Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Vegan Products and a Fresh Giveaway



The Delivery: Vega sport bar pack, GoPicnic sunbutter and crackers, Iron Man by Tony Iommi, The Rescue of Belle & Sundance by Birgit Stutz and Lawrence Scanlan, and Zenify stress-free drinks
Staff Pick: Vega bars

The DL: Guess what? We’re going to be giving away this Vega sport pack to one lucky This Just In reader! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post telling us what has been your favorite way to stay in shape in 2011 by Monday, December 12 at noon PT. If you’re looking to win other great prizes courtesy of VN, check out our Holiday Cookie Contest. Send us your recipe by Saturday at noon for a chance to win a KitchenAid mixer or another great prize!



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Elizabeth said...

Roller Derby!!

Gina said...

Yoga!

Krista said...

Running!

Autumn N H said...

Chasing my one and a half year old twins,They are fast!

Svady said...

Did the couch to 5k to train for a 10k Mud run!

The Radkes said...

Running three to five days a week. I went from only being able to do two miles at a time to 14 miles!

bigsleep39 said...

Walking. Lots and lots of laps while listening to Marc Maron's podcasts, the secret weapon of distraction.

Tierney said...

climbing!

Tara Pelette said...

Running. Body weight work outs. Walking and cycling to work. Eating tons of greens!

Beth said...

Turbo Kick Box! It's so fun that I completely forget I'm working out, and it's some SERIOUS cardio.

Anonymous said...

dancing at concerts! having fun and getting into shape^^

Embellish said...

lots of walking since i live in manhattan and my classes are about a mile from my dorm

Kittyluffagus said...

Jogging & yoga = )

Anonymous said...

Training for a marathon!

Jen said...

Lifting heavy weights, HIIT, and following a vegan diet.. Proved all those boys wrong in the gym that a chick can build muscles eating just plants :)

Hummuscide said...

Jamming on a roller derby team and distance running.

Amy said...

walks, going running and doing Insanity workouts! :)

Tina said...

Zumba! and Step Aerobics!

Ruby said...

Yoga seven days a week and babysitting my 1.3 year old sister who likes to run everywhere!! :)

Crazy Vegan Mom said...

unfortunately I didn't stay in shape this year, I had trouble walking and ended up having back surgery, hoping to get back into shape soon!

Robin said...

Running! Good races in 2001!

Megan said...

Walking our newest family member, Honey the dog! :)

wen said...

chasing my 17 months old baby...oxoxoxox

Leni said...

I devoted more time to yoga.

Lizzie Bordello said...

Yoga, hula, and lots and lots of dog walking!

Donna F. said...

my favorite way to stay in shape is pilates!
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Adele said...

Walking on the treadmill
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Lauren said...

An intense workout routine involving kickboxing, pilates, and dance

Sophie said...

cardio kickboxing!

colleen r. gray-mackey said...

working out, yoga and dance dance dancing.

Vegan coconut said...

Weight training and elliptical.

Lesley said...

doing yoga using yogaglo.com! and the going to the gym!

cherylopal said...

running! successfully ran my first half marathon- all vegan powered of course!

Landry said...

Walking the majestic hills on the Big Island while drinking in the natural beauty of the ocean and Mauna Kea mountain, after drinking a Vega smoothie!

littlegrrlherbivore said...

Bikram yoga, running and workout videos!

me said...

Zumba has been my favorite way to stay in shape this year! I also really enjoy water aerobics and hula hooping :)

Andrea Miracle-Browning said...

I started off the year with round 2 of beachbody's insanity video. Then completed beachbody's asylum videos. During the warmer months I ran several times a week. Currently, I do 4 days of weight training and 2 days of an mma style circuit training.

But I think what helped me stay in shape the most was the decision I made in February 2011 to become a vegan. I've never felt healthier and have never been able to maintain my weight this efficiently. BEST DECISION I'VE EVER MADE!

Knappett said...

Barefoot running and contemporary dance!

Christine G said...

Good old fashion diet & exercise. I started using the app & website Lose-It in February & lost 32.5# pounds! It was a little slow, but it was the easiest weight I've every lost!

Sarah said...

I practice vinyasa yoga every day :)

Courtney Lanz said...

I did Powerflow and yoga.

Diana @ VeggieNextDoor said...

