Happy Sunday! What are you plans today??
I’m planning on doing some laying out because it’s going to be 70+ degrees and sunny in about 90 minutes. Then I’m going to my youngest cousin’s birthday party. He’s turning 14 so there are no more babies at our family gatherings… sad.
I rocked it at the gym both Friday and Saturday! I did 60 minutes on the cybex Friday with 2 times through the bikini body countdown circuit. Then on Saturday I did 30 minutes on the cybex.
Friday was the first time I spent the entire hour tweeting on twitter while I was on the machine. I was popping gu chomps like crazy. I guess I didn’t get enough fuel before my workout.
On the good side the blueberry pomegranate Gu Chomps are super tasty. :mrgreen:
Seriously, like candy.
After the gym, I did laundry… or I procrastinated the laundry… you can choose.
Spiru-Tein Protein Powder
I finally chose one. I’ve been in this endless battle to powder or not to powder for almost a month. Basically, I couldn’t decide whether to consume protein powder (in various forms) or to not.
I don’t like the idea of supplements. But, I had been tracking my food on a food database site to make sure I was eating enough and it was showing me that I was really low on my protein intake. I am getting an average of 50% of my calories from carbs, 35% calories from fat :oops: and 15% calories from protein.
First I tried upping my meat based meals and lowering all the fatty foods I like. I.e. french fries. But it didn’t work. So I started researching protein powders. Here is what I came up with.
Spiru-Tein!!! It’s a plant based protein that uses rice, soy and pea mixed with bee pollen to give me loads of energy. It’s gluten free and I like that it contains natural ingredients. It has 100% of the daily vitamins we all need and a lot of essential minerals. SCORE! It has bran, cellulose, and apple pectin for some delicious fiber, the enzymes bromelain and papaya and super cleansing chlorophyll.
I chose the vanilla flavor and for my first taste I wanted to just make the basic protein shake. 8oz of water, milk or milk substitute with 1 scoop of Spiru-Tein. I used this Flax Seed Milk for my first taste.
I spilt flax seed milk all over my counter trying to get this picture…
It smelled pretty tasty, which made me really excited. :mrgreen:
Shake. Shake. Shake. I bought my powder at the GNC and I couldn’t even think about leaving without such a cute pink Blender Bottle. Hello! It’s pink. And mini. And the best protein powder accessory ever!!
The blender bottle works like a dream! It mixed the entire scoop with no lumps.
It’s good! So I’m going to try to get a serving of this protein every day for a week or so. See if my diet gets a little more balanced, I feel any affects and can tell a difference when working out. Then I’ll decide if I’ll stick to the protein powder.
tell me about you!! I want to know…
are you a protein powder drinker or avoider?
I’m a drinker now.
If you had to choose between pink and purple which would you choose?
depends on my mood.
Have you ever been to the GNC?
It’s kinda intimidating in there. They have all sorts of things I didn’t know existed.
Who is your favorite Disney princess?