Summer Shape Up 2014 Week 2 Giveaway!

Morning! Happy Monday and happy Week 2 of the Summer Shape Up! You’re all CRUSHING it so far. Keep up the amazing work and the awesome check-ins (#summershapeup @fitnessista @fannetasticfood). It’s been a lot of fun to see your accomplishments and read your feedback this past week <3

Just learning about the Shape Up? You can join in at any time. Check out the intro post here!

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Thank you again to all of you for your participation, and to our awesome sponsors for hooking it up with giveaway opportunities throughout the challenge.

Summer shape up 2014 sponsors


Cherry Marketing Institute

Chex Gluten-free Oatmeal


White Plum and 


Congratulation to last week’s Skyscape giveaway winners:

(all winners on the blog are picked via random number generator unless otherwise indicated)

Michelle P. : checked in multiple times, but the winning comment was “Steady state today!” from the intro post 🙂

@kimmiekonks: from Instagram!

Maria: winning comment was “today I took a BodyPump class and ran 5 miles!”

All winners have been contacted 🙂 

This week’s giveaway is courtesy of our friends at the Cherry Marketing Institute.

Tart cherry logo

Even though I’ve always been a fan of tart cherries -they’re a refreshing and antioxidant-rich summer fruit- I’ve recently learned about the benefits for athletes. Soreness after a workout is caused by a combination of inflammation, muscle damage and oxidative stress. Research suggest that the natural compounds in Montmorency tart cherries, including anthocyanins, may aid in faster recovery, decreased muscle pain, and less muscle damage when consumed prior to working out, as well as after. Recent studies have suggested that tart cherries not only reduce inflammation, but can aid in recovery following strenuous exercise. Cheers to that! We can all meet for a virtual tart cherry juice date after the Week 2 workouts, k? 🙂

One of my favorite acai bowls uses tart cherry juice as the base; it’s perfect after a long run.

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To reap the benefits of tart cherries, you can enjoy the frozen variety (they’d be amazing in a chocolate-cherry smoothie), dried tart cherries (instead of cranberries in these trail mix muffins) or the juice (in a homemade acai bowl). Anne also included a couple fun breakfast smoothie and snack tart cherry recipes in the week 2 meal plan to get you inspired! 

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You can find tart cherry juice or juice concentrate in the supermarket or you can buy it online. Mix it with water or take it straight!

Our tart cherry friends are offering one lucky Summer Shape Up participant a  grab bag of the following items:

Fitness bag (in red)

Headbands (in white/black)

Water bottle (in Chili Red)

Jawbone Up (in red)

Tart cherries; dried, juice and concentrate

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment each day on the Week 2 Workout page (<—click to enter) with your daily workout. You can enter once every day from now until next Sunday (6/29) and I’ll announce the lucky winner in the Week 3 post. 

Here’s to a successful and sweaty Week 2!



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  1. Melodie on June 23, 2014 at 7:47 am

    What a generous giveaway! I’m excited for week 2.

  2. Colleen on June 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Rest day today, foam rolling and zoning out FTW.

  3. Kate on June 23, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Loved the week one workout! Sunday consisted of a 45 spin class, WO 1, & meal prep for the week. Looking forward to week two! For some reason, I haven’t been getting the emails even though I have been on the listserv for several years (rechecked the subscribe button so maybe that will do it). Thanks for the Summer Shape Up!

  4. Livi on June 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Looks fun! I love all the workouts- they’re great inspiration!

  5. Michelle on June 23, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Doing the happy dance cause I was one of the winners from last week. Am I still eligible for the rest of the prizes, if not, I totally understand, don’t want to look greedy! Love the shape ups and the give aways just make it that much better!

  6. Andra on June 24, 2014 at 2:43 am

    My daily workout was a super sweaty HIIT!

  7. Kaitlyn on June 24, 2014 at 7:57 am

    My daily workout was steady state (a run!)

  8. Chaitali Pattanayak on June 24, 2014 at 11:07 am

    15 min squats and planks

  9. Chaitali Pattanayak on June 24, 2014 at 11:07 am

    15 min squats and planks

  10. Samantha on June 24, 2014 at 11:25 am

    rest day- took the pup for a walk

  11. Laurie O on June 24, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Traveling today – so probably quick hotel work-out. Some body-weight stuff, squats, push-ups, planks, and burpees.

  12. Cathy on June 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Just finished WO 2…whew! I. am. a. sweaty. mess!!!! Loved it!!!!!!

  13. Jennifer on June 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    SSU week 2 and 30 minutes of tabatas. Plus a lunch time walk.

  14. Jessie on June 24, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Early morning yoga and SSU week 2 workout for today!

  15. Nicole on June 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Heading to the gym from work, pumped to try Workout 2!

  16. Jackie on June 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    As much as I miss the videos I love the format of Summer Shape Up. I’m truly responsible for my motions and time frame. Having a blast!

  17. Melodie on June 25, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Today was my rest day.

  18. Janna on June 25, 2014 at 12:20 am

    I enjoyed a nice hour long steady state of walking while pushing my stroller 🙂

  19. Crystal on June 25, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Very limited time to work out today. Hubby was working late and my toddler never stops moving. Made it through one round of workout #2, got in a decnt walk and lots of outdoor play time!

  20. Andra on June 25, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Today’s workout will be a bodypump class!

  21. Liz on June 25, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I worked on Olympic lifting drill today!

  22. Alexa on June 25, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    woke up early to do HIIT workout and then 1 hr prana vinyasa yoga class tonight!

  23. Andra on June 26, 2014 at 2:47 am

    I had every intention of doind a quick workout this morning but my body was just not feeling it…so I listened! A well deserved rest day today 🙂

  24. annie on June 26, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I will be taking a day off. I have to study for school! fun, fun (thumbs down)

  25. Jay on June 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Still in recovery so swimming today (45 minutes) followed by the PT stretches.

  26. Katie Hood on June 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I forgot to check in last night!! I completed 30 minutes of steady state cardio on the treadmill last night. I did Tone It Up’s fat burning treadmill workout and was dripping sweat at the end. Felt great though. Round 2 of workout 2 is tonight…wish me luck!

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