HOWDY!! I’m doing good here. Can I just say that I love the first of weeks! I have tons more energy and I like the routine. I can’t believe I like to lift weights like I do. When I was in college, I never set foot in the weight room and now it’s one of my favorite things to do!
Yesterday I was at the gym with my cutie pie friend that just ran a 100 miler! Here we are AFTER the race! Can you believe she looks like this!
We had to take a picture because it was Monday morning after her Saturday 100 miler and here she was at the gym! We of course did upper body and abs (: I laughed when I saw this picture because my arms look crazy Arnold size! I promise I wasn’t even flexing, just holding the bar!
So, here’s my ARM shot and a normal pic of me the next day. Interesting (: Must be the lighting!
I like having a body that doesn’t look crazy muscley, but when you want to flex, there really is something there. Like this picture here of a fit chick I follow on Instagram. Love it!
OK! Speaking of ARNOLD, I read a great article about his 13 nutrition tips! Here is a summary of them. You can read the details at Bodybuilding.com right HERE!
1-Up your nutrition knowledge. The most successful bodybuilders are those who study and understand nutrition and actively seek out cutting-edge information.
2-Prioritize protein. The importance of protein for a hard-training lifter can’t be overstated.
3-Calculate your protein intake. He goes with the 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight daily. Simple.
4-Don’t trash your yolks. The yolk contains almost as much protein as the egg white, as well as a majority of an egg’s vitamins and minerals.
5-Don’t fall for fat-free. Get about 10-15 percent of your daily calories from saturated fat sources, including beef, poultry, dairy, and eggs.
6-Supplement with protein. Easy to use and whey is an incredibly high-quality protein source.
7-Grab a multi. If you train hard it’s easy to become deficient in one or more micronutrients. Take a multivitamin daily.
8-SACK SUGAR. IF I COULD ENCOURAGE INDIVIDUALS TO MAKE JUST ONE DIETARY CHANGE, IT WOULD BE TO ELIMINATE SUGARY FOODS.
9-Pick your foods carefully. Today, you hear a number of fitness pros say you can’t out-train a bad diet, and that’s absolutely correct.
10-Make your post-workout meal count. If you’re training twice a day, it’s especially important to get quick nutrients into your system after a workout.
11-Eat more for mass. If your training is on point and your diet is clean but you’re still struggling to gain weight, consider adding an extra snack worth 350-500 calories. (not my problem!)
12-Ditch dessert. Eat big, but eat smart. Fill up on protein rich foods instead of sugar. Again!!
13-Eyeball your portions. One of the biggest mistakes a bodybuilder can make is never learning how to eyeball a given amount of food.
There you have it! All the nutrition you need to know. I gotta go get carpool. Train hard, work hard, play hard. SMILE (: