Okay, so HELLOOOO Saturday! You’ve roared your Monday madness a little too soon for my taste, but oh well; I’ll move on and hope that the rest of my day gets a little less green (What? Don’t worry details to come)!
Well, although I haven’t had the best Saturday of my life, it hasn’t been the worst either. I’ll spare you the nitty gritty details of past Saturday disasters (thank you very much) and move on to what happened today!
WARNING: DISASTER IN PROGRESS!!!
Let me first start out by asking you whether or not you’ve ever heard of energybits.
Aaaaand your answer is?
Their tagline is “add more life to yours one bit at a time” (www.energybits.com) and hey, I’m all for the “nothing ventured, nothing gained” clichés of life, that’s for sure! I mean how could I possibly resist a statement so exuberantly energetic, huh?
Well (cliff notes version), my stomach couldn’t hack them and I got really sick and blah, blah, blah…blah…blaaaaah (that was the grand finale).
I felt all gross and icky and tired and…must I go on? Oh, please don’t make me because I might just get sick again!! Ugh, the horror, the horror!!!
I’M SICK!!!! AHHHHH!!! I HAVEN’T BEEN SICK IN…A LONG TIME!!!
First, let me clarify my feelings about energybits:
They are a completely phenomenal product!!!
Wait, WHAT, but I thought they made you sick?! (The readers mumble, “make up your mind already…”)
“Energybits have just ONE ingredient – organically grown NON GMO spirulina aglae- a super food endorsed by the United States and NASA as the most nutritionally dense food in the world.” (www.energybits.com)
PLUS there is no caffeine, sugar, chemicals, gluten, or soy in them!
PURE PLANT BASED GOODNESS BABY!!!
There are so many “out of this world” health benefits that go along with these tablets, like added mental and physical energy, but I digress. Instead of me boring you with anymore details, GO check out their website!! GO! GO! GO!
Alright, so I only took 5 measly tablets this morning before embarking on my journey to the gym (back day at the gym) and hey, I know what you’re thinking (I’m a mind reader after all), “5 TABELTS!!! WELL, NO WONDER YOU GOT SICK!”
Let me explain! You’re actually supposed to take 30 tablets OR MORE a day (for added health benefits) and you can even swallow 30 tablets in one sitting (or standing or whatever)! Whoa, when I found that out, I was taken aback because honestly, I’m not the biggest pill swallower (Does that make sense?).
“And in conclusion may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty.” (Cher, Clueless)
Hehe, sorry for the silliness, but honestly though, how many of you have ever wanted to repeat this line from the movie Clueless at the most inappropriate time possible?
…Kristin raises her hand proud…but…nobody else does… Well, at least I fulfilled my lifelong dream of embarrassing myself in front of lots and lots of bloggers!
Great job Kristin, now back on task!
Anyways, so I decided to test out 5 tablets in hopes that I’d feel some small serge of energy at the gym and then be motivated to take 25 more when I got home!!! OH YEAH!!!! Boy was I wrong!
After a great back workout and a 3.5 mile walk on the treadmill (because my calves were still sore from the race and from my 22:30 3 mile run yesterday that was actually pretty easy, but the hills caused my tender calves to tense back up), I walked inside my lovely house, drank some delicious chocolate coconut water and then made a yummy breakfast wrap (mandarin oranges, black beans, tofu, avocado, fresh squeezed lime juice)…
BUT THEN… Marc and I took Prince to the dog park AND…
(Insert Kristin doubled over with her head between her legs saying, “OUCH!!!” a lot and Marc getting really scared saying,” I’m taking you to the hospital.)
Honestly you guys, I was trying to be a trooper and not ruin anyone’s fun, namely Prince’s, but once the fun police arrived (flashing lights and all), a.k.a my stomach, I knew it was time to GO!
On the way home, Marc had to pull over twice so I could…well, you know, get really, really sick and embarrassingly so in front of lots of cars driving by. OMG!!!
I was crying and panting and making a whole, big scene, but at least I had a fab outfit on! It’s always a plus to look cute while revealing what you ate for breakfast to everyone! Uh, yuck!!
Once we were close to the hospital (it’s literally right across the street from our neighborhood), I started to feel a little bit better so then decided to go home and figure out what was up. Not only did I feel sick to my stomach, but my stomach muscles were so tight that I thought they’d pop right out of my skin.
Finally the pain subsided and I researched energybits and found out some startling news!!!
Spirulina can cause such reactions as fever, stomach pain, nausea, etc. especially in cases where the person is not consuming enough protein!!!
AH-HAH!!! I always figured I didn’t eat enough protein (especially being a vegetarian), so this was a huge wakeup call for me! Mind you, energybits/spirulina is 100% safe, so no harm, no foul.
On that note, DINNER TIME!!! I see lots of beans, tofu, veggie burgers, hummus, and much more in my future!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!