3 Ways to Jumpstart a Healthy Lifestyle TODAY (Fitbit Giveaway!)

Fitbit Giveaway

I haven’t done a giveaway here in a while, and am super excited to team up with Orchard Valley Harvest to give one of you a Fitbit Flex, $250 giftcard to Market Basket, yummy OVH snacks and a sleek water bottle. Score!

They’ve asked me to share some tips for jumpstarting a healthy lifestyle, so before we get to the giveaway, let’s talk about an oh-so-important topic. 

Especially if you’re starting from square one, transitioning to a healthy lifestyle can seem overwhelming. The first thing you need to do is to stop looking at it as one big, huge task. Healthy living is made up of hundreds of little, easy—not overwhelming—decisions and habits throughout the course of the day. Start small and the pieces will quickly start to form something amazing. 🙂 Here are three little things you can do today:

1. Start the day by complimenting yourself.

Call me a hippie, but I can’t say it enough: happiness and a positive attitude are just as important to a healthy lifestyle as diet and exercise. Self hate and being hard on ourselves just creates a downward spiral of emotional eating, dissatisfaction and unhealthy choices. Trust me, I’ve been there, sistah!

Starting your day with a positive attitude and in good spirits will have a snowball effect of goodness throughout the day. Even if it’s something silly or seemingly trivial, think of something you love about yourself or that you’re good at and spend the first couple minutes of your day focusing on it. Maybe you just nailed a presentation at work the other day, maybe you kick ass at yoga, maybe you have an amazing singing voice—maybe you’re just having a good hair day. Whatever you’ve got going for you that morning, celebrate it.

2. About to grab a handful of candy or other unhealthy snack? Wait 15 minutes and have a glass of water first.

Half the time I reach for something unhealthy, I’m not even hungry—just bored or trying to procrastinate. Next time you’re about to munch on something that makes that little voice in the back of your head shake its head, tell yourself you need to wait 15 minutes first. Go do something else while your 15 minutes ticks away, and 90% of the time, you will have forgot all about the snack and stopped craving it by time’s end.

Sometimes the line between thirsty and hungry can be blurry when listening to your body, so it also helps to have a glass of water during the 15 minutes. You might find that you weren’t really all that hungry anyway, just a little dehydrated.

Orchard Valley Harvest

3. Replace dessert with a snack that’s high in healthy fats.

Out with the sugar, in with the healthy fats. Instead of sweets, opt for a snack like nuts, trail mix, almond butter on a banana, or my personal favorite—half an avocado drizzled with a little honey (ok ok, there’s sugar in honey, leave me alone). Foods like these that are high in healthy fats will fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied, while also providing you with nutrients you wouldn’t get from a bowl of ice cream or slice of cake. Do, however, pay attention to portion size. A handful of almonds = perfect dessert. A two-pound bag of trail mix = not so much.

If you’re not a dessert eater, apply this swap to that mid-morning doughnut you eat at the office.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

What You’ll Win:

Fitbit Giveaway

  • A Fitbit Flex: It tracks steps, distance, activity, sleep—you’ll love it. I got one the other week and it’s been serving as such a great reminder to get up and move. I’ve been walking instead of taking the T, opting for the stairs and running errands by foot since strapping mine on.
  • A Variety of Orchard Valley Harvest Minis: Free snacks? Yes, please. I got the cranberry almond cashew trail mix, dark chocolate almonds and cashews—all were delicious. And I really like the size of the minis—helps with portion control.
  • $250 Market Basket Gift Card: Think of all the groceries you can buy with that! If you don’t have a Market Basket grocery store close to you, you should still enter—just pass it along to a friend or family member in the New England area or ask me to give it away to another reader.
  • A Define Bottle: This sleek-looking water bottle has a filter in it so that you can add fruit to your water. I’ve been putting lemon slices in mine and am obsessed!

How to Enter:

Let’s all do my first suggestion and celebrate ourselves a little. Leave a comment saying something positive about yourself—it can be anything from the seemingly trivial and funny to the monumental and serious. I’ll pick a winner Monday night using a random number generator. I’ll get the positivity started:

Nicole, you are an amazing public speaker. Graduation speeches, wedding toasts, large presentations—I nail these. It’s funny because in one-on-one or small group situations, I’m a nervous, sweaty wreck, but when I stand in front of a large crowd, stage presence just comes out of nowhere and kicks into overdrive.

Ok, you’re awesome, I’m awesome, WE’RE ALL F***ING AWESOME! Let the best comments section in the history of this blog begin. Good luck!

signature****ENTRY CLOSED. Congrats to Nicole S. for being the randomly Selected winner! An email has been sent to you.

 

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Comments

  1. Penny Silverwood says:

    Hi Nicole, is the giveaway open internationally? i hope so 🙂

  2. I am rockin pregnancy! I am really enjoying it, eating healthy, moving and taking all of the changes in stride. Everyone keeps complimenting me, so I guess I will take this moment to give myself a pat on the back. Thanks for this, Nichole! I love the idea!

  3. I have great consistency! You will never find me skipping a workout or being less than I was the last time!

  4. I’m good at cooking and entertaining!

  5. Lynette Tracht says:

    I’ve got great hair…I love my curls and my hour glass figure

  6. Katharina, you are a great at comforting and motivating others- no matter what.

  7. Im a healthy example for my boys. We make exercise a priority whether it is working out or going for a family bike ride. Im teaching them that being active is fun

  8. I am really proud of myself for waking up every morning and making a healthy smoothie, it is a great way to start my day and carries me through lunch. Comparatively – on days I don’t I start snacking by 10am and never stop!

    Additionally I am proud of myself for signing up for a full marathon…. Training plan starts next week!

  9. I’m passionate about what I do. When I’m at work, I always go the extra mile. PS-new reader here…I love your blog!

  10. Keeping it fitness related… I am able to squat, lunge, wall sit, etc… for days. My upper body strength is OK but leg workouts are my jam.

  11. As a matteroffact, my hair DID look good this morning:D

  12. Lauren F. says:

    I am absolutely hilarious ( and I guess my ass is pretty nice too…)

  13. Ellen S says:

    I’m great at public speaking too!! I always nail presentations and other events where I have to speak.

  14. Kristin Shotter says:

    I’ve been nailing my goal of attending Bikram 2x week despite the hot and humid weather here in hotAtlanta!

  15. Susan Comer says:

    I love that I’m 46 years old and look like I’m in my 30’s. I lift’ run and practice yoga 7 days a week and still rocking a bikini at the pool.

  16. I am such a hard worker! When I put my mind to something there is nothing that can stop me! <3 this post, so good to make us think positively!

  17. Samanta says:

    I have a hard head, nothing and nobody can stop me

  18. I am great at turning not so healthy recipes into something I’m not afraid to feed my family. Its awesome to tell my 15 year old after he is done eating that he just ate a crap load of spinach and had no idea! 🙂

  19. I am rocking my job at the moment. Took on a brand new position and i am totally loving the work and the new things i get to do

  20. Ooh, I love the Stuart Smalley-style challenge! I am a loving and supportive friend, family member, and wife. Yay, me!

  21. Jessica chapman says:

    I am doing an awesome job with scheduling my workouts in! Cardio at 5am isn’t easy but I am making no excuses! I’m strength training in the afternoons and things are definitely toning up! Working out twice a day is really giving me some results, I am just full of good ideas! I’m also making healthier diet decisions and loving the way real good tastes! I’ve got this!

  22. I am the time management master. I am able to fit in 2 interviews, a 12 mile run, nap, dinner with my husband and then a interview social event. I got it all done and did it welL!

