Healthy Families & $25 Target Giftcard GIVEAWAY!

///Healthy Families & $25 Target Giftcard GIVEAWAY!

Healthy Families & $25 Target Giftcard GIVEAWAY!

I can’t believe Memorial Day has come and gone.  You know… that means summer is “unofficially” here.  I like to think that summer begins at the “unofficial” start on Memorial Day weekend and ends on the “official” end in mid-September when the calendar technically says Fall.  In my mind summer is longer that way.  And I love summer… evenings that stay balmy through dusk, beach trips and fireflies…  Awwww…. tis a great time of the year.

For me, Summer also means spending lots of time outside and having easy ways to eat healthy.  It’s a time of year where we spend a lot of time with the family.   That’s the perfect combination for bringing together your relatives for some good ole healthy livin’.

Think about it… Swimming, hiking, biking and after dinner strolls are all active and healthy ways to be together as a family.  Grilling and a constant stream of fresh vegetables from the garden make eating well a snap in summer.  You don’t have to run a marathon to stay fit, you just have to keep moving.

How do you stay active and healthy as a family?

Target C9 by Champion would like to help you stay well dressed while you are staying active this summer!  They are giving one of YOU a free $25 giftcard to Target.  All you have to do is leave a comment in the section below and tell me how your family stays active.  It’s that easy!!! I will pick a reader at random Sunday June 9th and announce the winner on RunninginaSkirt on Monday June 10th.  Please make sure to check back on the blog to see if you  won.

*Please leave your full name and e-mail address in the comment section to qualify*

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Below are some of my ideas and suggestions to keep your family movin’ and grovin’ this summer!
  1. Make an outdoor game a friendly competition- 100 yard dash anyone?  T-ball in the yard?
  2. Plan something together other than eating out – Instead of using your weekly “date” time for a meal, plan an outdoor active activity like running a race.
  3. Do exercise video together- Wii dance anyone?  My nephew is awesome at this.
  4. Grilling healthy food? Throw on as many veggies as meat – Summer is the perfect time to take the fat out of cooking
  5. Put on the music and just dance!!! – Have a dance party together.  Everyone will probably laugh 100’s of calories off.
  6. Put down the phones and electronics – Have a “tech” free day where you focus on planning fun, active and healthy activities

Alright, your turn!  Don’t forget to leave a comment in the comment section below and tell me how your family stays healthy and active!  You have until a week from Sunday to enter.

*Target C9 by Champion sponsored this post, compensated me and provided the giveaway.  However, all opinions and information in the post are my own.*

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By | 2017-08-15T14:04:31-04:00 May 31st, 2013|Fun, Giveaway|55 Comments


  1. Iris Gilliland October 27, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Hope I win.

  2. Tracey Kirkland June 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Our family does a lot of walking around our apartment complex, as well as using the gym that’s right behind our building!

  3. Tracey Kirkland June 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    We do a lot of walking around our apartment complex, as well as using the gym behind our building!

  4. Jennifer June 7, 2013 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    we love to go biking!
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  5. Elisabeth June 7, 2013 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    We like to go hiking and visit state parks!

  6. Sara Floyd June 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    We stay active by running and just playing together.

  7. D SCHMIDT June 7, 2013 at 3:55 am - Reply

    We visit nature parks every weekend and stroll around the neighborhood in the evenings. My children are very little but we are trying to teach good habits from the start

  8. Meredith M June 7, 2013 at 1:30 am - Reply

    We stay fit by playing sports together

  9. Kim @ Cooking in the City June 6, 2013 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    We do a TON of walking here in DC, but of course running is my real favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Lisa Frazier June 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    We have a garden & a flock of chickens so most nights we are out caring for those (lots of walking) and our daughters are playing, swinging, doing gymnastics. We are planning to camp most weekends, ride bikes & swim a lot.

  11. Deanna Littrell June 6, 2013 at 9:52 am - Reply

    My daughter husband and I like to play softball every chance we get. After dinner, before dinner, weekends. We also try to cool every other night eating salads AB lighter meals in between nights. Of course after dinner walks with the dog are great too!

