Portia's training diary 2012

Create and maintain your own personal online journal. Log your meals and/or workouts, and monitor your progress. Hold yourself accountable and receive support, suggestions, and be open to feedback.

Moderators: Mini Forklift Ⓥ, C.O., Richard, robert, SyrLinus

Message
Author
User avatar
pphelps
Manatee
Posts: 458
Age: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:04 am

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#151 Postby pphelps » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:29 am

today was chest and abs

barbell bench press 45/6 45/6 45/6
incline DB press 37.5/6 37.5/6
Dips -/6 -/6
Leg lifts 20/12 20/12
cable crunches 55/12
weighted crunches 25/12

Mass machine cardio 20 minutes distance 7.15 beat yesterday by 0.04 i really pushed it , really happy i can do dips unassisted so will be adding weight next week, looking forward to a relax over the weekend.

User avatar
pphelps
Manatee
Posts: 458
Age: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:04 am

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#152 Postby pphelps » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:14 am

today was a rest day, got up at 4.30am to eat prepared fod for tomorrow about to go get tofu and some veggies soon.

Plan for today
- write up next weeks workout
- go buy tofu, bananas and avocado
- job hunt
- read book THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG
- buy a new coffee press as i just dropped ours and smashed it !

I am feeling great , i am awesome I am a mass machine

User avatar
pphelps
Manatee
Posts: 458
Age: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:04 am

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#153 Postby pphelps » Wed May 02, 2012 11:34 am

Mondays Workout- Legs

Leg press 285/6 285/6 285/6
squats 90/6 90/6
Stiff legged deadlifts 95/6 95/6 95/6
Leg curls 170/6 170/6
Hs calf raises 180/6 180/6 180/6
Lp calf raises 180/6 180/6 180/6

Mass machine cardio distance 7.17 i beat Fridays by 0.02!! Great workout can increase on calves, leg press and SL deadlifts!! 9/10

Tuesdays workout - Arms

Straight Bar curls 70/6 70/6 70/6
Alt DB curls 30/6 30/6
Hammer curls 30/6
Lying triceps 60/6
Cable pushdowns 60/6 60/6
O/H triceps Press 45/6 45/6
Wrist curls 25/8 25/8
BB wrist curls 50/8

Mass machine Cardio distance 7.07 i started slow i just kept going and nearly made it but 0.10 down on Mondays

Todays Workout Shoulders

DB Press 32.5/6 32.5/6 32.5/6
Military Press 30/6 30/6 30/6
Db Side laterals 22.5/6 22.5/6
Db rear laterals 20/6
Barbell Shrugs 90/6 90/6
Upright rows 20/6 20/6

No cardio today i will do it on Saturday, intensity was 7/10 today had to wait for equipment at times today at the gym so intensity seemed less, last night was monthly cheat meal went out for a nice meal with some friends Afghan food was delicious and had half a vegan cupcake, half a vegan muffin and some so delicious vegan ice cream . Feel a bit lathargic today straight back into my normal eating plan.

User avatar
pphelps
Manatee
Posts: 458
Age: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:04 am

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#154 Postby pphelps » Fri May 04, 2012 10:27 am

Yesterdays back workout

Cable pulldowns 115/6 115/6 115/6
Seated Rows 112.5/6 112.5/6 112.5/6
Bent over rows 50/6 50/6
Weighted hyper ext 50/8 50/8
Good mornings 70/6 70/6

Mass machine cardio distance 7.18 new high!!

Todays chest and abs workout

Barbell chest press 50/4 50/5 50/5
Incline Db press 37.5/6 37.5/6
Dips -/6 -/6
Leg lifts 20/12 20/12
cable crunches 57.5/12
Weighted crunches 25/12

Mass machine cardio distance 7.15 missed out by 0.03!!

Great workouts and just keep pushng on, will reduce a fewmore calories this week. Got to keep pushing 8 weeks left of the challenge!!

YOU ARE A MASS MACHINE!!!

User avatar
kareno
Gorilla
Posts: 709
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#155 Postby kareno » Sat May 05, 2012 10:52 am

Hey Portia! Glad to see things are going well and you're feeling great about your progress! Nice photos!! You mentioned you eat the same thing day in, day out. Maybe you've posted about it previously and I just didn't read it, but what is it that you eat every day? I'm curious.

Hope all's well in your neck of the woods!

All the best,
Karen

User avatar
pphelps
Manatee
Posts: 458
Age: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:04 am

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#156 Postby pphelps » Sat May 05, 2012 11:45 am

kareno wrote:Hey Portia! Glad to see things are going well and you're feeling great about your progress! Nice photos!! You mentioned you eat the same thing day in, day out. Maybe you've posted about it previously and I just didn't read it, but what is it that you eat every day? I'm curious.

Hope all's well in your neck of the woods!

