being MVP: The Balance Project + #Giveaway #BalanceProject

The Balance Project + #Giveaway #BalanceProject

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


98% of Americans say achieving and maintaining balance in their life is important, however, only 14% say they are consistently balance.

I can definitely believe in the stats above because it holds true in my own life. There just seems so much to do in a day, week, month, year - that finding the time and right balance to juggle it all seems daunting. The Balance Project was launched by the makers of Balance Bar® to improve America's levels of balance.


Balancing Act

Balance is a very fluid goal, as our levels of balance are always fluctuating, even day-to-day and season-to-season. For example, Americans report being the most balanced on Saturdays, and the least balanced on Mondays. They also indicate that they are most balanced during the summer months, and least balanced during the winter months, when 61% of Americans report feeling unbalanced.



Gender Wars
According to the survey, 70% of male respondents indicate that they are more likely to feel balanced, while only 63% of women indicate the same. What are men doing differently? Staying calm. When looking for balance, ladies should take the idea of "don’t sweat the small stuff" to heart. In nearly every area tested, women are more likely than men to admit something has a significant impact on throwing them off balance, including finances, sleep, health, and family.


Maternal Instinct
A mother’s work is never done, but at least she knows where to focus her attention to find balance. Nearly every single mom agrees that health (99%) and family and personal relationships (99%) are important to achieving balance in life.

How can the busy mom get to a Zen state of balance? For starters, get outside. Enjoying nature (67%) and taking vacations (66%) are the top actions that have a significant impact on achieving balance for moms. Spending time with a significant other (63%) was revealed as the next most impactful way for moms to try and achieve balance.

Steps Towards Balance
While it may seem daunting at first, it is possible for anyone to achieve balance. The first step is to make it a priority. Among those who consider themselves to be balanced, 70% say achieving and maintaining balance is very important to them, compared to only 55% of those who are not balanced.

Once you decide to make it a priority, achieving it could be as simple as heading to bed an hour earlier; 70% of balanced Americans cite getting enough sleep as one of the ways they achieve balance.



Who hasn't heard of Gabby Reece? She is such a strong and amazing woman and mother. We are a bit biased because Hubs was kind of a volleyball star in high school ;) 

As a fitness icon, entrepreneur, author, wife and busy mom of three, Gabby Reece knows a thing or two about the importance of Balance. Named one of the 20 Most Influential Women in Sports by Women’s Sports & Fitness, Gabby has become a role model worldwide regarding fitness, nutrition and well-being.

"One of the biggest reasons I see people fail at achieving their health and wellness goals is because they don't go into a program with a balanced approach," explains Reece. "I'm thrilled to share my perspective on balancing busy lives, families and work with healthy diet and exercise habits that anyone can incorporate into their lives." 

Who is ready to plunge into the Balance Project with me? 

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23 comments:

  1. I like the Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch Balance Bar® , I think the balance project sounds like a great project that is helping people live a better life!

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  2. I learned that 68% say the search for balance starts with sleep. I like the Dark Chocolate Crunch Balance Bar.

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  3. I learned that that Balance Bars were designed to help manage the hormonal response of food. The unique 40-30-30 ratio of 40% carbohydrates, 30% from protein, and 30% from fat helps to control the release of the insulin hormone, and elevate the hormone glucagon and I like the almond brownie!

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  4. I learned about Gabby who is a: fitness and wellness role model, entrepreneur, author, wife, busy mother of three and the Balance Project guide. I like the dark chocolate crunch bars the best!

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  5. I learned 14% of people say they have balance. I like the chocolate mint crunch bar.

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  6. I learned that 98% of Americans believe achieving and maintaining Balance in their life is important. Yet, only 14% report feeling consistently in Balance.
    The Chocolate Peanut Butter Balance Bar is my favorite.
    Thank you!

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  7. I learned they have all different flavors- chocolate mint is my absolute favorite !:)

    yum! xoxoxo

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  8. The peanut butter is delicious. But then, the chocolate mint is a close second.

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  9. I learned that those with a short commute feel more balanced! That's me! I would love the chocolate mint bar...chocolate and mint...what's not to love?

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  10. The science behind the 40-30-30 ratio makes sense to me!! i love their peanutbutter bar!

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  11. I learned that "the most common way Americans try to achieve Balance is by getting enough rest. 68% say the search for Balance starts with sleep". I like the Mocha Chip Balance Bar

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  12. The Caramel Nut Blast Balance Bar is my favorite. I learned that it has 15 grams of protein.

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  13. I learned that 68% of people polled think balance starts with sleep, I agree! I like the Dark Chocolate Coconut Balance Bar.

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  14. I would love the Chocolate Craze Balance Bar.

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  15. I would love the Chocolate Craze Balance Bar.

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  16. I learned that 98% of Americans say they want balance in their lives but, according to a report, only 14% have it. I believe that. My favorite flavor is the Dark Chocolate Peanut bar. Yummy!

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  17. Gabby Reece is their Balance Project guide.
    Honey Peanut.

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  18. I learned that some of their balance bars are gluten free.....but my favorite one is the peanut butter bar.

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  19. I learned that my fitness style is Moderate Mover. My favorite Balance Bar flavor is Dark Chocolate Coconut.

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  20. I learned that "The most common way Americans try to achieve Balance is by getting enough rest". I would love to try the GOLD Lemon Meringue Crunch.

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  21. I learned that "Original, Gold and Dark Balance Bars are built with the 40-30-30 snacks nutrition principle.". My favorite is BARE Bars Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond.

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  22. I learned that I'm a "Moderate Mover" (according to the quiz), and my favorite would probably be the Chocolate Peanut Butter!

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  23. I learned they are helping people live a better life, I would like the dark chocolate crunch.

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