Monday, October 26, 2015

Life Lessons Learned from FitBit + KrowdFit & Jawbone UP Giveaway

I won a Fitbit HR a couple weeks ago on Instagram. It was sheer luck. I didn't even enter the contest. A blogger friend tagged me in the giveaway post and I didn't even really read it to know that I was being entered in the giveaway too. Turns out it was the greatest thing she could have done for me, because she won a Fitbit and since she tagged me, I won one too. Amazing, right? A million thanks to Toni!

I have had fitness trackers before, in fact this new Fitbit is fitness tracker #4. After wearing my new tracker for two weeks, I have realized some life lessons learned from Fitbit

1. Every day is a new day.

Every day is new opportunity to make positive choices. When I rack up 15,000 steps on my Fitbit I may be feeling pretty proud of myself, but when the clock strikes midnight, I am back down to 0. It doesn't matter if I walked 20k steps yesterday, what matters today is what I do today. It goes both ways. If I have a low count step day, then with a new day I get a fresh start and a chance to improve. I have to be consistent in my actions every single day. I can't rest on my achievements of yesterday. If that's not a life lesson, I don't know what is.

2. Everything is better with friends.

As I mentioned I have used three other activity trackers, but Fitbit is the only one that I've used that connected to compete with friends. OMGosh I am sort of obsessed. It is now my life's mission to stay in first place of weekly steps among my Fitbit friends. If someone pulls ahead of me, I've been known to jump on the treadmill to catch up (after a glass of wine? You can't prove it.). A little friendly casual competition can provide just that boost of motivation that I need (even if the other party doesn't realize we are in a competition). Friends can encourage, support and push you when you need it! Do you have a Fitbit? Send me a PM on Facebook with your email address and I will add you to my FitBit friends! I'd love to have some more Fitbit friends!

All of this really got me thinking about how I can help motivate my friends to get active or be more active! I was toying with the idea of a Facebook fitness accountability group when KrowdFit approached me about working with them and I thought they were a perfect fit for me (and you).

Need more motivation? KrowdFit provides the social support plus cash prizes for Fitbit and Jawbone UP users. Say, what? Yes. They are a socially-powered, Krowd-funded rewards program that pays out cash prize giveaways for the activity that you log on Fitbit and Jawbone UP.


A KrowdFit membership costs $12.99 a month and you have tons of opportunities to win cash prizes. KrowdFit understands that it is the small daily actions that lead to big results so they reward you for your consistent positive healthy habits.

What can I win? Glad you asked.

Weekly Meal Logging Challenge: 
Every week they choose 12 winners to split a $1500 cash prize for $125/each winner. (one entry per meal logged)

Monthly Sleep Challenge:
Every month they select eight winners to split a $2000 cash prize for $250/each winner (one entry per 8 hours of sleep)

Quarterly Step Challenge:
Two winners split a $5000 cash prize for $2500/each winner (one entry per 5,000 steps)

Quarterly Physical Activity Challenge:
Four winners split a $20,000 cash prize for $5000/each winner (one entry per 60 minutes of activity)

$1 Million Fitness Sweepstakes
Drawings occur every Monday/Wednesday/Friday.
Members receive three entries a day for logging in, syncing device and dieting data!

You can Join me over on KrowdFit for $12.99 month plus if you don't already have a Fitbit or Jawbone Up you can bundle a device in your membership. (or you can enter to win a Jawbone Up in my giveaway below!)

Let's wrap this up with a few options for fitness accountability and a chance to win a Jawbone UP!
1. You can join our free Facebook fitness accountability group and/or
2. Join my KREW on KROWDFIT (affiliate link)

Join our FREE Facebook fitness accountability group. Come hang out with us over on Facebook as we brag share our daily fitness accomplishments. Are you afraid you are annoying your Facebook friends with all your fitness posts? (#sorrynotsorry) We are never annoyed! Whether you run, walk, lift, practice Yoga, do Zumba or CrossFit, you'll find support in our group! Everything is better with friends!

Join my KREW over on KROWDFIT for a chance to win cash prizes for your healthy living activities! 


Enter for a chance to win this Jawbone UP / KrowdFit prize pack giveaway! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway runs 10/26-11/3
No purchase necessary.
Winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter
Entries will be verified. Entries not completed will be disqualified. (i.e. don't say you did it if you didn't.)
Open to US residents 18 years of age or older.
Winner will notified via email and will have 48 business hours to claim prize.
If original winner does not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner will be selected
Prize will be shipped directly from Running with Ollie in Texas Please allow 30 days from contest end for delivery of prize.

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  1. I have a weekly "challenge" on my fitbit with my work friends. You're totally right that having a friendly competition motivates me more!

  2. Working out with friends is the best motivation and makes it so much more enjoyable!

  3. My husband and I are competitive with our FitBits - but I haven't joined any online groups. Some of my WW friends have a challenge too.

  4. I love my fitbit. I can truly say it has helped to motivate me to move more. I don't go to bed before looking to make sure I've gone at least 10,000 steps for the day. I upped my goal and try for 15,000 but 10 is a must for me. I'm so glad you won yours! I sent you a FB message to add me as a friend so we can motivate each other! :)

  5. No, not currently. I just workout with my husband.

    1. I love working out with my husband too -- husband make great built-in workout partners!

  6. This is cool! I have a FitBit Charge and I love it! The competitive angle to it doesn't hurt either. You're right - every day is a new day and a chance to get moving!

  7. I'm not a part of anything technically, but my brother, sister and I all have tracking devices (all different though) so we like to compete among each other!

  8. I have a jawbone and love it, it definitely keeps me motivated.

  9. Love my FitBit HR and need to get around to adding friends!

  10. I really, really, really want a Fitbit HR!!

  11. Everything is definitely better with friends!

  12. Having workout friends, whether in person or virtually, is always a great way to help yourself stay motivated and held accountable.

  13. Very cool! I don't really have an accountability group per se, but I have a lot of online friends that keep me accountable just by reading my blog!!

  14. I joined a winter weight loss group on reddit and I just joined your group! I could definitely use some accountability!

  15. What a great idea!! I'm heading over to the Facebook accountability group ;-)

  16. I have a running accountability with a group of friends all training to do their first half marathon.

  17. I didn't know you could compete against your other friends with! I actually am thinking about getting one. I really need to work on my steps, I know that.

  18. Not currently but one is starting on the first

  19. Friends makes any program do-able!

  20. I am not officially a part of a group, but my coworkers keep me accountable!

  21. I have fallen off the wagon hard. I could use a group!

  22. I am not in your group - Ive got a good support system with my family and girlfriend!

  23. No im not a member

  24. Great prize package, would love to win! I'm a member of the Facebook group!

  25. Not as of yet but requested to be a member of the Running with Ollie Blog KREW on FB.

  26. I am not a member of any fitness accountability groups.


  27. I am not a member of any fitness accountability groups, but I track my progress through GPS and my running log


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