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Guess what today is? It’s National Running Day!!! If you read my blog then you know I used to be an avid runner, running 3-7 miles per day. Since my surgery I haven’t run at all, not even sprints on the treadmill.
Erica has been asking me to run a Disney half marathon, but we haven’t buckled down an started training for it yet. I think we might set our sights on a 5K or a Warrior Dash first before we try to tackle a half marathon.
No matter what kind of workout or exercise you are doing, proper nutrition is key. Grape-Nuts contacted me and sent me their new Grape-Nuts Fit to try. They also gave me some fitness tips to share with all my readers.
Grape Nuts Fitness Tips
Whether you’re a light runner or a tri-athlete, it’s important to mix up your workouts. Cross training, weight training, yoga and Pilates are great ways to add variety, work different muscles, and will make you stronger overall.
Don’t forget to refuel. After a long run, your muscles fibers begin to breakdown. In order to repair them properly, they need to be replenished. Grape-Nuts Fit offers a healthy combination of carbs, fiber and protein to give your muscles the nutrients they need to recharge.
After your run, always remember to stretch your muscles, especially your quads, hamstrings, hip flexors and calves, to prevent injury and increase flexibility.
Be sure to stay hydrated. Water helps balance fluids and prevents feelings of hunger between meals. Carrying a reusable bottle makes it easy to refill often, aiming for 3 liters a day.
Getting the proper amount of sleep is just as important as exercise and eating healthy. To allow for extra sleep time, plan ahead by meal prepping for the next day and putting out your workout gear the night before.
What are my thoughts on it? I was very happy to see that it had 9g of protein per serving, but it’s not enough protein for one of my meals or snacks so I paired it with greek yogurt. It was a perfect topping and I complimented it with some fruit as well. It’s pretty high in carbohydrates (41g CHO per 1/2 cup serving) so I had plenty of energy to fuel my workout.
It’s nice and crunchy which I can see myself snacking on and quickly lose track of how much I’ve eaten so this one may have to stay in the top of the pantry. All of those little bites add up quickly. As for the flavor, it has a hint of vanilla and it has dried cranberries mixed throughout and they are surprising not super dried out (you know when they’re stayed in your pantry for too long and you need to toss them LOL).
I can definitely see myself getting these again. I wouldn’t eat a whole 1/2 cup serving at a time because they are pretty calorie dense (230kcals per 1/2 cup), but I would throw a couple of tablespoons here and there on top of my yogurt, smoothie bowls, or oatmeal.