These weeks are flying by, I swear. I can’t believe I’m done with Week 9. I really enjoyed this week. Legs and Arms this week were by far two of my favorite circuits, but I didn’t really care for Abs to be honest. That being said, I realllly felt it the next day which is always fun. I just wanted to flex in every single mirror I passed, but I think that happens to every workout warrior out there who does an ab circuit.
I’m starting this week off strong. It is incomparably nice here and I am loving every single minute of it. I am really appreciating spring because I feel like we earned it. My April goal of running outside more is going swimmingly. I knocked out 3 outdoor miles (one of them not logged here) before heading in to make a bowl of protein filled oatmeal.
I don’t know if it’s because of the BBG circuits or what, but my runs these days have been feeling really solid. I think it is because I’m focusing more on building up my muscles than just cardio-ing after cardio-ing. If you are a runner and are looking to improve your endurance and speed, definitely check out Kayla Itsine’s Bikini Body Guide.
In other news, I am trying like crazy to up my protein game. Recently, I have been doing whatever I can to sneak it in as much as I can. I have added two egg whites to my oatmeal in addition to peanut butter, I have added more protein to my lunches and snacks, and now, I have started adding protein shakes to my daily regimen and I have finally found the perfect recipe.
I have a really hard time just drinking the powder straight, so this recipe was everything I could dream of and more.
Vanilla Banana Smoothie of Dreams
-1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
-1/2 cup of almond milk
-1/2 cup of water
-1/2 a frozen banana
-ice as needed
-dash of cinnamon
Blend it all together and the frothy deliciousness does not disappoint. I’m not much of a meat eater, so any way I can up the protein, the better. Protein is the building block for bones, muscle, cartilage, skin, and a whole host of other things in the body. It is essential for anyone who works out and especially for those who are kicking things up a notch. Don’t know how much to consume? Check out apps like myfitnesspal that can help you track exactly how much you’re getting and how much you need.