Getting Fit And Staying Healthy With Nutrition Possible

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on August 20, 2012

Just the other day I asked how you, as a busy parent, stay fit and healthy. Some of you emailed me to tell me that you, like me, put yourself last. Others have a very unique diet and workout regimin, while some of you rely on evening jogs and morning walks with your kids to stay active. Until recently, I have kept fit by running after my seven kiddos; and healthy simply because I want my kids to be healthy. But, I know I have to be more diligent about my health and well-being, especially after a recent diagnosis.

Then, I was approached by one of my favorite PR reps who asked me to help spread the word about Centrum’s Nutrition Possible blog, the newest feature of Nutrition Possible. She mentioned Cynthia Sass’ 30 Days to a New You challenge and I was determined to check it out. Each day back in June, Cynthia posted a specific daily goal, shared tips and recipes from her New York Times best selling book S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim, and provided helpful ways to get fit and stay healthy.

If you take part in the 30-day challenge, you will make an incredible transformation in your eating habits in ways that can snowball into big health payoffs over time.

Sounds like the very thing I need! Will you take the challenge with me?

If you participated in Cynthia Sass’ challenge over the summer, I would love to hear which day was your favorite. If not, please tell me about your favorite ways to get fit. Jump in and join the conversation in the comments, and you will have a chance to win a month’s supply of your choice of Centrum or Centrum Specialist multivitamins, as well as a month’s supply of any ProNutrients product.

Entrants may leave a comment up to once a day during the giveaway. Three (3) winners will be randomly selected, from the comments on this post, on September 5th. Each winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize.

Please see official giveaway rules before entering.

I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Centrum® and Nutrition Possible™. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about Centrum®, Centrum Specialist®, ProNutrients® or Nutrition Possible™ as a product or its effectiveness.

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Andrew Bradley August 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm

If Cynthia is one of your favorite PR people, does that mean I am also on the list? Love the fitness posts, keep them coming :-).
Andrew Bradley´s last blog post ..Circus Vargas and the Napa Life


Christine - From Dates to Diapers August 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm

You are definitely on my list, Andrew, second only to my hubby! ;)


Andrew August 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Good to know, was getting worried.
Andrew´s last blog post ..Circus Vargas and the Napa Life


Christine - From Dates to Diapers August 22, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Hey, since you’re here — what is YOUR favorite way to get fit?


Andrew August 22, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Favorite? Not sure I have a favorite, but I do try to stay active. I go to the gym every morning before work (mainly to keep my Foursquare Mayorship) and try to run 2-4 times a week. Then I have seasonal sports … mountain biking, skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, bowling (it does technically burn calories), soccer (every so often) and I’m sure there is something I’m missing.
Andrew´s last blog post ..Circus Vargas and the Napa Life

Cynthia C August 23, 2012 at 10:06 am

I love to walk and try to do it daily. I listen to audio books on my iPod and the time goes quickly.


Steph August 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

My favorite way to get fit are with Bob Harper DVDs. His workouts are tough and challenging. One of my favorites is Body Rev Cardio Conditioning.


Trisha B August 23, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I like to take my dog for a walk almost everyday and I also use my elliptical as often as I can when I get the time to.


Danielle L. August 23, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Love going for walks with my little guy!


catherine August 23, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Lots of walks with the dog and my little man. Plus, I try to lift my 35 lb kiddo as many times a day as possible :)


Cat Davis August 24, 2012 at 1:00 am

I haven’t tried the challenge yet but I have been on an incredible fitness journey since February. For me it has been all about walking the weight off which has actually worked. I’m now down 28 lbs and getting closer every week to my goal weight. After that I want to join a gym to tone up.
Cat Davis´s last blog post ..Food Find | Marifano Wood Fired Pizzas at Walmart


Susan (5 Minutes for Mom) August 24, 2012 at 3:15 am

I totally do NOT keep myself on my priority list. I try and then again and again I have to do other things instead.
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Mami2jcn August 24, 2012 at 8:44 am

I like to take walks to stay fit. During the summer it gets a bit hot so I stay in and do Zumba or Brazil Butt Lift videos.


Elizabeth Johnson August 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I try to walk daily to stay fit


Christine August 24, 2012 at 8:46 pm

going for walks


Lori August 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I take the dog for a walk and try and keep up with my exercise routine but sometimes I just get lazy or my back hurts to much and than I use my flexbelt


Cindy Merrill August 26, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Wild blueberry season is over, but apple picking season has just begun: Are there any “wild/shrub” green apple trees in your area? DO NOT let those apple go to waste! Cored, peeled, and simmered, the cooked green apple pulp is delicious with smoked ham or added as an ingredient in muffins or coffee cake. The exercise involved is the the only price paid for em’!


Cindy Merrill August 27, 2012 at 3:40 am

Everyone knows that walking your dog is good exercise, but did you know that having cats can give you a workout as well? We live in a rural area, so we have 2 cats that patrol our farm for rodents- and since there’s coydogs and other animals around I have to round up my cats and bring them inside before dark: I think I’ve lost 15 pounds this summer just doing that!


Cindy Merrill August 28, 2012 at 4:49 am

It’s almost 5 am up where we are, just lugged in an armful of logs to start our wood stove, our main source for heat. Sure is good exercise, because hauling wood is quite physical, especially during the winter!


Trisha B August 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I,ve started waking up earlier so that I can squeeze in more time for workouts and longer walks with my dog.It’s a lot easier during the school year for me since the kids are back to school.


