On the morn of leg day I was reading through a few different training websites (as you do) and happened to come across this one http://www.soheefit.com/ .
I liked the way this girl wrote and her views on training so I decided to sign up to her blog updates.
On a side note I think it’s really important to always look for more knowledge, read, network and try new things.
So one of the first things that pops into my email was the suggestion of this ‘ leg finisher’.
What really spurred me on was her comment “Who in their sick mind prescribed this workout?!”. Sounds like a doozy!
After an already brutal leg session I threw this into the mix afterwards. Let’s just say it’s day 2 and my butt and adductors are still hating on me.
Anyway here it is. I’m passing the challenge along.
Thanks Sohee for the torture!
Everyone loves pancakes right? and even better having them in bed :) Living it up on rest day. Looks like a cheat meal but totally isn’t. Everything here (minus the banana) is exactly what I had to eat in this meal anyway. I just ‘prettied’ it up!
150g sweet potato (or whatever your carb amount is)
4 egg white
1 egg yolk
1 TBSP cinnamon
Few drops vanilla essence
In a medium to hot pan add 1 TBSP coconut oil and cook ya lil pancakes! Or big whatever you prefer. Adding in the avocado and banana for a spread makes them extra creamy. Sometimes I’ll put a scoop of chocolate protein powder if Im in the mood.
Eat immediately and relax in post pancake bliss! <3
The last 3 days I have been on a cleanse. I know right? Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not one of those girls that run to some drastic ‘detox’ programme to dramatically lose weight or anything. It was more aimed at allowing the liver to purify itself to promote optimal functionality before getting too heavy into comp prep. Baseline: I want my body to respond in the best possible way to all the training and nutrients I’m throwing at it leading up to show.
Because your livers main function is to process, metabolise and detoxify; it makes sense to give it a heads up right?
Well I did a bit of research into what to expect. There were all sorts of fun possible side effects to look forward too including but not limited too! headaches, nausea, flatulence, constipation, moodiness, lethargy, bloating and so on and so forth. There may be the slight chance of some sort of enlightenment?… maybe?!
Anyway the 3 days consisted of up to 3 pieces of fruit (either apples or berries), water, water and more water with lemon.
I was (and still) hitting between 4-5L on a daily basis, green tea and all the veg I desire (focusing on greens).
Well being ex vego I thought, ‘sweet, this will be a cinch’.
I continued to weight lift throughout but not as hardcore as usual so maybe like 60-70% max effort and no cardio.
Day 1 was ok… not much of an appetite. Felt fine.
Day 2 waking up hungry 3 times in the middle of the night so pretty pissed off and lethargic all day.
Day 3 was really quite loopy (more than usual) , cranky and moody. I really craved more than anything a good bit of protein to sort it all out!
The next day I broke the cleanse and had some chicken and coconut oil for brekky and felt like a GODESS!!
I also celebrated with a heavy leg session and died. Maybe not so wise for such a beasting straight after.
Any benefits that I noticed?
Yes. Definitely felt less bloated and once normal eating had resumed it felt like all the good nutrients I now consumed were being sucked up like a vacuum into my system and recharging my body.
It’s weird. Can’t say I loved it. But sometimes you just gotta bite the bullet and do whats needed to be on top of the game.
Stay tuned for more updates on my journey to jBod rocks The WBFF in London 2013!
Here is a summary of what’s in and what’s out on the Paleo food list (well at least my Paleo food list):
Meat and poultry – grass-fed, free range
Fish and seafood – try to choose sustainable fish and seafood when possible
Vegetables – non-starchy and some starchy tubers and root vegetables
Fruit and berries – fruits high in sugar, like bananas, should be consumed in moderation.
Nuts and seeds – many nuts and seeds have high Omega-6 content so perhaps don’t go eating a bowl after bowl.
Spices and herbs
Fats – coconut oil, coconut milk and cream, ghee, butter (yep, it’s mostly fat so no problems with lactose), duck fat, olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia nut oil, fish oil, sesame oil as well as from grass-fed meats, poultry and fish.
Condiments like mustards, wheat free soy and oyster sauces, fish sauce, olive oil mayonnaise, low sugar tomato sauce, salsas and pestos.
Grains, especially wheat and anything with gluten – wild rice, white rice and quinoa are probably less harmful if you must eat some but watch those carbs.
Gluten containing products
Dairy, especially milk and low fat dairy, for those with damaged gut or gluten/lactose intolerances.
Dairy – should mainly be avoided if you suffer from serious gut problems and gluten intolerances but if you’re in good health and have no sensitivities to lactose (sugars in milk) or casein (protein in milk) then a little healthy dairy can go a long way. Avoid cow’s milk as it’s got high GI unlike cheese or yogurt. Better options are goat’s and sheep’s milk products, A2 cow’s milk and cow’s milk fermented products like kefir, unsweetened yogurt, aged cheeses, full fat cream, butter, and ricotta.
Natural sweeteners – honey, maple syrup, molasses, dried fruit, dark chocolate, palm sugar.
Alcohol – dry wines, clean non-grain based spirits.
Soy - fermented only (miso, tempeh in small amounts)
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