It’s been a few days since I’ve been able to blog. I was kept super busy at work, continued my grad school application, and Hannah had a few photography clients. Through it all I did find time to work out, study fitness, and try new recipes. Today’s workout was especially sweet because I was able to increase my leg press weight to 340 pounds 🙂 and it felt so awesome. I also spent some time reevaluating my fitness goals. I would like to change my focus from building but to getting tone/ muscle definition. Do any of you have tips? I can feel muscle developing under my skin but I need to get rid of some fat for it to show through the way I want. This week I am adding an additional day of body pump to my regular routine, I’m a little nervous. There was one crisis I had last night. Hannah and I went out to a Chinese restaurant which are usually naturally vegan and gluten free. This particular restaurant had less than a handful of veggie options. We eventually decided on Buddhists Delight and pineapple fried rice. While we were looking over the menu I was very tempted to order meat. Luckily Hannah was so amazing and reminded me of why we made this lifestyle change. I’m so happy that I was able to stay strong.
Tonight we ate some delicious vegan burgers with grilled onions, lettuce, and tomato as well as baked potatoes. We didn’t use vegan cheese, still haven’t found one that we really like. The vegan burger was so delicious I didn’t miss meat at all. It’s strange, the patty didn’t taste like meat but had the heartiness and full flavor of a regular burger. I also looked up a gluten free vegan protein bar recipe and they are in the freezer right now hardening before I cut them into bars. Have a great start to the week everyone!