Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Down To The Core: A Story About Strength and a Core Power FIT KIT Giveaway!

You know...

It wasn't until I got started on my healthy living journey that I really came to understand the notion of power.

More specifically...

The power I had within me, myself, and I. (Ya, all three of us hehe)

Never really pushing myself hard, physically for seven years (although I think my Dad might say I had a streak of laziness in his Taekwon-Do classes ions before that)...

The past four years into my commitment to a lifestyle filled with health, fitness, and overall wellness, this has, inevitably...

Led me to discover my core power.

I trained Shoulders last night which was followed by...
A killer group cycling class!


This discovery of my inner-strength opened my eyes to see...

The power it is I held within me, down to my very core and...

As a result...

It has strengthened me, both in body and mind in all aspects of my life. (Not just in physical strength, but mentally too.)

If anything...

I truly believe that our core power is more than just our physical strength and that really...

It is our desire, determination and hunger to get after what we want that...

Makes us strong, down to the very core!  (It's not how much we can lift that defines our strong, it's our commitment to pursue our dreams, through thick and thin, without ever giving up that does. It's our inner-strength that makes us strong and powerFUL and, with every 'barrier' or change in direction, this all contributes to our growth as individuals. We must rise above, continue on forward, stronger than we were when we first started!)

Which brings me to Core Power.

**The following giveaway is sponsored by Core Power. As a selected campaign brand ambassador, through an opportunity I got through FitFluential LLC, I received a Core Power Fit Kit to play with (a few days ago) and  to give away (no not mine! lol)! Of course, all opinions shared are honest and my own. And the power within me is mine....All mine hehe**

Core Power was recently named the "Official Protein Drink of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games" (Pretty cool eh?!)

If you haven't heard of this product before (I wasn't in the know up until recently!)...

"Core Power is a natural milk-based high protein shake that provides strength and post-workout muscle recovery.

It is also...

All natural; made from real milk and contains...

  1. Protein (natural whey and casein protein from milk): for muscle growth;
  2. Carbohydrates: to provide energy;
  3. Electrolytes: to rehydrate; and...
  4. Fatty acids: to improve recovery. 

In addition to this (and what appealed to SuperFit too) was the fact that...

The shake contains no lactose! (SuperFit is lactose intolerant.)

They have a regular and light version.
The light version is/would be better suited for me and my active lifestyle at the moment.
Did you know...
Core Power is now available nationally at most grocery and convenience stores?

So let's get to the giveaway!

Core Power recently sent me a rockin' FIT KIT!

In it was...
  1. A gym bag (I didn't own one up until I was sent this one! I know crazy!);
  2. An exercise ball with pump (yes, a pump me up! hehe);
  3. A gym towel (to wipe off my sweat);
  4. A sweet Camelbak water bottle (which we love here);
  5. A yoga mat (I think it's a sign I need to get back on it); and...
  6. Some samples to try out! (I haven't had a FUll bottle yet, but the light version I tried and tested was FUreakin' tasty! I'll be finishing that off soon ;) SuperFit will be trying Core Power too (yes, I'm sharing hehe), so I'll keep you posted about his reactions to it...not only in taste, rehydration, FUelling and recovery, but also about how his body responded to the no lactose aspect of it.)

What rocks even more is that...

You get to win a FIT KIT of your own too! (Like mine!)

If anything (it's super cool!)...

It's a great way to power you up as you move forward into the New Year!

If not to motivate you or get you started then...

To keep you going!

So, with all of that being said...

Enter my giveaway and shake up your core ;) (Well, if you wanna!)

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Power up and power your dreams :)
"Core Power believes in powering the dreams of athletes and...
Those with active lifestyles."

Have a powerFUl day friends ;)

Questions FU You...

Have you ever heard of Core Power before? Do you like their product?
How do you define your own Core Power?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*


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  1. Awesome giveaway!! I define my core power as that inner drive inside that pushes for that last rep/lap/mile. Like you said, the "hunger" !!!

    1. Love that! And yes, that innate hunger pushes us to get after it :)

  2. You are so right! The feeling of satisfaction you get when you do push yourself beyond where you thought you could leads to such an incredible rush! The feeling as I cross the finish line knowing I have hit a qualifying standard, or run faster than I ever have before is all down to that grit determination to be the best! you are only going to get stronger, and I cannot wait to see how far you can go, how great you can be!

    My training has only built stronger, each segment I get stronger, faster.....(until I start to decline with age haha).....and I am going to make the most of it, while I still can! Just like you do!

    I would love to win the corepower giveaway!!

    1. You can go as far as you want ... you gotta believe in your your core power. :)

  3. My core power is my motivation to workout and be healthy!

  4. What a generous give away! Since I'm focusing on my CORE this month, I think I should win. ;-)

  5. I love this! I have been struggle with a sore back because of the ice and snow during my winter runs. It has definitely reminded me that I need to work on my core.

  6. I have heard wonderful things about Core Power! For me core power is being able to finish a race or a hard workout stronger than I started. It means giving more when I don't think I have any more to give. I train specifically for this, for that finishing strength and power that makes me feel incredible :)

  7. Kayla ClarkeJanuary 22, 2014

    Core Power -
    Your motivation to stick with your GUT and stay try to what is important to you (even if that's not the easiest thing to do from time to time). In my case .. it's my health, my happiness, and helping others ! (:

    1. I love what core power means to you.

  8. My core power is the drive and force that drives me to strive to be my best.

  9. I think of my Core Power as the force that comes from within me that makes me determined to reach my goals!

  10. oh i love that quote and what your true CORE POWER stands for. Not entering but you know i just had to read your MOTTO

  11. I couldn't agree more on the mental part - it's amazing how lifting makes my stronger physically, but gives me so much more mental power and self-confidence!!

    1. Lifting has been so empowering for me.

  12. Great question! My core power is my faith- faith that I can get through anything because I'm not alone :)

  13. I have never heard of this brand before but I am willing to do the research. Core power can be so many things for so many people. For me it's inner strength. :)

  14. I can't drink dairy :( Core power should make a non-dairy drink... With no sugar too! ah ha! I will email them!

  15. This is so cool, I have wanted to try that for a while. My core power is my inner body strength and faith.. to push myself to do anything! Thank you for hosting this, you are so awesome and inspiring! xo

  16. Sounds like a great giveaway! Assuming I can't enter being in Australia :)

  17. I define it by JUST BEING ME.

  18. My Core Power is what is deep down in rises to the top when I think I've reached my limit...then it shines through!!

  19. I would define my CORE POWER as my inner drive to reach a desired goal/plan :)

  20. My CORE POWER is what keeps me going, after losing 128 lbs... I need to keep strong and chug along! I need to lose another 22 lbs to be at my goal weight! CORE POWER will boost me up!!! - Sophie

  21. Whoa i can't imagine you being lazy! But we've all been there! My CORE POWER is pushing myself to the limits in both life and fitness, always finding a new way to grow and become a more positive enlightened person!

  22. I actually got to try a "sample" of there's at the expo in Chicago this past October

  23. This --> "It's not how much we can lift that defines our strong, it's our commitment to pursue our dreams" LOVE it.

  24. Core power is so yummy! Great giveaway, FU!

  25. For me core power is being able to push through a hard workout and starting when I don't think I have it in me that day. It means giving more when I don't think I have any more to give. 99% of the time I surprise myself with what I can do when I try

  26. Don't give up - when it gets too hard, keep pushing forward.

  27. My Core Power is believing in myself and not giving up.

  28. My Core Power is knowing I can do it because I did it before so I know it is possible!! :)


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