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My log :)

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:34 am
by Margarita
Hi, everyone
I am new to the forum, but not to the fitness/vegan way of living (I don't call it "lifestyle" because I think that's not what it is).
I've always recommended to others (who seem to have no control of their diet and workouts) to keep a log of what they eat and what they do, but I've never kept one myself, so now I've decided to give it a try and see if it is going to be helpful at all.
In this log I intend to post my workouts, things I eat, moods and general physical state.
I expect and hope for opinions, suggestions and even critisism of your side :) :) :)

Re: My log :)

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:27 pm
by Margarita
Here's the summary for today:

Morning workout:
High intensity interval training (10 sec rest; 30 sec work)
Supersets and trisets of:
Rope jumping/Burpees
Mountain climbers/Regular push-ups
Dumbbell bench press/Dead lift/Renegade rows
Walking lunges (+dumbbells)/Elevated push ups with knee tucks
Rope jumps/Crunches (variation)

Total time approx. 30 min

Evening workout:
Ashtanga yoga (class)
60 min

Food:

Morning cocoa
Buckwheat (kasha) with veggies - which was for both lunch and dinner
Halvah for dessert
Almonds as snacks
Apples

I think that's about it for today. :)

Re: My log :)

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:44 pm
by MaryStella
looks like some great workout stuff!

Re: My log :)

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:33 pm
by Margarita
Thanx, my years of experience showed that this type of training works best for me and saves me time. But who knows, I might come up with something better some day. :)

Re: My log :)

Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:48 am
by Margarita
Thursday
Activities
Ashtanga yoga 75 min

Food

Breakfast:
Raw cocoa drink
Apples

Lunch:
Lentils with veggies
Oat cookies

Afternoon snack:
Almonds

Dinner:
Large veggie salad with lots of olives
Oat cookies

Mood
Lack of energy and appetite within the last few days and yet I feel bloated.

Re: My log :)

Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:29 am
by Margarita
Friday

Activities
Morning activities:
Interval training (10:30 sec) in supesets
Sumo dead lift-High pull/Overhead squat
Bent over row/Full contact twist
Squats/Elevated push ups
Close grip cable pull down/Cable kneeling crunch
Burpee+knees to elbows/Alternating hands elevated push ups
Isometric handstands

Time: approx. 40 min

Evening activities: Hatha yoga - 60 min

Food
(From now on I'm going to mark all the organic products that I use with *)

Breakfast:
Raw cocoa* drink with coconut milk

Lunch:
Brown basmati rice* with winter type squash* and spices
Oat cookies*

Afternoon snack:
Almonds

Dinner:
Probably the same as the lunch as I have plenty of leftovers and I'll still be at work :)

Mood and healh

Much better than yesterday except for an annoying stomack discomfort.

Good day to all :)

Re: My log :)

Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:58 pm
by Margarita
Saturday - it was such a crazy day at work, I could hardly remember my food and workout, but I'll give it a try anyway

Activities
High intensity interval dumbbell and bodyweight workout in supersets:
Rope jumping/Back roll-to-push up (I really don't have a better way of describing that)
Turkish get up/Renegade row
One leg squat/Crunch-knee tucks
Dumbbell burpees/Mountain climbers
Isometric handstands/Ninja burpees

I am not happy with today's workout at all, I could't concentrate because of people who kept talking to me ALL THE TIME!

Food
Not happy with it either-didn't have enough time for descent meals

Morning drink:
Raw cocoa drink* with coconut milk

Lunch and afternoon snack:
Steamed pumpkin* with raisins and ginger and raw sesame tahini (soooo delicious that I had the same for my next meal)

Dinner:
Salad with cabbage*, beets*, turnip*, olive oil, toasted rye bread with olive spread
Crackers with honey* (Not quite a vegan food, but I just can't give it up :?

Some time later:
Pomello

Re: My log :)

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:29 am
by Margarita
Sunday
Finally a day off work :)

Activities
Probably excausted from the workweek, for my last workouts I'm not at my best :(

High intensity interval olympic bar/bodyweight training with supersets:
17 min HIIT spinning
Tabata mountain climbers (with elbow planks in the rest intervals)
Overhead squat/Get up-to push up-and-roll
Elevated one leg push ups/Ninja burpee+knees to elbows
Full contact twist/Cable crunch
Sumo dead lift/Parallel squat
Some more variations of push ups

Food
Breakfast:
Raw cocoa drink* with coconut milk
Grapefruit

Lunch:
Fresh salad with kohlrabi*, beetroot*, turnip*, olive oil
Halvah

Afternoon snack:
Apples

Dinner:
Fresh green cabbage salad with olive oil
Home made "chapatti" with hemp and flax flour with olive spread
The rest of the "chapatti" with home made (again) blueberry jam*
And yet another DIY dessert :lol: : raw chocolate (made of raw cocoa paste*, coconut butter*, coconut milk, brown sugar and cashews*), which turned out quite delicious

Later:
Some more fruits

Re: My log :)

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:16 am
by Margarita
Monday

Activities
Astanga yoga 75 min

Food

Breakfast:
Raw cocoa drink* with coconut milk
Apples

Lunch:
Cauliflower - steamed, with olive oil, flax seed and spices
Sesame snack with raisins and other dried fruit

Afternoon snack:
Steamed pumpkin* with ginger and raisins
Almonds

Dinner:
Fresh salad with beets*, green cabbage*, turnip*, olive oil, spices
Toasted rye bread with olive spread
Halvah

Later:
Apples or grapefruit

Good week to all. :)

Re: My log :)

