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A Giveaway You Want To Win!

by Courtney on July 13, 2010

I cannot even begin to tell you all how excited I am to announce this giveaway tonight!!! But first, let’s quickly run through dinner.

Yesterday at the grocery store, I passed by the butcher and saw that they had some ground sirloin in the case. The hubby has been asking to have burgers on the grill forever, so I decided to be a good wife and pick some up. By buying it from the butcher, I could choose how much I wanted, so I got 1/2 lb. for only $2.50. Now that’s what I call a good price! (<– Anyone else thinking of the Staples commercial right now? “WOW, that’s a low price!”) ;)

The only stipulations I had for having burgers for dinner, was that the Grill Master had to make them. Burgers just aren’t my thang. ;) When I asked him about his secret recipe, he happily shared his ingredients: some diced onions, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, seasoned salt, and some S&P. Sounded good to me!

On top of my burger, I added a few tiny slices of Gouda cheese that I picked up the other day at Honest Weight Food Co-Op.

I REALLY need to visit this place more often, because it is fabulous! They have such a wide array of local, organic, whole, and minimally-processed foods. What I found to be really neat is that they won’t stock food containing artificial preservatives, artificial food coloring and artificial sweeteners. How cool is that? Here’s actually a pic of everything I picked up last week:

Some locally grown grape tomatoes, my Honey Vanilla Almond granola I’ve been raving about, lite coconut milk (hmm, what to do with this?) some creamy almond butter, and the best part of the trip – Food Should Taste Good chips for only $1.99. It was a STEAL!! I decided to give the almond butter a try because they had bulk sized bins where you could take as much (or as little) as you want. I took just a tiny bit (maybe 1/4 cup?) to give it a try.

“Ok Courtney, really, we’re waiting for a giveaway announcement!!

OOPS, way off track…let’s get back to dinner! ;)

While Jay was taking care of the burgers, I cooked up some sweet potato fries, giving them a spray of PAM, garlic powder, paprika, S & P. They turned out scrumptious.

I enjoyed my burger with some lettuce & tomato on a whole wheat Arnold Sandwich Thin, along with my sweet tater fries and some sugar snap peas. I was a scrumptious dinner enjoyed al fresco, since it’s about 90 degrees in the house.

“Feelin’ Sexy for Summer”

So it’s summertime. We love it, don’t we? The warm weather, the cookouts, the swimming — it’s fabulous. And of course, we all want to make sure we look and feel our absolute BEST once all of those tank tops, shorts, and swimsuits have made their way out from the back of the closet.

Personally, I think summer time is the perfect time to switch up your workout. Try something new, whether it be a new group class, a new sport, a new DVD, or maybe even a new workout on TV…

You guys remember last week when I tried some of those killer workouts from Exercise On Demand, right? It turns out, some peeps over at Exercise TV caught wind of my new obsession.

So why does that matter to you?

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!!! :mrgreen:

Well, it just so happens that the nice folks from Exercise TV want to see some of YOU join in on the fun, too — AND they have offered to giveaway some AMAZING prizes for 3 lucky winners!

One winner will receive:

Another winner will receive:

And the Grand Prize Winner will receive:


Go to the Exercise TV Store by clicking here, and browse around the shop. Leave a comment on this post telling me which DVD(s) you would most like to try OR which ones you’ve already tried and love!

You can also earn EXTRA entries by doing any of the following:

  1. Follow me on Twitter @courtneyhoran
  2. Follow Exercise TV on Twitter @ExerciseTV
  3. Become a fan of Exercise TV on Facebook: and let me know that you did.
  4. Mention this giveaway in a blog post and let me know you did.

You have until Tuesday, July 20th @ 5:00pm to enter.

  • Leave a separate comment for each way of entry.

I’m super jealous of whoever gets these prizes – they totally rock!! Good Luck!!! :mrgreen:

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1 TheBloggersBrother July 13, 2010 at 8:19 pm

How about you give away that blonde in the middle of the picture, and you just give me the win?


2 Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life July 13, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Dan, you are a piece of work!
(Yes, that is my smart-alec brother commenting above, for any of you wondering!)


3 Heather (Where's the Beach) July 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm

well now this is a giveaway! Oh, love gouda and sweet potato fries….hello yum!

Ok, starting off – I follow you on twitter.


