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The #ActiveDNA Challenge | Getting Started & Staying Motivated to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution

Friday, January 10th, 2014

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  Though the journey to implement your new year’s resolution to be fit is not easy,
the rewards of staying active are super motivating.

 

The #ActiveDNA challenge is a gratifying exercise that will help you make fitness a part of your lifestyle.
Though, that is a gift on its own, sharing photos and videos of your journey via Instagram, with friends and other participants will afford you the opportunity to motivate yourself and others, in addition to a chance to claim the grand prize–a pair of sneakers by Asics Onitsuka Tiger.

Today, I am sharing what has helped me get started with DNA Footwear‘s #ActiveDNA Challenge.
I do so in hopes that it will help you realize your new year’s resolution to stay active and win a fun pair of Asics Onitsuka Tiger sneakers that are sure to keep up with your fitness journey beyond this month, through the rest of the year. Let’s get started!

1. Embrace your self as you are.
It is important that you peacefully align yourself with who you are at this moment, accepting yourself fully. Allow yourself to feel excitement and anticipation about the changes you will make to transform into  the version of you that you aspire to work hard to be.

2. Determine the intention for your changes.
Setting an intention helps you keep your eyes on the prize. If your burning desire is to become more limber and improve your flexibility, that will be the motivating force to rise from the comfort of your bed so that you make time to stretch for 15 minutes before starting your day. 

3. Remember, you have as many hours in a day as Beyonce–staying active is as easy as going about your day.
We don’t have time; we make time for the things most important to each of us. Evaluate your priorities and how they currently line up with your new year’s resolution to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle. Are you doing small things, every day, that support the realization of your fitness goals? For example, did you know that stepping out of the elevator and taking the stairs will decrease your risk of heart disease by 62%? Let’s get to steppin’!
Other easy activities that help you stay active include, skipping the subway and 
walking more; stretching with your pets; doing a few sets of jumping jacks, crunches and push ups while watching your favorite shows–believe it or not, watching TV this way burns calories at a rate of 72+ calories/hour depending on how intensely you go about your sets.

The following every day activities help you burn some extra calories: 

  • 30 minutes of polishing your tables and knickknacks waxes off  80 calories
  • 30 minutes of ironing your clothes will smooth out 36 calories; 
  • give your apartment a new paint job, and 3 hours later you’ve got yourself a great looking place and 1026 homeless calories;
  • tend to drop off your laundry every week? give your cleaners a break, this week, and  fold your own laundry to rack up a negative 72 calories for every half hour your spend folding;
  • volunteer 4 hours of down time to clean up around your neighborhood and trash 1800 calories
  • mop your floors for 30 minutes and ring out 153 calories
  • play poker (or any card game)3 hours in, we can’t guarantee you’ll win cash money, but you will surely lose 351 calories; 
  • shovel snow for 30 minutes and melt 202.5 calories; 
  • vacuum your rugs for 20 minutes and you’ve sucked 28 calories out of your system;
  • catch some Zzz’s–8 hours of sleep will permanently put 360 calories to bed.
  • fun fact: rumor has it that 30 minutes of locking lips for a steamy make out session melts more than your heart; swap 36 calories for a french kiss (;

Now, that you’re buzzing around, going about your day in the spirit of good health, ask yourself: are you making the time to let your inner beauty shine on the outside while you do all of that? 

4. Make looking good a part of your routine.
It’s no surprise that looking good makes you feel good, and I guarantee you will have that much more energy and confidence when taking on the challenge to stay active, when you make time for beauty and self care. Maybe that means eating more fruits and veggies, or going to bed an hour earlier. That might even include, dressing up in ways that makes your feel good about yourself.

Quite possibly the most helpful thing I have done so far besides eating better and going to bed earlier, is picking up a swag pair of sneakers  that I can’t wait to wake up and put on every morning.
For me, the Unisex Mexico 66 sneakers  in Silver Blue by Asics Onitsuka Tiger, are doing the trick.
What do you think of my morning workout ensemble for day 2 of the #ActiveDNA challenge?

 

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As mentioned in our previous post, by participating regularly throughout the month of January, you are instantly eligible to be rewarded for your commitment to staying active with a pair of Stance socks. Remember to tag us @dnafootwear on your Instagram posts with #ActiveDNA.

Be happy, be healthy & stay active!

Love,
L S.Granados

New Year’s Resolution 2014: Stay Active Challenge with #DNAFootwear

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

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Year after year, perhaps the top New Year’s resolution is getting fit and staying active.

While many of the sweaty, fat burning activities you don’t necessarily enjoy will ensure you the results you want to see, faster, the real challenge is keeping up a healthy lifestyle for the rest of the year–or at least, the end of Summer!
Let DNA Footwear reward you for your efforts by participating in our Stay Active Challenge Giveaway , during the month of January!
Read on to learn our easy breezy philosophy for consistently looking good, feeling great, and staying active.

