Today’s post is sponsored by fairlife, makers of Core Power® I love them dearly, and I hope you do too. Check out the giveaway at the end of the post!
Oh, man. I look back at my early years of blogging and wonder how in the world, my body held up with the way I was training and fueling myself. Oh wait, it didn’t. I was injured all of the time and not reaching my goals. I lost my period, had osteopenia, and thought that skipping breakfast would somehow help me to run a sub-3 marathon.
I’m grateful my body has forgiven me for the way I treated it, and I’m also grateful for you guys sticking around over the years as I have worked toward understanding how to change (in many ways)!
I cannot imagine finishing a workout without refueling within 30 minutes these days and I’ll continue to do that forever and ever.
So why does it all actually matter? Why does fueling after a workout make a difference?
“It prevents further muscle breakdown, helps to optimize muscle and liver glycogen stores, and ultimately promotes desired adaptions to training. Omit this recovery meal and your body will remain in a state of breakdown, and muscle soreness in the hours and days following the hard effort is more likely.” (Source)
These workouts and runs that we do are already hard enough. Why in the world would we want to add more stress and breakdown to our bodies when we can avoid that by refueling?!
I can notice a night and day difference in my soreness, energy levels, mental state, and sleep when I make sure to refuel properly after a workout. I wouldn’t be able to keep up with life without it!
It doesn’t matter how long or how short your workout is. You deserve to refuel, and your body needs it.
Core Power is by far my favorite way to refuel after a run. I look forward to it. I crave it. I have a full discussion in my head during my last mile about whether I should go for chocolate, vanilla or strawberry banana each day. I can grab it out of my fridge and help jumpstart my body toward recovery.
The creaminess is unreal. It tastes just like a melted milkshake, and I am positive it will be impossible for me ever to be sick of these.
With 26 or 42 grams of high-quality protein and NO added powders (I cannot handle the taste of protein powders), you will be shocked over how delicious this drink is….
An added bonus for me and so many others—> It is lactose-free.
If eating after a run is hard for you, please try Core Power. It’s amazing how easy it is to drink, even if you have a sensitive stomach or don’t feel hungry!
Let’s make sure to recover after a workout so that all of our hard work can be seen on race days when we go for our goals!
Today I am giving away 48 bottles of Core Power [any size/variety] to TWO readers!
To enter do these two things:
1- Visit their website HERE and take a look around!
2- Tell me the biggest lesson you have learned about running or working out since you first started?!
Open to US and 18+ years only. Winners will randomly be selected.