For the past few weeks, I have been trying out a little number that sat in my cabinet for a bit. I had purchased it, knowing I wouldn’t use it until I was all done with breastfeeding…baby doesn’t need even more extra energy! Not that I researched if I should avoid it, so if you want to check it out, go for it.
So once I was done, and then sure I was done, and forgot about it and remembered, I tried it.
I’ve taken pre-workout formulas in the past. Um. They didn’t go well for me. I’d be jittery, sometimes to the point of shaking, and unable to focus hours later. Did they work during the workout? Sure! But if I can’t function after, that’s kind of pointless. So I was a little worried to try the Energy and Endurance that I’ve heard a lot of great things about.
So, what do you do with it? It’s a powder with a tiny scoop and it starts with one scoop to 4 oz water 30 minutes before your workout. You can build to 2 scoops in 8 oz if the one works well for you. I usually drink it about 20 min before a workout because I’m not getting up before 4am to drink my E&E! I wait for the dog to go out, and then it’s workout time. But I figure that as long as it kicks in during my workout, I’m good. I’ve been doing the 21 Day Fix workouts plus another workout for the past few weeks to extend my time in preparation for what’s next.
So far, so good! I went up to 2 scoops after a few days because I didn’t feel any odd effects after. No jittery feeling, no crazy spikes or drops. But I do feel like I have more energy for my workouts and I feel like I can push myself better…not easy so early in the morning! I don’t take it before yoga or pilates type workouts (except yesterday, when I expected to do more than 21 Day Fix – Pilates Fix but used my extra energy on less active, but still productive, tasks), just the more intense ones.
It makes me feel ready to work…this was taken before one of my recent workouts, This was 4:27am, but I’m ready to go!
I’m hoping this helps power me through early morning Body Beast workouts as I currently don’t plan on using the Fuel Shot to start. Body Beast has it’s own supplements, but I’m waiting to see if I want to get them. I think they’re awesome for men doing the program, but not sure how much I’ll need to change up nutrition-wise.
Have you used anything to power up your workouts?