Man are my abs sore today!  It feels wonderful because I took a few days off of working my abs for my “Lady Time” and I was really ready to work them hard.  The core is such an important part of the body to work both for maintaining a healthy back and for looking good.  Mine are coming along nicely since I started this quest (just before starting this blog). Here’s a photo of me lounging around the house, flexing my abs, as I frequently do these days (why not?  I worked hard for them!) I hope that this photo showing my progress will encourage you to keep working your core too!  Oh, and here’s my workout from yesterday:

  • Ab Rocker: 100 reps X 3 with knees straight, 25 reps with knees to each side X 3
  • Weighted Ab Machine: 25 reps/70 lbs X 4
  • Ab Hanging Leg Raise: 25 reps X 4

After this I had to leave the gym because I had a meeting (yesterday was very busy).  So, after my meeting and before going out with my BFF last night, I finished my workout at home with:

  • P90-X Ab Ripper (it’s a killer)

And here’s what I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast (50 g protein): smoothie with frozen blueberries, cherries, 1 oz wheatgrass, acai pouch with added protein (7 g protein), 1.5 cups soymilk (10 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Complete Whole Food Optimizer (13 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein)
  • Snack: Builder’s Bar (20 g protein)
  • Lunch (40 g protein): smoothie (same as Breakfast)
  • Snack: soy yogurt (7 g protein)
  • Dinner (30 g protein): at Real Food Daily, I ordered the Enchiladas which contained tempeh (15 g protein) and a side of black beans and brown rice (15 g protein)
  • Snack: peanuts (15 g protein), seaweed pack
  • Before Bed (47 g protein): smoothie with banana, 2 cups soymilk (14 g protein), 1 oz wheat grass, scoop Vega Complete Whole Food Optimizer (13 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein)
  • Total 189 grams of protein for the day!
 

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