Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
Happy Spring! I hope you are having a great week! I have been experimenting with different approaches when it comes to nutrition and workouts. I went through a period of time where I worked out fasted because I was intermittent fasting. This seemed to work well for me when my workouts were mainly cardio workouts. I noticed that once I started lifting heavy weights I felt exhausted and did not have enough energy to sustain me.
For the past month, I have been taking a whey protein shake before and after my workouts. This seems to work better for me, but it is a little and I was able to reach my protein goals most days. The main drawback of this approach is the fact that it can get expensive.
This morning, I started making breakfast before my 1st workout.
- 1/2 cup of gluten free oats
- 2 eggs
- matcha green tea
One of the main reasons why I have not taken this approach is because it takes a little more time to make breakfast. Shaking up a whey shake was just so easy, but I will try this and see how it affects my workouts.
Please notice that I make reference to whether or not these approaches work well “for me.” Listen to your body and know that our bodies respond differently to different things. It takes a little while to figure out how to optimally fuel your body, but it is worth-it!
Today’s Workout is: Shoulders & Triceps
- Seated DB Press 3 x 15
- Seated Arnold Press 3 x 15
- DB Front Raise 3 x 20
- DB Lateral Raise 3 x 20
- Tricep Extensions 3 x 15
- Seated French Press 3 x 15
- Single Arm Tricep Extensions 3 x 12
- Tricep Bench Dips 3 x 10
- Single Leg Lowering 3 x 20
- Bicycle Twists 3 x 20
*30 seconds of active rest between each set. I did jumping jacks, jump squats, and side lunges.
Word of the Day:
- A flaw in character that brings about the downfall of the hero of a tragedy: tragic flaw.
Thanks for joining me for another workout and word of the day! Do you workout fasted or eat a meal before your workout? If so what are your favorite staples! Comment below to share!