This year, I learned to really LOVE yoga!

Vegan Mama said...

Running half marathons and doing sprint triathlons!

Joy said...

This was my year of "firsts" for staying in shape. 2 sprint triathlons, bikram yoga, joining Atlanta Track Club, a few road races and next up will be 1/2 marathon in Feb! Oh...and continuing onto my 3rd year of kung-fu. Vega Sport has definitely been a help and Brendan Brazier an inspiration!

Vegan Foodistas said...

Ooh I LOOVVE Vega Sports! I drink the yumm, thick and creamy chocolate smoothies after every workout and the bars taste like candy (SOO addictive!). HIIT training or interval training brings so much fun and diversity, not to mention a challenge, to my workouts. Love it!! Running is my favorite cardio (along with Dance Rev on Xbox Kinect ;))

Michelle said...

I go to the gym every day, and run for 1/2 hour then do weights for 1/2 hour. In the summer, I run with my dogs outside!

tofucute said...

walking with a weighted backpack

Morgan said...

Snowshoeing with my 1 and a half year old in my pack!! Amazing workout!

h said...

swimming, swiss ball routines, and keeping up with my dalmatian through the parks of Austin!

Jeanette Brass said...

Climbing, running, and hiking/scrambling in the Sierras.

Scrapamum said...

Well I started the year doing triathlons and just a few months ago I added cross fit to my workouts.

toria3463 said...

I fell in love with hot yoga this year! It's great for the body and keeps me centered. I feel much more calm and relaxed in stressful situations.

Sara said...

Cruizing around on my skateboard and beach cruiser. I love being outside and keeping active.

Unknown said...

Training for my very first half marathon! And eating a healthy vegan diet of course :)

Alegori5 said...

I ran another 1/2 marathon, this year to celebrate my 40th bday :)

Zachary Strange said...

Tough Mudder mud race :)

Jeannie said...

Running!

Pedroism said...

Escape from Alcatraz Tri! Best time of my life!

Jayna said...

It's hard to stay motivated and inspired this time of the year with dreary weather and exhausting schedules but the Vega Pre Workout drink is soooo helpful on the days when I need a little boost! In fact, Vega products helped me win a local 21 day fitness challenge- it felt so very good! Everywhere I go I'm telling people about the benefits of Vega products. I'm simply in love! :D

Unknown said...

Trained for and ran my very first full Marathon!!! Amazing journey and race :)

erin said...

Definitely yoga!

Monica said...

Green smoothies and long, lonely walks.

A C Frye said...

marathons - running & working & momming

Jane said...

Ocean swimming, off road running and roller derby...too hard to choose between them!

Anonymous said...

carrying my groceries 500m instead of the usual 50m :)

breathofsilence said...

trail running on the North Shore mountains in Vancouver!

Marie said...

Beach volleyball, backpacking, lots of running and adventure racing!

teej62 said...

Going vegan and. Vega's pre workout optimizer...I call it liquid gold. Oh, and my new sauconys to get back in the running groove.

mccutch said...

Starting to train for Napa Marathon in March :)

April said...

Green Smoothies with Vega Whole Food Optimizer, Crossfit and Homemade Lemon-Lime Sports Drink from Thrive Fitness!!! YUMMY!

Lurl said...

Yoga

Courtenay O'Neil said...

I cant pick just one!
1) Having my 3rd beautiful baby
2) Building up my running fitness again
3) Signing up for Thrive in 30
4) Starting a healthy living, recipe blog

Lurl said...
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Brent P said...

Martial Arts and Calisthenics

Vegan Power said...

P90X!

Rheyn said...

Loving TurboFire these days.

Jessica McIlroy said...

carrying around an infant while chasing after a toddler and focusing on getting my triathlon schedule back up and running!

Red Deception said...

Winter biking... in -40 weather!

Erin Martinson said...

yoga, a series of 1/2 marathons, a mud run and chasing around with my 2 year old daughter

Natasha said...

ROCK CLIMBING

devinalexandra said...

