Just got through Chest and Back, and Ab Ripper X. The last time I did this, I was at 20 lbs for the lawnmower exercise and 15 lbs for the heavy pants one. Now I’m at 15 for the lawnmower and 12 for the heavy pants. Good news though, for the classic push-ups I did three on my toes before doing another twelve on my knees–that’s not bad! I never could do pushups on my toes. So I’m a bit stronger in some areas but need to get back to where I was in others.
Tony Horton’s style is a lot of fun. He doesn’t take himself too seriously and he has a goofy sense of humor. Some people love this, some hate it–I’m one of those who loves it. If you can smile and laugh during a workout, it takes the edge off. Trust me.
Later on in the day I walked a total of 8.85 miles, almost 7 of which were done with a few friends on a beautiful bike trail near my home. Today was definitely very active!
I’ve also decided I’m going to record on occasion my meals, measurements, etc. Again, keeping it real and keeping track of my progress. I just don’t want this to turn into a food blog, although as a vegan engaging in an intense fitness program it’s almost inevitable.
So, here’s what I had today:
Breakfast: 2 scoops chocolate flavored Vega Whole Meal Optimizer, 1 TB melted coconut oil, 1 cup of strawberries, 2 ice cubes, 1 cup lite chocolate soy milk in a blender. Verdict: EXTREMELY TASTY. Also very filling.
Lunch: 1 Gardein Ultimate Beefless Burger with spicy brown mustard
Snack: 1 raw protein bar which I made from Vega vanilla flavored protein, almond butter, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, carob chips, dried goji berries, cacao powder, chia seed, and ground flaxseed. I mixed the protein powder with some water to make a paste. Since the powder is green colored, it looked well…interesting. I will be telling people to close their eyes and pretend it’s St Patrick’s Day, because the result was a very decadent tasting vanilla/chocolate piece of goodness. Glad I have plenty of them!
Dinner: I am in desperate need of food shopping, but found some interesting veg burgers made with almond and soy, so I had two of those with avocado and melted Daiya cheddar cheese.
Snack: two cups of green tea
I also drank about 12+ cups of water, easily.
Looking at this log I need to add more raw veggies, clearly. I have some very tasty kale that could use some roastin’ and lovin’, think it’ll be part of my dinner tomorrow. I also have a juicer and some leftover celery-apple-ginger juice with vanilla Vega protein in the fridge, and it is rather tasty.