**CONTEST NOW CLOSED!!**
When I started this blog, I’d just had my first daughter and was embarking on a marathon training program.
Fast forward seven years and another daughter later, and now I have children that are school aged (how did THAT happen?!) and my main goal is no longer to run 26.2 BUT to ensure as I am continuing to be active and healthy my kids are doing the same.
With childhood obesity and diabetes skyrocketing in America, it’s important that we, as parents, really promote activity and healthy lifestyles for our children.
We can do this numerous ways: through after school sports, like soccer and dance; through family bike rides and hikes and swims; through creating delicious and healthy meals in our homes; through talking to our children about the importance of eating well, skipping sodas and taking an active part in our health.
I’ve been very fortunate to be chosen by Henkel Helps as a mom who works to promote healthy families, and guess what? They generously gave me a $250 Sports Authority card to give away to one lucky family that’s working hard to live a healthy, active life!
The winner could be you!
How can you enter to win?
Enter to win this fantastic gift card by leaving a comment on this post about what it is YOU do to teach your child how to live healthy.
Do you promote it by being active yourself? Do you cook healthy meals together? Do you play soccer in a field by your house a few times each week after school? Do you do something else that gives your child(ren) the opportunity to get active and eat well?
Share with us how YOU incorporate healthy living into your family so we can get some great ideas of things to do with our kids!
Ways to win:
“1″ entry for leaving how you incorporate being healthy and/or eating nutritiously in your family and for your kids.
“1″ additional entry by tweeting ‘I entered to win a $250 Sports Authority gift card @mamamarathoner!’ and reporting back here in the comment section.
“1″ additional entry by liking my page on Facebook and reporting back here in the comment section.
Contest ends November 21. Winner chosen by random.org. Open to US only. Your comment on this blog must include what you do to incorporate a healthy lifestyle in your family and for your kids.
As for me . . .
My oldest daughter and I are going to run a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning! I’ll do the 5K and then she and I will do the one mile fun run.
To get ready, we began a ‘training’ program last week that included a half mile run. She loved it! I let her choose the music we ran to (Lady Gaga was top of her list!) and then we put on our running clothes and jogged half a mile. After we stretched, and she said to me she loved it, not only the running part and the blasting of Lady Gaga from my phone, but, she said,
I loved spending time with you running.
And that is one of the best benefits of staying active as a family – you get to do something that is healthy for you while spending quality time with your kids.
Good luck on the giveaway!