I wish it were 1992!

18 Apr

One of my favorite sources of inspiration and motivation is my husband’s old bodybuilding magazines and books. Today I was looking through the July 1992 Muscle Mag International issue and it made me wish for that sense of fun and excitement in bodybuilding that we don’t see much of anymore. I mean, just look at the clothes they wore! I love it all — the spandex and stripes, the over-sized T’s and the funky hair. Even the way bodybuilders posed was fun. Everything was exciting back then. New supplementation discoveries were being made and there was a lot of creative thinking going on. It was just cool.

July 1992 Muscle Mag International

As usual, it was quiet today in the gym. I did chest and light shoulder and ended with 30 minutes of cardio.

I started with heavy flat bench chest press, then moved to cable cross-overs, then incline bench press, and for my final exercise I did some dumbbell pull-overs.

For shoulders, I did some light dumbbell side raises (using 10 lb. dumbbells), making sure to focus on getting my elbows up. I supersetted those with upright barbell rows (using the 40 lb. bar for the first set and the 30 lb. bar for the second and third set).

I did 3 sets of each exercise with 10-12 reps each, except for the initial chest press. For that exercise, I did 6-8 reps using 35 lb. dumbbells. Next time I’ll try to have a spotter so I can get the 40 lb. dumbbells up.

I took down my Daily Journal page. It’s just stressful to keep it updated. I’ve got to find a way to get my written journal up on the blog. Maybe I’ll start taking pictures of it every day and posting it that way. Anyway, I’ve been continuing to curb the carbs and keep the protein high. I’ve been eating plenty of fats too — coconut oil, flax seed, olive oil and almonds have been my main sources.

Here’s my menu for this week. Doesn’t it look delicious? I’m excited for tonight’s salmon! Of course all of the dishes have some carbs because I made this with my husband in mind, but I only eat a little. The desserts are for my husband too — I made gluten-free vegan chocolate chip cookies for him last night and he loves them!

Dinner Menu

Steph

*Watch me do it*

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4 Responses to “I wish it were 1992!”

  1. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA April 20, 2010 at 1:32 PM #

    I want that menu!!! A whole week of deliciousness!

  2. Valerie April 19, 2010 at 12:03 AM #

    I found your blog when perusing the eat clean forum, and I am a total fan of yours! I used to be fit and fab, but due to a major car accident in Jan 2009, I am at my heaviest weight ever! eek!

    I am a newbie to eating clean and it can be overwhelming, but you seem to put things in perspective (for me). 🙂

    Hope you don’t mind if I blog-stalk ya! You already look completely fabulous, btw… I am very jealous at the moment. haha

    PS
    Any idea of how I can get some of those healthy fats into my diet? I’m not a fan of nuts (not any that count for being healthy, that is).

    • Stephanie April 19, 2010 at 7:10 AM #

      Hi Valerie – thanks for such a sweet note! I’m so sorry to hear about your car accident — glad you are OK. As for the fats, I am a big fan of coconut oil and I put a TBSP in my oats in the morning. I cook a lot of my proteins in oils too — I’m pretty liberal with the olive oil. One of my favorite things is to put 2-3 TBSP of olive oil in a skillet and to cut up bite-sized pieces of chicken, coat them in some type of seasoning (Chef Paul or Emeril) and cook it that way. It’s much more flavorful than just baked and you are getting in your good fats. Keep me updated on everything!!

      • Valerie April 19, 2010 at 11:22 AM #

        Yay! You responded! I am honored! 🙂

        That sounds simple enough, which is exactly what I need!

        Thanks so much! I’ll try it!

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