Week one of my GNC Beyond Raw experiment started off perfectly. By day 3 of week one I was on fire. The supplement synergy was kicking. I was feeling how the products in this line were starting to work together. Placebo? maybe… but I don’t care at this point, because even if a “placebo feeling” leads to “factual action”, I’m all in.
Fast forward to day 4. Much like my golf game, the wheels fell off. Missed my REFINE supplement, which is the thermogenic in this line, got distracted, had a few business meetings and had to shoot some workouts for one of the companies Bonnie and I work for. I could go on and on with excuses. Needless to say, missed some meals, workouts, post workout shakes, and this led to me taking the gloves off and just saying… forget it till next week! So I chalk this first week up to getting familiar with the supplements, when to take them, when to train, getting my nutrition and my training scheduled on track. I will consider the first week as a trial run, and most important, I’m not going to let it defeat me. I will hit the training and supplements better this week.
What I learned is, in the first three days I felt my training gain intensity, and I was encouraged. This week I will protect my schedule from erroneous crap that will detour my goals of getting in shape by April. The take home for those reading… I don’t care if you have to restart your diet and training 100 times, as long as when you get knocked down, you get up again. Week two… get-r-done!
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Late wednesday night I was laying in bed, going through my twitter feeds. I saw a short tweet about perfect protein pancakes and, like a moth to a flame… I was intrigued. I clicked on @bridgetnicole26 (awesome pfollow might I add) and it took me to Bridget Nicole’s site among all the kick-butt pics and info I saw two amazing things…
One was a protein pancake recipe, and the other was a promo I shot for my very own treadmill video. Yessirreee, Pfiester was on Bridg’s “Sweatandsavor” blog. (Cue running man music!) OK, sorry. Even though my own narcasism was severly disturbed getting to see the treadz promo, my apetite won out and I intensly studdied Bridget Nicoles protein pancake recipe as if it was a lost dead sea scroll. All the rope memorization does no good in a recipe unless the Lab Tech or “cook” is willing to follow said recipe. The video that follows shows the chaotic carnage… Enjoy
There were no animals or humans hurt or injured in the making of this video…
Bridget Nicole’s Perfect Pancake Recipe (the REAL one!)
-one scoop of vanilla protein powder (we use GNC’s Amplified 60 Whey)
-one Tbsp of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake mix
-3/4 tsp of baking soda
-half banana mashed
-1/2 tsp of cinnamon
-1 tsp of vanilla extract
-about 1/4 cup of egg whites
-about 1/8 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk