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Back in 2011, I attended a HUGE conference called the Massachusetts Conference for Women.  I was lucky enough to sit next to an awesome woman named Yifan.  Yifan, a recent Harvard graduate, told me that she developed the GymPact app with a friend named Geoff; the concept was based on Yifan’s behavioral economics class, where she studied ways financial incentives could motivate difficult actions.

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The idea behind the app was pretty genius…

 

GymPact is an incentive-based program to motivate you to go to the gym.  Each week, you pledge to hit the gym a certain number of days a week (one to seven) and you ‘stake’ a cash amount (starting at $5 for every workout you miss).   If you meet your goal, you get paid via PayPal by the other GymPacters who didn’t meet their goal.

 

The original GymPact app tracked your workouts by requiring you to ‘check in’ to gym locations using your phone’s GPS.  Eventually, the app expanded to integrate with RunKeeper, so you could workout anywhere, anyway and it would count towards your pact.

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And you can make (or lose!) REAL MONEY with GymPact.  I made over $40 over the course of several months… just for working out like I would’ve done otherwise.  Pretty cool!  In the last two years, GymPact has from two employees to over 15 and from a GPS-based gym activity tracker to an app that incentives all types of physical activity. In the last year alone, GymPact users logged over 3.8 million workouts!

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This New Year’s, GymPact is rebranding as Pact. Instead of only tracking workouts, Pact now addresses another aspect of healthy living – eating!

 

Click through to read more – and to enter to win my absolute favorite water bottle ever.

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You can track fruits and veggies OR you can promise to log your food through the Pact app’s integration with the MyFitnessPal app.  Just like the old GymPact, each week, you set a goal (such as five servings of fruits and veggies a day) and stake cash (starting at $5).  If you meet your goal, you make money from the Pacters that didn’t, but if you don’t meet your goal, you lose the money you staked.

 

To track your fruits and veggies intake, you post photographs of your meals and snacks to the Pact community. Other users vote whether or not the food ‘counts’ as a fruit or veg.

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I really like the community aspect of the app because I think it’s fun to scroll through and see what other people are eating!  It’s fun to vote up and down, too!

 

One of my concerns with the new Pact app was the customer service side of the experience.  I’ve had a few readers email me to say that they had trouble getting the old GymPact team to respond to technical difficulties or billing questions. When Pact approached me to write about their new app, I immediately asked how the team planned to address their users’ concerns. I was happy to hear that Pact has entirely revamped their customer service team.  Jen, who is now in charge of ‘customer experience,’ told me that, “Our Customer Experience Team has nearly doubled in size, and we’ve streamlined our workflow to ensure all user issues are addressed within 3-12 hours. With these changes in place, we are prepped and eager to deliver industry-leading customer support." Jen said that if anyone has any issues to please email me for her contact info.

 

I’m really excited about the changes to the Pact app.  It seems so holistic now – a truly great tool to motivate you to stick to ALL of your healthy living goals!

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I can’t wait to use the new Pact throughout the New Year.  It’s the perfect complement to a few of my New Year’s Resolutions.

 

And speaking of complements to resolutions… to celebrate the new Pact, I’m giving away this AWESOME Camelbak Eddy water bottle.  I recently got one and adore it so much that I have to give one away!   To win the water bottle, just leave a comment telling me your goals for 2014! I’ll pick a winner on Friday.

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If you want to download the new Pact app, head over to their website for links to the iPhone and Android version. 

 

And just like last year, I’m hosting GymPact Twitter Party to celebrate the New Year. Come join us for the Twitter party TODAY at 8 PM EST / 5 PM EST.  We’ll be tweeting under the hashtag #PactApp (did I mention there will be prizes?).  Follow us at @CaitlinHTP or @PactApp.

 

This post was sponsored by Pact, but the giveaway is sponsored by me. :)  Happy New Year!

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  • Luv What You Do January 1, 2014, 12:22 pm

    Beautiful water bottle! I think my goals are to get into the NY marathon and do another olympic distance tri.

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  • Jessica @ FromtheKitchentotheRoad January 1, 2014, 12:24 pm

    My 2014 goal is to do everything I can to grow a healthy baby. That means I want to continue exercising, eating healthy, and staying stress free.

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  • Elissa January 1, 2014, 12:26 pm

    I’m hoping to start cooking more meals at home. My husband and I have gotten in a rut of eating out frequently. Here’s to more home cooked meals!

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  • Shannon B. January 1, 2014, 12:26 pm

    My goal is to run my first half marathon!

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  • Susan January 1, 2014, 12:29 pm

    My goal is to stay as active as possible through my pregnancy.

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  • Karlee January 1, 2014, 12:29 pm

    My goal is to eat less gluten and more whole foods.

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  • Lisa M831 January 1, 2014, 12:29 pm

    My goals for this year include getting back into the gym

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  • Marissa @Barefoot Colorado January 1, 2014, 12:29 pm

    My goal for 14′ is to REALLY watch what I put into my mouth– mindless eating is a habit I’d like to break!

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  • Patty January 1, 2014, 12:31 pm

    I hope to continue running half marathons and get my time under 2 hrs.
    I’m close….2:02 !

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  • Lauren January 1, 2014, 12:32 pm

    Happy New Year!! This giveaway is perfect because my top resolution is to drink more water! I feel like the amount of water I drink affects every aspect of my health, but it’s so hard to remember and my water bottle right now is tiny! Other resolutions are to study French, visit at least one foreign country (preferably France :)) and read as many books as possible.

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  • Elisabeth January 1, 2014, 12:33 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try the Camelback bottles! My goals for 2014 include losing the last 40-50 pounds (lost 200 pounds since December 2012) and to get a new job in my field as a medical laboratory scientist in North Carolina (just moved to the Raleigh area from Ohio, where I lived for the first 31 years of my life). ;)

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  • Katie H. January 1, 2014, 12:36 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to find a good balance of eating healthfully and working out moderately!

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  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 1, 2014, 12:36 pm

    What a cool app! I’ll have to download it and try it out. One of my goals for 2014 is to read (at least) 6 books and PR my 5k.

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  • hayley January 1, 2014, 12:36 pm

    My goal is to run my first marathon in under 4.5hrs!

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  • Becky January 1, 2014, 12:39 pm

    I’ve used the gym pact app for more than a year now and am very excited to see these new changes! They will help me with my 2014 goals of sleep better, eat better and move more!

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  • Maureen January 1, 2014, 12:40 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to get back to running and train for my first full marathon after having a baby!

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  • Abby January 1, 2014, 12:40 pm

    To do a triathlon, been away from it for 3 years. And I decided to pick one goal each month and work on a shorter goal for one month in the hope of changing some behaviors and becoming more organized. January, staying off the iPad after the kids go down at night and either working on a project or reading!

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  • Sarah r January 1, 2014, 12:41 pm

    My goal is to spend more time with my husband. We have a … Stubborn toddler at home and we’ve def spent very little alone time over the past year. Time to change that!

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  • Rachel January 1, 2014, 12:44 pm

    Starting back in mid-December, my goal is to lose 50 lbs in 1 year through regular exercise and healthy eating tracked using MyFitnessPal! I used GymPact this last summer and loved it. I have been waiting to hear about the new Pact app and it looks like it’ll be perfect to help me reach my goal on a day-by-day level!

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  • Becki Walker January 1, 2014, 12:44 pm

    My goal is more strength training! I run and run and run but just can’t seem to stick to any strength training regimen.

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  • Jillian January 1, 2014, 12:47 pm

    For 2014, I’m focusing on traveling as much as possible and maintain a more consistent healthy diet and workout regime.

    Here’s to hoping that actually happens!

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  • Katie January 1, 2014, 12:48 pm

    My goal is to eat less sugar and processed food and more real foods. I hope this will help me to loseu last 20 pounds and actually keep it off!

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  • Lisa January 1, 2014, 12:50 pm

    In the new year I would love to be more spontaneous !

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  • Andrea January 1, 2014, 12:52 pm

    To get back to the gym after 3 months of injuries and no motivation!

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  • Padma January 1, 2014, 12:54 pm

    my new year’s resolution is to volunteer more, and to get back into swimming!

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  • Lacey January 1, 2014, 12:55 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to finally complete my first sprint triathlon….2014 is my year!!!

    Also, for the pact app, I don’t have a data plan on my phone and my gym doesn’t have wifi do I still need to “check-in”? How does this work…don’t want to pay for a data plan just to use this app…I know I’m old school but trying to keep costs down on my phone

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  • Kerry January 1, 2014, 12:55 pm

    My goals for 2014 are to read more books during the time that I usually spend browsing the internet, PR in the 5k distance, and bike or bus to work at least 4 days every week! I am celebrating my first full-time job as of the new year, so learning to continue my healthy habits in this transition will be really essential for me.

    I will probably download GymPact now that you explained it all! It will definitely keep me motivated!

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  • Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change January 1, 2014, 12:57 pm

    One of my goals in 2014 is to hopefully participate in a CrossFit competition!

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  • Jazmin Jones January 1, 2014, 12:58 pm

    My new year resolution is to fully adopt a vegan lifestyle and to make exercise a part of my daily routine.

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  • Katherine January 1, 2014, 1:05 pm

    My goals for 2014 are to be more consistent with exercise and water intake! Sometimes I do really well and other times, not so much.

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  • Marissa C January 1, 2014, 1:06 pm

    I’ve been on a Gympact break now for months (gave up during the nauseated days of pregnancy) but I’m still so hesitant to go back. People, including me, were still having major issues around the time they said they were revamping their customer service (June timeframe I think?) and it doesn’t seem like it has gotten that much better. I still get updates from the Facebook page and they are late on giving out the payments all the time, yet it seems they are never late on charging, even when there is an error. What scares me the most is people who have reported trying to cancel their accounts only to never get responses and still get charged.

    I really loved the concept and it worked for me, but I’m really nervous to start opening access to my credit card again, especially now that they are going to be tracking a heck of a lot more pacts with the same team of people.

    That, and the rewards have gotten pretty low. 38 cents a workout last week, I believe?

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  • Ashley January 1, 2014, 1:07 pm

    I know its so cliche, but my goal is to get back in shape! I gave birth to twin girls 18 months ago and gained 50 lbs while I was pregnant!!! The first 30 came off immediately, but the last year and a half I’ve been carrying around the last stubborn 20 lbs. I’m DETERMINED to get it off this year!!! I think I just needed some time before really committing (raising twin newborns is TOUGH!!!) I’m now in a place where I think it can really be done! Sounds like PACT can help motivate me, too!!!

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  • Abi@AbsofSteel January 1, 2014, 1:07 pm

    run a half marathon!

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  • Carol Mclemore January 1, 2014, 1:12 pm

    My goals is to eat healthier and lose 15lbs this year.

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  • Catherine January 1, 2014, 1:12 pm

    My goals for 2014 are to look and feel great for my wedding in August, stay organized and stay happy!

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  • Tori January 1, 2014, 1:18 pm

    My goal is to log all my workouts. All of my runner/tri friends are posting their end of year totals and I know I blew all my previous records out of the water— but I have just followed plans and not logged workouts. I would use Pact but I think I might be the only person left in their 20s without a smartphone. I already logged my first run of the year!

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  • ann January 1, 2014, 1:19 pm

    Get healthier, enjoy family time more, follow budgeting and stick to previous stated resolution.

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  • Liza January 1, 2014, 1:20 pm

    A couple of my goals are to swim a 5K and PR in the marathon!

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  • stacey January 1, 2014, 1:21 pm

    Complete a 1/2 marathon in May. Workout more per week.

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  • Laura t. January 1, 2014, 1:23 pm

    I want to successfully pass my exam to become a registered dietitian!