  23. I am always on time. I can’t remember the last time I was late for something, and I while it can be frustrating to be waiting on others, I know people appreciate that they can always count on me.

  24. Kristy W says:

    I am very proud of my loyalty to my friends and family!

  25. What a nice post to start my day with. I am a hard worker and pathologically punctual 🙂

  26. Kristie F says:

    I am really good at lifting other people’s spirits and mood when they are down and making them feel good about themselves, and I am proud to say that I am finally taking control and doing the same for myself too – 50 pounds down, and the sky is the limit!

  27. I really love my arms right now! I never knew how amazing having a 2 year old was for toning your arms! They look great in tank tops 🙂

  28. I must pat myself on the back when it comes to being optimistic. I tend to naturally see the glass as half full! Friends and family tell me that they love to seek advice or just turn to me for some inspiration since I can turn horrible situations into a positive which cheers them up. My boyfriends jokes that my brain is like disneyworld. I think that is a great quality. Go me! XO – Anna Lea

    P.S. LOVED the stitch fix post, I ordered one…yay!

  29. Ida Mae says:

    I have finally started to master the self-care that I was neglecting taking care of my family and our household. Eating, sleeping, and excercisng more. Being a happy wife and Mommy that I wasn’t previously.

  30. I am great at creative cooking; I love to mix new flavors and try new things.

  31. I am a great listener and support of my friends and family. I love that people come to me for those times when they just need to talk and be heard! I love making others feel supported and positive about themselves and helping them talk out their frustration/concerns/or happy moments!

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

  32. I am a dedicated marathoner who works hard during training!

  33. I just finished the application and essay for a graduate program after being out of school for almost 7 years!! Yay for going back to school and getting back on track!

  34. What a great giveaway! I am incredibly determined when it comes to my work!

  35. I’m a caring and compassionate person; hence why I went into a job that works with victims of crime.

  36. I’m a kind person and I have pretty eyes. 🙂

  37. Deirdre says:

    I am a strong woman who is showing her children what dedication and determination will get you. I also take care of those whom I love with every ounce of my being!

  38. I am a mother determined to be the agent of change in my home and embrace a lifestyle of health!

  39. Laura Turner says:

    I love being positive. I always have a smile on my face and try to avoid the negative people. My husband tells me all the time that I rock- so I guess it’s true!!

  40. I’m great at being motivated (or stubborn). If I decide something I can usually find a way to make it happen.

  41. I am exceptionally wonderful at giving. I spend 99% of my time thinking of and doing things for others. I love making people happy. It’s a win/win!

  42. I’m proud that my friends consider me “the smart one”. Random questions are sent my way all the time…and that makes me feel pretty good!

  43. I am AWESOME at organizing. Color coding- check! Alphabetical order- check! Need a label maker? I have 3!

    “I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!”

  44. Alicia H. says:

    I do really well with work-life balance! It was a work in progress but I finally mastered it!

  45. I am really good at motivating others and inspiring people to make positive life changes!

  46. I can endure 3 hour safety training… without screaming even once!! Not once, people!!

  47. Gretchen says:

    I’ve run 3 full marathons and 10 half marathons..and I’m only 23! Something I’m very proud of!!

  48. Kelsey I. says:

    I am a strong willed, determined woman.

  49. Jillian says:

    I am a very compassionate person! I enjoy helping others and am always looking for ways to spread kindness and love in small ways.

  50. I love my smile and positive outlook on life!

  51. we are struggling with infertility, but I’m trying to smile through it 🙂

  52. I am blessed to be a good cook for my family! With watching my grandmother (& alot of Food Network!) I have turned out well! 😉

  53. Alexa Burrowd says:

    I am extremely proud of myself for being able to balance a full-time job as well as a second part-time job AND still being able to fit in a steady workout routine. You kick ass Alexa. Do you girl.

  54. I do a great job at balancing work life, personal life, and fitness life. All three areas have the potential to become consuming — but I strive daily to make sure that a healthy balance is there!

  55. I love my very mechanically inclined mind! My friends all call me when they have car trouble. I like the surprised look on stranger’s faces when I tell them I’m an engineer 🙂

  56. Amie, you have such great drive!
    When I went something to be done, I do it. I was tired of being out of shape and tired of using my busy life with 2 kids at home an excuse. I committed to waking up early to workout 3-4x per week and I’ve stuck with it for over 5 months. I even inspired my husband to get back in the gym a few times a week.

  57. I’m great with positivity and encouraging others to do their best!

  58. Yikes this is kind of awkward for me.. but I am a fun person to be around! 🙂 ps new reader here! Absolutely love your blog and how you live in southie! I lived there for four years after college and loved it! miss those days!!!

  59. I am a compassionate person! I am a nurse, which is an extremely rewarding, but also challenging career. It can be difficult to see all of the aspects of suffering that that we see and not become jaded or burnt out. Yoga really helps me to find that place in my heart where I store my compassion and remember why I became a nurse!

  60. I’m proud of two things in particular: my work ethic and my desire to serve my friends and family. If I need to get something done for work or for my house, I get it done in no time and do it well. Also, my favorite way to show love to my friends is to do things for them. When my best friend had her first baby, my neighbor and I cooked dinner for her every night for three weeks, and I’m currently babysitting for them (for free!) during the day until their daycare spot comes up. This has been such a fun way for me to take care of them with more than just a gift card; they appreciate it so much, and I enjoy doing it!

  61. Love that I’m great at encouraging others and being a positive support system

  62. I love my tone arms!

  63. Kate – congratulations on taking the leap of faith to start teaching yoga. You can handle two jobs like a champ – but remember that teaching yoga is fun and rewarding, not just a job!! You can inspire people as a teacher and challenge them to be their best! Have confidence in yourself 🙂

  64. I am a great example for my younger sister!

  65. Becky P. says:

    I am a great listener and encourager.
    Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

  66. I’m proud to be a positive and happy person, even when things are rough, choosing happiness and positivity always is better than wallowing in self pity!

  67. Kathleen says:

    I have a really positive attitude that gets me through even the toughest days. Also I haven’t washed my hair in a few days but am rocking an awesome hair day!

  68. Samantha Anderson says:

    I’m proud of myself for waking up early every morning to prepare myself a healthy breakfast, even when my husband sleeps in.

  69. Let’s see. I would compliment myself by saying that I’m a pretty dang good 2nd grade teacher. This past year, I had the happiest bunch of kids who loved school and learned a ton, so I guess I’ll take some credit 🙂

  70. This is really, really hard to do, but I’m proud of myself and feel awesome that I’ve graduated university and am planning on pursuing further education!

  71. I’m a healthy role model for my kids. Recently, my oldest son said he wanted to be healthy like me and drink water and that he’d even try salad (lettuce) on his tacos. He said dad is too unhealthy, because all he ever drinks is Mountain Dew :). Clearly the little guy is listening!

  72. I have a pretty great sense of humor. So great that I really think I should take it on the road haha

  73. Christa says:

    I’m really good at waking up and getting my day started–I don’t snooze or reset my alarm, and can go from 0 to productive in 15 minutes. I’ll be grumpy until I get my coffee, but if I need to get stuff done, I do it!

  74. I am a super multi-tasker!

  75. I’m good at staying hydrated and I don’t really ever feel like water is too plain!

  76. The kitchen is one of my favorite places to de-stress, and I happen to be a damn good cook too! My guacamole is my most requested dish; I’m pretty proud of that!

    Nicole, what a great idea for a giveaway. I usually don’t participate in giveaways, but this idea was so inspiring I just had to enter 🙂

  77. I love my strong legs that have allowed me to cross the finish line on a half-marathon last month!

  78. I love my fierce determination, even in the face of doubters

  79. Even when I try to be late, I’m early. Annoying for me, but I’m super reliable to others.

  80. Rebecca says:

    I finally finished college and received my degree in an area I truly love.

