This photo shows me pressing the whole stack with my calves last night.  I was pretty proud and thought I’d capture the moment.

You may have noticed that I took Friday off.  I drove to San Diego to pick up my nieces and went to Disney that night.  My exercise was carrying around 50 lb little girls on my shoulders and my diet that day—I don’t really want to talk about it.  Suffice it to say, we got there rather late (8pm) and the place with the bean burritos was closed and the place with the veggie burgers was closed.  Of course beef burgers were available everywhere.  No fair to the vegetarian park patrons.  I was peeved at Mickey that night, for sure! (And protein deficient–darned over-grown mouse doesn’t understand much about nutrition, I guess.  Don’t mice usually forage in the garbage for food?  That explains a lot about the food choices actually.)

But last night I got back to the gym and worked my legs.  I’m especially proud of the weight that I moved in the Freemotion Calf Machine exercises.  I pressed the whole rack (400 lbs), and this was not on a Roc-It Machine either (FYI, the Roc-It machines’ use your own body weight, so the weight that it says you are lifting is not exactly accurate, but it’s all we have to go on unless you want to do algebra to figure the real weight lifted, and I don’t).  So, anyways, here’s what I did (remember, with the calf exercises, S means toes straight, O means toes pointed out and I means toes pointed in, and of couse, SOI means it was done for a set each on all 3 directions):

  • Freemotion Calf Machine: S, O, I 12 reps /280 lbs, 8 reps /400 lbs, 12 reps/30 lbs
  • Squats with Dumbells: 12 reps/ 2- 25 lbs X 5
  • Glute Machine: 12 reps/150 lbs X 2, 12 reps/125 lbs
  • Leg Extension (Quadricep) Machine: 12 reps/ 105 lbs, 13 reps/ 135 lbs, 12 reps/ 150 lbs, 12 reps/ 120 lbs
  • Seated Hamstring Curl Machine: 20 reps/ 120 lbs, 8 reps/ 150 bs, 15 reps/ 135 lbs
  • Outer Thigh Machine: 15 reps/ 90 lbs X 3
  • Seated Calf Raise Machine: S, O, I 12 reps/ 125 lbs, 10 reps/135 lbs, 12 reps/115 lbs

And here’s what I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast (37 g protein): smoothie with bananas, frozen cherries, frozen blueberries, frozen acai with added protein (7 g protein), 1.5 cups soy milk (10 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein)
  • Snack (27 g protein): toasted tofu bread (10 g protein), with 2 heaping tbsp peanut butter (10 g protein), with tea with 1 cup soy milk (7 g protein)
  • Lunch (26 g protein): (At The News Room Cafe): Enchiladas with soyrizo (15 g protein), brown rice (5 g protein), salad, 1 cup cooked spinach (6 g protein), with fresh veggie juice
  • Snack: sauteed tofu leftover from a couple nights before (12 g protein)
  • Dinner (45 g protein): 2 cups Kamut pasta (40 g protein) topped with Earth Balance vegan butter, nutritional yeast (5 g protein), basil, oregano, and garlic.
  • Snack: Builder’s bar (20 g protein)
  • Before Bed (34 g protein): smoothie with bananas, 2 cups soy milk (14 g protein) and 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 scoop)
  • Total: 201 grams of protein for the day!!!


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