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  • Christina C January 1, 2014, 1:27 pm

    I hope to spend less time on mindless activities like TV and more time on things that really matter to me!

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  • Anne Weber-Falk January 1, 2014, 1:28 pm

    I will get out of my lame exercise rut and really work harder. No more excuses. I want to feel good again. Hello good cardio and nice to see you again my free weight friends.

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  • Alison January 1, 2014, 1:33 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to exercise consistently and to remember how great exercise makes me feel when I am struggling to go for a run or get to the gym :)

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  • Clizia January 1, 2014, 1:42 pm

    That’s a beautiful bottle! My goal is getting back into running; I stopped in September when I started my new job and I really miss it.

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  • Glenneth January 1, 2014, 1:45 pm

    my goal for 2014 is to become my healthiest self ever!

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  • Katie January 1, 2014, 1:47 pm

    yay! I need to figure out how to get the yoga studio I teach at recognized on the PACT app! My goals are incorporating the word “peace” running/walking 500 miles, and completing my first triathlon!

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  • Michelle January 1, 2014, 1:48 pm

    2014 is a big year for me. I am finally getting over my concussion, so I can go back to the gym. I am getting married in October, so I am motivated to go back to the gym. I am going to plan my meals in advance so I eat healthier. I also want to run a few races before the wedding. I find if I have a race coming up, I will run because I have a deadline.
    I will conquer 2014!!!!

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  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun January 1, 2014, 1:52 pm

    My goal this year is to run and train smart and stay injury free!

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  • Leah January 1, 2014, 1:53 pm

    I want to do my first FULL marathon! I’ve done 6 half marathons and want to take the plunge to at least try a full :)

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  • Sagan January 1, 2014, 1:54 pm

    I’d never heard of Pact before – what a cool idea! And I love that it keeps you accountable and truthful by actually monitoring that you’re doing what you say you’ll do.

    That Camelbak is so pretty! My goals: learn how to mend socks so I don’t have to buy new ones every three months, lose 15 lbs, and finally get around to reading Ulysses by James Joyce.

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  • Kathryn January 1, 2014, 1:54 pm

    I’m having a rough pregnancy so my goal is to deliver a healthy baby hopefully as close to May 1st as possible! Means lots of healthy eating and staying off my feet… And drinking lots of water!

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  • Hallie T January 1, 2014, 1:55 pm

    My goal is to run more! I’m signed up for my second marathon and I want to push myself while enjoying training!

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  • Tory January 1, 2014, 1:55 pm

    My goals are to save at least $10,000 and foam roll at least 3x/week!

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  • Jenn January 1, 2014, 1:56 pm

    Spartan RACE BABY!!

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  • Alexandra January 1, 2014, 1:56 pm

    My goals for 2014 are to be as active as possible throughout the rest of my pregnancy (due at the end of May!) and start eating healthier now that most of my food aversions have passed :) Also to get brave enough to try a prenatal yoga class!

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  • Sara January 1, 2014, 1:56 pm

    Happy New Year! My main goal for this year is to start a budget spreadsheet and become more knowledgeable about my finances and saving/investing options. Now that I’m out of my 20s, the need to start setting aside for retirement (what?!) and big life purchases in general is becoming more important to me. Any helpful blogs or tips are more than welcome!

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  • Carly G January 1, 2014, 1:57 pm

    My goal is to have my baby! And then hopefully get back into shape!

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  • Tiffany D'Abbraccio January 1, 2014, 2:01 pm

    Awesome water bottle! I might have to get in on Pact, too! My goals for 2014 are to be happy, stay healthy, and be the best mom I can be to my 20 month old daughter and son (who will be joining us in June!)

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  • Molly January 1, 2014, 2:03 pm

    Spend more quality time with my husband!

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  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs January 1, 2014, 2:10 pm

    I want to drink more water throughout the day — this bottle would be perfect!

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  • Erica January 1, 2014, 2:10 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to slow down and focus on the present.

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  • Karen January 1, 2014, 2:11 pm

    My goal is for another PR in the Cherry Blossom 10-miler! My second year was exactly ONE SECOND faster than my first – hopefully this year’s third attempt will be closer to one minute faster!

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  • Tess January 1, 2014, 2:12 pm

    Yelp!!! Just signed up for the 2,014 miles in 2014……I’m nervous, alittle scared and super excited!!!! The water bottle would certainly keep me hydrated ;)

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  • Caroline January 1, 2014, 2:12 pm

    PR at the marathon…

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  • Alexandra January 1, 2014, 2:13 pm

    My fitness goal for this year is to qualify for Boston. My personal goal is to learn to be less harsh on myself and let go of the little things that do not matter.

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  • Nicole January 1, 2014, 2:22 pm

    I’m a new mom to a six week old & will be going back to work in a few weeks. My intention for 2014 is to be present. The rest of my maternity leave is going to go so fast and then I’ll be learning to balance home & work. I’m committing to focusing on the here & now, whether it be shaking a rattle for my little girl instead of trying to keep her distracted so I can do a household chore or to be focused on a work project instead of feeling torn that I’m not home with my little one instead. Wish me luck !

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  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine January 1, 2014, 2:23 pm

    My #1 goal is to get my 200 hour yoga teacher certification!

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  • Barbie January 1, 2014, 2:24 pm

    Take better control of anxiety and stress!

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  • Elizabeth W. January 1, 2014, 2:27 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to run more at least 4 half marathons (I ran my first 2 this year) and to set a new PR!!

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  • Laura January 1, 2014, 2:30 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to train for and run my first half-marathon! Happy New Year, Caitlin, and thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  • Dana January 1, 2014, 2:33 pm

    My goals for 2014 is to do yoga daily, rehab my knee injury, and increase my cardiovascular fitness!

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  • Shannon January 1, 2014, 2:34 pm

    My goals for 2014 are to eat leafy greens at least 3 times per week, finish the DC marathon in March, and put on 5 pounds of muscle!

