P is for PROTEIN!!! This is your post work-out snack. I know I'm not the first to tell you this, or maybe I am! Whoop Whoop! Love being the first for people ;) But Protein is a must for after your work-out.
SO I don't particularly like eating right after my work-out but fitness leaders, doctors and all those smart people say that you should eat within the first 10 minutes after your workout.
Well this is what I asked too!! It's because when you're working out and using your muscles - hopefully you're fatiguing them - which means your breaking apart the muscle fibers. Fatiguing is that burning feeling you get after so many reps and so many sets.
"WHAT?!?! I don't want to break apart my muscles!! No!! I'd like to keep those"
Ha,Ha! Yes you do because this is what makes your muscles show - so you can get that lean, sculpted, toned or bigger body that you're working towards. This is where the big P word comes into place...
No not THAT P word...where is your mind at huh? PROTEIN!
Protein helps your muscles big time is rebuilding themselves. So where am I going with this whole conversation? Well since I don't like eating within the first freaking 10 minutes after my work-out. I actually usually feel like I'm going barf...maybe you do too? So I prefer, and I think you should try it - Drink 1-2 cups of MILK! Not actually 1-2 cups like glasses, but like baking measurement cups. Its really not that much. But if you do this you're muscles will be like;
"Gimmie Gimmie More, Gimmie, Gimmie Gimmie MORE"
OK maybe you're muscles don't sing Britney Spears, but mine do :) Anyways any kind of milk will do - Skim, 1%, 2%, yes even Chocolate! Hey even Soy, Almond, Coconut, and other crazy types of milk there are out there.....am I behind the times? It seems like every time I go into Whole Foods there is this new type of milk...its getting a little ridiculous right? OK back to the point! Why you ask? Well milk has an incredible amount of Protein in it! And its freaking delicious!
Also- Side note, when I wake up in the morning and I really don't feel like eating anything, I'll chug 2 cups of milk and BAM there ya go metabolism I've officially started you for the day!
Feeling weak, anxious and unconnected to my body lead me to start exercising. I joined a dance class once a week and after every dance class I had a glow about me, and it wasn't just from the sweat that I built up in class, it was something more. I realized it was the endorphins that were being produced from the physical activity I was doing. Join me and start moving and feel the difference. Read my blog to get motivation, try the exercises I've posted, contact me for personal training, bootcamps, workout cards or just go for a walk. Any activity is good activity.