My favorite way to stay in shape is keeping a variety of activities in my daily lifestyle...hitting up Bikram Yoga religiously, but falling head over heels for fitness classes of any sort, and spicing it up with the never failing cardio and mix of weights. Embracing the great outdoors every chance I get, and achieving great heights and limits when it comes to hiking and taking in a world of new sights and scenery. I love a kickass workout, and appreciate every bead of sweat I earn, but can also appreciate replenishing what is lost in maintaining an active lifestyle, and VEGA helps do just that. A lover since 2008, and always will be.

hammer mama said...

cycling! road, cross and even a little track, and, of course, the commute. no better way to get around!

Anonymous said...

Running, yoga, pilates and HIIT.
rosiejess6@hotmail.com

Zurenarrh said...

a plant based diet, bike rides and push ups.

Laura said...

bikram yoga!

Lifecycles Wellness said...

Cycle commuting in downtown Toronto on my sexy purple cruzier! Playing in the park with my two year old. Planting a veggie garden (it doesn't get more local and fresh than that!). And I just recently laced up my running shoes again to train for a half marathon in May.

LochKnitsMonster said...

I took up running this year. It's awesome.

Stephie said...

Kick boxing, hot yoga, and walking on the nature trails during the spring and summer months :)

Tiffany Haverfield said...

Running and yoga :)

Adrienne said...

Running the Boston Marathon and riding in my first Gran Fondo! LOVE VEGA!!

Derek said...

Resistance/suspension training. Riding bike. If you are moving, you are burning calories.

cheriepicked said...

Hot yoga & long lovely trail runs!

alexandra carolin said...

rock climbing, outdoors!

peterjgamache@hotmail.com said...

Volunteer dog walking for my local SPCA. Selfless service with cardio!

THE EARTH CAPITAL said...

Muay thai, always. Love vega sport in the morning.

Vicki said...

Running and becoming Vegetarian! Completed two 5K races and training for a 15K next year.

Cheryl Tulkoff said...

Ultra marathons!

Kyle said...

Walking, stretching under the sun! Drinking organic vegetable juices and Smoothies - coconuts, almonds, and various fruits, hemp protein... Watching inspirational Youtube videos & reading inspirational books =)

Kyle makaveli456@cheatcc.com said...

Walking, stretching under the sun! Drinking organic vegetable juices and Smoothies - coconuts, almonds, and various fruits, hemp protein... Watching inspirational Youtube videos & reading inspirational books =

dsullivan said...

Keepin' others fit with boot camps, cycling, and running clinics has helped me discover the greatness of high intensity interval training. :)

Cathy said...

Long walks with dog, work with trainer at gym twice a week and once on my own, cycle fit twice a week. Also taking XC skiing lessons. All in the effort to keep active and thanks to Vegan products for the added energy and recovery.

HeatherB said...

Running the trails, walking my dogs and hitting the gym!

Kimber said...

P90X, LOVE it!! I have been a vegetarian for years and just gave up dairy about a month ago!!

Thiago Fernandes said...

Following the Thrive Fitness program by Brendan Brazier during the summer and the truth program by Frank Sepe this Fall...

Amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler said...

Belly dancing!

C-Sun-X said...

Riding my bicycle. I commute 30 miles a day on it and do long rides on the weekend!

hofftimus said...

Running more than i have ever before and completing my first triathlon

Jamie said...

Running with my baby in her BOB jog stroller!

PoeticFairy said...

Variety! I get bored easily so using the treadmill one day, exercise videos for a few days and then yoga for a few more days keeps me going.

MarkTwain said...

A mix of running, yoga, and weights. Oh, and hoop dancing!

Unknown said...

Lifting weights and doing high intensity interval training

yezr said...

Converting to Thrive Diet

sonja said...

bikram yoga

moonsword said...

Eating healthy foods and doing gentle yoga.

indubitable1 said...

Dancing modern, ballet, and hip hop!
Lifting weights and pushing myself to go harder and heavier!
And, of course, eating whole foods and making it FUN!!

Seoul Brother said...

Inline skating in NYC traffic!

5webs said...

Sex with my hubby.
Alicia Webster
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Meredith Underhill said...

Working out 3 - 5 days a week and listening to the trainers. Instead of thinking I can do this while still eating whatever I want I gave in and realized that I can't do it alone, listening to the trainers has helped me boost my performance quickly - giving me confidence to keep going.

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exuma said...

I spend a lot of time in the Bahamas, so my favorite morning workout consists of a soft sand beach run watching the sun come up, followed by a swim in the ocean. No better way to start a day.

