Category: Product Review

LYFT Clean Caffeine Review

Through my relationship with Fit Approach, I received a complimentary LYFT Clean Caffeine product. As always, all thoughts, opinions and ideas are my own.

Let’s see.  This was an interesting product to review.  I am big coffee drinker.  I drink it every single day.  You do not want to be around me if I haven’t had yet a cup of coffee.  I love the flavor and the energy boost I get from the caffeine.  That is what keeps me going with 23 kids in a classroom.

LYFT® Energy Stir Sticks are a zero calorie, “Clean Caffeine”™ energy product infused with all natural caffeine derived from green coffee bean extract with vitamins A and B complex that can be used with any beverage to provide a sophisticated energy experience with a clean taste. (Source: http://www.purelyft.com/)

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It is a very simple product to use.  Remove strip and stir in drink.

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I couldn’t taste the powder in my drink.  Well, just the slight taste of sweetness.  Nothing to complain about.  Each stick has caffeine that is comparable to a tall cup of coffee.  I tried this in the evening and I was still tired.

Check out this document to see how LYFT compares to other energy giving products such as ZipFizz and RedBull.  

I like the taste of coffee so if I need a “pick me up” then I will just drink a cup of coffee.  However, LYFT is a much healthier choice.  Plus it is convenient since you can put this in your bag and take it anywhere with you.  I think they’re a bit expensive, $5.99 for a 2 pack.  Again, I like coffee so I would rather spend the money on coffee.

Injini Giveaway Winners and Vega Sport Review

Thanks to all of you that entered my Injini giveaway.  The winners are Em Mahr and Janice Wei. I’ve sent you both an email so please send me your mailing address.  If you did not win, don’t worry because I plan to have another giveaway (Injini socks again) soon.

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Through my relationship with Fit Approach, I received a complimentary Vega Sport product. As always, all thoughts, opinions and ideas are my own.

I had the chance to review the Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer.  I chose the acai berry flavor.

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What is it you ask?  “It is a pre-workout drink mix sporting a unique blend of 13 synergistic plant-based performance-improving ingredients, like green tea, yerba mate, coconut oil and rhodiola, specifically selected to: Provide immediate and sustained energy, Increase endurance, aerobic and anaerobic capacity, and Enhance mental focus and recovery.”  Also, each drink mix is dairy, gluten & soy free.

Sounds good to me since I do my workouts after work and many times have no energy to go out for a run.  The first time I tried it, I had to do 10 minutes warmup, 3×1600, 10 minutes cooldown.  I did it in 52:12 with an average pace of 10:16.  Boom!  The second time did not go well.  It was a hot day and I was not properly hydrated.   As for the 3rd, 4th, 5th and up to the 12th time, some days were good and some were not.  I managed to do 4×400 speed intervals, each one under 9 minutes, which is pretty fast for me.  Before any workout, I only drink water.  This energizer drink was new to me and it gave me a boost of energy to get my legs moving and to keep on running.

Each portion comes in a very handy packet.  It was great for me because I just put this in my lunch bag in the morning before leaving for school.  I mixed each packet with 8 ounces of water and drank it 20 minutes before my run.  Sounds very easy.

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The only complaint I have is the taste.  I did not care for the acai flavor at all.  The taste is a little sweet.  Once I finished the drink, it left an aftertaste but eventually the taste went away.  I did not feel jittery or had any other side effects.  Now, I want to try the lemon lime flavor!!