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Kick-Start Fitness Week 2 & Silk Milk Giveaway

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Silk Smoothie

It’s been a rather difficult week around here due to the loss of our dog and the passing of our grandpa.

Needless to say, fitness turned away from exercising and drinking enough water to more of a survival mode.  I needed to make sure that I continued to eat and eat healthy during this time of grieving.  My exercise for the beginning of the week consisted of some walking and carrying around our sweet dog around and up and down stairs…  The second half of the week my exercise consisted of lots of house cleaning.  (I like to cope with hard things by staying busy.  Plus, there were many things that needed to be done around the house due to the events earlier in the week.)  I am pleased to say that I have not had any Dr. Pepper all week which given how crazy our week is a pretty big accomplishment in and of itself.

Thankfully, I there are other members of our Kick-Start Fitness team, so there are more chances to be inspired this week.  We all keep things real when it comes to our check-ins (which I love), so you can see all of our ups and downs in our fitness journey.  Head on over and see how the rest of the team is doing this week.

Mrs. White – The Legacy of Home, (60 Day Slimdown DVD set- Giveaway)
Shannon – Mom Loves Books,
Gina – A Cherished Keeper,
Briana – I Can’t Decide
Susan – Homeschooling Hearts and Minds, 
Dawn – Guiding Light Homeschool, 
Renita – Weighing Hearts, 
Kathy – Teaching Good Things,
Angie – Petra School

This week, I’ll be giving away coupons for free Silk milk (soy, almond, or coconut). There will be 5 winners who will each receive 2 coupons.



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83 Comments

  1. No Dr. Pepper with the week you had is huge! I hope things get easier each day. Hopefully, some exercise will help you clear your mind for a little bit. Hugs!
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    December 16, 2011
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  2. Jessie C.
    Jessie C.

    Portion control is the key and try to keep up with exercise schedule.

    December 17, 2011
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  3. No Dr Pepper!?!?!?! Great job! Prayers to your family as you continue the grieving process.

    December 17, 2011
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  4. NJJ
    NJJ

    To stay healthy during the holidays I take afternoon walks limit sugary dessert intake and do yoga more often

    December 17, 2011
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  5. Tawnya S
    Tawnya S

    I am a Dr.Pepper lover myself!
    I am sorry for your loss

    December 17, 2011
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  6. april yedinak
    april yedinak

    My daughter loves Silk. Thanks for the giveaway.

    December 18, 2011
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  7. We just had our third child dx with a milk protein allergy today (he’s 4 weeks old). The other two are 8 & 10. We go through a lot of Silk milk here!

    December 27, 2011
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    • That’s a difficult situation. At least you have the dx – the not knowing is so hard.

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  8. I love soy milk. The chocolate flavor tastes like Yoo Hoo. And I’ve recently found a bunch of recipes from hungry girl that use soy milk. It’s important to stay active during the winter months but that can be difficult to do can’t it? I think that maybe we forget all those simple exercises we did as children. Jumping jacks, situps, and push ups don’t take much time and require no special equipment. And you can do them anywhere!
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    December 28, 2011
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  9. We’ve used soy milk for years — first for my son who had a severe milk allergy and now just for myself. My youngest daughter uses the silk coconut milk (avoiding both milk and soy).
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    December 28, 2011
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  10. We love almond and coconut milk. My tip for eating healthy is to convince your husband to NOT bring home ice cream!! That is my downfall and he recently bought two cartons home. Thankfully they’re both gone now so I can get back on track!
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    December 28, 2011
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  11. This is perfect for me. On of my goals this year is to eat healthier and to get my family to eat healthier. Thanks for the giveaway.
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    December 28, 2011
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  12. I love Silk Soy! I’m drinking some right now.

    December 28, 2011
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  13. I was raised ovo-lacto vegetarian and remember drinking soy milk when the only kind was a powder that didn’t mix with water very well. We were so happy when Silk appeared on the scene, and we have been Silk drinkers for a long time.