4 Heather (Where's the Beach) July 13, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I’ve actually tried one of Amy Dixon’s Give Me 10 10-minute segments from OnDemand. I think I’d actually like that DVD.


5 Jenna July 13, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I used to do exercise tv all the time in college! My favorite was the Beach abs. That is actually how I first learned about all the kick butt Jillian Michael’s dvds. Now I own all of them :)


6 Kathryn July 13, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I have yet to try Jillian Michaels’s 30 Day Shred. Her No More Trouble Zones is challenging, but I love it. Love to win this giveaway:)


7 Amy @ Second City Randomness July 13, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I’d like to try out any of the dvds in the complete steel set! I always wondered about buns of steel… I want them!!! :)


8 Jae July 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Um the piloxing with Vivica Jensen


9 Jae July 13, 2010 at 9:08 pm

I follow on fb!


10 *Andrea* July 13, 2010 at 9:17 pm

i would love to try jillian’s 30 day shred! i’ve heard people rave about it on blogs and she looks like a drill sergeant that would help me build muscles in new places


11 Shanna, like Banana July 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Well I’m lackin’ the bootylicious bootay so I guess I’d go for that. I wouldn’t mind some sexy legs either ;)


12 Rhea (Greek Feaster) July 13, 2010 at 9:22 pm

I gotta give it up for the Shred, too– I’d love to try it. Jillian is hardcore and that’s what it’s gonna take for me to commit to a video workout!!


13 Allison July 13, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Awesome giveaway, girl! I would love to try one of the Carmen Electra workout videos. I have danced my whole life and find that to be a fun workout, without feeling like I’m actually “working out”! :)


14 Megan July 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Loove those sweet potato chips!
And I’m following you on twitter :)


15 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) July 13, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I want to try the Kendra one!


16 Jennifer July 13, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I’ve tried most of the Jilliam Michael’s DVD’s. I would love to try the Kendra DVD’s or the Elle Make Better DVD collection.


17 Jennifer July 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm

I’m following you on Twitter (though I’m actually never on it).


18 Lexa July 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm

um…carmen electra…dancing and a workout…sounds like a fun way to torch some calories!!!


19 Rhea (Greek Feaster) July 13, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Following you on Twitter! I just registered, and you shall be my very first friend :D


20 Jess Masters July 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm

I love the ExerciseTV on Demand channel! I tend to get bored with workouts…I have a collection of DVDs and tapes at hand for whenever I feel like mixing things up, and now Exercise on TV gives me even more options!

I like the 30-minute workouts the best! I don’t feel as though I’ve worked enough in the shorter tapes (although, they’re good when you’re pressed for time!) I actually did the Body by Jake work-out you mentioned the other day, and I definitely felt it! I’ve also done the Carmen Electra Lap Dance session – very fun! I’d really like to try some of Jillian Michaels’ Yoga Stretch sessions just to loosen up. And the Piloxing preview video looks like an AMAZING workout!

And…I’m a fan on Facebook!


21 Jess Masters July 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Facebook fan :-)


22 Ashley s July 13, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Yoga meltdoown by Jillian for sure! Thanks for the giveaway!


23 Babs July 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm

i neeeeeeeeed this giveaway ;) not for me but for my wedding dress. i want it to proudly walk down the isle feeling hot b/c it’s wrapped around a fit body…hehe.


24 Babs July 13, 2010 at 10:41 pm

twitter following. i love the Hills ;) did you know Spencer was kicked off for threatening to murder a producer? i just heard that on a celeb blog.


25 laura July 13, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Carmen Electra Lap Dance session –


26 Ilene July 14, 2010 at 12:49 am

I really want to try the 30 Day Shred!


27 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 14, 2010 at 7:12 am

I’d like to try the Jillian Michaels yoga shred! Anything with the words “yoga” and “shred” in it have to be worth a shot ;)


28 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 14, 2010 at 7:13 am

I’m twittering with you!


29 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 14, 2010 at 7:14 am

I’m now twittering with ExerciseTV, too!


30 Maura July 14, 2010 at 8:55 am

I follow you already :)


31 Kelly July 14, 2010 at 9:08 am

I follow you already!


32 Kelly July 14, 2010 at 9:08 am

I am following Exercise TV on Twitter!


33 Kelly July 14, 2010 at 9:10 am

Tank Top arms looks like a workout I want/need! haha!


