Happy St Patrick’s Day! Don’t forget to have your green smoothie today! While you’re at it, have some kale or spinach and some seaweed and maybe some green beans, peas and edamame!  Do it up!  Trust me the after-effects are much nicer than with the green beer!

As for yesterday, I was feeling quite tired and sore yesterday (especially in the booty, as you can imagine), so I decided to take a day off from the gym.  I feel much better today and I’m glad that I rested yesterday. I have been reading a lot about how the central nervous system can get screwed up if you don’t rest.  Working out as hard as I’ve been working out lately does effect the central nervous system as well as cortisol levels.  To keep everything working right, and to allow the muscles to recover so that I don’t over-train and thus begin having diminished returns on my efforts, rest and recuperation between workouts is very, very important.  Another thing that is very, very important to building muscle is that I maintain a constant stream of high-quality protein flowing into my system.   I did this yesterday too—I’m such a good girl ; ).  Here’s what I ate:

  • Breakfast (24 g protein): Toasted tofu bread (10 g protein), with 2 tbsp peanut butter (7 g protein), with peppermint tea with 1 cup soy milk (7 g protein)
  • Snack: peanuts (15 g protein)
  • Lunch (46 g protein): Smoothie with bananas, frozen cherries, peaches, 2 oz frozen wheat grass (2 g protein), acai with added protein (7 g protein), 1.5 cups soy milk (10 g protein), 1 sccop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein), 1/2 scoop Vega Complete Whole Food Optimizer (7 g protein)
  • Snack: Builder’s Bar (20 g protein)
  • Dinner (25 g protein): 2 cups cooked Quinoa (20 g protein) topped with with basil, oregano, garlic and nutritional yeast flakes (5 g protein)
  • Snack: 3.5 cups mung bean sprouts (10 g protein)
  • Before Bed (43 g protein): smoothie with banana, 2 oz frozen wheat grass (2 g protein), 2 cups soy milk (14 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein), 1/2 scoop Vega Complete Whole Food Optimizer (7 g protein)
  • Total 183 g protein for the day!!!
 

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