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Re: VeganDamo's Journal

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:20 pm
by VeganDamo
Feeling proud of myself today. I had to go out yesterday afternoon, did grocery shopping afterwards. I've set up my workouts for 7pm each evening so that I can continue them when I go back to work. When I got home yesterday it was after 9 pm & I could have easily said "too late now" but instead I still did my "7" workout and an arm workout from "FitnessBuddy"

Re: VeganDamo's Journal

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:23 pm
by VeganDamo
Adding the 4th of 4 images from my arm workout

Re: VeganDamo's Journal

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:33 pm
by VeganDamo
Been off for almost a week. Still training though. Been doing full body workouts every 2nd day in addition to my "7" workout each day. Yesterday though, I forgot my "7", so
I did that this morning.
Been getting lots of "everyday" workouts with lots of yardwork & renovation projects.
Attached is last nights workout.

Last nights workout

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:45 pm
by VeganDamo
Another workout with the bench & free weights. Need to build up my chin-up numbers.

VeganDamo's Journal - What I look like now

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:59 pm
by VeganDamo
I got my wife to take some pics of me last night as a starting point. I'm not a big bloke but yep, the padding in the mid-section has to go.

Re: VeganDamo's Journal

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:01 am
by VeganDamo
I've been slack again, but only at getting back on here regularly.

Proud to say that I have stuck at my whole body "7" workout everyday. I got to a point of doing 2 circuits in a row, which felt great. Got sick last week though, so I've cut back to a single circuit again till I feel better.

I've done a few workouts with my weight bench, but not regularly enough. Still have to set up the TotalGym.

I mentioned in my re-introduction post that i seem pretty good with leg exercises but never seem to see results. Well, I've started to see a little bit of definition starting in my thighs from my daily "7" workout, so pretty happy with that.

I'm trying to develop some more 'bodyweight' reliant exercises so that I can easily do a routine indoors in the evening after work.

I did an upper body bodyweight workout on Jan 24, then a lower body bodyweight workout on Jan 26. I'll post some pics from my phone where I have those workouts stored.

Anyway, I've made it through a little over a month and have worked out everyday, so I'm feeling good about sticking at it this time. My wife even commented that she was impressed as I usually give up on things like this after about 2 weeks, & she didn't think I would still be going.

Re: VeganDamo's Journal

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:04 am
by VeganDamo
Images of my workout records from jan24 & 26

Re: VeganDamo's Journal

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:04 am
by VeganDamo
I was just looking back through my journal & noticed a little under a year ago I mentioned a climbing video, but never posted it. So I'm going to try posting it now.

This was the first time I had ever tried this climb & my first overhang in years. I didn't quite make it to the end though.

http://youtu.be/cdfxscLt2eA

I've also got a video my wife took of me bouldering at Palm Beach on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

http://youtu.be/vichWrmCMJQ

One question though. I've seen some posts with YouTube videos embedded in them. How do you do that?

Re: VeganDamo's Journal pic update

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:52 am
by VeganDamo
Wife said it was time to do an update as it's been 2 months. Definitely feeling fitter, despite having a lull in activity when I got sick. I've kept to a daily exercise schedule, even if it's only a single 7 minute circuit of 12 exercises. I've begun doing 3 circuits of high intensity exercises with "7" which rounds out to around 24 mins of flat out exercise. I've also begun using my total gym again as it's easier to get onto as I can quickly set it up in the lounge room. The weight bench doesn't get visited in the evenings as it's outside.
Anyway, while I haven't had big gains yet, I have noticed some improvement in muscle definition, particularly my thighs & calves which I could never seem to build in the past. The belly is being stubborn at going away. My arms, shoulders & chest are firming up, they just need to bulk up. I've actually lost a bit of weight though, & I want to gain it. Down to 132.2lbs. 59.9kgs. With my target being 70-75kgs, that's not cool.

Re: VeganDamo's Journal

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:07 pm
by BeansNBroccoli
Hey, looks like you've got yourself a solid start back into it! Awesome sticking with it this year

Re: VeganDamo's Journal

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 7:18 am
by VeganDamo
Been a while since I've posted, but I haven't fallen off the wagon...kind-of.

At the moment I'm on holidays in the USA & it's been hard to maintain any kind of routine. I have been doing random, short workouts, just to keep my body in tune, but nothing like what it was like back home. Even bought a 15lb dumbbell at walmart just to have something to lift & curl etc.

Anyway, enjoying my holiday, just south of San Francisco atm. Heading to Portland this weekend. Can anyone suggest some good vegan restaurants/takeouts/cafes. I understand that there's loads of them.

D

Re: VeganDamo's Journal

Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 1:08 pm
by C.O.
I read your post that mentioned setting up a schedule to eliminate excuses. That was really inspiring.

Re: VeganDamo's Journal

Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 1:08 pm
by C.O.
I read your post that mentioned setting up a schedule to eliminate excuses. That was really inspiring.

Re: VeganDamo's Journal

Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 1:54 pm
by VeganDamo
Thanks. It has been harder while traveling. Just little bits of exercise here & there. Haven't weighed or measured myself recently. I have a Ferlinghetti I've put on some traveling food weight. Love my take out burritos. Don't have them in Australia.