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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:34 pm 
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I really felt like Vegan Vacation all over again! ....meaning everyday was hectic and stressful for me and that there were lots of forum members gathering, including about a dozen who have actually been to Vegan Vacation before! Reunion times are fun!

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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:07 am 
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I had a BLAST in AZ, although like robert said, it was pretty stressful and hectic with a very tight schedule and a large group of people. but the weather was awesome and the company was better. oh and did i mention that i got to rub up on 3 rock hard body builders while applying their million coats of tan? NICE!

I enjoyed watching the show and i am wicked proud of all three of them. but i must admit that i feel a wave of relief that the worst of it (for me) is over. I know their is still TONS of editing to do (sorry Brian :) ) but life can return to normal(ish)

I started going to the gym thats right up the street from me. I like to get my workouts in early, but until now that hasnt really happened because the closest gym to me was still about 8 miles away....+ 10 hour workdays=procrastinated workouts.

So this new gym is under construction and definately not as nice as 24 hour fitness, but if i actually GO every morning, then it is a million times better, right?

I'm loving it so far.

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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:17 am 
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Hey babe


I'm glad you found a gym close by. And I hear ya about 24 being the nicest gym

I pay an observe gym rate at $60 a month. Really small weight room little amount of machines and cardio equipment. and a tiny place for classes. It has two flat benches, little amount of equipment. But it's so far the nicest one here. lol

I just bought two boxes of mangos at an local farmers market under $10 and everyone I'm eating I'm thinking about you <3
How's your job been treating you?

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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:22 am 
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i just pm'd you girlie. you eat those mangoes!!!! I want some RIGHT NOW!

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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
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I want mangos too! lol... hmmm... Who cares about the gym quality?!?!?! If you have the inspiration you can get everything you really need to done at home or outside... But with a gym close by you can definately get plenty done...
I like 24 too though... Used to work two of the Fitness 2000's in Fortworth... and we always had to compete with 24... That was hard since I prefered 24.. :) Right now the place Im at Fitness One gets compared to 24 - alot... I love it at my gym now so far... Unfortunately Ive never been a huge Nautilus fan... but Im adapting.. :)

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Dani- it was so nice meeting you. You were so encouraging and helpful on the board and it really pushed me through. I wish I had gotten to spend more time with you. Maybe we can get together sometime when I get to go to Oregon (someday). I would really like to keep in touch. Say hi to L&G for me, and both of you enjoy lots of mangoes, you both deserve it.


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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
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thendanisays wrote:
i just pm'd you girlie. you eat those mangoes!!!! I want some RIGHT NOW!



MMMMMM OMG SOOOO GOOOOD. I just devoured a whole case. Moving on the to the next one lol ;)

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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
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What's the gym by you called?

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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
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Valley Health and Fitness.

The only good thing is it's not a busy gym. So I don't have to wait for people to finish. And it's like not even 3 miles from my house. It's in the same complex as my mom's work, there's a grocery store and my hair and tanning salon in the complex too. Also it's on the way to my work. (4 miles away )

The only thing that irritates me is I run into these four-five guys. They are in the weight room. And very inconsiderate. Of being a small weight room.
One guy is walking around yapping on his phone. The others are cursing and yelling across to one another of inappropriate conversations. etc.... SO I try to avoid a certain time to go because of them ruining my workouts.

Here's the website

http://www.valleyhealthandfitness.ca/cobblehill/


Oh Dani's, sorry I thought you were asking me mikkei !!!
SWEETIE ! !!!
I hope you didn't go back to LA Fitness lol. JK ;)
I think there was another one you and Giacomo were also checking out before LA Fitness and 24.
I can't remember what it was called though. Could be this one

http://www.westcoasthealthandfitness.com/

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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:29 am 
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mikkei wrote:
Oh Dani's, sorry I thought you were asking me mikkei !!!
SWEETIE ! !!!
I hope you didn't go back to LA Fitness lol. JK
I think there was another one you and Giacomo were also checking out before LA Fitness and 24.
I can't remember what it was called though. Could be this one

http://www.westcoasthealthandfitness.com/

HAHAHAHA! yes it is this one. the one on lombard. its under construction-looks like it will be nice, but right now---not so much. but i like it for whatever reason, so i agree with you aluck. its pretty cool.

Molly-it was GREAT to meet you! You represented on stage! I wish i had gotten to spend more time with you as well. Come visit!

tasha.....i am so jealous of your mangoes!

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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
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Just got back from a session at a completely different gym......some women buy shoes-i buy gym memberships...but i digress. It rocked. These new workout i'm doing have a completely different feel to them than i'm used to, which makes me feel both uncomfortable and accomplished. Lighter weights, higher reps, weirder stuff in general (for me anyway) I'm so used to heavy weights, low reps, 90 second rests in between, low intensity cardio that its all very blah now. Now for something COMPLETELY different.

Legs/Core
Warmup-
10 minute elliptical
high knee walks
high kick walks
a weird hamstring strectch walk
plank walk
one legged jump squats
(and at about this point i'm already panting)
Workout: There is little rest even in between the supersets.
[BB Squat x15 reps superset with jumping lateral lunges]x2
[DB Split Squatx12/leg superset with a sideways tubing lengex15/leg]x2
[lying Hamstring Curl on Ballx15 superset with DB Single Leg Deadliftx15/leg]x2
[Shakle Shufflex20/direction superset with Shackle Monster Walks 20/direction]
[Lying Legg lifts into reverse crunchx12]x2
[oblique crunches with legs in chair and someone pushing against themx12/side]x2
[regular crunches, legs down]x15
burnout set of crunches, legs up (today was about 50)

After this i did a half hour on this machine thats like a mix between a stairstepper and an elliptical. it was o.k. nothing special.

now i have to go to work for 9 hours and hope i dont snack on EVERYTHING during the three hours before close of pure boredom. i'm bringing a book. hope that helps.

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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
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Looks great. I know I hate switching up my routine.. lol

Are you going to do this on your regular schedule or just once or twice a week thing?

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<3 U Hun, thanks for your PM

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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:49 pm 
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Yep Tashie-this is what i'm doing now! It's really hard, but i'm enjoying it and already feeling better because of it.

Today: Back and Biceps at 24 fitness downtown
Warm-up:
Backwards Twisting Lungesx20
Plyo 1 leg squatx30sec/leg
Plank Walk 10 forward, 10 backward
Seal Jacksx50
[assisted pullupx12,
1arm-1leg row@22.5lbx12/side,
seated row@60x12]x2
[Palms out Pulldown@50lbx12,
Lunge&Bicep Curls@12.5lbx20,
Ball Ab Rolloutx15]x2
[1leg squat&Hammer Curl@10lbx20,
DB Curl&OH Press@15lbx12,
Alternating Plyo Lungesx20]x2
Bosu ball Oblique Elbow to Knee Crunchesx12/side
Bosu Ball Crunchx20

30 minutes of intervals on the elliptical
Stretching

Although it takes a lot out of me, i feel like this will be worth it. And my hula hooping is already better for it ;) seriously!

well, giacomo and i are gonna have dinner soon it looks like. last night was raw home-made sushi. mmmmmmmmm.....

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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:23 am 
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Raw sushi is amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: i'm gonna be buff!
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I've never had raw sushi. What do you use for the rice?

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