In 2013 kick your fitness routine up a notch and win FOUR Sportline at home FITNESS products ($250 value) from

Congrats to our winner Jane!

September 2012 I finally decided it was time. Maybe it was the stubborn ever increasing muffin top that pushed me over the edge, or the fact that my daughter asked me if I wanted to start shopping at Lane Bryant (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but I realized I just didn’t feel good. And it was NEVER  about a goal weight for me– it’s about how I felt in clothes- it was about wanting to wear clothes and be able to tuck in my shirt. It was about not dreading THE THOUGHT OF wearing a bathing suit. It was about feeling lighter which translates into ultimately feeling better.

And I am VERY proud to say that 16 months later I have lost a whopping 25 pounds. And I NEVER WANT t to give up on my body again. I don’t ever want to be complacent about that ever increasing jeans size, or getting to a point where I only feel comfortable in stretch pants. I want to take back ownership over how I feel, and I know the keys to all of that are changing my diet and just moving.

Luckily I’ve got the moving part down. And yes it feels good, really good. Sure I HATE getting off a warm couch and onto an elliptical(is there ANYONE who doesn’t?!) but as long as it keeps my muffin top at bay I’m willing to take as many as I need to for the team.

But of course on those days where I JUST don’t feel like hightailing it to the gym– I am TOTALLY ready to get my workout on at home- thanks to  Sportline, wide selection of new home fitness products  that can help both ME and you to achieve the New You that you desire for 2013. Seriously folks- it is NOT happening overnight. Take it slow, one day at a time- and just commit to 20 minutes a day (WHILE you are watching an episode of The Housewives) And because I LOVE my readers so much I’m giving$250 worth of Sportline,  home fitness products Quick Adjust Suspension Cross Trainer, Weighted Resistance Ball, Plank & Ab Station, and the SOLO 965 Heart Rate Monitor  to one lucky reader!! Here is what one of you awesometastic peeps are going to win!!

Quick Adjustâ„¢ Suspension Cross Trainer allows you to target every major muscle group for the upper and lower body. You can modify exercise intensity by quickly adjusting the rope length with innovative Lock-n Load Quick Adjust Pods. A foot cradle adds a dynamic element to your workout with static and sliding actions so you can change lower body exercises quickly and easily. By customizing the rope length you can also change intensity levels and move from one exercise to the next to improve your athletic performance and agility while burning calories and improving your cardiovascular fitness. The system includes two Quick Adjust pods with suspension rope, a door anchor, two handles, two foot straps, a foot cradle and an instructional DVD. The system mounts to standard doors without screws or drilling, so you can easily set up, store and travel with this quality home gym unit. MSRP $59.99

Weighted Resistance Ball. Weight lifting, stretching and abdomen training using the Weighted Resistance Ball is one of the most affordable, portable and versatile fitness tools on the market today. Plus, it’s small enough to be conveniently stored. Because it’s weighted with sand and covered with thick rubber, it is highly durable and easy to grip. It comes with an easy-to-fill air pump and a measuring tape so you know when it’s fully inflated and ready to use for any total-body tone-up. In addition to upper body training the Weighted Resistance Ball can be used for overall core training, and more specifically, to tone abdominal muscles, hips, waistline and lower back. Using a weighted ball encourages proper posture and alignment. Since this ball is an unstable source of support, it strengthens and develops your belly, back and waistline muscles literally any time you use it. MSRP $29.99

Plank + Ab Station is a highly effective ergonomic design for lumbar and core support used for a wide variety of floor exercises including sit-ups, crunches, back extensions and front and slide planks. The Station, made from compression molded comfort foam with alignment contouring, is compression molded Comfort Foam (EVA) provides comfort assistance for front and side planks, yoga and Pilates moves. Lightweight and multi functional it has a textured bottom surfaced for slip-resistance and can also be used for lower back support for crunches, sit-ups, and is ideal for back-extensions, wrist + knee support for push-ups and floor exercises and can be used with P90X2 on all Sphinx exercises. It is designed for durability, easy to store and simple to clean. MSRP $29.99

Solo 965 Heart Rate Monitor is the first fitness device with FitTrac and MoveTrac technologies and a built-in Calorie Genius (24 hour calorie burn tracking), is designed to track your resting heart rate over time and also record the intensity of movement 24 hours-a-day to show users how they are improving fitness condition and burning calories. Take your workouts to the next level. MSRP: $99.99.

