I am sure that you all have heard that muscle soreness occurs the day after a workout, or that you can see the results of your workout the day after, but has anyone ever heard that you get extremely hungry the day after an intense workout?
Well, I had never heard of hunger striking the day after a workout, but believe me…today I felt it! I felt like I couldn’t get enough food in my body…the entire day. In fact, I still feel hungry.
While volunteering at the symphony I ate a full protein bar, rather than my usual half.
I then came home and had a large salad with tuna for lunch while clipping some coupons.
After the salad (and still clipping coupons) I was still hungry, so I mixed a little plain Greek yogurt, natural peanut butter, and sugarless jam. Tasty….but I was still hungry.
Once my list was compiled, my coupons were clipped, and I was ready to head to the grocery store I made myself a small smoothie of 1/3 banana, 1 scoop of protein powder, 1 cup of unsweetened original almond milk, and some ice cubes. Thankfully that held me over a little bit so I wasn’t soooo starving during my grocery shopping trip.
I then came home from the store, and as I was unloading the car I saw the UPS man arrive. I had been expecting a package, so I kindly asked if any of his packages were for Tara Deal…and one of them was! This was a package from iherb.com. iherb.com is a great site where I order my protein powder, certain grains, natural beauty products, and so much more! This site is great because it has such a wide variety of items, gets orders shipped out promptly, is constantly offering different discounts, and always has a section on the web site dedicated to free trials.
This order included Plant Fusion protein powder which is a blend of pea protein, artichoke protein, organic sprouted amaranth powder, and organic sprouted quinoa powder, Maca Up which is a vegetarian energy protein made from pea protein, organic brown rice protein concentrate, organic maca root powder, and oat bran fiber. Currently, I am experimenting with different types of protein to see what I like the best, and what my body likes the best. I also ordered a jar of PB2. Chocolate PB2 to be exact. I have read about PB2 several times and have always wanted to try it, so I was very excited to finally receive it in the mail today!
PB2 is a peanut powder with 85% of the fat and calories removed without using chemicals. All you do is simply mix it with water to get a peanut buttery like substance. I am looking forward to making it a mix-in in my overnight oats and smoothies!
I also received a free trial sample of chocolate pea protein powder, digestive enzyme tablets, and kumquat jam. I always love it when a freebie is thrown in.
Because iherb.com is so great, they have given me a special code to share with you. If you use the coupon code OGA946 when you make your order as a new customer, you will receive $5 your entire order automatically! Sounds like a great deal to me 😉
Once the groceries were put away, I was ready for dinner. Since Brian was studying at the med school library, and I was on my own for dinner, I opted for my favorite meal of the day…breakfast. I made some veggie scrambled eggs topped with the last of my mom’s homemade salsa.
Now, I am off to practice my Body Pump. After all, I am making my Les Mills instructor debut tomorrow morning, and I want to make a great impression 🙂
Have a great evening!