Make it Happen Mondays

I’m Done

March 2, 2015
By
I’m Done

We start off each week with a #MakeitHappen Monday post intended to shake you up, inspire action, and make the week ahead as great as possible.  So how can a defeated un-inspiring title make its way onto one of our Monday posts? Well, I’m sitting here with those exact words circling my head right...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 8 Comments »

The Ease of Success. Making Things Easy.

February 23, 2015
By
The Ease of Success.  Making Things Easy.

There are plenty of people who have defined what it takes to create or reach success…..and each of them have been exactly right.  Heck, I’ve even posted about my man Bob Dylan’s quote which is probably my personal favorite. But something hit me recently, and made me realize that achieving success is even better...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 3 Comments »

The Happiness Equation

February 16, 2015
By
The Happiness Equation

We all want happiness, right?  Of course we do.  So how come so many of us are always searching for it.  Shouldn’t we have already found it by now? Cycling is one of the things that makes me happy.  Everything about it.  I’m happy on my bike.  I’m happy when I get new bike...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | No Comments »

Effective Time Breeds Relaxing Time

February 9, 2015
By
Effective Time Breeds Relaxing Time

We celebrated our Loving the Bike 5 year birthday last Friday.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned over these years is that by busting my butt and putting in effective time…..I’m now able to coast a little and take time for relaxation. Let me explain.  In the beginning, I put in hours and hours...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 3 Comments »

Appreciate Your Ride

January 26, 2015
By
Appreciate Your Ride

Our Loving the Bike tagline might be “Enjoy Your Ride”, but when it comes to Making it Happen I feel that “Appreciate Your Ride” is more applicable. If this fast paced world of ours, taking time to smell the roses is happening less and less.  I know this has potential for sounding redundant and...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 2 Comments »

Clouds of Change

January 19, 2015
By
Clouds of Change

Change is feared by us at times, created by us sometimes, often forced on us…..and sometimes desired. Depending on what the change is, and how it was initiated, it can bring different meanings and emotions.  I’m sure you’ve all read or heard articles on change, so I’m not going to give you some motivational story...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 2 Comments »

12 Days into 2015

January 12, 2015
By
12 Days into 2015

I didn’t watch the ball drop.  I never had a beer, wine, or Champaign.  In fact I never even made it to Midnight.  Here I am sitting 12 whole days into the new year, and to be honest, December 31 now seems far enough away that it’s like it never even happened. I may not...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 2 Comments »

Wow, What a Ride

January 5, 2015
By
Wow, What a Ride

There’s a lot of words to describe the life that my Wife and I live. One that definitely makes the list is Reckless. Now that may not be something most people strive for… believe me, it’s not always the easiest way to live. We have lived and worked in different Countries, but that’s not...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 4 Comments »

This is Me. This is #MakeitHappen.

December 29, 2014
By
This is Me.  This is #MakeitHappen.

There is a song inside me that is destined to top the charts. There is a need to be happy and in control at all times. I can see myself being someone who comforts people and makes them feel great. But also extreme anger, that at times makes me say things I cannot believe. Definitely...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 3 Comments »

Peace on Earth. Ride Your Bike.

December 22, 2014
By
Peace on Earth.  Ride Your Bike.

For as long as history can remember, people have been making Christmas wishes.  Speaking words of wisdom and prayers for Peace On Earth.  Something we all want.  Something so amazing that it’s hard to even imagine. Another year goes by.  John Lennon sings out….”So this is Christmas, and what have you done?”  Sounds of...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 1 Comment »

The #MakeitHappen Alphabet

December 15, 2014
By
The #MakeitHappen Alphabet

What’s the first positive thing that pops into your head when you go through the alphabet?   Anything can happen. Believe in something. Create opportunities. Dream. Eat Ice Cream. Forget about disagreements. Get involved only if you really want it. Help people when you really can. Invest in yourself. Invest in opportunities. Invest your...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 4 Comments »

I Don’t Get It. I Totally Don’t Understand.

December 8, 2014
By
I Don’t Get It.  I Totally Don’t Understand.

Love me or hate me for it….but here’s a bunch of things about people and life that I just don’t understand: I don’t get the concept of racing to work in your car so that you can be there on time, or early.  Aggravating all the other drivers (and cyclists) around you so that you’re...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 6 Comments »

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

Cycling 360 Podcast

Causes

Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

Sports Drink Homebrew

Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

Nutrition Tips