Good Morning & Happy Thursday!
Hope you’re ready for a fun giveaway!
It is officially Fall. It’s pretty warm here still, and the leaves won’t change for a while, but that isn’t the only reason I love this time of year. When the seasons change, I tend to change as well. I like to set new goals, work harder, and try to live a healthier lifestyle. To me, being healthy means connecting with nature as much as possible, staying active daily, and fueling up my body to reach those goals.
It’s important to keep training yourself to reach further. If you don’t challenge yourself, then you’re settling. There is always room for growth and change. That is why I am so excited to partner with Core Power® this year! We hold a lot of the same values, and I look forward to sharing how Core Power® can help you reach your goals when it comes to maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Core Power® is a tasty source of pure protein from real milk. Core Power® is made from fairlife ultrafiltered milk. Sometimes it’s hard to know where your protein source comes from in energy bars or power drinks, so it’s comforting to know that all of the protein in the bottle of Core Power® comes from the milk only, and no extra added protein powders.
I am the happiest when I’m dedicating my time to the outdoors, traveling, and hitting the gym three times a week. To me, being fit doesn’t mean having a sixpack, or being able to fit back into your high school day jeans. To me, being fit and healthy means being able to run for an hour without stopping, lifting heavier weights, fitting 15,000 steps in daily, staying active on my trips, hiking trails with my dogs, playing more sports, and fueling up with healthy food to allow my body to keep up.
A healthy lifestyle is very important to me. Fitness looks different on everyone, and it’s important to remember that we are all at different levels, and comparing yourself to others will only set you back. You have to create your definition of fitness and reach for that. Reach for the best version of yourself.
Core Power® is designed for fitness goers at all levels of ability. It’s not just for bodybuilders, marathoners, or cross-fitters. It’s for everyone. It is a fantastic post-workout beverage that’ll carry you on to your next activity. I’m the type of person that’ll wake up early, head to the gym, walk the dogs on a trail, and then spend multiple hours on the tennis courts. If I didn’t properly fuel my body with high-quality protein, I’d run out of fuel, and crash. I have a lot of energy, but the foods I eat factor in.
Staying active is hard when you don’t have a support system. If you can, try to find friends that enjoy being active with you! Assign a designated hiking buddy, train for a race with a friend, play a sport with your significant other, or get active with your pets! My dogs and I walk five to six miles together every day. Creating that support system will help you stay motivated and dedicated to reaching your goals.
I don’t always have time to blend up a protein shake, so taking a bottle of Core Power® with me is very convenient. It has 26g of high-quality complete protein. My boyfriend also loves Core Power®, and I make sure to bring him a bottle as well. When our sugar levels and energy tank out during tennis matches, we recover with Core Power®. We can spend a lot more time out on the court. We have brutal summers here in the south, so it’s very important to have recovery fuel nearby. I have noticed a big difference using Core Power® this summer.
I’ve learned over the past couple of months that Core Power® is extremely convenient and ideal for traveling. Because the bottles are sealed tight, you can keep them in luggage, a travel bag in the car, and they do not need to be refrigerated right away. You can also find them in a lot of places. They are sold at major convenience and grocery chains across the country. I’ve even seen them in a lot of gas stations while on the road. You can also purchase full cases on Amazon. Just click here to check them out! I took several bottles to California with me in my checked luggage.
Let’s talk flavors.
Strawberry Banana! Vanilla! Chocolate! Banana! They are all equally good, so I cannot pick a favorite this time.
I call them the banana split flavors because they have all the flavors to make a perfect banana split. Kyle and I actually mixed a little dose of each flavor in the blender to make the “banana split” version. No shame at all. It was delicious.
It’s so important to fuel after an intense workout. If you want to grow stronger, faster, and better, you have to fuel! fuel! fuel! Timing is everything. Some people think that they shouldn’t eat after burning calories because it’ll prevent them from reaching goals, but that’s not necessarily true. After a workout, your body will feel low on fuel. You need to get your blood sugar levels back up, restore water lost, and get protein into those muscles to help with recovery. The faster you recover, the faster you can get back to your next workout. And if you skip that post-workout fuel, you may find yourself reaching for sugar and high carbohydrate foods later on. I know that if I don’t have time for a post-workout meal, I crave desserts before bed.
Your muscles glycogen storage gets depleted, and it’s important to fill up the glycogen stores to help with recovery. If you don’t fuel the storage, your muscles will have a hard time healing, and you’ll find yourself sorer and for longer periods of time. If your glycogen stores are low, your blood sugar levels will also be low, and that is why post-workout protein + carbs are necessary. Protein will help you build muscle and repair after a workout. That is why Core Power® is a smart food choice to stick with after a workout! It’ll help anyone push forward to their next session.
Questions for you!
- Have you ever tried Core Power®?
- What goals are you setting this fall?
- Which flavor will you try?
Answer the above questions in the comments section to enter & I will send two winners all four flavors to try!
This post was sponsored by Core Power®. I am so proud to partner with them & all opinions are my own!
CONGRATS TIFFANY J! I’LL BE EMAILING YOU SOON!