  81. I’m a great role model for the kids I coach! I never get sick of hearing how much the kids love swimming and how much they love having me as a coach!

  82. My name is Whitney! I am really great at meeting new people have starting small talk. I meet new people at events for my job and I can always remember their names and theres rarely ever that awkward silence. This took some time for me to master but I think I finally have it down and when all fails I just smile. People will react to a smile!

  83. I put a positive light on even the worst situations. I am always the go-to person when someone is having a bad day because I will be able to turn their day around with my positivity and quirkiness!

  84. I’m a great momma! This mom thing is tough…being a full time working momma and student is even harder. But I love every second of it and she lights my life.

  85. I don’t panic when things go wrong.

  86. Awesome post and giveaway!

    I love to read – blogs, articles, news, books, etc. As a teacher, keeping myself educated and learning new things is incredibly important.

  87. I have been kicking butt with work projects and staying on top of my workouts! I turned in two things this week that wowed my boss, and have kept the stress at bay by kicking my own booty!

  88. I am a really hard worker and need to start noticing that more!

  89. I just graduated and am heading to med school! Working hard really paid off.

  90. I kick butt at baking for never taking any kind of culinary arts classes!

  91. I am such a great friend to people! I mark my friend’s big events on my calendar (a major test coming up, or an ultrasound to find out the sex of the baby) and always make sure my friends are taken care of, know that I’m thinking about them, and show them how much I appreciate them being in my life.

  92. Corine Porter says:

    I have rocked my job. I started out incredibly young female in a male dominated older generatoin job and have proven myself and moved up quickly!

  93. Love the positivity! I’m proud of myself for going back to school for my master’s while still working full time.

  94. When I set goals, I work hard to accomplish them.

  95. I’m a positive role model for those around me who are making an effort to live a healthy and happy lifestyle!

  96. I’m really good at listening to others. My friends come to me because they know that I’m willing to help them talk through anything. I try to be as welcoming to my closest friends as possible, and I’m very trustworthy and loyal.

  97. I have great determination!

  98. Paige Carpenter says:

    As a new reader, I’m excited for this giveaway! I’ve really enjoyed your blog lately and love the idea of complimenting yourself daily.

    I am really good at meeting new people. I always smile, make eye contact, and am super friendly. I can definitely keep a conversation going… you know it can be hard sometimes with certain people! Meeting new people is one of my favorite things. It’s always a plus when you walk away with new friends too 🙂

  99. I think I am pretty damn funny. My boyfriend is constantly laughing at my antics. I loved reading through the comments… What an awesome inspiration you are to have all these women from all over complimenting themselves! Remember the reach you have as a blogger and keep using it for good <3

  100. I just finished grad school (MS CEE hurray!) and ROCKED finding a new job… Thanks to my discipline, hard work, and focus! Here’s to new adventures 🙂

  101. I just moved to a new place and I am jumping into projects that I have never attempted before – I learned that I am good at re-upholstering chairs and building floating shelves!

  102. I am relentless. I never give up on things that I want. I make shit happen.

  103. Hooray for me! I’ve kept my 120 pound weight loss off for over 8 years now. I’m an instructor and hope I can motivate people and give them helpful guidance. Thanks Nicole for the giveaway.

  104. Carrie Bankard says:

    I am in the right track to living a healthy lifestyle! Trying to make at least one positive change each day!!

  105. I’m the best vacation planner I know. I love researching and making reservations and calendars and itineraries. I think I missed my calling?

  106. Claire Wellington says:

    I am a good organizer and planner!

  107. I’m a good listener!

  108. I am funny, pretty and driven to go further in my professional and personal life.

  109. I’m an awesome aunt!

  110. Dana, your body is strong and can run 13.1 mile without evening wanting to stop. You go gurl (and rest those shins from time to time)!

  111. I am SMART. Book smart with a small side of savvy.

  112. Laura Campbell says:

    Laura, you worked your butt off this year in college and you stayed healthy and active the entire time. Way to go! Keep it up girlfran!

  113. I’m very proud of how my family and I have handled adversity, particularly how we have been able to love and cherish life despite the hardships. This was accomplished by an immense amount of laughter, love, and hard work, and it has truly paid off.

  114. This is an incredible thread of comments 🙂 I’m a great hydrate-r – I will pick water every time! I am also a kind and encouraging friend to all of those in my life!

  115. Abby, you have accomplished more this past year than you ever thought you could. From 1 mile being hard to running 6 miles. Onto that 1/2! You got this!

  116. marge thomas says:

    I am awesome becaseu after having 3 kids in 4 years I am only 10 lbs over my wedding weight. I am still pushing hard to reach that goal by #3’s first birthday in two months…. I have the determination to do it and be a super awesome mom 🙂

  117. i’m rocking a super short hair cut these days, and loving it.

  118. Kerin, you are a great friend and great at keeping your friends connected. Friends come to you for encouragement, advice and support and you are always their biggest cheerleader or shoulder to lean on in hard times. You are always the first one to volunteer to organize weekend trips and get everyone together for drinks, dinner, or even workouts. Your friends appreciate what you do to keep the group connected, keep up the good work!

  119. Caroline, You are rocking your new goal of adding hot yoga to your at home workouts. You are going to be an awesome bride and you look beautiful just the way you are!!! Love – Caroline

  120. I try to be a positive example to my younger siblings, showing them that working hard and having goals can lead to a good life!

  121. Christine says:

    I work really hard to keep myself and my husband healthy. I work full time and commute 45 minutes each way, but there is still a hearty meal coming out of my kitchen every night, with enough leftover for lunches, and I always make time to work out.

  122. Courtney says:

    I’m good at time management. Getting up at 4:45 am to get my sweat on in order to be at work at 8. Nbd!

  123. I’m awesome at helping other people see their potential and figure out what they want. I’m especially good with the people I’m close to.

  124. cristy russell says:

    I am a giving person. I like to see smiles on other people faces.

  125. I’ve been consistent in my workouts this week– more than I can say about last week!

  126. I’m an awesome mother, daughter, companion and friend. I enjoy making sure everyone around me is happy, I love to see people smile!.

  127. I just finished graduate school and got my dream job! I am very proud of how I worked full-time and went to school full time in order to fulfill my dream of moving across the country and getting that dream job! oh, and I have great hair 🙂

  128. I’m starting to get really good at cooking! My husband is very appreciative of this skill and I’m proud to be eating healthier. Here’s to a summer filled with tasty vegetables!

  129. Angela, you have a great smile and you care about others!

  130. Terri Deeds says:

    I am hilarious!

  131. God is enthralled with my beauty. Psalm 45:11

  132. I’m a super loyal friend and always have people’s backs. It means a lot that I’m someone people can rely on!

  133. I am being an awesome mom. I am showing my kid healthy foods, but enjoying some fun stuff, too. I make sure to get him out and about to get a taste of being active!

  134. I have such good motivation and a strong worth ethic that when I say I will do something, I will actually do it. I get things done! :]

  135. Growing up I was never able to run a full mile. I used every excuse…I have bad knees, bad back, can’t breathe, etc. And now here I am in my late 30’s with four official 5k’s completed and plans to run an official 5 miler this year. May not be much to some but it’s everything to me. And dare I say….I actually like running!!!!! 🙂

  136. I love this idea for comments!!
    I am an awesome motivator. I’m able to inspire people with the experiences I have had in life, and that makes my journey 100% absolutely worth it, as hard as it has been.

