Are You Ready for the #TryChocoMilk Challenge?

Anyone who has read this blog for any amount of time knows I am in love with chocolate milk. I tried for their Team ReFuel in 2011 and 2012, sadly never getting enough votes to qualify. Still, it’s always fun to interact with them on Facebook or Twitter, and they always have the nicest representative at events like FitBloggin, where I can do things like run a few miles with new friends.

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So when I found out there was a way to interact with other chocolate milk fans at home, without having to make the team, I was thrilled! It also helps that I get to encourage all of you to try chocolate milk as your refueling beverage. How is that? See there is this lil 21 day challenge and it’s super fun and easy too! Most importantly it isn’t set up on a specific 21 day cycle. I could start today, you could start tomorrow, your friend can start next week. It isn’t about winning or being the best, it’s about discovering the benefits of chocolate milk as your refueling beverage and sharing your active lifestyle with others.

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Aside from flexibility, here are my tip 3 reasons I like it:

  • It’s 21 days not 30 (hey I get posting ADD ya know)
  • You get to drink chocolate milk
  • Don’t you just feel like you’re in the cool kids club when you use hashtags?

What types of pictures are we talking about though? What level of “active” does a person need to be to play along? How about sharing a shot of your favorite yoga pose? Or the new group class you’re trying? Perhaps a glamour shot? Or some time outside with the kids? All daily challenges with #TryChocoMilk (click the image for a larger version).

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Sounds like a blast, right? So please look for my posts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and try it yourself. I’m planning to start Monday 8/12 to give people time to read this post and make their own arrangements if they want to buddy up.

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On a more technical aspect of things, what is it I love about chocolate milk? For starters (and from their website) chocolate milk is or has:

  • A natural source of high-quality protein to build lean muscle.
  • The right carb-to-protein ratio scientifically shown to refuel and rebuild exhausted muscles.
  • Vitamin A to support a healthy immune system and good vision.
  • Electrolytes including calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium to help replenish what’s lost in sweat.
  • B vitamins for energy.
  • Fluids to rehydrate.
  • Calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, protein and potassium to build and maintain strong bones and reduce the risk for stress fractures.

Not listed are additional reasons I’ve grown to love it. Such as:

  • I always have it in my home, so I don’t need to worry about special trips to stock up for a race
  • I can make it as chocolatey as I want or need for the day
  • I have dietary issues, I can’t process sports drinks, but I can process whole milk
  • I can drink it cold or warm, I can add spices too! Spicy hot cocoa anyone?
  • Try drinking chocolate milk and not smiling. It’s like a trained trait or instinct from childhood

There ya have it. What might be your reasons for loving or trying chocolate milk? Think you’ll be joining me in the #TryChocoMilk challenge?

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