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How I Am Incorporating Alert Caffeine Gum Into My Fitness Routine

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.

Dietary Changes?

Seeing myself in a sports bra today re-enforced the thought that I need to make some changes... dietary changes that is. And getting a little 'nudge', ok more like a  straight-up text from my trainer this past week saying that I needed to make some dietary changes also got me to thinking. Can my nutrition (or lack there of) really make that much difference when it comes to my training performance? And according to my trainer, the answer is yes, it really can.

And I have to say, I didn't immediately jump on board. Because the truth is, I've tried in the past with very little success. So 'getting a plan' and 'following a plan' are two different things. And I was talking it over with Hubby and he said something that stuck with me "How committed are you?"

Wow, a little light bulb went on. How committed are you? And even then I still didn't jump on board, because truthfully, I'm afraid of failure. But after a night's sleep, some more questions answered from my trainer, and thinking about how committed I am, I decided to work on nutrition along side my marathon running plan.

So for the next week or so, I'm tracking everything that I eat and sending it to my trainer. She will then give me a nutrition plan along side my marathon plan.

All of this will begin in July. Guess it's about to get real!

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  1. Amy- I am in the same boat. I have been working on my eating/nutrition for the past month. I am heading into marathon training and want to continue. I love the small, innocent and potent question from your husband. I have a similar exchange from my wife. It is very motivating and thanks for posting!

    1. Running and working out to me is SOOOO much easier than nutrition!

  2. I did the same thing with a personal trainer years ago and that was my start to being the healthiest and happiest me ever! You will rock the change!


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