Happy Friday! I have (mostly) good news to share today. Yaaaaay! Let me break it down for ya.
1. It’s Friday, and that is fabulous news.
2. I made it one whole week without working out to let my body heal. It wasn’t easy! (Not working out was driving me bonkers, but I got a kick out of using this…)
3. The doc and I talked about possible reasons for my pain, and though we didn’t decide on any, she cleared me for exercise. Actually, she even encouraged me to do what I can. Looks like I’ll be attempting a walk tomorrow. Squeeee!
4. I have a giveaway! As a FitFluential ambassador, Designer Whey sent me their new Sustained Energy Protein to try in chocolate velvet and vanilla bean. I’m also giving away some of this goodness to six winners! See below about how to enter; first I want to share my thoughts.
I tried the products multiple ways to give you the best review. I first tried the chocolate in almond milk. Not bad! (though it was hard to mix) I also tried vanilla in water. Again, not bad! (a bit chalky, but it mixed well) Finally, I mixed some chocolate with half a frozen banana in some almond milk. Yum, do this!
The shake was great, but the best part is the sustained energy. I usually like to have a little carb with my protein (like my regular morning protein oats) to (a) keep me fuller longer, (b) help my body actually digest the protein, and (c) give me energy for the day.
This protein, a blend of whey, soy, and casein, comes with its own fiber, which makes taking it on the go even easier. For 100 calories, a serving comes with 16g protein and 5g fiber. The protein and fiber work together to keep blood sugar from spiking and to give you energy to tackle your day/workout, which is perfect for a prego in her third trimester. Bring on the energy!
Okay, so how can you win? As I said, I’m picking six winners. The contest begins Friday, and I’m announcing a winner on Tuesday, August 20. Mandatory: Leave a comment telling me which flavor your chose. For an additional entry, tweet or post the giveaway via Facebook mentioning @LoveSweatBeers (so I see it) and a link to this post. Leave a comment telling me you did so.
Good luck, and happy Friday!