Russell said...

Running and regular workouts fueled by Vega Sport!

Amy said...

Racing mountain bikes!!

HVSoap said...

Running, yoga - when I hit 364 lbs, I thought I would hardly ever move again, let alone run..and what are those things? Oh yea, my FEET! Yay!

Mitch said...

Physique 57

Leah said...

good lovin' ;)

Jennifer Mota said...

Sidelined by and IT band injury due to running, spinning and weight training have been my go-to workouts of choice to stay in shape!
Jen

Melissa said...

zumba, weight training and pilates. Green juice and lots of leafy green meals.

Jennifer said...

Yoga, run, hiking, surfing, cycling, zumba. Whatever gets me outside and moving!

Anonymous said...

Well, to up my activity this year - as if I don't get enough with a whippet and a 6 year old boy- I became a cub scout leader. Now I have 9, 6 year old boys to deal with once a week!
vindaviper@yahoo.com

Shannon said...

Ramping up the running,... from two half marathons a year - tops - to five half marathons (including one run up a mountain), a full marathon, and a lot of shorter-distance races this year.

GB_Runner said...

I'm a runner & though I like running, I find if I don't pick a race or goal & commit to it, I tend to get diminishing returns. So, set a goal & go for it!

Echelon Health Coaching said...

Cycling and weight kifting my 21lb son.

Lisa Allen Fitness said...

I stayed in shape by teaching others how to lift weights, stretch, do interval training and eat vegan diets. It feeds my body and spirit to see so many people reclaiming their health through movement and eating delicious plant based food.

Jay said...

Mark Lauren's "you are your own gym"

Isabelle said...

Biking and carrying my baby in the chariot got me back in real good shape fast.

acarlson said...

working out at the gym!

katerine marino said...

every morning half pack of pre vega w/out, 1 hour cross fit training, 2 days a week swimming, jogging whenever it's possible, lot of core exercise, vega performance protein daily and yummy recipes from thrive foods book... works great!!! 1 day off and excellent sleep quality. ;)\
katerine Marino

The Green Man said...

Disance running, HIIT, and working around the farm!

Anonymous said...

Running and eating a vegan diet!

Ana said...

Yoga and weight lifting has rocked my world in 2011! Awesome giveaway!
Ana

Daphna said...

FItness walking with my baby in a stroller! I wish it was something more glamorous, but I'm eight weeks post-partum so I'm pretty happy to be getting out of the house for any exercise!

DLCHIRCO said...

Achieving a huge goal of mine by training and participating in my first NPC competition Bikini Division! My hardwork and dedication resulted in losing 22lbs and getting in the best shape of my life! Being on stage felt great because of what I achieved!

CreativeTim said...

I stay in shape by being active and maintaining a good diet: running, bike riding, hiking, good vegan food and vega.

weezie said...

climbing 14ers and cycling every where i can!

weezie said...

pilates

blütt said...

riding a bike 20 miles a day for work (which involves walking around behind chicago's dogs, picking up up their poo), and then weights in the evenings. i hafta buy vegan cookies just to try and gain a thin layer of fat for winter!

Jackie Mussel said...

Adventure and Obstacle Racing!

Lizzie said...

Smoothies for breakfast and swimming, biking and running to train for sprint triathlons!

Lauren said...

Eating a raw vegan diet and finding anyway to move my body such as running, climbing, dancing with my friends, cleaning, lifting weights, boxing, slacklining, hiking, waking my dogs, riding my bike, and helping my friends move in and out of houses and apartments. I will find a way to keep moving!

Mirkat said...

Running! Completed my second marathon a little over two weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

warrior dash training, bootcamp, spinning and running. one of each at least3 times a wk. sing the Vega's to keep the energizing effects to keep going.

TeeJay said...

Running stroller... 100% My two year old is a great ball of weight for hills, incredibly well-behaved on long runs and the best company a mom can have training for an Ironman.

embalmerlis said...

Pilates and yoga at my gym. Here in CT not too many opportunities for outdoor workouts.

Target Trainers said...

After reading Thrive Fitness, I've been implementing the Thrive lifestyle. I share it with my students, clients, family and friends. As I train for my next marathon, Vega Sport products have been instrumental in my conditioning and recovery and continue to be...Thanks!

