Protein Powder Review and a Fierce Workout
A BIG hello and hugs to all of my wonderful readers! How was your Sunday? Mine was superb. I hit up the gym early this morning, did some major studying the rest of the day, ate some tasty food, chatted with my Mommy over the phone, painted my nails, and attended a student council meeting this eve.
I am so excited to do this protein powder review! Especially because I have been waiting for months to get my hands on this protein I literally have been waiting for months to try About Time protein powder. I first heard of this type of protein powder when Naomi posted about it on her blog way back in June! I went to their website to make an order, but was disappointed to find out that they do not deliver to Canada I was crushed. Of course, I searched every store that offered protein powders near me, but I had no luck coming across any About Time products.
Everything changed when I moved back to London in September, though! As I mentioned yesterday, my favourite store, Homeopathy London, carries About Time protein powders! You can only imagine how thrilled I was when I found this out (Picture me bouncing up and down). I had a lot of protein powder at the time, so I decided to wait until I made ‘the purchase’ And I guess ‘the purchase’ was made yesterday YAY!
Unfortunately, Homeopathy London only carries About Time’s chocolate and vanilla flavour and are not able to order in any other flavour other than cinnamon (due to the supplier they are dealing with). I had my heart set on trying their peanut butter flavour, but I wasn’t going to let myself get upset seeing as how any About Time protein powder is better than no About Time protein powder at all Am I right or am I right? Read my review to find out!
About Time 100% Whey Protein Isolate
About Time protein powder uses 100% whey protein isolate and only natural ingredients such as Stevia.
The nutritional profile is amazing since About Time only uses all natural ingredients! I always look at the label before buying my supplements and was really happy with what About Time protein offers!
Even though it is made with Stevia, there was definitely no apparent “Stevia” taste that may turn some individuals off.
Personally, I do not like extremely sweet flavours of protein powder, but I do not want the flavour to be bland either. I think this protein had a perfect level of sweetness. I tried the chocolate flavour and was very happy with it; it actually tasted like chocolate.
There was no “chalkiness”
I have only tried to mix it into my yogurt so far; it mixed well and it didn’t clump.
This was the first thing I checked out after tearing off the plastic! YUM! Very chocolatey!
I am really happy that I purchased this yesterday I actually made an order after I purchased the chocolate… they are bringing in the cinnamon for me to try I give this protein powder 5/5! Three cheers for About Time protein!
With all of this protein powder talk, I thought that this would be a perfect time to share a new PWO recipe with you all
Ever since I created my sweet potato pudding, I have been enjoying it ever since to fuel my workouts! Seeing as how I ran out of bananas yesterday, I had to change things up and create something new! Yay for new creations! This is what I came up with
Extra Thick Sweet Potato Cranberry Pudding
5 oz. sweet potato
1 – 2 Tbsp dried cranberries (or fresh; I had dried!)
1/3 cup greek yogurt
1 – 1.5 scoop protein powder (I used vanilla)
Blend all ingredients together once the potato is cooked! Add cinnamon if you want
This turned out extra thick I was lovin’ it
So, this morning I rocked an amazing leg workout But it seemed as though everyone in the gym was getting a good workout in today! There was a lady doing triceps pushdowns and her face was mean! I LOVED it! I totally knew the burn she was feeling I felt like saying “you go girl!”, but contained myself…
Things might have got a little awkward… haha
So I went into this workout determined to get a sweat on I used to dread leg days. Last year I actually never even incorporated leg training into my weekly routine, but that was way back when I was a total newbie to lifting (now I am just somewhat of a newbie haha)
This year is much different I have been noticing changes like none other, but still have some things to work on that’s for sure!
Currently, I am doing two leg days per week. For one of my leg days I focus on quads (Wednesday) and for the other leg day I focus on hamstrings and glutes (Sunday). Since I am a perfectionist (something else I need to work on), I have been constantly switching up and changing my leg workouts to make them ‘perfect’! The constant switching of routines has gotten me really frustrated because there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ routine. Another reason I am frustrated is because I want to stick to one routine for at least a month until I switch it up a bit.
Today I created the routine I will be sticking with for at least a month I am sure I have said this before, but this routine seriously made me feel like I accomplished something
|Straight leg deadlift||5||5|
|Walking lunges w/ barbell||4||20 (10 each leg)|
|Reverse lunge off step w/ barbell**||3||10|
|Bench straddle hops||3||24 (12 each side)|
|Plié squat w/ DB||3||12|
|Hip thrusters||3||10 – 12|
|Kneeling cable kickback||3||10 – 12|
|V sit ups||3||15|
|Reverse crunch on bench||3||10|
* Perform right side lunge, left side lunge and then immediately go into squat jump (demonstrated in video below)
** Perform all 10 reverse lunges on right/left leg before switching to other leg
After doing this workout I was on a workout high all day It’s been a great Sunday
Some of the exercises performed throughout the workout I just shared were inspired by one of my favourites, Aubrie Richeson Love her. We tweet daily She said goodnight to me last night
How did you spend your Sunday?
How often do you switch up your workout routine?
Do you get bored with workouts easily?
Talk to you lovely people tomorrow!
The Question that is Currently Stumping Me:
Why is my kitchen always a disaster?
Advice of the Day:
Acknowledge and appreciate all of the amazing things that your body is able to do!
Posted on October 16, 2011, in Eat, Post Workout, Review, Snack, Sweat, Workouts and tagged abs, Aubrie Richeson, chocolate, cranberries, exercise, glutes, greek yogurt, hamstrings, protein powder, review, sweet potato, workout. Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.