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  • Kinsey January 1, 2014, 2:35 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to get into college! I sent in my applications last week and will hear back in April. I can’t wait to start on the next step in my life. My dream job is to use genetic research to revolutionize preventative healthcare, so this new version of Pact is right in line with what I love to do!

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  • Abbey January 1, 2014, 2:35 pm

    I’m still working on my goals, but what I have so far: run my first marathon and another half marathon, read three books on writing, and PR in a race!

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  • Casey January 1, 2014, 2:39 pm

    2014 will be the year of my first 26.2! I’m starting a training plan soon for the San Diego Marathon on June 1st, so pumped!

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  • Jen W. January 1, 2014, 2:47 pm

    My goals for 2014 include getting organized. I’m very good at exercising and eating healthy but my home could benefit from a little more organization to help things flow smoothly. Here’s to a new year………….

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  • Anna January 1, 2014, 2:49 pm

    My main goal of 2014 is to stay healthy. I have been struggling with IT band problems for the last few years and would like to complete an Olympic triathlon with no knee pain! I am also getting married this year so I would like to stay in shape!

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  • Shanna January 1, 2014, 2:49 pm

    I would like to cook more meals at home, travel to Puerto Rico and Seattle, and run the Girls on the Run 5k with my girls.

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  • cait January 1, 2014, 2:53 pm

    beautiful water bottle! My goals in 2014 are to continue to practice yoga consistently (just bought a 3 month unlimited pass and shooting for 4x/week), to eat more veggies and to start consistently weight training.

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  • Meg C. January 1, 2014, 3:00 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to train for and complete my first marathon.

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  • Kristen E January 1, 2014, 3:01 pm

    Coincidentally my goal for this year is to drink more water! Fun giveaway, thanks for hosting! :)

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  • Sara January 1, 2014, 3:04 pm

    My goal is to keep up with the working out I have been doing for the last three months: working out 6 days a week to Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution and other dvds to follow. I’ve lost 17 pounds so far and want to keep it going in the new year!!

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  • Samantha January 1, 2014, 3:05 pm

    My goal is to complete my second triathlon!

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  • AB January 1, 2014, 3:07 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to get back in shape! I’m going to start with the couch to 5k program.

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  • Katie D. January 1, 2014, 3:08 pm

    My goals are to get back into the habit of exercising regularly. I also want to build my upper body and ab strength for a kayaking trip later this year.

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  • Karen January 1, 2014, 3:12 pm

    After getting married 6 months ago I came down with a serious case of the F-it’s with regards to food and excersize. I’m not going on a “diet” and I’m not going to “excersize more” I’m just going to recommit myself to an overall healthier and more active lifestyle.

    Happy New Year!

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  • Jenn January 1, 2014, 3:13 pm

    My main goal is to continue in PT and get the strength back in my foot after surgery. I don’t know if I’ll be able to run again, but I want to do a 5k POWER walk with my BFF this summer!

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  • jonelle January 1, 2014, 3:15 pm

    My fitness goals are to work up to 10,000 steps per day and yoga 3 times a month.

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  • Kellie January 1, 2014, 3:23 pm

    Organization and life balance are my 2014 goals.

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  • Stephanie Olmsted January 1, 2014, 3:23 pm

    Drink more water & eat whole foods

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  • melanie January 1, 2014, 3:25 pm

    my goal is to floss every night and get in shape for my upcoming wedding!

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  • Vicky N. January 1, 2014, 3:30 pm

    My goal is to run my first marathon in May! I’m also hoping for a half pr in April. Lots of hard work ahead!

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  • Dottie January 1, 2014, 3:39 pm

    My goals for this year are: to eat at least one salad a day (thanks for the idea!); workout at least 4 times a week; finish losing the pregnancy weight and be back under 120 pounds; finish at least 4 sewing projects; and get my GPA back to 4.0!
    For me this year is about getting healthy again, and losing all the lazy habits I adopted when I was pregnant. :)

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  • kelly January 1, 2014, 3:40 pm

    My goal is to lose the extra ten pounds I’ve put on this year!!

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  • Tami January 1, 2014, 3:47 pm

    One of my goals for this year is to rely less on calorie/point/etc counting (eating intuitively) and rely less on the scale as well.

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  • Catherine January 1, 2014, 3:48 pm

    My goals for this year are to get back to a regular exercise routine, and to pay off my credit card!

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  • Katherine January 1, 2014, 3:53 pm

    I want to plank every day and hope to be able to plank 5 consecutive minutes by the end of the year. I also want to eat less sugar!

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  • Laura January 1, 2014, 4:03 pm

    My goals are to eat more veggies each day and eat more meatless meals. I’d also like to complete 2 marathons this year, stay injury free, and get 11,000 steps a day.

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  • Rebecca January 1, 2014, 4:12 pm

    My goal is to stress less!

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  • sorayya January 1, 2014, 4:13 pm

    My goals include taking more time to self-reflect!

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  • Erin D January 1, 2014, 4:14 pm

    I want to read one book every month!

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  • Lela January 1, 2014, 4:14 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to run my first triathlon!

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  • Kim January 1, 2014, 4:17 pm

    Track food better, cardio 4 times a week, eat more vegetables.

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  • Coco January 1, 2014, 4:18 pm

    My 2014 goal is to GET MARRIED!!!

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  • erin January 1, 2014, 4:20 pm

    My goals are to lose 8 pounds, run more, pass my OT board exam, and get married :)

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  • Tiffany S January 1, 2014, 4:24 pm

    I would like to continue to improve my running (distance and speed). hopefully running a half marathon by the end of the year.

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  • Kristen January 1, 2014, 4:24 pm

    One of my goals for 2014 is to have one date a month with my husband. We have a 14 month old so it’s often hard for us to carve out couple time but I want to make our relationship a priority too this year!

