being MVP: Balance Bar Summer Shape Up with Gabby Reese + #Giveaway

Balance Bar Summer Shape Up with Gabby Reese + #Giveaway

Disclosure: I am a Balance Bar Insider for 2015. All opinions are my own.


Even though I don't really get the summer "off", I do have to admit that I feel a wee bit more happier in the summer. Maybe it's due to pending vacation or even just not having to bundle up as much or enjoying many frozen sweets. Now I can add in delicious Balance Bare Bars to my day!



Gabby Reese is offering up some fantastic tips in The Balance Project guide for Summer Shape Up:

• Make it your own: There is not one right way to get it done. There is the right way that works for you. When it comes to eating healthy, find the foods you like and implement those into your daily diet. The same goes for exercise. If you hate the gym then find something outside that is manageable for you. This is not about torture; this is about creating a lifestyle that you can do week after week.


• Watch the calendar: Use summer for motivation to shape up but don’t wait for June 21st. If you wait until summer actually starts, you’ll feel rushed and end up crash dieting or doing a crazy workout schedule. I personally like to keep a calendar in my kitchen and cross off the days as I countdown to bikini weather. The visual reminder – right where you eat – is helpful in keeping you on track.


• Sign up a friend: We tend to be more successful at accomplishing some type of exercise if we have an accountability partner. Solicit a friend and maybe use this as your time to connect. You can train for a 5k together or join an outdoor boot camp; there are a lot more options now that the weather is improving. 


• Plan to snack: Take snacks (like fruit, nuts or a Balance Bar®) wherever you go to prevent mindless eating. If I have an afternoon or early evening workout planned, I make sure to have one of these handy an hour or so before so that I have plenty of energy to get in a good workout. 


• Variety is key: Make as many meals as you can at home so you can control your nutrition. These are some of my favorite recipes,– fresh and full of veggies for springtime! To keep things interesting and fresh at my house, I try to rotate foods. One night I may go for something heavier with veggies and grains, and then the next night focus on proteins. I really try to change up the food and create a great deal of variety.


• Each day is a new chance and it's never too late: If you fall out of your summer shape up routine one day, don’t sweat it. Forgive yourself and move on – and just keep moving! 

To see some of Gabby’s favorite fitness moves, go to http://bit.ly/1HL3eO8 and for more of Gabby’s tips for balancing fitness and a busy schedule go to http://bit.ly/1Qj0pYC.


One winner will Receive Balance Bare Bars + Headband!

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43 comments:

  1. I like lunges and i would enjoy the bars anywhere i happen to be.

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  2. I enjoy running. I would enjoy these after a run.

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  3. I like the squats. I would enjoy these Balance Bars at work.

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  4. I don't really "like" the lunges, but I know they work, so I would have to say my favorite is the alternating lunges (with the dumbells). I would enjoy balance bars at the beach straight from the cooler!

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  5. I wouldn't say it's my favorite bc I love it but because it works.....squats!

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  6. I like to walk with my dogs.

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  7. I love the squats! I don't like doing them but I love how they help my body! I would eat Balance Bare Bars after working out.

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  8. I like the front lunges with weights to work on balance and tone up. Would love to enjoy these when out and about.

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  9. I like doing lunges the best, I would enjoy the Balance Bare Bars as an on-the-snack when I'm going out and about with my daughter.

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  10. I am really loving yoga right now! These bars are my go to before a good workout.

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  11. I like walking and I would enjoy the balance bars at the beach.

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  12. I love to run, walk and do squats. I would enjoy my balance bars at the pool this summer or between work and my afternoon workout!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  13. I like doing squats the most. I would like the bars on my way to work. Brittney House

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  14. My favorite fitness move is bicep curls. I love the way my muscle bulges when doing them. I would use Balance bars for my post gym workout snack.

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  15. My favorite fitness move is a plank and I would eat these while on the go running errands!

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  16. I like the squats! I need to do some!!

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    1. and I would love to enjoy these at the park!

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  17. I like squats and jogging, I would take these to the pool.

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  18. My favorite move is the front lunge
    I would love to take these on a family hike.

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  19. I do a lot of squats and pushups and I would enjoy my bars on the way to my prenatal appointments.

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  20. I like bike riding with my family and I would take these bars for all of us for a healthy snack that will improve our stamina.

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  21. I love the Downward Dog. It's such a great stretch for my back, neck and legs. I'd love to have the bars for a balanced snack on our afternoons at the park!

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  22. Squats! They burn so much...but it is a good burn! I would use these bars while we are camping and hiking.

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  23. I like squats and I would use these while on park outings!

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  24. I like the squats to shoulder press, they seem very effective. I would use these for when I am on the go for a quick snack and healthy snack.

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  25. I need to do more, but I like the bridges. I would use them after a work out.

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  26. My favorite move is alternating lunges and I'd enjoy balances bars n my summer road trip

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  27. I like hiking and would use enjoy the Balance Bars while hiking.

    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  28. I like doing squats and I would use them after working out

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  29. My favorite move is the squat. I would eat them in Colorado.

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  30. squats and I'd take them with me on my bike rides.

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  31. I like to go walking and do yoga. I would take the bars when I'm out and about doing errands.

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  32. I like to go on walks. This would be nice to have when I'm out and about and need something quick.

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  33. I love kayaking. I will enjoy the Balance Bars hiking with my daughter this summer, and of course when we are kayaking.

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  34. My favorite fitness move is several it is zumba class I just love it and I would eat my balance bar right after class for a pick me up

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  35. I enjoy brisk walks daily and I would enjoy the Balance Bars this summer during more intense hikes in the Colorado mountains.

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  36. I like the lunges. I eat balance bars in the car on the go

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  37. Thank You for the giveaway… I include stretching (including "bridges"), burpees, and sit-ups as part of my workouts; Balance Bars are great to replace a meal when you busy at work, traveling, etc.

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  38. bridges and squats! i love doing yoga especially. bars would be great on the go while hiking!

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  39. My favorite fitness move is lunges. I would enjoy the Balance Bare Bars this summer at my friend's house.

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