Ninja Journal Version 5.0

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Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

#76 Postby Richard » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:09 am

Yeah man, I generally get these:

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Here you can see it in a meal: http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/8737/dsc00102sd.jpg

I get them from Holland and Barrett, cheap as piss, only £1 for a box of 4. Though they are thinner than most burgers, it still works out at fantastic value.

As a treat I also get these big bastard ones from my local healthfood shop. They are Redwoods so they should be easy to get
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You can see what they look like for real here:
http://mediaserver.dwpub.com/press-rele ... _47741.jpg

More expensive, I think they work out like £2.50 for a pack of two, so I don't get them so much, real nice though...

To clarify, in my diet right now when I say "burger", I literally mean that, i do not have a bap or bread, just the burgeriness. But normally I'd have them in a bap, my girlfriend has them in a sandwich.

EDIT: Found both items on goodnessdirect.co.uk
http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-loc ... _200g.html
http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-loc ... _228g.html

But there are lots of other burger-type things on there not tried them all
http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-loc ... rger&snar=
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#77 Postby VeganDougie » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:39 am

I have a holland & Barratt in Kettering town, as we are there most weekends to get the fruit and veggies from the market I shall get them. The box does look familiar and for that price - bargain!

Thanks Richard I am on a budget so that is invaluable help mate ;)


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Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

#78 Postby Richard » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:44 pm

Yeah man, me too, and I don't like to throw away money if there's something just as good for less
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Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

#79 Postby Richard » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:33 pm

Yes buddy, gym once again... I'll tell you, this is day 5 in a row of going to the gym, and today I did not want to go. I was feeling a bit tired, had other things I wanted to do instead... but went anyway, and really sweated. I know my workouts might not look like much, and to some people maybe they are a doddle. But I do them with no breaks at all, it is a circuit and has cardio elements because of that, I go from one thing to the next leaving puddles of sweat as I go. Sitting on the bike at the end I just wanted to go home, but I feel good that I am sticking to what I said, 4 more days in the gym, let's do it.

10 minutes rowing machine
5 minutes cross trainer
dumbbell bench press: 30kg x12, x8, and then new PB 32kg x7! woop. So I guess I'll be using 32s from now
Crunches: 20, 10, 10, 10, 10
No-weight squats: 20, 20, 20
Hammer curls: 14kg x12, x10, x10
Push ups x20
Incline dumbbell bench press 20kg x8
5 minutes bike

Food:
4 burgers
kiwi
cupful of nuts
2 homemade burgers (burger mix, carrots, kale, broc, onion)
Protein shake
Cashew nuts
homemade popcorn with a little salt
Some kiwi, apple, grape and mango cocktail stick things
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Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

#80 Postby Jessica.veggiegirl » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:54 am

I have always found the easiest way to lose flab is to just count calories and plan when to eat, how many calories and what. May sound a bit obsessive but once you get it down it is so easy and simple and gives me TONS of energy. i also save 200 calories everynight for a treat of my choice :). A bit of high intensity interval cardio is always great too but can also cause some muscle loss. Good luck with everything. :)

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Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

#81 Postby Jessica.veggiegirl » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:02 am

Those burgers look good! Can't buy any veggie burgers here and the home made ones i make stick to the pan a lot. What is your homemade burger mix?

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Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

#82 Postby Richard » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:51 am

Thanks! Yeah, I am cutting way back on what I'm eating, but I haven't gone so far as to count calories yet. I'll stick to this for a little while and track progress, and if I don't get what I want I'll step it up.

The burger mix we get is this:
http://www.alternativestores.com/ethica ... _1963.html

You can make it straight with just water, or you can add things to an extent and still keep the consistency good enough to shape
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Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

#83 Postby Richard » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:18 am

New progress pictures:
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Okay, so day 6 of continually going to the gym... here we go again!

Training:
2 minutes warm up on the rowing machine
Upright cable row: 40kg x 11 NEW PB!! x8, x7
Tricep pulldown: 15kg x15, 10kg x10, x10
Seated cable row: 50kg x 12, x10, x8
Lat pull down wide grip: 60kg x10, x8, x7
Shrugs: 30kg (each hand) x12, x12, x12
Crunches (hands behind head): x20, x20, x20
Chin ups x10, x8
10 minutes on rowing machine

Enjoyed that! My right bicep feels a bit funny, hope I didn't kill it... Beat my PB on upright cable row. I think I will beat it again real soon too!

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4 burgers
kiwi
2 homemade burgers with carrot, onion, kale, broc in
protein shake
half a mango
cup full of nuts and dried fruit
2 carrots
grapes
protein shake with flax
TVP with lots of purple and green kale, and green pepper, with chilli sauce! YEA
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Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

#84 Postby Richard » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:43 am

Okay, bicep is okay, thanks for asking. But today I am going to lay off the weights, and hit cardio.

Bike = 40 minutes

Food:
4 burgers
Fruit smoothie = 2 kiwi, 1 apple, green kale
Protein shake
1 burger + 2 sausages
2 bags of dried pineapple
3 spoons of peanuts butter
Chilli Peanuts
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Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

#85 Postby Richard » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:04 am

Wasn't feeling too good Thursday, I think I ate those chilli peanuts too late and they didn't go down right, and had a spicy bumhole in the morning. Anyway, Thursday is when we go to Loving Hut, so I guess diet kind of goes on hold for that, but actually I don't eat very much else on that day, since it is all you can eat at the place, so although it isn't optimum, in terms of calories I don't think I destroyed it

Loving Hut - rice, spicy tofu strips, stirfry with mixed vegetables and fake meat, sweetcorn, small serving of potato wedges
Protein shake
Burger
Carrot

Training:
30 minutes bike
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Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

#86 Postby Richard » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:29 am

Okay you lovely people, I've done what I said I'd do - got in the gym every day for 9 days, and even exercised twice on two days, so that's 11 times in 9 days! Back to work tomorrow, I'll see if I can make it 10 but I dunno

Training:
Warm up: rowing machine 2 minutes
Cable cross over bench: 17.5 x 10, 8, 7
No-weight squats: 20, 20, 20
Hammer curls: 14kg x12, 12, 16kg x10
Shoulder press: 16kgx 12, 20kg x8 x8
Crunches: 20, 10, 10, 10
Upright cable rows: 40kg x 10, x7, x7
Shrugs: 30kg x12, 12, 12

Bike 20 minutes

FOOD:
Protein shake
2 sausages, big bowl of green and purple kale with chilli sauce, pepper and vinegar
Protein shake
Carrot
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Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

#87 Postby Richard » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:40 pm

Well, you know how we do it. Got in the gym after work, just did 30 minutes on the bike, but I'm happy with that, gym closed anyway. Result

Food:
Protein shake
2 carrots, apple
Mixed nuts and sultanas
2 sausages, burger, large bowl of kale, green pepper and onion
Small serving of oats with coconut and pumpkin seedsm strawberry jam
Protein shake
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Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

#88 Postby Richard » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:13 am

Might do some stuff at home today, but I think I mainly want to rest.

Food:
Protein smoothie - 3 bananas, protein powder, cocoa
2 sausages, burger
Dried Pineapple
6 vegan prawns
Protein smoothie - 3 bananas, protein powder, cocoa
Potato curry with TVP, onion and red pepper
Protein shake
Smoked tofu
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