For a chance to win ALL these Sportline goodies leave a comment here with the one thing you are doing to take charge of your health in 2013! For a second entry you can Like Married My Sugar daddy on Facebook and for a third entry you can follow @MelissaSChapman on twitter and retweet this giveaway. Good luck! Giveaway ends January 17th!


  1. says

    I just bought a power yoga groupon for me and my walking partners. We will sweat together! I’d LOVE to win this!! (I need to win this)

    I already follow and stalk you everywhere you write!


  2. says

    I have set a goal to work up to a 100 mile bike ride this summer. In order to get there, I started back to the YMCA yesterday and started an Indoor Cycling class this morning.

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

  3. Denise M says

    i am cutting out dairy and soy, both of which i am intolerant to. I am going to see if this gives me back energy and focus

  4. Tamara B. says

    I cleaned out the pantry and refrigerator of the junk we all have been eating first. Then stocked in healthy foods, fruits, veggies and whole grain pasta. Walking everyday is what I’m doing to take charge of your health in 2013

  5. says

    I took my first Stroller Strides class on Wednesday and plan to purchase a booklet so that I will attend at least one class for the next 10 weeks.

  6. meredith says

    In order to take charge of my health in 2013, im planning on doing more zumba and strength workouts – plus more veggies!

  7. says

    I love how you just dropped in “I lost 25 lbs.” in there. GIRL! YOU LOST 25 LBS.! Do you know how awesome that is!? I am so proud of you. And envious!!!! I joined a weight loss challenge at my family’s printing company this week, and am going to be planning out an eating/workout schedule. You’re my inspiration!

  8. Katy M says

    Like you, I’m just forcing myself to get off the warm couch! It is hard- but I know it will be worth it.

    I also did a quick start juice fast earlier this month and felt great, so I incorporated juicing into my morning routine.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    katygmorris at gmail dot com

  9. Emilie C says

    In 2013, I’ll try a new sport. Just haven’t decided which one yet… 😉 (emiliec1111[at]hotmail[dot]com)

  10. Candace s says

    I am starting a diet again! I lost 16 pounds the last time. (And kept it off) I would like to lose another 10 or so

  11. Diane says

    I am a good weight, but I want to be more active in 2013, and start walking regularly, or something, to encourage a healthy heart.

  12. Megan says

    I started by putting more green in my diet by eating salads and veggies. From there I had more energy so I bought an excercise bike and have been riding it every morning. This would be great if I won so I could go on to the next step to put more exercises in my routine.

  13. Lynn says

    This year I am tracking my food and started adding yoga twice a week. I would love to win the suspension trainer! I’ve always wanted one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Ashley Morrissey says

    I’m breastfeeding my son so, of course, drinking a lot of water and eating healthy. Now I put him in the carrier and do squats!

  15. Tera says

    My eating habits received a complete facelift about 3 months ago. 25lbs are gone just by changing my eating lifestyle. I am now adding exercise to my routine and have started running again. I am not a gym person, so having equipment at home would be amazing for me and the path I am on. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Beth Hill says

    I am trying to eat healthier, mid afternoon at work is hard for me to stop craving chocolate, so I am just eliminating from the entire office. No one can have chocolate in our office!
    If the weather is decent, I take a walk around our building outside.
    Turning housework into exercise routine!

  17. Tim says

    In our household we have resolved to no longer buy soda. Not only will it save us money on the purchase of soda, but it will probably help prevent cavities in the kids.

