When I first posted about my weight loss and healthy living journey, I was uncertain about the response I would receive. Well, it turns out that there a heck of a lot of people out there dedicated to a healthy living lifestyle, and who are dedicated to cooking healthy recipes for their families and friends. I received comments, emails and tweets from so many of you, sharing your tried and true lifestyle, cooking and exercise tips. They were simply too good to keep to myself, so I wanted to give you the opportunity to share your healthy lifestyle and recipe posts. I can’t wait to learn from all of you!
Scroll down to the link-up button at the bottom of this post to share your posts. Anything goes…as long as it involves exercise inspiration and ideas, healthy recipes, healthy lifestyle tips, or your own personal weight loss or healthy living journey. Feel free to share up to 5 links.
And be sure to check out the amazing giveaway, provided by the awesome team at OXO. I’m giving away all of the OXO tools that were featured over the last three weeks…every single thing to one lucky reader. You DO NOT need to link-up a post to enter the giveaway.
Over the past four weeks, I shared several posts which highlighted some of the things that helped me on my journey. Here are the highlights:
My Health & Weight Loss Journey: Before & After Photos: This post went into the nitty-gritty of my journey, including what I ate for each meal, my weekly exercise routine and the psychological barriers I worked to overcome. Oh yeah, and there are some pretty painful (well, for me) “before” photos and fun “after” photos (taken by my friend Heidi of Foodiecrush Magazine).
Salad Cups with Quinoa, Shrimp, Avocado & Lemon Dressing: This post includes one of my favorite salad recipes, as well as tips on making salad preparation a breeze.
Portion Control for Weight Loss & Healthy Living: For me, portion control was key in shedding the weight. As soon as I started weighing and measuring some of my favorite meals, I realized I was eating far more than my body needed. This post has plenty of helpful tips for controlling your portions, as well as estimating portion sizes when you’re not at home.
Green Tea, Berry & Yogurt Smoothie, & Hydration Tips: This smoothie recipe includes a fun tip to make your future smoothie-making quick easy. Plus, I talk about hydration needs and how to fulfill them each day.
There will be plenty more healthy recipes coming up, so be sure to keep checking in.
You DO NOT need to link-up a post to enter the giveaway.
One lucky reader will win all of the OXO tools shown below. That’s right…ALL of them! (Total value of the giveaway is approximately $180.)
This giveaway is open to residents of the United States 18 years of age or older (I apologize to my Canadian readers – I promise there will be a great giveaway for you next week) and will be open until Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 5pm PST.
The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 48 hours to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.
To enter, just leave a comment on this post. Remember, You DO NOT need to link-up a post to enter the giveaway.
To earn additional entries, leave separate comments for each of the steps listed below. If you don’t leave separate comments for each step, the number generator will not count them as separate entries. If you already follow/”like” OXO or Cookin’ Canuck, just let me know that in your comments.
1. Follow OXO on Twitter.
2. Follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter.
3. Tweet about this giveaway, including my Twitter handle. Here’s an example: Link-up your healthy living & recipe posts at @CookinCanuck. Plus, there’s a BIG @OXO giveaway. http://bit.ly/GUHuyA
4. “Like” OXO on Facebook.
5. “Like”Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.
6. Share on your Facebook page and leave me the link (click on the time stamp of your “share” to access the link).
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Disclaimer: OXO supplied me with some OXO products for my personal use and the giveaway. As usual, all opinions are my own. What can I say? I’m an OXO fan.