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 Post subject: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:28 am 
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A brief background - I'm a 36 yr old female, and I've been vegan since September '09. Vegetarian (eggs and dairy) since I was 17. I've trained in Krav Maga for 6 years, and hope to recieve my black belt by this time next year. So this journal does have an 'end' in that my training reflects my goal, though at the same time the journey won't stop there.

Some changes I've made in the new year thus far - cutting my portion sizes and increasing the # of meals per day. Cutting down on the coffee consumption and increasing my water. This is a tough one for me, for awhile I'm afraid to say that I'd been drinking nothing but coffee....not good. I'm feeling good already with those tweaks to my diet.

Training is 6 days a week, time permitting (I'm also a single mom working full-time). 2-3 days per week of Krav Maga, 2 per week of weights (upper and lower body), 1 day of cardio and 1 of pilates and stretching.

This week thus far;

Monday - nada

Tues - Pilates 30 min

Wed - Weights for upper body

Thurs - KM training 60 min

Friday - will be weights for lower body, perhaps some cardio (30 min)

Sat - KM training 60 min

Sun - rest day


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:45 am 
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Can't wait to read your journal - best of luck in obtaining your black belt!

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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:47 am 
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Didn't feel like driving to the gym today (my day off), so my WO was at home.


Step ups (using stairs) w 20 lbs - 10/8/6 reps

One legged rear DL w 20 lbs - 10/8/7

Squats w 20 lbs - 10/8/8

Calf raises on step w 10 lbs - 10/8/6


Food so far today;

1/3 c oats w 1 tbsp salba, some sliced banana, pumpkin seeds and rice milk
coffee

small apple and water

1 1/2 c bean salad and water

2 c quinoa and indian coconut curried veg, water

coffee and small piece of panetone (was craving a cookie something fierce!)

Dinner tonight will be Indian takeout (yum)


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:48 am 
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Thank you very much, my fellow Canadian :)


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:31 pm 
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Some 'before' pics.
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Sorry, I know they are a bit blurry..
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And my least favourite pic.
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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:32 pm 
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nice pics Wallflower, love that canadian tan. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:38 am 
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:lol: Yes, even by Canadian standards I am pretty fair...


Food so far today;

(pre WO) bowl of oatmeal, 1/2 pear and 1/2 banana
water , glass of juice

(post WO) soy latte and a biscotti

1 1/2 c bean salad and water

1 samosa and half a piece of naan bread, small handfull of pistachios and water

banana-chocolate smoothie and a small apple

Mixed nuts and dried fruit

Fruit and nut bar


Workout - Krav Maga, 1 hour of combo's, various plyo drills, pushups, lunges, etc. Pretty gassed by the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:49 am 
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wallflower wrote:
Workout - Krav Maga, 1 hour

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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:42 am 
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I'm coming to Canada next month! Hoping to swap my British tan for a Canadian one! :P

Good luck with the program/journal :)

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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:25 am 
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Thanks :) Are you planning to visit or stay?


Sunday Jan 17

WO - nope, pretty sore all over after the previous week.

Food - Mixed fruit salad, homemade Waffles! coffee and water

1 c (homemade) baked beans, water

1 c chana masala, naan bread, water and a coffee misto made with soy milk

Vanilla tea soy misto

A vegetarian burrito with rice, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, salsa and guacamole, small glass of wine, water


Monday Jan 18

Food - mixed fruit salad and 1 leftover waffle, water and coffee

small handful of almonds

Strawberry-banana smoothie

Blueberry bar and a tall soy latte, water

tall vanilla tea latte, 1 cup baked beans and water

Piece of banana bread...water

1/3 c oats w 1 tbsp salba, 1/2 a banana, some pecans and rice milk (yum)

WO - 30 min of pilates


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:08 am 
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Tues Jan 19

Food - 1/3 c oats, 1 tbsp salba, pumpkin seeds, 1/2 banana and some 'egg nog' soy milk I found hiding in the cupboard :P
water

grande soy americano misto

tall vanilla tea latte + a scone....

banana smoothie

*Even with the smoothie, I'm starting to feel like crap - like I haven't had enough to eat today (by 2:30 pm). So home to eat a pb & banana sandwich on whole wheat. And some water.

barley vegetable soup (canned) and a piece of whole wheat toast

tall soy chai latte

water and small 'turkey' (Tofurkey) sandwich on cranberry-flax bread w mustard (delish!)

*No WO today; I think in fact I may have been fighting a bug of some sort (?). Off to bed now, hope to feel better in the am.


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:37 am 
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Wed. Jan 20

Still not feeling 100%, which is frustrating. Not feeling terribly energetic, but the intention is to hit the gym today before work.

Food:

1/3 c oats/salba/rice milk/blueberries, green tea
Tofurkey sandwich on cranberry-flax bread, water
Peanut butter-banana sandwich (half pre/post WO), water
Small apple and handful of pistachios, water
Tofurkey sandwich
1/3 c red quinoa w salba, walnuts and rice milk


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:36 am 
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hope you're feeling better. keep up the good work!

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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:07 pm 
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Thank you :) I'm quite frustrated at the moment; not only did I miss my WO today, but I've also had to take the day off of work in order to see my doctor.

Ah well....hopefully it's nothing major.


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:58 am 
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Thursday:

Leaving for my appt soon, not sure if I'll get a WO in today. I'm really tired. At least the food is still on!


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