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Win 10 Pounds Down

The holidays have passed, the tree is out the door (seriously, get your tree out the door!), and the holiday treats have (for the most part) disappeared. In December, after I made twenty gingerbread houses for my daughter and all of her friends, I had no desire to drag out the old Kitchen Aid. Now that it’s January, I’m right back at it. In fact, I’m chewing on a Valentines Day blondie as I type this. Click here for the recipe, truly amazing.

It’s the perfect storm when you are just far enough away from your healthy New Year’s resolution and just when they are starting to roll out the Valentines Day candy that you might feel yourself slip a little.

And there are a million reasons why you can slack off…

It’s cold out.

Putting on workout clothes is for the birds.

What are you going to do with the short people carrying sippy cups running around your house?

You have a broken rib (this was true, and BOY will it slow you down).

You are still in post-holiday recovery mode.

But at the end of the day, none of these lazy bones reasons matter.  You’ve got to get off the couch, it’s for your health.

So I got off the couch and popped in a little workout DVD. Gaiam is a leader in the yoga and fitness industry and they pack quite a punch in their workout DVDs. Despite the fact I don’t own a scale, I tried Jessica Smith’s 10 Pounds Down Better Body Blast. And boy did it blast.

Promising to sculpt, slim and define your entire body, this 3 part workout DVD left me feeling like I had just left a mega session at the gym. But I never left my house. This took care of the “it’s cold out” reason, the “who is watching the sippy cup people” reason, and the “workout clothes” reason (my outfit might have been less than stellar) which all in all made it a much better experience.

You’re blasting your ten pounds through kickboxing drills, bursts of cardio designed to burn fat and toning exercises. What can I say? It promises tank top ready arms. And while it is WAY too cold for a tank top right now, here’s to hoping those toned arms will be ready to rock by the time the weather changes.

The lovely people at Gaiam sent me this DVD to review but the opinions are all my own. If you too would like to be 10 Pounds Down leave a comment below to win your own copy of this DVD. A winner will be selected at random and you’ll be kickboxing around your own living room before you know it. Cheers to your health!

10 Pounds Down Better Body Blast from Gaiam


Work it!

Flat Abs Fast

Get Some Sleep!

Core Ab Moves

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Comments (43)

  1. Laila 02/08/2013 at 8:46 am

    I really need a good workout dvd. This would be perfect!

  2. Devon Lowery 01/27/2013 at 10:40 pm

    I have another one of Jessica Smith’s dvds, love it! Would love to expand my collection!

  3. Dawn Hargis 01/23/2013 at 1:23 pm

    I’ve used a few of the Gaiam DVD’s in the past. It would be great to have a new one to mix in with my wrokout collection!

  4. Ardelle Schmidt 01/22/2013 at 3:58 pm

    I have been laid up for 7 weeks since foot surgery! In a couple weeks it will be time to start exercising again. Could really use a fresh new DVD!!! Thanks for the contest!

  5. Jill Woods 01/22/2013 at 1:28 pm

    I would love to be 10 pounds down. This would be a great start to a healthier me. 🙂

  6. Kaiecia Smith 01/22/2013 at 9:51 am

    I’m for it!!

  7. Laura Gleed 01/22/2013 at 12:27 am

    I’m proud to say I’m still out there running in the 5 degree weather, coming home with icicles in my hair, but a day in might be nice every once in a while.

  8. Alecia Laing 01/21/2013 at 8:20 pm

    Could really use a new workout DVD to get me motivated again.

  9. Michelle Lowder 01/21/2013 at 7:51 pm

    I wish I had a good excuse for looking the way I do. I really need A LOT of motivation to lose some weight. 10 pounds down would help me get a good start. I would really LOVE to win this.

  10. Allison 01/21/2013 at 4:26 pm

    After having baby #3 and surviving the holidays, I could really use this to get going again for a healthier happier me 🙂

  11. Jaynie 01/21/2013 at 3:34 pm

    I have lost 17 lbs and would love to lose the last 10!!!! Bring it on!

  12. Priyanka Garg 01/21/2013 at 12:34 pm

    I need this DVD big time! I had a baby in OCtober, was just recovering from the post natal weight and then started the holiday season! I need to shed 25 pounds of excess weight.

  13. Sue Kirchner 01/21/2013 at 12:30 pm

    It was my New Years Resolution to lose 10 pounds before summer and this would be a big help to add some variety into my workouts.

  14. Jeanne 01/19/2013 at 5:21 pm

    I NEED this! Cannot make it to the gym right now with kid issues and work issues. The stress is killing me!

