Sunday, December 30, 2012

It's a New Year for a New You! 7 Years Younger Book Review and Giveaway

UPDATE:  WE HAVE A WINNER! I used to select the winner (but while trying to cut and paste it here, it reloaded the site.  I'm cool like that.)  The winner is Megan from WatchMegoRun!

It definitely sounds like an interesting read! I would like to change things up in terms of what I cook/eat. PS - one day, just for fun, can you please do your make up like the above picture? :)

Congrats Megan!  Email me your address so I can mail you the book!  (Not sure if I can do the makeup request though...maybe one day :P )

Thanks to everyone who entered!

 A while back, I was contacted by the editors of Good Housekeeping to review their new book 7 Years Younger.

Their media packet states that "This is an easy-to-follow guide that delivers proven results, based on established science as well as testing in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, to help women look and feel their absolute best."-Rosemary Ellis, Editor-in-chief, Good Housekeeping. I thought it would be fun to get some tips on how to look and feel my best, so I requested a copy.  I'm not sure what I was expecting, but the book was not quite what I was expecting.  It was a little bigger.

Perhaps it was so heavy because there were two...I got one for one of you!

The book is laid out in such a way that they introduce the concepts of the chapter, then give you a quick start.  This is followed by a 7 week plan and testimonial by one of their panelists.  I like the fact that they back up their information with research.

They have lists of the best makeup and skincare products based on price and test subjects' responses.   This is very helpful if you are anything like me and get completely confused about what to put on your face.

If you are ready to spend some time focusing on your health, this is a very good book.  It gives you the reasons behind the foods you should eat, what vitamins you need, and the best sources for them.  It also has a great plan for starting to exercise if you currently do very little to none, has healthy recipes, and ideas for choosing better meals when eating out.

If you would like to win a copy of this book, leave a comment below telling me how you would like to change things up this year!

*Contest open to US residents only (very sorry my international friends...I still love you!)

The contest will be open until Sunday, January 6th at noon PST.  I will choose a winner using   WE HAVE A WINNER! Please make sure I have a way to contact you! (e.g. email or Twitter)

Want extra entries?  Leave a separate comment for each of the following:

1.  Follow me on Google Friend Connect, or let me know if you already do.

2.  Twitter @triingathlete, or let me know if you already do.

3.  Tweet about the giveaway, and come back leaving a comment that you did so.



  1. Cool! I want a copy:) I am going to try to implement healthier eating habits in 2013:)

  2. Sounds like a good book..too bad for us that we can't qualify. Love the artwork :)

  3. I'm going to try and do quality workouts vs quantity now that I'm not really training for anything!!

  4. I of course follow you on twitter!

  5. I of course follow you here too!

  6. WHAT!?! No love for the foreign audience? Oh, wait, I live in the contiguous U.S. Wait, what about Puerto Rico? Gah! I'm not in Puerto Rico either. Never mind.
    I wonder why I wasn't contacted to review this book...Could it be that drinking to ensure you forget what you look like, isn't an approved beauty tip?

  7. It definitely sounds like an interesting read! I would like to change things up in terms of what I cook/eat. PS - one day, just for fun, can you please do your make up like the above picture? :)

  8. This sounds like a great read! I would like to change the fact that I'm turning 40 and my body has decided it's confused. Or super sympathetic to my 16 year old's much to the point that it's decided to go through this stage of life with him. {sigh}

  9. I just want to get back into shape this year...and finish my first triathlon!

    Also, I love the new banner!

  10. Hahahah THAT'S HOW I PUT ON MAKEUP, TOO!!!

  11. Oh, wow! I'm totally focusing on my nutrition in 2013, and I just went to the Dermatologist THIS MORNING to have the "OMG I look old!" conversation. I need this book! LOL!!


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