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I Can’t Feel My Legs

Posted Jan 16 2010 10:08pm

Hi guys!

**Those of you leaving me questions in the comments, I answered you back underneath your comment!

I didn’t end up eating anything after dinner last night.. that dinner filled me right away! So this morning I had a breakfast of champs.. and an amazing one last night! Last night I combined:

  • 1 cup Daisy 2% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup 0% Fage
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup raw oats
  • Liquid vanilla stevia, cinnamon, and ginger

I let the mixture sit in the refrigerator overnight and in the morning you get a dough-y, delicious breakfast!:

375 calories, 41 grams of protein, 33 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fat

And it was super filling to say the least. I waited a good two hours before working out due to how full it made me!

So basically I have a new goal- to work my legs more often! I work really hard on my upper body and abs as you all know but I tend to slack on the legs. Mainly because I have naturally thin legs.. I think the cardio that I do (plyometrics, kickboxing, stairmaster) keeps my legs in good shape so I slack in the weight training department. But I decided I need to stop being a slacker on them! so I’m going to devote at least one day a week to legs. Oh joy! haha. Here’s my leg workout today:

  • Squats (Smith Machine)- 50 pounds, 4 sets of 10 Alternating with
  • Sumo Squats (Smith Machine)- 50 pounds, 4 sets of 10
  • Calf Raises (Smith Machine)- 1 set of 10 with 20 pounds (too easy), 3 sets of 10 with 40 pounds
  • Stiff Leg Deadlift- 60 pounds, 3 sets of 15 Alternating with
  • Romanian Deadlifts- 60 pounds, 2 sets of 10
  • One Leg Dipping Lunges- holding 30 pounds, 3 sets of 10 on each leg
  • Step Ups- 3 sets of 10 per leg, 1 set with body weight, 2 sets with 14 pounds
  • 25 minutes steady state cardio (10 minutes walking @ 3.0 and 11% incline, 10 minutes stairstepper HR steady at 150, Stairmaster HR Program 150)
  • Back Hyperextensions- 2 sets of 8 with 10 pounds

Whew! Usually when I work legs it’s more endurance type training so I usually feel the burn.. not this workout.. today I thought my legs were going to collapse underneath me when I was finished! LOL

And I know I could have lifted heavier on the deadlifts but it was the first time I did them on my own and I was scared that I’d kill myself to be quite honest! haha.

I came home and made the quickest possible post-workout snack- a protein shake with 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Dream, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 serving Biochem 100% Whey Vanilla Protein Powder, pinch of guar gum, and a pinch of xanthan gum:

200 calories, 21 grams of protein, 18 carbs, 2.5 grams of fat

It was yummy but the problem with smoothies or shakes is they always seem to make me hungrier! So I made an early lunch.

This morning I made Low-Carb Sweet Bread without the stevia for a savory version. I cut two of the pieces in half for a total of 4 small slices and topped it with 1/2 cup egg whites (scrambled with basil, oregano, cayenne pepper, and black pepper) and put a slice of Kraft 2% sliced cheese on top. I also had steamed broccoli with Braggs:

340 calories, 34 grams of protein, 8 carbs, 14 grams of fat

After lunch I showered and then my family and I went to Costco. When I got home it had been about 2 1/2 hours since lunch and I was hungry again! So I had my favorite thing ever.. a double portion of Protein Brownie Batter with 1 tbsp Justin’s Natural Maple Almond Butter:

300 calories, 44 grams of protein, 12 carbs, 8 grams of fat

Seriously I should just name that heaven on earth! It’s the most delicious thing ever, it’s super filling, and it takes me a good 20-30 minutes to eat it. I love it! I know some of you all are having trouble with the texture. It should look like this:

If yours is a funky texture it may be due to too much water (only use 1 tbsp!) When you add 1 tbsp it seems like it won’t be enough water but you just got to keep mashing it together and it’ll form. And it also could be the protein powder.. I’ve used BSN and it didn’t work out so well.

Usually that snack holds me over forever but for some reason I was hungry about an hour and a half later. I dug through the fridge and found the last slice of Low-Carb Sweet Bread so I topped it with 1 tsp Sunland Natural Mixed Nut Butter:

140 calories, 9 grams of protein, 3 carbs, 8 grams of fat

I’m going to have to make another batch of that bread.. it’s so yummy!

For dinner I had one of my favorite protein and veggie packed (and super simple) combos. I just sauteed a 3 cups of cabbage/coleslaw mix and then added 4 oz lean ground buffalo and red chile:

200 calories, 25 grams of protein, 5 carbs, 3 grams of fat?

I love ground bison! I’m not a big red meat fan but bison is really good.. and really good for you!

I think my dessert tonight is going to be a Pumpkin Protein Cupcake!can’t decide what I’m going to top it with. I’m thinking either cottage cheese or peanut butter. Or maybe both! We shall see.

Well it’s family movie night! I’ll see you all tomorrow!

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