  15. Eileen Y 01/19/2013 at 1:44 pm

    Late start to a new year’s resolution but would love to try this workout DVD. It sounds great!

  16. Megan 01/19/2013 at 9:53 am

    I still need to loose about 45-50, can’t get over the first 5 which sucks.

  17. Holli Blankenbiller 01/18/2013 at 6:13 pm

    I still need to lose that “last 10 lbs” from the last baby…and the baby before that. Never mind they are almost 5 and 6 years old! This would be great!

  18. Michelle {Fun On a Dime} 01/18/2013 at 5:06 pm

    I know I have 10 lbs to loose! Count me in!

  19. Amy D. 01/18/2013 at 3:48 pm

    Count me in on this New Years Resolution bandwagon! Who WOULDN’T want to be 10 pounds down?!

  20. Stephanie Porter 01/18/2013 at 3:43 pm

    Ten lbs off has been a New Years resolution since I was a teen. I didn’t need to lose weight then, but I do now. Apparently I practice New Years resolutions.

  21. Ronda Devereaux 01/18/2013 at 3:43 pm

    I own several Gaiam DVD’s but not this one. Would love to try it put!!!

  22. Karen Petersen 01/18/2013 at 3:39 pm

    I would love to win this video!!! I need some motivation in my life! 🙂

  23. Annie 01/18/2013 at 3:28 pm

    Ugh, I need something to get me motivated. I have been gaining and losing this same 5 pounds for the past year. I’m on the high end right now, and I need a little motivation. 😛

  24. Katie 01/18/2013 at 3:27 pm

    I need to be 20 pounds down so this will be a kick start 🙂

  25. Rani 01/18/2013 at 3:26 pm

    Would love to loose 10 lbs.!!!!!!!

  26. Stephanie crespin 01/18/2013 at 3:24 pm

    I just ordered Brazil Butt Lift, but this looks so much easier!

  27. Rachelle H 01/18/2013 at 3:24 pm

    I totally want to add this to my workout at home schedule. Hope I win.

  28. Debra Ferrie 01/18/2013 at 3:22 pm

    I haven’t got a new DVD in such a long time. Would love to switch up my routine!

  29. Corrina 01/18/2013 at 3:20 pm

    Exactly what I am trying to lose! Would love a new workout DVD 🙂

  30. Jessica Peterman 01/18/2013 at 3:16 pm

    I definitely need something to get me out of this major case of the “lazies” that I have…Oy vay. 🙂

  31. Liz 01/18/2013 at 1:45 pm

    I’ve got a little more than 10 lbs of baby weight to lose…5 months post-partum — would love to see if this DVD works!

  32. Becky 01/18/2013 at 12:48 pm

    I really need this!!

  33. Jackie James 01/18/2013 at 12:43 pm

    As I sit here eating cake and ice cream on my lunch break, I recognize that I NEED 10 lbs down! Maybe I should start my own DVD line called “20 Pounds Up”…

    • Amy Allen Johnson 01/18/2013 at 1:44 pm

      Ooh, I think I could co-produce that video with you!

      My NYResolution – exercise at least 1 time. Yep, 1 time in 365 days.

      Since I’ve worked out twice, I’ve exceeded my goal by 100%. See why I deserve another brownie?

  34. Tori L 01/18/2013 at 12:20 pm

    I’d love to win his great giveaway and try out a new workout dvd!

  35. Jean F. 01/18/2013 at 12:18 pm

    I just haven’t been the same since my last baby. 10 lbs down and I’d be in range of my “ideal” weight. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Terrie M 01/18/2013 at 11:57 am

    Great giveaway! Thanks! I am trying to be 15 lbs down but lets start with ten!

  37. Bri Schmidt 01/18/2013 at 11:57 am

    I love workouts that get you up & moving!

  38. AlyssaZ 01/18/2013 at 11:55 am

    Having to dress up and go out in the cold was exactly why I ended up cancelling my gym membership last year! Work out DVDs are my fave!

  39. Susan J 01/18/2013 at 11:53 am

    I would love to win this! The cold is keeping me inside so having something to get me moving and sweating would be great! thank you!

  40. Ashley Cary 01/18/2013 at 11:51 am

    I would totally use 10 Pounds Down. It sounds awesome!

  41. Karen 01/18/2013 at 11:46 am

    I would love to not be able to use the excuse “now I don’t have to go to the gym” instead of “I don’t want to go to the gym”!!!

  42. Laura Skapik 01/18/2013 at 8:37 am

    I could use 10 Pounds Down, it sounds fantastic! With my two little kids it is often difficult to get out of the house to the gym!