Pumpkin Protein Overnight Oats & Fitness Help
So as some of you know, a few months back my husband and I made the quick decision to rent out our condo, pack our bags and move almost 400 miles south to the desert of Nevada. Over the weeks leading to and following the move, I really didn't make the best nutritional choices. Let's be honest. Sometimes running to In-and-Out a few times a week is a lot easier than meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning. AMIRIGHT? To make a long story short, 3 weeks after our move I reluctantly stepped on the scale to see that I had gained 10 lbs. I was soooo furious! I had put in months of hard work to get rid of that weight and within a few weeks it was back. I kind of paused at that moment. Either I could keep doing what I was doing and unravel everything I had learned and worked for or I could buckle up and get back to work. I chose the later. The next day I went to the gym and signed up for a membership. Smooth sailing from there right? NO! I had the hardest time pulling myself out of bed to go to the gym where I would put in a half effort workout because I would tire out easily and go home and try to control my extreme appetite.
I needed help.
Now in my last fitness post I mentioned that I wasn't trying to promote any specific brand, but I wanted to include what helped me and that is what I will do again.
Because of my lack of energy and extreme appetite I decided to run up to GNC and look for something to help me out. I typically try to avoid caffeine at any cost mostly because I don't want to get hooked and create a dependence...but yes I cheated and got a thermogenic. I purchased the TRANS4ORM EVL Energizer which is an appetite suppresent, energy enhancement and thermogenic supplement. Let me be clear about something. I DID NOT BUY THIS AS AN EASY FIX. I just wanted something that would help me create healthy habits. For this supplement it is advised that you take 2 pills a day 2x a day (once in the morning and once in the afternoon). I did this for 2 days. I was able to get up earlier, sleep better, complete a full workout without filling absolutely drained, as well as complete my other work responsibilities. HOWEVER each afternoon and evening I had extreme jitters and restless legs. It really helped my appetite, but it helped by making me extremely nauseous if i took more than a few bites of anything. After the first couple days I only took 2 in the morning. I still had the great energy and suppressed appetite, but I didn't have the jitters and nausea. I took 2 each morning for a week while I consistantly worked out for 2 hours a day. I really REALLY didn't want to get hooked on these so the next week I bumped it down to taking them every other day. Although I didn't feel quite as energized arriving to the gym on the days I skipped it, I still felt an energy buzz that was created from the workout itself once I left. The week after that I only took 1 pill in the morning every other day and still felt the same effect. By the 3rd week I wasn't taking any but I had created a strong gym habit. Going to the gym was no longer a chore, but it was something that I looked forward to! I also didn't feel controlled by food anymore. I preffered eating light because my stomach felt better with healthier options. Foods with high sugar and fat content left me feeling bloated with an upset stomach. Choosing good portions of lean meats, veggies, and fruits was easier because I felt a HUGE difference.