This year Zone Perfect challenged me to make a few New Year’s Resolutions! It’s hard to believe, but 2014 is on it’s way out. Fall launches a long holiday season for moms: Hallothanksmas. Yep. You can see it for yourself when you walk into any big box store. Halloween is still THREE weeks away, but’s it’s in the clearance aisle. A few trinkets are sprinkled around for Thanksgiving. And the big daddy of all holidays, Christmas, is lurking on the back, covered in glitter and fake snow. There’s nothing more unsettling than shopping for a pumpkin carving kit while listening to Christmas carols.
Don’t get me wrong, all three holidays have plenty of fun for families. But they also have way too much food! Sure, that zombie dirt cake looks harmless, but it’s bringing along an army of Hallothanksmas friends: pumpkin pies and Christmas cookies.
Remember how we vowed to lose a few pounds for swimsuit season LAST winter? Now is the perfect time to remind yourself to never overindulge on sweet treats! Enjoy the holiday season, but remember that Christmas sweaters can’t hide you forever. If we can hold back the tide of holiday sweets NOW, we may never need to make another New Year’s Resolution.
So how did I do on my Blog Forward Challenge?
Not to bad. I’ve lost ten pounds, but I have plenty more I’d like to show to the door. I also resolved to pay more attention to my blogging, so I launched a second blog, Beer and Gluesticks. I’ve joined a few blogging tribes and I’m constantly learning about the business of blogging.
ZonePerfect nutrition bars have been a big help in striving for my goals. My favorite flavor is the Mint Chocolate–I love to have one with a glass of icy cold milk for a quick breakfast or an afternoon snack. It’s quick, it’s easy and it keeps me on the path to healthy eating while feeling charged up for the rest of my day.
If you haven’t tried ZonePerfect bars yet–and why not?!–let me show you to the ZonePerfect Facebook page. You can snag a nice coupon there and try them out.
You can also enter my giveaway for an Essential Kit, courtesy of ZonePerfect! The kit has two boxes of ZonePerfect bars–one for you and one for your kid! (Because kids need healthy treats, too!) There’s a pedometer, an insulated tumbler for your water, some lip gloss, hand sanitizer and few cute hair bands. Oh, and two coupons for MORE ZonePerfect bars.
Disclosure: I’m participated in a blog challenge by ZonePerfect, who has provided me with complimentary product and ZonePerfect promotional items. All opinions are still my own and I’m free to comment about ZonePerfect in a positive, neutral or negative fashion.