  137. I have a fabulous sense of humor. I love that I don’t take myself too seriously and making people laugh is a wonderful gift to give!

  138. I am a good listener and very compassionate

  139. I am a great cook! I love cooking… which helps… but I’m really proud of myself since I came from a family where we ate lots of spaghetti and Papa Johns.

  140. I am a good example to my kids of a happy, healthy person. I try my best everyday to show them the right choices to make, but let them also see I make mistakes and learn from them.

  141. I’m proud of myself for going for a little run last night after a yoga class since I didn’t fit it in before hand. Felt great.

  142. Great post! I am a good motivator & positive thinker. I try to bring a positive energy to those around me. 🙂

  143. Bethany Herron says:

    I’m a good runner 🙂

  144. I am a BOSS at crushing my workouts and eating well and keep my health my top priority!

  145. What an awesome post! thanks for all the postive vibes!

    I love that I can touch people’s lives through teaching Pilates and that at work I’m really good at my desk job! I have a great heart and I am thankful I didn’t hit the girl that claimed I pushed her during our kickball game last night lol

  146. I’m resilient – both mental and physical!

  147. Gah, I clearly need to work on the self-love thing because I’ve been sitting here for five minutes and am feeling a little stuck.. Love reading what others have written!
    I guess I always try to look on the bright side of things, so there’s that!

  148. I am the chef of the household, and told I’m pretty good at it.

  149. I just found out I got into nursing school and am super proud of myself! 🙂

  150. Love your giveaways! I’m busting tush on keeping up with my daily workouts!

  151. So proud of myself for successfully defending my thesis proposal last week!! I’m smart, and when I put my mind to it, I can do anything. 🙂

    • Jennifer Myers says:

      I eat clean, workout daily, and emphasize a healthy body over a skinny one to my three young daughters. They love to run and do hiit workouts with me and enjoy their clean lunches to the unhealthy ones of their classmates. I feel positive I am setting them up to be healthy, fit young women in the future!

  152. Hopefully I can enter this giveaway despite i’m from Denmark.

    Vickie, you look damn good in your new black cocktaildress!
    You’ve done a great job in the gym.

  153. I’m feeling good about my efforts to keep in touch with friends new and old. Now that it’s been a few years since graduating college, it’s really nice to know I still can have fun with these people.

  154. I am a a well rounded healthy nutritious person! I average 5-6 workouts a week, eat lots of veggies and occasionally sneak a dessert in there 😉 I need to remember this when life gets in the way of healthy food or a planned workout day – it’s only 1 day.

  155. I’m amazed that I can run 7 consecutive miles!

  156. Michelle W. says:

    I am SUPER punctual and a really good cook!

  157. I have been working out since January, I was a totally de-conditioned mother of 3 who sits at a desk all day. I recently became a certified group fitness instructor and everyone in my office is taking my class and asking for diet tips. I am proud of the changes I see in myself and so excited to help others!

  158. I am a great cook and awesome at trying new recipes 🙂

  159. I’m a good friend.

  160. I’m a super detail oriented person which allows me to shine when a thoughtful gift is needed, I always nail it!

  161. I am surviving your pregnancy with a healthy weight and keeping the blood pressure down, as well as keeping up with daily walking!

  162. In the year since I’ve been working out, I have become a fit person, something I never thought I’d be able to say about myself! I rock it at the gym now!

  163. I’m really proud of the accomplishments I’ve made in my fitness/weight loss journey. After gaining some (a lot) of weight when starting a new job and planning my wedding, I finally decided enough was enough. I’ve lost 30 lbs (10 to go!) and I’ve been dedicated to focusing on a lifestyle change by changing my eating habits, working out at the gym (strength training and cardio) and attending yoga classes regularly.

    I really value the information you share on your website and the enthusiasm you share on here. I only wish I lived just a little closer to the Boston area to take one of your class. Maybe on a weekend I could make it there for one! Only about 50 minutes away.

  164. I am a great motivator in helping others to achieve their goals, which in turns motivates myself. Motivating and encouraging them forces me to be an example, I can’t let myself be a hypocrite!

  165. Meredith says:

    I am constantly striving to do better! While, admittedly, this can be a negative (read: sometimes I’m not content with just being), I think what I love about this quality is that I am always learning and forever looking to accomplish more with all that I have been given and blessed with in life!

  166. I am getting STRONGER, and closer to my “do a pullup” goal of the summer!

  167. I embrace my individuality and celebrate my sarcastic sense of humor..I have always felt a little different from the rest and I have worked hard to overcome the struggles that go with those feelings and have come into a place of true appreciation for the beat of my drum…oh yeah and I like to get deep too-I am proud of my healing and dedication to it:-)

  168. If you need me or ask me to go somewhere or do something and I say I will, then I will be there!! You don’t have to remind me or worry about getting someone else, my word is my word!!

  169. Courtney says:

    I am motivated and energetic and have been doing such a great job with my new found love: kettle-bell training.

  170. Ashleigh Faires says:

    I am a great mother to two girls and a wonderful wife! I did an awesome job losing all my pregnancy weight and kick booty at working out!

  171. I’m proud of myself for being a great friend. I enjoy remembering friends birthdays, anniversaries, and other fun or important events in their lives! Great giveaway! I would love to try out the Fitbit!

  172. Leigh Anne says:

    I am a great sister, daughter, girlfriend, and friend! But I wouldn’t be great if I didn’t surround myself with great people !

  173. I’m a great personal trainer! I keep my costs low to make it accessible but that doesn’t mean the workouts are wimpy. I push my clients to do their best, encourage them and help them achieve results 🙂

  174. I am an awesome mom!

  175. I am getting stronger every day! Things I never thought I could do – like the dreaded one handed push-up – are becoming part of my every day routine! It’s slow steady progress and it’s so rewarding!

  176. Kylie Falk says:

    I’m really great at sticking with what I say I’ll do.

  177. I am a laid-back person and can get along with most anyone.

  178. I have been so busy and am so proud of myself for making time to get to the gym and stay active. I’ve realized that I feel so much better when I take this time for myself.

  179. I’ve been kicking butt this past year with getting in workouts basically every day AND eating healthier! I now love to cook, utilizing fresh ingredients that taste good and make me feel good!

  180. I am awesome at being a good listener!

  181. I am a funny lady!

  182. I’m good at planning ahead for meals and bringing healthy lunches to work every day. I get compliments from coworkers often about how fresh and good my lunches look, and I’ve improved my husband’s health since we got married through my lifestyle habits!

  183. I am a loving mom and I enjoy sharing and helping to encourage healthier lifestyles with my husband and children. Love the family life. 🙂

  184. I quit smoking two years ago!

  185. I am doing a great job working out and getting back into my body after having my baby last year. There are so many things that I am juggling but I’m working hard on keeping my stress levels low and my attention focused on the tasks at hand.

  186. I like how I’m able to cheer people up and help them see the positive side of things!

  187. I am a great cook! Everybody loves my cooking:) And i give good hugs too!!

  188. Chelsea Saunier says:

    I’ve kicked anorexia (and bulimia) in the ass! Finally. For realsies. 8 years of that rollercoaster and I can finally say that I genuinely want to nourish my body properly. No guilt. 🙂 Go meee!

  189. toddlingchicago says:

    I always work hard to help out my family. (Like trying to win a Fitbit for my husband!)

  190. I am always willing to try new things, even if they’re really hard and I know there’s a good chance I will blow it in front of a ‘live audience’. I am great at keeping myself involved in ways that keep me healthy, active, and mentally fit.

  191. Cassie W says:

    I’m good at getting up early to get my workout in before work. It’s a great start to the day!

