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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 AMYGLASS and save 35%. 

Whether you workout before work or after work, chances are if you workout outside you'll be working out in the darkness or very dim light.

And one of my major pet peeves is to see runners or walkers or cyclists or really anyone out and about who doesn't make sure that they can be seen.

Because the majority of my workouts are before Hubby goes to work, and usually I'm solo, safety has always been a priority for me. And when I say that I won't run outside in the dark / low light/ fog without my Noxgear, I'm serious.

If you aren't sure what Noxgear is check out this video.

Optimum Nutrition Essential Amino Energy

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.

It's no secretly lately that I like my Mocha Latte. I've been having an afternoon treat to help keep the sugar cravings away (yes, I know the latte contains sugar ;) but it does help me from just eating sugar all afternoon and evening

But I wanted to share with you an alternative to that Mocha Latte. I haven't been making a daily swap, but I do occasionally swap out my coffee or mocha for an Amino Energy Drink from Optimum Nutrition 

I tried the iced cafe vanilla flavor. And no, it doesn't taste as good as my mocha latte, but... it does have some essential amino acids which I know my body can benefit from .... especially on hard workout days. And I did enjoy the taste.

I am sensitive to caffeine, so I only used 1 scoop which is 5 calories. The serving size is 2 scoops, but I knew that would possibly give me the jitters. Also, it suggests not drinking any other caffeine during the day. And I didn't want to overdo it since I usually have a cup of green tea or coffee. Two scoops contain 100g of caffeine and 5g of amino acids.

I have found that using amino acids can help with soreness after a workout. Like I said, I don't take them regularly, but I do use them from time to time. And instead of taking a pill (which I usually do) this was a nice way to get my amino acids plus a pick me up.

Overall, if you take supplements, this is worth looking into. It doesn't contain protein; so this isn't a protein supplement. Instead, this is amino acids with caffeine (mainly from green tea and green coffee).

I always feel that you should eat your nutrients, but for those times that you can't, I'm not opposed to supplements.

I am giving away a container for one of you to try. Simply enter the giveaway below.

You can check out Optimum Nutrition Essential Energy here.

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