Energy candy, chews, jellybeans…for quite awhile know I have known about them and wanted to give them a whirl to see if they really work. I know quite a few fitness bloggers, runners, and enthusiasts who swear by them. They look just like candy and come in a variety of shapes and sizes but they are more Red Bull then sugar rush. My workout routine though really didn’t require them. I worked out in the mornings, when I am naturally at my most energetic and fresh.
That changed this past month though when my schedule did and suddenly I found myself only able to workout in the late afternoon. It was a complete shock to my system. As my body was naturally ready to wind down and take it easy I wanted to get a workout in…at least one or two days a week. Yet every time I went in to the gym I felt lethargic and sluggish. Weight that I should have been easily be able to handle started to feel like it weighed a ton and I was getting pretty discouraged. So I decided to give some energy candy a try, specifically Energems, which look and taste kinda like M&Ms.
Eating or drinking too much before a CrossFit workout is a big no-no for me. It will start to come back up. This is why if I eat anything before working out it has to be super light, like a snack bar and a little bit of coconut water. Candy seemed like a great way to get some calories/fuel without having to worry about my stomach being full and having to run outside to visit with the bushes. So far I am really liking them too. The ingredients in energems are what you would expect from a traditional candy, though in my opinion they are a bit better…not so many ingredients that you cannot pronounce. They do have artificial dyes though.
They are made with real milk chocolate and are infused with energy by using caffeine, B vitamins and a proprietary energy mix. Three pieces of candy equals the same amount of energy in a popular energy drink…which I generally don’t like the taste of. These candies though tasted great, as candy does and they aren’t crazy high in calories if you are watching that sort of thing (only 15 calories per serving). I have been very pleased with how they have helped me power through workouts of late. It is important to me to workout and also not drag through them and feel discouraged. I know myself well enough to know that if workouts are tortuous every time and I don’t feel as though I am progressing, I will stop going and that just won’t do.
Energems are a delicious and low-calorie way to boost your energy, focus and concentration! Please visit energems.net for more info.
Monday, September 16th, 2013