  192. My freckles are pretty cute. Especially the little one on the corner of my lip.

  193. Rachel Henthorn says:

    I am a stay at home momma to a beautiful little girl and she always makes me feel like a superhero !!!

  194. i love this contest! reading the comments is straight up inspiring. i am proud that i have been making it to the gym with some consistency, and not beating myself up too much when life gets in the way. i’m starting to understand fitness is a marathon, and not a sprint, and i’m glad to be in it for the long haul! i’ve also been cooking up some deliciousness in the kitchen lately, if i do say so myself 😉

  195. Michelle says:

    I’m funny and I’ve got a good laugh! I’m pretty good at making people laugh with quick one liners and laugh at myself even if no one else does.

  196. Katrina, you are dedicated. Whether it comes to making healthy food for the family or working out. You do not waver in the things you have set as priorities. Way to go!

  197. I almost skipped this contest because of the self praise that was involved… but I have been wanting a fitbit for a long time, so here goes! I am an awesome cook. I can make healthy foods delicious and indulgences better than a bakery. 🙂

  198. I love this! I’m working 50-60 hour weeks and still making healthy food choices. Eating well feels good!

  199. I am strong and resilient! No matter what life throws at me, I persevere.

  200. Jessica McB. says:

    I am great at being a mom! It just comes naturally!

  201. I’m a good writer and speaker. I love words and love using them in ways that can inspire others.

  202. i listen and pay attention when others are talking to me!

  203. Gretchen says:

    I am a passionate and dedicated person. I put my whole heart into everything I do.

  204. I just graduated college!! I had the best four years, and am so proud of everything I accomplished during that time 🙂

  205. Marissa D. says:

    I get my butt up out of bed at 5am most days to get in a morning run before work. I am not afraid to push myself to new places and I have a ton of compassion for the people and animals around me 🙂

  206. I recently moved across the country and am doing a great job at fitting everything into a new lifestyle – new job, new (faster) city and I’m still getting workouts in!

  207. I’m great at office work. Love working with office programs and documents. 🙂

  208. I am waking up and kicking butt in my workouts this month!

  209. Allison says:

    I am 22 weeks pregnant and still rocking daily workouts, even if they are a little harder to get through. Go me!

  210. Nicole S says:

    I’m rocking my new diet. Haven’t had a soda in 2 weeks.

  211. I tried something new! I never thought classes were my thing but I went to my first Zumba class and rocked it!

  212. I am a hard worker and love learning!

  213. Jessica N. says:

    I have completed 5 half-marathons in the past 2 years and will be doing 2 more later this year! I’m determined to finish under 2:15.

  214. I’m smart. (Why does it feel so weird to say something like this?!)

  215. Abigail says:

    I have a great singing voice!

  216. I am there for everyone – always! I’m incredibly supportive and sacrificing and love to show love to those around me.

    This is fun!

  217. I’m a great listener. I think its one of my best qualities.

  218. I love your compliment! I completely changed my diet over a year ago and haven’t looked back AND continue to make positive changes along the way to live a healthier lifestyle!

  219. I really try not to swear the small stuff in life and keep a positive attitude about things. I find that that type of thinking can rub off on others as well.

  220. I’m able to be cool in a pressure filled situation. I just had an experience this morning where someone else’s screw up,beyond my control? will lead to a project taking twice as long, cost twice as much and just be a huge pain in the ass. I felt like crying or throwing a huge temper tantrum. But I’m proud of myself for reacting calmly, saying “this is what it is” and moving forward. Go me!

  221. Thomas Murphy says:

    I work am a really hard worker!

  222. I am extremely thoughtful. My greatest joy in life is giving to those who have less than me and surprising my friends with awesome pressi’s! I also have wicked awesome hair. It’s naturally wavy/curly, holds color well, is the perfect texture so when I go to flat iron or curl it, the curl will last all day!

    I try really hard at most things. I won’t commit to something if I can’t give it my all.

  223. Love this! Time to be good to ourselves! I am rocking my new job like whoa!

  224. As someone who loves her sleep, I’ve been doing great going to bed early and getting up for my morning workouts before the sun so I have time to enjoy my nights after work. Killed my arm workout today!

    Thanks for this. 🙂

  225. I’m not gonna lie…it seems a little crazy to brag myself up…but if I have to be brutally honest (hehe) I’d say I look pretty hot in a bikini after having 2 kiddos!

  226. Alexandria says:

    I love reading all of these comments! They are awesome, you all are awesome. I’m proud of myself for being motivating, understanding, and encouraging. I don’t struggle to put myself in another persons shoes, and I’m almost always able to see both sides of an argument/situation. A few of the qualities that will (hopefully) make me a great social worker :).

  227. tristan says:

    what a great idea! we get caught up in negatives way too much!

    I am proud of myself for officially being a doctor as of 2 weeks ago!! medical school was super rough but i am strong and made it through!

  228. Lindsey says:

    I have fun hair!

  229. I am really proud of myself for running with my dog 5 days a week at 6am at the age of 58 1/2. Need to keep up my stamina for chasing around my 4 grandchildren (under the age of 6).

  230. Mehl Maigi says:

    I always follow through with what I say I will do!

  231. I am a good friend.

  232. Michelle says:

    I have pretty blue eyes!

  233. Laurel E says:

    I am a morning person so I get up and get my workouts over with…..

  234. I am a great cook!

  235. Katie Crosby says:

    I have been very consistent in my workout the past few weeks and am excited to see the change! Also, I’m a pretty awesome kindergarten teacher!

  236. Jackie T V says:

    I’m a really good balance of sweet and demanding when it comes to training my clients.

  237. I am finally learning to be good to myself and it feels so good!! Learning to say no and put myself first has been difficult in the past but new perspective helps me to be better in ALL areas of my life!

  238. Skye, you are a hard worker!

  239. I wake up happy every morning! It’s genuinely HARD to bring me down 🙂 Cheers!!!

  240. I am a really good listener!!

  241. Cecilia, you’re doing just fine. I know that you’re always trying to be “good enough,” but take the time to enjoy life while you can – who knows what tomorrow will bring. Make sure to schedule time for the things that bring you the most joy. Because when you’re happy, everything else in life gets easier.

  242. I’m awesome at planning future travels and trips of all lengths, locations, and balancing the interests of the various involved parties!

  243. melissa says:

    I’m taking care of my health by eating well and working out almost every day even while studying for a huge exam for 2 months! getting my health on track is helping my focus and overall stress management!

  244. I’m determined. If I set a goal, I’ll do everything in my power to get there.

  245. Turns out I’m a pretty awesome reception teacher! Coming to the end of my first year and I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved this year.

  246. Semi-jokingly: I OWN on Guitar Hero. Okay, maybe that was a few years ago… Hmmm, I’d say I’m really good at trying new things. Whether that be trying new foods, new sports, going on adventures… gotta keep life interesting!

  247. I am a great mom!

  248. Leah H. says:

    I am finally running fast and strong again after training consistently throughout the spring!

  249. Hudy Rosenberg says:

    I am focused and determined. When I set my mind to something I can accomplish amazing things.

  250. I am a go getter. I want something and I go out and try and make it happen. I’ve got initiative

  251. This prompt kind of scared me away, but I’d love a fitbit so here it goes: I’m rocking working 2 jobs and going back to school to get my MBA!

  252. It is really easy for me to see the funny things in every situation! I laugh at life and it keeps me more positive.

  253. Charlotte says:

    I am super goal oriented! What a great giveaway

  254. Jessica says:

    I am consistent, I think that’s an under appreciated good quality these days. It might seem boring but actually I think its really great. I am consistent at work, with my health and with my friends and family.

