Once upon a time, in my mid twenties, I had a six pack stomach.
I had a personal trainer sponsor my preparation for Miss Arizona USA and it was a difficult task to get in shape because I was dating – that meant steak dinners and ice cream desserts. I found myself battling a chubby-buff look with my body. My trainer DJ warned me, “You need to change your diet, you won’t see results until you stop eating that way.”
And so, I was on a diet – EAS® protein drinks in the morning to build muscle, chicken and salad for lunch and dinner, no carbs, low-sugar yogurt, and suddenly, in two weeks my body had transformed that other personal trainers at the gym started mentioning it. I have the pics to prove it – me, as Miss Phoenix USA at the Miss Arizona USA 2008 pageant:
I was a semi-finalist by the way.
Long gone are the pageant days, now in my early 30s, there’s a different battle – fatigue.
I’m tired, drained, sleepy, just wanting to pass out by the time I got to bed – something felt wrong. After a lunch with a girlfriend who told me the symptoms she was battling, all which sounded a lot like my own. I immediately got the name of her naturopath and made an appointment, to this day I’m so glad she shared that with me.
After my appointment, I was told I needed to eat better, realized I was allergic to my new pets (bunnies), and most importantly, I needed to add protein to my diet and it should be in the very first meal I have every morning. I was Vitamin D deficient and began taking 10,000 IU pills, and I’m back to drinking EAS® like I did in my pageant preparation days but for a different reason – my health. EAS® is a great protein supplement and it can be added to an already-healthy lifestyle.
I now keep a pack in my bag when I’m starving. I used to bring string cheese but I would forget about it and then well, that’s no good. I like that I can bring this with me and use it anytime, chances are I’m ordering a drink or by water where I can make it work. If you need ideas visit the Social Hub to get ideas.
Exclusive to Target, EAS® portable protein packs and powder can be found in the pharmacy area of Target. EAS® 100% Whey Single Serving Packets, EAS® Lean 15 Single Serve Packets, and On-The-Go 3 pack protein. These protein packs are perfect for daily on-the-go lifestyle to incorporate protein. Click here for the cartwheel offer valid August 23 – October 31.
How to use the protein packs
Combine one serving pack with 8 fluid ounces of cold water or milk – or a favorite beverage and mix well in a shaker or blender. If you work out, the best time to take it is 30 minutes post-workout.
Since I regularly drink iced vanilla lattes or an iced chai, the vanilla packs are great! Depending on how thick you’d like your drink, you can choose milk or water. If you’ll do it on your own, you will need to a blender/shaker bottle, as shown.
Have you ever trained physically for something before? What was it? How did you do it?