Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Diet and Workout Update

Tomorrow, November 1st, I'm going to be switching up the diet...more info about today's workout report.

Usually I like to do this workout on Friday, but yesterday was a travel day, so I went in at 10am today.

1) Deadlift - 3x6

2A) Bench Press - 3x10
2B) Deadlift - 2x10 (crash sets, as recommended by Vince Del Monte)

3A) 1 and 1/2 rep pushups - 2x10
3B) BB Row - 2x12

4A) Plank
4B) Barbell Curl

Pretty good. Short workout, about 40 minutes.

Also did 2 big dog walks through High Park.

Now for the diet...this is a bit ridiculous - in my opinion - but apparently November 1st is World Vegan Day and November is World Vegan Month.

Why is this ridiculous?

Because October was World Vegetarian Month.

Personally, I think they should have spread it out a bit.

Anyways, I'm going to go for it and stick to a Vegan diet for November. Vegetarian is easy, as long as you have eggs, chocolate milk, and cheese in your diet, it's fairly easy to get enough calories and to avoid boredom

A vegan diet is tougher...I tried for about 2 weeks this summer and found it hard to eat enough. Of course, that just means I have to work harder and make more preparations.

And I might also do something radical - I might start drinking vegan protein shakes. We'll see. There are plenty of options, with Sun Warrior protein being the top recommended product by Jay Ferruggia - a vegan muscle building expert.

So, should be an interesting month...and hey, if you want one trick to help you avoid eating Halloween chocolate, going vegan will solve that problem pretty quick.

I'll be sure to keep you up to date on all the meals, trials and tribulations, and successes,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, The Lazy Man's Guide to Vegetarian Eating   

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

Check out Vega. It's the best vegan protein powder in taste and quality.

Steve said...

In total agreement with you, Cheryl. Vega (by Sequels) is available in Canada, Craig.
For vegan chocolate try some of the Cocoa Camino products. These are also available in Canada. Got to read the labels, though, some use milk; some don't.

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

Thanks Cheryl and Steve!