Down In The Dumpity + A Muscle Repair Cocktail
UGH. I realize this is not the most eloquent way to begin a post, yet alas it’s about how I feel today – and yesterday. I’ve done it again, I’ve overextended myself and I know it.
It wasn’t a particular workout in general that did me in, yet my body is telling me I’m a dodo and it needs rest. Yesterday I was dealing with both of my knees hurting pretty badly. Today they are a little better, but overall I’m feeling crappy and even like I may be getting a little sick. So yesterday was just P90x stretch, and today was some time with easy yoga and stretching. Tomorrow is my rest day, so I’m hoping by Friday some of this funk may have passed.
Yesterday I attacked my livingroom/work area and was on a mission to kill dust bunnies. Or my livingroom may have dusted me. Seriously? Where does all that come from? And it’s certainly my least favorite household chore. I in fact went on such a rampage that I am including it as part of my workout for the day. Yep.
Today I’ve been working although I’m feeling too crummy that all the work I had scheduled for myself surely won’t get done (story of my life). But since I’m being such a downer, I figured I’d least share a little drink concoction that is something of a personal fav.
What Are BCAA’s?
BCAA’s or branch chained amino acids, make up 35% of your muscle mass. If you workout hard and a lot, it’s a good idea to replenish them to help you recover and sustain muscle mass. My personal favorite is Cellucor’s. Mix easy, taste yummy, and they are an all around great product. I like mixing up this concotion that is filled with BCAA’s, dark cherry juice, and a shot of acv (apple cider vinegar). Dark cherry juice is noted to reduce muscle soreness and doms, and apple cider vinegar has a whole slew of benefits (google that shiz if you would like to read up on it).
- 1 Scoop Cellucor BCAA Lemon Lime
- 2 oz. Dark Cherry Juice
- 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar (use one with the 'mother')
- 10-12 oz water
- Shake everything in a blender bottle! Drink it out of a mason jar if you're trendy, or southern, because hey, that's normal for us.
I enjoyed my “cocktail” today while working at my desk. Although after the day I’ve had, momma may need a real cocktail tonight. Cheers!