Start your day right with Fiber One 80 Calories cereal- Review and Contest

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day- but that is no reason why it has to be full of sugar, empty calories, and no real nutritional value!  Especially now that Fiber One 80 Calories cereal is here.
Make sure you start your day off right, whether it’s for back to school, the office, or sticking to that diet-  skim milk a nice healthy cereal, and a piece of fruit will really start your day off well, keep you full and help you stay focused.

You can also go to http://www.fiberone.com/ to check out more healthy living advice, and for coupons for your favorite Fiber One products.  (My son LOVES the toaster tarts in the cinnamon flavor!)

Here is a bit more information for you;
“The wait is over – brand new Fiber One 80 Calories cereal is on store shelves now! Each crunchy wheat and corn puff square in every bowl of Fiber One 80 Calories cereal has a light honey flavor – a delicious way to start your day. Fiber helps satisfy your hunger and helps you feel full, making it a great tool to help manage your weight.”

  • With 40 percent of the Daily Value of fiber in one 80 calorie serving, Fiber One 80 Calories cereal can help curb your hunger, which can help you stick to your weight loss plan.
  • With great-tasting Fiber One 80 Calories cereal, there is a new breakfast option that helps you feel satisfied without sacrificing flavor!

One of you will be able to win this great prize pack!  However, make sure you check your local grocery store’s aisle to have in the meantime.   You do eat breakfast, right?   hehe    🙂
Here is what you can win-

-box of Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal

-sensor pedometer with USB connector to chart walking progress

-neoprene iPod/smartphone holder with armstrap

and here is how to enter!

Mandatory entry

You must be a public follower on Google Friend Connect.
Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.  In  your comment, please.

 Extra Entries
Leave a separate comment for each entry.


– Go to Fiber One’s Website, and let me know something you liked or learned there

– Like Fiber One on Facebook (PSSSST!  there is also a coupon on there!)  This is not mandatory, and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this contest.
-“Like” me on Facebook -feel free to give me some comment love!  🙂  This is not mandatory, and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this giveaway. 
+2 entries

-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription  or via RSS
+3 entries

Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
#Win Fiber One Cereal  http://t.co/cBeQiCy  @HaveSippy #B2S #backtoschool #weightloss #fitness
 
*can be done daily

Please make sure you follow first!
+2 entries

– Follow any of the Collective Media Magic Back To School event Bloggers’ sites! 

3 Princes and a Princess 2, Closer to Lucy, Have Sippy Will Travel, and The Thrifty Things.  You can Follow GFC, Twitter, or Facebook- each is worth an entry. 

– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)   *Can be done daily

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

– Like this post on Facebook, Stumble it, or hit G+1 button  (each is worth one entry)

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!


DISCLOSURE: I received the above product for review.  All opinions are mine, yours may differ.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends Aug 27, 2011.

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Win a Top Trainers DVD set!

(This information was given to me by the sponsor in order to run this contest- I have not tried these products, so I cannot tell you about them from my own experience.  This is not a personal recommendation for this reason, but here is the product information for you    🙂   )

Each time a celebrity sheds a massive amount of weight or gives birth and miraculously regains their post baby body, most of us regard this with envy. We think, “Sure I could do that too, if I had their dream team of personal trainers.”  Personal fitness trainers are expensive and depending on the city one lives in, they can range as high as $300.00 an hour. 

