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30 Day Fitness Challenge: Day 5

Protein ShakeFor me, one of the hardest things to balance while working out, is how much protein I should or should not consume. As someone who donates plasma regularly, it can be difficult to keep your protein levels up. Add a regular exercise regiment and one wouldn’t be surprised to learn my protein levels were extremely low this morning. Fortunately, I had done most of my workout before going to donate this morning. However, it also means that by donating today, I was left feeling drained.

I suppose this is a wake up call. I’ve been extremely wary about over doing protein bars and shakes. Last year, I had a time where I struggled with my protein levels, much like I am now. I would literally make myself sick by consuming high protein foods as well as having daily protein shakes and bars. Honestly, all this did was lead to me putting on weight, after working so hard to drop 50 lbs. I refuse to allow this to happen again. But I am also determined to find a reasonable solution. After all, like most people, I want my cake and I want to eat it, too.

So tell me, how do you keep your protein up when you’re working out?

Day 5

Crunch: 12

Jump Rope: 200 skips

Leg Lift: 12

Mountain: Rest

Plank: 20 sec

Pushup: Rest

Situp: 30

Squats: 70

Tri Dips: Rest

Jog: ½ mile

Walk: ¼ mile

Jog: ¾ mile

About Kristine

As an aspiring author, avid bookworm, fitness fanatic and dedicated mother, there just aren't enough hours in the day. I write or post about things I'm passionate about and spend my time trying to make the most of every day. Life may be a tough journey, but I have my ruby red slippers and am content on skipping along this yellow brick road until the end of the line.

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