Sunday, October 15, 2017

Protein World 30 Day Challenge








I decided to take up the 30 Day Challenge with Protein World during September, something you definitely would have picked up on if you watch my instagram stories religiously! And now I am here to tell you all about how I got on. 

So what is it? The 30 Day Challenge is a package that you can buy from Protein World. It includes a 4 week exercise plan, the Slender Blend with an accompanying protein shaker (shaker not pictured), protein porridge, fat metabolisers and hunger buster supplements. All of this usually costs £89 but it is currently selling for £72! 

The exercise plan is a little booklet which has all of your exercises in. There are two plans, one for week 1 and 2 and another for week 3 and 4. Both plans consist of 6 workouts; 3 of which are weight training, two HIITs and one general cardio day. 

I really enjoyed the weight training days and enjoyed the HIITs much less. I unfortunately wasn't able to do the general cardio day, as I don't have a gym membership and my knees don't allow me to go jogging. But I do walk for around an hour a day going to and back from work, so that was my excuse! 

The workouts in general took between 20 and 30 minutes, which definitely isn't a massive chunk out of your day! For the first three weeks I did my workouts after work. To be honest, I found this really hard. I don't finish at work until at least 5.30pm and by the time that I got home, I was tired and really couldn't be bothered to do exercise. I did persevere for the sake of this post though! Doing exercise in the evening messes with your social life as well as pretty much taking up your whole evening. I found that I would do the exercise, shower, cook and eat dinner and then it was pretty much bedtime! 

So I switched to getting up an hour earlier in the morning and doing the workouts then. I have enjoyed this so much more! Granted, the 6am alarm is kind of garbage, but once you're up it's fine! You get warm from doing the workout and you don't have to worry about it for the rest of the day AND you get the whole evening to do whatever you want! 

I found the workouts a little difficult in the first week and I was in a lot of pain! But as the weeks went by, I got better and better at them and now I'm really enjoying them. The routine comprises of 5 exercises and you do the routine 4 times. I wanted to cry when I first saw that, it seemed so excessive! But it does go really quickly. I definitely think that the workouts would suit anyone of any level, it just does take a fair amount of commitment. I should note that I did actually miss two workouts in the 4 weeks, as I just couldn't fit them into life.

The one thing I didn't realise before I started was that you do need weights. Luckily I was able to borrow my flatmate's 3kg dumbbells, which I think she said were about £9 from Aldi! There are some cheap ones on Amazon as well. I used my yoga mat for quite a few of the workouts as well.


To be honest, I was pants at taking the supplements. You're supposed to take one of them an hour before food, and another one with food. But not for every meal. I was into my second week of my new job and I just didn't ever remember to take them. So my weight loss results may have been a bit better if I was a bit more organised!

I did really love the porridge though! I will admit though that I only cooked it once. I am one of those people who likes to minimise washing up as much as possible, and the thought of a saucepan to wash after breakfast is a bit much for me! I ended up having around 4 scoops of the porridge with milk just cold every morning. It has 20 servings in it and it recommended 5 scoops. I somehow managed to make it last the full 4 weeks though. I had the chocolate flavour and it tasted amazeballs and it definitely staved hunger off until lunch time.

I was a little bit more useless with remembering to drink the protein shake, the slender blend. I was trying to take it around 4/5pm but I just kept getting distracted by work and just generally forgot - especially in the last week when I was doing my workouts in the morning. I was a lot better when I knew that I would be starving by the time it came to workout if I didn't take the shake. The slender blend has 30 shakes in it and it genuinely tastes really nice - much nicer than some of the other shakes I've had in the past. 

For lunch I pretty much had healthy bolognese with no carbs and for dinner I had fish and veg, sometimes with rice if I remembered! I've since added carbs to my meals because I found I was having bad sugar cravings after meals otherwise. Plus we definitely need carbs. I didn't struggle with the eating too much, I just craved and missed chocolate a lot. I gave up alcohol for the 4 weeks as well. 

So did I lose weight? Yes! I have lost around 4 pounds, according to my potentially dodgy scales. But it's actually on my body that I can see/feel the biggest difference. My body is definitely more toned than it was before and I have lost weight around my stomach/waist area. I'm hoping that my before and after photos show that! They're not the best photos and I'm fairly certain that that mirror makes me look fatter than I actually am. For your information, I was around 8 stone 4 when I started and I'm around the 8 stone mark now. Considering I missed two workouts, didn't do the cardio day and didn't take the supplements - it's not bad!

The best part about the 30 Day Challenge for me though is actually how happy it's made me. I've noticed that I'm genuinely much happier in myself every day and I have so much energy. It is definitely a really good way of giving you a kick up the backside and getting you back into the swing of exercise. I hadn't done any for a year! And now I feel fit again and doing exercise is enjoyable rather than being hard because you haven't done it in so long - if that makes sense? 

Have I managed to carry this on? Yes I have! Or at least I'm currently keeping up the exercise. I've been getting up at 6am every day to do a little workout and I'm weirdly enjoying it. Seeing results has made me really motivated to continue doing it. My little abs are coming through again yay!  I would definitely recommend taking Before and After photos to motivate you. Hopefully I will continue to tone up and lose a bit of fat and carry on feeling really happy and energised! 

For the record, I didn't think I needed to lose weight before doing this. I mean, after taking the after photo I definitely thought I needed to! But I only really wanted to do this to get myself back into exercise and challenge myself to something a little bit new and I'm really glad I did!

And that brings us to the end of this very long post. Let me know what your thoughts are! Have you ever done anything like this? Do you like Protein World's products?

Thank you for reading!

Love, Gweni xxx


Don't forget to keep in touch!

Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest  Facebook  Bloglovin'

This post contains PR samples but all opinions are my own.
SHARE:

39 comments

Tony Taylor said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Michael Hughes said...

Really beautiful article and a great resource thanks for share it


Weight Bench

Tony Taylor said...

A really amazing article. I love it so much! Thank you for sharing good luck! visit this website:Foreign B2B Marketplace

Gifts And All said...

very nice and help full article
send flowers to Pakistan

Anonymous said...

Wonderful article. thank you for posting the sort of outstanding weblog! truly inspired through reading your post.
buy custom youth football jerseys

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank you for the efforts you had made for writing this awesome article, really explains everything in detail, the article is very interesting and effective. Thank you and good luck for the upcoming articles.
buy refurbished processor

aizaa Khan said...

Thanks for sharing this, looking forward to Send Gifts to Pakistan

merry james said...

nice post send gifts to Pakistan

Jone Martin said...

Your post is really gift for females, You solved their every problems about weight lose, bone pain etc. At this time, you can get the opportunity of Standard Cleaning Services in Phoenix AZ and get also more services.

casinositewiki said...

Hi there to every body, it’s my first go to see of this webpage; this blog carries amazing and genuinely fine data designed for visitors. Feel free to visit my website; 먹튀검증가이드

casinositewiki said...

Thank you for some other informative blog. Where else could I get that type of information written in such an ideal means? I have a mission that I’m just now working on, and I have been at the look out for such information. Feel free to visit my website; 카지노사이트링크

casinositewiki said...

great submit, very informative. I’m wondering why the other experts of this sector do not notice this. You must continue your writing. I am confident, you have a great readers’ base already! Feel free to visit my website; 온라인카지노사이트넷

casinositewiki said...

Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It will always be exciting to read articles from other authors and practice something from their websites. Feel free to visit my website; 배트맨토토프로

Unknow said...

แทงบอลออนไลน์
You have done a great job. I will definitely dig it and personally recommend to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this site

Unknow said...

soap2day
Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

Unknow said...

sbobet
Great info! I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have.

Unknow said...

Game Online Dadu
We keep up with the latest techniques of building and have qualified tradesmen to ensure that your job/project is carried out safely. We also make sure that we keep to the highest standards on projects and everyone who works for us is health & safety trained.

Unknow said...



test bank tank
I’m excited to uncover this page. I need to to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely really liked every part of it and i also have you saved to fav to look at new information in your site

shailendra said...

this is Best University for Diploma Engineering in Roorkee

Unknow said...

nclex questions
I was very impressed by this post, this site has always been pleasant news Thank you very much for such an interesting post, and I meet them more often then I visited this site.

Unknown said...

Thanks for your marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage you to continue your great posts, have a nice afternoon! Digital Marketing Course in Bangalore with Placement

Health Derive said...

Thanks for sharing an article <3
HealthDerive

Unknow said...

situs judi slot online no 1
I have browsed most of your posts. This post is probably where I got the most useful information for my research

Unknown said...

Hi there, yeah this post is genuinely nice and I have learned a lot of things from it concerning blogging, thanks. Zoro Industrial Supply Coupon

Unknow said...

THAI FAKE ID
Your work here on this blog has been top notch from day 1. You've been continously providing amazing articles for us all to read and I just hope that you keep it going on in the future as well. Cheers!

Unknown said...

This is an excellent article. Every day, I learn something new and challenging from sites I stumble upon. It's always thrilling to read articles by other authors and put what you've learned on their website into practise.
Sell Old Airpods

Christine Rudolph said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing and great article. Read more amazing ideas from The Fitness Destiny

Unknow said...

play casino click
I have browsed most of your posts. This post is probably where I got the most useful information for my research

Farenflights said...

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.best travel agency for mexico

Unknow said...

CBD Hemp flowers

I would also motivate just about every person to save this web page for any favorite assistance to assist posted the appearance.

Unknow said...

Clemente Agami Street: JACARANDAS NO. 39, ALAMEDAS DE ZAPOTITLAN, 44720 City: Jalisco State/province/area: Tonalá Phone number 33.3607-0224 Zip code 44720 Country calling code +52 Country México

머니상 said...

It's an honor to visit this blog by chance.
I'd appreciate it if you could visit my blog.
This is my blog.
woorimoney.com

Unknown said...

It's a very good content.
I'm so happy that I learned these good things.
Please come to my website and give me a lot of advice.
It's my website address.

온라인홀덤

Unknown said...

Because you make so many excellent points, I read your essay numerous times. Your views of view are, for the most part, comparable to mine. This is fantastic content for your readers.
New Server Parts

Jenny said...

Watch and Download world's famous Turkish action drama Kurulus Osman Season 3 in English on link below
👇
Kurulus Osman Season 3

Kurulus Osman Season 3 Episode 1
On link below
Kurulus Osman Season 3 Episode 1

Crypto trading course
Join on link below
Crypto quantum leap

YouTube course
Be a professional YouTuber and start your carrier
Tube Mastery and Monetization by matt

Best product for tooth pain ,
Cavity ,
Tooth decay ,
And other oral issues
Need of every home
With discount
And digistore money back guarantee
Steel Bite Pro

Unknown said...

Please keep on posting such quality articles as this is a rare thing to find these days. I am always searching online for posts that can help me. watching forward to another great blog. Good luck to the author! all the best! 스포츠토토사이트

Infocrabs said...

This is the perfect webpage for everyone who hopes to understand this topic. You know a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic that's been written about for ages. Excellent stuff, just wonderful! SEO Company In Durgapur

Health Derive said...

Thanks for sharing Healthiness Pro

Health Derive said...

Excercise, daily routine to keep your fitness level

Bye Bye Belly Juice Side Effects

Blogger Template Created by pipdig