I was tired....bone tired. If you are wondering "why"...a picture is worth a thousand words.
Meet my twins. They are handsome, smart, fun and kind. They are also energetic.....VERY energetic. I'm not a rookie to the mom thing...we have two older sons as well...but the twins are a little difficult to keep up with.
So, here I am...a middle aged mom trying to run businesses, help with the homework (don't get me started on the Science Fair or Red Ribbon Week), swim practice, baseball lessons, the grocery store...the laundry (that is NEVER caught up)...the dr. appointments...blah blah blah...(did I mention we also have a farm?!)
Seriously...who wouldn't be exhausted? I began searching for something that would give me at least a little pick-up when I was going on 2 hours of sleep. Caffeine wasn't cutting it....and meth wasn't an option. (I have pretty teeth...I'd like to keep them) I remembered from one of my herbal classes that Rhodiola is a miracle. The hunt began for a product that met my needs. The sad fact is that most of the supplements you can by at places like Walmart or Walgreens do not have enough of the ingredients to make a difference. Many of them are cut or combined with ingredients I didn't want to take, or the source was just plain shady. With that in mind I decided to make my own.
What happened? Well, almost immediately I felt more energetic. Not like the twitchy energy that comes from an energy drink or shot...but like I had a solid night's sleep and was ready to take on the world. I kept waiting for the crash that comes with energy drinks and sugar...but that never happened.
I was sold on it, and began using it most mornings. Another thing happened....I started losing weight. I'm not kidding...I lost a bunch of weight. It has been marketed as a weight-loss supplement, however that was not my original intention. But hey....I'm certainly not complaining.