I’ve never been one to celebrate Valentine’s Day (or Galentines Day, Singles Awareness Day or whatever other variations are out there). If I’m not at home lovin’ on my kid, you can usually find me getting sweaty at my favourite fitness or yoga class. That said, I’m always down to spread a little love.
Love is the theme we’ve been talking about at my Pound classes this month and I don’t mean in the romantic sense. We’ve talked a lot about self love, turning down the negative voice in your head and focusing on the positive one instead, showing your body some love by treating it well and thanking it for all that it does, and showing yourself some love by giving yourself permission to be you and do you, whatever that may look like.
While I love nothing more than a soak in a warm bath with my favourite bath bombs and crawling into bed with a good book, I also love getting a good workout. This year for Valentine’s Day, I’ll be reuniting with my workout gal pal Jess for a kettlebell class at The Forum and I might just sneak in the themed ride at My Rev afterward. You better believe I won’t be showing up empty handed though. Since everyone deserves chocolate on Valentine’s Day, I’ll be armed with my favourite pre-workout energy boost to spread a little love, chocolate and protein. With flavours like Chocolate Almond Fudge (drool) and Chocolate Brownie (get in my belly), you really can’t go wrong with a CLIF bar, before a sweat sesh.
Now let’s hope Jess doesn’t read this before our gym date!
We’ve been talking about love at home too. Liam and I read a fantastic book about what love means and then afterwards had a conversation about what love means to each of us. He told me to him, love means helping people and also food, sharing it and making it. When Liam comes home on Friday, I have the cutest stuffed sloth for his growing stuffy collection, and a few CLIF Kids Zbar filled bars (his favourite after school) to share with him as well. These bars are organic and made with kids in mind, plus they come in lots of yummy flavours like Cashew Butter, Double Peanut Butter, and Chocolate filled with Peanut Butter! While we try to make most things from scratch, I’m ok giving Liam CLIF Kids Zbar from time to time too. Knowing that CLIF bars are made with organic ingredients, including Canadian organic rolled oats, I feel comfortable letting him enjoy a bar from time to time.
From CLIF Bar: Whether you’re on a 150-mile bike ride or exploring a new trail this spring, the classic CLIF Bar is a great tasting organic energy bar crafted to feed your adventure. The bar is packed with 23 vitamins and minerals and is made with organic ingredients like local Canadian organic rolled oats, providing you with a good source of energy, fibreand protein for your active lifestyle. CLIF Bars are the best-selling energy bar in Canada. They are available at major retailers across Canada including Walmart Canada, Sobeys, Loblaws, Costco and more.
Alright, now here’s the best part. I’m spreading the love even farther by giving away a gift pack of CLIF products with a value of $100 to one lucky reader. Use the widget below to enter. Winner will be selected Friday!