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How I Am Incorporating Alert Caffeine Gum Into My Fitness Routine

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Thank you Alert Caffeine Gum for sponsoring this post. All opinions and experiences are my own.

Anyone else struggling with getting back into a routine after being off for the holidays? I know I have. Add in that Lil Man was sick an entire week before Christmas and daily naps became the norm, I'm really struggling to make it through a normal day.

Although we haven't gone back to school yet, Hubby is back to work. And that means if I want to get in a workout or at least one without company and interruptions, I have to get up early and workout before Hubby goes to work. And the rest of the day is the usual go go go.

Thankfully I've had the opportunity to try Alert Caffeine Gum. 1 piece of Alert Gum is about the equivalent of a half a cup of coffee. (And for me that means no jitters). It's just enough ooomph to give me the boost that I need.

My Tips For Giving Up Sugar

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If you've ever tried to give up sugar, then you know it's not an easy task. I've done it before, and I'm currently doing it again. When I re-introduced sugar back into my life, moderation became an issue again. I'm hoping this time around to get the moderation part right!

So here are my personal tips for helping myself when giving up sugar.

I Am Giving Up Sugar For 14 Days

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I did it before, and I plan to do it again. I'm giving up sugar for the next 14 days. Why? Because when I gave it up last time, I felt amazing! (What Happened After 14 Days Free Of Sugar) I saw TONS of personal health benefits.

And then I re-introduced sugar back into my life. However, moderation became an issue.

So I feel that I need a personal reset. I'm not sure resets even exist. I think it's just become a word that companies have used to convince people they are doing something good for their body. So maybe I need a different word? ha.

But to me, I'm hoping that by eliminating sugary junk food for a couple of weeks that I can

Not 1 But 2 Noxgear Vest Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Noxgear. All opinions expressed are my own and honest in nature. Use code AMYGLASSand save 35%.

Oh yes, you read that title right. I'm giving away not 1 but 2 Noxgear vests. One for you, and one for a friend. (And keep in mind the Lighthound for your 4-legged friend).

For those of you who aren't familiar with Noxgear, where have you been?!? Just kidding. ;) Noxgear has been my go-to vest since I laid eyes on one. It's bright. It's lightweight. I usually forget that I'm wearing it. It has several different color settings and modes, and the battery life has been great.


Basically I don't run in dim/low light/darkness or fog without mine.

Why I Created A Vision Board

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Just gotta put this out there, I've always thought the concept of vision boards was silly. I mean, do I really need to take magazine clippings and motivational quotes and put them on some board to visualize what my goals are?!?! But someone mentioned it in an accountability group that I am in. It piqued my interested and I put it on the maybe list.

Then I was reading a fitness magazine about this lady who had gained 50lbs during pregnancy and she reached a point that she just had to make a change. The first thing that she did was make a vision board? What?!?! Yep, she took magazine clippings and quotes and put down her goals of what she wanted.

So today,  partly because it's colder than cold and I refuse to go outside the house, and a little bit of boredom, I asked Lil Man

My Life As A Brand Ambassador

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I thought I'd give a brief explanation as to what a Brand Ambassador is and why I am one. I'm sure that most you know that I am a Brand Ambassador. But I know a lot of you give me the deer in the headlights look because you don't really know what that means. :) So here is what a being a brand ambassador means to me.

Keeping My Sanity Through Sickness And The Holidays With Exercise

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Well, when the stomach bug hits it's stop drop and clean up the puke. Lil Man has had it bad. I mean bad. I had to take him to the ER this week because he literally couldn't keep anything in. He's missed school. I've missed work, and everything has just been put on hold. Talk about holiday stress! At one point I touched my forehead to feel something only to find out that it was dried vomit. And no, not my own. I kid you not peeps, it's been a rough week!

Thankfully, I had already finished my Christmas shopping. I just need a few last minute things (wrapping paper for the big guy), and some odds and ends. But if that doesn't happen, then you know, it is what it is.

I haven't left the house in 5 days other than to take Lil Man to the ER or to the doctor. So today, I told Hubby that I just had to get outside to get some fresh air and clear my lungs of the stench of sickness. So I grabbed