Balance Bar Summer Shape Up Challenge ~ #BalanceShapeUp Giveaway

Posted by Jenna | Friday, August 15, 2014




**I received a Walmart GC as part of this sponsored collaboration with Balance Bar. 

Two years ago, I lost 20+ lbs and have felt much healthier ever since. However, it is still a process getting my body back in shape after having three children and my goal for this summer has been to work on that more intentionally. I eat healthier now, but I also have the desire to tone and just be in better shape overall. 



To do this, I decided it was time to restock on some of my favorite items to feel good and look good this summer...so I headed off to our local Walmart with my family as part of the Balance Bar Summer Shape-Up Challenge. There I found so many great products that help aid in a healthy lifestyle...healthy snacks, sunscreen, workout gear, water bottles, fitness equipment and more! 

On my wish list are still a treadmill and a bicycle for myself...however I was more drawn to the weights and dvds that have simple workouts for busy moms like myself. Along with these, I have been doing a lot of swimming with the kids and a lot of walking too. 

After all, what I'm learning is that it's important to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day like walking, running or just moving your body. It's also just as important to make nutritious meal and snacking decisions to get the most out of the fitness routine I have. So about 90 minutes before my workout I try to eat a small meal/snack to ensure that I have the best levels of energy.

Luckily as part of this challenge I was able to check out the Balance Bar selection, which makes a terrific snack idea before exercising and in between meals. They help me to stay full longer and help satisfy my appetite.  

At Walmart, I found that Balance Bar offers over 20 varieties of bars based on the 40-30-30 nutrition principle (40% calories from carbs, 30% from protein and 30% from dietary fat) - a proven formula developed by scientists to help maintain your blood sugar levels already within a normal range. We picked up a couple of varieties, including the Cookie Dough which is my favorite!

These are such a satisfying snack and perfect for on the go which is great for me! I can simply throw one in the diaper bag, my purse, etc and I am sure to have a healthy snack on hand whenever I need it. 

I am so thankful to have been asked to be a Balance Bar Ambassador and help spread the word about the Balance Bar Summer Shape Up Challenge. You can learn more about the challenge here. The 40 day Challenge is filled with 30 minute workouts and healthy eating tips on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Holly Del Rosso, an NASM certified personal trainer, created the exercise program which includes 18 different 30-minute workouts focused on different parts of the body such as abs, legs and back. These are a great way to jump start any fitness routine.

I would definitely recommend taking part in this challenge, checking out the 30 minute workouts and of course...trying Balance Bars which you can find at your local Walmart

Win It: One lucky reader is going to win a $10 Walmart Gift Card and a variety pack of Balance Bars of their own! 

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75 comments
  1. latanya t August 15, 2014 at 9:31 AM  

    I like the cookie dough

  2. Courtney B August 15, 2014 at 9:32 AM  

    i want peanut butter! thank you so much!! i love your blog

  3. Mysharona August 15, 2014 at 11:19 AM  

    cookie dough

  4. Vicky Carlson August 15, 2014 at 12:53 PM  

    Dark Chocolate Coconut

  5. Tj and Amy August 15, 2014 at 7:29 PM  

    cookie dough sounds good.

  6. HS August 15, 2014 at 7:31 PM  

    I want to try peanut butter flavor.

  7. callbr549 August 15, 2014 at 7:40 PM  

    I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Coconut flavor Balance Bar.

  8. Barbara Platt August 15, 2014 at 7:56 PM  

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  9. skkorman August 15, 2014 at 8:03 PM  

    The cookie dough sounds good to me!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  10. buzzd August 15, 2014 at 8:05 PM  

    peanut butter chocolate

  11. Jackie August 15, 2014 at 8:06 PM  

    I'd like to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Balance Bar.

  12. Linda Kish August 15, 2014 at 9:30 PM  

    I would like to try the cookie dough bars.

  13. rj7777 August 15, 2014 at 9:38 PM  

    I would like the mixed berry nut and chocolate raspberry flavors. Rita Spratlen

  14. Kimberly August 15, 2014 at 11:27 PM  

    I would like to try the Cookie Dough

  15. Barbara Montag August 16, 2014 at 12:59 AM  

    I'd like to try the Sea Salt Caramel Nut flavor.
    thank you

  16. Barbara Montag August 16, 2014 at 1:02 AM  

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  17. Renee Walters August 16, 2014 at 3:00 AM  

    I want to try the peanut butter flavor. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

  18. clc408 August 16, 2014 at 6:45 AM  

    I want to try the Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch Balance Bar®

  19. sweepmom August 16, 2014 at 6:57 AM  

    I would like to try the chocolate raspberry.

  20. stOOpidgErL August 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM  

    Cookie Dough sounds wonderful to me!

    KIMMY RIPLEY

  21. Karen Glatt August 16, 2014 at 1:51 PM  

    The cookie dough is my favorite flavor. I love Balance Bars!

  22. Victoria Lynch August 16, 2014 at 2:44 PM  

    My favorite is bare Sea Salt Caramel Nut

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  23. nickieisis3 August 16, 2014 at 5:53 PM  

    I like the cookie dough

  24. frencheire August 16, 2014 at 6:03 PM  

    Almond Brownie Balance Bar sounds yummy.

  25. Jennifer T. August 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM  

    I'd love to try the Dark Chocolate Coconut.

