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Verizon Move More Challenge

I’m very excited to kick off 2015 by partnering with Verizon Wireless to Host the Verizon Wireless Move More Challenge.

Fitbit #MoveMoreVZW

This challenge runs from January 5 to March 31, 2015 and open to all my friends in OH, PA, WV, KY, MI, IN, ND, SD, MN, IA, NE, IL and WI who are interested in adding more activity in their lives, no matter your fitness level.

While I hope participants receives short- and long-term health benefits, I know it is encouraging to have a tangible incentive. That’s why I’m REALLY excited that those participating by leaving a comment on my blog posts will be eligible for a chance to win one of three (3) Fitbit Charge from Verizon Wireless! [complete rules]

Each comment left on my blog posts will serve as entry in the final drawing. That’s it, no social media requirement but if you’re interested in sharing on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, please tag with #MoveMoreVZW so I can find them and cheer you on! Start today by leaving a comment on this post letting me know what activity you would like to do to MOVE MORE!

As the host of the Verizon Wireless Move More Challenge, Verizon has given me a Fitbit Charge (my profile) and in only a couple of days it was eye-opening to see I haven’t been getting 10,000 steps a day. I’m telling myself that leaves room for improvement!


I’m still learning how to use it and what other apps I can sync with it like MyFitnessPal where I usually log workouts based on my heart rate monitor. I tend to do those in bulk for the week so that’s why this photo doesn’t show an exercise even though I went to cycling.

So if you’re ready to join me in Verizon Wireless Move More Challenge from January 5 to March 31, leave a comment and get moving!

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117 Comment

  1. Lucrecer
    January 6, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    This is very cool! Looking forward to seeing how this works compared to the others.

    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      Welcome, Lucrecer! I look forward to seeing everyone put some positive vibes into the universe by MOVING!

      1. Lucrecer
        March 22, 2015 at 9:49 pm

        It looks like people are getting active again. The warmer weather helps.

  2. Cindy
    January 6, 2015 at 10:19 pm


  3. Amy B
    January 6, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    The Flying Pig is just around the corner! Time to shake off the holiday slump and get moving over here! Looking forward moving more again!

    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Welcome, Amy, happy to hear you have an event you’re training toward!

  4. Amy Peveler
    January 6, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Let’s do it! I have a misfit shine so would be so interested in seeing how the two compare!!!!

    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks for joining, Amy, I bet you move a lot playing volleyball!

  5. Greg Vissing
    January 6, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    I hope I win! I could definitely use this.

    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Welcome, Greg, don’t forget to come back and let us know how you’re moving more!

  6. Trish
    January 6, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Funny that I was researching the FitBit Charge HR on my way home tonight. I don’t have a heart rate monitor so I was trying to figure out if it was worth the extra $20. How do you like your FitBit? I don’t have one, but am seriously considering. Right now moving more is walking to and from the train station for work!

    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Keep moving to/from the train, Trish! I like it and if you like knowing about your heart rate during activity, you’ll probably benefit from the Charge HR. The Fitbit app tracks sleep and gives you a way to track your food and water overall making one mindful of all these decisions

  7. Hth
    January 6, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Udandi. Changing lives one blogpost at a time! Love u like no other!

    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks for joining, Hth, I know you’re working through a calendar challenge – keep it up!

  8. Kristen berry
    January 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    This is awesome! Consider me commented. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Welcome, Kristen!

  9. Jen Flinchpaugh
    January 6, 2015 at 11:11 pm


    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      Welcome, jen, I look forward to hearing how you Move More!

  10. Rachael Thompson
    January 7, 2015 at 6:22 am

    “Sitting is the New Smoking”… My mantra as I aim to walk/ run/ play more with my kids this year. I want to show them the benefits of an active life (vs. sedentary tv watching). On dangerously cold days like today (12 degrees), we play “Bear” or “Shark” and run around the house chasing each other!

    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      That’s great, Rachael, the play in the house not the part about sitting being the new smoking (as a cube dweller that’s scary!)

  11. Faith
    January 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

    It would be interesting to see how many steps I get in when I’m working compared to when I’m home. I live in a small space but I cover the same ground a lot!

    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks for joining, Faith, keep moving!

  12. Molly Beam
    January 7, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I am getting a full hip replacement this month so I can do exactly everything the FITBIT encourages! It comes down to QUALITY of LIFE after age 65 and I’m going to attack it with vigor ! My 98 year old Mother exercised every morning before breakfast and played tennis until she was 88. I know she would approve of using the FITBIT, anything that gets us moving and keeping us flexible, healthy and wise !

    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      Welcome to the Move More Challenge, Molly, your mom is great inspiration for all of us! May you a full and speedy recovery.

  13. Amy Cribbs
    January 7, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    LOVE IT!

  14. AuntieM
    January 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I would love too see how many steps I take a day and, if I am a “restless” sleeper.

  15. Amy Cribbs
    January 7, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    After losing 35 pounds since May 2014 thru diet and exercise, the holidays kicked my butt and I’m back on the wagon again! I only gained back a couple pounds, but I’m still mad at myself, especially since I still have such much farther to go…but I’ll get there! Ultimate goal is 65 lbs by the time my next, next birthday comes around – Feb 2016. But my immediate goal for this challenge is 20 lbs – roughly 10% of my current weight. Thanks Andi and Verizon for the extra boost to get me moving!

    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Amy, I love your goals and that you’ll be MOVING toward them using this challenge!

  16. Erin
    January 7, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    this is awesome and amazing! I’m in!

  17. Erin
    January 7, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    I forgot to add my activity to get moving. I’m not sure. We are joining the y tomorrow, so i was going to look into Zumba!

    1. Andi
      January 7, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Excellent Erin, happy to hear you’re going to MoveMore at Zumba!

  18. Colleen
    January 8, 2015 at 8:25 am

    i just got a Fitbit for Christmas! I’m in! : )

    1. Andi
      January 13, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Awesome, Colleen, you’re a machine!

  19. colleen m
    January 8, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I’m going to take the stairs (4 flights) at work.

    1. Andi
      January 8, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Welcome Colleen, let’s connect on Fitbit! I used udandi AT gmail DOT com email to register, I’m Andi B on there

  20. Tim B
    January 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Lost my Fitbit a couple months ago and have been lost without it!

    1. Andi
      January 13, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Welcome, Tim, keep moving!

  21. Tela
    January 9, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Did a Holiday Run Streak now I am training for a 10k, eventually a half-marathon. I would love to upgrade my Flex to a Charge!

    1. Andi
      January 13, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Rock on, Tela! Good luck training

  22. Jeff Holbrook
    January 10, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I’m in! I mostly run but hike bike and lift as well

    1. Andi
      January 13, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Welcome, Jeff, I enjoy that combo of working out, too!

  23. erin
    January 12, 2015 at 7:49 am

    So, I have been walking on the treadmill this week and drinking a million gallons of water and watching my calories. I lost 5 pounds! I am sure it’s “water weight” but I’ll take it. ๐Ÿ™‚ How do you like the fitbit?

    1. Andi
      January 13, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      So far, Erin, I really like the Fitbit it is quite the conversation starter and I’m learning how others are out and about moving! Congrats on the water intake!

  24. Paige
    January 13, 2015 at 1:23 am

    I love walking and would love to keep closer track of how many steps I’m getting in and pay attention to what days I need to move more. Always feel my best after long strolls!

    1. Andi
      January 13, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Welcome, Paige, something as simple as walking has such a wonderful reward for both the body and mind!

  25. Chris M
    January 13, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Lost my fitbit and would love a replacement to keep up and compete with all of my fitbit toting pals!

    1. Andi
      January 13, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Chris, you’re the second guy to mention losing your Fitbit – ahhh! Glad to have you on this challenge!

  26. erin
    January 16, 2015 at 7:00 am

    I’ve been moving more and doing zumba. My shoes are old and dumb. So, I went to the store to get new gym shoes. AHHH. So overwhelming. What shoes do you like? Can I wear running shoes to do Zumba? I mean sometimes I walk on the treadmill and use the machines too. So, aren’t they all just “gym shoes”? What are your opinions on that?

