Are Supplements Cheating or UnHealthy? ~TRACI MORROW's Insanity Journey

A big piece of the equation of LIVING HEALTHY is eating well and supplementing what your body needs as you ask more of it in your workouts. Many people, my former self included, ask and wonder if supplements are unhealthy? And they wonder why, if they're eating healthy, do they need to add supplements. Well, I'm not a Dr. or nutritionist so I'm going to encourage you to google and research for yourself, but I will tell you that after doing extensive research, talking with nutritionists & doctors, and reading for myself; I've changed my original opinion that I would live a healthy lifestyle without supplements. Which is saying a lot for a woman who used to gag at the mention of swallowing a pill. :)So what will I be taking as I participate in 63 days of Insanity in the Shaun T Birthday Challenge? I've taken a photo (below)  to show you. But let me first say: I eat clean. I probably could use more fruits and veggies and definitely more WATER (part of my commitment) but I eat clean. I do enjoy treats every now and again but I don't consider that a cheat. My calories are typically between 1700-1900 depending on the day and what I'm doing, and I always try to get at least 20 grams of protein in each of my 5 meals.  But that's for another blog. :DIMG_2150Here's what I take, and the link to where to get them if you're so inclined:E&E: Improve your energy, endurance, strength, and focus with this NEW pre-workout drink. Its proprietary blend of advanced nitric oxide boosters, amino acids, natural energizers, electrolytes, and essential B vitamins can help you power through and maximize your workouts.*Peak Health Multi-Vitamin: Get ripped with our most complete, high-end, high-potency multivitamin, specially formulated to boost your strength and energy!*Joint Support Formula: Promote joint mobility with this high-quality formula designed to protect your joints and connective tissue.*Calcium/Magnesium: Strengthen bones and teeth with the best calcium-magnesium supplement!* Made from pure milk, nature's best and purest calcium source, but safe for those who don't consume dairy.Optimize: Promote an optimal immune system and manage your body's natural inflammatory response with our proprietary blend of systemic enzymes and added camu camu.*Shakeology: Simplify your nutrition with Shakeology®, the Healthiest Meal of the Day®. Replace one meal a day with Chocolate Vegan, Tropical Strawberry (Vegan), Greenberry, or regular Chocolate to increase your energy, reduce cravings, lose weight, and feel great.* When you choose Home Direct, our monthly autoship program, you get FREE basic shipping every month, plus a FREE gift.**WATER: I am in general not a thirsty person. I bought a water bottle at Target that marks how many ounces I drink, and I'm committed to drink my 24 oz bottle three times a day! ...glug...glug....glug.......So there ya have it. :) My weapons in this battle against apathy and laziness and boredom! :)Its not too late to JOIN the fun! :)Why not YOU? Why not NOW? relentless pursuit of excellence!TRACI :) **These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*Products may contain equipment with natural rubber latex which may cause minor to life-threatening allergic reactions.