Carb Cycling Day Fifteen – Carb Day

Morning Cardio – 1/2 hour walk with the pup, 1/2 hour of steady state on treadmill

Breakfast: Protein Shake – Chocolate Whey, 1/4 cup of full fat greek yogurt, 1 banana, 2 tbsp peanut butter, almond milk. Steel Cut Oats with reduced sugar craisins, almonds, and honey. <<< Calories. All of them.

Lunch: Salmon Burger, 1/2 a sweet potato, brown rice, spinach.

Lunch 2: Healthy Vietnamese Spring Rolls (recipe below)

Post Workout: Protein Shake (same as above), 1 Medjool Date

Dinner: Salmon Cake & Zoodles

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Healthy Vietnamese Spring Rolls
(makes 6 rolls)

I love spring rolls and most traditional Asian cuisine. I grew up in a very ethnically infused city so there was always something different to try as a kid. My other half is Vietnamese so we love going out for sushi, spring rolls, Pho, and Udon noodles if the cravings call for it. However, Asian food is about 98% carbs and fats with lots of noodles and rice which is no bueno for bikini prep. This is my attempt to health-ify the traditional recipe.

6 Rice Paper Pieces
2 Zucchinis
9 Pre-Cooked Shrimp, Thawed
Mint Leaves
Mixed Greens
Spring Onions

You’ll need a spiralizer or zoodle maker to make your zucchini into zoodles. Prep them ahead of time and then lightly sautee them with seasoning of choice (I used Flavor God Garlic Lovers). This will be your fake vermicelli. Chop your shrimp in half length wise to make assembly easier. Chop the greens, spring onions, and mint leaves together. Heat a pan of water to a good heath and dip the rice paper into the warm water. Immediately remove so it is sticky and no longer stiff. Place 3 shrimp halves down on the lower center of the rice paper. Add a clump of zoodles and then top with your greens mixture. Roll the end over the ingredients and then fold the right and left sides as you would making a burrito. Keep the roll tight and roll it to the top of the sheet to complete making your spring roll.

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I found these are best made fresh as the next day they can be a little soggy, but still delicious nonetheless.

LEG DAYYYY

I actually had a really great leg day today despite feeling like utter shit. I ran into a few other bikini chicks at the gym who are also prepping for shows in the spring. We shared a squat rack together and damn, they pushed me past my limits! I ended up squatting 155lbs as a new personal best πŸ™‚

Leg Press with Calf Press
5 x 10-12

Barbell Squats
5 x 10-12

Leg Curls
4 x 10-12

Thigh Abductors
4 x 15

Leg Extensions
4 x 10

Stepmill – 20 min

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