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  • Alice January 1, 2014, 4:31 pm

    My 2014 goal is to be kinder to myself. All my life, I’ve constantly criticized myself and my accomplishments, but over the last six months I’ve made some progress towards loving myself. I think the new year is going to be full of more compassion towards myself.

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  • jen January 1, 2014, 4:34 pm

    be nicer! and remember i like to run.

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  • Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate January 1, 2014, 4:43 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to get in 1200 miles! And 4 core workouts a week!!

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  • Claudia January 1, 2014, 4:49 pm

    My Goal is to run marathon again in may and hopefully to get pregnant in 2014. wishing you all the best- thanks to your infos about the BOB Stroller- I bought one and it’s perfect!

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  • Kimberly January 1, 2014, 4:50 pm

    My goal is to lose the baby weight from the baby I had in September. She is 4 months and I am ready to get moving! I am doing healthywage.com as a motivator for me and love the idea of gympact!

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  • Lauren January 1, 2014, 4:56 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to run my first half marathon!

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  • Alex January 1, 2014, 4:59 pm

    Goals for this year are to be a better wife and mother. Wish me luck!!

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  • Lucy January 1, 2014, 5:04 pm

    I want to begin my journey as a vegan

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  • Krit January 1, 2014, 5:12 pm

    I’m keeping it easy…..I will do at least one race this year. It’s the best I can do with two blood clots in my leg.

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  • Elizabeth January 1, 2014, 5:13 pm

    I’m not a big resolution fan but after going through a divorce, my goal this year is to just be a better person today than I was yesterday.

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  • Melissa January 1, 2014, 5:15 pm

    For 2014, my goals are to believe in myself and trust in my abilities and to find a fulfilling career that makes me happy.

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  • Melinda January 1, 2014, 5:16 pm

    My goal is to be in great shape for my wedding in June!

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  • erin m. January 1, 2014, 5:17 pm

    I registered for my first half marathon!

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  • kelli January 1, 2014, 5:20 pm

    of course the normal ones, like getting fit & eating cleaner. but other things like growing spiritually and intellectually, be a better mother and wife and read more.

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  • Stephanie January 1, 2014, 5:36 pm

    One of my goals is to complete 5 bucket list items this year! Also, to lose 30 lbs.

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  • Lindsey Gail January 1, 2014, 5:40 pm

    I have (almost) committed (and by committed, I mean pre-registered) for my first marathon in May, so I am excited to embrace my training every day and every week before the race! I am also committed to being fiercely independent and genuine to myself this year.

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  • Elizabeth January 1, 2014, 5:51 pm

    My goal is to do more hiking this year, with at least one big hiking trip – maybe the Grand Canyon? I can’t wait to get started climbing one of the local mountains known coincendentally as “Camelback”!

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  • Jen January 1, 2014, 6:01 pm

    My goal is to enjoy every bite I eat, and stop mindless eating while I am feeding my kids.

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  • Molly@This Life Is Sparkling January 1, 2014, 6:04 pm

    One of my goals is to eat more whole foods and less sugar :)

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  • Leah January 1, 2014, 6:18 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to have a healthy baby and get back into running after he’s born. I’d also like to have a natural childbirth. I’m due in early April ☺

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  • jess j January 1, 2014, 6:23 pm

    To finish my first half marathon in February and to drink more water!

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  • Maryz January 1, 2014, 6:29 pm

    My goal is to spend more quality time with loved ones.

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  • margo January 1, 2014, 6:32 pm

    My goal is to worry less and enjoy more! And stay healthy this year in all aspects.

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  • Sherie January 1, 2014, 6:52 pm

    My goal is to run a half this year.

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  • Kate January 1, 2014, 7:02 pm

    I’m 12 weeks pregnant, so my goals have changed from triathlon goals to having a healthy pregnancy and preparing for baby! My goals are to keep swimming and running (even though I’ve already slowed down A LOT) while pregnant, and to run my neighborhood 12k in December, 5 months after baby comes!

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  • Beth January 1, 2014, 7:05 pm

    My goad is to not feel guilty about nt being able to do everything all the time (I have a 20 month old, hubby, 3 year old lab, and am 5 months pregnant)

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  • Laura @ SneakersandSpatulas January 1, 2014, 7:07 pm

    My goal is to successfully complete my first 70.3 Ironman injury free and to get out house more organized!

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  • Ranae Jensen January 1, 2014, 7:17 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to be myself. I’ve struggled a lot this year trying to live up to society’s standards, not living my life. So this year I want to always stay true to myself and let no one or nothing change who I am.

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  • Ashley N. January 1, 2014, 7:26 pm

    Eat healthier and run my first race!

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  • Traci January 1, 2014, 7:29 pm

    Interesting–I’ve considered trying GymPact before…I enjoyed reading your review. One of my goals for 2014 is to simply DO more of the ideas that have been building up in my ambitious-but-cautious brain. Happy new year!

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  • Caroline January 1, 2014, 7:35 pm

    I’m working on formulating my “challenges” for the year. One is going to be to write in my gratitude journal at least one time per week!

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  • Michelle January 1, 2014, 7:38 pm

    To start and maintain a garden!

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  • melisa January 1, 2014, 7:39 pm

    My goals are to have more confidence/faith in myself and to have a happy, healthy year! :)

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  • Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries January 1, 2014, 7:47 pm

    My goals are to get more organized and be open to change in my life.

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  • Shannon Rose Bell January 1, 2014, 7:53 pm

    This is such a great idea! My goal is to birth my first healthy baby in March :-) and then to stay present enough to enjoy what this first year of motherhood has to offer me, I am SO excited!!

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  • Melanie January 1, 2014, 8:06 pm

    To incorporate more healthy habits into my life, and to look for fitness activities I truly enjoy so they are less of a chore, and more a part of my lifestyle!

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  • Jessica Green January 1, 2014, 8:13 pm

    Conveniently one of my 2014 goals is to drink more water each day! Also, to get back into a regular yoga routine of practicing at least 3 times a week.

