Even my cat, Zorro, is impressed by my progress!  ”Good job Mom, he seems to be saying to me”.  What a smart cat!

It feels so good to get back into the gym after being forced to take time off!  God help me, I really think of the place as a second home!  Also, I put together a new workout playlist for my iPod and really enjoyed it!  Honestly, I remember how much I used to enjoy going to a good dance club as a young woman— a club that played my favorite music— and I would get out on the dance floor and just cut loose…  That’s sort of what I experience at the gym these days.  I get to be the D.J., so I always get to hear exactly what I want to hear and I get to move my body to the music.  That’s what I call a good time!  Oh, and it sculpts my body much better than any of those goofy dance moves I used to do (yes, I admit, I have been told that I dance goofy—I don’t mind, I do it on purpose–it’s called having fun people!)

Anyways, here’s my work out from last night:

  • squats: 10 reps/ 35 lbs + bar weight X 3
  • seated calf raise (machine with plates): 8 reps/90 lbs X 3
  • prone hamstring curls: 15 reps/50 lbs, 15 reps/55 lbs, 12 reps/60 lbs
  • inner thigh machine: 15 reps/45 lbs, 12 reps/52 lbs X 2
  • outer thigh machine: 10 reps/39 lbs, 12 reps/45 lbs X 2
  • leg extension machine: 10 reps/145, 12 reps/145 lbs X 2
  • ab rocker: 50 reps X 3
  • elliptical cardio machine: 10 min/ramp 16/level 10-12
  • Adaptive Motion Trainer cardio machine: 10 min/level 10
  • Spinning bicycle: 10 minutes moderate pace

And here’s what I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast (36 g protein, 386 calories): smoothie with a banana (100 calories), 5 small strawberries (10 calories), 2 oz wheat grass (2 g protein, 16 calories), 2 cups soy milk (14 g protein, 160 calories), 1 scoop Berry Flavor Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein, 100 calories)
  • Lunch (37 g protein): Pasta salad with 1 1/2 cups kamut spirals pasta (30 g protein) with 1/2 cup frozen peas (4 g protein), 1/2 cup frozen corn (3 g protein), chopped mushrooms, Veganaise, lemon pepper, oregano, basil mustard powder and garlic powder.
  • Dinner (39 g protein): Vegan Black Pepper Steaks (30 g protein), 1 cup corn (6 g protein) and 1/2 cup cooked spinach (3 g protein)
  • Snack: 1/2 cup cherries
  • Before Bed: large mug of chamomile and lavender tea with 1/2 cup soy milk (4 g protein)
  • Total: 116 grams of protein for the day!
 

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