Monday, November 3, 2014

Changing It Up With LÄRABAR + a Giveaway

Today’s post is sponsored by LÄRABAR, but my love for their bars is all my own.

You know when you reach a point in your workout routine that you need to change things up a little bit?  I feel like I'm finally there.

I love my early-morning elliptical time.  I've tried to start making it a point, at least a few times a week, to wake up early enough to get in a good workout before Noah leaves for work.  It's a great time to clear my head and get centered for the day - not to mention get my exercise for the day in before my feet normally even hit the floor.

But, after a while, that can get a little monotonous.  Even with changing up the circuit occasionally, your body just eventually gets used to the same old workout.  And, after dancing competitively for 10-ish years, my poor knees just can't handle many other workout machines.

So, this month, I'm trying to think of ways to change up the same boring routine a little!  I don't know about where y'all live, but the weather here is amazing right now.  Why can't it just be like this all year?  The temperature is just perfect for a little hike, and don't even get me started on how beautiful the fall foliage is.  Just perfect!  We have a few hiking trails in our area that allow for a quick & productive workout.  I really want to start looking into some of the "hidden" activities around here...we've been in our little town a year, and we've found so many great things to do outdoors, but I know there's so much more to find!

I'm also trying to combat that constant "food hangover" that seems to come with this time of the year too.  The best way to do that is to surround myself with good-for-you, filling, and tasty foods, instead of the normal junk that tends to pop up around the holidays.  Who out there has tried LÄRABAR?  To be honest, I hadn't until about a month ago...and now we're totally obsessed.

I've always had the impression that any bar like this be perfectly honest...very cardboard-like.  Let me go on and dispel that rumor - these are anything but cardboard. LÄRABAR fruit and nut bars come in a ton of flavors - our favorites have been Apple Pie and Peanut Butter & Jelly, but there really are so many more.  I can't wait to try Pumpkin Pie - how amazing does that sound?

The best part about these bars are non-GMO, gluten-free, Kosher, and some are Fair Trade Certified.  They're great for an on-the-go snack (hello, outdoor workouts!) that gives you energy the right way.  Not to mention they're absolutely delicious!

LÄRABAR also has a great line of RENOLA snacks.  These are a grain-free, gluten-free mix of non-GMO fruits, nuts, and seeds.  If you're more of a granola/trail mix type of person, these would be right up your alley.  Again, delicious (the berry flavor is my favorite!), and a great source of energy when you're outdoors.  Noah's a big fan of mix-type snacks, so we keep these around for him.

You can check out LÄRABAR's site here and get info on where to buy LÄRABAR products here.  If you're headed to the store, you can also print a coupon for $0.50 off LÄRABAR products!

One lucky winner is going to receive a prize pack including LÄRABAR (16 bars) and RENOLA!  To enter...

1. Check out the selection of LÄRABAR products by clicking here.
2.  Comment on this post with your favorite LÄRABAR flavor and your email address!

The giveaway will close next Monday night, 11/10.  I'll randomly select a winner and email him/her after that.  If selected, please respond to the email within 24 hours, or I'll go on to the next winner.  Giveaway open to US residents (with a US mailing address), age 18 and older.

Good luck!