Hey guys! How’s everybody doing? Today is my boyfriend’s 21st birthday (he is exactly 5 months younger than me!) and I’m looking forward to our first bar trip. However, he’s a fitness junkie like me so if we even make it to the bar we’ll probably order a beer and share it, hahaha (not because we are boring- I swear! We both just hate the taste!).
I’m a total research junkie (probably somehow related to the fact that I’m an avid researcher at school), and I decided I wanted to try out some supplements. Previously all I’ve ever taken is protein and I was SO nervous about expanding beyond protein because I really didn’t know how. Now, I can’t even imagine taking protein because I get so much protein in my meals. I feel like there’s a lot of people who take protein supplements but really have no need for it.Check this out if you’re unsure if protein powder is needed for you or not.
I started my supplement search on Bodybuilding.com. They have an AWESOME feature that helps you find a supplement plan that is tailored to your goals. I did some more research beyond the results I got here, but 2/3 of my purchases were suggestions from here! I did research primarily on Amazon, but also by conducting some Google searches on the best products for women for specific types of products that fit my goals/interests.
Interested in what I purchased? Check out my list:
This was a suggestion from Bodybuilding.com!”Formulated to increase endurance, build muscle, burn fat & recover faster.” I am extremely weak and I have ‘runner muscles’, so I struggle lifting and get sore SO EASILY. Also, as a runner, I’m at a pretty intense plateau for fat loss.
Are you a female looking to build some lean muscle? This might work for you! This will help raise your lifting potential while avoiding the “bulking” phase. I’m one of those people that bulk significantly easier than tone, no matter what I do, so this seems like a potential help for me! This also was a suggestion from Bodybuilding.com.
“There are nine essential amino acids that the body cannot manufacture itself and must be consumed. Of those nine, L-Leucine, L-IsoLeucine, and L-Valine play a critical role in muscle development because they are metabolized in the muscle rather than the liver.”
Please tell me I’m not the only one extremely intimidated by this. Finding a fat burner that I felt would work for me took A LOT of research and A LOT of patience, but I came across this one. It actually was voted to be the best fat burner for women, and doesn’t have those scary side effects like being jittery, increased heart rate at rest, etc. It has AMAZING reviews, and isn’t too expensive at all (and trust me, I’m the ultimate bargain hunter!). At $25 it’s a little more than I’d want to spend, but hopefully it’ll be worth it.
Just PLEASE remember, these are tailored toward my goals and my body. I gain weight SUPER easily and when I lift I put on muscle in a way that I don’t like. I’ve always struggled with toning and so many people suggested I try supps but I refused for so long, and now I figured I have nothing to lose by giving it a try. Worst case scenario? It doesn’t work and I find another workout that’ll help me tone up and increase my running abilities.
Anyway, I’m off to go for a run and begin Day 2. Feeling SUPER sore, so right now I wish I was living the lifestyle of Phyllis…:
Wish me luck!
Have any workout/ supplement suggestions? I’d love to hear!!