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Good luck with the boyfriend! :D

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Marcina,

To see if a couple can last, I am very much in favor of the moving in scenario. Hopefully you are doing it to be with him more so than being pushed out of your household.

I'm sure you know from experience that it's a wise decision to test the waters and see if two people can live together.

I am glad that I lived with an ex once for a period of time b/c had I not, I would have not known if it could truly work. The relationship would have dragged out alot longer and it still would have one day broke off. We were incompatible.

I really hope it works out for you, don't worry, time tells all tales. And if it ends it sooner than you hoped for some oddforsaken reasons, then at least you found out right away and not from a long drawn out relationship.

I wish nothing but the best for ya!

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Thanks you guys! We had a pretty good day today. He dropped me off at work (I started an hour before him) and he picked me up after his shift and we went for dinner together. I totally ate stuff I shouldn't have and now I feel guilty.. I ate the evil fried food.. Deep fried tofu.. Veggie tempura.. Omg.
Delicious.
*feels ass getting bigger*

We're supposed to be moving the rest of the stuff out of bitchtit's place (lol bitchtits) but we're both too friggin tired. We were up at 6 am and only got about 5 hours of sleep since we had to rush around last night. I cried myself to sleep because I missed my cat :x
I keep thinking about how nobody is going to love him the way I do once I'm gone. My sister's got her baby coming soon, my mom has her 2 cats, her boyfriend has his lizard (A bearded dragon-lizard you dirty birds!!) and nobody is around to cuddle Fred but I can't take him cuz he's technically my sister's cat.
Im sorry, pets choose the people they want to own, not the other way around -.-;

So today I ate the same junk as yesterday.. Oatmeal, salad, banana, carrots, almonds, a little pasta, and then the super junk food supper.

Good-bye abs.


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Ahh this is so hard. "my" food isn't here yet and I am on such a strict diet right now.
I just got off work and I had a fruit cup and soy milk for dinner because I don't want to eat anything cooked or processed.. Which is all that seems to be here at the moment. Even though soy milk is processed and not raw I wanted something with a little protein/vitamins in it..
I'm avoiding carbs at night, especially since I didn't find time to work out today cuz I did the evening shift. I don't have my hemp protein, or my Vega and I'm going crazy. I'm so desperate to lose weight and not hate my body for once. I need to get back into my routine. I hate when stuff interferes with it. I have so much on my plate right now.. The move, the big fight with my family cuz I didn't move out fast enough, the stress of moving, work, figuring out the retarded public transit systems.. I got this fitness theory thing to go to in Surrey and White Rock. Not only do I have no idea to get there, I can't figure out the bus systems. I can't get a ride out either.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with almonds and coffee

Snacks at work: Almonds, banana, carrots

Lunch: Leftover pasta (which i didn't finish cuz i discovered some cheese on it cuz my bf gave me the wrong container) and a salad.

Dinner: My fruit..


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LOL my boyfriend is so cute.
Doesn't want me spending my money but doesn't mind spending his on me. The other day we went shopping for shoes cuz mine are worn out and he ended up paying for most of it. Then we started walking through the mall and saw the body jewelry booth and he went off to look at something else and I picked out something and was about to pay for it when he showed up and covered the cost. I chipped in for both the shoes and body jewelry but he still paid the majority. He also took me out for lunch and bought drinks later that night.
I feel a little guilty after he does that though, because I can't afford to spoil him all the time like that.
I sang him a song and he thought that was nice.
Today he made me supper and it was really good. Some sweet potatoes, nugget potatoes, beets, and carrots all roasted in the oven with olive oil. I've been eating more cooked food than I like but he loves cooking so it's not so bad ^^ High protein meals at least. Very tasty too. I like to make smoothies for us at lunchtime.
We went to the health market down the road and stocked up on hemp and almond milks. He loves them. He's still addicted to cheese though. The stores are always out or just don't stock vegan cheese. Not that he likes it anyway.. But I do haha
No meat in the fridge. I like that.
Eating lots of salads too.
Life is good.

