Today I am filming my group power class and I am super excited. I wish we were filming this morning so I could get it out of the way but the morning is a prime time for group fitness classes at the YMCA and I need a room to myself and my workout guests!
For the video you need 5 people to participate in the workout and my group of people are set to go. The video camera is all set up directly on me so mistakes will be visible! I am feeling confident with the programming and can’t wait to power up!
This morning I prepared a chocolate peanut butter protein shake to bring with me that I can immediately consume once I finish the workout. This shake is high in protein, contains a little healthy fat, and is completely satisfying/replenishing after a strength training session.
Post workout recovery and fuel is so important, not only because I am pregnant, but my muscles need to be repaired properly with protein to recover any damaged tissue. I have noticed that when I consume protein right after a workout session I am less sore and less tired from the workout.
Try out this simple recipe for a delicious post workout snack. It is approximately 250 calories and very filling!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
1 scoop chocolate egg white protein powder or whey protein powder
1 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice
Pour skim milk, water, and ice into blender and blend ice to milkshake consistency. Add chocolate protein powder and peanut butter into blender, and blend until completely mixed. Serve chilled in a glass.
I poured my shake into a blender bottle and then immediately put the blender bottle into the freezer. I will take it out about 30-45 minutes before I leave, that way after my hour long workout I have a nice cold treat!