Thank goodness it’s Friday.  After being on a 15- day (do whatever we want, wake up whenever we want) vacation, this week has been a doozie trying to get back in the swing of things. To say we have some laundry to do is an understatement, but really no one wants to hear about laundry. Instead, I want to thank all of you sweet readers and Instagram followers for all of the love about Patrick and I’s engagement (if you were wondering or asking, that picture was not staged :)). We are seriously over the moon excited and I can’t wait to start sharing a few little details here on the blog.  Is this something you would like to see on A Dash of Details?

Also, I was blown away by the amazing response to our #NewYearNewYou giveaway week! I cannot wait to try some of your yummy recipes from yesterday and excited to see the progress you make with your goals in 2014. With a wedding in the works, a healthy lifestyle is definitely at the top of my list.  So, onto the winners!

Congrats to: 

ALEX BAKER for winning the $50 Albion Fit Giveaway

CATHRYN ADAIR for winning the Tata Harper Winter Essential Set 

MARISSA STEELE for winning the 2 Fusion Fitness Dream Body Series DVD sets

*I will announce the winner of the Garden of Flavor Juice Cleanse giveaway on Monday! 

Thanks for following along this week, it means the world :)

xox- a dash of details

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Yesterday was all about looking good, but today is all about “shocking your body” as the fusionistas like to say. If you are from Kansas City then it would be hard not to hear about Fusion Fitness. If you are not from Kansas City and have not heard of Fusion, it is your lucky day. Fusion changed my life and my approach to working out.  Created by the ever talented, Darby Brender, she developed a system that transforms your body by elongating your muscles, decreasing body fat, improving cardiovascular endurance as well as increasing flexibility. I didn’t believe it at first, but Fusion actually changed the shape of my body.

Here is a little back story: I started going to Fusion Fitness over a year ago when I lived in Kansas City. It was the first work out class I was actually excited to go to every night. After being a dancer for 18+ years, I could never find a workout that I truly enjoyed. Running is not my thing (I do it, but I don’t like it), I get bored with Yoga, and kickboxing got old after 5 days in a row. When my friend introduced me to Fusion, I was instantly hooked. For months I would go at least 5 times a week and would be mad at myself if I missed a class.  With over 30 different classes and counting, you never felt like you were doing the same thing twice.  The music is the best, the instructors are top notch, and for me it was a community.  When I decided to move away from Kansas City 6 months ago, I knew I was going to have a hard time leaving Fusion for more reasons than one, but I decided to not let it get the best of me.  This is when I bought by first Fusion Fitness DVD set. Since moving, I have a little piece of Fusion with me in Ohio. I can do it in front of my TV every night and still get the same workout experience, minus all of the people around.  I have to push myself harder than before but I am still seeing the results.

So for today’s installment of the New Year, New You series, one lucky reader will receive their very own Fusion Fitness Dream Body DVD sets to start “Shocking Their Body”.  The two 5 disc sets contain some of my favorite workouts of all time. Bata Bar and Bikini Bootcamp are my favorites in the Cardio series and Fusion Mix and Tabata and Toning are my favorite in the original Dream Body series.

I want to hear from you, what is your favorite way to stay in shape? Follow the Rafflecopter below to enter, the giveaway will end on Friday, January 10th! So get moving!
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xox- a dash of details

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There is something about starting a new year on the first day of the week. Since January 1st fell on a Wednesday this year, it not only gave me a few extra days of vacation, but it allowed me to have a few extra days to get all of my goals together to start fresh on Monday. With the New Year comes, the ever so popular resolutions. For me I try not to make resolutions but little lifestyle changes instead.  I am focusing on making a few changes this year in particular like working out everyday, changing my diet and eating clean (not really to lose weight but to make myself feel better), and starting a skincare routine. So, this year I thought it would be so fun to include YOU all in my goals for the new year.

I have been working with some amazing brands that will help kick off your New Year in the right direction.  There are a few products that I know will make a difference in changing my daily routine. So starting tomorrow, I will be giving away products from all of the companies that are helping me reach my goals and hopefully will help you too!

Stay tuned until tomorrow morning, because you are not going to want to miss this!

xox- a dash of details

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