Keeping Up with Summer Fun with 5-hour ENERGY® Shots #ThisIsMySecret

Monday, June 30, 2014

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I love summer.  My husband and I just had this conversation the other day about how much I would not miss snow -- not even on Christmas.  If I could live by the beach or in warm weather for the rest of my life I'd be in heaven.  I'm crossing my fingers that both my children inherit this love for warm weather like me because during summer break I'm all about spending time out and about.  So far, so good I think.  I'm getting ready to start my fourth week of summer break and my calendar has been nothing but full of fun activities for us to do.  But let's be honest, it can be awfully hard to get through a day without hitting that energy slump.  I have a little secret to share with you --5-hour ENERGY® shots keep me going at mom speed, especially when my energy level has hit the wall.  Let me recap one of our crazy busy days and you can see why these energy shots are essential for my day.

A Day in the Life of a Busy Mom (Who Really Loves Summer)

7:00 A.M. -- I workout.
Most days it's a quick run on the treadmill, a DVD workout or if I'm feeling really ambitious I drag the dog out of bed and hit the neighborhood real quick.  Either way, my goal is to get home before my husband Lola wakes up for the day.  Today I got outside and was able to take in the beautiful silence before the wrath of Hurricane Children took over my day.

9:00 A.M.-- Breakfast with the Baumgartners
If I'm organized, this task can go quite smoothly.  That would mean kids eat and mom eats.  If I'm not organized, I start to panic and regret not being prepared for this meal.  In this instance, kids may eat, mom doesn't eat and the dog gets double the breakfast for the day.  But no matter what by the end, the kids eat and my cup of coffee has been consumed.  

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. -- Just Whistle While You Work
This is the only time of the day that I will get to spend on house chores until the evening.  Now add trying to pick up a house, prep dinner for the evening and keeping a wild three year old quietly occupied at the same time while his sister is sleeping.  I call that multitasking at it's finest.  These are the days I wish the Cat in the Hat was real.  Or that I had magical robot arms.  Either would do.

Noon -- Ready to Roll
By noon I am ready to get out of the house!  Today we decided to spend the afternoon at our community pool.  I have no problems basking in the sun and keeping cool in the pool.  Plus my kids have a blast -- I really wonder if Cohen was secretly a Merman in his other life...

However, around 1:00 P.M., I'm starting to crash.  I mean Yawn Central.  You know, that feeling where you aren't sure how you are going to survive the rest of your day?  Yikes! I'm glad I'm not alone!  Luckily, on a recent trip to CVS, I decided to stock up on 5-hour ENERGY® shots to keep in my pool bag for this kind of energy crisis.  Seriously, as a mom of two little ones there is no way I can afford turning into a sloth at the peak of our activity time during the day.  The great thing about 5-hour ENERGY® shots are the convenient bottle size so I can take them with me to ensure I get my daily energy shot.  Plus they contain no sugar, carbs or herbal stimulants and each bottle is just four calories!  I usually drink my 5-hour ENERGY® shot poolside and continue to play away with my kids.  My sloth mode quickly turns back around to mom mode and my energy is at the same level as my crazy kids.

5:00 P.M.  -- Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
It's dinner time and I'm still feeling good!  I just cooked a meatloaf, corn on the cob and blueberry muffins.  That's Betty Crocker status right there!  With the help of my 5-hour ENERGY® shots I am always confident that I can conquer the rest of my day.

And then I get to wake up tomorrow and do it all over again.

Did I mention how much I love summer?

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  1. I have never tried 5 hour energy but I have some friends who love it. I know for me around 3pm is when I crash.

  2. I have never tried 5 Hour Energy but I have friends who love it. For me my crash time is around 3pm.

  3. Your summer days are packed full of fun! Living in Arizona I honestly can't say I adore the sunshine like you but summer days outside with the kiddos sure are great. With such a busy day it sounds like 5-hour ENERGY® shots are surely helpful! #client

  4. I've never tried 5-Hour Energy Shots before. I'm afraid of getting too jittery. But it would probably be good to have one around just in case of a sleepless night or something.

  5. I only tried 5-Hour Energy shot once and just drank half the bottle. It helped me get through an exam. I passed! :-)

  6. I've never tried 5 hour energy, but I think it would be great for the school year when I am dragging!

  7. I haven't actually used any this summer (yet) but a year ago right about now, I was chugging a bottle when I drove from South Dakota to Texas all in one day. That was crazy stressful and I needed all the energy I could get!