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  • Erin January 1, 2014, 8:18 pm

    My fitness goals are to keep strength training twice a week and to ride in a few centuries this summer! :)

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  • Jenn January 1, 2014, 8:18 pm

    My goal is to move more, sit on the couch less!

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  • kathy v January 1, 2014, 8:21 pm

    my goal is keep a food journal for 30 days so I can see what I have been eating.

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  • Jennifer January 1, 2014, 8:25 pm

    My goal is to LET GO. I am extremely rigid in numerous aspects of my life (due to my eating disorder), so I really want to work on letting loose every now and then.

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  • Liz January 1, 2014, 8:27 pm

    My goal is to lift more weights and gain more muscle in 2014! Also, to graduate from grad school AND find a job! *fingers crossed*

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  • Haley January 1, 2014, 8:44 pm

    My goal is to make a baby! :)

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  • Ashley January 1, 2014, 8:50 pm

    My goal is to stop stressing the small stuff and enjoy the moment!

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  • Courtney January 1, 2014, 8:51 pm

    I think its time for me to finally download Pact. I love the healthy eating aspect! My goals for this year are: run 1,000 miles and run a new marathon PR.

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  • Jenny January 1, 2014, 8:51 pm

    2014 is the year where I hope to complete my first half ironman! Training officially begins in February so a new water bottle wouldn’t hurt :)

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  • Cherice January 1, 2014, 9:01 pm

    I’m loving the new Pact. It’s just what I needed to get me back to using myfitnesspal and my nutribullet. This year I’m focusing on my core and strength training. I’ve attained my goal weight and now I need to tone it up! Good luck to everyone and their 2014 fitness goals!

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  • casey January 1, 2014, 9:11 pm

    Im trying to make this year my healthiest yet by regularly doing yoga and tracking food

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  • Melanie January 1, 2014, 9:15 pm

    My goal is to expand my network and meet new friends this year.

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  • Emily January 1, 2014, 9:19 pm

    My goal is to not drive for one day a week. Walking or riding my bike instead is better for my health, my wallet, and the environment!

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  • Elizabeth January 1, 2014, 9:28 pm

    My goal is to write a prospectus and part of a dissertation! (I’m working on a PhD right now :) )

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  • Leigh January 1, 2014, 9:36 pm

    My goal is to run the River Towns Half Marathon in Danville, PA, on May 3 *without* getting hurt during training!

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  • Sarah January 1, 2014, 9:40 pm

    I would like to lose the last 15lbs and get toned. There’s no reason a mom of three can’t wear a bathing suit :-)

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  • Heather January 1, 2014, 9:46 pm

    I wanted to focus on happiness by worrying less and living more in 2014!

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  • Kate January 1, 2014, 9:46 pm

    What a great water bottle! My goals for the year are to stress less and try new fitness classes at my gym.

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  • Emily S. January 1, 2014, 9:49 pm

    My goal is to continue the healthy lifestyle I got into last year while I have a number of professional challenges in the next 6 months!! Aka don’t skip the gym because of stress!!!

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  • Elizabeth January 1, 2014, 10:04 pm

    My goals for 2014 are to incorporate more yoga into my fitness routine and to complete my second marathon in the fall!

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  • Allison January 1, 2014, 10:10 pm

    My goal is to journal my eating every day!
    I always succeed in getting more fit when I log what my intake it!
    this app is so perfect for me!

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  • Ilene January 1, 2014, 10:25 pm

    My goals for 2014 are to work hard and get a summer internship in the direction of my future career goals, to focus on my personal health, to learn for the sake of learning, and to strengthen my relationships :)

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  • Sarah January 1, 2014, 10:48 pm

    My goal is to drink more water and lose 15 lbs!

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  • Amye January 1, 2014, 10:57 pm

    I’d like to train for and run my first half marathon.

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  • christy January 1, 2014, 10:57 pm

    my goal for 2014 is to read 52 books in 52 weeks! im excited!

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  • Kinnereth January 1, 2014, 11:39 pm

    Wow! What a cool app. I wonder if it syncs with other running apps? I use the Nike+ to track my running.
    This giveaway is perfect for my resolution/goal for 2014. I want to be healthier and stay hydrated! My goal is to drink the recommended amount of water each day and cut back on alcohol :)

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  • Lauren January 1, 2014, 11:41 pm

    My goal is to floss every day until my dentist appt in six months so when they ask if I floss every day I’m not lying when I say yes! ;) I made a special calendar to check off!

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  • Brittany January 2, 2014, 12:06 am

    My goals are to find a (good!) new job and to move out! I have a feeling this year is going to be a crazy and exciting one for me.

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  • Mari January 2, 2014, 12:53 am

    My goal is to finish my first half marathon!

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  • Sarah @ Licorice & Olives January 2, 2014, 2:10 am

    This is exciting, just what i need for the new year to keep up with my january joiners committment of another 8kg loss this year! Also aiming to beat my half marathon time from 2012!

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  • Megan January 2, 2014, 4:08 am

    I kind of have an addiction to water bottles… I just can help but get new ones all of the time!

    2014 goals- organize my house. Be consistent with cross training. Have flat-ish abs for our cruise in June.

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  • Natalie January 2, 2014, 4:38 am

    My biggest goal for this year is actually to add MUCH more water to my daily intake! Every time I go into a store I gawk at all the water bottles but can never commit to one. This water bottle looks great and would be perfect to help me reach my goals for this year! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  • Laura January 2, 2014, 6:08 am

    My goals are:
    1. Take more photographs
    2. Blog more
    3. Be kinder to myself

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  • Catherine January 2, 2014, 7:41 am

    My goals for 2014: Worry less, be present more, be kinder to my body and its longevity.

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  • Mina January 2, 2014, 8:10 am

    My fitness goal for the year is to cintinue to go to yoga 2x a week, I’m a hard core runner and I can’t believe how much yoga has helped my running. Other goals are to be more patient and to log less screen time when I’m at home.

    Happy 2014!