For many of us, this isn’t the first (or the last) time that fitness takes the cake as a top new years resolution. Though it may be true that “pain is weakness leaving the body,” breaking a sweat, a few times a week, needn’t be so …intense! Instead, make your every day movements count by consciously engaging your muscles while you go about your daily activities. Check out this post, for 15 calorie burning, every day activities you can try.

For example, climbing the stairs? Tighten your glutes and shift your weight, lifting from the butt. Skip elevators and escalators altogether and you’re on your way to being Miss New Booty! Rolling around a heavy basket at the market? Pick it up, and get your biceps burning, strengthening and sculpting your arms every time you shop. As you channel your inner Popeye, remember to pick up some fresh kale, baby spinach or your fave greens for extra strength and good health!

Follow us on Instagram to show us how you stay active and be rewarded!
Post images & videos of you and your friends making every move count–especially if you’re seriously breaking a sweat at yoga, dance class, or the gym, etc–and tag @dnafootwear with #ActiveDNA
Enter as many times as you like for the whole month of January!
The most viral photo/ video  will be awarded the Grand Prize of a pair of Asics Onitsuka Tiger sneakers on February 3, 2014.

Of course, commitment to staying active is also rewarded! A free pair of Stance socks will be awarded to the two members  staying most active during the month of January.

Need a few more ideas and a super dose of motivation? Check out our Fitter & Better Together Pinterest board and be inspired to be a better you, every day!

 

Love,
L S.Granados

12 Days of Christmas First Annual Holiday Giveaway

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

As the temperature drops and cold settles in, the cool winter winds give us the chills–of course, in a very good way!

We, at DNA Footwear, are excited to share the warmth, and get that fuzzy feeling going that the holiday season brings by gifting you a heartfelt invitation to win a cozy and fashionable prize a day, during our first, annual 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Giveaway!

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Like us on Facebook for access to the contest rules and the calendar of prizes to sign up for every day. Then, check in with our Twitter feed, daily, to see if you won that day! Giveaways include stylish hats, scarves and gloves in comfy knits by Goorin Bros. and Bickley + Mitchell–plus, buttery soft socks by Stance for happy feet in prints that sizzle. Included on this wish list, are prized leather goods to make us swoon: inspirational bracelets and beautiful belts crafted lovingly by Bed|Stu. Next on this “must have” list is the Red Wing leather care kit, to keep your leathers looking fresh, so you, of course, always look your best. Kicking off the last three days are rainy day essentials: a DNA Footwear branded umbrella, and shearling Hunter insoles, followed by the ultimate wet weather staple–a surprise grand prize.

Remember to  spread the holiday cheer and love among  your family and friends, for a chance to win the grand prize, on Christmas Day. Refer all of those on your naughty and nice lists by sharing the holiday sweepstakes, daily–the more you share, the higher the odds that you are sure to win!

For more holiday inspiration, visit us on Pinterest for stocking stuffer ideas, creative tips for DIY uplifting gifting, and a glam gal’s party ready mood board so you can plan your show stopping look in the trendiest colors of the season. Hosting a holiday soirée? Take a look at our Food & Drink board to learn how to make decadent cocktails and indulgent treats to transform the atmosphere of your gathering into a feast for the eyes, heart, tummy and soul.

 

With Love,

 L S.Granados

STOCKING STUFFERS: Share the warmth with Stance socks and Wolverine

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

With winter well on its way, the days get longer and colder, and layering up is the only way to keep warmer. Feet feel the burn of chilly weather the most, so show your feet some love, and hug them with warm fluffy socks by Wolverine & Stance. Be sure to share the warmth with family and friends because the gift of happy feet is a gift that keeps on giving, over and over, again.

For the men on your (naughty or) nice list, stock up on Wolverine’s Cotton Comfort or Full Cushion Crew socks for men, available in convenient multi packs.

Looking for something out of the ordinary? Stance offers an impressive selection of plush, combed cotton socks with deep heel pockets and elastic arch support. Our quick picks for man are the Granada, Hayes, Netherfield crew socks, pictured below.

Men's Stance socks at DNA Footwear

 Stance also carries an eclectic collection of socks for women.

Women's Stance socks at DNA Footwear

Knee-high and over-the-knee socks are a must have for women, and Stance has designed quite a few covetable socks and tights that offer unmatched quality, warmth, support and style. A few of our favorite knee highs include the Renaissance, Twinkle , Le Select, Diamonds and Malibu knee high socks. Looking for cute crew socks? Stance has you covered with sexy, sole lovin’ styles like the Swiss Miss, Sheera and  Indian Burn sheer crew socks, the Lelaina and Mash studded crew socks and the Taos Remix crew sock.

Women's Stance socks at DNA Footwear

Kids will get a kick out of fun styles like the Shark Attack, Old Bones, and Monkey Wrench crew socks.

Peruse our selection of Gift Ideas for more stocking stuffer faves that help you share the warmth, this holiday season.
Visit our Pinterest & Polyvore pages for more holiday inspiration.

by L  S.Granados, xoxo