CLOSED! Commit to Fit Friday – iPod Shuffle and iTunes Gift Card Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 8, 2010

This giveaway is now closed…and the winner is:

Laura says, “Rascal Flatts Here’s to you. Thanks for the chance.”

Winner has been notified by email with further instructions to claim their prize.  Stay tuned for $5 Dinners for a new giveaway coming soon!

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Working out. It’s hard. It takes self-discipline, self-motivation and self-determination.

When it comes time for a run, there’s one thing that helps me out with the motivation and determination parts.  And that would be music. How’d you guess?! ;)

The most difficult part of any workout is the first 10 minutes.  (At least that’s how long it takes my body to transition from regular daily activity to work out activity.)  And there’s nothing like a heavy, fast beat to get me through those first agonizing minutes.  Then the endorphins start to kick in, my body relaxes into the workout, and I can go on enjoying my tunes while I run.

But I’m telling you I need to start off each run with fast songs with a strong beat that will help kick my stride into gear.  I’ve used an iPod Shuffle for the past 2 years.  I love it because it’s small, it clips right onto my shirt/shorts.  It only has a few buttons, so it’s easy to change the song or volume while in mid-stride.

This week’s Commit to Fit Giveaway is for an iPod Shuffle and a $15 iTunes Gift Card! I want to help you get motivated and stay determined throughout your workout by providing you with some tunes!

It’s time to get your groove on…

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Saturday, October 9th at 9 am EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

  • Entry #1: Leave a comment sharing your favorite “pick me up” song…whether for working out, or getting motivated to clean…what song gets you going?!

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 to have received a brand new iPod shuffle and iTunes GC as part of my involvement in the Commit to Fit campaign. Now Steve and I have one less battle to fight…we can each have our own now and can each have our own music programmed.  And opinions are my own. I really do love my iPod shuffle.

Jenna October 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I subscribe to your daily emails and am a fan on Facebook.

Susan October 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Jumpin’ Jack by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Anne October 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm

anything by Steven Curtis Chapman, but especially Live Out Loud.

AJ October 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I can always listen the “Thriller”. It always makes me want to get up and dance.

AJ October 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I subscribe to email.

Kendra October 8, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I have MANY favorite pick-me-up songs, but the one I always turn to for sure is Kenny Chesney’s “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”

Kendra October 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Subscribed via email. =)
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amy October 8, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones ! email subscriber

Amanda H. October 8, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I just became a “liker” on facebook.

Sarah Cassill October 8, 2010 at 7:47 pm

anything by AC/DC!

TESS October 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I like to listen to Bruce Springsteen .

Tina Riley October 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Any praise and worship song gets me motivated.

lis October 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm

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Tina Riley October 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I subscribe by e-mail.

erin October 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm

“Control” by MuteMath always gets me ready to workout!

erin October 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm

I subscribe to you through Google Reader.

Sarah Partain October 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm

when I need a push, I turn on “Hey Ya” by Outkast and have a blast finishing my run!!

Sarah Partain October 8, 2010 at 8:37 pm

I am following you on twitter now…@ladypartain.

Karoline Filicetti October 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm

My favs are Seek & Destroy or Frantic… Metallica! On my way to be a fan on Facebook…

Sarah Partain October 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I get your posts in my Google Reader.
ladypartain(at)gmail(dot)com

Karoline Filicetti October 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Just signed up as a fan on Facebook… and I also get your blog through Google Reader. Now to just cross my fingers for luck! :)

Nikki Wilson October 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Footloose is my all time fave.

nikki wilson October 8, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I am a facebook fan.

Wendy Boyd October 8, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I like to listen to anything really but I don’t have an IPOD or an MP3 players but my daughters do and sometimes when I’m really lucky one of them will let me use theirs LOL…

Diana October 8, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I subscribe through a reader.

Wilma P October 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm

The song that gets me really going is “Old Time Rock and Roll” by Bob Seegar.

esther October 8, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I like P&W!

esther October 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm

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Neily October 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I’m Here for the Party has a great beat (Gretchen Wilson)

Neily October 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I subscribe to e-mail and am a facebook fan

Steph October 8, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Boom boom pow by BEP!

Steph October 8, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I follow on twitter @desmoinesdealin

Steph October 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I subscribe via email!

Andrea October 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm

“Think” by Aretha Franklin

Andrea October 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm

“Think” by Aretha Franklin or “Baby I’m A Star” by Prince

Jackie October 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm

One of my pick me ups is “Buttercup”

Jackie October 8, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I subscribe via email
jackievillano at gmail dot com

Katy P October 8, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I like to clean and sing with my daughter the little song “This is how we wash the clothes, etc. Lol.!

Katy P October 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I am an email subscriber!

Renee October 8, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Follow you on FB and via email feed. Wow!! What a wonderful giveaway – thanks for offering! Love listening to Steven Curtis Chapman. Good incentive to keep on exercising!

Cheryl in AL October 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm

My great pick me up song is Because We Can by Fat Boy Slim. Very strong beat.

Cheryl in AL October 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I subscribe to your blog via RSS Feed.

Tanya C. October 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I like anything with a good beat to get me going.

Tanya C. October 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I’m a fan on facebook and subscribe to your email.

Rachael October 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Tik Tok by Ke$ha

Rachael October 8, 2010 at 10:39 pm

I’m a RSS Subscriber too!

Robin October 8, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Any 80′s music gets me moving!

Laura October 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Rascal Flatts Here’s to you. Thanks for the chance.

Laura October 8, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Email subscriber

Laura October 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Twitter follower

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