Chocolate Milk isn’t Cheating!?
Whenever I see an ad take over magazines, TV, and everywhere in between - I have to read up on it. I’m kind of an info addict. I blame T. :) So when I saw “GotChocolateMilk?” everywhere I read- I wanted to know what the big deal was.
I’m definitely summarizing everything I’ve read and I encourage you to check out the site as well. When I first started running again, I would drink a Odwalla Chocolate Monster Protein Drink after a good workout. Then, I just went to water and a fruit. After reading up, I think I may just swing back on over to chocolate milk.
I’ve always LOVED chocolate milk. And what advantages did they line up for us to read up on? In a 8oz glass of milk you get : 3:1 ration of carbs and protein, electrolytes like calcium, and potassium (along with others), great cost (usually 50 cents a glass), and basic ingredients we can all identify! Yum!
The rebuilding, rehydrating and replenishment benefits are being emphasized pretty hard on the site. But with a well built campaign, why not push the info? At the end of it all, what do I think? Its worth a try! I love chocolate milk, can fit it in my calorie intake and will cure my chocolate cravings!
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Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…
-S Bombell — Motivation Mondays are the hardest for me. I want to post 100 quotes every Monday on how I’m feeling. I’m sore. I’m tired. But this pain is good, it is temporary. It will be worth it.
What’s on My Mind?
It seems that from day to day I’m starting to really look forward to running days. My April schedule is actually 3 days of running, but I think I’m going to push it up to 4. With my school semester finally coming to an end, I’ll be pushing for strength training a bit more as well. I’d like to take some of the classes at my gym as well to keep me versatile. I think this exercise thing is really syncing in.
Tomorrow based on how the weather goes, we’ll be off to Zion National Park, UT. I’m looking forward to a nice hike or two on Sunday. Right now, I’m excited to wake up and go on my 3.5 mile jog. I’m happy T is very supportive and knows I need to get this run in before we drive off. At what point did your running turn from ‘exercise’ to ‘excitement’? I think I’m getting there. I look forward to running days. I know I’m not moving very fast right now but who really cares? Speed will come. Endurance must be built first. If you’re in my shoes, running slow - don’t be discouraged. You’re still running laps around those who are sitting on the couch!
With school ending, you can start looking forward to me posting ‘What I’m Eating’. ‘Motivational Mondays’ and every once in a while ‘New Gear Fridays’. We’ll see what else I can come up with. Are there topics on your mind? Ask! I’ve been researching everything, and am happy to help (with article links etc.)
Have a great weekend!