  18. gigi says

    I’ve been drinking 100+oz of water a day and have worked out every day so far this year! The water was the biggest change I wanted to make – I hardly drank any before. It makes a huge difference!

  19. Masooma says

    I am taking more fitness classes to keep myself on track as well as holding myself accountable for my eating habits!!

  20. John Billiris says

    One thing I’m doing to take charge of my health in 2013 is improving my diet, mostly by cutting out all the sugar. Also I’m taking walks at night.

  21. Betty says

    I need to take charge of responsible shopping. The pantry should not be stocked with treats and snacks simply because they were on sale w/coupons. My family eats what they find and there is an instinct that leads them to the highest calorie/sugar content item as soon as it comes home. We are going home cooked meals and more fresh fruit and veggies.
    and the food changes need to be paired with healthy exercise. I do need to be more consistent with walking during the winter. Too easy to skip because of weather.

  22. NicM says

    I’m picking up and getting back into activities that I love again, like biking, hiking, and playing volleyball this new year. Great for a physical, spiritual and mental workout.

  23. Shannon F says

    I have been changing my diet and eating choices anywhere I am able and have been pursuing finding a good exercise and health routine for this year. The products in this giveaway would be a good step in the right direction!


  24. Stephanie Thompson says

    I am renewing my YMCA membership and attending classes to exercise more to get in better shape this year as well as loose weight.

  25. G says

    My goals sound just like yours….like you, Its not about target weight for me but the same things, liking how I feel in clothes, not cringing at the idea of a bathing suit, and just getting my energy back. This past year, my migraines have gotten out of control, which has made me more sedentary and I’ve got that muffin top I never ever had before and I want it gone as I have lately noticed just how bad it makes me feel about myself…. I already drink sooooooo much water and I eat sooo Many vegetables and no meat except chicken, but my weakness is sweets…and cheese. So, I’m practicing portion control with both as I don’t believe in giving up something you love, just cutting back. I’d love to win this….it would help me lose these fee extra pounds and help my hubby too. He saw the giveaway as I was reading it and his eyes lit up when he read it was all being given away to one of your lucky readers and said he would live to use that stuff with me….. So it would be for both of us…. And maybe getting in better shape would help him with the needed will power to stop smoking….. Thanks for the chance to win…. I was already following you on facebook and twitter. facebook is dh hd and twitter is Dhjax…. Thanks again. And oh, congress on losing 25 pounds…..that’s wonderful! But you had one little tiny typo, 16 months ago would have been sept 2011, you have 2012. *smile* great job though on the weight loss…..

  26. Annmarie W. says

    I made 2013 the year that I finally joined a health club! And I’ve been walking their track daily…and about ready to take one of their classes!

  27. Lolli S says

    My resolution for 2013 is to start doing yoga and meditation daily! So far I am sticking to it!! :) I work out hard at the gym, but learning to relax and stretch is important too, so this is my new challenge :)

  28. Julie Harris says

    I started cutting back on bad foods last August. I’m down 25 pounds and now need to work on toning! These would help get me going!

  29. Candice Hull says

    We are going vegan for the new year and are hitting the gym 4 days a week. My goal is to lose 50+ pounds over the next year
    thank you!

  30. Candice Hull says

    I follow you on Twitter (@CandiceHull)
    (BTW, on all of my comments, it says it’s Jan 18th at midnight, but it’s Jan 17th in the early evening)

  31. heather says

    I am taking charge of my health in 2013 by watching my salt, eating less fried foods, walking more and drinking more water.

  32. Pam says

    I am drinking a green smoothie everyday. Adding these additional greens to my daily diet should be very beneficial. Hopefully it will help with my sweets cravings and with my allergies.

  33. Melanie L says

    I started juicing (Fruits and veggies), eating more raw foods, cutting out unneccesary foods, and making sure I eat well. I have started eating a bigger better breakfast.
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