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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:51 pm 
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i'll fill more in later... right now, real quick, b4 i go out:

workout: everything felt strong except running felt awful, i was behind the heater and i think i'm fighting a sore throat and it made it worse, i hate being behind that stupid hot air vent, but i still ran 30 minutes even tho i felt faint at times and felt like i was gonna throw up at the end. pretty much yay me! a good way to ring out 2008. if i was a boy, they would say i went with my balls to the wall or however that expression goes. we need a new one, ovaries to the rotary? ovaries to the rosary? i don't think anything rhymes with labia.

food so far today:
2 tsp miso
celery and tomato with a scoop of veg and h2o
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
1/2 vega bar
a bowl of spinach with 2 veg burgers
a bite of a granola bar and a bite of a cranberry cookie thing
2 cups popcorn
prob a couple drinks later

HAPPY NEW YEAR
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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:29 am 
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I spent New Years day sick and sleeping except for when I got up to make black eyed peas and collard greens, which turned out pretty yummy. I made the greens with tons of ginger and garlic, the juice of some tangerines we got as a gift, and some tamari. OMG good. I didn't really drink the night before, just a couple siwigs of some crappy pink champagne and a couple sips of wine to toast the new year. I did eat a lot of high glycemic carbs, which I think probably assassinated my immune system. Six days of decent workouts in a row, I think it was ok to take a day off and carbo load.

Gonna try to hit the gym in a bit... it's so pretty out. No running in the snow for me!

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:57 pm 
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Still sick. WTF. The day off did me good though, my entire workout was easy. I added more reps to reverse pec fly.

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee and soy, half a vega bar
WORKOUT
other half of the vega bar
a handful of popcorn
lettuce, tomato, 2 chicken burgers (80 cals, 9 g pro each)
6 rice thins
a tsp of ground flax
nappa cabbage, broccoli, and a veg burger
maybe some more popcorn later
or some hot cocoa (20 cals of hershey cocoa, stevia, water)

I think i'll skip working and go to sleep early.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:57 am 
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No running outside since the other day. It was pouring out this morning so I just hit the gym. I'll try tomorrow. Today's workout was great. Elliptical was easy, I ended 30 minutes of running at 7.5 mph, then when I did 3 more at between 6 and 6.5, it felt like nothing. Bicep/tricep day, little different abs routines.

I feel kind of like I failed at the goal of getting myself running outside over christmas break. I have excuses, i guess: having 2 bad colds and the blizzards got in the way. Still, I know I was hesitant, and if I really really really really wanted it, I would have found a way. Responsibilities of my jobs are starting back up again, it's going to be a pretty busy quarter. IDK if I'll be able to find the time to concentrate on running over the next 10 weeks, but I want to. I do want to. I should before it starts to get warm outside! So my commitment is going to be to look honestly at my time constraints on the weekends and run outside if I can. If I can't, no guilt - but I have to be really honest with myself about why I'm not doing it.

Food today:
2 tsp miso
a couple little tomatoes and a piece of celery
coffee and soy, half a vega bar
WORKOUT
other half of the vega bar
lettuce and 2 cups??? of popcorn
a bowl of spinach and a whole package of trader joe's beef strip things
a tsp of ground flax
a couple pickles
2 cups? more of popcorn
a small acorn squash
some bites of chocolate rice dream

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:41 am 
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This gym routine got kind of boring over break. I think it will be easy to maintain during the next crazy ten weeks, and hopefully it will be easy to increase more time on the treadmill. If I do that, I'll take time off the elliptical. I really don't have time to do more than an 65 minutes of cardio plus a little weight lifting, etc, 5 times a week. I wonder if it's time to retire these old shoes? I did good today, I passed through some kind of tough mental boundaries about working out today. I'm proud of myself.

Food:
1 tsp miso
a tomato and a rice thin
some celery, tomato, and a scoop of vega with h2o
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
1/2 a vega bar
two handfuls of popcorn and a rice thin
napa cabbage, zucchini, and 2 veg burgers
1/2 a piece of gingerbread (it;s everything i can do to not eat the other half. I won't. wtf, I'm not gonna eat white flour)
a tsp of ground flax
2 or three cups of popcorn

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:18 am 
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vivalasvegans wrote:
I wonder if it's time to retire these old shoes?


Maybe. Good shoes are important, especially to avoid injury. A good running store can tell you the best support for your gait.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:54 am 
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Yup I switched back to the new shoes today and they were pretty comfy. Hardly any joint pain. One of my feet got a a little numb for a bout 5 minutes but I shook it out and it went away...

All in all, not a bad workout after a long first day back at work. Coffee helped, I was hella tired, i couldn't sleep very well last night.


Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
1 cucumber
a zucchini, a tomato, and a veg sausage
some celery
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
a tsp of ground flax
2 rice thins, a bowl of mixed veggies, and a veg burger
2 1/2 cups of popcorn
I am really craving sugar right now... munching on cocoa nibs

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:29 am 
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I don't know if you have ever tried using nutritional yeast on your popcorn, but it adds a nice cheesy taste IMO. With how much popcorn you eat, I figured you might like a change of taste! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:30 am 
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Yes! I love yeast on popcorn, and on other stuff too. I don;t usually put it on popcorn cuz of the few extra calories, so I havem't been keeping it in the house.

Workout: Bike commute day. I was Jean-Luc Picard, 'cause my quads were engaged. I feel like I'm finally getting myself back, and I love it.

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
some green beans
some cherry tomatoes
part of a green pepper
zucchini, a tomato, and a veg sausage
a little bit of coffee
a handful of popcorn with a small tomato
some blended cauliflower
4 cups of popcorn
lettuce, tomato, celery, 2 pickles and a veg burger
some nibbles of pastry... this sugar thing at the end of the day is starting to get to me. I'm on it tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:13 am 
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Fun night running at the gym tonight, and strong night lifting too (deltoids) even though it was hot and hella crowded. Glad I made myself do it. My extra couple of minutes after running 30 was faster than it has been, it felt slow. So there is progress.

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
1 green pepper
4 celeries with ginger
1 zucchini, 1 tomato, 1 veg sausage
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
lettuce, tomato, veg burger
spinach and mushrooms with a little cocoa and salsa
2 cups of popcorn
a tsp of flax
5 rice thins
I need to stay up late tonight and do a lot of work, so I poured a bunch of cocoa (15 calories worth?) into a cup with a drop of soy creamer, a drop of soy milk, 2 packets of stevia, and some water. Hopefully it will keep me going till I'm done. I'm pretty tired and I have the munchies for sugar sugar sugar.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:55 am 
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Thursday:

my thursday 12 hour work day turned into a 13 hour workday for the next 10 weeks. No workout.

Thursday food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
some celery
a cucumber
a zucchini, a tomato, a veg sausage
some lettuce and a tsp of ground flax
coffee, soy
broccoli, and a veg burger
a lot of popcorn, maybe cups


Friday
added more minutes to running!
So the workout stands at 30 mins elliptical (fast) 37 mins running (start at 5.8, end at 7.5 after 35 minutes, walk for a minute, then 2 more at 6.0 or higher) a little lifting (yesterday was biceps and triceps) abs or core work, stratching (if I have time for a good stretch.)

Friday food
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
a cucmber
some celery
a zucchini, a tomato, and a garden chicken burger
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
some napa cabbage, a tomato, a zucchini, and a veg burger
1 cup of popcorn

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:50 am 
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Same cardio as yesterday, deltoids, no abs, but a while on the basketball court till i almost couldn't function. So fun! Hope to do it again. :)

Food:
a scoop of vega with a cucumber and pumpkin pie spice and h2o, with a tomato
half a vega bar
WORKOUT
half a vega bar
a tomato with a tsp of flax
a gardenburger chicken
a can of garbonzos blended with lemon, ginger, and a tsp of flax, with some celery
half a shot of bacardi añejo
i think i might eat something else, idk what

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:44 am 
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30 elliptical 35 running plus 2 min interval. Running slow is getting harder, running fast is getting easier. It feels so good to open up. I'm a little worried about my knees, they don't like to bend so much all the way after i'm done running. Today lifting was easier than running, which is a change, I wonder why? I think it has to do with the carb to protein ratio I'm eating.

Food
a scoop of vega with half a cuke, a little celery, and water
half a vega bar and coffee with soy
WORKOUT
the other half a vega bar
bok choi, green pepper, jalapeno, and mushroom with 2 veg burgers
4 cups of popcorn
some tea in a minute,
oops forgot the flax...

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:16 am 
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It has to be all that Vega you've been taking ;)

Great job VV !

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:46 am 
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It must be the maca!!!

Same cardio, deltoids etc tonight. I loved running tonight.

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
some celery
a summer squash, a tomato, and a veg sausage
a cucumber
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
spinach, artichokes, a veg burger
3 cups popcorn
forgot the flax again, will get it in a sec

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