I'm Lindsay Ferrier, a Nashville writer with a passion for family travel, exploring Tennessee, and raising kids without losing my mind in the process. This is where I share my discoveries, along with occasional deep thoughts, pop culture tangents and a sprinkling of snark. Want to get in touch? Use the CONTACT form at the top of the page.
July 19, 2011
Staying active is a priority for me. As the primary caretaker of two small children, I need to have the energy to do my job well. But with all the demands on my time, it’s hard to carve out an hour each day for exercise.
I’ve attacked this problem by making an effort to go to the YMCA every single day and work out on the elliptical for an hour. This is also my reading time, which is my personal incentive to work out- Get fit while also getting lost in a great book? Heck yes! I also schedule my gym time during the kids’ classes at the Y. Generally, while I’m working out, my daughter is doing Youth Zumba or Youth Yoga, two classes she loves, and my son is enjoying water games on the nursery playground. Boom! Everyone’s happy!
Fortunately, I now have another incentive to get in those daily workouts: the Degree MotionSENSE “Get Into the Move Challenge.” I signed up for the Degree Get into the Motion Facebook app and now can earn motionMILES every time I get moving, whether I spend an hour at the gym, go swimming with the kids, or take a walk. And I earn additional motionMILES by logging in each day, answering a daily trivia question correctly, and sharing the Facebook app with my friends.
Once you’ve started earning motionMILES, you can redeem them toward chances to win thousands of prizes. My personal addiction is playing the instant win game. For two points, I can spin the wheel for a chance to win everything from a Kate Spade iPod case to a $50 GAP certificate to a $200 Zappos gift card! SOME DAY I WILL WIN. Count on it!
You can also use your points for chances to win a surfing trip in Hawaii, gift certificates for Zumba classes and much more– or you can choose to donate motionMILES in a dollar amount to one of two charities: The Challenged Athletes Foundation and Girls in The Game.
The Get Into the Move Challenge was created to help promote the new Degree Posh Deodorant, which contains motionSense Technology. That makes it the ONLY antiperspirant that is activated by motion first, not moisture. That also makes it the best deodorant I’ve used in as long as I can remember- I started using it a few weeks ago and now, during the hottest time of the year here in Tennessee when I pretty much sweat ALL DAY LONG, my underarms are pristine.
Getting excited about this Get Into the Move Challenge? Well, prepare for even more excitement- In honor of this new program, I’m giving one lucky Suburban Turmoil reader a $100 VISA gift card! All you have to do to enter to win it is leave a comment on this post between now and August 15th, telling me your best secret for staying active and fit.
Here are the official rules:
-No duplicate comments.
-You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment
on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about
an alternate form of entry.
-This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older
-Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
-You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be
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