34 Courtney @ Three Months July 14, 2010 at 9:29 am

I already follow you on Twitter!


35 Courtney @ Three Months July 14, 2010 at 9:29 am

I’m already a follower of ExerciseTV!


36 Courtney @ Three Months July 14, 2010 at 9:30 am

The Yogalosophy DVD looks fun – I’ve been on a real yoga kick lately!


37 Maura July 14, 2010 at 9:53 am

I’d love to try Kendra’s video. I’m not sure why but she cracks me up :)


38 Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) July 14, 2010 at 9:53 am

I would get Carmen´s lap dance or something silly like that… I already have all of Jillian´s minus the yoga meltdown, but that one kind of scares me. I love Jillian kicking my ass but I like my yoga to be calmer :)


39 Rosey Rebecca July 14, 2010 at 10:43 am

The Shape pilates dvd is calling my name! Thanks for the giveaway!


40 lisaou11 July 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm

ooo fun!

I’d wanna try Kendra’s video. I love how its “sports related”


41 lisaou11 July 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm

already follow you on twitter ;)


42 Stephanie July 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I love 6 Round Slim Down w/ Stephanie Vitorino, I do it pretty much every week and it works ever muscle in your body (or at least feels like it!)


43 Karla July 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I love exercise tv! I would love to try “Bikini Bootcampt” and Jillians “No More Trouble Zones” that everyone’s blogging about! What would you want to try?


44 Kristen July 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Piloxing with Vivica Jensen would be my choice!!


45 Kristen July 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Became a fan!


46 Heather July 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I love Jillian Michaels 30 day shred but I would like to try Be a Knockout with Kendra!


47 Marg July 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Hard choice… Tracey Anderson Mat workout.


48 Marg July 14, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Following you on twitter….


49 Marg July 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Following exercisetv on twitter…


50 Marg July 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Last entry….facebook fan of exercisetv

Thanks for the giveaway!!!


51 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices July 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm

This is an awesome give-away!!! :) Love it.
& I love those sweet potato fries- yours always look so good.


52 Elizabeth July 15, 2010 at 11:39 am

I would love to try the Incredible Abs DVD. I am looking for an ab DVD and it looks way better than crunches! THank you for offering a great giveaway! I live hours from a gym so I would love having some new at-home DVD’s to mix things up!


53 Jordan P July 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I’ve done the Bootylicious Buns one and felt it for the next three days! But I heard the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred kicks some serious butt!


54 Dana July 15, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I’ve already tried Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred and no more trouble zones. I want to try bootylicious buns! :)


55 MonicaW July 16, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Hi I am now following you on twitter.


56 MonicaW July 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I am also following exercise tv on twitter


57 MonicaW July 16, 2010 at 7:08 pm

I have Shape Best Ever Hollywood workouts and I really like the 10 min arms and legs strength training sections. They are great for beginners to strength and I have seen results!


58 Vanessa July 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm

What an awesome giveaway! I would be thrilled to have Jillian’s 30 day shred. She is so hard core,and I love challenging workouts. Also, your food looks yummy!!! I love sweet potato fries. U rock!!


59 ezzie July 17, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I’d love Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred! I’ve read some fantastic reviews on it and would like to try it myself :)


60 Lauren @ Healthy Delicious July 19, 2010 at 11:35 am

I’m dying to try no more trouble zones… even though I’m pretty sure it will kill me. lol


61 Lauren @ Healthy Delicious July 19, 2010 at 11:36 am

I follow you on twitter :)


62 Betherann July 19, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I’ve tried a number of the DVDs in their store — the Jillian Michaels and Exhale Core Fusion DVDs never fail to kick my butt! I’d also like to try the new Shape Cardio Pilates Sculpt DVD as well as the Elle series. Great giveaway!


63 Betherann July 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm

I followed ExerciseTV on twitter (@betherann)


64 Rachel July 19, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Well, I haven’t had the opportunity to try any of these workouts so I would be happy to try any one of them! From what everyone says, they give you a great workout. Thanks for this awesome giveaway Court!


65 Andrea July 20, 2010 at 10:51 am

Would love to do the Kendra or Jillian workouts. Jillian is awesome! I became a fan of ExerciseTV on facebook too :)


66 Christine July 2, 2011 at 10:21 am

I’m a big fan of the on demand videos – especially Yoga Fitness Plus. I’d love to try some of the Jillian Michales DVD’s too!


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