Boost Up That Protein – Down 60 Pounds!

Shares

If there is one thing that I’ve learned in my weight loss journey, it’s how important protein truly is. As of today, I’m down 60 pounds! How did I do it? That’s the million dollar question these days..

Hard work in the gym and in the kitchen. Last year, when it all started, my body fat was near 50%. Gasp. I really let myself go and it was a hard thing to swallow. So I got together with a personal trainer, built a workout plan and eating plan. The goal was to lose body fat while retaining and building muscle. Sound easy? It has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.

Boost Up That Protein - Down 60 Pounds!

Back in January, I started to lose weight and it was dropping off like flies. I didn’t listen to my trainer about how important the protein aspect was, just my stubborn ways. After seeing that the weight was falling off, but the body fat wasn’t going down, I knew it was time to listen and do things the right way. I surely didn’t want to lose muscle mass while spending so much time at the gym trying to build it.

Boost Up That Protein - Down 60 Pounds!

The problem with traditional protein sources, such as chicken, fish, peanut butter, beans etc., is their portability factor. I love my chicken! But, as a mom on-the-go, I find it difficult to get the recommended amount of protein without including a few supplements in my day.

So the big question for everyone is usually, how much protein do I need?

Depending on your weight training, and if you are weight training, the average person needs .5g – .8g per pound of body weight a day. Myself? My goal is to reach 150g a day. 

My gym routine includes 4 cardio days a week and 3-4 days of strength training. Days when I don’t reach my protein goals, my body is screaming for it. Not only does protein help build and repair muscles, it helps curb hunger. Definitely a big aspect to my journey.

Boost Up That Protein - Down 60 Pounds!

One of my favorite supplements are the Premier Protein bars with 30g of protein! Costco stores are carrying the variety packs nationwide throughout the month of September. Each variety pack includes a combination of Premier Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Mint. 

Bonus… through 9/27/15 there is a $5.00 instant rebate! Score!

Boost Up That Protein - Down 60 Pounds!

Losing body fat is hard, but so is being overweight. So you kind of have to choose which kind of hard you want live with. I’m happy to report that as of today, my body fat is now down to 37% with a 60 pound weight loss. I feel great, have more energy, it’s creating healthier habits in my children and I’m loving the appearance of my new found muscles :)

If you are looking for ways to increase your protein in the day, be sure to check out Premier Protein 30g protein bars at Costco! With a $5.00 off instant rebate, this is a great opportunity to stock pile.

For more information about Premier Protein, visit http://www.premierprotein.com/ 

Disclosure : I received a Costco gift card to check out the Premier Protein bars at Costco. All thoughts are always my own.

Shares

22 thoughts on “Boost Up That Protein – Down 60 Pounds!

  • September 28, 2015 at 8:36 am
    Permalink
    Holy cow! You look amazing! Adding protein to your diet really does make a difference. Reply
  • September 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm
    Permalink
    Wow 60lbs that is awesome!! Congrats to you for keeping at it. I think I'm going to go the personal trainer route. Thanks for this! BTW you look fabulous! Reply
  • September 26, 2015 at 12:15 am
    Permalink
    Good for you! Congratulations on your amazing progress and pat yourself on the back for sticking to it. Reply
  • September 25, 2015 at 7:14 pm
    Permalink
    Wow that is awesome! Good for you, what a change - and good idea to listen to your trainer about the protein too. Reply
  • September 25, 2015 at 6:42 pm
    Permalink
    You look fabulous! I'm trying to incorporate more protein into my daily diet. Reply
  • September 25, 2015 at 4:05 pm
    Permalink
    Congrats on the weight loss! I try to follow a low carb plan as it works best with my PCOS. Protein is wicked important for me. Reply
  • September 25, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Permalink
    You look great! My dad swears by protein I def need to add more to my diet! They look yummy I will have to give them a try! Reply
  • September 25, 2015 at 3:14 pm
    Permalink
    Protein is a huge aspect of loosing weight and keeping it off. There are so many aspects to the weight loss thing... hard to figure it all out. Those Protein bars sure look good though! Reply
  • September 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm
    Permalink
    These protein bars look good! I heard they give you lots of energy! Reply
  • September 25, 2015 at 12:51 pm
    Permalink
    Girl look at you! You look fantastic. This is a post to be so proud of! I could stand to lose a few pounds. Reply
  • September 25, 2015 at 12:27 pm
    Permalink
    Congrats to you! That is really awesome. I really need to get back into the swing of things when it comes to working out and getting in shape! So motivating. Reply
  • September 24, 2015 at 11:21 pm
    Permalink
    Protein has made such a difference in my weight. I feel like protein & drinking enough water forgive me on the days where I'm less than perfect. Reply
  • September 24, 2015 at 11:20 pm
    Permalink
    Congratulations! That is such a phenomenal accomplishment. I could definitely up my protein intake. This sounds like a great way to do that. Reply
  • September 24, 2015 at 11:17 pm
    Permalink
    I am always looking for ways to add protein to my diet. I will have to try the Premier Protein bars . They look delicious. Reply
  • September 24, 2015 at 8:49 pm
    Permalink
    Congratulations on your weight loss and drop in body fat. Protein is important and so is listening to your trainer. You've worked hard to get to this point. Hang in there. Reply
  • September 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm
    Permalink
    The hard work definitely pays off! Wow! It's awesome to see you so happy and the extra energy must be great! Reply
  • September 24, 2015 at 7:21 pm
    Permalink
    Oh Girl. You are looking so nice. Amazing results. You have a great and strong attitude. Keep it up. Reply
  • September 24, 2015 at 6:28 pm
    Permalink
    Good for you. You look amazing. Keep up the good work! Reply
  • September 24, 2015 at 6:20 pm
    Permalink
    Congratulations on your hard work and you look beautiful! I know incorporating more protein and clean food in my diet was partially responsible for my own weight loss success as well, but your willpower and effort deserve praise too! Reply
  • September 24, 2015 at 5:26 pm
    Permalink
    I need to check these out! If I don't get enough protein I just stay hungry. Reply
  • September 24, 2015 at 5:06 pm
    Permalink
    You look amazing. I just started amy workout routine last week. I didn't even think about increasing my protein intake. I need to pick up some of these bars. Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge