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nathanielksmith January training journal

#1 Postby nathanielksmith » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:48 pm

GOALS:
1. increase general strength through squat routine
2. regular cardio
3. weight loss (~10 pounds)
4. more responsible eating

2012.01.01

cardio:
bike ride, mixed elevatiaon, 6.5 miles in 40 minutes

strength:
pushups, 6
crunches, 20

food (to time of posting):
organic chocolate o's
3 chocolate mints
3 chocolate truffles
tempeh, spinach, carrot, chia, pea, corn soup (two bowls)
chips with salsa and food for lover's queso
collard greens
black eyed peas
white basmati rice
cornbread muffin
mashed potatoes with earth balance
candied almonds
pumpkin bread

other:
2 cup green tea
2 cups mint/eleuthro/lemongrass tea

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#2 Postby nathanielksmith » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:33 pm

2012.01.02

cardio:
4.0mi bikeride, hilly

strength:
pushups, 7
crunches, 20

food (edited next day):
organic chocolate o's with soymilk
4 chocolate mints
soup: kidney beans, spinach, potatoes, chia, corn (two bowls)
multigrain crackers with habanero pepper jam
one piece whole wheat bread
slice of sheese
one piece whole wheat bread with almond butter, raisins

other:
2 cup green tea
1 cup herbal tea
1 cup teecino
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Re: nathanielksmith January training journal

#3 Postby nathanielksmith » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:56 pm

2012.01.03

strength
pushups, 10
crunches, 45

cardio
4.2mi bikeride, hilly elevation
2.4mi walk

food log
two pieces whole wheat toast with almond butter, raisins
trader's joe's noodle box with added tofu, chia seeds, miso
1 bag potato chips
1 chocolate truffle
soup: potatoes, kale, quinoa, tempeh, celery, onions
2 pieces sourdough bread (plain)

other
1 cup black tea
1 cup white tea
1 cup green tea
1 cup teecino

notes: first day back at work since dec 20.

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Re: nathanielksmith January training journal

#4 Postby nathanielksmith » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:33 pm

2012.01.04

strength
pushups, 10
crunches, 40

cardio
NOTHING

food log
oatmeal with raisins, chia seed, maple syrup, cayenne
3.5 slices of sourdough bread (two with earth balance)
2 chocolate mints
1 chocolate cookie
2.5 bowls of soup: potatoes, kale, quinoa, tempeh, celery, onions

other:
1 cup black tea
1 cup teecino

notes:
found out the triplex we rent was foreclosed. lots of depression. stayed home from work. no time for bikeride.

(edited, i messed up date)

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Re: nathanielksmith January training journal

#5 Postby nathanielksmith » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:18 pm

2012.01.05

strength
pushups, 11
crunches, 35

cardio
1.4mi walk

food log
one piece sourdough bread, almond butter, raisins
banana
ramen (half of packet) with 1ts miso, tofu, wakame, dulse
one chocolate mint
one chocolate truffle
1.5 bowls soup: carrot, noodles, onion, garlic, tofu, spinach, chia
one ice cream thing (tofutti "yours truly")
one tofutti cutie

other
2 cup green tea
1 cup black tea

notes
had mild anxiety attack this afternoon (heart palpitations, trouble breathing, panic) after chocolate mint. wondering if i'm extra sugar sensitive given generally high baseline anxiety atm. ice cream later didn't seem to bother (probably the sugar+caffeine at work). still dealing with housing stuff.

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Re: nathanielksmith January training journal

#6 Postby nathanielksmith » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:57 pm

2012.01.06 (backpost)

strength
12 pushups
40 crunches

cardio
1.2mi walk

food log
2 piece whole whole wheat toast with almond butter+raisins
1 bowl soup: carrot, noodles, onion, garlic, tofu, spinach, chia
1 chocolate mint
2 chocolate chip cookies
bowl of grits with nutritional yeast, earth balance
4 veggie samosas (small, frozen)
3/4 pita with olive tapenade/hummus

other
2 cup black tea
1 cup green tea
2 shots whiskey
1 shot tequila
2 beers

notes
calm before storm (moving). went to party, hence missing post (was out pretty late).

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Re: nathanielksmith January training journal

#7 Postby nathanielksmith » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:59 pm

2012.01.07

strength
moved many heavy boxes

cardio
on my feet all day packing/moving

food log
tofu scramble (with peppers, onions)
roasted potatoes
1 piece pizza (with daiya and tofu)
chinese food: spicy tofu with lots of veggies and white rice

other
1 cup black tea
1 cup oolong

notes
moving. lots of work and stress. resisted urge to just eat pizza.

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Re: nathanielksmith January training journal

#8 Postby nathanielksmith » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:20 pm

2012.01.08 (backpost)

4 pieces of pizza (2 in morning, 2 for dinner): mushrooms, green peppers, daiya
some BBQ tofu
soup: carrot, noodles, onion, garlic, tofu, spinach, chia
fried tofu (salt and pepper)
spring roll
noodle dish with tofu, variety of veggies
chocolate mint
three pieces of dark chocolate
rice chocolate candy bar

strength
tons of furniture moving/box lifting/attic loading

cardio
on my feet all day long

notes
second day of move: furniture and other big stuff. not much depression. legs, arms very sore and feet absolutely hurting

(edit: forgot some chocolate)
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Re: nathanielksmith January training journal

#9 Postby nathanielksmith » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:24 pm

2012.01.09 (backpost)

food log
field roast, collards, black eyed peas
organic chocolate o's with soymilk
black bean soup
2 chocolate mints
salt/pepper tofu

strength
cleaned, packed moved some final stuff but nothing super intensive

cardio
1.2mi walk, fast packing/cleaning session at old apartment

notes
at work. new commute route involves 1mi less of walking, roughly (need to map it).

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#10 Postby nathanielksmith » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:35 pm

2012.01.10

food log
organic chocolate o's with soymilk
3 chocolate mints
pb&j sandwich on spelt bread
dried nori with oliveoil, salt
noodle dish with tofu, many veggies
2 bananas

strength
pushups, 10
crunches, 30

cardio
1.2mi walk

notes
work. ate pretty light. resisted a beer.

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Re: nathanielksmith January training journal

#11 Postby kareno » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:33 am

Hey there, Nathaniel!

Great job in consistency of your journal! I'm sorry to hear you've hit a bit of a rough patch recently with your housing situation, but it sounds like it got resolved quickly enough. Seems like you're staying pretty conscious of your food and exercise (which sometimes seems to be half the battle!) and trying to make good decisions in terms of resisting certain foods and incorporating more fitness. Great!

Hope everything went well with the move and that you'll be settled into your new place in no time. Hang in there!

All the best,
Karen

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#12 Postby nathanielksmith » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:47 pm

Hm. I seem to have lost a day in here somewhere. I'm really not sure where it went. It was either the 8th or 9th. I will just continue.

2012.01.12

food log
bowl of grits with earth balance and nutritional yeast
chinese leftovers: tofu, veggies, rice. not a ton
noodle dish with veggies and tofu
6 chocolate mints
1 bowl of icecream
2 beers

strength
NONE

cardio
very short walk

notes
today was difficult. We learned that our *new* place might be sold before we could sign a lease, meaning we were facing another move in less than a month. this was awful and i spent most of the evening hunting craigslist for a new place. then we find out it won't be sold. at that point i was so burned out from anxiety it was pretty much just giving into ice cream and beer and watching Daria.

I'm in no way feeling defeated with respect to exercise, though, and fully intend to be back to my (humble) routine tomorrow.

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#13 Postby nathanielksmith » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:48 pm

kareno,

thanks for the encouragement! it's been really hard to deal with the housing stuff. We had to move pretty far from our gym (used to be walkable) which makes my getting back into squats even less likely. But I'll continue with my body weight stuff at home.

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Re: nathanielksmith January training journal

#14 Postby kareno » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:57 pm

Don't give up! Remember, "this too shall pass." :)

Sounds like there are lots of things in your life right now that are out of your control, so just keep doing what you know is the best thing for your own well-being, in terms of diet and exercise, since really that's all you can control. (Haha! I need to take my own advice! :D)

Hang in there!
Karen

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Re: nathanielksmith January training journal

#15 Postby nathanielksmith » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:13 pm

2012.01.13

strength
NONE

cardio
1mi walk

food log
bowl of organic chocolate o's
1 piece toast with peanut butter and earth balance
3 tofu tacos (tofu, greens, hotsauce)
kimchi
1 chocolate mint
3 beers
big chinese dinner (family style): tofu, veggies, mock meats (mushroom and TVP). brown rice

other
1 cup green tea
1 cup oolong tea
2 cup black tea

notes
got up at 6am to get to work early. was very productive but paying for it now. also indulged a bit at work event in afternoon; between that and big dinner out with friends i did not do my exercises :( tomorrow however will be a day of unpacking and moving stuff.


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