Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dear Cafeteria, I hate you.

Food jealousy.
Everything smells amazing. Yes, I am at that point in my diet where everything smells and sounds great. The bummer is, I work for a rather large hospital in Spokane that has a very gormet cafeteria. Everything is heart healthy (as we have a HUGE heart center on the campus), some things are vegan, and all the chefs were classically trained.

So, everything smells amazing... Like I said. I can smell the crisp potatoes and the tartness of the chicken parmesean. When I'm even on the cafeteria level of the hospital, the intense smells I get are like a heat wave. Anyone remember that Popeye where they're stuck in the desert and Wimpy keeps seeing hamburgers everywhere?! Yeah, its a lot like that. 
"Feed me!"

And I'm ravenously hungry a lot of the time. I'm lifting a ton so naturally my body is saying "Feed me, you freaking jerk!"

I feel like this guy to my left. I could probably eat that whole thing right now if I wanted.

Today's workout: (Upper Boday)
Supersets: (Today specifically, I'm moving even lower on the reps, focusing more on the specific muscles that need more development before competition)
-Assisted Dip: 70x12, 60x10, 60x10, 50x5
Assisted Pull-up (wide grip for Lat focus): 70x12, 70x8, 70x6, 70x5
-Barbell Row: 80x8, 80x6, 80x6
Pushup: 3x10
-Standing Bicep Curl: 30x12, 35x6, 35x5, 40x2
Dumbell Shoulder Press: 20x8, 20x6, 20x6, 22.5x4
-Prone Hammer Curl: 12.5x12, 12.5x10, 12.5x17, 15x5
Dumbell Row Kickback: 10x12, 12.5x8, 12.5x6, 15x6 (experiment in weight, haven't done these in a while... Wow! I've made progress!)
-Seated Bent Over Row: 20x12 (also an experiment), 25x8, 25x7, 25x6
Decline Twisting Ab Crunch: 4@ 14x10
-Machine Rear Delt Raise: 35x12, 45x6, 45x6, 45x6 (believe it or not, I've actually NEVER used this machine!)
Lat Pulldown: 80x12, 80x8, 90x3, 90x2
*side note: Does anyone else notice that certain body parts train slower than others? I've noticed HUGE improvements in my traps & biceps but my strength improvements in my lats and triceps are often slow going. Can anyone relate?

Also, got in 3 sets of my Jump squat/push press/hang clean/front squat/barbell row complex. :)

So, now that I think about it, if nothing else and a zombie outbreak happens... At least during my
I'm not so hungry anymore... ;)
competition diet I can be put at ease knowing that at least I can outrun a zombie...? :) Rule #1: Cardio. And I do my lat pull ups to make sure that if a zombie chases me off the side of a building, I can pull myself back up! ;)
800: 1 c oatmeal, 2 egg whites, 1 c strawberries, coffee w/2 tbsp cream
1100: 3 oz tuna, 2 c lettuce, 1/2 tbsp olive oil mayo, 1 hard boiled egg
200: 3 oz chicken, 1 c rice
500: 1 scp whey, rice cake
600: 5 oz salmon, 1 c cabbage
800: casein protein crepe w/1 tbsp pb
Total: 1537 calories, 169g protein, 113g carbs, 44g fat. With 144 oz water.

Dear Cafeteria,
Bring it on. ;)
xoxo Lacey

PS- WEIGHT: 119.2 lbs. Took off two pounds last week. Right on target.


  1. Awesome on the weight loss!! And yes I can totally relate. My lats always seem to be my most lagging body part.

  2. You are tearing it up lady!!!! Great job!!!!!!!!!

  3. awesome job on the lb loss!
    AND you just brought back flashes from prepping during my last show...the final weeks are always the hardest and even the crust off my kids PB&J sandwiches smelled like it would taste like heaven!!
    anyways,keep on hanging in there-your doing great!!!!

  4. Yes, great job on the lbs lost!

    I notice that my body gains easier in some areas rather than others. My thighs are pretty tough to build.

  5. Great job. You are so focused, that's awesome! I do have the same problem with food. And I'm always ravenous, especially around that time of the month. It's so hard!! You're do well though, keep it up!!