Most women who work out are actually just “Cardio Queens”.  Most of them have very little muscle.  And, if you haven’t figured it out by now—I WANT MUSCLE!!!  And, I have been avoiding cardio because I have been trying to consolidate my energy and put it all into lifting heavy weights.  But after all of this supposed “consolidation of energy” I’ve actually been feeling much less energetic and my theory is that maybe it’s from the lack of cardio.  So, last night after months of almost no cardio, I added cardio back into my workout.  And whoa momma!  It was WAY harder than I remember!  Guess that’s what happens when your body become un-used to cardio.  The 10 minutes I did seemed like for-ever!  And the lovely bouncy cardio machine that I love, didn’t seem so bouncy.  I’m not complaining.  I loved it.  I know I’m going to really benefit when I feel challenged like that.

Speaking of benefitting from challenges—I hope everyone notices (below) that I curled 27.5 lbs last night!!!  I can’t wait until I hit 30lbs for my arm curls because that’s the weight that I see a lot of guys curling at the gym!  Hee hee, I love showing the guys that gals can be strong too!!! Ha!

Here’s my workout from last night:

  • Full range of motion alternating arm curls: 14 reps/25 lbs, 10 reps/27.5 lbs, 5 reps/27.5 lbs (drop set to) 8 reps/25 lbs
  • Shoulder press with dumbells: 10 reps/17.5 lbs, 8 reps/20 lbs, 5 reps/20 lbs (drop set to) 3 reps/17.5 lbs (drop set to) 3 reps/12.5 lbs
  • Weighted ab crunch machine: 25 reps/70 lbs one set each with knees pointing straight, to the left,  to the right and then straight again
  • Adatptive motion trainer cardio machine: 10 minutes/level 15, on toes, squeezing glutes

And, here’s what I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast (53 g protein): smoothie with bananas, 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 scoop chocolate flavor Spirutein (14 g protein), 1 Tbsp flax oil, and 1 tsp L-glutamine
  • Snack: large handful of peanuts (15 g protein)
  • Lunch (27 g protein): 2 slices toasted Julian’s Bakery  ”Tofu bread”, made with Amaranth, Kamut and Millet (20 g protein) with flax oil, and large cup of Nettle tea with 1 cup of soy milk (7 g protein)
  • Snacks: an orange & an apple
  • Dinner (40 g protein): at Veggie Grill–VG Cheeseburger (30 g protein) with side of steamed kale (10 g protein)
  • Snack: nori seaweed snack pack
  • Before/During Workout: 1 tsp creatine powder and 1 tsp nitric oxide powder in 1 liter of water
  • After Workout/Before Bed (50 g protein): smoothie with bananas, 2 oz wheat grass (2 g protein), 2 cups soy milk (14 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein), 1 scoop strawberry/banana flavor Spirutein (14 g protein) and 1 tsp L-glutamine
  • Total: 193 grams of protein for the day!!!

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