My @AdultEssentials Vitamin Challenge Wrap Up! Gummies Anyone?

For the past 2 months, I’ve been taking part in the Adult Essentials Men’s Blog Tour! I have to say, I was a little skeptical about the whole thing because I’ve never really been a vitamin kind of guy. In my original post, I had narrowed it down to poor taste, enormous size or laziness; and while I’d like to say it was a combination of the three, it was definitely laziness.

How am I supposed to remember to take a vitamin every single day when I can barely remember to put the same colour socks on before I leave the house for work!? I can’t lie to you all, it was tough remembering at first. Fortunately, after about a week or two I got into a rhythm and never missed a day from that point on. Here’s where my inner child kicks in. Had the vitamins not been in gummy form, I can assure you that I would have stopped taking them, just like every other time I’ve tried to start a vitamin routine. I know, it felt ridiculous even typing that but I absolutely can not stand chewing on chalky vitamins.

Ok, back to my adult side, I have been a shift worker for the past 3 years. I work a horrible 12 hour shift on a 24/7 rotation which makes sleep and nutrition almost impossible. Anyone who has ever sat in a giant office complex alone at 2am, with a stocked room full of chips, chocolate bars, pop and all kinds of other junk will understand what I’m talking about. It’s difficult to stay on top of things when you can’t control your instincts because of exhaustion.

Well, I’m happy to report that after 2 months of taking the Adult Essentials vitamins, my sleeping has improved dramatically! Given, the vitamins can’t make my kids sleep through the night (Ahem, Deb, please work on this) but my problem was always in the getting to sleep part and that has been a breeze lately.

The other thing I have noticed is that my energy levels have been much higher in the last few weeks. I can’t give the vitamins full credit because I implemented an exercise routine at the same time as I started taking them; but it was due to the challenge that I started exercising, so that should bring it full circle in crediting Adult Essentials for the motivation. I’ve been able to stay awake and alert longer since I’ve begun with the vitamin/exercise combo and my kids and I are the ones reaping the benefits of a more active Daddy!

Look At These Before & After Photos! What An Amazing Transformation!

I think it’s also important to note that I am no vitamin expert and had to do some research on the effects of each type of vitamin I was going to take before doing it. I would suggest you do the same or even talk to your doctor before starting a new regimen. I found the Adult Essentials Nutritional Info page to be very helpful in educating me on what each vitamin is responsible for doing.

In closing, I wanted to take a minute to say Thank You to Deb and Stu Lowther, who are the masterminds behind Adult Essentials and also IronKids Gummies. My dealings with them have been nothing but pleasant and I love following and interacting with them on their social media accounts. They are one of the few companies who understand that the best way to reach your target audience, is to treat them as you would like to be treated and it’s no wonder why they are so respected within the blogging community.

It’s been a blast to have been a part of the Adult Essentials Men’s Blog Tour and I’m pleased to report that they have a new customer and friend in me. If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to go check out Adult Essentials on Twitter and Facebook. Think I’m just kissing up to them? Go ahead and start up a conversation with them and you’ll see what I’m talking about!

Well, what are you waiting for? Get out and at least try the vitamins! They’re Gummies that are good for you, People!


I am participating in the Adult Essentials Men’s Blog Tour. I received a supply of vitamins in exchange for my participation in this campaign. Opinions expressed belong to me and are NOT influenced in any way.

I’m Taking The Adult Essentials Vitamin Challenge

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been chosen to take part in the Adult Essentials Men’s Blog Tour! I’ll be taking their Vitamin Challenge over the next two months, to see if my energy levels and overall health can improve.

I’ve never been a big fan of vitamins. I’m not sure if it’s because of the taste, the enormous size of some of them or just plain old laziness. I recently attended a retirement course offered through my work place (no, I’m not even close to retiring) and they had a doctor come in and tell us about the benefits of vitamins.

It was pretty good timing that the folks at Adult Essentials came knocking at my door so soon after and I decided I’d give it a go. They’ve provided me with a couple months worth of vitamins to try out and I’m excited to get started. I have to admit that I don’t know a lot about vitamins and the different benefits they offer but I’ve done my research and I’m ready to go!

The reason I agreed to do the Adult Essentials Vitamin Challenge is because they come in Gummy form and seeing as how I am a child stuck in a 33 year old’s body, I was definitely excited and intrigued at the prospect of eating what looks like candy for the next little while.

I guess I should tell you a little about myself. I’ve worked a grueling shift at my job for the past three years, that has taken it’s toll on me physically, mentally and pretty much in every other imaginable way. Because of this, I have let myself slip a bit in the last few years. Did you know at one time, I was a very high level fastball player? Those days have long since come and gone. In fact, if you’re new to the blog, you might enjoy the time my Doctor told me that I Was Fat

I am lucky enough to have a free 24 gym at my work and I absolutely know where it is. I was re-routed through it one time in order to get to the cafeteria. It looks nice, I sometimes think about going there while working at 2 in the morning. My sleep is all over the map along with my energy levels and at times, my patience suffers as well.

Point is, I am not the picture of perfect health and I’m ready to start making some changes. If not for myself, certainly for the future of my wife and kids. It all begins today! Adult Essentials has asked that on top of taking the Vitamin Challenge, that I participate in at least 15 minutes of exercise, 3 to 4 times a week. I call that a deal and promise to them, myself and you guys that I will follow through on that!

I won’t bore you with all the details on my height and weight and all that because I don’t need to depress myself right before I get started, lol!

That’s all for me at this time! I hope you’ll take a minute to check out Adult Essentials on Twitter and Facebook and don’t forget to say hi to them for me!


I am participating in the Adult Essentials Men’s Blog Tour. I received a supply of vitamins in exchange for my participation in this campaign. Opinions expressed belong to me and are NOT influenced in any way.

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