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I dare you to…GET ACTIVE (& enter to win $400)

06/26/2014 - 31 comments


This just happened today.


I ordered inline skates.

Asphalt is soft right?

I am 41 years old and I am going to take up skating. On a hard surface. With wheels. That move.

I actually used to inline skate in my 20′s. I was hot stuff skating for miles and even doing some tricks like jumping over fallen garbage cans and parking bumpers. It was great exercise and I really enjoyed it.

20 years later I am still in great shape but things have changed. Body parts have settled. Coordination has slowly degenerated.

But I am up for the challenge! I endured childbirth, I probably won’t even notice a few falls on the street….right?

When it comes to getting active, there really aren’t any rules and each person is different. What motivates and excites one person, doesn’t interest another. Physical limitations come into play as well. We are all different and while some people wouldn’t in a million years get back on inline skates in their 40′s, some of us look forward to a new activity.


But everyone can follow this mantra when it comes to getting active:




How you choose to do it is up to you!

United Healthcare wants to help us all GET ACTIVE and you still have a few days to get involved in their Fitness Challenge and be entered to win a $400 gift card simply by logging your fitness activity. Whether you went for a run, did yoga, or even tackled new inline skates, simply log your exercise and be entered to win!

Fitness Challenge   UnitedHealthcare


Earn extra entries and check out additional challenges!Thank You   Fitness Challenge   UnitedHealthcare

If you had back to the main challenge page, you can then see your entry on the leaderboard!

Fitness Challenge  2 UnitedHealthcareIn addition to the June Fitness Challenge, there is also a ‘Share a Photo’ dare and a ‘Test Your Smarts’ dare. Each dare has a $400 grand prize and $25 weekly prizes. They are fun and easy to do and you just may win a great prize!

So, do you accept the dare?

Let me know which dare(s) you did!

This article is part of a collaboration with United Healthcare. Opinions and text are my own.

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  • Reply Cat Davis 07/02/2014 at 9:45 pm

    You’re braver than I am. After growing up skating with the traditional 4 wheel roller skates (which I was pretty darn good on), I never could get the hang of inline skates.

  • Reply Robin {Mom Foodie} 06/27/2014 at 3:58 pm

    I used to use the old style roller skates as a kid…that is how old I am…lol

  • Reply Marisa 06/27/2014 at 3:40 pm

    How fun! I would probably fall on my butt :) I am working hard in the gym though – 5 days a week of heavy lifting and it is paying off!

  • Reply Liz Mays 06/26/2014 at 11:32 pm

    Woohoo for trying something again that you used to do. You’re probably going to love it still!

    • Reply Kimberly Grabinski 06/27/2014 at 8:49 am

      I hope so! I think my dog will love it too because I can’t run fast enough to keep up with him so this will help!

  • Reply Nicole Brady 06/26/2014 at 9:54 pm

    What a great promotion. We work out at least 2x per week… except of course, this week so I can’t log anything. LOL. Maybe we can go out for a run tomorrow.

    • Reply Kimberly Grabinski 06/27/2014 at 9:03 am

      It’s worth it to maybe win some money! It’s kind of a win-win LOL

  • Reply Sarah @ Must Have Mom 06/26/2014 at 9:45 pm

    I love that you are getting back to doing something that you enjoy! Good for you!

  • Reply Crystal Green 06/26/2014 at 7:23 pm

    I love this idea and concept. I believe this will make people want to be active.

  • Reply Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting 06/26/2014 at 7:22 pm

    OMG inline skates!! That’s badass!! Get it, girl!

  • Reply robyn 06/26/2014 at 6:57 pm

    Good for you! Keep us updated on the skating!

  • Reply Robin (Masshole Mommy) 06/26/2014 at 5:51 pm

    I like to think I am moderately active, but I like incorporating new things into the routine every once in a while.

  • Reply Audrey at Barking Mad! 06/26/2014 at 3:34 pm

    We have UHC and I had no clue they were doing anything like this. I love it.

    Oh and you will be blogging (with photos, yes! ) your first day on your pretty new inline skates, won’t you? ;-)

  • Reply Melissa 06/26/2014 at 3:18 pm

    Oh my gosh! I used to love to roller blade. It’s been YEARS!

  • Reply Sara P. (@SensiblySara) 06/26/2014 at 3:15 pm

    I ACCEPT! We recently got a new trampoline place and I want to spend lots of time there!

  • Reply Daisy 06/26/2014 at 1:43 pm

    I haven’t tried inline skates. It sounds like fun! I typically go to the gym for an hour each morning after dropping my son off at school.

    • Reply Kimberly Grabinski 06/27/2014 at 10:35 am

      They used to be fun, we shall see! An hour a day at the gym is GREAT! Don’t forget to log it so you can enter to win!

  • Reply Not So Average Mama 06/26/2014 at 10:28 am

    YAY KIM! As a 39 year old woman that skates I applaud you! Although I skate quads with Roller Derby. Next brandcation that I come to, we should go skating! Did you order pads and a helmet?

  • Reply Lisa Johnston 06/26/2014 at 10:21 am

    I would have to say…. asphalt tastes great, right?

    Body parts have settled! HAHAHAHA!!! Word!

    Looks like a lot of fun, and a great way to be active!

  • Reply {Running} Rachel 06/26/2014 at 10:15 am

    Very cool!! I love this! I love being active each day… but love that I can add my children to this challenge to encourage them to be active too :)