Hey hey hey gals and pals!
BIG HONKIN POST today friends! I got lots to cover. So if you’re willing to hang on for a kookoo crazy ride, let’s get started, shall we?
The other day I ordered up some goodies from Netrition, including this new bar I’d read about online…
Quest bars are low carb, high protein, high fiber, and have no trans fats, gluten, or sugar alcohols. Even better? Very few ingredients. I bought the Peanut Butter Supreme flavor and this is all that’s in it: “Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate), Isomalto-Oligosaccarides (100% Natural Prebiotic Fiber derived from plants), Peanut Butter, Almonds, Water, Peanuts, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Lo Han Guo (Natural Herb used as a sweetener in China), Sucralose.”
That’s it! I was immediately intrigued.
Here’s what I thought about it: (Note: Quest Bars didn’t pay me or ask me to say any of this, I just want to give my honest opinion on a product I bought)
Smell: Delicious! Just like naturally ground peanut butter.
Taste: First bite, I went over the moon with happiness. You can actually taste the peanut butter and even crunchy almond chunks in the bar. I was wowed, no bar I’ve tried has had this much of a peanutty flavor naturally. The texture is a bit tough to chew, but the flavor totally makes it worth it.
Effects: Held me well for a long time! It’s REALLY satisfying and rich. No nausea or gas since there’s no sugar alcohols.
Thoughts: One word: WOW! I really loved this bar! They have a lot of other flavors I wanna try, but so far, this peanut butter one blows away all the rest! The only downsides are the size since it’s kinda small and the fact that it’s only offered online on a few sites. Warning for an oncoming tantrum: I wish they were in stores SO BAD.
If you wanna try it, I suggest using Netrition. Not only can you buy the bars individually, but they have a great flat shipping rate and carry lots of other health products, so you can kill two birds with one stone
Now onto the workouts!
So, you know how I’ve been incorporating plyos and cardio during my non-lifting days?
Well, I’ve been having LOADS of fun experimenting and making up different routines, so I thought I’d share a few I’ve been loving.
THIS IS FLIPPING INTENSE!!! I was sweating buckets when this was over. I have an app on my phone for interval training so I plugged in the times. I just did random stuff at whim and it turned into this. It only took about 15 minutes total, but I was winded and schweatyyy.
You could probably do this as a lifting routine, but I tried to go through it fast for cardio purposes. It was a lot of fun! A lot of the moves are meant for kettlebell routines, but I used dumbbells and it worked AOK If you wonder what some of the moves are, this little ol’ link right here helps explain really well!
I’ve been ADORING these kind of cardio routines on my non-lifting days. They not only get the endorphins pumpin, but they’re a ton of fun. My mom’s been getting back into strength training and even she’s having a blast with it!
Now without further ado, here’s some foodie pictures for fun! Mwah Bon Appetit!
Mini apple and sunbutter sammies!
Protein muffin greek yogurt mess—I’m drooling just thinking about this, gotta be one of my favorite snacks ever. I’ve been eating this every day for the past week haha
Olive Garden with friends = gotta snag a breadstick pic, they’re like little submarine pillows of pleasure
Whew! If you made it through this long post alive, I salute you.
Hope y’all have a wonderful Thursday! See ya tomorrow for Five Things Friday!
Are you a fan of kettlebell routines? Plyos?
Olive Garden breadsticks—yay or nay?