Am I seriously only 15 days into this program? When I put it that way, it feels like I’ve barely just begun. But already I feel like I’ve advanced a ton. My workout today was pretty meh so I’m not gonna talk much about it. Didn’t feel like I made a ton of gains, but made some minor improvements. Again, I paid extra attention to my form this week so I wasn’t very concerned with increasing my weight. To be honest, I felt like I was working at capacity anyway. And so it is – not every workout is going to be record-breaking, I suppose.
Here’s what I did:
Deadlifts – 2 sets of 12 @ 85 lbs
Dumbbell shoulder press – 1 set of 10 @ 20 lbs, 1 set of 9 @ 20 lbs (each hand)
Wide Grip Lat Pulldown – 1 set of 11 @ 60 lbs, 1 set of 12 @ 60 lbs
Lunges – 2 sets of 12 @ 25 lbs (my HANDS wanted to fall OFF!)
Swiss-ball crunches – 2 sets of 15 using 10lb weight
I added in a bit of abs onto the end.
Tonight I had my weekly yoga class. I felt stiff. Hate that. But, I was wearing tights and noticed my legs looked extra muscular…it’s amazing how quickly some physical changes happen. Next time I’ll take a picture.
On to some more picturesque things…food!
Yesterday we went out for sushi (we live in sushi heaven) and we ordered a few dishes. I ordered the sashimi combo plate. When the server brought it to our table I laughed out loud. Here’s why:
I didn’t eat the fish eggs. (It grosses me out how they get stuck in your teeth and then, like 6 hours later, you’ll feel a little pop and remember what you ate for dinner)
Tonight….oooh tonight. This is about the “protein puff”.
Let me back up by explaining: Before we went for sushi yesterday, we went shopping for a new protein powder. After chatting with the people at the nutrition store, we settled on one called Promasil in the Soft Serve Vanilla flavour. What attracted me to this one was (a) they don’t use any artificial sweeteners (they use Stevia), and (b) they have a mix of different protein sources (including whey, casein, goat milk, and egg albumen) which I thought would be good to supplement/mix up my regular whey protein shakes. ALSO I learned from April that casein and other types of protein are slower-release (ie. good for before bed!).
So tonight I made my first protein ice cream with this stuff.
Oh my. Oh dear. I put the blender on, got to work on the dirty dishes in the sink, and when I looked up again the contents of the blender had more than doubled, no, tripled in size.
This. stuff. puffs. up.
and. it. is. hella. creamy.
Trust me, it was much more ice-creamy and fluffy than the picture lets on. And it produced about 1L of “ice cream”. I’m not joking. Good lord. I finished my gargantuan bowl and hobbled into the bedroom moaning to J about my full stomach.
It’s probably mostly air in there. 😉
Question: do you guys have any favourite protein powders? recommendations? warnings? Thanks!