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I am a teacher, fitness/yoga instructor, runner, celebrity stalker, chocolate lover, embarrassing dancer, wine guzzler, can't-live-without-my-girlfriends kind of girl. I also have a collection of high heels that strongly outweighs my collection of runners. My goal is to find balance in my life through health and exercise- and when I say balance, I mean kicking ass in the gym and enjoying food, wine, family, friends, and basking in celebrity news. Let's eat clean and do some craaahaaayzy workouts together... followed by a glass of wine.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

It's Okay to be a Chocolathlete- Chocolate #9 Giveaway!!!!

Pin It Have you ever ordered a hot fudge sundae, with extra fudge? Ended up with just hot fudge left, and felt no shame to eat a spoonful of just fudge?

No? Just me?

Enter: Chocolate #9.

You all know by now, my shameless addiction to chocolate. Recall: for my birthday, my brother and sister used to give me a chocolate bar. I don't have to tell you again that my university roommates would send me to bed with a bag of cookies when I was upset about a boy. I even had my mom and my friends hide chocolate around the house because if I was trying to be good, no one was allowed to enjoy it.

This was actually the "decent shot" of me in front of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. 

I may or may not have taken the wrapper off.

The truth. 

Not pictured: Me, head-first in that fountain.

You also know that I love to work out. Oh, right. That's why you started a blog, you weirdo.

Basically, I work out to eat chocolate. So imagine my surprise when Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner was having a giveaway for energy gels- chocolate energy gels- and I won! The great peeps at Chocolate #9 want to spread the love, and now it's your turn to win!

Hold up... I work out, and eat chocolate gel, so I can work out longer? This is heaven!

Chocolate #9 literally tastes like that spoonful of hot fudge that no one was supposed to see you eat. And, it's easy on the stomach! Long distance running is hard on the stomach in the first place- and some high sugar energy gels can leave you running to the bathroom after you cross the finish line. Chocolate #9 is sweetened only with organic agave, contains no refined sugar or other high glycemic index sweeteners.

It has been tested- in Toronto, yo!- and certified as a low glycemic index (GI) item. It is suitable for diabetics, and is vegan, low fat, and gluten free!

I know what you're thinking- after reading all of that, I bet it tastes like poo! TRUST ME people, it is RIDIC. And remember- I am basically a chocolate connoisseur. You want this. 

What I liked most about Chocolate #9 (besides the obvious... I'm so pathetic) was the "slow-burn" energy I felt during a long run. It didn't feel like my heart was going to jump out of my chest or like I was shaking from caffeine. It was efficient and it worked. And even if you aren't an endurance athlete, you can put this on your ice cream, and you will thank me. 

You're welcome.

Here's how you can win a whack of Chocolate #9 Gels! As always, leave a separate comment for each entry!

+1 Like me on Facebizzle!
+1 Share this on your Facebizzle Nizzle or Tweet "@fit_in_heels is having a @ChocolateNbr9 giveaway and I'm a chocoholic, too!" on Twitter Nitter, yo.

Additional Entries:
+1 Like Chocolate #9 on Facebook and tell them your favourite Chocolathlete sent you.


  1. I won't enter this one because I have a few left over...but oh my gosh how amazing are they, seriously? Also, that picture of you in front of the chocolate fountain makes me jealous. Because you're gorgeous, but also because of all that chocolate, yum!!!

  2. I like choco #9 on facebook & told 'em you sent me:)

  3. Liked you on Facebook!

    (thank's Jenn for posting the link on Twitter, by the way!)

  4. Liked Choco #9 on FB- mentioned that you sent me!

  5. Already like Chocolate #9 on fb but I wrote on their wall about your giveaway!

  6. I obviously love this. (And that black dress + statement necklace and your hair... details on all of the above please.)

    Just tweeted!

  7. I loved "the truth" HAHAHA I already like you on facebook! you are so funny :D xxoxo

  8. I will plaster this on my fb for sure

  9. I like you on facebook :)

  10. YUMMM get in my belly! I follow you already on Facebizzle :)

  11. I like them on Fb and told them you sent me...btw - I really am loving that last LBD pic with the gold chain!

  12. I liked Chocolate #9 and told them you sent me!

  13. Those people who don't workout to eat chocolate are in need of serious help. Like, who can get motivated to work out for celery? (unless it's dipped in chocolate....)

  14. I liked Chocolate #9 and told them your fancy self sent me!

  15. I like Choco #9 on FB and told them you sent me! :)

  16. I tweeted from @theweekdayvegan!

  17. We are crushing on FB! So in-like.

  18. Tweetie tweet!


  19. I tweeted! @oowidescrnoo