This post is sponsored by Biochem.
Today’s post is all about GAINZ (plz click for one of my favorite memes).
Y’all know I can’t sit still. In any given week, I’m running around SF (for exercise or errands), swimming (in the ocean now that spring is here), at yoga, or at my favorite group fitness class, Barry’s Bootcamp. It’s a lot!
But I never used to be this active. I swam growing up, but once I hit college, I was straight up skinny fat. Gym sessions were for socializing more than exercising. And I cooked full-time in restaurants, so my diet was more pastry than protein.
When I got diagnosed with chronic anemia, I really started paying attention to fitness. If I didn’t get enough iron, vitamins C and D, and protein, I became sluggish, exhausted, and unable to function.
Fast forward to today and I’m the fittest I’ve ever been in my LIFE—and I’m proud of myself for it! Fitness started as a tedious and sometimes annoying thing, and it’s turned into a daily lifestyle.
Although I could chill a bit more, I enjoy incorporating a healthy diet and exercise routine in big and small ways. The big—signing up for races. The small—a quick run around the neighborhood that ends with a breakfast that combines pastry and protein, my two favorite things.
Why Biochem Whey Protein:
Biochem’s whey protein powders are huge part of my breakfast game. I already used protein supplements, but I switched over to Biochem once I learned about their special coffee and vanilla flavors. The coffee powder has as much caffeine as an actual cup of coffee, and the vanilla contains mood enhancers to reduce stress—and y’all know I’m a super anxious person by nature. I used both to create a powerful new banana bread recipe with black sesame, and I’ve been eating this nonstop after I work out! With some fresh fruit, it’s my new favorite thing to eat for breakfast.
So here’s to gains that make you feel awake, calm, and positive every day. I can’t wait to see what else I can use these powders for; for now, here’s my recipe for black sesame banana bread with Biochem protein.
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Photos by Beschell Photography.
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