Thursday, March 15, 2012

Supplements: An Update

Me post workout.  Purple.  Sweaty.  Ready for the camera.

Can I preface this post, just in case, with the statement that with any supplements you may want to take or try, if you have any questions or concerns, you should check with your doctor or someone who knows more than me.  I am just sharing my opinion with some of my favorite people.  Namaste.

Do you remember when I posted about Jack3d?  Man, I enjoy that stuff.  It is a pre-workout supplement intended to give you an extra boost throughout your workout.  It tastes pretty good, you mix it with a little water, and drink it about 30 minutes before your workout.  I really like it for strength training, not so much cardio.  It is a little too much excitement for my body when I used it once when running.  Mommy no like it then.  Well, when we run out, sometimes we decide to try different pre-workout supplements. 

The first time it was this:

NO-xplode was drinking a high concentration of Sweet-Tarts.  I didn't like it.  Therefore Heather was left to use the 18 pound container...and I awaited the next purchase.

This time it was this:

And let me tell you what.  This stuff in NASTY.  Have you ever had to drink vodka flavored dirt?  No?  Well, this would be the closest thing to that situation.  It's terrible.  And what makes it worse, is that it was so more expensive than any other one we have tried. 
I am not sure anyone really cares, but I wanted to share just in case.
Now...for the protein.
In the mornings, when I am being good, I make a protein shake with one cup milk, one scoop of Jillian's WHEY protein powder, one scoop of frozen fruit.  Not bad.  Looks like this:
This week I have started adding Creatine.  It's tasteless and I am not "loading" creatine like a muscle builder, but having 3grams pre and post workout to help aid in rebuilding my muscles and endurance.  We will see what happens with all that!  I had read in my Oxygen magazine, which is one of my favorites:

About the benefits for women when it comes to creatine, the myths, etc.  If you ladies are ever looking for a good fitness magazine that has tons of recipes, articles, and actual workouts...this is a good one to get.

(man...if only I got paid for all this product placement...I dont...I promise)

So anywhoozle, I will wrap it up.  Hope today finds you healthy, wealthy, and wise!  xoxo


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