So we're going to start trying something new; we're going to start posting what we did to workout that day, and a sample of what we ate throughout the day, as well as our progress! Today's will be more about me (Olivia), than about my Dad (Terry)
Lately I've been on a bit of a “eating unhealthily healthy”, meaning I haven't been eating a lot of processed thing, but I've been eating a lot of potatoes and whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce, because that's my comfort food for dealing with the stress of school.
To combat this, I decided to really clean up my diet and eat a whole bunch of raw fruits and vegetables, and drink a lot of green tea (yay anti-oxidants!), to kick start my eating clean again!
I had a whole grapefruit, with half of it blended up with water, as well as a 4 banana shake with chia seeds and almond milk for a random snack, SO good.
After my workout I had broccoli, rice, and almonds for protein! Throughout the day I randomly snacked on frozen grapes, which are better than ANY candy in my opinion. I usually have more of a variety, but just as much volume, and it has helped me maintain my current weight so I know I'm getting enough calories, along with eating a lot of fruit and vegetables.
At the gym, I ran 1.5 miles in 14 minutes, and did about 10 minutes worth of kettlebell squats, swings, and cleans. Then I stretched, focusing on downward dog and cobra pose, along with sneaking in 30 seconds worth of planks here and there.
I'm trying to ease back into working out, and eating clean, so I wasn't too concerned with counting calories (not that I really am on a regular basis, but I make sure I have enough protein in my diet by adding almonds and plant based protein). I'll probably have a more strict workout tomorrow, as well as planning my meals better!
My dad on the other hand, worked OUT. He was sweating so much by the time we were through at the gym!
I'm not sure what all he ate today because I was gone for more than half of the day, but he made a great looking PB and J Visalus Protein Shake, and had a sweet potato with cinnamon after his workout, which consisted of 45 minutes on the stair master.
—- AHEM —- (dad speaking – you did HOW much working out????) Anyway – Here is my
Back Workout of The Day
I started off with 45 Minutes on the StairMaster for me because I am still cutting my Body Fat % down.
At the Gym my Back Workout of The Day – The GOAL right now is to get my Back more in line with the other Progress I have been making.
Lat Pull Downs 5 x 20
Bent Over Barbell Rows 4 x 10-12
Hammer Machine Low Rows 4 x 10-12
Dumb bell rows 4 x 10-12
Rack Dead Lifts 4 x 10 – 12
By the time I got through with that I was feeling it.
Healthy Meals and Eating Right
My Meals are mostly Chicken, Egg Whites, Asparagus, White Fish ( Talapia ), White Rice, Sweet Potato and 2 different Visalus Shakes
I DO mix it up – sometimes it is Cream of Rice – sometimes a Lot More Broccoli – LEAN Beef or Turkey Breast….
I drink a TON of Water throughout the day – and with it heating up here in Texas you MUST do that – any kind of exercise you have to Re-Hydrate!