This post is sponsored by Biochem.
As a fitness instructor in NYC, my days are hectic. I teach 22 classes a week, carve out time for my own workouts, and fit my social life in between. It’s not easy to keep up with, but ensuring I’m fueling my body correctly helps me stay on top of it all. I love to cook dinner at home, but because of my schedule I’m mostly on the go for most of the day, which makes it tough to ensure I’m getting everything I need. Plus, I’m a pescetarian, so including enough protein in my diet is a constant struggle. That’s where Biochem comes in. Biochem’s plant based proteins are the perfect compliment to my regular diet.
I’ve been intermittent fasting for the past six years - I typically only eat between 2:00pm - 10pm. I usually start my daily intake with Biochem’s Whey Isolate + Energy, a caffeine infused protein that gives me the pick me up I need by the time 2:00pm rolls around. All the caffeine occurs naturally in the ingredients so I know I’m not powering myself with anything artificial. I just throw a scoop into some water. It tastes great, so I don’t need to mix it into another flavored drink like I would with other protein supplements.
After my evening spin classes, I typically lift weights at the gym. After my workout, I grab a scoop of Biochem’s 100% Plant Protein Flex Vanilla to add to my smoothie. The powder’s turmeric, ginger, and Ayuflex® support flexibility and overall joint and bone health in my knees and hips, which is key to recovery.
When I can’t make it to the gym or the tennis court (my favorite sport to play), I get my workout in wherever I can. The other day I was short on time, so I worked out at home in between classes and ran through this quick ten minute sweat.
10 DB Curls
10 DB Overhead Tricep Extentions
20 Mt. Climbers
Tabata (8 rounds :20/:10 rest)
Depending on what I’ve done that day or what I’ve eaten, I’ll occasionally end my night with the 100% Plant Protein Flex. The Capsimax® in the powder helps control my appetite and not only curbs my urge to snack at the end of the night, but even holds me over until my first meal at 2:00pm the next day. Because Biochem uses only the highest quality, gluten free ingredients it doesn’t feel heavy like other protein powders I’ve tried so I’m totally comfortable having it before bed.
With the right fuel, anything is possible. Including Biochem in my active daily routine has taken my game to the next level. With its help, I can balance everything. I’m ready to conquer my classes, my own workouts, and I still have enough energy left to spend time with my friends.