Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cinnamon Pumpkin Milk; Quadriceps Exercises

I had acting class today, then spent the rest of the day enjoying the sunny 80-degree weather. I'm in love! This evening I've spent some time researching and writing an article for a new potential writing job.

Food Diary
Breakfast: 1 cup corn chowder w/ broccoli slaw and cauliflower
Snack: 1 serving Dal Mix
Lunch: 1 bowl Cracklin' Oat Bran with almond milk
Dinner: Steamed veggie bowl with broccoli slaw, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, tomatoes, sprouts, nutritional yeast

My hips, shoulders, triceps, and back are sore from yoga yesterday. All those good balancing muscles!

Workout:
45 minutes bike
stretching
Weights/strength: quads, calves, biceps, chest, abs
Walking - 30-45 minutes? I didn't bring a watch or my phone.

Yesterday I mentioned I had a half cup almond milk for a snack. I actually had pumpkin cinnamon almond milk, but I was too lazy to upload the pictures onto the computer. I buy the big cans of Libby's pumpkin, and then store it in glass jars in the fridge. I haven't had a problem with it going moldy or anything because I manage to crank through it pretty fast if I'm in the mood. Then when the pumpkin level gets pretty low, I pour in some almond milk, dump in some cinnamon, and sweeten with a bit of stevia and shake vigorously!



Voila. Dude, this stuff is almost like egg nog. It's quite tasty.

I have a LOT of sore muscles today. It feels great! But one area I have a hard time getting sore is my quadriceps (the front of my legs). I loved using the leg press and extension machines at the gym but at home I've just been doing lunges, plies, and Pilates moves. Still, I can't seem to get them sore like my hamstrings (whoo boy!). Do you have a favorite exercise for the quads that you would recommend?

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