One of the things I love about the blog world is how it taught me the importance of bedtime snacks...
You know, because whatever you eat after 8 goes straight to your thighs... (note sarcasm)
It was great, yes. But I was still waking up in the middle of the night with a grumbling tummy.
Then it was time to step up. I got bolder, and I added in more carbs and fat. Things were going well, I enjoyed my nightly noshing without any side effects... Until I started lifting heavier.
I'd be waking up hungry again, and sometimes even before I got to sleeping.
Then I had to call in this big guy...
This thing is a-mazing! Of course not on its own or just a shake, because that could never keep me satiated... And lets face it, where's the fun in that?
But in whole wheat pancakes, topped with nut butter (and syrup of course)?
Or mixed with greek yogurt and other add-ins (banana bread, muffins, granola, fruit, cereal etc), topped with nut butter?
Not only is it delicious (Dymatize cookies and cream!) and not only have I been sleeping soundly, but I've also been recovering quicker. I don't feel as sore the next day after an intense workout and I always get back in the gym feeling stronger!
And speaking of the gym...
Feels good to know that I've come a long way from over a year ago! It's the little things :)
Have a great week ahead guys!