I sure have been enjoying my healthier lifestyle! I had a lot of weight to lose and over the last two years I have successfully lost and kept off 75 lbs! I do have a goal to lose 50 more but I am taking it slow. Slow and steady wins the race right? I have just recently made the decision to join a gym because I figure that working out will be so much easier now that I have shed so many extra pounds.
I heard and read that working out requires a bit more protein to keep the muscles and body fueled. If you put out energy you need to take healthy energy back in. That is why I went to Walmart and purchased several packs of the new V8 Protein bars and new V8 Protein shakes. I found mine in the Vitamins aisle of my Walmart near the health and beauty aisles.
The new V8 Protein shakes wow'd me because they contain 1/4 cup of vegetables in each serving. I probably never get enough veggies inside of me and so having that addition is appreciated. I also learned that the sweeteners were simply from: honey, brown rice syrup, and sugar. The fiber and protein in the shakes and bars comes from: milk, soy, pea, brown rice and quinoa. The vegetables are from: carrots and sweet potatoes. The shakes and bars taste so indulgent and come in a variety of six flavors in all. So many good-for-you choices that I love!
So my routine is now to have either a V8 Protein bar or shake before or after my workout. I drink plenty of water and twice a day I have a bowl filled with some vegetables and/or fresh fruits. I keep my body hydrated and fueled and I feel amazing! Even when I am taking a break from the gym for a day or two I will have a V8 protein shake or bar in the car as I am running errands. I love how easy they are to take along. I just keep a pack of the delectable shakes cold in my fridge and a box of the bars tucked away in my glove box in the mini van. No more afternoon head aches or stomach pangs because I forgot to eat something.
Have you seen the NEW V8 Protein Shakes or Bars at Walmart yet?
Be sure to check them out if you do!
Check V8 out~