Saturday night!!! Yes, I know it's early to be in for the night
But when I've got puppies to take care of (beagles!) and an ear morning workout, it's nice to get all my social activity done with early in the day, and then have the night to relax and record how I've progressed! Today was a legs day at the gym; I was frustrated at first because I can't lift very heavy; I used to have some pretty serious back issues, and I still have to be careful how much I strain it. I just made sure to keep the reps high, and in between sets if I felt like I couldn't get my heart rate high enough, I'd do a quick set of sit-ups, lunges, or step ups to get the blood pumping! After working legs I did abs on the ball, and played basketball for about half an hour. Saturdays at the gym are always fun because less people are there and I get to play around after my workout!
meal 1: 2 tbsp brown rice protein
meal 2: apple
post-workout: vega and a nectarine
meal 3: smoothie made of green superfood powder, coconut oil, frozen cherries, spinach, and brown rice protein
meal 4: luna bar and a nectarine
meal 5: potluck with friends in the park! I tried a little bit of lots of dishes, but think I kept it relatively in control; ate lots of raw veggie dishes, some dates stuffed with almonds, and a lots of fresh fruit!
The Potluck was actually a vegan meetup with some people in my area; we had a couple of amazing speakers come and talk to us about how to improve our outreach. My main goal to compete in a bikini competition (besides looking and feeling awesome! and doing something I love!) is to bring attention to my lifestyle as a vegan. I loved hearing the creative ways I can spread the word, and plan on using a lot of those strategies soon. More on that later!