November Wellness Challenge – Let’s Make Things Interesting – $25 Amazon GC Giveaway

All righty folks, so you’ve read about the personal November Wellness Challenge I’ve given myself.  I’ve invited my readers to join in, and I have heard from a few of you that you are indeed, joining in.


And you know, I really appreciate those people letting me know!  It means so much (probably more than it should) when people comment and leave thoughts on this here blog.


I have decided to BRIBE motivate my readers in this challenge.  I’m giving away a digital $25 gift card at the end of November…yeah, that’s right!  It’ll be a great supplement for your Christmas shopping.


So…here’s the deal.  I’ve got my November Wellness Challenge going on, with THREE major components to it, and I want you to do it too:


I am doing the Jump Up and Drink Up Challenge, but you can set any physical wellness goal you want to.  Some ideas:

- Get in 30 minutes of exercise a day.

- Eat 5 servings of fruits/vegetables a day.

- Spend 5 minutes stretching every day.

- Or anything else you may want to do.


I’m working on de-cluttering my home this month.  Again, you can set whatever home wellness goal you want to. Ideas:

- Get rid of 50 things this month.

- Create and use a cleaning system.

- Get your kids involved in helping to clean.

- Work on that big project you’ve been putting off.


This is my simplest challenge.  I’m just tracking everything I spend. You could also:

- Spend only cash on groceries this month.

- Set aside $$$ for emergencies.

- Start saving up for something you want.

- Create and follow a budget.

Sooo…do I have your attention yet?


For your chance to win a $25 gift card to help supplement your holiday shopping, you can join the challenge.  There’s nothing official for you to “sign”, simply leave a comment below and let me know you’re in, and then continue to check in letting me know how it’s going!  You can get an entry EVERY SINGLE DAY for the rest of the month, simply by checking in!

Now…let’s get healthy and happy…., and good luck.:-)
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122 comments for “November Wellness Challenge – Let’s Make Things Interesting – $25 Amazon GC Giveaway

  1. Susan Smith
    November 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I’m trying to walk a few times a week and so far I’m doing pretty good.

  2. Sarah L
    November 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I stretch every hour when I get up from the compter and swim 3x a week.
    Thanks for the contest.

  3. Lisa Walker
    November 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I struggled with not buying too much on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I ended up buying a few things I didn’t really need and can’t use, so I will donate them. I did do a little better than I did last year!

  4. Shannon
    November 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Got in 8 miles today!

  5. Amanda Sakovitz
    November 30, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I really need to cut back on little things like buying coffee daily so I can save more.

  6. Biku Toria
    November 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I have been eating less and exercising more!

  7. November 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

    This is the first I’ve heard of this.

  8. L
    November 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I think the holidays have already started knocking off track!

  9. Tammy H
    November 30, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I changed what I was eating and since May of 1012 I have lost 20 pounds

  10. Thomas Murphy
    November 30, 2012 at 4:33 am

    I have been exercising alot, its going good!

  11. Jordan Y
    November 30, 2012 at 3:28 am

    I’ve been working on decluttering. We moved last year and had more stuff than we knew what to do with. We’re down to two tubs in the storage room and two in our closet. I’m going to work on going through that too.

  12. William
    November 30, 2012 at 1:20 am

    I use the library a lot. It has books, movies and music. I don;t think enough people take advantage of it. Also my library has electronic books, I haven’t tried it yet but I plan it. The best part is it doesn’t cost anything. I have been renovating my apartment, organizing, decluttering. I really think the more stuff you own the more that stuff ends up owning you. I am traveling at the end of January and I am at a little under 220 lbs. I and I am going to bust tail to safely “Yes Safely” drop 30 lbs before I leave. Proper diet, cardio 1 hour everyday followed by weight training 1 hour everyday. I think that people over look weight training in general as a powerful tool in battling the bulge. I don’t train like a weight lifter. I don’t life one day on one day off. I will lift everyday and I don’t lift heavy. The results can’t be argued really. I’d like hope to win an exercise bike that is small someday. I hope if you set a goal yourself that you follow through with it. Best of luck to everybody.

  13. Hannah
    November 29, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    What wonderful goals. And Amazon is such an amazing place!

  14. Tara
    November 29, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I’m sticking to a workout plan!

  15. Missy L
    November 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I’ve been decluttering my home and am seeing results. I love it!

  16. Emma
    November 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I buy books for Kindle several times a week on Amazon, this would be wonderful!

