One of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt this year is how getting older affects your metabolism. Six years ago, I restricted my portion sizes, ate healthily, and lost 13kgs without doing ANY exercise. Fast forward to today, and that just doesn’t work anymore. I have tried eating really well, eating smaller amounts of really good food, and although I’ve lost 5kg – the rest of the weight I’ve managed to gain just won’t budge.
I have come to the realization that my metabolism is not what it once was, and what worked before doesn’t work anymore. With that in mind, I’ve decided to hop onto the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide movement. It consists of hectic, hardcore resistance training and low-intensity workouts almost every day of the week. The nice thing is that the workouts are really quick – they take about 30-35 minutes to complete, and you feel yourself working. I was really into the BBG plan last year, until I broke my foot, and I never really got back into it since then.
I did my first resistance workout yesterday – working my legs, and doing some cardio. I cannot walk today – just by the way. After a hard workout, it’s really important to focus on your nutrition and to up your protein intake as protein helps with a number of things – in particular, muscle repair. With this in mind, I created my own recipe and using my NutriBullet, created a Post-Workout Protein Shake.
Post-Workout Protein Shake
150g low-fat strawberry yoghurt
2 scoops Evox Lean Pro Diet Protein powder (Strawberry flavour)
2 teaspoons of Sugar-Free Peanut Butter
1 tablespoon of High Protein FutureLife (Original flavour)
Low-fat Milk to the max line
This post-workout protein shake was SO. DAMN. DELICIOUS. There are seriously no words – you have got to try this out, even if you don’t exercise. Let me know what you think of it!
If you’re part of the #ItsinesArmy, give me a shout! I’d love to know how you find the plan works for you.