That Chocolate Milk Though

Yup, I am saying it. I love me some chocolate milk. But I am actually really picky about it. Picky like, I only drink chocolate milk that I mix from powder (syrup doesn't work for me, neither does pre-made). Anyway, I started drinking Carnation Breakfast Essentials back in high school as my breakfast, but fast-forward eight or so years and I need more than a glass of milk in the a.m. So now, I eat more breakfast and drink my milk at night. Here is why...

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As I started to work out more and really get serious about wanting to lift (I don't like it when I am skinny fat - definition: skinny but no muscle). I wanted to see muscle, so my husband told me I really needed to start drinking a protein shake after my workouts. I tried taking regular protein powder (the same as him) but I just couldn't drink it. The consistency and the fact that at that time he was mixing it with water just didn't work for me. So I started drinking my Carnation drinks again. It doesn't have as much protein as his drink does, but it is something. 

So why protein post workout? I am trying to build muscle, and after a resistance workout your muscles are craving protein. They need it to recover and grow quite simply. (check out these articles for more in-depth reasoning)

Anyway, Nate has started mixing his protein powder with milk now, so I might give that another shot. Until then my breakfast drink at night works just fine. It is also really good for getting rid of that late night hunger that creeps up on me sometimes.

Next week I will have my workout pages for you! I am so excited about this binder and being able to share it with you all. We also will have both done a check in so we will share that as well (or at least I will).

Until then, here is my favorite workout this past week (and some workout wear I am drooling over):

Bike | 10 minutes (warm-up)
Stiff-Leg Deadlift | 4 sets/8-12
Standing Calf Raises | 4 sets/8-12
Lying Leg Curls | 3 sets/8-12
Leg Press | 3 sets/8-12
Seated Leg Curls | 3 sets/8-12
Leg Extensions | 4 sets/8-12
Bike | 10 minutes (cool down)

Do you drink a protein drink of some kind after your workout? What tastes best to you?

Disclaimer: I am not a certified personal trainer or a supplement expert. The workouts/fitness ideas/supplements I post are what works for me, but they might not be right for you. Always do your research and/or consult your doctor/health professional before changing to your diet and/or fitness routine. This post contains affiliate links.

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