    December 28, 2011
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  14. Linda Trinklein
    Linda Trinklein

    I don’t have any tips on healthy eating 🙁
    But we lOVE silk here in my house! Both of my kiddo’s have food allergies.. I would love to win this!
    thank-you

    December 28, 2011
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  15. Trista
    Trista

    love silk milk – I have to b gfree!

    December 28, 2011
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  16. Jessica Harlow
    Jessica Harlow

    During the holidays, I try to keep up with some kind of exercise routine…no matter how pressed for time I am! 🙂

    December 28, 2011
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  17. Katy M
    Katy M

    I love Silk! We use it on cereal and in our morning smoothies! Try the vanilla for great flavor!

    December 29, 2011
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  18. Louis
    Louis

    my tip is to drink a big glass of water before each meal, so you will full and don’t eat as much

    December 29, 2011
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  19. Kristen
    Kristen

    Make sure to drink lots of water!

    December 29, 2011
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  20. Kaye
    Kaye

    I think the best way to stay healthy is to make time for yourself.

    December 29, 2011
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  21. I am also sorry for your loss. I am trying to cut back now that the holidays are over by increasing my fruits and veggies and water, cutting back on my Coke Zero’s, and also increasing yogurt intake. We have read some research that says if you have 2 or more yogurts per day the bacteria’s in them help to counter the bad bacteria in your body which then over time help you become thinner.
    Kellyann recently posted..Merry Christmas!!My Profile

    December 29, 2011
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  22. Erin
    Erin

    My mom drinks Silk’s Very Vanilla flavor like it’s going out of style! I’m a fan of the original, since I don’t drink milk.

    glycine.max at gmail.com

    December 29, 2011
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  23. Love Silk Milk! During the holidays I try not too focus too much on limiting because then I tend to overindulge. If I’m going to a party where I know there will be treats I make sure to eat an actual meal before going.

    December 29, 2011
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  24. Michele B
    Michele B

    For a long time I have struggled with depression and anxiety. My Dr. has encouraged me to start an exercise plan to improve my physical and mental health. I will be following you, looking for inspiration.

    December 29, 2011
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  25. Thanks for entering me!

    December 29, 2011
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  26. christin
    christin

    we love silk milk!

    December 29, 2011
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  27. Betty
    Betty

    so many special holiday treats – we can enjoy them but we have to be in control of the serving size and frequency of treats. Keep the healthy fruit and veggie intake to balance out the treats

    December 29, 2011
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  28. Stacey P (cosaver213)
    Stacey P (cosaver213)

    I’m so proud of you 🙂 I don’t know what I’d do without my daily Coca-Cola fix.

    spaller213 (at) gmail (dot) com

    December 29, 2011
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  29. kellie t
    kellie t

    Happy Holidays

    December 29, 2011
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  30. Jenny
    Jenny

    The best way to stay healthy is to be active and drink plenty of water – also take time for yourself to relax and do things you enjoy. Thank you for the giveaway.

    December 29, 2011
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  31. Amanda
    Amanda

    i love silk milk. Thanks for this awesome giveaway

    December 29, 2011
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  32. Laura
    Laura

    I’d love to win! Never tried silk before! I always have a harder time trying to stay fit during the holidays, so I got a pedometer for christmas to help me be conscious how how much I walk to encourage me to walk a little more!

    lmerritt49903@gmail.com

    December 30, 2011
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  33. Diana Bradford Hatch
    Diana Bradford Hatch

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    December 30, 2011
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  34. Jessica Peeling
    Jessica Peeling

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I have seen this product but never have tried it. My tip for staying active is to incorporate dancing games/fitness videos in to keep things interesting!

    December 30, 2011
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  35. Dahbou
    Dahbou

    Thanks. I love Silk! Drinking it instead of dairy is how I stay healthy.

    December 30, 2011
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  36. Kristi S
    Kristi S

    My tip is to eat healthy fruits in the morning! They always make my day go better.

    December 30, 2011
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  37. Mary Beth Elderton
    Mary Beth Elderton

    To stay fit during the holidays–and all the time–just be mindful of what you eat.