Fitness trainers certainly have their benefits; they are motivational and ensure that work out regimens are varied and target different areas of the body including strength, toning and aerobic endurance. Those who cannot afford trainers or seek more privacy in the comfort of their own homes often turn to workout DVDs.  The drawback to most is that they focus on one type of exercise such as Yoga and kickboxing. Even more limiting are the celebrity DVDs that focus only on one body part!  Now you can shed pounds and tone like a Hollywood A-lister with 10 DVDs and 10 “personal trainers in a box” from HealthyFitBodies.com.
Paying for a gym or health club membership these days can take more weight off your wallet than it does off your waist. “The average gym membership costs between $40 and $50 a month, but when you add the initiation fee, you’re looking at as much as $800 a year,” says Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, the authors of Freakonomics. They stated in The New York Times that, “People who buy annual gym memberships often overestimate how much they’ll actually use the facilities by 70%.”  With HealthyFitBodies.com you can trim the fat in your wallet and on your waist and get a year’s worth of value with a one time only purchase of $89.95. What’s even better is that you don’t have to leave your home to exercise.
The founders behind HealthyFitBodies.com have collaborated with the best trainers nationwide to provide one DVD set, offering fitness enthusiasts a dream team of personal trainers in a box.  The Top Trainers program is designed to constantly challenge you and your body.  The program uses the “blend method” offering workouts from multiple fitness disciplines. By blending all different techniques for weight loss they have created the optimal mixture of exercises to have the maximum effectiveness.
With the BLEND METHOD, you will be challenged with workouts for:
Cardio                    Buns                       Latin Dance
Thighs                    Yoga                       Plyometrics          
Core                       Ballet                      Interval Training
Abs                         Pilates                    Kickboxing
Each of the ten DVDs features a separate trainer with a specific workout routine. If you’re not in a Pilates mood and want to workout some frustration simply pop in the kickboxing DVD.  Feeling more Zen?  There’s the Yoga DVD. For those who want to spice things up, there is the Latin Dance DVD. The Top Trainers system gives people options and the opportunity to explore fitness routines they may not have tried.  Here’s a quick run down of what each of the DVDs features:
Lindsay Brin’s Shed Five Fast
Lindsay’s program gives you two different 30 minute workouts that are total body and balance toning exercises with bursts of energetic cardio.
Ellen Barrett’s Yogini
Ellen incorporates classic yoga poses subtly intensified with Pilates and body-sculpting techniques.   You get the flexibility benefits of yoga plus the firming benefits of muscle toning. If you want to blast fat, firm up and de-stress, this is an all in one workout that is perfect for you.
Angie Miller’s Core and Strength Fusion
Angie’s workout is a fresh, creative and fun total body workout. It is a challenging program that will give you the tools you need to achieve a stronger fitter you!
Jennifer Galardi’s Ballet Body
Jennifer’s workout allows you to achieve the coveted sleek, toned muscles of ballet dancers. Jennifer has created five mini workouts blending exercises from classic ballet, Pilates and yoga to deliver a workout that elongates and strengthens your entire body and it feels amazing.
Tracey Mallet’s Six Minute Quick Blast Method
Tracey’s workout includes a total body calorie blast that fuses cardio with deep toning techniques to lengthen and strengthen your entire body. It targets the core for a flat, lean belly and healthy back.
Michelle Dozois’ Your Best Body Circuit
Get ready to create your best body ever! Michelle’s workout is a complete weight and fat loss system which utilizes a powerful combination of fun and easy to follow cardio intervals and metabolism boosting exercises.
Ilaria Montagnani’s PowerStrike 5
An intense kickboxing workout filled with energy packed, exciting new drills and challenging choreographed routines.
Christi Taylor’s Mission: Possible
An exceptional step and multi-impact workout for all exercise levels. Christi’s workout will help burn calories and increase your flexibility.
Susan Tuttle’s Latin Sensation
You will love exercising to spicy Latin rhythms with Susan Tuttle’s Latin Sensation dance workout. Listen to great music as she takes you through a variety of Latin dance routines such as Salsa, Meringue, Cumbia, Cha Cha and Reggaeton.
Stephanie Vitorino’s Ultimate Body Shaper
Allows you to get in the shape that you have always wanted. This workout takes your body where no workout has gone before.
For those who have “felt the burn” with other fitness DVDs, there are no extras that need to be purchased. Top Trainers come with 5 free gifts including:
•  Fitness Guide
•  Wall Calendar
•  1 free month subscription to ediets.com
•  Resistance band
•  Yoga for weight loss DVD
With Top Trainers you can rest assured that you are getting the best fitness trainers. 
You can win this set here!
Here is how to enter.  

Mandatory entry

You must be a public follower on Google Friend Connect.
Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.  In  your comment, please.

 Extra Entries
Leave a separate comment for each entry.

-“Like” me on Facebook -feel free to give me some comment love!  🙂  This is not mandatory, and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this giveaway. 
+2 entries

-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription  or via RSS
+3 entries

Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
#Win a Top Trainers DVD set! http://t.co/9ASTkrt  #fitness #weightloss @HaveSippy
 
*can be done daily

Please make sure you follow first!
+2 entries

– Follow any of the Collective Media Magic Back To School event Bloggers’ sites! 

3 Princes and a Princess 2, Closer to Lucy, Have Sippy Will Travel, and The Thrifty Things.  You can Follow GFC, Twitter, or Facebook- each is worth an entry. 

– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)   *Can be done daily

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

– Like this post on Facebook, Stumble it, or hit G+1 button  (each is worth one entry)

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: I am receiving no compensation for this post .  I have never tried this product.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends Aug 26, 2011.

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Nutrisystem Nation- Week 1

I am almost done with my first week of Nurtisystem, and it has been very interesting!  I have to say it is a bit hard to get used to at first- I am a carb-queen, and those are BIG no-nos on this diet!  It’s a very different way of eating.  Honestly, I was hungry sometimes, and sometimes VERY hungry.  But after day 4, it was better.  Like all things, it takes getting used to, and no change is ever really easy, is it?

