A Few Of Our Favorite Things This CHAARGmas
Happy #TrainingTues + TWENTY FOURTH DAY OF CHAARGMAS! This holiday season has been an AMAZING time for our all of our CHAARG girls, both virtual + members. From introducing our Little Black Tights to our first ever inspirational gift exchange +CHAARGies — it has definitely been a CHAARGmas to remember.
On December 1st when we announced our new activity +CHAARGies we had no idea we would get such an amazing response from the CHAARG community. We have been so completely overwhelmed + inspired by the impact this small little project has made on our CHAARG girls + hope to carry this uplifting activity throughout the years to encourage girls across the nation to give positivity to each other each + every day of their lives.
For those who may not be familiar, each participant of +CHAARGies was paired with another member of the CHAARG community [or what we like to call a +CHAARGy — a woman who positively inspires each other to live a happy + healthy lifestyle] + was asked to create a fun + foodie filled, holiday-esque, + of course CHAARG-ified package for her. There were only two “rules” to this package — to give+ity + to have the items in the package fall under the themes SAVOR + SWEAT + INSPIRE + LIVE. We made sure that each girl was paired up with someone from a different university — two packages were swapped between Ohio + LA + we even somehow managed to match up a pair of best friends!
We thought it would be fun to put together a package of our own full of our favorite things to savor, to sweat in, to inspire + to live a happy + healthy lifestyle. Deets on the package + lucky winner below. : )
KIND Bars | These Almond + Coconut KIND Bars are more than just the best darn healthy snack in the land. They also inspire us to do the KIND thing every single day — for our body + tastebuds + our world — which is why they are on our list of favorite things to savor. This package displays KINDING Mission #78 — Offer to help someone with luggage or heavy groceries to their car or home.
Sambazon Superfood Smoothies | These superfood smoothies are amazing. With flavors that range from Acai // Chocolate Almond + Coconut Milk // Ginger + Kale — they have something for everyone’s taste buds + at the same time will help you stay #inCHAARG of your healthy lifestyle.
CRUNCH Granola | We absolutely love Crunch Granola! [As seen on our 2013 National retreat : )] Pictured above are three delicious flavors — Original // Peanut Butter + Chocolate // Marathon — all of which are gluten free. Although this Granola is amazing to savor — it also inspires by donating 50% of profits to feed hungry children.
Designer Whey | This Gourmet Chocolate Protein Powder is the perfect addition to your next post workout smoothie [or even pancake!]. We like to mix up vanilla almond milk + banana + natural peanut butter with some ice + our Designer Whey. What’s your favorite recipe? Share with us in the comments below!
Taylor Made It Paleo | This month on the blog we featured one of our favorite foodies of the instagram world — @TaylorMadeItPaleo. She created a recipe just for us CHAARG girls — CHAARGed Up Chocolate Bark. How could we help but include it in our favorite things?
Can you say NOMS?
Share It Fitness | Share It Fitness, our awesome trainers who helped us launch our 10 weeks of sweating + inspiring with the CHAARG FitPlan helped us all to work up a sweat this year + for that they are our favorites. ; ) We are SO excited to announce our next project. Stay tuned!
Under Armour | Of course we had to give our one lucky +CHAARGy some of our favorite Under Armour ColdGear so she can still get in a nice little CHAARGmas workout! Looks like she is going to have a very happy #TrainingTues. 😉
Nike | You saw these shoes in one of our most recent #TrainingTues blog posts. With reflective Cheetah print, these Nike Women’s Air Pegasus+ 30 Shield Running Shoes are going to be on the top of our list of favorite shoes for a long time.
#TrainingTues at it’s finest.
Headbands of Hope | This glittery headband perfect for the active girl + FITionista means more than just another accessory on your #CHAARGmas list – it’s fashion for a cause which is why we are huge fans of Headbands of Hope + everything it stands for. Make sure to check out their brother — Headwear of Hope!
Give+ity this holiday season.
U lala | Live has so many definitions in our book [for example — live with intention, sound familiar?] SO — we are talking the “happy, fun, + DELICIOUS” side of living since that is what CHAARGmas is all about, isn’t it? ; ) ++ that’s what our girls from U lala are all about, too which is why we had to include their Peppermint Brown Sugar Lip Scrub in our package of favorite things!
CHRISTmisc | Sometimes, ya just gotta live a little + purchase that crazy, ugly Christmas sweater — which we happen to find to be quite hip at times! Thanks to our friends at Pursuit//the Christmisc pop up shop for giving us these sweaters to remind us not to take life too seriously + most importantly to have a little fun!
Intention Bracelet | This may be one of our favorite on our list of things to date. This bracelet, which is ingraved with the phrase “give+ity”, is a daily reminder to live out the CHAARG mission + mantra — which is to inspire others to live happy + healthy + balanced life.
Congratulations to #XUCHAARG Girl Colleen for receiving a package of our favorite things!
Merry CHAARGmas Eve to all!