June 9, 2014

Staples Fitness Challenge (giveaway included!)

Having fitness goals and keeping up with them is one of the ways I stay healthy. Without having a comittment or a goal to reach for, I tend to fall off the wagon. I eat clean, for the most part, but I do think that fitness is an essential aspect of a healthy lifestyle.

Since moving to Massachusetts, my work life balance has been off. Really off. On top of that, I haven’t signed up for a gym because I’m not sure where I’ll be living in the next month or so. Thankfully my family has a mini gym at our house and my job keeps me pretty active with a ton of walking around Boston. I was curious to see how much I actually was walking, and would occasionally plug my routes into a map online to calculate my distance. There were some days I was walking up to 8 miles a day! But then there were my “office days” where I barely moved from my chair. Womp womp.

I was asked to particpate in the Staples Fitness Challenge at the most perfect time. I wanted  an accurate way to track my activity and monitor my health. When I got the email to participate, I thought it was a joke. But nope, Staples hooked me up with some awesome goodies to kickstart the challenge.


Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Scale

  • Tracks weight, body mass index (BMI), and % body fat
  • Uploads your weight automatically to your free Fitbit.com account
  • Automatically recognizes up to eight users
  • See your stats, track weight trends, and log workouts

Fitbit One Wireless Activity Tracker

  • Tracks your activity and your sleep
  • Syncs your stats automatically to your PC, tablet or phone
  • Tracks: Steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled, stairs climbed, hours slept and quality of sleep

Ipad Mini

  • Great for using the Fitbit app
  • Plays music during your workouts
  •  Compatible with plenty of fitness-related apps for workout ideas

Over the next couple of months, I’ll be tracking my fitness using the above 3 products. I’m happy with my current weight, so the main goal I’ll be focusing on is my activity levels. Because the Fitbit tracks my steps, I want my goal to be at least 10,000 steps per day. I hope to spend the next three months hitting that goal each day. So stay tuned for my progress! If anyone would like a more in-depth review of any of the above products, I’d be happy to write posts on those as well. 🙂

To kick off this campaign, Staples has offered to give one of my readers a $25 Itunes gift card. You can use it to download music or apps to help you reach your own fitness goals. Good luck!!
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  • I would like to walk several miles a day.

  • amanda

    My goal is to complete a marathon training progam. I always start but never finish

  • HS

    Training for my first marathon.

  • Jeff Amador

    Dude…you got an iPad mini?!?! #swag

  • Melissa

    My goal is to get outside and walk around the trail at the park more often.

  • Rebecca P.

    Mine is to get my yoga teacher certification!

  • Katie Niekamp

    My goal is to get back into running and train for another half marathon.

  • itzyskitchen

    Its always hard to keep with a fitness routine when you have a major life change! I’m working on lifting a little heavier in pump!

  • awesome program! i want to keep up with my yoga, pilates and tone up classes 🙂

  • Biana Perez

    Love this and how awesome that you were able to test all those amazing products!! I’m a huge fan of the fit bit!! I’d love to tone my mid section and just lean out a little bit more!!

  • Sophie @ life’s philosophie

    My goal is to get comfortable running a 7:30 min/mile pace. Oh and get stronger 🙂

  • Pamela

    Umm how awesome is Staples for hooking you up like that?!?! Dang girl! I’ve been wanting to get a Fitbit for awhile now but I keep hearing so many mixed reviews about it. I work out 4-5 days a week but have no idea how much I do, ya know? Let me know how it works out for you!

    <3, Pamela

  • Ashley Hrovat

    I’m about to start training for my second marathon and I am WAY out of shape thanks to a 2 week European vacation. Need to get back on track!

  • april

    i want to get back in running shape and run another half 🙂

  • Elise

    My goal is to tone up and get back on my eating plan.

  • Carla D.

    I would like to walk at least 2 miles everyday and eventually lose 40 lbs.

  • Amy

    Wow! Score for you on that basket!!! I would love a fitbit! It’s time for me to start being active again!

  • Stephanie Crooks

    My goal is to lose some weight!

  • Ummmmm amazing!!! A fitbit is definitely on my birthday wish list!

  • Shelby Hanchey

    Love my fitbit – just need my damn ankle to be 100% so I am ok’d to walk more than 5 minutes at a time. Sad, huh? Walking + getting paid = amazing! You can be a less-sweaty UPS lady (which BTW is a dream job for the very reason you’re forced to work out I feel like ha).

  • Wehaf

    I want to run a 10k.

  • Lisa

    I really want to start gaining muscle

  • AshleyTucker

    I want to start running again.

  • Natalie

    My current fitness goal is to exercise at least 45 minutes 5x/week. yarbr012@gmail.com

  • sentssaver

    I would love to lose 30 lbs!

  • AmandaSakovitz

    Mine is to start running

  • Damn girl, you got hooked UP!

  • Thomas Murphy

    I want to lose 20 pounds.

  • heath1026

    My goal is to be comfortable in my skin!

  • Agnetha Foong

    I would like to have some muscle gains and lean out!

  • Jillian

    My fitness goal is to continue working out 4-6x a week. I’ve been going for 7 months which is probably my longest stretch of active gym time. Normally, I commit for 3-4 months and then don’t go for 4-6 months which is such a terrible cycle. I think I’ve finally broken it but I don’t want to say that for sure until I’ve been going 4-6x/week for at least a year.

  • Meena R

    I’ve started to exercise more often recently and my goal is to reach that point where I can walk a few miles at a fast pace without getting too tired.

  • Leslie

    My goal is to finish a couch to 5k program this summer.

  • Chelsey

    To run a marathon!

  • Arena Thompson

    run a 10k in september 🙂

  • Elena Istomina

    My goal is to start running

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