So.  The food is what you get in the mail- breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a dessert daily.  This, plus you can eat veggies, fruit, some dairy and proteins.  Everything but some of the veggies are in small, weighed, or measured quantities.  This is tough at first, but will help you with portion size and control in the long run.  Remember- we didn’t get overweight because we DON’T like to eat, am I right?  LOL

I love food- so it’s good to be re-trained after all these years.  The food ranges- you are going to need to try a lot your first month to see what you like.  Breakfast has been good every day so far.  Better then I would have guessed, honestly!  Lunchtime has been rough, LOL.  Dinner has been touch and go- and desserts, again, better then I would have thought- twice, actually something I would be happy to eat while NOT dieting, LOL.

I will not lie and say its fabulous food fare- because you all know I love to cook, bake, and EAT- so, shelf stable food has it’s drawbacks in that department sometimes.  BUT- the payout?  I lost over 5 pounds so far- and it has not yet been a week!  Amazing, right?  No extreme exercise either- just what I normally do.  Fab, right?  I think it’s best to know what you are getting into before you do it- will I stay on Nutrisystem?  YOU BET!  Will I recommend it?  YOU BET!  It’s hard, and not always pleasant- but so it motherhood, and we all know that you have to take the good with the bad to get great results and be happy, right?

Two days ago I had a moment that was like- whoa!  I am actually FULL, and I feel really good!  My skin looks good, I feel more energetic…I think it’s starting to work!  It was my “aha!” moment- where I knew this would work.  Or felt confidant, anyway, LOL.

I can’t wait to tell you how it’s going and keep you updated- I’m excited.  I look better already- and more importantly- I feel better already!  Woot!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog

DISCLOSURE: I am receiving Nutrisystem products free of charge in exchange for my reviews and all opinions are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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Losing Weight- a work in progress!

I think by now most of you know that I have been working on losing weight, and becoming more healthy. I used to be a model, and now….Body By Baby! Ugh, and I don’t want him to be an excuse, becuase he is four years old now, and I still have it on. Life just gets away from us, doesn’t it? I want my body back- and I am ready and willing to work for it! I was never a girl that could eat whatever she wanted- I always had to be cafeful, eat right, and work out daily. I used to run 3-7 miles five times a week, and was a gym rat. I have no aspirations of working out that hard again- I don’t have that sort of time anymore, I’m a mom! I have kids, a job, school, this site, etc. But I want to feel comfortable in my own skin, be as healthy as I can be, and honestly? I want to look better. Yes, it’s vain. Whatever, I’ll admit it. I want to bring my sexy back! There is a dress I love, and I want to wear it again.

SO! While I have lost 26 lbs since January of this year- and slipped a bit, put 4 back on, and took 2 off again, LOL- I have almost 52 more Lbs to go before I get to my goal wieght.

I don’t need to look like a 22 year old model, but that doesn’t mean I can’t look fab, right?

I’m starting Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program this week. I am really nervous, but I am pretty good, usually, about sticking to a diet and exercise program once I am on it. I just want my body back, and with it? Some well deserved confidence. I’m freaking fabulous, so why not look it? LOL. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog

Wish me luck! 🙂

Disclosure- I will be participating in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program.

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Win Tribal Energy Cardio (workout and weightloss)


Tribal Energy Cardio– this video was so much fun to do!  One you can look forward to doing.  I’ve been tweeting about this one- I really liked it!  OK, not the most professional camerawork or sound- it was rocky at times, and had an echo-y sound once in a while- but you won’t notice much.  And like I said- it was fun to do.  Instructor Suzanne Forbes-Vierling was sunny, energetic, (while not being obnoxious) and broke everything down into slow motion for us for quite a few counts- great for non-dancers and beginners to working out (or those re-starting).

Workout One: (11 mins long) This is an add-on style workout, where you learn each step andbuild them together to create a complete dance routine. You will learn these steps at half time first, then do them at full speed.  Then- you add them together!  (see- great for “regular people”!)

Workout Two: (20 mins long) Another add-on style dance workout. Same basic ideas as above!

Workout Three: (7 mins long) This moves faster, ans is also more challenging You use the routines from workouts 1 and 2 here as well. 

Grand Finale: (6 mins long) This is for when you have “mastered” the above three- because you do them all here, all together, with no cues from Suzanne. 

Fun, and different, right?
Here is some more basic info on the video-
“Suzanne Forbes-Vierling presents adapted Western African dance movements that are achievable for the beginner and invigorating for all levels. Experience a total body workout while having fun and reconnecting with vital physical energy and an exuberance of spirit. Your core will be totally engaged. The live drumming rhythms are exhilarating and are sure to get the whole of your body moving.
Each workout is broken down so that learning is easy and you can grow at your own pace. Soon, you will be moving to the rhythms effortlessly. It’s so much fun you forget that it’s an intense cardio workout.
Go ahead, get your groove on, get fit and feel good while you rock the beat!”
The video can be bought on the website, and you can also win it here!

