Disclosure: This post is sponsored by ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bars, but as always all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Have Need Want possible.
These days, I think everyone lives pretty busy lives, especially here in Silicon Valley. As a result, my day-to-day is probably not all the different from yours. Justin and I decided to move almost two years ago from Menlo Park, close to our workplaces in Los Altos and Mountain View, buying a house and moving back to Santa Cruz where we were both born and raised; totally worth the trade off! We knew we always wanted to make it back there, especially before we started a family. On the plus side, we live right near the ocean, close to family and friends; on the other hand, we commute to work every day, which takes time. Neither Justin nor I like to miss out on anything so we sometimes cram more things into our day than we should, but we love it and that’s just who we are. But even on the busiest of days, I always try and sneak a little me time, whether it be five minutes of quiet to clear my head, booking my next spa appointment, taking a walk, or enjoying a sweet, nutritious treat. One thing I’ve noticed is that it’s easy, when you’re focused and enjoying your work, or running from work to an event, to forget to eat. I used to go until 1:30-2:00 before I’d eat lunch. Of course, now that I’m pregnant, I definitely can’t do that, so having an easy snack close by is such a savior on those days that I’m on the go non-stop. In fact, it’s a savior on any day, because I never know when I’m going to get hungry when I’m out and about – even on the weekend. All you moms-to-be know what I’m talking about!
On my drive home from work I sometimes find myself getting hungry. I can be in the car for quite a while to get home from work, and gone are the days that I can wait until 1:30 to eat, or even until I get home at the end of the day. Now, when I’m hungry, I need to eat right away. I’ve been keeping these ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bars in my purse, in my car, and at my desk at work. They’re also a great snack right when I get home to hold me over until I can prepare dinner.
My favorite flavors are Strawberry Yogurt, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Chocolate Mint.
A ZonePerfect Bar not only holds me over and keeps me energized until my next meal, but it’s also a snack that tastes like dessert and helps me rally through my day! It’s one small way I reward myself for all my hard work throughout the day. I also think that the millions of kisses I receive when I walk through the door when I get home is a pretty amazing reward too!
How do you reward yourself during the workweek?
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