  27. erin
    January 20, 2015 at 7:57 am

    You should give Zumba another try!! Do it! You can not possibly be more uncoordinated than I am. You spin! And I can’t do that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Shannan
    January 21, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I’m in to get more fit

  29. Vickie Jones
    January 27, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I would like to ride my bike more.

  30. Vickie Jones
    January 29, 2015 at 12:48 am

    I want to join my local YMCA so I can go swimming for exercise.

  31. Gina
    February 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I’m enjoying the internal motivation/humiliation of competing with my friends for steps. I’d like to get more steps in and I’d also like to get into a can’t-miss morning elliptical workout.

  32. Jeremy
    February 7, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    I would love to bike more!

  33. Vickie Jones
    February 10, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I would love to walk around my neighborhood instead of always using my car to go to the local store or to the playground

  34. Diana
    February 14, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    I’ve been trying to keep up with my exercise, and I need to move more to do it.

  35. Liz Barnett ?? (@WomanlyWoman)
    February 15, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    I’ve been using a FitBit for years now and would like to upgrade. I’ll take it with me on my walks around the ‘hood. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Laine
    March 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    this would be an awesome win!!

  37. Stacey Raymond
    March 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I am a runner but would like to walk more on my rest days, I think a Fitbit could help with that?

  38. Betty
    March 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Would love to use this to increase my running!

  39. Jessica Langston
    March 22, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Super cool! Would love to win and try it out!

  40. Shrell Sims
    March 22, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I would love to have one. This would help keep me more accountable

  41. Lisa
    March 22, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    I am active but would like this to track how I do on mom cardio days. I am also very interested in my sleep.

    1. Lisa
      March 22, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      That should be non not mom. ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. liz l
    March 22, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Iโ€™m in

  43. Tammy Mcconnell George
    March 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Biking and just started running.

  44. Crystal
    March 22, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Love fitbit!

  45. Amy
    March 22, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I would love this!!! How cool!

  46. Kim Estess
    March 22, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I am half marathon training so that’s what is keeping me moving lately, but on my off running days I know I need to work harder at moving more at the office, especially!

  47. Christy zimmerman
    March 22, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I’d love to try one!

  48. natalie pender
    March 22, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Awesome!! Running is my activity of choice. Feeling very discouraged about it right now and this would be awesome!!

  49. Jen
    March 22, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    I want one to track sleep and activity!

  50. Keri
    March 22, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I like to run, so I’m moving at least 6 days a week!

  51. jennifer
    March 22, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Riding my bike more and hiking

  52. Beth Pelc
    March 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    I want to run more. I ran a half marathon before getting pregnant and I want to get moving and run another!

  53. Tory McHugh
    March 22, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    totally need one of these!

  54. Kristi A.
    March 22, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I have heard great things about the Fitbit Charge! I love that it syncs with MyFitnessPal too. I would like to move more by walking. I have a sit-down job and I need to remind myself to get up and walk during the day.

  55. Kimberly S
    March 22, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I would love to start running again! After 2-1/2 years of chemo, I am ready to get back to where I was…I had just started running and was almost done with the C25K program…my ultimate goal is a 5K for now…who knows what is next!!

  56. Vickie Jones
    March 23, 2015 at 3:22 am

    I’m also hoping to get bikes for my family so we can start riding around our neighborhood this spring #MoveMoreVZW.

  57. Elise
    March 23, 2015 at 8:41 am

    ive been training for cherry blossom since January and excited to see how good, consistent training pays off!

  58. Erica @ Erica Finds
    March 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I would love to try the Charge! I have the Flex but seeing the progress would be awesome. I shoot for 17,500 – 20,000 a day. #overachiever.

  59. Jessica
    March 23, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I would like to run and bike more!

  60. Amy Talbott
    March 23, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I would love to win one of these. I have been working losing weight for a long time now. This would be a bit help.

