April-I’ve been reading your blog for a while, and I know you’ve addressed this topic before, but I feel it’s a concern. You burn so many calories, and eat so few. Also the way you diligently count calories, carbs, fat, etc., leads many people to believe you are anorexic. Also, from the progress photos you posted, you look completely emaciated. You are trying to build your body, not shrink, and starve it. It’s no wonder you’re not bulking up, because you don’t eat nearly enough. I know you have explicitly said that you do not have an eating disorder, but everything about you proves otherwise. Come out of denial, your body, mind, and soul will thank you.PS. This is random, but when you say stuff like lol and jk, you don’t capitalize them. It makes you look like a mom who doesn’t know what she’s saying.PPS. Yes, I know I’m a bitch. Get over it.
Umm.. I am not going to defend myself on the blog anymore. I have no reason to- I’m happy, and healthy! I will say one thing- some people just need to find something better to do with their time than try to insult others!
I went to bed quite late last night (10:00 Ha!) But still woke up at 6 as usual ready to lift! Today’s workout was Back, Triceps, and Abs. After eating my pre-workout breakfast, it was time to pump some iron! Here’s what I did:
Regular Sets (1 minute rest):
Wide Grip Overhand Pull Ups - 4 sets of 5 unassisted, 4 unassisted, 4 unassisted, and 3 unassisted; Added 10 pounds of assistance to make it 4 sets of 8, if that makes sense
One Arm Pronated Tricep Extension- 20 pounds per arm, 4 sets of 8
High Cable Row while in Squat- 137.5 pounds, 4 sets of 10
Rope Pushdowns- 42.5, 2 sets of 6; 35 pounds, 1 set of 8 <-triceps were already fried
Shrugs- 95 pounds, 3 sets of 15
Hanging Leg Raises (straight leg)- 4 sets of 20
Jackknife on Bench- 10 pounds, 3 sets of 15
Pulse Ups- 10 pounds, 3 sets of 15
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes Calories Burned: 498 Max HR: 200
While I was there, I noticed another woman lifting heavy weights. She looked AMAZING. Super lean, and nicely shaped muscles. I started chatting with her, and come to find out she is 46, and doing a bodybuilding contest! She said that diet is everything when it comes to building muscle, and losing fat. Exactly why I count calories, macros, etc
After eating my family and I headed to Walmart to look around. I found some frozen cauliflower.. score! So obviously I had to have some for lunch.. I was starving when we got home! I steamed up a whole bag (435 grams) and then pureed them with rosemary & garlic seasoning, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and Braggs Amino Acids. Then I mixed in 100 grams cooked lean ground bison, and 1/2 oz pepitas:
My next meal was a “recees” omelet! 1 cup egg whites blended with cream of tartar, baking powder, and cinnamon. Topped with 1 tsp 100% dark cocoa powder, and 1 tbsp almond butter:
Still taking advantage of our week of spa services at Planet Beach, my sister and I went for a facial in the afternoon. My face doesn’t look too much better at the moment! LOL
For dinner, I was unmotivated to make anything fancy. My mom recently bought some Barleans oil to try out, so I decided to try some. I made another omlette the same way I did earlier, but topped it with 1 tbsp Barleans Essential Women’s Swirl (chocolate raspberry flavor):
I also had 162 grams green beans with mustard:
That omega swirl was GOOD!! Like chocolate syrup!
Not sure what my plans for the evening are! I’m kinda missing Bryon Oh well, all in time!