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:02 am
by Margarita
Tuesday

Activities
Morning workout approx. 40 min
High intensity interval dumbbell/bodyweight training:
Rope jumping/Jumping jacks-drop down
Dumbbell burpee
Incline dumbbell press/Renegade row
Mountain climbers
Dumbbell bench press/DB dead lift
Mountain climbers
DB Burpee/Rope jumps

Evening workout: Hatha yoga approx. 75 min

Food

Breakfsat:
Raw cocoa drink* with coconut milk

Lunch:
Toasted rye bread with olive spread and half avocado
Home made raw chocolate* with cashew nuts

Afternoon snack:
Grapefruit
Hazelnuts

Dinner:
Salad with cooked buckwheat, beetroot and olive oil
Sesame snack with raisins

Re: My log :)

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:46 am
by Margarita
Wednesday's summary
I had to go on a one-day business trip out of town, so no morning workout, no good food throughout the day, exausted :psycho:
Activities
Late evening ashtanga yoga 60 min

Food
The whole day I snacked on raw hazelnuts* and my home made chocolate* :D
Dinner:
A LARGE cup of steamed cauliflower with olive oil and spices
Dessert - the leftovers of my chocolate*

Thursday
Activities
After the exausting wednesday I was completely wasted, I hardly taught my morning ashtanga class.

Food
Breakfast:
Hemp protein* drink with soy milk*
Grapefruit

Lunch:
Wholemeal/spirulina spaghetti* with fresh veggies*
Halvah

Afternoon snack:
A few apples*

Dinner:
Steamed beetroot* with LOTS of garlic and olive oil
Fresh salad with cabbage*, turnip*, olive oil, dried algae* and spices
Halvah

Later:
Probably coconut milk

Re: My log :)

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:36 pm
by Margarita
A quick view of the day:
Friday
Activities
Morning workout:
Interval bodyweight and dumbbell training, I can't recall the details, but there were Burpees, DB burpees, Rope jumps, Pistols with side kicks, Mountain climbers and some more fun stuff :) . It took me about 45 min
Evening activities: Hatha yoga - 60 min

Food
Breakfast:
Hemp protein* shake with coconut milk and cocoa*

Lunch AND Dinner:
Brown basmati rice* with green algae* and spices*
Halvah

Afternoon snack:
Sesame tahini* with lemon and honey*

After dinner snack: Apples

Re: My log :)

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:38 pm
by Margarita
Saturday
Activities
Interval training:
10 sec rest, 30 sec work, 6 rounds of each combo:
A: Rope jumps/One leg burpees
B: Mountain climber in 3 variations with elbow planks during rest intervals
C: Same as A
D: DB Walking lunge-to-bicep curl-to-press up/ Crossed ankles push ups-to forward jumps
E: DB deadlift/Renegade row
F: Same as B, but with elevated legs

Food
Breakfast:
Hemp protein* with cocoa* and soy milk*

Lunch:
Very green salad with: mashed avocado, green aglae*, green cabbage, green spices*
Halvah for dessert

Dinner:
Salad with lentils*, onions, cabbage, olive oil
Halvah again

Lots of tea and apples throughout the whole day.

Re: My log :)

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:18 am
by Margarita
It's finally Sunday again! :D
Since it's the only day off work for me, and I was quite active the first half of the day, I plan to spend the rest of it lazing on the couch with my laptop and the TV :popcorn:

Workout
Barbell/cable workout
5 min warm-up and 5 min cool down on the spin bike
Interval training 10 sec rest, 30 sec work, 6 rounds of the following:
A: Parallel squats/Overhead squat
B: Close grip lat pulldown/Elevated push ups
C: Full contact twist/Elevated push up with knee tucks
D: Cable crunches/Pull-through
E: Pistols (I really suck at those, that's why I've decided to do them on my every workout until I do them well :mrgreen: )/Turkish get up (without weight)
F: Sumo dead lift-High pull/Full contact twist (again)

Food
Breakfast:
Hemp protein powder* with chocolate soy milk*
A bit later - Grapefruit

Lunch:
Fresh salad with green cabbage, green algae*, olive oil and flax seeds
Steamed beetroot* with garlic and more olive oil
Home made date-cocoa*-almond* balls

Afternoon snacks:

Apples and Tea

Dinner:
A couple of toasts and a large mixed veggies salad
Home made blueberry jam* with crackers

Re: My log :)

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:41 am
by Margarita
Monday
Activities Ashtanga yoga 75 min
Food
Breakfast:
Hemp protein* shake with soy milk*

Lunch:
Mung beans* with veggies
Home made squares with walnuts, sesame, dried fruits and honey*

Dinner:
Fresh salad with mixed veggies and wholemeal pasta*
Crackers with raw honey*

Tuesday
Activities
Morning
Interval training in supersets
Rope jumps/Jumping jacks-chest-to-ground
Mountain climbers in three variations, and elbow planks in the rest intervals
Pistols(I still suck :oops: )/DB burpees
Squat-jump-knees to elbows/Crossed ankle push ups with side step
Same variations of mountain climbers but with elevated legs (it really killed my arms and I was sweatins as a pig)
Swiss ball crunches/Push ups with turn over

Evening: Hatha yoga 60 min

Food
Breakfast:
Hemp protein shake with coconut milk
Grapefruit
Lunch:
Spirulina spaghetti* on fresh salad
Home made squares with walnuts, sesame, dried fruits and honey*

Afternoon snack:
Sesame tahini with raw honey*

Dinner:
Cauliflower salad
Home made squares with walnuts, sesame, dried fruits and honey*