Did a leg workout yesterday after work. Did 4 sets of each:

Hamstring curls with Keiser - approx. 50-60 psi (I think, still not sure how to measure weight on the keiser machines.. I just pump it up until it feels right)
Leg presses - 180 lbs
Leg extensions on Keiser - maybe 80-90 psi? I dunno how to measure air pressure
Plie Squats
Hip abducter on Keiser.

Keiser machines are powered by air and are very smooth and controlled. They are mostly meant for injured people who want to get stronger without bulking up. I crank up the air pressure but don't get a very good bodybuilding type workout from them. Stupid girly gym and wussy machines..
I wanted a change-up from my free-weight routine which is getting pretty old.


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It's been a pretty busy week at work. Very stressful at times but sticking to the good old routine.
Yesterday I switched it up and went to the gym with my bf to the REAL gym where they have leg presses where you can add more than 210 pounds... O.o
Anyways I did shoulders, triceps and chest. We kinda helped each other out and I didn't write down everything I did but I think I did about 2-3 sets per different exercise. I did some incline bench presses, pec flies, arnold presses, lateral raises, and strengthened my rotator cuffs with resistant bands. I'm pretty sore today.

DUDE the funniest thing happened today. I had to open at work today so I set my alarm for 5 am, since I usually open at 6 am. Forgetting it's a weekend and that I don't have to be at work until 8.. I didn't realize until it was about 5:30. I was wondering why it was so dark haha
I'm such a retard.

Had my oatmeal and bananas and went back to sleep.

For snacks, I took a banana and some carrots to work. I'm so spoiled that I couldn't eat the non-organic carrots. I spit em back out and had some soy milk instead. For lunch I had a fruit salad, and for dinner I had vegan pizza. My boyfriend took me and his friend out to an Italian place to eat. For dessert I had some Nibs haha.
I know I didn't eat nearly enough today and it's probably why I'm so tired. Trying to lose that 5 pounds still. Super stubborn. Need to add more cardio. Gonna go into work tomorrow since they have nice cardio machines with TVs.


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what are nibs?


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The best vegan candy EVAR! Lol
They're like little licorice pieces.
I went to PETA's "I Can't Believe it's Vegan!" website and they were listed on there and was so happy cuz I loved em as a kid.

Today I'm super exhausted. Trying too hard to achieve my fitness goals and forgetting that I need to rest every once in awhile. The not eating or sleeping enough caught up to me this weekend. Been really tired, oversleeping, and getting grumpy. Today I'm going to focus on eating lots of healthy, raw foods.
This morning I had a Vega shake for breakfast.. And I'm having some Bio-K too cuz my system is all messed up. Probably from the gluten in the pizza crust. Does it to me every time. WHEN WILL I LEARN!?!?


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For my afternoon snack I ate the rest of the strawberries in the fridge and some almonds. Then I went to the store to buy some food. I got some yummy treats for me and the boy -- Sweet potato chips. They were on sale, and they're low in fat. I've been craving chips lately. I also got some other things.
I went home from my shopping trip and made some sandwiches with the vegan cheese I bought the other week. (Don't worry, this stuff stays good until August.) It was so awesome. I made it on flax bread with tomato and put it under the broiler.
I wrote a blog all about my love affair with Earth Island gourmet vegan cheese. It's on Facebook if ya'll wanna check it out.


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i've got an issue with Facebook groups.
90% of the time, nobody is moderating them. I've joined a few groups on there and there's the odd meat eating redneck who'll come in, and in broken english and bad spelling, will say something along the lines of

MEAT PWNS EAT It U N0oB HIPPYS!!

Ok maybe not that bad, but they still call us stupid hippes and go with the food chain explanation and then leave the group and never look at a single reply from all the angry vegans telling him to STFU.