  255. Rachel S. says:

    Great post! My daily brag: I am A BEAST at parallel parking! My angles are so on-point that my husband and I started competing. Needless to say, I’ve yet to lose.

  256. I rock in my professional life. I am honest, yet I do it gracefully!

  257. I ran my first half marathon in 2:04 and really only trained 6 weeks for it. So glad I did it, now ready to do another one!

  258. I’ve become pretty damn good in the kitchen. When I was working a 9-5 job, I’d always just throw stuff in the oven and call it dinner but now that I have more time, I really find good recipes and execute them well. My husband is loving it!

  259. I’m getting pretty good at baking!

  260. I have a positive outlook despite many (mostly work related) obstacles. I try to make the best of my situation because I know things will only get better.

  261. I am a very good baker- it’s one of the ways I show people how much I love them…I bake for them! Also, I am a really good cat mommy!

  262. I’m very punctual and reliable – if I say i’m going to be somewhere or doing something, you can count on it!

  263. I’ve lost 8 pounds this year after being stuck at the same weight all last year. I bought myself a bunch of new clothes so I’m feeling pretty hot :).

  264. I am super dedicated and determined, especially when it comes to running and my fitness. I am not a lean, mean, toned machine, but I am healthy and active and I don’t make any excuses. I make my health a top priority. Basically, I practice what I preach and I am proud of that. 🙂

  265. lillablonde says:

    I’m doing an amazing job of multi-tasking and juggling all of this crazy life stuff. Not even a flinch. Bring it on!

  266. I’m very witty.

  267. This is awesome! I’ve taken a whole 10 days off from working out. I know this doesn’t sound compliment worthy, and does sound a bit silly, but I have trouble listening to my body and letting it rest, so the break was much needed, now I’m ready to get back at it and feeling better than ever 🙂

  268. I am focused – I stick to my workouts, my project schedule at work and my goals for the future.

  269. I’m great at being a good listener. I also am good at building relationships and making friends. GO us!

  270. I am an honest and reliable friend who cares about my family, friends and those who are in my life!

  271. Allie Anselmo says:

    I’m great at baking! Both paleo and non-paleo-yum-notsogoodforyou pastries! And I loveeee to do it, win win 🙂

  272. Melissa B says:

    I am proud that at my age I continue to challenge myself physically and mentally…even though I believe I was born to be a couch potato!

  273. I am good at taking care of my family and friends. It can be exhausting some days but I truly love being present for the people in my life when they need love and support the most and being the one they turn to.

  274. My height!! I’m a proud 6’0 lady who used to hunch over at all cost to drop an inch. Over the years I’ve learned to own it instead of be embarrassed by it.

  275. I have been doing the Summer Shape Up workouts from Gina at the Fitnessista this week! Feels great to follow directions and stick to a plan

  276. I am awesome at working with kids with maladaptive behavior.

  277. I am a good teacher and have just been getting better over the 19 years I’ve already put in! My students are lucky to have me! 🙂

  278. Jacquelyn says:

    I am always willing to help others.

  279. Ashley Orzechowski says:

    I’ve created positive change in a very low income school. I can positively influence students and teachers to exceed their goals and conquer challenges. I am also resilient as a military spouse and all that comes along with that.

  280. Alina Y says:

    I love learning new things and I’m a quick learner. I enjoy being mother and wife. Now I’m doing something nice for myself. Getting myself healthy and in shape.

  281. Nikki Fahey says:

    I love my grandpa dearly, and am so thankful he raised me.

  282. I’m good at cheering people up. I do everything in my power to make them smile!

  283. I successfully flipped a pancake this morning without breaking it this morning and was genuinely really excited about it. It’s the little things!

  284. I’ve given up chocolate (my major food necessity) for four days now and am so proud of sticking to it!

  285. I have an amzing smile 🙂

  286. Brittanie says:

    Brittanie, you ARE a BAMF! You don’t stay down for long… You are a confident, strong, intelligent, and beautiful woman! YOU ROCK!

    Love, me 🙂

  287. I am proud to be tall and my legs have a very nice shape!

  288. A little love for myself…I am very selfless and giving. I would so anything for anyone and put most people before myself. Sometimes it can be to a fault, but being generous is an amazing trait.
    Also…I’m proud of myself for working so hard this year!! Down 40 pounds since having my baby boy 7 months ago!!

  289. I’m studying for the bar and have = managed to get ready for class in just 10-15 min instead of my usual 30-40! All about getting the extra sleep these days!

  290. I’m very patient….I guess I have to be with having four kids and being a school nurse working with special needs children. I try to love everyday….and I would love a fitbit!!

  291. My eyelashes are amazing and I got a nice booty.

  292. I’m organized! I’m proud that I’ve lost baby weight after 2 kids and completely finished Insanity and T25!

  293. Morgan Chaput says:

    I’m super good at sending people little random notes of encouragement!

  294. Corisa Jubinsky says:

    Love to wash dishes! .. If theres a dishwasher around, I’m more likely to get my hands dirty then to turn it on !

  295. Britt Alex says:

    I’m amazingly organized! I have to write and plan everything out, it keeps my life sane!

  296. Lea, you’re an open and accepting person 🙂

  297. Cheryl, you’ve managed to maintain your active lifestyle even through your first pregnancy! Nice job! 🙂

  298. Natalie, you take care of everyone you love and you have amazing hair!

  299. Tiffany says:

    I have finally learned to accept my body for the things it CAN do, i stead of beating myself up for the way I look

  300. I am Victoria. I am really good a listening to peoples problems and helping them find solutions.

  301. Victoria says:

    I am brave. I simply do it afraid, and then I find that I really can do it after all.

  302. I’m doing a good job balancing home life, work life, and my own time!

  303. Alyssa – you are so funny!

  304. When I decide to do something, I work hard to follow through. It’s how I managed to run my first 10miler and I think that was pretty sweet.

  305. What a lovely way to do a contest! I am really good with people. I can make pretty much everyone laugh and I’m really good at making people feel comfortable even when we’ve just met. It’s handy because my husband is a textbook introvert. He often tells me how nice it is to have me to talk to people and make friends for us, because otherwise, he never would.

  306. Beth Ann says:

    I am an awesome friend – to all my peeps!!

  307. I am always able to bring a smile to people even during difficult times.

  308. Rhonda Pearson says:

    I have a great smile and I’m always wearing it!

  309. Thanks for this giveaway! I like to think my positive attitude and determination has gotten me to where I am today!

  310. I am strong and independent. I embrace my failures and celebrate my success.

  311. I am ROCKIN’ my recovery from 10+ years of disordered eating. I am finding balance and happiness in my life without ED. Oh, and I have really nice hair 😉

  312. Catherine P says:

    I am a woman of my word! If I say that I am going to do something, I do it. It may not be perfect, but I get it done!

  313. I am good at trying new things even at a moments notice. I don’t say no to an adventure if I don’t have another commitment r anything else stopping me.

  314. I think I’m super brave for up and moving across the country to somewhere I’ve never been by myself, and I’ve been handling the stress of moving MUCH better than expected! Especially the part about not having time to be able to run much…

  315. Michele, you are incredibly smart. You’re able to process dense information quickly, analyze it, and synthesize it into something useful.

  316. I had a kickass run this morning!

  317. I’m currently in the best shape go my life! Eating healthy and working regularly is all it takes.

  318. I am great at helping uplift others. If more people thought WE instead of ME we would all be in a better place! I aspire to inspire others.

