Loving a cold night with my new long socks with lace. They are so comfortable and warm!
Archive for the ‘Body’ category
I’ve been eating my daily vitamins and a dried fruit strip to kick start glycogen restoration immediately following my workout. These are all vegan and have no gelatin. I’m also drinking 1/2 cup of oatmeal in my post workout protein shake… packing more glycogen into my muscle cells.
I actually created this composite the day after I got my Halloween stilettos, but I must say… this set done at my old shop looks way better so I pasted a new photo over the old one. And yes… I’m able to deadlift like a mofo with these nails bitcheeez.
“Glycogen is a chain of glucose molecules that your muscles and liver use to store energy for immediate future use. Your body contains a glycogen reserves of between 450 and 550 grams. If you exercise intensely, you may require more than 500 grams of carbs to restore your body’s glycogen reserves. Glycogen is almost completely exhausted after intense exercise exceeding 60 minutes; a 90-minute run will deplete glycogen reserves. Where loss of muscle glycogen lowers the functionality of muscles, loss of liver glycogen leads to a lowering of blood sugar, lethargy and inhibition of thyroid hormone release, and thus reduced fat burning. It is critical to restore glycogen reserves in the 24 hours following exercise. The first two hours are especially important. Dr. John Berardi, a professional nutritionist, recommends consuming 50 to 60 grams of high glycemic index carbohydrates in the two hours following exercise.”
That moment when a woman is brave enough to sneak up and smack my ass from the back in the gym and at first I’m shocked and sort of mad, but later feel like maybe it was a compliment of sorts and my ass be lookin’ better from da squats if a former professional body builder really couldn’t resist not one ass smack, but two! (Yes… that was a run on sentence) I’m around her everyday and I’ve never seen her smack an ass before. She crazy, but really tho… she rocked a serious ass of steel in her prime.
Yummy…. best sandwich I’ve made in a while. Nothing like organic cheats! I love Whole Foods. The meatballs were baked. They were made with 95% lean, fresh Romano cheese, two egg whites, garlic salt and garlic marinara sauce. I slapped the meatballs on some fresh white (oh no) bread with melted Munster cheese. I topped that with thinly sliced red onion and green bell pepper + avocado! Yeayyyy! Now that’s a chest day cheat people.
One of the directors I work with recently brought me some fresh hibiscus flowers. He buys them all the time in Las Cruces, New Mexico and said he’d bring me some each time he goes there. The flowers are a great way to make a tea with many health benefits. He left them hanging on my door and they were a mysterious surprise, but I’m so glad he gave me a new introduction to these lovely flowers.
“The health benefits of hibiscus tea include relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as digestive, immune system, and inflammatory problems. It helps to cure liver disease and reduces the risk of cancer. It can also speed up the metabolism and help in healthy, gradual weight loss. Hibiscus tea is rich in vitamin C, minerals and various antioxidants, while also helping in the treatment of hypertension and anxiety.” From: http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/beverage/hibiscus-tea.html