Mornings are not my thing.
This may be the understatement of the year.
I try my best not to work out first thing in the morning. I need time to wake up! When you have a full-time job and play on sports teams, compromise is sometimes necessary. Today’s Work It Out is dedicated to one of my favorite ways to give my body a jump-start when I need to get moving early in the day.
And there’s a giveaway. 😉
In addition to lifting, I also play softball. It was my first athletic love, and I aim to play for the rest of my life. The team I play on now, Laidback, plays on Sunday mornings. Early.
We are an all women’s team, but play in a men’s league. And we beat all the men. The man-beating requires wakefulness. We’ve discussed my lack of enthusiasm for coffee before; you know I was THRILLED to find an energy alternative in FRS.
I drug my tired self to the field, armed with my ninja socks, gloves, and my favorite FRS flavor.
My favorite flavor of the canned drinks remains the Peach Mango. The low-cal drinks are my preference because they are low in sugar – just 2g!
FRS is full of vitamins and green tea extracts, but FRS also contains something special: quercetin. Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant which is found in the skins of blueberries, apples and grapes and has been shown in clinical trials to provide sustained energy, increased endurance and immune system support.
One of the coolest things about FRS is the reason it was developed. It’s original intent was to provide energy to chemotherapy patients while supporting their immune systems. Natural, healthy, sustained energy without the crash (sorry coffee lovers) is also important to athletes, so this line is great for the fit-minded crowd.
The chews were a new product to me. I loved them! I ate mine before a run on a morning when I was particularly dragging and I ended up doing 6 solid miles with a smile on my face. 2 chews are around 40 calories and 6 grams of sugar, and PACKED with nutrients.
Last was the powdered drink mix. I love the portable packs it comes it. They were easy to grab when I was running out the door late for work. It may not be the intended use, but I drank one to fuel my work day! It gave me a kick and helped me stay awake and focused through an all day meeting.
Or you can win it!
I’m giving away a FRS trial pack (retail value of $30)! Just visit FRS.com and leave a comment telling me in which product/flavor you want to try. I’ll randomly select a winner on Thursday, June 27th.
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this review but I assure you my opinions and MINE.
How do you like to fuel workouts? What about work days?
Which product and flavor do you want to try?