And before we know it, it is Friday again! For someone who was losing their motivation at the last weekend, it is well and truly back this week.
To kick things off, I ordered some more protein powder from a great website called Muscle Finesse on Monday and the order was delivered on Tuesday. Since I moved out of my old flat in early December, spending £50 on decent protein powder hasn't exactly been at the top of my priority list. I have however, really missed drinking it as a shake and including it in my meals (breakfast oats, smoothies, pancakes etc).
I decided to start using a protein powder to help with muscle recovery. I am not as young as I once was and I used to feel really sore after working out, when I first re-started my healthy lifestyle. I believe it is a great addition to my diet, however I do recommend doing some research on what is best for you before incoprorating it into your own diet/supplementation.
I decided to order 1kg of chocolate orange and 1kg of vanilla cream (mostly for cooking). Not only has it really helped with my motivation to work harder at the gym but it has also helped me with my food cravings as I can have a shake in the morning and in the afternoon. I definitely feel satisfied for a few hours after each one and only really snack on fruit or other small things if needed.
Yes, I felt like a boy at the gym today. Bruised legs, stanky lifting gloves (which I realised I haven't washed once), lifting diary and a whole lotta sweat!
15mins cross trainer, random, level 14, mostly a warm up but more intense towards the end.
*It told me I burned 234 calories....I don't believe it but yay.
Laying leg curls + 30 mountain climbers
Seated calf raise + leg press
Leg extensions + mountain climbers
Barbell walking lunges + 100 skips