CLOSED! Commit to Fit Friday – Make the Commitment & $100 Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 29, 2010

This giveaway is now closed…and here is the winner:

Linda says, “I follow you on FB and if I were to win the $100 my goal would be to start a membership to our local gym.”

Congratulations Linda and to all of you who are committing to fitness!  Way to go!

**Our winner has been notified via email with further instructions.  Stay tuned to $5 Dinners for our next exciting giveaway!**

Above is what hangs on the wall in our office. A constant reminder of our family’s commitment to fitness.

What you see is a framed *** that my mom had made for me after I ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 2000.  Ten years ago, last weekend, I ran my first (and probably only) marathon.  It was an amazing experience…complete with sassiness, sore legs, Tootsie rolls at mile 22, a nice view of Watergate where I stopped to say Hi to my dad and stretch my legs, a running finish, and a race for a cure.  Oh, and there was a space blanket, purple Team in Training comradery for all of us where purple tanktops, and a dad who stalked me rode the metro around DC to different stops along the course to cheer me on!

It was an amazing experience.  And one I’d like to repeat…but the chances of that happening with little people around is slim. Really, none. (Perhaps when they are older…training for a marathon with little people around takes more time and commitment than I have to offer right now.)

Half marathons will do. They are my thing.

I’m back to hitting the pavement and have run several miles this week.  Tomorrow I’ve got my final long run before the half marathon in a few weeks. This is what my Saturday will look like.

Bible Study. 10 mile run. Drink water. Eat. Stretch. Eat. Epsom salts bath. Drink water. Stretch. Sink into the couch. Eat. Drink water. Stretch. Another Epsom salts bath. Eat. Drink water…

(You get the idea. Most of the day will be centered around this long run…and now you see why training for longer than a half marathon would prove difficult!)

I have made the Commit to Fit Pledge. Have you?!?

If so, then this giveaway is for you. It’s for $100. 100 bucks. 100 smackers.  For you to invest in your fitness goals.

For me, it was the half marathon entry fee.

For you, it could be a series of 5K entry fees. Or a gym membership. Or Zumba classes.

This money is to help you reach your personal fitness goals.  (Please note, proof of purchase will be required before your reimbursement can be sent. Winner and I will work out all those details. Failure to show proof of purchase in a timely manner will result in a new winner being chosen.)

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Saturday, October 30th at 10 am EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

  • Entry #1: Leave a comment sharing a personal fitness goal, your pledge to Commit to Fit, and how you’d use $100 to reach that goal.
  • Bonus Entry: Visit the Subway Facebook Page to learn more about the Commit to Fit program and for a chance to win up to $26,200!!!

2. Winner will be selected by Random.org.

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

*Disclosure: I’m grateful this amazing opportunity to work with Subway on the Commit to Fit campaign.

Linda October 29, 2010 at 9:59 am

I follow you and Subway on twitter

Linda October 29, 2010 at 10:00 am

I follow you on FB.

Jenna Johnson October 29, 2010 at 10:00 am

I visited the Subway Commit to Fit Facebook page and entered the contest there too! Thank you!!

Linda October 29, 2010 at 10:00 am

I entered the sweepstakes with Subway on FB.

Rebecca McAllister October 29, 2010 at 10:00 am

I am a facebook fan!

Stacey October 29, 2010 at 10:06 am

Just this week I started Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred, before that I did the four week plan of Brazil Butt Lift. I’m committing to continue with my at home exercise! (It’s the only realistic way for me to stick to it.) The $100 would be used to purchase some kettle bells and go towards my next workout video/program.

Stacey October 29, 2010 at 10:07 am

I’m a facebook fan!

Rebecca McAllister October 29, 2010 at 10:08 am

Went to the Subway FB page and entered!

Lauren October 29, 2010 at 10:08 am

I would like to get back to a fitness-oriented lifestyle (and losing 20 pounds wouldn’t hurt). I pledge to Commit to Fit. I would use the money to get a new pair of running shoes.

s October 29, 2010 at 10:09 am

I am an email subscriber!

Lauren October 29, 2010 at 10:12 am

I follow via RSS.

Sarah October 29, 2010 at 10:15 am

My goal: get back into my size 6 jeans! Lately I’ve been in 8′s and pushing the 10 line so I really have to start making some changes.
I pledge to Commit to Fit!
I would use the money to help buy an eliptical machine.

Sarah October 29, 2010 at 10:15 am

I like you on FB!

Shauna October 29, 2010 at 10:27 am

I commit to be fit! I’ve recently had my fourth baby and I have a lot of baby weight to lose, and then some. If I won, I’d use the money to purchase Zumba DVDs so I can continue to work out at home.

Shauna October 29, 2010 at 10:28 am

I’m a fan on Facebook.

Helen October 29, 2010 at 10:29 am

I want to get back into walking more, using my treadmill and doing my awesome pilates DVDs. I pledge to Commit to Fit! I could use the $100 for some new exercise shoes- mine are so old and nasty!