Cindy Merrill August 29, 2012 at 6:15 am

My husband and I have discovered Tai-Chi, a gentle form of stretching exercises- it helps alot, getting us ready for a full day of hard work.


Cindy Merrill August 30, 2012 at 7:20 am

Get a workout and help your neighbors at the same time: Volunteer to take meals to the elderly & check up on their well being, do any cleaning job they may have trouble doing ( like cleaning roof gutters, ect): You’ll be setting a great example for your kids, too.


Cindy Merrill August 31, 2012 at 4:38 am

Healthy Staying fit Tip: Instead of adding Saltpork for flavor to Fish or Seafood Chowder, try parsnip! Dice 1 large parsnip ( or 3 small ones) and cook with the potato, onion & fish.


Trisha B September 1, 2012 at 1:28 am

This week has been a successful workout week so far.Lots of walking and using my elliptical.


Cindy Merrill September 1, 2012 at 5:55 am

Greetings from the high Mountain foothills of Owls head new York- leaves are already falling everywhere- outside keeping fit, raking leaves and trmming back the flower gardens.


Cindy Merrill September 2, 2012 at 6:28 am

Staying Fit Tip: Sourdough bread slows digestion in your tummy, so you’ll feel full longer! I have a bread machine so I make Rye Sourdough bread quite often, my hubby, who’s type 2 diabetic, loves it, and sourdough doesn’t spike the body’s insulin levels.


ky2here September 2, 2012 at 9:43 am

Anything as long as it’s first thing in the morning. That’s the only way I can exercise. ‘Me Time’ expires promptly at sunrise! LOL. I jog and go to the gym.

ky2here at msn dot com


ericka coello September 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm

now that my son is 2 years old and a little imitator, I’m trying to make it a routine and I do some Pilates exercises with him. We really have fun.


Linda Lansford September 3, 2012 at 11:44 am

I work out 5 or 6 times a week


Krys R September 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I missed the Summer Challenge but my fave way to get fit is strength training. Love being strong and pushing myself to get stronger.


Terri P September 4, 2012 at 1:49 am

The Hula Hoop is my favourite! It makes you move every part of your body!

Terri P
pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com
Terri P´s last blog post ..COMBAT WINNER!


Cindy Merrill September 4, 2012 at 5:08 am

Staying Healthy and fit tip: The weather is changing, so this is the time folks often get a cold ( like I have now): So, Take extra vitamin C, stay away from chemical-laden processed foods and get plenty of rest.


Krys R September 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Another way I stay fit is in listening to my body. If I’m feeling more tired or off in any way, I know I’m either over or under doing it in some area.


Kathy Pease September 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I have been walking on the treadmill 40 minutes in the morning and 40 in the afternoon it goes fast when I listen to my favorite music :)


Eloise September 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

We love to walk together as a family and I also like to head to the gym after work and walk on the treadmill as well as do some weight training. Thanks so much for the chance to win!



Vanessa W. September 4, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I wash & cut fresh organic vegetables up right when I get home from shopping. That way I have a healthy snack while I’m putting things away and organizing and everything is prepared to be easy to grab snacks that the whole family grabs GOOD stuff more often!


indira September 4, 2012 at 3:13 pm

i love to do yoga and go for a walk everyday, i am a vegetarian so try to eat healthy and stay away from junk


tia beverly September 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm



Lisa Friedman September 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I like to walk


Carolyn N. September 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I love to walk in order to stay fit!
cjnedrow at gmail dot com


Jenny September 4, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Walking is a great way to get and stay fit. I love to walk!


Daniella T September 5, 2012 at 12:15 am

I like going for walks with my 18 month old boy :) I love showing him the world, and it also keeps me fit at the same time! Win-win :)


Trisha B September 5, 2012 at 12:33 am

I took my dog for a nice walk today.It was beautiful outside and it felt great


Marcus September 5, 2012 at 2:44 am

I love to lift weights and walk up and down steps to stay fit–and, of course, eat nutritious food and avoid “junk” food.


Carolyn Daley September 5, 2012 at 3:40 am

Thank you for this giveaway. I am starting to take better care of my body by getting the vitamins I need and exercising more.


Erin Cook September 5, 2012 at 8:58 am

I walk a mile or more a day and go to the gym to work out to stay fit of course watch what I eat


christal c September 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

I just stay active. I try to eat healthy. I do splurge sometimes I. E. fast food. Oh and I also only eat when I’m hungry not by a clock


Kathy Pease September 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

I have been eating lots of salads and lean cuisine dinners to take off the pounds


tamatha hunter September 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

love to take the dogs for a walk on the beach


ashley September 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I like to bike and swim!


Krys R September 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

What you feed the inside of your body is what shows up on the outside of your body… and this includes food, supplements and the thoughts and beliefs we choose to make ours.


Jennifer Peaslee September 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I think a simple way to get fit is taking a walk at night…I like to walk after dinner


susan smoaks September 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

my favorite ways to get fit are eating right and exercising!


Michelle Spayde September 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm

My favorite is spinning!


Laurie Emerson September 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I walk every evening after supper. I also make sure that I walk instead of drive whenever I can.
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com


jessica schueler September 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm
Gaines Simmons September 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I enjoy hiking.


cassandra (rab pom) September 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I like to walk my dogs and play soccer with my boyfriend.


Trisha B September 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I do more walking than any other exercise


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