Realized something today
It’s simple, so at the risk of sounding stupid…
Not drinking enough water during the day makes my workout that day terrible because I simply don’t have the endurance to get through it. I mean I didn’t think that I would feel it so much but I simply wasn’t able to get through my routine as per usual.
Oh, water. Better drink up so I can get a better/tougher workout in tomorrow.
My current fitness/nutrition/supplements
I currently follow this plan here. It’s from Bodybuilding.com, a super useful site for exercise information.
The plan goes like this:
- Day 1: Upper body
- Day 2: Lower body
- Day 3: Rest day
- Day 4: Upper body
- Day 5: Lower body
- Day 6: Cardio
- Day 7: Rest day
I don’t really follow any particular diet plan, but I am a lacto-ovo-vegetarian. I try my best to just eat healthy and, especially if there’s some special occasion coming up soon, I try to plan my meals the day before. I use this website to track my calories and nutrients to make sure I’m getting enough.
I’ll list some typical breakfasts and snacks, because they’re almost always the same, unlike lunches and dinners.
Typical breakfasts: (I also have a cup of tea)
- Oatmeal w/ add-ins (usually fruit, nut butter, chia seed)
- Cold cereal w/ add-ins (usually fruit, chia seed/flaxseed, non-dairy milk)
- Whole wheat toast w/ peanut butter and banana, spinach omelette, or tofu scramble
- Whole wheat pancakes (only sometimes on the weekend, not often)
- Protein bars
- Granola bars
- Protein shakes
- Hummus & veggies (carrots!)
- Dark chocolate
- Yogurt & fruit (w/ flaxseed or chia seed, granola)
Pre-workout: Jack3d, a pre-workout booster
Post-workout: BioX Whey Protein Complex, whey protein (this brand is so tasty)
Before sleep/nighttime snack: Gold Standard Casein Protein, casein protein (not so tasty)
Other supplements: daily multivitamin, CLA
Yes. I have decided to create a Tumblr solely for fitness. My personal Tumblr usually has fitspo pictures and things, but there’s nowhere for me to vent/talk about what’s on my mind fitness-wise without sounding like a complete douchebag.
And in comes the Fitblr.
I called it girl-withguns because firstly, girlwithguns was taken, and actually, I kind of like that dash. It’s “girl” first, and you think of just a regular, perhaps weak sort of girl. Then it’s “with guns” and you’re like, “Damn!”
Or at least I like to think about it that way. Moving on…
More importantly, I called it girl-withguns because that is one of my ultimate goals. I want beautiful, shapely, strong, sexy arms (and chest) above all else. Mostly because my entire life was spent on soccer and ballet, which focusonly on the lower body, leaving me with a sort of disproportionate body.
I’m not fat. I’m not overweight or even almost overweight. I’m at a pretty good weight and size, but my body is mostly just…fat. There’s not much muscle at all. I want to be able to take care of myself in the world, and that includes physically as well.
Plus I want to look fucking sexy.