After a few month hiatus perhaps you are wondering what I have been up to. The last race I participated in was Iron Girl – Clearwater back it April. It was a tough one but I am so glad I did it. I suffered a little dehydration after but more than anything I LOVED the pancake bar! I am mini-germ freak so the self yourself sloppy bananas and strawberry toppings was a little freaky but still really tasty!
Also, a few months after the engagement we found out we had a little surprise bundle on the way! It’s A BOY and we have no idea what to name him, so I welcome your suggestions! And, we had a mini marriage ceremony in Charleston (just the three of us) in June. Just a little preview picture. Since our ceremony was so short we don’t have that many. :( We are planning a church wedding in 2014 since we did not get to celebrate with anyone – not even our parents. Sorry!
5 Months Pregnant Tummy
Many people have encouraged me to start blogging again even though my fitness goals have been put on hold. So, I am back!
For now, I will blog about healthy choices and mini fitness accomplishments I can make while still pregnant. It won’t be hardcore but I hope to make it interesting. I am not going to guarantee a pregnancy free post every time but don’t expect a full blown baby takeover either!
Back to the review, my family comes from a country with a tropical locale and as such I recently heard a story about when my parents were dating, after they had a fun night of partying they would buy coconut water right off the street and drink it to replenish and refresh. Allegedly, it was amazing! In response, I decided to research and taste this new hyper-trendy beverage.
Benefits have been reported to include:
I have read some articles where professional athletes swear by it, often replacing their engineered sports drinks with it. I have even heard it helps with a hangover. But, nothing is really 100% guaranteed.
Either way I had to give it a try. I tried Vita Coco pure coconut water, you get around 11 ounces for $2. I was excited to try to adopt a new post-race beverage. One that was all natural and like a superhero for my liver! They do an excellent job marketing it and I love that it does not come from a coconut concentrate. There are three ingredients, the first of which is you guessed it: Coconut Water! Ultra Natural! (I bought the bottle myself, they did not sponsor this post in anyway. This is just my opinion.)
(Insert sadface) I did not love it. I didn’t like the smell and although the taste was not bad by any means it was not something I would want to chug after a long workout either. It didn’t have the suntan lotion coconut flavor I was hoping for. I had a taste test around the office and the reviews were certainly mixed. Some people did not mind and some just down right hated it. But, for me I think the taste was just so-so. I don’t think I would buy it again. I think if you are a recreational athlete then just plain ol’ H2O should work for you. I do suggest if you are curious to buy yourself a single bottle and do a little taste testing of your own. The most you’ll lose is $2 or so and maybe you will love it and have a new sports drink replacement. The fact that its natural should spur you to at least try it. I wish I could have loved it more.
I am glad to be back and would love to hear from you!