A friend of mine recently joined a group called PETA2. I thought it was interesting, since it was targeted at younger people so I took a look. I saw this post by some kid who was upset because he and his vegan friend went to a restaurant and the poor girl got a big chunk of pork in her sandwich. She was upset and took it back and the cooks just brushed her off, never apologized or anything.. and basically treated her like dirt.
I replied, saying I sympathized.. and that I would be upset if it had happened to me.

Then out of NOWHERE some douchebag starts talking. "Why are you making such a big deal out of it? It's not like you're allergic to meat" and just going on and on.

I stepped in and said "Well, because vegans are conscious eaters and feel upset when a living thing, in this case a pig, is slaughtered for human consumption."

Then Senior Douche started saying "I'm sorry, that is ridiculous." and started calling us fussy eaters. I then got REALLY pissed and told him he was being ignorant and it kinda escalated from there. The last post he sent me was totally insane. He said that I funded terrorism and killed thousands of animals. I was like "what?!" cuz I think he thought I actually supported PETA. I'm not anti-peta, obviously, or I would'nt have joined the group, but he obviously was and had no business being there.
I then got angry, asked him if he thought I worked for the SPCA or PETA or someshit and told him I wasn't going to waste my time replying to some retarded kid on the internet and left it at that. He replied again but I never went back to read it.

Then today, some other shitstick decides that he's going to join in the fun. He called me a self-righteous vegan and thought he needed to educate me on the fact that I'm not perfect and that animals die when crops are harvested and that he hates me because I called douchebag a retard.

Oh wahh. Do you want a tissue for your issue?

I never at one point said "Hey meat eater. I'm better than you." I just asked why he was there since he didn't seem to really care about animal welfare. He said veganism wasn't a lifestyle, and it was a dietary choice based on fussy eating. I sent him links from wikipedia and 2 other sources to show him the true definition of vegan.. Since he obviously didn't know. Guess that makes me self-righteous. Oh well.

Anyways, I replied and said I'm not self-righteous, I just live on the defensive side since people do make fun of me and the food I eat. I explained I was having a bad day, but thought it was unfair that I was being attacked just for replying to a post and stuff like that.

I don't really remember since I wrote 2 replies. I deleted the first one cuz it was really long and kinda angry.. Then the second one was basically me trying to explain my point of view. I don't think they care really. I shouldn't care. People like that only bug other people online because they don't have the balls to do it to someone face-to-face.

This is the problem I have with Facebook groups. All these kids conjugate and pick on people they don't like. What's sad is that I'm not much older than them and I know better. I sunk to their level and continued an argument I should have just walked away from in the first place, rather than getting pissed off and insulted by strangers I'll never even meet. Even if I do, we won't recognize each other.
I can't try to educate people who don't want to be educated.
I guess that's the thing with PETA groups too. People can be into animal rights, but vegans like me have a hard time trying to figure out how someone can love animals and fight for their rights when they continue to eat them.


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Breakfast: Green Smoothie including: Kale, honeydew melon, 1/4 avocado, some blueberries, 1 scoop raw hemp protein powder, a splash of juice, some water, and uhh.. I think that's it. It was pretty good.

Snack: A banana. Wondering what I should have for lunch. More vegan cheese? Lol. It's so nummy.

Trying to do laundry and the stupid thing won't go on. I just moved into my boyfriend's place and I can't get his washer to work. GRR! He's got the washer/dryer crammed in a closet and the dryer is above the washer and I banged my head on the door. This house is dangerous. Seriously. The cabinets are hanging in a dangerous place and some of the doors open backwards. There's also clutter everywhere from when he was painting and putting in his floor last year. Yep. Still there. One day I'm going to get a concussion again. (Last year I hit my head on the door. I don't know how I did it but it hurt!)
Getting my eyes checked today. I have no glasses cuz the stupid cheap plastic frames broke. They were always falling off my face and getting bent anyways. Hopefully I'll be able to see soon and I won't hit my head as much.