  319. I just did my first half marathon last weekend and ran the whole time! I’m so proud of myself for setting a goal and actually accomplishing it! I’m still on Cloud 9 from the experience! 🙂

  320. I am always in a good mood and can cheer almost anyone up!

  321. I decided I needed to start getting back into shape and so far I’m sticking to it 🙂

  322. I am great at making the time to prep healthy meals and go to gym and have been inspiring others to do the same!

  323. Caitlin, I love that you didn’t give up when it was hard and now you can run 6 miles like it’s nothing 😀

  324. I have been very proud of the follow through I have demonstrated in my recent workout routine. I made a monthly plan and I’m now halfway through the workouts! I think I am a great goal setter and I am dedicated to accomplishing the goals that mean the most. Thanks Nicole for implementing the giveaway!

  325. I am a good cook! Give me a handful of ingredients, and I will make you a delicious, satisfying and creative meal! (I don’t brag on myself often…this feels weird, lol)

  326. I am an amazing encourager! I don’t like to see people with a frown so I always help try and make it into a smile!

  327. Andi Zaferes says:

    I’ve been doing an awesome job staying on top of my workouts (even on the days after a late night out 😉 … or five) and I’ve really been stepping it up with my fashion game! Feeling proud of myself for taking risks and keeping fit!

  328. I am becoming quite the yogi! For the first time, I am focusing less on my weight and diet and am feeling the BEST about myself in years — all because of yoga!

  329. I am a great baker!

  330. I can learn or do anything I set my mind to!

  331. I pride myself in being a very positive person! I like to think that happiness is a habit and try to show my kids that being grateful and positive is the only way to live.

  332. Katie C. says:

    I am a very positive person. I wasn’t always that way – I used to have a job I hated and I totally let it bring me down. I decided one day that this wasn’t the person I was and set out to change my attitude. Since then, I have gotten a new job which I absolutely love and truly enjoy my life and feel grateful everyday for the things I have.

  333. I am creative. I love tackling new challenges, and feel like I do so with confidence!

  334. I am a much braver person than I believe myself to be most of the time!

  335. I keep up my workout routine even when traveling!

  336. Jillian Quintana says:

    I am a great cook, and love to try new recipes!

  337. You are being the best mom you can be and doing your best to take care of your own needs as well

  338. davefryer says:

    I always do my dishes! And others’ if someone else cooks.

  339. Laura McFarland says:

    I love my broad shoulders! They make me feel strong and look good in a tank top!

  340. Annie B says:

    I’m rocking it at work lately- working my booty off, but it’s helping!

  341. I always do what I say I will and am a great listener!

  342. I am proud of myself for beginning to turn my life around. Last year, at the age of 26, I was diagnosed with pre-invasive cervical cancer. I was taking terrible care of myself- smoking, drinking heavily, and being really lethargic. After I had four procedures, a surgery, and an ED visit all in the span of two months, I really kicked my own ass. I still drink, but very rarely. I quit smoking cold turkey (after doing it on and off for ten years). I got myself a personal trainer and work out four times a day. I am so pleased that I did not allow myself to wallow and spiral further downward after my diagnosis, but instead, use it as a catalyst to really finally begin a healthy lifestyle.

  343. I am a great listener and truly care for the people around me.

  344. Living a healthy life style and passing the importance of it with my two girls.

  345. I’m a really great mom.

  346. Natalie F says:

    I’m willing to be the unsung hero and just do what needs to be done. At home, at Church, or wherever.

  347. Robin C. says:

    I am beautiful regardless of sagging skin!

  348. Maggie S says:

    I’m proud that I work on my health every day by going to Pure Barre and running…nothing starts my day better than a great workout!

  349. Jane Rainer says:

    Jane, you are a very driven person. You are always willing to do whatever it takes to reach your goals.

  350. I am strong and I can achieve anything I put my mind on. I welcome success but I also embrace failure, because it always brings me one step closer to my goals.

  351. Brittney says:

    I just graduated with my doctorate in physical therapy and Im stoked!! And I did 108 sun salutations for the solstice last night. yeah, me!

  352. Lydia Geisendorfer says:

    I am one kick butt momma, we cleaned the house top to bottom yesterday and still had time to get out and run around the yard and play!

  353. I have been so positive about mountain biking with my boyfriend. I have been training with him and getting on my bike 4 times a week. I feel awesome and happy about being able to tackle such a hard trail. 23 miles!!!

  354. I’m a fairly generous friends and tend to go out of my way for others

  355. I’m pretty awesome at being observant of the beauty around me! For example, one of the things I love to do is appreciate the break in my busy day when I get stopped by a stop light. Instead of stressing out about how late I am or how much I have to do, I stop and thank God for giving me this moment of peace before I continue with my business. Seeing the good in the mundane is a characteristic of mine that I really appreciate. It makes me happy always:)

  356. I have no problem singing my heart out and dancing while in spin class! It makes my workout so much more fun and I’m not only getting strong, I’m having a blast!

  357. cmleslie says:

    My natural curls have been so on point lately, I’m loving my hair more than ever! And with my new ombre look I’m ready to rock it for summer!

  358. I got a coveted and highly sought after internship in the music business and am rockin’ it! (Great idea for this too!)

  359. I have a great sense of humor!

  360. At 53, I am healthier than I’ve been my entire life. I love creating healthy foods to nourish my body. It’s finally about me time and I want that to last as many years as possible so I’m doing everything I can to lengthen my lifespan.

  361. I am a loyal and supportive confidant to friends and family.

  362. I’m very laid back, and I’ve finally met a guy with my sense of humor. Keep up the great posts! I love doing your workouts!

  363. I managed to squeeze in a little workout today even though I’m traveling. Whoot!

  364. Chelsea M says:

    I can organize anything!

  365. I’m one tough chick & I don’t let things get me down 🙂

  366. While I am committed to my health, I am good a forgiving myself. When I get off-track (like everyone else), I am focused on my goals and on balance. I move on after set-backs and don’t let them affect my ongoing progress.

  367. My compliment to myself: I’m pretty awesome at my job. I truly love what I do, and it’s so much fun to want to go to work.

  368. christine jessamine says:

    I am a lover and learner of life. I am an amazing mom to my daughter and newborn son. I have a great love for people

  369. I’m getting stronger everyday.

  370. I still find time for friends and smiles, even at the end of a long day.

  371. I love this!! It’s fun to see everyone’s compliment of/to themselves. 🙂

    I am a good multi-tasker, leader, delegator, singer, and health coach. And that’s a good thing because I do all of these things in my day to day work!

  372. I am more centered and determined since making myself and health a priority for my family 2 years ago. I know there isn’t anything I can’t do and am happier than I have been in a long time.

  373. I am working hard to reach my goals. I am going to run my first race in August!

  374. I am a very stubborn person, but in a good way. If I decide I have a goal, I work my ass off until it is accomplished. I’ve learned Spanish by forcing myself to live in Spain, and I am really proud of that!

  375. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I’m more aware of bad habits that I fall into. I’ve been taking better care of myself.

  376. I am a fun-loving, hardworking, competitive, and slightly neurotic individual. I am very good at planning events down to the most minute detail (although it drives my husband crazy!!). I am VERY proud of myself for starting to prioritize “healthy living”. I’ve come along way from having a beer or two a night (accompanied with a hearty meal and lots of snacks), to working out 3 times a week (at least), only drinking once on the weekends, and cutting out unnecessary fatty foods (I now eat granola and greek yogurt for breakfast!!). It’s been a tough year trying to change my mind set, and I still struggle from time to time, but I am much happier now that I have! Here’s to living a better, healthy lifestyle!! 🙂

  377. I am really competitive. Not to where I drive everyone crazy, but it pushes me everyday in my goals to improve myself.

