Friday, July 11, 2014

Progress Vacation Style

(I wrote this post before and it disappeared.  Let's try this again.)  Happy Friday!   Right now I'm probably hiking Brasstown Bald. We are having a great time on vacation.  I love the mountains. 

I love my kids and I wouldn't skip vacation and family time (my patents are here too) for anything but,  if I'm prepping during our next vacation I'm going someplace near a gym.  (The closest one here is 45 minutes away!)

I know that my progress is sub par this week but, I'm being there are many competitors that get sidelined for a few days during prep. 

Here's my plan for making up for this week's crappy workouts.My hike today should burn some major calories and help tone my legs and butt. I'm not planning any major cheats for Saturday.  And I'm going to hit my workout (and my new plan) hard on Monday. 

Wednesday was COMPETLY screwed up due to traveling.  Thursday was more on track.  I hit up the salad bar at Ingles both notes.  I'm really proud of my self control.  I haven't touched even 1 marshmallow (one of my weaknesses)

Wednesdays didn't happen so now I'm stuck playing catch up.  Today is normally leg day so I kept it the same and decided to add in our hiking trip today.

The topic for this week's Fave on Friday is fitness fuel. I have 3.

Left: Isopure. This is the protein powder I'm currently in love with.  The toasted coconut (shown here) has only 1 gram of carbs and they have a ton of flavors that have 0 carbs. 

Middle: Extend by Scivation. It's a BCAA blend that is used for muscle recovery and helps keep away muscle fatigue.  This one is grape flavored. Normally I hate things that are grape flavored but this one tastes just like a Jolly Rancher!

Right: Cellucor Alpha Amino's.  Another amino blend that I use to help repair my body after a hard workout. 

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing your fuels today. My husband wants to start gaining more muscle and asked me to do some research. And BOOM! All I had to do is read your blog! I learn something every week from you. Hope you are enjoying your vacation!

    1. Vacation was good. I'm happy to be home tho. My husband uses creatine to help gain muscle. Creatine adds water to your muscles to help add bulk. He really likes it.

  2. I've heard really good things about Isopure but haven't had a chance to try it yet. Toasted Coconut sounds really good!

    1. They a bunch of different flavors. Next in going to try chocolate. I like isopure because I don't have to worry about added carbs.