I love Easter because it means so many things to me. Pastels, longer day light hours, and of course the candy that only comes out once a year (Yes- I mean those sugar delicious cream eggs). I just love everything that comes with Easter.
The one thing I don’t love about Easter celebrations is having to bake. I find no love in baking. I love when I can find a great bakery that can do it for me. This Easter thank goodness for Gourmet Cooke Bouquets. Now my deserts will be the talk of the Easter Celebration. With their fresh baked cookies, I can save myself the baking headache and let the experts take over.
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I have been on blogging hiatus because February hit me like a ton of bricks. I have had the opportunity to join the Sweeties Review Team. I am so excited that fellow Connecticut Blogger, Wendy, has allowed Mom on the Run to review some great products. Stop on by Sweeties Reviews and check out all the amazing products that team has reviewed. You will not be disappointed.
Here is my latest review on a great Toothbrush Subscription that I had a chance to review.
I am working on a few other projects. I promise the recipes will be back .
A Pre-workout meal needs to fuel the muscles for the upcoming activity.This meal is largely dependent upon the time of the day that you work out.
AM Workout:liquid meal is often the best option as you won’t have a lot of time to digest the food before you hit the gym. Another is a piece of fruit or some bread and jam or peanut butter.
Afternoon/Evening workout: You can follow the same guide as the am workout, taking in this snack 15-20 minutes before your workout. Or, since you have more time to play with, a true meal 60-90 min before the workout is sufficient.
What: a carb/protein balance for energy. Nothing high in fat as it will likely make you feel too full.
Banana with scoop of peanut butter
Yogurt (make sure you handle dairy during your workout as some people cannot)
Banana and granola bar
Piece of toast or bread with peanut butter or jam
Dry cereal with fruit
Post workout fuel is important!
The post-workout meal serves to replenish muscular glycogen stores as well as to help provide the amino acids your muscles need to repair and rebuild themselves after being broken down through strength training activities. This meal will actually help your body burn more calories as it keeps your metabolism at peak performance. Your body burns more knowing it is not going into starvation mode.
When:try and consume this meal as soon as possible after your workout as there is a critical window of opportunity when the muscles are more receptive to taking in the nutrients.
What: Don’t skimp on carbs during this meal! If you fear carbs, you can rest assured that eating them immediately after a workout is the one time of the day when they will not be stored as body fat. You also need to eat a carb that will release into the bloodstream quickly like a piece of fruit. Here is a great idea for a quick snack.
Apple and Nut Butter Sandwiches
A great post-workout snacks is to smear almond butter on an apple — it’s the perfect combination of protein and fiber. Make the snack a little classier by cutting the apples into rings and using them as "bread" in a fruit and nut butter sandwich.
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