Of course, after a mere 2 months of working out, I want my abs to look like Ava Cowan’s (it looks like she’s digesting a turtle shell—but in a really beautiful way).  But since she’s been working out for much longer than 2 months, she is way ahead of me. But I know I am making progress, it just doesn’t all happen over night (too bad, right?) It requires lots of time and effort.  In fact, you may notice that in this photo today my abs look less defined than they did in the photo from the blog a couple days ago.  I drank a glass of water right before today’s photo was taken.  It’s amazing what a difference that made. Just goes to show you what a little thing like that can do to muscle definition and why body builders dehydrate themselves before competitions. Fortunately, I’m not entering any competitions today, so I intend to drink my gallon or 2 of water that I usually drink (I don’t put it in my food that I report to you every day because the food I report to you is all about vegan protein).

FYI, later today I will be measuring many body parts with the curiosity of a 12 year old boy in the locker room—I’m trying to see if I measure up, you get the analogy…  Anyway, I will post my progress in inches for the non-abdominal body parts (parts that I want to get bigger), so if you really want to see if this vegan body building thing that I’m doing is working, check back for that.

For now, enjoy my ab workout from yesterday:

  • Hanging Leg Raises: 25 reps X 6
  • Weighted Ab Crunch Machine: 25 reps/70 lbs, 15 reps/90 lbs, 8 reps/110 lbs (drop set to) 25 reps/50 lbs, 25 reps/70 lbs, 7 reps/110 lbs, 10 reps/90 lbs
  • Ab Rocker: 50 reps/legs straight, 25 reps/legs twisted to each side X 3, 50 reps/legs twisted to each side
  • 40 twisters (tap the floor on either side with both hands clasped) X 3
  • 50 regular crunches on bench X 2

And here’s what I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast (40 g protein): smoothie with bananas, frozen blueberries, frozen peaches, 3 oz frozen wheatgrass (3 g protein), 1.5 cups soy milk (10 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein), 1/2 scoop Vega Complete Whole Food Optimizer (7 g protein)
  • Snack: peanuts (15 g protein)
  • Lunch (51 g protein): Grilled high protein tofu (49 g protein), marinated in papaya poppyseed dressing, over 2 cups of raw spinach (2 g protein), and roasted red bell peppers.
  • Snack (20 g protein): Tofu bread (10 g protein) with peanut butter (10 g protein)
  • Dinner (23 g protein): Soup with pureed pinto beans (15 g protein), red bell peppers, 1 cup cooked spinach (5 g protein), onions, garlic, mexican spices, and daiya cheese (3 g protein)
  • Snack: Builder’s Bar (20 g protein)
  • Before bed (25 g protein): Sandwich with Tofurky slices (15 g protein), slice of Veggy Cheddar Cheese (3 g protein), Veganaise, mustard, and raw spinach (1 g protein) on spelt bread (6 g protein)
  • Total: 194 g protein for the day!!!

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