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My excessive energy, extreme narcissism, and intense love of neon-colored spandex is both managed and fueled by my addiction to fitness. I push myself to extremes and I push other people's buttons. Obviously I needed my own blog.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How Else Do You Pull 18 Hour Days?

Out of all the bizarre things you can see people doing on the subway, it seems my taking my afternoon fat burning pills catches people's attention. Ignore the drunk, potentially schizophrenic cross-dresser but stare at the teacher who is simply trying to boost her gym energy. No really, that makes sense.

I am currently taking Lipo-6 Black Hers made by Nutrex. I had started taking them for a week when I caught the flu (or partied too hard...who knows) and took a hiatus. I'm down six pounds so it seems that these things work but I don't know for sure yet because I didn't take them consistently.

The directions say to take three pills in the morning and three pills in the afternoon. Pills must be taken at least thirty minutes before a meal and not within six hours of bedtime. You're also not supposed to consume caffeinated beverages. Hah! Fat chance!

This is how I take them. I wake up at 5 and swallow a Ritalin before I bother turning off my alarm. I eat breakfast by 5:30am. I drink a cup of tea or a cup of coffee at my apartment; sometimes I drink both. I leave for the train and get to work by 7am. I take the first three pills when I reach my classroom. At 8, I walk to the 3rd floor to join the coffee crew where I fill up a 16 oz mug with coffee, which I drink throughout the morning. If the day particularly sucks or I stayed up watching Criminal Minds/searching for home invaders in my studio apartment, I'll make a cup or two using the coffee maker I keep in my classroom. I take another Ritalin and the second dose of fat burners between 3pm and 4pm. Then I hit up the gym. I usually have another cup of tea when I get back home. Despite blatantly ignoring the warning, I feel perfectly fine. I have the energy I need to hike up to the 4th floor six times a day, micromanage twenty-five children, and workout for an hour on six hours of sleep.


  1. allie - im worried about you!! too many pills!! im doing the blueprint cleanse.. maybe you should stop taking pills and join me?

  2. The thermogenic effects of fat burners just raise your heart rate so you can burn more calories during your everyday activities. They're safe... I just have an extremely high caffeine tolerance. I used to drink 40-64 oz a day! Huge improvement.

    I've heard about the Blueprint Cleanse? How do you like it? I don't think I could give up solid food.


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