September 11, 2012 by Pepper A.K.A "Greek Lightning"
Today was Chest and Bicep day. I had a great workout! The picture from today is pretty weird (my shirt was all jacked and I had to snap the picture quickly). Anyway, no remarkable differences yet, but I feel great. My endurance has improved so much since switching to a plant-based diet. I used to watch the treadmill time like a hawk wishing for it to go by faster, now I feel like I could run forever….
Incline DB Press: 30lb DB x10 reps, 25×10,10
Hammer DB Curl: 20lb DB x 10 (3 sets)
Chest Fly: 15lb DBx12 (3 sets)
Cable Biceps Curl: 40lb on the cable x 10 (3 sets)
Ended with 25 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill (5 minute walking warmup and then 10 cycles of 1 minute at 3.8 and one minute at 7.5)
Diet was good today, although I probably should have eaten a little bit more carbs. On weight training days I am aiming for around 140 grams. On non weight training days, more like 110-115.
Meal 1: 1/2 cup cooked quinoa with a scoop of Life’s Basics protein powder mixed in. I also put a teaspoon of Smucker’s Sugar Free Jam (made with Truvia!!) on top. Wow- it kinda tasted like a jelly doughnut!
Meal 2: Same as meal 1!
Post workout: vegan protein cake (homemade)…. recipe coming soon!!!
Meal 3: Salad greens with some red peppers, onions and cucumbers, squirt of dijon mustard and a sprinkle of red wine vinegar as dressing. Vegan boca on top.
Meal 4: PB and J at daughter’s soccer practice (plan ahead people!)
Meal 5: 1/2 cup lentils cooked with a little bit of veggie stock and 1 cup of raw mushrooms. Cooked like a stew. Topped with a vegan boca.
Meal 6: 1 scoop Plant Fusion with 1 cup almond milk. Added 2 TBSP of PB2 on top! Tasted like a peanut butter cup…. so good!
|1,342 cals||125 carbs||32 fat||141 pro|
Until next time!