First off… a giant, huge, massive, amazing thank you for all your kind words and comments on yesterday’s post. I was totally blown away by how awesome each and every one of you are. Thank you thank you.
Today was shoulders and quads. Yay.
Okay, I do love shoulders… but by the end I’m hurting.
And walking lunges? … yeah, they’re never fun.
Like I mentioned yesterday my shoulders are my sticking point and what I’m really needing to work on for the next eight weeks… so some changes were made today. Nothing huge, but changes.
First, for military press I decided to use the smith machine today. My gym is pretty empty in the early mornings so getting a spot is tough some days. So loading the weight up on the smith machine for presses allowed me to really push a bit more and actually fail out on my last set without fear of throwing out a shoulder or dropping a weight on my head.
It was a tough workout, but one that set the pace for the next eight weeks. Eight weeks of all out pain and effort. That’s really not that long in the grand scheme of things, so bring it on.
Cardio was cardio. I was almost late for work. I forgot a belt and a hairbrush. Hairbrush I could really care less about…. the whole no belt thing was a bit tricky. Definitely had to remind myself to hike up the jeans when I stood up.
So onto the prep questions… version 2.0?
The first one I’m going to tackle is a 2 part-er.
What is your breakfast and what type of protein powder do you use?
Breakfast is… a vegetarian protein shake.
This year when I decided to take a different approach to prep that also included changing my diet “rules” quite a bit. By choice, at the recommendation from my coach, I gave up wheat, dairy and starchy veggies. (… as well as a large portion of my cardio)
Wheat, okay no problem I could do without. It really wasn’t a difficult choice or adjustment.
Dairy on the other hand?
Oddly enough the greek yogurt wasn’t that hard to say goodbye too. First the first month we kept my whey protein shakes as is, basically as a way to ease into it? Regardless eventually the diet change came in and I was advised to go from my beloved Myofusion to vegetarian, aka whey/casein free. I did a lot of research on the options, and the general consensus was that it was going to be nasty. They are rarely tasty and it was going to be a suck it up and suck it down situation.
So I did what I always do and took the cheap route. Wandering through the Superstore one saturday night (yes, I live the wild and crazy life) I came across their veggie protein blend and well, the price was right so I tossed it in the cart.
The next morning I tossed a scoop in a shaker cup, added water and tried to shake it.
It was a big, gloopy, chalky, gross, nasty mess.
As always, mom to the rescue. “why not use your magic bullet?”
I added some water, plopped the goopy mess in the cup with a few drops of flavor extract and blended away. The bullet adds some air bubbles and if you leave it to sit in the fridge it kind of solidifies into a mousse like substance?
… which brings me to breakfast. My protein mousse.
I enjoy it.
Does this mean April 22nd I’m going to keep using it and give up Myofusion forever?
Umm… Hells no.
But it does mean I may try and bullet the MF and see if I can make an even tastier mousse!
So long story short, I use the 22$ tub of president’s choice vegetarian protein powder and blend it in the magic bullet for breakfast every single day.