Tonight has been so awesome! I finally went and got those new work out shoes! No more blisters on the bottom of my feet….hopefully. I ended up going for the Ravena4 Brooks Running shoe. As soon as I tried them on, I fell in love. These shoes are so comfortable! I, of course, had to try them out tonight with some cardio. I tried them out with an interval workout that I stole from PNWrunner (thank you by the way!). The shoes were definitely worth the money. It was a lot easier for me to run in these shoes, because they were light weight and gave my foot the proper support. It was like I was running with no shoes on. Even better at the end of the work out I was blister free.
Of course a good workout made me really hungry, so I experimented with a new recipe that my trainer gave me. My trainer gave me this recipe, because over the past few months I have been on mass gainer to help me put on muscle mass. The only problem with the mass gainer is that I cannot get it down. I have tried several different mass gainers, and every single time it is a struggle to drink the shake. There is something about the texture of the mass gainer that I do not like. She of course has been working on a solution with me, and we finally found something that works for me! Instead of a mass gainer, I now make this shake. Tonight I took it post-work out, but I would normally make the shake in the morning with breakfast.
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I like Isoflex)
- 1 banana
- 10 oz unsweetened almond milk
- 11/2 tsp peanutbutter
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup oatmeal
- A couple ice cubes (optional)
This shake is so delicious that I drank the whole thing (which is what we were trying to achieve) before I could take a picture!
Have you had similar problems with mass gainers? What do you like to drink post workout?