  12. james June 6, 2013 at 9:46 am - Reply

    we walk in the mourning be for work, do the insanity workout 45 min every eveing after work and then I take the dogs for a walk.
    and a healthy supper

  13. Heather S June 5, 2013 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    We go hiking and biking together!

  14. rachel June 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    We like to run together and work outside on our garden.

  15. Livivua Chandler June 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm - Reply


  16. Jordan D June 5, 2013 at 2:45 am - Reply

    Walking our two dogs is my family’s favorite way to keep active

  17. Maureen June 5, 2013 at 12:40 am - Reply

    We take walks after dinner and we also ride our bikes.

  18. Alaine June 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    We take walks & runs together and eat healthy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Neiddy June 4, 2013 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    We like to go for a walk

  20. Jacie Morgan June 4, 2013 at 2:25 am - Reply

    I’d say our dogs keep us active, we take them on long walks a lot!

  21. Maureen June 3, 2013 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    We walk each day after dinner. It is a way for us to talk and communicate. We also go to the forest preserves and ride our bikes when weather permits.

  22. Kate F. June 3, 2013 at 2:56 am - Reply

    We walk our dogs every day.

  23. Susan Christy June 2, 2013 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    Ride Bikes & Walk the dogs
    Susan Christy

  24. Bethany June 2, 2013 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Well, it’s just me and my dog so that’s all the “family” at my house. (I know it said family but just felt like posting.) Pattie (my dog) and I either run or walk everyday. I take a yoga class at 5:15 Wednesday mornings with 2 other girls at a ladies home that used to work in the school system. I often times hang out in my friends neighborhood where everyone is outside…ALL THE TIME!In the winter, we just start the fire early afternoon. Kids are running around, adults are sometimes sitting but often times playing games with the kids, taking walks down to the field, playing volleyball in the yard, and Pattie has the ball thrown for her until I think she’s going to fall over! Sometimes we even take the path over to the neighborhood instead of driving. I typcially run with 2 of those girls 3-4 times a week. It’s weird that I’m more active now then when I lived in the mountains! I do miss running on the trails though…and the cooler weather!

    • JulieWunder June 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm - Reply

      Wow!!! It sounds like you have a great thing going! And “family” is what you make it. I always considered Rhett and I a “family” ๐Ÿ™‚ Miss you!

  25. crystal Johnson June 2, 2013 at 1:32 am - Reply

    As a family We stay active mostly by going to the park and swimming pool. I stay active chasing my 3 little ones all day ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. monica fowler June 2, 2013 at 1:02 am - Reply

    My family likes to swim and play tennis and just go for walks.

  27. Mike Dalton June 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    We are always doing something, together ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Nicole Wright June 1, 2013 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    I have a 7 month old son so we do alot of walking and playing. He loves to get strapped on with hours moby wrap and go walking round the pond near our house. We walk at least 2 miles a day and sometimes try to do more. We eat whole foods and try to keep our diet clean. My son eats mostly what we eat but I also make some of his food.

  29. Abby Bates June 1, 2013 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I am sorry, I did not finish my above post – it published before I was ready to post it…….
    I mainly try to eat a raw food diet of whole fruits and veggies ( I don’t like to cook if I don’t have to ) and healthy proteins with as few additives as possible. Also lots of water throughout the day. Also am trying to eliminate Gluten. I am perhaps 75 to 80% GF.
    I do allow myself treats and things I like from time to time and by doing this I have lost 6lbs since March and 16lbs since Christmas!!!

  30. Abby Bates June 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Mainly try to eat a raw food diet of whole fruits & veggies and healthy proteins and as few additives as possible

  31. Sonya Cash June 1, 2013 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    For our family, the key to being more healthy and fit is to have fun, laugh alot, not only is it good exercise, but if you are happy, you want to take better care of yourself by exercising and eating right. Also I have gotten my grandbabies to put the chips and cookies aside so they can ‘have’ carrots with ranch dip.