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Marcina wrote:
i've got an issue with Facebook groups.
90% of the time, nobody is moderating them. I've joined a few groups on there and there's the odd meat eating redneck who'll come in, and in broken english and bad spelling, will say something along the lines of

MEAT PWNS EAT It U N0oB HIPPYS!!



Seriously, how can you argue with that? :wink:


Marcina your blog is hilarious.

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I've been busy the past couple days, I'll give everyone the DL about what's been going on:

#1: Last weekend I threw a fit (been acting a little psycho lately as a result of overtraining) and broke my glasses. Right after I broke them I didn't really give a shit. They're ugly. They're tacky plastic. They fall off my face. I HATE THEM!! Hell I'll throw them again if I have to!

But all week long I've been unable to see. I went to the Optometrist's on Tuesday, to get my eyes checked since it's been awhile. I've got super healthy eyes. I thank a vegan diet high in lutein! I also picked out a really cute new pair of glasses. Thing is, I have astigmatism so it's going to take longer for them to fit the lenses properly. I've been blind for about a week now. I get the new glasses on Monday *I hope!!*
They cost a crapload of money though and now I'm broke so it doesn't matter if I can see or not cuz I can't afford to go anywhere!! HAHA!

On Wednesday and Thursday I finished up my Fitness Theory course. It was tough following along in the book when I can't see unless I hold the book up 6 inches away from my face. That would look dorky so I tried to pretend I could see. Kept losing my spot though.

Yesterday I worked a full shift and put the cash envelope down on the club catalog, which is a big white piece of paper you write stuff down on. I couldn't find the envelope because it camouflaged with the white paper. It was funny.
Slow day, so I drew happy faces and then turned them into pirates.

Working out has been held off a bit this week. Tuesday I did some weights and was really tired the next day. Thursday was the more practical part of the course. We went around the gym learning how to use everything and worked out. Lots of core work, so my lower back and abs were stiff yesterday. Rectus femoris a bit tender too from all the squats and lunges. Today I'll probably take it easy. The overtraining symptoms are going away now. I don't sleep all the time anymore and my appetite is back. I'm also not a grouch.

Just finished a delicious breakfast smoothie. You guys should try it sometime.

Step one: Soak almonds overnight and put a banana in the freezer.

step two: Well, go to bed. You can't have it now, sucka.

Step three: Wake up and take the banana out of the freezer.

Step four: Peel the banana and cut it up and put it in your blender.

Step five: Add the soaked almonds + water

Step six: Add some chocolate Vega

Step seven: Add nut milk of choice

Step eight: Blend

Step nine: Drink and think about how wonderful Marcina is for teaching you how to make the smoothie of Gods.

Actually I think this recipe is similar if not exactly the same as Brenden Brazier's... Oh well. I can't remember where I learned it from.

ENJOY!!! :D


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Lunch: 2 pieces of flax bread with vegan cheese and a slice of tomato on each under the broiler.
Man they were good. Lots of protein in that meal. The bread has 6g each piece. Not sure about the cheese though, I threw out the wrapper.

For dinner I made chili with veggie ground round, black and kidney beans, peppers, mushrooms, onions, and spices. It was really good.

Dessert: Fresh fruit and a glass of soymilk.

Post workout: Vega and berry shake with soy milk

Did leg workout to get pumped for my pics. Did some lunges and squats, calf raises, and some core work. My core is awful. It's better than it was a few years ago. Weak core from years of bad posture, so I try to do something every day that helps strengthen it.

I didn't keep track of my workout today. My heart wasn't in it. I started crying again because I hate my body. Man it's been happening a lot. I think I'm depressed or something. I hate my legs the most I think. No matter how hard I work them they always look scrawny.

I cleaned my house for 2 hours today and my boyfriend made a mess of the kitchen already. I made dinner but he put a bunch of stuff in it and then cut up some fruit and then buggered off to have a nap. There are dishes everywhere and he didn't put the fruit back in the fridge.

That really pisses me off. It's not hard to put your stuff away when you're done with it. I put away my weights and my bosu ball when I was done working out.
Fuck.


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