4.30.2015

I'm Pretty Fit

Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

Happy almost Fri-Yay! I'm in an annoyingly good mood today after running some hills with my favorite girls. The weather was a perfect 50 something degrees, no wind, and a gorgeous view from the top of the hill.



I felt so strong on my run today, I wasn't crazy fast or anything, but when I was going up that hill instead of feeling like I was going to die I felt my legs being powerful - it's almost better than a runner's high. Almost.


Changing our bodies takes more that lifting weights and running, it's also almost entirely what you put into your body. One of the biggest factors in my most recent weight loss is that I've upped my protein DRASTICALLY, I've gone back and dug around MFP to get an idea of what I was getting in before I switched to IIFYM and I got in maybe like 80g on a good day. Now I get in close to 140 every single day and I can tell a difference in my appetite and my body.


I'm always looking for ways to help make my protein intake fun, easy, and consistent which is why I love my I'm Pretty Fit box. I found it through another bloggers recommendation and I've been getting them monthly for about 6 months now. This is the Spring Protein Pack - I went through and tried everything for y'all cause I love to share my thoughts and well, I love to eat. 


First up I had to try these two -  NoGii PROTEIN D’LITES and B-UP Bar in sugar cookie. Let's just say the next day I ordered a full bag of the NoGii D'Lites cause yeah - amazing. The B-Up bar was also super tasty, but the texture is more like that of a Quest bar. I happened to be low on macros that day from being so busy at work so I added them on top of my Acrtic Zero ice cream for my own little fro-yo at home. 


The huge container of Metabolic Nutrition’s Protizyme in Vanilla cake has three things going for it:
1. Cake flavor on point
2. Macro's are nice
3. So smooth it was a pleasure to actually drink
It's always a win if I don't gag on clumps of protein, ya know? My husband tasted this and I can bet he tries to keep it for himself. 


The weekends would be the hardest for me to stay on my protein, so I always carry bars in my purse because I go from zero to hangry in about 27 seconds or less. No joke, my family will attest to that fact. The B-Up Bar is packed with 20g protein and 18-20g fiber, with only 2-3g of sugar and 4-6g of net carbs. I thought they were really good and I liked how high fiber they were too, I'd buy some of the snack sizes for sure to add in when I'm at work. 


Amrita Energy bars, these remind me of Lara bars, but a less nutty taste and more fruity which I prefer. They have 7g of protein and are health bars that are allergy friendly – they are free from the 8 major allergens in the world – Gluten, Peanuts, Soy, Dairy, Eggs, Corn, Fish, Shellfish. They are certified Kosher and certified Non-GMO. Only 10g of sugar too which is amazingly low for a fruit bar.


Oliver ate my precooked chicken for lunch yesterday, totally throwing off my preplanned meals and hence my macros for the day. After finding something for dinner I was short so I busted out the Peanut Butter Cookie protein from -  Metabolic Nutrition’s Protizyme and mixed it up with almond milk and ice - put it in the freezer for a while - ok until the baby went to bed so he wouldn't beg for bites  #noshame


I cut up a Detour bar {another favorite find from a I'm Pretty Fit box a few months ago} and had a little bedtime snack.



Crisis adverted. 

 
The NoGii protein powder is made from whey and quinoa and is gluten free, I am not sensitive to gluten, but the chocolate was good. The carbs are a bit higher in this so it wouldn't be my go-to protein powder, but if you have gluten sensitivity I'd say it's a great one to try.


The Cacao Brittle I sprinkled over my beloved Oikos yogurt for a mid morning treat, loved! It contains banana, coconut, sprouted almonds, vanilla, Himalayan sea salt, cinnamon, and agave so what's not to love about those ingredients!



Do you feel me? I forever have a pile of gym clothing to wash or put away, I immediatly put to use the Rockin’ Green Athletic Wear Detergent because I've been meaning to buy some athletic wash for, oh 9 months now. Seriously. Sometimes you just can't get that sweat smell out of dri-fit and I'm going to be needing more of this detergent.

You can find out more about other packs I'm Pretty Fit offers and also save yourself 10 bucks on one if you want to give it a try with the code MEG10. They offer monthly subscription or you can just buy per pack!



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8 comments :

  1. Throw a little white vinegar in the wash with the dri fit- it takes the smell right out! My husband wears dri fit shirts under his police uniform and they SMELL. About a half cup of vinegar added to the wash and they come out great! They don't smell vinegar-y, just clean.

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  2. What is this detergent that you speak of?! My husband lives in Dri-Fit and he comes home from his shift at the firehouse smelling like I don't even know what. Then he leaves his sweat soaked clothes in his gym bag for 24 hours+ and ugh, the stench his horrible. He ends up washing his clothes on hot for like 2 hours - hey there electric bill. So there's actual athletic detergent??

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    1. Yep! I was told about it while I was marathon training, I used the Rockin' Green but I may try the half of cup of white vinegar and see how that works!

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  3. Hi meg, I'm from the UK. I've been following for a little bit now after finding you through googling family food prep. I run and do other exercise bit I'm wondering how you keep going without being exhausted with such early starts? How do you make yourself get up??

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    1. Practice :) The more you do it the easier it gets!

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  4. I'm the same with gym clothes! Febreeze works wonders :)

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  5. Do the Metabolic Nutrition protein powders have that weird artificial tang aftertaste? I've wasted like 3 tubs of protein powder because I hated the way they tasted.

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  6. Hi Meg! I want to try IIFYM, but I don't lift heavy. Is mainly for those who lift heavy or could it work if I just lift normal and do cardio too? Thanks!

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