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 Post subject: Re: Synny's training journal
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:18 pm 
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Not an after yet :) 39 more lbs to go maybe more

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well *during*. :-) We are all works in progress.


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 Post subject: Re: Synny's training journal
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:19 pm 
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Well today was literally a shitty day at work....well close to the end of my day that is. Was very excited to get off work and get to the gym cause it was my first night back to real lifting and omg it felt great!!!!! I did make a pit stop at the health food store for sprouted tofu... each package has 60g protein. I know I shouldn't but damn it is easy to eat the entire package everyday!

Breakfast: 1/2c oats cooked in water, 2 tbsp dark chocolate dreams, 1 banana
Snack: 2 servings protein powder, 1 orange
Lunch: 2 tbsp rice vinegar, 2 tsp coconut aminos, 1 tsp chili garlic sauce, 1/3 block tofu, 8 oz broccoli, 1/2c brown rice, 1/3 onion
Snack: 1/3 block tofu, red grapes
Snack: Same as lunch minus the rice
Pre workout: 2 servings protein powder
Dinner: 1c frozen fruit, 2 servings protein powder blended into a smoothie

Chest, shoulders, triceps
Flat bench press: 1 warmup set 55 lbs 10 reps, 65 lbs 8 reps, 75 lbs 8 reps, 2 sets 85 lbs 6 reps
Incline bench press: 65 lbs 8 reps, 75 lbs 8 reps, 2 sets 80 lbs 6 reps
Decline press: 4 sets 65 lbs 8 reps
Incline flyes: 15 lbs 8 reps, 3 sets 20 lbs 8 reps
Lat raise: 5 sets 10 lbs 10 reps
Overhead press: 5 sets 15 lbs 10 reps
V bar press down: 4 sets 50 lbs 8 reps (for some reason the pulley felt totally different tonight could be the side I used)
Dumbbell tricep extension: 20 lbs 8 reps, 3 sets 25 lbs 8 reps
Pushups: 2 sets 20 reps

Cardio: 20 min AM walk with dog, 25 min elliptical lvl 5 weight loss program

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 Post subject: Re: Synny's training journal
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:40 am 
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Not a happy camper with my body right now. Although I probably shouldn't be upset I am..... 181.6!!! WTF??? Granted no BM yesterday and so far not today, I did change to heavier lifting yesterday and haven't slept much the past 2 nights out of my own stupidity..... but still very frustrating.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:13 am 
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Sprouted tofu? I must look into this. Is the texture silken-ish or more like regular tofu?


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:26 am 
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Remember that muscle tissue that has been torn, does contain a bit more water - due to inflammation of repair and recovery. A pound or two fluctuations may be the norm for you now that you are lifting heavy. Also do not rule out how much a BM can be! especially if it is sprouted tofu driven (^.^)!


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 Post subject: Re: Synny's training journal
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@Orkid it is super firm so it is the texture of regular tofu and has 12g protein per serving!! A little more bang for my buck. I know I probably should consume this much soy but I love the stuff! It works much better with my broccoli and rice in a stir fry over lentils or beans... I like lentils and beans in the winter cause I eat a lot of stews, soups and chili not exactly summery foods....

@Gaia I know I shouldn't be hard on myself but it is sad to see the scale go up. It wasn't until I put on my scrubs that I started to feel better. I pulled the pants up and let go of them for a second to grab the strings to tie them and the pants fell down. Even the top is fitting loose. I no longer can wear large scrubs and have to move down to medium which makes me feel so much better.

My chest has been talking to me so I just might have to up my glutamine intake to the full dose instead of half a dose. Tonight is back/biceps/boot camp so I am in for a total butt thrashing! I have to decide if I want to do any form of cardio other than a light walk around the track after I get done lifting before boot camp. Who knows will see how I feel after I lift. Which by the way it feels great being able to go back to my lifts that I used to love to do and see a slight increase in weight! Can't wait to see what I do tonight with my back.....

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:54 am 
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yay heavy lifting! jealous that you can stand tofu haha, your diet looks great!

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 Post subject: Re: Synny's training journal
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I need to figure out timing so that I am not eating all the time it feels like. I think that has been my biggest issue

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 Post subject: Re: Synny's training journal
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I think boot camp might be a no go tonight. Without any notice I was asked to mow the law at work. Almost 2 hrs it took me and drained me. Ate my afternoon snack with a double stuffed oreo for a quick sugar boost. Hasn't helped and neither is the hammerhead coffee (iced coffee with a shot of espresso in it)... Think it will be back and biceps then bed!

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 Post subject: Re: Synny's training journal
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Tuckered out, pooped, exhausted or whatever other term for tired is how I feel. SOOOOO I am going to listen to my body and call it a way early night! Going to avoid my cell phone, email and laptop as soon as I am done with this.

Breakfast: 1/2c dry oats cooked in water, 1 banana, 2 tbsp dark chocolate dreams
Snack: 2 servings protein powder
Lunch: 1/3 block sprouted tofu, 8 oz broccoli, 1/4c brown rice cooked in water, 1/3 onion, 2 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 tsp coconut aminos, 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
Snack: 2 double stuff oreos, hammerhead with soy, 1/3 block sprouted tofu, 1/3 onion, 8 oz broccoli, small sweet potato, 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, 2 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 tsp coconut aminos, 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
Post workout: 2 servings protein powder, 5 glutamine
Bedtime snack: 1c frozen mixed berries, tsp dark chocolate dreams, 5 glutamine blended into smoothie

Cardio: 25 min AM walk with dog, 90 min lawn mowing with push mower

Back/biceps
Superset
Iso row: 1 warmup set 45 lbs 8 reps, 55 lbs 8 reps, 65 lbs 8 reps, 2 sets 70 lbs 8 reps
Upright row: 1 warmup set 30 lbs 8 reps, 2 sets 40 lbs 8 reps, 2 sets 50 lbs 8 reps
Back extensions: 8 reps, 3 sets 25 lbs 8 reps
Wide grip ez bar curls: 40 lbs 8 reps, 3 sets 50 lbs 8 reps
Narrow grip ez bar curls: 4 sets 40 lbs 8 reps
Alternating hammer curls: 20 lbs 8 reps, 3 sets 22.5 lbs 8 reps

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 Post subject: Re: Synny's training journal
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Yes! Rest and Recover! I am jealous too! Look at all those lovely 8 reps!
(Tsk, Tsk, on the double stuffed oreo cookies though! just thought I would scold you alittle!).


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 Post subject: Re: Synny's training journal
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 6:12 am 
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Yes I know bad on the oreos but was seriously trying to boost my energy level so I could get through my back and biceps. Part of me did way to start and do bout camp but I was in bed by the time class started. I woke up to find 6 messages on my phone teasing me about missing boot camp. I feel so much better today :) think I will do the step mill before yoga. The scale said I was back down to 179.8 I will take that! I meet with the trainer today!!!! So excited to see him. It has been a month since my gym closed and we went our separate ways.

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 Post subject: Re: Synny's training journal
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Yeah back down under 180! Just takes a day or two sometimes (and sometimes a week or so depending on the reason why the scale goes back up). I like how you knew you needed to boost your energy level to make it thru your workout, instead of just mindlessly eating the cookies! or emotionally eating the cookies! Just need to have an option available that is a better choice.

I want to hear how it went with the trainer. Is the trainer going to go to the gym you are now at? or are you going to change to the trainer's gym?


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only 2 oreos no big deal, you controlled it lol. more than i could say!

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