  32. Karrie Kirkland June 1, 2013 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    We stay healthy by trying to eat vegetables and fruits that are in season. It keeps the menu changing and it helps save money. We also swim several times a week and like to have family bocce tournaments.

  33. John Webb June 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    We are fortunate to have kids that do sports year-round. We are always at a ball field (Baseball/Football) or on a basketball court. We all train together and love it!!

  34. Pat J June 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    We stay active by playing together and doing chores around the house

  35. Christen Thomas June 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Just Dance 2 & 3 on the Wii and walks at the park with our dogs!

  36. Ashley C June 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    We love playing outside and walking everywhere we can


  37. Madeline June 1, 2013 at 3:03 am - Reply

    We take walks around the neighborhood together, and go hiking at the county park on weekends.

  38. Andrea June 1, 2013 at 2:02 am - Reply

    My husband and I play in a sofball league together

  39. Nikki June 1, 2013 at 2:02 am - Reply

    We stay active as a family by playing football and baseball in the backyard. I also run, walk, do zumba, and the 30 day shred to keep moving.

  40. Bonnie Standley May 31, 2013 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    I come from a family of avid runners but can’t personally run due to a knee problem. So together, we hike at DuPont with our dogs and I’m the biggest support crew at their races. We try to eat “clean” and our diet consists of mostly lean protein and vegetables with very little sugar or starches. My children and husband surprised me with four laying hens for Mother’s Day so that I have fresh organic eggs! Happy Summer!

  41. Leslie Barnhill May 31, 2013 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Summer means more walks with the three dogs in the early morning or later evening! They end up sleeping more in the summer

  42. Dan Steadman May 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    How we stay fit and active? Well I run like crazy, but the rest of us do yard work, this time of year means I mow, take debris to the landfill, my wife and sons (the 9 and 4 y/o) help in the garden (I have three boys 9,4,2 and chasing them keeps us active) we have a bin outside with soccer balls and other balls and the boys LOVE playing soccer and we have a swingset, trampoline for them to play on (they love to jump) and the oldest two have scooters they ride, occasionally in the front yard a soccer game will break out!

  43. Elis B. May 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Eat less, more nutritional supplements, and walk a whole lot.

  44. Alaine May 31, 2013 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    We play sports together!

  45. Elena May 31, 2013 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    We stay active by walking every morning

  46. Joanne Shafer May 31, 2013 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    I have added working out at the local wellness center to my schedule 3 times a week. I am a retired teacher and an avid quilter so I sit A LOT!!! Get up and move!!!

  47. Celeste May 31, 2013 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    We love to go on bike rides!

  48. Mami2jcn May 31, 2013 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    We go swimming!

  49. Kim Hollar May 31, 2013 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I choose the push mower over the rider for an added workout! When grilling out, I buy a cheap tin foil pan and add a variety of veggies and grill them along with our chicken for a yummy dinner! Late evening bike rides and runs at Carrier Park finish out our day!

  50. Kelly D May 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    We like to go walking at my favorite local trail, we go to the park, we play frisbee, catch and nerf football too.

  51. Leah Cole May 31, 2013 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I am a stay at home mother of 4 and I am always looking for ways to keep my family healthy! We go to the gym atleast 3-4 times a week and our oldest daughter plays softball and on the weekends we like going on hikes to different falls but our most favorite way to stay active in the summer time is going to the pool and swimming

  52. Wild Orchid May 31, 2013 at 11:16 am - Reply

    We spend a lot of time taking walks in our neighborhood and swimming at the pool.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  53. ashley May 31, 2013 at 11:15 am - Reply

    hiking, biking, anything outdoors!

  54. Madeline St Onge May 31, 2013 at 10:08 am - Reply

    We stay active mostly working in the garden and flower beds during the summer, playing in the dirt is good for the heart and soul. We also take the dog to the park for longer walks

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