This is how I’m spending my Sunday afternoon.
For the past several months I have been eating in a surplus of calories in an effort to increase my lean muscle. Thus far it seems to be working. I’ve brought up a lot of my weaker points and I’m stoked about it. My delts were especially laggy.
Set a healthy goal for yourself and ACCOMPLISH it. If it seems like you can’t reach that goal, change your actions to reach it, not the goal itself! All too often I hear girls wanting to “tone” this-part or that-part of their body. They tell me they have “tried everything” and still aren’t tone and don’t think it will ever happen. Once I hear what “tried everything’ entails, I usually come to find that they simply tried to do too many things, all at the wrong times and didn’t give it long enough to work.
The truth is, you have to put in the time! It didn’t take me a week to accomplish my goals. It took me MONTHS. I put on about 10 pounds over this past 7 month period. Unfortunately you cannot gain weight with a little bit of fat… so I had to mentally cope with that! But I wanted to achieve my goal.
Attack your health and fitness goals with your greatest efforts… and keep trying. Don’t give up! <3
Vanilla Almond Swirl Protein Shake
- 1 Cup Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 Scoop Vanilla protein powder
- 1 Tablespoon natural almond butter
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional, will give it a much stronger almond flavor)
- 1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1-2 Packets of Stevia (you can use another all-natural sweetener if desired)
- 3-5 Ice Cubes
Blend and enjoy! =)