Monday, April 5, 2010

fit club monday

It's Monday again, and that means - Fit Club Monday! I am getting a late start today since we decided to prolong our weekend at the lake. We squeezed every little bit we could and I love that! Just got home and wanted to be sure to keep you informed!

When you are trying to lose weight, working out or just wanting to be healthy, there is no better way than to increase your water intake. I know I talk a lot about water here, but it is that important. Staying properly hydrated during a workout is important, as we all know because your performance hinges on it. But how do you know how much is enough? Is it really possible to drink too much water?

P90X® Results and Recovery

Refuel, re-energize, and reduce muscle soreness with this after-workout shake. Four parts carbs to one part protein ensures speedy muscle repair after intense workouts!*

Recover faster and see better results!
This great-tasting shake is specially designed to provide the precise nutrients you need to recover quickly after intense workouts. P90X Results and Recovery Formula offers a unique mix of:
Simple and complex carbohydrates for optimum glycogen replenishment*
A high Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) blend to provide the critical building blocks for rapid muscle resynthesis*
Vitamins, including antioxidants, to help reduce muscle soreness and assist in repair and growth*
Studies show that with proper nutrition during the first hour following a workout you can increase your body's ability to recover more than 100%. The key component to maximizing this "window of opportunity" is a formulation of approximately 4 parts carbohydrates to 1 part protein.

P90X Results and Recovery Formula is a state-of-the-art, great tasting, body-shaping cocktail that's guaranteed to take your workouts to the next level.

Today's Recipe:

Heart-Healthy Blueberry Smoothie - Thin Kitchen Recipe Book by Beachbody
Serves 1

This blue machine powers you up with antioxidants to keep you pumping strong.

1 scoop protein powder(your choice) (Beachbody has a great whey one, I don't do dairy, I prefer Sun Warrior)
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Place ingredients in a blender. Add ice and blend until smooth.

This smoothie makes a great immune booster when you are feeling worn down. Also serves as a grea afternoon pick-me-up.

Calories - 250, Fat total - 3 g, Sat Fat - 1 g, carbs - 39 g, fiber 5 g, protein 20 g (based on Beachbody whey protein powder)

Discussion: do you drink water during/after your workouts or do you feel you need a recovery drink. For me, it all depends on the workout I am doing. I LOVE the recovery drink. It is tasty - like an orange julius. As Tony Horton says - I workout just so I can drink the P90X recovery drink!!!