Here it is: your weekly reminder about entering the Holiday Survival Sweepstakes.  This week's query has to do with exercise tips, as in how do you stay fit and active over the winter months?  (see below)

Allow me to remind you that we're encouraging fitness as best we can by offering two GRAND PRIZES from Fit4D.com: two Starter Memberships consisting of a full two months of complimentary personalized diabetes coaching customized to your goals and lifestyle — valued at $295 each.

My friend and fellow Type 1 D-blogger Scott Johnson, who's one of the judges of the Holiday Sweepstakes contest, was fortunate enough to work with the Fit4D team for a few months last year.  Here's what he has to say about that:

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"My experience with Fit4D was amazing.  I worked very closely with both an exercise coach and a nutrition coach.  Both team members were amazingly knowledgeable, full of positive feedback (which really gets me going), and offered a whole bunch of ideas for me to incorporate into my daily diabetes management.

"They set me up with exercise and nutrition goals that I worked on each week, then we would connect often (via phone or e-mail) to review things that were working and things that we needed to adjust.  These goals were very specific and measurable, with supporting information to help me 'get there.'

"In addition to the weekly goals and plans, they were also available for me to ask questions along the way.  Anything from "how do I measure peanuts in the shell?" to "how can I manage my heart-rate during competitive sports?".

"This is SO POWERFUL because they are teaching you these things along the way, which allows you to continue to grow from it long after your sessions with your coaches are over.  I am still benefiting from things I learned long ago (thanks Jessica & Susan!!!!).

"Don't be mistaken that they are working only with hardcore athletes.  The team is an incredible support for anybody working to better their health and diabetes in general.  I wish that everybody living with diabetes could work with the team at Fit4D.  Everybody!"

Motivated yet?

THIS WEEK'S SWEEPSTAKES QUESTION:

What are you doing now to keep movin' over the holidays?  Share with us and win, win, win!

** NOTE: This week's round will be closed for submissions at midnight Pacific time on Sunday Dec. 7.**

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