Hello my loves!
I’m really, really excited for today’s post. I decided to spice things up a bit and move from the usual recipe post to something more fun, including some great pre-workout and post-workout snacks & a healthy menu which will make your training day a lot more enyojable (and delicious!). It makes me super happy to be collaborating with my pals over at KISSBOBO to bring you a review on one of their lovely sports bra. All opinions are, as always, my own. #kissboboyogabra #kissboboseamlessbra #kissbobofitnessbra #kissboboworkoutbra #kissboboracerbackbra
Hope you guys enjoy this post!
As you guys know, I’m quite an active gal. Yesssss, I do love spending entire mornings chilling in bed, eating pancakes and reading a good book, but I’m also a big fan of morning workouts and late afternoon bike rides in the nature. What’s your favourite kind of exercise? Nothing beats spinning for me, although I enjoy running as well AND I’m trying to get into yoga too.
I’ve been lucky enough to try this Kissbobo sport bra for the past few weeks, and I gotta say: I’m completely in love! First of all, the bra is SUPER comfortable and offers a lot of support, which is very rare for us gals with a bigger bra size. I usually have trouble finding a sport bra which fits me well (big cup + not too big of a back = bad combo), but this one was a dream. The elastic bottom band works so well reducing bouncing, which makes running so much more enjoyable as you don’t have to worry about chaffing or the like. It has to be one of the most flattering bras out there too, since it’s padded. I kinda want to wear it daily, even if I’m not working out 😉
As big of a factor as wearing a comfy enough outfit is, there are plenty of other factors which can take your workout from “meh” to “HOLY MOLY THIS IS THE BEST SESSION EVER”.
Being a food science student myself, I know about the importance of eating the right foods on a workout day. Having an energising pre-workout meal packed with carbs is key, as well as enjoying a higher-protein meal after your session. In this post, I’ve decided to show you a great daily menu which would work great if you’re planning to be active.
Of course, we’re all different and our caloric needs aren’t the same, so feel free to adapt the serving amounts to your specific meals. It’s absolutely okay if you need to have twice as big of a meal, and there is no problem in eating a smaller quantity than mentioned if you feel like it suits your needs better.
Here you have a very delicious and energizing menu!
Starting the day with a healthy amount of low glycemic index carbs and fiber is always a great idea. Don’t forget to add a bit of protein to keep you full for hours, too! Here is one of my favourite breakfast recipes, which keeps me satisfied for hours and fills me with energy to tackle my day:
If you exercise in the morning, lunchtime is a great opportunity to refuel with some protein and more carbs (as always low glycemic carbs are best!) to help you power through your afternoon.
I usually have dinner late in the day as my last meal, so I keep things lower in carbs as it makes me feel better and I try to add as many vegetables as possible. This is one of my favourite dinners, featuring fresh zucchini noodles and a deliciously spicy sauce:
Snacks can make or break your daily eating plan, so it’s always wise to choose the more nutritious options. Here you have three fabulous ideas which will help you be full of energy all day long.
PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN SANDWICHES
Mix together in a bowl 1 cup vanilla flavoured protein powder, 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, 1 tbsp. peanut butter, 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/4 cup coconut sugar. Roll into a rectangle, chill in the fridge for 3 hours and cut into small squares. Fill with extra peanut butter and enjoy!
I like this recipe best for after my workout, as its high protein content helps you keep those muscles happy!
BEET BERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE
Add half a frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen berries and 1 medium-sized raw beetroot to a blender. Add a splash of your favourite milk and blend until smooth. If you like a sweeter smoothie, feel free to add coconut sugar, agave or stevia.
This drink makes a really good pre-workout snack as the carb content will help you give your very best. If you add a bit of protein powder, it will become a fabulous post-workout treat thanks to its protein & iron content.
Fruit really is nature’s candy! Filled with natural sugars, minerals and vitamins, it makes a perfect snack to have anytime!
I hope these ideas help you lead a more active lifestyle. Don’t forget to check out KISSBOBO bras to make your workouts even better!