Win a Polar FT7 Heart Rate Monitor

It's no secret that I love my Polar Products. In fact, I did a blog post all about how that piece of technology changed my life.

I love being able to share my love of Polar with my readers. In celebration of my FIRST major speaking engagement, which was sponsored by Polar, I have a FT7 heart rate monitor to give to one of my readers!

The FT7 has 5 key features:

In addition, if you choose to buy the Flow Link you will have access to Polar Personal Trainer and the FT7 will enable you to do even more. For example,

This really is a great product for the fitness buff who is wanting to take their training to the next level!

It's easy to enter! Many options you can do on a daily basis to increase YOUR odds of winning! May the odds be ever in your favor. Wink

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As moms it’s only natural for us to put the needs of our children, our spouse, our pets, our jobs, E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. before the needs of ourselves.

I’m here to tell you that it’s OKAY to take time for yourself. You need it. You deserve it. It will make you a better parent, a better wife. Trust me.

Perhaps you don’t need to do what I did and lose a bunch of weight and basically change your entire life and that of your family. Perhaps your “me time” is a bubble bath, a glass of wine, and a good book. Whatever it is, find it, embrace it, and enjoy it. And whatever you do, DON’T feel guilty about it.

If taking time for you is something that is new to your family dynamic, you might want to have a sit-down conversation with your significant other and tell them what you are going to need. They aren’t mind readers, but I guarantee that they want to see you happy. They know that THEIR happiness rests on YOUR happiness. And if they don’t know that, they should by the end of your conversation. I had to have this conversation with my family. And every now and again we revisit the topic. Wink

Having children and a spouse/significant other doesn’t mean that you should have to give up on any of your own dreams. You just need to figure out a way to make it all work. And if you want it bad enough, you can make it happen.

I take time for myself every day; 90 minutes of exercise There are times when my husband can’t be home to help me with the children, so I bring them to CrossFit En Fuego with me (where they participate in CrossFit Kids) or we go on a family run or bike ride. Taking time for me doesn’t mean that it has to be alone time! Or if mom duty really calls and I have a child that needs to stay home from school because of illness, I pop in an exercise DVD (Les Mills Body Pump) for 60 minutes and then do quick 25 minute circuit routine that I developed. And my kids watch me. They love to watch me. They cheer me on, they sing the songs along with the DVD. It’s became a way of life for us. I’m a better wife and mom because I take care of me. If I don't take care of myself, no one else will. It's all up to me. My health rests on my shoulders.

Do you take time just for you? How often? What do you do??



The Conjuring

Do you like scary movies??  I remember BEGGING my mother to take me to see Freddy in a Nightmare on Elm Street. I was in the 6th grade. IT FREAKED ME OUT! I still have nightmares that Freddy is coming after me! Some horror/scary movies are like a train wreck and I can't take my eyes off the screen. Other times, I have to leave the room/theater, and distract myself. But the scariest movie I have ever seen is Jeepers Creepers. That devil bat flying dude just scares the bejesus out of me!

My husband LOVES horror movies and he is insisting that we go and see The Conjuring. Yeah. Fun. Joy. I'm wearing my Polar Heart Rate Monitor b/c I think my HR is going to go through the roof!! I wonder if that will count as my exercise for the day??


Here is a synopsis of The Conjuring:  Does evil exist? What is strong enough to defeat it? These are the questions raised by this thriller directed by James Wan (SAW, INSIDIOUS). After a family moves into a farmhouse in Rhode Island, they find themselves terrorized by an angry spirit. With the help of Ed and Lorraine Warren, they discover that together, the love within a family can overcome any obstacle.

And you can view the trailer here.

Would you like to win 2 tickets to see the movie?? You can! Simply enter the rafflecopter giveaway below and I'll send you 2 tickets to use at ANY (EXCEPT AMC) theater in the United States!!

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