I know that it was all by the spirit and grace of God that I was able to train and run that 13.1 miles. Knowing what I know now I can truly say that I was "powered by His spirit", like the back of my shirt stated.
Here is what I ordered:
Branched Chain Amino Acids – Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine – promote protein synthesis, lean muscle growth, and recovery! Branched Chain Amino Acids, which are building blocks of muscle mass and size. Metabolized directly in the muscle, BCAAs, may improve nitrogen retention by sparing other amino acid groups for repair and rebuilding.* The Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's), so named because of their unique branched chemical structure, are essential in that the body cannot make them from other compounds. In recent times, these amino acids have been investigated for their potential anticatabolic (preventing muscle breakdown) and anabolic (muscle building) effects.*
Smart Blend is a cutting edge, proprietary blend of "smart fats" that contains important essential fatty acids (both essential and conditionally essential), which may be depleted in the diets of many athletes and exercise enthusiasts. Regular supplementation with Smart Blend ensures a complete mixture of essential fatty acids such as omega-3, omega-6, EPA, DHA, CLA and GLA. Smart Blend provides optimal support for reducing body fat, increasing muscle tissue recovery and supporting normal testosterone and insulin production.
I was told by someone that vitamins are isolated nutrients and they are not essential for our bodies. I understand that opinion but I also know that food is not what it used to be. So even if I have the time to eat all the calories and whole foods that I need the food won't have everything I need to reach the goals I desire. I also have to look at the people who are providing me this information. Do they look the way I want to look?
I am not a doctor, nutritionist or scientist so I can't evaulate all the information I get but right now I feel the need to take supplements in order to 1) achieve the goals I have 2) great a healthy body.
There are a few more supplements I need to order but this will get me started for the first phase of my transformation.
I also went to get a monthly memebership at my local community center gym. I don't want to jump into a commercial gym membership right now for a couple of reasons.
1. They can be expensive if you are not able to pay a large one time yearly rate.
2. Don't want to sign a contract.
3. Don't want to be in a large gym setting right now.
I love to workout privately and be in my own zone. When I get a little more familiar with my routine and have the money to pay for a year contract I will go ahead and do that but for now I think the small community center gym will work for me. They seem to have all the equipment I need for my first 4 weeks of my program.
I have some other awesome news to share but I will tell you about it in a later post. I am still getting all the details together.