  26. Valerie Taylor Mabrey August 16, 2014 at 11:09 PM  

    The cookie dough sounds the best.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  28. Jennifer Rogers August 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM  

    I would like to try Balnce Bar's Cookie dough flavor!
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  29. Amy Z. August 17, 2014 at 11:49 AM  

    I'd love to try the Chocolate Raspberry flavor.

  30. Jane Thomas August 17, 2014 at 1:43 PM  

    I want to try Sea Salt Caramel Nut.

  31. Kim Keithline August 18, 2014 at 3:07 AM  

    I would like to try the chocolate peanut butter

  32. Deborah Wellenstein August 18, 2014 at 5:15 PM  

    It's hard to choose-but I will pick
    Caramel Nut Blast Balance Bar®. Thanks!

  33. Rich Morris August 18, 2014 at 7:31 PM  

    I would like to try the Almond Brownie Balance Bar bar.

  34. wigget August 19, 2014 at 1:33 PM  

    i want to try the Chocolate Craze Balance Bar®

  35. Samii Meyer August 20, 2014 at 12:58 AM  

    I would LOVE to try the cookie dough!

  36. sandyhills x August 20, 2014 at 2:18 AM  

    WOuld have to say that it would be bare mixed berry - shaunie

  37. Danielle Oyen August 20, 2014 at 5:43 PM  

    Dark Chocolate Coconut

  38. Some Lucky Dog August 20, 2014 at 10:33 PM  

    Balance® bare Sea Salt Caramel Nut
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  39. sheila ressel August 21, 2014 at 8:02 AM  

    I would like to try the Sea Salt Caramel Nut balance bar.

  40. Angela Zimba August 21, 2014 at 8:10 AM  

    Lemon meringue flavor

  41. Lisa Voyce August 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM  

    I want to try sea salt caramel nut.

  42. Rita A August 21, 2014 at 7:37 PM  

    I think I would like the Lemon Meringue Crunch bar

  43. Holly Guerrio August 21, 2014 at 10:12 PM  

    I would like to try the Double Chocolate Brownie Balance Bar.

  44. bbrittbrat1398 August 21, 2014 at 11:53 PM  

    I would like to try the Cookie Dough.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

  45. Rebecca Orr August 22, 2014 at 1:28 AM  

    The lemon meringue looks good to me!

  46. Karen Drake August 22, 2014 at 8:28 AM  

    I would love to try the Balance® bare Sea Salt Caramel.

  47. Daniel M August 22, 2014 at 5:03 PM  

    Chocolate Peanut Butter sounds good - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  48. daniellehall30 August 22, 2014 at 6:27 PM  

    i would love to try the Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch Balance Bar®

  49. MizVickik August 22, 2014 at 9:33 PM  

    Mixed berry nut!
    Miz Vickik

  50. slehan August 23, 2014 at 12:29 AM  

    Peanut butter.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  51. Leanne Godfrey August 23, 2014 at 1:39 AM  

    I'd really like to try the Balance® bare Sea Salt Caramel Nut bar.

  52. Kim Hilbert August 23, 2014 at 8:13 AM  

    Almond brownie sounds delicious. That would definitely be one that I try.

  53. Robin T August 23, 2014 at 8:27 AM  

    I would love to try the Sea Salt Caramel Nut.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

  54. samdaleo August 23, 2014 at 9:01 AM  

    I would love to try the Sea Salt Caramel Nut. Sounds amazing!

    Thanks!
    Samantha (samdaleo)
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  55. Doreen August 23, 2014 at 1:53 PM  

    Defintely the Dark Chocolate Caramel Macchiato!!

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  56. Sarah Jestings August 23, 2014 at 2:44 PM  

    I would love to try the Sea Salt Caramel Nut it looks so yummy.

  57. hbbs55 August 23, 2014 at 3:32 PM  

    I would love to try the Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch Balance Bar, yum!

  58. Lorena August 23, 2014 at 3:48 PM  

    I'd like to try the Double Chocolate Brownie bar.

  59. Lorena August 23, 2014 at 3:49 PM  

    I'd like to try the double chocolate brownie bar.

  60. imaclutz89 August 23, 2014 at 7:45 PM  

    I want to try the Almond Brownie Balance bar!

  61. laurasloves August 23, 2014 at 8:21 PM  

    I would like to try the Cookie Dough.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  62. Cheryll Shubert August 23, 2014 at 8:25 PM  

    I really want to try the Dark chocolate coconut! Yum!!

  63. trixx August 23, 2014 at 8:58 PM  

    I'd love to try the Mocha Chip one. Sounds tasty!

  64. Tylerpants August 23, 2014 at 9:08 PM  

    I want to check out the Cookie Dough Balance Bar! Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  65. ferriz August 24, 2014 at 3:10 AM  

    i have to go with the cookie dough flavor.

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  66. Denise S. August 24, 2014 at 1:26 PM  

    I want to try the Sea Salt Caramel Nut.

  67. Dena Furgason August 24, 2014 at 2:59 PM  

    I like Balance® bare Sea Salt Caramel Nut

  68. Francine August 24, 2014 at 4:29 PM  

    Double Chocolate Brownie bar.

  69. Charlene Kuser August 24, 2014 at 8:48 PM  

    I would like to try the Almond Brownie Balance Bar

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  71. Atreau August 24, 2014 at 10:25 PM  

    I would like to try the Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch Balance Bar.

  72. Trisha McKee August 24, 2014 at 10:29 PM  

    I most want to try Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch.

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  73. Brian E. August 24, 2014 at 10:43 PM  

    Thanks for the giveaway… the peanut butter balance bars are family favorites !

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