Thursday, August 30, 2012

Post-workout Protein Idea

After a hard work out, you always want to make sure to replenish your body for recovery! I am usually pretty hungry after working out, so it is usually never a problem for me to get something in my belly! 

Today I went for a yummy tropical berry fruit smoothie from Whole Foods with an added dose of Whey Protein Powder! It was delish!

I love smoothies because they are great for those on-the-go days and are packed with healthy fruit! However, be aware of other ingredients that may be added. You may not want to always order the ones that use milk, yogurt, some juices, or other added sugar. All of these things add on extra calories and unwanted added sugar. (Beware of Jamba Juice!!)

The smoothie I had today had coconut agave which added some good texture, but also sweetened in a natural way. 

As I said, I added a scoop of whey protein powder too! This is a good choice for after a work out so your body can replenish its muscles :) Another bonus is that it is in a form that is very easily digestible to help you recover faster! Adding the protein will also help you stay fuller, longer! 

Find out what you like right after a work out and remember we always need to replenish and revive! 

Happy Recovering! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Suspension Training for All!

Here's a great little fit tip: buy yourself a suspension trainer! 

Suspension training is a great way to get a full body work out with minimal equipment while using your own body weight! 

Farley's just purchased a pair for my Fitness Circuit classes and I love using them! 

The brand we use is called LifeLineUSA Jungle Gym XT and they are great! 

Working out with these uses all muscle groups with just your body weight for resistance, so it is a great way to tone up muscles! 

There are many different brands at all different prices, but if you search amazon or ebay you can definitely find some for a good deal. They all come with DVDs and brochures on how to set them up, use them, and tons of different exercises! 

These suspension trainers are great for the gym, home, or traveling! All you need is a stable bar or a door frame to use them! Also, they take up hardly and space!

So, with items like these there is no excuse why you should be skipping workouts :P