My Secret for Long-Lasting Energy… Energy Shots!

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5-hour ENERGY

I have to tell you something… I’m tired. Actually, I’m exhausted. Perhaps I’m even past the point of exhaustion. And I have done everything I know how to gain more energy. Few things work. All the tricks out there and and still, I’m exhausted. But, on more than one occasion I have gone to energy shots to keep me up and going.

Once we moved back to California from Indiana, I have constantly been on the go. And, I couldn’t love that more. However, in the midst of constantly on the go, always with friends, and busy traveling to see family, I did the responsible thing and got a job.

For the last 3 months I have been working at a hotel. I ADORE my job. I love going to work. I love meeting new people. And, most importantly, I’m good at my job. Not only do I feel like I have found the right career path for me, but I have something at work few other people have…

My best friend.

That’s right, the girl who has stood by all my ups and downs for the last 25 years is now my boss (actually, she’s my boss, again). And that makes work all the better.

But life is still moving. I have so many things to get done in such a short amount of time and never mind the fact that I do most of it with 3 kids in tow… oh, those wonderful twins of mine sure make the everyday errands exhausting!

It was 4 years ago when I discovered a little gem to keep me moving though. Joanne and I were driving from California to Texas to help my sister move, and we wanted to do it with no stops and just drive straight through. For more than 24 hours on the road she and I took turns napping and driving. And, no matter what we did, the naps just weren’t long enough.

Just outside of Flagstaff, Arizona along Hwy 40, we found our way to cope inside a little gas station.

5-hour ENERGY® shots

The 5-hour ENERGY® shots gave us the push we needed to make it to Texas, and today, they’re still my secret for making it through exhausting or trying days.

When I Use Energy Shots

Yesterday on Facebook I shared:

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I have just spent the last 10 days working without a day off. It’s not the first time I have done this and it certainly won’t be my last. But, by the time it was time to go to work yesterday, I was done. I didn’t know how I could possibly make it through the day.

So, I left a bit early, headed down the street to CVS, and picked up the only thing I knew that would give me the boost I needed.

5-hour ENERGY

And I may have 3 days off work now to recover, but I still have so much going on (and 3 kids that need me) that there is no way I can lay around doing nothing. Though, I have to admit, it would be my preference.

At CVS there is a large selection of different options for 5-hour ENERGY® shots that I never tire of the flavor.

5-hour ENERGY

Inside Energy Shots

5-hour ENERGY

It’s what is inside 5-hour ENERGY® shots that I have made it my choice over any other energy supplements.

Their website says: “The key ingredients in 5-hour ENERGY® are also available in every day foods – like broccoli, avocados, bananas and apples – or already in you.”

  • 5-hour ENERGY® shots are a dietary supplement that contains a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids, and essential nutrients.
  • 5-hour ENERGY® shots contain ZERO carbs, surgar, or herbal stimulants.
  • 5-hour ENERGY® shots are ONLY 4 calories each!
  • 5-hour ENERGY® shots contains caffeine comparable to a cup of leading premium coffee; but they also come in decaf.

What Is Your Secret?

5-hour ENERGY

5-hour ENERGY® shots are my secret to making it through long days at work, hard days with the kids, and road trips. Which will be especially helpful now that summer is on us and family trips are in the works!

What is your secret to making it through an exhausting day? When could you use the pick-me-up for a 5-hour ENERGY® shot?

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  1. says

    I love 5-hour energy. Lots of energy drinks out there are filled with caffeine and sugar, so it’s really more of a sugar/caffeine high than anything else. 5-hour energy doesn’t have that, so I don’t get a crash later.

  2. Shauna says

    Wow, I totally need this to put up with the kids this Summer… They are already running circles around me.

  3. says

    I have never tried 5 hour energy but I hear it does rk. I know a lot of people who don’t get that crazy crash feeling afterwards either.

  4. says

    This is awesome! I know I’ve seen these but never knew how well they worked. I require daily 30 minute to an hour naps lol! I start teaching July 1st so I need to make it through work! :)

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