We’ve been moving and smiling for 2 full weeks with the #MoveHappy challenge!! I hope that you’re enjoying your workouts even more than you did before, remembering how fun fitness can be! I hit my personal goal last week with my workouts, enjoying every one of my strength and cardio sessions. I love that feeling!! I love seeing your smiling faces on Instagram, I hope you know how inspiring you all are:
The scenes above are a few of my favorite #MoveHappy moments from the last week on Instagram. From left to right, these photos are courtesy of Arman (@thebigmansworld), Diana (@sosmallsostrong), Bonnie (@bonnielangfitness), Megan (@thelyonsshare), Sarena (@stshasteen), Cassie (@ruralrunningredhead). Remember to tag your photos with #movehappy to have a chance to be featured each week!
Week 2 Winner!
Congratulations Paige! Just send me your mailing address and phone number, so I can make sure all your winnings get to you quickly!
This Week’s Sponsors
Are you ready for week 3? The challenge for the week started yesterday (every Sunday), but you can always join at any time. You can read all about the free challenge & how to register and join today!
Don’t forget: you need need to log 3 #MoveHappy experiences on the challenge page during the week to be eligible to win the week’s prizes.
Vega Protein Smoothie
I am absolutely loving the new Vega Protein Smoothies! I used the the Viva Vanilla flavor to create my latest recipe: Healthier Winter Banana Pudding. The variety of flavors makes this great for quick & easy snacks and really helps you sneak some extra nutrition into your day.
This week’s winner will get 5 pouches of Vega Protein Smoothie, a Vega shaker cup (for mixing a smoothie on the go!), and a Vega T-shirt! Big thanks to Vega to sponsoring all 4 weeks of this challenge, so more of you can try this out!!
This week’s prizes include some of the supplements that I use everyday from NOW Foods! Their philosophy is to empower people to live healthier lives – a tagline I LOVE!! They are also still a family-owned company which has been around since 1968, with the goal to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them.
During training for my first bikini competition, my stash of NOW Foods Supplements grew larger and larger. They were consistently some of the highest rated on Amazon (where I bought them), plus have a large selection of vegan and vegetarian offerings. This is the first brand I look for when trying out a new supplement!
I’m excited to share some of my favorites with you and give you a chance to try them for yourself. The first four in the prize pack are things that have been on my daily supplement list during training, with several I still take every day.
- Vitamin C-1000 Sustained Release with Rose Hips
- Now Foods Vitamin D-3 & K-2
- MCT Oil
- L-Glutamine 1500 mg
- Slender Sticks – Grape Active
- Nuts About Berries
The first two (vitamin c & d), I take daily and have for over 4 months. MCT Oil I took regularly during the cutting phase of training and I still use it in place of olive oil in salad dressings. L-Glutamine is excellent for recovery, particularly after a tough session at the gym. This was actually the first NOW Foods supplement I added to my pantry!
The other two items are new to me and I’m curious to hear your thoughts on them! The Slender Sticks are new, natural, single-serve drink packets that are the designed to help you stay hydrated during any fitness activity. They provide 50% of nine daily vitamins including vitamin antioxidants, are refreshingly delicious, sugar-free, contain only 10-15 calories per serving, and are sweetened with natural BetterStevia™. Nuts About Berries™ starts with raw Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews and Pumpkin Seeds and then adds dried Cranberries, Raisins, Bing Cherries and Blueberries. Sounds like a delicious mix to me and would be great on it’s own or as a topper for your favorite snack or dessert bowl!
The winner of this week’s challenge gets ALL SIX of these products to try for themselves – pretty awesome, right?!
Creativity, without the effort of making it yourself – that’s a great way to describe MixMyOwn! You get to customize your own bag of healthy cereal from almost 100 ingredients. If you’re not familiar with the company, check out my first review for more information!
This week’s winner will get a $10 gift certificate to create their own muesli! That’s free license to make some amazing healthy cereal! Big thanks to MixMyOwn to sponsoring all 4 weeks of this challenge, so more of you create your own muesli!!
In case you haven’t heard, Kind Bars are #KindAwesome (I always read that as Kinda Awesome )! They have so many different flavors of bars now, it’s getting hard to keep up. Or pick my favorite. But if I’m pressed, right now I’m really enjoying the new Healthy Grains bars (which you get to try if you win!).
This week’s winner will get 2 boxes of Kind snacks to stock their pantry (or share with your neighbor, if you’re so inclined). Big thanks to Kind (and Kind Ambassador Lauren!) to sponsoring all 4 weeks of this challenge, so more of you enjoy their snacks!!
Ready to #MoveHappy this week?
Another amazing box of goodies, don’t you think?! If you didn’t already have an excuse to #movehappy, you do now! Remember that the point of this challenge is to truly ENJOY your fitness, so find something that makes you happy. Don’t forget to document your experience on the official challenge page (this counts as a prize entry!), share them on instagram, twitter, facebook, or wherever you can spread the SMILE to your friends.
And don’t forget to use the #MoveHappy hashtag, so we can keep spreading the happy to others!
Questions for you:
- Did you try anything new last week to really make you smile?
- What was your favorite workout last week?