First Encounter with Protein Powder

The title kind of rhymes, doesn’t it? Totally unplanned, off-the-cuff. THAT is how good I am at rhyming. Perhaps there’s an opening for me where Dr. Seuss left off.

As I mentioned, I purchased my first protein powder! I went with Muscle Milk, after not being able to find All the Whey. Funny side story, Husband actually went to pick it up for me and relayed this hilarious convo with the GNC employee:

Husband: Do you guys carry CytoSport Muscle Milk Protein Powder?

Guy: Yep – it’s right over there.

Husband: Great! Do you have Muscle Milk LIGHT?

Guy: Yep – it’s right below. You should know, though, that the only difference between the two is the size of the scoop.

Oh, marketing ploys. How hysterical.

In any event, I woke up this morning eager to try it! I created an oatmeal bowl with a little bit of peanut butter, Almond Milk, frozen cherries and the protein powder. It looked really gross yummy.

Luckily, as we’ve learned, looks aren’t everything when it comes to food. It tasted great! Not fake chocolate-y tasting like some protein bars, etc. It was pretty good and I had no problem eating the whole bowl 🙂

Fast forward through the morning a bit. As I have reported, the running regimen I am attempting has rendered me RAVENOUS! I don’t know if the protein powder was the difference, but I have felt MUCH more satiated. I didn’t even realize it was time for my 11:00am Chobani break until about 12:30! So far, so good.

Thank you, Muscle Milk, for keeping me full and creating a version of your powder with a smaller scoop just for me.

I think another function of these products is to help with muscle repair. I will have to wait a bit more to report on that one. When I woke up this morning, my arms, shoulders and upper back were QUITE sore from the arm workout I created to along with my second bonding experience with the treadmill (where I logged 25 more minutes!)

-3 sets of 10 pullups (I use the machine at the gym that provides you with assistance I am too much of a wuss to do my own pullups!)
-3 sets  of 10 tricep dips (see above)
-3 sets of lat pull downs
-3 sets of seated row push
-3 sets of compound seated row (pull)

It was definitely a good workout, but I’m afraid that it left me unable to workout the next morning (which was ok since I had already put in three consecutive days at the gym). I’m hoping the protein powder will help my muscles recover quickly!

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