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Mother's Day Mega Bash!

Entries for this contest are now closed. Winner will be announced on 5/1 at the Twitter party beginning 8:00pm Central and posted here following the party.

megabash_boxThis post is part of the Mother’s Day Mega Bash being hosted by  Make sure and read to the end for some amazing giveaways and join the #fitfam Twitter party live on May 1st at 6pm cst/9pm est!

I never thought much about family fitness until I was pregnant with my first child.  Of course I didn’t have much reason to think about it until then but it suddenly became very important to me.  I’ve always been a bit overweight and other than a few short spurts here and there, fitness has never really been a priority in my life.  It took a pregnancy and the birth of my son to figure out  just how important exercise and a healthy diet really are.  I realized that I don’t want to be the fat mom sitting on the park bench while my children run and play.  I want to be running and playing with them.  I taught myself to eat a healthier diet and exercised when I could find the time, but eventually I got off track.  A second pregnancy only got me more off of my health track and left me with an extra fifty pounds.

One of the things that really helped me stick to my goals before was knowing that my child was watching my efforts and learning.  I know that being a good example is the best way to teach my children to eat healthy foods and exercise.  With our busy schedule it is really hard to find time to schedule physical activities but we do love to have “dance parties” in the living room or stop at the park for a few minutes when the weather is nice.  My 3-year-old also loves to play the “exercise game” (Wii Fit) whenever he gets a chance but that’s about the extent of our fitness plan at this point.  I’m really excited to have discovered the We Fit Families forum and to have a place to get new ideas of things we can do together as a family.  There are also some great healthy recipes there that I’m hoping will help put my family back to healthier eating and help my husband and I shed some of the extra pounds we’ve collected.

gmarocksteeAs part of the We Fit Families Mother’s Day Mega Bash, I’m going to be giving away a Grandma Rocks T-shirt from Grandma’s Shoppe!  The winner gets to choose ONE of the following: Short Sleeve t-shirt for kids in size 2-4, 6-8, 10-12, or 14-16, Short Sleeve t-shirt for adults in size S, M, or L, or Infant Onesie in size 6,12 or 18 months.

To enter the contest you must have a Twitter account. Leave your Twitter ID in the comments section for each entry and do one (or all) of the following:

  1. Leave a comment telling me what activities your family does together to stay active and fit or a comment about a special grandma in your life.
  2. Subscribe to this blog and leave a comment here letting me know you did.
  3. Post about the giveaway on Twitter then leave a comment here telling me you did.  Just copy and paste the following message:  @deew27 is giving away a fun Grandma Rocks T-shirt as part of the #fitfam Blog Bash Twitter Party!
  4. Blog about the giveaway and then leave a comment here with a permanent link to the post (not just a link to your site).
  5. Stumble this post on StumbleUpon and leave a comment here including your StumbleUpon ID.

Please leave your Twitter ID along with each entry as winners will be announced at the #fitfam Twitter Party on May 1st.  You do not have to be present at the party to win, but there will be door prizes!  Each item above that you participate in will get you one entry in the contest to win the Grandma Rocks T-shirt.  You can enter as many times as you like up until April 30th at 11:59 est.  Winner will be chosen by according to comment number.  Any entry not including the required information will be deleted prior to choosing winner.

After you’ve entered the contest here, be sure to check out the list below of all of the other giveaways being held as part of the Mother’s Day Mega Bash!  We Fit Families is giving away a grand prize sponsored by McCormick’s Spices including a set of Super Spices, DietFoodsRX book, measuring spoon set, and a $200 gift certificate to the winner’s local grocery store so they can put Super Spice tips to use!  Be sure to RSVP for the Twitter party on 5/1 and find out how to enter to win the Grand Prize!

You can find the other giveaways at these sites:

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  1. We as a family have started recycling everything. We have helped our 4 girls learn to turnoff lights, only watch TV for 2hrs a day. We all walk, or ride bikes, to work and school. We are always “Thinking Green” in our home! #fitfam

  2. We have a “special Grandma” that also encourages “walking for green” … and she takes our 2 oldest for a 1 mile walk daily (weather permits). I subscribe to your newsletter . madly59 #fitfam

  3. I follow you on twitter and also RT already! madly59 #fitfam

  4. dreamer dreamer

    My mom is an awesome grandma and this would be a great shirt for either her to wear of my son!

  5. Betty Remy Betty Remy

    I’m a grandma that my grandkids thinks i’m so cool but we will not tell them any different we go walking and just have f time thank you

  6. This is such a cute t-shirt. I will tell you about the special grandma in my life…which is of course my mom. She is such a strong woman and has recently battled breast cancer. My daughter who is just 5 asked Granny when she would be normal again. I know that hurt my mom’s feelings but she just smiled. It’s been so hard for her to not be able to do everything with the kids like she wanted. 🙁 She is doing well though and assures my daughter she is “normal” again.

    Twitter ID: lesleypeck

  7. stumbled it! id: lesleypeck

  8. subscribed 🙂

    id: lesleypeck

  9. Sarah N Sarah N

    The two grandmas is my baby’s life are awesome! My mom and MIL both love her so much!

    twitter ID= bluefroggie

  10. My mother is the special grandmother in our family’s life. Since my grandmothers and mother-in-law have all passed away, I am so grateful to be living near her and having her so involved in my 4 year old’s life. My mom took care of my daughter part-time for nearly three years while I worked (hired a nanny for the other 20 hours per week), which was soooo special for everyone!


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