With the arrival of spring temperatures and weather, my outdoor workouts and early morning workouts are slowly increasing. The sun is shining earlier in the mornings and my feet are ready to move again. The winter colds and flu have not been kind to me but now I am excited about running outside again. In a previous post, I spoke honestly about my struggles with workouts and emotional eating and I feel like I’ve turned a corner, finally.  I’m taking a back-to-basics approach to better mental and physical health because that has worked for me in the past. I’ve seen the results of no-nonsense workouts and squeaky clean nutrition. I’m ready to enjoy that journey towards my goals. I’m ready to move forward instead of sitting on the sidelines.

What does “Back to the Basics” mean? For me, that means 3 things:

  • Lift heavy things
  • Running easy and running sprints
  • Eat real food

Before I return to any planned workouts, I have to actually write down my goals and how I plan to reach them. Back to basics means writing things down. It also means going through the motions until it becomes natural again. Baby steps. It may mean faking it until I feel it. Small things like laying out my running clothes, packing my CrossFit bag, prepping my lunch the night before. I’m getting back to those habits that support and motivate me to keep moving and keep working on my health goals.

Back-to-basics means fueling my body with nutrition that it needs. My body works better on a higher protein diet. It always has worked better for me. However, early morning workouts mean I’m eating or drinking at 4:30 am. I cannot eat heavy food that early. And thick smoothies are a struggle, too.

This is where About Time ProHydrate really works for me. Instead of a thick protein shake, it is a clear liquid that tastes fantastic and is very easy to digest. It does not have artificial colors or flavors, gluten, or high fructose corn syrup.

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About Time ProHydrate is available in three flavors: Orange Mango, Raspberry Lemonade and Cherry Lime. My favorite is the Raspberry Lemonade. It is perfect for early mornings and it is extremely refreshing after hard trail runs.

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What really impressed me is the whopping 20g of protein and only 3g of carbs in one bottle. I have used it both pre-and-post workout. I have also used it during a frantic day at school with lunch meetings leaving me with no time to sit down to eat my planned meal. A bottle of ProHydrate saved the day and kept me from scrambling for quarters for the vending machine.

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