    Mina

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  • Katie D. January 2, 2014, 8:19 am

    One of my goals is to keep staying active throughout my pregnancy and to create a post partum fitness routine that I can stick with (and doesn’t stress me out!)

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  • Sarah D. January 2, 2014, 8:30 am

    I have 40lbs left to reach my 100lb loss goal. So that is my plan for 2014!

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  • Lauren S January 2, 2014, 8:35 am

    One of my goals for 2014 is to procrastinate less. My biggest flaw is putting things off to the last minute or not doing it all, which leads to stressful situations. I want to “get things done” in 2014 to alleviate stress.

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  • Brittney January 2, 2014, 8:35 am

    I would say getting back into running is one of my big goals this year. Also, drinking more water is a goal, so a new water bottle would be handy ;)

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  • Cathy Wilson January 2, 2014, 8:38 am

    My goal for 2014 is to cook more healthy meals.

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  • Kathleen January 2, 2014, 8:39 am

    My goal for 2014 is to try a sprint triathlon in August.

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  • Angela@ Fit to Inspire January 2, 2014, 8:55 am

    I have so many things I want to accomplish in 2014! the two biggest ones
    Save Money
    Run my second half marathon

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  • Danny Lake January 2, 2014, 9:03 am

    Holy crap that is an amazing idea! Can’t believe I’ve never heard of it before!

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  • Taya January 2, 2014, 9:27 am

    My number one goal: get back into racing and long distance running! I’ve been sidelined since April with a knee injury that no one can seem to diagnose. But I’ve been trying a new treatment therapy method, and I hope I can get back out on the road. My other goals are to practice Yoga more regularly and use my juicer more often.

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  • Kristina January 2, 2014, 9:41 am

    My big goal is to PR my next 5k!

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  • Michal January 2, 2014, 10:01 am

    My goal is to take more mini-vacations this year. I’ve slowly started putting them on the calendar and I’m pretty excited about them :-).

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  • Caitlin January 2, 2014, 10:02 am

    My goal is to drink more water! I received a brita for Christmas so I think I can do it :)

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  • Emily January 2, 2014, 10:04 am

    In a word Love More: be more compassionate & loving with myself and others. Make that happen by being impeccable with my word (no snarky talk about others or myself), kind in my actions (even holding a door open for someone counts), and loving in my thoughts & intentions (sending loving energy out to the world). And of course step up workouts and hit my goals of: a marathon in 2014 & a half ironman.

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  • Sarah F. January 2, 2014, 10:13 am

    I love the idea of this app so much! I haven’t signed up in the past though because I mostly just do yoga at home. Is there a way they can tell I did my workout at home?

    Thanks for spreading the word!

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  • Lisa January 2, 2014, 10:15 am

    Take more pictures; be a better person; eat better; workout more…the usual haha. I love these water bottles! :)

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  • jeannine January 2, 2014, 10:22 am

    My goal is to continue eating healthy and breast feed for another 6 months til my baby turns 1 in July!

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  • Jessica January 2, 2014, 10:22 am

    My goal is to get back into running shape post-baby!

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  • Stephanie January 2, 2014, 10:24 am

    I would really love to lose 20 lbs before my husband and I start trying for baby #2!

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  • Casey @ thislittlechickpea January 2, 2014, 10:24 am

    My goals are: make time for myself, be more intentional in my actions and be more patient with my babies, my husband and most importantly, myself!

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  • Kristi A January 2, 2014, 10:35 am

    Beautiful water bottle! My 2014 goals are to run at least 650 miles this year & complete at least 2 half-marathons. I’d also like to lose the 10 lbs I gained back last year.

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  • Molly January 2, 2014, 10:53 am

    My goal is to get back to more regular nights out with my husband. We need more “us” time, as adorable as our little guy is.

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  • Amber B. January 2, 2014, 11:14 am

    My 2014 goal is to floss my teeth everyday. I’ve been getting too lax on dental hygiene!

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  • alli January 2, 2014, 11:21 am

    downloading the app now! my goal is to get in my best shape yet….maybe even do a bikini photo shoot. this app will surely help! :)

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  • Courtney C January 2, 2014, 11:30 am

    My goals for 2014 are to focus on my overall health (emotional, physical, and spiritual) and to live with intention!

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  • Jacquelyn @justjacq January 2, 2014, 11:30 am

    My 2014 goal is to run a half in April!

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  • melissa January 2, 2014, 11:42 am

    To reach 10,000 steps each day while being more mindful (bringing attention to what is happening in the present moment with an attitude of acceptance, non-judgement, and kindness)

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  • Ali January 2, 2014, 11:45 am

    My goal is to get back into running and run a half marathon.

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  • Alison January 2, 2014, 11:45 am

    My 2014 goal is to have a healthy pregnancy (I am so excited to be pregnant after long journey getting here!). So, my goal is to exercise, drink lots of water, and eat well. And relish in this exciting time!

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  • Rob Runs January 2, 2014, 11:54 am

    My officemate has one of those bottles, which I drool over as I sip from my boring old Sigg!

    This year my fitness goals are to sub-5 the marathon, PR the half, and beat my friend Kris in an April 10k (I feel good about the first two!). I’ve really wanted to get a Gym Pact but a huge percentage of my workouts are running outdoors and I don’t use RunKeeper or have my phone on me all the time when I run (though I pretty much always have my Garmin). I could really use the cash!

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  • Kim January 2, 2014, 11:55 am

    My fitness goals for 2014 are to train and run the 10 mile race I signed up for in April, and to do more yoga/pilates classes to strengthen my core.

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  • Allison January 2, 2014, 12:20 pm

    2014 is the year of the 10k for me – signed up for series of 6 between now and Sept and hoping to see my times get better and better.

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  • Mona January 2, 2014, 12:25 pm

    My goal is to eat healthier

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  • Sharon@DiscoverExploreLearn January 2, 2014, 12:36 pm

    As a single mom of 4 who works from home, I don’t make exercise a priority. I need to change that in 2014, to maintain my sanity if for nothing else. :-)

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  • Andrea B. January 2, 2014, 1:10 pm

    I plan to run a half marathon, eat more fruits and veggies, and manage my money better!

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  • Autumn January 2, 2014, 1:14 pm

    My goal is to have a healthy baby. I am due in July. Also, I will stress less with my messy house. I have been able to maintain a small level of order and I imagine it won’t get any easier after baby. Thankfully my house is only 650 square feet and relatively easy to clean…when I feel like it.

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  • Anne January 2, 2014, 1:19 pm

    My fitness goals are to keep training for my upcoming trail races (25k, 30k, & 50k) fun, enjoying the journey. Also, to keep taking classes at the Y and expanding my horizons.

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  • Phoebe January 2, 2014, 2:11 pm

    My #1 goal is to DRINK MORE WATER! What a coincidence for a water bottle giveaway! Also to keep better track of my finances in 2014. That is less fun though :)

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  • Sharon January 2, 2014, 3:09 pm

    I am pregnant with my first child due in May 2014. My goal will be to get back in shape, which will be a challenge with a newborn!

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  • Christine January 2, 2014, 3:28 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to stop being afraid of working out at a gym and not let my intimidations stop me from being healthy!

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  • Lindsay January 2, 2014, 3:35 pm

    In the most general sense, my goal is to focus on joy, peace and less guilt (it’s amazing the things I make myself feel guilty about)! More specifically, I’m going to continue to increase my running distance! Love the water bottle!

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  • Katie Silakowski January 2, 2014, 4:04 pm

    My goal for 2014? Be content and be intentional. :)

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  • Katie January 2, 2014, 4:24 pm

    My goal is to get active again after having a baby and going back to work! I was so active during my maternity leave, but quit when I went back to work and it’s time to get moving again!

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  • Barbara January 2, 2014, 4:58 pm

    One of my resolutions is to not worry if i dont make it to thegym or workout every day! I have to learn to give myself some slack.

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  • tara January 2, 2014, 5:47 pm

    After battling an eating disorder for years, my goal is to maintain my weight in a healthy weight range!

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  • Louise January 2, 2014, 6:41 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to get back into my walking program!

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  • Holly January 2, 2014, 6:44 pm

    Eat a rainbow of veggies & just be generally healthier in preparation for *possibly* getting pregnant for the first time this year :)

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  • Katie January 2, 2014, 8:15 pm

    My goal for 2014 is to do more yoga and meditation on a regular basis!

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  • Nikole January 2, 2014, 8:31 pm

    My goal is to learn how to be a parent to two kiddos under the age of two. I have six more weeks . I also want to eat better for myself and my son.

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  • kelsey January 2, 2014, 8:50 pm

    My goal – complete my first Ironman! As for Gympact – I used to use it until one day I was unable to check in and so I emailed their support team (which was GREAT at resolving all my previous issues!!!) and NEVER heard back and got charged and promptly quit. This was in July and if you can believe it I just got an email back now in DECEMBER (they did refund me… but still… 5 months later?) So they have lost me as a subscriber!

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  • Jordan January 2, 2014, 10:08 pm

    My goals for 2014:
    Continue to get in shape through cardio and weight lifting
    Drink more water
    Finish the Disney Princess Half in February!
    Get hired to a new school district
    Read 4 books a month

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  • Emily January 2, 2014, 10:34 pm

    Try to be positive and enjoy the things I already have in my life.

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  • Shade @ One Vegan Fatty January 2, 2014, 11:55 pm

    I’m loving the new Pact! My resolution is to eat more green veggies :)

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  • Seema January 3, 2014, 1:26 am

    My goals for 2014 include working out 3 times a week either at group fitness dance or yoga and coincidentally, drinking more water!

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  • Tami January 3, 2014, 5:39 am

    To run another marathon!!

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  • Runner Girl Eats January 3, 2014, 6:23 am

    My 2014 goal is to run my first marathon!

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  • lauren January 3, 2014, 10:21 am

    I’d like to run a sub 2 hours half marathon.

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  • Jennifer January 3, 2014, 10:49 am

    Eat more clean and run a half marathon!

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  • Shannon GW January 3, 2014, 12:21 pm

    I hope to get into a more consistent and well-rounded exercise routine in 2014. This app might be a great way to help me achieve that goal! Thanks!!

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  • Becky M January 3, 2014, 12:22 pm

    One of my goals is to sleep more and try to get 8 hours of sleep a night.

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  • Emily B January 3, 2014, 12:27 pm

    My goal is to run a 5k this year. I’m more of a distance runner, and the shorter distances are intimidating!

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  • Anastacia January 3, 2014, 12:33 pm

    My goals are to stay motivated, to try new fitness classes, and to meditate more.

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  • Jessica @ OrganicallYou January 3, 2014, 12:39 pm

    My goal is to run a 5K!

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  • Jen January 3, 2014, 1:38 pm

    I set one goal a year. This year it’s to open my mail every day (I have a terrible habit of only opening the important things and letting the rest go for… ahem… months).

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  • mama January 3, 2014, 3:06 pm

    Read my Bible more!

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  • Megan Moniz January 3, 2014, 7:56 pm

    My main goal this year is to stay happy and healthy so I can be a strong support for my boyfriend who’s going through a bone marrow transplant starting at the end of the month. In order to keep him happy and healthy I need to make sure I’m doing the same for myself :)

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  • Ezequiel Villalobos January 9, 2014, 11:55 am

    recently coming out of a relationship, My goal this year is to Increase my workouts and find motivation. Decrease my amount of alcohol consumption ( waaaaayyyyy above healthy portions) and flatten my belly by august in time for a festival I want to go to out in Nevada. In addition i want to increase my veggie and fruit consumption

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  • Kat January 14, 2014, 7:16 am

    My goal for this year to go back to jogging and really find a sport which I can love.

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