I’m pretty much in the gym four to five days a week toning and building muscle. I remember when I used to hate working out and now I love it.
You can tell because I’m always taking pictures to keep track of my progress.
At the end of the day, I want to look great when I looked in the mirror.
The first few years I went on and off attending classes and plateaued.
I’d shed the baby weight, but wasn’t building muscle so I started using assisted weight machines, but still wasn’t seeing the muscle definition I wanted.
When I talked to my husband about it he said I’d need to lift weights and take protein to build muscle.
To start out, I was doing the same exercises as he was using lighter weight.
Later I added more weight and different exercises.
I’m at the point where I don’t need a reminder to drink my EAS protein after every workout. I drink my protein shake because I know I need it to rebuild muscle.
I prefer EAS over most of the brands I’ve tasted and I alternate between the EAS powder and ready to drink shakes.
When I’m running late the ready to drink cartons are convenient and I don’t have to worry about them spilling on the ride home from the gym.
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Protein is an important part of my fitness routine because it helps me build muscle, recover from my workout and maintain existing muscle.
I thought it was a waste of money at first, but once I started doing more weight training I realized protein was necessary.
I feel the difference in recovery time when I work out and drink my EAS protein shake compared to when I skip it.