I wanted to re-post the photo of my eats yesterday because I learned a biiiig lesson.
I mentioned that my meals 2-4 were super simple, but that's not the bad part. The bad part is that I did not eat enough carbs yesterday and my body totally freaked out. Before these meals I had 2 apple cinnamon protein muffins and my PWO shake with pumpkin and oats, but that with the oats in the picture just wasn't enough. By 2:30 I was STARVING for my 3pm meal, but then when I went to eat it, it just didn't sound good. All I wanted was peanut butter M&M's! I very, very rarely have cravings for bad foods so it was so weird to feel that way. I had planned on making stir fry for dinner and that just sounded blah too. I ended up having egg whites and a almond meal pancake which luckily hit the spot, but moral of the story is eat your carbs! Your body will crave them if you don't, and your body doesn't know the difference between brown rice or white pasta, so 9 times out of 10 it will crave the bad stuff!
Moving on to leg day.
It’s so funny to think I used to absolutely despise leg day. I would read about other people loving their leg days and want to puke because I just hated it so much. Now, believe it or not, they’re on of my favorite days! I have noticed a pretty big difference in my legs lately, and I really hope that while I’m leaning out some of my leg muscle will really pop! One day, I might even have a little quad separation ;)
Wide squats- 3 sets of 10-12; I started at 95lbs, and ended at 125lbs.
One legged leg press- 3 sets of 10; I did 50lbs (I think)
Leg extensions- 3 sets of 10, last set drop set to failure; I did 70lbs, dropped to 40, 30, and 20. And then almost cried.
Seated Leg Curl- 3 sets of 10; I did 50lbs- I prefer the lying leg curl over the seated, but I tweaked my knee snowboarding and it’s still sore, so the lying machine hurt L
Glute kickback machine- 3 sets of 10 last set drop set- I did 75lbs and dropped to 40 for the drop set.
Make sure you stretch, especially after leg day!