Emma said...

Cycling!

Sunny Rai said...

I do yoga, I teach Asana, I incorporate it with dynamic weight lifting but when it comes to favorite way to stay in shape it got to be freestyle dancing.

colin said...

Cycling has been my favorite way to stay in shape this year!

berj53 said...

Hiya!

stacy b said...

Training for the muddy buddy race has kept me motivated all year to exercise.

berj53 said...

Hiya!

Ciara said...

P90x! Getting marathon roadmap for christmas!

A. said...

Trekking and yoga and with the cold season coming downhill skiing.

Chelsea A said...

Climbing and yoga!

Lea said...

Running + body weight resistance

Rick C said...

Running on a plant strong diet!

ROSE said...

Walking ~ jogging & running with my dog to keep us both healthy !

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

I've gotten into doing short, high-intensity cardio intervals a few times a week!

Jennifer C said...

I ride my bike in the mornings. It's a great way to start the day.

Jennifer said...

Trying to wear out our new Golden puppy!

Iliana said...

Walking, walking and walking. Walking everywhere and every time I can.

notatwit said...

running is the best way to stay in shape mentally and physically

Heather said...

Running, Cycling and Roller Derby Baby!!

Brad said...

training for San Diego Half-MArathon in March 2012.

Unknown said...

Yoga!

Unknown said...

Yoga

lucblanchet said...

Going for a run with my two dogs. Keeps me fit AND it makes them happy and exercised too. Which results in a relax afternoon with them. I also bike to and from work and weight train four mornings a week. Hmmm...that was more than one favorite way I guess. The more the better they say! Thanks for this awesome contest.

michelle said...

walking the dogs 3 times a day

Kiley said...

Yoga & running with my dog!

Red said...

P90X and running after my daughter, lol.

jjelinowicz said...

Running keeps me fit mentally and physically.

Synergii1 said...

Running along the Williamsburg Pier with my dog, watching the sunset over the NYC skyline.

Joshua said...

RUNNING RUNNING and well, RUNNING!! Thanks to Vega I started running 17 days ago and can already do 5 Km in 18 mins!! 10Km in 37. I use Vega to keep me going!! Vegan is the way to go!!! Can't wait to see how good I am in a few months! Thanks to Vega and well of course; Bredan who is my biggest inspiration!!! Cheers to all, stay fir and be healthy for the year :))

Josh

Tiffany said...

Hot yoga and hiking with my dog :)

Anonymous said...

Triathlon training!!

Lauren said...

I started fighting mixed martial arts. No better way to stay in shape!

Sara Stanton said...

I started the Couch to 5k running plan and found my LOVE for running! I can't believe how much it has changed my daily life. Now I just need the added supplements so that I can keep up with my training.

JFH said...

I ran the entire Black hills runners club trail running series, including the sundance 50k. http://www.bhrctrails.com/

It was a great some of training and running. I was finishing much better in the end of the year!

Zenimue said...

Green smoothies, yoga, lots of walking, lifting weights as well as Tracy Anderson workouts!

musicbybryan said...

Jane Fonda step aerobics video from the '90's. Still works!

Karen said...

Walgging...walking and jogging with my wonderful dog that I adopted in May. She's a rescue and my perfect (and free) personal trainer. Love Vega products, haven't tried the new sport line yet...so...

* said...

I love to bike. I go to the gym 6 days a week and just got into running.

Melissa Manfredi said...

Instead of grabbing for junk food...I grab kale!

Natalie said...

HIIT Training & weights with some yoga... Paired with vegetarian/clean eating diet:)


natalie_armstrong7@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

I find that the best way to stay in shape is simply eating a healthy and well balanced plant based diet, and making simple lifestyle choices to stay more active. Things like walking rather than driving when I can, taking the stairs, not parking in the closest spot available, etc.

dawn said...

Walking outdoors is my favorite way to burn calories cause I can enjoy the sights while doing it

lolamichele said...

I got a fantastic pair of running shoes and I'm loving wearing them out!

boswife @ gmail . com

Evette said...

Turbo Fire and running

Elizabeth said...

Training runs for a half marathon

Gia said...

Yoga and running after my kids:)

jon.and.joanna.hartnell. said...

walking and kickboxing!

Writing Archive said...

Yoga!

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