SlimKicker Slow Cooker Giveaway

I know you all like to win free stuff, especially free stuff you will actually use, like an awesome 6 qt Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker! So, here they are–the deets! (Is it ok for me to say deets? I think yes.)

As I mentioned yesterday, SlimKicker.com is a website/app that helps you track your health goals with points and rewards for logging what foods you’ve eaten and what exercise you’ve done that day. You can also join groups and message boards for inspiration, and work towards personal goals like a cheat meal, a night on the town, or a new iPod or pair of shoes. You rack up points by tracking healthy calories, and by completing Challenges, which is where the giveaway comes in!

SlimKicker is looking for a new fun idea for a Challenge. Some examples of what they currently use include giving up soda for a week, not eating any snacks after dinner for a week, or spending 30 minutes a day each week for a leisure activity to take your sanity back and work on your mental health.

So here’s what you have to do:

Step One, go check out SlimKicker.com and get started with keeping your food journal and exercise log.

Step Two, comment on this post with your idea for a new challenge. You can come up with as many ideas as you want–the more, the better, actually! At the end of next week (August 31, 2012), the folks at SlimKicker will pick their favorite idea and give the winner a Stay or Go 6 Quart Portable Slow Cooker by Hamilton Beach!

Get those creative juices flowing and spill your best ideas for health and fitness challenges! My idea is to start with 10 push-ups and do one extra push-up every day for a month! But I can’t win, so I’m counting on you guys to be more creative than me, which shouldn’t be too hard!

 

  • http://jenniferhudy.wordpress.com ~jenniferlynn

    I love giveaways! And love my slowcooker! :)
    That’s awesome that you get to sponsor a giveaway.. I wish I could get someone send send goodies my way to share! ;)

  • Luisa

    I checked out slimkicker! my idea of a challenge would be to workout everyday in the morning before u go to work. gotta have discipline and do it first thing before I’m dead tired when I get home!

    • http://theascentblog.com claire chapman hay

      That is awesome. I can’t stand working out in the morning, but I agree, once you get over having to get up so early it’s such a relief to have it out of the way for the day!

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  • http://grackleandsun.wordpress.com grackleandsun

    Just here to say that I think it’s awesome that you’ve teamed up with SlimKicker. I already have a slow cooker and so would hate to take away the chance to win from someone who doesn’t. I’ll toss out a challenge idea just for kicks: learn and practice one new yoga pose every day for a week. Hey, that’s doable. I think I know what I should be doing next week…

    • http://theascentblog.com claire chapman hay

      I love that idea! But oh man. I am so bad at yoga. I think I would have to do one new yoga pose a week for a month or something like that… Have you been trying it??

      • http://grackleandsun.wordpress.com grackleandsun

        Not yet. I’m going to start on Monday. I did take yoga once, years ago. Prenatal yoga. Boy is it going to be different without that belly!

  • Kimmy

    Hmm this is maybe not so creative, but what about a challenge where u try out a new activity or sport everyday for a month? I get into a slump if I do the same thing over and over.

    • http://theascentblog.com claire chapman hay

      That’s a great idea. Grab some friends and rent the racquetball room at the rec center or OOH go to the neighborhood pool and do some “synchronized swimming”… :)

    • http://theascentblog.com claire chapman hay

      Congratulations, Kimmy–you won the giveaway! Email team@slimkicker.com!

  • Sarah

    Easy at home work out challenge…I do CrossFit three days a week but I also try to incorporate at least one at home workout on an “off” day as well.
    Challenge: 10-10-10-10 one day a week for a month
    10 air squats
    10 push ups
    10 sit ups
    10 lunges
    (5) times for a total of 50 reps for each movement.
    Work on your bettering your time each week.

    • http://theascentblog.com claire chapman hay

      This is a great idea. So easy to do at home and you can totally do those movements no matter what your skill level is. Love it!

  • Greg

    100 Burpee Challenge
    100 Burpees a day for a month. You can do them all at once or break them up throughout the day, as needed. A Crossfit gym by my house did this and I have been wanting to try it out. Currently I Crossfit 6 days a week and I am too scared to challenge myself to this on top of my WOD’s.

    • http://theascentblog.com claire chapman hay

      Oh wow. That would be intense! I agree that I would be a little scared to challenge myself to do that on my own… but I could totally do 25 burpees 4x, day, right? Minus being all sweaty all day… but who cares!

  • Jessica

    Great website! My idea may not be anything new or exciting, but I think people forget how much it can help…

    Prepare/pack all meals for the day the night before. Have everything lined up and ready to go. In the morning, eat your breakfast, grab your packed snacks/lunch/dinner ect (depending on your day), and get on your way!

    With work and school combined, the majority of my days are over 12 hours out of the house now, and if I’m not prepared, I’ll stop and get something unhealthy. By packing all my meals, I’m never hungry, eating healthy and have already lost a significant number of lbs this month, as well as saving a lot of money!!

    • http://theascentblog.com claire chapman hay

      This is an AMAZING idea. I am so bad at remembering to do this–every weekend I think “I am going to pre-make all my lunches for this week!” and I NEVER actually follow through. I bet it would be easier for me if I broke it up into doing it every night instead of trying to do it in one fell swoop once a week!

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  • http://cardioandcocktailsdotcom.wordpress.com Chelsea @ CardioandCocktails

    I have a couple ideas, clearly I have too much time on my hands…
    1) Plan to do a “new” workout at least 3 times a week (i.e. going on a long bike ride, playing tennis, stand up paddle boarding, Zumba). I find that if I mix up my workouts with something that I don’t traditionally think of as “exercise”, I really look forward to it and it’s a great way to get friends involved!
    2) On Monday night of this week, I cooked up a bunch of items that I could use for lunch and dinner all week. I have tried to plan my meals ahead of time but then get frustrated if I end up not feeling like that meal on that day. This worked for me because I could grab what I wanted that day but knew in the back of my mind that I was going to eat the other meals throughout the week. No food wasted and no feeling that I was being forced to eat something that I didn’t want.
    3) Make at least one (maybe two) “dates” to workout during the week. I know that I always manage to find time for a happy hour (or 4) during the week so it shouldn’t be too hard to find time for a fun workout with a friend or sig other.

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