Protein Powder – Drink It

Do you know how many different protein powders there are out there on the market? Me either but I know it’s a shit ton! Protein from plant based to whey and flavors from cookies and cream to plain, you name it and they got it. It’s overwhelming! Lucky for you and not so lucky for my wallet, I’m a girl of curiosity and I’ve tried 10 different brands that I can remember. Here are my top 5 and why.

First, we should talk about why protein shakes are important. Whether you are lifting weights or going for long jogs you are getting microscopic tears in the tissue of your muscles. No, it’s okay! This is good. This is what makes you get that toned bod – keep reading. Your body automatically starts signaling to your muscles to start healing themselves and during this rebuilding time, your body is trying to alter itself to make sure that it doesn’t happen again which brings on new muscles that help get you that toned bod that I mentioned before. Drinking a protein shake at least 30 mins after a workout helps recover these tears and build more muscle since there is an efficient amount of protein and carbs.

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Knowledge is Power

It is no secret of mine that I enjoy a good book, and luckily that is a trait that my daughter seems to have too – proud Momma! Knowledge is power, and if you’re trying to get healthy and want to be successful then baby pick up a book! Below I am listing out 3 of my favorite books that involve health.

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Do Yourself A Favor and Take A Breather…

Health is so much more than physical activity. It’s being in a healthy state of mind as well. Have you ever felt so overwhelmed that when someone told you that you were acting crazy, you stopped and thought, “maybe I am.”? That’s not healthy, that’s not a good feeling, it’s a feeling I’m all too familiar with, and I think you’re familiar with it too.

Most women have a tendency of feeling like they have to do it all and they have to do it perfectly. We take on too much; we do so much for our loved ones (friends, family, spouse, and children) that we forget to take time for ourselves. When the fact that we’re getting a little overwhelmed shows we get, I love you, you’re the best and thank you’s in return.

Hahaha!! Yeah right.

No, we get, “you’re acting crazy.”

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3 Ways To Staying Motivated

 

I used to wonder how they did it. You know, the girls that worked out every day, worked a full-time job, had a social life and some even taking care of a family. Yeah, I wondered, do they sleep? Well now I get it and I want to share with you the 3 ways to staying motivated.

1. Your Mind

2. Inspiration

3. Accountability

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The Heart is Powerful and The Mind is Deceiving

Do you use a heart rate monitor when you workout? I recommend that you do, especially when you are first starting out because the heart is powerful and the mind is deceiving.

Your heart can pump blood to every cell in your precious body in under a minute. That’s pretty darn impressive! It is the hardest working muscle in your body and when you are working out you require it to work even harder and it’s okay because it’s powerful and loves you for it!

When your heart is pounding during a moderate or high-intensity workout your whole body goes into shock mode. Your mind starts to panic and it tries to psych you out and get you to stop. Maybe it’s because you’re not used to it or maybe it’s because you’re secretly telling yourself you can’t do it. I’m telling you that the mind can be deceiving.

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