As many of you know, I’ve been trying to live a healthier lifestyle for the last few months. I’ve had my ups and downs, as we all do, but feel I am finally on the way to leading a healthy lifestyle – for good.
To keep myself going (and to see where I need to improve) I’ve been using iPhone apps. Earlier this week, I found out about SlimKicker on the iPhone App store. I immediately downloaded the app to check it out and loved what I saw!
Basically, SlimKicker motivates you by allowing you to gain points and “level-up” in the following categories: diet, exercise, and challenges. I think it’s great to have different ways to earn points because some days I tend to slack off by not exercising but I still eat healthy foods. So, I get rewarded for my good eating instead of feeling miserable about my lack exercise. You can also join challenges like “Put your sneakers on for 10 minutes a day” – because once those sneakers are on you know you want to run!
You can also use SlimKicker to log your daily calories and exercise (you earn points for eating nutritious food and exercising). You can create your own recipes and add foods if you can’t find them in the database already, which is perfect for me because I make 95% of the food I eat.
SlimKicker enables you to upload an image of a reward that you will give yourself after you earn a certain number of points (can you say shopping spree?)
SlimKicker would like your input and will reward one lucky guy or gal who can come up with a creative new challenge for their website. All you have to do is reply in the comments with a fun and creative fitness or diet challenge, about 1-2 sentences long. Make sure you include your e-mail address so we can contact you if you are the lucky winner! Get those creative juices flowing so you can win a Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker!
Challenges should be something like: Drink 8 glasses of water every day or Run at least 1 mile a day (I should add this for my 5k training!). If you’re stumped, check out SlimKicker’s Challenge page for more ideas!
The most creative challenge (winner!) will be chosen by SlimKicker.
Contest will close on Thursday, July 26th at 11:59 PST. Open to US and Canadian Residents Only.
You can download the iPhone App by searching for SlimKicker in the App store. If you don’t have an iPhone you can use their website, SlimKicker.com !
My nickname on the app is holls, feel free to add me so we can motivate each other!
This Giveaway is now closed. Thank you for submitting some great challenges!
The winning entry, as chosen by the SlimKicker.com team is cleiree with:
“Quit coffee and all caffeinated drinks for a week. Yeah, yeah I know some people say coffee is actually healthy and boosts your mood, but it’s a crutch. By quitting coffee, you’ll actually have to rely on getting more sleep to feel awake, or getting some exercise.”