    December 30, 2011
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  38. cw
    cw

    great giveaway

    December 30, 2011
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  39. Nancy
    Nancy

    Stay healthy by eating lots of fruits and vegetables!

    December 30, 2011
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  40. Melissa Wilson
    Melissa Wilson

    thanks for the chance to win!

    December 30, 2011
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  41. So sorry you’ve had a rough week. I think cutting out pop is a great way to stay healthy… especially during the holidays.

    December 30, 2011
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  42. stephie
    stephie

    Our family loves silk! Thanks for the giveaway!

    December 30, 2011
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  43. emily dorigo
    emily dorigo

    I spend my time chasing my kids around to stay healthier over the holidays!

    December 30, 2011
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  44. julie
    julie

    Thanks for a great giveway, we use silk brand all the time

    December 30, 2011
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  45. Jackie Griebel
    Jackie Griebel

    Just try not to eat too much junk food during the holidays is my tip!

    December 30, 2011
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  46. No good advice for the holidays from me! But I’m about to start what has proven in the past to melt pounds away, energize me, and nake me feel great! Sounds silly, but my choice workout is a BlAST and I can never get enough if it……
    Zumba on the Wii!!!
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    December 30, 2011
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  47. Joe Means, Jr.
    Joe Means, Jr.

    I try not to overeat during Christmas and New Years.

    December 30, 2011
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  48. Just Coupons
    Just Coupons

    My tip is to get plenty of sleep. It will keep you healthy, rest is so important.

    December 30, 2011
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  49. Amanda J.
    Amanda J.

    You are doing wonderfully considering your tough times….Take care of yourself!

    December 30, 2011
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  50. Ashley Morrow
    Ashley Morrow

    My family just started drinking Silk. Thanks for the giveaway.

    December 30, 2011
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  51. Jackie
    Jackie

    I try to avoid the sweets and to reach for healthier snacks.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    December 30, 2011
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  52. amy warren
    amy warren

    i would love to try soy milk!

    December 30, 2011
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  53. Barbara Evans
    Barbara Evans

    Happy New Year.. I wish you well!

    December 30, 2011
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  54. Sara Filler
    Sara Filler

    It’s rough trying to stay fit during the holidays, but I just try to eat very small portions.

    December 30, 2011
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  55. La Nora Richardson
    La Nora Richardson

    I have only tried Chocolate soy milk…was pretty good…trying to get hubby to try it is another story…been trying to have yogurt instead of sugary snacks.

    December 30, 2011
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  56. Great giveaway! My fam loves Silk

    December 30, 2011
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  57. Kathleen M Smith
    Kathleen M Smith

    Thank you for the awesome giveaways! I get in as much movement around the house as possible – jogging a bit while waiting for something to cook, exercise arms while walking from room to room or watching TV … it adds up!

    December 30, 2011
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  58. Robin Blankenship
    Robin Blankenship

    Thank you for the giveaway

    December 30, 2011
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  59. Sylvia
    Sylvia

    Love Silk!

    December 30, 2011
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  60. heather loftus
    heather loftus

    happy new year!!

    December 30, 2011
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  61. Jennifer
    Jennifer

    I fill up on salad before eating~!

    December 30, 2011
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  62. laurie brown
    laurie brown

    love your blog

    December 30, 2011
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  63. hannah
    hannah

    thanks for the giveaway, so sorry to hear youve been having a hard time

    December 30, 2011
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  64. shirley
    shirley

    No good advice this year from me, I gained.

    December 30, 2011
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  65. Jessica Anderson
    Jessica Anderson

    During the holiday season make sure to increase you water intake it will help you keep colds at bay and eat less.

    PaintedPony17@yahoo.com

    December 30, 2011
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  66. Tamra
    Tamra

    Thanks for the chance! I plan on making more meals at home and eating out less. The trick, I imagine, it planning meals for the week so you don’t get “stuck”.

    December 30, 2011
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  67. Jackee/
    Jackee/

    I fill up on fruit and veggies before parties, less snacking on not so healthy food this way

    December 30, 2011
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  68. Niko O.
    Niko O.

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway & happy new years to you and your family!

    December 30, 2011
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