Cheers y'all! I'm telling you. I am so nerdily obsessed with my morning protein shake now- with the pre-workout mixed in, it's crazy!! This photo is from yesterday. Today I did Formulation1 pre-workout (Watermelon) mixed in to Body Tech (that is the protein powder from Vitamin Shoppe) Banana Cream. OMG. Seriously yummykins. #nerdalert I just do NOT like to eat solid food prior to a workout and Whitney insists that I need to fuel so I am doing it this way with a protein shake. Works for me and I really do love this stuff.
Speaking of Vitamin Shoppe. Do you see what happens with me-- being all excited because I can really focus on taking my supplements now and knowing that, as I get all my hormones balanced and stuff- -the supplementation and the diet and the training will have a 500x better effect on me -- so I am geeking out over all the supplement options, especially of course pre-workouts and protein shakes. I have not been drinking protein shakes for so long, I think because they didn't use to make so many outstanding flavors -but now it is no longer just chocolate and vanilla and now all these powders mix well with water- NO clumps. I think I tried many in the past and they had CLUMP issues which, it's like eating chicken with GRISTLE....you just never want to go back.
So anyway, this happened yesterday.
Do you see a theme here? So- with protein powders, here is my thing or my theme, what I look for:
- Variety in flavors. Now I am trying the great stuff like Pina Colada flavors and Banana and Strawberry and such-- I use crushed ice plus cold water and it's like a DELICIOSO treat now vs. "Oh crap I have to gulp down a protein shake".
- I look for macros that are GOOD- so ideally 20-30g of protein per serving, IDEALLY carbs less than 10g wonderful to get them at 5 or less. But it's also tots fine to have some like the Adaptogen which are insanely delicious at 7-8g of carbs -- I just save that for high carb days.
- Most proteins are pretty low fat so I don't worry about that.
I'll go into the supplements I am going to be taking- plus the BIOIDENTICAL HORMONAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY-- what I'll be taking each month and then YAYAYA we shall watch me turn into the opposite of
I actually had a close-to-a-migraine last night (have not had a migraine since going off of that blasted pill thank you Jesus) and watched part of this movie, because I was too lazy to change the channel. But this IS how I feel when I have a bada&& workout.
My workout consistency and intensity is building and I FEEL my body changing....even though I don't expect to see HUGE changes until the BHRT starts but-- I will NOT give in to thoughts right now that say "Kelly come on, there is not much progress you can make right now why not enjoy the next week and eat donuts and carbs before you head to Phoenix??" -- those thoughts have climbed in to my head. But- like the title of this post says NOTHING WORKS UNLESS YOU DO. I am not looking at the BHRT as the happy pill that makes me fit-- what it will do is solve all of my internal messes and UNCOVER what is underneath. So if all this time I had been starving myself- not lifting, not training, I could potentially do BHRT and get....skinnier. I'd weigh less but be unhealthy in many ways. OR I can do what I have been doing and train NOW like I have been (when I have not been dealing with drama like back pain and blasted calf issues from hell) and then.....when my internal issues become Zen...I uncover beautiful muscle that I've been building for a while. And I can tell you this....the past 3 weeks I've been getting better and training harder every day- doing it all in the morning and increasing my weights and getting gutsier in the meathead room-- and I can see it in my body. I can feel it. I am focused on the WORK and I am avoiding analyzing myself in the mirror and picking myself apart like in the past and I KNOW I can tell....I am making serious progress. I'm getting myself that much more ahead so that when my insulin and hypothyroid issues are NORMAL again and my testosterone is back to a human level again and all the other STUFF inside is jiving....I will be looking and feeling FIERCE.
This morning I did back at the gym, yesterday I did legs and bootie at home. Legs and glutes are always fun but today I felt like a BOSS because I upped my weights, it was quite helpful to use the Harbinger weight straps I bought-- because for me, my GRIP gives out way before my back muscles do. Same situation with dead lifts. I need that grip/wrist support. So I had my Harbinger back belt on, my wraps...it's LOL kind of funny how with fitness gear and makeup I buy and use so much more STUFF now than ever before but hey it's worth it. ;-)
What is your favorite body part area to train? I love legs/glutes then shoulders then back. I Loathe doing chest and I hate triceps. Biceps are fun but I feel like mine are so developed I don't want to train them as much...I"ll be asking Whitney about that. I know she doesn't usually have me train chest and I am TOTS FINE with that.
I have also been getting into changing all my workout CLOTHES and having fun instead of worrying about hiding in all black like I am Godzilla or something. So, one of the things I am loving are all these cool tee shirts with fun sayings on them-- I will show pics of the new ones I bought shortly but-- I have to do a hard plug for this deal-- you can get a sweat activated tee shirt with FitFluential that comes out on the back when you sweat, ONLY WHEN YOU SWEAT- and this cool mantra on the front:
Just CLICK HERE to head on over to Viewsport to shop around and get a free FitFluential shirt with any purchase- use the code above. Thank me later. ;-)
Now, I must go y'all. Work beckons me like a Big King Sandwich with fries does on well, pretty much every day. Only I'd rather do the Big King Sandwich and fries...on the beach...in 2 months after my BHRT. I'm getting off track. Time to focus. Shooting more videos today too.