So I mentioned on my instagram that my birthday is in less than a month (June 23rd). In my field of work I talk to a lot of people. We talk about all kinds of things and something that comes up often is birthdays. Maybe it is just the demographic of the people I train, but no one seems to like birthdays. Many of my clients have even stopped paying attention to their age. Yes - age is just a number, but come on people! Your birthday is the one day of the year where you get to celebrate yourself to the max. I like to think of it as the day where you can finally say "hello world! You're welcome" out loud - #amirite?
So to flip the birthday blues on its head I am going to make the days leading up to my birthday AND my birthday super freaking awesome. 'How?' you might ask, well I am going to log and blog everything I do to get myself in tip top form for my birthday. That means my sleep, my steps, my food choices, my workouts, and anything else I find important.
The inspiration is something else that I hear a lot of in the gym. "Well what do you do?". Clients always want to know what exactly it takes to "be like me". I know I have just finished joking about how I celebrate myself, but when clients want to know how to be like me, it always makes me feel a bit uncomfortable. Moving past my slight discomfort, it got me thinking - I need to find a way to give access to what it takes to be in the shape that I am in. So here you go! I am going to be as good as possible, track everything, and then have a written record of what it takes to get in shape (hopefully... haha).
May 24th, 2018
Sleep: Okay so I don't know how long I slept for, but I did get up at 5:30am this morning to head to the gym! I think I went to bed close to midnight last night though. So around 5.5hours of sleep
Thursday is deadlift day and I am going for some real-deal volume these days. Here is a screenshot of my workout!
So for supplements today I had 2.5 scoops of PEScience's alphamine in cotton candy flavour. I also took 10,000mcg of biotin. Lastly, I drank 1 scoop of Division Nutrition BCAA's in fruit punch at around 6pm tonight.
Breakfast was an egg white breakfast cup. Lunch was a turkey salad, I ate an entire bag of teriyaki flavoured beef jerky, then picked up an Iron Vegan chocolate brownie protein bar and a white monster. To finish the day, I met my family for drinks at Feast and Revel and drank a Tulip Julep... it has jim bean... Jim Beam? I don't even know what liquor that is but it was festive and went with the tulip festival here so that was my reasoning behind it. Last, but certaily not least, I enjoyed some of my homemade peanut butter. Probably about 3-4 spoonfuls, All relevant images pertaining to my nutrition can be found below.
Steps: I walk to work (most days) so it is pretty easy to get a decent amount of steps. I don't keep my phone on me at work so this number of steps is inaccurate but work always feels like an imaginary, alternative universe where I am the motivation for people to change their lives so the steps don't count anyways.
Alright, friends, so that is day 1! Tomorrow I have a super long day. There will be drinking... I am also meeting a friend for cupcakes... potentially. Off to a great start!
Do something good for your body's today and have a great night!
Riri's Discoveries blog documents Riri's most recent research, her travel adventures, and her personal fitness journey.