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Get Out Get Active – Stay Balanced This Summer
I have been talking a lot about my ME goal of 2019. While this goal is for me to make sure I take care of myself physically, mentally and emotionally I also want to make sure my entire family is finding that goal this year as well. Take one look around our world and you will see that everyone is struggling in one way or another.
We are about a month into our summer break and we made it a goal to not only have less screen time this summer but also made a goal for the whole family to be outside more often which, in turn, leads to more time being active. Sometimes the act of getting out of the house is the hardest part but once we are all outside you can see the happiness and fun!
Learn More About The Get Out Get Active Sweepstakes
Get Out Get Active for a chance to win some awesome prizes this summer. I don’t know about you but I am ready for a summer full of fun with the family. Details below! The Get Out Get Active Sweepstakes runs from May 19, 2019 – June 30, 2019, so take advantage today!
Sweepstakes Prizes Include: The winner of the Get Out Get Active Sweepstakes will win an awesome prize pack including Optimum Nutrition products, a Schwinn Bicycle, and accessories.
Snacks, Drinks and Fun
Sometimes summer break brings on way more snacking and tempting food choices. Maybe it is the weather, maybe it is the lack of a school schedule or maybe it is the gatherings and BBQs. No matter what it is, I find that it is key to have a kitchen stocked full of great snacks, food and drinks to get through these busy summer seasons.
Life Is Busy
I have my own personal goals for fitness and ‘better for you’ choices but I have to be honest, sometimes the idea of fitting everything in, even just a simple trip to the grocery store has me completely overwhelmed. That is why I love shopping at Walmart for everything we need. Walmart makes it easier than ever to pick up the items we need to live an active lifestyle as a family. One stop shopping is the ultimate convenience that every busy family should use.
To keep it all together I make sure that I schedule everything in my planner and keep my husband and family aware of the weekly plan. This allows us all to be aware of what is going on for the week. I think having a schedule during this time of the year really helps us to not camp out on the couch. Now, that being said, we are a family that likes to LOVE to live. Sure we are being careful with what we eat but we are not going to give up some of our favorite things – instead by practicing moderation and adding activity to our day we are feeling good about our choices and lifestyle.
Add Kashi GO Cereal To Your List
I am excited to share some of my favorite items that I pick up weekly to help us all stay focused and balanced. Kashi GO Cereal- Peanut Butter Crunch is a favorite of ours, even the kids. Not only is it a perfect way to start the morning but it is a great item to bring along for road trip snacks. Kashi GO Cereal comes in a number of different flavors that we have all really enjoyed but this is by far our family favorite.
Kashi GO Cereal- Peanut Butter Crunch is packed with 10 grams of protein in every serving and has great-tasting, crunchy clusters bursting with peanut butter goodness! Peanut Butter lovers here – so this is quite a treat! SO GOOD. Plus its powerful, plant-based nutrition is a perfect way to fuel our day so we can make sure we get out and get active! As a parent that wants her kids eating good nutritious food for breakfast this is a cereal that I am confident in feeding my kids.
Fuel For More Activity With Optimum Nutrition
Once breakfast is taken care of, it is time to think about snacks. Raise your hand if you are a snacker! ::raises hands:: Yes, I raised both my hands! I love snacks, treats and anything crunchy. It is my downfall for sure. When we decided that we wanted to be more active as a family I knew that the snacks I decided to enjoy throughout the day would need to be snacks that were intentional and full of nutrition to help me be fueled for that activity.
My favorite snacks are from Optimum Nutrition, they are really yummy and filled with all the GOOD stuff to keep me going. Salted Toffee Pretzel Protein Crisps and the Birthday Cake Bites are on the top of my list. The Salted Toffee Pretzel Protein Crisps are high protein bars that have a delicious and crispy texture and are packed with 20 grams of protein in each bar. What I love most about Optimum Nutrition is that their bars and snacks do not have that typical “protein bar” texture and after taste, a great option for those that need more protein in their daily diet but do not like that “protein bar” texture.
Now, let me introduce you to something that you will thank me for later. Birthday Cake Bites – YES CAKE!!! Deliciously whipped protein snacks coated with yogurt or chocolate flavored frosting. Guys, these taste just like cake and with 20 grams of protein in each 3-cake serving these are truly a convenient option for those on the go!
Refreshing and ULTRA
Most people that are trying to stick to wellness goals find themselves cutting out something they really enjoy after a long day at work or at a celebration with friends – BEER! Why do we do this to ourselves? Enjoying a good adult beverage is relaxing for some, like me! I am a social drinker and always make sure to ENJOY RESPONSIBLY (you should too!). I know that some adult beverages can really throw off a diet quickly.
If I want to enjoy a cold one with friends I need a solution and the Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold is an awesome option. With only 2.5 carbs and 85 calories it is a beer for those of us who have goals to attain this year. It is triple filtered, brewed with organic grains and free of artificial colors and flavors and it is cool, crisp and refreshing!
Summertime means enjoying everything with a twist! While I do enjoy a good Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold I have to urge you to all add Michelob ULTRA Lime Cactus to your summer drink menu. The Lime Cactus flavor is delicious and a perfect summertime drink. It offers a refreshing lime taste without weighing you down and with only 95 calories and 5.5 carbs this will make everyone excited for a summer drink!
Hop On and GO!
Guess what I asked for this year for Mother’s Day? Not flowers, not a spa day and not chocolate. Nope, a bike. I was tired of having to sit out family bike rides which are a great way to really get out and get active as a family. When buying a bike we went to our favorite brand – Schwinn. There are so many to choose from but we were really interested in the Schwinn Sidewinder. The bike’s steel mountain-style frame and front suspension fork is perfect for a durable ride. The 21-speed Revoshift twist shifters and Shimano rear derailleur provide a wide gear range and quick shifts and the front disc brake and rear linear pull brake combine for reliable all-condition stopping. All are great specs when going on these family bike rides.
The light and strong alloy rims add durability without weighing you down and the tool-free adjustable seat post is great for easy height adjustments on the go. While we are not mountain biking just yet the knobby tread mountain tires are designed for the trail which is perfect here in Colorado. I am super excited for the active moments and memories we will make as a family this summer while enjoying my Mother’s Day present!
The summer break goes fast, make sure you take the time to find your balance and GET OUT – GET ACTIVE today!