I remember when I was a kid and people were into telling everyone else to “smile” all the time (weird that was trendy then because it was the 70s and a lot of people were understandably depressed about all the low grade polyester).  I found it really annoying and would refuse to smile just because someone told me to.  Then I heard the saying “smile, people will wonder what you’re up to.”  That one worked for me.  And it’s true.  People do wonder what you’re up to when you seem to be smiling for no reason.  And last night at the gym, people were really wondering about me (even more than usual).  But I was just SO happy to be there!  I was forced to take 3 days off from the gym and it was terrible! Even though I did my little (lame) home work outs, there’s nothing like being at the gym for feeling like you’re gonna really make some progress!

Speaking of how lame my home work outs were, I worked calves at the gym last night, despite having just worked them at home the night before. You’d think I’d be sore today, but nope!  Nada.  Man do I have some tough little calves!  But I know I got a good work out last night because I used plenty of heavy weights and did lots of sets.  Thanks Magic Johnson (no, he’s not my trainer, or lover, or anything, I was at his gym)!  Oh, and I threw some thigh work in there too, just for fun! Here’s my workout (remember S means toes straight, O means toes pointed out and I means toes pointed in):

  • Calf Press Freemotion Machine: 10 reps/400 lbs X 2, 12 reps/300 lbs X 3
  • Seated Calf Raise: S, O, I 8 reps/125 lbs, S 4 reps/125 lbs (drop set to) 6 reps/115 lbs, O, I 6 reps/115 lbs (drop set to) 6 reps/105 lbs, S, O, I 15 reps/ 105 lbs
  • Hip Abductor (Outer Thigh): 15 reps/90 lbs, 12 reps/100 lbs, 12 reps 80 lbs X 3
  • Hip Adductor (Inner Thigh): 15 reps/ 100 lbs, 15 reps/ 120 lbw, 15 reps/140 lbs
  • Standing Calf Raise: S, O, I 10 reps/135 lbs, S, O, I 10 reps/120 lbs X 2
  • 5 minutes on treadmill will elevation at 15 on toes
  • 5 minutes on stair mill on toes

And here’s what I ate yesterday:

  • Snack (35 g protein): 2 slices of toasted tofu bread (24 g protein) with 2 Tbsps of peanut butter (7 g protein) with large cup of nettle Tea with 1/2 cup soy milk (4 g protein)
  • Breakfast (46 g protein): smoothie with bananas, frozen cherries, frozen blueberries, 2 oz wheat grass (2 g protein), 1 packet 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), 1/2 scoop Vega Complete Whole Food Optimizer (7 g protein)
  • Snack: nori seaweed snack pack (1 g protein)
  • Lunch (45 g protein): 2 cups spelt spirals (40 g protein) topped with Earth Balance vegan butter, basil, garlic, oregano, lemon pepper and nutritional yeast (5 g protein)
  • Snack: large cup of nettle tea with 1/2 cup soy milk (4 g protein)
  • Snack: Builder’s Bar (20 g protein)
  • Before Bed (36 g protein): smoothie with bananas, frozen cherries, 2 oz wheat grass (2 g protein), 2 cups soy milk (14 g protein),  and 1 scoop of Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein)
  • Total 187 grams of protein for the day!

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