  61. Amy
    March 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    It is amazing to see how much, or little, activity we do when we have an accurate device to measure with!

  62. Gena Mayo
    March 23, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Just got a Fitbit charge myself, but I would love to win one for my husband. It will be a great way for us to challenge each other!

  63. erin
    March 23, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I am so excited about this! I would love to have a device that tells me all the stuff that this fitbit charge does. It is so smart!! I do love my fitness pal too and excited that they work together!

  64. Brianne
    March 23, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Awesome!! Can’t wait to see everything!!

  65. Melanie Pickett
    March 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Getting into shape while battling Crohn’s disease isn’t easy, but this could help me on my fitness quest!

  66. Betty
    March 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I have been wanting one for some time!!

  67. Kamlyn
    March 23, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I’m in!! I started moving today! ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Marie Miller
    March 23, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I would be interested in trying the fitbit so here’s to hoping I win ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. Vicki R.
    March 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    This would be wonderful to have!

  70. Brenda
    March 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I love the accountability that the Fitbit gives, would love to win one! Thanks for the chance.

  71. dina
    March 23, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I would like to try this since I’m trying to move more

  72. Cassie B
    March 23, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Would love to step it up and win!

  73. Sarah
    March 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I have some friends who have one and they love it! I would love to join them!

  74. Piper
    March 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    I’m really looking forward to the warm weather so I can get the kids out to the parks and walk! They moan and groan but we always walk first, then play (and usually walk a little more since I tend to park in a different lot from the actual playground so we get more walking in :p ).

  75. Ellen
    March 23, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Would love a fitbit to keep me more accountable and motivated! I am trying to much more consistent about actually using the treadmill in my basement ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. erma
    March 23, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Awesome! Been wanting one to make myself accountable!

  77. Stephanie
    March 23, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I would love to win this! I walk daily and am starting to do more strength training. This would really help to track all my movements.

  78. Brooke De Paula
    March 23, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    I just bought inline skates! I haven’t owned a pair in 15 years or so. I can’t wait until it warms up a little and I can break them in.

    1. Andi
      March 24, 2015 at 7:20 am

      That is awesome Brooke! I remember when inline skates were the thing to DO!

  79. Carla
    March 24, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Nice! I’ve been using my FitBit flex for well over 1.5 years now. The new models look great.

    1. Andi
      March 24, 2015 at 7:32 am

      I like not being tied to an app for info on steps, miles, and stairs throughout the day plus the clock and alarms are great for me!

  80. Lorri
    March 24, 2015 at 8:42 am

    i really need yoga or something to keep me flexible. For cardio, just running!

  81. Jessica Catanzano
    March 24, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve been wanting one of these for a while now – this would be a super awesome way to get one!

  82. Lindsay
    March 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    I will be running, biking, golfing and bootcamp & walking ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. Charlotte Strickland
    March 25, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I would love to get started and get MOVING!! I am a new runner and just completed my first half marathon but haven’t run since the race. What a great way to get started back out of my funk.

  84. Kristin
    March 26, 2015 at 11:49 am

    You’ve definitely inspired me to move more! I’m going to start adding some little things like further parking spots and multiple trips up and down the stairs!

  85. Kathy
    March 29, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Yay! Be active

  86. erin
    March 30, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    This is such a great giveaway. Thanks for inspiring me to get moving more!

  87. Debba
    March 30, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I love my (now lost!) Fitbit & would LOVE this one – too cool! Hope my #MoveMoreVZW good luck is strong, like I want to be!

    1. Andi
      March 31, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      So many people have mentioned losing their Fitbits it is making me nervous!

  88. Vickie Jones
    March 30, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    during spring break i plan on riding my bike with my children

    1. Andi
      March 31, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      What a fun way to spend spring break with your kids, i always loved when my parents rode bikes with us!

  89. Amber N
    March 31, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Will you continue wearing yours regularly now that you’re nearly done with the challenge?

    1. Andi
      March 31, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      I do plan to still wear my Fitbit especially now that it is warming up and ill be working on house projects in addition to my usual day.

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