom that sets a healthy example for him. Thanks for the chance!

  8. says

    My short term goals are drinking more water, doing more activity, and eating healthier (working on 1 and 3 while one weight watchers) but winning this would be a great addition. My motivation is 23by23. I want to lose 23 pounds by my 23rd birthday (May 26). On the long term, I’d like to lose at least 150 pounds (at least) so I’m beginning to make changes that will help with that!

    http://twitter.com/tashalee/status/9669145328
    Natasha´s last blog ..Culinary creation!

  9. Marci says

    I need to workout period! I am slender but so far out of shape it isn’t funny. I need to make myself stronger so that I can keep up with my young daughters.