Here is how to win!

Mandatory entry
You must be a public follower on Google Friend Connect.
Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.  In  your comment, please.

 Extra Entries
Leave a separate comment for each entry.

– Like Tribal Energy Cardio on Facebook- This is not mandatory, and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this giveaway.  
  
– Follow Tribal Energy Cardio on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway –
#Win Tribal Energy Cardio (workout and weightloss) http://t.co/Mw4SouX  @HaveSippy @tribalenergy4u
-“Like” me on Facebook -feel free to give me some comment love!  🙂  This is not mandatory, and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this giveaway. 
+2 entries

-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription  or via RSS
+3 entries

Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
#Win Tribal Energy Cardio (workout and weightloss) http://t.co/Mw4SouX  @HaveSippy @tribalenergy4u
*can be done daily

Please make sure you follow first!
+2 entries

– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)   *Can be done daily

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

– Like this post on Facebook, Stumble it, or hit G+1 button  (each is worth one entry)

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: I received the above product for review.  All opinions are my own, yours may differ.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends July 24, 2011.

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Workout Wednesdays!


Have Sippy Will Travel

A new idea, brought to you by your buddies at Twisted Scavengers!
Each Wednesday we will post  health, fitness, and weight loss posts, reviews, and giveaways- and we would love you to post along with us!
If you have a post from this week that is related to the above topic- health, fitness, weight loss, or you have a review and giveaway of a related product- please link up!

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Vidazorb Twitter Party!

Tonight at 8pm EST, Vidazorb and The Fit Bottomed Girls are hosting a Twitter Party! We would love for you to join us.
Everyone will be talking about digestive health and probiotics, asking questions and we’ll also be doing give-aways and hosting a special $20 off/bottle during the hour. 
Learn more here and follow @bellytweet and @fitbottomedgirl and search #Vidazorb to keep up with the party.
Hope you can make it!

Get Fit America for Kids LIVE Contest- Win the DVD

I love this DVD for the kids at the Pre-K and in my own home- it’s great to have a physical activity to do on rainy days, in the winter, and just to relax and unwind together.  Because sometimes?  I just don’t want to go down the slide!  LOL  I have used this DVD at least weekly since I got it, and it has been a “go to” for me at the Pre-School.  Can I tell you?  When there is 20+ kids that need to go outside and can’t, this is a real saving grace for me! 

Kids can learn some great heath and fitness ideas from this DVD, get on the path to staying active and healthy, and start out on the right foot- being active- or for those kids who need some motivation?  They can do so with the caring guidance of Mom/Dad and the instructor Scott Cole.   And you can learn with your child- this is a great opportunity for a  family activity, so join in! 
My kids and class are aged 2.5 – 7, and only the 2 year olds were unable to follow.  But they had fun trying, and I think it is a great example for them to see.  Plus, they will learn the “moves” and exercises in time- plus it is a great way to start them out on the right foot- by watching older siblings, and mom and dad!  (Plus- Scott makes it fun- so your kids won’t dislike doing this!)
Get Fit America for Kids LIVE features active school assemblies with children of all ages (K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th) joyfully participating in Scott’s proven program of Yoga, Tai Chi, Cardio, Strength, Partnered Trust-Building, and Meditation, along with valuable educational tips and insights for each age group on HOW to motivate, teach, and MOVE children with mind/body exercise.

NOTE: Get Fit America for Kids LIVE DVD is an educational tool for adults, and the NAPPA-AWARD-Winning Get Fit America for Kids Workout DVD is designed for kids to use as a workout. Together, the Get Fit America for Kids Program is a mindful solution to help prevent ADHD, improve focus, restore social skills, and inspire overall health and vitality for children of all ages, while educating adults on HOW TO implement mindful exercise into schools, fitness centers, recreational facilities, and more!!!

“Get Fit America for Kids is designed for ALL children. It is non-competitive, joyful, mindful, and FUN. See for yourself, and let’s all work to keep America’s children happy, healthy, creative, and conscious.”—Scott Cole

To view a section of this video, visit this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYcUKyj7VuI

Want to win a copy?  Here is how!

Mandatory entry
You must be a public follower on Google Friend Connect.
Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.  In  your comment, please.

 Extra Entries
Leave a separate comment for each entry.

-“Like” me on Facebook
+2 entries

-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription  or via RSS
+3 entries

Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
#Win Get Fit America for Kids LIVE Contest- Win the DVD… http://t.co/WuYKciX @HaveSippy
*can be done daily

Please make sure you follow first!
+2 entries

– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)   *Can be done daily

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

– Like this post on Facebook, Stumble it, or hit G+1 button  (each is worth one entry)

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends July 15, 2011.