Tuesday, June 21, 2011
How to get more energy in your day
A lot of my friends have been telling me lately how tired they are and how they don't have much energy. I could relate to that 11 months ago. We had our youngest child then, 6 weeks premature. It was a whirlwind of a time for us, chasing an almost 2 year old and meeting his needs while running back and forth to the NICU, where our baby was. I was sleeping in the NICU most nights, spending as much time as I could there during the day, and driving home every day to spend time with our toddler who's world was just rocked beyond his comprehension! I was up every few hours at night either trying to nurse our baby or pump milk for him so I would have a good supply. It was exhausting!! But then I found some relief. Enter Shaklee's Energy Soy Protein.
What a lifesaver this became for me! Dr. Shaklee used to say that if you could only afford one supplement, then choose protein. Protein is the building block of all cells in the body - bones, muscles, organs, blood, hormones, arteries, skin, hair, antibodies (disease fighters), etc. Next to water, protein is the most abundant substance in the body. Our bodies require daily intake of a high quality protein which is essential to facilitate growth, repair and heal any and all body parts.
My favorite protein is the energizing vanilla flavor pictured above. It also comes in cocoa as well as Instant Protein, which is great for baking. My parents like the Cinch Inch Loss Protein in their morning breakfast shakes. I put mine in my and my toddler's morning oatmeal. It is a great way to gain some energy and also healthy protein that keeps me feeling full for hours.
I also love Shaklee's Cinch Energy Tea to give me a little extra pick me up once in awhile.
It comes in Pomegranate and natural or green tea flavor. You can make it hot or cold and it has natural caffeine for that extra energy when I need it. It gives me a gentle, natural energy boost and is blended with taurine to enhance the feeling of well-being, alertness, energy, endurance and mood. As an added bonus, the tea helps to boost metabolism, and has a lot of antioxidants, which are great for immune boosting. I am hardly ever sick with Shaklee and when I am, it doesn't hit that hard. My favorite is the green (natural) flavor since I prefer non flavored tea, but most of my friends like the pomegranate the best.
I also REALLY love the Energy Chews for a little boost of natural energy.
I don't need these too often, but when I do, I just take half of one and it gives me so much more focus and energy. They taste kind of like a green tea/citrus starburst would. They also have natural caffeine in them from the green tea extract as well as vitamin D. The other day, I was going to a music therapy contract that I have once a month at a local nursing home. I was feeling more tired then usual that morning and really wanted to be more focused while I worked with the residents. I took half of one before I went, and was so pleased with the extra energy and focus I felt while I worked. It was great! These are also great for athletes before a workout.
The energy chews also come with the trio of Sports Nutrition that are FREE to new members with only a $70 order. Members save 15% on all products, always.
This is over a $75.00 value and includes Shaklee Performance which is a rehydrating product that you mix with water. It comes in orange or lemon lime (which is my favorite!). My family loves this and we have found that it also gives us a nice boost of energy. It is much better then other sports drinks we have tried and is all natural, so it is a great choice for both of my young kids too. The other product in the trio is Shaklee Physique which repairs and builds muscle faster for recovery. This comes in a natural banana flavor and is great for people looking to add a little muscle during their workout. The Shaklee Nutrition products are used by many US Olympic teams and other world class athletes and explorers. I am not a world class athlete, but I know first hand how these products work for me, giving me more stamina and energy for my day. I also know that because they are made by Shaklee, they are excellent quality with pure ingredients. That means a lot to me as a mom of 2 small children.
So there you have it - some ways that I have regained my energy this past year. How do you keep your energy level up?
Thanks for reading. Have a great rest of your week!