A few months ago, I joined a gym. It took a while to cobble together, but I finally designed a heavy lifting program on my own (with help from the web). The trainer at the gym gave me this machine program that I did for 6 weeks which resulted in nary a change in my body. Now I’m doing this, and I get a good soreness after it, and my arm muscles are getting a little bigger and my butt is getting a little firmer. I also get good and sweaty afterward.
It’s important to get enough protein and refuel after working out so I’ve been making some protein heavy meals that I eat in the break room before starting my shift (I exercise before work). Yesterday it was brown rice, collard greens and pan-fried tofu. I tossed the tofu with a sauce I made of lemon juice, liquid aminos and tahini and a little Dijon mustard and roasted sesame oil. I served my portion with some sriracha drizzled on top.