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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.

Oh My Achy Knees

Full Disclosure: I have been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are mine and honest in nature.

When I started strength training (just upper body) I started having knee pain. I know right?!? It was totally random and just out of the blue... until.... I started working with a trainer. Within minutes, she noticed that I was locking my knees - one in particular. And you guessed it, that was the knee that was bothering me. So now I make a conscious effort to make sure that my knees aren't locked. It's still a work in progress.

I was locking them doing bicep curls, lunges, squats and basically just standing and walking. I have no clue why I was doing it! And my knees are still a little sore. I really feel the knee pain when going up and down the stairs or after sitting for awhile. I'm no stranger to braces, and I was curious to give the Simple Knee Brace with Self Heating Magnetic Technology a try.

The brace was super easy to adjust - unlike braces that slip on, the Simple Knee Brace is a flat piece that uses velcro to attach around your knee. I liked that I could make it as tight or as loose as I wanted it to be.

It did take me a little while to get used to walking in it, but I think it was because in the past I've only used slip-on braces.

At first I didn't notice any 'heat', but the instructions stated it could take up to an hour. I sat down to watch a movie with Lil Man, and before the movie was over my entire knee was warm from the brace. It freaked me out at first because it wasn't warm earlier. :)

Overall, I'm pleased with the brace, and I love that it's self heating. You can check out the Simple Knee Brace here on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Health-Knee-Brace-Adjustable/dp/B00V3L721A/?ie=UTF8&m=A22919Z4W6SWEX&keywords=knee+support

If you are looking for a self heating knee brace, I think the #SimpleKneeBrace is worth checking out.

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