September 17, 2012 by Pepper A.K.A "Greek Lightning"
Well folks, the 2 week mark is here. I need to take some measurements and make some adjustments. Stay tuned for that.
I feel great. There is no doubt that mentally and digestively, my body has never been happier. I am at peace every day with my food choices and I also get the feeling that what I am giving my body truly nourishes me. That is a win in my book. But, I do have other goals too, as you all know from the tagline of the blog. I am looking to make myself strong as well as try to lose some of the fluff that I have accumulated after my figure competition.
Here are side by side pictures of day 1 and today (day 14):
You could certainly argue all day about camera angles and such, but I do see a difference! I see some definition in my shoulders, my arms and I think I lost a little fluff over my quads (they seem a little more defined to me). So, I am happy with the overall progress. Slow and steady wins the race (I am not looking to compete kids, I am just looking to get lean(er) over here…). So, with the formalities out of the way, Here is the workout I did today:
Chest and Biceps:
Flat Bench Press:
Warmup press with 45lb barx 10 reps, 55lb bar x 12 reps, 65lb bar x 12 reps, 70lb bar x 12 reps (I feel like I can do more, but I can’t get spotters in my gym)
Biceps Curls: 15lb DB x 10 reps, 12 reps and 12 reps (worked on going really slooooowwwww)
Incline DB Press: 30Lb DB x 8 reps, 25 lb DBx 10, 10
Rope Cable Biceps Curls: 40 LB on Cable, 2 sets of 12, one set of 15 (took it to failure)
Push Ups: 3 sets of 20
Cardio: Not on the schedule today, but I had some extra time. I did 20 minutes – a little cardio mish mosh on the treadmill (walking on an incline, some intervals, running, walking, etc.)
So far so good. Here is the plan for the day:
Meal 1: 1/2 cup qunioa with Life Basics protein powder and 1/4 cup blueberries (I know right? I’m living on the edge!)
Meal 2: Same as meal 1 (stop being a hater to my boring-ness, I am a creature of habit)
Meal 3: Pre- workout – a small apple and 10 almonds
Meal 4: A boca burger on salad veggies (squirt of mustard as dressing)
Meal 5: boca burger with broccoli and some more salad greens
Meal 6: 1/2 block of lite tofu mixed with 2 TBSP peanut butter and 1.5 scoops of protein powder blended with 1 cup almond milk to make a pudding.
|1,363 Cals||126 carbs||39 fat||137 protein|
Stay tuned for measurement updates tomorrow and a possible plan change! Things are about to get really exciting up in here…. I can feel it!