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  • Core Power & A Giveaway

    Disclaimer: I was provided with products by CorePower, free of charge through their partnership with FitFluential.  I was not compensated in any way for this review, and simply exchange my time for product.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

    I always struggle with eating breakfast.  But now that strawberries are back in season, smoothies are back on my breakfast menu.  It's a fast way to get a lot of nutrition in to keep me going.  That's why I was so excited when I received the Core Power Get Fit Kit in the mail this week.  As soon as I opened the package I was wondering what yummy smoothie concoctions I could come up with.  But first, let me tell you a little bit about Core Power.

    What is Core Power?

    Core Power Protein

    Core Power is a delicious already made protein shake made from fresh, lowfat, lactose-free milk and real honey!  What makes it different from other protein shakes in the market is the lack of a chalky taste.  You know the one, right?  With 26 grams of protein, this protein shake will fuel your body while optimizing your muscle recovery and growth.  You should know Core Power is the Official Drink of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

    Core Power Protein Shake

    With strawberry season if full swing, I had to add our berries in this deliciously dreamy protein smoothie.

    Core Power Strawberry Dream Smoothie
    Author: Xiomara Meeks
    Prep time:
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    Serves: 2
    • 1 bottle cold Vanilla Core Power high protein shake
    • 1/2 cup Pomegranate Juice
    • handful of spinach
    • handful of strawberries
    • handful of blueberries
    • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
    • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
    • 2 to 3 ice cubes
    1. Pour all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.

    Core Power Strawberry Dream protein shake

    Here's your chance to try Core Power.  Thanks to Core Power, you can enter to win a Get Fit Kit valued at $100.00 . This giveaway is open to US residents only.  Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

    Get Fit Kit Giveaway

    Good luck!

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  • Are you ready for the Reebok Spartan Race?

    This post is sponsored by Spartan Race.

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    Is running an adventure race part of your New Year Resolutions?  I was recently contacted by Spartan Race to offer our followers a chance at winning one free entry to any US 2014 race.  If you are wondering what makes this race different from other ones, I will say that it has different levels.  There's a beginning entry level Spartan Sprint, intermediate level Super Spartan, the advanced Spartan Beast and the '99.9% need not apply' extreme level Death Race.


    The Reebok Spartan race will have a Special Ops Spartan Race Sprint at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on February 15th.  This race will benefit the USSOCOM Care Coalition.  This sprint race will be a mix of mud and outdoor obstacles combined with the challenge of the signature Spartan stadium obstacles created by Special Ops Forces.  Each finisher will receive a unique Special Ops Spartan Sprint Medal.

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    If you are not up for the race, but would like the opportunity to work out with the #1 MMA Welterweight Contender Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks here's your chance.  You can attend the private event Free Reebok Spartan Workout on January 11, 2014.  But you need to act quick because the event is limited to the first 300 people to register.  Click here to register!


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    You can click here to register with a 15% off code.  Are you ready?

  • #GoGoPlayfully with GoGo Squeez

    The following post is sponsored by GoGo Squeez.

    My first experience with GoGo Squeez was at Publix.  As a working mom, I often go grocery shopping after picking up the girls from after school-care. By this time, they are already tired and hungry.  One day while we were roaming the aisles I noticed the green little boxes of GoGo Squeez apple sauce. It was like a lightbulb had gone off in my head.  I immediately grabbed them and offered one to my girls.  I must say that we are not an "apple sauce" kind of family, but the fun packaging won my girls over.  Win Win.  They girls enjoyed a healthy snack and I got a couple of peaceful minutes to finish the grocery shopping!

    gogosqueez2 #GoGoPlayfully

    Look for the GoGo Squeez Squad showing up in 11 cities across the country, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Aspen, Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, San Francisco, Dallas and the Bay Area on January 11th.  In addition, they are making 1:11 the official GoGo time for pop up playfulness in each U.S. time zone, so stay tuned to Facebook the week of January 5th for clues on how to get in on the Play Day kick-offs in each time zone.

    So have fun and #GoGoPlayfully!  For more ideas check out their website here.



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