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Getting Strong: Post Upper Workout Meal

I felt GREAT in the gym! The two days of fasting did not hinder my performance in the gym - which is one of my biggest fears with any "diet" - YEAH!

I hit my numbers and the two newest exercises in my routine (sumo dead lift and hip thrusts) are progressing nicely.

Workout Recap: Lower

  • Sumo Dead lift: 90 lbs, 8 reps, 3 sets
  • Stiff Leg Dead Lift: 115 lbs, 8 reps, 3 sets
  • Calf Raises: 90 lbs, 8/10/8 reps
  • Barbell Hip Thrusts: 70 lbs, 8/8/6 reps
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Shrugs: 35 lbs (each hand), 10 reps, 3 sets
  • Dumbbell Side Bends: 55 lbs, 7/8/8 reps
  • Hanging Leg Raises: 8 reps, 3 sets
I did run into a "helpful" bench neighbor while doing my Side Bends. Now I'm not saying that my form is always perfect and sometimes I could use a correction but dude I don't know you and I don't come to the gym to get hit on or have a heart to heart talk; I go to the gym to earn my STEAK DINNER, son! Seriously, sometimes when I am dragging butt and don't want to go to the gym, the only thing that motivates me is the big ole steak waiting at home for me - nom, nom, nom. It tastes so much better when you've earned it!

Post Work Out Dinner: 1308 calories

  • 225 g Rib Eye Steak cooked to perfection thanks to my honey bunny - thank you! (630 cal)
  • 373 g Oven Roasted Potato (339 cal)
  • 11 g Butter (come on the potato gets lonely - 77 cal)
  • 85 g Gyro Yogurt Spread (113 cal)
  • 70 g Banana Bread (149 cal)

~ worth it in so many ways ~
In reality I could have skipped the butter on the potato and used just the yogurt dip because it was so flavorful and moistened the potato perfectly. Never thought the girl who ALWAYS asks for more sour cream and butter at House of Prime Rib (San Francisco, CA) would say that it was not necessary because of a bomb ass yogurt dip - look at that , learn something new everyday!

P.S. My total calorie intake for the day is 1966... I think there maybe a 2K calorie cap according to the 5:2 diet.. I better find out because I just realized I had 2050 calories yesterday - oops!

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