Today’s post is mostly about what I ate yesterday.  There isn’t much to say about my workout yesterday because I was too busy to get to the gym, so I did the P-90X Arms workout DVD at home (and my usual yoga).  It was a killer and worked Delts, Biceps and Triceps, but I cannot share the actual workout with you since that is the intellectual property of the P-90X people.  I haven’t tried all the DVDs yet, and I’m not doing them as prescribed (certain DVDs every day for 90 days), but I am still benefitting from having them.  I use them when I don’t have time to drive to the gym and back and I need my workout to be as quick as possible and still be really beneficial. I also do my own yoga practice at home every day to keep myself from becoming stiff from all this muscle work, it also helps speed recovery.  I highly recommend it to all athletes (and we should all be athletes in some regard, shouldn’t we be?)  The photo you see of me doing yoga is from my yoga website  Check it out for more on that.

But, any-who, let me tell you about is the protein I ate yesterday.  It’s not always easy to eat 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight (what the experts recommend for people trying to add bulk to their muscles), especially when you’re really busy.  But if you’re smart, and you plan ahead by having lots of smoothie stuff and protein bars and sprouts and nuts around and you know where to grab fast food that is healthy. You CAN do it!  Here’s what I did yesterday:

  • Breakfast (50 g protein): Smoothie with banana, frozen blueberries, cherries, acai with added protein (7 g protein), 1 oz frozen wheatgrass, 1.5 cups soy milk (10 g protein),  1 scoop Vega Complete Whole Food Optimizer (13 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein)
  • Snack: Peanuts (15 g protein)
  • Lunch: Salad with mung bean sprouts (25 g protein) and creamy miso dressing
  • Snacks: Builder’s Bar (20 g protein) and a glass of soy milk (2 cups = 14 g protein)
  • Dinner: Veggie Grill’s Bali Bliss (tempeh sandwich with 27 grams of protein) and sweet potato fries
  • After Workout/Before Bed (54 g protein): Smoothie with banana, soy yogurt (7 g protein), soy milk (14 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Complete Whole Food Optimizer (13 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein)
  • Total: 180 grams of protein for the day!

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