  378. I’m very compassionate about other people and their happiness! There is always time for someone who needs your help, your ears, a hug, some advice, anything.

  379. Christina says:

    I care a lot about my health and fitness!

  380. I’m a reliable and trustworthy friend

  381. I am creative and intelligent and am capable of great things

  382. Jillian T says:

    I am great at problem solving and love to help others.

  383. I achieved my goal of training for and completing my first half Ironman triathlon a few weeks ago!

  384. I am great with kids! They gravitate towards me and I’m good at teaching and understanding them.

  385. I’m pretty good at making a schedule for the day or week with workouts/chores/etc and sticking to it!

  386. I am kind and hardworking!

  387. I’m the best mom, wife, friend, and daughter that I know how to be. I encourage, inspire, listen, and laugh with all of my favorite people. I love to laugh.

  388. I have a good work ethic and am reliable.

  389. Amanda you are thorough and loyal.

  390. I try to always give 100% effort in everything I do!! It’s something i’m proud of.

  391. I’m proud of the hard work I’ve put into my career.

  392. I never stop trying!

  393. I work about 50 hours a week at my full-time job and have a side job on weekends and some nights, but I still exercise regularly, make healthy food choices, and take care of myself 🙂

  394. Kelsey Kujoth says:

    I am super optimistic and always keep a positive attitude even when things aren’t necessarily going my way. 🙂

  395. I am finally proud and accepting of the person I have become, its taken me many years but I am at peace and realize I am not so bad 😉

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

  396. I am a great cook and host. I’m good at taking care of the people I love.

  397. I love that I’m fearless. Tell me I can’t do something? Challenge accepted.

  398. Victoria Morris says:

    I have had ADD since I was a kid. I have always been aware of my differences and people never stop reminding me. I’m 30 years old and it took me a good 27 years to embrace who I am, quirks included. I am a strong woman, the backbone of my family. I have a husband and four children to take care of. I am a full time student, in my junior year as a biology major. I also tutor on the side for extra cash. I have a 3.94 gpa, I am active in several honors fraternities, and I volunteer as much as I can. I am also an avid runner, hiker, and cyclist. I include my family in all my activities. I do have issues with focus, time management, organization and insomnia. I am proud of just how far I have gotten and look forward to seeing what more I can accomplish. My future is bright and life is good. People underestimate me 🙂

  399. I am great (now) at overcoming negativity … Happily before it literally killed me!

  400. Caitlin says:

    I am a great listener and this helps me to be a good friend.

  401. My favorite way to compliment myself is to be artistic on my smartphone. I love using the app Rhonna, which allows you to upload and edit pictures and add text, doodles, and images to create a story. I love then sharing my personal reflection on Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest.

  402. Brianna says:

    I work hard to achieve a balance between work, family, and maintaining a lifestyle. It isn’t always easy, but I am committed.

  403. I just repurposed a picnic basket and painted the top white and super glued seashells on it…ok random, but I do little crafty things very well!

  404. April Dix says:

    I am a loyal. To family, friends, colleagues, and students that I work with. They all know they can come to me for advice and guidance.

  405. I’m great at getting things done quickly and efficiently 🙂

  406. I’m really proud to say that I’ve reached the 3 month mark in pushing outside of my comfort zone physically while making a conscious effort every single day to commit to at least one healthy act. It’s finally becoming habit and I love that I am starting to give my body the respect and love I try so hard to give to others. My hard work has given me really strong legs and I can now run 2 miles without walking, and more importantly, I’m feeling mentally stronger too!

  407. I am dependable and a good listener.

  408. Haleigh says:

    When I put my mind to something, I always follow through and give 100% effort until my goal is reached 🙂

  409. I am a great listener and give great advice.

  410. lindsay says:

    Hey Nicole. I’m really good at organizing events, people, closets, finances, etc. Organizing comes naturally to me.

  411. Meagan, You are surviving class 8-5 everyday on top of everything that life throws at you and your friends and family. Two more years and all the stress and anxiety will be worth it all. You will be the best Physical Therapist! Keep your head up each and every day!

  412. I always try my hardest at everything I do. Whether it’s an Insanity class at the gym, a recreational softball game, or a trapeze workshop, I give it my all no matter what.

  413. I made a goal to get stronger this summer, and I have stuck to that goal. I love feeling my progress as weights feel lighter!

  414. I always accepted and learned to love the fact that I was and still am the tallest girl in any room.

  415. Kristen says:

    I am a great mom who is making lots of progress in getting more produce into my familys’ bellies. My 10 month old now begs for cucumbers and my older kids have to have a limit on how many apples they get in a day!

  416. I’m very creative! I work in a creative field, but aside from that I can find creative solutions for everyday problems and even come up with silly stories on the spot to make a friend laugh or cheer them up.

  417. I am great at maintaining a positive outlook, even in not so positive situations. I always try to see the glass half full, rather than half empty and be thankful for all that I DO have!

    Lexi of http://www.prettyandfresh.com/

  418. tori bino says:

    proud of myself for stepping up my workout

  419. john carrabino says:

    im a good guy

  420. I am good at being positive in the worst of situations!

  421. gianna carrabino says:

    I am determined!!!!!!!

  422. I am good at seeing the positive in every situation.

  423. katie l. says:

    I am great at organization and have been dedicated to eating healthier this year.

  424. I hope this isn’t too late! Here goes my positivity…no matter what I usually am always a positive person and try to keep a smile on my face! 🙂 winning this would definitely keep me smiling!

  425. I love how my legs are strong enough to give me the ability to run, push and lift. I love how my arms enable me to pull, give and love. I like my healthy, high functioning body. Much to be thankful for!

  426. kaylee yakel says:

    I admire my hard work and dedication with everything I do!

  427. Hopefully this isn’t too late. .. I’m new to your blog but I love it! I had a baby boy a couple months ago and I’m excited to start exercising and getting back into shape! (My abs are peri shot from c-section) Something positive about myself. . I have a good sense of humor 🙂 I love jokes and I love laughing!

  428. I am supportive and encouraging to others. We each have our own paths and supporting one another along the way is healthy and positive. I also like my smile!

  429. Stephanie says:

    I am good mom and I am always thinking of others.

  430. Yay – I definitely want a Fitbit. Hm, so I was told recently that I’m great at making friends because I’m so friendly (well yes).

  431. Well, I am a very positive person – which helps in the stressful work place with keeping myself in check with all the negative energy out there. Yay for positivity and always finding the good in people!

  432. i’ve got great hair

  433. Beth R. says:

    I am dedicated, passionate, fun and determined. I set out to accomplish my first half Ironman this fall and although it has been a hard journey, I’m enjoying it and having a lot of fun. You can learn a lot about yourself when you’re on the saddle for six hours. And, I like what I’m learning.

  434. jenn mcclearn says:

    I am taking care of 3 kids 5 and under all by myself for one year while my husband is deployed, I rock haha did I mention we also have a dog and 2 cats! 🙂

  435. Theresa T says:

    I find the good in every situation, whether it is good or bad. For instance, this weekend, my Boyfriend and I attended a concert, which was to feature 5 bands, all you can eat beer/food, etc, but in reality, we only got 3 drinks, and no food….and the concert was cancelled. Even though the day could have been ruined, I made it a point to enjoy the time off with my man, grabbing pizza and beer at a local bar, which featured a local band.

  436. I have great mom tendencies – I am always there to help/comfort those around me. I’m also a pretty good dog mama 🙂

  437. I like looking out for people – I’m a good friend! 🙂

  438. I am pushing myself for a brighter future.

  439. I am really pushing it on my workouts lately, and am loving the results of feeling energized and toned!

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