Helen October 29, 2010 at 10:30 am

I follow on Twitter!

Helen October 29, 2010 at 10:31 am

I subscribe via email and RSS!

Shelle October 29, 2010 at 10:33 am

I pledge to commit to fit! I’ve been running 2-4 miles 3x/week for the last couple of months and recently started doing some light weight training. My goal is to lose weight as well as be overall healthier.

Shelle October 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

I’m an RSS subscriber.

Christan October 29, 2010 at 10:40 am

So, where do I even being? If you read this post on my blog on this very subject (http://doithalfway.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/oops-i-did-it-again) I start and stop. But this time, I really want to make a commitment to run. I want to run that 5K, 10K, Half and possibly full someday. I’ll start with the Couch to 5K and go from there.

Christan October 29, 2010 at 10:41 am

I also follow you on facebook.

Mandee October 29, 2010 at 10:41 am

I will Commit to Fit. I go to fitness classes three days a week, soon to be four. I have more pounds and clothes sizes than I want to share left to lose. For now I want to focus on being able to complete a half marathon in April hosted by W.O.W. fitness. I would use the money to pay the dues and purchase new running shoes.

Christan October 29, 2010 at 10:41 am

and I follow you on twitter.

Christan October 29, 2010 at 10:42 am

AND I get the daily email. So, I’m covered. :)

Becky H October 29, 2010 at 11:13 am

I just recently started a work out program – walking 2 miles 6 out of 7 days of the week! It has been going well for about 2 weeks. I would use this money to invest in some new running shoes so I could start running again soon!!

Becky H October 29, 2010 at 11:14 am

I subscribe in a reader!

Kristen October 29, 2010 at 11:42 am

I’ve got about 20 lbs of baby weight to lose, and my baby turns 3 this weekend! I’d use the money for some new walking shoes and for a kettlebell or medicine ball (to go along with my treadmill and weights.) No more excuses, it’s time to commit to FIT!

chas wilbur October 29, 2010 at 11:57 am

My journey started about a month ago. I am at the gym 4 days a week taking some workout classes and walking 3 times a week in the evening. I am down 7 lbs and very happy!!
I would use the money for a TRX class that I want to enroll in and this money would pay for it in full!

chas wilbur October 29, 2010 at 11:58 am

I am a fan on FB!

chas wilbur October 29, 2010 at 11:58 am

Subscribe to your feeds and I get emails from you..Thanks Erin!!

Christina H October 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I’m starting to build back up to running again!

Christina H October 29, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I also subscribe via RSS

deanna October 29, 2010 at 12:11 pm

My goal: to start (and finish!) the C25K program.
My needs: an iPod (I washed ours with my husband’s workout clothes – erg!) and some real running shoes

MH in OH October 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm

My personal goal is to break 22 min for a Thanksgiving Day 5K. And especially to keep running daily despite the shorter hours of daylight.
I pledge to Commit to Fit!
I’d use the $$ for new running clothes – always motivating to have new gear!

Christy October 29, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I love walking and running and staying in shape. I’d buy a new pair of New Balance running shoes. Mine are great, but they’re over a year old and will probably bite the dust soon :)

Jean October 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I need to get back into a regular exercise routine. I would either use the $$ for some yoga classes or to put toward the purchase of a BodyBugg. My cousin has one, and said that it transformed her workout regimen – she wasn’t getting as much benefit from them as she thought she was. OR, I could buy a new pair of shoes to start running, so I could run w/my 13 y/0 nephew who is in cross country. so many choices…

Jean October 29, 2010 at 1:14 pm

FB follower & email subscriber

Jamie October 29, 2010 at 1:14 pm

$100 would go towards prenatal yoga classes! My back could really use the stretch right about now!

Jamie October 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I subscribe via RSS feed.

Jamie October 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I visited Subway’s FB page!

Paula October 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I started the couch-to-5K program 4 weeks ago and am planning on running my first 5k on 12/3 – yeah me! I would us the $100 for more entry fees!

Paula October 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm

and i’m a facebook fan :)

Crystal's Cozy Kitchen October 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I commit to lose 15 lbs and exercise at least 5 times per week (mainly workout dvds).

Crystal October 29, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I follow on twitter

Crystal's Cozy Kitchen October 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm

I ‘like’ you on facebook.

Pam October 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm

What awesome timing! I recently joined Weight Watchers after realizing this pregnancy weight wasn’t going to melt off on it’s own. (My baby is a year now). I have committed to being more fit by making healthier food choices (and am still attempting to do it on my family’s $200/month food budget!). I have also been getting up extra early and have been walking/running. My goal is to prepare for a 5K. It’s a start, right?
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Pam October 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I’m a Twitter follower :)

Pam October 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I subscribe via RSS feed :)

Pam October 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I visited Subway’s Facebook page!

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