Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Guys! Dudes! Bros!
My butt is like, so totally sore from all those squats. Also my chest is like, so totally tight. And my abs are like, so totally tense and engaged.
So I did the second day of the 30 day shred, and well, I did better. I pushed through the abs and the cardio, and modified the strength where I had to. Actually, I just held no weights during the strength exercises. I only have 5lb weights, and quite frankly, they wear me out and I lose my form super fast. So until I can buy some 2lb weights, this is what I'm going to do. Well, I held the 5lb weights during the chest presses. If I hadn't, I would have just been lying down and clapping my hands. We can't have that, now can we?
But yeah, I'm pretty sore and tight all over. Not like, injured sore. Out of shape sore. You know the type. I can really feel this workout in my legs, abs, and my butt. Which is great. I like having a nice butt. It took me a few hours to actually get around to doing this workout, but I did it eventually!
I also did my 20 minute energizing yoga workout this morning. When my roommate heads to soccer, I'm going to do the 15 minute relaxing routine. It feels so good and I could use the stretch. That's my only gripe about the 30 day shred- not enough cool down and not enough suggested stretches.
Diet is going well. I'm out of ice cream now so it's yogurt for dessert after supper now- which is probably a good thing. I've been loosely following a suggested diet I found on Pinterest in order to flatten the abs. It always leads me to easier digestion, no bloat, and (this is super gross but super true) less gas. I can be super gassy and this has really curbed that. It also helps me lose weight pretty quick, and can be interpreted however you want.
How I've interpreted it:
Breakfast: Smoothie made with protein powder, blueberries, large handful of spinach, skim or almond milk, sometimes a splash of yogurt
Lunch= Giant spinach (sometimes arugula and kale) salad with a rotating cast of cucumber, tomatoes, radishes, peppers, avocado etc. with 2 hard boiled eggs and a light dressing
Snack = 1 Kashi cherry dark chocolate granola bar or other Kashi bar
Snack 2 = 1 apple, 1 cheddar cheese stick
Dinner = vegetarian "chicken breast", quinoa or whole grain brown rice, steamed vegetables
Dessert = plain 0% yogurt with honey and blueberries
Now I tried posting the image, but it was too small to read. Let me know if you want the written details!
And on that note, I'm gonna go have that yogurt now!