All the best,
Karen


Yeah i eat the same thing everyday so my macros are always the same

I get up at 4.30am everyday even on weekends so i can eat all my meals!
Meals 1 & 2
I have 1/2 cup oats and 1/2 banana with 1 scoop of nitrofusion before and after the gym
(this will change next week to 1/3 cup oats)
Meals 3 & 4
Is 75g sweet potato, 75g spinach , 75g peppers, 1/8 avocado and 1 1/4 block of tofu
(this will change to 65g potato from next week)
Meal 5
1/3 cup oats and 1 scoop of nitrofusion
Meal 6
1 1/4 block of tofu and 250g of brocolli

I make calorie changes every week as me and MATTPB are doing this challenge http://www.massmachinenutrition.com/challenge/index.htm and we are now in the cutting phase it ends June 30th, we allow ourself one cheat meal a month with some vegan ice cream and a vegan muffin.

i just love training and seeing the results certainly spurs me on!!

User avatar
kareno
Gorilla
Posts: 709
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#157 Postby kareno » Sat May 05, 2012 11:55 am

Wow, cool, thanks for posting! Do you still enjoy the food, or do you get sick of it? Personally, I love oatmeal and eat it often, but I've never eaten exactly the same things day in and day out before, so I'm not sure how easy it is to get tired of it. How long have you been eating this way?

User avatar
pphelps
Manatee
Posts: 458
Age: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:04 am

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#158 Postby pphelps » Sat May 05, 2012 12:00 pm

kareno wrote:Wow, cool, thanks for posting! Do you still enjoy the food, or do you get sick of it? Personally, I love oatmeal and eat it often, but I've never eaten exactly the same things day in and day out before, so I'm not sure how easy it is to get tired of it. How long have you been eating this way?


To be honest i dont get bored i could eat oatmeal all day with vegan choc protein powder in it!! I love all the foods i eat, i prepare everything the day before so there is no excuse to eat something bad, FOOD IS FUEL!! You don't have to think about what you eating if you eat the same thing everyday, it works for us.

I have a goal so just keeping that in mind, plus me and mattpb are doing this together so makes it easier as we both support each other in the gym and with our food.

Maybe try it for one week, i've been eating like this since the start of the year!

User avatar
kareno
Gorilla
Posts: 709
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#159 Postby kareno » Sat May 05, 2012 12:04 pm

Wow, that's incredible. (I know, I'm using the word "wow" a lot! :D) And I'm so happy that you and Matt have one another to get support from! You guys rock!

User avatar
pphelps
Manatee
Posts: 458
Age: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:04 am

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#160 Postby pphelps » Sat May 05, 2012 12:16 pm

kareno wrote:Wow, that's incredible. (I know, I'm using the word "wow" a lot! :D) And I'm so happy that you and Matt have one another to get support from! You guys rock!


Yeah we are great together, i just love training and this year finally after 5 years of putting it off i will be qualified as a personal trainer- Hoping to get started in June once money is saved .

Then hopefully stay in vancouver for good and not go home to England!!

User avatar
kareno
Gorilla
Posts: 709
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#161 Postby kareno » Sat May 05, 2012 12:24 pm

Awww, that's sweet. :) And I wish you the best of luck with your training and staying in BC!

User avatar
pphelps
Manatee
Posts: 458
Age: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:04 am

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#162 Postby pphelps » Sun May 06, 2012 8:40 am

Did wednesdays cardio session yesterday

mass machine cardio 20 minutes distance 7.23 highest ever, my quads were throbbing after!!

I had a bad headache after the chiropractor but got through it just visualised hitting 7.20 on the distance and i beat it!!

Rest today legs tomorrow!!

User avatar
pphelps
Manatee
Posts: 458
Age: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:04 am

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#163 Postby pphelps » Mon May 07, 2012 4:40 pm

We switched todays normal leg day with tomorrow

So today was Arms

Straight bar curls 70/6 70/6 70/6
Alt Db curls 30/6 30/6
Hammer curls 32.5/6
Lying triceps 60/6
Cable pushdown 62.5/6 62.5/6
O/h press 45/6 45/6
Wrist curls 30/6 30/6
Barbell wrist curls 50/6

Mass machine cardio distance 7.24 i beat Saturdays by 0.01 very happy i just kept pushing, i remember last week feeling tired and the weights feeling heavy but today we just powered through the workout they felt light ( not totally lol ) weighed in today at 147.1 lbs.

I seem to have got a new re-energized feeling i have been reading, watching and listening to motivational material a lot recently it really does help.

User avatar
kareno
Gorilla
Posts: 709
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#164 Postby kareno » Mon May 07, 2012 11:25 pm

Congratulations, Portia, on feeling so great, powerful, and inspired! Great work!

User avatar
pphelps
Manatee
Posts: 458
Age: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:04 am

Re: Portia's training diary 2012

#165 Postby pphelps » Tue May 08, 2012 11:52 am

kareno wrote:Congratulations, Portia, on feeling so great, powerful, and inspired! Great work!


Thanks, i have been reading the magic of thinking big this week along with watching the secret!! Got some more books from the library planning to read a book a week !


Return to “Online Training Journals & Blogs”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests