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Amanda's Journal

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:01 pm
by mandaincanada
Well this is day one and I'll be chatting with my coach Alli B soon. I am hoping she can give me the kick I need to get get my act together! :)

So Day 1....

My breakfast was a hearty dose of puffy pancakes from Post Punk Kitchen.

Lunch was a seitan pastrami sandwich.

I will be doing 30 minutes of elliptical tonight.

My plan for this month is to decrease the junk food in my diet and work out regularly....cardio and weights. My goal is to tone up and drop some weight.....10 pounds would be a good start.

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:07 pm
by John V
Posting can be most helpful. May you surpass your goals!

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:38 pm
by mandaincanada
Day 2 started off with leftover pancakes and an orange. Oh and coffee of course!

Snack was a quinoa salad.

Lunch was a tofu meatball sandwich and a fruit salad.

Work out was 30 minutes of elliptical.

Dinner was a big salad.

I am chugging water like crazy too.

I spoke to AlliB and got a quick meal plan going. She confirmed that my goals were realistic and I like her "let's get down to business" attitude! I need to focus on whole foods (especially raw) and cut my carbs at night. (Good thing I had my salad tonight!) I will push for raw foods as much as possible. I often feel better on raw anyways.

I feel good after day 2 considering I haven't worked out in ages. I can feel a little burn in my legs and arms..so I am happy with that.

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:23 am
by AlliB
GREAT JOB AMANDA!!
I'm glad you like our approach!! Tell me about your workout for the next 2days!!!
You will inspire others Amanda!!

AlliB.

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:48 pm
by AlliB
How are you doing today please update me :)
AlliB.

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:04 pm
by mandaincanada
Hi Alli and all,

Here is my day so far...

Breakfast
Flax cereal with 1 banana and almond milk
Coffee with soy milk

Snack 1
15 almonds

Lunch
1 head of romaine with cucumbers and tomatoes with a balsamic dressing topped with TVP bacon bits

Snack 2
3 Clementines

Dinner
Greens, peas and other frozen veggies with marinara and tofu meatballs.

For my workout, I am planning elliptical and some more arm workouts. I might throw in a little yoga to stretch out my lower back. I am feeling a lil sore.

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:06 pm
by mandaincanada
AlliB wrote:GREAT JOB AMANDA!!
I'm glad you like our approach!! Tell me about your workout for the next 2days!!!
You will inspire others Amanda!!

AlliB.



Tonight will be elliptical and arm workout...hand weights and 50 push ups. Tomorrow I am planning a full body workout from the "Workout Trainer" app I have on my phone. If you have this, Any you can recommend?

Thanks for checking in on me! :D

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:06 pm
by viciousvixenx
I love the Post Punk kitchen too! keep up the posting!

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:46 pm
by mandaincanada
viciousvixenx wrote:I love the Post Punk kitchen too! keep up the posting!



Those pancakes are pretty amazing! :)

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:50 pm
by mandaincanada
More specifically, I did 40 minutes of elliptical, 1.5 minutes of Mason Twists, 5 minutes rotation of crunches and push ups. :)

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:07 am
by AlliB
GREAT WORK WITH YOUR FITNESS!
Are you full enough after your two snacks?
Thank you for being specific with your food & training, I love it!!

AlliB.

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:41 am
by mandaincanada
I feel plenty full after my snacks and I seem to have enough energy for my workouts.

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:51 am
by mandaincanada
B-Flax cereal with blueberries and rice milk
S-Almonds and Raisins
L-Greens, peas, veggies, quinoa and mung bean salad
S-raw peppers
D-Salad with baked falafel balls and hummus dressing.

My exercise will be a yoga video, calf raises and wall sits. I'm focusing on lower body tonight.

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:15 pm
by mandaincanada
For my yoga video tonight, I did Yoga X from the P90X videos. It is 1.5 hours so I will call it a night! :)

Re: Amanda's Journal

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:49 am
by AlliB
Good i'm glad your snacks are helping & keeping you energized!!!
Great menu for todays food & workout Amanda!!!

Keep us posted on how you feel & the pros of being a fit vegan!!

GREAT JOB!
AlliB.