Anyone else feeling like they’re busting their ass at the gym but don’t have the muscles to show for it?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of the way I look! To be honest I’ve never felt better and I get such a buzz from going to the gym!
Although I can’t help but wonder whether a little bit of help (in the protein department) will enable me to tone up my abs and booty more!
I have been going to the gym regularly for at least 2 years now and until recently, I had never considered using protein shakes.
I thought it was the cheats way and worried that it wouldn’t be healthy. As I (like a lot of people do) confused them with steroid’s and worried protein shakes would be potentially harmful to my body!
BUT WHAT DO PROTEIN SHAKES ACTUALLY DO?
*Disclaimer- I’m not a trained professional
Protein shakes are used after working out in order to give your body a chance to recover. Protein powder contains all of the essential amino acids to enable the healing of damaged muscles. Not to be confused with steroids (as I did) which impact on your hormones.
In essence, I want to see if protein shakes will make any difference to me. Whether that’s the way I feel in general (energy throughout the day), if they allow me to push harder at the gym (as my muscles have recovered) and/ or whether I see any physical differences in the way I look!
So here’s me now:
I have purchased a few products from Women’s Best. I chose Women’s Best as I have seen I lot of positive reviews all over social media such as YouTube and Instagram!
I spent around £45 on a handful of Women’s Best products (I found a discount code for 10% off and free delivery).
Protein Choco Creme (mainly for my boyfriend as he loves Nutella)
BCAA Amino Green Apple (to be taken before/ during workouts)
Women’s Best Cookies and Cream Slim Body Shake
I plan to try out these products for 4 weeks and let you know how I get on in a follow up post!
MY THOUGHTS SO FAR:
So far I have used the BCAA drink and Slim body shake on Friday, Saturday and today (Tuesday).
I am loving the BCAA I feel like it perks me up during my workouts a LOT more than water! Although it is VERY sweet! I really struggled to drink it at 6:30am on the first morning! So next time I plan to try another flavour!
Unfortunately, I’m also not to keen on the taste and also the texture of the protein shake! Although I think this is largely my fault for going for a weird flavour, in hindsight I should have kept it simple with vanilla or chocolate!
On Friday I had the shake for breakfast. Although, by 11am I was super hungry, and so I don’t plan on replacing meals with it again. Instead I hope to drink it as a snack throughout the day!
So, that’s where I’m at with my first time protein experience at the moment. I’ll be back In 4 weeks time to let you know my progress!
I hope you have a lovely week!
Thanks for reading!
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