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Getting Beach Ready with TEN Sodas

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TENways http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Every summer, we go to the Jersey Shore, usually for around 10 days.This year, we rented a house for three weeks. Three whole weeks at the shore! I am beside myself at this prospect. It’s going to be amazing. 

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And then I realized the other day: three weeks at the shore means three weeks in a bathing suit.

Yikes.

This was a rough winter, and I have been, let’s just say, slightly less than active. The thought of getting into a bathing suit right now is terrifying to me. 

I recently realized that I currently weigh what I did about a week before I had David. Not a week before I got pregnant, a week before I actually gave birth. Horrifying.

So I’m making some changes. Pronto.

I signed up for yoga last week, and I’m seriously considering running a half marathon in September. Now, keep in mind that for me, at this point in my life, the thought of running 13 miles is no different than running 300. So we’ll see how it goes. I did my first training run yesterday morning, and I’m not completely crippled this morning, so I think we’re doing ok.

I’m trying to eat more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, drinking more water, and I’m switching out my full-calorie sodas for Ten Sodas. 

Get beach ready with TEN sodas: full-flavor sodas with only 10 calories each! #TENways #PMedia #ad

Available in 7-Up TEN, Sunkist TEN, Canada Dry TEN, and A&W TEN, the Ten products are full-flavor sodas with only 10 calories each, and they’re available at Walmart

Get beach ready with TEN sodas: full-flavor sodas with only 10 calories each! #TENways #PMedia #ad

I will freely admit that I was a little skeptical before I tasted these, but they are truly delicious. I’m not sure I’d be able to tell the difference between these and the full-calorie versions. The 7-Up and Sunkist flavors are definitely my favorite. Orange soda used to be a pretty big treat for me, so I’m excited to be able to have it more often now without feeling so guilty!

Get beach ready with TEN sodas: full-flavor sodas with only 10 calories each! #TENways #PMedia #ad

Even my husband, who is usually not a huge fan of reduced-calorie sodas, really likes these.

In our house, we’re all a little bit lazy when it comes to snack time. We all just grab what’s closest and easiest — which isn’t always what’s best for us. I love when my kids ask for apples for a snack, but {and yes, I realize that this makes me sound like a horrible mother and waste of space human being} I don’t always feel like washing, cutting, and in Mason’s case peeling, an apple. But if you cut and peel them in advance, they get brown and icky — no matter how hard you try to get the air all out of the bag.

Get beach ready with TEN sodas: full-flavor sodas with only 10 calories each! #TENways #PMedia #ad

I’ve tried soaking the apples in water with lemon, but then your apples get a weird lemony flavor that my kids don’t like. So I discovered a fun little trick: if you soak your apple slices for 2-3 minutes in a bowl of 7-Up TEN, you can store them in little baggies or containers in the fridge and they won’t turn brown — or have a weird lemony taste! It’s been so nice to have apples sliced up and ready to go when my kids ask for a snack!

I’ve been loving making little “mocktail” drinks with the Ten sodas too. The 7-Up is absolutely delicious mixed with raspberry lemonade. It’s so refreshing, and if you use a no-calorie drink mix, it’s a great little guilt-free sweet treat.

Walmart is currently offering a coupon for $0.50 off of a purchase of two 2-liter bottles or two 4-pack cans of 7UP TEN, A&W TEN, Canada Dry TEN, RC TEN or Sunkist TEN soda. But wait, there’s more! If you click the “Share N Save” button and share that digital coupon via email, Pinterest or Twitter, you will receive a coupon for $1.50 off your purchase. Who doesn’t like to save more money?? {Offer available while supplies last, from 3/27-4/17.}

For more tips, tricks, coupons and info, be sure to follow the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group on Facebook and Twitter!

You tell me: what are your favorite easy swaps for getting beach ready?

 

 

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