    • November 29, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      Aren’t Kindle books awesome, Emma?? Amazon has a great selection of free and/or really cheap books, and I love it!

  17. L
    November 29, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    My struggle has recently been with exercise. Time has been short but that’s no excuse for slacking on the treadmill.

  18. Tiffany
    November 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I’m a new reader and just saw this, but I’m in!

  19. Shannon
    November 29, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Ran a few miles today. Keeping up with the training

  20. Jill L
    November 29, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I’m working on getting fit and also decluttering. I’ve been getting better at exercising and eating right. I’ve also be seriously getting rid of stuff. Took a big garbage bag of clothes to the consignment shop this morning. Feels good.

  21. Meg
    November 29, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I got divorced at age 22, and was left without a home; with nothing. I lived back and forth between a few different homes-stayed with my parents for a while, a cousin, my best friend. I started working 60 hours a week between two jobs to save money and pay off some debts, and to raise my credit score a little. I am proud to say that my success was finally being able to afford to move into my own apartment this past August. I am 25 now and still working two jobs in addition to going to school- I’m about to enter my final semester in January- and although life is still a struggle, I couldn’t be more proud of myself for turning my life around and overcoming some very difficult times.

    • November 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      Wow, Meg, what an inspirational story…good for you, and thank you SO much for sharing your story! You should definitely be proud of yourself. “:-)

  22. Barbara Montag
    November 28, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I’m having some difficult now getting my meals all in.
    I eat less more often.

  23. Amanda W
    November 28, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I’ve been using since July and I’m doing really well. Exercising 4-5 times a week, drinking water and eating my fruits and veggies.

  24. domestic diva
    November 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I’m decluttering — and it’s going well. It’s kind of addictive (in a nice way).

  25. Daniel M
    November 28, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    trying to sell stuff on ebay (declutter) to get some christmas cash, it’s not going very well

  26. aogable
    November 28, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I didn’t see this until today, but I’ve resolved to start exercising at least 5 days a week in December. I have a treadmill, and no excuses!!

  27. Sarah
    November 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I am wanting to work out a budget with my husband in the next week or two. It’s really hard to be motivated to sit down together and do it. Thanks for the challenge.

  28. Brandy
    November 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Going well. We’re keeping to our non-spending.

  29. Jl Johnson
    November 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I’m struggling with getting enough sleep. I think after I get home and spend time with family, do the duties of the household and get the kdis to sleep, I crave alone time. Time to putter and I feel like for my sanity I need that more than sleep sometimes but I know I need the sleep. My body does. How to balance????
    luckyseattlemom at gmail dot com

  30. MJ Argo
    November 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I find it hard to make myself exercise every day.

  31. November 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I have already started decluttering my home and I got a great book called Cleaning House and it’s about getting rid of youth entitlement. Great book by the way!
    I need more routine and organization and darn it, I will have it :)
    Thanks for the chance at winning!

    • November 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Crystal, thanks for sharing!! I now have the book on my to-read list at :-)

  32. Laure A.
    November 28, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I’m definitely working on the financial challenge….I feel like if I buy groceries with cash it’s not really a purchase since I don’t see negative in my bank account! :)

  33. Shannon
    November 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Got in my run again this morning!

  34. Gianna
    November 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I’m in the process of de-cluttering the whole house and it is hard. I have not made any progress this week because everyone got sick.

  35. Barbara Montag
    November 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I think overall I’m doing pretty good – considering that there has been a lot of stress in my life.

    • November 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Good for you, Barbara! You can only do your best, and it sounds like you’re doing it!

  36. November 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I am tracking my spending and trying to save 10% of everything I spend. This is hard for me being on a limited budget, but I know I waste money on fast food and impulse buys, so it is doable.

  37. November 27, 2012 at 11:09 am

    My goals are coming along I am trying to de-clutter and selling some stuff and giving some stuff away . I also set goals for my diet and being sure I get enough fiber

  38. Shannon
    November 27, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Worked out again today. On my way to the 5k

    • November 27, 2012 at 9:12 am

      Good luck, Shannon!!! I hope you’ll share with us how you do…:-)

  39. Laurel O.
    November 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I’m in! My goals are to drink less soda (and drinks that are high in sugar) and more water, organize the basement and declutter it, and not to overspend on groceries.

  40. November 27, 2012 at 4:13 am

    I’m a new reader and late in joining in the challenge, but I’m in! Need to declutter in a big way!

    • November 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

      Hey, you join when you join, and it’s all good! Best of luck to you!

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