It’s important to keep changing your workout so that your body is always surprised by your workout, so you don’t plateau. So, I am trying a lot of different things.  For instance, there’s the gymnastics I’m doing from my chandelier and the pogo stick aerobics.  Hee hee, just kidding.  After that, this is going to seem so boring, but I’m simply working my entire legs in one night these days.  It is allowing me to work them out more often as well as to rest more often.  So far so good.  I am considering adding plyometrics soon too.  I guess I have a few more options before I have to get the pogo stick out (but I’m sure I will do that eventually, it looks like a lot of fun).

Another item I should report to you is that I am dealing with bloating again.  I suspect the creatine, even though it is the ethyl ester kind.  It could also be the nitric oxide.  I’m going to try not using one or the other over the next few days and see if I can figure it out.  I also still have some belly fat that I am seeing get smaller with the added cardio.  The cardio also seems to be giving me more energy and giving my calves a good workout since I do it on my toes.  Also, to keep from getting bored, I did 10 minutes on the elliptical last night and then 10 minutes on the bike.  I have noticed that the body gets used to doing cardio one way, so switching it up is a good practice anyway.

Here’s the workout:

  • Squats: 12 reps/20 lbs (plus a very heavy bar) X 3
  • Seated calf raise: 12 reps/90 lbs X 4
  • Plie squats with dumbell: 12 reps/95 lbs X 3
  • Rotary calf press Roc It machine: 10 reps/444 lbs, 10 reps/376 lbs, 12 reps/308 lbs, 10 reps/308 lbs
  • Leg extension machine: 12 reps/175 lbs X 3
  • Prone hamstring curl machine: 8 reps/80 lbs, 6 reps/80 lbs (drop set to) 8 reps/50 lbs, 12 reps/65 lbs
  • Elliptical cardio machine (on toes, squeezing glutes): 10 minutes/ramp 16/ level 10/91 calories
  • Stationary bicycle: 10 minutes/level 12/ 63 calories

And here’s what I ate:

  • Breakfast (40 g protein): smoothie with bananas, frozen blueberries, 2+ oz wheat grass (3 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).
  • Lunch (22 g protein):1.5 cup of Nature’s Gate brand organic “Optimum” Blueberry and Cinnamon cereal (15 g protein) with 1 cup soy milk (7 g protein)
  • Dinner (45 g protein): at Veggie Grill: Carne Asada Sandwich (35 g protein) with steamed kale (10 g protein)
  • During movie: about 4 cups popcorn (2 g protein)
  • Before/During Workout: 1 tsp creatine ethyl ester powder and 1 tsp nitric oxide powder in 1 liter of water
  • After Workout(29 g protein): soup with 1 cup corn (4 g protein), chikn style seitan (20 g protein), red bell peppers, onion, and broccoli (5 g protein) with lemon pepper, basil, oregano, garlic and kelp seasoning. With 2 cups soy milk (14 g protein)
  • Before Bed: 1 large mug of chamomile and lavender tea with 1/2 cup soy milk (4 g protein)
  • Total 156 grams of protein for the day

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