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How to Be More Active, Stay Fueled Up and Wind Down After a Workout

This post was sponsored Optimum Nutrition as part of Influencer Activation and all opinions
expressed in my post are my own.

If there is one thing us busy working women need more of, it’s energy, am I right? Between our careers, running households, trying to see our friends, and the million and one other things on our to do lists, if we’re short on energy, we fall short with everything else. So, what exactly is the answer? Well, in my book, the only way to get more energy is to have a lifestyle complete with regular exercise. These days, a fitness class here and there simply doesn’t cut it. Switching things up and warding off boredom is the key to staying active for me.

You see, once boredom sets in, my motivation tends to go way down. And one way I keep things interesting is trying out new activities whenever I can. The same goes for the fuel I feed myself and the gear I use. Luckily, Walmart is right around the corner, conveniently ready to help me stock up on my latest better for your lifestyle must haves and must tries! Because while I can try to get more energy, this oh-so-busy chick knows perfectly well I’m not going to find any more time. Convenience is the name of the game! So, let’s talk about how to be more active and how you can find just what you need for your better for you lifestyle journey at Walmart shall we?

Stay Active by Switching Up Your Workouts

schwinn sidewinder

In fact, Walmart just so happens to stock what you need for one of my favorite ways to burn calories: bike riding. I’m a runner typically, but sometimes even a runner gets bored with all that pounding of the pavement. A bike ride is a great way to break up the monotony. And the Schwinn Sidewinder bike does double duty as a wonderful way to exercise AND as a reliable mode of transportation. I’ll even tell you how to enter to WIN a Schwinn bike later on, but I digress…

Now, my favorite activities go beyond running and biking…Have you ever
given rock climbing a try? After I climbed for the first time a few years back, I instantly fell in love. It’s not an everyday sort of activity for me, but it is a fun way to switch things up when my regular routine feels stale!

Enter to Win the Get Out Get Active Sweepstakes

get out and get active sweepstakes banner

Are you ready to get out and get active now? Well, if my words weren’t inspiration enough, this should be…You can enter to WIN the Get Out Get Active sweepstakes for a chance at a killer prize pack complete with Optimum Nutrition products AND a Schwinn bicycle and accessories! But this sweepstakes is only open from May 19th, 2019 through June 30th, 2019, so don’t miss out! Get out, get active AND enter to win!

For official rules, please visit GetActiveThisSummer.com.

woman rock climbing

Fuel Up the Tasty Way

woman eating kashi golean cereal

Now before any busy, active day I make sure to start things off right with a better-for-you kind of breakfast. I don’t think you can go wrong with Kashi GO Lean Peanut Butter Crunchcereal. That’s probably because I haven’t met many peanut butter flavored products that I didn’t go gaga for. Bwah! These peanut buttery crunchy clusters are no different. Plus, we’re all about plant-based protein in my house and this particular cereal comes with 10 grams of protein in each serving! If you’re looking for a tasty, natural start to your day, this cereal is for you. I certainly feel ready to tackle my to-dos when I eat a bowl. And my protein fan fest doesn’t end there my friends…

protein cake bites

When I need an extra boost of protein to fuel up on a particularly active day, Optimum Nutrition Birthday Cake Bites are just the ticket. Since I forever seem to be on-the-go, I look for snacks that will go the distance when I need a pick me up between meals or after a workout. These delicious whipped protein (I’m talking about 20 grams of protein in each 3 bite serving) snacks do just that while seriously delivering in the taste department. They’re so yummy, they taste more like a treat than fuel. They’re basically the ultimate grab-and-go option for active lifestyles. I know, I know. I had you at grab-and-go right? And that’s not all Optimum Nutrition has to offer. Their Salted Toffee Pretzel Crisp bars are pretty darn tasty too. They’re also high in protein at 20 grams per serving! The crispy texture paired with the toffee flavor is a simply delightful combo. And while we’re talking about treats…

The Perfect Guilt-Free Treat

woman drinking michelob ultra

michelob ULTRA pure gold beer

After all that activity, sometimes I just want a nice, ice cold adult beverage to end the day with. And I don’t have to feel an ounce of guilt about enjoying Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold or Michelob ULTRA Lime Cactus. This perfect light, guilt-free beer may be light on the calories, but neither of the flavors are light on taste. After working hard, we certainly don’t deserve a watered-down beer! The taste is just the beginning. Did you know Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold is made from organic grains and free of artificial flavors and colors for instance? Or that Michelob ULTRA Lime Cactus packs just 95 calories and 5.5 carbs? Nobody wants to feel weighed down when they’re focusing on a better for you lifestyle!

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