mix{1} it up

**Tuesday Trainer is tomorrow!!  Have you filmed your move yet?  Takes like 2 minutes.  Do it!**

Hi, my dears!

Ahem…notice anything??

poinsettia

“Umm…yeah, Lindsay.  Like the tackiest drapes ever.”

Yes.  True.  But look closer.

christmas

That is called a poinsettia.  Sitting on a CLEAN dining room table (remember my Movember goals?).  We won’t even talk about whether or not I’ve accomplished the other two goals.  1 out of 3 isn’t so bad.  And I still have 3 days to get in 4 yoga sessions.  Totally doable.

This period of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is typically hard for most people when it comes to healthy living.  And that’s ok.  One month of bad eating and inconsistent workouts does NOT make you a fatty!  It’s when you repeatedly eat poorly and fail to push your workouts that your body starts to “fluff up”.

I can help with the exercise part.  Go to my Tuesday Trainer page.  It’s bursting with all sorts of interesting workouts, targeting every body part and offering a good mix of strength training, cardio and stabilization work.  I also like to use BodyRock.tv and various at-home workout DVD’s that I own (Billy Blanks, p90x, Jillian Michaels).  Trying to get more activity during this time of year is really pretty easy for me.  I just make it a priority and I get it done.

The diet part?  That’s trickier.  At this time of year, when we’re short on time (from buying all those presents) and energy (sugar rush, then subsequent crash), it’s SO easy to just grab the nearest thing.  The nearest thing always seems to be brownies at my house.  Weird.

We’re madly rushing from one holiday party to the next (mine for the gym is Friday – any suggestions for a $10 gift??).  We’re spending HOURS upon hours shopping, and if you’re like me, you go shopping all day and you come home and feel like you’ve just completed a marathon.  (Which makes no sense because all you’ve done is walk around a bit and been in the car.) We’re smiling like elves and being overly happy.  That takes energy.

We need something fast.  We need something healthy.  And we need something with lots of protein.

Basically, we need mix1!  (pretty good writing right there – I should be an infomercial announcer!)

mix1

mix1 offered to send me some samples of their ready-to-drink protein shakes.  Of course, I agreed.

protein shakemix1

Based out of Boulder, Colorado (hello, BLEND Retreat!!), mix1 strives to:

“only create products with all-natural, high-quality ingredients that are truly functional. We believe all-natural products are better than artificially enhanced ones. Our overall goal as a company is to promote athletic performance and overall health, be an asset to our community and improve people’s lives.”

I especially loved the part about being functional!  That’s what I need – food that is easy!!

Take a look at those stats!  15 grams of whey protein isolate, tons of antioxidants AND free of lactose, gluten, soy and caffeine!

protein shake

Ingredients: Purified Water, Whey Protein Isolate, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Maltodextrin, Juice Concentrate (blueberry, apple), Extra Light Olive Oil, Citric Acid, Pectin, Natural Flavor, Elderberry Concentrate (color), Lactic Acid.

I received some of their all-natural protein shakes (like the chocolate one above) AND their lean performance shakes, which have only 90 calories and make a perfect pre- or post-bootcamp shake.

protein shakemix1

These shakes are good, guys!!  Like even Henry will drink them – good!!  I’m usually a chocolate/vanilla type girl and shy away from fruity flavors, but even the fruity ones were pretty great.  Not chalky and not too sweet.

mix1

I’ll definitely be buying more mix1 shakes!  Thank you, Penny, for sending them!  You can buy them online at their site or find a retailer who sells them.

Or bank on your Christmas luck and try to WIN some here.

mix1 GIVEAWAY!!

What you’ll win:

A case of 12 mix1 protein shakes (YOUR choice of flavors!!) AND a mix1 t-shirt!!

To enter:

Leave a comment below telling me your favorite “grab n’ go” snack for eating healthy during the holidays.

Bonus Entries: (PLEASE leave separate comments for each one you do!!!) – A Total of FIVE ways to enter!

  • Like mix1 on Facebook Write on their wall that Lindsay’s List sent you!
  • Follow Lindsay’s List and mix1 on Twitter. Tweet the following: “I want to win a case of @mix1 from @lindsays_list!!:http://wp.me/p1Mp21-Zu #mix1 #giveaway“.
  • Like Lindsay’s List on Facebook and share this post (just click the FB Share button at the bottom of the post). Leave a comment below telling me you did both.
  • Blog about this giveaway! Leave a comment telling me when you do.

This giveaway will be open until Thursday night, December 1st @ midnight EST. I will announce the winner (randomly chosen) when I post on Friday.  Best of luck, friends!

splendid…lindsay