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Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:39 am
by kareno
Hi Sherrie!

So, what's the Greek yogurt substitute you've found that you like? Just curious. Truthfully, I don't know the difference between Greek yogurt and 'regular' yogurt! And I've also gotta ask, what is a Picky bar? I see that several times througout your journal, but I don't know what it is.

You're really doing great! Keep up the great work!


Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:58 am
by kareno
Hey Sherrie! I see you haven't posted in a few days, and I hope all is well and that you're staying motivated and inspired!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a productive and happy week ahead!

All the best!

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:49 pm
by mrsc2011
January 16,
UGH!!!!! After being on the road all weekend I have not been able to post! So here is an update to the last few days.
First- Karen- I have used Coconut 'yogurt' but now am using other forms of protein. Picky Bars are a product of runner Lauren Fleshman and posse. They are natural, home-made bars that are gluten free and dairy free. They contain a great ratio of protein and carbs, easy on the stomach. She sells them from their website.

Friday- No workout.
At the vet during the few hours I had due to a late start at work.
On the road to Chicago the second half of the day then meetings. Dinner served for the conference I was attending was not good on my stomach. Blech.
Meals- Smoothies x2
Picky Bar in the car.
Packed some snack items like a package of shake n go smoothies, dates, seeds, apples, and vegan protein shakes.
Dinner was a vegetarian ravioli and mushroom soup. Not good on the bod.

3 mile run, abs, and a short circuit on the hotel machines.

B- fruit and protein shake
S- Picky Bar
L- Vegetarian option at the conference (veggie layer with red sauce)
Note- also did not set well with me. Spent the afternoon in the room. ugh.
Walked Michigan Ave.
D- Vino, veggies and hummus. Then we visited the salad bar and I made a wonderful vegan salad to eat back at the room.

No Workout :(
B- Fruit and bagel
Protein shake
On the road back home- stopped at a mall and had veggies and steamed rice.
Flat tire :( 4 hours from home.
In the car had seeds, chocolate, coffee, ....must I go on? Not a good day.

Today- back at it!!!!!!
Getting the tire fixed.
Had a pro-bar upon rising (long night of sleep :D )
Gonna enjoy lunch with hubby before car appointment. Greens and seeds.

Workout plan: 4 mile run. Upper body and abs then stairs.
I will let you know how that goes :)

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:05 pm
by kareno
Sounds like you had quite the trip! Glad youre home safe and sound, and I'll bet you're glad to get back into your routine!

Good luck this week, Sherrie!

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:33 pm
by mrsc2011
January 17th!
Thanks Karen!

So last night I crumpled and snacked on chocolate and a nut mix pretty late. The scale was NOT kind to me this morning at all...
Today- Back on track!
Late start today so I slept in and packed my usual lunch. I was running around most the day since we also let out early (4 hours of school??) and will try to include all foods in this journal.

B- Green Smoothie
S- Sipped a cleanse drink from Arbonne throughout the day.
L- Rice cakes (2) with sunflower butter and a vegan protein shake
S- Dried mango and snack mix
D- Carrots, hummus, and tofurkey pieces

Workout: I did a dumbbell circuit and am heading to the gym for some cardio as soon as hubby gets home! Circuit:
Each exercise I completed with 10 lb bells and did 12 reps 2x
Shoulder press
One armed row
Chest press
Tri-Kick back
Stationary lunges w/weights
Ab press w/weight...then added 150 more crunches.

Tonight I will have my cleansing tea and no snacks!
Happy Day!

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:37 pm
by kareno
Great job, Sherrie!!!

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:55 pm
by mrsc2011
January 18 and 19

16 hour day yesterday so no workout BUT my meals stayed in check!
B- Smoothies (2)
S- Kashi Bar
L- Salad with beans and nuts and an apple
S- "cheese" stick and rice cake with nut butter
D- On the road- Pro-bar
S- Starving when I got home!! Snack mix

B: Smoothie
S: Smoothie
L- Salad with beans/nuts/"cheese" and an apple
S- Rice cake and nut butter
D- Lentil Soup
Having a more substantial lunch helps me with starvation when I get home after work.

Workout: 60 minute Bootcamp. UGH!!!

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:23 pm
by mrsc2011
January 20th- Snow Day!!

Spent the morning at an eye appointment and catching up on Grimm episodes, FB, and emails. Sore from bootcamp yesterday but after I found out the hubby was also coming home early, I dedicated us to a gym visit.
Workout- 4 miles on the treadmill and a "hike" to and from the gym :)

Meals so far:
B- Smoothie
S- Amazing Grass Food Bar, coffee with Vegan Chai
Nuts and figs pre-gym visit.
Rest of the day looks like a salad with beans and nuts, then dinner at the local sushi place (walking- it's up the street). Any recommendations????

Movie night with the hubby tonight!!!
Looking forward to an active and snowy weekend!

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:25 am
by kareno
Have fun with your snow holiday!! Be safe and warm.

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:53 am
by mrsc2011
Thanks Karen!!!
Last night we ended up going up the street (walked) to the Thai place. Had veggie with curry sauce...they make it with coconut milk!
Had a little vino and watched a movie...something upset my stomach though.
Better now.
Started the day off with a smoothie with Amazing Grass meal (thanks Eco-Vegan Gal) and my cleanse drink.
Heading to the eye doctor for a pre-op appt (lasik next week!!!!!) then off to the gym!

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:18 pm
by mrsc2011
Jan 21 Full Day POst
B- Smoothies
Rise Bar and Kaia Foods sunflower chunks
L- Snacked on a few mango slices since I thought we would be going to the gym
D- Early- after my eye appt- Chili's: Veggie Fajita w/out dairy additives
Munched on chips and salsa

Workout- None. Very sore today (hard to get outta the car!) so took a rest day and went shopping (does that walking count?).
Bought some hand weights to start running with tomorrow :)
Happy weekend!

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:52 pm
by mrsc2011
Jan 22
Workout: 4.25 m run @ 42 minutes
3 of those miles with 3lb hand weights

Meals (so far)
Pre-Workout: Purefit bar and coffee
B- Green Smoothie with Amazing Grass, frozen strawberries and a banana

Next Meals: Tentative
L- Amy's Meal or salad with hummus and veggies
S- Larabar
D- Salad with veggies and beans

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:58 am
by mrsc2011
January 23
Yesterday went well. Snow Day today---AGAIN!!!!
Meals so far:
Coffee with splash of Chocolate Soy milk.
B- Green smoothie
Plans for the rest of the day-
L- Salad with beans and nuts
S- Rice cake with nut butter
D- Vegan Chili

Workout Plan:
I start my half mary training so today was supposed to be an off day but I am going to move my training this week since I have eye surgery Wednesday.
Sooo- today will be a three mile run with my weights.

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:05 pm
by kareno
Will you be having Lasik surgery? Good luck!

Re: Sherrie's Training Journal

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:41 pm
by mrsc2011
Hi Karen!
I was supposed to have Lasik but they did another form instead which means a longer and more painful recovery. I had it yesterday. It's gonna get worse so this will be my last post until next week. Doctor told me no workouts for three weeks!!!! I asked about walking nect week and she said we would take it day to day but rest only these first days.
I am bummed but hoping for a great outcome.

So all you vegan athletes out there! It has been great posting and reading posts but I will have to put that on hold for a while,
SEE you all better later!