Don't worry, these won't be as physically demanding as our Fit2Flex50 Challenge...remember those? These challenges are designed to help you take better care of YOU and to reward our readers with fun prizes.
Since we are still in the midst of London Olympic fever, this first challenges pushes you to take your nutrition to an Olympic level.
If you're not great about treating your body well with a post-workout shake, then hopefully this challenge will motivate you. I used to avoid a post-workout meal, because I didn't want the extra calories. Now, however, I've learned that those 100-200 calories will keep me leaner and are a mandatory part of my workout regime.
Aim to have your post workout shake (bar or meal) within 30-60 minutes of exercise.
There are many great sources of post-workout protein out there. Whey, casein, and SOY. Yes, SOY!
I've talked about soy myths before, so check out my soy myths post for a recap. But here's a quick reminder: soy is a complete vegetarian source of protein, soy has antioxidant qualities, and studies show soy is heart healthy and good for muscle recovery.
Thank you to Solae for sponsoring this week's giveaway.
One winner will take home an Olympic Protein Prize Pack including: 1lb GNC Soy Protein, 1 running parachute, 1 Titan protein cookie, 2 Balance bars, a protein shaker, and 2 exercise resistance bands.
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What's your favorite post workout meal?
Love and fueled for gold,Carissa & Kyle