How I’m Getting My Body Back With IdealFit!
I finally started my postpartum workouts this week! It felt so amazing to get back to my old pre-pregnancy routine and what’s even better is that I rocked my workout. Luckily, I had some amazing supplements to help get me in the right mindset.
Since getting back into my postpartum workout groove, I have been using IdealFit supplements and adding them into my daily fitness and diet routine. I love their workout supplements because they are specifically formulated for the female body to boost fat burning and muscle building in all the right places.
Let’s face it: women and men were created differently so our workout supplements should meet our separate needs! These supplements are seriously some of the best tasting workout supplements that I have ever tasted-you should definitely give them a try. Even my husband was impressed and immediately said “why don’t they make this for men?”
Ever feel a little slow or hesitant to begin your workout? You might need an extra boost! Prior to beginning my workout, I always rely on a good pre-workout powder. Lately, I have been using IdealLean Pre-Workout in Blue Raspberry and the taste is incredible! If you do not have a pre-workout powder in your supplement stack, then you must grab one right away!
Pre-workouts help to:
- Improve mental clarity and mood, combats stress, and boosts focus when training
- Boost your endurance and performance with natural energy
- Burn more fat and boost your metabolism
- Improve blood flow and oxygen to your muscles
There are no questionable ingredients in this product as everything’s completely natural-just as with all of hteir products! IdealLean Pre-Workout features natural caffeine, L-Theanine, Choline Bitartrate, and L-Tyrosine along with vitamins and minerals such as B12, B6, B 1, C, Niacin, and even Calcium!
I suggest taking your pre-workout at least 20-30 minutes prior to your workout so that it can kick in just in time. To me, this was the best tasting product in my IdealFit stack. It seriously tasted like candy.. without all of the excess sugar involved!
Following my pre-workout, I always take a good BCAA powder. I have been using IdealLean BCAAs in Raspberry Lemonade prior to my daily workouts. A lot of women are not familiar with BCAAs and what they do, but they actually play a HUGE role in muscle recovery and growth. Amino acids are the building blocks of muscle and since your body cannot produce it’s own branched chain amino acids or BCAAs, you must attain them through your diet or a workout supplement such as this one. I prefer to use the supplement because it allows you to get a huge dose of BCAAs all at once rather than having to rummage through your pantry to take down tons of calories to meet your needs in amino acids. Also, it makes recovering the next day a LOT nicer (helloooo leg day!) and reduces your risk of DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness which is that feeling that you get the next day as if you have been hit by a MACK truck.
BCAAs help to:
- speed recovery and repair lean muscle faster
- rebuild muscle tissue broken down during exercise
- maintain lean muscle mass even while dieting
- burn fat thanks to the IdealLean Fat Loss Blend with ingredients like Green Tea Extract 50% EGCG and Tonalin CLA
You should take IdealLean BCAAs during your workouts, throughout the day on non-training days, and between meals on an empty stomach. BCAAs usually taste so icky to me, but this flavor was absolutely amazing-and I mean that. Seriously, try it for yourself!
Lastly, you will need a good protein powder to have on hand. I have been using the IdealLean Protein Powder in both Chocolate Brownie and French Vanilla flavors. IdealLean Protein has just 80 deliciously smooth calories and 20 grams of whey protein isolate so you won’t have to worry about loading your body down with excess sugar or calories. Protein shakes are ideal to help your body to create new, lean muscle and decrease fat tissue-without any extra “bulk.” Studies show that active women need more protein than inactive women so taking a protein shake helps to cover your bases throughout the day.
IdealLean Protein Powder helps to:
- Build lean, new muscle
- Help your body recover post-workout
- Minimize muscle breakdown
- Increase metabolism for efficient fat burning
One thing that I can truly appreciate about this protein besides the fact that it tastes amazing is that it contains calcium and vitamin D to meet the female body’s requirements. As we age, we become prone to osteoporosis and this protein powder helps to prevent that by keeping our bones strong. This protein also contains extra folic acid that helps to renew the cells that aid in hair growth and nail strength, a deficiency can lead to premature graying and hair loss.
I personally take my protein powder after my workout as most people do. Some even use protein powders as a healthy snack to help suppress hunger.
I have used the IdealLean Protein Powder in French Vanilla to make Peanut Butter Protein Cookies which I love eating post-workout or just as a quick snack. Most of us get so hungry after a workout that we want to immediately go tear down the pantry and chow down on everything in sight. This protein cookie offers a healthy solution to that post-workout hunger!
- 3 scoops IdealFit French Vanilla protein powder
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- Combine ingredients and mix thoroughly. The dough will be super thick. If it’s terribly crumbly, add a bit more peanut butter.
- Form into ping pong sized balls and flatten with a fork on a cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Interested in trying these supplements made especially for women? Head on over to IdealFit and choose your supplement stack, try a free 15 day challenge, or feel free to enjoy some delicious recipes. You should definitely give the supplements a try as they are some of the best tasting ones on the market that I have gotten the pleasure of tasting-not to mention they are all on sale at the moment.
If you have any questions at all regarding IdealFit, please comment below or on my Facebook page. You can also reach out to IdealFit on their Facebook page as well!
This post was sponsored by IdealFit. All opinions stated within this post are my very own.
Your trainer and friend,