There are so many ways we can incorporate a collagen powder into our diet. Right now I use a Type I/Type III blend and add it to anything from matcha lattes to smoothies. It’s completely unflavored and 1 serving has 14g of protein! What’s great about collagen as a protein supplement is that it isn’t a whey or casein protein which are proteins derived from milk. Whey and Casein protein supplements can irritate sensitivities in many people and can also be hard on the gut. Collagen is actually the opposite in that it helps heals our gut and intestines.
While working your fitness its inevitable that your body will change. Maybe you're goal is to lose weight or to gain more muscle mass and build curves. Either way your mind and body will begin to go through change. The biggest change for me was my confidence and that meant finding new clothes that would suit that new change. I remember a time where shopping was just the most stressful thing ever. Things either never looked right or I was just seeing it through a lens of body dysmorphia and making up reasons why the clothes I tried on were just not right for me.
In the past two years a lot of my wardrobe became dri-FIT and luon. I turned into one of those women who lived, sweat, and ate in her workout wardrobe. This isn't a bad thing at all, but it got to the point where when it came to a non sweat event I struggled to redefine my style. So the past few months I've been really getting back into the swing of dressing up, shopping for non workout clothes, and shoes that were not sneakers. A couple of weeks ago I posted a photo of me in my new Cotton On stripped maxi dress, I loved the softness of the fabric and the feel of the dress that I ended up picking it up in black, which I love because it just gives the entire dress a whole different vibe.
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Do you believe in more? Long before I started my wellness journey, I believed in more and wanted more for myself as it related to my health and exercise. In my mind I had always envisioned this version of woman who was in love with fitness and was ultimately doing it for her family. But like any big dreams or goals, doubt and fear became a challenge to overcome. It definitely wasn’t easy, but I knew that in order to raise incredibly strong women, I had to hold on to the vision I had for myself. After all, believing in your ability to manifest your dreams is the greatest source of power we have.
I was compensated by Nike to write this post, however the styled looks and thoughts are my own.