So, here goes...I'm joining the masses in blogging my progress! I've been doing this weight lifting thang for about 3 weeks and already have (for me) amazing results! I've doing a combination of gym and home..I've been a bit unwell and going through a whole load of asthma tests and suffering with nasty chest infections. Royal pain in the behind to be honest as I feel it's held me back from making the amount of progress I could have done by now.
So, went to the gym yesterday and got my current stats, they're not toooo bad:
height: 5' 2.1" (the 0.1 matters!!) or 1.58m
Body fat % 26.3 (this is disappointing, especially as I'm considered underweight!!)
Body fat mass 11.7kg
I turned vegan at the end of April this year, so it's been a whole new learning curve. I do some raw/plant based stuff and some high protein/low carb cooked stuff, which is really only steamed veggies, roasted tofu and quinoa porridge. I love fruit and ALL veg. I have sprouting jars on the go all the time and do hemp protein supplement shakes when I'm on a gym day. I have calcium/mag/Vit D supps and a good multi vit. Vit B6 and a ginkobiloba, flaxseed and guarana for that extra boost.
Today I ate:
Well, it's Sunday...so I have a brunch:
A big bowl of quinoa porridge made with flaked quinoa
a peach and half a mango
handful of raisins
a sprinkle of coconut
about half a soya yoghurt
Some sunflower seeds
then a Gillian McKeith energy bar made from loads of sprouted things
I nicked a couple of my son's chips (naughty naughty!) at the cafe this afternoon
Then I had a good meal of steam soya beans, mixed sprouts (mung, alfalfa, aduki, chickpea), spinach, peppers (sweet chili ones), and a few other bits and bobs.
I'm just sitting down to a cup of tea with soya milk and 1 square of very good locally made dark vegan chocolate (for my sins!)
About an hour after dinner I did a few reps- yesterday was my gym day so it wasn't too much tonight:
2 x 30 plus 1 x 40 ab crunches on the roller
3 x 12 3kg fly
2 x 12 3kg plus 1 x 5kg shoulder press lifts
3 x 12 3kg plus 2 x 12 5kg screw biceps
2 x 12 3kg triceps (lifting arm backwards from elbow-what are they called?)
Was a bit breathless so had a go on the inhaler..seemed to do the trick
I've asked hubby to take some pix of my pex! So I'll post those asap.
So, I'll leave it there for tonight...I may not post every day. But I love this journey....I finally found something I can do, and I can do reasonably well