Note: I was paid to write about Crystal Light Pure Fitness. I wasn’t paid to state a particular opinion and as you guys know, I would NEVER pimp out anything on the blog that I wouldn’t use myself for the sake of making extra dollas. I love you guys too much 🙂 So yes, I was paid to review this product, and yes, if the product sucks I would happily say so. In this case, it doesn’t suck, it’s actually very tasty.
As you guys know, I’ve always been an active chica. I started dancing at a young age and by the time I was in college, I was dancing 15-20 hours per week. Even since I stopped dancing a few years ago, I’ve kept up with a vigorous workout schedule and high activity level. It’s important to stay hydrated when you’re working out because once you’re dehydrated: 1) you know it, and 2) by the time you know it, it’s too late.
Here’s why we need to stay hydrated:
-It keeps everything functioning smoothly– our muscles, brain and digestive system
-Water lubricates joints, which is critical when you’re active
-Proper hydration helps us to detoxify and flush out waste
When my dancing schedule became hectic, I wasn’t properly hydrating myself or getting enough electrolytes, so I was often dizzy and exhausted. A big problem for me was that I really, really disliked water.
This is where Crystal Light came in.
I would put a little Crystal Light into each water bottle before dance and happily gulped down the water. Dizziness was gone and my jumps were the highest they’d ever been. I kept drinking the Crystal Light until I realized that it contained aspartame, and the boxes of my beloved Crystal Light went in the trash.
I eventually started to like the taste of water and now have no problem getting in my 8 daily glasses, but I was so excited when Crystal Light came out with a stevia-sweetened Fitness drink, Pure Fitness. I checked out the ingredient list, didn’t get any major heebie-jeebies, and picked up a box of the Grape Flavor to try.
It’s good stuff.
Low in calories (15 cals per serving) and is gluten-free, caffeine-free and allergen-free.
My #1 tip for staying hydrated is CONVENIENCE. If you carry around a bottle of water with you, you’ll drink it. It’s when it becomes inconvenient that it’s more difficult to stay hydrated.
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I wrote this article while participating in a blog campaign by Kraft’s Crystal Light Pure Fitness and received information to facilitate my article. Fitnessmagazine.com compensated me for my participation. Opinions expressed are my own.