Quest Protein Bars
This morning at 5 o’clock I had my military PT (Physical Training) test. We get tested on our sit ups, push ups, and 1.5 miles. Yay fun right?! or Naw! 😉
After I came home, my baby boy made me some coffee, I grabbed me one of my Quest protein bars, and I went ahead and put some hair dye in my hair since I was gonna have to take a shower to wash up all the sweat.
That’s what brings me to writing this post on Quest protein bars.
I’ve been working out at the gym with my good friend AKA Sole Sister Joanna and she loves to do “Arms Day”. Me, not so much!
I can do leg days for days! I have the worst upper body strength hence that’s where all my fat resides.
The first time I worked out with her on Arms Day, my arms were already feeling heavy and could barely lift them up while shopping after our workout. Damn you Joanna! No pain, no gain they say. It’ll be fun, she said. Shiiiiiiii, my arms felt like they gained 10 pounds they were so damn heavy!
That wasn’t all though, the post-post-workout (the days following) muscle soreness was nothing nice!
They call it the DOM (Delayed Onset Muscle soreness). FREAK is all I could say the next two wake ups. Urg!!
I did some heavy research to see what I could do to ease the pain. Well, by the time I started to research, it was already too late.
What I did find out is that I should have had me some protein right after my workout as well as before. It helps your muscles recover and grow. NOW THEY TELL ME!!
BTW, I had to get my flu shot the day after I worked out with my sole sister Joanna. I was NOT a happy camper. I don’t know about you but flu shots make me SORE! Double whammy! FUDGE!
The next time we worked out she gave me a Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Protein bar. I’ve had several different protein bars before but didn’t like the tastes. A few years ago, I gave up meat, except for fish for Lent so I started testing out protein bars to get some protein in me. I didn’t try a Quest bar during that time though.
The Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest bar that Joanna gave me actually tasted great! I could eat them for a mid-day snack at work.
They are somewhat pricey though. They cost $2.39 a pop or $24.99 for a pack of 12.
I bought a few different kinds since she gave me the Chocolate Peanut Butter one, like White Chocolate Raspberry and Strawberry Cheesecake.
I have to hide these from my kids so they don’t eat it. Yea I know, I’m being greedy with my protein bars, but I need these bad boys for my workouts. I’m not trying to have my muscles sore like the first time. Oh Hell Naw! Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!
Since chowing down on these Quest protein bars, I haven’t had the super muscle soreness as I did the first time. It’s a must-do now!
The Quest protein bars each have 20 grams of protein and depending on the flavor you choose there’s only 1-2 grams of sugar. That’s pretty darn good!
These seriously taste delicious and snack-worthy.
Oh yea, btw if you’re wondering how I did on my PT test, I PASSED! WOOT WOOT!!
What do you do to prevent the horrible Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness? Have you had Quest protein bars yet? What’s your favorite flavor?