Wednesday, March 6, 2013
I feel like a chicken
First I got in 2 miles in just over 17 minutes. Not bad. Then I walked another .75 at about an 8 incline.
Then we did legs.
And at the end of our circuit between two different types of leg presses, I did the inclined leg press 8 times with 400 lbs. Yup. You read that right. 400 lbs. 8 times...in a row. And yes I weigh in the 150's. Eat that!
From there we did Russian Split squats, jumping lunges, one legged dead lifts, regular dead lifts, etc.
Calories burned: 589 in an hour
While I was there, I forgot to ask Eric about my eating. Because I am not worried about weight anymore because I am trying to gain muscle, I need to focus on the types of food I eat. So I messaged him asking what I needed to change as far as my eating.
Obviously I need to increase protein to rebuild the muscles I am tearing while lifting. Here is what he suggested and what my meals are going to look like now...
Breakfast: wheatgrass, coffee, 3-4 hard boiled eggs, and some oatmeal OR a veggie egg while omelette and Ezekiel bread (this morning I will be having 4 egg whites, 2/3 cp oatmeal, 1/2 cup natural apple sauce and some cinnamon mixed together and cooked like a pancake then 2/3 cp blueberries on top- it is delicious! Try it!)
Lunch: 1-2 hard boiled eggs, hummus, celery, tuna, scallions
Dinner: string cheese, clementine, tuna
Snack pre workout: Larabar, wheatgrass
Snack pre bedtime: slow release protein whey powder made with water and ice
I will be interested to see what my weight does. We are going to start hitting the weights HARD.
But with all these eggs, I feel like a chicken. LOL. I did buy 2 small cartons of just egg whites and boiled up about 18 eggs yesterday. Should last me a week. LOL
Eric said I needed to have a heavier meal at breakfast hence the extra egg protein and oatmeal. And trust me. After my workout yesterday morning, I was STARVING all day. Didnt go off track with food really (though I had a couple oreo cookies and a small glass of wine last night), just ate more.
My first pre bed shake was yesterday. Holy crap! Filling! Now that I know how filling it is, it will definitely keep me from snacking in the evening. I can just have that instead! It was almost an ice cream thickness if the ice cream had slightly melted. Awesome! Just powder, ice, water.
Weight this morning: 155 lbs Holding steady and I am ok with that.
Today Aaron is out of town. If he gets home in time, I am planning on going to the gym for yoga at 6:30. If not, then I might pop in my P90X2 dvd and do that yoga.
I had planned on doing Turbo Jam and my Uncle did drop it off, however when I opened the case, the dvd's were missing. Damn it. I should be able to get the dvd's at Easter time.
I am just tapering WAY back on the cardio and focusing more on the weights. Way more Weights. LOL. But I feel like I need to be doing SOMETHING!! So Yoga will now be added back in. If I can work on my ankle flexibility, I can get a deeper squat.
I am, however, sore today. I am hoping the increase of protein will help the muscles. We shall see!
I *think* that is the news for now. Much less exciting then Monday huh? I can tell you that now I am back to working with Eric, I will be very excited to see new month shots. I forgot that I had been working on my own while his baby was born.
Ok. Have a great Tuesday everyone!!
Tip of the Day: Well...it is funny anyways... and laughter IS the best medicine sometimes...