Ready to get healthy, but don't know where to start? H-E-B is inviting Texans to sign up for the 2014 Community Slim Down Showdown, a life-changing journey toward health that offers a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize or a $5,000 health hero prize.

According to the Victoria Advocate, community members age 18 and older who live within 50 miles of any H-E-B store can apply, including - for the first time this year - family of H-E-B employees who do not live in the same household. The application period runs through Nov. 1. The contest begins in January. H-E-B will select 15 people from around the state to compete in the 14-week contest. Applications, rules and FAQs can be found online at Contestants will be notified in December and announced publicly in January. Winners will be crowned in April.

All contestants must be willing to share their journey and inspire others by hosting healthy events in their hometowns and blogging about their experience.

For more information about this contest, visit